For your vacations in the heart of nature, here are two

Houses for rent in Ardèche

In the heart of a landscape dotted with green hills, in a small rural hamlet near Joyeuse in southern Ardèche, come and make your desire for calm, fresh air and discovery a reality.

The Ardèche, a dream destination

The Pont d'Arc in the Ardèche
The Pont d'Arc in the Ardèche


Discovering the Chauvet cave
Discovering the Chauvet cave


Canoeing adventure in the Ardèche gorges
Canoeing adventure in the Ardèche gorges


Vacation rentals direct from the owner

Why book your vacation rental directly with the owner?

There are many reasons for this. Firstly, it avoids the extra costs that OTAs - Online Tourism Agencies - (, Airbnb, Expedia, etc.) and other rental sites can charge. By booking directly with the owner, Mr Wim Hellemans, you get a cheaper deal. What's more, you can talk directly to the owner and ask any questions you may have about the accommodation. This gives you a better idea of what to expect, and ensures that the accommodation meets your requirements. Finally, by booking direct, you can establish a relationship of trust with the owner and make your stay more enjoyable, allowing you to rent again without worry!

" Best price guaranteed! "

Two charming gites in Ardèche

Charming gite in Ardèche
Charming gite in Ardèche

In an authentic little Ardèche hamlet, "Le Travers", in the commune of Saint-Mélany, 25 km from Joyeuse (all shops) in southern Ardèche. Our 2 charming gîtes await you at an altitude of 620 m, in a peaceful, natural setting of rocks, forests and small rivers.

Each holiday home has a sunny terrace. The large communal garden also has various terraces around the swimming pool (9x4 m), which will keep you cool on hot days. There is also a large barbecue in the garden.

The gîtes are rented separately but can also be rented together. They have their own privacy and terrace. Only the garden and swimming pool, with its spacious terrace and sun loungers, are shared.

Ideal for those who love nature, quiet holidays, serenity and the countryside. There are also plenty of outdoor activities for active guests: walks, swimming, canoeing/kayaking, horse riding, mountain biking, etc. The site is located on the "Le sentier des Lauzes" and "Pont de la Brousse" footpaths!

with swimming pool, terrace, garden, barbecue, ...

for 6 and 8 persons

To rent separately or together.

What holidaymakers say...

"We had a wonderful stay. We loved the typical stone house and the magnificent setting. Beautiful walks to do, swimming in the river, visits to villages, Vallon pont d'arc, the caves, the Ardèche gorges, one week is not enough... we'll be back!"

Stéphanie (France), in July 2021.

"We had an excellent stay, the gite is very pleasant and well equipped, the garden and pool are just exceptional and the view is magnificent. We had a wonderful time. We'll be back for sure."

Peggy (France), in August 2021.

"Nature and the surroundings are beautiful. An incredibly beautiful hiking trail starts right next to the house. We were lucky that the other house was not rented.

The house has nice beds and 2 good showers and is fully equipped...

Overall rating: 10"

Antoinette (NL), in May 2023

In the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Nature Park

Panoramic view of the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Nature Park
Panoramic view of the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Nature Park

Located in the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Nature Park, in the heart of breathtaking natural beauty, our gîtes benefit from an exceptional, unspoilt environment.

Here, majestic mountains, verdant valleys and crystal-clear rivers are an integral part of an unspoilt natural environment, where forests and rivers are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Hikers can take advantage of the many paths winding through this enchanting Ardèche landscape, offering sumptuous views of this immense plant and mineral setting.

An ideal place to recharge your batteries and enjoy the surrounding tranquillity, where nature reveals its splendour everywhere.