Private Estate between Uzes and Avignon, Provence - Peaceful Location, set in lovely gardens with two swimming pools, overlooking valley of vineyards.
This secluded hillside estate between Uzes and Avignon provides an ideal holiday location for those wishing to explore the rich history and culture of the region, or to relax and enjoy the sunshine, food and scenery. It is in the heart of the Cotes du Rhone wine-growing region with many famous vineyards only a short drive away. There are many sporting activities available locally, including canoeing, horseback riding, biking, golf and river swimming. The best of Roman France is within easy reach. The magnificent town of Uzes (with its renowned markets) is 30 less than 30 minutes drive away. Sites such as Nimes (one hour drive), Avignon (45 minutes drive), the Pont du Gard (30 minutes), Orange (30 minutes). Saint Castor is situated on the border of the picturesque Ceze valley and is a short drive from the spectacular gorge of the Ardeche. Slightly further afield are the towns of Saint Remy de Provence, Les Beaux, Arles, and Vaison les Romaine. Saint Castor is very well situated to visit all the major sights in the South of France. Beautiful Mediterranean beaches are just over an hours drive as well. There are numerous medieval villages in close proximity to the property. Here you can buy a vast array of local produce from olives and olive oil to local honey and lavender. You will find everything you might need to prepare Mediterranean dishes during your stay as well as gifts to take home.
Saint Castor is a calm oasis in the heart of the countryside. Backed by old woodland and overlooking a valley of vineyards we are a short stroll from the hamlet of Megier. There are lovely walks all around the property.
Details for holiday home Bake House (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC
The Bake House is recently converted 'Four au Pain'. It has a magnificent setting at the highest point of the property, above the owners house and the upper swimming pool. It is a charming stone cottage with a double bedroom (with double bed), a bathroom and separate toilet downstairs. There are french doors leading from the bedroom onto the private terrace with barbeque. A spiral staircase leads to the first floor where there is a living/dining room with TV and video and a separate fully fitted kitchen (with washing machine and microwave). There is a balcony with wonderful views over the valley below and over the upper swimming pool. The spiral staircase continues up to the mezzanine level where there is a double bed. The ceiling of the mezzanine is quite low at one end, therefore it is suitable for children, but adults should be aware of the limited headroom.
About the Owner
James and Deborah O'Brien found Saint Castor seventeen years ago when they moved from London to France. Their two children, now 15 and 13, were both born and raised here. We live in our own house on the estate and are always around to offer advice on sightseeing, wine tasting, markets and ideas for places to visit.
From the Owner
“This is a beautiful part of France and Saint Castor is in a tranquil valley surrounded by woods and vineyards. Peaceful and relaxing.”
Activity and Interests
There are good sandy mediterranean beaches within one and a half hours drive of us.
The nearest airport is Nimes which has Ryanair flights from London, Liverpool and Nottingham. (45 minutes drive from us).
Other airports are Montpellier (75 minutes drive) which has flights by Ryanair, British Airways and Air France, and Marseilles (90 minutes drive)which is serviced by British Airways, Easyjet, AirFrance and others.
Nice is 3 hours drive away.
The nearest village with shops is 2 miles away (Cavillargues). There is a large town with supermarkets, restaurants etc which is 5 miles away (Bagnols sur Ceze).
Uzes, which has a very special market on Saturday mornings is 10 miles away. Many of the best sights of roman france (Avignon, Orange, Nimes, Arles, Pont du Gard, Uzes) are within an hours drive of us.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Changeover day is Saturday with guests requested to arrive after 4pm and to leave before 10am. We would ask the guests to leave the houses in the state they find them or we can arrange cleaning for them at 12 euros per hour.
Notes on prices:
Prices shown are per property, per week in Euros.
Prices include linens which are changed weekly.
Rentals of more than two weeks may be discounted depending on availability and time of year.
**There is a supplement for a third or fourth person in the Bake House depending on the time of year.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Exceptional views, peace and tranquility. A chance to meet other people while staying here but more than enough space for everyone to have their own space and quiet if preferred.”
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Free WiFi available outside. Optional cleaning at EUR 12 per hour available during your stay or on departure. Please visit our own website: www.saintcastor.com for more details. Outside: There are extensive gardens and terraced areas around Saint Castor for everyone to use. The Well House, Bake House and Rose House also have private terraces. Each accommodation has a barbeque. There are two swimming pools: The upper pool (34 x 17 feet with a jacuzzi) which is shared but the Bake House and the Rose House. The lower swimming pool (44 x 18 feet with roman steps) which is shared by the Well House and the Apartment.