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Romantic 19th Century Tower + ( Summer Annexe ) In Own 1 Acre Near The Sea

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
2 Bedroom Tower / 2 Bedroom Annexe Sleep 6/10

In quiet secluded private 1 acre wooded grounds, our beautifully restored 19th century Tower provides sun or shade for lazing around or eating under the pergola . After a day at the beach or sightseeing , the cicadas song will enchant you . Indoors, its whitened stone walls give a feeling of being away from it all .The tower has its own private entrance (chemin de la gandole) and ample parking spaces. Secluded and invisible from the main property occupied by the owners (100 m away) it offers privacy as well as easy contact if needed. In Summer ''Le Cabanon' a charming , well equipped summer annex (30m2 ) with two bedrooms , shower-room and separate toilet adds flexibility. Children love exploring and playing in the one acre grounds , while teenagers can use the little train five minutes away to reach the beach in 15 mns or Nîmes in 30 mns (5 a day and more coaches from village centre) Our pool is at the disposal of guests when they wish . Who has never dreamt of a tower?

Flexibility for 'la tour' and' le cabanon': 'Le Cabanon 'an annex to the tower offers extra accommodation during the high summer season and school

holidays because some families are keen to share their holidays with friends or family (Up to ten people for both )They are happy to enjoy this country atmosphere so near the beaches ..The tower rented on it's own is an extremely romantic place and is very suited to couples for honeymoon holidays , depending on the time of the year. It is also ample for one or two families ( maximum of six people). Do not hesitate to contact us so we shall be pleased to give you more information and will make sure to meet your very own requirements.

Close by...: Aimargues is a typical ' Petite Camargue ' village surrounded by open countryside superb for country walks or bicycle rides . Surrounded by a secular tree - lined promenade, it makes for a very pleasant village walk, In the heart of the village, they are charming old houses in narrow streets. It is well provided with three bakeries,two butchers,two vegetable shops, one chemist,two doctors,three hairdressers , two newspaper and tobacco shops ,two supermarkets,a post - office , two restaurants and typical local cafés etc... And,just near, there are hill-top villages, like Gallargues -le -Montueux , Aubais,etc ... all really worth a visit. Close by, the unspoilt fauna and flora of the Camargue ;In Aigues-Mortes, the intact walled city of Saint Louis,from where he departed for the Crusades ,do not miss the grand salt mountains and in the pink waters of the marshes ,the pink flamingos are stunning .Carry on to the beach of 'Espiguette so wild and vast for beaching or superb walks .

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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22 Reviews

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based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this beautiful property. It was decorated very tastefully, and equipped with everything you might need. The tower was charming and the cabana was very comfortable. The pool was lovely and we loved reading and socialising in the shady areas around the tower. We were a group of 5 teenagers and 4 adults. The area was great for lots of activities and we enjoyed lots of day out. Our host deserve special note as the were the kindest, most helpful hosts I have ever had at a gite! (15th visit to France!) Nothing was too much to ask, and we felt like friends when we left! I definitely hope to be back soon!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dream location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "La Tour" in May this year for 2 weeks with our 3 children (7, 5 and 2) and grandparents and it's been a fantastic time.

The tower and its garden are absolutely beautiful. The tower is very well equipped, although we've literally lived outside the whole 2 weeks enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. The children loved just playing outside, using the pool and also "adopted" one of the cats of Francoise and Terry.

The tower is perfectly located for a lot of day trips to discover the South of France. We've been to the beach quite often (20 minutes), but have also visited sights nearby like Aigues Mortes, Le Grau du Roi, Nimes with its beautiful Arena and Le Pont du Gare, went on a fishing trip and enjoyed horse riding. And there is lots more!

Francoise and Terry have been lovely hosts helping with day to day questions and providing tips on places to go . Thank you to both of you for making our 2 weeks such a memorable time. We'll definitely be back :-)

Achim & Diana with family, Germany

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the warm appreciation expressed in your review .We are always gratified when our guests enjoy their holiday. It has always been our aim since 2009 when "The Tower "received its first guests Françoise and Terry
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4

Lovely and relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

The tower is set in beautiful grounds with loads of space. Francoise and Terry were wonderful hosts - always ready to help, make suggestions on where to go and share some of their delicious plums with us!

We were four adults and two children and used both the tower and cabanon, which offered my in-laws a bolthole of their own. The children loved the tower and having their own room.

The property is in 'n good location to get to the beaches at Grau de Roi as well as places like Nimes and the Pont du Gard.

The tower would not be suitable for anyone with mobility problems or indeed for people with very small children that are not confident with stairs - the stairs are steep and there are lots of them! There is also no bath, which could again be a problem for people with young children who don't want to shower.

We arrived just after a bit of rain in the middle of August, so we were plagued by mosquitoes. If you are bothered by these pests you should definitely take lots of insect repellent.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest. Thank you for your review which was kind enough to mention our hospitality . In reply we would make just three points : 1) Over the six years since the tower has been opened to guests we have welcome countless toddlers and there was never a remark about the stairs .We add that if older guests have difficulty with stairs they can, like your parents did, stay in the cabanon on ground level . 2) This year 2015 was a problem generally regarding mosquitoes . Difficult to say exactly why . None of our previous guests complained about this probably because we are some distance from the Camargue marshes. 3) We also provide a large baby's bath if required for the little ones . Kind regards. Françoise and Terry
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5

Alles Super

  • 5 of 5

Die Beschreibung und die Bilder entsprechen absolut der Realität. Die Unterkunft ist sehr gepflegt und sauber. Was die Betreuung angeht, so haben auch wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt - nicht aufdringlich, aber immer nett und hilfsbereit. Francoise und Terry sind wirklich super! Zum Meer sind es ca. 15/20 min mit dem Auto und die schönen Städte Nimes und Arles sind auch gut zu erreichen. Ein unblutiger Camargue-Stierkampf war auch sehr spannend. Wir hatten wirklich eine schöne Woche und können die Unterkunft absolut weiterempfehlen. Thank you Francoise &Terry for a beautiful week in La Tour!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Turm mit wunderschönem Ambiente

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben im Juli 2013 zwei Wochen in diesem Turm mit wunderschönem Ambiente verbracht. Besonders beeindruckt hat uns das riesige Grundstück mit den vielen Bäumen, Sitzplätzen und Leseecken, dazu Tischtennisplatte und Boules-Bahn. Sehr gemütlich isst man abends unter der Pergola, die tagsüber angenehmen Schatten spendet. Eine größere Gruppe kann dort gut die Ferien verbringen, weil jeder auf diesem Grundstück seinen Platz finden kann. Der Turm selbst ist mit viel Liebe zum Detail renoviert und beeindruckt allein durch seine ausgefallene Architektur. Man spürt das künstlerische Händchen von Francoise und Terry schon beim Betreten des Turms. Im Sommer kann es im Süden recht heiß werden und kühlt auch nachts kaum ab. Es gibt im Turm keine Klimaanlage, doch befinden sich in den Zimmern Ventilatoren, die wir im Juli sehr zu schätzen wussten. Im Nebengebäude "Cabanon" dagegen kühlt es auch im Sommer nachts gut ab. Die gesamte Ausstattung ist gut und wenn etwas fehlt, muss man nur Francoise fragen, die sich sofort um alles kümmert. Die Vermieter wohnen in Reichweite und kümmern sich aufmerksam um ihre Gäste.

Aimargues ist ein günstiger Ausgangspunkte für Leute, die in den Ferien sowohl an die Strände als auch ins Hinterland wollen, um Städte wie Nîmes, Montpellier, Arles etc. zu besichtigen oder um den Tag in den Cevennen zu verbringen.

Wir würden gerne wieder mit Freunden oder Familie hier die Ferien verbringen, am liebsten außerhalb der Sommerferien und für länger, weil es einfach so viel zu unternehmen gibt. Die zwei Wochen waren zu kurz, um alle Möglichkeiten vor Ort zu genießen. Wir werden den Turm sowie Francoise und Terry in guter Erinnerung behalten.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property and beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Aimargues (23.7.2011 to 6.8.2011). We used both the tower and adjoining cabanon. Our 20 year old daughter and boyfriend enjoyed the independence of having the cabanon to stay in. The owners Francoise and Terry and their family (and cats!) were extremely welcoming and generous hosts and nothing was too much trouble. We were very grateful for the kind gifts of tomatoes, herbs and vegetables from their garden.

The tower and cabanon had everything we needed. The garden offers a wonderful mixture of sun and shade in an informal setting with the added bonus of a ping pong table and boules piste. The swimming pool is a very short walk away across the garden and offers a welcome opportunity to cool off and relax.

The area itself is wonderful and the tower is a perfect base for exploring the Carmague and seaside resorts as well as towns and cities like Nimes and Arles. Even in a two week stay we really felt we needed more time to do and visit everything which the area had to offer. We were sad to have to leave! One word of warning is that the roads to Grau du Roi get very very busy in July/August so our tip is to go early or go late!

We can't thank Terry and Francoise enough for their hospitality and wonderful opportunity to stay in this lovely place.

The Scobie Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Montpellier or Nîmes at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Aimargues at 0.8 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Marseilles at 110 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Grande - Motte at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 Gallargues-le -Montueux at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Aimargues at 0.8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Le-Grau -Du- Roi at 18 Kilometres Car: recommended

Half-way between the historic cities of Nîmes (22k) and Montpellier (29k),4k from motorway access and close to other Roman sites like Le Pont du Gard and Arles, close to Aigues - Mortes the superb medieval city, Aimargues is within easy reach of sandy Mediterranean beaches. The Camargue is renowned for its bird life and nature reserve as well as its characteristic bulls,horses and pink flamingoes. Sports and activities include various water sports, horse-riding, golf, tennis, hiking in the close-by Cévennes hills etc. Each village in the area has its week of 'fête votive' (festivities) and as a major wine-growing region visits and tasting in the numerous wine domains are always popular. In the summer, the region is gifted with a large number of art festivals : theatre, music, dance and fine Arts of world renown.(Avignon festival in July, Montpellier dance and music festivals in June and July etc...) Aimargues is a very good spot to get to these events easily due to its location.

Other Activities: Bird-watching, Wine tasting, Cultural festivals

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
SPRING
29 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£759
for 7 nights
£759
 
 
EARLY SUMMER
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£928
for 7 nights
£928
 
 
HIGH SUMMER
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,434
for 7 nights
£1,434
 
 
LATE SUMMER
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£928
for 7 nights
£928
 
 
INDIAN SUMMER
1 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£759
for 7 nights
£759
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £422
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Bookings run from Saturday to Saturday. Prices include all linen and bathroom towels. Beach towels are not provided. Local tourist stay taxes are not included 0.66 per night for adult but none for children under 18 as well as an end of stay cleaning fee of 100 euros (70 for the tower and 30 for the cabanon )

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom tower 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom cabanon 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom , a tasteful combination of ancient and modern is of good size .The toilets are separate from the bathroom. The shower room in le cabanon is smaller than the one in the tower but contains the essentials .The toilets are separate from the bathroom .

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • tower round bed-room - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • tower 1st floor bed-room - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Cabanon Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Cabanon Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • The round bedroom with its white beamed ceiling is very unusual and occupies all of the top floor . It is spacious and can accommodate the large and comfortable antique double bed and one single with plenty of space for clothes .Four sky lights make the stars accompany your dreams. The first floor bedroom has two superb 60cms deep windows . It is roomy and romantic with a large wardrobe and also a single bed .If a cot is needed, it can be added in any of the bedrooms .In the summer annex ' le cabanon' , the main bedroom is large enough for a large double bed and good hanging space and opens onto the garden terrace. The smaller room has two single beds .The summer cabanon is appreciated by children and adults alike .

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The tower has its own private 1 acre grounds and is situated around 100 metres from the owners' house which is a 19 th century ' maison de maître ' ( Domaine de la Roubinette ) which used to be a wine producing domaine . It has large outbuildings one part is now used as an artist's studio . Visit welcomed !. Guests are also invited in Summer to use the owners' pool at guests' convenience . In case of cooler weather in early or late Summer season the tower has on the ground-floor living-room an insert wood-burning fire-place with heat distributed in all the rooms and some electric heaters can be provided if needed . ,Walks or horse riding on the wonderful wild Camargue beaches and marshes are stunning .

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