La Grenache, Gigondas, Ventoux. Sleeps 8
Named after the grape variety that is most prominent in Gigondas wine, La Grenache is not only nestled above its vineyards but is also in walking distance of this beautiful village. The villa is the highest in the village with atypical views of the medieval ramparts, village and valley below.
Pop down to pick up a few groceries and crawl back up after an afternoon of wine tasting in the many wine cellars that line the cobbled streets. With the Dentelles de Montmirail just behind you, hikes in the shade of oak and pine trees await you if you can tear yourself away from this magnificent villa and pool.
With refined, classy and tasteful decor and white washed ceiling beams, chandeliers and the odd antique, La Grenache is an exquisite villa with high-end appliances. 4 modern and sleek bedrooms and bathrooms welcome you for long lie-ins and washing the day’s activities away.
Set into the hill with stone walls and pierre de Bourgogne stone floors, the house keeps temperatures fresh but A/C is available in all bedrooms during the summer months; heating and an open fire will warm you in cooler months.
Spend hours soaking up the sun and taking in the views from the pool side at La Grenache before retreating to the terrace for pre-dinner drinks and a bowl of local olives. A bottle of Gigondas is being cracked open in the elegant dining room and the whiff of Mediterranean vegetables stewing in the kitchen rounds off an authentic Provençal day in the countryside.
Tomorrow will be spent visiting the Roman ruins in Vaison-la Romaine and partaking in adrenaline-fueled activities on Mont Ventoux.
Notes and Tips:
-Private parking for 4 and off-road parking
-12m x 4m active oxygen treated heated pool (to 22°C). Walled, gated with soft cover –complies with safety regulations
-Rural and village views
-Walk to village
-4 double ensuite bedrooms, 1 can be made up as a twin. (160cm, 160cm, 160cm, 180cm beds) WC in hall. 2 extra bathrooms and 2 extra toilets.
-TV with international channels
-Wi-Fi extender so connection can be made from the pool side
-Weekly linen change and laundry room
-Security deposit €2500
-Arrival from 4pm. Contact us for a late arrival or baggage drop-off options. Depart by 10am
–11th century St Catherine parish church
-Old hospice and art exhibition
-The castle and ramparts
-When you are ready to take the road up to the Dentelles de Montmirail, stop off at the Romanesque chapel of St Cosme and Damien
-Drive or cycle the beautiful wine route past the Dentelles de Montmirail. Stop off in wine cellars in these villages; Beaumes-de-Venise (12 km) – Vacqueyras (4.7 km) Sablet (4 km) – Séguret (6.7km) – Rasteau (11 km) – Cairanne (12km)…designated driver needed!
-Stunning views can be seen from Suzette also. Drive via Le Barroux or Malaucene…Explore!
-Join the fun at the village fetes and wine festivals. You can find out the dates from the tourist office in Vaison
-Kids love the Llama farm
-Go canyoning in the Gorges de Nesque
-Admire the Demoiselles Coiffées –Ochre fairy chimneys.
-Visit Le Barroux Castle. Combine it with the Medieval Festival if you are visiting in August
-Wander the streets, Roman ruins and the best Tuesday market in the region in the vibrant town of Vaison-la-Romaine.
-Join an intensive wine and cooking course at the Domaine des Dentelles, or even organise your luxury stay there.
– Stock up on black truffles at the Carpentras Friday morning market
–Click here to find more activities to do with kids
Perched on hilside. Officially one of the most beautiful villages in France
Imposing Medieval castle
L’Oustalet, Gigondas. Michelin-starred, pricey with even pricer wines
Carré Gourmand, Gigondas
Coté Terrasse, Séguret. Stunning views
Bistro du ‘O. Set in an old barn of the castle in the upper town.
Auberge la Bartavelle. Long time popular restaurant. Local cuisine in Vaison centre
How to get there
Train: Avignon (45 mins)
Plane: Avignon (40 mins). Marseille (1:15)
Car: See map
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Chef (additional cost)
Private parking for 4
Walk to villlage
Weekly linen change
4 Ring stove
Electric heaters in bedrooms