Information about the villa

La Ruine was rebuilt in 1999 on the foundations of an old farm by Sylvia and Matthew Riechelmann. After their careers in international advertising and in publishing they decided to move from Amsterdam to Val de Gilly where they enjoy a new life. They speak French, English and German and are eager to assist their guests with practical information.

In the beautiful authentic hamlet Val de Gilly, the luxurious villa ‘La Ruine’ sleeps 6 + baby (cot available). Surrounded by a spacious garden (1.500 m2) and private saltwater pool (10.0m x 4.0m, depth 1,65m). Near the swimming pool there is a separate studio (30 m2) for 2 persons. The pool is regularly cleaned and can be heated in spring and automn if necessary.


  • 3 Bedrooms (max 6 persons plus baby)
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Toilets
  • A very well equipped kitchen
  • Dish washer
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Cot & high chair
  • Coffee machine (Nespresso)
  • Watercooker
  • Microwave
  • Electric heating
  • Separate space with washingmachine and dryer
  • Spacious living room
  • Safe
  • TV / DVD
  • Internet access (WiFi)
  • Piano
  • Lots of English books and dvd’s
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecues
  • Private saltwater pool with an alarm
  • Parking space near the house for several cars
  • 3 Terraces (partly covered with grapevines for shade and beautiful old olive trees)