Self-catering rental home in Languedoc-Roussillon

Anduze

Anduze, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon

Reference30035

Sleeps8

Bedrooms4

Bathrooms3

Maison Florian

Introduction

Set in a tiny hilltop hamlet, this beautifully restored house has far-reaching, South-facing views over the surrounding vineyards and countryside.

The property is located between the two picturesque and charming towns of Quissac and Anduze.
Anduze (6 km) has several restaurants, café bars, all shops and a supermarket. Fabulous, traditional street market every Thursday. Lézan, just a few minutes drive from the property is great for the daily bread and also has a restaurant, café bar and grocery store.

Spread over 2 floors, the house offers spacious and quality accommodation, recently fully renovated to a high standard. Many original features; beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls.

Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. Ground floor living room is supplemented with a large, first floor living area, both with UK satellite TV channels. Door to elevated terrace with superb views.

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.

Private, exterior space comprises Mediterranean courtyard garden with several terraces.
Pool 9m x 3m.

Private, gated parking (and garage) for 2 cars.

Details

Entrance hall.

Kitchen with fridge freezer and further fridge. Dishwasher, oven and hob and microwave. Washing machine.

Dining room with table and chairs. Door to terrace and pool area.

Living room with beamed ceiling and exposed stone walls. TV with UK satellite channels. Table football.

Bedroom 1, two singles. Door to terrace.

Separate bathroom with WC, walk-in shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin. Door to terrace.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Living room with TV with UK satellite channels. CD and DVD.
Kitchen with fridge freezer, dishwasher, oven and hob.

Door to terrace with table and chairs.

Bedroom 3, double.

Separate bathroom with WC, bath / shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 4, two singles.

EXTERIOR;

First floor terrace with lovely views.

Enclosed Mediterranean garden with dining terraces and BBQ.

Private salt water swimming pool 9m x 3m with steps. Max depth 1.8m.

Private, gated parking (and garage) for 2 cars.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
27/08/2016 01/10/2016 September € 1,195 £ 1,031 $ 1,341
22/04/2017 20/05/2017 April & May € 1,040 £ 898 $ 1,167
20/05/2017 24/06/2017 June € 1,300 £ 1,122 $ 1,459
24/06/2017 15/07/2017 early July € 1,500 £ 1,295 $ 1,683
15/07/2017 02/09/2017 late July & August € 2,190 £ 1,890 $ 2,457
02/09/2017 30/09/2017 September € 1,195 £ 1,031 $ 1,341
Refundable Security Bond € 400
  • * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
  • Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
  • Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (inc. pool towels).

Location

The property lies in a tiny, hilltop hamlet between Anduze and Quissac, approx 45 minutes from Montpellier and the Mediterranean coast.
Lézan village (4 km) with café bar, restaurants, bakery, and grocery store.

Anduze has a large supermarket, fortified tower and a wonderful market on Thursdays. All shops and amenities.

In summer months there are free music shows in Alès. The Saturday Market in the Provençal town of Uzes is a place to admire the architecture and people-watch while being dazzled by the wares.

The Pont du Gard is the largest surviving Roman aqueduct, while the Roman amphitheatre at Les Arènes puts on excellent summer concerts.

The nearest golf is at Ribautes les Tavernes (9 holes) or Nîmes Vacquerolles (18 holes), and there are miles of sandy Mediterranean beaches. And all about there is wonderful countryside for walking or enjoying from the car.

Beaches
The best beaches are to be found down on the Camargue, which is about 40 minutes away. It is worth exploring but Le Grau-du-Roi and Les Espigettes are safe and sandy. Les Espigettes is generally regarded as one of the best beaches in France and is worth a visit. It is reasonably unspoilt. Also recommended is the beach at Maguelene South of Montpellier reached via Palavas-les-Flots.

Nature reserves
The whole area is rich in wildlife and popular with birdwatchers. For flamingos, kingfishers etc and horses go to the Camargue, East of Les Espigettes and follow the signs.

Tennis
At Anduze and Quissac.

Cycling and scooters
These can be hired from JLR Motos Cycles, Z.I. Route de Saint-Jean-du-Gard, Anduze, 30140 Tel: 0466605679.

Canoeing
Canoe 8 km down to Remoulin, going under the Pont du Gard, and then be bussed back. Wonderful scenery, wildlife and very tranquil.
Try the 11 km trip from S. Nicholas which is even more spectacular. There is canoeing at Ganges through the beautiful gorges of the Hérault.

Treetop Adventure Park. Very near to Anduze.

Riding
Centre Equestre des Abeilles at Clairan (about 10 minutes by car on the Sommieres road). Accompanied hacking at about E15 per hour. Run by a charming Frenchman and his wife and they also sell honey. There is an equestrian centre outside Ledignan. Direction Alès and then take the Vezenobres turning to the right and the equestrian centre is on the right.

Markets:
Anduze flea market and Lunel large general market, the place to go for Provençal prints: loads of stalls (Sunday am).
Saint-Jean-du-Gard. Excellent market: go there by steam train from Anduze. Robert Louis Stevenson finished his donkey ride through the Cevennes here! (Tuesday am).
Quissac: general but worth a visit (Wednesday am).
Sommieres: general (summer only) (Wednesday pm).
Anduze: brilliant market - our favourite (Thursday am).
Nîmes: general (Friday am).
Uzès: general but outstanding: go EARLY (Saturday am).

Reviews

« This place is magical. Gorgeous old house, fabulous views, roses and lavender growing round the pool… we loved it. »  

« The house and pool are even better than the photographs suggest - but it's the layout of the property that is its greatest strength. It's a big house by any standards, so it suits large family groups - but it's cleverly designed in such a way that one can always drift away to find a quiet spot to read or snooze or sunbathe. The spacious salons, the L-shaped balcony, the shade of two large trees, the graveled barbeque area... all perfect secret spaces to retreat to. In practical terms the house is so easy to live in - both the upstairs and downstairs kitchens are fully equipped; there are plenty of loos (including an outside loo) and the gardening, linen and pool-care are all taken care of. We had three little children with us (under-fives) and an eleven-year-old. Big outings included the Steam Train, the Bambouseraie, the Haribo factory, and the Grottes de Desmoiselles. Little outings (which were just as popular!) were to the market and the play park in Anduze, and a stroll down the hill to watch the horses grazing. And the nearest lovely beach is within an hour away. The kids were also very happy just exploring the property and swimming. »  

« Grown-up outings included several more far-flung markets, and a day in Alès, visiting the stunning but sadly neglected cathedral, the Pierre Andre Benoit art gallery (which is absolutely not to be missed if modern art is your "thing" - they have Picassos and Picabias) and the dusty-but-charming Colombier museum (beaux-arts & archeologie). A wonderful, unforgettable holiday. »  

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