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Quiet Country Property set in 6 acres with Heated Pool and Self-Contained Gite



Updated: 25-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Very spacious self catering villa set in the heart of the Cote du Rhone

This Country Villa, approached via an Olive Tree lined track, is set in the beautiful Peaceful Vineyard region of the Department du Gard. Within easy reach of the historic cities of Ales, Nimes, Arles, Uzes and Avignon. It is also close to the stunning scenery of the Cevennes National Park and the tranquility of the Camargue.

In addition to the spacious accommodation throughout, the villa also has a large private terrace and outdoor heated swimming pool, with wide open views across the valley and across to the medieval hamlet of St Cesaire de Gauzignan. The large heated pool has gated entry from the house terrace.

The self-contained gite is adjacent to the main house and comprises of a lounge, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom and separate terrace. It is only available ON REQUEST and for those renting the house.

With the surrounding grounds of field, coppice and carefully maintained planting, The Retreat offers the chance of true relaxation

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About the Owner

Mark Murray
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Miss K Bear - This is not a home it's a palace!

Mr N Griffin - We have had a wonderful stay in your property.
Nov 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Miss K Bear - This is not a home it's a palace!

Mr N Griffin - We have had a wonderful stay in your property.
Nov 2007
  • 1 of 1

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


July 2009

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from The Retreat after a week there. I must say,we were all devastated to leave and couldn't quite believe how truly spectacular the villa was.

When looking for a villa, we wanted somewhere that would really take us away from London life and we couldn't have found anywhere better. As the villa is set within its own 6 acres of land, you are well and truly isolated from any noise.The driveway is breathtaking and the villa is very easy to find as long as you look out for the white bricked gates!

Whilst there are a multitude of taxi companies to use from Uzes and Ales, a car really is a must unless you want to walk for 30 mins to get bread in ther morning!

The kitchen was a great size and clean with fresh flowers hand-picked from the garden on arrival. Beautiful touch and very welcoming. The villa was exceptionally clean and modern, providing everything from bath towels and linen, to dvd's, music and an XBox! Inside was a maze of wonderment but outside was truly spectacular. The french windows from bedroom 1 and the lounge, lead out onto the terrace which can comfortably sit 11. The views from this table are simply breathtaking and this is why we spent all of our mornings and evenings here! I remeber standing there in the morning before everybody had woken, with a fresh coffee and croissant thinking "I can't believe this!". The pool lies adjacent to the villa and terrace and is a great size. We had endless contatcs in case of emergencies and local lady who infact used to own the villa. We actually bumped into her on a few occasions at the bar in Saint Maurice and she was just lovely!

The surrounding vineyards are awe inspiring and the land around the villa was perfect for games of football, rounders and other such activities! We explored everyday and found a swing, plum tree, herb garden and to be honest, i still think there was more around the villa!

If you are looking for a villa away from it all, but close enough to drive to a town then i would absolutely urge you to stay here. The owners were just incredible and answered every email very quickly. I worried about nothing. Thier welcome pack was so detailed i had no furher questions. We were also looked after whilst we were out there so nothing ws ever a problem. We truly felt that we had found a home away from home and coudn't believe it whn the holiday came to an end.

If you are reading this - don't look any further for a villa!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Retreat last year (07) and were so impressed that we just had to book again on return and returned this summer(08).

It completely out-weighed all of our expectations! What more could you ask for than sitting out on the terrace, day or night, with family, friends, and a glass or two of wine, over-looking the stunning countryside without a care in the world? The Retreat offers you this and so much more.

The description was very accurate with regards to the location, and facilities at the house. The owners had thought of everything you could think of, with plenty of reading matter, DVDs and games for the children .It was soptless inside and because alot of the furniture was pretty modern and white, it made the house feel bright and airey.

Most days we spent by the pool, having twin 6yr old girls, that's all they wanted to do. But it was perfect! Very peaceful and relaxing. My parents and brother used to go off sight-seeing most days and visited some amazing places. All within a short drive. Both years we hired canoes and paddled down the Gard river, passing under The Pont Du Gard viaduct- a sight not to be missed. And we also we ate out day and night in Uzes, again, a must to visit, particularly at night when the square is lit up and the atmosphere is exciting.

The bar/restaurant in the local village served good value, tastey food and catered very well for children. Definitely worth a visit too.

Would I recommend The Retreat to others? Without a shadow of a doubt!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Le lieu idéal pour se reposer

  • 5 of 5

Cette belle propriété plantée au milieu des vignes a répondu à nos attentes. Tranquillité, grands espaces, piscine chauffée, le charme du sud... tout était au rendez-vous. La maison est bien entretenue, bien équipée, elle permet à plusieurs familles / plusieurs générations de s'installer sans se gêner. Nous n'avons eu aucune surprise, de la réservation jusqu'à la fin de notre séjour, tout s'est très bien déroulé.

Un tout petit souci matériel a été rapidement réglé par Robert, le fort sympathique contact local du propriétaire.

Nous recommandons chaudement cette maison à toutes les personnes qui comme nous recherchent le calme et la tranquillité dans un environnement agréable et isolé. Nous y retournerons évidemment nous-mêmes très prochainement.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nimes Garons at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : St Maurice de Cazaviel at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Nimes at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : Nimes at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : St Maurice de Cazaviel at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 40 Miles Car: necessary

The Property is set in six acres of fields, gardens and woodland. The property is surrounded by vineyards and farmland with views of the medieval village of St Cesaire de Gauzignan.

The world heritage town of Uzes is within easy striking distance with traditional markets held every week - and don't forget the Musee de Bon Bon (Haribo to the kids) just outside of town. Further afield and you have the classical delights of Arles, Avignon, Pont du Gard, Aigues Morte and of course Nimes to explore.

Natural landscape is not short on the list either with the stunning Cevanne to the North and the tranquil Camargue to the South, both within an easy half day's drive.

With local shops and a restaurant/bar just 3.5km away at St Maurice de Caziviel you can be sure of all your day to day needs, while Uzes, Ales and Nimes satisfy the more dedicated shopper!

Other Activities: Canoeing, Water Park, Horse Riding

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £127.86

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 25-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 332 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Gite Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Three good size bathrooms, all with showers and wash basins


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Upper Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Upper Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Upper Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Lower Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Lower Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Gite Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • All bedrooms are light and airy with views or double doors to surrounding gardens. The lower bedrooms are reached internally via a spiral staircase off the kitchen, or externally via a wide path to an outside door opening onto the lower hall. Adjacent to the lower doorway is a short narrow path leading to the self-contained gite.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • All fuel and power included in rent, widescreen TV with Freeview Satellite, PS2, XBOX, selection of films and games Fully equipped large utility room downstairs with plunge sink, washing machine and airer. Fenced and gated pool/lawn area, large field and coppice for outdoor playing. Garden seating includes a range of patio chairs, benches and loungers. The self-contained gite is close to the main property and is ideal for those with a slightly larger party, or where elderly relatives or those with new borne babes might want a little space of their own. The gite is never let seperately to the house and is available ON REQUEST to those when the house will not readily meet their needs. The pool is not heated in the winter months i.e. November through March Final exit clean included in price.

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