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What Oliver loves…
- From the terrace you can enjoy fabulous views of the imposing mountains in the distance
- With three separate parts of the home and a pool house, there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy a little space and privacy, whilst having the option to gather all together in the beautiful garden
- As the home of lavender, with a flourishing landscape of olive groves and vineyards, Drôme is truly the idyllic rural French holiday location – for a first-hand experience of the local produce, the famous wines of the cathedral cellars of Saint-Restitut are at your fingertips
- On your doorstep you will find many gems of the region, including, of course, the ‘Palais des Bonbons et du Nougat’ where you can try the infamous nougat and even visit the local factories to see how it’s made!
Built in 1880 and recently refurbished, La Cascade offers an inviting blend of traditional charm and modern comfort.
With eight bedrooms over three separate wings, tucked away in a forest of truffle oaks in the undulating countryside of the Drôme department, this charming home is the ideal place for any large group of family or friends looking to spend quality time together in privacy and tranquillity.
The main stone house, split into two wings each with its own entrance, features a vast kitchen where keen chefs can gather to whip up a delicious treat for the whole group. Welcoming lounge and dining areas allow guests to find their perfect spot, be that inside or out, to kick back and enjoy their holiday. There are four bedrooms in the main wing and two just next door, each one with its own style but all with homely and comfortable furnishings.
In addition, there is a separate annexe with its own kitchen-diner, two bedrooms and a shower room, so whether you want to all pitch in and cook or relax together or occasionally prefer a little privacy and space, the choice is yours!
Each part has a distinct character, ranging from a traditional rustic vibe to a more contemporary design. Numerous quirks add to the charming character of the home – even including a retro pinball machine in the pool house!
Outside, the vast private pool sits beautifully among spacious gardens with fruit trees, exotic shrubs and rows of deck chairs, offering yet another delightful space to spend time together. A fabulous alfresco dining area and convenient pool house with kitchen add to the wide array of dining options in the house, allowing you to enjoy your meal under the famous warmth of the Rhone-Alpes sun.
Located very close to the charming hilltop village of Saint Restitut, you’re on the doorstep of some of the finest wines in the region – visit the cathedral cellars to see what all the fuss is about!
You’re also a stone’s throw from a whole range of fascinating trips and activities. Soak up the rich cultural heritage and interesting architecture of Saint Paul Trois Châteaux, less than 6km away, or else explore the botanical village of Grignan, home to a magnificent Renaissance Castle, less than 20km away.
What you should know…
- Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
- The main building has two separate wings, each with its own entrance, living space and bedrooms. There is also a separate annexe and a pool house
- Air-conditioning is featured in six of the rooms
- The home features lots of steps including some open-sided staircases both inside and out
Main House + Annexe
- Kitchen, well-quipped including gas/electric cooker, refrigerator, freezer, coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher
- 2 living/dining areas
- 2 x twin bedrooms
- Double bedroom
- 1 x quad room with four single beds in loft-style room
(with own entrance)
- Living-dining and kitchen area
- Shower room and separate WC
- Twin bedroom
- Double bedroom
(located by the swimming pool)
- Kitchen-dining living room
- Shower and WC
First Floor (via open-sided staircase)
- 2 x double bedrooms
- Private swimming pool (110 m2), open April - end September
- Pool house with kitchen-dining area, shower room and separate WC
- Gardens (50,000m2)
- 12 sun loungers
- Parking on site: 12 spaces
- Air-conditioning (6 units)
- Satellite TV
- Hi-Fi/CD player
- Washing machine and tumble dryer
- Vacuum cleaner
Just 2km away are the ‘cathedral cellars’ at Saint-Restitut, which wine-lovers simply cannot miss! An astonishing underground cathedral in a disused stone quarry, famous for its ‘Cellier des Dauphins’ wines, where one can taste highly respected wines including: Red and White Réserve, Red Grand Millésime and Grande Cuvée Toque Noire Red.
In addition, La Cascade is perfectly located around 40 minutes from the picturesque town of Montélimar (33km) which hosts the beautiful Jardin Public, a charming green space among the busy streets of the town that even has a small animal park! Wander the tree-lined boulevards, visit the Museum of Miniatures, with its fascinating collection of doll’s houses and pop in to the Palais des Bonbons et du Nougat too, a sweet-lovers paradise, where you can see how the treats are made!
The region of Drôme itself is a delightful area, attracting far fewer tourists compared to neighbouring Provence but is arguably even more beautiful. The Rhone Alpes are a maze of orchards, olive groves, black truffles, and of course a range of incredible vineyards across the Côtes du Rhône wine region.
Our most active guests will adore the range of activities on offer nearby. From water-sports to waterparks, hikes to bikes and rivers to rafts. With the vast Massif Central mountains and the dramatic canyons carved through them by the Ardèche River, hiking and rafting are particularly popular, and the near-deserted mountain roads are fantastic for some tough but ultimately rewarding and beautiful cycling.
To the south is the impressive city of Avignon (60km), with a UNESCO World Heritage Site historic centre, each year it hosts the delightful Festival d'Avignon which attracts visitors from all over the world!
Southwest of Avignon is Nîmes (84km), sometimes called the ‘Rome of France’, located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains. Nîmes is home to many remains of the Roman Empire as well as all kinds of museums and markets in amongst its palm-lined streets and also hosts several high-profile festivals throughout the year.
To the north is the wonderful Valence (82km), a listed city of famous for its art and history, with a charming historic centre and even further north is Lyon, something of a cultural and culinary hub and one of three main cities of the region, alongside Grenoble and St. Etienne, with a fascinating Renaissance and medieval centre.
International airports can be found across the region, including in Nîmes, Avignon and Marseille or Lyon, and of course, the increasingly popular Eurostar now runs services to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille!
|Nearest Train Station||
Gare de Bollène La Croisière
Rhône-Alpes is the essence of adventure. With nearby rivers and mountains, it’s open season for thrill seekers and anyone with a passion for the outdoors. And although it may be hard to believe, the air is crisper in this beautiful central region of France. Perfect for families, couples and groups of friends, everyone will come back with a story to tell. Whether that’s taking a big bite of nougat or exploring the snowtopia of Chamonix – Rhône-Alpes is a paradise unlike no other. And if you’re looking for the perfect base, don’t forget to check out our villas in Rhône-Alpes.
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Families will love visiting the 12th century Châteaux des Adhémar in the heights of Montélimar which is open from mid-May to December or head a little further south to the Châteaux de Suze-la-Roussea, another favourite for the kids. Also in Montélimar is the Museum of Miniatures which includes a wonderful collection of doll’s houses and don’t miss the amazing Palais des Bonbons et du Nougat!
Further places to visit with families include the crocodile farm at Pierrelatte or head to Grignan with its Renaissance castle and miniature Provençal village. There’s also a small animal park in Montélimar’s Jardin Public for animal lovers.
There are so many activities within this region for all to enjoy. Try canoeing or kayaking on the Ardeche, about an hour away whilst nearer to home is a tree-top adventure park in Roussas.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Child-Safe Pool
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Arrival time||Between 4.00-6.00 p.m. (this may extend until 8.00 p.m. in the summer, on request only).|
|Departure time||10.00 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including pool towels.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes, approximately from November to April. During all other periods heating is on request and may be subject to extra charges. Please enquire.|
|Changeover day||Saturday in July and August, flexible during all other periods.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Any special events and celebrations are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner. Additional charges and higher security deposits may apply. Please enquire at the time of booking.|
|Other Ts and Cs||The pool is open approximately from April to the end of September, depending on the weather conditions (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).|
|Other Ts and Cs||Please note that for group bookings an additional and refundable charge of £90 per person applies. Groups of youths are not permitted.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Air-conditioning is featured in six of the rooms.|
|Other Ts and Cs||The pool is open from April to end of September, depending on the weather conditions (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).|
Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:
|Aug 22nd 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||£5,286|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 7th 2019||£3,287|
|Sep 7th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019||£2,655|
|Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019||£2,238|
|Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 1st 2020||£2,655|
|Jan 1st 2020 - Jan 11th 2020||£2,426|
|Jan 11th 2020 - May 16th 2020||£2,238|
|May 16th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020||£2,655|
|Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020||£3,287|
|Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||£3,807|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||£4,868|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||£5,286|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020||£3,287|
|Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020||£3,287|
|Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020||£2,238|
|Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||£2,655|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Jan 9th 2021||£2,426|
|Jan 9th 2021 - Feb 22nd 2021||£2,238|
Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:
|Aug 22nd 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||€5,533|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 7th 2019||€3,441|
|Sep 7th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019||€2,779|
|Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019||€2,343|
|Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 1st 2020||€2,779|
|Jan 1st 2020 - Jan 11th 2020||€2,540|
|Jan 11th 2020 - May 16th 2020||€2,343|
|May 16th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020||€2,779|
|Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020||€3,441|
|Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||€3,986|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||€5,096|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||€5,533|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020||€3,441|
|Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020||€3,441|
|Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020||€2,343|
|Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||€2,779|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Jan 9th 2021||€2,540|
|Jan 9th 2021 - Feb 22nd 2021||€2,343|
Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:
|Aug 22nd 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||$6,134|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 7th 2019||$3,815|
|Sep 7th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019||$3,081|
|Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019||$2,597|
|Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 1st 2020||$3,081|
|Jan 1st 2020 - Jan 11th 2020||$2,816|
|Jan 11th 2020 - May 16th 2020||$2,597|
|May 16th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020||$3,081|
|Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020||$3,815|
|Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020||$4,418|
|Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020||$5,650|
|Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||$6,134|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020||$3,815|
|Sep 5th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020||$3,815|
|Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020||$2,597|
|Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||$3,081|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Jan 9th 2021||$2,816|
|Jan 9th 2021 - Feb 22nd 2021||$2,597|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
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