House and pool upon ramparts of medieval village
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
A breathtaking medieval hill-top village situated on the ramparts of a protected site with its own ruined chateau and small amphitheatre where concerts are held and a celebrated auberge, 'La Vielle Fontaine' serves moules delivered from Marseille fishermen that morning.
The house faces due south and is perfectly positioned to settle down on the terraces with a glass of rose and watch the sun set across the valley.Close by there are two Robert Parker rated caves: one in St. Gervais, (less than a ten minute drive away), Domaine St. Anne: 'should you find a bottle of St. Anne's Viognier, it is stunning'. In Sabran you will find Domaine de...Read more
House and pool upon ramparts of medieval village
Cornillon, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Additional Location Information
The house which is situated on top of a medieval hill village is close to Goudargues, a picturesque town on a fresh water canal is 5 minutes drive down the hill and provides two bakeries/patisseries, a supermarket, a greengrocer, a garage, pharmacy, bank, GP surgery with an English speaking doctor, tennis courts and various restaurants. There is a market every Wednesday to buy local produce and crafts. The Carmargue and the Mediterranean are only an hour and a half's drive away. The historical towns of Nimes , Arles , Orange and Carpentras are easily accessible.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$302||$302||$1,887 - $3,736||$0||7 nights|
|May. 1 2013 - Jun. 21 2013
|Jun. 22 2013 - Sep. 7 2013
|Sep. 8 2013 - Sep. 29 2013
|All Other Dates||$302||$302||$1,887||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $377 / stay - Other
- Damage deposit - $1,057 / stay - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 30, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Wonderful house in a lovely ancient village
I stayed at the house for one week last summer with my family, and we had a superb stay. The house is spacious and well equipped with everything that we needed. The terrace is partly shaded by beautiful trees during the day if you want to escape the heat, and is a great place to eat in the evening. The 3 kids loved the pool and roaming safely around the virtually car free village. The view from the property is breath-taking at any time of day. The local artists exhibit interesting work and there are often performances at the outdoor theatre. We mostly cooked at home though the auberge in the village has a superb restaurant, a local speciality are mussels which were absolutely delicious, the dining room is on a terrace set in the ramparts, a very special place. There is lots to do in the surrounding area and we are looking forward to returning to Cornillon for another visit.
Response from Jane and John Haynes and Jan Wiener - 03/30/2013
I am so glad your holiday was such a success and that the self catering was competitive with the Auberge. I hope you will return.
Good wishes Jane Haynes
London, United Kingdom
A beautiful house in a unique setting. Amazing views. Lazy breakfasts on a sun-drenched terrace, shady lunches and afternoons spent moving from pool to deckchair and back. The place is big enough to absorb all its guests in a private setting on the edge of a delightful village which offers excellent dining opportunities. It really is a gem of a place and I can't recommend it too highly.
Shhh - don't tell anyone! This place is fabulous
Our family has rented this house three times now - first, when our two kids were eight & twelve - the pool was great and kept them entertained, the playground in the village was busy with other smaller kids and games of boulé ruled. The second time our eldest was 17 and had left all her best friends back in the States... even then she had a lovely time, the small town of Goudargues providing eye candy and the ardeche taking up the daytime activities of kayaking, swimming and cool lunch spots. This last trip had our kids arriving 10 after us, so we had the time to relax by the pool, eat long and leisurely lunches, do plenty of wine tasting from Chateau Neuf du Pape through Tavel (my favorite) and St. Gervais and I haven't even mentioned the markets all over the region, Uzes being the architectural winner and Barjac the most manageable whilst still providing lots to see. If none of that, still, what a spectacular house to hang out at! The views from the patio are just lovely and never boring. If you're lucky there will be a thunderstorm that will roll around the surrounding hills and roll right out again. Even in September the weather is mostly good and certainly warm enough to swim and sunbathe. One word of warning - the road through the village to the house gets progressively narrower, to the point where all passengers are sucking in their collective breath in order to make the car smaller. It takes nerves of steel to negotiate anything wider than the Golf through those gaps (our BMW 3 had only about an inch or so either side)! It is without doubt one of our favorite places, and like I said "Shhh"!!
Idyllic house in an idyllic village
We enjoyed everything about our stay here. The house and pool are superb. The views from the house and from the village generally are out of this world. For those interested in history there are many towns nearby that must be visited. We will definitely be going back.
A charming home perched at the top of a medieval hilltop village in an unspoilt area. With lovely view from all windows and a lovely swimming pool, the house is well equipped with wonderful personal touches throughout. The local village provides an excellent green grocer, quaint shops and tennis courts.
Response from Jane and John Haynes and Jan Wiener - 10/03/2012
We enjoying having you as guests as much as you seem to have enjoyed being there.