Our house is a delightfully spacious restored Provencal farmhouse which has been tastefully modernised but still retains many original features.
It is situated in a small hamlet just off the D8, in the commune of Gigondas, we have a secluded and gated walled garden and a beautiful heated salt water swimming pool measuring 10x5 metres which has been fully tiled in 2019 and can be illuminated at night. It is nestled in the heart of Gigondas vineyards with views over the vines and is an ideal location for walking, cycling, wine tasting, or just relaxing. There are extensive cycle tracks in the area including the old railway line where you can cycle for many miles. There are several wine festivals especially in July and August including Violes, our closest village, Vacqueyras, Cairanne and Rasteau to name but a few, and only 20 minutes from Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
There are shops within reasonable driving distance and a market to be found in the area every day of the week.
We let whole weeks only from Saturday, you can move in from 3pm and out by 10am.
Free WiFi, safe and welcome bottle of local wine.
All bed linen, bath towels, extra pool towels and kitchen cloths are provided.
Cleaning is included.
Pets allowed on request.
Fully insured for rental.
Deposit 30% on reservation and the balance is due 8 weeks before arrival.
€250 security deposit is payable on arrival and returned on departure or £250 paid in advance by bank transfer and returned within the week, if there are no damages or breakages.
Cancellation policy. No refund will be given if cancellation is made within 8 weeks of your start date of the booking. More than 8 weeks before the booked date will result in loss of deposit unless we are able to re-let.
Clients should ensure that they have adequate holiday insurance taken out at time of booking.
Take a trip round the house now:
From the front door you have 3 choices, straight on up the stairs to the first floor and bedrooms, turn to your left takes you into the
dining room which has a large extendable table with seating for 10+, sideboard with mats, log burning stove, recipe books and other information. On the far side of the dining room you will find the kitchen with a tall fridge/freezer, further fridge, dishwasher, oven, gas and electric hob, kettle, Nespresso machine, cafetiere and filter coffee m/c. The kitchen is very well equipped with pans, casseroles, serving dishes, bowls, plates, cutlery, glasses etc.
You will find a few basics like sugar, salt and pepper, oil and vinegar and a few herbs and spices.
Utility room is off the far end of the kitchen and is equipped with Miele washing machine, iron and ironing board, microwave, indoor drying rack, then down a couple of steps to the larder where you will find a large collection of items for your use, glass bowls, baking trays, cast iron pot, plastic boxes for food storage etc. and a cool box for use of quests during your stay. Back into the utility room and another door leads to the third bathroom with toilet and shower and the ironing board.
Back to the front door now and turn right, you will find the sitting room with another log burning stove on the left wall is a 3 person sofa, chairs, TV for videos only, then at the far end of the are some steps up to our paperback exchange library on the mezzanine.
Back to the sitting room and to the right of the fireplace is another door leading to the bar with bar stools, here you will find a further fridge/freezer, large array of glasses including plastic glasses for outdoor use by the pool. Off here is the cellar within which is the safe.
Now walk past the bar into the summer room with rattan chairs and settee, here you will find a stereo system, further drinks fridge, cupboard with board games and boules set. To the left of the patio doors you will find a large wooden box with outdoor cushions and lounger mattresses. You will also find a collection of holders for candles. The french window doors look through to see the outdoor dining area covered with vines which give shade during the day, here you will find a large teak extendable table seating up to 10 and the BBQ, this looks out over the garden and the pool.
Now look to your left you will see a second set of stairs, walk up here to discover the very large high ceiling, the Master bedroom, at the top of the stairs you will see the door to the terrace with table and 4 chairs plus a couple of comfortable chairs where you can get a bit of peace and quiet.
In the master bathroom you will see the king size bed, wardrobe, chests of drawers and a view over the garden and pool, you will see a few steps down from the room which lead to the ensuite bathroom with separate bath and shower.
Now leave through the door on the far side and you will enter a corridor. To your right is the separate toilet, then steps up to the family bathroom with bath and walk in shower.
If you walk to the end of the corridor you will find a twin bedded room west facing which has a view over vineyards.
Look left here and you will see the top of the stairs leading from the front door. On either side at this point you will see 2 further bedrooms, to your right the double aspect room with king sized bed, wardrobe, chests of drawers , and to your left is the double bed room again with wardrobe, chests of drawers etc and a view over the garden and pool.
Now back down the stairs to the front door.
All bedrooms have plenty of storage and fans.
The farmhouse is surrounded by vineyards and set in a secluded walled garden with double gates, there is shaded parking for 2-3 cars (this is also the boule court)
We have a heated salt water pool 10m x 5m with safety cover to be securely locked at night or when no one is at home. There are several loungers and comfortable lounging chairs.
The garden is very colourful with several beautiful Oleander, there are also many pots full of flowers. We have herbs in the garden for the use of our visitors, including rosemary, verbena (which makes a lovely infusion), oregano, thyme and mint plus chives in pots. There is a purple fig tree when in season and another just outside the gate with green figs.
4 bikes for your use.
Clothes line (circular)
No smoking indoors please but there are ashtrays available for outdoor use.
High season £2600 per week, low season £2000 per week,
Closest airport Marseille 1 hour 15 mins, where you can hire a car.
Closest Station Avignon TGV 30 mins, where you can hire a car
Closest beach about 1 hour.
Splash World water attraction 15 mins away.
Kayaking in Ardeche or Garonne.
Golf in Orange 20 mins.
There are many walking trails from the house and in the Dentelles so bring walking shoes. For the keen cyclist Mount Ventoux awaits you.
Many other attractions include markets every day of the week, pottery markets , historical sites, musical nights, Avignon festival to name but a few.
Closest supermarket 10 mins, others a bit further but there are several local shops including a good butcher and bread shops.
Many villages have a wine shop (Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cairanne, Rasteau, Beaumes de Venise, Sablet etc) where you can taste many wines from the area without having to go from place to place if you don't want to, they sell at the same prices as the Domaine. There are also several wine festivals in July and a few in August all free after the purchase of a glass.
Look forward to hearing from you.