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Lovingly renovated barn set amongst vineyards and olive trees

Etienne and Joanna Dejardin

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Etienne and Joanna Dejardin

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Lovingly renovated barn set amongst vineyards and olive trees

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Canaules-et-Argentieres Barn Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering rental to sleep 7 with air-conditoning and large pool (12m x 6m)

Mas Bel-Air, a beautifully restored stone barn, is situated near the pretty village of Canaules, close to the lively market town of Anduze with its many restaurants and shops. It is set amongst vineyards and farmland with beautiful views across the surrounding countryside. The house is surrounded by 1 hectare of land and has a large swimming pool, landscaped with rosemary and lavender bushes and with a covered lounging area. The house has a covered terrace and shady courtyard for aperitifs and barbecues.

From the barn you can go for long walks through the vineyards and even be accompanied by the owners' dogs!

Fresh eggs and vegetables from the garden are available in season.

How to get here: By air: Ryanair operate low cost flights from Luton, East Midlands or Liverpool to Nimes; 40 mins transfer by car. They also operate a daily flight from Stanstead to Montpellier, 1 hr transfer by car. Easyjet have a daily low-cost flight from Gatwick to Marseille and Montpellier. There is also aRyanair flight from Bristol to Béziers. PLEASE NOTE, many flights are seasonal and timetables can change. A car is essential: rental companies are available at Nimes, Marseilles and Montpellier Airports and also at Nimes Railway Station. By rail: A regular TGV service operates from Paris to Nimes (3 hrs).Eurostar from London to Nimes, via Lille or Paris, or direct London - Avignon once a week By road: From Paris you can join the A10/A71 crossing the Massif Central, then the A75 leaving the motorway at either junction 39, crossing the Cevennes mountains to Ales; a spectacular journey. Alternatively, take the A7/A( Austo route de Sud through Lyon to Junction 25 at Nimes (west).

Things to do and see: Unlike larger towns and coastal resorts of southern France, Anduze and Ales have retained their character and charm. In Ales there is a daily covered market and on Mondays an open air market spills out into the surrounding streets. There are free music shows every evening in summer months and many festivals throughout the year. In early May the local Feria turns Ales into a 4 day street party, with bull-fighting in the local arena and parades and dancing in the streets. The ever popular provencal market in Uzes on a Saturday morning is a must, with its pretty squares filled with artisans' stalls. Uzes and Sommieres are just two of many medieval towns and villages in the Cevennes foothills. Stretching from the mountains and forests of the Cevennes to the salt marshes of the Camargue, the Gard offers a huge variety of attractions. Nimes boasts the only fully preserved Roman temple of the ancient world: the Maison Carree alongside great shops and boutiques.

Things to do and see cont..: The famous Roman arena is host to excellent live concerts and bullfights in the summer months but advance booking is essential. The Pont du Gard, just northeast of Nimes, is the largest surviving Roman aqueduct, while Aigues Mortes to the south is an almost perfectly preserved walled medieval town. For lovers of the great outdoors there are endless opportunities for cycling, hiking, pony trekking, fishing and canoeing. The nearest golf courses are Nimes Vacquerolles, a good 18 hole course, and Uzes, a pretty testing 9 hole course. There are miles of sandy beaches on the Mediterranean coast and countless vineyards to explore and enjoy with wonderful fauna and flora walking in the Cevennes. For the less energetic, there are scenic drives in the magnificent Cevennes - to Mont Aigoual, the Cirque de Navacelles and Gorges du tarn. With superb light and beautiful views, the area offers great opportunities for those who love photography and painting.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Etienne and Joanna Dejardin (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2015

About Etienne and Joanna Dejardin

Etienne and I moved to France in 2001 having acquired the property a few years previously. Etienne came from Paris and I was an army child who had lived all over the world. We lived together in Clapham in London for 25 years, bringing up 4 children and decided to make a real change whilst our youngest son could go into the primary system in France. Etienne had worked in the wine and spirits industry and I was a primary teacher then literacy specialist.

We now live the country life with dogs, a cat, chickens and a large vegetable garden. We have lovely neighbours and regularly help with the grape harvest or are called on to help round up cows. Very different to Clapham. We can always be called on for advice and Etienne is always happy to arrange wine tasting in local caves.

Etienne and Joanna Dejardin purchased this barn in 1999

Why Etienne and Joanna Dejardin chose Canaules-et-Argentieres

We had great friends who had moved to Nimes and we spent several holidays in the area so when we decided to move to France it was an obvious choice.

It is a wonderful region - it is rural but you can be in Nimes in less than an hour. We live on a plain but you can be up in the Cevennes mountains in half an hour and there's a ski station one and a half hours away. There are several beaches within an hour's drive and lovely spots by the river for picnics.

The house itself, whilst within 20 minutes walk to a village with all amenities, is in a hamlet of three houses. The little road outside has very little traffic and you can walk in all directions.

What makes this barn unique

The barn itself is completely independent from our house, with its own garden and parking areas. The interior is spacious and always stays cool in summer.

The air conditioning is great for hot summer nights and

The covered terrace can be used all year round. The barn works brilliantly for children - there is so much space inside and out with a fence all around both the property and the swimming poo

Guestbook comments from the owner

A golden holiday home for a friends' reunion. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Sep 2012
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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Lovingly renovated barn set amongst vineyards and olive trees
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A glorious place to holiday

  • 5 of 5

The most comfortable and convenient house in which to stay. Well equipped and ideal for children of all ages. The large pool is kept immaculately and the owners could not have been more helpful, friendly and kind. They seem to really put themselves out to ensure that their visitors have a good holiday. The garden is big with lovely rural views and the surrounding area full of activities, great markets and places to eat. Our holiday was even better than I had imagined and we shall definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful week in beautiful and sunny Bel Air

  • 5 of 5

Myself, husband and 2 year old son had the best week at the Barn. Its in a beautiful setting, brilliantly equipped holiday home. We loved exploring the local area including Anduze market and the beach, 1 hours drive away. We would definitely return. Joanna, Etienne and the dogs were the perfect hosts.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

My two year old daughter and I loved it.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for a rural French holiday. The barn itself had a massive living area and was very clean and tastefully decorated. There was a basket of toys and books for my daughter, which kept her happy. She loved the swimming pool which had a slide and loads of inflatables for her to play with. I loved the scenery, which was just beautiful. The owners were more than accommodating. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway

A wonderful holiday.

  • 5 of 5

I went on a holiday to 'the barn' in Bel-Air with my two sisters and 2 year old niece after it had been recommended by a friend. We had the most wonderful holiday. The photos do not do the barn or surrounding area justice. The barn is spacious, comfortable, clean, well decorated and furnished with wonderful views and outdoor space. The owners, Jo and Eti, could not have made us feel more welcome and the small touches such as fresh bread and delicious home made apricot jam in the kitchen on our arrival made the stay even more enjoyable. If you don't want to spend your day lying by the pool surrounded by lavender and spectacular views then there is also lots to enjoy in the nearby area which Jo and Eti were more than happy to advise us on. One of the highlights was eating fresh seafood while listening to local music and drinking local wine in the nearby village. My niece also had a great time and the 4 of us want to make this an annual trip. We can't wait to return and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
New York

French Countryside Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing time staying in the barn. It has all the features you need - comfortable bedrooms, plenty of space with nice furniture, a large kitchen, and several other amenities. You can't ask for a prettier location, as it's surrounded by vineyards and farms with views of the hills and countryside. Not to mention it's a short drive to many markets and charming French towns, and less than an hour from the beach. The owners are lovely people and extremely accommodating. They were very respectful of our privacy and were open to any questions we had. The property is spatious. I spent many hours quietly relaxing by the large pool or on the patio and didn't even leave the property certain days. I would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway

Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wanted to go somewhere to escape from the London hustle and bustle. A friend recommended Bel-Air for my family to go for a child freindly place to holiday in.

It was perfect. Lovely surroundings, beautiful bike rides and daily barbeques, lazing by the pool with the kids thrilled with the choice of inflatables!!

The local markets and cafes are great for a spot of retail therapy too.

Can't wait to go back this summer!!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nimes, garons
Nearest Ferry
1000 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
36 Kilometres
A9 Junction 25 Nimes West
Nearest Restaurant
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Palavas les Flots, Le Grau du Roi
Car: necessary

10 km from the bustling market town of Anduze and near the busy centre of Ales, Mas Bel-Air sits in the plain

south of the Cevennes foothills. The popular market town of Uzes with its medieval chateau and upmarket boutiques is just half an hour way. The magnificent Cevennes hills, the spectacular gorges of the Ardeche, the sandy Mediterranean beaches, the Camargue, the Pont du Gard and major towns such as Avignon, Nimes, Arles and Montpellier are all within an hour's drive.

Other Activities: kayaking: ice-skating: ten-pin bowling

Golf: Good golf course at Nimes Vacquerolles - half an hour's drive away


Rates & Availability

From £500 Per week

Canaules-et-Argentieres Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2015
Apr 3 2015 - Jul 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jul 3 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Off season
Oct 31 2015 - Apr 1 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200.00
Notes Payment may be made in £Sterling or Euro equivalent. 30% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking and the rest of the payment must be paid 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. A breakages deposit of £200 is requested on arrival - this will be returned to you within 3 working days of you leaving the property subject to no breakages/damage.
One third on booking and the rest two months before rental commences
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Canaules-et-Argentieres Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , downstairs toilet
  • Maintained to a very high standard.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , beds can be joined together
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , beds can be joined together
  • The bedrooms are to a very high standard with their own bathroom and toilet. SITTING ROOM/LIVING AREA This is a wonderful open-plan area with a tuned piano, woodburning stove and every comfort for all times of the year. We have games and books available for all ages. There is a large dining table. A studio/sun room has sliding doors onto the gravelled terrace with almond trees and views over the surrounding countryside.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house offers excellent accommodation and is decorated and furnished to a high standard with every comfort imaginable. The furnishing is a mixture of antique and new with a wood burning stove in the sitting room and central heating/air-conditioning throughout. We have a swing and slide for young children and outside ping-pong table. The pool (12m x 6m) (shared with the owners) has a large shaded area and is fenced according to French law. Keep fit by using the outside gym apparatus!! The owners live nearby and will be delighted to give you every assistance. THIS IS A NO SMOKING HOUSE.

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