Holiday home in France
The villa of “La Forge,” 185 m2, is located at the Gates of Provence, in the Drôme Valley, at the Domaine de Vincenti, our family estate for over four centuries. (www.domainedevincenti.com). We installed it in an old stone building. It is fully equipped and it offers an exceptional comfort. It is elegantly and very tastefully decorated with plenty of space, light and charm. The domain has a park of more than 6 acres with a tennis court, a swimming pool and a children's playground.
The ground floor includes a spacious living-dining-room of 55 m2, an open kitchen, a toilet with WC and a laundry. The living room is very large, with 3 m high ceilings, two comfortable sofas, TV, Wi-Fi, ancient furniture and a fireplace to spend cozy hours by the fire. We installed a complete Home Cinema with and IPod connection for you to listen to your preferred music or watch your favorite movies and pictures on the flat screen. The dining table can accommodate 10 people; the dishes of white Limoges porcelain and the cutlery are elegant and you will be charmed by the simplicity, taste and purity of the decoration. The kitchen is fully equipped with many accessories and appliances: stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, food processor, steamer, blender... The laundry-room has a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board, a vacuum cleaner...
The villa is also equipped with an excellent gas-powered central heating system: everything has been planned for to provide you with a most convenient time in Vincenti. Upstairs, you will find 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with WC, one of them being attached to a bedroom. We selected your bedding with great care, in order to give you maximum comfort: we also prepare the villa according to the specific needs of your family and all bedrooms can be arranged either with a double bed 180x200 cm (King size) or two separate beds 90x200. When you arrive at Vincenti, your rooms and your bathrooms will be ready, carefully prepared with high quality linen, duvets and towels. If necessary, we add baby beds, high chairs and changing tables: we want to offer the best environment for your little ones, who will find some toys upon their arrival. If you wish, we can also put you in touch with a friendly local chef who will come on site and prepare for you a personalized gourmet meal at an affordable price.
- No smoking
- Local contact
- Safe for small children
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- High chair
- Tennis court at the house
- Hair dryer
- With swimming pool
We have plenty of space in Vincenti: the 6 acres park, with century-old trees, opens onto a small forest with a little stream. From the property, one can directly walk, bike or jog in the surrounding hills and countryside. The cottage has a private terrace with plenty of garden furniture and an outdoor fire pit for pleasant campfires under the stars. A gas barbecue is also available. Naturally, gas and wood are provided free of charge!
For children, we have a covered playground with a ping pong table, a sandbox, playhouses and outdoor toys. There are also swings and huge lawns to run and safely play. The tennis court, with his training wall and basketball pole, is available year round and the large swimming pool of 8x14 m is open from May 1 to September 30. The park is secured to the side of the road and there is plenty of space to park cars. If necessary, we also provide a garage for motorbikes or bicycles together with some tools to maintain them.
The Drôme Valley is halfway between Lyon and Avignon in the South-East of France. The climate is almost Mediterranean, with 2,400 hours of sunshine per year and, usually, dry summers. As always in the South of France, one may sometimes experience a few windy days: it is part of the landscape of the South!
The Domaine de Vincenti is 3 kilometers away from the small town of Crest, with its famous medieval tower. One can find anything in Crest: supermarkets, bookstores, bakeries, butchers, wine shops, hair dressers, post office, organic food stores, fruit and vegetable shops, restaurants, bistros, pharmacies, doctors, gas stations, garages ... and a large open market every Saturday morning. In Crest, visit the beautiful ancient tower which overlooks the town since 900 years and offer spectacular views of the valley. In the area, there are also quantities of charming old villages to discover, often perched on hilltops, with their ancient streets, their country bistros and unassuming restaurants.
Everywhere, the region offers varied and enchanting landscapes: plains and colorful agricultural valleys, vineyards, fields of lavender, fruit trees and truffle oaks; wild hills and mountains with Provencal accents… A little further away, at 1h15, discover the mythical old cities of Avignon and Lyon, loaded with history, charming with their lively pace and diversity, both listed on the UNESCO World Heritage. Throughout the year, participate in many cultural events available in the area: festivals, exhibitions, concerts...
- Meadows and woodland
Restaurants, food & wine
The Drôme Valley marks the start of Provence and the many traditional local markets give you an opportunity to meet friendly local farmers who sell, with a chanting accent, their vegetables, fruits, goat cheese, olive and lavender oil, garlic, truffles, traditional breads, wines ...
In a radius of 15 to 60 kms, visit the famous vineyards of the Côte du Rhône: Clairette de Die, Crozes-Hermitage, Cornas, Saint-Joseph, … the tasteful Provencal wines of the Nyonsais and the area of Grignan, produced since Roman times...
For lunch or dinner outside, make a reservation in one of the excellent village restaurants of the valley or of the old city of Valence, 30 minutes away. Gourmets will also find several fine restaurants with 1 Michelin star, the nearest in Crest, just 3 km from the Domaine de Vincenti! For the food passionate, do not miss the very famous Restaurant Pic in Valence, with its 3 Michelin stars!
The Domaine de Vincenti is located in the countryside and the pace of life is tranquil and peaceful, allowing for a great holiday, just on-site. But there are also many hikes available close by, in the open countryside. The river Drôme runs through the valley and its water is very clean with, in fine weather, excellent swimming and beautiful kayak rides.
The Pre-Alps, the Vercors Mountains, the Forest of Saoû… hold many other possibilities. For the sports oriented, the region offers exiting opportunities for jogging, hiking, mountain biking, horseback or bicycle riding, climbing, via-ferrata, acrobranche, kayaking ... and you can easily rent bicycles in Crest if you have not brought your own.
- Near hiking trails
- Near ATB trails
- Near riding
- Water sports
When you make your reservation, we will ask you the details of your party. This will allow us to prepare your "home", specifically for your family and friends.
Everything will be ready for you when you arrive and your beds will be comfortably prepared with fine linen and duvets. All bathrooms have hair-driers. The villa is also equipped with high chairs, baby beds, a baby bath tub and a changing table. Outside, a private terrace, with garden furniture, opens to the domain.
We are asking our guests to bring their tennis rackets and their pool towels.
Let us know if you have bikes or motorbikes, we will also prepare a location where you can store them.
Our villa is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.
Additional price info and offers
For short stays, prices are as follows:
Week at 890€: 2 days for 590 €; additional days 75 €
Week at 1080 €: 2 days for 680 €; additional days 100 €
Week at 1310 €: 2 days for 810 €; additional days 125 €
Week at 1570 €: 2 days for 970 €; additional days 150 €
Prices are all inclusive, with the exception of the local tax and a a small surcharge when our guests ask for a change of towels and bed-linens mid-stay.
If you wish to rent several villas and/or several weeks, consult us to get a special offer.
Visa, MasterCard and Maestro Credit Cards accepted as well as bank transfers and PayPal payments.
Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen
- Safety deposit € 800.00
Availability of 'La Forge - Domaine de Vincenti'
Bernard de Valence has last updated the calendar on 20 Feb 2019