Mas de Pinet
Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
The house, on the outskirts of St. Dezery, is one of four homes which all used to be part of the farming community. Our Mas, which feels totally detached, 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. Sun loungers 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 55 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nimes 35 km, Nearest railway: Nimes 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|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||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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 and 2 childrens cycles. There are tennis courts in the next village, Garrigues, and in Uzes.
When you arrive, you will be greeted by our bi-lingual speaking friends (French/English), 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.
The Languedoc-Roussillon 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.
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).
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24 Sep 2013
We were two family's of 5 each and stayed in early August. We have stated in this region before and there's lots to do from cycling to jumping off the rocks at the pont du gard, the roman am… More
17 Sep 2013
"Mas de Pinet is amazing"
Mas de Pinet is amazing. Having gotten this out of the way I will try to be a little more eloquent as to the why. The house itself is extraordinary - old, clearly it's been there for a loong time… More
9 Sep 2013
"Fab - u - lous"
We are a family of 6, and stayed one wonderful week at Mas de Pinet last month. I completely endorse the superlatives used in the previous reviews. It is a fabulous place which has been beautifully re… More
27 Feb 2013
"Just fantastic in every way!"
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
4 Aug 2012
"Mas de Pinet is a fantastic place to spend a great holiday!"
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.
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