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Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5
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Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5
Set in 25 acres of evergreen oak woodland, surrounded by cherry and apricot orchards and the vineyards and caves of the St Joseph and Hermitage AOC's.
Le Vitrier offers a wonderful environment for couples and families looking for culture, adventure and relaxation. The gite is separate from the main farmhouse with private access. There is ample parking space and a lovely garden full of roses, lavender, flowers, fruit trees and herbs.
Both the Ardeche and the Drome departments have a wealth of activities, sights and events to suit all tastes and budgets. Locally the Doux valley offers swimming; fishing; a wealth of hill villages; gastronomic treats; wine tasting and Val Rhona chocolate to experience and enjoy. Day trips to the cities of Lyon, Avignon and Orange are easily accessible by train or car.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Grenoble/Lyon/Nimes, Nearest railway: Tain L'Hermitage, Valence TGV 6 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The gite has a well equipped kitchen for more adventurous cooks. Meals can be shared inside or outside in the adjacent garden under the shade of cherry trees. June is cherry season and guests are welcome to pick and eat as many cherries as they like. Local markets have fresh seasonal produce grown on our doorstep and the resident hens are happy to provide fresh eggs on request.
Bedrooms are comfortable with adequate storage. One with a king sized bed and the second is a twin with 2 small double beds. The lounge is spacious with a beamed chateau ceiling and a comfortable place to relax on hot days and evenings, with beautiful views of the Vercors mountains and Doux river valley. A wood burner in fireplace and a large flat screen television with satelite UK viewing provide cosy evenings in the winter months. The area is celebrated for cycling and June/July sees the Ardechoise one of the largest road races in France. Guests wishing to bring cycles are welcome to store them in the secure outbuildings on the farm, local rental is also available.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is private and surrounded by cherry and apricot orchards with outside furniture for relaxing and eating and a barbecue area with gas barbecue. Outside space is particularly important to us in this part of the country as much of the year is spent outdoors in garden, fields, orchards and vinyards for pleasure and work.
Walks on the Grand Randonee 42 are accessible from the doorstep and the wider area is celebrated for walking to suit all standards.
A security deposit of £250/€250 is required on arrival, refundable to guests on departure.
About this location
The Rhône-Alpes region
The Ardeche is a well known holiday destination for the French and offers some exciting opportunities for the adventurous. However, it also offers quieter, more sophisticated treats for wine lovers, gastro buffs and historians. The neighbouring department of the Drome is celebrated for its scenery and geological treasures in the hills and grottes of the region.
St Jean de Muzols
The towns of Tournon sur Rhone and Tain L'Hermitage offer year round spectacles to visitors. Valence, the capital city of the Drome, is within a 20 minute drive of Tournon. Wine tasting, caving, canoeing, walking, swimming, horse riding are all easily found locally throughout the year. Chocoholics will delight in visiting one of the world's most distinguished chocolatiers Val Rhona in the adjoining village of Tain l'Hermitage.
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13 Nov 2014
"A dream of a place to stay"
Having had the joy of staying here over a year ago, I am itching to get back to this lovely gite. It really is as beautiful as it appears in the photos, and I remember that Candy and Tony were very we… More
23 Jul 2014
"A gloriously relaxing place to stay"
There is a good atmosphere about Le Vitrier. Nestled in the hills above Tournon sur Rhone, the Gite has fantastic views over the town towards the vinyards of Tain l'Hermitage and the distant Alps. If you get tired of that, the garden offers a delightful peaceful area to relax and enjoy your meals. You feel as if you are right out in the Ardeche countryside, but within ten to fifteen minutes drive you can be in the town.
The kitchen is well equipped, the rooms well-furnished and spacious. Do note though that there is no air conditioning. There is ample private outdoor space at the front and the back with all the facilities including a barbecue.
You will need your satnav or follow the owners clear instructions carefully to find the Gite for the first time, but it is well worth the effort, and you soon learn the route!.
The resident English owners plus their assortment of animals make you completely welcome, and will do all they can to make your stay enjoyable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would recommend it wholeheartedly.
11 Jul 2014
"VIVE LE VITRIER! YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE--WE DID."
This little gem is hard not to love. It is nestled atop a hill overlooking the Hermitage. The only thing that compares to the beautiful views out the rental, the wonderful towns in the area and the gardens in which your stay will be set are the owners Candy and Tony.
We spent a week here, and both Candy and Tony made the trip for us. They are both so knowledgeable about the areas, events and things to do. We were never bored, and they know how to entertain. We love them dearly.
This is the place if you want a basecamp to go antiquing. Candy knows every place to buy exquisite for inexpensive French country antiques. We love it, the area, and tem so much, we are trying to buy the place next door.
Everything about this place is A++++.
26 Jun 2014
"Beautiful views and relaxing atmosphere with friendly and helpful hosts"
We stayed here for a week with three teenagers and we all had a great time. The house is comfortable and well equipped, especially the kitchen. The garden is lovely with the chickens and friendly cat… More
4 Aug 2013
"Gîte et accueil chaleureux avec vue imprenable"
On y est comme à la maison. Rien ne manque, on y est au calme, la vue est splendide, Candy & Tony sont extrêmement accueillants et à l'écoute.
La maison a 2 vues, l'une sur la vallée (splendide), l'autre sur le flanc de la montagne : petit jardin tondu, bbq au gaz, endroit très calme et totalement reposant.
Nous sommes très étonnés qu'aucun français n'y ait séjourné avant nous depuis 2008. La langue n'est pas une barrière ou une contrainte car Candy & Tony résident en France depuis 10 ans. A la limite, c'est d'autant plus dépaysant : un gîte en France avec un accueil à l'anglaise.
La rivière Doux est dans la vallée, accessible depuis la route (~10mn) ou à pied (sentier GR ombragé très agréable même si très pentu - ~25mn en descendant, probablement 45mn à 1h en remontant).
Une excellente adresse pour des vacances en famille (et notre chien a aussi été très très bien accueilli).
26 Jul 2013
To think we found this wonderful place by surfing the internet!! You should go here, it was divine. Myself, my wife, and our two daughters age 21 and 18 were guests and it satisfied us all without exc… More
15 Jul 2013
"Outstanding views of the mountains with a glass of something cold, watching the sun go down. No better way to end a day."
Travelled day the French air traffic controllers went on strike so Tony kindly arranged for us to be able to get in at silly o'clock AM. Very helpful and steered us towards some beautiful places to go sightseeing. The Gite was lovely and clean and larger than expected with a fully equipped kitchen, set in a beautiful spot in the hills overlooking the valley and vineyards with places to walk from the door. Really enjoyed the pick your own cherries and the garden was just a delight to sit in and relax each evening following a hard days meandering, the roses were especially lovely.
17 Jun 2013
"Beautiful house, stunning views and great location"
This is a very well appointed, comfortable and spacious house enjoying superb views across the Rhone valley to the Alps. Le Vitrier is set in lovely gardens, at the end of a lane, and with great walk… More
23 Aug 2012
"You will fall in LOVE with Le Vitrier!!!!"
This review should have been written a while back. We stayed at Le Vitrier for one week in June 2012. After driving down from Paris this place was the perfect place to relax and feel at home. We dint … More
21 Aug 2012
"Lovely and quiet - fantastic hosts"
Enjoyed a fantastic 2-week holiday in this lovely gite close to Tournon-Sur-Rhone. Very friendly and helpful english owners. Discrete but always there, when we needed them. The house is wonderful with a very well equipped kitchen - there's been payed great attention to details, that just makes your stay a little bit better. The garden is lovely and peaceful with good possibilities to just soak in the sun or recline in the shadow beneath an old tree reading a good book. Nice walks on the hillsides, and the river great for both fishing and swimming with some quiet and secluded pools. Don't forget to visit The Valrhona Chocolate shop in Tain by the way. And if you get tired of hiking and visiting wineyards, Lyon is only an hour by train from Tain. Would definitely like to return...
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