This is a place for people who love Nature, who would rather swim in a mountain river than a standard pool; and rather look out on grass, trees and mountains than a village street. Who prefer old stones to a modern villa. Le Four Alcaix is a traditional cottage on the sunny southern edge of the mountains of the Cevennes, at the end of a lane which then becomes a woodland track. Comfortable and friendly, its ambiance is of beams, old stone, white walls and warm quarry tiles. Yet it has everything you need for a comfortable holiday (including broadband) and the large secluded terrace that looks out over the old orchard to the Herault is only seven minutes away by car from an atmospheric small town with friendly shops. Everyone loves it.
From our visitor's book:
'Hosts welcoming, hospitable and unobtrusively 'there'.'
'We have had a fantastic time. Sally and Tom have been amazing hosts.'
Sally's past includes minor acting in Hollywood, major environmental campaigning in London and extensive travelling in China, including an expedition to the Taklamakan Desert. She speaks Mandarin.
Tom became known as a writer and broadcaster for his 'Fat Man on a Bicycle' and other documentary series on British radio and television, mainly BBC and Channel 4.
Their cats are Dora, Bubble and Mr. Keats (so-called because he has very romantic whiskers).
'We had a tremendous time here: it is a magical place. We felt at home in the gite within 24 hours. Light and cool inside, everything restored with charm and elegance.'
'Nicely hidden away, but not isolated or inaccessible. Hosts welcoming, hospitable and unobtrusively 'there'. The kitchen is splendid; full of character and lots of space. An ideal area and base for a traditional French holiday.'
'Peace and tranquillity. Really loved the house. Beautiful, enchanting area.'
A wonderful stay in a lovely location. Sally is very welcoming and a wonderful hostess. She is always available for information or assistance but also gives complete privacy. The river is within easy walking distance through the orchard and with the old weirs provides shady safe swimming areas. .The wildlife is all around and the owls at dusk were a perfect finishing touch. Can't wait to be back in July 2016.
i am curious.....
Long time ago me and my family were camping here I believe.
In summertimes. jean Eyral lived here with his wife.
It was around 1976 and later.
We still think about these wonderful years!
Do I talk about the same place?