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Village Gite ~ House In Cevennes, Gard/Lozere border Languedoc-Roussillon



Updated: 18-Nov-2016
Village House / Gite in Chamborigaud, Cevennes,Gard France - Beautiful Surroundings Many Local Shops And Sunday Market. River Swimming excellent walks

The house has 2 double bedrooms with double beds. A single is available in the large sitting room. Large kitchen/diner. Spacious shower room with toilet and bidet. Separate WC and basin. Small terrace with table and chairs at the front and larger terrace at the back. Chamborigaud has developed from a secluded habitation of the 18th century into a small village with a population of 750 people,located in the departement Gard and belongs to the clerical region of Uzès. Surrounded by the Cevennes mountain ranges and the river Ardeche, the village is located in 350 m altitude along the creek 'Le Luech'. A viaduct across the valley was completed in 1867. As a special sight, the 'grand curve' with 41 arches is absolutely worth a visit. Chamborigaud is found in Gard and Languedoc Roussillon region of France. The closest airport to Chamborigaud is Nimes Airport (69 km) also worth considering are Montpellier Airport (80 km), Avignon Airport (85 km), there are many local shops. 2 hotel/restaurants.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I live in London With my Husband Who owns a spanish Restaurant in Camden town.

My 2 children are in final year At Uni.

I am a seller of vintage clothing in the UK.

My Father had bought a House in the Valle de la Ceze, hoping to retire there but this was not be be ~ I inherited his house,along with my brother, but It was too big to keep on, So I decided to keep a foot in france and discovered the Cevennes and fell in love with the region and the Village.

Now We are trying to let the house pay its way so that we can enjoy or visits here for years to come.

And share this lesser known part of the south of france with friends, Family and Guests from Owners direct who we hope will enjoy the beauty and diversity this region has to offer.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner


I want to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay in your charming house in Chamborigaud. The Cevennes is such a beautiful, quiet area and not at all touristy; we have fallen in love with the region. Madame and Monsieur Provencal were most welcoming. The village shops provided all our needs and we enjoyed the local bar and the Bastille Day fireworks on the Sunday.

We appreciated the wealth of local information you sent. We took the train to Genholac, just to go over the viaduct, and then back to Nimes for a day of sight-seeing and also visited Saint-Ambroix where we found the tea shop. The local roads were great fun to drive: we drove the Corniche de Cevennes and the Gorges du Tarn. We enjoyed the two walks you suggested and, in the high temperatures (36-37 degrees!) they were just long enough.
Jul 2015
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This house felt loved

  • 5 of 5

We loved the appearance and 'feel' of this house. The owners clearly care about it. It is spacious: lovely big kitchen with character, a comfortable sitting room which emanates calm and invites relaxation, two comfortable good sized bedrooms, generous hallway, bathroom etc. Sarah's information folder in the house is full of useful information and suggestions for visits and activities and her neighbours opposite were helpful without ever being intrusive. The location in the village is perfect: it is in the old part of the village but still a convenient walking distance for the bakers, butcher, restaurants etc. in the village and even for the station from which you can catch a train to Nimes. Overall: excellent customer service, very clean and well maintained, accurate description in listing. We would strongly recommend. Thank you Sarah - we really enjoyed our stay in your house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, clean, comfortable house in quiet road.

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfortable house the majority of which is on first floor.

Well appointed house with a big kitchen and plenty of kitchen equipment. Outside areas a quite small which we imagine could be quite cramped for 5. Fine for the two of us. We really enjoyed the library of books.

House is in a great location in side road of the village. Village well appointed with baker, butcher, wine shop, small grocery stores , weekly market and several restaurants. Added bonus is the train station which we used several times. Walking in the area is varied and there are lots of good walks of varying lengths. Plenty of river bathing places . Slightly further afield visit Nimes Coliseum and Pont du Gard.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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stylish, quirky house in beautiful Cévennes scenery

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best houses we have rented. Stylish and quirky decor, very well equipped (the kitchen more so than at home!) and with a lovely terrace for eating or sunning. At night, fantastic starry skies (and owls!)

Chamborigaud is a great Cévenol village: friendly people, bars and restaurants, a local market on Sundays. wonderful mountain walks, especially from Génolhac (guides in house) and river swims in many places on the Luech. Added bonus is the local train, irregular but well worth the stunning journey to Langogne over the famous viaduct. Also links to Nîmes, so possible to do a car free trip.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you want modern and touristy don't come here, but if you want a place full of character in a delightful and friendly rural village I can happily recommend this house. Exactly as described, but actually bigger than I was expecting. Large rooms and spacious terrace for reading/eating outside. Well equipped, including proper hairdryers (I hate those ones attached to the wall). Very comprehensive information pack provided in advance. As Mme Provencal says, "no thieves round here" and it feels true! There are more restaurants than a town of this size has any right to expect, and they are all good (but check which days they are closed). Good baker by the Mairie - we are missing the lovely bread! Great walks and plenty of things to do in the area (go see the spectacular viaduct within walking distance) and also a bit further afield. We stayed for 2 weeks and had mostly lovely weather (and a cracker of a nighttime thunderstorm!) and were lucky enough to be there for the Bastille Day celebrations which included a spectacular firework display. I want to deduct half a star for some communication problems and for there being no sign of fixing a blind that was not working properly, but we had a great time anyway and I don't feel the problems merit deducting a full star. Sarah has certainly taken these issues seriously and acted upon them so it's the full 5 out of 5!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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beautiful, clean, spacious, well-equipped home

  • 5 of 5

We are a mature couple - we wanted to stay in a small French village that was not touristy - this was perfect. we stayed for 5 nights. We loved everything about the home - bed was comfortable, house was spacious and in great condition, lovely artwork on the walls, and bottles of milk, wine, and water in the fridge-- what's not to like? Thanks so much to our hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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All yo need

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. This house is really nice. There is all you need. On top comes the lovely neighbor. We will come back, Sarah!



  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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From the Owner

We bought in Chamborigaud as it is an accessible gateway to the Cevennes, also not too far into the Ceze Vallee, the Ardeche & down to the coast to the Camargue. The village is lively, has all you could need and the people are friendly and very welcoming. further up is the lake at villefort where there are facilities for many water sports and fishing. For traveling from the UK it is accessible by Air and by Train. Also the local train was a revelation, our last visit was without a car!. . .we visited towns and villages by train and crossed the Viaduct up through stunning landscapes. In the winter there is snow further up for cross country Skiing and the region is famous for its beautiful Walks. It is nice to be a part of a busy more rural comunity, not so much of a tourist town. . .and the river beaches are wonderful, cool clear water surrounded by trees.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


many local river beaches ~ great river swimming. Large lake at villefort with water activities.


The closest airport to Chamborigaud is Nimes Airport (69 km) also worth considering are Montpellier Airport (80 km), Avignon Airport (85 km). Or By train from London St Pancras to Nimes Via either Paris or Lille. 2 hours 20 to Paris then less than 3 hours to Nimes on the TGV. Or Go direct in the summer to Avignon. Best agents for Booking Trains Are Rail Europe - very helpful. There is a very good Local train from Nimes to the village via Ales and goes up to Villefort

Further Details:

Chamborigaud, town sits serenely at the foot of the Mont Lozère in the midst of chestnut trees and rivers ,two steps from the National park of the Cévennes where beautiful walks and extraordinary scenery awaits you.

Mountains, of woodland, valleys and very diversified landscapes where you can breathe pure, fresh air. An environment full of plants, and wildflowers and rich wildlife. In the region you will discover Caves, Medieval Town Keep Guérin, the Lake of Villefort for water sports, Castles, The Viaduct of Chamborigaud constructed in 1867. Also avignon ~ Uzes ~ Anduze ~ Pont De Rastel ~ Castle of Portes ~ Viallas. Chamborigaud is found in Gard in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. The closest airport to Chamborigaud is Nimes Airport (69 km) also worth considering are Montpellier Airport (80 km), Avignon Airport (85 km). There are many local shops. 2 hotel/restaurants 1 fine dining restaurant 1 creperie. Sunday Market. There is no Bank in the Village or Pharmacy, but there is a bank in Genolhac.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
winter break
17 Dec 2016 - 14 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer half term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84

Booking Notes:
Payment paid half rent on booking then balance received in full 1 month before booking date.

Changeover Day:
In the high season it is usually from saturday to saturday, but I can be flexible when possible to suit your needs.

Notes on prices:
Long lets available, price negotiable please contact owner.
Heating supplement in cooler months.
My pricing reflects the cleaning/linen charge and the heating supplement for cooler months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

I enjoy the quiet at night, and the friendly encounters with neighbors and locals and the welcoming shopkeepers and local restauranteurs in the village. The house is comfortable and has all we need without being too modern. . . .I like that it is in the heart of the village, and a short walk to all ameneties.

Property Type

  • house


  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


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


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


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Large shower room with toilet and bidet, basin and heated towel rail. Separate toilet with basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, travel cot avaiable
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Sitting room with 1 single bed. Travel cot available.


  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There are electric wall Heaters in all the rooms. (heating supplement in the colder months) Please ask any further questions via email or phone. Once booked, I send some information on the house and facilities in the form of a Booklet, along with maps indicating travel from Nimes and where river beaches and local walks are. Outside: 2 sunny terraces. Front terrace with table and chairs and a larger terrace at the back with dining table and chairs, deck chairs coffee table and mat's available for sunbathing. Automatic light at bottom of stairs to house. Utility Room: Washing machine. Tumble dryer. River Beach stuff. Fans. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Linen and towels are available an an Extra cost. Plus an end of stay cleaning charge.Payment to be left for the cleaner at end of your stay. Other: Fans are available for all rooms. No air-conditioning. Hairdryers available. Large parasol, chairs and tables, deck chairs and mats for terraces.

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