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Traditional Provencal Farmhouse with Private Pool and Peaceful Enclosed Garden

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Clansayes, Nr. St Paul, Drome, Rhone-Alpes - Nestled Amongst The Lavender Fields, Far From Noisy Towns, And Ideal To Explore The Beautiful Drome Provencal

A typical south-facing 4-bedroom Provencal country farmhouse, built in original stone and surrounded by lavender fields, truffle oaks and rolling hills. Spectacular views to the Rhone valley. Ideal for a relaxing holiday and great for walks in the countryside. The house has a private enclosed garden with fig, almond, fir and olive trees, as well as a private heated pool. There are grass areas, sunbeds for dozing and a quiet private area. The terrace runs across the entire front of the house, and is covered by 3 vines, which afford shade during the summer days. There is both outside and inside dining. No other houses overlook the gite, and the car parking is just to the front of the house, beyond the pool. The gite lies a short drive from the market town of St Paul, where you find all amenities. Golf is a 5 minute drive. Many typical towns lie within a short car ride, like Grignan with its castle, Vaison la Romaine, Orange, with its Roman Amphitheatre and Chateauneuf du pape, with its great wines.

Phil & Sharon Hobson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Phil & Sharon Hobson

We moved to France in 1990 near to Geneva. We had our 2 children, have always loved the life here and in 2007 bought a delightful "gite" in Clansayes near Saint Paul Trois Chateaux.

When we moved back to the UK in 2015 to run a B&B we kept our "little piece of France" to use ourselves and to rent out to similar provence-lovers! We really love our gite and the surrounding area, which is both beautiful and unspoiled; it's typical relaxing provence!

We love wine, and Chateauneuf is only 40 minutes drive! We play petanque outside in the evening sunshine and love barbeques, which we enjoy on the terrace under the vine. This is the ideal place to unwind and forget the daily toil!

Phil & Sharon Hobson purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Phil & Sharon Hobson chose Clansayes

Clansayes is a very small quiet village on top of a hill in rural Drome Provencal. Our "gite" lies a short walk away nestled amongst the lavender fields. It is so beautiful and peaceful; It is part of a group of just 6 other houses which form a small collection of holiday homes called "Terres Lavandes"; they are a converted "Mas" or farmhouse. You can forget about work and just dream away....It's perfect for children because there are no cars to worry about, aside from someone crawling slowly down the little lane which leads to the parking. It takes about 2 hours to drive down from Lyon airport, or a similar distance from Marseilles. 7 minutes drive away is St. Paul, a typical market town, with everything you imagine from this area, which is famous for truffles. Get away from it all!!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Our "gite" called Cote Sud or South side, has an enclosed garden with its own pool, which makes it great for children (but you always need to watch them!), and the house faces south, so you get the sun all day. If you want shade, there are fig and almond trees and a huge vine that grows over the terrace. You will not be disturbed by cars. The views are beautiful, and if you come between mid-June and mid-July, you'll enjoy an abundance of amazing colour with the lavender fields.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our guests adore the peace and quiet and true provencal atmosphere.
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Clansayes in Drôme

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Double sink
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , Sink
  • Upstairs, a double bathroom with bath, shower and double sink. Separate toilet. Downstairs, en-suite shower room with sink and a separate toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite shower
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bedroom and 2 twin rooms upstairs. 1 double downstairs with en-suite shower.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: The house has a typical Provencal atmosphere and plenty of character. Is is cool in the hot summer and very cosy in winter. It is ideal for families with children and older people looking for a quiet retreat to explore the area. All windows and doors as well as the roof are new in 2012 and there are shutters painted in traditional Provencal blue.. Outside: The gates lead onto a pebbled courtyard. The garden is fully fenced with lawn areas, a built-in barbecue, a covered shelter for logs and a table for dining if there is rain. There is a vast vine-covered terrace, as well as a small terrace for the downstairs bedroom. The private heated pool is 8m x 4m (25 x 12 feet). The pool attendant comes to clean each week. There is also a communal pool on the other side of the house. Views are across the lavender fields to the hills beyond. There are virtually no cars, so it is very safe for children. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, hoover and cleaning equipment Cleaning /Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels may be rented for the duration. Final cleaning (Eur90) to be paid upon booking


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Traditional Provencal Farmhouse with Private Pool and Peaceful Enclosed Garden
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Well equipped gite in lovely, peaceful surroundings

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The property is well kept and situated in a quiet rural setting. The swimming pool was a welcome addition to recover from the hot summer days. The well stock wood library meant that barbecues were the order of the day and made for the perfect end to long days exploring the local area. Be sure to visit as many of the nearby chateaux as you can.

The beds are comfortable and if you hire linen it is crisp and fresh.

We had a thoroughly good time and recommend the property wholeheartedly.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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bon ,mais ....

  • 4 of 5

Bonne prestation dans l'ensemble ,il est simplement dommage que la fourniture des draps ne soit pas comprise dans le tarif de la location.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Saint Paul
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
saint paul
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
South France
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Walking, wine tasting.


Car hire is essential. Lyon and Marseilles airports approximately 2 hours drive; Geneva is a 2.5 hour drive. It is also possible to fly to Grenoble, Avignon and Nimes. 8.5 hours drive from Calais.


Saint Paul Trois Chateau lies a short 6 min drive, where you find all the local amenities, markets, traditional shops etc. Clansayes village is pretty but has no services. Grignan, 15 mins drive, is very pretty with a castle on top of the hill and lovely restaurants. Vaison la Romaine is a lovely market town about 35 mins drive, and well worth the visit. An excellent local chateau wine (La Borie) is just 20 mins away. Further afield are Orange, Avignon, and the Ardeche valley (1 hour).

Further Details:

For your morning croissants you may drive to Montsegur or St Paul (6 mins). There is a large shopping centre outside Bollene (15 mins).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings will pass via our local agency "Christine Miranda" who arranges the rental contract and takes the deposit.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the usual changeover day in summer, but in shoulder seasons, it can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.