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Converted Barn In 12th Century Village



Updated: 22-Sep-2016
Barn in Mas de L'Ancienne Eglise, Nr. Belvezet, Lozere, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Stunning Peaceful Location, Yet 15 Mins To Bustling Uzes

This Converted Barn in the heart of this Ancient peaceful Provencal village yet 15 minutes drive from the ancient town of Uzes with its bustling market in the central square on Saturdays, restaurants, bars, shops & brocantes! Both (and even Haribo Museum!), the Pont du Gard, the Bouscarasse Aqua Park, the Cevennes National Park, the organic vineyards of Fontareches, and the Languedoc and mounds of family fun with pony trekking and animal feeding and outdoor play parks at St Chaptes this place offers everything from a quiet peaceful get away to family fun once you venture out.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi - I am Caroline Russell, a mum of 2 and the grand-daughter of the late painter Ena Russell who bought the barn in France in the 1950s and passed in down the family to myself and my cousin Katy.

We have recently renovated the property and absolutely love going there but feel it needs to be lived in more than just our extended families so we have decided to let it out.

We have a great relationship with people in the village, the local Mairee and the little old French farmer Ame who sits on his wall watching the passers by remembers my grandmother as a young lady!

We hope to be able to pass this gorgeous property down for may generations to come and for guests to enjoy it themselves.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Caro

Just to say thank you so much for lending me your gorgeous house in France. We had a great time - not doing much except relaxing in the garden with the occasional outing to Uzes and one memorable trip to the Pont du Gard, but it was the perfect holiday.

We met Thierry and Marie who came to make sure we'd settled in ok and that we were comfortable, which we were - completely!

My friend, Annie, and I met a few years ago at an art class so we took our sketch books with us and did quite a lot of drawing (none of which is really very wonderful!) but it was lovely to be somewhere so inspiring - you can really see why so many artists went to that area. I loved your grandmother's pictures - so nice to see them where they were created.

Thank you again for making such a lovely trip possible, it's been a really special holiday.

Love Sue x
Jun 2015
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Corona del Mar, California

Charming Charming Charming

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this little cottage. We felt so at home there; the peacefulness of the small village (yes, it's kinda remote, but so worth it), the well equipped kitchen and bathrooms, and incredibly fast wifi. I wished we had been there during the summer so we could have used the beautiful front entrance patio and the hot tub. The cottage was exactly as listed on the site, it was clean, comfortable, and inviting. We were out most everyday exploring the best of what Provence has to offer, and each night we came back to the little cottage like we would come back home. We found an extraordinary restaurant near Uzes called La Table 2 de Julien--amazing. For coffee one morning we ventured into Saint Quentin-la-Potèrie, and found a wonderful cafe called Les Cafe des Potiers--their Cafe Gourmand is the best around! If we ever come back to Provence, and I hope that we do, we would not hesitate to call Caroline again for her little cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mirepoix, France

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

A perfect stay with two little dogs. I love everything about this property. It has a wonderful quirkiness but all the comforts one requires for a great stay. A really comfy bed, the most incredible bathtub and really good towels! I have felt incredibly relaxed during my entire stay. There are some great dog walks just minutes away.

I also found it to be incredibly clean. Having walked around bare foot all day I was expecting to have black feet but I didn't!

I have found everything in the kitchen that I could possibly need and the Wifi is very efficient.

This is just such a relaxing little cottage and it really feels like home. One can tell that it has been planned by women. Lot's of lovely pictures and also sockets near a good mirror with a chair so that hair drying and makeup are easy to deal with. Most five star hotels can't seem to get that right!

The only place I really explored was Uzes and that was utterly charming. A great Wednesday market and some wonderful little shops which gave me a good fix of retail therapy. I would also recommend the Pont du Gard which was just stunning.

Looking forward to staying here again at some point

Oh, forgot to mention how helpful and patient Caroline is, dealing with all enquiries immediately. Thank you so much

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! That is a lovely review and you have been a pleasure! You are welcome anytime x
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Spacious character property in quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing week here from 21st - 28th August this year. The house is full of character, spacious and is fully equipped to enable you to cater for yourselves if you wish to. Even though the weather was beautiful and very hot the main areas of the house remained cool, it was great having the plunge pool to cool you down too! We also enjoyed using the terrace in the evening to sit and look at the stars, a luxury as we live close to London with all the light pollution!! My husband had carried out a lot of research into the area as we are keen cyclists - although some of the roads are fairly busy we did manage to cycle along Gorge de la Nesque, which has a fantastic restaurant at the top, and also Gorge d'Ardeche which was a very huge climbing challenge for me!! We loved Uzes and even managed to find a parking place on market day! We found some great places to swim; Roque sur cez - this was lovely but probably even better out of season, Pont de Gard and Montclus - this had a very pretty hilltop village and was very quiet.

I would thoroughly recommend this property if you want somewhere quiet to stay but within driving distance of a beautiful town and good supermarkets.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Rustic property in a quiet location with a shaded garden.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for two weeks in August and it was hot in the mid 30's. The property is spacious with the down stairs remaining cool throughout the day. The garden has plenty of shade which allowed time to read and relax out of the direct sun. There is plenty of Roman culture to visit close by in Nimes, Arles and Pont du Gard along with Middle age history at Avignon and Aigues Mortes. A train ride into the hills was also experienced at Anduze with a visit to the Haribo factory at Uzse. There are plenty of markets to visit but be aware they cause huge traffic delays. An enjoyable time was had by all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your great review and interestng comments about the area! To those that like going out of season it is blissfully quite, very beautiful and no traffic :)
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From the Owner

it is an idyllic Provencal village The peace and quiet of the village is just gorgeous yet it is close enough to a bustling 12th century market town The people of the village are friendly It is easy to get to. it is great for families or for couples

Activity and Interests


The beaches of Montpelier are 1.5 hours drive from the property and the Gard River for swimming/ canoeing and sun-bathing is 36 minutes drive at Collias


Nimes Airport (Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport) is a 45-50 minute drive (49 kilometres) and just a 90 minute flight from London

Car hire from Nimes essential if you want to get out of the village into the gorgeous town centre

You can also fly to Montpelier (1.5 hours drive from the property), or Avignon (1hr 15 mins)

Regular Trains from London and Paris to Nimes (45 mins away) and Avignon (1hr 15 m away) the Eurostar to Avignon train takes cars on Saturdays between June and September


Nearest small Village of Belvezet is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive (for a quaint bar that does lovely Pizzas)

The stunning 12th century bustling Market Town of UZES is a 16 minute drive away with bars/ restaurants/ shops etc

The Pont-du-Gard roman aqueduct is a 20 minute drive

Further Details:

Uzes has a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays selling local produce/ clothes/ local pottery etc

The town has supermarkets (the very large ones are a few minutes outside Uzes), banks, restaurants, clothes shops, bars and the central Place-aux-Herbes where you can sit and enjoy food or a glass of wine while watching the children play in the fountain.

There is a 'bon-bon' Haribo muséum and play centre with bouncers/ bouncy castles/ trampolines etc just outside Uzes (5 minutes drive) but also a more ecological play space

Water parks and outdoor play parks where you can feed animals just a short distance away (15 - 30 minute drives from the property)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Once a booking is made - The balance of payment is due not less than two calendar months from the start of your booking
Once you have booked and paid for the holiday it is not possible for a refund unless we can re-let the cottage at short notice. If this is the case then a proportion of the total cost will be refunded, based on what we are able to let the cottage for at that time.

Changeover Day:
Days of booking are Saturday (3pm) to Saturday (11am)
Although this is flexible depending on availability

Notes on prices:
Please see pricing information - short stays are also available at half the rate of week rate - just ask!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

It has a hot-tub-come-plunge-pool in the garden The Terrace off the master bedroom has views of the Village owned Ancient Church itself

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with roll top bath Secondary shower room with wc


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one is a master bedroom with king size double bed Bedroom two is a downstairs bedroom adjoining the living room with kingsize double bed (that slides back into a day bed should you not need it)


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Good family accommodation or for 2 couples Outside: The secluded garden with hot-tub-come-plunge-pool has a barbecue and outdoor table seating 8 for gorgeous alfresco dining Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included and the property is cleaned once a week unless you request otherwise Other: A Terrace adjoining the bedroom with outdoor loungers and view!

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