Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 20
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 120 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nimes ( Garons) 60 km, Nearest railway: Nimes or Avignon 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared 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.
The Languedoc-Roussillon 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.
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.