Villas Provence - Bastide St Restitut is a charming 16th century property just outside the delightful medieval hilltop village of St Restitut on the Drome-Vaucluse borders, an area of vineyards, lavender fields, fruit orchards and truffles.
Once a simple bergerie, it has been luxuriously renovated and furnished and the grounds provide a wonderfully tranquil setting encompassing woodland, orchard and garden. Carefully placed lighting creates a most romantic outdoor setting for evening drinks as the sun sets behind the hills- truly a place to unwind!
Villas in Provence in this region in particular have much to offer, from outdoor pursuits such as rock climbing, kayaking and white water rafting available in the stunning Gorges de l' Ardeche to the west, to cycling through the beautiful villages of the Vaucluse to the south.
The old chateau at Suze-la-Rousse is now the site of a wine university where wine tasting evenings are held in the summer. Chateau de Grignan, just 10 miles away, hosts many evening theatrical events on its terraces, transporting the spectator back into the 17 th century. From this villa in Provence it is easy to visit the Opera at Orange, the Roman amphitheatre in the beautiful medieval market town of Vaison-la-Romaine where music and art festivals are held throughout the summer and even closer, the lovely village of St Paul-Trois-Chateaux for the weekly market.
St. Restitut 1 mile. St Paul-Trois-Chateaux 4 miles. La Garde Adhemar & Bollene 5 miles. Vaison-la-Romaine 10 miles. Montelimar 16 miles. Orange 19 miles. Avignon TGV 50 mins. Nimes airport 1 hour. Marseille airport 1hr 30 mins. Lyon airport 2 hours. Gorges de l' Ardeche 16 miles for canoeing, walking, rock climbing. Golf 5 miles.
Large open plan living/dining room , open fireplace, French doors to pergola covered outdoor dining terrace.
Kitchen , external steps to garden and pool.
Second living/TV room (TV, DVD, CD), open fireplace.
First floor (two separate wings, each accessed by a separate staircase:
(All beds are extra length - 2m long).
Master double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite bathroom .
Twin/double bedroom (2 x 1m or 2m)
Separate shower room , WC.
Double bedroom (1.80m)
Double bedroom (1.60m)
Bathroom , separate WC.
Lawn area around pool. Pergola terrace for outdoor dining. Barbecue. Remaining land is orchard and steeply terraced woodland with rocky steps. This property is not recommended for children under 8 years. A resident cat lives in an atelier adjacent to the garage and is free to roam the grounds (not inside the house). The cleaning lady comes to feed the cat each day.