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Kev Lewis

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

Ardèchoise hilltop houses, Ardèche Retreat sleeps 4+2, Petit Bijou sleeps 2 - Ardeche Retreat

9 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Joyeuse area Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Set in a hillside hamlet offering tranquillity and spectacular panoramic views

Property Description.

* Photos 1 to 7 are of Ardeche Retreat (large house) photos 8 to 15 are of local area in and around the hamlet and photos 16 to 24 are of Petit Bijou (small house)

• Beautifully restored traditional 17thC stone houses, fully heated One Large, 1. Ardèche Retreat & one small 2. Petit Bijou.

•Both set in the same hillside hamlet offering tranquillity and spectacular panoramic views of the Ardèche mountains, vineyards and pine forests.

• 15m from Ardèche Gorges, caves and pleasure flights & image above.

• Walking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, swimming, and sunbathing on sandy beaches bordering freshwater rivers.

• Local village with bar, restaurants, and shops: boulangerie, wine co-operative and market, supermarket within 5mins.

• House 1. -Ardeche Retreat (large house)- sleeps 6:Two large king-sized bedrooms, two WC, shower room, large lounge, kitchen with all mod cons, large roof terrace off the kitchen with wonderful views.

• Houses heated for winter bookings.

° The properties are totally independent with separate entrances but can be booked together for larger parties.

• House 2 -Petit Bijou (small house)- Sleeps 2 Adults comfortably and is in the region of 400 years old but has been totally renovated.

° Both houses can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.

The gites are situated in a very rural part of the Ardeche allowing a great incite into Southern French life. The locals are extremely friendly and the village of Rosiere is beautiful. Close to local amenities (as long as you have a car!) and the views meters from the doorstep and terrace are truly breathtaking.

More Details

Details for Ardeche Retreat 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

•The Lower bedroom is with traditional stone walls & exposed beams & king-size traditional sleigh bed. •Outside the bedroom is a small seating area with plenty of books to read. •On the same floor off the large lounge is a WC and small kitchenette. •On the first floor is a large second bedroom with a handmade oak king-size bed. •The bathroom is also on the first floor. •The kitchen has traditional stone walls and exposed beams. There are all mod cons including cooker, microwave/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. •There is a table that seats six and a breakfast bar where you can take your morning coffee and croissant and admire the local countryside through the window of the terrace. •The south facing terrace is entered through two double French doors from the kitchen on the first floor. The terrace being on the first floor gives you even better views of the surrounding vineyards. There is a further set of table and chairs for eating al fresco.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kev Lewis (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

Ardeche Retreat
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
Gateshead, UK
5

My brief review

  • 5 of 5

Agree with all the previous positive statements, though imagine lounge could be rather gloomy off-season. Located in quite a funky little hamlet, lovely views, very well equipped. Rosières itself seemed rather dull and unattractive, but Joyeuse is fine. Found a very nice swimming spot on the River Drobie, canoed from Balazuc although river was very low so boat had to be dragged over most of the rapids.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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5

Nice holiday in Ardeche

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons eu de très belles vacances dans cette magnifique région qu'est l'Ardèche , et en plus le temps était de la parti , la maison était jolie , agréable très bien équipée et surtout calme , un vrai plaisir .

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: Merci pour vos commentaires sur notre belle maison de vacances. Nous aimons l'Ardèche et trop heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour et avons trouvé notre Petit Bijou avait tout le nécessaire. J'espère que vous pourrez venir et de rester à nouveau très bientôt. Jo et Kev Thank you for your lovely comments about our holiday home. We love the Ardeche too and glad you enjoyed your stay and found our Petit Bijou had everything you needed. Hope you can come and stay again sometime soon. Jo and Kev
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Sevenoaks, Kent, UK
5

Ardeche Retreat - hear swallows wings flapping...

  • 5 of 5

Quintessential French hamlet retreat. Beautifully furnished, very spacious property with magnificent views from the roof terrace. Heaps of useful information on local attractions.

We particularly love the fact that although situated in the Cevenne mountains, many walks are possible on the level. It's a short walk to the river for picnics on the beach or swimming, canoeing etc., The market in nearby Joyeuse is great. If your idea of the perfect holiday is being close to a bustling city with the sound of traffic never far away, you'll be disappointed. But if you seek tranquility and are excited by coming across a clump of wild orchids or the sight of an eagle soring overhead, then this is for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to complete a truly lovely review. It sounds like you really managed to soak up the atmosphere and the seemingly timeless way of life the Ardeche has to offer. We could not have put it better ourselves! Kev & Jo
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Taunton Somerset UK
3

IDEAL TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL IN THE SUMMER

  • 3 of 5

The property is in an ideal location if you want to get away from it all, live in the real France and love walking, canoeing, climbing and outdoor activities. The roof terrace has stunning views and the upstairs bedroom has an enormous bed! The kitchen is well equipped with all mod-cons. The bathroom is a bit basic with a small shower - for a house which could sleep six the bathroom is inadequate. There is a loo downstairs off the sitting room but it has no ventilation. The property is ideal for summer living if you are happy living on the terrace and in the kitchen or bedroom but it is not ideal off season. The downstairs sitting room and bedroom are gloomy and damp and it is not easy to get them warm. They also have virtually no light - probably fine on a hot day but not on a damp autumn day. If you love eating out, this is not the place to come - there are few really good French restaurants nearby - Joyeuse has a great one in the main street but it is only open at weekends in the evenings and there is a good one at Lebaume but that is about a half hour drive on windy roads and again is not open often in the evenings. The local supermarket is adequate but you need to be fairly imaginative with your cooking! The local wine cave is good for regional wine cheaply priced - about £18 for 10 litres! Speaking French is an advantage as there are few people around who speak English. Joyeuse has a great artisan quarter. Nimes is well worth an hour's drive for a whole day out as in the Pont du Gard.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
5

Our Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Ardeche Retreat for 2 weeks and loved every moment. The house is very comfortable and is extremely well equipped. You have stunning walks right on your doorstep with total peace and quiet and a real feeling of "getting away from it all." On the other hand, the nearest village is 5 minutes away by car, where you can sit and watch the world go by with a coffee or a beer. We spent many an evening on the roof terrace watching the night sky which comes alive as there is no light polution. Overall, a superb place to stay and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to complete your review. It is an informative and original review, which future customers will find helpful when making their choice of holiday. So glad you appreciated the house, surroundings & the roof terrace as much as we do! The Retreat is our home from home, which is why we try to make sure everything needed is provided. Take care getting back to reality! Kev & Jo
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Normandy, France
5

Excellent location & nice house in a lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, the village is very representative of the small villages of Ardeche, and quiet. The house is very nice to live in, with cool rooms thanks to the old stone walls, very typical (I love the stone escalier, and the small "niches" in the stone walls !). Beautifully restored old house and well decorated (could well give you some ideas for your own !). Narrow but splendid view on La Blachère and Joyeuse from the terrasse. We spend our holiday in this area for years so I will not describe the beautiful paysage, always sunny weather, lovely villages around, nor the activities which are plenty ... and which all in all are the reasons why we will definitely come back !

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nimes
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Kilometres
Rosieres
Nearest Ferry
140 Miles
Marseille
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Montelimar
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A7 Junc 17 before Montelimar
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Kilometres
Rosieres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

La Blacheyrette Hamlet house: Ardeche Retreat and Petit Bijou are in a small hamlet called La Blacheyrette. La Blacheyrette is a hamlet of ten or so houses. The hamlet is in a valley up in the hills surrounded by vineyards. The house are in the heart of the Monts d’Ardeche regional national park and from the house you can walk straight into the local countryside, through the pine woods and take in the views of the Cevennes Mountains and the nearby Labeaume river, a tributary of the Ardeche river.

Rosieres is the nearest village and is 2 miles down the hill. The village has a small cinema, bar, newsagents, post office, tourism office, a couple of restaurants (in the hotel and a pizzeria) and supermarket on the outskirts. Not forgetting of course the two boulangeries and the wine co-operative shop where you can arrange to take a tour of some of the 150 vineyards and watch the wine making process. The Cris Activities centre in Rosieres can organize a variety of activities.

Other Activities: canoeing, Kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Rosieres Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$641
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$510
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$506
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26
Refundable damage deposit $262

The Reservation deposit for Ardeche Retreat is 25% of your total vacation price.
Ardeche Retreat has a £200 fully refundable security deposit, which will be returned within 7 days of your return from your holiday - subject to booking conditions. We have a few period pieces in the house which will be pointed out on arrival.
The prices are all inclusive for your stay, including all utilities and Bed Linen
There is heating provided within your charge,however extra logs for a wood burner for you to use if you wish at a small cost to yourselves.
. Towels can be provided at a small fee.
The are no extra costs for cleaning. The house will be fully cleaned on your departure all we ask is that, it is left how you would like to find it, I.E no dirty crockery in the sink etc.!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Joyeuse area Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King size sofa bed
  • Two King sized bedrooms. Toilet on both levels. 1 King sized sofa bed in the lounge.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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