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Traditional Village House With Beautiful Mountain Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


Minimum Stay


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Saint-Martin-de-Clelles - Wisteria Cottage

Spacious House. Sleeps 8 To10. 2 Living Rooms. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath

An old house, sympathetically modernised, in the centre of St Martin de Clelles, a small friendly village in the Trieve valley on the edge of the Vercors National Park. There are wonderful mountain views all round.

The house is spacious with 249 sq. metres. The ground floor is open plan with a large living area with comfortable seating and wood burning stove, a dining area with seating for 8 to 10 with French windows, and a well- equipped kitchen. On the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and bath and a separate toilet. On the second half floor there is a large sunny living room. On the second floor there are 2 more double bedrooms, and a bathroom with shower and toilet.

Outside, just opposite, there is a good-sized fenced garden with terraces on 2 levels, equipped with chairs and large extendable table and parasols. The views are spectacular in all directions. There is off road parking next to the garden.

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 October, 2016
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About The Owner

We live in Kent and have always loved visiting France. We bought the property when we were still working but when we retired we were able to spend far more time in St Martin, restoring the house, high mountain walking and enjoying introducing our grandchildren to swimming and boulder hopping in the small river just below the cottage,climbing, canyoning, riding,sailing and exploring the markets and local cultural sites.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1991

Why The Owner chose Isere

We chose the house for the beauty of the setting, the high mountain views, the pretty village, the space and the many outdoor activities so near at hand. We had friends living on the Vercors and searched around that area but when we dropped down into the Trieve valley with its verdant farm land surrounded by high snow clad mountains we fell in love with the beauty and calm of the area.

What makes this cottage unique

We liked the wisteria cascading down the front of the cottage, the fish scale tiled roof, the views of the L'obiou mountain from the French windows and the terrace, the thick ancient walls with all the nooks and crannies and its setting in the village near the old church.



Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Grenoble. Also Lyon St Exupery
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Hotel Ferrat
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
E712 N75
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Hotel Ferrat
Nearest Ski
14 Kilometres
Gresse en Vercors
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Lake Monteynard
Car: recommended

The house is located at a height of 795 metres in St Martin de Clelles, a small pretty village, in the Trieve valley surrounded by 2900 metre mountains. It backs onto the Vercors National Park.

There is a fast-flowing boulder strewn small river below the cottage which offers unlimited adventures for children.

Alpine flowers including orchids are abundant particularly in May and June. Marmottes, bouquetins,chamois and chevreuil along with sangliers can be seen in the beech and coniferous forests. The mountains offer a wide variety of activities including rock climbing, via ferrata, hiking, canyoning and rafting. The nearby Lac Monteynard has sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. There are excellent open air swimming pools at Monestier and Mens. There are several riding stables with good horses for all standards.

There are 2 small scenic mountain railways which run through tunnels and over Victorian viaducts.

The Parcours Aventure at Batie has 10 levels of exciting climbing in the trees with very long zip wires.

There are museums, markets, caves and monasteries.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Martin-de-Clelles, Isere

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £0
linen and cleaning £80

Deposit on booking 25 % and balance to be paid 3 weeks prior to holiday
£300 returnable security deposit.
Additional payment of £80 for cleaning and linen

Reduced rates for last minute bookings may be possible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Martin-de-Clelles in Rhone-Alpes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 249 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Separate toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , optional 3rd Z bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Option to divide into 2 singles. Space for 3rd single Z bed
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 on first floor. Bedrooms 3 and 4 on second floor
  • Books
  • Games
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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