Maisons Petite e' Maitresse
About the home
Take two 18th Century stone houses in a typical Provencal hillside village facing South, cover them with vines, add a huge walled garden, a swimming pool and enormous terraces to entertain, And what have you got....? The "Joy of Living" indeed with ....300 days of sunshine and blue skies....spectacular wines to choose from ....freshest Provencal products from the nearby markets....sightseeing trips under one hour to anywhere of interest in Provence.
Within 5 minutes the largest Roman aqueduct 2000 years old; you can rent kayaks from Collias and paddle the river of Le Gardon and marvel at the spectacle which took 1000 people to build, the source of the water starting in Valley de Eure, Uzes and running to Nimes. 4 minutes to Uzes - Medieval town with Duchy, 25 minutes to Avignon with the Palais des Papes; the origin of the city dates back to 3000 BC. 30 minutes to Nimes with an almost intact Roman arena which holds special events and concerts. Many walking and cycling trails in the area and year long festivals and fetes to suit all tastes. Coast and swimming beaches about 45 minutes by car. Also a separate self-contained studio by pool area on lower terrace is available to rent with either house.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 20, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Grau de Roi, 120km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
Both kitchens are fully equipped to cater in style with lovely platters and table settings for at least 10 seats for each indoor dining table. Both Maison de Maitresse and Petite Maison have their own private outdoor terrace with BBQ and shaded areas overlooking the pool on the lower level; ample table seating for both.
Lower level terraces by pool with sunloungers and pergola covered with vines - seating for up to 14 people (this area shared by both houses). There is a wonderful Provencal Restaurant in the village (Table de Julien), only 2 minutes walk from the houses; bookings essential. In house Provencal meals by arrangement. Lots of Bars and Restaurants in Uzes, only 10 minutes by car.
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details outdoors:
Parking available in village close to houses.
Each house has own private BBQ terrace and outdoor dining table. Lower level dining under vine covered pergola by pool is shared by both houses.
Smoking OK outdoors.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Gard region
The Languedoc Roussillon region of Southern France curves in a great arc formation around the Mediterranean, from historical Cevennes down as far as the Pyrenees and the Spanish border. The region offers magnificent scenery, clean, uncrowded beaches with warm seas, excellent skiing & other recreational facilities, a richly diverse culture and cuisine and some excellent wines - the region borders on the southern Cotes de Rhone and a climate which boasts the highest annual sunshine average in France.
The Languedoc possesses a distinct character all of its own, quite unlike anywhere else in France. For instance, it has its own language, the langue d'oc, and for centuries enjoyed considerable independance from Paris under the rule of the local Counts.
The Uzes area
Uzes is a spectacular Duchy with a reining Duke and Duchess. Exciting decorator shops, Art galleries, Music festival. Dozens of bars and restaurants... A size that allows to get intimate with the quaint medieval streets packed full of history. A fabulous Saturday Market that takes over the whole town, with not only the freshest produce available, but everything else Provence is famous for. Also nearby is Avignon famous for the "Palais des Papes," its summer festival, its museums and of course its "Bridge."
In Nimes an almost intact Roman arena holds special events from Corridas (bull fights) to musical festivals.
The Pont Du Gard is a 2,000 year old, Roman-built aqueduct of grandiose proportions. One of France's most visited monuments. It can be visited by kayak after a gentle paddle down the Gardon river.
Within one hours drive :
• Arles, Orange, the Camargue.
• Les Baux de Provence.
• Marseille, Aix-en-Provence.
• The Mediterranean beaches.
• The rivers Rhône, Ardèche, and the Cèze.
• Hundreds of beautiful Provençal villages.
How to get there
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* Fly from England with Ryan Air to Nimes (Garons Airport) Hire car through Ryan Air
*half an hour from my place
Fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle and get TGV direct from Airport tp Avignon TGV
*Rent a car at Avignon TGV
*Half an hour to my place
Fly into Montpellier Airport and rent a car
*45 mins to my place
Fly into Marseille Airport and rent a car
*1 1/2 hours from my place
* Fly into Nice Airport rent a car
Aprox 3 1/2 hours to my place
Activities near Uzes
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
17 Jun 2011
You wouldn't know that behind the rather plain front entrance a gorgeous interior and picture postcard terrace & pool area await you.With a French country kitchen,Large bedrooms with really comfy beds, and views out to either the pool area or front courtyard. -what more could you want? .Shall I have my lunch and glass of Rose under the grape covered pergola or up on the higher terrace under the canopy? Set in a lovely little village that is surrounded by grape vines, yet only a few minutes by car to Uzes or Pont du Guard. This IS the life.And to top it off- the vibrant gorgeous Amanda to greet you and make sure your stay is just what you want.
15 Jun 2011
This was my second time at the Maison de Maitresse and all was as wonderful as the first time. Amanda is a relaxed and welcoming hostess and the village is lovely. The nearby town of Uzès has everything you could want whilst St Maximin is quieter for a bit of a rest after a long day of seeing the local sites!
The kids loved the pool and the sunny terraces.
It really is central to everything; this time we went to the Bambouseraie (about 40 kilometres) which I can recommend and the Camargue is a little over an hour's drive away as well.
I can thoroughly recommend Amanda's for a wonderful South of France experience!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 20|
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|1 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 2800||-||-||1 Week|
|1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 3050||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 3700||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 4600||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 4600||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 3700||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 2800||-||-||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.
Long term winter rental negotiable with owner,
Rental rate from 2,800 to 4,600 Euros for the two houses.
25% deposit on acceptance of booking (non-refundable) with balance prior to arrival direct to Bank account.Enquire now
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Calender reflects both Maison de Maitresse and Petite Maison so please liase with the owner as one of the houses may still have availability if not rented together or refer to calendars for individual houses.
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