The location of Les Ramiers is ideal for those who seek a rural setting yet wish to be within walking distance of a village. This bright and spacious property nestles on the edge of picturesque Le Barroux in the foothills of Mont Ventoux. A walk in one direction takes you deep into the heart of the pretty countryside whilst a short amble (700m) in the other brings you to the delightful village where narrow cobbled streets are lined with beautiful stone houses. Here you will find three restaurants, a shop and, dominating the skyline, an impressive 12th Century château.
Sitting on the side of a tree clad slope, Les Ramiers is a substantial ochre coloured house. A covered terrace, topped with terracotta tiles, fronts the house, from which patio doors allow access into the ample living/dining room. Leather sofas and a large dining table are easily accommodated here and there is a real sense of spaciousness, created by the high ceiling which extends to the highest point of the building. Colourful pieces of artwork, originals by the artist owner, enhance the impact.
The bedroom layout has been given careful consideration and will appeal particularly to two families holidaying together or couples looking for space. Two bedrooms and a bathroom complete the ground floor, whilst two further bedrooms, each with their own en suite facilities are found upstairs.
The covered terrace, conveniently located close to the kitchen, will become the focal point for outdoor meals. From here, the sparkling waters of the pool can be glimpsed through the shrubs and trees, on the lower level of the garden. Accessed via a gate, the pool area is a pretty spot with a decking surround punctuated, at one end, by a shady pergola, whilst the rest of the garden has been left 'au natural' to reflect the local style.
At the southern end of the Dentelles de Montmirail, Le Barroux is an excellent starting point from which to explore the area. A tour around these craggy limestone peaks takes in a number of villages known for their wines (Beaumes de Venise, Gigondas, Rasteau) as well as the fascinating Roman town of Vaison la Romaine. Alternatively, the slopes of Mont Ventoux, a protected UNESCO biosphere reserve, offer a choice of walking trails and picnic spots amongst the flora and fauna.
Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room/kitchen (fireplace, TV, DVD, microwave, dishwasher) with patio doors to covered terrace. Cloakroom. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom (separate shower, washing machine, no WC). Heating throughout the house (payable locally).
First floor: Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (no WC). Twin bedroom with en suite shower and sink. WC.
Outside: Covered terrace. Enclosed pool area with trees and shrubs. Barbecue. Garage.
Private fenced swimming pool (10m x 4m, open from May onwards) with Roman steps, and a decked surround.