Holiday country home in Provence

Cornillon

Cornillon, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Sleeps8

Bedrooms4

Bathrooms4

Villa Palmyra

Introduction

Spectacular location, stunning property.

This classical-style Provençal bastide sits amongst 4 acres of its own wine-producing vineyards with far-reaching views over the surrounding, South-facing countryside.

Spread over two floors, the property offers particularly spacious and luminous accommodation of the highest quality. The focal point of the villa is the huge, sun-filled living room (100 m²) opening out via five sets of French windows to the front terrace and rear terrace and garden.
Tiled floors, high ceiling and fireplace. Extra large (125 x 80), flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

Wi-Fi internet throughout.

Separate music room, library and study.

Fully equipped, fitted kitchen with granite work-surfaces and breakfast table. American-style fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Leading to dining room and also to rear dining terrace.

4 large bedrooms (two master-suites) all with king-size doubles and ensuite bathrooms, all overlooking the pool and gardens with lovely views.

Beautiful exterior space designed to maximise summer outdoor living. Large, South-facing front terrace and lawned garden with huge 20m x 7m pool with roman steps and shallow 'plage' for toddlers.

Pool-side summerhouse with shaded dining terrace and bathroom (WC, shower and hand basin and solar shower).

Table tennis, pool games and badminton.

4 acres of private (floodlit) grounds includes surrounding vineyards, lavender groves, fruit and olive trees and some lovely walks through the garrigues.

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.

Details

Entrance hall with wrought iron and brass banisters.

Cloakroom with WC, shower and hand basin.

Music room / study / extensive library with piano and desk. Double aspect French windows to terrace and garden.
Wi-Fi internet.

Living room with five sets of French windows to terrace and garden. Carved wood fireplace, grand piano.
Flat-screen TV with satellite channels and DVD. Video and Hi-Fi.

Dining room with dining table and chairs and marble fireplace. Double aspect with double French doors to terrace and garden.

Kitchen with granite work-surfaces and granite breakfast table and chairs. Professional Boccus double range oven and hob, American-style fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave
Door to rear dining terrace.

Utility room with American-style fridge freezer and washing machine and dryer.

Marble staircase to 1st floor;

Bedroom 1, king-size American double with ensuite WC, bath, Italian marble shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, large twin beds joined to form king-sized bed with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 3, two large singles joined to form king-sized bed with ensuite WC, bath / shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 4, master suite with private terrace. American king-size bed with ensuite WC, bath / shower and hand basin.

EXTERIOR;

4 acres of private grounds including lawn, vineyards, landscape gardens and terraces around the property.

Covered pergola on front terrace room with outdoor salon providing one of many private corners to sample the property's wine.

Rear dining terrace with Italian marble table and chairs.

American BBQ.

Front terrace with table and chairs.

Large lawn with Private swimming pool, 20m x 7m. Depth 1 - 1.95m with roman steps and shallow 'plage' for toddlers. Underwater lighting.
Sun terrace with loungers.

Pool-side summerhouse with shaded dining terrace, WC, shower and hand basin.
Summer kitchen with fridge / freezer, dish-washer, sink.
Exterior solar-shower and table tennis.

Private drive and parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
27/08/2016 01/10/2016 September € 2,305 £ 1,971 $ 2,573
29/04/2017 01/07/2017 May & June € 2,305 £ 1,971 $ 2,573
01/07/2017 26/08/2017 July & August € 3,575 £ 3,057 $ 3,990
26/08/2017 30/09/2017 September € 2,305 £ 1,971 $ 2,573
Refundable Security Bond € 1,000
  • * 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 including pool towels.
  • Includes four hours per week cleaning (not maid service).

Location

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 vwalk 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.

Reviews

« As a family group we had an extremely relaxing two weeks at the end of July in this incredible villa. The charming and very welcoming owners, Nuala and Jacques, have enhanced Villa Palmyra with paintings and artefacts from around the world. With comfortable beds, luxurious bedding, fluffy towels, etc., our comfort was guaranteed. The cook in the family was delighted with the range and quality of utensils and appliances in the kitchen (the barbecue got top marks as well!) and we all appreciated the ice-maker in the fridge-freezer for cooling our drinks as we relaxed in the shade. The pool was so refreshing, very clean, with its wide surround and lockable fencing and its length was much appreciated by the serious swimmers. The close proximity (5 minutes by car) of a well-stocked supermarket and delightful small village, as well as many attractions being easily reachable, made this our perfect holiday destination. Having stayed in many villas in France and Spain this has to be the very best!
Thank you for a great holiday. »  The Fairleys and the Peastons. UK

« We had a really special week at Villa Palmyra. We were met by the owners Jacques and Nuala who really went out of their way to ensure that we knew how to make the most of staying in their gorgeous home and were more than helpful in giving us information about the area and making us feel welcome. The villa is in a delightful situation - really peaceful with wonderful views. The accommodation was spacious and very comfortable and we lacked for nothing. We enjoyed being surrounded by a range of original artwork and stylish décor. The kitchen was very well equipped and the pool was fantastic, especially being so large. The ability to eat and relax outside at all times of the day in some shade was very much appreciated and the views across the vineyard were lovely. It is very well situated for exploring the local area and the nearest town of Goudarges was delightful. We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to anyone else. »  Charlotte and Danny (UK)

« Having now returned home to Australia following our recent holiday in Europe, I wanted to make contact and write a review of our week long stay at Villa Palmyra (September 5-12).
Our group, consisting of 4 couples thoroughly enjoyed Villa Palmyra.
Owners Nuala and Jacques greeted us upon arrival and readily welcomed us into their home, guiding us through all the details we would require for our weeks stay, and confidently left us to begin our 'holiday in Provence'.
The amenities of the Villa were everything we could possibly want, including a crystal clear swimming pool and table tennis which saw daily tournaments!
The convenience of ensuite for each of the bedrooms allowed each couple the privacy and flexibility we were all looking for as part of our choice of accommodation for our holiday.
The large kitchen was functional and provided the perfect environment to create memorable meals using wonderful produce source locally, another prerequisite when considering our destination.
The location, was also ideal for touring Provence and was an easy enough 2 hour drive from Marseille (approximately). The Small hamlet of Roman where the Villa is situated is very quiet, private and secure, allowing us all to completely relax and enjoy.
The weather was more than kind to us, which only enhanced our stay and left us looking forward to a return some time in the future.
We have no hesitation recommending Villa Palmyra as a great holiday destination in Provence.
Yours sincerely, »  Susan and Robin (Australia)

« We had a wonderful time at Villa Palmyra. We were given such a warm welcome by the owners (Nuala and Jacques) who had thought of everything to make our stay so comfortable. The villa itself is absolutely gorgeous, beautifully decorated, extremely well equipped (we wanted for nothing) and in a brilliant location with plenty to do in the surrounding area to suit all tastes. We made much use of the glorious pool and gardens and the piano was a real bonus. Of all the places in France we have stayed in across the years, this was by far the best. »  Laura and Michael Roberts and family. UK

« We had a wonderful relaxing two week stay in this beautiful spacious stylish property set in peaceful and tranquil surroundings, full of elegant features, beautifully decorated and furnished to the highest standards throughout. What an amazing property.
Plenty of places to sit ,eat and relax outside too with a fantastic 20 metre pool to wallow and cool off in – we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and made the most of the outdoor living space as the weather was warm and sunny for the 2 weeks.
We were surrounded by lots of local vineyards too including the owners and managed to sample excellent local wines which was a real bonus.
We loved exploring this part of France , with its stunning villages ,rivers, gorges, vineyards, - plenty to see and do locally and well placed to visit other areas of interest in the region …. Avignon, Uzes, Nimes , Pont du Gard, Chateauneuf de Pape to name but a few. Closer to the villa the charming village up the road - Gourdargue was great for fresh bread and croissants and we enjoyed eating out in their many cafes and restaurants . Everyone was so friendly too.
However the real enjoyment was this special villa – we loved staying there and could not have enjoyed ourselves more. I would like to thank the owners for their warmth and friendship. We had a truly fantastic fortnight and would highly recommend this villa. »  The Spencer Family, Cotswolds, UK/O’Donovans ,Cork

« We returned from our stay in Provence yesterday and I just wanted to thank you both for the first class service you provided. The villa was exceptional, luxurious and perfect in every way - we had a truly wonderful and memorable stay there. M. and Mme. Amsellem were delightful and welcoming - it was a pleasure to meet them. »  Glynne family - UK

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