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Between Vaison-la-Romaine and the Mont Ventoux - Provencal house entering Faucon

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Faucon - La Grange

Local stone house, shaded terrace and garden, with an exceptional view

Located 6 km from Vaison, at the foot of the medieval village of Faucon, in the heart of rural life, the house, with 120 sq.m of living space, made of local stone, was completely renovated in 2002.

From its 60 sqm shaded terrace, its 250 sq.m garden and through its windows, you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the Mont Ventoux (20 km) the hills of Baronnies, the perched village, and the vineyards.

The living room, of 45 sqm, has an open plan kitchen (installed in December 2012) for the whole family, or a group of friends. Upstairs, 3 bedrooms and two shower rooms are for 2 to 8 people.

Pets are welcome.

The house is very pleasant all year long. The village of Faucon enjoys a sunny micro climate. Therefore, you will be able to walk and relax under the sun in any season.

The house is equipped for 8 persons. But it can also be very nice for two, in the peace and tranquillity and the light: the living room has 6 windows, facing east, south, and west. The bedrooms face west.

Finally, wi-fi has been installed.

The house has been awarded three stars by the prefecture.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Mireille Joly Vallet
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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About Mireille Joly Vallet

My family is originally from Faucon and has been here for many generations. My brother and nephew are winemakers in Faucon. I presently live in the Paris area and I wanted, for my children, my grand children and I, to accommodate a family house in the land of our ancestors, for the holidays.

Mireille Joly Vallet purchased this house in 1975

What makes this house unique

Since it is sunny all year round, the exceptional view of the village and the Mont-Ventoux are very much appreciated by the inhabitants and the visitors of the house. The living area, with its 6 windows facing west, south and east, is very bright. The new kitchen, with three worktops is a real pleasure to prepare the meals. On the shaded terrace, you can have your meals, relax on the deck chairs, or simply play...

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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Between Vaison-la-Romaine and the Mont Ventoux - Provencal house entering Faucon
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews
5

Great village location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this comfortable house, which is very conveniently situated on the edge of Faucon. We enjoyed being able to walk to the excellent boulangerie and to the nearby restaurants, where we had some delicious meals. One of us also enjoyed pleasant walks on the quiet little roads and tracks in the surrounding countryside. Nathalie provided a warm welcome and looked after us very well. We loved renewing our acquaintance with the surrounding towns and villages (especially Vaison and Nyons) and revisiting favourite vineyards and co-ops, as well as some excursions to places we hadn't visited before (such as Buis-les-Baronnies). The onion tart at La Loupiote (on the road out of Vaison towards Carpentras) remains the best we've ever had! We left Faucon laden with lovely wines and Nyons olives.

The weather was beautiful most of the time, though we did have one or two exciting thunderstorms. It's the first time we have stayed in a house without a fireplace and we would certainly have missed that if we had had more rainy or chilly days - a fire is cheerful even if not strictly needed for warmth!

We had been slightly concerned beforehand about potential noise from the road. In fact this bothered us very little; the only disturbance came from a village party celebrating the end of the grape harvest and this seemed well justified! We noted some previous comments about noise from agricultural activities - these were no more than you would expect in any village or country location and did not bother us in the slightest.

The house is well-equipped. We prefer a cafetiere (press) rather than a coffee machine, so we bought one and donated it for the benefit of future visitors. We also added to the collection of clothes pegs!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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4

Authentic Provence experience

  • 4 of 5

The house is very spacious with a great deck looking toward the Faucon village center with Mt Ventoux in the distance. The location is in a bustling agricultural area (vineyards) a short walk from the old village center. It is an authentic Provence experience where the day to day lives of the people who live and work there play out around you. If you want a place where the only sound is bird songs and wind in the trees this may not be for you. If the sounds of rural agricultural life, which includes the ubiquitous small tractors coming and going, is soothing rather than annoying, then this is the right place.

The bakery in the village center, a 5 minute walk away, is itself a reason to stay in Faucon. It is renowned in the region and virtually at your doorstep.

Ours was a biking holiday with nearly infinite choice of routes in every direction of the compass. This was a perfect place for launching out on daily rides but perhaps the best use of the house is for families and groups that can take advantage of all the beds, kitchen, swing set, washing machine, dishwasher, and living space.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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5

This cottage is very comfortable, well maintained, well appointed and in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We particularly enjoyed our stay in Faucon using it as a base to explore the region. We appreciated the warm welcome and assistance we received from Nathalie and from people we met in the village. We recommend the restaurant 'Le Laurier' and the boulangerie. We also visited the Tuesday markets in Vaison la Romaine for fresh local produce.

We were a group of 6 adults and found the cottage very comfortable in accommodating our needs. Thank you for allowing us to stay. Our only regret was that we were unable to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your appreciation. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Mireille and Nathalie
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4

Delightful home in the countryside

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I had an amazing stay at La Grange at the end of March 2016. Booking was handled well, and Mme. Joly was a pleasure to deal with. The tiny village of Faucon is gorgeous, as is the surrounding countryside. We used the house as the base for visiting the small villages in the area & enjoyed wonderful hikes in the countryside and excellent wine and food.

The house is situated just at the base of the village of Faucon. There are tremendous views of the hilltop town as well as Mount Ventoux from the front veranda--perfect to enjoy breakfast in the morning or a glass of wine at night. (At sunset, the town appears to be made of gold). The house itself is roomy and well-appointed--we had everything we needed for our stay. Nathalie (the caretaker of the house) was extremely helpful, providing us with information about the town and even bringing us a food processor that my wife wanted so that she could do some baking. The only reason we didn't give five stars are for relatively minor things: we lacked hot water for a couple of days (which Nathalie managed extremely well, keeping us informed and getting the problem fixed as quickly as possible), and on a couple of mornings when sitting on the verandah, we did get some exhaust and noise from the farm machinery that is used in the surrounding vineyards. That is part of the reality of country life, so not a serious issue at all, but worth noting. We highly recommend La Grange, and we hope to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your appreciation. Undoubtly, you are satisfied by your stay in "La Grange", in Faucon. My house is ideally situated to admire our magnificent sceneries, to taste our local products, to visit all Provence, and its perched villages. I am very sorry that a water heater failure has happened during your stay. It came back online as son as possible, the day after. I hope that you have appreciated the goodwill commercial gesture we afforded you. It is our pride to insure the excellence of a stay in an authentic rural context, but this authenticity has, occasionally, its inconveniences. We make everything to get you a quiet and soothing stay in the respect for this rural life and its wine growers. If you are bothered, I thank you to speak to the wine growers who take care about the quality of the stay of our guests. You are welcome, Best regards, Mireille
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5

A beautiful month

  • 5 of 5

La Grange is a comfortable, charming and welcoming house - perfect for a laid-back holiday in the Vaucluse area. It is well-equipped and laid out and its location is great at the foot of lovely Faucon, which turns gold as the sun goes down. Sitting on the terrace with a glass of chilled red watching the light change over the village and mont Ventoux in the distance is a cherished memory, as is cooling down in the nearby rivers. Faucon and nearby Puymeras have some highly recommended places to eat and the Thursday market in Vaison is a weekly treat.

Mme Joly and Nathalie made all the difference to our stay - very friendly and helpful. I have recommended La Grange to friends and family and hope to be able to return there soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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La Grange, Faucon - Overview of Stay

  • 3 of 5

Our stay at La Grange was most enjoyable from the moment we arrived to when we left one week later, ably assisted by Natalie, the housekeeper. The house and terrace face the vineyards and village of Faucon above. The property was as described.

The house was comfortable with all household items provided to make for an easy stay. A good file available with information about the house, local interests, food, wine and local walks.

We visited the excellent boulangerie in the village every day (check opening times) and occasionally took a coffee on the terrace. It serves breakfast and lunch, simple salads. La Domaine de la Buissiere is next door with the wine available to buy from the restaurant in the building next door. At the time of writing there are two restaurants in the village. The one next door to the house is excellent (the chef had a Michelin starred restaurant previously) with a wonderful chef The terrace with a view of the vines and rolling hills. From 1 October it is open twice per month. It is worth checking when it is open. The other restaurant was closed for the holiday.

Further afield (2 km) at Puymeras (can be reached through the fields by either driving or walking) there is a simple bar/restaurant with a terrace overlooking the village. Very popular so worth booking at lunchtime. Very good for coffee, a glass of wine or a light lunch. Within same village there is another restaurant which we did not try (due to being closed for but open the day we left).

Vaison La Romaine with its Roman ruins and market on a Tuesday is worth a visit. Nyons has a market on Thursday and is well known for olives. There are many other attractive villages to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your appreciation. Best regards.
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Marseille/Marignane
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Faucon
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Vaison la Romaine
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Avignon TGV, 60 Km; Orange, 30 Km
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Bollene
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Faucon
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Mont Ventoux, Chalet Reynard
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Le Grau-du-Roi
Car: recommended

Close to:

Vaison-la-Romaine: 6 km

Orange: 30 km

Sea: 100 km

River: 2 km

Shops: 0 km

Summit of the Mont Ventoux: 20 Km: cycling or by car

The medieval village of Faucon is not far from the historical and cultural cities of Vaison la Romaine (6 km), Orange, Carpentras, Grignan, Nyons and Avignon, where art, history and festival lovers (dance, music, theatre, choralies) will be able to enjoy easily. In the restaurants, wine cellars, and the bakery of the village, food lovers will taste the wines (Côtes du Rhône, Côteaux du Ventoux...), olives, oils, fruits and local products.

For swimming, you can go to the pools in Nyons and Vaison or to the Ouveze and Toulourenc Rivers.

Finally, the city of Vaison, historic centre (Roman ruins, Roman theatre, archeological museum) offers all shops, doctors, hospital, cinema and a big Provencal market on Tuesdays with many loca and handcrafted products.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Faucon, Haut-Vaucluse

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Basse saison
12 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£145
for 2 nights
From
£73
£334
 
 
Moyenne saison
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£166
for 2 nights
From
£83
£570
 
 
Haute saison
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£887
for 7 nights
£887
 
 
Moyenne saison
2 Sep 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£166
for 2 nights
From
£83
£570
 
 
Basse saison
19 Nov 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£145
for 2 nights
From
£73
£334
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £380
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

A payer à la fin du séjour.
obligatoire: Dépenses d'eau et d'électricité à charge, comptabilisées d'après vos dépenses après relevé du compteur.
Taxe de séjour: 0,90€ par personne et par nuit.
Optionnel: Location de linge selon votre souhait: Draps: 8 € par personne, serviettes de toilette: 4€ par personne.
ménage en fin de location: 75€
Animaux: 12€ par animal
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Faucon in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Shower - Shower Enclosure , On ground floor: shower, hand basin and toilet.
    Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs: bathtub, shower and wash basin.
    WC - Toilet , Separate toilets, upstairs.
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , On the ground floor, toilet with walk in shower & wash basin
  • Upstairs, a pink marble bathroom, old fashion, a modern bathtub, as well as a wash basin and towel warmer. Separate toilet. Adjoining the living room is a pink tiled shower room with a shower, toilet and wash basin. Household linen can be rented.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Garnet Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , + wash basin
    Violette Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Pink and Blue Bedroom - 4 Single Bed
  • 2 double beds, 4 single beds, 1 baby cot. The rooms are located upstairs. 2 of them, of 9 sqm, with 140/190 beds, and walk-in cupboards. Each one has a window facing east. The 3rd one, of 25 sq.m, has four 90/190 beds, a wardrobe, and shelves. It has two windows, one facing east and the other one facing west. All the bedding dates from 2005. Most of the mattresses are made of latex and with slatted frames.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Large living room of 45 sqm: Large extending dining table, for up to 12 people; two comfortable sofa with pillows, a sideboard, etc. Open plan kitchen: Brushed-aluminium kitchen: 5 gas hobs with a security; electric E0 catalytic oven, and convection. Refrigerator-freezer, microwave oven, dishwasher, and washing machine. Large double sink, (called timbre d'office), fitted kitchen installed in December 2012 with many drawers and 3 counter tops. Saucepans and crockery of many sizes, adapted for large families as well as for couples. Large 60 sqm terrace with panoramic view of the village and the Mont Ventoux. You can use a plancha, a BBQ and enjoy your meal under the shade of the large arbour adorned with a Virginia creeper. Garden furniture: 3 tables, chairs and loungers. Swing frame: with 2 swings, a climbing rope, and a trapeze, all very large.

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