Holiday Gite with Pool Near Nimes, Gard, Languedoc, France / Meadow Gite Cottage
Mas du Moulin d'Astruc comprises four separate holiday homes set within the meadowlands of this ancient farm located near Sauve, about 20 minutes by car northwest of Nimes in the department of Gard in the South of France.
The Sea, Avignon, Uzes, Sommiers, Arles, the Pont du Gard, Nimes, Montpellier and the flat plains of the Camargue and the mountains of the Cevenne are all within an hour by car. The Millau Bridge is just a little further, but its a beautiful drive. Please visit our website for further details.
This a super location, so close to the village yet set in the countryside. It gives easy access to so many interesting places. We are within three minutes drive of the local village market, supermarket, petrol station and a host of restaurants, boulangeries and all other facilities, yet completely surrounded by countryside and well away from main roads.
Situated in the sheltered corner of a meadow and positioned some 50m from accommodation we are sure you'll agree that the shared pool must be one of the most beautiful settings in which to take a swim. This is not a little "splash pool". It offers loads of space and a constant depth ideal for swimming or relaxing. With spacious decking on two levels and landscaped sub-tropical gardens, this is a superb base for sunbathing and relaxing. Parasols and seating provided.
The MEADOW COTTAGE is set in its own meadow, facing south with great views of the first hills of the Cevenne (National Park). A modern structure with a rustic wood-cladded front and a large shady veranda with hammockslung between the supporting posts, the accommodation offered is the same as for the Farmhouse Cottage. with two bedrooms. You'll be very private and in the heart of nature. Just relax under the Mulberry tree, or in the hammock, in your own garden area which merges with the meadows and listen to the eagles.
Facilities: Sleeps four comfortably, with all bedlinen provided. Cot available. First bedroom with double bed. Shuttered windows onto meadows. Second bedroom with two single beds. Shuttered windows onto garden area. Shower room with handbasin. Separate W.C. Set at ground level - no stairs. Large lounge with kitchen (two door fridge/freezer, gas hob and oven, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster, sink, tiled worksurface). Windows look out onto meadows and hills beyond. Washing machine freely available. The lounge is furnished with a sofa, easy chairs and dining table Wi Fi is available throughout the Farmhouse Cottage. It may not reach inside the Meadow Cottage but is usually recieved on the varanda or closeby. Two fans are provided for your comfort.
Payment may be made directly to out UK bank account ,easy and no charges.
The £150 payment per week to secure the booking is non refundable should you cancel. Should you cancel within eight weeks of the booked date then the total charge will be forfeit.
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All accommodations are let with a maximum occupancy of five persons only. Should you wish to have guests over night, up to a maximum of three nights, there is a 30 Euro per night per person supplimentary charge over a total of five persons, including children, payable on the day.
Part of the rental terms is to leave the gite as clean as you found it, especially kitchen, bathroom and WC. To save you having to clean your accommodation before your departure we offer a FULL cleaning service for only 30E.*
We request that you settle any additional services the day before departure.
Bookings are accepted for a 7 day period minimum charge.
Sorry but due to there being domestic farm animals (goats and donkeys) in some of the meadows, no pets are allowed.
Use of the pool and other facilities are at your own risk. You are advised to take out insurance to cover eventuality of cancellation or accident,etc..
The prices given here are per week and includes the costs of water, gas, and electricity. Where a holiday spans a seasonal break point, each week will be charged according to the appropriate seasonal tariff. The minimum letting period is one week. If your booking is for eg. 10 days the additional days will be charged at a daily rate of one sixth of the weekly charge. Please note that the cottages have their own separate tariff,based upon their size, as shown.
Property Ref: 4411 - Holiday Gite with Pool Near Nimes, Gard, Languedoc, France / Meadow Gite Cottage
Many people know the East side of the Rhone, Provence etc. You'll find this part of Languedoc to be full of magnificent scenery, great markets and wine, easy driving and a lot less tourists!
The Mas du Moulin d'Astruc is located near Sauve, about 20 minutes by car northwest of Nimes in the department of Gard in the South of France. The Sea, Avignon, Uzes, Sommiers, Arles, the Pont du Gard, Nimes, Montpellier and the flat plains of the Camargue and the mountains of the Cevenne are all within an hour by car. The Millau Bridge is just a little further, but its a beautiful drive.
This a super location, so close to the village yet set in the countryside. It gives easy access to so many interesting places. We are within three minutes drive of the local village market, supermarket, petrol station and a host of restaurants, boulangeries and all other facilities, yet completely surrounded by countryside and well away from main roads. You can even take a break from driving and use the local bus to Nimes for only 1.30Euro.The driveway to the house leads from the medieval "Route Imperial" which now carries just us and a few local gardener's cars and which leads to a good restaurant only 5 minutes pleasant walk away.
Local activities and facilities (within 30 mins).
Canoeing Bamboo jungle Hang gliding
Rock Climbing Steamtrain ride Birdwatching
Go karting Caves relaxing!
Horse riding Fishing
Hiking River Swimming
Tennis Open air markets
And, of course, lots of excellent wines to discover!
Many places of natural beauty and historical interest lie within a walk from the Mas which is set within excellent walking country. Within an easy drive of the Mas is a wealth of history and culture as well as magnificent scenery and good wines. We offer a few suggestions for outings, please click on blue for illustrations.
Sauve,our local village is beautiful. Set by the river it is unspoilt and as genuine an old village as you'll find. With bars and restaurants, shops, boulangerie and post office, it's a short walk by vineyards and riverside from your gite. Lots of local artists and "characters".
Avignon, Arles, Uzes. The list of famous cities and towns seems endless. Papal palaces, castles, well-known vineyards, timeless street-markets and ancient houses lie round every corner.
Pont du Gard. Probably the most spectacular Roman construction in the world. The giant via and aqueduct spans the Gardon - absolutely spectacular. From here it's a short run to Avignon
The Viaduct at MILLAU It's a magnificent 1 1/2 hour drive to the highest road bridge in the world.
Two man made wonders separated by 2000 years of technology.
Nimes has a Roman Arena and temples,( one of the best preserved in the world) winding pedestrianised backstreets with charming boutiques and pavement cafes leading off from wide boulevards. The fine Roman arena once featured Christians versus crocodiles, nowadays it houses bull-fights and jazz festivals. Nimes has some of the best shopping facilities in France, with enormous shopping malls on the outskirts, if you fancy a spree.
The Cévennes mountains, just close by, provide fantastic walking and touring country. Old hamlets and villages cling to terraced valleys set amongst gorges and streams. Wildlife is abundant and unspoiled. Even rare Griffon Vultures and Golden Eagles can be seen soaring above this natural paradise. Several superb caves to explore. Rivers to swim in and canoe on. And unique in Europe, a giant bamboo jungle accessed by old steam train. Discover its beauty and peace for yourself.
Camargue and Aigues-Mortes,St.Maries-de-la.Mer. The world famous Camargue national park with its wild-life, white horses, flamingos and gipsy festivals offers the visitor just about everything, especially fine beaches. Visit Aigues-Mortes, a 12th century walled crusader town on the salt marshes and the famous church, and perhaps then head for the beaches.
The Beach - near La Grande Motte or at Espigette on the Camargue, sand-dunes give way to a clean warm Mediterranean. Great natural beaches nearby. We can advise you of the best.
Golf and other sport - there are eight golf courses within easy reach of Sauve. The nearest two at Nîmes are only 20 mins away. Lots of good river canoeing ,go-karting, rock climbing, horse riding, all available locally.
Markets - many excellent traditional local markets offering local delicacies, Provencal prints, fresh vegitables and Mediterranaen fish (a fresh tuna steak?or perhaps sardines). We can advise of times and places. Contact Owner