On the top holiday feeling in this lovely modern villa for 2 to 8 persons at the 4-star Villapark 'Domaine Les Rives de l'Ardèche' in Vallon Pont d'Arc. Due to its beautiful elevated position, you have a beautiful view of the surrounding green hills with the Tanargue Mountains background. To avoid files, our changeover day is on Sunday.
Sip your rosé on the partly covered terrace or on a sun lounger on your own heated! Pool you will always look up your book to take in the beautiful scenery. The Ardèche River is 150 meters away with a spectacular waterfall. This can be reached by a stairway from the park, where you will find a beach and a 'slide' for the many canoes that descend there during the summer.
There is a good rest at the villapark. There is no real animation except occasionally a jeu de boules or football tournament in the high season at the reception area. There is a sports ground with 2 tennis courts, basketball court, various bowling alleys, outdoor table tennis and a large swimming pool with a separate paddling pool with water paddle chair. At the reception, during the high season there is a bread service and you can order a drink, cup of coffee, ice cream or snacks.
The spacious garden around the villa is on the same floor.Royal living / dining room and kitchen, bathroom with shower, separate toilet and 2 bedrooms. On the upper floor there are 2 bedrooms, one with sloping ceilings, a bathroom with bath and toilet, a laundry room (Bosch washer and dryer), as well as a built-in balcony. All bedrooms each have 2 sliding single boxspring beds, in the master bedroom 90 x 210 cm and in the other bedrooms 80 x 200 cm. You will make your bed upon arrival. The bedrooms downstairs have patio doors to a terrace.
The kitchen has a large fridge / freezer, microwave, electric oven, dishwasher, ceramic hob. Bar mixer, toaster, kettle, filter coffee machine and Senseo.
A closet of board games and DVD's is at your disposal.
The whole house is fitted with shutters, which keeps cool during the day. At night, it always cools off, but for the single really warm night, each bedroom has a standing fan.
Here you will sleep comfortably, with just the buzzing sound of crickets, frogs and owls in the background and the sweet smells of lavender, rosemary and pine trees!
In the beautifully landscaped garden is a private swimming pool of 3.50 x 8 m (the whole rental season heated) with Roman staircase, electric shutter, 1.50 m deep. Around a spacious natural stone terrace with 8 sunbeds.
The villa also has its own spacious bowling alley (balls present) and a large trampoline (4.30 m average) with safety net.
Of course, the villa has Wi-Fi (also on the terraces) and the TV has Dutch channels.
Due to the allergy of our children, the house is extra clean and practical and pets are not allowed in the villa.
The peaceful Domaine les Rives de l'Ardèche is located between the vineyards on the edge of the lively Vallon Pont d'Arc (3 minutes by car). Shops are within easy reach of your villa: within walking distance is a small fruit market and bakery, 3 km large LIDL and a BIO supermarket, 3 km Intermarché in Vallon and 4 Ruoms in Ruoms a large SuperU.
On Thursday there is a cozy large Provencal market in the village that attracts many visitors. In the village there are several terraces where you can have a delicious cup of coffee.
Within walking distance is a very nice climbing park for young and old. At the reception you can book your canoe trip, which is a must in the Ardèche. You will be picked up at the park by bus.
Since 2015, in the mountains behind Vallon, a replica has been opened from Europe's oldest prehistoric cave, located under the old Vallon and discovered 21 years ago. This cave is much older than Lascaux and is listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site. Access tickets at the same time. In addition, there are many caves to visit, as well as beautiful medieval villages. Lavender museum, silk museum, Haribo museum, crocodile farm, paintball, quad biking, karting, horse riding, golf, various climbing parks, wineries, racing routes, hiking trails, in short, there are many activities to do!
But we prefer to sit on our lovely terrace, with full fridge, electric barbecue (open fire is forbidden in the summer), bowling alley, dive in the heated private pool and then look back to that beautiful sunset ...
We are sure that you will spend a wonderful holiday in Villa du Gardon!
When we buy a house held in 2008 in the Var, we landed by chance on this holiday. The convenient location (good to drive in one day from the Netherlands), the overwhelming nature and the mostly unspoiled villages had stolen our hearts. In addition, the villas to Dutch standards (solid) were built. The feeling of freedom on our terrace and magnificent views were decisive to purchase, something we still have not regret!