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Cevennes - Traditional Farmhouse With Huge Pool - Only Minutes From Village Life

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Tranquil location. Large living & bedrooms. Sunny private pool, leafy courtyard.

Possibility of combining properties to sleep 15 people.

La Maison Neuve is a grand, imposing 300 year-old granite farmhouse. Spacious rooms, a huge kitchen, wonderful sunny terrace, cool leafy courtyard & large swimming pool all lend to making it a wonderful holiday location. It has an idyllic view over the valley to the nearby village of Breau, 10 minutes walk away. The property comprises 2.8 hectares of farmland, complete with apple trees, giant chestnut and oak wood.

Details for holiday farmhouse La Maison Neuve (sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms), 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Well-equipped kitchen with modern appliances with dishwasher, microwave etc.

Five bedrooms.

Modern bathrooms with a combination of either bath or shower.

Utility area with washing machine.

Living room with plenty of seating, tv with DVD, radio & CD.

Courtyard/terrace with table and seating, barbecue.

Private swimming pool (10 x 5m) lies a short flight of steps below house.

Broadband Wi-Fi access.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have lived in Australia, South Africa, UK & Spain and have chosen the beautiful Cevennes region in France to bring up my 2 children, horses and dog.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are in heaven on earth, absolutely wonderful place you have here, thank you so much, we will take care of everything as was it our own, the sorroundings reminds us very much of the mountains in Mallorca and your house is a dream come through, we will treasure and enjoy every minute of the 11 days here 😜



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Jun 2016
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4 Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovley two weeks in La Porche

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely two week stay in the smaller of the adjoined houses (La Porche). It was just myself and my two teenage children. The house has a lovely rustic charm, with lovely views both during the day and at night when the milky way is extraordinarily vivid in all its glory. There is plenty of space, it is well appointed where necessary, has a lovely terrace setting for outdoor meals, and the private pool is clean and cool. Although joined to the larger house, La Maison Neuve, we still felt very private. The owner Ingrid was very helpful, both during the booking process and during the stay. Le Vigan is pleasant with two good supermarkets. And the surrounding countryside is perfect for walking (pack a sunhat in August), and local villages (particularly Breau) are charming. I particularly recommend the walk round the Cirque de Navacelles from Blandas, and to aid you I would also recommend the Cicerone Guide, Walking in the Cevennes by Janette Norton, with many walks in easy reach of the house. My teenage children (16 & 14), perhaps surprisingly, enjoyed the space and solitude enforced on them (wifi is available but I banned it during the day), and apart from the occasional spider, had great fun. The bat flying round the living room was one great distraction!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic traditional house with character

  • 5 of 5

An amazing house, packed with character and with plenty of space for our very large family of ten adults. The kitchen is huge and all the bedrooms were large with lots of quirky features. The setting is lovely and very private despite an adjoining house (we never heard our neighbours and they never heard us). We ate outside on the terrace every evening and swimming in the pool with its superb outlook was a big attraction at all times of the day. Listing was accurate and the house was as we would expect such a property to be. Ingrid, the owner was very helpful and there was good customer service from both her and the lady who comes to maintain the pool. There is plenty to do in the area with markets in Le Vigan, swimming in the river all around and walking/trekking galore. Overall we had an excellent time at La Maison Neuve and I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A little haven of beauty

  • 5 of 5

La Maison Neuve tucked away on the edge of the Cevenne national park is a gem. In a beautiful location this house offers stunning views and an opportunity to sit back, relax and escape the everyday hustle and bustle. We were a group of eight adults and one child and found the place very accommodating to our needs. Plenty of space, good size bedrooms and plenty of room outside to enjoy the warm evenings whether by the pool or on a gorgeous terrace surrounded by mulberry trees. Our daughter was 19months old so with the stone floors, steep (but beautiful!!) staircase and balcony, one had to be vigilant. The pool does have a security alarm but we didn't put it on because of the wind which can set it off. The house would accommodate older children better than our daughters age. If you are looking for a holiday property, breaming with character then this is your place. You can do lovely walks directly from the property in between enjoying the tranquility that la Maison Neuve has to offer. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heaven in the Cevennes

  • 5 of 5

I, my partner and my in-laws (8 adults and a toddler) stayed at La Maison Neuve for the first week of June 2014 and absolutely loved it. The house is very rustic and traditional, with lots of beams and has the most glorious views of the countryside, as well as horses and a market garden to add to the rural feel. The house was clean and well-maintained and contained everything we needed and more, including useful maps of the local area, and Ingrid and her family were extremely helpful and welcoming.

The house is within easy walking distance of a bakery which is useful for breakfasts and close driving distance to a very nice local town with supermarkets, pharmacies etc. There are good sightseeking attractions within reasonable driving distance (such as Cirque de Navacelles and the Norman Foster bridge) and lots of walks to do in the local area.

We recommend this property highly and would definitely stay there again (or the smaller property attached) if the opportunity arose. It is perfect for walkers and nature lovers but you could have an equally good time lounging by the pool and gazing at the views, if you are looking for something more relaxing.

My partner and I spent a month in France touring around and our stay at Maison Neuve was our favourite part of the holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Montpellier at 69 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Vigan at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montpellier at 69 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Aulas at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Montpellier at 69 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Nearest major towns are Montpellier, Nimes, Uzes. Nearest small town is Le Vigan with an excellent market every Saturday, and a small producers' market (mainly organic) every Tuesday.

Local produce is excellent, and much of it is farmed organically. There are several good restaurants in the area. Languedoc is home to excellent wines.

Natural history - Biodiversity of this area is high, spanning both geological and climatic frontiers. Cevennes National Park is designated by UNESCO as a world heritage reserve.

Walking - The Cevennes has a high concentration of Grande Randonnée walks, clearly sign-posted.

Cycling - The Cevennes have an extraordinary number of tiny roads. You could do a different route every day.

Horse riding - We are next to a well-run riding centre.

Swimming - Apart from your own private pool, there are superb spots to swim in rivers. The sea is an hour and a half away by car.

Coast/Beach:

The sea is an hour and a half away by car but there are many superb swimming spots in rivers nearby.

The Herault river, in particular, is famous for its canoeing day trips.

Travel:

Nearest airports are Montpellier (EasyJet & RyanAir) or Nimes (RyanAir).

Distances:

The nearest village, Breau, with bakery and well-recommended restaurant is 5 minutes away by car. Le Vigan is a larger town of 3000 people with a lively Saturday market. It is 6 kms away. The nearest cities are Montpellier, Millau & Nimes.

Further Details:

There are 2 sizeable supermarkets to choose from. The closest is at Aveze, 3 kms from the property. The second one is in Le Vigan, 6 kms away. Le Vigan has plenty of restaurants, pharmacies, hairdressers, banks etc.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,479
for 7 nights
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£211
 
 
Rate 1
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,686
for 7 nights
From
£241
 
 
Rate 2
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,479
for 7 nights
From
£211
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,479
for 7 nights
From
£211
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £169
Pet Fee £30
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is payable upfront to confirm a reservation. Payment of the balance is required 8 weeks before arrival. A fully refundable 'breakage' deposit of EUR 150 is requested.

Changeover Day:
Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Long-term winter lets - prices on request

Please contact us for further information, our website details and a booking form.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 300 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: La Maison Neuve is a landmark in the valley with its imposing 300 year-old granite farmhouse. Spacious rooms, a huge kitchen, wonderful sunny terrace, cool leafy courtyard & large private swimming pool all make it a wonderful holiday location. Its 1.5m thick stone walls keep it pleasantly cool in summer and warm in winter. The house sleeps 10 people and has a sweeping view over the chestnut & pine trees to the nearby village of Breau, 10 minutes walk away. Breau has a well-recommended restaurant plus bakery and small Sunday market. La Porche is a delightful farm cottage that has been converted into a comfortable modern house. It accommodates up to six people. Upstairs are 2 large bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with 3 singles. Downstairs is a kitchen / dining room and a sitting room with a double sofa-bed, TV, DVD player and music system. There are two modern bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. Outside is a delightful terrace, with barbecue and table and chairs. Outside: Private courtyard/terrace with barbecue and outdoor furniture. Private swimming pool. Free access to 2.8 hectares of farm land & oak wood leading down to river.

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