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Vue du Pont Gite

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

'Vue du Pont' is the perfect spot if you want a holiday in a traditional working French Village with a boulangerie, boutique hotel with coffee garden, epicerie, hairdresser, church, Mairie and boules pitch - but no bars, clubs or discos. It is on the first floor of a traditonal 'maison du village' with private entrance, courtyard/garden and parking. (The ground floor is our private holiday home and is not let out). The village is in the midst of working vineyards and olive groves, but you are just 10 minutes from the motorway and 35 minutes from the airport, providing easy access to superb countryside, historic sites and the heart of the Cote du Rhone wine country. On clear days the world famous Pont du Gard is visible from the bedroom windows (and at night if it is illuminated). Nimes with its complete Roman ampitheatre, Avingon with its 'pont', Arles, Orange and Uzes are all within easy access. For the more active you can canoe, cycle, walk, play golf or horse ride in the locality.

'Vue du Pont' is the perfect spot if you want a holiday in a traditional working French Village with a boulangerie, boutique hotel with coffee garden, epicerie, hairdresser, church, Mairie and boules pitch - but no bars, clubs or discos. It is on the first floor of a traditonal 'maison du village' with private entrance, courtyard/garden and parking. (The ground floor is our private holiday home and is not let out). The village is in the midst of working vineyards and olive groves, but you are just 10 minutes from the motorway and 35 minutes from the airport, providing easy access to superb countryside, historic sites and the heart of the Cote du Rhone wine country. On clear days the world famous Pont du Gard is visible from the bedroom windows (and at night if it is illuminated). Nimes with its complete Roman ampitheatre, Avingon with its 'pont', Arles, Orange and Uzes are all within easy access. For the more active you can canoe, cycle, walk, play golf or horse ride in the locality. Wine lovers are spoilt for choice with five domaines in or close to the village. We can arrange visits. The Camargues region with its black bulls, white horses and pink flamingoes, as well as historic Aigues Mortes and the coast, are an easy drive away.

Further details indoors

Combined kitchen/dining/living area: • The modern and well-equipped kitchen area has a large fridge/freezer, microwave, full-size electric fan oven, 4 ring gas hob, double sink. • Adjacent to the open plan kitchen is the dining area with a circular table seating 4 comfortably, with a pine dresser containing cutlery, crockery and glasses. • The lounge area has two small couches providing seating for four and a wall-mounted flat screen television with French and English channels. Large shower room with a modern tiled walk-in shower and wash basin with illuminated mirror over. Also a modern automatic washing machine and a folding clothes rack for drying clothes outside in the sun. Bedroom one - the sunflower room. Double bed, two pine bedside tables, a large wardrobe with hanging space, shelves and drawers, and an upright chair. Bedroom two - the sky blue room. Two single beds, one bedside table and a chair and wardrobe identical to bedroom one. Toilet - A modern toilet with a small hand washbasin with mirror over.

Further details outdoors

From the kitchen area, an external spiral staircase leads off a small balcony down to a courtyard garden with a wooden table and four chairs. A barbecue is built-in against one wall. The ground is covered in stone chippings with a lavender plant in the centre, herbsaround the pine tree and a vine growing up the front wall. This area also offers space for secure parking behind the lockable front gates.

Location description from owner

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

The Gard region is a typical Mediterranean region. It enjoys approximately 300 days of sunshine per year, has 23 kilometres of coastline, and its altitude rises from sea level to 1,567 metres. From the sea, through the Camargue to the mountains it offers an extraordinary historic and cultural heritage of 550 listed buildings. The garrigue is a region of hills, terraces and limestone plateaux with sparse vegetation as a result of deforestation 300 years ago. It offer olive trees, palms and the aniseed perfume of thyme. Further south, the Camargue is 40,000 hectares of lakes, marshes and low-lying land shaped by human determination with a little help from the Rhone and the sea. The Pont du Gard is just 6kms away and is visible from the bedroom windows. It is one of the most visited sites in the world. It is the best preserved central part of a Roman aqueduct which stretched for 50kms. With its 49 arches and standing 50 metres high it is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Uzes

The village of St Hilaire d'Ozilhan has just a small boulangerie, a cafe/bar, a boutique hotel with a restaurant and garden for coffee or a drink, hairdresser, boules pitch and church. It is not as 'touristy' as some nearby villages. If you are here in school term time you will hear the young children at the infant school opposite at playtimes; and at noon see the horse drawn carriage arrive to transport the younger ones for their lunch. The local church and clock bells ring from 7am (though not during the night). In late summer the roads are busy with tractors taking harvested grapes to the wineries. The village starts to wake up from 7am with people going to work. You will experience the rhythm of French village life. The village is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves and has five domaines within a few minutes where you can sample the local Cote du Rhone wines. The nearest town is Remoulins 5kms away with a good supermarket, shops, hotels, resaurants and tourist ofice. The Gite is ideally suited for access to so many of the top tourist attractions of the Region. The nearest and most famous is the world heritage site of the Pont du Gard. This magnificent Roman aquaduct, completed in the year AD 52, is still intact where it crosses the river Gardon. As well as the bridge, the river becomes a hive of family activity in the summer with swimming in the river and sunbathing on small 'beach' areas. For the more active there are nearby opportunities for kayaking, cycling, walking, riding, swimming and golf (9 holes). To the North of St Hilaire d'Ozilhan the ancient town of Uzes is just twenty minutes leisurely drive away. Encircled by the Boulevard Gambetta, the medieval town is a maze of small streets and shaded squares lined with 17th and 18th century private residences. The old City centre is listed as a protected historical sector and still preserves its glorious heritage. On Saturday morning the largest and liveliest market in the region is held. But arrive early in summer - before 10am - as it gets busy. A similar distance to the East is the world famous city of Avignon with its famous Pont d'Avignon. The Rhone flows through the city and the old city walls provide a historic backdrop. Avignon is full of history, life, youth, art, music and activity. You could wander the narrow streets inside the fortified walls for days without tiring of them. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. To the West you have the city of Nimes with its Roman amphitheatre being one of the best preserved of all the 70 known Roman amphitheaters. The Roman influence is highly visible in some of the most extensive remains in Europe. Finally to the South there is the dramatic Camargue, the salty delta of the Rhone where it flows into the Mediterranean. The region is renowned for its wild white horses, flamingos, black bulls and beautiful beaches. Horse riding, sailing and kayaking are all available here. It is also a bird watcher's paradise.

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
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About the owner

David C
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
22 Aug 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Gite has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Sep 2008. Located in Gard, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from $330 to $634.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Aug 2016.

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“Fantastic central location in the middle of the sights of the Gard”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2012

There is so much to see in the Gard that our week stay wasn't nearly long enough to see everything - and this gite is brilliantly located near to everything whilst being in a lovely stone village. The village itself has a great boulangerie for bread and croissants but no restaurants to speak of, although the local bar was being renovated while we were there so that should change soon.The gite itself has everything you need, and was clean and welcoming. Owners David & Judith provided loads of really helpful information and local recommendations that we felt we had the measure of what was on offer to see (far too much for 1 week!). Our only gripes (and they're very small ones) would be the tricky driveway entrance which required a bollard to be moved each time and driving out onto a road where the cars can go very fast. Also, I have a bad back and need a firm mattress so found the double bed far too soft to sleep on - although other people might love this! Overall it was a great stay and we were sad to go.

“Excellent base worked really well with baby”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2012

We had a wonderful holiday at Vue du Pont. It is in a great location - bakery down the road, supermarket 5-10mins drive away and lots of fantastic sites and towns to visit within 30-45 minutes drive (Pont-du-Gard, Nimes, Avignon, Uzes, Arles, Camargue etc.). We were lucky that the owners (who use the bottom floor of the house) were not there so we had access to their larger garden. There is a driveway where the car can be parked, but beware that it is a tight turn. The flat itself was clean, well-equipped and well looked after. The baby package was great and we had a really super holiday with our 10-month-old daughter - she enjoyed being pushed around lots of medieval French towns.

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