Beautiful old stone farmhouse fully renovated in 2012 split into three independent gites but can be rented to group. Set in 20 acres of land amidst unspoilt landscape of vines, olive trees and oaks.
Total peace and quiet if you wish - with large natural pool (no chlorine or salt) and full outside kitchen with barbecue - or plenty of physical exercise (hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails straight from the farmhouse - maps available) - or check out the local culture with major opera (Orange), theatre (Avignon) or one of the hundreds of concerts/festivals in the local hilltop villages.
Easy access from main southern French airports (Nimes, Montpellier, Marseille, Lyon), TGV train stations (Avignon TGV 45 minutes away) or from the main motorways (Rhone valley or Mediterranean). No poles in sight (all electrical and telephone cables have been put underground). WiFi. Satellite TV with main UK channels.
Stunning night sky (no light pollution) - great for stargazing!
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nimes 55 km, Nearest railway: Avignon TGV 38 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||4 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Gard is part of Languedoc-Roussillon, which covers a large part of southern France from the Rhone valley all the way round the Mediterranean to Spain. The Gard goes from the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean, the vineyards of the Rhone valley (e.g. Châteauneuf-du-Pape) up to the sparsely populated sculpted valleys of the Ardeche and across to the moorlands of the Larzac with their flocks of sheep and world-famous Roquefort cheese.
The property is located in the north of the Gard in an unspoilt region of vines, olive trees, lavender and oaks. Whilst benefiting from a dry climate, summers tend to be less "steamy" than closer to the coast, partly due to refreshing breezes. Nature lovers will be impressed by the abundant wildlife - the property is on 20 acres of land - and stargazers will adore the night skies free of any light pollution. Hikers and bikers will make the most of the hundreds of miles of signposted paths all around.
Music lovers will find their favourite music be it opera (Orange), classical or modern (countless festivals in the surrounding region). There is also a world-famous theatre festival in Avignon.
Uzès, "the first duchy of France", has been a major local landmark for over 1500 years. This beautifully renovated architectural gem was designated a "city of art and culture" in 2008. Wander through the winding medieval streets to the bustling street markets (Wednesdays and Saturdays), then stop off at one of the many outdoor cafés in the shade of 60-foot plane trees.
There is so much to discover from the ducal château, the stone facades of the Renaissance houses to the old cathedral with its wonderfully renovated baroque organ.