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N° 090 | French Farm House

France | Ardeche
users 12 bed 5 bath 7

The domain was established around 1670, originally encompassing far more land than the current 10,000 m² of gardens surrounding the mansion. Over the past 350 years, the estate has been engaged in various activities, including olive cultivation for fruit and oil, silk production, tobacco farming, chestnut harvesting, and raising sheep, horses, goats, and more. Today, the property features a grand house, multiple terraces, a swimming pool, and extensive gardens with various surprising spots and scenic views both inside and outside.

The house boasts three impressive terraces for communal enjoyment. The upper terrace, offering stunning views, includes an outdoor table for 12 guests and is conveniently located next to the main kitchen, making it an ideal spot for sheltered lunches or dinners. The courtyard, shaded throughout the day, provides a cool retreat in summer due to the surrounding cellars with centuries-old vaulted ceilings. The covered outdoor terrace, adjacent to the summer kitchen, is spacious enough for all guests and offers delightful scents of lavender, rosemary, and thyme, along with a clear view of the swimming pool. The large pool (6m x 12m) is surrounded by umbrellas and trees, providing ample shade. Pool towels and 12 sunbeds ensure comfortable lounging for everyone.

The expansive garden is arranged in terraces separated by ancient stone walls, with steps between levels facilitating relaxing walks along fruit trees, olives, walnuts, vines, oak trees (including truffle), and numerous other plant species.

 

The Space 

Due to its unique shape and varying levels, the layout of the house is not easy to comprehend at a glance. The core area includes a kitchen, dining room, study, and living room, all built on a solid foundation of cellars with vaulted ceilings. Above this, there are four double bedrooms. An old extension, now hundreds of years old, features a vaulted cellar housing the fifth bedroom, with a double-height 'grande salle' above it

 

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with a double bed (the bed can also be divided into two single beds). The spacious ensuite bathroom has a comfortable, large shower and two wash basins, as well as a separate toilet.

Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with private shower and wash basin (this bed can not be divided into two single beds).

Bedroom 3: Spacious double room with private ensuite bathroom including a separate toilet. (the bed can also be divided into two single beds)

Bedroom 4: Located above the living room. A very spacious double bedroom (the bed can also be divided into two single beds) The compact desk allows for easy working away from home if required. The bathroom features two separate wash basins, a spacious shower, a toilet, and a free-standing bath.

Bedroom 5: Previously a sheep stable located in the cellars of the house with centuries-old vaulted ceilings. This is the most distinctive bedroom on the estate. It has been converted into a luxury dormitory-style room, with a double bed that can be separated into two singles and two couches/beds, transforming it from a double room into a spacious family or group room for four. The bathroom features a sink and shower, with a separate toilet. Its proximity to the summer kitchen makes Bedroom 5 an integral part of the estate, while also providing a sense of independence.

*The house has natural airco. What is meant by this is that the environment and the structure of the building offer cooling. At an altitude of 500m, the nights are relatively cool (even in the hottest months). This, in combination with the meter-thick walls, and the use of the shutters, makes the house a very pleasant place, throughout spring, summer, and fall.

 

The Surroundings

Nestled between the mountains of the Monts d'Ardèche National Park and the Cévennes, the Southern Ardèche enjoys the idyllic climate of Provence. From May to September, long, warm summers grace the region, with April and October often offering beautiful weather as well.

The Domaine is a gateway to a myriad of picturesque, centuries-old walking paths. Meander through forests and vineyards, framed by natural stone walls, and soak in the timeless beauty of the landscape. For cycling enthusiasts, the area boasts endless opportunities for both road and off-road adventures, including challenging cols for the more intrepid rider.

Sanilhac, a charming local village, features several restaurants within walking distance. For those seeking more excitement, the medieval villages of Largentière, Balazuc, and Vinezac are just a short drive away. These historic gems provide a glimpse into the past with their well-preserved architecture and vibrant culture.

Experience the thrill of canoeing on the Ardèche River, explore the ancient wonders of the Chauvet Cave, or indulge in wine tastings at renowned wineries such as Louis Latour, Arsac, and Lablachère. 

 

Plinius Loves

Location: Tranquil place in an authentic region with breathtaking views of the village and valley. A place to relax and recharge

Soul and Spirit: The house is beautifully restored with old stonework, preserving the soul and spirit of the place.

Surrounded by nature:  a garden full of fresh herbs, fruit trees, olives, walnuts, vines, oak trees and even truffles!

Friends & Family: the house is an ideal location for families or groups of friends.

Discover: the Southern Ardèche offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure for an unforgettable time.

 

Nearest Airport 

Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport (also known as Nîmes Airport or Garons Airport). Other nearby airports include Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport and Avignon-Provence Airport, both of which are also relatively close

 

Contact: Do you have any questions, or if you like to combine other destinations and properties within the area for your travel itinerary? Please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@plinius.homes

Prices & availability


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After the booking request is received we will confirm the availability and total price with the owner. You will then receive a confirmation and the total amount of your booking by email. A deposit of 30% of the reservation sum is requested upon confirmation (within 48 hours). The remainder must be paid no later than 60 days before the start of your stay. When booking within 60 days, the total reservation sum must be paid immediately. In case of cancellation more than 60 days before the start of the stay, 50% of the deposit will be returned*. In case of cancellation within 60 days, no refund will take place. *Applies to most properties, but not all. We therefore recommend cancellation insurance.

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Availability may not always be completely up to date, please do not hesitate to contact us at   info@plinius.homes

Prices 2024 | Price transparency: Plinius is transparent about the prices, we do not charge a booking fee or add any additional charges. 

Sept  | Min. stay 7 nights | € 529 per night

Oct | Min. stay 7 nights | €514 per 

3 May - 7 June: | Min. stay 7 nights | € 529 per night

7 June - 5 July | Min. stay 7 nights | € 557 per night

5 July - 19 July | Min. stay 7 nights | € 700 per night

19 July - 30 Aug | Min. stay 7 nights | € 786 per night

1 Sept - 13 Sept | Min. stay 7 nights | € 700 per night

14 Sep - 27 Sept | Min. stay 7 nights | € 614 per night

27 Sept - 4 Oct | Min. stay 7 nights | € 586 per night

4 oct - 11 Oct | Min. stay 7 nights | € 529 per night

 

Included in the price: 

Gas | Electricity | Water 

End of stay cleaning

 

Additional costs:

Security Deposit: € 600  ~ The deposit will be fully refunded within 14 days of departure, when there is no damage/other issues

 

Contact: 

Do you have any questions, or if you like to combine other destinations and properties within the area for your travel itinerary? Please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@plinius.homes

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Amenities

Bath Bath
Fireplace Fireplace
Parking Parking
Ping pong table Ping pong table
Washing machine Washing machine
Wifi Wifi

Eco sustainability

Appliances Class A Appliances Class A
Eco activities Eco activities
Eco-friendly Eco-friendly
Local economy Local economy
Natural airco Natural airco
Recycling Recycling
Regional food Regional food

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