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2bedrooms
3sleeps
7nights min stay

House / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

"La Joie de Sud" is a recently renovated property in a quiet road in the hill top village of Fournès. It has a fresh, airy and modern interior. The house has been recently converted with "La Joie de Sud" occupying the first and second levels with private access.

The location is ideal for Nimes, Avignon, Uzès and Orange - all within very easy reach and steeped in history and art events. You can be in the heart of the Luberon in just over one hour although the lavenders and sunflowers of Provence are on your doorstep here in Fournès.

On entering the street level gate, you climb tiled steps to the main door and also to the 1st of two terraces. On the terrace is a table with 4 tabouret stools. Through the main entrance door, you enter an open plan area comprising 2 large,comfortable, chaise longues settees and a TV (Freeview English channels and French channels), DVD player with selection of DVDs, CD player with someCDs supplied. (There is also an iPOD/radio player

"La Joie de Sud" is a recently renovated property in a quiet road in the hill top village of Fournès. It has a fresh, airy and modern interior. The house has been recently converted with "La Joie de Sud" occupying the first and second levels with private access.

The location is ideal for Nimes, Avignon, Uzès and Orange - all within very easy reach and steeped in history and art events. You can be in the heart of the Luberon in just over one hour although the lavenders and sunflowers of Provence are on your doorstep here in Fournès.

On entering the street level gate, you climb tiled steps to the main door and also to the 1st of two terraces. On the terrace is a table with 4 tabouret stools. Through the main entrance door, you enter an open plan area comprising 2 large,comfortable, chaise longues settees and a TV (Freeview English channels and French channels), DVD player with selection of DVDs, CD player with someCDs supplied. (There is also an iPOD/radio player located in one of the bedrooms). There is a free WIFI internet connection. French doors in this room open onto the terrace. Behind, the open plan living area is a modern fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. (Electric oven, hob unit, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster). Behind the kitchen is a separate and useful storage room housing the freezer, microwave and kitchen crockery etc. Tea and coffee are provided for an arrival cuppa !

A staircase leads up to the next level where there are two bedrooms both of which have doors linking directly into the shower room (also location of washing machine). There are also twin washbasins. The larger of the two bedrooms has french doors onto the second and larger terrace. There is also a door at the top of the stairs that leads directly to the terrace area.

Sun loungers and a white cast iron table with 4 matching chairs make this the ideal place to relax, dine, read and unwind. It overlooks a neighbour's green and private park; making the top terrace a lovely location to take in the evening sunset or a breakfast of coffee and croissants. (Local grocer and "depot de pain" 2 minutes walk in the village). There is a barbecue facility on this terrace.

The road is very quiet as this is one of the roads in the old quarter and it is not the principal road through the village. Parking is in this lane directly outside, or within close vicinity, of the gate to the property.

Feedback from renters has been great with many referencing the cleanliness and fresh style of the property and, very importantly, that the cost on the web site when you make your search is the price you pay. No additional charges for utilities or bedding. The location has brought a number of renters back for a 3rd or 4th visit.

Location description from owner

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

The Languedoc is separated into 4 departments: The Gard marks the beginning of Provence and the flora and fauna are similar with sunflowers, lavender and olive trees in evidence. In addition, the Gard is a large wine producing area and fields of vines are a dominant sight in the countryside. The Garrigue (Mediterranean word for the style of vegetation and environment) has wild juniper, rosemary, cistus, thyme and green oaks.

In addition to sampling the many local wines, there is also a wealth of locally grown produce: cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, melons, figs, kiwis, apples, tomatoes, asparagus, beans, aubergines, courgettes, etc. You can decide what you want to eat on the day and buy it fresh and add a touch of olive oil and a glass of wine to make the perfect healthy lifestyle.

The Mediterranean climate has warm, dry summers and mild winters. There are 300 days of sunshine per year, thanks in part to the wind. The Mistral pushes away the clouds and keeps the area free of pollution. Due to the Mediterranean climate, the countryside is always green and a paradise for walkers throughout the year.

Uzes

The Uzège area welcomes many visitors in summer and in winter. It is ideally located to attract those wishing an activity holiday, a cultural extravaganza, or a quiet place to unwind. Uzès, Nimes, Avignon and Orange are on the doorstep and offer an historical richness. Further afield you can experience the very different scenery of the Cevennes hills.

Beach lovers may head south and take in Sainte Maire de la Mer, La Grau du Roi, or La Grande Motte or further south to the bulls, flamingoes, white horses and salt marshes of the Camargues. The bright lights of the Cote d'Azur are approx 2.5 hours drive.

Local fairs and events are widely held and mirror the area's deep roots in tradition. Many villages celebrate their saints in the summer and bull running in the towns and even the small villages is a local custom. Whether you want to participate or spectate, the atmosphere is always convivial, colourful and a good excuse for the village folk of all ages to get together.

Markets are an equally colourful event. Uzès has one of the most famous markets in the South of France that is held on Saturdays. A smaller and local growers' market is held on Wednesdays. In the property is a map showing where all the markets are held on each day of the week and the local brocante fairs.

The mediaval centre of Uzès, with its beautiful 17th and 18th century town houses, is a popular location for dining due to the many pavement restaurants and cafés. People watching over a croissant and cup of coffee is a very popular pastime and moving on to midday for tapas and a glass of Côte du Rhône.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • 1 shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)

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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
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Gill M
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Calendar updated:
10 Apr 2016

Languages spoken: English, French

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