La Moutière

Drôme
Self-catering


Fabulous Drôme gîtes: contemporary in old stone buildings, uncluttered, fresh. Take all 5 for a party, laze by pool, doze in lavender

Bedroom

12 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 28

The
Experience

Once a silkworm factory, tannery and pottery, now a special self-catering spot to which fresh bread and croissants are delivered each morning. Against a pastoral collage of lavender, thyme, river and canal, discover a constellation of sandy stone gîtes around a sturdy bastide. This is the home of lovely Françoise, Belgian-born, who, in high season, does a weekly table d’hôtes at a lively long table. It took her a year to convert the gîtes so beautifully; each is spacious, fresh and uncluttered, naked stone walls contrasting with rich colours. There are open-plan sitting rooms with corner kitchens and coffee machines, terraces, barbecues and snow-white linen. Each has something special: Le Billiard gets three terraces; L’Atelier (over a little stone bridge) is wheelchair-friendly; La Voûte has a vaulted sitting room and a scarlet sofa. Saunter past the old mill wheel to a pale, pale pool framed by lawns and heaps of loungers. How to keep busy? The list is long: hilltop forts, Roman ruins, wine-tasting, tennis, hiking and biking and, come autumn, truffle-hunting with Françoise. A gorgeous hostess, a gem of a place.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Towels not included.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €71
Weekly price
from €500
Surcharges
Singles €150-€975.
1 Cottage for 5
From €862 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From €1072 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 7
From €1293 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 8
From €1293 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From €712 bedrooms

Reviews

We are regular annual visitors to France and the 2 weeks we have just spent at La Moutiere will rate as one of the best places we have found. We stayed in the L'Atelier gite and it was everything we wanted. Large airy rooms, private outside area with own BBQ, plenty of shade, close to the very good swimming pool, again with shade if required, gite very well maintained and clean. Plenty of good local restaurants and markets. The English speaking resident owner Francoise is everything a discerning guest could ask for with good local knowledge of restaurants & the area. She is an excellent cook!

Andrew, Eastbourne

This is such a lovely place in the heart of a beautiful region. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and very clean. Bathrooms were also large with lovely smellies from Provence. Breakfast is a feast with home-made yogurts, fruit compotes, jams, delicious cakes (special mention to the lemon drizzle) and of course fresh bread and pastries. Our hostess, Françoise, was a wonderful guest, extremely welcoming. Our children loved the swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis and bikes to borrow. And the two gorgeous and friendly beagles. We absolutely loved our stay and will return next year.

Marie, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Françoise Lefebvre

  • There is a 16 x 5 m swimming pool at guests’ disposal on the property, and an old tennis court. There is a playground for children, ping-pong table, swings, badminton area etc.
  • Bicycles are available for adults and children for rides in the surrounding countryside.In the village, there are two tennis courts which can be used at any time by La Moutière guests.
  • Guests will enjoy this region of national heritage, art and culture with its many attractions such as fine castles (in Grignan, Suze la Rousse), its Templar fortress in Richerenches, the picturesque & typical villages (La Garde Adhémar, Séguret)...
  • Discovery of the surrounding countryside, with walks through the riverside Provençal scrubland, and cycling along the numerous small lanes, as well as mountain biking in steeper cross-country patches.
  • We can provide guided trekking itineraries and detailed maps. Come and enjoy diversity of this colourful region, and fall into the Provencal rhythm of life.