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Sweet home in a medieval castle

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Sweet home in a medieval castle

Entire apartment
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean
13 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Yvette is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

Located in a small greenwood valley in the center of medieval village of Dargoire, halfway between the city of Lyon and the town of Saint-Étienne (about 30km/19 miles by motorway), 10 minutes away from the "Autoroute du Sud" (which is France main motorway going south).
A very calm and soothing place, far away from the city pollution and hubbub. Ideal to have a break and get fresh ideas. The apartment is located in a paved street in the old medieval center of the village and in its ramparts.
This is a 55m² fully refurbished apartment which contains two independent bedrooms ( a double and a single), a small bathroom with a shower, a separate toilet, a spacious dining room fitted with a kitchen (a fridge with a freezer section, a gas cooker with 4 burners and an oven, a dishwasher, a coffeemaker, and so on), a small living room with satellite TV and a marble dining table, and a small corner office.
The flat would perfectly suit three adults, with a possibility to host two more childrens thanks to the convertible sofa. However, it will not suit disabled people since it is on the first floor with no elevator. It is located very close to the "Monts du Lyonnais" (mountains around Lyon) and to the National Naturel Park of the Pilat, to the city of Lyon and the town of Saint-Étienne and Vienne, which are all about 30 minutes away. In the village you may find some young farmers who produce local products (such as vegetables, fruits, full organic wines, traditional cheese and yogurts).
Eric, husband's Yvette, is fascinated by drama and is a theatre company leader. He also does voluntary work for the Rhino-Jazz's festival (a jazz festival which occurs every year in the area) and will be more than able to inform you about all the good cultural activities to be seen and done in the area.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 1PM


230 Reviews

Andrew User Profile
July 2018
As travellers from Canada we were hoping to find a place with history and serenity. Not only did this listing deliver on both but also included fantastic scenery, great hospitality, and all within a short drive to a day trip in Lyon; what a beautiful city! The photos on the listi…
Christopher User Profile
June 2018
Great little spot in a sleepy town near Lyons. Beautiful views with a quick walk to the top of the town. Charming place built into the walls of the old town. Lovely host.
Jo User Profile
September 2018
Yvette is a warm and generous host who gives you great local tips. Her place is comfortable and well placed to see this lovely area of France. Close to Lyon and with plenty of other great places to see too. Would happily stay here again.
Rachel User Profile
August 2018
Yvette is lovely and speaks much better English than she thinks! Too modest! She was very helpful; explaining cool walks to do with our hot dog and providing lots of food as there is no shop within walking distance. The accommodation itself is very comfortable and had everything …
Kamran User Profile
July 2018
We spent two nights at Yvette's wounderful, medieval place in Dargoire, a chaming little town not far off the city limits of Lyon. Yvette is a wonderful host, very thoughtful and open-hearted. Highly recommendable.
Ian User Profile
July 2018
Amazing place, Yvette was awesome we were delayed on our trip over but she stayed up and welcomed us into the rooms. Yvette was so friendly and welcoming it was so refreshing after a long trip. Would recommend.
Myra User Profile
June 2018
We had a wonderful stay en route to the South. The appartement is beautifully situated and well equipped. Yvette is a lovely hostess and we would recommend this place without a doubt would recommend this place without a doubt. A unique experience to stay in a house with such h…

Hosted by Yvette

Dargoire, FranceJoined in March 2012
Yvette User Profile
257 Reviews
Yvette is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
J'ai deux enfants Eva et Vincent, un mari Eric et deux petit fils . Je suis passionnée de théâtre, j'aime faire de la cuisine de tradition française, je suis aussi membre d'une association humanitaire "Une goutte d'eau au Faso" qui aide deux villages du nord ouest du Burkina Fas…
Languages: English
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