Le Nid du Moineau
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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Le Nid du Moineau is part of a 150 year old house and is a newly converted 2 bedroom gíte with 2 shower rooms. The accommodation is independent and self contained with a private heated pool. It sleeps up to 5 and would suit a couple, 2 couples or a family.
The house has a large shaded balcony with superb views to the Cevennes mountains to the west.
It is close to the beautiful historic town of Uzès and the renowned hill village of Lussan.
Brouzet les Alès is 1 hour from the Mediterranean with its' stunning beaches and superb seafood.
Brouzet is well connected with five nearby airports (Nîmes, Avignon, Montpellier, Beziers and Marseille) serving the UK. Flights are available from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stanstead, Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin, If you wish to do some touring before or after your stay in Brouzet-les-Ales there are flights to Lyons, Perpignan, Toulouse, Grenoble, Toulon, Nice and Carcassonne.
Alternatively the Eurostar/TGV stations at Avignon and Nîmes are close by.
The Autoroute du Sud (A7) is also within easy reach (Junc. 19 - Bollène).
If you love good food, wonderful scenery with a great climate and are thinking of a vacation in an uncrowded part of the South of France then this is the region for you (un beau coin perdu!). Spring and Autumn are particularly delightful times of the year here.
Brouzet les Alès is a quiet village with a bar, pizzeria and a good boulangerie/patisserie. There is a fromagerie where you can buy fresh goat's cheese (pélardon). Local wine co-operatives are nearby for the essential warm red and cool rosé wines. The local wine is notionally within the Côtes du Rhône wine region.
More extensive shopping can be done in the markets and supermarkets of nearby Alès, Uzès (Wednesday & especially Saturday) Barjac (Friday) or St Ambroix (Tuesday). A visit to at least one of these markets is a "must do".
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Grande Motte 98 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nimes (Garons) 54 km, Nearest railway: Ales 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Le Nid du Moineau (Sparrow's Nest) is a newly restored part of a 150 year old village house. It has beamed ceilings and terracotta floors
Le Nid can sleep up to 5 people. 2 in the main bedroom (king size bed), 1 on the sofa bed in the lounge, 2 in single beds on the ground floor (these can be placed together for a couple). A child's travel cot and high chair are also available.
Ground Floor (Pool Level)
1 Bedroom with 2 single beds, drawers & hanging space.
A summer kitchen at pool level with a sink, washing machine, fridge, kettle and utensils.
NB: An external stone staircase from the ground floor terrace leads to the first floor and the large shaded terrace.
A large open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The kitchen is fully fitted with a oven/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and minor appliances.
The lounge area has a sofa, chairs, dining table & chairs. Door & french windows open onto the large shaded balcony terrace with teak table and chairs. From here there are stunning views to the Cévennes mountains, Lozère and the Ardèche. The perfect place to watch fabulous sunsets.
Satellite TV, iPod dock, HiFi, DVD player, CD player.
WiFi Internet connection.
Stairs to 2nd floor.
1 Bedroom with a king size bed, drawers and a wardrobe. Stunning views from the window across the village and countryside. Large en-suite shower room and WC.
Panoramic views to the Cévennes mountains from the balcony and main bedroom
The 7m x 4m heated pool is located on the main terrace and is safety fenced as required by French law. The pool is clearly viewable from the 1st floor terrace. There is a large arched shaded area with covered pergola and pool-side sun umbrellas and sun-beds.
|Further details outdoors|
Access to "Le Nid" is through the garden of Les Moineaux and up stone steps to the higher terrace.
This accommodation is located in a fabulous part of France. The style is comfortable luxury with 100% Egyptian cotton bedding & towels. Suitable for quiet relaxation or as a base to explore the beautiful region. The area has many restaurants at every level.
Please be aware that access to the gíte is up stone stairs & may not be suitable for those less steady on their feet.
The owners will be in residence in the main house, Les Moineaux.
Parking is close by, adjacent to the village park opposite Les Moineaux.
For your first evening we can book at table for you at a nearby restaurant so you have no need of "urgent" supply shopping or finding a restaurant at the end of a long day's travelling. Alternatively we can offer you a meal with us on your first evening. This will be subject to a separate reasonable charge.
About this location
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Situated in the Gard region of France, this area offers stunning scenery. To the west are the Cévennes mountains, snow capped in winter. To the north is the Ardèche region with spectacular gorges and the cool river offering bathing & canoeing. To the south is the Camargue and the Mediterranean and to the east is Provence and La Vaucluse with its' well known attractions.
The Gard region is similiar to Provence, scattered with pretty stone Mas and many quaint little villages. The countryside is beautiful with vineyards, and fields of sunflowers and lavender abounding. C'est la vraie France.
The local people are friendly and welcoming. The prices in everyday shops and supermarkets are not excessive. Eating out can be very reasonable and the local wines are excellent value for money and quality. It is an ideal holiday destination for families.
Within easy reach of the house are:
Le Pont du Gard, an impressive Roman aqueduct.
Arles. This was home to Van Gogh and has a well restored Roman arena and theatre.
Nîmes was an important Roman city with a superb arena that is still used for concerts and bull fights.
Orange has a Roman theatre still used for operas and a 2,000 year old Roman Arc de Triomphe.
Uzès is our favourite place. This is a beautiful town with many shops and restaurants There is a popular Saturday market and children of all ages will enjoy the Haribo sweet museum (& factory shop) just outside the town.
The Camargue. Famously home to wild white horses, pink flamingos and black bulls. Go riding in the countryside or along the beach.
Aigues-Mortes. This is a walled medieval town with an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants.
Sète. This fishing town is the best place for sea-food in the region. Sète is the centre of "Joute" or jousting from boats. It is worth a trip to see this on a weekend day.
Avignon. This was the residency of the Papacy in exile in the 14th century. The Pope's Palace survives. Avignon is an attractive city with impressive city walls and many shops and restaurants. Only half of the famous bridge survives. ("Sur la pont d'Avignon etc.")
Châteauneuf-du-Pape was the Pope's vineyards and home to the famous wine of the region.
The Ardèche. The stunning Gorges to the North are "a must do". Canoeing is very popular and the natural stone arch known as Pont d'Arc is the most famous feature of this region.
Restaurants. There are many good restaurants a short drive from Brouzet les Alès. These range from Michelin starred fine dining to simple restaurants in quiet villages. There are restaurants in spectacular settings and port side seafood restaurants offering the freshest fare. Not all of them cost a King's ransom. We list our favourites with telephone numbers and directions in The Visitor's Book.
Other Places to Visit.
We have listed only the principal nearby attractions. There are pretty villages, deep gorges, cool rivers, water parks, fishing lakes, caves, steam railways and many museums and galleries to discover. The spectacular Millau viaduct (taller than the Eiffel Tower and designed by Norman Foster) is nearby. Again some of these are detailed in The Visitor's Book.
Rising behind Brouzet les Alès is Mont Bouquet. This is a handy landmark to guide you home. The summit is a spectacular view point and on a clear day you may just see the sea "shimmering" to the South.
How to get around
A car and a decent map are the basic essentials.
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18 Oct 2014
"good location, lovely indoor and ourdoor space and friendly and helpful hosts"
really enjoyed our stay. the gite is well equipped and outdoor space, especially rasied terrace is great. friendly village in beautiful area. john and suzanne are reallyhelpful and friendly hosts. t… More
29 Sep 2014
"Almost too good to share."
We had such an enjoyable time here I almost don't want to share so we can keep this little bit of paradise to ourselves. Le Nid du Moineau is a special place with special owners, John and Suze. T… More
26 Sep 2014
"Fantastic Luxury and amazing views"
We stopped over at this gite on our way to the South of France and it was so comfortable and pleasant that if we had not been committed would have loved to have stayed longer. The attention to detail … More
17 Aug 2014
"Very good gite with great sunset views"
We stayed in Le Nid for a week. Good gite with enough space for the 4 of us. Nice little pool with lovely terrace. From Le Nid, perfect sightseeing to Mount Bouquet, Uzes, Vezenobres as well trips to … More
16 Aug 2014
"A lovely place to relax and unwind"
A lovely find. Very well appointed house, with spectacular views of the distant mountains. John and Suzanne were extremely hospitable hosts, ready with tips on everything from places to visit to info … More
17 Jun 2014
"Perfect for Relaxing"
This was our second visit to Le Nid and as soon as we arrived we could feel the stress just melting away. Staying in june we still had excellent weather, but when visiting local attractions we found t… More
4 Sep 2013
This was a LOVELY holiday. My wife and I, with our toddler, enjoyed a week at the Gite. It was friendly, relaxed and very comfortable. The area is exactly what you want from the south of France. The o… More
19 Aug 2013
"Perfect for relaxing"
We had a very relaxing two weeks whether travelling to local sights or just lazing about the pool. John and Suzanne were nearby and provided excellent local knowledge without being intrusive. The Gite… More
16 Aug 2013
"Enjoyable 2 weeks in a beautiful location"
Stayed in this charming gite with my husband and daughter and we all really relaxed. Our hosts were delightful and served us an excellent welcome meal. They shared their extensive local knowledge wit… More
29 Jun 2013
Beautiful gite in a perfect location -Spotlessly clean and extremely helpful hosts who helped to make our holiday one of the best!
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