Le Nid du Moineau
About the home
Le Nid du Moineaux is part of a 150 year old house and is a newly converted two bedroom gite with 2 shower rooms. The accommodation 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 airports (Nîmes, Avignon, Montpellier, Bezier and Marseille) serving the UK. 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 the South of France then this is the region for you. Spring and Autumn are particularly delightful times of the year here.
Brouzet les Alès is a quiet village with a bar 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) or Barjac (Friday). 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, 98km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||CD player, Telephone, 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 suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Le Nid du Moineaux (Sparrow's Nest) is a new restoration of 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.
1 Bedroom with 2 single beds, drawers & hanging space.
A summer kitchen 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. The kitchen is fully fitted with a oven/hob, fridge/freezer, dish washer 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
Stairs to 2nd floor bedroom.
1 Bedroom with a king size bed, drawers and a wardrobe. Large En suite shower room and WC. Stunning views from the window across the village and countryside.
WiFi Internet connection. Free international telephone calls. Land-lines only. No calls to mobiles.
Panoramic views to the Cévennes mountains from the balcony and main bedroom
The 7m x 4m pool is located on the main terrace and is safety fenced as required by French law. The pool is clearly view-able from the 1st floor terrace. By the pool there is a large arched shaded area with covered pergola and sun umbrellas.
Further details outdoors:
Access to "Le Nid" is through the garden of Le Moineau 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 bedding & towels. Suitable for quiet relaxation or as a base to explore the region. The area has many restaurants at every level for when you do not want to think about preparing a meal.
Please be aware that access to the gite 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..
Parking is close, adjacent to the village "green".
The rent includes - bed linen, towels (including pool towels) and end of stay cleaning.
A "Welcome Pack" will be provided.
30% deposit of the rent confirms the booking and the balance is due 8 weeks in advance of rental period. We will hold a provisional booking for 1 week only.
An additional refundable deposit of £250 key loss/damage is required when paying the remaining balance. This is fully refundable on safe return of keys and no breakages, missing items, damage or abnormal cleaning required.
The property will be prepared prior to your arrival with clean bed linen and towels. Please note that the property is available from 4pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. These times may be flexible by prior arrangement.
Payment can be made in either Sterling or other currencies. Payments amounts will be calculated at the exchange rate at the time of payment. Payment can be by bank transfer or PayPal which is subject to a 3% surcharge.
Cancellation Policy: We are unable to refund any monies 8 weeks before arrival. It is common practice to take out travel insurance to cover this and other eventualities.
All formal communication will be by e-mail but please feel free to contact us for any queries or special requests.
BOOKINGS ARE SATURDAY to SATURDAY, unless agreed to be different.
THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Gard 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 Brouzet les Ales area
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 home of "Joute" or jousting from boats. It is worth a trip to see this on a weekend day.
Avignon. This was the home 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 is 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.
How to get there
Click map icons for more information
Brouzet les Alès is close to 4 Airports (Nimes, Montpellier, Marseille and Avignon), all with regular services to the United Kingdom.
RyanAir (www.ryanair.com) and EasyJet (www.easyjet.com ) fly from Luton, Stansted, Gatwick, East Midlands, Bristol and Liverpool to Nimes, Montpellier, Bezier and Marseille.
British Airways (www.britishairways.com) offer competitively priced flights from Gatwick to Marseille.
FlyBe (www.Flybe.com) fly from Southampton to Avignon in the summer.
Alternatively consider taking the train.
Eurostar (www.eurostar.com) run a direct service from London to Avignon in the summer months (six hours) and there is the option of using Eurostar to Lille TGV (preferable as the transfer is platform to platform, not station to station) or Paris, changing to a TGV (fast train) to Nimes or Avignon. (www.sncf.co.uk)
Flying or taking the train means that it will be necessary to hire a car at the arrival airport or station.
There are many car hire agencies offering rates far better than the rental companies such as Avis/Hertz/Europcar etc. The hiring company is always one of these well known companies but at a discount off their regular rates.
Look at (www.holidayautos.co.uk), (www.carhire3000.com) and (www.auto-europe.co.uk)
If you are a regular car hirer or your visit is more than a few days consider taking out a separate insurance policy to cover the excess on the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance included in your rental agreement. By not accepting the hirer's additional insurance cover substantial savings can be made. (£49 p.a. Europe Cover 2010)
Look at (www.insurance4carhire.com)
Many people drive, enjoying the convenience and space of their own vehicles. The journey through the beautiful centre of France is considered an essential part of the holiday.
Activities near Brouzet les Ales
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
30 Sep 2012
A marvellous location and Gite, the owners were excellent hosts and provided comprehensive information about the area, restaurants and attractions.
The Gite was spotless and well... more
26 Sep 2012
The accommodation consists of a very well appointed, clean, comfortable Gite with magnificent views over the Cevenne Hills. It is situated on an elevated terrace with it's own swimming... more
21 Sep 2012
We stayed here in August this year and it was a fantastic place. My husband and I were travelling with our 3 year old daughter and it was perfect for us. We stayed in the Gite and the beds were... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring 2013||30 Mar 13||22 Jun 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2013||22 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn 2013||7 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
10% Discount on 3 week lets
Anyone renting any property can be assured that there will only ever be one party renting at a time, large or small, so there is never any sharing of facilities with other renters.
See below for next 9 months' availability - to see the next 24 months click here
Contact the owner
* Required fields
Please check the following errors:
3 years listed
You are contacting
The owner is based in France and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2010. This gite has received 8 reviews from previous guests.
Verified property owner
This owner has been verified by our team
Payment for this home can be made directly to the owner.
Holiday accommodation in France (11,690)