Mas de Soleillan, Uzès, Gard. Sleeps 11
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Traditional 18th century farmhouse marries artistic Provençal sophistication to create this exquisite country villa in the prettiest part of the Gard region. Overlooking 6 hectares of private Côte de Rhône vineyards, Mas de Soleillan has been beautifully restored to cater for all your holiday-making needs. Sitting on the edge of the tiny, remote village of Mégier, just 2 miles from the shops and 30 minutes from Uzès, Mas Soleillan is perfect for a secluded retreat to the countryside in what is normally one of the most popular parts of the region.
Mas de Soleillan enjoys accents of cream and beige with stylish flair while exposed stone walls and vaulted ceilings bring old-world charm. The children escape the heat of the day on the luxurious sofa with a good book in the cave-like reading nook. Dinner is being prepared in the equipped kitchen where laughter flows through to rosé-sipping friends at the dining table and onto the vaulted living room.
6 rustic and modern bedrooms await 11 guests, and in Provençal style, they share 2 bathrooms.
From the manicured garden and poolside the fabulous stone house stands out against the pure blue sky. Afternoon sun-worshippers enjoy lush green views from the chaise-longues retreating from time to time to the terrace for refreshments. Then a quick game of table tennis is in order to reconnect with loved ones before the table is set on the patio for a memorable Provençal meal.
But the great outdoors will pull you away from Mas de Soleillan to hikes in the Eure valley, bike rides through picturesque villages and wine tasting in the cellars of the Rhône valley.
Notes and Tips for Mas de Soleillan:
-1 single room, 4 double rooms (180cm, 160cm, 160cm, 140cm beds), 1 twin room, 2 separate bathrooms, 1 separate toilet
-Features in renowned interior design magazines
-10m x 4m fenced pool –complies with safety regulations
-6 hectares of Côte du Rhône vineyards
-6 hours/week of cleaning
-Security deposit: £370
-Arrival from 4pm. Contact us for a late arrival or baggage drop-off options. Depart by 11am
Uzès is a medieval town in proximity to Arlès, Nîmes and Avignon in the Gard region of France. 17th-18th century mansions line the maze of little lanes and shaded squares with cafes and restaurants which sprawl out onto their terraces- perfect for a refreshing beverage before visiting this pretty town.
-Shop on the Saturday morning market at Place aux Herbs
-Visit the medieval garden next to Place aux Herbs. There are 450 varieties of edible, culinary, ornamental and medicinal plants used in medieval times. Admire the contemporary art and climb the 100 steps of the King Tower for fabulous views over Uzès
–Gothic chapel with beautiful stained glass windows
–Louis XVIII – XVI apartments furnished with woodwork, chandeliers, tapestries and paintings
-Climb the Bermonde Tower: a primitive keep from the 11th century with views over Uzès
–The 18th century town hall. Its southern façade is ornamented with pilasters and its inner courtyard is a venue for concerts during summer
-Visit the 1870’s neo-Romanesque Saint-Théodroit Cathedral and see one of the oldest organs in France from 1670
–The Uzès Tower has the only cylindrical bell tower in France
–Bishop’s Palace: now the tribunal and the Geoges Borias Museum which displays the history of Uzès from prehistoric times to present
–Eure valley: Lovely shaded spot for picnics, a fitness trail, playground, football pitch and the draining basin for the Roman aqueduct that supplies water to Nîmes
-Visit The Brasserie Artisanale Meduz and have a taste
-Visit Nîmes, Avignon and the Pont du Gard
-National Stud Farm of Uzès for horse lovers
-Kids will love the HARIBO factory
Nearest villages to Mas de Soleillan
Capital of Provence
How to get there
Train: Avignon (50 mins)
Plane: Avignon (60 mins). Montpellier ( 1:18 mins)
Car: See map
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