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Traditional 18th Century Hilltop Stone House beside Uzes with exceptional views

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Overview

Property

Updated: 18-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, enclosed courtyards with hot tub.

Maison dans le Ciel....'' House in the Sky ''....is a south-facing, 18th Century, traditional stone house, beautifully restored and set in the peaceful, hillside village of St Victor Des Oules beside Uzes There are exceptional, panoramic views from all windows of the house over the surrounding countryside, Uzes ,and the Cevennes mountains.

The house retains its original features with exposed stone work and wooden beams, whilst all modern facilities have been sympathetically introduced. The house has a large kitchen / diner, with a living room and separate TV room that open onto the substantial courtyard. Downstairs too, is a shower room/toilet. First floor finds three double bedrooms, ample bathroom, separate shower room and daybed room.

The large, enclosed, tiled courtyard with original well, accommodates areas for eating /BBQ , 2.4m hot tub and a vine covered terrace. The courtyard is planted with olive trees, palm trees, and topiary.

There is a small, rear courtyard and a large terrace off bedroom 1 which offers exceptional views and is a favourite for watching shooting stars.

The surrounding countryside offers a wide range of outdoor activities with the occasional sight and sounds of hot air balloons rising early in the mornings and witnessed from the terraces of the house. There are local shops and restaurants in St Quentin La Poterie, 5mins by car, and historical Uzes with all its attractions 10mins away.

This is a fully equipped HOME from home, that offers satellite television (French and English), telephone and WiFi.

INCLUDED ... weekly bedlinen and towels.

Outdoor activities are supported by the inclusion of Mountain bikes, Golf clubs , Beach towels and Dinghy (no helipad unfortunately!!)

Courtyard is furnished with Lafuma reclining seats.

BBQ / outside dining area has Calor Gas Weber BBQ.

Hot spring Jacuzzi seats 6 adults comfortably.

Useful links...

Places to go:

http://www.uzes-tourisme.com/

http://www.pontdugard.fr/fr

http://www.camarguegardoise.com/

http://www.avignon.fr/en/

Things to do:

http://www.golfuzes.fr/

http://www.canoe-france.com/en/index.php

http://www.bikemap.net/regional/France/Languedoc-Roussillon/Uzes#lat=44.01294&lng=4.25926&zoom=14&type=6

Local Resturant:

http://www.chateau-saint-victor-gard.fr/

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Stephen / Caroline Paul
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2017

26 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

5

Heavenly escape in Provence

  • 5 of 5

The only negative about this perfect home is the difficulty in understanding the directions to find it!

The house is situated at the top of the little village of St. Victor des Oules... beautiful views. We so enjoyed relaxing on the patio amid the olive trees and beautiful landscaping. The house itself was clean and charming. Every room was lovely. The kitchen is fully stocked. The beds were comfy and bathrooms immaculate. We will be back!!!

Nearby is Uzes - a beautiful town w/great shops and restaurants. Don't miss St. Victor de Poterie... many, many pottery studios of all tastes. And then, there's the Pont du Gard -- a don't miss sight!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb

  • 5 of 5

We are 2 retired couples who spent 3 glorious weeks in Maison dans le Ciel in June.

The villa was delightful in all aspects - position, cleanliness, decor, facilities. Maison dans Le Ciel is in a wonderful location, perfectly positioned to access the abundant attractions of Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon.

The hamlet of St Victor des Oules has no amenities, but nearby towns have supermarkets, banks, restaurants. We drove thousands of kilometres in all directions during our stay - Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence, the Camargue, Arles, Nimes, Orange, St Quentin la Poterie. The Saturday market at Uzes was huge and colourful, and well worth a visit. The newly opened prehistoric art cave Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc in the Ardeche is a must. The scenery is sublime and the reproduction of the cave stunning. The Carrieres de Lumiere in Les Baux was a great experience - but take a jacket, as it gets very cool in the quarry.

The weather in June was very warm and the air conditioning was very welcome to cool the bedrooms before sleeping.

A perfect villa, in a perfect location, made for a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even Better the Second Time

  • 5 of 5

Maison dans le Ciel was even more enjoyable this year, if possible. Steve and Caroline continue to make improvements to this already comfortable and well-equipped house. The lovely patio and garden plus the upstairs deck both provide perfect places to sit and enjoy the local wine and cheese, take in the scenic countryside or just relax. Not every day needs to be one of sightseeing when you have such a comfortable place to stay, but you will never run out of places to visit in the Languedoc or Provence. We bicycled several times with road bikes from Village Velo - alas, they are selling their business and it will be moving to Uzes. We like to cook our dinners most nights and found that St. Quentin (just a few miles away) had pretty much everything you need (Express Carrefour, Friday market and local shops); all the necessary appliances, utensils and pans are provided in the house. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone who is looking for comfort both indoors and outdoors in a small, quiet hilltop village, not far from amenities and must-see destinations in the southern Rhone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always good when our guest enjoy themselves and even better when they enjoy it even more on the second visit. We look forward to welcoming you both back in October 2016 All the best Steve and Caroline
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The best rental property ee have ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

From the exciting first impressions right through to the moment of our departure, this house exceeded expectations. It is very well equiped, to the point where we couldn't think of anything that it lacked. It is comfortable in a way that many rental properties aren't. Lots of comfortable seating inside and out, comfortable beds and beautiful linens. The house has a beautiful garden with a varied voice of areas to sit out. we also liked the fact that household goods and some foodstuffs were left for use with a request only that you replace something if you use it. A nice, friendly touch of trust. Perfect? Faultless? Yes, we certainly think so. Thanks Steve and Caroline for the undoubted care and attention you put into your lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robin Many thanks for the excellent review and we are delighted that you enjoyed the house so much. We look forward to welcoming you back for a future holiday Steve and Caroline
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St. Vincent des Oules

  • 5 of 5

loved the place, the town and the location.

The A/C is not what Americans would call A/C . Just air that was somewhat cooler than the outside air.

There was a huge spider web in the fireplace bedroom- in the fireplace

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi We are delighted that you enjoyed our house and the surrounding area. We will update our Air Con instructions to clarify the Cooling. If the remote control is set to cool and the temp setting reduced to say 18C then that is the temp maintained inside the room irrespective of the external temp. Apologies if the instructions were not clear. With respect to the spiders web .The house was prepared 24hrs before your arrival and one of our rare visiting spiders must have produced the web just before you arrived We are delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Steve
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Review!

  • 5 of 5

Just wonderful, the gite and the location were excellent. We all had a brilliant time.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nimes at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : St. Quentin La Poterie at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Uzes at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Avignon at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Remoulins at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Villa St Victor at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Port Camargue at 80 Kilometres Car: necessary

St. Victor-des-Oules by Uzes is, historically, known for its underground fire clay. Fired in the village kilns, it made special pots for the region, notably, for the kitchens at the Pope's palace at nearby Avignon. Other points of interest to visit are the Chateau, the old wash houses and the pretty church. At 240metres high, the hilltop village boasts panoramic views over the Uzege with its vineyards and wonderful sunsets over the Cevennes mountains in the distance. The local Mas des Oules, hosts many Art Exhibitions. Medieval Uzes is 10km away. This has the closest Golf course. Nearby, too, are the Gorges of Gardon, the spectacular Pont du Gard, great for canoeing, and L'Etangs de la Capelle with its varied flora and fauna. At thirty minutes drive from the house to the main motorway, Nimes with the closest airport, Garons, is easy to reach taking a total of 45mins .Two further Golf Courses are here at Nimes. Other Local attractions include artistic Arles, and Montpellier with its larger airport connections. St Quentin La Poterie, very close by, is the home of many pottery studios and artists. Other hilltop villages nearby include St. Siffret and St. Maximan wonderful for those who like to explore pretty, historical places on foot, with winding, narrow roads.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
5 Nov 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£735
for 7 nights
£735
 
 
Spring
25 Mar 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£757
for 7 nights
£757
 
 
Summer
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£779
for 7 nights
£779
 
 
Peak
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,146
for 7 nights
£1,146
 
 
Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£779
for 7 nights
£779
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£757
for 7 nights
£757
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£735
for 7 nights
£735
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit of 25% payable at time of booking
Remaining Rental (75%) payable 8weeks before rental
Security Deposit of 500 Euros per stay payable one week before rental . Refunded within two weeks of completing rental.
From Nov to March there is a heating supplement of 50 Euros per week to include the Hot Tub.
All the above costs include Cleaning ,Laundry , Sat TV , WIFI and Telephone.NO HIDDEN EXTRAS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 150 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Large Terrace
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Balcony

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

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