LA TOURELLE - * New Detached*
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Situated between the Ardeche and the Ceze valley, La Tourelle sits in a tiny quaint French village 30 minutes west of Avignon. If you're tempted by the thought of relaxing on the private terrace, wine in hand and enjoying a swim and the odd BBQ, this might just be for you.
The detached stone house stands in the edge of the village in 900 square metres of private gated grounds. It has its own 10 x 4 metre pool and tranquil views out over the village and the valley. It has 2 large double bedrooms-one with en suite. The third bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds and there is also a separate main bathroom. Downstairs is all open plan with a comfy seating area and a big table and chairs. The house has been built from scratch over the last 2 years, so has modern interiors and a spacious fully functional kitchen.
The area itself is beautiful. For the more active there's forest and hill top walks with views across the Pyrenees, caves to explore, river fishing and the Ardeche itself is famous for canoeing - it’s an adventurer’s paradise. There are local markets, medieval towns and villages to explore, wine tasting around the Cote du Rhone and the Pont du Gard is ideal for a day of sunbathing, swimming and picnics.
There are plenty of lovely places to eat out in the surrounding towns and the cheese platters are world class! The local wine's not bad either and extremely reasonable!
It’s ideal for all; couples, groups of friends and for the families the place is fully secure. It has stair gates if needed, travel cot, security fencing around the pool and a kids play area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Avignon, Nimes, Montpellier or Marseille, Nearest railway: Avignon|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
2 kingsize beds
2 high chairs
Solar system for all hot water
|Further details outdoors|
Out door table and chairs
Sunbeds around the pool area
Table and chairs around the pool
Private pool and garden on detached plot
Secure gated entrance
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The rolling hills, the Mediterranean climate, vineyards and olive trees of the surrounding areas, remain traditional, untouched and unspoilt. The house is situated in the quaint village of Le Garn; perfectly tranquil and the ideal retreat for those looking to get away from it all. The surrounding towns offer wonderful places to explore and plenty of restaurants ranging from small cafes by the river to more elegant and formal eateries. Food in general is extremely good value and the local people are charming.
Within 15 - 30 minutes:
St Martin d'Ardeche
Arles - boasts magnificent Roman architecture
Cotes du Rhone wineroute
Within an hour's drive:
Avignon - reknowned for its festival
Nimes - whose amphitheatre is the best preserved in France
La Grande Motte - beautiful beach on the southern coast
Pont du Gard - Roman bridge surrounded by magnificent countryside
Les Baux de Provence - ancient fortress and medieval village
La Tourelle is ideal for both familes, couples, small groups of all ages for those seeking peace and quiet and fresh air in the nature of Provence. In a very calm situation it is only 20m from the village of Le Garn with magnificent views of the distant 'Cévennes'. All shopping can be done in the pretty market town of 'Pont Saint Esprit' 15 kms away, or in one of the pretty medieval villages of the River Cèze valley such as 'Goudargues' (10 kms) la 'Venise Gardoise', its canal, bordered with plane trees and choice of riverside restaurants . Canoes can be rented either on the Cèze river or on the nearby Ardèche river for those who are more experienced! There are lovely walks in the beautiful unspoilt country side and bikes and horse riding are available locally. Golf lovers have greens nearby at UZES, AVIGNON & MONTELIMAR.
La Tourelle is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful region; Nîmes and Avignon are at just an hours drive, a little further on is the wild Camargue and the sandy beaches near Montpellier. The magnificent 'Cévennes' mountains are to the west providing wonderful walks amongst the chestnut forests. Nearer to hand are the 'Gorges de l'Ardèche', the 'Pont du Gard', and UZES Renaissance city, with its beautiful market, a real pleasure for the eyes and the 'perfumes of Provence' herbs, cheese, fruit, vegetables, olives, etc. Wine lovers will be impressed by the choice of cellars to visit; all the well known 'Côtes du Rhône' as well as discovering the local 'Vins de Pays' .
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20 Sep 2013
"A modern clean villa"
Very pleased with the modern clean villa, in a beautiful area of France. The villa while being modern is built to a traditional style blending in with the village. The overall layout is excellent with open plan ground floor and good size bedrooms.
14 Sep 2013
"A great House in an away from it all relaxing location"
From the start we had a good feeling about La Tourelle, Rob had been exceedingly approachable and helpful through the booking process.
On arrival the house just reinforced these good feeling, its open plan lay-out with the doors opening on to the terrace make it bright and airy and meant that every meal of the day was taken outside. With the weather in the high 30c degrees the pool was clean, cool and very welcome (I've never know my wife to swim as much). The village of Le Garn is peaceful and sleepy (if you get to see the neighbors you'll get a friendly wave) and surrounding hills and woods have some great not to strenuous walking.
With a couple of reasonable size towns within 15 miles for the bulk supermarket shopping and local shops and restaurants in the adjacent villages, whilst feeling away from it all its not that far back to get the essentials.
Of course we did a bit of sightseeing, Mont Ventoux and the view from the top is a must, the drive up is not for the faint of heart. Orange was a great discovery with its side street cafes and Roman amphitheater.
All this meant that we could relax, take time out and get to know each other again, what a great family holiday,
24 Aug 2013
"Quiet, relaxing family holiday in fabulous accomodation"
This was just the sort of holiday we like, quiet, undisturbed and relaxing, just spending time as a family. 'La Tourelle' was clean and modern with everything we needed. It's location was within reach of our favourite activities and places in the Gard region - canoeing, river beaches, Goudargues, Uzes to name a few. We love this region and certainly hope to return in the future, we would highly recommend it to anyone.
18 Jul 2013
"Peace, Quiet, Tranquility"
Sat Nav brought us right to the door. Having a grandson and dog there were four adults in two cars, we do not travel light. Everything was as described on the website. The village has a population of … More
Thank you for the kind review, Im really pleased that you enjoyed the holiday, house and area, the weather sounds lovely which is good news all round.
We love receiving feedback, it helps us to refine / update the house where possible. We have taken action and installed a safe already!!
We hope to see you back soon.
14 Nov 2012
"Wonderful Family house in a beautiful location"
This holiday could have been stressful taking our 5 week old baby but when we arrived it couldn't have been more relaxing. The house is very spacious, light and cool. We are a family of 5 and went with a friend and his daughter too, which didn't cause any problems with numbers at all. The village is very picturesque with lovely walks and a short drive to the nearest town for shops and restaurants. If you like kayaking like my husband the Ardeche is a must, it is so beautiful with plenty of river beaches. The children loved playing in the swimming pool even into the night!! I would definitely recommend this holiday accommodation to anyone.
24 Oct 2012
"Perfect Family Holiday. A Real Home From Home"
My wife, two boys, 8 & 6 & myself travelled down to the property in Aug 2012. The location is fantastic if you like peace & quiet. Le Garn is a lovely French village, no one there seemed to speak English but all very friendly. For us the location was perfect as we wanted somewhere out of the way. If you like nightlife & discos this isn't the place for you. However, if as we were you're looking for somewhere you can have a proper family holiday, spending time together & having fun look no further.
The swimming pool is great, the BBQ area & terrace are fantastic. the house itself was very clean & cosy. Fully equipped with everything you need. It feels very homely there IMHO.
The local area id great with loads of little villages 7 town all with their own character. the rivers & river beaches are wonderful. it's the sort of place where you have to make you're own entertainment, which suited us down to the ground. All in all it's the best family holiday we've been on.
5 Sep 2012
"It was all that we had hoped for and more."
We had a great holiday. The villa was clean, comfortable and well equipped. It was also spacious with plenty of room for the 6 of us (2 adults and 4 kids). The pool was lovely and our children real… More
23 Aug 2012
"R&R in the sun!"
La Tourelle had the right balance of luxury and simplicity. Loved the open living space downstairs and the good size pool and furniture. The setting was peaceful and idyllic. Excellent value for money!
23 Aug 2012
"Does exactly what it said it would on the advert, perfect!"
Ideal, When given the task of finding a family holiday for an enthusiastic 4 year old, His grand parents, my 7 month pregnant wife, alpine wild boar hunting dog and of course myself. This house ticked all boxes on the advert, and it met all its claims. Space and comfort perfect. Swimming , walking, site seeing, adventuring ,relaxing and wine tasting.
I know the area very well,( having lived there for a short period) you cannot go far wrong in the ardeche, markets are great, good one on Sunday mornings in next village along, perfect for getting your food shopping out of the way with at the start of you holiday.
We will be visiting again !
17 Jul 2012
"Wonderful house, wonderful location, exceeded expectations"
The house is new, spotlessly clean, and contains everything you could possibly need.
Its location is wonderful. Not too far from historic sites, scenery all around quite breathtaking.
Canoeing seems to be on offer all around the area, and I was talked into having a go. Was dreading it, but had a wonderful time, on the river Ceze, peaceful, lots of wildlife, and even shooting the rapids (well a couple of inches deep seemed a lot to me!)
Cannot recommend this house highly enough, I only wish we had booked 2 weeks.
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