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We stayed as an extended family for 2 weeks in June (between 4 and 6 adults at any one time and a 20 month old baby) and had a wonderful time here.
La Romance is completed to a high specification with plenty of space indoors and outside for large groups or families to enjoy. Gilles was on-hand to resolve any issues we had and to provide additional cases of his superb wine (available in cases in the house on a 'tab' basis).
The pool is fenced in, which was a great bonus for us with a small toddler and meant that the whole downstairs was safe and accessible for them to run about and enjoy.
Each room is individually air conditioned, a must in southern France in summer and the internet was reasonably fast (enough to stream TV etc) although the WiFi signal is weak in some parts of the stone built property (which is to be expected). The house is approx. 1 km from the nearest bakery (20 minute walk/5-10 minute run or jog) and in the middle of Gilles vineyards. The degustation at Gilles' parents house is well worth doing, and 2 of our party also booked on to the wine and food pairing evening which they thoroughly enjoyed.
Avignon, Orange, the Pont du Gard and Nimes can all be reached in approx 1 hour by road, Bagnols-sur-Ceze has an SNCF train station on 'this' side of the town and a full hospital is also available in the town should any emergencies arise. The full complement of supermarkets are available in Bagnols meaning, if you don't want to, you don't have to travel far for anything.
We would highly recommend La Romance (and any property owned/run by Gilles) for families with young childre or larger groups wanting to spend a peaceful time but in easy reach or larger cities or sites for day trips.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday Gilles!
Beautiful setting in vineyards, distant view of Mt Ventoux and impressive and roomy house. A few updates probably required but otherwise a hugely enjoyable and memorable experience enjoyed by us all. "Swimming" in the outdoor pool every morning was a great way to wake up; lovely quiet lanes from the house allowing us to explore on bikes - Chateauneuf du Pape and Pont du Gard within round trip distance. Near enough for the Ardeche Gorge too. Perfect! Thanks to Pauline for her help and remarkable translation service!