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Longueville Castle, the Thines Malarce valley on Thines

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

13th century medieval castle, 5 min away from the village of Thines and swimming

In the castle of 210 sq.m with:

- 2 bedrooms and 1 shared bathroom

- 1 master bedroom with en-suite bathroom

- 1 living room of 50 sq.m with kitchen corner

- 1 kitchen/dining of 50 sq.m being finished

- 1 library of 30 sq.m

- 1 south-facing terrace overlooking the valley.

The castle is being restored; we maintained its authenticity and its charm. Isolated from the noise and from pollution, you will spend a relaxing stay enjoying the activities that the region offers: canoeing, horse riding, fly-fishing, hiking, visit of the typical Cevennes villages.

In July and August, in Thiens and the surrounding villages, there are many events: exhibitions, theatre, dancing, garage sales, festivals, etc.

There are also good restaurants where to taste the regional specialities, as well as excellent wine.

5 min away on foot there is a swimming corner in a river that flows on the granite and creates natural pools and slides.

The 2 bedrooms with shared bathroom have both 1 bed of 140 and, in one of them, there is a cot of 90 and in the other one, in the adjoining tower, a cot of 90. The bathroom has a shower, a wash basin and toilet.

The master bedroom of 40 sq.m has a large bed of 180 with independent mattresses and electric motor.The en-suite bathroom has a shower, 2 washbasins and 1 enclosed WC.

The living room is furnished in English Renaissance style and the kitchen corner has a worktop with a 4 hobs gas cooker, 1 microwave, 1 fridges and 1 sink. No dishwasher. There is a bar in front of the kitchen corner.

In the library you can find an important choice of books.

The south-facing terrace, on which overlook the living room, is equipped with garden tables and chairs.

More Details

Owner
Jean-François Piazzoli
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

About Jean-François Piazzoli

I'm a retired of 67 years and I worked in the pharmaceutical industry. When I retired I had to find an activity. The restoration of this 13th century medieval castle satisfied all my needs.

Practically, when you restore a castle, in ruins as this, there is no ready recipe; every time you have to think for find the best solution, or the least bad; and is this continuous consideration that is exciting.

Jean-François Piazzoli purchased this castle in 2003

Why Jean-François Piazzoli chose Malarce-sur-la-Thines

When I stopped my activity I wanted to change region, have more sun and especially be quite. And you will see why here is the right place.

Additionally it is a 13th century medieval castle!!!

What makes this castle unique

First of all, the environment: in a valley of the Cévennes that descend from the plateau to 1100 m to reach the plain on Vans.

The castle is slightly in height in relation to this valley e the view is fantastic.

Then, the castle itself with all its past; defensive fortress inhabited by the lords of Longueville since 1260.

Finally, it is quiet. Don't come here for dancing, you will be disappointed. You also should plan your shopping, because the first mall is 30 min away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Malarce-sur-la-Thines in Ardeche

Property Type:
  • castle (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Enclosed WC
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • In the bedroom 3 the single bed is in the tower and quite independent
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 1 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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(3 traveller reviews)

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Longueville Castle, the Thines Malarce valley on Thines
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Séjour incroyable !

  • 5 of 5

On arrive presque par hasard au château de Longueville, notre séjour entre amis était fixé autour d'un cahier des charges auquel répondait complètement le gite.

Mais Longueville se mérite et c'est bien là son principal défaut ou sa qualité première pour nous qui cherchions le calme.

L'endroit est majestueux mais vraiment très escarpé et la route qui nous y mène est vraiment très technique.

La demeure a été rénové avec tout le confort moderne et vraiment on y sent très vite bien. Une petite vie de châtelain avec le confort du 21eme siècle.

Michele et Jean Francois que tout le monde appelle Franckie sont vraiment deux hôtes charmants, passionnés, tournés vers les autres et prêts à partager leur passion et fiers de leurs beaux projets.

Le village de Thines se situe à 20 minutes de marche et on y trouve deux petits restaurants. Thines est un village délicieux où règne une atmosphère communautaire et sympathique avec un fort dynamisme pour ce lieu si reculé. Malgré la sensation que le temps s'est arrêté, on a pu profité d'une exposition de deux talentueuses graphistes, un concert d'un orchestre de cordes d'une qualité époustouflante et nous avons participé à une fête de village organisée par l'association des amis deThines.

En synthèse le château est magnifique mais vraiment loin de le première ville et la route est vraiment ardue. Les propriétaires sont attendrissants et passionnés, on vient à Longueville pour le calme, la verdure, la montagne, un retour à la nature et pour une volonté délibérée de se centrer sur l'essentiel.

Merci à Michèle, Franckie, les personnes de la "maison de la Gerboule" et tous les gens qui nous ont tant surpris.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Incomparable ! Hors concours

  • 5 of 5

Vacances 2015 des plus dépaysantes, au sein d'une nature presque intacte et encore sauvage, entre les murs épais d'un authentique château fort du XIIIè. Un cadre exceptionnel !

Nous ne sommes pas près d'oublier l'accueil chaleureux de Michèle et Frankie, leur présence attentive et bienveillante, leurs bons plans, leurs "apéros" à rallonge, se révélant de véritables menus dégustation, leur enthousiasme communicatif pour la région, ses produits, ses habitants. Et puis, le récit passionnant - photos à l'appui - de l'audacieuse restauration, magnifiquement réussie, de ces lieux magiques.

Longue vie à Longueville et à ses hôtes si attachants !

Annik et Marc

Braine-le-Château (Belgique)

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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La vie de château

  • 5 of 5

Situé au cœur de la montagne ardéchoise, à l'ombre des châtaigneraies, ce magnifique château médiéval superbement restauré par le propriétaire lui-même possède un charme et un confort auxquels il ne manque rien. Équipé de façon moderne, il garde son authenticité, avec ses chambres vastes et lumineuses, ouvertes sur la vallée, ses salles de bains complètes, sa bibliothèque bien garnie dans une pièce à l'atmosphère "d'époque", ses deux grands séjours confortables et sa terrasse si propice aux petits déjeuners. Ce n'est pas un château de poupée ou de princesse mais une solide bâtisse dont Frankie vous racontera l'histoire. Avec Michèle, il saura aussi vous faire partager leur amour de l'Ardèche et tous deux vous accompagneront découvrir ses richesses touristiques et gastronomiques (Ah les omelettes aux cèpes !) Plus que des propriétaires, ils sont devenus de vrais amis. Le château est accessible à tous et nous recommandons vivement cette location au rapport qualité prix exceptionnel.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nîmes
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Thines
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
La Garde Guérin
Nearest Train
120 Kilometres
Montélimar
Nearest Motorway
120 Kilometres
Montélimar Nord
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Thines
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Nîmes
Car: necessary

Near the village of Thines, listed historical monument, and its 13th century Roman church, the medieval castle of Longueville is located 5 min away on foot from the Thines River and swimming corners. We are here, in the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Park where there are many hiking paths leaving from the house.

We are also 30 min away from Vans and the canoeing departures on the Chassezac river, and 1 hour away from Vallon Pont d'Arc and the descent of the Gorges de l'Ardèche.

In proximity there is also the 'Stevenson trail''.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in Malarce-sur-la-Thines, Cevennes Ardechoises

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Basse
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£777
for 7 nights
£777
 
 
Moyenne
1 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£953
for 7 nights
£953
 
 
Haute
29 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,130
for 7 nights
£1,130
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£777
for 7 nights
£777
 

Additional pricing information

Nettoyage £70.61
Stay tax £0.62 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Les réservations ne seront confirmés qu'a réception de l'acompte de 50% du loyer. La caution sera donnée à l'arrivée par le locataire et restituée au départ de celui-ci.
Le solde de la location sera payé en fin de séjour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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