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beautiful village stone house, designed and furnished to a very high standard

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Holidays can be taken all the year round in Calvisson, it enjoys a micro climate unique to a small area of land between the Cevennes and the Mediterranean

Imagine Winter, not with grey skies, wet streets and biting cold winds, but azure blue skies, warming sunshine, walking on the hills, foraging amongst French markets before returning to your delightfully renovated three storey Provençal cottage complete with log fire and central heating. Summers are just as well catered for with the bassin (small pool) and outdoor terrace beckoning after a day on the beach. Or, you may prefer visiting the historic Roman city of Nimes or the Duchy town of Uzes; or horse riding in The Camargue.

The house itself is elegant French living with the advantages of modern facilities. The main open plan living area opens onto the courtyard. There is an extra toilet on this level.The two double bedrooms each have their own en-suite bathroom, the main bedroom enjoying a small balcony overlooking the courtyard and bassin It has been decorated in neutral colours to reflect the internal stone walls and to enhance the antiques of the region which form part of the interior design of the home.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Speaks English, French, German

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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nimes at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Calvisson at 150 Metres Nearest Golf : Montpellier at 28 Kilometres Nearest Train : Nimes at 17 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Calvisson at 150 Metres Nearest Ski : Mont Aigoul at 110 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Le Grande Motte at 31 Kilometres Car: recommended

Situated between Nimes and Montpellier, it could be said that Calvisson is an exceptional site, in the countryside yet close to both mountains and the sea; a village which at the same time displays elements of beauty from its past, yet is functional; with a festive ambiance yet relaxing and with all the amenities to cater for all ages.

Within a short walk of the cottage in the mediaeval heart of the village there are a number of small cafés and restaurants, a supermarket and tabac, three bakeries, a butcher, greengrocers, a patisserie, flower shops, hairdressers and beauty salons! There is also a delightful Sunday morning market which takes place in the main village square throughout the year and attracts people from all the surrounding villages to come to either stock up on the wonderful local produce or simply to collect and catch up on their news over morning coffee in the local cafés.

For the more sporty there are outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor public swimming pool and cycle hire facilities. Walks around the hills can be one hour or fives hours, walking paths are well defined.

The village itself has a variety of attractions amongst which is the Maison de Boutis which has a permanent exhibition of pieces of work by the masters of the traditional 'boutis' (embroidered objects) from the 18th and 19th centuries; a visit to the Caveau (wine cave) which produces an excellent AOC Coteaux de Languedoc, wines of the Pays d'Oc and a Cartegène; and a walk up the hill to the site of 'Les Trois Moulins' reveals uninterrupted views over the plains of the Vaunage.

Around and about however is a list of attractions which could fall out of the pages of a glossy tourist magazine. Not to mention its close proximity to the cosmopolitan town of Montpellier and the Roman town of Nimes, within an hour in all directions are such delights as the magnificent once Papal City of Avignon; the lovely Duchy Town of Uzès with its honey-coloured stone buildings and its famous Saturday morning market; the majestic 2000 year old Pont du Gard, one of the most visited tourist sites in France; Arles, the celebrated Provençal town with its artistic connections to Van Gogh and Gaugin; and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, home of the exceptional Cotes du Rhone wine. Ski slopes are within a two hour drive at Mont Aigoual, where there is an interesting weather station and museum.

A brief history of the village.

Much can be said about the village of Calvisson, a lively, active place situated in the Mediterranean basin, very close to the important Roman town of Nimes. Nages, five kilometres away has an Oppidum (the remains of an ancient village) dating back to 600 BC, well worth the trek up the hill.In Calvisson itself there are a number of ancient relics which belie its importance as a gallo-roman habitat dating back to the 2nd Century BC - indeed just on the periphery of the village is the Roman road linking Nimes to Sommières.

Nowadays the village of Calvisson is dotted with buildings and monuments, each in turn with a tale to tell about this historic and mediaeval village. The windmill at the top of the hill, transformed into a mausoleum after the religious wars of the 16th Century and the Church of Saint Saturnin, mentioned in archives dating back to 1016 and although much changed, still bear witness to curious passers-by.

Les Halles (originally a market place) and Le Mairie (the Town Hall), constructed in the 19th Century are in relative terms fairly contemporary buildings, but all sit together to form the complex blend which makes up this active village.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Season 5
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£498
for 7 nights
£498
 
 
Season 6
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£749
for 7 nights
£749
 
 
season 1
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£498
for 7 nights
£498
 
 
season 2
11 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£582
for 7 nights
£582
 
 
season 3
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£749
for 7 nights
£749
 
 
season 4
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£582
for 7 nights
£582
 

Additional pricing information

End of stay clean £33
Refundable Damage Deposit £419
Linen/towel hire £33

Please note that smoking is not allowed indoors and pets are not allowed.
Linen/Towel hire is 40 euros per week
Mandatory end of stay cleaning is 40 euros per week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 90 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot