Directly from the house there are many possibilities for walking. A 25 minutes walk will take you to a swimming spot in the river Drôme (also accessible by car ). A bit further you can bathe in the river Roanne. Saillans (5 km) has a very nice Sunday morning market. Here you also find canoe rental. At a distance of 20 km are the very old towns of Crest and Die. In Crest is the largest donjon (11th century) of France – very much worth a visit. In Die, with its picturesque narrow alleys, there is even a Roman arch (3rd century).
Espenel has no shops, cafés or restaurants. You will find those in Saillans and Vercheny ( 5 km). Large supermarkets are in Crest and Die. The nearest bigger cities are Valence and Montélimar (45 km).