The house is ideally situated just off a quiet country road. It has electric entrance gates and a burglar alarm for security. It is not overlooked and is peaceful and quiet. Ideal for naturists and naturalists! Plenty of wild life to spot - wild boar, deer, hares, rabbits, foxes, ducks, frogs, toads, lizards etc. I would describe the house and it's facilities as rustic rather than luxurious - it has lots of charm and character. It is an ideal base for visiting the nearby area - chateaux, perched villages, olive groves, wine estates, lavender fields, open air markets, potteries etc. The larger towns of Montelimar (Nougat), Crest and Valence are all within easy travelling distance. Marsanne has several bars and restaurants, a grocers, butchers, bakers, post office and tourist information office, with plenty of places of interest to visit and bikes are available to hire.
- Farmhouse3013 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 nights
Farmhouse in Marsanne, Nr. Montelimar, Drome, France - Peaceful Secluded Position, But Only 5 Mins By Car To Nearest Village
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 6 Sep 2018
About madeleine gilles
I bought La Selve over 20 years ago and we have used it for our family holidays since then. Even now, whenever I go to the house I experience the same feeling of complete relaxation and pleasure - it is like returning to paradise! I am now married to a frenchman who has his own holiday house, as well as having a house at Montelimar, so I have decided to let La Selve. The dutch couple who maintain the property are close friends and speak fluent english so I know you will be well looked after. They can advise on the current 'in' places to eat in the area, they know the property well and can give you any other advice you need. They are on call 24/7. If you decide to visit La Selve I am sure you will not be disappointed and hopefully will return year after year.
madeleine gilles purchased this Farmhouse in 1992
Why madeleine gilles chose Roynac
I thought it was a lovely area - the 'real' France - of course there are tourists in the summer, but there are also plenty of 'locals'.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The greatest pleasure I get from the property is the peace and quiet. It is simply lovely to go out to dinner and return to the house afterwards where you can sit outside in the warmth of the evening enjoying the perfect silence and breathing in supremely clean fresh air. Perfect.....
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
A Lovely Peaceful week in the sun
Well - it started off, not in the sun but actually really cold. However we had such a warm welcome from the owner and the manager that we immediately started to relax and enjoy our precious week. On the third day the sun came out, it warmed up and by the end we were swimming in the lovely pool every day. The views are stunning, the peace is wonderful and the area in France is interesting and varied. We certainly hope to return to this beautiful house.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, and we were glad to hear that even the unseasonal weather at the start of your week did not dampen your enthusiasm for La Selve. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Madeleine and Maurice.
Gîte vraiment très agréable !
Habitation très propre, Décoration raffinée, belles pièces de vie, une vue exceptionnelle, un très vaste terrain... Rien ne manque dans ce gîte pour passer des vacances exceptionnelles. Merci aux propriétaires de leur accueil chaleureux !
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to send a review.
Airports: Lyon and Marseille each being 1hr 30 mins by car. Nimes, Montpellier, Avignon and Grenoble are also possible at different seasons.
Approx 8 hours driving time from Calais.
TGV station at Valence.
Car is essential.
4 kms to Marsanne.
15 kms to Montelimar.
15 kms to Crest.
Changeover day is a Friday or Saturday by arrangement Price includes electricity, water, pool and garden maintenance , change of linen weekly, and cleaning on departure.