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NOSTALGIC ! LE PRESBYTERRE 20 MINUTES FROM UZES BACK TO THE DAYS OF YOUR ...

Shirley Mccarthy

Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks english, french
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Shirley Mccarthy

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NOSTALGIC ! LE PRESBYTERRE 20 MINUTES FROM UZES BACK TO THE DAYS OF YOUR ...

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Pougnadoresse House Rental Photos and Description

Ancient Presbytery 200 Sq.meters . Spacious Bedrooms with views !

Private walled courtyard / garden with fig tree , climbing roses and shrubs. The house has stone walls and tiled floors , a center staircase , working fireplaces and large kitchen. Pougnedoresse - is a medieval village featuring a chateau and an ancient church surrounded by very beautiful natural countryside.

Close to Uzes and also not far away from Nimes, Avingnon + farther on Vaucluse , Provence , Alpes, and Cote d'Azur.

Le Presbytere creates a feeling of a time passed, the kitchen is well stocked with cupboards, shelves, large table, chairs - but also oven, fridge and washing machine . And the antique beds are a good size in large bedrooms with views !

Surrounding the village are footpaths through woodland and fields - and whether inside of the courtyard or down a country lane you just might feel in a different time gone by ?

The Bread Van Stops outside your door each day around 10 / 11 a.m.

And for those in need - INTERNET !

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Shirley Mccarthy (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks english, french

About Shirley Mccarthy

I love houses especially old houses that are unique - or have their own particular charm. I paint them , organize them and basically love them !

Why Shirley Mccarthy chose Pougnadoresse

Because it is tanquil and has the feel of France that has often been lost over the years in many other villages . The villagers are friendly and the walks and rides around the village are beautiful with often great views into the distance --- as indeed there are from the house.

What makes this house unique

It is a presbytery and has a wonderful sense of peace and tranquility and contentment . A bread van calls everyday with croissants, pain aux raisons and of course bread - just like times gone by ! With markets to enjoy in St Quinton de Poterie or Uzes - plus supermarkets -- one can stock up for the week or not ?

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

Nostalgic ! Le Presbyterre 20 minutes from UZES Back to the days of your ...
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Nostalgic ! Le Presbyterre 20 minutes from UZES Back to the days of your ...
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Pougnadoresse Uzes - Pont du Gard
5

A welcome surprise

  • 5 of 5
Our family of six stayed at Le Presbyterre August 8-15, 2012. Shirley was so patient with our late arrival into town and showed every courtesy as we toured the property. She had the home in perfect order for our stay and made herself available throughout our week if needed.
We enjoyed the village and the nearby tourists sites such as Uzes, Pont du Gard, and Nimes. The delicious figs from the tree and the fresh baked bread from the delivery truck in town was a daily welcome.
I'm looking forward to a return visit someday.
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much for your review .

I am at the moment arranging the branches of the Fig tree and shaping it so the figs are easier to collect - as there are so many that fall from the top and exploded onto the ground which is such a waste !

We have had a very mild Autumn with the sunlight giving out those long golden late afternoon shadows that makes one feel at ones best with the world.

I am so pleased you enjoyed the house and it's surroundings and look forward to meeting you again someday ?

My Very Best Regards

Shirley Mc Carthy
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Pougnadoresse Uzes - Pont du Gard
5

Peace, history, rustic beauty, a real vacation.

  • 5 of 5
The house and its garden sit on top of a packed little hilltop stone village in the Gard, almost hitting the village's 10th century chateau. The upstairs windows open out to wide, green views of vineyards and distant hills. The village is quiet, but alive; the neighbors across the street aren't tourists.

Inside, Le Presbytere is rustic, comfortable, with a hard-to-describe atmosphere of rest and quiet joy. Furnished with country antiques, the house displays small, interesting details -- the sun hat and the sword hung on the wall, the church bench and prayer chair, the silver birds next to the massive old iron keys (that you actually use).

The house has everything one needs (new fridge, washing machine, wireless, etc.), but there is no artificial replication of fast-life entertainment "conveniences." Instead of a big-screen TV, you get books. And I think it's the idea, because the house is distinctive in its soothing, happy ambiance. I woke up most mornings to little streams of light from cracks in the shutters and to the sounds of church bells and doves. (The sounds of the bread van followed.) If I weren't utterly unsuperstitious, I'd say it's possible the house has kept the convivial traces of dinners enjoyed at the long kitchen table.

The current owner, Shirley, is a wonderful person whose love of the house is obvious. She takes care of the business end of things -- everything works well and the house was spotless -- but she does it with uncommon amiability and a sense of humor: there's no fuss, no unnecessarily rules and limitations. During our stay at the house, we felt more like distant relatives come for a visit at our family's old country place, never like a bunch of clients. (Or like upright wallets, like at some hospitality establishments.)

This is a charmed piece of slow life in a historic French village, among the back roads, the vinyards, oaks, the grass and the views.

PS. You probably do need a car in Pougnadoresse. There were bikes, but we didn't try it, though Cavillargues -- the nearest village with a tiny store, a cafe, a bakery, a boucherie/charcuterie -- is about 5 km down the road. The closest 'real' shops (and a real Tuesday market) are in St. Quentin-la-Poterie (~15 km), or you can drive to Uzes for a serious supermarket. Some very excellent Cotes-du-Rhone and de-Pays wines are sold at Domaine de Givaudan (on D9, just east of Cavillargues).
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You --- need I say more ? Yes ------ You were the right people to stay in this unique house which I love !

Map

Map

Car: recommended

The House is not in the middle of a main road. The pointer on the map should be farther to the right down a country lane .

Pougnadoresse is how I remember France - nostalgic days, pleasant country walks , bike rides and picnics away from the noise of the city.

Pougnadoresse rests between the sea and the Cévennes Hills- with Uzès (15 / 20 mins by car) the First Duchy of France near at hand - with its lively markets, music and dance festivals - it is ideally placed.

Pottery, truffles, wines, asparagus, olives and olive oil are just a sampling of some of the wonderful and delicious products you’ll find in the shops and on the vibrant market stalls of Uzège.

Go to Uzes before noon (or before 10 if you do not like crowds) on Saturday to find the most amazing selection of fruits, vegetables and other fare imaginable. There is also a smaller Bio market on Wednesdays.

About a 25 minute drive - direction Laudun finds you in the midst of the ancient world yet again at the Camp du Ceasar (built by Ceasar’s army to conquer the region). There are still many ruins of the camp and it has a beautiful view of the surrounding vin yards.

A short drive away is the Pont du Gard. The Romans built this famous aqueduct in 19BC to bring water from the spring in the valley of Uzes to the town of Nimes. Visit the Museum or walk across the amazing bridge itself , and if the younger members of your family are a little bored, there is either swimming or rafting on the Gardon River . You may swim or canoe under this amazing aqueduct .

Nimes with its Roman arena and Avingnon with its Palace du Papes should also be seen - even if you do not visit anywhere else !

There are village weekly markets close by - especially the Saturday and Wednesday market in Uzes - and 2 weekly markets in St Quintain de Potterie. Also a bread van that calls outside the house everyday !

Photos

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Pougnadoresse House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Winter / Spring- Heating
Feb 1 - Apr 26
5 nights
€90
€550
 
 
Late Spring SPECIAL OFFER
Apr 29 - May 31
7 nights
€550
 
 
June
Jun 1 - Jun 30
7 nights
€650
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 - Aug 30
7 nights
€750
 
 
Autumn Heating + Woodstove
Sep 1 - Oct 25
5 nights
€100
€700
€2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Week day arrivals accepted .

The above rates include bed linen, towels and end of term cleaning.

There are electric radiators and fans in the bedrooms and a wood stove in the kitchen + open fire in the salon ..
Special Holiday Weekends i.e Bank Holidays100 euros supplement.





Easter and Christmas a small surcharge is added.
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Amenities

Amenities

Pougnadoresse House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bath ,Marble basin .Spacious Room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Salon - 1 twin/ single , Antique métal bed - Used as sofa in the salon .
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , There is a double and a small double / large single.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double bed and single bed in the Alcove (with screen)
  • 3 Large bedrooms with good views and comfortable beds Sofa / Bed in the Salon if needed . A babies cot may be provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
The 2 larger Bedrooms have 2 beds in each room .One Double and one large single / small double . Seating in the salon is flexible - there are soft director chairs as well as a sofa, single antique bed loaded with cushions ,arm chair + church bench and various stools + small foot rest . Sideboard with books and information, lamps ,radio and a very pleasant garden view . * Additional Information. The folding director chairs may be used inside or outside on the terrace. * PLEASE NOTE. This house may sleep up to 10 including babies and small children - Depending on size ,age and gender ? If there are more than 6 people at least 3 must be adults. There are Good Swimming Pools ( one for strong swimmers the other for beginners ) and Tennis Courts in the Park in the centre of Uzes. 15 mins away by car . There is also swimming and canoeing under the Point du Guard at Collias .Golf Course at Uzes

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