A drive bordered by lavender leads to this spacious and modernised 18th century stone house, restored by an architect, with a magnificent view to the south as far as the Mont Ventoux. Large double height sitting room with comfortable seating for 8, kitchen and dining area. Also downstairs, the shower room with two washbasins and separate toilet, next to a utility room with washing machine (and a single bed for an au pair). A modern staircase leads onto a passage overlooking the living room, which then leads to the 4 bedrooms, 2 with double beds (1 x 1m60 the other 1m40), 1 with two single beds, 1 with bunk bed and baby cot, bathroom with two washbasins and bath tub and separate toilet. Large pool (12m x 5m) with electric security cover and removable barrier, garden, 2 terraces - 1 with dining table and chairs for 10, barbecue, deck chairs, parasol, pingpong table, swings for children, car port.
4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 shower room, 2 separate WCs
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Nov 2018
I am English, my husband is French and we live in Paris. We bought our house in the Ardèche in 2012 and rent it when we are not there ourselves. We have 3 daughters and 5 young grandchildren and love spending part of the school holidays with them all in Ardèche.
Terri purchased this House in 2012
Why Terri chose Saint-Julien-du-Serre
This part of the Ardèche remains unspoilt, although there are tourists in the region in the season. The house is 12 minutes away from Aubenas, but up in the hills at 400 metres, so cooler in the summer. The countryside, the river and the walks are stunning and the house and pool, make a wonderfully calm place to relax.
What makes this House unique
We fell in love with the views, with the very modern design of the inside of the house, which the architect cleverly managed to combine with the character of the farm that it used to be.
Pool / Spa
Wonderful stay. Very nice and comfortable house. Fantastic views and pool.
We stayed for a week with another family and very much enjoyed our stay.
Good location for a relaxing week - is a bit of the beaten track but that suited us well
However close enough to all the key Ardeche sites.
4 comfortable rooms and 2 bath rooms. The second bathroom is downstairs with all the bedrooms upstairs.
Kitchen fully equipped and well laid out.
We would highly recommend for a stay in Ardeche away from all the other tourists.
Marvelous house,marvelous situation!
We had a wonderful time in that beautifully restored house,the view is superb,the swimming pool ,large and delicious.The house is decorated with taste, the rooms very confortable ,the bathrooms are well designed and function very well...and above all, that quietness! The surroundings are rich in nice old villages, Aubenas is a very beautiful town with nice shopping,we ate in good small restaurants! A very relaxing boliday!
Thanks for your review - and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our house, that the weather was good enough to be able to use the pool, and hope you'll return for another holiday !
Classic french loaction, stunning views, relax....
We had a very enjoyable stay. Terri was a pleasure to deal with throughout.
The property is clean and far more spacious than it appears in the pictures, in fact they simply don't do it justice. The view takes you away. The pool is great for all the family (8-79years in our party). If you like a peaceful location with good access to supermarkets etc this is the place to go. This place is so good you'll dream of owning it!!
Beautiful house in delightful setting.........
We had a great week here in late August. The house is really lovely - beautifully restored/designed and in a really stunning setting with amazing views. Extremely quiet & relaxing by the perfect pool, on the terrace and in the house itself - day and night. There were just two of us and our small dog but it would also be ideal for a family/children too. It's not far from many attractions (Vals les Bains, Largentiere, Ardeche River etc.) but in reality, once you're there you don't feel like leaving the house much ! We would however recommend a visit to the Sunday market in Vals les Bains simply for the the rotisserie chicken with potatoes & olives ! We also liked Aubenas. Terri was extremely helpful with answering our questions both before and during our stay & there's a lot of helpful information available at the house. I would certainly not hesitate to recommend this house and would love to return one day.....
Even better than in the phootos
We saw this property on the Homeaway site and it is much more beautiful and warmer-looking than in the photographs. We were there from 9th to 19th of September and the weather was wonderfully sunny and the pool still warm enough for swimming to be a pleasure. The setting is perfect with spectacular views over unspoilt countryside, especially from the kitchen, sitting room and two terraces, one of which has a large table and a barbecue where you can sit and have lovely long lunches and suppers. The living room is amazing with a high vaulted ceiling which makes it wonderfully light. There is also a wood-burning stove if the evenings get chilly but they never did when we were there. From the house there is a very pretty walk through some woodlands down to a stream and there are many fascinating towns and old villages to visit nearby, one of which, Aubenas, as well as having terrific food shops has a local produce market once a week.
Un havre de paix!
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour en famille dans cette villa récemment rénovée qui allie à merveille charme, espace, tranquilité et fonctionnalité. La piscine est un vrai régal pour les petits comme pour les grands! Et la vue extraordinaire! Les propriétaires sont conciliants et ont pensé à tout, vous vous sentirez chez eux comme chez vous!
Gorges and caves of the Ardèche, Vals les Bains spa, market at Aubenas
Additional pricing information
Bond/security deposit: 500 Euros and cleaning fee 100€ to be given directly to the person who greets you. Linen can be provided : 15 euros per set of double bed linen, 10 euros single. Towels: 4 euros each Possibility to organise cleaning and babysitting during stay Changeover day: Saturday