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Secluded Château in 200 acres of Cevennes National Park - Le Grand Balcon (3 bedrooms, Sleeps 8)



Updated: 28-Jun-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 apartment Le Grand Balcon (3 bedrooms, Sleeps 8), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

A very large living room with an open fireplace and an arch leading through to a spacious dining area. French windows to the east and south lead on to a balcony for outside meals.

The main bedroom has an adjoining bathroom and two further bedrooms and a bathroom are accessed from the living room. There is central heating and a wood-burning stove.

1 living room with double sofa bed

1 dining area

1 fitted kitchen with Lacanche cooker, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.

2 bathrooms

1 bedroom with double bed

1 bedroom with double bed

1 twin bedded room

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet

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1 holidaymaker review


A very special spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a really wonderful week at Bussas, staying in Le Grand Balcon. The Cevennes are magical and Bussas is in a beautiful spot where you can enjoy the nature and tranquility of the area. The chateau is very comfortable and has great character and the caretakers are lovely people. The walks are stunning, our kids loved the freedom and exploring the grounds, and we all enjoyed the rivers and mountains. We hope to return one day - thanks Meg and family!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.


Nearest beach 1.5 hours drive.


Nimes airport 75 mins.

Montpellier airport 90 mins.

Avignon (nearest TGV) 90 mins.

Alès (nearest station) 40 mins.


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.


Rental rates

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Low Season
10 Sep 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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.

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Updated: 28-Jun-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


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


  • 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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