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Inspiring Apartment In Barjac With Terrace Views Over The Cevennes Mountains

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Barjac, Nr. Ales, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - The Ideal Base To Explore The Food And Culture Of Barjac And The Surrounding Countryside

Originally a silk-weaver's house, Maison Martinet lies in the picturesque medieval heart of Barjac next to the chateau. It has been sympathetically modernised while maintaining its original rustic stone features. There are 2 spacious ensuite bedrooms and a relaxing living room and kitchen. The panoramic roof terrance is the ideal place to dine or watch the sun set over the beautiful Cevennes mountains. With its bustling weekly market and famous open-air antique markets twice a year, Barjac has a reputation as a cultural centre as well as being at the heart of French organic food. There are busy restaurants throughout the town which is also surrounded by some of the most scenic swimming rivers in France. It forms a great base for visits to Avignon, Uzes and the Ardeche.


Owner
Alan Thornton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Alan Thornton

I bought the house in 2005 from our great friends Richard and Andrew who live next door. It took around 5 years to finally get the place sorted and has been a labour of love for may years.

I work in London but escape to Barjac whenever I can.

My mum, Brenda, often spends time over the summer in the downstairs apartment so she'll probably be on hand to give you the keys and offer any advise you need on local places to visit.

Alan Thornton purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Alan Thornton chose Bagnols - Ceze Valley

Barjac is a great base for visiting the area. It's a centre for organic farming and benefits from amazing rivers like the Chassezac and the Ceze which you can to swim or canoe in, all within half an hour.

I has two huge antique markets every year which fill the town and during the summer you can almost be certain of something going on most weeks, whether it be a bull-run, a music festival, a lavender fair or just the amazing Friday market.

What makes this apartment unique

Read reviews from previous guests on TripAdvisor and www.MaisonMartinet.com.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“What can I say! We had a truly wonderful time in Barjac. Your home there is beautiful and ideally located for visiting the whole area.



Barjac is a remarkable place. Not only did we find ourselves at the centre of French village life but we were constantly stimulated by new events: folk festival, market, bull running and antiques - all in the space of a week.



We enjoyed the Ceze Valley and the river was great for swimming. We also dined in the courtyard farm you suggested - excellent advice!”



Ian, Anne and family, Glasgow



“Such a wonderful place to stay. Can’t recommend it enough. The perfect French escape.”



Mary, Sydney

Australia.
Apr 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Barjac in Gard

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Each bedroom has an ensuite w/c and shower room with rain shower. Please note that any guest using the sofa-bed on the mezzanine would need to share one of the en-sute bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two double bedrooms, both with scenic views. One room has a double-height gabled ceiling and is thought to be around 400 years old. There are a number of original stone features and beams preserved from its days as a silk-weaver's cottage.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Note that anyone using the sofa-bed would need to use one of the en-suite w/c shower rooms. Outside: There is a roof terrace with mountain views, a dining table for 8 people, a gas BBQ and a hammock. Utility Room: Washing machine, clothes airer, iron, vacuum cleaner Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included. Extra cleaning is possible by arrangement. Other: There is a table for 8 people on the roof terrace, a gas BBQ and a hammock. A baby cot is available.

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Inspiring Apartment In Barjac With Terrace Views Over The Cevennes Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Property better than advertised

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We stayed at the Barjac apartment in late October and we found it be be perfectly appointed. When we arrived we were very impressed because it was even better than we had hoped- two large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and sizeable kitchen/dining area and upstairs/loft entertainment area. By far the best feature of the apartment is the wonderful terrace overlooking the countryside and mountains. There is a propane bbq and it was very convenient for cooking evening meals. You will find every convenience in the apartment and despite the time of year, many restaurants were open. We took the bus from Avignon- it was only 2 Euros- on Le Sept. The bus was a very reliable and inexpensive way to travel to and from Barjac. We took the same bus north to see some of the other close-by villages, but only for a couple of hours because of the schedule. On another route, Edgard, you can take the bus to Ales and then hop on a train to Nimes. We loved the village of Barjac and we loved our stay in this wonderful property! Thank you Alan.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here, the apartment is superb; lovely decor and everything you could need. Diane was very friendly and helpful. We spent most of the time on the terrace which is covered and has lovely views, and sunsets. The gas BBQ was great too!

Barjac itself is a very pretty town with a good choice of restaurants / bars and interesting shops and The Friday market was amazing! We visited Pont du Gard on the way from Nimes airport, and we did a trip to Pont D'arc another day. We found a pretty swimming spot neat Rochegurd and spent a day there with a picnic. There is a little shop in Barjac for provisions, as well as a bakery, and the mini Carrefour on the edge of the town was useful for the bulk of food and drink.

All in all, a great stay, much recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres

Special interest holidays:

TV Chef Richard Cawley (BBC's Ready Steady Cook) lives nearby and cookery courses can be arranged during Spring and Autumn by arrangement subject to his availability.

Coast/Beach:

Beaches around Montpellier and the mouth of the Rhone are around 2 hours drive.

Travel:

The most accessible airports are Marseille (Ryanair from Stansted; Easyjet from Gatwick, BA from Heathrow); Nimes (Ryanair from Luton & Liverpool) and Montpellier (Easyjet); There are other regional flights to Avignon. Another option is to travel by train on Eurostar from London St Pancras to Avignon or via Paris or Lille.

There is a bus service available but a car is really essential to make the most of the area. Nimes/Avignon around 1 hr; Marseille 1hr 50 mins.

Distances:

Pont Du Gard and Avignon - just over 1hr

Scenic Uzes (Wed/Sat markets) - 50 minutes

Les Gorges de l'Ardeche - 20 minutes

Cascades and swimming rivers - 20 minutes

Ales - 20 minutes

St Ambroix - 15 minutes

Further Details:

Barjac has a proud heritage dating back beyond medieval times. The ancient centre of the town has been carefully restored - as has the chateau which forms the cultural heart of the town and is home to a library, cinema and a series of music concerts and cultural activities during the year.

Barjac has two famous open-air antique markets which occupy the entire town over the Easter weekend and the middle of August.

Within a five minute walk of the house you’ll find a wealth of local bars and restaurants. Sip a pastis at the bar Midi, a beer at the Chene Vert or a coffee at the Clos des Capusins. The town has many restaurants which specialise in everything from pizza to tapas and haut cuisine.

There is a large bustling market in Barjac every Friday. The area is a centre for organic farming and is also at the heart of the region’s lavender and olive production.

There are also many vineyards close by where you can sample a glass or two of the distinctive local wines.

You’ll also find many small shops in and around the town selling artisan breads, local meat, cheese and of course lavender products and olives.? Within a short drive there are also other picturesque towns such as Uzes and Goudarges.

There are several nearby locations for caving, rock-climbing, quad-biking, horse riding, donkeys and para-gliding.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Barjac, Gard

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
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£575
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit taken at time of booking with full payment due 30 days in advance.

Refunds: A 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least four weeks before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
We aim to be flexible on change-over dates where possible

Notes on prices:
If the balance payment is not received at least two weeks before the holiday starts, the booking will be automatically cancelled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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