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Provencal Village House with Pool Near Uzes - Set in Magical Gardens - Provencal Stone House with Pool, Near Uzes



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
A traditional Stone house in the village of Montaren, Uzes

You arrive outside a property hidden behind high stone walls in a dusty village street. You push open the tall wooden gates and enter into the secret garden. Before you is an oasis of calm & enchantment - flowers and greenery everywhere. A beautiful stone house offers comfortable living for your family and the pool looks very inviting. Welcome to Le Jardin Secret.

Facing south, the house is arranged over 3 floors. The ground floor living area is wheel-chair accessible, although the ground-floor bedroom is up 2 small steps. The upper floors (if rented) are accessed via an exterior staircase, which is traditional to farmhouses in the south of France.

The house in total has 5 spacious bedrooms, sleeping a maximum of 10 guests although the ground floor can be rented on its own with 1 self contained double bedroom (160cm bed) and its own bathroom (travel cot available). In the house as a whole 3 bedrooms have en-suite facilities, the 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor share a shower room. Please note that access to the 2nd floor is via a spiral staircase.

The main attraction of this beautiful property is undoubtedly the large secluded, well maintained gardens and swimming pool. Here you will find complete peace & tranquility. With mature trees and shrubs, the gardens are perfect for relaxing in the sun or the shade and the high walls ensure your complete privacy. The large pool (12m x 6m) is surrounded by sun loungers and there is a pool side fridge/freezer and ping pong table.

The outdoor dining table is under a pretty rose and jasmin covered pergola and there is a gas barbecue. There is an organic vegetable plot for you to pick your own vegetables. Close your eyes & imagine yourself there.

If you would prefer to have a cosy winter or Christmas break the sitting room has an inviting open stone fire place.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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Speaks English, French

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


A Perfect Southern Sojourn

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a blissful week at the Secret Garden and it was a struggle to leave in the end.

The property is absolutely charming with a beautiful garden that is clearly very keenly tended to. There were only two of us staying but this would be the perfect place for a large group as the garden and pool provide areas for groups to hang out and also for couples or individuals to enjoy their own peace and quiet. We barbecued every night (when we weren't at the local restaurants) and spent 95% of our waking hours in the garden or by the pool. It is a very aptly named property.

Inside there is a large and well equipped kitchen with two fridges (as well as the poolside fridge/freezer which was a welcome addition) and a large dining table that we would have used if we hadn't eaten every meal outside (there is a fantastic canopy over the outside table should the weather conspire against you). The living room area was also very comfortable and the bedrooms all very well appointed. The room we stayed in had fantastic air conditioning which is an absolute must for me when staying in hot countries.

We found a delightful bakery only 5 minutes walk from the house and next to a Tabac if you need anything at short notice. We also visited a fantastic restaurant (la table 2 Julien) again only 5 minutes walk and as good as anything you'll find food wise in London or Paris but in a far more relaxed setting. Uses is just a 5 minute drive (as is the local Intermarche) and we went in for a few lunches and to look around a very pretty town that seems as though it may not have changed for the last 50 years but in the best way possible.

I've only been back for three days so I may be a little biased still and suffering post holiday blues but I have already looked at next years availability and would love to go back as a group to make full use of this splendid holiday house.

Thank you for a lovely stay, we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house and gardens are totally beautiful. We stayed here for the first time this summer and, high though our expectations were, the reality exceeded them. Excellent facilities, tastefully furnished and perfect level of cleanliness. The village has its own boulangerie which is open every day; the intermarche is a ten minute walk away and Uzes itself is walkable if it's not too hot. What a novelty too, to be able to pick tomatoes, basil and onions from the garden!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and that the house exceeded your expectations. It's a great place for two families to holiday together. The garden is a real highlight of the property and we are pleased you were able to make good use of the lovely organic vegetables. You were perfect guests and we look forward to welcoming you back on another occasion.
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'The Secret Garden' truly lives up to it's name.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed as a couple for at least five summers now and still enjoy the experience. We've managed to rent the downstairs only which suits us perfectly.

The house is very comfortable and relaxing with a tremendously well equipped kitchen. And with the generosity of the owners we have be allowed to pick the produce from their beautiful garden, ideally located close to the kitchen. Swimming in the pool is very private as is the whole house, which makes it a tranquil place to be. Although I can imagine, if we were to book the whole property it would be a great place to enjoy with a group of friends, as it has a good sized outside eating area to accommodate that. Uzes is no distance away, we have even walked to it on occasions for an evening meal, and of course the famous market. I would have no hesitation in recommending the house to anyone other than I might be disappointed if it is fully booked!......

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this place, will keep coming back

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed here twice and the only reason we don't visit every summer is because I've now moved to the other side of the world!

The house itself is stunning. It feels like a rustic farm house but has all the facilities that everyone could ever need to entertain themselves - board games, wifi, television, books and of course, the ping pong table!

The area itself offers a number of activities, from river canoeing and cycling to the more relaxed end of the scale - little bistros and a stunning French farmer's market that takes place on Sundays. To be perfectly honest though, we spent most of our time lounging by the pool and having bbqs (and numerous bottles of French wine from the supermarket down the road). The garden is full of spicy chillies, fresh basil and an assortment of other herbs that will work perfectly with alfresco dining.

I can't recommend this place enough. It's great for couples, friends and families who just want to take a break and completely relax. Needless to say, we were very reluctant to leave and hope we can visit again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nimes 35km /Avignon/ Beziers/ Montpellier/ Marseil at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Montaren at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Uzes at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Nimes/Avignon at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Remoulins A9 J23 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Table 2 Julien in Montaren, one of best in region at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Beautiful sandy beaches in the camargues at 75 Kilometres Car: recommended

In the medieval village of Montaren with its picturesqe chateau. Peace and relaxation are guaranteed. Walking distance to Table 2 Julien restaurant (one of the best in this region), bakery, post office and bar. Village fete is last weekend of May. Walking distance to supermarket complex with Intermarché supermarket, chemist & brasserie. The town of Uzes is only 3km away with its large choice of shops, restaurants & bars. Uzès town fete is first weekend in August with the annual wine fair the following weekend.

Other Activities: Hot air ballooning, Kayaking


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
JanFeb 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late spring 2017
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Sept 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Booking Notes:
To book, please request our booking contract which details our full terms and conditions.
Non-refundable deposit of 20% required on booking.
Balance, tourist tax and security deposit required 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Please ensure you have suitable holiday insurance to cover you in the event of cancellation. Please refer to our cancellation policy on our booking form

Tourist tax is payable at a rate of €0.82 per person per night (children under 18 are exempt)

Changeover Day:
Change-over day is flexible. When booking, please ask what arrival/departure dates are available.
Arrival is usually 4pm and departure by 10am. This may be varied depending on bookings either side of your holiday.

Non-refundable deposit of 20% of total rent is payable on reservation.
Balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • village


  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Ensuite to bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Ensuite to bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to bedroom 3
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, On second floor
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Outside in the garden


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 ground floor - 1 Double Bed, En-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 first floor - 1 Large Double Bed, En-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 first floor - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, En-suite shower-room
  • Bedroom 4 second floor - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 second floor - 2 Single Bed
  • The house sleeps a maximum of 10 people but has additional beds to give flexibility. Linen and bath towels are included in the price. Swimming towels may be rented at 5 Euros per towel. Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 have air-conditioning. Other bedrooms have fans.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering


  • Linen and bath towels are provided. Guests should bring their own swimming towels. The ground floor bedroom is wheelchair accessible, although there are 2 steps up to the bedroom from the sitting room. There is a table tennis table for guest use. 3 bedrooms have air-conditioning.

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