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Maison Mirabelle – Home 106081 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Maison Mirabelle – Home 106081

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay

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House / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Beautifully restored maison de village in Languedoc Roussillon, in the South of France. "Maison Mirabelle" is located in the hilltop village of St Victor La Coste. Surrounded by the vineyards of the Cotes du Rhone, the village is only 20 minutes from the famous red wines of Chateauneuf du Pape and the rosé wines of Tavel. It is also within easy reach of Uzes, (22 kms to the west), Avignon (25 kms to the southeast), and Orange (25 kms to the northeast).

The village of Saint Victor La Coste, first established near the start of the 11th century and still dominated by the striking ruins of a medieval castle, offers the chance to take in all that is Provence – the sun, the breathtaking scenery, the neighbouring quaint towns, the festivals and brocantes, the historic monuments and ruins – while remaining a tranquil and authentic southern French town.

The house is a five-minute walk to the local bakery where you can buy fresh croissants and return

Beautifully restored maison de village in Languedoc Roussillon, in the South of France. "Maison Mirabelle" is located in the hilltop village of St Victor La Coste. Surrounded by the vineyards of the Cotes du Rhone, the village is only 20 minutes from the famous red wines of Chateauneuf du Pape and the rosé wines of Tavel. It is also within easy reach of Uzes, (22 kms to the west), Avignon (25 kms to the southeast), and Orange (25 kms to the northeast).

The village of Saint Victor La Coste, first established near the start of the 11th century and still dominated by the striking ruins of a medieval castle, offers the chance to take in all that is Provence – the sun, the breathtaking scenery, the neighbouring quaint towns, the festivals and brocantes, the historic monuments and ruins – while remaining a tranquil and authentic southern French town.

The house is a five-minute walk to the local bakery where you can buy fresh croissants and return to enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the terrace. In the village, there is also a restaurant and bar/cafe, a small grocery, a pharmacy, a hairdresser's shop, a library, a newsagent, a pizza truck in the town's central square every Friday and Saturday night and several wineries, not to mention an abundance of places to meander and explore--whether it's on the local vineyard roads and pathways, or in the various quartiers of the village. 2 bicycles are available for your use (one with gears and one without).

Further details

You will be met at the house by our house guardian, a local English lady who speaks French. She will remain contactable during your stay should you have any questions or need assistance. She will also arrive just prior to your departure to ensure you have had an enjoyable and relaxing stay at the house and to return any deposit (if applicable).

A selection of guidebooks and tourist literature is available in the house.

A welcome bottle of wine is offered by the property owners. A starter pack of groceries can also be supplied with prior notice (e.g. coffee, tea, milk, bread, croissants, jam, butter) or items for an evening meal (shopping payable direct to our house guardian).

Further details indoors

The property is situated on a quiet lane in the village, and you enter via grand arched doors that open into an enclosed high-walled courtyard. The ground level comprises cellars and a laundry room. An elegant stone staircase leads up to the main entrance and a terraced area that is ideal for outdoor dining and lounging. Once inside the front door you are greeted by a large, well equipped kitchen with stone fireplace and sitting area (36 sq metres), perfect for cooking with friends over a glass of wine. From here a corridor links to a bathroom (bath, shower, toilet, washbasin) and a bedroom (16 sq metres) containing 2 single beds (90 x 200 cms) that can be joined to accommodate a couple (180 x 200 cms). There is also a further independent toilet. From the kitchen you take two steps up on the right to a large and comfortable living room (33 sq metres) with original open stone fireplace and old terra cotta tiles. This also contains a refectory table for dining. To the right of the living room is a sunny sitting room overlooking and opening onto the terrace. To the left of the living room is a further bedroom of 18 sq metres containing a large double bed (160 x 200 cms), with en suite shower room (shower, washbasin).

Further details outdoors

There is on-street parking immediately outside of the large arched doors leading into the courtyard and home. In the centre of town, there are several boules courts open to the public. On the east end of town are two public tennis courts. Indoor and outdoor public swimming pools are less than a 10-minute drive away in Laudun.

Location description from owner

The Occitanie region

For lovers of times past, the Gard Provencal area is steeped in history and captivating stories of bygone civilizations. Archaeological remnants abound, from the celebrated Roman aqueduct the "Pont du Gard"; the arenas of Nimes, Orange and Arles, and Avignon's stunning "Palais des Papes"; to the lesser known L'Oppidum de Gaujac (a collection of vestiges of pre-Roman and Roman habitation in the neighboring village of Gaujac) and Caesar's Camp in nearby Laudun.

It seems everywhere you look in the Gard, you can be lured by historic artifacts -- village wash-houses, chapels and priories, primitive ironworks, old winding alleyways, rampart ruins and renaissance architecture. Come and see for yourself.

For wine lovers, St. Victor la Coste sits amongst the rolling fields of vines with internationally renowned wines from Tavel and Chateauneuf du Pape just a stone's throw away. Delight in sampling the many wines available and combine this with a trip to one of the local farmers' markets to stock up on the abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables, olives and cheese, farmed locally.

Lovers of the outdoors might want to explore the Medieval Garden in Uzes, discover the Sautadet cascades of La Roque sur Cèze with its amazing swmming holes and rock outcrops, or take in the aromas and beauty of local flowers and herbs that grow wild and can be found on many walks in the area. It is indeed a hiker's paradise with La foret de Valbonne (Chartreuse de Valbonne is a must-see), the Gorge de l'Ardeche and Pont d'Arc not far away.

The nearest beach is approximately an hour away at Grau du Roi (towards Marseille) and an hour and a half to the pretty town of Saintes-Mairie-de-la-Mer. Alternatively, the bright lights of Cannes or Nice along the Cote d'Azur are a pleasant drive (approx two and half hours via motorway) for those wanting to visit the Corniche.

The hilltop villages in Provence (made famous by Peter Mayle's book "A Year in Provence") are easily accessible by car and make a thoroughly enjoyable day trip - pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a relaxing meal in stunning countryside.

Saint-Victor-la-Coste

A significant legacy of St. Victor la Coste is its medieval heritage when it was ruled by the Sabran family who were vassals to the Count of Toulouse and participated in the Crusades. The seigneur de Sabran built extensive fortifications around the castle at the top of the village. Known locally as "Le Castellas", the fortified castle of St. Victor was the defensive strong point of the Sabran domain and had a reputation for being impregnable. It is now a wonderful destination for a picnic, offering amazing panoramic views of the hills (garrigues) and village below.

This area has a wealth of compelling artifacts, sights and places to visit but can be equally enjoyed by relaxing in one of the village/nearby village cafes or restaurants, sampling the local wines and foods and breathing in the vibrancy yet calm of the region. Closest to St Victor La Coste are the lovely communities of Gaujac, Laudun, St. Laurent des Arbres and Tavel, which each have several restaurants and cafes from which to choose.

Uzes, Avignon, and smaller nearby villages like Tresques, Cornillon, Lussan and Goudargues offer the chance to see local markets, artistic performances and festivals. Throughout the year, you can enjoy fairs that celebrate truffles, wine, cherries. In the summer, there are village fetes, oftentimes with bull running through the streets. Musical evenings and dance or theatrical performances are not uncommon. Uzes has one of the largest and most colourful Saturday markets in the south of France and also a smaller market of local producers on Wednesday mornings. Laudun's Sunday market offers a good selection of regional goods, though on a smaller scale than Uzes, and is a charming outing that is a little closer to home.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Gill M.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
20 Mar 2017
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This House has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Jan 2010. Located in Gard, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £613 to £759.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Mar 2017.

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“wow, wow & wow”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2013

What a fantastic farmhouse with a wonderful attention to detail. I am an owner of a Travel Agency and have to say this was one of the best properties I have stayed in. Lovely little village, a real treasure, book marked to come back next year on day 2! A huge big thank you to Gill, who attended to all our needs, arranging for much needed provisions on arrival, and free WIFI. Thank you also for answering ALL pre-departure questions. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

“Absolutely lovely village house!”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2013

Maison Mirabelle was beyond our expectations, and St. Victor la Coste was perfect -- a delightful traditional French village with a medieval castle on the hill above it! We spent a wonderful week here in May with another couple. Exceptional renovation to a charming house, much larger and more beautiful than the photos show. Spacious living area, country kitchen with sitting area and fireplace, comfortable bedrooms and modern baths with showers, washer/dryer, charming decor. We spent every evening on the beautiful terrace in our own private courtyard enjoying our delicacies from shopping the local markets, wines, pates, olives. Had an excellent dinner at La Papet in St. Laurente des Arbes. Ideal location for day trips through the countryside filled with vineyards and poppies. We visited Pont du Gard, L'Isle sur La Sorgue, Gordes, Rouissillon, Les Baux, and many others in Provence, but loved returning home each evening to our house in St. Victor.

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