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Large holiday apartment in France to rent - with pool and massive garden

The upstairs apartment of this house in Privas in the Ardèche in France is available for holiday rentals.

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"Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We have had a wonderful two weeks staying in your very beautifil and peaceful Moulinage. Too much to mention but we loved our time by the pool, walks into Privas, the gorges, Orange, Grignan and the breathtaking scenery."

All the best from the Robinsons, from the UK: Louise, Crusoe, Luke, Bode and Adam, August 2017.

"We have had a lovely relaxing stay here at the Moulinage. The weather has been great. We have had barbeques every day and enjoyed the pool. ... The Ardeche Gorge and surrounding areas are beautiful."

Claire, Mike, Chris and Bethany, from England. August 2017.

"We have once again had a wonderful time here making more family memories to cherish as the boys gets older. ... Lots of days out including riding the Velorail, climbing Mont Gerbier de Jonc, and the chocolate shop in Tain d'Hermitage. ... Thanks again for being such wonderful hosts, we will miss you both."

Mandy, Philip, Thomas and William, from England, August 2016.

"We spent three wonderful weeks in your comfortable holiday home and we are very happy that we have found this little paradise."

Johann, Anton, Josephine, Lorenz, Francyska and Matthias Wischner, from Germany, July 2016.

“We have simply enjoyed our 14 days in your perfectly charming apartment. The pool and the nature around us was all we needed to be able to relax. We have always felt so welcomed … thanks for everything.”

Sibylle, Achim, Christine, Juchen and families from Germany, August 2015.

“Thank you for a lovely place to stay. You have thought of everything a family needs. We enjoyed having BBQs by the pool. Your helpful guides of where to go were very useful and we managed to do quite a bit. Our favourites were canoeing in the Ardèche River and swimming under the Pont du Diable. We loved your welcome basket.”

The Paulsons, from the UK, August 2015.

"We're a lucky family to find the Moulinage Ouest on the Home Away website. We have had two wonderful weeks in the comfortable and cosy apartment. .. The children were especially enthusiastic about the swimming pool and the river. We have been more than once with our whole family to France, but this was our most successful holiday. Many thanks for your hospitality and kindness."

Ton, Betty and family, from the Netherlands, August 2015.

“We have had a fantastic time in your beautiful house. The kids have enjoyed the pool, fishing in the river and playing in the tree house – a perfect place for the kids. The grown-ups have tasted the local food and wine and appreciated the local cuisine at the nearby restaurants.”

Hansen and Juvik families, from Denmark, July 2014.

"We have had a lovely week here. The apartment is fabulous and the girls have thoroughly enjoyed swimming in the pool. ... The kayaking was quite an experience and we enjoyed visiting the Cascade de Ray-Pic as well as the night market in Privas. Thank you for sharing the wonderful Moulinage with us."

Helen, Nigel and family, 2013.

More Reviews - in English

D'autres commentaires - en français

"What an amazing 3 weeks we have had. ... We had lots of fun exploring the local area, playing in the river, wandering around different markets, kayaking in the Ardèche Gorge. The scenery is stunning, the Pont d'Arc fabulous ... Thanks to you both for being such generous hosts: we will all miss you."

Mandy, Philip and family, 2013

 « Nous avons passé deux belles semaines avec nos enfants dans votre propriété originale et pleine de charme! Nous avons découvert l’Ardèche pour la première fois – magnifique département avec paysages multiples. La piscine a fait la joie de nos deux petites filles sous le soleil et les fortes chaleurs. Nous vous remercions pour votre accueil et pour votre attention. »    Véronique et Philippe, 2012

"What a wonderful holiday we have had. Our children have really enjoyed adventuring on your lovely property."

Andy and Janette, 2013

 « Quelle belle propriété ! Quelle belle maison ! Nous avons passé deux semaines très agréables, sous le soleil et l’eau de la piscine. »   Famille Colin, 2011

"Super week. House exceeded all expectations. Plenty to see and do including vineyards, trips to the Ardèche Gorge and the Indian Forest. Thoroughly recommend the restaurant in Coux." Andrew, Louise, Emilia, Caitlin and Jacob, 2013

 « Nous avens passé un agréable séjour dans ca lieu tout a fait charmant. Merci pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse. Maintenant savons que les Anglais mangent de l’ail et jouent à la pétanque. »   Famille Rabaté, 2011

 “What a wonderful play to stay! The Moulinage is Beautiful (a real “grand design”) and the area, which is new to us, is a delightful part of France. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. … One week just was not long enough.” Nick and Kay and family, 2012


“I have loved this place the whole week through” Mathilde from Denmark, 2012


“Staying in your wonderfully decorated house was one of the highlights … We really enjoyed relaxing at the pool … the breathtaking landscapes and canoeing in the Drôme. Thanks for your hospitality and your tips for the area.” Monika, Carsten, Markus, Oliver and Annika, 2012


 “You have created the most stunning and stylish holiday apartment we have ever stayed in (and we have stayed in many!). … The area is stunning and very dramatic with wonderful vistas around every corner. It’s been lovely having quality family time here and we will always have fond memories of our stay.”   Michele and Alan, 2011


“This has been a most wonderful holiday, especially staying in your beautiful home. … The walks have been great … the views were stunning … We’re all saying we’d love to return …”    Jackie and Gerry, 2011


“Thank you very much for letting us stay here. The house is great and the area has so many great hikes. Overall this has been an amazing stay.”   Annika, Mieke and David, 2011


“You have a beautiful property here and have transformed it into one of the best places we have ever stayed in.” Cliff and Doreen, 2010


“The flat is stunning! Highlights have included breakfast on the terrace and the beautiful walk to the Grottes de la Jaubernie. I’ve felt so relaxed and energised here.” Deborah, 2010 


“Thank you so much for sharing your piece of heaven with us this summer. We’ve basked in the bright mornings, warm afternoons and a day in the grey. High points included walking to the nearby caves and a trip down the Drôme river.” Thorbjoern and Vivi, 2009


 “We have very much enjoyed the walks, canoeing in the Ardèche Gorge, and Avignon – but I think most of all we enjoyed the place itself – the pool and the river.” Rosemary, 2009.

 “I’ve really enjoyed my stay in the moulinage. The sight from the pool is something you’d dream of in England and the house is spectacular.” Patrick, 2009   


Ray Mears on the Ardèche 

"I love the Ardèche in south-central France. It is the perfect environment for canoeing, with the warm weather and warm water. But it is also an ideal walking area, with endless stunning limestone-cliff scenery and designated trails spanning 256km. In the national park you can spot wild boar. The range of wildlife in the region is impressive – scorpions, snakes, praying mantises, frogs, lizards and slow worms – and in the gorge there are often eagles, kites and beavers. The region is also famous for its prehistoric artwork and dolmen burial sites. Make sure you take a camera, as there are 12 designated panoramic viewing spots, including the impressive Pont d'Arc, where the unruly river flows under a natural arch."

From a Guardian article on "The world's best walks – by the experts"














The upstairs apartment of the Moulinage has its own separate entrance. Guests have exclusive use of a 200 square-metre apartment with four bedrooms, plus use (shared solely with the owners) of our swimming pool and large garden.

The Moulinage is located near Privas in the Ardèche, roughly halfway between Lyon and Marseille. It is an area of wonderful walks and beautiful towns and villages, within about an hour of the Ardèche Gorge, the vineyards of the Rhône valley, Avignon, Orange, Provence and the Alps.

There is a 15% discount for bookings of two weeks or more.

Bookings are on a weekly basis (Saturday to Saturday). Guests may arrive between 16.00h and 20.00h on the day of arrival and must leave before 10.00h on the day of departure.

For enquiries email


Le Moulinage Ouest


The Upper Floor


Privas and Coux

Coux  (1 kilometre from Moulinage)

Ouvèze Valley  (viewpoint 1 kilometre from Moulinage)

Privas  (1 kilometre from Moulinage)

Le Petit Tournon  (1 kilometre from Moulinage)

An Hour's Drive Away

The Ardèche Gorge



La Cascade du Ray Pic

Gerbier de Jonc

Les Trois Becs


Pont du Diable


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