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Surrounded by meadows, your own garden, great pool,close to the village of Sauve - Bergerie Cottage (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Bergerie Cottage (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)

Three bedrooms, one twin, one double,one single with windows onto the meadows. There is a shower room and separate wc. The Cottage has its own private garden with hammock and BBQ, and shady Mulberry tree, probably the most welcome extension to any accommodation giving you the opportunity to dine and relax outside throughout the day and evening. Safe parking next to the cottage and Wi Fi throughout.

The large lounge has a three piece suite, dining table and chairs with corner kitchen (two door fridge/freezer, gas hob and oven, microwave, coffee maker, sink, dishwasher, tiled work surface). Arched windows looking out onto your own garden and the river valley and hills beyond.

All the accommodation is set at ground level - no stairs.

Washing machine freely available.

Check our website for further illustrated information.

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About the property

Spacious bright accommodation.

You'll arrive to clean accommodation, the beds made up, cold drinks in the fridge and a complimentary bottle of wine to enjoy in your own shady garden. We are on site to welcome you in and show you around. So close to all amenities, motorway and airport, yet away from noisy roads, so close to a host of famous places Avignon, Nimes, Montpellier etc, yet so tempting to just relax in the hammock in your own garden or splash in the sparkling 6 x 12 meter pool. Mas du Moulin d'Astruc and its separate cottages are surrounded by 12 acres of vineyard and meadows and set within a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty It lies near the medieval village of Sauve, overlooks the River Vidourle and is at the foot of the Cevenne Hills and National Park.. You're only a 5 minutes walk from an excellent restaurant and situated ideally for touring famous cities, villages and natural sites, river swimming, visiting the beach or walking to nearby Sauve. You'll be in the heart of beautiful countryside but not isolated. Safe car-parking. Wi-fi available FREE.

You'll be close to lots of traditional markets, great wines, plenty of restaurants and beautiful drives into the hills where you will find a land where time has stopped. Terraced hills,unchanged villages ,river swimming -a paradise.

Though you'll need a car, you could take the bus to Nimes or Le Vigan (1.30Euro), it passes just up the road, and take a break from driving.

There are no additional charges relating to your booking and there is no cleaning charge if you leave the accommodation clean but if you want a break from cleaning then we offer a cleaning service for only 30 Euro. Please visit our website, the address is listed under "facilities", where you'll find a lot more information.

We have advertised with Owners Direct for over 10 years .

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Nick Moore-Morris
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Nick Moore-Morris

Hello . Jenny and I moved to Southern France some years back now, with our young family, seeking the warmth of a Mediterranean climate ,the beauty of Southern France, good wine and a more relaxed way of life amongst the nature and history of this lesser known area. We have not been disappointed and still marvel at the beauty of our surroundings, the space we have and yet all the facilities of modern life just close bye. Not that easy to find but we did and here we are over 20 years later and never saw anywhere better! It was an all or nothing move. Jenny has been a local councillor. I play in the pottery studio when I get the chance. No photo of us as we don't really come with the gite! But you'll see us around, occasionally by the pool.

Nick Moore-Morris purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Nick Moore-Morris chose Sommieres - Vidourle Valley

Why this property? Well because it's close to all the facilities you may need and not up a mountain pass ! The region is stunning in its beauty, there's a super pool waiting, great local walks, plenty of attractions from caves and train rides to bamboo forests and Roman temples , beautiful markets, great wine and even river swimming It's a great place to relax and watch the stars at night. Surrounded by a beautiful natural environment in a conservation area but close to art galleries, supermarkets, restaurants and a wonderful wine growing area.It's close to this side of paradise! and offers you your own garden area as well as acres of meadow land to enjoy. Walk the medieval lane to Sauve for breakfast bread or in the evening to one of the nearby restaurants.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful meadowland surrounds you in this conservation area giving you space to breath.

Barbecue in your own garden or wander across the meadows and play a game of boule

Everyday you'll see eagles overhead. But you'll be only 3 minutes drive to supermarkets, restaurants (even closer), and genuine village markets. There's a delightful walk from your gite by gardens and river to the authentic medieval village of Sauve with its many artists and musicians.

You'll have complete privacy but Jenny and I are always there to help with any problems you may have from booking a restaurant to punctures to light bulbs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for making our stay in France a wonderful time. We really had a relaxing holiday and Lucy had a wonderful experience in rural France.

Once again many thanks, regards to the donkeys and make sure your new guests feed them the odd carrot,

Regards Barry and Lucy

Wonderful setting, friendly hosts in Jenny and Nick and hot sun in late September.... perfect. Jimmy and Linda.

Nick and jenny have been great hosts offering very useful tips on where to go in this fine and uncommonly beautiful corner of France. The variety of local wildlife astonished us.

We've had a great holiday. John and Sheila

A great place for the kids and us... lots of room and endless space. The pool is superb and always in great condition. Too much to do and see all around but everything is so close... sea, rivers,
Jan 2006
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Booking Notes:
Flexible bookings on any day of the week are usually available, except in peak season, allowing you to benefit from flight or train travel promotions.
Booking is very easy and all contact is in English...we are English!
Please contact us by phone or email. Payment is accepted in pounds sterling by ordinary UK bank transfer or cheque (saving you charges) or in euros. Minimum booking period is one week.
Full details of booking procedure can be found on our website.

Changeover Day:
Flexible bookings are possible in the low, mid and possibly high season. Peak season bookings are Saturday to Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the accommodations per week in UK Pounds.
Fully flexible dates available for low, mid and high seasons.
All prices are inclusive of water, gas and electric. All bed linen is included and the beds will all be made up upon arrival. Towels may be hired. Please see our website for full details.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sauve in Gard

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • One Double bedroom, one Twin Bedroom and one Single bedroom all with shuttered windows onto meadows. All bed linen provided.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: There are no stairs in the accommodations, making life a little easier. There is lots of space. Children are welcome in this safe environment well away from roads and they will love the animals (donkeys, goats etc) and the fenced pool, which is set in a meadow a little way from the gites. The Cottage has its own shaded private garden with outside lighting. A Hammock, BBQ and outside furniture is provided in the garden which extends onto acres of open meadowland. There is Safe car parking next to your cottage - something less to worry about! Privacy is assured so you can sit in the shade and read all day or pop over to the pool and have a quiet swim and a chat if there is anyone around. The pool is available all day. Towels for hire. Wi Fi connection for internet access is available. A cot is available as is a starter pack of food should you be arriving late. You'll find cold drinks in the fridge upon arrival. Please check our website for further illustrated information. Outside: In the meadows which stretch out from your garden you'll find a sparkling 6 x 12 m pool with deck, securely fenced, surrounded by landscaped sub-tropical gardens. The large pool is maintained daily to keep it sparkling and is shared. Each accommodation has its own private garden area with hammock, BBQ and is fully furnished with table, chairs and lighting, set in the shade. With your own garden area you can really enjoy the beauty of outdoor living and dining. Wi FI is available. A boule court, table tennis and fun tennis is provided in one of the meadows. There are excellent walks direct from the property. If you have an interest in birdwatching then you won't have to walk anywhere as you'll see eagles and kites, herons and hoopies daily! This is an excellent location for cycling enthusiasts as you can see from the comments on our website. Bike hire in Sauve,just a walk away. Please check our website for further detailed and illustrated information on the property.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


A wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at La Bergerie. It is such a relaxing place - no cars, no sounds but the rustle of the wind in the trees and the call of the golden orioles (briefly glimpsed). The mulberry tree makes the perfect parasol, to sit and read, or to enjoy convivial meals. The pool is immaculate, and well fenced-in so that we had no worries about the children having accidents. They loved all the animals - Gordon the dog, and the donkeys and goats and hens. Jenny and Nick were excellent hosts, too!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review your holiday. Jenny and I are happy that you had such a great time and it would it would be lovely to see you all again soon. Take care.
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Discovering treasure

  • 5 of 5

Discovering Mas du Moulin d’Astruc is discovering treasure for us. Set amongst natural beauty that unfolds as you take the time stop, look around at the scenery and discover the local walks and wildlife and Nick and Jenny’s animals.

The description of the property is accurate. This family has created an environment that delivers everything we needed and more: spacious comfortable and well equipped accommodation that blends into the country feel perfectly. The pool is a delight, especially after a hot day. We loved the Bergerie – a beautiful, traditional country gite. It was cool inside on a hot day with plenty of room in the secluded garden to relax or sun bathe.

What a difference the hosts make to a holiday. Nick and Jenny are friendly and very helpful, but in no way intrusive, allowing us to feel truly away from it all and yet only a 5 minute drive away from the supermarket in Quissac.

Will we visit more than once? That’s a yes from me (Paul) and Pat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday at the Mas du Moulin d'Astruc. We look forward to seeing you here again. The donkeys already miss the carrots you kindly gave them. Best regards.
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An enchanting place

  • 5 of 5

What a great place this is for a holiday if you want to experience the true Languedoc Roussillon. We had the perfect week on this tranquil and beautiful mas and were enchanted with the area and the region. If you like striking scenery with vineyards, rivers, mediaeval villages and Roman towns all framed by the magnificent Cevennes then you will love this! We did! The delightful owners of the mas, Jenny and Nick, could not be more welcoming or helpful and we were immediately at home in our lovely farmhouse gite with its very French style and rustic appeal. There is an inviting pool surrounded by bamboo and secreted in the meadow around which the gites are individually located - with a fabulous view to the Cevennes as a backdrop. We visited the closeby (within easy walking distance on a quiet and gentle stroll along the river) mediaeval village of Sauve which has a number of excellent restaurants with stunning views over a river and also the equally close village of Quissac which had a proper French market. We were out of the summer season but the mas is very close to some beautiful river swimming spots which we went to with a view to returning - absolutely stunning scenery! We also went to the nearby Roman towns of Uzès and Sommières which were both beautiful in different ways and both unmissable if you stay here. There is so much to do and all surprisingly close but it became increasingly tempting to stay put, just to sit with a book and a glass of the very good local rosé (available on the mas!) and soak up the nature and beauty of this unique place.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's the wonderful beauty around us that keep us here. We are glad that you enjoyed it with us and had an enjoyable break.
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  • 2 of 5

This was a dissapointing stay in this gite which required general updating to reflect the price of the holiday. More essentials should be provided e.g washing powder, kitchen foil etc, no extra charges for cleaning should be required if this has already been done before leaving the gite. The swimming pool is tastefully positioned in the garden and is well maintained.

The nearest village Sauve is accessible via a track behind the gite and is aprox 20 mins walk. It is medieval and currently is undergoing a renovation project which will be an improvement to its current appearance.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: RESPONSE Thank you for taking so much time to write a review. We of course welcome feedback from our guests. We do feel, having met you, that you may well have been better accommodated in a totally modern apartment rather than in the beautiful rural countryside of southern France. It seems that even the nearby medieval village of Sauve, a listed village of special beauty in the Gard , just a 20 minute walk, was not clean enough for you. As to “updating” the property, it stands on a Roman site within a conservation area and is full of character with beamed ceilings and tiled floors, etc. We go to lengths to furnish it with characterful and typical FRENCH furnishings which may seem to you to be outdated compared to say, furnishings from Ikea. As for your comment about “ track behind the gite “ this is unforgivably inaccurate. The surfaced and charmingly walled ancient lane leading towards the Sauve is to be found 100 meters from the gite location where it connects to our drive. From the French windows which open onto your private garden there is a whole meadow before you reach the quite lane, used only by a few local gardeners. I think this reflects the accuracy of your review. Take a look at any map! If the want of a roll of baking foil spoilt your holiday then good luck to you in the future, Sandra! We hope you enjoyed the cool drinks and chilled wine provided for you upon arrival. Your accommodation was let for 3 weeks before you to a returning client, who loves the property and the area. Many of our guests return year after year. Your expectations, standards and tastes are clearly beyond those of most of us and we suggest that next time you holiday in a brand new apartment in a clean and spruced up tourist resort . We specialise in a calm, spacious, characterful and beautiful environment where nature is at its best. Thank you for your kind comments about the large and well maintained pool. With its relaxation area and decking it certainly is a haven of refreshment, enjoyment and FUN, factors which are of real importance to us and most of our guests.
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Peace in Languedoc

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at Mas d'Astruc in 1997, 1999, 2011, 2012, 2013 (twice) and have booked again for this year. We love the peace and quiet and relaxing atmosphere of this rural gite. The owners make you feel very welcome and are on hand to answer any queries and change the gas bottles for cooking.

After a hot day out it is a pleasure to come back to the beautifully maintained pool and cool down.

Despite its location in the countryside, 2 villages are only 5 minutes away by car, with shops and supermarkets for all our needs.

There is easy access to the mountains of the Cevennes to the north, and the Mediterranean and the Camargue to the south, as well as historic towns and villages.

We have a passion for natural history, and there is great variety locally, in fact the wildlife comes to you at Mas d'Astruc with birds of prey passing overhead, butterflies and dragonflies flitting around and wild orchids in the fields. For some idea of the wildlife, search Flickr for Mas d'Astruc.

My wife has had mobility issues in recent years, and the property being more or less on one level (1 step up or down only) is ideal.

There is no TV or Radio, so this gives a great opportunity to catch up with reading and allows you to "get away from it all".

There is no point repeating the description of the facilities given on the owners' website as it is accurate.

The best recommendation we can give is our repeated visits, and that we keep meeting the same people in the other properties on the site year after year!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bill, it's always a pleasure to share the discovery of some new facet of wildlife with you. By the way, if you don't want to get away from it all entirely then the Bergerie , as with the other cottages, offers full Internet Wi-Fi connection.
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holiday 2013

  • 4 of 5

lovely scenery,helpful and friendly owners,very peaceful,would stay there again, we can see why people return every year

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou.
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