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Juliet Altham

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Stunning elegant accommodation, beautiful pool and far reaching views. - The Old Silk Farm, Farmhouse, Courtyard and Apartment

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Rochemaure holiday farmhouse

Take the full stunning 7 bedroom property, or the beautiful 3 bedroom farmhouse.

This elegant luxurious farmhouse has been immaculately restored over several years to create the perfect getaway for one or two families.

Its position high over the Rhone Valley gives it spectacular views towards the distant Alps from most windows and from the lovely 11 metre saltwater pool.

Kick back and relax in its calming surroundings, or go on adventures climbing, swimming or canoeing along the stunning Ardeche Gorge.

The Bulthaup kitchen offers every facility you could need, or you can book a chef to do it all for you! We recommend an excellent service that's tried and tested.

The property is extremely spacious, well thought out and an ideal place for either catching up with friends and family - or just enjoying quiet time to read, paint, study, or just admire the views.

Then when you venture out there are fine wines and excellent restaurants to be sampled too.

You also have the option of renting the adjoining two bedroomed apartment, and courtyard bedrooms. The apartment is completely self contained, and could be ideal for another family offering privacy, while being only moments from the group.

The only difficulty you'll have at The Old Silk Farm will be leaving at the end of your stay.

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Details for The Old Silk Farm, Farmhouse, Courtyard and Apartment 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, 4 Bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms

The Old Silk Farm's farmhouse sleeps 4 adults and 5 children in complete comfort with space for everyone to spread out, enjoying quiet time when desired, and coming together as a group to celebrate the beauty of the house and its surroundings.

Children will have a ball in the 5 bed bunk room. They'll have their own en suite WC, and even a games 'cave' in the adjoining cellar room. The courtyard offers them another enclosed play space, and then outside the games area is perfect to get the local flavour - boules anyone?

Adults will have the choice of two luxurious master bedrooms, one with en suite shower room, the other with a full en suite bathroom with walk in shower, and both offering the views that make the Farmhouse so special.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Juliet Altham (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Juliet Altham

We're two couples who bought this fabulous property as a project which we then spent five years bringing to fruition. It has been a long labour of love, but the results are so rewarding.

Work keeps us away more than we'd like and so we share this beautiful holiday home with discerning guests.

Juliet Altham purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Juliet Altham chose Rochemaure area

It's all about the views. It was the perfect excuse. Then we built the property up to a glory it has never experienced before.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We believe that The Old Silk Farm offers so many potential holidays from one base. If you want to just chill out, think, read and absorb the views then it's perfect.

But if you want to cycle, canoe, ski then it's all easy from here.

And if you're looking for fine wines and great food, then that's nearby too.

We were quickly convinced that this site is both remote, and amazingly connected, we fell in love, and love it more every minute we spend here.


based on 15 traveller reviews

The Old Silk Farm, Farmhouse, Courtyard and Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

There is not so much to say when you stay at perfect place. Accommodation is one of the best we stayed - and we are travelling a lot. Believe us. The house is top of the top. The surroundings are worth of your time and the view from the place speaks much more that my words. We (17 persons) enjoyed the welcome of the Farm, the atmosphere and the cosiness, swimming pool and the interior yard. There's so much to see around but The Old Silk Farm does not let you - to good to stay not wandering around ;)

Thanks for the owners for creating such a cosy atmosphere.

Respect !

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What wonderful comments - thank you! We've put a lot into making The Old Silk Farm the best possible home for a 'holiday retreat', but you're right - the view just tops everything! Delighted you enjoyed your time there so much - we look forward to welcoming you back one day, and hopefully to tear yourselves away for a bit of tennis next time.... ;)
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Stunningly renovated farm with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

A really beautifully renovated farmhouse with beautiful views out over surrounding countryside. We had a fantastic stay at the end of summer with the family - long days lazing around the pool and then eating outside watching the sun go down. Well positioning for day trips including swimming in Labeaume. A fabulous house for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review! We're so glad you were able to make the most of the sunshine enjoying the pool and outdoor terraces - and got out to explore too. There are so many hidden treasures in the Ardêche and Drôme! Hope to welcome you back again - summer or winter... Best wishes. Juliet.
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Wonderfully luxurious & spacious house

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 16, raging from 6 to 70 years old spent a wonderful week together. There was plenty of room for each family group to have their own space as well as beautifully designed and decorated communal areas for us to eat and spend time together.

The photographs of the property don't do it justice - each room and view is even more stunning in reality. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and it is best equipped house (the kitchen and pool room deserve particular mentions) any of us had ever stayed in.

We were warmly welcomed on arrival and given a comprehensive tour of the property which made the stay very relaxing.

The owners recommended Verane, a local chef, and they were spot on as she provided a superb meal for us all.

I would highly recommend The Old Silk Farm and would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed this wonderful part of France and in particular The Old Silk Farm. We hope we can welcome you again before long. Our very best wishes. Juliet and family.
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Wonderful venue to entertain friends of all ages

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautifully decorated and thought out house with many different terraces/areas to sit out whether around the pool or the main house or cottage area. The room layouts and arrival directions were most helpful and the handover comprehensive/charming with later back up. The modern kitchen was well equipped and everything was wonderfully clean. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so delighted that you enjoyed the house, and meeting the team. We hope to welcome you gain in the future. Thanks and best wishes. Kelvin.
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Amazing French house

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views across the hills, fantastic swimming pool, great kitchen for entertaining and a lovely little bakery not far away so it's perfect for a French getaway :-)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury home with outsanding pool and views!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous property with outstanding views! If you are looking for a very private and spacious home from home, equipped to the highest possible standard and with every possible amenity, then this is the place for you. Newly renovated, the house itself is large, stunning and very private so no issues with noisy neighbours! The pool and sun terrace are fabulous - a great size with unitnerrupted views across the valley. Easily accessible if driving from the UK - car recommened to bring back all the wine and nougat!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! I hope we can welcome you back soon, and do spread the word. Best wishes.
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Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A7 - Autoroute du Soleil, main Paris - Med Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Three in Rochemaure, many in Montelimar
Car: necessary

The farmhouse rests on a quiet hillside overlooking the Rhone valley, a few miles from Rochemaure village with its spectacular cliff top château. 7km away, across the Rhone river and into the Drome is Montelimar, a bigger town famous for its production of the confectionery nougat. The Drome itself is famous for its fruit orchards, lavender fields and olive tree plantations.

Back into the Ardeche, there are local vineyards and markets, medieval and Roman villages and the spectacular gorges of the Ardeche to explore. This is an amazing place for hiking, canoeing, wild swimming, walking ancient cobbled streets and sampling local produce.

For a little wine-tasting, follow the Rhone south into Provence to find Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and the best of the Cotes du Rhone vineyards. Roman architecture and ruins abound - from the nearby village of Alba-la-Romaine to the famous Provençal cities of Orange, Avignon and Arles. A 2-hour drive will get you to Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier, or a dip in the Mediterranean sea.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Rochemaure, France

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$2,861

Note a €2000 security deposit will be held for the period of your stay and returned once the cleaner has confirmed everything is OK at the house.

25% deposit at time of booking, with balance due 30 days before the first day of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Rochemaure, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , apartment
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , poolhouse
  • The two master bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and there is a large bathroom with bathtub and shower accessible to all rooms. The children's 'bunk room' has an en-suite WC. The apartment has its own separate bathroom. Two additional separate WCs are located in the main house and in the pool house.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 5 child bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , apartment
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double bed , apartment
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
There are many outdoor spaces to enjoy - a games area for boules or badminton, table tennis in the courtyard, a balcony for aperitifs and three separate terrace areas, not including the spectacular heated salt-water 11x5m swimming pool....

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