|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||700 square feet|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
Description from the owner
Consider to make the silversmith's atelier your home away from home. The large dining-room/kitchen was the blacksmithâ€™s workshop years ago. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, stove with oven to cook your gourmet meals. There is also a gas stove with oven on your terrace, so you can cook outside.
The bathroom is built into the old goat stable, the centuries old stone vault accommodates a modern shower.
A unique staircase leads to a large bright bedroom/sitting-room with a beautiful view onto the valley below, ideal for watching the sun set. On display are the silversmithâ€™s tools, samples of his jewelry...Read more
Provencal hilltop village, 'Atelier' for 2
La Begude-de-Mazenc, Rhone-Alpes, France
Additional Location Information
You are staying in the old village in fully equipped quarters in traditional comfort among our family heirlooms. Relax in peaceful solitude or with friends and family.
From the hilltop village it is a short walk down the road (1km) to La BĂ©gude de Mazenc. The village boasts two bakeries where you can buy freshly baked croissants, crusty baguettes and mouthwatering pastries. There are two butchers, two grocery stores, a fruit and vegetable store, two potteries with unique creations, an antiques store, two hairdressers, a gas station, post-office, out-door swimming pool, pharmacy, flower shop, tourist office, restaurant and two cafĂ©s/bars strategically located from where you can watch the world go by. Every Tuesday is market day.
For the food lover, colourful markets offer local produce, cheeses, cured meats, fish, fresh country breads... Fill your basket with honey, picodons (the local goat cheese specialty), virgin olive oil, vine ripened tomatoes, garlic braids from area farmers. Buy herbes de Provence, lavender essence or nougat de MontĂ©limar made the traditional way, to take home.
From the fresh ingredients create your own gourmet meal or indulge in the hospitality of the many restaurants in the area from rustic to world famous.
The CĂ´tes du RhĂ´ne wines of Grignan les AdhĂ©mar, Hermitage, ChĂ˘teauneuf du Pape, Tavel, Vacqueyras, Gigondas, to name just a few, are a short distance away. Enjoy wine tastings at your leisure.
Nature's palette of lavender, sunflowers and poppies are of exceptional beauty in season. The creative arts are a feast for the eyes. Visit ateliers and shops of the potters, painters, glass blowers, silversmiths, woodcarvers and silk painters.
For refreshing physical activity play tennis, golf or join the locals for a game of boules, swim, hike, go horseback riding, bicycle or just walk the cobble stoned laneways of our medieval villages.
Enjoy the rich cultural life of the area, art galleries, concerts, festivals, special events. Visit monuments of 2000 years of civilization, chĂ˘teaux, castles, museums, Roman ruins, Romanesque churches, monasteries...
We would be pleased to assist you to compile a sampler to suit your taste and inclination.
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$160||$160||$1,000 - $1,100||$0||7 nights|
|Mar. 17 2012 - Jun. 2 2012
|Jun. 2 2012 - Sep. 1 2012
|Sep. 1 2012 - Oct. 27 2012
|All Other Dates||$160||$160||$1,100||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 09, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Wonderful corner of rural France, few tourists but lots to see a
What a wonderful place to stay as a base for exploring rural France and local markets. The hosts were gracious, friendly and very helpful. It began with a welcome dinner on arrival, all local foods, sitting in the garden on a lovely early autumn evening with people from all parts of the world, overlooking a valley with a 15th century village rising behind. You are in the foothills of the alps - drive one way it's flat, the other takes you over the hills to little walled towns and superb local markets selling cheeses, olives, pottery , bags and much more! The local patisserie shop is a delight with many cakes to sample and local wineries are close by to taste test your way. The accommodation is magical but with everything you could want to cook up a meal from your market finds or just relax on the terrasse with a wine and olives and watch the sun set over the valley. Easy to get to avignon, Aix or Marseille but plenty to see and do locally at Grignon or Dieulafit. Highly recommend - would go back in a heartbeat!
A great place to stay
A great place to stay, great hosts, in the middle of beautiful surroundings. A wonderful second home for a teriffic vacation.
Ein wunderschĂ¶nes Haus
Schon viermal haben wir unsere Ferien in einem der tollen UnterkĂĽnfte von Ulrike und andrew verbracht. Wir kommen immer wieder gern an diesen Ort.
Juan and Ivor
Minneapolis, Mn. USA, and Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Walks, wine, dine, relax...alas, always too short a visit!
We have stayed in this unit for several years now, previously at "La Petite Maison", also owned by our gracious hosts, Andrew and Ulrike. The unit is well appointed on two levels: first level with bath, dining area and kitchen with access to private patio area; second level with bedroom and sitting area; both levels with gorgeous panoramic views to the west and lovely sunsets. A laundry room is housed separately on the premises. The property is a one kilometer walk each way to the lower village for groceries, and bread, and the weekly market with cheese, fish and others commodities. We arrive and leave by train from Montelimar...and travel on foot to neighboring villages for walks and local restaurants. After a trip or two into the neighboring wine villages, thanks to our hosts, we are content to sit, read, and drink our wine! While the weather can be unpredictable during May, it has not deterred us. Our annual visit begins and ends with a finely home-cooked meal with our hosts, Andrew and Ulrike! What more could one ask for? C'est la vie!
Juan and Ivor