Another beautiful morning.  Pool is salt water,  not chlorine, thus easy on the skin... Fully equipped gourmet kitchen...hungry? Another outdoor kitchen with its own fridge and dishwasher next to the outdoor dining table
Luxury rural retreat w Pool/Sauna
Luxury rural retreat w Pool/Sauna
16 guests
6 bedrooms
9 beds
4 baths
16 guests
6 bedrooms
9 beds
4 baths
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Our 300sqm restored Provencal Mas on the Plateau de Coiron overlooks vineyards and lavender fields, and on the horizon, the Cevennes. With its pool, Finnish sauna, 6 person jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor kitchens that sit 12+, it sleeps 16+ in its 6 large bedrooms and is the perfect place for friend and family get-away

The space

The 300+ square meter, 400 year old Mas on the west edge of the Plateau de Coiron overlooks vineyards and lavender fields, and on the horizon, the Cevennes. Luxuriously restored first in 2002, then again in winter 2011 with a new pool deck, new Finnish sauna, 6 person jacuzzi, new indoor and outdoor kitchens that sit 12+, and a complete renovation of the adjoining barn, the Mas sleeps 16+ in its six large bedrooms - five with queen size beds, one a bunk style room that comfortably sleeps up to six children in four beds. Five of the bedrooms overlook the 10 x 5 meter heated salt-water swimming pool (no chlorine!), the Ardeche river valley, and the sunset horizon 80km to the west. There are three full bathroom, all with separate toilets (continental European style). The kitchen is fully equipped, ready for the epicurean gourmands, and as of spring 2012, there is a second, outdoor kitchen next to an outdoor dining pergola. Private garden is surrounded by raspberry and blackberry bushes, and basil, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, verveine abound...

Guest access

Full use of the whole house including the two kitchens (one indoor fully equipped, one outdoor with dishwasher, sink and refrigerator) the heated swimming pool and sauna

Interaction with guests

Cathy and Babeth who lived close by will take care of the cleaning of the Mas as well as anything that will require immediate attention. They speak only very limited English, so prepare to practice your French!

Other things to note

Morning Markets:
Saturday: Aubenas, Les Vans, Privas
Sunday: Alba-La-Romaine, Vals les Bains
Monday: Vogüé – (July and August)
Tuesday: Jaujac, Largentière, Viviers
Wednesday: Joyeuse, Villeneuve de Berg, Privas
Thursday: Vallon Pont-D’Arc
Friday: Jaujac, Thueyts, Ruoms

Evening Markets (summertime!)
Tuesday: Villeneuve de Berg, Les Vans, Vallon PontD’Arc
Wednesday: Aubenas
Thursday: Vals les Bains,
Friday(URL HIDDEN)Largentière
Sunday(URL HIDDEN)Joyeuse

Our favorite places:

Balazuc – Beautiful, and great place to swim. Much less crowded than Vallon Pont D’Arc. Other water sport favorites are the streams that descend from the Massif Central – towards Antregues, and Le Puy. Pont de Diable is great – go early to beat the crowds.

Villages: Our favorites include: Alba-La-Romaine, Miribel, L’Argentiere, St Pierreville, Avignon, Viviers, Uzes, Vals les Bains

Ardeche is the world chestnut capital. The beams of the house are chestnut, many of the trees outside are chestnut. Visit the 'Museum de Chataignes' in Joyeuse. Enjoy 'marron glaces' (candied chestnuts), or simply a salad l'Ardechoise (with chestnuts & goat's cheese!)

Bourganel – Ardeche’s local beer – you can tour the brewery in Vals-les-Bains. They make lager (blonde), and then several local varieties; chestnut, blueberry, miele de chataigne, verveine. Closed on Mondays.

Vineyards - There are many local vineyards, and local 'caves', (collectives) in the villages. Southern Ardeche is home to the Cote du Rhone appellation, the oldest wine growing district in France...try the Grand Ardeche from Louis Latour. You can visit Latour’s chardonnay caves in Alba-la-Romaine.


Caves - There are huge caves and spectacular grottos, majestic valleys, canoeing and white water rafting, spelunking, mountain climbing, gliding and parasailing, and on the many quieter streams, fly fishing. Nearby is 'la Grotte Chauvet', evidence of one of the earliest European settlements.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Smoking is strictly forbidden inside the Mas.

The swimming pool conforms to French law for security, and has a cover that both help keep it warm at night, and safe - provided our guests actually use it!

Please leave the house as you found it with dishes in the dishwashers and the linen (bedsheets and towels) taken out of the beds.


9 Reviews

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Marisa User Profile
September 2017
Brett's home is fantastic, the views are incredible and the size of the place is perfect for a large group, we had a great time, Thank you

Dylan User Profile
July 2017
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Laurent User Profile
July 2016
We had an amazing time with my whole family. The place is as pleasant and beautiful as the pictures lead you to believe. It has great sleeping capacity and modern bathrooms. The views are absolutely amazing and were a tremendous part of our experience. We cooked as a family in the very functional kitchen and ate outside everyday. We rested, shared great times together and lounged by the pool. The management of the property was also very good. I give it an A+.

Laurence User Profile
August 2017
Vue splendide Maison grande et confortable Pression d'eau insuffisante Bâche de couverture de piscine de maniement difficile Jacuzzi super agréable

JessBen User Profile
June 2017
Très beau mas. Vue magnifique, tout confort, piscine, spa, sauna, ...

Marion User Profile
June 2017
Superbe maison, très tranquille, avec une vue splendide. Seuls petits bémol : le wifi ne fonctionnait pas et la pression des douches était très faible. Mais sinon, rien à redire !!! je la recommande.

Benoit User Profile
January 2017
Nous avons effectué un séjours de 3 jours 2 nuits pour le nouvel an 2016-2017 à 15 personnes. Une maison très grande bien agence et bien équipé. Le lieux est très loin de tout oublié un peut de la civilisation avec une vue magnifique sur les montagnes face à la maison terrasse piscine et SPA !! Si vous compter bouger beaucoup il faudra obligatoirement prendre sa voiture pour au minimum 20 à 40min de route pour y trouver qu'elle que chose d'intéressant. Il y a eu l'installation d'un SPA 4-5 personnes !! Pour les qu'elle que point négatif: - La maison coupe facilement si beaucoup d'appareil tourne simultanément. - Une plaque de cuisson sous dimensionné pour plus de 10personnes. BREF sa a été un séjours magnifique que je recommande fortement !!

Kampala, UgandaJoined in June 2013
Brett User Profile
I live in Kamplala, Uganda and run the UN World Food Programme's Global Centre for Post Harvest Loss Eradication, helping farmers across Africa to handle and store crops effectively. My wife Rosa is a recovered banker who is now a fitness professional with a focus on kite surfing…
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