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Montelimar: Luxury Villa - Private Pool and Gardens/Golf/Kayaking/Wine/Cycling

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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
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A large, detached Maison Bourgeoise-style villa situated within just a few minutes walking distance of Montelimar, a lively market town with excellent night-life including high-class restaurants, bars and cafes. The house and gardens have been sensitively refurbished and upgraded for greater comfort. The outdoor swimming pool is heated and provides a private space for relaxing in the summer sun. All rooms are of substantial size with high quality, comfortable furnishings.The enclosed gardens are spacious and provide a safe place for younger children to play or for adults to practice their skills at Boules. The house has full WiFi access; the sitting room has a log fire and a 55' Samsung curved HD TV with sound bar which will provide you with all the major UK channels as well as Netflix....A large, detached Maison Bourgeoise-style villa situated within just a few minutes walking distance of Montelimar, a lively market town with excellent night-life including high-class restaurants, bars and cafes. The house and gardens have been sensitively refurbished and upgraded for greater comfort. The outdoor swimming pool is heated and provides a private space for relaxing in the summer sun. All rooms are of substantial size with high quality, comfortable furnishings.The enclosed gardens are spacious and provide a safe place for younger children to play or for adults to practice their skills at Boules. The house has full WiFi access; the sitting room has a log fire and a 55' Samsung curved HD TV with sound bar which will provide you with all the major UK channels as well as Netflix. Alternatively, just pop one of the classic CDs into the sound bar and relax with an aperitif ... The attic room - with separate 55' HD TV, CD player, a double and 2 single beds - will be attractive to those who want to have a little bit of extra privacy when with a group; also perfect for teenagers who will want to enjoy their own 'space' away from the adults! This is an ideal location for exploring the beautiful Drome valley and the more rugged Ardeche hills by car or bicycle (ladies and gents bicycles are provided at no charge). A beautifully manicured 18-hole golf course is just a 5-minute drive away (4 sets of golf clubs - one for left-handed players - and one golf cart provided at no charge). There is also a fully functioning office room (with large desk, executive chair, meetings table, copier, printer, scanner, etc. for those who like to keep in touch with work while away and who appreciate having the right 'space' to do so effectively. This room has 2 single fold-up beds and has its own air-conditioning unit - it can be used as a bedroom during very warm nights. All bedrooms are of a good size, comfortably furnished and each has its own individual air conditioning unit. There is a full selection of high-quality pillows, blankets and continental quilts - you are sure to find what suits you best. As this luxury residence is situated so close to the centre of Montelimar, visitors of all ages can choose from a range of evening entertainment (live music, cinema, bars, regular arts festivals, etc.). More mature 'teenagers' (age 21+) might like to try one of the local funky designer-beer pubs which have popped up (e.g., The Garage near St James) or one of the local night clubs. However, if relaxing is your preference, then just lounging by the private pool in the summer sun, reading a book and sipping a chilled cocktail during the day will probably be your choice. A fully-equipped BBQ and al-fresco dining area within the sensitively floodlit gardens, under the evening stars and with the sound of the cicadas all round, provides a very appealing evening experience. If the weather is not quite so good why not retire to the private 'Wine Room' in one of the downstairs cellars where you can sip a few glasses of wine while listening to your favourite CD or watching a DVD... While in the cellars you might also fancy trying your hand at table football - we have recently installed a beautiful football table for your enjoyment. This is not just for the lads: adults and ladies play football too! Being somewhat off the main UK tourists' trail, Montelimar allows you to experience the 'real' France while also offering sophisticated shops and contemporary restaurants. The local market is held twice a week (Saturday's is the best one). An ideal base for a summer holiday, a winter golf break, for keen photographers, or for wine buffs....More
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About the Owner
Brian C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2008
Interaction with guests
I usually post a set of house keys to your preferred address a couple of weeks before your planned arrival date. However, wherever possible I will be there to meet/greet you and to show you around. On departure, I will again try to be there - but will avoid getting in the way of your packing! I am always available by telephone and in the unlikely event of something going wrong I will make sure that one of my contacts in Montelimar drops by to help out.
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Naas, Ireland
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: April 2017
BrianCosgrave, VR Owner at Montelimar: Luxury Villa - Private Pool and Gardens/Golf/Kayaking/Wine/Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

This was a wonderful place to stay, ideally suited for two families. Everything about the villa met and exceeded our expectations. The pool area was lovely, the outside sitting and fire pit area was great, really nice outside dining area, and terrific front gardens. Brian...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank lesley631127
BrianCosgrave, VR Owner at Montelimar: Luxury Villa - Private Pool and Gardens/Golf/Kayaking/Wine/Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2017

Thank you David. You and your "team" are welcome back anytime! I have plenty of plans for further upgrades; a little bit more each year! Kind Regards, Brian

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Reviewed July 27, 2016

Stayed with 3 generations of out family 70's 40's tweens & child. Once we had settled in after 3 days ( see later comment) it was wonderful. Most beds comfortable & the traditional decor &french shutters on windows were divine to wake up to. Sun...More

Date of stay: August 2015
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BrianCosgrave, VR Owner at Montelimar: Luxury Villa - Private Pool and Gardens/Golf/Kayaking/Wine/Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2016

Hi James, Many thanks forthe comprehensive report. I don't usually respond to feedback but felt that in this case it would be helpful. Almost all of the issues mentioned have been addressed since you stayed last year. Indeed, I have spent over 30,000 Euros in...More

Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I have enjoyed this property several times with a group of friends. It combines comfortable accommodation in a desirable region of France and a number of additional extras such as car, bikes, pool and 'state of the art' barbecue. I fail to see how it...More

Date of stay: May 2016
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Reviewed July 12, 2016

The whole group had a great time at this exceptional house. The outdoor area is perfect for not only the day time, but also for evening barbecues, and with plenty of room around the pool to sit and spend time with friends. All of your...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank turnbulls181106
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighborhood
If you enjoy golf (5 minute drive), cycling (Tour de France 2007 and 2016 overnighted in Montelimar), kayaking (Gorges de l'Ardeche) or just sightseeing (quiet villages, lavender fields), then Montelimar (population 3,000) has something for you. 'With more than its fair share of mountains, lakes and rivers, the Rhone-Alps is unsurpassed for the range of sports and outdoor activities on offer including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, paragliding and canoeing. The vineyards, lavender fields and olive groves to the south are ideal for cycling and other pursuits.' French Property News (Jan 2009) 'Montelimar has been changing for the better at a rate of knots. The centre feels vibrant, and pedestrians have priority in the spruced-up streets and squares. the shops are enticing, going far be...
Getting around
The main train station is approximately 1 mile away. There are regular trains to Avignon, Marseille, Lyon and most destinations in between. There is a selection of bicycles and golf clubs available on site - free. There is a beautiful riverside walk one block away (opposite the house) - for easy, walkable access to Montelimar town centre or to the golf club in the other direction (ideal for walking the dog!)
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