Farmhouse in Clansayes, Drome - Nestled Amongst The Lavender Fields, Far From Noisy Towns, And Ideal To Explore The Beautiful Drome Provencal
Phil & Sharon Hobson
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About Phil & Sharon Hobson
We moved to France in 1990 near to Geneva. We had our 2 children, have always loved the life here and in 2007 bought a delightful "gite" in Clansayes near Saint Paul Trois Chateaux. When we moved back to the UK in 2015 to run a B&B we kept our "little piece of France" to use ourselves and to rent out to similar provence-lovers! We really love our gite and the surrounding area, which is both beautiful and unspoiled; it's typical relaxing provence! We love wine, and Chateauneuf is only 40 minutes drive! We play petanque outside in the evening sunshine and love barbeques, which we enjoy on the terrace under the vine. This is the ideal place to unwind and forget the daily toil!
Phil & Sharon Hobson purchased this Farmhouse in 2007
Why Phil & Sharon Hobson chose Clansayes
Clansayes is a very small quiet village on top of a hill in rural Drome Provencal. Our "gite" lies a short walk away nestled amongst the lavender fields. It is so beautiful and peaceful; It is part of a group of just 6 other houses which form a small collection of holiday homes called "Terres Lavandes"; they are a converted "Mas" or farmhouse. You can forget about work and just dream away....It's perfect for children because there are no cars to worry about, aside from someone crawling slowly down the little lane which leads to the parking. It takes about 2 hours to drive down from Lyon airport, or a similar distance from Marseilles. 7 minutes drive away is St. Paul, a typical market town, with everything you imagine from this area, which is famous for truffles. Get away from it all!!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Our "gite" called Cote Sud or South side, has an enclosed garden with its own pool, which makes it great for children (but you always need to watch them!), and the house faces south, so you get the sun all day. If you want shade, there are fig and almond trees and a huge vine that grows over the terrace. You will not be disturbed by cars. The views are beautiful, and if you come between mid-June and mid-July, you'll enjoy an abundance of amazing colour with the lavender fields.
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Lovely rustic countryside getaway
The house and surroundings are beautiful and the owners are very quick to reply and friendly. The kitchen is well stocked with everything one needs to cook. My only criticism if any, is that you need to take everything else other than pots and pans: Sheets, Towels, bathroom mats, tea-towels, hand-towels, trash bags, toilet paper, salt... there is nothing in the house. Even if you pay for sheets and towels, you just get sheets and towels, which still leaves you short of bathroom mats and tea towels and everything else. Just be warned that you need to think of everything!
Well equipped gite in lovely, peaceful surroundings
The property is well kept and situated in a quiet rural setting. The swimming pool was a welcome addition to recover from the hot summer days. The well stock wood library meant that barbecues were the order of the day and made for the perfect end to long days exploring the local area. Be sure to visit as many of the nearby chateaux as you can.
The beds are comfortable and if you hire linen it is crisp and fresh.
We had a thoroughly good time and recommend the property wholeheartedly.
Idéal pour familles.
La propriété est très bien située, en pleine nature, au calme.
Elle est bien équipée, spacieuse. Le bémol : l'intérieur était un peu trop poussiéreux.
Das Haus liegt sehr ruhig und abgelegen. Dennoch ist alles schnell erreichbar. Die Zimmer sind schön und sauber. Jedoch funktionieren die Deckenventilatoren nicht alle.
Der Aussenbereich ist nicht besonders gepflegt. Der Pool, welcher zur Wohneinheit gehört, ist wohltemperiert. Im Wohnbereich ist alles Nötige vorhanden. Leider müssen Bettwäsche sowie Tücher fürs Bad zusätzlich gemietet werden.
très bon séjour
très bon séjour dans la région.
charmant ,quelques réparations à prevoir
maison charmante,assez bien équipée ,bien localisée ,exterieur agréable mais alarme de piscine ne fonctionne pas doit etre réparée ,dommage car la piscine est bien entretenue(probleme avec un enfant de 3 ans )
L'intérieur manque d'insonorisation entre le rez de chaussée et l'étage
Special interest holidays:
Walking, wine tasting.
Car hire is essential. Lyon and Marseilles airports approximately 2 hours drive; Geneva is a 2.5 hour drive. It is also possible to fly to Grenoble, Avignon and Nimes. 8.5 hours drive from Calais.
Saint Paul Trois Chateau lies a short 6 min drive, where you find all the local amenities, markets, traditional shops etc. Clansayes village is pretty but has no services. Grignan, 15 mins drive, is very pretty with a castle on top of the hill and lovely restaurants. Vaison la Romaine is a lovely market town about 35 mins drive, and well worth the visit. An excellent local chateau wine (La Borie) is just 20 mins away. Further afield are Orange, Avignon, and the Ardeche valley (1 hour).
For your morning croissants you may drive to Montsegur or St Paul (6 mins). There is a large shopping centre outside Bollene (15 mins).