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LUXURY FRENCH HOUSE -GREAT LOCATION, AC, LOVELY DÉCOR, HISTORIC CENTRE, PARKING

Jennifer Godson (Jenny)

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Jennifer Godson (Jenny)

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LUXURY FRENCH HOUSE -GREAT LOCATION, AC, LOVELY DÉCOR, HISTORIC CENTRE, PARKING

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Uzes House Rental Photos and Description

2Bed- 2Bath-A/Con- Gourmet kitchen- 2 dining areas- Computer - quiet & central

Le Rêve (The Dream) is a lovely old 17th century stone town house which is located in a quiet cul de sac in the historic heritage quarter of Uzès and is ideal for accommodating up 4 persons. (A 5th person can be accommodated on a fold out bed if required).

The house underwent a complete renaissance over an 18 month period in 2011-12, when the limestone was restored to its original honey tones and sympathetically renovated the interior, creating a warm inviting space full of traditional Provençal charm and character. Forged ironwork, stone features, tiled floors, exposed beams and traditional shutters combined with high quality furnishings and fittings create a lovely warm ambient environment.

You will enjoy the custom-built kitchen with induction cooktop and full sized oven and fridge, dishwasher, microwave etc. with everything you need to make the most of cooking with local produce or to simply enjoy eating readymade gourmet purchases from the market. You have two choices as to where to eat - either the kitchen table with bar stools or upstairs in the lounge dining room area.

A small table and 2 chairs in front of the house are perfect for having an afternoon aperitif in the sun.

There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus 2 separate toilets, one on the ground level which is great for those who do not want to do too much stair climbing. Both bedrooms are beautifully furnished and have comfortable, French queen size beds (160cm), high quality linens, storage room for your clothes, a flat screen TV and DVD player and DVD library.

One bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and the other bedroom has a separate bathroom and both with heated towel rails and underfloor heating.

There are 2 separate toilets adjacent to each bathroom. The bedroom on the top floor has a split air conditioner for keeping cool in summer as well as central heating in winter.

The well lit, elegantly appointed living room is on the first level and has a comfortable seating area for relaxing or reading. French doors open onto the quiet street.

Split air conditioning keeps you cool in summer and central heating and double glazed windows and very thick walls keep the house warm in winter. A large screen TV can act as a computer and music/film library with unlimited wireless internet, as well as many French and British cable satellite television channels.

There are mini-speakers for your i-Pod/I-Phone to connect to and a library of books to choose from.

There is a laundry room with a washing machines and dryer on the ground level.

A private parking garage 50 meters from the house is available if required for your stay.

DO NOT FORGET TO WATCH THE VIDEO! - SCROLL TO THE END OF THE LISTING

High quality linen and towels, welcome basket and cleaning at the end of your stay is included.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jennifer Godson (Jenny) (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english, french

About Jennifer Godson (Jenny)

Although I am Australian and live in Melbourne, I have been a frequent traveller to Europe since my first trip as a young backpacker. France has always been a favourite destination and I regard myself as a Francophile. I enjoy the challenge of learning the language and look forward to spending increased amounts of time in France in years to come. Meanwhile we like to share our 'Dream' /Le Rêve with others who come to experience the charm of Uzès.

Jennifer Godson (Jenny) purchased this house in 2009

Why Jennifer Godson (Jenny) chose Uzes

Why indeed? Location, location, location really as it is both close to the heart of historic centre of Uzès and yet because it is just off a pedestrianised street it is also devoid of traffic noise. We spent a lot of time, money and effort restoring the house to its best and discovering a well in the process which is meant to be lucky. Not completely sure about that but we do feel lucky that we discovered Uzès and have a little piece of France as a second home.

What makes this house unique

We love old houses and discovered the original stair entrance and realised that we could reconfigure the house as originally intended. The limestone walls are extremely thick and there are many of the original wooden beams along with a large cellar. It's layout is a little quirky as it is built on 2 small parcels of land at different times hence the floor levels are different in parts,but it works as you can see in the video below at the end of the listing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for making our stay in Uzès a truly memorable one! Le Rêve is a beautiful apartment with everything we needed and in proximity to the most wonderful sights, cafès, restaurants etc. We hope to return in the not too distant future.
May 2014
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Luxury French house -great location, AC, lovely décor, historic centre, parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Luxury French house -great location, AC, lovely décor, historic centre, parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3776146
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Uzes Uzes - Pont du Gard
5

Loving care with every detail will win your heart

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here in mid-November, when the days were becoming shorter and colder, so probably did not experience Uzès at its best, but we still enjoyed our stay very much, and would happily return to the beautiful, friendly, conveniently sized town of Uzès and this excellent property.

The property is very well located just off a pedestrianised street and within easy walking distance of the local cinema (where else would a signed photo of Noam Chomsky greet one on arrival?), the friendly supermarket and all needed shopping resources.

The property itself is very clean, secure, quiet, comfortable and inviting, with an extremely well-equipped kitchen and well thought-out instructions for an uncomplicated stay. We have stayed in many apartments in Paris and elsewhere in France over the years, but this was unequalled in the owner's careful attention to detail in every room. The in-floor heating was particularly appreciated by my wife during the first hours of those cold wintery mornings!

What else can I say? There were no bad surprises, the bed, couches and chairs were comfortable, the heating, lighting, clothes cooking, washing/drying and showers all worked without problems. Our welcome and orientation by the local manager left us well-prepared and we did not not need to seek their help during our stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Kevin for comprehensively reviewing and commenting on your stay at Le Rêve from a "winter" perspective. We always strive to exceed our guests' expectations and we are delighted that we appear to be succeeding.
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Luxury French house -great location, AC, lovely décor, historic centre, parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3776146
+61 -409352144
Uzes Uzes - Pont du Gard
5

A wonderful base for exploring Provence

  • 5 of 5
Jenny and Ian's home in Uzès was the perfect base for exploring Provence Located in the historic, pedestrian part of town meant that so much was within walking distance. The house was beautifully furnished, spotless and every bit as good as the photos. Jenny answered all our questions and nothing was too much trouble. Make sure you are in town on Saturday morning for the amazing market and stock up for the weekend / week. We loved our visit to Uzès and hope to return soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to receive your positive comments and we hope that you will come back and visit us again very soon.
business
Luxury French house -great location, AC, lovely décor, historic centre, parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3776146
+61 -409352144
Uzes Uzes - Pont du Gard
5

French Charm Plus!

  • 5 of 5
We loved this property and had a wonderful stay! Super cute with a truly French feel in furniture & fitout and immaculately presented. The separation of the two bedrooms was great for us, the kitchen well thought out with everything supplied although we ate out most of the time with terrific restaurants minutes away. The location in the centre of Uzes is unbeatable. The town of Uzes itself is one of Provence's prettiest, rightly famous for its markets Sat & Wed mornings. Uzes is central to many sights including the Pont du Gard & Nimes, Avignon less than an hour's easy drive away. This property gave us a wonderful base to explore from and a quiet and comfortable place to come home to. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to give us feedback from your stay. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the facilities in our house and we hope that you may come and stay again in the future.
business
Luxury French house -great location, AC, lovely décor, historic centre, parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3776146
+61 -409352144
Uzes Uzes - Pont du Gard
5

Perfect luxury in the heart of old town

  • 5 of 5
Stone three story Town House hundreds of years old just renovated to the highest modern standards but retaining its period features. Just the look and feel of this stone home is a wonderful experience. It is excellent base to drive around the France country side. It is quiet - cars are stopped from driving down the cobblestones outside by Bollards Blocking the street, which go up and down to allow only the privileged to enter by car. We visited a number of wineries suggested by the proprietor of the local wine shop (he spoke excellent English). All highlights of the town were in easy walking distance and we walked to restaurants close by or cooked in the excellent kitchen. We drove to nearby tourist attractions - most memorable were hilltop towns. The apartment has excellent media arrangement - I found the internet connection the most useful - nice to be able to Skype home.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your delightful feedback comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed both staying in our house and experiencing Uzès and its surrounds and yes! - there are some excellent wineries close by, including Domaine St.Firmin which is right in Uzès itself and a short walk from our house to the cellar door.
business
Luxury French house -great location, AC, lovely décor, historic centre, parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3776146
+61 -409352144
Uzes Uzes - Pont du Gard
5

A Divine French Experience

  • 5 of 5
Le Rêve is a fabulously restored home decorated in a modern provinçal style and immaculately maintained. Every convenience required by the traveller is provided; well appointed bedrooms, bathrooms, a luxurious living room and an ultra modern kitchen. Le Rêve is perfectly located close to the market, restaurants, cafés, cinema, Ducal palace and a huge range of boutiques. We will recommend this little gem to everyone.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in Le Rêve and that everything was so appreciated, as we want our guests to relax and unwind in comfort while they are also discovering the many diverse activities that Uzès has to offer.

Map

Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Nîmes
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Car: recommended

It is just a short stroll down the paved pedestrianised street to the market square or “Place aux Herbes”, the Ducal palace and the many attractive boutiques, cafés and restaurants and the local boulangeries (bakeries) and pâtisseries (cake & pastry shops).

Several tourist and historic sites to visit nearby: Duchy of Uzès, the Pont du Gard, Nîmes with its bull ring and Maison Carré, Avignon and the Popes' Palace, Arles and its arena, the Camargue and its horses, Haribo factory, the Gardon River and Ardèche canyons, the Anduze bamboo garden and its small steam train, the Haras d'Uzès famous equestrian center...A bit further is the Cevennes and its many villages, or just over an hour away visit the other side of the Rhône in Provence to see Bonnieux, St. Rèmy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, Gordes, Roussillon, L'Isle de la Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse and many others.

One of the most beautiful markets in the South of France takes place every Wednesday and Saturday in Uzès in the Place aux Herbes. Here you will find local products: fruits, vegetables, goat cheese, wines and local Mediterranean products, as well as soaps, pottery, linens and clothes.

During summer, you can head to the late-night markets of Uzès and the surrounding villages. There are music festivals in Pont du Gard, Blauzac (Jazz), and Uzès, among others. Local village festivals take place every weekend in the region with running of the bulls in the streets, music, food and children's activities.

For those who love gourmet cuisine and wine, you will love this area! You will be in the heart of Côtes du Rhône wine region . The well known Chateauneuf du Pape or Vacqueras are easily accessible by car for a day trip of wine tasting. The Foire aux Vins d’Uzès (wine fair), where the regions wines are showcased, takes place every year on the 2nd weekend of August,.

During winter, the Fête de la Truffe (truffle festival), occurs every 3rd weekend of January and offers fresh truffles, tastings, food and wine pairings, and a large dinner prepared by the Michelin starred chefs. It is possible to rent the house for the weekend only.

An instruction book is provided to you upon your arrival with local restaurant recommendations and places to visit. For questions concerning the activities of the region and events, please contact me or go to www.practicallyfrench.com.au for my blog and many ideas on places to visit and things to do in and around Uzès.

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Rates & Availability

From €765 Per week

Uzes House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard
Jan 2 2015 - May 7 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
€765
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-season
May 8 2015 - Jun 18 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
€850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2015
Jun 19 2015 - Sep 17 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
€920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Garage Parking per week €25
Refundable damage deposit €700
Notes We accept payment in Australian dollars.
Uzès has fantastic Saturday market which is a must for visitors, but it also makes changeovers difficult as streets are blocked and is why our changeover is the day prior - Friday. Our local managers will arrange to meet you and familiarise you, organise the refundable deposit and are easily contactable to assist you throughout your stay if required.
Please send your email or phone contact and we will reply. Payment is by password protected PayPal link - 25% deposit with booking - the remaining 75%, payable 60 days prior to arrival. Refundable damage deposit $AUD900/ 700 euros in cash or cheque on day of arrival to local manager - all linen and end of stay clean included.
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Amenities

Uzes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 First floor - toilet , shower , Please note this house has 2 bathrooms & 2 separate toilets
    Bathroom 2 Ground Floor - toilet , shower , This house has 2 bathrooms and 2 separate toilets
  • Bathroom 1 - is on the ground floor and is an en-suite bathroom in bedroom. It has attractive tumble form marble tiles and marble basin. Next door is a separate toilet and half basin. Bathroom 2 is on the first floor with tumble form marble featuring also and a separate toilet adjacent. Both bathrooms feature dual shower heads and marble basins, hairdryers, magnifying mirrors and heated towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Romantic bedroom on ground floor has Queen bed, high quallity linen/towels, DVD player, remote controlled fan, storage, heated towel rails, en-suite bathroom with shower and marble basin & toilet next door
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
If you would like any extra services including dinner reservations, massages, winery visits arranged then our local manager will be happy to do this for you for a small extra fee which is payable directly to her in euros.

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