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Provencal Style Villa With Private Rear Garden And Shared Swimming Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Villa in Uzes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Located A Short Walk From The Beautiful Medieval Centre Of Uzes

Two bedroom villa in a modern, secure complex with large shared swimming pool. The property features, on the ground floor, a large L-shaped lounge/dining room benefiting from air conditioning with small fully fitted kitchen and separate cloakroom. Doors to patio area with outdoor dining furniture, sun loungers and secure south-west facing small garden. Upstairs the property features a double bedroom with door to balcony giving views over the nearby Garrigue hills, a twin bedroom also with large fitted wardrobe and a bathroom with bath and shower over and toilet. La Bastide D'Uzes is located just a 10 minute walk away from the centre of Uzes with its cafes, restaurants, shops and bustling Saturday markets. The Unesco World Heritage Site of Pont du Gard is only a short drive away where you can enjoy a swim or picnic at the water's edge or hire a canoe and paddle beneath the Roman Aqueduct. The historic centres of Nimes - with its Roman Arena and Avignon with its famous Palais des Papes are both a short drive away.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Steve Abbott
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
9 January, 2017

About Steve Abbott

I live in England with my family and we spend most of the year looking forward to spending time in France.

Steve Abbott purchased this villa in 2006

Why Steve Abbott chose Uzes - Pont du Gard

We came across the beautiful town of Uzes quite by chance and have never looked back.

We love the fabulous weather in the summer and enjoy lounging by the pool some days, wandering in the medieval town centre and exploring the beautiful surrounding area with all the wonderful place to see and visit.

What makes this villa unique

We chose La Bastide D'Uzes because of its fantastic location, just a short walk away from the town centre. This means we can take a leisurely stroll to enjoy the shops, cafes, restaurants and fabulous amenities the town has to offer, following by a dip in the pool or perhaps a refreshing pastis and a lively games of boules.

Entrance to the site is by coded gates making it feel really safe and secure. The site is also beautifully landscaped with a large communal area and shaded walkways. The large shared swimming pool is a must for the summer and is only a few steps away from the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Had another great stay, really had a chance to unwind, visited some of our old haunts too, enjoyed watching the Olympics with a very French slant. Hope to be back next year.' The Johnstons 2012

'Back again - nothing to say other than brilliant house, facilities, location and just a general feeling of peace and tranquility.' The Johnstons 2013

"Had a wonderful holiday. What a lovely house in an ideal location. Absolutely love the town and feel there is so much more for us to explore and can't wait to come back" The Bennetts, Notts, Sept 2011

'Thankyou once again for sharing your special hideaway with us, worries and problems just disappear. A magical place. We found even more things to do this year which we had never seen before, caves, festivals of lights and music. What can we say - we are truly grateful.' The Seymours 2012

'A wonderful week in Uzes - thankyou. We love the area and the house. Our son loved the pool and the Charlie and Lola DVDs.' The Calverts 2012
Jun 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Had another great stay, really had a chance to unwind, visited some of our old haunts too, enjoyed watching the Olympics with a very French slant. Hope to be back next year.' The Johnstons 2012

'Back again - nothing to say other than brilliant house, facilities, location and just a general feeling of peace and tranquility.' The Johnstons 2013

"Had a wonderful holiday. What a lovely house in an ideal location. Absolutely love the town and feel there is so much more for us to explore and can't wait to come back" The Bennetts, Notts, Sept 2011

'Thankyou once again for sharing your special hideaway with us, worries and problems just disappear. A magical place. We found even more things to do this year which we had never seen before, caves, festivals of lights and music. What can we say - we are truly grateful.' The Seymours 2012

'A wonderful week in Uzes - thankyou. We love the area and the house. Our son loved the pool and the Charlie and Lola DVDs.' The Calverts 2012
Jun 2011
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32 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

4

Agréable petite maison dans une région magnifique

  • 4 of 5

Nous sommes restés une semaine dans la petite maison de Steve à Uzès, hors saison au moment des fêtes de fin d'année. La maison est très fonctionnelle avec un salon et la cuisine au rez-de-chaussée et deux chambres et la salle de bain à l'étage. Elle est située dans une résidence très tranquille. L'équipement est de qualité et c'était un vrai plaisir de rentrer le soir après nos escapades. Il manquait peut-être juste un grille-pain et une grande casserole. L'été, la piscine est probablement un plus très appréciable, tout comme la climatisation et le petit jardin dont nous n'avons pas pu profiter. Le centre historique d'Uzès est proche et peut se faire à pied, même si nous avons profité d'être hors saison pour y aller en voiture. Le gros atout de la maison est d'ailleurs son emplacement dans une région magnifique : Uzès et les somptueux petits villages alentours, les gorges du Gardon, le Pont du Gard, il y a vraiment de quoi faire. Nous avons même poussé jusqu'à la grotte de Chauvet Pont d'Arc, à un peu plus d'une heure de route.

Pour finir, j'ajouterais que le propriétaire, Steve, répond rapidement par mail aux questions et que nous n'avons pas eu de problème lié au fait qu'il n'y ait personne sur place.

Le petit moins : le prix, que je trouve assez élevé (la maison est quand même petite) et qui enlève la cinquième étoile. La majorité de la clientèle de Steve est anglo-saxonne et a probablement un pouvoir d'achat légèrement supérieur à celui des Français (et probablement que cela les rassure de louer à un compatriote qui peut tout leur expliquer dans leur langue).

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this review of your holiday at our house during the recent Christmas week. I am very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay and you were certainly busy with all places you visited. Steve
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5

An excellent house for a lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

Uzes is a beautiful and fascinating medieval town. We enjoyed a comfortable, warm stay in this immaculate property. It is easy to walk into the town to explore the restored ancient buildings and streets or to visit the market in the atmospheric Place des Herbes. We were able to park our car in a designated place and feel secure as the site has electric gates.

On our arrival the house was fresh and well cleaned; always a good start to a holiday. The house has good facilities and we were impressed with the heating during our autumn/winter stay of 1 month.

We have booked to stay again and I would recommend this property highly.

Thankyou to the owner, who is professional, helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this lovely review following your latest stay at our house and I am delighted that you found the house very much to your liking and was so comfortable for you. I look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay. Thanks again, Steve
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5

A wonderful place for a long or short holiday

  • 5 of 5

Firstly - the Uzes area and town - a delightful place with a lot of interesting places and things to do - it kept us busy for a 8 week stay!!!

The villa itself has all mod cons and was spotless on our arrival and is very well maintainedl. The back garden is perfectly adequate for a lazy afternoon in the sun (or shade if that is your thing). For the two of us it was amply spacious.

The property is set on a secure development and is kept very tidy by the estate maintenance staff.

We have to say that swimming is not our thing - so could not comment on the water temperature!!

Steve Abbot has been very business-like to deal with.

Would we come again? We have already booked a 4 week stay next year!!!! So that must tell you something.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. Over your two month stay we have been in fairly frequent contact and I am pleased that you have really enjoyed both our house and Uzès during your stay. I am particularly pleased that you wish to stay again next year and we look forward to welcoming you back. Many thanks again, Steve
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5

Wonderful holiday in wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic place to visit with lots to do for all ages. The villa was brilliant and had everything we needed, the swimming pool is essential at the end of the day!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and delighted that you found everything at our house to your liking. Given the usual very good weather the large pool is a delight after a day exploring. Thanks again, Steve
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4

Great complex, great town, great region

  • 4 of 5

Uzès is perhaps France at its most alluringly authentic. It's a wonderfully maintained medieval town that has plenty of places to eat and shops to browse. But the place still feels like a living town that doesn't solely exist for the sake of the tourist trade.

Moreover, it’s an ideal base for exploring some amazing locations. The jaw-dropping Pont du Gard is about a 20-minute drive away, and the towns of Nimes, Avignon, and Arles are all within easy reach. (The road system in the region is excellent). If you're tired of high culture, head to Splashworld waterpark (pricey enough but the kids loved it) or dive off the rocks at Cascades du Sautadet.

The location of the Bastide complex cannot be faulted--just a leisurely 10-15 minute walk to the heart of the town. The facilities are kept in tip-top condition. The pool is warm and although it is a shared with others we never found it crowded in July. There's even a nice gravel-covered open area nearby if you want to go full-on native and play boules (provided in the villa).

The villa itself was ideal for us (two adults and two children). The two bedrooms have sufficient storage, with the main bedroom even featuring a small balcony. Air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and dishwasher/washing machine are welcome creature comforts. But what we enjoyed above all was the pocket garden out back—ideal for cooking with the charcoal barbecue or simply chilling out.

Finally, the owner Steve was very considerate and I got the impression he really wants his visitors to enjoy their stay. We certainly did!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this great review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our house in beautiful Uzès. The rear garden is surrounded by hedges so both private and protected but at the same time a wonderful sun trap, facing south west. We always love spending time just relaxing there on the sun beds or taking lunch or dinner. I certainly do want all of our guests to fully enjoy their holiday and I am glad you felt that was the case. Many thanks again, Steve
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5

Superb 2 bedroom house in Uzes with private garden

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well equipped with easy access to shared swimming pool. House is clean and well maintained. Town of Uzes within easy walk. Ideal location to explore the Gardon river and its bridges- Pont du Gard a must. Easy drives to Nimes, Arles and Avignon. Great weather every day with temperatures in low 30 deg C. A return visit essential. Steve and Debs couldn't have been more helpful and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure we had a fabulous holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this supportive review and I am delighted that you have seen and enjoyed a part of my favourite place in France. I look forward to welcoming you back again. Many thanks, Steve.
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Location

From the Owner

We came across the beautiful town of Uzes quite by chance and have never looked back. We love the fabulous weather in the summer and enjoy lounging by the pool some days, wandering in the medieval town centre and exploring the beautiful surrounding area with all the wonderful place to see and visit.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nîmes at 44 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Uzès centre at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 1002 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Uzès Golf at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Avignon at 42 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 Languedocienne at Remoulins at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Uzès centre at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Station du Mont Serein, on Le Mont Ventoux at 96 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Plage de l'Espiguette near le Grau de Roi at 82 Kilometres Car: recommended

Travel:

20 minutes drive from Nimes airport. 1 hour drive from Montpellier airport. 40 minutes drive from Avignon airport and TGV station.

Further Details:

There are many restaurants/cafes in Uzes town centre along with art galleries, fashion stores and antique and brocante shops. The central Place aux Herbes hosts the weekly Wednesday local produce market and the much larger Saturday market that extends to the local boulevards. The town centre also includes banks, boulangeries and small supermarkets with larger supermarkets and DIY stores located on the outskirts of the town.

The surrounding area boasts many local vineyards with degustations and further afield the Roman towns of Arles, Orange, St Remy de Provence offer Roman remains and museums. The cities of Nimes, Montpellier and Avignon also boast a large array of sites for visitors. Heading towards the coast the medieval fortress town of Aigues-Mortes, the fishing port of Stes Maries-de-la-Mer and the Camargue nature reserve, home to numerous species of birds, the famous white horses and flamingoes making the area well worth a visit.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low season 2016/17
2 Oct 2016 - 13 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
£775
 
 
Early summer
21 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
Mid summer
25 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
High summer
23 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Late summer
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
Low season
1 Oct 2017 - 19 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
£775
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
End of stay cleaning £75

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total rental is payable at the time of booking, with a minimum of £150. The balance is due 8 weeks before the rental starts. If the booking is made within 8 weeks of arrival the full balance is payable immediately. A £300 security deposit is required, or £500 for rentals of a month or more, and should be paid with your final balance. Providing the property is left in a satisfactory condition this will be refunded less any breakages following confirmation from our caretaker and the cost of electricity used on low season rentals between the end of September and mid May.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday although this can be flexible in the low season. Arrival after 4pm, departure by 10am please.


Notes on prices:
A fair usage allowance of €25 per week for electricity is included within the booking prices for the weeks from mid May to the end of September. Electricity for longer out of season lets is charged according to actual usage by meter readings.

A 30% deposit, with a minimum of £150, is payable upon reservation along with the completion of a rental agreement. The balance of the rental payment, the security deposit and cleaning charge are payable eight weeks before the start of the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

We chose La Bastide D'Uzes because of its fantastic location, just a short walk away from the town centre. This means we can take a leisurely stroll to enjoy the shops, cafes, restaurants and fabulous amenities the town has to offer, following by a dip in the pool or perhaps a refreshing pastis and a lively games of boules. Entrance to the site is by coded gates making it feel really safe and secure. The site is also beautifully landscaped with a large communal area and shaded walkways. The large shared swimming pool is a must for the summer and is only a few steps away from the house.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

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

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • town

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and toilet. Window.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, A child's travel cot is available for in this room.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, built in wardrobe with sliding doors, CD/Radio, large electric fan and door to balcony facing south-west. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, built in wardrobe with sliding doors, underbed storage and large electric fan. The upstairs benefits from air conditioning.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Please note this is a non-smoking house and pets are not accepted. A security deposit of £300 (£500 for lets of a month or more) is payable upon with the final rental payment. Outside: The house is situated along a landscaped walkway, shared with other houses a short walk from the communal swimming pool. The pool does not have a shallow 'paddling' end but is fenced with a child-proof gate and is open, weather permitting, from mid-May to the end of September each year. The rear garden is secure and fully enclosed with hedging. Hardwood patio table and chairs for four and sun lounger 'steamers'. BBQ. Utility Room: Washing machine located in cupboard on upstairs landing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Lettings are subject to an end of stay cleaning charge of £75 (£100 for lets of a month or more) which includes the hire and washing of sheets, towels and tea towels, payable with the final balance payment. Note - guests should provide their own swimming towels. Other: Cloakroom in entrance hall. Wifi broadband internet access. Dedicated parking space within the gated site close to the house

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