Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Located in the Drôme Valley, the gate to Provence, the villa of La Forge, 185 m2, is part of the Domaine de Vincenti, our family country estate for more than 4 centuries. We have built our villa in the charming stone building of the ancient farm and provide our guests with top-of-the line comfort, fully equipped facilities and the most elegant settings, with lots of light and space and many children-friendly amenities. The surrounding valley offers all sort of opportunities for outdoors, sports, cultural events, wine & food tasting, the discovery of old villages, small restaurants and traditional markets..., and it's only 1 hour and 15 minutes from the mythical cities of Lyon and Avignon...
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lyon, France 145 km, Nearest railway: Crest 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors||
The ground-floor includes a spacious living-room of 55 m2, an open kitchen, a half-bathroom and a laundry room. The first floor includes 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.
Our bedding has been carefully selected to offer maximum comfort. We configure the villa to your specific family needs and each of our bedrooms can be configured with one 180 x 200 cm. double-bed or two 90 x 200 single beds. When you will arrive at Vincenti, your beds and bathrooms will be ready, carefully prepared with quality linens and towels. If needed, we will also add baby beds, a changing table and high chairs: we try to provide you with the best environment for your little ones!
Our kitchen is generously equipped with a vast selection of cooking ware and our living area is very spacious with 3 m. ceilings, comfortable sofas, a home-cinema, Wi-Fi, old furniture, a fire-place and lots of light. Our villa will come with tasteful porcelain tableware and cutlery and you will be touched by the elegant simplicity and purity its decoration.
If you need to, we can put you in contact with a local gourmet cook, whom you can hire to come to La Forge and prepare your own special meals.
We have installed an efficient and modern central heating system and there is an open fireplace in the living room for cozy moments on cold days. A full home cinema system is installed, allowing you to play you favorite movies and music or enjoy watching pictures on the flat TV screen.
|Further details outdoors||
Our property offers a huge amount of open space, with old trees, a private terrace for your villa, with patio-furniture and an outside fireplace. A gas-barbecue is shared with the adjoining villa of La Scie. The children have several play areas with sand-piles, play-houses, swings etc. The park is gated towards the road and offers maximum security. There are plenty of opportunities to stroll, jog and hike directly out of the property and our tennis court is available year round, with a basket pole and a training wall.
For the warm days, there is an outside fireplace where you can create the lasting memory of a campfire under the stars. All the necessary firewood is provided as part of your rental.
We also provide for a garage and tools to store and maintain your bicycles.
Our very large pool (14 x 8 m) is equipped with plenty of sleeping chairs and a full bathroom with shower and toilet. It's typically open between May and September. A gate provides maximum security for your children.
We are open all seasons and our villa offers full comfort year round. Our prices are all inclusive with the exception of a small surcharge if you want your towels or bed-sheets replaced during your stay. During summer, we only rent by the week, with a changeover on Monday, in order to allow our guests to have a full weekend on site and avoid the traffic rush of Saturdays and Sundays. The rest of the year, we are pretty flexible and try to best accommodate your requests.
When you contact us for a rental, you will deal either with me, Brigitte de Valence (+33 6 23 42 34 25) or our property manager, Henriette Bouix (+ 33 6 32 94 12 27). We will provide you with personalized support and one of us will be waiting to warmly welcome you the day of your arrival. Naturally, we will also be on call during your stay for any special enquiry.
The Rhone/French Alps region
The Drôme Valley is right in between Lyon and Avignon, in the South-East of France. The climate is almost Mediterranean, with 2400 hours of sunlight/year and, usually, very dry summers. As always in the South of France, you can expect some windy days, it's part of the landscape in the region! The Drôme River flows through the valley and is very clean, allowing plenty of kayaking and bathing in the summer. Our property is located in the countryside and the pace of life is peaceful and tranquil, all geared towards enjoyable vacations on site, simply relaxing in the park. Within less than 30 minutes, in the Forêt de Saoû, the Pre-Alpes or the Vercors, one can find magnificent hikes in open nature. The area is also well suited for lovers of old villages, Provencal landscapes and local markets where sympathetic farmers sell their products, fruits, vegetables, olive oil, garlic, truffles, goat cheese..., with a chanting accent. For the sports oriented, biking, running, climbing, golf, horseback riding, adventure rides, are available year-round in the area and it's easy to rent bicycles if you haven't brought yours.
The small town of Crest is only 3 kilometers from the Domaine de Vincenti. You will find there everything you need during your stay: 4 supermarkets, gas stations, bakeries, cafés, bookstores, pharmacies..., and a lively Saturday morning open market...
Visit the Medieval tower of Crest, and the region's many old villages, often perched on hilltops: charming little towns with artists, small shops, bistros and unassuming restaurants. A bit further out, at about 1 hour and 15 minutes, the "old town" of Lyon and the Pope's Palace of Avignon, both offer world-heritages sightseeing, together with the joyful opportunities of these bursting cities. Year round, look for and choose from the numerous cultural events offered in the region. In the summer, you can even have a day at the exceptional Festival of Avignon
Within 40 minutes, visit also some of the famous wine makers of the Rhône Valley, at Tain l' Hermitage (Crozes Hermitage) and the surroundings wineries (Cornas, Saint Joseph…). In Die, about 30 minutes from Vincenti, taste the famous Clairette, a delightfully light sparkling white wine and about an hour to the South, discover the gentle hills of the Nyonsais, with its many lavender fields and its great variety of red wines, produced there since the Romans. If you need to celebrate a special event and love gastronomy, the famous Restaurant Pic in Valence, at 30 minutes, has been awarded 3 stars on the Michelin Guide.