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Air-conditioned Vineyard House with Heated pool in the Drôme
Saint-Restitut, near Bollène and Orange, in Southern France
5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 14 people
A mix of modern comfort and traditional charm in an 18th century Mas bastide in the Provence Drôme, bordering on the Vaucluse. The house lies peacefully amongst its own vines just outside Saint-Restitut, a quiet, pretty village 20 km from Orange, at the beginning of the vineyards that stretch as far as Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Les Marcellines produces its own AOC wine from the mono Syrah grape, which has a strong, robust character. Once harvested, the grapes are taken to vats in the cellar of the Château La-Croix-Chabrière, 2 km away from the Mas where the vintage Les Marcellines has its own installation.
Lovely ancient wine villages such as Bollène and Saint Paul Trois Châteaux are a short drive away and have a range of shops, restaurants and weekly markets full of the colours and scents of Provence. Suze-la-Rousse is home to the wine university founded in the 12th century, which has cellars where you can sample some of the other Côtes du Rhône wines. Avignon is 45 kms from here.
Les Marcellines is surrounded by an open country garden, which gets full sun and has views that stretch across the vines to Mont Ventoux and the Montmorail hills. The garden is well tended and watered overnight via an automatic sprinkler system to ensure that all the Mediterranean plants are kept happy and in bloom. There are terraces, shady corners under the trees and outside tables and chairs.
The ground floor of the house has a new kitchen fully equipped with an oven and hob, dishwasher, two fridges, a microwave and various appliances. The dining room has a vaulted ceiling, there is a wc and access to the terrace. The first floor has a hallway with a wc and a living room with a hearth. There are two double bedrooms, one of which has a corner shower room, and a bathroom.
Upstairs two bathrooms and a fourth wc are shared between three further bedrooms, two of which have a double and a single bed. The third room is large and has a double bed and two bunk beds. The house has books and television, various indoor games, a fold up cot and a highchair.
The pool is large, heated and fitted with an automatic security cover. There is a pétanque pitch, table tennis and a fixed barbecue. Adult and children's bicycles are available and there is parking space for up to five cars.
Bollène and Saint Paul Trois Châteaux both have tennis courts and public swimming pools and there are several places to do some fishing nearby. Clansayes (8 km) has a 9-hole golf course, Montélimar (20 km) has an 18-hole golf course. There are endless places to walk or cycle through quiet country roads off the beaten track and in the hills and valleys, perhaps stopping at farms along the way to buy fresh apricots and cherries, local cheeses, or an armful of summer lavender.
The white stone village houses, the 12th century Romanesque basilica, several fine period houses and the 15th century chapel of Saint Sépulcre give Saint-Restitut much charm. Within walking distance is the Château La Croix Chabrières vineyard, which produces a delicious white wine of its own and where you can sample our own wine. The château also has a collection of classic cars. Others villages like Grignan and the hilltop La-Garde-Adhémar are the essence of Provence. Nyons with its twice weekly markets, shops and galleries, cafes and winding medieval streets, is famous for making olive oil, an art taken as seriously as wine.
Prices and booking information
All prices are per week Saturday to Saturday
arriving at 5pm departing at 10am
For price reduction for fewer people (except in July & August) - please enquire
Pets accepted on request
Extra cleaning and baby-sitting can be arranged on request
Final cleaning charge: €150
Pool maintenance: €80
A deposit of 30% is requested on booking with the remainder,
together with a returnable damage deposit of €500, paid 4 weeks before arrival
Telephone: (Belgium) +32 (0)475 947836
Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner
For more information please visit the Owner's Website
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