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11/12 people, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 180 m², WiFi, a magnificent swimming pool … and the sun !!

Christmas and New Year's Day in the comfort of a large, cosy house

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A holiday rental for your holidays in Southern Ardèche ?

Lovers of nature and the beauties of the Ardèche, we will be happy to welcome you to our home in the heart of “Les Sielves”, a small protected hamlet in the commune of Chambonas.
Pascal & Marc

Welcome to our large “Gîte de charme” with private swimming pool in South Ardèche.

An unforgettable holiday in the heart of unspoilt nature

For your next holidays in the South of France or just for a weekend, with family or friends, you are looking for a large and comfortable gîte with a nice swimming pool to relax with your children.
Lovers of wide open spaces and wild landscapes, groups of friends fond of nature sports, large families in search of rest and serenity, come and visit us in Southern Ardèche, we will be pleased to welcome you.
After a few days spent in our house, you will soon be, like us, “Amazed by the Ardèche“.

Murs en pierres de grès et toitures en Lauzes
Walls in sandstone and roofs in Lauzes

A historic building in the heart of a protected hamlet

Our 17th century house, completely and carefully renovated, was offered for holiday rental in June 2019. Roof in lauzes and walls in sandstone, it is classified 4**** (certification Atout France™) and 4 épis (Gîtes de France™) and is labelled “Gîte de charme”.
Situated in the commune of Chambonas, the hamlet of Les Sielves is made up of a dozen houses and only 3 inhabitants year-round; its exceptional buildings have earned it classification as a heritage protection zone.
Offering unrivalled tranquillity, this hamlet is within easy reach (4 km) of the small town of Les Vans and all its shops.

An exceptional level of comfort and facilities

4 years of total restoration, respecting traditional techniques, have enabled us to bring to this house all the comfort of the 21st century and an incomparable level of equipment: 4G mobile networks, Wifi, UHD TV, Blu-ray players, Bluetooth speaker, plancha and barbecue, wood stove, efficient central heating, but also… a plethora of kitchen equipment, toys for children and games for adults, baby equipment, …
Under the Ardèche summer sun or by the fireplace in winter, we can receive our guests all year round.

A large gîte, multiple spaces to meet with family or friends

Structured around a vast interior terrace on two levels, the various residential buildings offer our guests numerous living spaces to meet up or, on the contrary, to isolate themselves according to the mood of the moment.
Sheltered from the hot summer sun, the large covered terrace is ideal for convivial meetings around the large plancha or barbecue.
The large panoramic lounge allows everyone to meet around the large UHD TV or the wood stove offering a 180° view. A second lounge/library offers books, guides and board games.
Don’t forget our year-round guests, 3 charming goldfish in the pool on the lower terrace; you’ll have to think about feeding them: a task usually claimed by the youngest of our guests.
Details and 360° views to be discovered on the specific page: Living spaces

Accommodation to the highest standards

The 5 large and comfortable rooms, with their evocative names and tasteful decor, can accommodate 11 people (12 people on request with an extra bed) and each has its own private bathroom and WC. For the greatest comfort of our guests, sheets and towels are provided as well as foutas for the swimming pool.
Discover each of our rooms in detail: The rooms.

A magnificent private swimming pool area with panoramic view

The large swimming pooll, totally secured for children and exclusively reserved for our guests, offers a breathtaking view over the valley. This exceptional setting, a constant invitation to idleness, is the promise of extraordinary days of relaxation around the large flat-bottomed pool with submerged beach (paddling pool), the petanque ground or leaning against the bar under the shelter of the pergola.
Description and 360° panoramic views: Swimming pool area

Ideally located south of the Monts d’Ardèche Regional Natural Park

Les Terrasses des Sielves are located in the heart of the southern Ardèche and its many rivers, a few kilometres from Vallon Pont-d’Arc and the Ardèche Gorges Nature Reserve.
In the immediate vicinity, you will be able to take advantage of admirable natural sites (Pont d’Arc, Grotte Chauvet, Aven d’Orgnac, Bois de Païolive…) and a wide range of sporting activities (canoeing down the gorges, mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, potholing…).
You will revisit the medieval past of the region through the villages of character and the most beautiful villages of France (Balazuc, Labeaume, Naves, Banne…) and discover the exceptional local soil by visiting its producers’ and artists’ markets.

Gorges de La Beaume - Endroit secret [44.449970 - 4.294768]
Gorges of La Beaume - Secret place

To make your holiday easier, the following services are also available to you:

a DRIVE supermarket to do your shopping, a caterer at home to organize a birthday meal, electric mountain bikes directly available at the Gîte, Canoe trips 5 min. away from the house: Consult our referenced partners. We have tested their services ; they will give you satisfaction.

Don’t forget to consult our Guestbook to discover the beautiful testimonies of our guests.

Video of the Gite

Why are you going to love the Ardèche ?

Furnished Tourism Ranking

Registration number Furnished tourist accommodation: 07050 000002 R5

Declaration to the Chambonas Town Hall on 18 April 2019
Meublé de Tourisme 4**** - 10 avril 2019
Gîte de Charme - Label du 28 octobre 2020

Classification
“Gîte de Charme”
on 28 October 2020

 Address : 56 chemin des Sielves 07140 CHAMBONAS

Contact: Pascal BEAUFILS
Company GITARDECHE SASU
Siret 822 281 432 00010 – RCS AUBENAS
Registered head office :
Quartier Laulagnet 07230 ST ANDRE LACHAMP

Pool area

Large private swimming pool with panoramic view

The huge private swimming pool area at the back of the house, benefits from a panoramic view facing south over the valley towards the villages of Chambonas and Les Vans.

The large flat-bottomed pool (9m x 3m50 – depth 1m35) allows the whole family to enjoy the water during the warm sunny afternoons of the Ardèche summer. An immersed beach (25cm) also allows the little ones to enjoy the freshness of the water under the supervision of their parents.

To guarantee the best bathing comfort and because of its ecological and bacteriological qualities, we have chosen an automatic salt treatment in preference to the addition of chemical chlorine.
The salt electrolysis, controlled by an automatic regulation, ensures the creation and diffusion, directly in the water, of natural chlorine ensuring a perfect disinfection of the pool.
All the dosages are checked weekly between each rental; an additional check is also carried out every Wednesday morning.

11 sunbathing spots and a few Tropeziennes will invite everyone to some well-deserved moments of relaxation to rest after the more sportive hikes offered by our beautiful Ardèche.

At the end of the afternoon, the bowling pitch will allow intense games of pétanque or Finnish Mölkky skittles (provided).
The small bar under the pergola has a refrigerator to keep the cold drinks quickly available when the sun becomes intense.

PLEASE NOTE: Particular attention has been paid to child safety with 2 simultaneous devices :
– a peripheral barrier with a safety gate in accordance with the NF P90-306 standard.
– an immersed roller shutter in compliance with standard NF P90-308 .


Swimming pool opening periods : from the beginning of May to the end of September with possible extensions depending on the weather.

360° view

Swimming pool area - Petanque ground
Swimming pool area - Panoramic view

Rates

Rates 2020 – 2021

The best rates are guaranteed when you book directly on this website.

You can also contact the owner directly before booking without any intermediary.

In July and August: Booking exclusively for 7 days, from Saturday to Saturday
Middle season: Booking short stays (< 1 week) from D-56 : contact us
Short stays: Minimum duration: 2 nights


NEW Season 2020-2021: Coverage at 50% of your cancellation insurance

(see modalities page "Contact & Booking")

Reception and additional services

Welcome: in order to guarantee you a perfect stay, you will be welcomed upon your arrival by the owner who will be able to answer any questions you may have about the cottage or the region
Preparation of the rooms: upon your arrival, the beds will be made. Towels and foutas for the pool are also provided free of charge.
Baby equipment: on request, we can provide you with the necessary equipment to welcome a baby in room 1 (cot + bedding, high chair, changing mat, bottle warmer). Please let us know a few days before your arrival. This service is of course offered.
Weekly cleaning package*: 150€ – On request, a complementary cleaning service during the week is available at the price of 30€/hour. In case of a stay longer than a week, linen and sheets are systematically changed and the cleaning is done every Saturday.
*Compulsory: single flat-rate contribution regardless of the length of stay – Includes an additional phase of Covid-19 disinfection (O² Care Services Protocol)
Tourist tax: 1€ / adult / night
Other expenses: Water and electricity consumption are free.
In cold weather, the heating of the cottage (central heating) is included in the rental (the house is hot when you arrive). Wood for the living room stove is provided free of charge.
NEW – Season 2020-2021 : Coverage at 50% of the optional cancellation insurance (see terms and conditions page “Contact & Booking“)

Contact

Your contact

For any question, request for information and booking online, do not hesitate to contact me
Pascal BEAUFILS
Tél. +33 (0)6 42 70 17 05

You can also consult the FAQ page

… or use the form below

 

Contact and booking form


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    General conditions (extracts)

    Download the General Rental Conditions

    In accordance with legal obligations (article L.324-2 of the Tourism Code), the rental will be the subject of a written contract, signed by both parties and accompanied by a detailed description of the premises. An inventory of fixtures will be carried out on entry and exit.

    • Booking: The booking becomes effective (blocked calendar) as soon as the tenant has sent the owner a deposit of 50% of the total amount of the rental and a signed copy of the contract. The balance is to be paid 6 weeks before entering the premises.
    • Capacity: the capacity of the cottage (11 people, adults and children) cannot be exceeded unless a specific request is accepted when the contract is signed. On request a cot (+ equipment) can be provided free of charge.
    • Arrivals and departures: arrivals take place between 5pm and 7pm; you will be welcomed by the owner who will give you the keys, as well as a welcome booklet detailing everything there is to know about the house and all the useful addresses. He will be happy to answer any questions you may have and will remain available throughout your stay. Please inform in case of late arrival so that he can be present. Departures take place at 10am.
    • Ancillary costs :
      • Housework package (obligatory): 150€ – The cottage must be left in order, the dishes clean and tidy and the bins emptied. This package does not include cleaning the barbecue and plancha, which must be left clean.
      • Tourist tax (1€/night/adult person) will be collected on behalf of the municipality .
      • Deposit: a deposit of 1000€ will be requested on arrival; it will not be cashed and will be returned to you on departure after the inventory of fixtures.5

    Specific clause “Money-back guarantee” Covid-19 (addendum to the lease contract)

    In the event of cancellation by the client, the lessor undertakes to reimburse 100% of the sums paid:

    • If the client is unable to go to the rental location due to general regulatory provisions put in place by the State and related to the fight against Covid-19 (confinement of the region of origin or travel ban).
    • If the lessor is obliged to give up the holiday rental because of general regulations put in place by the State related to the fight against Covid-19 and applying to the place of stay (access restrictions, prohibition to rent, etc.).
      PLEASE NOTE: the coverage of these 2 events allows our clients to be secure on the “mass” risk which is never covered by cancellation insurance contracts; the latter cover individual risks (COVID positivity, illness…): see below

      However, this clause does not apply to other reasons of impediment which the lessee may invoke (closed tourist attractions, personal concern, accident, illness, individual confinement, quarantine on return, etc.) or which may be the subject of cancellation insurance. Where applicable, the general terms and conditions of the contract apply.

    Special case of non-resident customers in France (additional specific risk of border blockade) :

    • For a cancellation up to 6 weeks before the beginning of the stay, a 100% refund of the stay is guaranteed if the client is unable to reach the rental location for one of the 2 following reasons: confinement of the region of origin or border blockade.
    • In case of cancellation for the same reasons less than 6 weeks before the beginning of the stay, a 100% refund of the stay is guaranteed but only if the gite is re-rented.

    Insurance

    Resort Civil Liability: Mandatory, the rental contract requires a “Resort Civil Liability” insurance coverage that covers, during your stay, any damage caused to the premises or to third parties. This clause may or may not already be included in your multi-risk home insurance policy: check with your insurer.
    Cancellation: Optional insurance to cover the risk of a hazard that would jeopardize your availability for the booked dates.

    For one or the other of these insurance covers, we have selected 2 privileged partners proposed to the guests of the “Terrasses des Sielves”:

    => CHAPKA Insurance’s TRANQUIL’OC contract  :
    Offers 2 options: CANCELLATION only (option 1: cost # 2,6%) or CANCELLATION + CIVIL LIABILITY (option 2: cost # 3,6%).
    Important limitation: cover limited to groups of up to 9 people.
    => Link for information, quote or subscription: TRANQUIL’OC 

    => GRITCHEN Insurance’s ASSURLODGE contract
    Presents a single option combining CANCELLATION + CIVIL LIABILITY (cost # 4.25%).
    The contract covers all participants declared in the contract without any limitation in number.
    => Link for information, quote or subscription: ASSURLODGE

    COVID-19 (updated October 2020): These 2 contracts now include in the cancellation cover an individual positivity clause to COVID-19 (details to be consulted in the general conditions of each contract).
    PLEASE NOTE: This information is indicative, each holidaymaker, after examination of the General Conditions of each contract, is free to subscribe (or not) the contract of his choice or on the contrary to favour a third party contract. In all cases, the holidaymaker subscribes directly; we do not act as an intermediary.

    NEW Season 2020-2021: Coverage at 50% of your cancellation insurance

    Partial refund of the cancellation insurance premium: Due to the unique nature of the place, reservations for our house are usually made between 6 and 9 months before the start of the stay, particularly in high season.
    In order to reassure our guests against the risks that are always possible during such periods, we have decided to refund 50% of the optional cancellation insurance premium proposed by these 2 contracts:
    – 50% on option 1 of the TRANQUIL’OC contract.
    – 30% on the ASSURLODGE contract or on option 2 of the TRANQUIL’OC contract.

    Find us

    Address: 56 chemin des Sielves, Chambonas (latitude 44.429291 / longitude 4.118988).
    From LES VANS in the direction of CHAMBONAS; cross the Chassezac bridge then turn left in the direction of LES SALELLES.
    Go up this road for 2.5 km, arrive at the place called LES SIELVES, turn right and enter the hamlet, go 50 m, calade which goes down on the right.