Stone Barn, Vinsobres, Nr. Nyons, Drome, Rhone-Alpes, France -Tranquil, Secluded Location With Village Shop & Bistro 9 Mins Away
- english, french, italian
About Sarah Hughes
The owners are Francophiles with a love of Provence. They have lovingly restored the stone barn to its current modern and comfortable state, using Provencal artisans.They have planted an olive grove and vines as well as building a pool just for use by holiday makers staying in the barn and creating a relaxing private garden. Above all, they enjoy the amazing views of Mont Ventoux, the beautiful walks and cycle rides, local markets and restaurants, the sun and the tranquillity of Provencal life.
Why Sarah Hughes chose Vinsobres
La Bergerie is a charming stone barn which has been lovingly restored to create a comfortable and modern holiday home whilst still retaining its Provencal character. Benefitting from its own heated swimming pool, the barn is surprisingly large inside (230m) and has three double en-suite bedrooms, all on the first floor. One en-suite bedroom has a double bed, the second en-suite has two single beds and the third en-suite bedroom has a double bed and also a further double bed that can be used either as another bed or a day bed. This last bedroom is very large and if required, the owners can put the two single beds in this room together with one double bed, thus accommodating 8 people instead of 6. On the ground floor there is an entrance hall with cloakroom, a large sitting room with two comfortable x three seater sofas and chairs, coffee table, wood burning stove, writing area, satelite TV (French and English programmes), DVD and Wifi. Glass patio doors look out of the sitting room to a courtyard area with an olive tree towards the rear of the house where the owners live. Both properties are completely private and have their own separate entrances. Also on the ground floor is a characterful vaulted kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is fully fitted with a new electric double oven, electric hob, microwave and American style fridge/freezer with ice-making facility. The kitchen is well stocked for up to eight people and in the dining areas there is a modern dining table and chairs. A door leads out from the dining area to the terrace which has spectacular uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. There is an outside dining area on the terrace with its own barbecue. Next to the terrace is the pool (9x4 m). This has a powered pool security cover and is heated from May to September. There are loungers and parasols round the pool. The peaceful garden sits alongside the barn. It affords spectacular uninterrupted views of the hills, vineyards and olive grove.
What makes this Barn unique
Beautifully restored stone barn - very high standard of renovation offering comfort and Provencal charm with fully modern facilities. Own private, heated pool and own garden with shady seating areas - providing opportunity to relax in stunning surroundings. Spectacular uninterrupted views from the terrace and garden of vineyards, olive trees, hills and Mont Ventoux - a peaceful location in the heart of Provence. Three double en-suite bedrooms, sleeping 6 to 8 people in comfort. Fully equipped kitchen and outside BBQ area. Tranquil and calm countryside location yet within 9 minutes by car of shops and restaurants - easy to dine at home or experience a wide range of lively Provencal cafes and restaurants. Easily accessible to major tourist attractions such as Nyons, Vaison la Romaine, Avignon and Orange and Cote du Rhone wine routes such as Vinsobres, Seguret, Rasteau, Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape. Many interesting local Provencal markets to visit. Local options of walking, cycling, painting, tennis, canoeing, golf, horse-riding, climbing, canyoning, water adventure and skate parks as well as vineyard tours. Skiing in the winter. Bikes available to hire. Wifi and satellite TV as well as DVD and games available. Fully equipped kitchen with American fridge/freezer and ice-maker, new electric oven and hob, dish washer, microwave and toaster. Accessible via Marseille, Avignon and Nimes airports and TGV train to Avignon or Valence.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
La Bergerie is a beautifully restored barn in a very rural area surrounded by hilly countryside with vineyards, olive groves and forested areas. The barn has been converted very tastefully and offers very comfortable accommodation with a large kitchen/dining area with a vaulted ceiling; a large comfortable sitting room; a very attractive master 2xdouble bedroom with a partitioned shower room; a further double and a twin room, all ensuite. The kitchen is very generously equipped with the facilities to do serious cooking if required, and reasonably efficient wifi is available.
Everything was in good condition and spotlessly clean.
Outside is quite spacious and is not overlooked by the hosts, who live in the adjoining (but quite separate) farmhouse. The heated pool is a good size, uniform depth of about 140cm. It is not sheltered so can feel a bit exposed if it is windy. It can be seen from the road so is overlooked but the road is very quiet so this is not really any problem. There is plenty of outside furniture for eating and relaxing.
Vinsobres is a delightful little Cotes du Rhone wine producing village about 4Km to the south with a wonderful traditional french cafe where we had a superb meal one evening (check opening times and reserve before going) and Venterol,7Km to the north, also has a cafe where we had an equally good meal - again check times particularly out of season.
The hosts were most helpful when we needed help and advice but were in no way intrusive, allowing us to get on on our own otherwise. They provide a comprehensive handbook for the house and surrounds, including guidance for a number of walks, mostly starting from the house - we did several of these and found them excellent - fairly easy walking mainly on tracks with wonderful views of the countryside around. There is also a lot of information regarding local attractions, facilities and restaurants.
We would very happily stay here again and would recommended it as a very comfortable house to stay in for 6 or perhaps 8 people, if two couples didn't mind sharing the main bedroom.
Amazing picture perfect
The home and grounds were perfect. The owners amazing and the town a delight! Nothing could have been done to make the trip better. We will be back!!!!
Stunning location. The barn is very attractively and comfortably furnished, with great attention to detail - beautiful soaps, firelighters for the BBQ, etc. Very well equipped with all mod cons, and David and Sarah are the most delightful and welcoming hosts. Plenty to do in the area, great local walks, and Nimes airport easy to use. We would love to visit again. Highly recommended.
Simply stunning accommodation and location!
We arrived at the property after a long drive through France and were immediately overwhelmed by the views which literally surround the property. Sarah and David were welcoming hosts and the pool and property far ether than the pictures suggested.
We loved the local walks, the superb wine tasting (keep an eye out for an evening tasting in the local towns and villages as you get a great opportunity to sample the best local vineyards can offer), and the peace and quiet.
The accommodation was comfortable and provided everything we could have wished for.
Great days out are in easy reach and there is a really comprehensive local information pack kindly collated by the owners. We loved kayaking under the Pont Du Gard in particular.
The hosts home faces the opposite way to the barn and it feel like we were completely alone which allowed the children to noisily enjoy the pool in peace.
Already planning our next stay here- a sublime holiday where we felt welcomed from the second we arrived.
Stunning in every aspect
We spent an amazing few days here. The location is simply sublime and the accommodation exceeded expectations. The house has been sympathetically restored and offers every mod con that you need on holiday whilst never feeling just like another holiday rental. Kitchen / diner is perfect for families and opens up onto a wonderful terrace overlooking Mont Ventoux. It gets the sun in the morning so outdoor breakfast is a must. The living area is big enough for 6-8 people whilst never feeling cramped and even has British channels for those of you who like a home from home. The three bedrooms are biggger than most people's living rooms with wonderful ensuites that means everyone has their privacy.
Outdoors just carries on the relaxing homely feel. There is a large table for al fresco dining next to the superb heated pool with views to die for. There is a play area for children with swing, slide climbing frame plus a quiet courtyard that's just perfect for an early evening BBQ. All this set amongst lavender fields and vineyards that carry on for miles.
A special mention to hosts Sarah and David. They were very accommodating during our stay and nothing was too much trouble for them however they also recognised the importance of making their guests feel that they were alone on their holidays and we never even noticed that they were in the property next door. Having rented many properties with similar setups it was lovely to find hosts that appreciated a families need for independence and peace, whilst also being available if there were any issues (which there weren't!).
One of the best holidays we've ever had and we'll definitely return next year!
Superb Accommodation - Recommended!
A wonderful property - amazing views; clean, beautiful and spacious interior; lovely pool; plenty of outdoor seating; even a jeu de boules! This has to rate as one of the best places we have stayed during our many visits to France. The owners go out of their way to welcome you and are extremely accommodating - we would definitely recommend, though take caution with toddlers due to the steep garden area.
Avignon (45 mins)
Nimes (75 mins)
Marseilles Marignane (90 mins)
By train to Valence TGV (75mins) or Avignon TGV (45 mins)
Car hire is available at all airports and stations.
By car from Calais approx 600km, 8 hours. Exit Junction 18 on A7 Autoroute du Sud, direction Nyons. The property is located off the D94 half way between Venterol and Vinsobres, north-east of Vaison la Romaine.
Vinsobres village. Drive via D619 · 5.2 km 9 min
Nyons, nearest town. Drive via D619 and D538 · 9.6 km 14 min
Vaison-la-Romaine. Drive via D538 · 17.5 km 29 min
Orange. Large town with Roman amphitheatre. Drive via D94 · 40.3 km 46 min