Mas de Pinet
About the home
The house, on the outskirts of St. Dezery, is one of four homes which all used to be part of the farming community. It has 6 large and comfortable double bedrooms (three with air-conditioning), 3 new bathrooms, a large, well-equipped, kitchen, laundry room, dining and sitting areas with UK television and dvd player. The 11M x 5M alarmed private swimming pool was completed in July 2011. The deep end has a depth of 2M. It can be heated which is especially useful for early or late season rentals. Please enquire. The pool area is accessed straight from the house. Two 6-8 seater tables are provided on the terrace, making it easy for outdoor dining. There is a gas BBQ and also a charcoal BBQ. Sunloungers are provided.
There are two adult bicycles and various bats and balls. The grounds are level and extend to approx. 4 acres and adjoin the surrounding vineyards, with views to the Cevennes and surrounding countryside.
The local village of St. Chaptes (2km), has a boulangerie, a good butcher, Spar supermarket, small restaurant and pizzeria. A Super U supermarket can be found about 10km away and there is a huge Cora in Ales, 20km to the north and Intermarche and Carrefour close to Uzes. (approx. 13km). Within the vicinity, there are various activities such as karting and horse-riding and you can always enjoy walking or cycling through the lovely countryside. There are golf courses at Nimes and Uzes and many villages have tennis courts. The region is well known for its wine and several caves may be found close by, all offering great wine and tastings. There are many restaurants in the locality to choose from - ranging from Michelin Star to bistro-burger.
The WHO site, Pont du Gard, is 18km away. Here you can swim in the river, go kayaking and picnic and walk across this amazing Aquaduct. The breathtaking Ardeches Gorge is about 1 hour, and here, too, you can enjoy river sports and picnic. 15km to the east of St. Dezery is the town of Uzes, with its fascinating architecture and its delightful, busy, Place aux Herbes, flanked by cafes and restaurants. Each Saturday and Wednesday the square plays host to a bustling, colourful market .The historic towns of Arles, with its arena and the Van Gogh museum, Avignon with its bridge, Nimes with its arena and Maison Caree and Montpellier are all under an hour away. The wide sandy beaches of the Camargue that stretch between Montpellier and Aigues Mortes are approx. 50 minutes by car. Take a picnic or lunch in style in a beachside restaurant. In this part of France, you can be busy every day, or just relax by the pool.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||La Grand Motte, 55km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, Video player, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||6 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (3), Double beds (5), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 9|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The Mas is over 200 years old and has stone steps, therefore some care is required for young children.and the elderly or infirm. Most pets are welcome (please ask). However, please note that although the front roadside boundary is fenced, the other boundaries to the vineyards next door are not fenced.
The bathrooms all have baths and showers. There are an additional 2 separate WCs. There are 2 dining tables to provide the 12 seats. There are 9 lounge seats, but other chairs are available. The house is over 3 floors with the bedrooms on floor 1 and 2. The house is equipped for 12 people , but there are extra beds available. There are towels available for both internal and external use.
Further details outdoors:
The terrace has garden furniture to enable al fresco dining and sunbathing. There is direct access to the kitchen and there is a gas BBQ and a charcoal BBQ . The terrace leads straight out to the 4 acre garden. Parking is available outside at the front of the property or there is space for a vehicle in the courtyard. There are 2 adult cycles.. There are tennis courts in the next village, Garrigues, and in Uzes.
When you arrive, you will be greeted by our English speaking friend(s), who will show you around and explain how the house works. They can answer your initial questions and direct you to the shops or restaurants etc. They are available throughout your stay to provide information and advice, or you may telephone the owner. We welcome constructive criticism so that we can improve and so please let us have your comments. We hope you have a wonderful stay in our house.
Most pets are welcome but please ask first.
Please note that although front roadside boundary is fenced, boundary to vineyard and adjoining property is not .
The swimming pool is situated just outside the house in the courtyard. It has an alarm but is not fenced. Please supervise children at all times, especially poolside. It is French law to activate the pool alarm when the pool is not in use or not supervised by an adult.
Please do not allow children into the barns unsupervised.
The house has stone floors and stairs and steps. Please take care.
Breakages/loss deposit of £250 required, which is refundable 10 days following holiday subject to property check.
25% of rental fee required to secure booking. (Non-refundable).
Full balance required 6 weeks prior to commencement of holiday.
The owners will not accept liability or responsibility for accidents, injury or loss to any member of your party during your stay at Mas de Pinet.
We really hope you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy staying in our house.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Gard region
The region has sun drenched wide sandy beaches to the south. To the south west is Montpellier and further west along the coast, Sete, a lively town criss-crossed by canals. To the east is Aigues-Mortes - a splendid medieval town that was once coastal, but because of silting is now 7km inland. As well as being near to the beach, you can enjoy a leisurely river/canal boat trip through the marshlands and watch a display where the famous Camargue horses and riders round up the young bulls. Le Grau du Roi is 6km south with access to beaches. Here you will find The Camargue, a wild expanse of lagoons and marshy plains. There are numerous birds - the region is especially known for its flamingoes - and wildlife, together with herds of black bulls and white horses. Inland, the slopes behind produce 40% of all French wine and further north again are the southern uplands of the Massif Central crowned by Mont Aigoual, where there is skiing in the winter months. To the north west is Anduze with its steam trains to take you into the Cevennes.
The area is rich with Roman influence with perhaps the Arena and Maison Caree in Nimes, the amphitheatre in Arles, and the Pont du Gard being the most renowned.
The Uzes area
Uzes, with its numerous high towers and narrow streets is a delightful and historic town. It has a large and famous market every Saturday morning and a fruit and flower market on Wednesdays. It has a truffle festival in mid-January, a music festival in July and a bull run and fair over 3 days in August. In April there is a teddy bear festival at the toy museum in Arpaillargues, (between St. Dezery and Uzes), where stalls are set up selling their wares and demonstrating how to make the bears. The Festival of Extreme Sports is held Montpellier at the end of May which is followed by evening concerts. Sand sculpture festival is held at Cap d' Agde in May and has 5 nights of spectacular firework displays in July. The Feria of Nimes takes place in the arena in June - bullfighting and street festivals and the festival of Nimes in July has jazz, classical, ballet concerts as well as popular music (they have had Alicia Keys, James Blunt, Mika, Vanessa Paradis, Lenny Kravitz and many more). They have a celebration of the wine harvest in September over 2 days also with more bull fighting. There are art fairs here in September and November and an antiques fair in November.
At Aigues-Mort in August is the festival of their saint, St Louis, which is a colourful procession with a medieval tavern erected offering local delicacies and drinks. Nautical Jousting can be found in Sete in August with food and music on hand. Across the region are wine festivals in mid October and Christmas festivals in December. (Information sourced from tourist offices. There is a good tourist office in Uzes so please check this year's events and dates).
How to get there
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Airports: Nimes, 35 mins by car, Avignon 45 mins, Montpellier 45 mins, Marseille 90 mins. (all approx.)
Train, TGV to Avignon and Nimes.
Ferry Terminals, 600 miles from Calais approx.
Ryanair to Nimes, Easyjet to Montpellier and Marseille, Ryanair to Marseille, FlyBe to Avignon.
A car is essential and all good rental ,companies are found at the airports, railway stations and Ferry Terminals.
Activities near Uzes
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
27 Feb 2013
We've stayed twice now at Mas de Pinet - in August 2011 and 2012. It is a simply fantastic place in every way. The written descriptions are all accurate, and of course the photos tell a bit more... more
04 Aug 2012
Mas de Pinet embodies exactly what the region "Gard" stands for: Standing proudly surrounded by lush vineyards its specious buildings, large swimming pool, greatly equipped and beautiful kitchen together with the numerous luxury beds and bathrooms, it invites the holidaymakers for a worriless stay. Only a couple of miles distance Roman villages and constructions like Vizenobres, Uzes and the magnificent Pont du Gard ensure a great morning or late afternoon stay. We were so lucky to have the Tour de France at our doorstep (D982), giving all of us such a unique experience. Coming back to the Mas the Pinet the house blends in its environment and offers a safe haven to all. It's definitely a must for those who are looking for a great stay with family and friends in one of Europe's nicest regions.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||30 Mar 13||5 May 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||5 May 13||30 Jun 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1900||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||1 Sep 13||6 Oct 13||£ 1450||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||6 Oct 13||15 Dec 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas||15 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||30 Mar 13||5 May 13||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||5 May 13||30 Jun 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 2300||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||1 Sep 13||6 Oct 13||£ 1850||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||6 Oct 13||15 Dec 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas||15 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
£250 breakage deposit (refundable).
25% deposit required on booking.
Full payment required 6 weeks prior to commencement of holiday.
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