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Pippa Forster

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Pippa Forster

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


Uzes Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Very comfortable apartment for 4 in ancient Provencal Mas with heated pool.

We invite you to experience the serenity and sense of timelessness of this magnificent Provençal mas, where we offer a refuge from the stresses of modern life. Set in 8 acres of gorgeous gardens and meadows below a historic medieval hill village, its unique tranquillity will charm you from the moment you step inside its spectacular inner courtyard garden.

With a rare 5 star award from the French Tourist Authority, a Best Rental 2012 award from Trip Advisor and rated 25 in all France by, our guests are assured the warmest of welcomes, superb accommodation and unique hospitality to ensure a truly memorable vacation, a perfect honeymoon or wedding.

We are only 15 minutes from medieval Uzès in Provence Gard, close to Avignon, Nîmes, the Pont du Gard, the Camargue and beaches of the Mediterranean, in the foothills of the mountains of the Ardèche and Cévennes. Surrounded by the olive trees, sunflowers, poppies and lavender of Provence, and in the midst of totally unspoilt, beautiful wilderness, this hidden gem is the perfect place to stay while discovering all that this blissfully unspoilt part of southern France has to offer.

With year-round golden sunshine, crystal clear air, spectacular sunsets and stargazing nights, the timeless surroundings of this magical place will leave you with unforgettable memories.


To ensure your stay meets all your hopes for your precious holiday, our spacious gîtes are equipped to the highest standard to ensure your comfort, and you will want for nothing. Beds, pillows and linen are the best, so a good night’s sleep lulled by our resident nightingales is certain. It is our aim to make our guests feel at home and relaxed so they can’t wait to come back again.

Maximum capacity of all our accommodation is limited to 12, but 6 or 8 more usual, which means the pool and grounds are never crowded. Our gites together make excellent accommodation for 2 or 3 families together.

Each gîte has its own private terrace or garden where you can take enjoy a leisurely breakfast or sip something cool on a summer’s evening. Guests can enjoy our heated pool from March to October.

You will find a “welcome” basket of essentials in your gite when you arrive. Guests arriving late can request a light supper to await their arrival for a small additional charge.

This part of Provence is at its loveliest out of season, with an abundance of pure clear air and light. Even in winter the sun continues to shine from a sparkling blue sky most of the time. If you are looking for somewhere inspirational to take time out to write, to paint or just “be”, come and visit us for an extended stay between October and the end of May and become part of the real Provençal way of life.


(sleeps 2/4; 6 with Chambre d’Olivier) ( we also offer Le Grenier our 2 bedroom gite and La Bergerie our one bed accessible gite)

A one-bedroom apartment of tremendous charm, created where silk worms spun their magic long ago. Within the north-west tower and with unique views of the village of Lussan. Comfortable sofa bed in the living room makes it suitable for a couple and two children. Perfect for honeymoons.

• entrance through a roofed terrace with dining table overlooking internal courtyard

• living room/kitchen with sofa bed. Fully fitted and equipped kitchen area with built-in oven, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine. Magnificent views up the hill to the village of Lussan.

• bedroom – a truly romantic room with queen size bed, vaulted ceiling, built-in wardrobe, fans. Doors lead to private terrace – a sun trap, even in winter. Ensuite bathroom with bath, shower double basin unit

Additional accommodation is available in le Chambre d’Olivier – just a couple of steps down from the private terrace leading from le Mûrier bedroom.


Part of the farmhouse, but completely self-contained with independent access from the courtyard, our b & b room Chambre d’Olivier is furnished to the same high standard as the gîtes with superbly comfortable queen size bed, ceiling fan for the hotter months, built-in wardrobe cupboard, tea and coffee-making facilities – plus a spectacular view up the hill to the village of Lussan from the bed. Ensuite shower.

For that long weekend, a few days (minimum 3 nights), Chambre d’Olivier guests can enjoy all that the mas has to offer on a bed and breakfast basis. Please see our website


Here you can experience life at a slower pace – we guarantee you will enjoy it! Take off your watch and socks; stow your phone and computer and just enjoy the calm. Go for walks, borrow a bike, enjoy the pool, play games, read a book – just “be” in this lovely place.

For more than five centuries – and with earlier, probably Roman roots – the mas has nestled at the foot of the medieval village of Lussan, perched high on its stone crag.

Over the centuries “new” buildings have been added – barns, silk farm, granary- surrounding a fascinating internal courtyard with its Roman-tiled roof-scape and worn stone steps. Today, with the soothing sound of running water, that courtyard garden is a haven of peace and tranquillity – a cool place to sit on a hot summer’s day.

There are lots of quiet spots just to “be”, everywhere the sound of water. Discover our wildlife – walls, ponds, skies and meadows are a nature heaven. Or enjoy our large heated swimming pool set within its own safe walled garden – depending on weather, we swim from late March to late October.


The gardens are a delight for the senses – walkways covered with wisteria, roses and clematis; a walled pool garden full of Mediterranean and exotic sub-tropical plants; an ornamental pond, alive with colourful koi carp; banks of lavender, rosemary, cistus and oleander

Filled with the scent of jasmine, roses and honeysuckle, the sound of running water, singing ciccadas and nightingales, with swallows swooping and eagles soaring overhead, the gardens offer the perfect place for celebrating a marriage. Why not spend a romantic week in one of our gites for that never-to-be-forgotten honeymoon.

With extensive potager where year-round vegetables and fruit are gathered, an enchanting herb garden, orchard of Mediterranean fruit trees and a flock of British rare breed hens, much of our food for our kitchen comes from our own gardens. Our land has been chemical free for 12 years, making all we produce truly organic.

A Gourmet Provencal Supper to Welcome You . We invite our guests to join us for our now-famous welcome supper - in a relaxed and informal setting. Sample the abundance of wonderful produce this area is famous for – much of it grown in our own organic gardens –accompanied by the scents and sounds of Provence.


Newly-created from the ancient sheep barn, our gite la Bergerie is able to welcome guests with limited mobility or those who find steps difficult. On the ground floor with its own garden, easy access from car to apartment and with wide doorways to accommodate a wheelchair, this gîte is spacious and furnished with a modern twist on a Provençal theme.


There are a couple of reasonable restaurants and cafes in the village – a 5 minute walk, masses more within a few minutes in the car.

If you want a bit more convenience or for something truly spectacular, Pippa will happily cook delicious suppers for you or prepare a picnic lunch to enjoy “al fresco”.

We bake bread and pastries every morning – guests can order before they go to bed. Growing much of our own food – fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs, home-made preserves – our table d’hôte and welcome suppers have become one of our great attractions using only the freshest produce.


We run special cookery days for adults and children. Adults from beginners to serious cooks can enjoy a day learning the secrets of the healthy Provencal way with food. Courses to suit everyone. Let Pippa have your children for a whole or half day, go out and do grown-up things and come back to lunch/supper cooked and served by your children.


While providing the highest quality accommodation and thoughtful touches we do so with care and consideration for the local area and the environment.

This is a totally bio (organic) place. Since we moved here no chemicals of any kind have touched our land, so our eggs, fruit, preserves, vegetables and produce are all completely organic. Our hens are fed only organic food and are at liberty to wander where they like, eating wild herbs from the meadow and keeping us free of garden pests. Their eggs are amazing! We provide dressing gowns and sheets made from organic cotton; hand-made toiletries from a small “atelier” in the next village; wherever possible we use produce from our own gardens, or local produce from local suppliers.

Good quality bikes for all ages encourage guests to leave the car behind while exploring the richness of this area.


The mas is perfect for families, children of all ages are welcome and we provide cots and all baby and child equipment. Toys, children’s books and games are available, the pool is safely enclosed and there is a playpen to keep small ones safe. Older children will love playing with our two friendly dogs and children of all ages are welcome to collect eggs and assist with our flock of rare breed chickens. Babysitting is available to give parents a much-needed break. A highlight for kids is the half or one day cookery course that Pippa offers.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pippa Forster (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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About Pippa Forster

Tim spent 33 years in the Royal Navy and Pippa advised major charities on fundraising. After Commanding 3 ships Tim decided that a desk was not attractive and Pippa was looking for a change of direction and so, after a long search we found this place, bought it ( in one week) and developed our home and business. We have 3 sons and 3 grandchildren

Pippa Forster purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Pippa Forster chose Uzes

After years of renting avarage-at-best places we looked for somewhere we could make special, where WE would like to have a vacation. When we found this, It was a ' coup de coeur' , when you see it you will understand. The area is the most beautiful and our home is truly spectacular.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a totally wonderful, unspolied property in a magical area. It is not the madness of the Cote Azur but has all the charm of unspoiled Provence

Guestbook comments from the owner

Staying in one of the gites at Mas de la Bousquette was perfect for us because it rained during our stay in april. The gite is warm, beautifully decorated and big enough to be happy spending a few cozy hours reading. The hill town of Lussan, a few steps away, is perfect, and the gite is situated very close to Uzes, a lovely small provencal town, to the Pont du Gard, and Nimes, a breath taking small city with a huge Roman colliseum. Tim and Pippa have made an extraordinary haven in a great location.
Apr 2013
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Gard Provençal is Provence as it used to be; unspoiled, un-crowded and stunningly lovely. Miles of unspoiled “garrigue” landscape which abounds in wildlife and is perfect for walking. We are at the centre of an important site of special scientific interest with some very rare and wonderful birds

Uzès, with all the shops and facilities you might need one of the best-preserved mediaeval towns in Europe, is a few minutes away its twice-weekly market is justly famous.

Our village Lussan is a mediaeval gem with roman roots. One of the most beautiful villages in France it is perched romantically on a hill just above our Mas, a short walk. There are restaurants and cafes and a couple of small shops and galleries.

Beautiful Uzès is a few minutes away and is one of the best-preserved mediaeval towns in Europe its twice-weekly market is justly famous. 

We are in easy reach of great cities like Nîmes, Avignon, Montpellier; the wilderness of the Camargue and the mountains of the Cévennes and Ardêche are close by

Our area abounds with walks and bike rides and there is canoeing, rock climbing, horse riding etc. within minutes. Our village has excellent tennis courts, boules, riding stables. The area is famous for cycling both road and mountain. The Tour de France comes nearby most years. The area drips with history and our roman remains, Pont du Gard, Arena and Maison Carre at Nimes are world class.

There are fine museums and galleries in our cities and some important concert venues (Orange, Nimes Arena). If you can drag the family away from our pool, within a short drive there are plenty of family oriented things to do: canoeing under the pont du gard cave visiting and adventure ropeways are favourites.


Rates & Availability

From €690 Per week

Uzes Apartment Rental Rates

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Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit €300
Notes 50% on booking, balance 8 weeks before arrival. Payment by € or £ bank transfer or cheque. Credit card payment may be possible but we have to pass on the banks 5% surcharge
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Uzes Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , twin basins
  • All towels, bathrobes, luxury toileteries
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Murier - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Top quality queen size matress with soft topper in antique brass knobbed bed. Wonderful room full of character in the old silk mill. breathtaking views up to the village.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a place to enjoy, calm and lovely, we have avoided TVs but provide books, games, music and the most lovely place. Just 'be', relax, take off your watch and socks and let the magic take you

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