Villa in Provence with pool: Bastide St Restitut is a charming 16th century property just outside the delightful medieval hilltop village of St Restitut on the Drome-Vaucluse border, an area of vineyards, lavender fields, orchards and truffles. Once a simple bergerie, it has been luxuriously renovated and furnished, and the grounds provide a lovely setting that encompasses woodland, orchards and garden. Carefully placed lighting creates a romantic outdoor setting for evening drinks at sunset - truly a place to unwind!
Villas in Provence in this region in particular have much to offer, from outdoor pursuits such as rock climbing, kayaking and white water rafting available in the stunning Gorges de l'Ardeche to the west, to cycling through the beautiful villages of the Vaucluse to the south. The old chateau at Suze-la-Rousse is now the site of a wine university where wine tasting evenings are held in the summer. Chateau de Grignan, just 10 miles away, hosts many evening theatrical events on its terraces, transporting the spectator back into the 17th century.
From this villa in Provence it is easy to visit the Opera at Orange, the Roman amphitheatre in the beautiful medieval market town of Vaison-la-Romaine where music and art festivals are held throughout the summer and, even closer, the lovely village of St Paul-Trois-Chateaux for the weekly market. This is one of our villas in Provence that we recommend as an idyllic base from which to explore the whole region.
Large open plan living/dining room , woodburning stove, French doors to pergola covered outdoor dining terrace.
Kitchen , external steps to garden and pool.
Second living/TV room (TV, DVD, CD), open fireplace. Guest WC.
First floor (two separate wings, each accessed by a separate staircase:
(All beds are extra length - 2m long).
Master double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite bathroom.
Twin/double bedroom (2 x 1m or 2m).
Separate shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (2m).
Double bedroom (1.60m)
Bathroom, separate WC.
(on request at extra cost - steps up to additional attic double bedroom (1.60m). Shares bathroom with 2 bedrooms on first floor).
Electric entrance gates. Lawn area around 10m x 5 m pool. Pergola terrace for outdoor dining. Barbecue. Out-building with some gym equipment. Poolhouse with small fridge. Fountain. Remaining land is orchard and steeply terraced woodland with rocky steps. This property is not recommended for children under 5 years. A resident cat lives in an atelier adjacent to the garage and is free to roam the grounds (not inside the house). The cleaning lady comes to feed the cat each day.
St. Restitut (and bakery) 1 mile. St Paul-Trois-Chateaux 4 miles. La Garde Adhemar & Bollene 5 miles. Vaison-la-Romaine, Montelimar and Orange within 20 miles. Avignon TGV 50 mins. Nimes airport 1 hour. Marseille airport 1hr 30 mins. Lyon airport 2 hours. Gorges de l' Ardeche 16 miles for canoeing, walking, rock climbing. Golf 5 miles.
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, 3WCs
PRIVATE 10m x 5m POOL
CHILDREN OVER 5 YEARS OLD
ONLY ON REQUEST
Included: 3 hours maid service twice weekly. ADSL internet. Use of some gym equipment in out-building.
Extras: Telephone. Winter heating. Laundry service on request.
An additional double bedroom (1.60m) can be made available at an extra cost - please ask us for details.
This is one of my favourite properties, a real gem. The house and the gardens just ooze charm and tranquillity. If you can drag yourself away from this wonderful property go and visit the village of Saint Restitut a few minutes away, it’s full of history from the Romanesque to the Renaissance periods and onwards: just stroll around the narrow streets and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. After that you might feel like some wine tasting at the “cathedral cellars”, an astonishing underground cathedral providing perfect humidity for the “Celliers des Dauphins” wines. A little further away in the village of Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux you’ll find a few restaurants: Let Lui (a gastronomic restaurant) and La Chapelle, which offers traditional cuisine, are both situated in the old town, so very romantic.