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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 walled garden and a beautiful heated salt water swimming pool measuring 10x5 metre freshly tiles in 2019. It is nestled in the heart of Gigondas vineyards with views over the vines and ideal location for walking, cycling, wine tasting, or just relaxing. 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 20 minutes from Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
There are shops within reasonable 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.
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% balance 8 weeks before.
€250 security deposit payable on arrival and returned on departure if no breakages.
The accommodation consists of:
Master bedroom (king size bed) with ensuite bathroom comprising separate bath and shower. From here there is a door to the terrace and stairs leading to summer room.
3 further bedrooms (1 king, 1 double, 1 twin beds) .
2 further bathrooms (1 with bath and shower, 1 downstairs shower only).
All bedrooms have plenty of storage, chest of drawers, wardrobes and fans.
Kitchen includes large fridge/freezer, further fridge, dishwasher, oven, gas/electric hob, kettle, Nespresso machine plus cafetiere and filter coffee m/c, the kitchen is
very well equipped with pans, casseroles, serving dishes, bowls, plates, cutlery etc. You will find a few basics salt pepper, oil and vinegar and a few herbs and spices.
Utility room is equipped with Miele washing machine, iron and ironing board, microwave, indoor drying rack, larder is off this:
Here you will find a large collection of items for your use including a large cool box, baking trays, cast iron pot, plastic boxes for food storage etc.
Dining room has a large extendable table with seating for 10+, sideboard with mats and table cloth.
The main stairs lead to the first floor from the front door.
Sitting room is to the right of the front door with TV for videos only, there are steps to our paperback library on the mezzanine (we operate a book exchange).
Beyond the sitting room is the bar with bar stools, he you will find further fridge/freezer, large array of glasses including plastic glasses for outdoor use by the pool.
Beyond the bar is the summer room with chairs and settee, here you will find a stereo system, further drinks fridge, cupboard with board games and boules set, large
wooden box with outdoor cushions and lounger mattresses. You will also find a collection of holders for candles.
From the summer room french window doors take you out to 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.
Stairs lead from the summer room to the Master bedroom, where, at the top of these stairs there is 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. Access to the terrace is also via steps up from the garden.
The farmhouse is surrounded by vineyards and set in a secluded walled garden with metal 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, verveine (which makes a lovely infusion), oregano, thyme and mint plus parsley and 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.
Low season £1800 per week, high season £2500 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 Orange 20 mins.
There are many walking trails from the house and in the Dentelles so bring walking shoes. For the keen cyclist Mount Vonteux 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, 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.