2 bedroom, 2 bathroom provencale gite with pool set in one acre of mature garden
Chris and April Mabey
About Chris and April Mabey
I am a semi-retired academic and April, my wife, is a retired counsellor. Since we first saw and bought this property, we have enjoyed gradually updating the house and gardens. We have had immense fun designing and decorating the gite which you will stay in, as it has given us a creative project to be involved in together. Now we want you to enjoy the fruits of the project too! We have a home in Milton Keynes (UK) but spend as much time at the property as we can.
Chris and April Mabey purchased this House in 2003
Why Chris and April Mabey chose Pont-de-Barret
We love the simplicity and spaciousness of this house and gardens. Full of character yet with up to date facilities, this is the perfect place for friends and family to relax in comfort and privacy. With four daughters and a growing number of grandchildren, it is here that we meet up annually as a family. Having soaked up the sun by the pool, a long dinner with local wine on the patio beneath the star-studded night sky is a great way to chill out.
What makes this House unique
Apart from the luxury accommodation, what is priceless about Le Loft des Lavandes is the location. Opposite a farm on a quiet country road, you feel like you are in your own private paradise. Yet within 5 minutes you can be buying croissants, choosing wine or be sitting in a bar. The mediterranean is one and half hours drive south but you probably won't want to leave the pool with its stunning panoramic views.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
My version of paradise
A perfect getaway - a lovely stone building, beautifully modernised and in a stunning setting. A cool interior, particularly the bedrooms, meant a perfect antidote to the hot and sunny days we enjoyed around the pool.
Chris and April were perfect hosts - welcome advice and homemade apricot conserve. What a combination!
A little piece of Heaven!
What a little taste of heaven this place is, from our arrival driving through perfect little villages towards the mountains, entering le Loft des Lavandes as the sun shone highlighting the field of lavender next to the house. It was the perfect start to our holiday. …we have loved the past two weeks, the pool, the food, the views, the vineyards, exploring medieval villages, walking through Saou forest. We have felt relaxed and refreshed, the house itself is fantastic, great size with all you need. It’s a little haven. Can’t wait to visit again and explore more of the area.
Stunning location and peaceful, dreamy days
This newly built and furnished gite was perfect for our family. With close up views of the mountains that ring this stunning valley, and a lavender field you could touch from the patio, we felt refreshed, restored and "repointed". It had everything we could wish for, from spacious en suites, a fully equipped modern kitchen, and a lovely host family next door (NB not always there) who were able to tell us some incredible sites to explore. These included an off road track to a ruined medieval village (you can do this in a 4x4 car), and two mountain walks with breathtaking views of two different valleys. The property is peaceful and remote yet within 10/25 minutes drive of fresh bread, wine and various towns with all the eating out and sightseeing you could wish for. Definitely coming again, the best rental in France we have ever used. See what we mean and visit!
We hebben 2 heerlijke weken doorgebracht in de buurt van Pont-de-Barret. Het huis is netjes onderhouden, het zwembad is op veilige afstand met kleine kinderen en er is genoeg te doen in de buurt.
In het huisje is alles aanwezig, van een grote hoeveelheid (bad)handdoeken tot de eerste basisbehoeften in de keuken bij aankomst (pakje sap, jam, versgebakken brood enz).
Chris en April doen er werkelijk alles aan om je verblijf zo prettig mogelijk te laten verlopen. Toen de wasmachine onverhoopt stuk ging hebben ze zelfs de was gedaan zodat we weer frisse rompertjes hadden voor ons zoontje! (En dat terwijl er een dag later al een nieuwe wasmachine geïnstalleerd werd). Het is een Engels stel, wat de communicatie sowieso een stuk makkelijker maakt.
Een aanrader voor iedereen die een lekker relaxte vakantie zoekt in een mooie omgeving.
Jolie propriété, entourée de champs de lavandes et au calme. Excellent pour se ressourcer.
Jolie mas ! Champs de lavandes et collines entourent cette belle propriété attenante aux propriétaires.
Après une journée de balades ou de visites sous le soleil, un plongeon dans la piscine privée permet de faire descendre la température et de se détendre.
Vacances idéales pour se ressourcer.
Peaceful, tasteful and wonderful
We spent a lovely week at Le Loft des Lavandes. Such peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings made us all relax and regain our long lost energy.
April and Chris are the most perfect hosts - always there discretely, ready to help and very easy to talk with. The welcome package of basic groceries, bread, milk etc was just one of many small gestures - thank you so much.
The gîte is very nicely decorated with everything you need. Clean, tidy and very modern. And having the bedrooms downstairs is a brilliant idea - nice and cool even during the hottest day.
All in all our very best recommendations and hoping to see you again soon.
We are located 15 min drive from Montelimar where there are large supermarkets and a wide range of shops. Each day of the week local markets take place in different villages. This area is blessed with a range of fine restaurants and if you like wine, you will be spoilt for choice as the Cote de Rhone vineyards are just south of our property.