We had a great stay in this lovely house. It's more like staying at a friend's place than a gite. Everything you need is there. The village is small and friendly with a couple of shops and cafes. You really do get away from the rigours of modern life. Our days centred around when we could go shopping (it was hot and you have to adjust to Ardèchian closing times around lunch)) and when we wanted to eat. The rest of the time was spent exploring the beautiful surroundings or relaxing with a book. Our daughter and her partner stayed in the attic bedroom - perfect for their own sunbathing terrace. Good wine, good food and friendly neighbours...what more could you ask for?
It was pleasing to discover a lively French village with a real sense of community in such a remote location. The winding drive up from St.Saveur gives an inkling of the beauty of the surrounding scenery but it is a surprise the enter the village and come across the children playing in the school playground and the little village square with just enough in the way of shops and restaurants. The house is charming and very comfortable: there are lots of stairs and steps, which might be a challenge for a family with a toddler, but you are rewarded with wonderful views from the terraces and balcony. This location is ideal for walking gently through the chestnut woods or exploring spectacular hill climbs; there are little 'beaches' on the river where the locals swim: a taste of the Ardeche but away from the main tourist sites. I would thoroughly recommend it!