Villa des Livres

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

This is a fun and colourful home within walking distance to a small village just a short drive from the lovely city of Montélimar in the Rhône-Alpes.

Recently refurbished with bright and modern interiors, this family home offers five comfy bedrooms across three storeys and a separate annexe.  It’s a house full of warmth and character with contemporary furnishings, art adorning the walls and lots of interesting features and designs.  The high ceilings bring light and space into this architecturally fascinating home.

The lower level living space spills out to a wonderful terrace where the family can meet to chat, play games and enjoy meals together. The lovely gardens offer space to kick around a ball, let off steam on the trampoline or simply laze in the sun. Cool off in the glorious heated swimming pool before preparing a barbecue in the charming summer kitchen.

It’s a short stroll to the bakery and a few local shops plus a restaurant open for lunch and sometimes dinner. Just a fifteen minute drive away is the picturesque town of Montélimar, famous for nougat and you can visit some of the factories as well as the amazing sweet museum Palais des Bonbons! Families will also love visiting the 12th century Châteaux des Adhémar whilst gourmet lovers will appreciate so many local delicacies in the town and nearby area including black truffles and olives. Not forgetting some wonderful wines from this part of the Côtes du Rhône!

This is the Drôme region, a delightful area which is less discovered but equally as beautiful as neighbouring Provence.  You’ll come across olive groves, lavender fields and vineyards as well as medieval villages scattered across the countryside. Activities include golf in wonderful surroundings, canoeing, hill-walking and cycling through the verdant landscapes.

After exploring this fascinating region, return to your cheerful home where you can relax in lovely surroundings in this delightful part of southern France.

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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.
  • It’s a quirky but fun layout with lots of steps inside and out!
  • The staircase from the living area up to the ground floor is open on one side
  • The fifth bedroom is separate from the main house and features a steep mezzanine level under the eaves – see Features for full details
  • A car is needed to explore this fascinating area

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Satellite TV Heating

Villa Interior

Lower Level

- Living area with doors leading to terraces, garden and swimming pool

Ground Floor

- Kitchen-diner, well equipped including gas hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and coffee machine
- Double bedroom with balcony
- WC

First Floor

- 3 x Triple bedrooms with double and single bed
- Bathroom with WC, bath and shower
- Shower room
- WC

Annexe
Interior (separate from main house by a wooden deck)

- Double bedroom with mezzanine level above (via steep, open stairs/ladder)
- Shower room and WC

Outside Grounds (2000m2)

- Private heated swimming pool (48m2), open April to end of October
- Summer kitchen with BBQ
- Open and covered terraces
- 6 sun-loungers
- Trampoline
- Playhouse
- Parking for up to 4 cars

Facilities


- Underfloor heating
- Air-conditioning (one room)
- Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Music system/CD player
- Washing machine
- Cot and 2 highchairs

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa des Livres
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Golf Nearby Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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On the edge of a village, it’s only a short stroll to the bakery and a few local shops plus a restaurant open for lunch and sometimes dinner. A larger supermarket can be found in under ten minutes by car or head towards Montélimar (14km) for further town facilities.

This is the Drôme department part of the Rhône-Alpes region of France, a delightful area which is less discovered but equally as beautiful as neighbouring Provence.  You’ll come across olive groves, lavender fields and vineyards. Medieval villages are scattered across the countryside with castles, beautiful churches and weekly markets to discover.

The nearest town is Montélimar (14km), famous for its nougat where you can visit the factories and see how it is made. It’s a picturesque town where you can admire the grand mansions and little town squares and enjoy a coffee in the attractive tree-lined boulevards. There’s also a small animal park in the town’s Jardin Public, a pleasant place to stroll around at any time of year.

Families will also love visiting the 12th century Châteaux des Adhémar in the heights of Montélimar (12km) 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 south, Nyons (40km) is surrounded by green hills, orchards and olive groves and is well known for its black olives as well as its historical heritage.  Gourmet lovers should also head towards Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux (36km), the home of black truffles so renowned in this area. Of course wine-lovers can discover some of the amazing vineyards across this part of the Cote du Rhone wine region. The cathedral cellar at Saint-Restitut makes a particularly interesting stop for wine connoisseurs.  

If you wish to explore some nearby cities then drive north to Valence (50km), a listed city of art and history with a beautiful historic centre and some lovely walks along the many canals. Heading south over the border to Provence, Avignon (90km) is also possible within a day trip.

There are so many activities within this region for all to enjoy. Golf lovers can enjoy the beautiful course at Valdaine (9km) whilst there is cycling and hill-walking throughout the region. Try canoeing or kayaking on the Ardeche, about an hour away whilst nearer to home is a tree-top adventure park in Roussas (26km).

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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Lyon/Nimes/Avignon

(164km/128km/98km)

Nearest Village

(500m)

Nearest Restaurant

(500m)

Nearest Supermarket

(6km)

Nearest Golf

(9km)

Nearest Town/City Montélimar

(14km)

Nearest Train Station Montélimar

(14km)

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 Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Families will love visiting the 12th century Châteaux des Adhémar in the heights of Montélimar (12km) 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 (26km).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Trampoline
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Extras

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!

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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.
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.
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 against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday in high season. Flexible in low season.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open approximately from April to end of October, depending on the weather conditions (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).
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 Please note that for group bookings, on top of the ordinary breakage deposit, an additional and refundable charge of £90 per person applies.
Other Ts and Cs A/C is only available in one room.
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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable prior to the arrival (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 £2,290
Oct 12th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 £1,517
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £1,809
Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 11th 2020 £1,556
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 £1,556
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £1,822
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £2,290
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £2,655
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 £3,743
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £3,440
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £2,820
Aug 29th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £2,290
Jan 2nd 2021 - Jan 9th 2021 £1,556
Jan 9th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 £1,556

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 €2,480
Oct 12th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 €1,643
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €1,959
Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 11th 2020 €1,685
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 €1,685
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €1,973
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €2,480
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €2,876
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 €4,054
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €3,726
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €3,054
Aug 29th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €2,480
Jan 2nd 2021 - Jan 9th 2021 €1,685
Jan 9th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 €1,685

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 21st 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 $2,733
Oct 12th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 $1,810
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $2,159
Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 11th 2020 $1,857
Jan 11th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 $1,857
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $2,174
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $2,733
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $3,169
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 15th 2020 $4,467
Aug 15th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $4,106
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $3,365
Aug 29th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $2,733
Jan 2nd 2021 - Jan 9th 2021 $1,857
Jan 9th 2021 - Mar 24th 2021 $1,857

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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