About This Listing
If one takes the small lane, which winds downhill past meadows and wooded hillside,the first glimpse you have is of the red tiled roofs of a group of old stone houses,lying spread out below you. You have arrived!
Built on the southern slopes of a beautiful, peaceful valley, situated between the villages of Dieulefit and Bourdeaux in the Drôme S.E France. We can offer you two houses to rent, either separately or together.
Neither house overlooking each other, both with their private gardens. One sleeps 7. The other 4. They can be rented together or (email hidden)is is the description of the house for 4 people."A Special Place, away from it all"
This house has a comfortable,bright, well equipped kitchen/sitting room with wood burning stove. Bathroom ,with bath, hand held shower, W.C & handbasin. All on the ground floor.
Upstairs there is one double bedroom with old brass double bed.( W.C en suite)
One twin bedroom with two single beds, which is suitable for two children
Outside one can laze by the blue waters of the (shared) pool, relax in the garden,under your own shady covered terrasse, lie in the hammock swung between mulberry and walnut trees, cook your own delicious "al fresco" meals on the barbecue.
With only a few farms across the valley,there is not much more to be heard than the tinkle of sheep bells and the cry of birds in the summer months. In the Spring the nightingales beautiful song can be heard in the woods nearby.
Our nearest villages are, Bourdeaux (4kms) and Dieulefit (8kms) So the morning croissants are not too far away. Both these villages have all you need for your daily shopping needs.We have good restaurants , both simple local fare and gastronomic ,in easy distance.The area is rich in a large variety of places of interest to visit. There are colourful local markets.Crystal mountain rivers where you can swim.Good area for walking ,mountain running, cycling,horse riding and for bird and wild flower lovers.There are also excellent Côtes du Rhône vineyards to visit and to sample some of the delicious wines they offer!
We cannot be reached by public transport to the door, but as far as either of our nearest villages ( Dieulefit or Bourdeaux)
If you are looking for a place that is rather special......
The pool is yours to enjoy!
Shared with other guests.
Interaction with Guests
We are on hand to help, and to give good tips and advice when needed so you can enjoy the area to its fullest.
For mountain runners, Bernd would be happy to show and share with them some of his favorites!
This is an area that has stayed pretty well unchanged throughout the years.
To the north one has the wild sweeping limestone mountains of the Vercors & Diois. Hidden valleys with turquoise blue rivers, mountain villages clinging to rocky outcrops.
A wealth of wonderful mountain walks !
To the South, opens out the landscape of Provençe, with the warm perfumed blue of the lavender fields,along side the rows of dark green vines.Historical villages, and chateaux. Colourful local markets!
Public transport (bus) will only get you as far as the nearest villages.Trains can get you as far as Montélimar, (nearest station)
Car is advised as we are in the middle of the countryside!
Other Things to Note
A great area for nature lovers! Fabulous walking country, and good for outdoor sports.Interesting wild flowers and birds.
Delicious Côtes du Rhône wines in the area to discover, many organic!
Places of historical interest. Summer music & drama festivals.
We ask our guests to take care of the house and its contents as if it was their own home ,to return the property in a clean and orderly state.
Not to let dogs sleep on the beds or go upstairs to the bedrooms. Well behaved animals only.Dogs that do not chase sheep or cats! No lighting of fires, fireworks or smoking in un-designated areas in the hot dry summer months because of the fire risk. House sleeps 4. no more!
Children not to be left un supervised by pool.
Unser Aufenthalt bei Jane und Bernd war einfach traumhaft. Sowohl das Haus als auch der gesamte Außenbereich sind liebevoll und stilvoll eingerichtet. Der besondere Touch ist wohl Jane zu verdanken, die einer Künstlerfamilie entstammt! Dank der Hilfsbereitschaft und Freundlichkeit der Gastgeber, bleiben keine Wünsche offen - gemütliche Sitzecken, Fernsehkanäle in sämtlichen Sprachen und sogar an das Nachtlicht für Kinder wurde gedacht. Im Garten selbst gibt es so viel zu entdecken, dass wir kaum das Bedürfnis hatten, viele Ausflüge zu machen. Unsere Kinder jedenfalls wollten gar nicht wieder weg. Vielen Dank für alles und hoffentlich bis bald!
Merci pour ce coin de Paradis silencieux où nous avons été chaleureusement accueillis par deux anges souriants et Le chant des oiseaux.
The most beautiful place we stayed on our whole trip. You arrive at this stunning French countryside home through some of the most breathtaking vistas the world has to offer. Then settle in for a few days of exploring the vineyards, hikes, restaurants and historic sites of the region. Jane has assembled a carefully crafted collection of places to visit in the area (wineries, restaurants, pottery studios, markets and hikes), and suggested itineraries for your stay - so you won't be short of things to do. We particularly appreciated the fully outfitted kitchen with all the utensils & appliances you'll ever need to make inspired meals during your stay (though there's certainly no shortage of good restaurants in the area). You will want to extend your stay within a few minutes of arriving.
Une bouteille de Die nous attendait.
Les photos sont bien conformes aux lieux.
Ce fut pour ma fille et moi un très beau séjour, hors du temps, une vraie pause bucolique, ressourçante. Le lieu est magnifique, la maison provençale au charme fou de Jane et Bernd surplombe les collines verdoyantes, Jane dont le sourire lumineux nous a accueilli ces trois jours. Nous avons visité et arpenté la région au gré de nos inspirations et des petits papiers de Jane, ses petites adresses et gros coups de coeur. L'appartement coquet, douillet, plein de vie, de touches d'attention invite au cocooning, le soir nous étions lovées dans nos fauteuils tout contre le poêle à bois ronronnant.
Il faudra que nous revenions.
Thank you so much Jane, viele Danke Bernd, de nous permettre de partager votre lieu si enchanteur.
20/20 si nous devions laisser une note. Tout était parfait : une maison charmante, à la décoration soignée, confortable et très bien tenue ; dans un environnement superbe et avec des hôtes chaleureux et attachants. Merci pour les petites attentions : bouquet de fleur et bouteille de bienvenue, draps qui sentent bon la lavande , les très bon gâteaux anglais pour le dimanche de Pâques et vos conseils de visite personnalisés. Nous sommes très heureux de nos quelques jours passés dans la Drôme et recommandons vivement votre maison. Au plaisir.
A truly wonderful place. We felt immediately at home, in a welcoming property offering everything we could need and more. The views were incredible, the house was cosy (we enjoyed nights in by the log fire almost as much as visiting the beautiful local villages, towns and countryside) and our hosts were delightful. We really appreciated the helpful notes from Jane with excellent ideas for places to go and recommendations for good food and drink. Thank you Bernd and Jane, as the listing promises, you offer something quite special.
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About the Host, Bernd
Bernd,originally from Nord Rhein Westfalia, Germany, studied in Berlin at Art School. . Together with his wife,Jane,.Have just retired from farming. An organic sheep farm,in S.E of France,up in the beautiful hills of La Drôme.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome guests to this lovely & un spoilt corner of France, and are able to show and share with them some of the rich variety that this fabulous area has to offer!