8 bedrooms sleeps 16, more on request,fully enclosed private grounds
This beautiful 18th century house is completely peaceful and secluded, described by guests a 'mini paradise'. Many guests have said the house is much better in real life than the description and photos. Please look at our own website to see more pictures.The spacious interior allows large groups to spend a holiday together without feeling crowded. Inside the house the furnishings are to a very high standard with a Lacanche oven and American style fridge freezers. There is a wide screen TV, HiFi stereo system, WiFi Internet and a large selection of books and videos.
Outside there are two separate patios for eating and relaxation. There is a large (16m x 7m) swimming pool with heating and an electric cover. Adjacent is a pool house which provides additional accommodation with comfortable seating.There is a large amount of equipment in the kitchen perfect for guests who cook as a hobby. The surroundings of the property are laid to lawns and terraces with shade provided by native Oak trees. There are also substantial recreational facilities including swings, slides, trampoline with safety net, cricket area and a football goal. Local chefs are available to help with cooking (for a fee). Babysitting can be arranged on request.
Locally there is a rich cultural history and plenty for those who want to explore. There are multiple historic sites close by including the Market town of Uzes and well as the Roman city and amphitheatre at and museums Nimes.
The aerial walkway is great fun there are two different ones at 5km in Bagard and 15km at Anduze both are great fun and can accommodate children from approximately four years of age. Adults can take advantage of the 'black run' high in the trees which represents quite a challenge.
Canoeing from Collias takes you right underneath the historic Pont de Gard along the river Gard and you are picked up after about 7 km and driven back to your car. A stop off for rock jumping into the river is a must. There are cafes at the bridge and you can stop for lunch or ice cream. On the way to or from you can sample the delight of the Haribo sweet museum and shop.There is a children's amusement park next to the museum.
The nearest beach is 'La Grande Motte'; 10km of gently sloping sandy beach. The beach cafes offer excellent food and you can rent sunbeds and pedals. There is municipal parking next to the dunes. St Marie de la Mere and the Camargue National Park are easily reached for a day trip and the scenery and pink flamingos are amazing.
Historic Sites and adventures.: The mediaeval towns of Vezenobres and Uzes are close. Uzes and Anduze have wonderful markets. You can take the steam train from Anduze and visit the Bambousarie on the way. There many museums; Lavander; Haribo (sweets) Bee keeping, Motorbikes. The caves at Trabuc are fantastic and for the brave hearted it is possible to book a guided underground cave safari. Nimes and Arles both have Roman amphitheatres where live concerts are held. There is a theatre in Ales and there are music festivals held in Uzes, Quissac and Nimes. In the summer festivals bulls run through the streets chased by the local lads. Wine tasting is a must....the local Rose is particularly good and not expensive.
For the energetic there is paragliding at Seynes, rafting in the Cevenne and the Ardeche,
Go kart in Ales (National Circuit-the largest in France.)There is a motor rally car circuit approximately 5km away where National meetings are held.
Fishing is available both for fun and for serious fishermen in the local rivers. Hunting is possible in season by arrangement.
Hiking, Bikes, Horse riding,Spa Resort: The Cevennes national Park offer fabulous opportunities for cycling/ Mountain biking, hiking and pony trekking either locally or in the natural park of the cam argue where pink flamingos fly overhead. There are bridle ways and cycle paths close to the house. There are some bikes at the house and more can be hired in Ales.
There is a fumade or natural spring spa resort in a town close by where treatments can be booked to promote health and well-being. Golf is available at Nimes and Uzes.
In the Winter skiing is possible in the Cevennes at Mount Lozere.
For those who prefer to simply chill out and relax the house and surrounding land is absolutely tranquil.It is possible to stay in the house all week and not feel bored. Perfect for those clients who want to leave the stress of busy lives behind them.
The cleaner is happy to come in and give daily support or cook meals on request. Payment is arranged with her directly.
There is a fabulous Auberge close to the house which always has the most superb menu. Try out the eight course gastronomique menu if you dare!! Very reasonably priced.
Top Traveller Review
seductive and secluded rustic idyll
About the Owner
We have a large family and we have built and developed the house and grounds to suit and accommodate people of all ages. It is our holiday home and and like our guests to share the comforts our home provides. We regularly have three generations staying in the house simultaneously and there is so much space that it never feels crowded. It's difficult to demonstrate this in the photos....so check out the video to see the expansive nature of the house and grounds.
Guestbook comments from the owner
It was really very pleasant to stay in your familyhouse!!!!!!
It's really a big paradise. we all loved it very much.!!!!!!!
There was enough of everything!!!!
The cleaning was very good, the caretaker was a gentleman.
We want to come back in may 2017,( if we are allowed) we will let you know as soon as possible.
We have one tip:
As it is really a fantastic house with such a large group it would be fine if we could use 2 diswashes at a time.
We wish you and your family all the best and we hope we may come back in your PARADISE!!!!
A lovely place to be
Owners comment- thank you for your lovely comments.
Unfortunately the size of the pipes means the plumbing system cannot accept both dishwashers being on at the same time!
4.9 based on 23 holidaymaker reviews
seductive and secluded rustic idyll
It is hard to imagine that such a tranquil property could exist close to the amenities that make any holiday enjoyable. This property lives up to the description provided by the owners - and also has much more to offer! There are attentive local cleaners and groundsmen who can answer most questions put to them, and the property is extremely well maintained. The ultimate question a prospective visitor could ask might be - would you return? I have for 4 years! If you go, you will see why!
Wow! Great place! Beautiful well maintained and exceptionally well equipped house and garden.
Just the right amount of rooms and well ordered space, thank you.
We especially appreciated having the trampoline in the shade which kept our 3 young grand children amused for ages!
Fabulous pool and garden.
Lovely villa in a pleasant, quiet rural setting, with extensive well kept gardens,and a large pool.
We are a large extended family of 10 adults and 9 children aged 4 to 11 years.
We have holidayed together annually in the south of France for the last 10 years
We were absolutely delighted with the villa and its facilities. The brochure description and details were accurate and the villa really clean and tidy when we arrived.
The house is simply but generously furnished and the kitchen well equipped.
The outside table seated us all comfortably and is well shaded - we never needed to use the large one indoors!
The saline pool is well designed with a shallow rim around the edge, and useful roman steps and is reassuringly in view from the house. We all loved it. There's plenty of shade from trees nearby.
The children were spoiled for choice with the large selection of outdoor activities, as well as the huge toy/games cupboard inside and selection of DVDs.
The calls of the Golden Orioles were a delight most mornings, though they are remarkably adept at hiding - brief glimpses only.
Guy was a great help and always available if needed.
The surrounding area is lovely, and much quieter than Provence. Uzes is a gem. We hardly started to explore the Cevennes.
We would love to return.
Large and lovely house in a really peaceful location
The house was great for a large family group and the pool was really good, especially after heating had been newly installed part way through our holiday. The house was set in extensive grounds with many wild flowers and some exotic bird life. We particularly liked the open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area with dividing counter top, which was both practical and sociable for larger groups. The fridge/freezer was brand new and having two dish washers was very useful. The bedrooms we used (5 out of 8) were generally well furnished, though the pool house bedroom was lacking hanging space.
The whole ambience of the place was very peaceful and lent itself to just chilling out around the house, pool or gardens.
We did get out and about and it was great to be close to places like Nimes with its roman amphitheatre and the amazing Pont de Gard, as well as the Carmargue region for its wildlife. We would return to Mas des Gardies again if we came back to the region.
Une location à recommander
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour en novembre dans cette propriété très bien aménagée et superbement équipée pour accueillir notre groupe de 13 personnes.
Avec sa grande piscine, sa cuisine d'été et ses nombreux jeux de plein air, le domaine doit être encore plus apprécié en saison estivale.
Un grand merci à Guy qui nous a très bien accueillis et a été aux petits soins pour nous.
Nous recommandons chaudement cette location, idéale pour les groupe d'amis ou familiaux.
Excellent place for family and friends
Great place for parents and kids in this wide house surrounded by beautiful nature and space.
Nice stay for our 3 families, everyone was feeling at home!
From the Owner
“This is a home from home. We had a fantastic holiday staying in a friends house close by. When we saw this beautiful house set in such wonderful surroundings we were smitten and have remained so ever since. year by year adding new features to enjoy. This year we have installed pool heating. Pool towels are provided to save packing space. We have added a complete perimeter fence and two en-suite shower rooms. The main TV to a large flatscreen with blue ray player.. Although the main features are shown for Summer holidays the house is really fantastic in the Winter months with the log fire and central heating it is really snug. There are lots of DVDs and books perfect for a winter retreat. Triathletes can use the locals hills for bike training and the baby equipment makes the house perfect for families with young children to take advantage of low season rental prices.”
Activity and Interests
This area has a wonderful contrast between the two natural parks of the Cevenne mountains and the flat Camargue park near the sea. The house is close to the towns of Uzes and Anduze with La Grand Motte, Avignon, Arles, easily accessible. The Pont du Gard with canoeing on the river Gardon is a sightseeing must.The amphitheatre in Nimes is amazing and regularly hosts musical events.You will find caves at Trabuc and two aerial walkways parks, paragliding in Seynes, Golf in Nimes, the theatre in Ales, Skate parks in Uzes and lots of sightseeing. Wine tasting, museums, shopping, antiques, fishing, River swimming, Steam train to St Jean de Gard, Bamboo museum/park, multiple local Markets.
If you prefer you can relax by the large private swimming pool. There are toys and outdoor games. The house is extremely spacious and provides everything needed for a perfect holiday for all ages.The grounds are extensive and fully fenced and there is enough to you entertain on site that you could have a relaxing time without even going out.
Ski: Mount Lozère has a small ski field. This can be reached from the house as a day trip in the winter months.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
22 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April May 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£841|
All prices includes local taxes, sheets, towels and caretaker support.
In Winter an additional 50 euros is payable locally for heating. Logs are available on request pre cut or you can collect wood on the land. Pre cut logs cost 50 euros for a bin full. Winter Weekends possible on request.
Please note that our prices are set on an annual basis and are correct until 3rd Sept 2016 . For bookings after 3rd Sept 2016 please refer to the current season's rates as an estimate.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Totally peaceful with fantastic facilities. Absolutely fantastic for family get togethers. Also perfect for adult groups to get away from it all. Winter holidays are really cosy with the log fire and winter sunshine. There is so much to enjoy locally from the Camargue natural park to the beach at 'La Grande Motte' whether you want to relax or explore there is something for all tastes. A days skiing is possible at Mount Lozere. All guests feel completely relaxed after a stay here. There is a riding school in the next village.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Activities Guide
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dishwasher ...
- Ice Maker
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Toaster ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Room
- Audio Tape Player
- Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
- Books for Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room ...
- Games for Kids
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Player
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- whitewater rafting
- 350 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite Luxury freestanding bath /separate shower
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large Ground floor 140 cm
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Family bathroom
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Pool house large walk in wet room
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite
- Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite
- All of the bathrooms are modern. The pool house has a large wet room with power shower and body jets and hand held shower. The ground floor shower room in the house has a 140cm shower tray with overhead shower. Each guest is provided with towels included in the price- this saves a substantial amount of luggage space. In the summer pool towels are available on request.
- 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Red 4 poster bed 180cm esuite luxury bath/shower room
- Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Double bed/ mezannine floor /ensuite shower in Pool House
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Blue 4 poster bed 160cm with ensuite shower room
- Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed, Double or 3/4 singles (3 plus Z bed)
- Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds
- Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ground floor double bed. Sofa/ single available in addition
- Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Lit bateau bed + click clak sofa ensuite shower
- Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed, ground floor small double 120 cm wardobe and bed side tables
- Maximum normal adult occupancy 16 in summer. More people can be accommodated on request. In Winter the house can take 16 if rooms are shared we do not recommend sleeping in the pool house in winter as it cannot be heated. 3 cots are available. Two additional sofa beds in the hall if required. The owners will sometimes allow larger groups, (Divide the rental cost by 16 and add this sum for each additional person over three years old.) There is every available facility for children and babies. Steam steriliser, two high chairs, baby play mats and high chairs, 3 fold up buggies and one pram for small babies. We also have a large selection of toys, board games, as well as children and adult's videos, DVD's and CD's. The main sitting room has a flat screen TV with satellite TV. There are 3 other television sets all with either DVD or video player. WIFi Internet access. All rooms have fans and central heating for the winter months. all of our guests say the house is better than the photos.
- Deck Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Bicycles ...
- Child's Swing
- Golf ...
- Golf Clubs
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Sand Pit
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Small Cooler
- Tennis ...
- 28 garden chairs
- 14 deck chairs
- This is a house for a truly relaxing holiday where all ages can find activities to suit them on site both in summer and winter. Every effort has been made to make the interior comfortable. The amount of space available both inside and out is difficult to capture in photos. Children are particularly well catered for. Wheel chair users are welcome. 2 bathrooms are at the ground floor but they do not fit disabled specifications. We would suggest wheel chair users to discuss their needs with the owners who would be happy to help. There are Lacanche and Smeg range cookers, guests who enjoy cooking will find the kitchen has everything including a food processor. Two American fridge/freezers and al large drinks fridge. The pool house is furnished with plastic glasses, etc., for pool side safety.There are sunbeds chairs and umbrellas,outdoor games, boles,football,cricket and badminton nets.Trampoline swings and slides. Log fire,videos books and indoor games for cosy winter relaxation.