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La Scie, charming and elegant holiday home for 10 p., at the Gates of Provence

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 1,991 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

In an 18th century country estate, with tennis, pool and beautiful park

FOR THE SHORT STAYS (3 to 6 nights), contact us at "the Domaine de Vincenti": our daily prices drop considerably after 2 nights. The holiday home of “La Scie,” 185 m2, is located at the Gates of Provence, in the Drôme Valley, at the Domaine de Vincenti, our family estate for over four centuries. We installed this vacation home in an old stone building. It is fully equipped and it offers an exceptional comfort. It is elegantly and very tastefully decorated with plenty of space, light and charm. The domain has a park of more than 6 acres, with a tennis court, a swimming pool and a children's playground.

We will be delighted to warmly welcome you together with your family, your children and friends for a wonderful vacation in France.

Brigitte and Bernard de Valence

INTERIOR: The ground floor includes a spacious living-dining-room of 50 m2, a semi-open kitchen, a toilet with WC and a laundry. The living room is very large, with 3 m high ceilings, two comfortable sofas, TV, Wi-Fi, ancient furniture and a fireplace to spend cozy hours by the fire. We installed a complete Home Cinema with and IPod connection for you to listen to your preferred music or watch your favorite movies and pictures on the flat screen. The dining table can accommodate 10 people; the dishes of white Limoges porcelain and the cutlery are elegant and you will be charmed by the simplicity, taste and purity of the decoration. The kitchen is fully equipped with many accessories and appliances: stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, food processor, steamer, blender... The laundry-room has a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board, a vacuum cleaner... The cottage is also equipped with an excellent gas-powered central heating system: everything has been planned for to provide you with a most convenient time in Vincenti. Upstairs, you will find 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with WC, one of them being attached to a bedroom. We selected your bedding with great care, in order to give you maximum comfort: we also prepare the Cottage according to the specific needs of your family and all bedrooms can be arranged either with a double bed 180x200 cm (King size) or two separate beds 90x200. When you arrive at Vincenti, your rooms and your bathrooms will be ready, carefully prepared with high quality linen, duvets and towels. If necessary, we add baby beds, high chairs and changing tables: we want to offer the best environment for your little ones, who will find some toys upon their arrival. If you wish, we can also put you in touch with a friendly local chef who will come on site and prepare for you a personalized gourmet meal at an affordable price. The villa is non-smoking and pets are not allowed. EXTERIOR: We have plenty of space in Vincenti: the 6 acres park, with century-old trees, opens onto a small forest with a little stream. From the property, one can directly walk, bike or jog in the surrounding hills and countryside. The cottage has a private terrace with plenty of garden furniture and an outdoor fire pit for pleasant campfires under the stars. A gas barbecue, shared with the neighboring cottage, is also available. Naturally, gas and wood are provided free of charge! For children, we have a covered playground with ping pong table, sandbox, playhouses and outdoor toys. There are also swings and huge lawns to run and safely play. The tennis court, with his training wall and basketball pole, is available year round and the large swimming pool of 8x14 m is open from May 1 to September 30. The park is secured to the side of the road and there is plenty of space to park cars. If necessary, we also provide a garage for motorbikes or bicycles with tools to maintain them. RESERVATIONS AND YOUR ARRIVAL: We are open all year and offer maximum comfort in all seasons. Our prices are 'all inclusive', except for a small surcharge if you want a change of linen and towels during your stay. During summer, our rentals are by the week, from Monday to Monday, to help you avoid the traffic jams of the weekends and allow you to spend a full weekend to Vincenti. The rest of the year, our rentals are scheduled with lots of flexibility: from Saturday to Saturday, for weekends or varying lengths of time. Do not hesitate to ask us for the special conditions we offer for rentals of several cottages and/or several weeks. Contact us by email: or call Henriette Bouix + 33 (0) 6 32 94 12 27 or, in her absence, myself, Brigitte de Valence + 33 (0) 6 23 42 34 25. We will give you the additional information you may need and Henriette will finalize your reservation. She will be on site the day of your arrival to welcome you and introduce you to your cottage and our estate. We will do everything to make your stay in France very successful

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Brigitte de Valence
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Brigitte de Valence

Bernard and I both grew up in the Drôme Valley and we love this magnificent area of France, with its very diverse landscapes and its Provencal flavor. We have lived a long time in the US and in Switzerland and our large family, which lives in many parts of the world, has kept strong roots in this beautiful region.

Why Brigitte de Valence chose Divajeu

The Domaine de Vincenti has belonged to our family for a very long time: 400 years. Bernard’s father worked here as a farmer from the 50s to 70’s. Since we took over the responsibility for the estate, we gradually restored it and, in 2008, we finished the complete transformation of its former farm buildings and converted them into luxury holiday homes.

What makes this house unique

Our cottages and the park of our estate provide exceptional space, comfort and charm. The site and the region of the Drôme Valley are delightful and ideal for relaxing, site-seeing, active holidays and reunions with family or friends.


Divajeu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1991 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - Respecter le calme des extérieurs après 22 heures. - Respect the site's exterior quietness and calm after 10 pm.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet
    - toilet , tub
    - toilet , shower
  • On the ground floor, the house has toilets (WC + vanity basin). Upstairs are 1 family bathroom with bath, vanity basin and WC, and 1 bathroom with shower, vanity basin and WC ensuite to the master bedroom. All bathrooms are equipped with hairdryer. We also provide you with a changing table and baby bath.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 1 king
    - 1 king
    - 1 king
    - 1 king
    - 1 king
  • The rooms are upstairs. One of them, the master bedroom has a bathroom for private use. All rooms are equipped with 2 single beds 90 x 200 cm, can be configured 1 double extra-large 180 x 200 cm. 2 beds umbrella for babies are also at your disposal. We prepare your beds before arrival.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Frans 01480

Le paradis en Drôme!

  • 5 of 5

Accueil très chaleureux par Henriette qui s'occupe de l'intendance du gîte. Ancien domaine agricole restaure avec beaucoup d'amour et de passion. Tout dans le domaine est soigné. Le parc , superbement entretenu avec un terrain de tennis et une jolie piscine offre egalement de nombreux jeux pour les enfants. Les gîtes sont décorés avec gout , les literies d'un très grand confort. L'électroménager de grande qualite. Tout est pensé pour rendre le sejour idyllique et ce fut le cas. Le petit plus fut la petite visite de Bernard et Brigitte, les proprietaires, d'une gentillesse inouïe. Ils vous parleront avec passion de ce lieu emprunt d'une belle histoire familiale. Merci pour ce superbe sejour!

Les 9 amis de Frans

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Gîte à recommander

  • 5 of 5

Le gîte correspond parfaitement à la description sur le site du propriétaire. C'est une très belle réhabilitation d'un ancien domaine agricole. Spacieux et lumineux, méticuleusement entretenu. Propriétaires et personnel du domaine très avenants. Tout est fait pour qu'on se sente bien.

Le parc est immense, propice aux activités sportives comme aux petites balades tranquilles ou aux jeux pour les enfants.

La petite ville de Crest à proximité a tout d'une grande et la région est fournie en sites touristiques (on aurait apprécié de trouver de la documentation et des cartes de la région dans le gîte mais cette absence nous a donné l'occasion d'entrer à la Maison du tourisme à Crest). Les routes départementales et les ronds-points sont pourvus de bandes cyclables, atout non négligeable !

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Très bon réveillon 2014 passé dans ce gîte avec 4 couples d'amis. Le gîte est très spacieux et très clair; Tout l'équipement ménager est de bonne qualité et en parfait état. Le gîte est tout à fait conforme aux images proposées. Nous sommes très bien accueillis. Nous le conseillons sans problème.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Anniversaire surprise

  • 5 of 5

Week-end fabuleux pour une grande famille de 12 personnes. La propriété est magnifique ainsi que les prestations. Le gîte (la scie) est très confortable, sans être à l'étroit.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
148 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
38 Kilometres
Crest at 3 km or Valence TGV
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Valence-Sud at 27 km or Loriol
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Col de Rousset
Car: necessary


The Drôme Valley is halfway between Lyon and Avignon in the South-East of France. The climate is almost Mediterranean, with 2,400 hours of sunshine per year and, usually, very dry summers. As always in the South of France, one may sometimes experience a few windy days: it is part of the landscape of the South! The river Drôme runs through the valley and its water is very clean with, in fine weather, excellent swimming and beautiful kayak rides. The Domaine de Vincenti is located in the countryside and the pace of life is tranquil and peaceful, allowing for a great holiday, just on-site. But there are also many hikes available close by, in the open countryside. The Pre-Alps, the Vercors Mountains, the Forest of Saoû… offer many other possibilities. For the sports oriented, the region offers exiting opportunities for jogging, hiking, mountain biking, horseback or bicycle riding, climbing, via-ferrata, acrobranche, kayaking ... and you can easily rent bicycles in Crest if you have not brought your own.


The Domaine de Vincenti is 3 kilometers away from the small town of Crest, with its famous medieval tower. One can find anything in Crest: supermarkets, bookstores, bakeries, butchers, wine shops, hair dressers, post office, organic food stores, fruit and vegetable shops, restaurants, bistros, pharmacies, doctors, gas stations, garages ... and a large open market every Saturday morning.


In Crest, visit the beautiful medieval tower which overlooks the town since 900 years and offer spectacular views of the valley. In the area, there are also quantities of charming old villages to discover, often perched on hilltops, with their ancient streets, their country bistros and unassuming restaurants. Everywhere, the region offers varied and enchanting landscapes: plains and colorful agricultural valleys, vineyards, fields of lavender, fruit trees and truffle oaks; wild hills and mountains with Provencal accents…

The many traditional local markets also give you an opportunity to meet friendly local farmers who sell, with a chanting accent, their vegetables, fruits, goat cheese, olive and lavender oil, garlic, truffles, traditional breads, wines ... In a radius of 15 to 60 kms, visit the famous vineyards of the Côte du Rhône: Clairette de Die, Crozes-Hermitage, Cornas, Saint-Joseph, … the tasteful Provencal wines of the Nyonsais and the area of Grignan, produced since Roman times...

A little further away, at 1h15, discover the mythical old cities of Avignon and Lyon, loaded with history, charming with their lively pace and diversity, both listed on the UNESCO World Heritage. Throughout the year, participate in many cultural events available in the area: festivals, exhibitions, concerts...

For lunch or dinner outside, make a reservation in one of the excellent village restaurants of the valley or of the old city of Valence, 30 minutes away. Gourmets will also find several fine restaurants with 1 Michelin star, the nearest in Crest, just 3 km from the Domaine de Vincenti! For the food passionate, do not miss the very famous Restaurant Pic in Valence, with its 3 Michelin stars!


To come to Domaine de Vincenti, you will leave the A7 highway at Valence-Sud or Loriol, whether you arrive from the North or the South of France. From there, you will drive 25 minutes to reach us. Driving from Geneva or Grenoble on the A49 you will leave the highway at the second exit after the toll of Romans and then drive 35 minutes to get to Vincenti. If you come by train from Lyon, Roissy Charles de Gaulle, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam... the easiest way is to arrive at the Valence-TGV station and rent a car. You will then drive 35 minutes to reach us. In all cases, we will give you GPS coordinates and an accurate location map to guide your trip.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $984.49
Stay tax $0.98 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Contactez-nous ou vérifiez notre site web pour les tarifs des séjours de 3 à 5 nuitées.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.