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Beautiful Country House With Private Pool, Covered Terrace And A Tree House

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Sep-2016
House in St Comes et Maruejols, in between Nimes and Montpellier, France - Fantastic Views, Peaceful Setting, Near Nimes And Montpellier, Perfect For Families And Groups

Mas de Mahystre is a stunning country house (Maison de Maitre) situated a mere 20 minutes from the Roman City of Nimes and 35 minutes from the vibrant City of Montpellier. This beautiful house feels secluded and peaceful but if you can drag yourself away from the pool, there are so many exciting places to visit within an hours drive, including the gorgeous beaches near Montpellier, the Pont du Gard and the Camargue. It is a great house for a large family get together, a couple of families, a group of friends or even a secluded retreat from the world.Recently renovated, you will adore the spaciousness and originality of the house which is surrounded by an enchanting garden, with a delightful private pool, large traditional BBQ, lovely covered terrace and the treehouse is a perfect spot for soaking up the views. The house was originally a hunting lodge for the lords in Calvisson but after 200 years was expanded into the manor house for a large wine producer and notable Nimes merchant.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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

My husband Neil works in IT when he is not drawing and painting. I look after our three young children, as well as doing some voice overs. I used to work in theatre production in London.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We enjoyed a really special week here in June, one we'll remember forever. The beautiful house feels like a home away from home but much more peaceful. Spacious rooms and a big garden allowed our 2 year old to run around, swim in the pool and climb in the tree house. The field next door offered nature walks for her, often combined with our sundowners! The house was cool enough to be comfortable despite the provencal sunshine and the gorgeous shady outdoor dining area allowed us to sit for hours in the dappled sunshine. The kitchen facilites and BBQ meant we could make the most of the local French produce then ramble around the garden playing boule while the kids slept. A perfect base for exploring vineyards, chateaux, historic towns and delicious restaurants, but to be honest, we didn't want to venture away from our little slice of heaven" Hackett Family, June 2012



"We were delighted with the house, gardens and area and had an excellent relaxing time." A. Taylor July 2012
Dec 2011
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11 Reviews

4.5
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

spent the most glorious week here with our family, to celebrate our parents 50th Wedding anniversary and a birthday - so hard to leave this little pice of paradise - a real hideaway indeed - such a great week in the sunshine and gorgeous house - great family home, filled with everything you need - books, pool toys, amazing tree house which our kids adored - fabulous pool and sun beds for lots of sunbathing and relaxing - this house was everything it was described to be and more and such lovely owners - great communication and helpful with local information etc. Really recommend this house for a relaxing, happy family holiday, just wish we had booked 2 weeks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Hopefully you will have made many happy memories and we hope you can visit again soon.
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4

Bliss

  • 4 of 5

After a family South of France wedding we arrived at St Come elated but exhausted........it was like arriving in our own (well for a week)piece of paradise.

The house was nicer than I had expected - somewhat shabby chic, very comfortable beds and everything we needed in the kitchen, which was great as we ate in a lot, by choice.

The weather was very hot and the pool was much used by children and adults, perfect size for a little swimming and playing. We ate all of our meals in the charming outdoor/indoor terrace.

We had a great time would love to go back and properly explore this beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you enjoyed the house and the area. Hope you can come back again soon.
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4

Charming stone villa with modern living!

  • 4 of 5

Our two young sons (who both love to swim) enjoyed a week's stay at Mahystre located near St. Come. Clean and well maintained, the kitchen had a full sized refrigerator and plenty of storage for food! A great kitchen for those who enjoy cooking! The pool was clean and the lounge chairs were cozy - also the option of getting shade from the umbrellas - thanks for having those as well. The owners provided some blow up pool floaties and we relaxed in the hammock, ate all meals on the outside (shaded) terrace. St. Come was a short walk from the house (although the cars are driving very fast so just had to be careful with the kids) but a quick bike or drive away (2Km) was Calvisson, which offered wonderful choices of pastries and a market, pub, cafe open for breakfast!

The owners were wonderful in communicating with us before the trip as well as providing a detailed listing of where to go (nearest and best beaches - thanks for that lovely suggestion!) where to eat along with telephone numbers to make reservations! Since we had five adults and five children, we had most of our meals at the house and drove to Arles for lunch (one of my most memorable day trips), Pont du Gard was a quick drive, too, and of course we spent an easy day at the beach.

Beautiful home with modern decor, completely stocked kitchen (French press coffee - YAY!), pool, views and more. When you dream of staying in 'that' French country house with the shudders and the ivy...this is the special home of your dreams. Did I mention the petanque?

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really thrilled you had a lovely time. Come back soon!
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North London
5

A dream home

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this beautiful property to anyone. We had a truly magical time and after 20 years of renting holiday properties, this was the closest to home from home we have ever stayed in.

We didn't want to leave after a fantastic week making the most of this wonderful region, canoeing, delicious local food and wine, beaches...

All in all a perfect holiday was had by all and we can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves.
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Sutton Coldfield
5

Mas de Mahystre

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating our anniversary with our whole family of varying ages so wanted somewhere that was both large yet hospitable. We were certainly not disappointed with Mas de Mahystre. .Large enough to cater for us all, cosy and friendly and clean. The swimming pool with the accompanying toys and large rubber rings provided lots of fun and laughter , especially for the adults ! The terrace in the evening provided the perfect setting for meals and drinks and watching the sunsets. The children adored the tree house and spent ages playing there. The surrounding villages are lovely and we were there for the annual local bull run , very interesting. For us , it was a totally perfect family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you loved the house and had such a great family holiday. The house was originally built as a party house over two hundred and fifty years ago and I think it's retained it's hospitality! Thank you.
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Yorkshire
4

Family Fun

  • 4 of 5

As a family with three generations including a four month and ten month baby and a two and a half year old child we needed a property with a relaxed atmosphere and the Mas de Mahystre really did provide that for us. The practical floors and decor meant we did not have to worry about the odd spill and the garden was private and safe for the children. The tree house was a great hit with the two and a half year old although grandad had to spend rather more time there than he had planned!

For the adults the local markets and Cave Cooperative were great hits. There was also plenty to do without long journeys and the local villages (the three Cs) as we called them were very attractive. We did not eat out much as the cooking facilities were excellent and so was the lovely shady patio with the table.

For anyone who has not been to the area before, Nimes, Uzes, Anduze and the Corniche de Cevennes and the Pont du Gard are all easily reached and the Carmargue and coast are not too much further.

We love this area and it was great to find such a characterful property so well placed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you all had a great holiday and loved the house and the area!
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Location

From the Owner

We fell in love with Mas de Mahystre because of the beauty and originality of the house, as well as the tranquil setting. And yet the historic city of Nimes and the vibrant city of Montpellier are so close, not to mention the stunning Mediterranean beaches and the Cevennes. We are the only English family in the village and we love the traditional French way of life. We feel very lucky to have discovered a special, unspoiled corner of the south of France which is easily accessible by plane, train or car.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean Sea near Montpellier are only a 35 minute drive away. The glamourous beach restaurants near La Grande Motte are really worth a visit if you want to treat yourselves or equally you can just find a spot on the sand and enjoy the view.

Travel:

Montpellier Airport - 40 minutes by car.

Nimes Airport - 30 minutes by car.

Marseille Airport - 1 hour 30 minutes by car.

Beziers Airport - I hour 15 minutes by car.

Avignon Airport - 1 hour 15 minutes by car.

Montpellier TGV - 40 minutes by car.

Nimes TGV - 30 minutes by car.

Avignon TGV - 1 hour by car.

Car hire is essential.

Distances:

Nimes - 20 mins, Calvisson Market 10 mins, Aigues Mortes 30 mins, Montpellier - 35 mins, Uzes - 45 mins, Arles - 45 mins, Beaches of the Mediterranean - 35 mins, Avignon - 50 mins, St Remy de Provence - 1 hour, Pont du Gard - 45 mins, Camargue - 30 mins Anduze - 40 mins, Sommieres - 15 mins; Cevennes - 40 mins, Gorge d'Herault and St.Guilhem le Desert 50 mins. All times are approx. by car.

Further Details:

The pretty, traditional village of St. Comes has a little bar/shop which is only a 5 minute walk away. The slightly bigger village of Clarensac is a 20 minute walk or a two minute drive and Calvisson is a 5 minute drive away. Both of these villages have lovely boulangeries, fruit and vegetable shops, bars etc. Calvisson has some lovely restaurants and a truly charming market on Sunday mornings, not to be missed. There is a great supermarket in Caveirac which is only a 10 minute drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Rate 4
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Rate 6
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner for booking procedure. 50% payable on booking. Refundable if cancelled within 90 days of booking. Balance payable two months before arrival.
We accept payment by PayPal.

Changeover Day:
Minimum one week rental.
Saturday change over day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Our house is fabulous for large families, two families together or groups. It is light and spacious and has all the charm of an 18th century country house, coupled with all the conveniences of modern life. The garden has a gorgeous pool, lovely views, secret corners and even a treehouse. We provide luxury quality sheets, towels and even pool towels and your beds will be made for your arrival. It is a perfect house to relax, unwind and have fun.

Property Type

  • house

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - bath, shower, twin basin Bathroom 2 - Big, new shower, basin 2 Separate W.C. upstairs and downstairs. Both bathrooms have lovely large windows with splendid views.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) with cot bed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King bed Bedroom 2 - Super King bed Bedroom 3 - Double bed Bedroom 4 - Two single beds Bedroom 5 - Single bed All the bedrooms are on the first floor and have lovely large windows and plenty of cupboard space. We also have two travel cots for babies or infants.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Air conditioning is really not required in the height of summer as the thick stone walls really keep the heat out. However fans are in each room. Outside: The house is set in mature gardens of approx. 3000 sq. metres, with a private field running alongside the property of approx. 2.5 acres. The salt water private pool is 9 x 4 metros and is surrounded by a lovely new terrace. All sun loungers etc are provided. There is a covered terrace which has views over the pool and also a window which offers views out onto the field and hills beyond. The large built in BBQ is next to the house and boules pitch (boules provided). The bespoke treehouse is magical for children big and little and the views from it are spectacular. There is a garden at the front and back of the house, so it is easy to find a quiet spot to enjoy the peace and tranquility. There is plenty of room for parking in the private drive. Utility Room: Separate washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Check out clean included and three hour weekly clean if you stay for more that one week. All linen and towels are provided, including swimming pool towels. Other: There is a pretty nursery room on the first floor which has a cot bed. Please discuss with owner.

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