Ardeche holiday rental with pool - this large, fortified Mas in the upper Ardeche dates back to the 16th century. Situated on the outskirts of the village of Lalevade, the completely refurbished accommodation is built around a central courtyard.
All modern amenities have been installed within the thick stone walls of this Ardeche holiday rental and the old Pigeonnier has been converted into a charming pool house. It is ideally located just 25 minutes from the stunning Gorge de l' Ardeche, reputedly one of the most spectacular Gorges in Europe. The dazzling green and turquoise waters of the Ardeche River provide endless opportunities for canoeing and white water rafting, or stay on foot and enjoy the fabulous panoramic views from one of the many hiking trails.
Lalevade has a few shops and a bar but Aubenas offers a wider choice of amenities. The large towns of Privas and Montelimar, famous for its delicious nougat, are well worth a visit and within easy reach of this Ardeche holiday rental.
Entrance through courtyard to:
West wing - small breakfast/dining room, doors to garden.
Living room, open fireplace.
Large, open plan kitchen/dining room, vaulted ceilings, doors to garden and courtyard.
East wing - guest cloakroom, WC
Single bedroom (1.20m).
Library, open fireplace, vaulted ceiling.
Accessed by 2 separate internal staircases or an external staircase within the courtyard leading to a galleried walkway.
East wing - Master double bedroom (1.80m 4-poster bed), ensuite shower, WC.
Double bedroom (1.40m).
Separate bathroom , WC.
Twin bedroom (1.20m + 0.90m beds), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (1.40m), ensuite shower room, WC.
West wing - Double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite shower room, WC
Double bedroom (1.80m).
Single bedroom (0.90m).
Separate bathroom, WC.
Large music room with mezzanines at each end, open fireplace, doors onto walkway.
Playroom with table tennis.
Small lawn area by the house, two walled garden areas near the pool and an orchard. Adjacent field with sheep. Heated 13m x 6m swimming pool (depth 1.5m, Roman steps). Pool house with shower, WC, day bed and summer kitchen. Barbecue. Ample parking. This property is situated on a small country lane on the outskirts of a village - some traffic and neighbouring noise is possible.
Please note: this is a 400 year old property. The stone staircases have had many feet passing up and down and have become smooth and worn in places - care should be taken with children and the elderly.
Lalevade 1 mile. Aubenas 10 minutes. Privas 25 miles. Montelimar (TGV) 32 miles. Valence 1 hour. Avignon TGV and Nimes airport 1 hr 30 mins. Lyon airport 2 hrs 30 mins. Gorge de l' Ardeche 25 mins for canoeing, walking, cycling, rock climbing.
8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 shower rooms, 7 WCs
Private 13m x 6m HEATED pool
LOCAL VILLAGE 1 MILE
STUNNING COUNTRY VIEWS
Included: WiFi internet. Pool heating.
Extras: Telephone. Winter heating supplement €300 per week. Maid service on request.