1 bedroom flat downstairs my house. on the hill on the way up the road to Rochechinard, at the bottom of the "Vercors Drômois", 200m from the GTV (the famous track across Vercors, 50 min from Grenoble,30 from Valence, 25 from Villard de Lans, 400m from our village corner shops.
bright flat I entirely repainted with whitewash and clay paints, overlooking the valley and Prêles cliffs (famous for its rock climbing)
you will be welcome from 6pm (providing I am not in class at the time of your arrival we may arrange an earlier arrival). there is a private car park on our land with a car shed and locked gates so bikers may sleep soundly. though spontaneous booking is available we thank you for booking 24 hours ahead as I might not be able to get in touch with you via my cell phone - satellite cell phone coverage not being available in the places I might be hiking up in Vercors.
in the warm and hot season, you will have private access to the big flat part of our garden with table and chairs
departure by 11AM please
access: 1) coming from Valence or Grenoble 1) follow the way to "st jean en royans" but just after the car parks turn right "Rochechinard" 2) just before the end-of-village road sign turn right onto a small street, 20m. 3) cross over onto our dirt lane. 4) first gate on your left, always open, park behind the house :)
we have travelled and like chatting with strangers.
I teach English and have lived in Madrid, London, Oxford, Cassablance.
I make my own preserves, jams, bread... grow my own organic vegetables... and like sharing these produce.
we have plenty of IGN25000th maps and my husband always enjoy helping our guests with preparing for their hikes or bike rides.
-At the bottom of wonderful valleys, on the border of Vercors Nature Reserve and High Plateaux Nature Reserve with their wild life- deers, wolves, vultures...
-Within a 30km range: hiking, trailing, trekking, mountain biking (these 4 are possible right from our doorstep), canyoning, kite surfing, snowshoes, sleigh riding, caving & potholing, rock climbing, numerous mountain rivers to walk along or in, waterfalls, caves (within 5-15mn drive from our place)
... and of course several ski resorts
-Our village nautical base on the Bourne, paddle boat, aqueduct, canal, red ochre cliffs, rowing boats, cave and numerous sight seeing possibilities within a 5-50km range- the Petrifying Springs Gardens, model train museum, shoe museum etc
-Swimming pools within a 30km range: St Jean en Royans (7km), St Marcellin ( 15km), Romans (18km)… and wave pool, ice skating ring, casino, summer bobsleigh in Villard de Lans (33km)
-18 holes golf course in Corrençon, 38km
-Cinémas: Pont en Royans (9km), St Marcellin (15km), St Marcellin (15km), Romans (18km), Villard de Lans (33km)
-pleasure & sports shopping : Lafuma factory shop in Anneyron (1hour car drive), Marques Avenue (over 60 brandname boutiques) and numerous cut-label shops in Romans, Expé only10 mn from our place is specialized in sports and expeditions clothing and gear at reasonable prices