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Renovated Apartment In Early 19th Century Stone Farmhouse With heated Pool



Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Modern 2 bedroom appartment in beautiful garden and countryside.

The apartment is fully modernised but retains some original features including the beams. There are original paintings in the sitting room and William Morris fabrics.

The gîte has two bedrooms: one with a large (160cm) double bed and the other with two single beds. The sitting room also has a very comfortable pull out sofa bed (137cm). There is a cot available. All bed linen (100% cotton) is provided.

There is a well equipped kitchen with dining area and the bathroom has a separate modern shower as well as the bath. Towels (for bathroom and swimming pool) and high quality toiletries are provided.

The whole building has central heating and the wifi works well.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We are English. David worked as a statistician in UK. Janet continues to work part-time as a doctor in Kent. They feel totally immersed in French life and are happy to share their experiences with visitors or to leave them in peace as they wish.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks so much for our fabulous week in La Begude, it has been the most relaxing, magic week of our trip so far" Shirley & John New Zealand;

"We have loved staying in your beautiful gite" Haide & David, Kent

"...the accommodation was lovely and we especially liked the garden(s)" Andy & Lynne
Feb 2013
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From the Owner

We fell in love with the house as soon as we saw it. It was a working farm with tenant farmers in residence who were retiring after 40 years. We chose the house because we wanted to be no more than 8 hours drive from Calais and we wanted almost guaranteed sun in summer. Originally it was intended as a holiday home but as time went by we were increasingly reluctant to leave and David decided to live here all the time when he retired. In summer our 4 children and their families visit. Although we are relatively remote we have some wonderful neighbours, French, Dutch and Belgians. We enjoy eating out and there are several excellent restaurants in the area. Montélimar is a main shopping area. La Bégude has 2 bakers, 2 grocers, a butcher, pharmacy, hairdresser, bar, tabac etc.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Avignon at 72 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Bégude de Mazenc at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf de la Vadaine at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montélimar/Valence tgv at 22 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A7, Autoroute de Soleil at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Les Trois Becs at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Le Vercors at 35 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Suitable for people who enjoy walking, cycling or climbing or just relaxing. Many people come to the area for painting and writing. We are in an area which remains unspoilt and very rural. There are also several good restaurants not far away and many caves for wine tasting and buying. The hill top villages are a historical delight.


2 hours by car to nearest beach


Train stations Montélimar 22 km, Valence TGV 50 km

Airports approximately 1 to 2.0 hours away . Lyon, Marseille, Avignon, Nîmes, Montpelier.

Eight hours drive from Calais.

A car is essential.


La Bégude de Mazenc 2.5km (nearest village), Montélimar 21km (nearest town), Avignon (Palais des Papes), Gorges de l'Ardeche, Mont Ventoux (famous as a 'tour de france' stage end point), Vaison la Romaine, Arles, Aix-en-Provence are all up to about 75 mins. Côte des Rhône wines throughout.

Further Details:

There are several good restaurants and art galleries in local villages; wine caves attached to local vineyards as well as all amenities in Montélimar. In summer (mainly June and July) there are many local concerts, festivals and other events. There is a strong tradition for making pottery and for local markets with local produce and craftware for sale.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2016
11 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
17 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Autumn 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2017
11 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the norm but we are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Terms may be negotiable for long lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 07-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

We offer very comfortable accommodation with books, DVDs that can be enjoyed when the weather is bad (not often). The house is at the end of a 350m track, walks are from the doorstep. The house has wifi.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 75 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • One modern bathroom with walk-in shower and separate bath. Accessed from the dressing room.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, 160cm bed; the cot can be located in or outside the room.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms in gîte plus sofa-bed in lounge ). Two further ensuite double bedrooms may be available in the main house (direct access to court yard) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed 160 cm. The room is comfortably furnished with easy chairs, coffee table, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and chest of drawers. The bedroom leads from the dressing room and the bathroom leads of the dressing room. There is a cot available for the dressing room. Bedroom 2 leads off from the sitting room and has two single beds.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We have a beautiful old cat, two young cats and an entertaining small dog (a Jack Russell). We have lived here for 27 years, initially as a holiday home but now as our main home. We love the peace and calm of the area and never tire of the beauty of the surrounding area. The duplex apartment has its own separate entrances into the interior courtyard and to the outside. A welcome pack of food and drink will be offered to enable the first meal to be easily prepared and a drink to welcome you on your arrival. Outside: The house is surrounded by garden and woods with fields to the west. The heated pool is 9m x 3m; it is not shared with any other property. It can be heated to 30 degrees for the non-hardy. Apart from a designated outside area for the apartment there are several other outside eating areas with barbecue and outside furniture. The occupants of the apartment are welcome to use any of the garden and the pool at any time. The pool has a lockable cover and is kept covered when not in use. There are cycles of varying sizes to borrow at own risk!. There is also a selection of outside games such as archery. Towels and linen all provided including towels for use in the swimming pool. Cleaning and changing of linen is weekly or more frequently if required. There is no additional charge for cleaning at the end of the stay. Other: 2 extra double bedrooms each with en-suite shower room in the farmhouse may be available (additional charge 33% of gîte charge) and 1 large bed-sitting room and attached children's room with bunk beds and en-suite bathroom ( charge 50% of gîte charge)

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