House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Lirac was the former master’s house and became a gite in 2009. The cool, open plan downstairs and staircase give a wonderfully spacious feel whilst the master bedroom is on the top floor, complete with the roof terrace truly give that ‘lord of the manor’ feel.
On the ground floor, there’s a spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, with 2 sofas, a lovely old mahogany dining table and full-width stove (+ the all-important dishwasher!).
On the first floor, you’ll find bedroom 1 and the bathroom (with separate shower). Bedroom 1 has a double bed and bunk beds and floor-to-ceiling windows looking back across the valley. On the top floor, you’ll find bedroom 2, with a double bed and the roof terrace.
Guests in Lirac share access to our laundry room with guests from the other apartments. There you will find a large washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|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||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Weeks usually run from Saturday to Saturday during high season unless by special arrangement. Additional cleaning fees apply, and also 12€ per person for bed linen and towels (or bring your own)
The Rhone/French Alps region
The Ardèche is a region of southern France where many of the country’s finest qualities battle for dominance over its unruly charms.
Here, the high granite mountains of the Massif Central meet the fertile plains of the Rhône Valley, temperate air from Central France meets the warmth of the Mediterranean and ancient forests give way to endless vineyards.
When Robert Louis Stevenson took his broken heart on a trek through the region, his experience moved him to write a book that is still selling today.
When we arrived over a hundred years after him, we found this little-known gem of Southern France to be just as he had recorded it – rugged, peaceful and deeply inspiring.
With such a varied landscape and rich history there are a huge variety of adventures to be had. Visitors choose from enjoying the high ridge-top trails of the western mountains, river trips in the famous gorge, broad paths criss-crossing the plateaus and enchanting rambles in the shade of the ancient forests.
Amid the sights and viewpoints we discover the fascinating remains of a complex past. The recently explored vast underground caves re-drew the map of Neolithic man’s migration across Europe.
Their dolmens, paintings and artifacts tell the tale of pre-historic lives in the forests and caves which generations later were to provide refuge for the persecuted Huguenots and WWII French resistance fighters.
The Roman centre at nearby Nimes still has the most complete amphitheatre in the world and was nourished by the phenomenal aqueduct at the Pont du Gard.
To the east, the Pope’s palace at Avignon is a timeless reminder of Vatican influence whilst to the north, well preserved churches and castles speak of the region’s fractious catholic and protestant history.
In spite of the rugged appeal, holidays in the Ardèche are not only for the tough and the brave. Tourism here is well established and a little spirit of adventure reaps massive rewards. Simple forest paths reveal fascinating caves and waterways, limestone formations create natural labyrinths whilst vineyards and farms are only too happy to give up their bounty of local produce.
With accommodation and expert advice in English provided by us, visitors can choose from accompanied tours or simply find advice and accommodation for a self-guided adventure.
Our Ardèche holidays vary from short breaks and stag weekends to week-long packaged multi-activity trips with accompaniment and transport from our staff. Visitors to the area are treated to wonderful fruits, meats and cheeses from local markets as well as opportunities to witness first-hand the traditional methods of a local community largely unfazed by 21st century influences.
Near to the main centres, the area has become very well known among adventure sports enthusiasts. The novice-friendly white water descent of the Ardèche river is a thrilling day or two-day trip whilst there are also plenty of opportunities for climbing, ropes courses, walking, cycling, horse riding, underground caves tours and, of course, gastronomic adventures.