The house stands at the end of a cul de sac and is the last and highest house of the seven storey houses hamlet of Le Mas. No traffic, just the sound of birds, a brook and the bells of the sheep. Yet, after some 4 km. driving there is the medieval village of Désaignes with a bakery, a butcher, a small grocery, a cafe and two restaurents. Yet another 6 km further Lamastre lies with all its amenities including supermarkets, shops, terraces, restaurents a weekly market on Tuesday and a farmers market on Saturdays.
Tranquility on its own "yard" and optionally bustle within reach.
Desaignes lies in the valley of the Doux, such as it is called the "haut vivarais" green northern Ardeche. A varied landscape of woods, fields and traditional villages.
In Desaignes regularly hosts musical performances and other activities such as the medieval fête and in the autumn holidays chestnut market.
The house has an area of ??120 square meters .It is suitable for 4 to 5 persons and has three floors. It is spacious yet has a very intimate atmosphere.
Ground floor, a bedroom with a bed of two times 80 by 2 meters, a bathroom with a shower, a sink and a toilet.
Residential floor has a spacious bright living room with fireplace, electric heating, TV with DVD speler.Verder a fully equipped kitchen where you can find everything to cook delicious.
Upstairs, a bedroom with two beds of 1.60 x 2 meters, a bathroom with shower, two sinks and a washing machine. Next to the bedroom is a large open room with a bed of 80 x 2 meters and a werktafel.Op this floor is the 2nd separate toilet.
The gardens. The cottage La Haute entrance is on the west side of the house with a garden and terrace. In summer there is delicious shade of grape leaves and large kersenboom.Er a dining table with chairs.
From the living area there are doors to the oostkant.Ook as a garden and terrace with table and chairs and a separate sitting area. From the terrace and from the living room there is a beautiful beautiful view of the valley and mountains.
From the upper floor there is direct access to the large private garden with stunning views of the surroundings. With clear weather you can see Mont Blanc.
There is a seat under the canopy, a table with chairs, a porch swing, two sunbeds a barbecue and an outside sink.
Through the various terraces around the house there all day sun or shade and shelter.
What to do, every day there is a market somewhere nearby with special regional products such as fruit, vegetables, jams, honey. The region is known for its goat cheese the "picodon" .Vaak there is wine tasting.
From the house "La Haute" there are several ways to while walking around to verkennen.Het landscape is extremely varied and always offers new surprises. In the house there is a folder containing, dutch, several marked hiking trails. Ranging from a little over an hour to almost a whole day.
Desaignes has its own plan d eau to swim with a beach Also in Lamastre and Labatie d andaure can swim. there is a lifeguard on the beaches present in July and August. Every village has its own atmosphere. But always there is again the beautiful countryside and the pleasant small scale.
More than a half hour drive to the north is the Lac de Devesset with greater strand.Er can be hired include pedal boats and surfboards.
In Vernoux en Vivarais, half an hour you can swim both indoors and outdoors.
Between Tournon and Lamastre vv runs' Mastrou "historic train on a renewed old track.
On the same route is the velo rail.
Cycling, in June there is the bike ride the Ardéchoise in the northern Ardeche, with nearly 16,000 participants.
Riding from the stables just can couple driven out Desaignes.
Golfing in Chamob sur Lignon, more than half an hour away, is a beautiful golf course.
Valence and Tournon both an hour rijden.Gezellige, vibrant cities with great shopping, lots of terraces and restaurents which can be nice gegeten.Het museum in Valence, is a beautiful building from which a magnificent view over the Rhone.
In the house there is a list of restaurents nearby where you can eat tasty.
Over 20 years ago my husband and I bought a simple peasant cottage. We wanted to avoid the crowds but not too far from civilization. It was "La Haute." Ten years later it was time for more comfort. Based on a design by the architect Ronald Inthout the house is completely renovated. Due to the renovation in 2008, it has become a modern home. I hope the guests will also enjoy the personal atmosphere of the house and the beautiful surroundings.