The house is situated in Venterol a lovely conservation village and close to an excellent bistro and restaurant. Both the exterior and interior has been carefully restored to keep the original features while providing a very comfortable accomodation.
A sought after feature of the house is the private South facing balcony which gets the sun all day and has magnificent views.
Inside the house is on three floors :The front door leads into the spacious living room, featuring a 17th century stone sink, oak beams and wood burning stove for romantic evenings in. At the rear a new wooden floor leads to a double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and provencal brick ceiling. There is a new Italian style en-suite bathroom with walk in shower shower and WC.
A wooden staircase leads to the first floor. This light and airy room has a fully fitted kitchen, Nespresso machine for morning coffee on the balcony or inside seating by the spacious dining area. The kitchen has wooden flooring, oak beams and a separate toilet.
A second staircase leads to the master bedroom with its oak beams and lovely views. Full of light and overlooking the valley. The room has a wardrobe hanging frame and king size bed with split mattresses for added comfort.
There is a 43"Sony HD tv with satellite tv (Freeview English language) BBC, ITV, Channel 4 ++. Blu-ray player with box sets and movies.
The Village: The house is situated on the South side of a beautiful hillside conservation village with a central parking area, church,bistro and restaurant, boulangerie and art gallery.
Whilst exploring the many little alleys forming a cobweb between the houses, you can find the communal washing pools of old, statues
arches, tiny canal system and churchyard.
Venterol hosts a thriving community, with a very active Comite des Fetes, organising the village festivals, musical evenings, hill walking, firework displays, processions and dances etc.
Many hillside walks surround the village with a river close by for dipping and rambling and of course the vinyards, olive groves and lavender fields.
The area: Venterol is an ideal base for both a relaxing holiday away from the crowds yet with easy access to local markets and major places of interest. These include: The ancient city on Avignon(1 hours drive), the roman town of Vaison La Romaine( 15 min drive), the Reneissane Chateau De Grignan( 15 min drive)and of course the vineyards and lavender fields of Provence and Drome.
The charming town of Nyons is close by with its mixture of shops, bars and restaurants together with a lively market each Thursday.
Nearby Valreas holds a annual lavender festival the first weekend in August. Wednesday is market day with truffles stalls on show from November to February.
Further afield Mount Ventoux, The Ardeche and of course the Cote De Azure are all within easy reach.
Access: By air:
Venterol is well served by the local airport of Nimes(Ryanair), Marseilles(BA, Ryanair) and Nice ( Easyjet and all major carriers).
From Calais follow A26 / A31/ and A7 ( Autoroute du Soleil). Exit Montelimar Sud direction Gap/Nyons.
TGV via Avignon with local connection to Montelimar Sud.