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House and pool

Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Set in the beautiful, historic village of St. Siffret, the house is in the heart of the village, yet still has open views from its terraces. The house is built into the rock the village stands on with the oldest part of the house dating back to the early 18th century. At the end of a quiet lane (access only to residents) La Maison du Rocher allows you to enjoy the splendour of Uzes whilst staying in a beautiful village only minutes away.

Mark and George invite you to stay at their home in their independent studio. . Located at the side of the property, by the pool, the studio has its own private access, own large terrace with sun beds and use of pool. Beautiful stone floors, lime washed and bare stone walls, with fitted kitchen, living area, bathroom and large mezzanine bedroom.

This is a perfect place to enjoy the scenes and sunshine of Provence while only being minutes from the beautiful town of Uzes and the myriad of activities and attractions the region offers.

Owners are on site but do not interfere with studio nor its private space. Wifi available.

There is also a very friendly dog on site.

Size Sleeps up to 2, Studio
Nearest beach 70 minutes to Montpellier beaches and beaches of t
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nimes 35 km, Nearest railway: Avignon 40 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Further details indoors

Bed sheets and towels provided.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

This area offers you a quieter and more untouched Provence. With a warm and welcoming climate, you will find yourself nestled amongst vineyards, olive trees, cypress trees and lavender fields. The countryside is unspoilt and the towns a treasure. Culturally the area offers the Pont du Gard (10 minutes from house), the beautiful Roman city of Nimes which offers historical interest as well as diverse shopping opportunities, and the Papal grand city of Avignon (both 30 minutes away). Avignon, Orange and Aix-en-Provence all hold prestigious music and theatre festivals throughout the summer months and there is also the wonderful city of Arles, made particularly famous by artists such as Van Gogh and Picasso.

The wild beauty and endless, unspoilt beaches of the Camargue are less than an hour away. Famous for its wild white horses and pink flamingoes, and indeed seafood, the Camargue is a land like no other. Canoeing and horse-riding can also be enjoyed in the dramatic landscape of the Ardeche gorges to the north. With the beautiful walled city of Aigues-Mortes to discover as well as being less than an hour from Provencal treasures such as Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Gordes, a holiday in this area is guaranteed not to disappoint!

Uzes

Uzes is internationally famous for its absolute and gloriously preserved grandeur. Allow yourself to get lost in its streets and it will open its secrets such as its impressive Duchy, its baroque-type Cathedral and Eglise St-Etienne. The striking 'Place aux Herbes' lies in the centre of the town with its vaulted arcades, its many restaurants and its renowned Provençal market twice a week.

Festivals are held in all villages and towns throughout the summer and all types of outdoor activities are available nearby. In summer there is also the famous bull run through the streets of Uzes. Be sure to discover the Gardon gorges just 6 kilometres away which not only offer a dramatic landscape but also the option of kayaking to the Pont du Gard and beaches for swimming.

The village of St.Siffret itself is an ancient but well preserved village with several restaurants, a bar and village.

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Review 1-10 of 10

30 Sep 2013

5/5

"Wonderful escape in beautiful surroundings"

We loved our stay in the flat at Maison Rocher. It is on the side of the main property where the owners stay but very private. It has its own large patio with wonderful views and use of a large swimmi… More

29 Sep 2013

5/5

"Que du bonheur !"

Nous avons trouvé ce merveilleux cocon proche d'Uzès sur Tripadvisor et avons contacté Marc et George (nos hôtes anglais acclimatés dans le Gard) : nous allions être leurs premiers clients … More

19 Aug 2013

5/5

"A perfect holiday"

A stunning house in a beautiful location. Six of us have just spent a wonderful week relaxing in this lovely property. Spacious, full of character and unusual features, it exceeded my expectations. So… More

24 Jun 2013

5/5

"Great Get Away"

Thank you for sharing your property with us, as it's a fantastic place to relax and recharge the batteries! Based in a lovely wee village but near enough to visit the busy and beautiful local mar… More

8 Sep 2012

5/5

"Bliss!"

We enjoyed a wonderful 2 week holiday at Mark's fantastic home. The house has so many comfortable areas to sit, eat, drink the lovely local wine and chat, whether it be on the sun terrace enjoying the fabulous Provençal sun, under the shade of the courtyard at the dining table, or inside the comfortable and tastefully furnished house itself. Our 2 children spent hours in the fantastic pool which was discretely and regularly checked and cleaned by Mark himself. St Siffret itself is a small village which so much charm and character. Nearby you will find Uzes whilst Nimes, Avignon, The Camargue, Pont du Gard, and Arles are all within easy driving distance. There are plenty of local supermarkets including a large Carefour for those who enjoy practicing their culinary skills and making the most of the house. A real privilege to be able to stay at this beautiful home - we had a memorable holiday and would strongly recommend it to others. Thanks Mark.

5 Aug 2012

5/5

"Perfect!"

This house is so beautiful and charming, it makes you feel at home right away.We were a family of three generations and everybody enjoyed the house, the pool, the terrace and the location. The village… More

29 Jan 2012

5/5

"Beautiful accommodation in an excellent location"

It felt a privilege to stay in Mark's beautiful home, which is only a few miles from the stunning city of Uzes. The house was charmingly furnished and we relaxed into our holiday instantly. The large, shady courtyard was perfect for long lunches, there was a cosy seated area for quiet reading and evening drinks, and a large terrace for lying in the sun. We had a wonderful week and would highly recommend this property.

23 Jan 2012

5/5

"picture perfect"

This property is beautiful, clean and spacious. It has great charm and is in a quiet rural area - car rental is a must to get to surrounding towns. We took day trips to Nimes and Avignon, both easily accessible. The property is comfortable and the pool is a great bonus once you've worked up the courage to brave the cold. The roof terrace is where we spent most of the time, space for 6 loungers, blazing sunshine overhead....overlooking the table in the courtyard where we had put out lunch. One of the most relaxing and happy weeks I have ever had, recommend +++

22 Jan 2012

5/5

"Best place we've ever booked..... we'd go back in a heartbeat"

The only hesitation we have about talking about this place is that once people realize how wonderful it is, it may be booked up when we try to go back. The location was outstanding. There is a really great feel to the little town (St. Siffret), from the impressive restaurant just around the corner, to the cranky cat that appeared to be guarding our car. Both my wife and I were training for a race, so spent several days jogging in the area. It was so incredible to run past the sunflower fields, a short km away from the house. One morning, just to impress my wife and daughter, I ran into Uzes (5 km one way) and bought fresh croissants, prior to jogging back. We ate them in the sunshine of the little deck off the upper kitchen. It was too perfect. The layout of the lower area and the upper pool deck made just staying close to home an event. You have to look really closely at the pictures to get a feel for what really is (at least for us) a unique layout. Great spots to either lay in the sun, have an outdoor dinner in the shade under a stone arch, or sit in the separate outdoor sitting area reading a book or drinking the local wine (very nice rose on a hot day). We spent a few more dollars on this place than several of the others we went to over the past few years, but it was completely worth every penny we spent. It was just a wonderful experience for our family from top to bottom.

20 Jan 2012

5/5

"Magnificent - in every way"

We have stayed here for the past three years, and - in over twenty five years of taking properties in this area - this has been the best and most spectacular success. The House is discreetly stylish, beautifully appointed, and affords wonderful scenery and ultimate relaxation: swimming in the pool and reading on the sun terace could not be bettered. The owners are self-effacing and attentive (a difficult one to bring off, but they do it). A particular charm of the house is the opportunity it allows to eat under the stone arches on the ground floor level - atmospheric, spacious and comfortable.

We like the area immensely - locally, there are excellent walks, a very good restaurant within the village and (our preferred) a terrific pizzeria. Being only three miles from Uzes is a treat in its own right (but be warned - the traffic within the town can build up early).This is a perfect place to go with your family, or with your friends. Just the thought of it has sometimes kept us going during the cruel winter months in the UK!

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Calendar last updated:17 Aug 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French

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