Le Totem

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

Le Totem is a unique home, located in private and enclosed 5000m² grounds, offering guests a slice of beautiful nature in the stunning Drôme region.

The charming stone villa has been recently been tastefully refurbished, maintaining the classic charm and interjecting modern comfort. In front of the open fireplace is the perfect place to relax in the cooler months, while the large exterior doors to the patio can be thrown open in the summer to allow the warmth of the day to permeate the home. The kitchen is vast, with the bright and open design allowing the large exterior doors to fill the room with a warm glow. Exposed stone walls, bamboo plants and gorgeous painted tiles create a casual, traditional and unassuming ambience. In the hallway there is a calm reading corner, perfect for taking an hour out on a busy day.

All four double bedrooms are stylish yet unpretentious with minimalist design whilst the bathrooms are modern, with elegant décor and two enjoy beautiful bathtubs where you can soak your worries away in a calm, soothing environment.

The garden is a haven for nature-lovers and peace-seekers; enjoy a seat on the swing and listen to the breeze in the blossoming greenery or stroll through the trees. The huge terrace area offers space to dine, relax and socialise, with various tables, chairs and shaded areas. The vast private pool in the summer months is the cherry on the cake of an exquisite villa!

You can wander down the hill to the village with a bakery, shops and restaurants and admire the beautiful views of the Drôme hills around you.  This majestic home is also the ideal location for exploring the rich culture and history of the area. You’re very close to the old feudal village of Châteauneuf-de-Mazenc and you can admire the famous pottery of the nearby village of Dieulefit.

For a full day out, pay a visit to the picturesque town of Montélimar, famous for its typically Provençal style and as the home of nougat, which you can learn all about at a local factory or in the delightful sweet museum ‘Palais des Bonbons’!

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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.
  • While the local village is within walking distance, we would recommend access to a car throughout your stay to enjoy the fabulous offerings of the sublime surroundings

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interior

Ground floor

- Kitchen, well-equipped including gas/electric cooker, refrigerator,  freezer box, coffee maker, microwave and dishwasher
- Living room
- Separate WC
- 2 x double bedrooms
- Bathroom with bath
- Bathroom with bath and WC

First floor

- 2 x double bedrooms
- Shower room with WC

Outside Grounds

- 5000 m2 enclosed gardens
- Swimming pool (60 m2), open June to the end of August
- Terrace for al-fresco dining
- Swing
- Parking on site: 5 spaces

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (four units)
- Heating
- 2 x DVD players
- Satellite TV
- Hi-Fi system/CD player
- Washing machine


About the surrounding area of Le Totem
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Le Totem is just 1km to the nearest village with a bakery, shops, a supermarket and a handful of restaurants. You’re very close to the old feudal village of Châteauneuf-de-Mazenc and you can admire the famous pottery of the nearby village of Dieulefit (12km).

The villa is perfectly located less than half an hour from the picturesque town of Montélimar (17km) 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, if you’re feeling a little naughty – a fabulous trip back to childhood, even for the big kids!

The region of Drôme itself is a delightful area, attracting far fewer tourists compared to neighbouring Provence but is arguably even more beautiful. The Rhône 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. Wine-lovers should take a visit to the ‘cathedral cellars’ at Saint-Restitut (35km), 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.

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 north is the wonderful Valence (58km), a listed city of famous for its art and history, with a charming historic centre and even further north is Lyon (158km), something of a cultural and culinary hub and one of three main cities of the region, alongside Grenoble (150km) and St. Etienne (160km), with a fascinating Renaissance and medieval centre.

To the south is the impressive city of Avignon (95km), 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 Avingnon is Nîmes (110km), 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.

International airports can be found across the region, including in Nîmes, Avignon and Marseille, and of course the increasingly popular Eurostar now runs services to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille!

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon/Nîmes/Marseille


Nearest Train Station Gare de Montélimar


Nearest Village


Nearest Shop


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Town/City Montélimar


Nearest Golf



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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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Families will love visiting the 12th century Châteaux des Adhémar in the heights of Montélimar (17km) 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 (35km) 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 (30km).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds


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

Terms & Conditions

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.
Pets welcome? No.
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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
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 beginning of June to the end of August, 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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Jul 4th 2020 £2,631
Jul 4th 2020 - Mar 20th 2021 £2,631

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Jul 4th 2020 €2,840
Jul 4th 2020 - Mar 20th 2021 €2,840

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Jul 4th 2020 $3,127
Jul 4th 2020 - Mar 20th 2021 $3,127

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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