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Unique Ardeche -- Magnificent View
Unique Ardeche -- Magnificent View
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Nothing revives your spirit more than fresh air, a lovely view, peace and quiet, and miles of countryside at your disposal. Our hillside retreat is situated high on the Ardèche plateau overlooking the meandering Rhône river and the distant Vercors.

The space

This independent apartment (one of two) in our home has a good-sized bedroom/living room, a small independent kitchen, and a separate bathroom. It is located on the garden floor of a remodeled former summer school dormitory, in the middle of the green part of the Ardèche region. The 180 degree view of the Rhône valley, the Vercors mountains and the Alps is magnificent from the shared garden in front of the apartment.

France is criss-crossed with what they call "Grandes Randonnées," miles and miles of marked walking, hiking and biking trails. One of these, GR42a, passes on the edge of the property. In one direction is a one-hour hike down to St. Jean de Muzols. In the other is a stretch in every direction of wooded and cultivated green nature.

The atmosphere is remarkably serene upon arrival. Yet shopping can be found at 8 minutes by car, and bustling Valence is 40 minutes away. Lyon is one hour to the north.

The Ardèche is one of the hidden gems of France. Most of the department is located on the top of a plateau, high above the Rhône river valley. The local people are independent and self-reliant, and they have preserved the best of nature for your enjoyment. With advanced notice, your hosts can offer you the occasional meal or breakfast.

For local sightseeing, visit the Valrhôna chocolate factory, makers of the the favorite chocolate of top chefs around the world. Also, visit the Rhône Valley wineries, AOCs like Cornas, Hermitage, St. Joseph. Down the side valley stop in at the Mastrou, a historical steam-engine train that takes you up into the quaint hills-and-dales of the inner Ardèche, ending in Lamastre. Or you can ride on the Velorail, foot-pendaled carts on the same train tracks, winding through the "Gorges du Doux" river valley–lovely scenery and a good family outing. We also recommend the "Château de Crussol," a medieval ruin situated high above Valence with a magnificent view of the Vercors.

Last but not least, a branch of the ViaRhôna bike trail passes through Tournon-sur-Rhône, next door. This Geneva-to-the-Mediterranean path is partially completed. Sections from Geneva to Lyon are finished.

Guest access

Hiking, biking, swimming in the local river or a municipal pool, visits to the Gorges de l'Ardèche and the upper plateau, Valrhôna Chocolaterie, Rhône wineries, the Mastrou steam train are all very close by. About 30 km away, the Chateau de Crussol, an old medieval ruin high above Valence.

Other things to note

With advanced notice, your hosts can prepare breakfast or dinner for you.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Security deposit is $266

We are sorry to say we cannot accept pets, and smoking is not permitted inside the apartment, for the convenience of future guests. Sheets, towels and other linens are included in the price. If you prefer to use your own, we can offer you a discount. Blankets and pillows can be provided, included in the price already quoted.


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Alexa User Profile
June 2017
Great place with a wonderful view!

Tom User Profile
June 2017
Really the best Place to stay! Kind hosts and a super atmosphère. I highly recommend.

Tim User Profile
May 2017
From the moment we arrived we fell in love with the place! set high above the Rhone valley with absolutely superb views down to the river, and we were made to feel very welcome and at ease by Johanna and Christian. The apartment is beautifully set up and well equipped, and we could have spent days just sitting on the terrace looking at the view. A good place to explore the Ardeche - its nature/scenery/wine and the steam railway is nearby if you are interested. A great place in every respect.

Ira User Profile
April 2017
The host canceled this reservation 190 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Wouter User Profile
August 2016
Very nice place, hosts en spectacular view!

Robert User Profile
July 2016
The most welcoming of hosts..real genuine people. The apartment was fantastic. The view...well wow...could not be better. If you go..when you get near to the apartment then look for an address box at the end of the driveway that looks in the shape of a route 66 sign.

Rebecca User Profile
June 2016
I don't want to go on and on about the view, but WOW! We could barely pull ourselves away from the terrace each night! Johanna and Christian are really cool people, and they know this area as well as anyone - they have great recommendations for wineries, restaurants, walks, and pretty much anything else you want to know. Besides being generous with the knowledge, they also stocked the place with wine, coffee, and fresh fruit! The studio is actually pretty large, it's very clean, and best of all, since it's on the ground floor, it stays nice and cool during the hot weather. This is a truly special place!

Saint-Jean-de-Muzols, FranceJoined in July 2013
Christian Et Johanna User Profile
Interaction with guests

Your hosts will most likely be nearby during your stay and can help you orient your vacation visits.

About Christian Et Johanna

We are a French/American couple, he from this region, and she born on the other side of the Atlantic. We met here on this very site, Boursicot, over 20 years ago, and today we have returned to this cherished corner of the world.

Nous sommes un couple français/américain, lui originaire du coin, elle née de l'autre côté de l'Atlantique. Nous nous sommes rencontrés ici sur ce lieu, Boursicot, il y a plus de vingt ans, et aujourd'hui nous sommes de retour dans ce coin du monde qui nous plait tant.

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