Our home spirit
A few words about our holiday rental...
At heart of southern Ardeche
In the heart of an historic city of South Ardèche, the holiday rental « La Grande Mademoiselle » is pleased to welcome you in a “hôtel particulier” from the XVIIIth century, which used to belong to the family d’Allamel de Bournet. The whole mansionhas been restaured so as to be faithful to the spirit of an old Provencal and languedocien house from the 1700-1750s. The best of the XVIIIth century at your disposal, the South of Ardèche within reach !
Space and comfort
The volumes and space of the rental have nothing to see with what you will commonly find elsewhere : by the time of your stay, you privatise the whole mansion for you ! Three beautiful rooms with their private bathrooms will give you the conditions of an excellent accommadation full of agreement for your holidays. The large kitchen with a magnificent old chimney will allow you to enjoy both modern comfort and the charm of a historical setting.
Elegance and charm
Enjoy a decoration both simple and refined ! Noble materials enlight the rooms. You can make the most of the generous sunlight of Ardèche all the year long thanks to two splendid terraces. This house will make you travel and think differently, because the best place ever to experience, by the time of your holidays, what it means to have a piece of your time deliciously wasted…
Charles and Hélène
Being historians and lecturers in universities, we naturally fell in love with this magnificent old mansion, what we call in France «hôtel particulier» (litterally «private hotel»), and try to make it's soul live again since we bought it 7 years ago. To share a certain French and provencal way of life is our mere desire.
Karym works with passion and professionalism at the «Atelier de La Grande Mademoiselle», a traditional «café» at the ground floor of the «hôtel particulier», where he provides with genuine products of Ardeche either for coffee or tea time. He is also very often representing us among our guests with the same sens and culture of hospitality !
What they think of us and our house...
Our stay in this absolutely beautiful house of Joyeuse was perfect ! The place looks exactly as on the photos of the website. Very nice place, cheerful welcome... We will come back ! ThanksMANUELLE, France -Juillet 2016
Loved the house and the town. It is located in the heart of the medieval town on a small square, and is surrounded by small artisans shops. Karym was most helpful in getting us settled, and very responsive to any questions we had, including the history of the house. As would be expected in a house of this age, there are a lot of stairs to navigate, but the views from the bedrooms and terraces are magical. It was spotlessly clean and well supplied with everything that could be required for a stay, including wine! Would love to come back and stay again...VICTORIA, Canada -Juin 2016
Thank you for a beautiful stay. The hotel was immaculate and furnishing divine !SUZANNA, Royaume-Uni -Août 2015
A very good time in the charm of a mansion both far and close to us... Carry on making this house full of history and stories great again !STEPHANIE, France -Septembre 2015