Old Stable Cottage (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)
Two bedrooms, one twin one double with windows onto the meadows. There is a shower room and separate wc. The Cottage has its own private garden with hammock and BBQ, .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.
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 .
Top Traveller Review
Nick and Jenny.
About the Owner
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.
Flexible bookings on any day of the week are 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.
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.
(2 traveller reviews)
We had an excellent fortnight in the Old Stables Cottage. Accommodation clean and comfortable, lovely rural location, but all amenities nearby, great base for visiting the region. Owners friendly and helpful. The number of other guests on return visits during our stay shows how good this place is. The kids really loved the pool and the animals! Recommend without hesitation.
perfect family holiday
I can highly recommend this as a perfect family holiday location (this was our third visit). The accommodation is spacious and light with all the necessary amenities and a great private outdoor area. There is plenty of space to roam around and the pool is large and well maintained. There is a lovely relaxed vibe about the place and the hosts are perfect, they are there to assist and advise you whilst never being too intrusive. There are usually 3 other families on site when we stay which means that you have people to socialize with by the pool side if you wish but you also have your own private area to escape to if you prefer. The site is a pleasant 15 minute walk to Sauve a beautiful medieval town with a selection of restaurants that even my fussy family enjoyed, it is also surrounded by cycle paths which I find great for jogging. There are many interesting places to visit by car if you want to be more adventurous and we never run out of things to do; there are many large sandy beaches within a 45 minute drive , there are mountains to explore and apparently numerous outdoor activities but we haven't experienced these ourselves (the girls aren't keen). There are some great towns to visit Nimes is only about a 30 minute car journey and has many fine tourist attractions as well as shops (useful when you have teenage girls) Arles and Avignon are also worth a visit and our favourite town is Montpelier which has a terrific park and ride system for easy access as well as a great FREE zoo. There are also plenty of smaller towns to explore which often have their own markets (on certain days). I have recommended this place to friends who I know would like a relaxed family holiday in a beautiful setting with the option to do as much or as little as you wanted. I think the ultimate seal of approval is the fact that my daughters ages 14 and 18 love the place and are keen to go back.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
Unspoilt truly local markets, great wines to discover, steam train rides into the beautiful Cevenne National park, great restaurants , medieval villages , a unique bamboo jungle, wonderful caves and superb walking and drives direct from the property.
Excellent clean and safe beaches with free parking by the sand dunes under 45 min. drive. Flamingos nearby.There is also the chance to swim in beautiful nearby rivers with their shady beach areas and cascades just 20 mins.away! Nimes with its Roman Amphitheatre and superb Roman temple, the best preserved outside of Rome, the Pont Du Gard the biggest Roman aqueduct , beautiful local markets, river swimming and canoeing and lots of medieval castles are all close.Or visit the elegant city of Montpellier.. There is a real chance to get back to nature,with orchids,butterflies and exceptional bird life all around you.! More info. in our website.
RYANAIR to Nimes from East Midlands, Liverpool & Luton; Montpellier from Stansted or Bezier from Stansted and Bristol. EASYJET to Montpellier from Gatwick; JET2 to Avignon from Leeds and Edinburgh; FLYBE to Avignon from Southampton and Exeter.Lots of flights to Marseille.TGV to Avignon and Nimes. Check our website for further illustrated information. By RAIL - TGV now to Nimes. You can go direct from Waterloo to Avignon on the Eurostar. By road - now a choice of motorways. We are easy to find.
You are just a couple of minutes drive to supermarkets, two villages and everything you need. With an excellent restaurant just up the lane, you can walk there in 5 minutes and enjoy a starlit saunter home later.Lots of other restaurants in the nearby villages. You will be so close to so many places - Avignon, Montpellier,Uzes,Arles the Mediterranean, Nimes and the Pont du Gard etc. We are ideally situated. Please see our illustrated website because there just too many places of unique natural beauty and historic interest nearby to list here.
Shops, restaurants, local markets, boulangeries, card machines, banks, supermarkets, post offices, doctors, garage, etc, all under 4 minutes. WiFi is available FREE on site. Please see our website at (link below) for further details.
Two restaurants are just 5 minutes walk away along a quiet lane.
If you don't already know this area of France then you're in for a treat. It's unspoilt and stunningly beautiful and has far fewer tourist than Provence. With lots of markets and wine to explore, plenty of genuine local cultural events and stunning scenery, it's a piece of paradise..
From the Owner
“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.”
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Games ...
- Ping Pong Table
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Outdoor Pool
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible ...
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- One double bedroom and one twin bedroom both with shutters opening onto your garden area and the meadow beyond.
- Bicycles ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Garden ...
- Tennis ...
- 1 bicycles
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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.