OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Beautifully restored eighteenth century Bastide

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

The Mas du Marechal is situated right in the centre of the village and has been fully and sympathetically restored, the emphasis having been on keeping the original features of the house intact while also providing you with every comfort and luxury possible. The house has been beautifully decorated, is fully equipped and has 5 double bedrooms with crisp percale bedding, each bedroom having it’s own fresh new bathroom. The house sleeps 10 people comfortably. Small children can additionally be accommodated, totaling a maximum of 14.

The wonderful open plan kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need. It is equipped to please a gourmet cook. The central island is a cook’s dream and the extra seating around the island and in the kitchen area allows for group cooking sessions.

A large airy living area opens onto the garden and shaded terrace, overlooking the sparkling pool. This house is ideal for large family groups or a group of friends.

Mas du Marechal: The Mas du Marechal is situated in the village of Vers Pont du Gard which is in the heart of the Cotes du Rhone wine region. It is also a stone’s throw away from the legionary Pont du Gard, the almost 2000 year old Roman Aqueduct. This is a World Heritage site and is the 3rd most visited site in France after Paris and Mont St. Michel in Brittany.

Vers Pont du Gard: The village of Vers Pont du Gard is a lively working village with mini supermarket which is very well stocked, bakery, pizzeria, a bar that serves simple regional food daily, hairdresser, pharmacy, doctors, dentists, tabac/presse, physiotherapists, aestheticienne, post office, sports club and a pre-primary and primary school. There is also a Relais and Chateaux restaurant as well as a restaurant and caterer in the old station house. A fresh produce farmers market takes place on the square three times a week. A fresh fish van arrives once a week. You can also buy wine directly from the kitchen door of the local vineyard or at the wine co-operative. Food and wine are the main attractions of the area and sublime food markets abound.

Activities: Bicycles can be rented nearby and the surrounding vineyards provide enjoyable and easy rides through flat terrain. Kayaking is also a possible pastime and the Gardon river meanders right underneath the Pont du Gard aqueduct. Swimming in the river is very popular too.

Wonderful hiking and biking routes are all around. Ancient villages dot the gentle rolling hills and are perfect for exploring.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Vivienne Ghyoot
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Vivienne Ghyoot

We live in South Africa, but have always loved France and wanted a piece of it. We came to the area by chance, loved it and knew we wanted to be in the area. After looking at more than 200 houses, throughout France, we knew this house had potential. The house was restored and furnished, and is a home from home for the family and for our guests.

Vivienne Ghyoot purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Vivienne Ghyoot chose Uzes - Pont du Gard

This property is on the border of Provence, a wine growing valley, situated near Uzes which is the last Duchy of France. We fell in love with Uzes and wanted something nearby. The house is only a stone's throw away from the Pont du Gard which is a World Heritage Site. We love the area as there is so much to see and do.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The very well appointed house has a gourmet kitchen and lives easily and can accommodate large family groups and friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have stayed with friends and family in over 12 villas over the years and this one is a beauty! One of my top 3 and I would love to return and would recommend it highly to all my travelling friends. It is beautiful and has that WOW factor. This is a villa that is more that the description and pictures depict. The decor and design is stunning. The kitchen has everything... we stayed in for dinner all 6 nights and found every utensil and cooking ware that we needed. We did day trips on most days and ate lunch out but we found ourselfes running back to the villa to enjoy the pool and the outside ameneties. I travelled with my husband and 5 twenty-somethings who enjoyed the relaxation of the villa as they destressed from the hectic jobs. What I loved was that all 5 bedrooms were beautiful, comfortable and comparable, so if 5 couples were travelling together there would be a comparable bedroom and bathroom for each couple. The owner Vivienne was so helpful and so attentive in answering email questions which was much appreciated.
Sep 2012
  • 1 of 4

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have stayed with friends and family in over 12 villas over the years and this one is a beauty! One of my top 3 and I would love to return and would recommend it highly to all my travelling friends. It is beautiful and has that WOW factor. This is a villa that is more that the description and pictures depict. The decor and design is stunning. The kitchen has everything... we stayed in for dinner all 6 nights and found every utensil and cooking ware that we needed. We did day trips on most days and ate lunch out but we found ourselfes running back to the villa to enjoy the pool and the outside ameneties. I travelled with my husband and 5 twenty-somethings who enjoyed the relaxation of the villa as they destressed from the hectic jobs. What I loved was that all 5 bedrooms were beautiful, comfortable and comparable, so if 5 couples were travelling together there would be a comparable bedroom and bathroom for each couple. The owner Vivienne was so helpful and so attentive in answering email questions which was much appreciated.
Sep 2012
  • 1 of 4

37 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Nine close friends spent a week in this lovely home. The covered patio was perfect for our catered dinner and wine tasting. The pool provided a great way to cool off after sight seeing. The living room and dining area accommodate a large group comfortably. Beds are comfortable. The village of Vers Pont du Gard was special. We especially loved the bakery and La Grange restaurant and the ability to walk to each of them. Uzes is a ten minute drive away with a great market, shops, and restaurants. We would recommend the Le Pistou cooking classes in Uzes. Great fun and food.

This home was a great location for a home base as we explored the area. Thank you Vivienne for such a beautiful restoration!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Mas du Marechal is stunning. The beds are extremely comfortable and we all slept so well. The garden and pool are really lovely and we spent a lot of our time lounging around during the day and sitting around the table in the evening eating, drinking and chatting. The kitchen had everything we needed and all of the rooms were so beautifully decorated with no compromise on comfort. The village is beautiful - we loved the market, the boulangerie and especially La Grange which we visited on several occasions. We had a wonderful lunch at Le Tracteur too. It is a shame that the village supermarket had closed down but we were able to get everything we needed in nearby supermarkets.

We will look back on our week at Le Mas du Marechal with many fond memories

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Birmingham, AL
5

Beautifully decorated, spacious house

  • 5 of 5

This house welcomes you with an atmosphere of hospitality. Our group filled it to capacity, yet we never felt crowded. The common areas provide indoor and outdoor pretty spaces to be -- together for a festive meal or apart for quiet conversation or moments of solitude. Good floor plan. There are steep stairwells and a number of changes in level of flooring inside and out, so I can't recommend this house to anyone with mobility or vision limitations. We encountered some problems with plumbing hardware and a blocked gas line when we first arrived, so we were extremely glad the non-local owner employs expert local help. Dominique and Christophe responded quickly and courteously, assuring that minor problems did not become major difficulties. The cook-top is balky. No complaints about anything else in that kitchen where every need has been anticipated and provided for well. Even ample shopping bags and totes for the nearby recycling bins are at hand. Wonderful pool. Pretty garden. I recommend this house for two families travelling together or for groups of friends.

The little village is blessed to have a great bakery/pastry within an easy stroll. Steps in the other direction lead to a pleasant cafe/bar. I can't imagine a more welcoming spot. We met (and bought from) local artisans, borrowed a guitar, petted the local dogs, drank many a beer and mint lemonade and afternoon espresso. What Vers does not have is a bank or ATM machine, so be sure to do banking transactions in larger towns. We loved the people, the village, and the house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review on the house and village. It is a village with a pleasant vibe, and I would like to think that the house has the same! I am sorry for the hiccup with the gas and plumbing, but glad that it could get rectified quickly! I am glad you all had a nice trip despite some train delays. We would love to welcome your group from Alabama any time in the future!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Cayman Islands
5

Second time here. As usual, just sublime!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time back since our Honeymoon, and we managed to make full use of the space this time...with a 6 month old baby and extended family! In this visit, aside from the too beautiful Uzes and the Pont, we managed trips to St. Remy and Les Baux, where the Carrieres de Lumieres is an absolute must. A day trip to Marseille was well worth the drive. Also the le Pistou Cooking School, in Uzes, and the Uzes Wine School in Collias really gave us the full Provencal experience! Just love it here and will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Settlers , Limpopo ,South Africa
5

Esme , Carol and Sydney,

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time I have had the pleasure to stay at the Mas du Marechal. My teenage daughters and their friends just want to return , time and again , to them the whole experience epitomizes the ultimate holiday. The excitement all starts when they board the TGV train in Paris, it has its own charm and travelling at lightening speed gets you to Avignon , rested and ready to start having a ball. We've had days on which we planned to stay home and just have a peaceful and leisurely time together , but inevitably someone dreams up a new excursion for us and off we go .We had such a lovely invigorating hike through the forest from the Pont du Gard into the village of Vers. Such breathtaking views of the river and countryside and a rejuvenation of mind and soul. Our girls , who are learning French now will make a point of doing the morning bread run , all in an effort to be the first to say Bonjour to the Boulangerie lady and to practise using some new words they have learnt. Oh!, and the shopping , the surrounding towns and villages allow you such an array of choices , just buying the food for your dinner is an event that you can spend hours at , savouring the colours and aromas in the open air market at Uzes , so much to do and see, the girls bought numerous unique gifts for friends and family there . We've had a few wonderful day trips too , Avignon and the Popes palace , Aigues Mortes in the Camargue, where we could see the famous black bulls and white horses while cruising on a river boat. It is so convenient to return home in the evenings to a comfortable lodging where you can simply unwind and enjoy the outdoor space on the terrace or jump into the pool. THe open plan kitchen and dining area allows for such fun in preparing meals, we'd sit at the table playing cards and board games in the evenings too with hoots of laughter and the sheer pleasure of each others company..

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1
Johannesburg, South Africa
5

Amazing home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were lucky enough to spend a wonderful week in the quaint village of Vers Pont Du Gard at this amazing home. The home has been wonderfully restored and has all the facilities and amenities you could want. Spacious bedrooms, large open living area and kitchen to a pool and outdoor area to enjoy the hot summer weather. Very well situated, we enjoyed day trips to the surrounding areas. There is lots to do with some very useful information at the house about the surrounding areas and activities. I would go back in a heart beat! I would highly recommend staying at Mas du Mareschal.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Location

From the Owner

This property is on the border of Provence, a wine growing valley, situated near Uzes which is the last Duchy of France. We fell in love with Uzes and wanted something nearby. The house is only a stone's throw away from the Pont du Gard which is a World Heritage Site. We love the area as there is so much to see and do.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nimes 30 km, Avignon 30km, Montpellier at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : In the village at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 955 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Uzes, a half links course at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Avignon at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 junction 23 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : In the village. at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : 5 mins to the Gardon or 1hr to the Camargue coast at 70 Kilometres Car: necessary

Other Activities: kayaking, hot air ballooning, wine tasting

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,695
for 7 nights
£2,695
 
 
HIgh Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,116
for 7 nights
£3,116
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,695
for 7 nights
£2,695
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,853
for 7 nights
£1,853
 
 
Mid Season
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,863
for 7 nights
£2,863
 
 
Low Season
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,937
for 7 nights
£1,937
 
 
Mid Season
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,863
for 7 nights
£2,863
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,285
for 7 nights
£3,285
 
 
Manson Family
27 Jul 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
21 night minimum stay
£8,422
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,863
for 7 nights
£2,863
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,937
for 7 nights
£1,937
 
 
Mid Season
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,863
for 7 nights
£2,863
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,853
for 7 nights
£1,853
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £505.31

An additional heating fee is applicable in the low season months where necessary.
A deposit of 30% of the total rental amount is required on reservation. The balance is payable 30 days prior to arrival.
Arrival time preferably after 4pm or by special arrangement. Departure time strictly by 10am.
600 Euro cash breakage deposit is payable on arrival. This will be returned on departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Avg/night
Enquire Now
Updated: 22-Jun-2017
12
Available
12
Unavailable

Facilities

From the Owner

The very well appointed house has a gourmet kitchen and lives easily and can accommodate large family groups and friends.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 250 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En-suite, safety grab rail in bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En-suite
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • All 5 bathrooms are newly renovated with the latest fittings. Bathroom 1 opens onto the terrace.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Constantia - 1 Large Double Bed, 160cm queen bed
  • L'Ormarins - 1 Large Double Bed, 160cm queen bed
  • Springfield - 2 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Single beds can be made up as king size
  • Dieu Donne - 1 Large Double Bed, 160cm queen bed
  • La Motte - 2 Single Bed, Single beds can be made up as king size
  • The house sleeps 10 people comfortably. Small children can additionally be accommodated, totaling a maximum of 14. This house is ideal for large family groups or a group of friends.

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Beach umbrella and beach mats available. The wonderful open plan kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, gas hob, fridge, microwave, oven and everything you may need. It is equipped to please a gourmet cook. The central island is a cook’s dream and the extra seating around the island and in the kitchen area allows for group cooking sessions while sipping a glass of the local ice cold rose. A large airy living area opens onto the garden and shaded terrace, overlooking the sparkling pool which helps to keeps the Provençal heat at bay. The courtyard garden has a second entry through a gate which gives onto a small impasse, perfect for coming in and out with bicycles or push chairs. The village bakery is wonderful and the new Tapas Wine bar is a must stop for wines, beers, coffee, cakes and light snacks. Musical evenings too... We can arrange for food to be left for your arrival, a local chef to cook for you for special occasions, or musicians to come to the house.