The village of Vinsobres
For those who stay chez nous there is comfortable accommodation on two floors. On the ground floor there is an ensuite double bedroom. On the top floor there are two double-rooms and two with twin beds. All have lovely views and period features. On the top floor there are two modernised shower rooms with toilets and one separate wc. All bed linen and towels are provided.
View of the house from the grande Rue
The four upstairs bedrooms radiate from Jane's lovely design studio. This floor is accessed by an old stone staircase, or by the lift, which connects all three levels.
The ground floor is our main living area. We have a large comfortable lounge with a fireplace and Sat TV. The large dining-room leads through to the breakfast terrace. There is an art library at one end of the room. We have two terraces, the 'breakfast terrace' facing the rising sun and the Eygues valley, and the south-west-facing garden terrace, in full view of Mont Ventoux. This garden is flower filled with an olive tree and lots of herbs and provencal shrubs. Here there is usually a pleasant breeze to offset the noonday heat, and parasols to provide shelter. This is usually the lunch terrace! Tigger, our cat, will usually be around ready for some attention!
lunch in the terrace garden
There is, of course, wi-fi, sat television and a music centre. The phone signal for mobile phones is often better on the 'breakfast side' of the house.
Down below there is a magnificent swimming-pool (14x4m) with covers for winter and heating provision. Beside this is a large, barn-like area ('the Barn') which gives wonderful space for art activities and includes a gallery area along the impressive, stone back wall. (There is room here for table-tennis, billiards and table football too!) This is where we may kick off your stay with a lively party.
In addition, there are five large 'caves' or cellars, where Jane has set up her printing press and created facilities for washing screens, with a kiln for firing pots and clay sculptures. There is also a wc for artists and pool-users!
Meals. We provide continental breakfast each morning (cereals, bread, croissants, fresh fruit etc.), picnic lunches, normally a light, salad-type meal taken on the terrace, wine included, or carried with us on our outings. The evening meals include many special provencal dishes. When clients are eating out, we provide transport to local restaurants (noting that the village bistro is five minutes away on foot) and will collect when called.
Ground floor bedroom with ensuite.
For lunch on Friday in St Remy, we pay E15 towards the cost of your meal, which may cost up to E30. We are quite happy to provide for vegetarians. Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary needs. Cold drinks and wine are available in the Barn at all times for a small charge.
We welcome you to our lovely house here, in what we think is the true Provence, the Provence of vineyards, lavender, olive groves and fresh fruit straight off the tree. This department (Drome) has the most organic farms, orchards and vineyards in the whole of France.
We do hope you'll enjoy your stay with us and we will make sure that you experience Provence at its best.