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The south facing garden and breakfast terrace in early summer.

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A charming village house in Provence

The house, built in 1778, is a traditional, stone-built village house at the centre of the tranquil hamlet of Brujas and was used latterly as a magnanerie, breeding silk worms for the then important silk industry of the area, until the 1950's.

It has been recently lovingly restored and stylishly furnished, creating a bright, spacious, well-equipped,charming holiday home for a couple or family, close to the renaissance town of Barjac.

The pretty south-facing terrace with table and chairs, overlooks the attractive, small, walled, courtyard garden. Stone steps lead down into the garden which has jasmine, oleander, a grapevine and, in late spring, masses of perfumed climbing roses.

In the cobbled streets of nearby Barjac there are numerous restaurants and shops, including award-winning butchers, charcuteries, bakers and a well-stocked supermarket.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach River beaches about 8kms, seaside about 2 hours dr
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nimes, Montpellier, Avignon, Marseilles and Lyon, Nearest railway: Avignon 63 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General Central heating, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ

The Rhone/French Alps region

The region offers a multitude of opportunities for the holidaymaker. For those seeking the countryside, the Cevennes National Park and the mountains of the Ardeche to the north are within easy reach. The region is a well-known wine growing area notably, the wines of the Rhone Valley, the Ardeche and the Vivarais. There are many vineyards in the area where you can find something for every palette.

The Cote du Rhone villages and Chateauneuf du Pape are just over an hour away.

For the full provencal experience, go south to the town of Uzes with its famous Place Aux Herbes and visit its twice weekly markets.

Avignon, Nimes, Orange and Arles are within easy driving distance, each with its own special character.

The beaches of the mediterranean coast and the Camargue make an excellent day trip for those seeking sun and sand.

Brujas

Brujas is in the very south of the Ardeche department. Walk a few hundred yards and you will be in the Gard department. This area is known locally as the "Gardeche". Brujas lies between the Ardeche and Ceze rivers famed for their dramatic scenery, beaches and the opportunity to explore by canoe. The nearby town of Barjac, recently awarded the title "Village of Character" by the French state is an attractive small town with all facilities including a regular weekly market and a cinema in the chateau. Every Easter and in mid-August the town is taken over by a world-famous antiques fair.

The area is noted for its outdoor activities such as horse riding, canoeing, cycling, walking, canyoning, climbing and caving.

The climate is mediterranean and is normally very warm in summer. Spring and early autumn are normally extremely pleasant months

for those seeking a more temperate climate.

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23 Jun 2014

5/5

"Stylish cottage in quiet rural location"

We spent a beautiful two weeks in this well appointed and renovated cottage. If you are looking for a relaxing time in a small village close to the scenic Ardeche Gorge this is for you. There are no f… More

1 May 2014

5/5

"A little piece of paradise"

We drove down through France to stay here for one week - we only wish we had been able to stay for longer. It was perfect in every way, convenient for trips out and quiet enough for days in. It is als… More

23 Mar 2014

5/5

"Loved it!"

Had a wonderful stay here - happy sunny days relaxing in the house and exploring the surrounds. The house has been restored beautifully and has everything you need to live the good life. Highlights we… More

18 Mar 2014

5/5

"Beautifully restored and equipped cottage"

My wife and I first visited this absolutely delightful cottage in August 2012 with our young daughter. We were so impressed we returned in 2012 and are booked in for a further 2 weeks this summer and … More

12 Mar 2014

5/5

"Beautiful little house and garden"

La Petite Magnanerie in Brujas is a real gem of a holiday cottage where we have now stayed twice. It's a restored picturesque stone building, dating from 1778, that was once part of the local sil… More

25 Feb 2014

5/5

"a peaceful,beautiful & comfortable place to stay"

Looking at the possibility of renting a gite in Northern France,I am reminded of a little gem further South & think it deserves to be recommended with enthusiasm!It's in the Gard region of France… More

20 Feb 2014

5/5

"An immaculately restored character dwelling spacious for four adults."

Our weeks stay at La Petite Magnanerie was a pure delight. The house was in immaculate condition, and all amenities as stated. The surrounding area was stunning with something to appeal to everyone; p… More

17 Feb 2014

5/5

"A delightful hideaway in Southern France"

This beautifully restored old magnanerie is in the heart of a small peaceful hamlet in lovely countryside yet is not far by car from the bustling renaissance town of Barjac and the canoeing centre of … More

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