Mas La Levade

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 7
Oliver Approved

Overview

Recommended Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

Mas La Levade was built in the late 17th century and consists of two substantial wings linked by a 20 metre long hall on the upper floor with galleried mezzanines and a covered balcony.

On the ground floor the stunning vaulted kitchen and dining room opens onto a walled front courtyard and garden. Guests can take advantage of the secluded pool up above the house with wonderful views of the lush valley.

The house sleeps 16, with 8 double/twin bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. .

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The village road runs to front of the property which splits the grounds at the front from those to the rear. It's far from a busy road and most of your time will be spent on the terrace and pool which are to the rear and the good sized garden near the kitchen so it doesn't make much difference either way. The grounds to the front are substantial and include the orchard, the stream and some lovely gardens.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

The house is furnished to a high standard with a mixture of traditional antiques, and hand-made furniture in Indian hard wood. It is filled with rich silk curtains throughout and fine soft Indian furnishings.

The Prades wing has one double bedroom with en-suite shower room. There is also one double, and one twin-bed room that share a bathroom.

The Lalevade wing has 5 double or twin/triple bedrooms each with its own bath or shower room (3 are en-suite, 2 are sole use but across a corridor). In addition both mezzanines in the big upstairs hall have beds.

There are 6 rooms for everyone to come together or for individuals to relax on their own. There is a TV and DVD in the main hall/library with wifi access throughout the house.

Guest of all ages can take advantage of the games room in the vaulted semi underground cellar with table-tennis, or enjoy the substantial collection of English language books found in the library, study and hall.

There is an elegant salon facing the garden, next to it is a small dining room, often used for breakfast in winter.  This is adjoined to the huge converted stables with vaulted, kitchen/dining room. There is central heating throughout the property for guest comfort, plus open wood fires in the salon, dining room and hall. Traditional wood burning stoves can be found in the kitchen/dining and hall.

The kitchen is fully equipped for a party of 16 or more including; 2 fridge/freezers, 5-hob gas stove and electric fan oven, 2 dishwashers, microwave, toaster, 2 washing machines and one tumble-dryer.

Outside the south-west facing garden offers stunning views up the valley to the mountains. It is an ideal spot to enjoy al-fresco dinning at the teak table and chairs. There is also a secluded courtyard round the corner, looking up at the pigeonnier, good for shady eating in the day, or an evening BBQ.

The pool located above the house and reached by stone steps with outstanding views across the valley. The Pool house provides another shady place for lunch with teak pool side furniture. The pool is child safe with a hard electric cover and a gated access.

Across the village lane, is our large walled (and gated) garden, overlooked by a superb 'threshing terrace' that we use for evening drinks. A stream runs through the lower property - this was the watering system for the original farm.

Location

About the surrounding area of Mas La Levade
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Mas La Levade is nestled at the start of the Upper Ardeche gorge, where the Massif Central gives way to the Rhône river basin and Provence plain. It is surrounded by wonderful scenery and is an excellent centre for outdoor activities such as kayaking, swimming, hill walking, cycling and tennis. The house is on the edge of a very convenient village with a supermarket and other amenities. There are also very charming villages a short walk or short drive up the valley.

For outdoor–lovers
Try canoeing or kayaking on the Ardeche (20 minutes to the main base). Or swimming in the crystal clear –but bracing – upper Ardeche as it tumbles down from the mountain into big rocky pools. There is a sandy beach on the Ardeche in the village (gentler water here). Tennis courts too. Endless wonderful hill-walking, including out from the house. Cycling – and sampling - through the nearby Ardeche vineyards and olive groves.

For the Tourist
The Ardeche is famous for its special old restored villages. Aubenas is a fine old medieval town (good shops and markets too). Avignon and Nimes are just over an hour away, as is the Rhone/Provence valley with all its Roman antiquity (Alba la Romaine is 15 minutes).

For the Gastronome
Good restaurants in Aubenas, Vals, and many villages. The local Ardeche wines are fun and interesting, if not grands crus. Goats cheese, mushrooms, fabulous fruit, and chestnuts are among the local specialties.

There area has plenty of activities to keep you entertained during your visit. You can try walking, swimming in the local river and lakes, Tennis and Tours to Aubenas, Le Puy, Avignon, Uzes and Nimes. There are also many delicious restaurants close by.

Closest Airports
- Lyon, Marseilles and Grenoble (2 hours drive).
- Nimes or Avignon (1.5 hours).

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport lyon nimes marseilles

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Ferry Port calais

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village lalevade/prades

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City aubenas Montelimar

(7 km)

Nearest Restaurant aubenas or nearby villages

(7 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub our two villages
Nearest Beach Mediterranean

(Over 100 km)

Region

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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Kids

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available

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

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

Dustbins: If not outside already, please put them outside in the lane on Sunday and Thursday nights – collected very early on Monday and Friday.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 paid prior to arrival and refunded in full after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including change every Saturday.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
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 and please return items, such as books, to where you found them. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Pool heating charge? Included in July & August. Extra £300 per week in June and September and £500 per week in May and October (must be requested at least 2 weeks prior to arrival). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £3,056
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £4,244
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 £5,658
Sep 2nd 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £4,244
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £4,244
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 £5,658

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €3,227
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €4,482
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 €5,976
Sep 2nd 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €4,482
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €4,482
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 €5,976

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $3,556
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $4,939
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 $6,585
Sep 2nd 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $4,939
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $4,939
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 $6,585

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Very Happy Stay!

    Posted by Belinda on 11/08/2018

    It's a very beautiful and unusual house, brilliantly equipped. Lovely swimming pool, masses of space. The big gardens in front are spectacular, although we hadn't expected the road dividing them from the house to be so busy (see below). When we had a power cut due to the storms, the housekeeper's husband was there within minutes to help us. The local Intermarché, only a few minutes away, is very good for food shopping, and the three excellent bakeries are a bonus! The children loved the local river swimming

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