Jeaves Ropero at L'Elzet Gites

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Jeaves Ropero at L'Elzet Gites

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St-Jean-du-Gard Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful, romantic one bed gite in an amazing location. Owner hospitality

L'Elzet Gite, a unique château-style country home nestled in the foothills of the Cevennes National Park by the Stevenson Trail and overlooking fantastic panoramic views of the valley below and beyond. Great village amenities and bar-restaurant, just 1km walk or 1.5km drive. The nearby gorgeous crystal clear aquamarine spring-water river swimming, with beaches, cascade, rock-pooling, paddling, and even a bar-cafe-restaurant at the beginning of river walk, where you park your car make this an idyllic holiday!

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Gorgeous, romantic one bedroomed gite. Sleeps 2 (but could have a well behaved child staying on the sofa bed downstairs)

LAYOUT: Ground floor kitchen and living area with a spiral staircase leading up to the bedroom with a kingsize bed. Then continue up the staircase to the amazing bathroom with a large corner bath and stunning views across the valley.

SHARED OUTDOOR AREAS:

Large garden with shaded banquet area, tables and chairs and BBQ; sun beds, shared swimming pool, all with beautiful panoramic views over the valley and beyond. Parkland and woodland trails.

A lovely tranquil and evocative setting

We have a small menagerie of child friendly pet farm animals and 2 gorgeous donkeys!

This is also an ideal retreat outside of school holidays for those who want tranquility and lifting of their spirits, or to recuperate. (We have a good local doctor, paramedics and air ambulance!). It is infinitely inspiring for artists, photographers, and walkers, and the famous Stevenson Trail (Robert Louis Stevenson 'Travels with a donkey in the Cevennes') passes through the valley here.

Every season has its beauty in this idyllic location nr St Jean du Gard and the magnificent Cevennes National Park.

Our village is a typical Cevenol community where you can experience authentic friendly french life, and is just a 1km walk or 1.5km drive. We have a Mairie where local events often take place, well stocked mini Spar supermarket, specialist bakery-patisserie, butcher, takeaway, bar restaurant(s), tennis, football, horse and donkey riding; and local school. The crystal clear river swimming is either by our village or 3.4km from here. There are lots of clean often white beaches, with paddling, and rock-pooling, all in a wonderful oasis, both with bar-restaurant close by.

Many of our visitors have called it a paradise. We have countless great reviews and many visitors come back year after year!

There are great local markets such as nearby St Jean Du Gard Tuesdays and Saturdays, and Thursdays at historic Anduze, which sell not just traditional local cullinary products but a wealth of colourful artisan made products and wares to tempt you.

This area is a jewel in the diverse region of Languedoc in the South of France. Visit Spring and Autumn- each and every season offers a very different holiday experience and you are more inclined to be adventurous when it is less hot.

Just in case - all gites have heating. Two of our gîtes have a cosy log burner.

Being located in the South East of the Cevennes, on the border of both Lozere and Gard means we are ideally placed for not just the National Park, but also Nimes and the nature reserve of the Camargue, or south to Montpellier and the sea, west to Uzes, the roman Pont du Gard and even visit Avignon just over the river in Provence.

There are too many adventure activities in the Cevennes to mention - walking trails, hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering, canoeing. rafting, water tubing, tree assault courses, and exciting caving to name a few.

The CEVENNES NATIONAL PARK is a UNESCO protected Biosphere and World Heritage Site. The rugged beauty and diversity of granite meeting limestone means sheer ridges, deep gorges gouged out by crystal clear rivers, and dramatic limestone caves to thrill. The scenery is breathtakingly spectacular. There are more than 2400 animal species and unique flora from Mediterranean through to alpine species. You will find a classic way of life here, with its mix of mountain, valley pastures, farmlands and many ancient villages and the total of all of this, and its culture, is protected by the UNESCO Biosphere and now a WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

The border of the park has been extended to include Saint Etienne Vallee Francaise which is also in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is part of the Stevenson trail (GR70) and many other beautiful walks.

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the book 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes'). You can find a link to read this book, or read more about the Cevennes and its rich history including that of the Camisards, Hugenots and famous people from this region who made their mark in its culture and history on our website.

The Wines of the Cevennes & Languedoc: The Languedoc vineyards of the Southern Cevennes produce some of the best wines in Languedoc including organic wines.

For more information visit our own L'Elzet Gites website http://www.cevennes-holiday-gites.com

More Details

Details for La Clede 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Unique two bedroomed holiday cottage.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for a fantastic holiday, its an amazing place and the welcome is wonderful. Watch out because we will be back some time soon



x Helen H via our Facebook Page
Jul 2011
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Jeaves Ropero at L'Elzet Gites

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Jeaves Ropero is half French, half English, and grew up in York, UK. She moved to France in 1986 to build l'Elzet with her then husband.

For many years Jeaves has built a solid reputation for providing excellent hospitality (and for her meals a la ferme!)

L'Elzet has visitor books with countless testimonials, and many many have said they arrive as visitors, depart as friends!

Some visitors return year after year, sometimes twice in the same year, to experience the changing beauty of the seasons, friendship, and a home from home.

Jeaves Ropero at L'Elzet Gites purchased this cottage in 1986

Jeaves and her then husband, used to stay in the local village of St Etienne Vallee Francaise, every year, from around the beginning of the 1980's. They had fallen in love with the dramatic beauty and diversity of the magnificent Cevennes and its National Park yet have easy access to and from several airports (Nimes less than 1hr drive), the Camargue and the Mediterranean coast. They never tired of it.

This is now a unique chateau style property like no other and she began renting out her first gite - the Tower Annexe, and has since added the characterful Clede converted chestnut drier cottage, and a super 2 bedroom apartment, with stunning views overlooking the valley below, (on the same level as the garden and swimming pool).

There were so many reasons they chose the site - the evocative atmosphere, the many vistas along its extensive woodlands, next to a friendly local village community and its many amenities, not forgetting the central bar-restaurant to mingle with the locals, tennis courts and horse riding, oh, and the fabulous crystal clear river swimming and cascade nearby, the famous Cevennes National Park, - and more.

Having owner hospitality makes every difference to a holiday experience, and Jeaves is a fantastic host and a great cook, with the help of Manon (she speaks French but gives English a go !).

You can be self-catering, or have meals a la ferme. Out of main seasons it is possible to stay for B&B, short breaks, or Long Let,

Visitor feedback suggests you will fall in love with L'Elzet, It is a home from home whilst also having a unique character and evocative atmosphere. The many vistas along its extensive woodlands, next to a friendly local village community and its many amenities, not forgetting the central bar-restaurant to mingle with the locals; tennis courts and horse riding; oh, and the fabulous crystal clear river swimming and cascade nearby, so pure you might not want to swim in the sea again - all combine to make a holiday here special..

Everyone should experience the wonders of the Cevennes National Park !

We also have our much loved small menagerie of pet farm animals including L'Elzet's own two gorgeous donkeys. All are tame, full of character, and used to all ages petting them. Children adore them :-)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

La Clede
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St-Jean-du-Gard Lasalle - Cevennes Valleys
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Heaven in the South of France

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Eight of us stayed at L'Elzet in May of 2009, and everyone - from grandparents to parents to one child and three teenagers - loved it. We still find ourselves basking in the memory of the warmth and generosity we experienced, not to mention the beauty of the landscape and the charm and comfort of our accommodations. There's a village within walkable distance and a river running through a stunning gorge a bit farther where we could swim. Fifteen minutes by car down the road is a town whose market day was a real treat. And thirty minutes away is a bigger town where we were lucky to encounter a festival with brass bands, street food, costumes and happy people. Farther on is Pont du Gard and Avignon. But - back to L'Elzet. Jeeves and Philippe went out of their way to make us feel we'd found the best place in all of southern France to spend our time, Jeeves even preparing a delicious sauce for our spaghetti one night. The younger members of the family thought they'd been dropped into a fairy tale, especially when they met Paques the donkey, five lively puppies and several sedate cats. One of our favorite memories was dining outside, either on our balcony or the patio overlooking the village and valley. We've traveled to many places, exotic and intriguing, but L'Elzet has the most genuine sense of "place" we've experienced. Our memories - and our hearts - return to it often. Thank you, Jeeves.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sylvia, it was such a pleasure to have you and your lovely family stay with us at L'Elzet Gites..

What more can we say to such a lovely review!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
84 Kilometres
Nimes 1hr, Montpellier 1hr50 and others
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
ALES 30km, Nimes 65km, Avignon (Eurostar)
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
N106 Nimes to Ales
Nearest Beach
3.5 Kilometres
Crystal Clear River w beaches 3.5 km; Med Sea 95k
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar-Restaurant 1km walk, or 1.5km by car
Nearest Ski
56 Kilometres
Mont Aigoual & Mont Lozere ski stations
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Ales
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Bar Restaurant in the village (1km walk)
Car: necessary

Tranquil evocative location. Fabulous Crystal clear RIVER SWIMMING just 3.5km, Cevennes National Park, walking, canoeing, caves, steam train, many activities. Museums, markets at St Jean du Gard and Anduze. The magnificent Cevennes National Park is stunning ( a UNESCO World Heritage site) in Languedoc Roussillon, We are by the border of both Lozere & Gard .

You can just drink in the stunning panoramic views, and enjoy the many different vistas along 5 hectares of our woodlands or you can have lazy days with perhaps a walk to the nearby village, interacting with the friendly community and sit outside the shaded bar-restaurant we have here, this may be enough for you. But fabulous aquamarine crystal clear river swimming is 3.5km from L'Elzet is an idyllic oasis and has paddling, rock-pooling and beaches. The Stevenson Trail (GR70) passes through here and the village (1-1.5km). Here you have tennis courts, horse riding, football, weekly events during the summer, bar/restaurant(s), small 'Spar' supermarket, butcher, bakery-patisserie, school and doctor.

The Cevennes is diverse, rich in history, flora, fauna, geology and ideal for birdwatcing, & nature photography,

St Jean du Gard 13km colourful markets. Cevenol Museum, Steam Train, Bambouzerie Park, historic Anduze, Activity centre Parc Parfum D'Aventure, Caves de Trabuc, vineyards; cosmopolitan Ales; historic Uzes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Nimes, Montpellier, Mediterranean coast.

Visitors fall in love with L'Elzet & this magical region and so will you!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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St-Jean-du-Gard Cottage Rental Rates

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Peak Season
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,050
 
 
Peace and Quiet Season
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
€795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €200
Cleaning €55

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

St-Jean-du-Gard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 child bed , Bunk beds
  • Details: Lovely bedroom, king size bed
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • churches
  • botanical garden
  • water parks
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • equestrian events
  • spelunking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
Notes:
The local river swimming is just gorgeous. Owner hospitality at hand makes all the difference to your holiday. You can stay designated couples only weeks, and family holiday weeks, self-catering, or some meals a La Ferme. Massage, or Qi Gong Master in the village. Babysitting. L'Elzet Gites is suitable for those seeking an idyllic, tranquil evocative setting, During school holidays means children may be having fun. Families love to visit the river and cascade, or go on the many walks, or visit the many places of interest , or local steam railway, museum, colourful markets, bambouzerie park, caves. The magnificent Cevennes National Park has dramatic scenery and many activities.. We believe L'Elzet and the Cevennes will combine to make a unique and special holiday. We respect your privacy, but there are also opportunities to join in group BBQ's and/or drinks and have a laugh if you choose to :)
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