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Secluded Château in 200 acres of Cevennes National Park - Château (9 Bedrooms, Sleeps up to 23)

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Château de Bussas, (or apartments), Cevennes National Park, Gard, Languedoc, France - South-Facing Swimming Pool, River, Spectacular Scenery

The Château provides an ideal setting for a relaxing holiday with its south-facing pool overlooking a secluded valley. It has been divided into 5 separate self-contained apartments, each with its own outside eating area and designed for independent living. The apartments can be rented individually or in any combination for groups. The main apartment has a spacious reception and dining area that is ideal for large parties. The tranquil valley of Bussas offers a perfect retreat. It is in the heart of the Cévennes, an area of unspoilt beauty and outstanding wild life. Walkers and mountain bikers can enjoy the trails through the hills and the majestic scenery stretching towards the Mediterranean to the south and the Massif Central to the north. The resident caretaker and his wife look after the property and guests. They have an organic garden providing fresh vegetables. They can also offer baby-sitting and extra cleaning by arrangement.

Details for holiday chateau / country house Château (9 Bedrooms, Sleeps up to 23), 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23, 9 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

The Château, dating back to 1197, enjoys its own 200 acres of spectacular scenery. Whilst divided into five individually equipped apartments, the Château is ideal for large parties. 'Le Grand Balcon', with its spacious reception and dining area, is ideal hospitality space. In addition, there are numerous outside terraces, south facing pool, games room in a separate building, and a trout stream at the edge of the property. It has previously been used for numerous celebrations including birthdays, family gatherings and weddings.

For further information, please check owners' website (see below).

  • Sleeps 23
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"It is a truly gorgeous property with jaw dropping scenery surrounding it. It is very hard to describe to people, on your return, how wonderful it is…….there are not enough superlatives."



"We had a really wonderful time at Bussas – everything was organised perfectly and Liliane and Bernard could not have been more helpful. Bussas is the most wonderful place for a party – like a theatre set – everyone can find their own space if they want to but then gather together from time to time."



"We all absolutely loved our stay at Bussas and agreed it was one of the happiest holidays we have had. We very much appreciated the care and trouble you have taken to make the house a comfortable home with all the attractive furniture and carpets and really luxurious bathrooms and the little touches like the welcome tray of goodies by the cooker."
Jan 2008
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4 Reviews

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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

Un chateau pour vivre ensemble en harmonie

  • 5 of 5

Bussas, un lieu magique qui nous a transportés hors du monde, tout en étant proche des commerces, hors du temps par la beauté du cadre et le caractère de ses bâtiments. Sa situation offre maintes possibilités de belles randonnées.

Les différentes ailes ont permis de préserver l’indépendance des jeunes, des moins jeunes et des familles, tout en offrant la possibilité de se retrouver ensemble. C’est une demeure faite pour accueillir et rassembler, imprégnée de la personnalité des propriétaires, une maison qui vit. Les gardiens, Liliane et Bernard par leur présence discrète et prévenante contribuent grandement à en faire ce refuge chaleureux et désirable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This property has been carefully designed so that all the apartments have privacy and all the things you need for a holiday with or without children. We were a very mixed age group celebrating a 70th birthday and there was so much to do that we barely left the chateau except for walks and shopping. It is painfully beautiful and we never tired of walking to L'Estrachure for coffee and pastries or 'canyoning in the lovely gorge or looking at the sunset or sitting round a table together for a meal. There is really nothing that could have made this a better holiday it was a taste of heaven for 2 weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location for a big group

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent week at Le Bussas. The location is quite magical- surrounded by views of wooded hillsides and wonderfully secluded. We were a mixed group of 5 couples, 3 of which had young children ranging from age 1 to age 6. It worked perfectly to have the privacy and flexibility of the different appartments while all being able to enjoy meals and the pool together. We'd been a bit concerned about the little ones on the stone steps but they loved being able to roam around and the pool is securely fenced off. The children also loved being able to feed the chickens and ducks thanks to the very friendly guardians, Liliane and Bernard. There was something on offer for everyone - from early morning hill running for the more energetic in the party to blissful relaxation around the pool for those more inclined to reading. We were also very impressed by the Auberge in L'Estrechure who were happy to deliver a delicious 3 course dinner to us for €19 a head- made the first evening after a long drive down much more civilised! Many thanks to Meg for being so efficient in answering questions we had ahead of the visit. Top marks all round. Worth being aware that it can get very hot during the middle of the day in the height of summer- so if you do have little ones who might not be so good at hikes up in the Cevennes, do bring some indoor activities to keep them going while you indulge in a siesta!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chateau d'amazing

  • 5 of 5

We holidayed as a group of 18. 5 different families and this place worked perfectly for us! The kitchen is well equipped and we cooked on a number of evenings but we also found a couple of good local restaurants. The terrace is well set up for outdoor eating and the pool can be viewed from here making it safe for the kids to swim. We had great weather most of the time which helped immensely. Beds comfy and all the rooms were very spacious.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Walking, trekking and bird watching within the domaine.

Mountain biking, canoeing down the Pont du Gard, riding and tennis can all be arranged locally.

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach 1.5 hours drive.

Travel:

Nimes airport 75 mins.

Montpellier airport 90 mins.

Avignon (nearest TGV) 90 mins.

Alès (nearest station) 40 mins.

Distances:

Nearest village: l'Estrechure, 3 km (a pleasant walk along the River Gardon).

Nearest town: St Jean du Gard, 7 km.

Day expeditions can easily be made to historic and cultural centres such as Montpellier, Nîmes, Arles, Uzès and Avignon; also to the Camargue and the Mediterranean.

Further Details:

Nearest boulangerie, bar and restaurant in l'Estrechure (7 mins).

Main shops, supermarket, doctors, banks, dentists in St Jean du Gard (10 mins). The local market is on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

A wide range of restaurants to suit all budgets is available within the area.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
10 Sep 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
Low Season
7 Jan 2017 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,150
for 7 nights
£2,150
 
 
Mid Season
6 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
High Season
10 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
for 7 nights
£3,750
 
 
Peak Season
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,950
for 7 nights
£4,950
 
 
High Season
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
for 7 nights
£3,750
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit at time of booking is required for each week of letting.
The final payment together with the refundable breakages/cleaning deposit is due 8 weeks before the letting.
If the full payment is not received by the due date, the company may cancel the reservation.
All cheques to be made payable to Domaine de Bussas Ltd and sent to Meg Campbell at 98 Campden Hill Road, London W8 7AP

Changeover Day:
Bookings are from Saturday 17.00 to Saturday 10.30 This can be flexible for last minute bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property(s) per week in UK pounds. 4% reduction for bookings of individual apartments made before the end of February 2013. 6% reduction on booking of whole Château before end of January 2013.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Near the pool
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Le Grand Balcon en suite with double bedroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Le Grand Balcon next to 2 double rooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En suite with bedroom 1 in La Source
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, In La Source - mezzanine
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, La Lucarne
  • Shower room 6 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, In the Colombier
  • Shower room 7 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, In Bread Oven House
  • Bathroom 8 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, In Bread Oven House
  • Bathroom 10 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Clede

Bedrooms

  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 10 - 1 Large Double Bed

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There is a shared laundry room (washing machine and dryer), telephone and WIFI. The Château is centrally heated. Wood is supplied for the large open fireplace. Local catering firms can supply meals by arrangement. Outside: South facing swimming pool (11x4 metres), solar heated for early and late seasons. Trout stream for fishing and swimming. Separate games room with table tennis and bar-football. Children's climbing frame. Extensive terraces for outside eating and relaxing. Shared pool-side barbecue with charcoal grill.

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