'La Bastide des Lumières' is a stunningly beautiful Provençal-style property that sits in a very private, elevated position overlooking a sea of vineyards and the tranquil Vallée de la Cèze.
The 2½ acre estate comprises a simply outstanding, private pool area with huge swimming pool of 20m x 7m and extensive sun terraces. Lovely grassed garden with olive trees, lavender groves and palm tree, many private terraces.
The charming courtyard has a fountain centre piece with Mediterranean plants, flowers and trees.
Private gym with large range of exercise machines and equipment.
South-facing, with unforgettable views over the vineyards and countryside, the property itself would grace the cover of any Provençal style and decoration magazine.
Superb living accommodation with traditional, antique and contemporary decoration and furnishings. Large farmhouse kitchen. Elegant, double aspect living room with extensive library, two separate sitting areas and French-windows opening to the garden and terraces.
Six bright and spacious bedrooms with extended views; all with private, ensuite bathrooms; floors throughout are of beautiful limestone cut in large blocks.
Exterior terraces offer private space for relaxing or dining. A vine covered pergola shades a delightful terrace, ideal for alfresco breakfasts or an intimate lunch.
Conversely, the courtyard features a wonderful, covered terrace for summer family living; large sitting area with comfortable conservatory furniture and grand dining table for those typical long-lasting, late evening family dinners.
All terraces, private driveway, gardens and pool area can be beautifully lit at night to create a unique and unforgettable atmosphere.
All amenities are in nearby Goudargues (5 minutes) including shops, restaurants and traditional market.
Great location from which to discover this beautiful region.
(Weekly rental rate includes comprehensive pool and garden maintenance and house-cleaning twice weekly).
Large farmhouse kitchen with Italian marble counters and custom-made, cherry-wood cabinets. High ceiling. 'De Dietrich' restaurant-style, five-burner stove, electric oven, dishwasher and large fridge. Dining table and chairs with large, open fireplace. Door to side garden and terrace.
Further doors open to large covered terrace and courtyard.
Adjoining pantry with freezer, drinks fridge, American-style washing machine and dryer.
Separate cloakroom with WC.
Bedroom 1, double (queen;160) with ensuite bath / shower, WC and hand basin. French windows leading out to the front garden with olive trees.
Double aspect Living Room with stone fireplace, extensive library, TV with UK satellite channels, CD / DVD and video. Contemporary and antique furnishings and decorations (white sofas, wicker armchairs and antique armoires and tables). Large, stone-carved open fireplace. French windows open to side garden and terrace with further (double set) of French windows leading out to the front garden.
Bedroom 2, Two singles (90x200). When joined they form a King bed (180x200). Ensuite bath / shower, WC, hand basin. French doors open on front garden with olive trees; backdoors open on back courtyard with fountain. Access from courtyard.
Bedroom 3, Two singles (90x200). When joined they form a King bed (180x200). Ensuite bath / shower, WC, hand basin. French doors open on front garden with olive trees; backdoors open on back courtyard with fountain. Access from courtyard.
Stairs leading up to;
Bedroom 4, - Master bedroom (55m²) with sitting area. King bed (190x200) with ensuite bath, stall shower, WC and hand basin. 4 French Windows open on front garden with olive trees. Unobstructed and extensive views of vineyards and Provençal countryside.
Further bedrooms on two levels, access via the courtyard;
Bedroom 5, Two singles (90x200). When joined they form a King bed (180x200). Ensuite bath / shower, WC, hand basin. French windows open on front garden with olive trees and with extensive views of countryside. Access from gallery with views of courtyard and fountain.
Bedroom 6, Queen (160x200) with ensuite bath / shower, WC and hand basin.
French windows open on front garden, olive trees and views of countryside. Access from a gallery with views of courtyard and fountain.
2½ acre, fully private estate featuring large lawn, lavender groves, Mediterranean plants, flowers and herbs, cypress and shade trees. Superb views over the tranquil Vallée de la Cèze.
All the grounds are lit at night to superb effect;
Courtyard with fountain and Mediterranean plants, flowers and trees. Large, covered terrace with comfortable sitting area and large dining table and chairs and BBQ.
Large lawned garden to the front of the property with table, chairs and sun loungers.
Side terrace with terrace and pergola. Small dining table and chairs.
Herb garden and shaded sitting area (off kitchen).
Garden steps and 10m path to superb, private swimming pool, 20m x 7m in elevated position with extensive views (High-tech filtration system keeps the water crystal clean without the need of chlorine).
Huge, surrounding sun-terrace and separate terrace with pergola with table and chairs. Sun loungers.
Pool and terrace are spectacularly fully-lit at night.
Gym (30m²) with mechanical and aerobic 'Stepmaster', rowing machine, stationary bike, abdominal board and weight bench with an assortment of barbells.
Private drive-way and private parking for many cars.
|From||To||Weekly rental rates||Euros||Sterling *||US Dollars *|
|24/06/2017||09/09/2017||late June to early September||€ 4,780||£ 4,088||$ 5,335|
|Refundable Security Bond||€ 1,500|
- * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
- Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
- Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
- Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
- No smoking in the property.
- Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels.
- Please note electricity / heating is not included November to end April.
- Please note that no children under 16 are allowed to enter/use the gym.
- Twice weekly house-cleaning is included in the rental rate.
- Cook and baby-sitting available on request. Please ask well in advance for further details, costs, etc.
The property is located in the small hillside hamlet of Roman, next to the village of Cornillon, approximately 30 minutes West of Orange and just South of the beautiful gorges of the Ardèche.
Auberge restaurant in neighbouring Saint-Gely (2 minutes drive or 25 minutes walk).
All amenities are in nearby Goudargues (5 minutes) including shops, restaurants and traditional market. 15 minutes walk to the lovely River Cèze for swimming, canoeing and fishing.
Large choice of supermarkets and further shops and restaurants in Bagnols-sur-Cèze (15 minutes). Also here is the little 'Musée de Peinture Albert André' with one of the most exquisite collections of 20th century art in the South of France, with canvases by Renoir, Picasso and Gauguin and other well-known painters.
Superb surrounding countryside, a mix of vineyards, sleepy, traditional villages and the rugged 'Gorges de l'Ardèche', which offer excellent hiking and canoeing and the superb spectacle of the Pont d'Arc.
Endless wine-tasting opportunities on every corner.
Discover the Roman towns of Nîmes, Arles, Orange and Avignon. Don't miss the Pont du Gard.
Mediterranean beaches and seafood restaurants in le Grau-du-Roi and Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer within a 1½ hours drive.
International airports Nîmes / Marseille / Montpellier are within 1 - 1½ hours drive.
« I am just now returning home from my European travels and want to thank you again for everything that made our stay in La Bastide des Lumières so special. Adelaide was WONDERFUL and having someone to shop and prepare dinner for our group made it possible for everyone to enjoy biking, exploring, or just taking in the view from the pool. Not only was her cooking superb but she was engaging and accommodating and all hands give her the highest praise. I am hopeful that it will be fewer than ten years before a return visit to your very special property is possible. Thank you for sharing your lovely home! » The Brown family - Ir
« Just back from a terrific break. We must let you know how happy the family was with your property. It is a really lovely house, made all the better because it is so obviously lived in and therefore has a really good feel to it. The facilities were superb – the swimming pool fantastic, the rooms as good as you could wish for (particularly our 55 sqm bedroom!), and the layout between the kitchen and shaded eating area just right. The fridges, fortunately, could cope quite happily with enormous quantities of food and the rather large amount of beer and wine that was consumed; and the washing machine was excellent. We were extremely lucky with the weather, and all things together contributed to a wonderful family get-together. » The Lewis family - UK