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Montelimar: Luxury Villa - Private Pool and Gardens/Golf/Kayaking/Wine/Cycling
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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....
Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: TBAMore
Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Although there is no smoking allowed in the house, smokers are welcome to light-up in the gardens.
Our preferred hand-over day is a Saturday but we will consider your individual requirements - just ask.
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
BrianCosgrave, VR Owner at Montelimar: Luxury Villa - Private Pool and Gardens/Golf/Kayaking/Wine/Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 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!
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.
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 28 July 2016
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
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
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
We had a wonderful stay in this lovely house. Great pool and garden with many places to sit and eat either in the sun or shade.
The house is equipped with everything you could possibly want or need, and perfectly located to either stroll into...More
Staying at Brian Cosgraves' Luxury Villa was just the perfect way to round off our two week adventure across the south of France.The villa is a true home from home with oodles of French character and charm. Beautifully decorated with much thought and care. An...More
We loved this house. Marvellous kitchen, large dining room, wonderful 55" wraparound TV with Sky and Netflix. Bedrooms and linen bliss. Great showers. Basement table football a real treat. Wine cave with music and ambience a real special experience into the late evenings. Local shops...More
We travelled down from Paris to Montelimar towards the end of August ,for a family holiday of eight ranging in age from five to seventy seven.
The Villa met all our expectations and we enjoyed a week relaxing round the pool,walking into the town and...More
This is a beautiful house with a very French feel about it, located about 15-20 minutes walk from the centre of Montelimar. The house is well decorated, has an excellent kitchen and comfortable rooms, with air conditioning to ensure comfortable nights. It has a very...More
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...
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!)