Commanding dramatic views over the Rhone Valley to the French Alps, "La Mirande" sits in perfect isolation on a plateau 700m above sea level. Surrounded by farmland, 6,000m2 of private orchard and garden, it is an island of great tranquility. La Mirande is part of an old farm house first built over 200 years ago. It has been renovated using the skills of local artisans who have a deep respect and understanding of the traditional building techniques of the region. The interiors however reflect more contemporary standards of design.
The nearest town, Privas, is only 15mn drive away and offers e...verything from country markets to high class super markets.
The Cottage - Self catering - Standard 550 Euros per week
Totally separate from the main house, this renovated barn has an open living concept : Approx. 100m2 (1076 sf) accommodating 4 persons. It has its own entrance and terrace, with direct access to the garden and orchard area. Plenty of parking - WiFi available.
-- Kitchen on the ground floor with stairs leading up to the main living area.
-- Clothes washer, dishwasher, stove, fridge - all essentials for cooking.
-- Living room with high wood ceilings giving the space an airy openness.
-- Large bathroom with shower and toilet.
-- Second toilet on the lower level.
-- Generous mezzanine level which supplies the main sleeping area for two.
-- Linens provided for four people.
-- Second large room with excellent exposure has large windows and skylights, making it a wonderful area to bask in the sun, relax, read or write and enjoy
the incredible views.
-- Because of its privacy this sun room can also be used as a second bedroom.
The floors of the whole house are tiled in beautiful blue grey tiles heated in winter by geothermal floor heating. This geothermal system also supplies the energy for the hot water.
For wine buffs, we offer the opportunity to bottle your own wine. Nearby you can also visit a gold medal winning goat cheese farm.
First class French cuisine can be provided for your dining pleasure... complete with accompanying wine. Additional charge and advance notice required.
Points of Interest:
-- Avignon, Pont du Gard
-- Lavender fields of Provence
-- Roman capital of Arles
-- Rhone Valley wines and tastings
-- Ardeche, Plateau en Coiron, with panoramic views of the Rhone Valley and the Alps beyondRead more
La Mirande - Spectacular Views of the Rhone Valley Rochessauve, Rhone-Alpes, France
Additional Location Information
La Mirande is a haven of tranquility surrounded by fields and farmland. The property has extensive lawns, old stone walls and an orchard. It is perched on the plateau Coiron, above the town of Privas, which is only 15 min. away. The views are incredible of the Rhone Valley and the Alps beyond. At night one can see the stars above and the twinkling lights in the valley below.
The neighbouring farm raises goats and produces an award winning goat cheese. The owner welcomes guests and is happy to answer questions. There are many places to hike across the plateau.
Ample off road parking spaces.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural
AvailableUnavailableLast updated: February 02, 2014◀▶
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Jan 1 - May 1, 2014
off season 2
Jun 28 - Aug 1, 2014
Aug 2 - Sep 26, 2014
Sep 27 - Nov 28, 2014
Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2014
off season 1
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Cleaning fee | $42 per stay
for two in sunroom and two in living room
Wow!!! Spectacular views,wonderful hosts and a charming modern c
Left on 08/20/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Michelle and Ray
We spent many hours looking for the perfect cottage to stay in while we explored the ardeche.We were not disappointed!!
Our hosts were very welcoming and imformative of where to explore.
The Cottage is situated at the top of a mountain,which offers pamoramic views for miles, althrough the cottage is on a mountain its not to far from shopping aminities.
The cottage is modern but retains its charm and comforts,it meets all your needs for a most relaxing holiday.The cottage has the luxury of a very comfortable bed with a choice of soft or supportive pillows,which we were especialy gratefully after a long day of riding.
This is an ideal base to explore the ardeche or just to relax in the sunroom with a book, Pont de arc is a must and is about 1hr away, just be aware of drivers they have a tendences to just stop in the middle of the road to take pictures.
We covered alot of miles and it was a pleasure to come back to our base for the creature comforts the cottage offered. Gray and Sheron are friendly and we enjoyed a very lovely evening sharing excellent food, wine and life experiences.Would we return...oh yes!!!, would we recommend...oh yes!!
We couldn't believe what a little gem we found hidden away from the world.
Thank you for letting us share this..
Left on 07/12/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Loic Rathscheck
My week at La Mirande was wonderful. I stayed in the self catering cottage, which is very spacious and comfortable. I especially appreciated the light filled sun room.
I am a photographer and musician, so was really inspired by the beautiful surroundings, both inside and out. La Mirande is on top of a plateau, so one can see all the way to the alps.
We spent an afternoon exploring the ancient cave dwellings at Montbrun, which is a short distance away. It was also fun to visit the animals on the nearby farm, which is entertaining for all ages, young or old.
Gray was a great host and has a wealth of information about things to do and see in the region. This is a place I will definitely return to.
Thank you Loic!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here at La Mirande and look forward to welcoming you back next time. Thanks also for the artistic photographs you have shared.
La Mirande - Spectacular Views of the Rhone Valley
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