Trappistes - Ardèche - Sleeps 4

Picturesque two-bed stone house now with Wifi 

  • Trappistes exterior
  • Bathroom
  • Master Bedroom
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Nearby Town/Village
  • Trappistes exterior
  • Nearby Town/Village
  • Nearby Town/Village
  • Nearby Attraction
  • Nearby Attraction
  • Nearby Attraction
Trappistes in Ardèche, a cottage in Rhône-Alpes: Trappistes exterior

Romantic village house near river & gorgeous country

The house is built mainly on a vaulted stone arch above a quiet pedestrian street in the "old village" of Lanas. It is reached by a stone staircase running between the walls of the former 16thC chateau, and has thick stone walls, exposed oak beams, sloping ceilings upstairs and lots of sunshine.

It's the ideal romantic hideaway for a couple, or small group of friends. However, it's not suitable for children under 7, due to various balustrades and staircases.

The main floor consists of open-plan living room and kitchen, plus the loo. Upstairs are two bedrooms: a sunny one with double bed, bath (with shower attachment) and washbasin; and a cool and shady one with a single bed and a sofa bed. The second bedroom is accessed via the main bedroom. Bed linen and tea towels are provided, please bring your own towels.

The kitchen has a gas cooker, fridge, washing machine and double sink, and is equipped with all crockery, cutlery and utensils.

The house has wifi, a radio/cassette player and landline phone, but no TV. In winter, heating is by a very effective wood-burning stove, with electric fires for back-up.

Lanas is situated on the Ardèche river, which is great for swimming, canoeing, sunbathing, walking and wildlife-watching. The old village is built round the former chateau, now an auberge. The winding streets are too narrow for cars, but perfect for exploring on foot. The old village is a Conservation Area, and most of the houses are beautifully restored. The new part of the village (only 200 years old) is across the road, and is a lively and thriving community. In the summer high season, the village has three restaurants, and there are food shops, bakers and more bars and restaurants in the nearby villages on either side.

The Ardèche region is spectacularly beautiful, ranging from high mountain passes in the north and west to the limestone cliffs and gorges south of Lanas. It's ideal for walking or exploring by car, finding hidden valleys or idyllic river swimming places. Local attractions include chateaux, caves, the Pont d'Arc and Gorges de l'Ardèche, silkworm farms, lively markets and local fêtes. And now you can see the world's oldest art, thanks to the newly-opened replica of the Grotte Chauvet, with its wonderful cave paintings of lions, bison and rhinoceros. The area is full of picturesque villages, and Avignon, Nîmes and the south coast are well within day-trip distance if you fancy a change of scene. Info and maps are provided in the house.

The region is justly famous for its charcuterie, goat's cheeses, honey, nougat, and fabulous fresh fruit in season. Local wines are excellent value, and the Côtes du Rhone region is close by.

It's a great place for a laid-back holiday, where you can soak up a slice of French rustic paradise - great food and wine, lovely climate, and a leisurely and relaxed pace of life.

This property has been listed with Holidaybank for 7 years

Trappistes Property Features

Location Type
  • Rural
  • Village

  • Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Telephone
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Pets Allowed

Open Fire/Wood Burner
  • Wood burner

  • 1 Double Bedroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom

  • Washing Machine
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • Coffee Machine

Internet Access
  • Wireless Broadband

  • Games
  • Radio

Activities within 20min drive of the property
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Caving
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Pub/Bar within 1 mile

Local Water Sports
  • Swimming (outdoor pool)
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
Pricing and availability unknown.
Please contact the owner for details
Key Property Details
Property Name Trappistes
Reference 215326
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Dogs Allowed 1
Reviews 4 Add a Review
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Trappistes in Ardèche

Nearest TownAubenas - 7 kms (approx)
Nearest AirportNimes - More than 30 kms (approx)

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