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  • Quiet, built-up area

Luxury, comfortable, very well located villa, with very large garden with a heated swimming pool, overlooking the river Ardèche and the 4 bedrooms have air conditioning. Holiday home "VIVARAIS" is a villa very conveniently located on the edge of the Villapark with a view of the river Ardèche.
This spacious holiday home has a private heated swimming pool of 9.5 x 4.5 metres with an electrically operated roller cover (can be locked safely) with a natural stone terrace and shed/pool house. The fixed changeover day is Saturday, rental only per week or several weeks.
The house has a spacious and high living/dining room with 2 sliding doors to the terrace, a modern luxury kitchen, 4 air-conditioned bedrooms, 3 toilets, 2 bathrooms and an indoor terrace (loggia) with stunning mountain views. Villa Vivarais has a huge garden with a covered terrace.
There is good working Wifi internet and television with a.o. all Dutch and 2 Belgian channels.
The covered carport keeps your car out of the sun. In addition, there is room for a 2nd car on the driveway.
Ground floor: Hall, toilet, 2 spacious bedrooms: one bedroom with two box spring beds 90 x 210 cm and wardrobe has French doors and gives direct access to the garden. The other bedroom also has two 80 x 200 cm box spring beds and wardrobe and French doors to the front garden.
Between the 2 bedrooms (both equipped with air conditioning) is a bathroom with bath/shower, washbasin and toilet.
Large living/dining room with 2 sliding doors to the terrace, high ceiling, television, 2 4-person sofas and 2 antique glass cabinets. Use of the fireplace is not allowed.
The living room flows into the dining room with an 8-seater oval teak dining table and chairs that connects to the modern open-plan kitchen. High chair is available. The comfortable kitchen is equipped with all appliances, such as hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer.
Good quality crockery and glassware, pans, oven dishes, bread boards and the like.
Nespresso, coffee filter machine, Dolce Gusto and Senseo available.
First floor:
Landing leading to 2 bedrooms both furnished with two box spring beds 1x 80 x 200 cm and 1x 90x200, as well as a separate room with washing machine, tumble dryer, washing rack, ironing board and iron. Between the 2 bedrooms is a bathroom with shower, washbasin (hairdryer available) and toilet. Bedrooms have air conditioning. There is also a camp bed available. From both the landing and one of the bedrooms, the indoor terrace (loggia) is accessible with breathtaking mountain views.
The very spacious and wide garden, with lots of privacy, of over 1100 m2 provides plenty of fun for the children to play and you have complete privacy plus a beautiful view of the mountains and the river. Trees provide wonderful natural shade when it is warm. The villa has a private heated swimming pool of 9.5 x 4.5 m with a safe, lockable cover to keep the water warm and clean for a long time. There is also a natural stone terrace and a shed/pool house.
Naturally, sun beds are available.
Thanks to its location and vegetation, the garden with terrace offers optimal privacy. A barbecue for cosy evenings in the beautiful garden makes your holiday complete!
In short: villa "VIVARAIS" offers you the luxury, comfort and conveniences of home, but surrounded by the ultimate French holiday feeling!
Park facilities and beyond: Each tenant can use the 2 tennis courts, basketball court, playground, 3 bocce courts, table tennis table, outdoor fitness equipment, the large park swimming pool with toddler area, terrace with loungers and chairs, wicker parasols and the lounge area under a canopy. At the reception building you can get an ice cream, soft drink, draft beer, coffee, sandwich or snack and book excursions.
In high season, there is a bread order and takeaway service at reception (please let us know your choice of bread 1 day in advance). In high season, reception also offers, in cooperation with the park manager: boules tournament, water polo, children's disco, horse riding, canoe trips, happy hour, wine tasting etc.
The bakery for baguettes and croissants, among other things, and the fruit shop are less than a kilometre away; just outside the park. The large Lidl is in Vallon Pont d'Arc at 2 km and the luxurious and very large Super U at 4 km in Ruoms, as well as an organic shop, ATMs and petrol stations.
With its beautiful countryside and unique sights, the Ardèche is a fantastic tourist destination. The south of Ardeche, in which Vallon Pont d'Arc is located, is Provençal, i.e. extremely sunny. There are limestone plateaus with green oaks, lavender and olive trees, caves and the Beaume, Chassezac and Ardèche rivers.
The rivers are suitable for any rowing pleasure, from calm waters for beginners to extreme waterfalls for the daredevils. It is possible to go on an adventurous canoe trip of 8 or 34 km with the spectacular subway through the famous ancient arch bridge in Vallon. This excursion can be booked at the reception of the villa park; you will be picked up and brought or you can start at the bottom of the villa park.
The river Ardèche can be reached on foot from the park in about 2 minutes via a good and decent staircase. You can visit numerous villages such as Vals le Bains, Ruoms, Largentiere, St Remeze, Aubenas and Barjac.
The nice and cosy Vallon Pont d'Arc is about 3 km from the villa park and is a tourist village with summer crowds and many restaurants, cafés and terraces. Also in the immediate vicinity of the park there are a number of restaurants within 1-1.5 km that can be reached on foot.
Villa "VIVARAIS" was assessed in February 2023 and awarded 4 stars by the independent French body "Classement Meubles de Tourisme" - FNAIM and CEIF.


  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Safe for small children
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Bath
  • Airconditioning
  • With swimming pool
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool

Availability of 'Villa Vivarais'


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The quiet 4-star villa park is located directly on the banks of the river Ardèche. The river and bank can be reached directly from the villa park by a good staircase. From Villa Vivarais it is a short walk of about 2 minutes. Here you can watch the canoeists or rent one yourself.
On the villa park itself are about 90 detached villas, on spacious lots. The park has general facilities that you as a tenant can use as the large park pool with a separate toddler area with water mushroom, a playground, 3 bocce courts, fitness equipment, table tennis, 2 tennis courts, a basketball court, football trapveld, Reception under NL management with terrace and sale of drinks, coffee, sandwiches, draft beer, wine, ice cream and snacks.

In the May holidays and in the high season the park manager organizes div. activities in which you can participate (wine tasting evening, tournament with football or jeu de boules, disco swimming, happy hour and an information evening with all the sports companies in the area where you can also book your excursions).
There is also a pizza van and chicken grill van on the park every week.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village
  • Near swimming water

Restaurants, food & wine

In the Ardèche, there are many vineyards and domaines where you can taste a glass of wine and buy a box of wine for a reasonable price.
On a culinary level, there is something for everyone: from pizza restaurants to creperies, from local simple restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious 3-course menu for € 13.50 in the afternoon, but there are also div. luxurious and starred restaurants within a radius of 3 to 35 km. Before arrival we advise you on the most nice and good addresses.


Every day there is a morning or evening market somewhere in the area. In the information folder in your holiday home, you can read where and on what day.
It also contains many other tips about beautiful places of interest, such as the lavender museum.
The area has beautiful prehistoric caves with colour and sound effects, a crocodile park, an adventure park (with amongst others rope swinging from tree to tree), beaches, medieval villages, gliding, karting, kayaking, canyoning and horse riding. In the folder you will find at least 80 leaflets on attractions/activities.
You should definitely drive the beautiful route Gorges de l'Ardèche: along the worn out mountains you will see the river meandering in the depths with the ever present sporty canoeists.

Mount Sampzon - visible from your holiday villa about 3 km away - is a challenge for cyclists and a real test of skill.
Also visit "Grotte de Chauvet Pont d'Arc", once opened by Hollande and only 15 minutes away from your holiday villa.
Golf course -9 holes- at 10 km in Grospierres, Chateau de Bournet, with catering facilities.

  • Bicycle
  • Organised activities
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Flying and gliding

Further remarks

Changeover day (arrival and departure) is in principle on the (traffic jam-free) Sunday; arrivals between approx. 16.00 and 17.30 hrs, departure on Sunday morning no later than 10.00 hrs.
In the villa there is Wifi internet, Dutch television channels, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 1 wooden cot, high chair and tummytub.
Airport Montpellier at 138 km, Marseille at 162 km and Lyon at 217 km.
Avignon train station at 79 km.

Additional price info and offers

Discount: If the villa is used by 2-4 persons, you will receive a discount on the rental price of € 50 per week (except for the period 6/7-24/8/2024) and possible last minutes.
Changeover day is Saturday. Villa Vivarais has a private heated pool with pool house and air conditioning in the bedrooms.
Not allowed: Pets, smoking. You will find the weekly rental price when you enter a Saturday in the availability calendar (see below).

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 400.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 130.00
  • Price bed linen per person (compulsory) € 10.00
  • Price towels per person (compulsory) € 7.50

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