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Luxury gites in the Ardeche with large pool, jacuzzi and gym - La Grange



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
3 Self-catering holiday houses for 6-8, 2-4 and 2-3 people

The Mas de L'Elze is a rambling collection of old stone buildings, clinging to a sun-drenched, south facing slope on the edge of the Ardechois Cevennes. In the past, these buildings served a multitude of purposes typical of the local countryside: a silk-worm loft, a drying and smoking area for chestnuts, a barn for storing hay and raising geese and ducks for the 'gavage'. Now, they have been lovingly transformed into a set of completely independent luxury houses, from which you can fully appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the surrounding countryside. There are 3 gites at L'Elze. Two - La Clede and La Magnanerie - are small, open plan houses for 2/4 and 2/3 people respectively, while the third - La Grange, is a larger house which sleeps 6-8. All are completely independent and have private terraces for al fresco dining. For large groups it is always possible to rent a number of the gites together.

All houses share a large 15x5m swimming pool and jacuzzi and gym and there is a free wi-fi connection to fast ADSL.

The local bar at just 2 minutes drive or a 20 minute walk does a great steak-frites and wonderful pizzas. But if you don't want to expend the effort just eat in! We'll provide a gourmet meal if you give us 24 hours notice.

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Details for holiday home La Grange, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

La Grange is a house on two and a half levels for six to eight people. It is the original barn of the mas; the goats had only just left the bottom floor when we started restoration!

The entrance at road level leads into the kitchen and dining area, with a shower room behind. Above, there is a large mezzanine with two single beds. The living room, with a magnificent view towards the Tour de Brison in the south, is through a stone archway from the kitchen. Just in case you choose to take our holidays out of season, there is a large fireplace for the long winter evenings.

The two main double bedrooms are downstairs, where the goats used to be! There is also a luxury bathroom and a 'cave' complete with washing machine.

Outside, there is a large stone-paved patio with a walled flower garden; it is fully equipped with furniture and a BBQ.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


A perfect escape from it all.

  • 5 of 5

Location is breath taking. Never got fed up of staring out of the window. Carol and Bill took great care of us and the food was exceptional. Take your walking shoes and fully explore the area. A lovely remote gite but not too far away from it all. We will be back. Made some friends for life staying in the adjoining gite.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the location, the food and our welcome!
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A fantastic getaway with beautiful views....

  • 5 of 5

La Grange

We stayed in La Grange for a week and it was a wonderful escape. La Grange was a great size- having the two bedrooms downstairs and a mezzanine for our boys. The views over the valley were spectacular and then there are the stars!!

To top it all we booked some meals that Carol (the owner) cooked for us. Local produce cooked superbly and topped off with some chestnut liquor. Bill also ensured our glasses were never empty!

Facilities are also excellent with a pool, Jacuzzi and the odd game of boule as well.

Over all a fantastic stay and thank-you to Carol and Bill.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments. Maybe see you back here at L'Elze again?
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La Magnanerie

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in La Magnanarie and it is just right for two people who want a quiet holiday away from it all and with relatively easy hill-walking straight from the front door. The views are great and the gîte has everything you need - and it is of a very good standard.

Carol and Bill excellent proprietors – there when you need them, but not when you don’t! Carol is also a very good cook, so do treat yourself to at least one of her meals. For your own cooking, visit a supermarket on your way to the gîte – it’s a long way back down narrow zig-zag roads with few passing places. A great week in a great place. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We enjoyed having you stay and hope to see you back - tho can't promise a repeat sanglier experience!!
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Fabulous place to unwind!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five, including three teenagers, enjoyed a wonderful holiday in this stunning location. The house was very clean and the welcome very warm.

The situation and views from the property are glorious and the hosts, Bill and Carol, were very attentive, making us feel like honoured guests. The pool is just as beautiful as the pictures and our kids made the most of the other facilities - table football, gym equipment and the hot tub. This area of France is truly beautiful and the house, whilst quite remote, offers everything necessary for a relaxing break. There are not loads of 'attractions', but we liked the peace and tranquility.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in La Magnanerie for a week and it was perfect. Stunning property, stunning views and great people.

Carol and Bill are excellent hosts. I would definitely recommend taking up the option of having an evening meal cooked by Carol whilst there as her cooking is amazing!!!

For cyclists this is a great part of France to ride in. Not as hilly as the Alps or Pyrenees but don't let that put you off. The hills are still challenging enough!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gareth and Vic, many thanks for your comments. Hope you'll be back with your parents!
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La Grange

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Grange which felt quite spacious for the four of us and had everything we needed. Remote and quiet, this was the perfect place for a relaxing holiday.

Mas de L’Elze is a beautifully restored property with stunning views. With its ducks and chickens and cherry orchards we felt we were experiencing the rural idyll. We spent most of our time relaxing by the pool but also undertook some walks in the surrounding hills. The home grown produce for sale at Mas de L’Elze is an extra bonus and we particularly recommend the apple juice and the bottled cherries and peaches!

The owners were incredibly welcoming and friendly and we are seriously thinking of going back next year. Thank you for making our holiday such an enjoyable one.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There you are, Alison, it turned up eventually!!!!!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nimes at 120 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Croix at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 900 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montelimar at 75 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Montelimar-Sud at 70 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : on site Nearest Beach : at 200 Kilometres Car: necessary

The Mas de L'Elze is right in the middle of the Ardechois Cevennes - magnificent countryside with rolling hills and rugged mountains, dropping down to crystal clear rivers in deep gorges. L'Elze faces due south so there is always sunshine. We are located at 550m so even when it is hot there is usually a refreshing breeze.

L'Elze is situated roughly halfway between Largentiere and Valgorge, some 30 kilometres south-west of Aubenas, in the Department of the Ardeche. We are between Provence and the Cevennes and the scenery is wonderful. There are far fewer tourists than in either of these more well-known areas.

The newest thing to see in the Ardeche is the Caverne du Pont D'Arc, the recreation of the famous Chauvet Cave which has been designated a UNESCO World heritage Site. You can find full details at http://en.cavernedupontdarc.fr/ and you can buy your tickets online.

Other Activities: river canoeing, jacuzzi, Gym, bar, restaurant, table-football


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
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7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
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8 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
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13 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
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16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
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30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
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23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £134

20% deposit on reservation. Rest payable during stay. 150 euros damages deposit also required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 140 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, mezzanine
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, sleeps 2 in lounge


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • A well-equipped gym with treadmill, cross-trainer, bike, rower, stepper and multi-gym is available for all gites. Washing machine shared between all gites Linen provided if required. Bikes available for hire (2 men's, 2 women's)

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