Lavender Mountain

A hamlet of five houses to rent in the Drôme Provençale, Provence, France  

A hamlet of five independent houses in the mountains, with 20km of private hiking trails, a shared outdoor pool and spacious wooden decks from which to soak up the stunning mountain views.

Sleeps: 32

Price Guide 2021:

From €1,500 to €1,800 per night

Minimum stay of 2 nights in low season & 7 nights in high season

Service:

  • Concierge service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Delivery of breads & pastries for breakfast
  • Private chef & babysitter on request

Accommodation:

  • House 1:
    4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
    Large private terrace
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • House 2:
    5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
    2 private terraces
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • House 3:
    2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
    2 private terraces
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • House 4:
    3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
    2 private terraces
    Living room with wood stove 
    Fully equipped kitchen
  • House 5:
    3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
    Private terrace
    Fully equipped kitchen

Facilities:

  • Shared heated outdoor pool (15m) with panoramic mountain views
  • 200 hectares of private grounds
  • 20km of private trails & paths
  • Barbecues, bread & pizza oven
  • Yoga, massages & cooking classes on request

General:

  • Lyon et Marseilles airport 2 hrs
  • Avignon airport 1 hr 30 mins
  • Montélimar station 50 mins
  • Valence TGV station 1 hr 30 mins
  • Horse riding, hiking, e-bike & quad tours, canyoning, paragliding, climbing & lavender distillery tours (in season) available in the local area

The Drôme Provençale is where Provence, the Alps, the Dauphiné and the Rhône valley all segue into one another, free from the crowds that skip straight across it as they hurry to the beaches of the Mediterranean.

It’s an old, defiant land of puckering hills, forbidding mountains and lost valleys; of olives and vines, fruit trees and farmsteads; of warm, scented breezes and fields of purple lavender.

It’s lavender that’s central to the story of these houses, which a century ago were home to 30 workers, all employed in the cultivation of the iconic purple plant.

Now beautifully renovated, the five remote houses sit in 200 hectares of private parkland, surrounded by mountains just under an hour from Montélimar.

Available only to rent all together, the houses are perfect for multiple families or large groups of friends looking to disconnect among spellbinding scenery.

A love of the outdoors is virtually a must here, with 20km of private trails and pathways surrounding the small hamlet, and multiple opportunities for mountain biking, canyoning and climbing among the limestone.

Not that enjoying the outdoors need always be so strenuous. The spacious wooden terraces at each of the five houses are perfect for yoga or a spot of Pilates. And if even that’s too much, they make pretty great places to rest a book, an easel or a G&T too.

The houses themselves are simply furnished inside and range from two to five bedrooms, with a good enough mix of king, double and twin beds to suit groups of all varieties.

Bedrooms are all en-suite and each house comes with a fully equipped kitchen and enjoys use of a shared pool that boasts 360-degree views of the stunning mountain vistas.

This is just a selection of some of the villas we represent. We are constantly on the lookout for new properties to add to our portfolio and are always delighted to look for that very special house if you haven’t found what you are looking for. Properties are available throughout the year by arrangement.

So do call, we would love to talk to you.

The perfect mountain retreat for large groups of friends.

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