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La Petite Grange - Converted Vaulted Barn in the Ardèche (Rhône-Alpes)

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

La Petite Grange is a welcoming two bedroomed converted barn ideal for two couples or a family. It has a large terrace and barbecue to fully enjoy the mild Spring and Summer nights and the wonderful colours of Autumn, shaded by an awning and a beautiful fig tree.
The ground floor is open plan with a custom built vaulted kitchen, stairs to upstairs and a further vaulted lounge/dining area. The downstairs bedroom is very large and has a double bed which converts into two single beds and an en-suite shower room. There is a door to a small gravelled garden with table and chairs. The upstairs bedroom is spacious and houses a double bed with a shower, wash basin and WC en-suite. There is a child gate at the top of the staircase. Both bedrooms have plenty of space for a baby's cot. La Petite Grange has 1 metre thick walls and so is very temperature neutral throughout the year.
We also let La Magnanerie (Property number 1074115) which is an adjoining gite with two bedrooms for 4 people, so if you wish to come as a group, both properties can be let at the same time, subject to availability.
In addition to the terrace, there is a shared grassy garden area with sun loungers, benches and a parasol.
• La Petite Grange is situated almost half way between Lablachère and Joyeuse in the South of the Ardèche.
• Lablachère has three boulangeries, two bars/cafés, a hotel, an award winning charcuterie/boucherie, an épicerie, a takeaway pizzeria, a greengrocers and our local cave which sells award winning wines. Markets are held every Sunday.
• Joyeuse is an ancient small market town with an old town containing craft shops, restaurants, Musée de la Chataignerie and House of Caricatures. Markets are held every Wednesday and craft markets on Sunday evenings in the summer.
• The Ardèche is an unspoilt area with stupendous mountains and gorges and views to die for!
• Close to some of the “most beautiful villages of France” including Balazuc, Naves, Thines and Vogue.
• Superb base for exploring the Cevennes Mountains and National Park, the Camargue, the Mediterranean coast, Provence and the Alps.
• Close to La Caverne du Pont D'Arc Ardèche -a UNESCO heritage site
• Stunning underground caves at the Aven D'Orgnac and the Grotte de la Cocalière
Local outdoor activities – canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, bouldering, walking, cycling, mountain biking, canyoning, caving, paragliding, swimming, horse riding, tennis, boules, high wires, golf, skiing and bird-watching.
• Bois de Paiolive, amazing primeval forest of white oaks and petrified rocks with labyrinth walks
• Gastronomy, fine wines and local produce, regular markets and wine tastings.
• Carrefour supermarket in Joyeuse. Netto supermarket at Lablachère. Intermarché and Lidl supermarkets at Rosières. Super-U Hypermarket at Ruoms and Les Vans and LeClerc at La Chapelle sous Aubenas
• Aubenas is our nearest large town with an abundance of individual shops and a beautiful chateau which is open to visitors.

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Property Type

  • Barn
  • 85 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    There is a child gate at the top of the stairs. A travel cot with bedding for a child up to 3 years and a highchair are available subject to availability on booking at a weekly price of 10 euros each....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Downstairs Bedroom : 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    This large double bed separates into two single beds...moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Downstairs bedroom - Large double bed which separates into two single beds, bedside tables, lamps, chest of drawers, hanging hooks, dressing table with mirror and handbasin, and chair. Upstairs bedroom - Double bed, bedside table, lamps, chest of drawers, hanging space and large wardrobe/chest. Each bed is made up for your arrival with pillows and duvet (bed linen is included in the price) and if you are staying for a fortnight, fresh bed linen and towels are provided weekly. A cot for a baby or child up to 3 years with bedding can be made available to you, subject to availability and notice, for an additional small charge....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Shower, washbasin and WC. Hand towel and bath towel is provided for each person on a weekly basis....moreless

Other Amenities

  • If you would like us to arrange flowers, wine, champagne or chocolates for you for your arrival, let us know and we can arrange this for you at a pre agreed price. We are happy to reserve taxis and restaurants for you if you cannot speak French. The television is set up for British TV stations only, not French. In addition to the terrace, there is use of a shared garden area which is partly shaded during most of the day. The downstairs bedroom can have independent access and has a pretty gravelled area with a table and chairs....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    A large selection of English and French books and magazines is available...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Games:

    Cards, monopoly, scrabble and backgammon....moreless

  • Music Library:

    A selection of CDs is available...moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    Sony Music centre with radio, CD player and cassette tape player...moreless

  • Television:

    English TV only...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Child's highchair is available subject to prior notice and availability for a small fee....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil filled radiators are provided for the bedrooms when necessary....moreless

  • ISDN Access
  • Internet:

    Through Orange.fr...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Changed weekly if you are staying for a fortnight....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cool vaulted area equipped with large L shaped sofa and coffee table, bookshelves with a selection of books and games, television, music centre and a desk....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Allocated parking space for one car only, parked at visitor's risk....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Hand and bath towel is provided for each person and is changed weekly if you are staying for a fortnight....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    15 programme washing machine is provided together with washing liquid and fabric conditioner....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cafetières provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    These are provided for 4 persons...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Custom built kitchen with attractive stone tiles on work surfaces and tiled floor....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric oven with grill...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Four ringed electrical hob...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    With large round table and four chairs, shaded by a large blind/awning and leafy fig tree...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Visitors' garden which is a grassy area shared with visitors to La Magnanerie with sunloungers, benches and parasol....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A barbecue is provided but you supply your own barbecue charcoal....moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Jun 11 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$82
$562
Mid season
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$82
$460
Low season
Oct 29 - Dec 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$82
$409
Christmas and New Year
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$82
$562
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$82

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $112.38
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • VAT Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

A cleaning + damage deposit of 100 euros per week rental is required, refundable within 14 days of the end of the letting, subject to inspection.

Please note our cancellation policy as set out in our rental contract.

We accept Cheque-Vacances.

We also rent out the adjoining property, La Magnanerie, a two bedroomed property sleeping 4 which can be let at the same time, subject to availability.

Please note that our minimum let in July and August is one week.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

103 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nimes + Montpellier, Marseille and Lyon nearby
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Cafe du Siécle and Café de L'Etoile, Lablachere
16 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Domaine de Bournet, Grospierres
48 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Ales + Montélimar
75 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A7 Junction 17 before Montélimar
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Hotel de l'Europe + Le Grain de Malice in Joyeuse
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
La Croix de Beauzon, Borne
134 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
La Grande Motte + Mediterranean coast

Car: Recommended

• La Petite Grange is a restored vaulted stone barn situated halfway between Lablachère and Joyeuse in the South of the Ardèche which comprises living/dining area, kitchen, large downstairs double bedroom en-suite bathroom with shower and upstairs double bedroom en-suite bathroom with shower and a large shaded terrace.

• Ideal for two couples or a family – suitable for 4 people, two double beds, one of which can convert into two separate beds .

• Near to the stunning Ardèche Gorge, Ardèche and Chazzezac rivers - a mecca for canoeing and kayaking - and the Cevennes National Park.

• Close to Les Vans, Balazuc, Ruoms, Aubenas, Vogue and Vallon Pont D’Arc. La Caverne du Pont D'Arc, Ardeche (formerly known as La Grotte Chauvet)

• Within striking distance of Montélimar, Orange, Avignon, Nîmes, Arles, Uzès, Montpellier, Grenoble, Lyon, the Camargue, the Mediterranean coast, Provence and the Alps.

• Available local activities include – canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, bouldering, walking, cycling, mountain biking, canyoning, caving, paragliding, swimming, horse riding, tennis, boules, high wires, golf, skiing and bird-watching.

• Regular markets selling Ardechoise produce, craft markets, gastronomy, wine tasting, fabulous restaurants, cafés and bars.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Until 2009, my husband Alan was an architect in Cumbria. We had already bought La Petite Grange as a potential holiday home and had started to do it up, but that was too much of a long term project so Alan decided to take the plunge and get his hands dirty so moved to France with a view to setting up our gite business. His first job was to completely renovate La Petite Grange (whilst living in with all the mess) and then to do the same with the adjoining property, La Magnanerie.

Why the Owner Chose Lablachère, France:
When we first saw the property, we fell in love with it and its views across the valley of the hills and forests, together with the stunning view of the Tanargue mountains beyond.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
La Petite Grange has a lovely atmosphere with the vaulting and the really thick walls which makes it a haven when the summer sun gets too hot (which can be the case in July and August). The terrace has wonderful views over the hills beyond and the shade of the fig tree which we had initially cut down to ground level but which had no intention of giving up and is now considerably bigger than when we started.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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Photos

  • La Petite Grange

    La Petite Grange

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Open plan kitchen and living room

    Open plan kitchen and living room

  • Downstairs bedroom from kitchen end

    Downstairs bedroom from kitchen end

  • Downstairs bedroom from door to garden

    Downstairs bedroom from door to garden

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs en-suite shower room

    Upstairs en-suite shower room

  • Outside La Petite Grange

    Outside La Petite Grange

  • Garden area shared with visitors to La Magnanerie

    Garden area shared with visitors to La Magnanerie

  • Chazzezac Gorge

    Chazzezac Gorge

  • Ruoms

    Ruoms

  • Aven D'Orgnac

    Aven D'Orgnac

  • Open plan living and dining area

    Open plan living and dining area

  • Dining area with desk

    Dining area with desk

  • Staircase to first floor

    Staircase to first floor

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Downstairs bedroom en-suite shower room

    Downstairs bedroom en-suite shower room

  • Upstairs bedroom looking towards staircase and bathroom

    Upstairs bedroom looking towards staircase and bathroom

  • La Petite Grange terrace with table, chairs and barbecue

    La Petite Grange terrace with table, chairs and barbecue

  • Gravelled area outside downstairs bedroom

    Gravelled area outside downstairs bedroom

  • Ardeche Gorge

    Ardeche Gorge

  • The Chazzezac Gorge near Les Vans

    The Chazzezac Gorge near Les Vans

  • Balazuc

    Balazuc

  • Pont D'Arc at Vallon Pont D'Arc

    Pont D'Arc at Vallon Pont D'Arc

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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