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PROVENCAL MAS AND AT THE FOOT OF CEVENNES

Gabrielle Appleford & Stephen McDowell

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Gabrielle Appleford & Stephen McDowell

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2015
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PROVENCAL MAS AND AT THE FOOT OF CEVENNES

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Monoblet Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

5 full & 2-1/2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10+5, 3 Kitchens, Beautiful Pool

Mas de l’Aire is situated at the entrance to the quaint village of Monoblet (http://www.monoblet.org/). The house is within walking distance of village amenities including a bakery, café and restaurant. While the house allows for easy access to the village, just as easy to access are the many trails into the Cevennes offering a variety of hikes, including to the nearby castle of Fressac. The village of Monoblet is approximately 50 minutes’ drive from Nimes, one hour from Montpellier and two hours from Marseilles; these contain international flight and/or TGV (fast train) options allowing for a smooth transition from plane or train to the French country side.

The farm manor house is of ample proportions, at 500 m², and fully renovated. It contains 5 full & 2-1/2 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4 lounges and 3 kitchens (including one at the pool house).

Ground floor: Contains an expansive, vaulted kitchen which opens on to a terrace and garden; the floor also has the main dining room, two bedrooms and one bathroom.

Main floor: This has a second entrance to the house from the street leading into the village; it contains two large living rooms, a study, small kitchen, a bedroom and bathroom. There is another toilet located just above the ground floor kitchen off the stair well. Additional bedding options are available on this floor.

Top floor: This floor contains a large lounge/library, a large bathroom, and the master bedroom; a sleeping loft is also located on the floor.

Garden floor: This part of the house contains a small “orangerie” which has been set up as an additional bedroom and has its own entrance.

The property is 3000 m² and contains a beautiful landscaped, mature Mediterranean garden. The large kidney shaped pool is 20 x 6 metres and is situated among the trees and flowers. It has a pool house which contains a toilet and shower as well as small kitchen. The property also has its own parking area, which can easily accommodate several vehicles. The field on the other side of the parking lot belongs to the house. There are horses, and the occasional house, in the adjoining fields.

Mas de l’Aire has a web site which contains a floor plan of the house as well as additional information on the house and region as well as more photos. The house has all new appliances, sofas and beds.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gabrielle Appleford & Stephen McDowell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2015

About Gabrielle Appleford & Stephen McDowell

The owners of Mas de l'Aire are Canadian. They are based in Nairobi, Kenya and work in international development.

Please email masdelaire@gmail.com. We are on the VRBO site so some of the other sites that you may see the property on do not allow us to respond to your queries.

Gabrielle Appleford & Stephen McDowell purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Gabrielle Appleford & Stephen McDowell chose Monoblet

We have been looking to a second home in France for years. We love rural France - the culture, the cuisine, wine, country side and outdoor activities. Mas de l'Aire offers all of those. It was also the most beautiful house and setting we had seen. Never had a home rendered us speechless the way Mas de l'Aire did. It is a beautiful, beautiful home in a stunning setting.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This is a home which lets us meet with family and friends around the world. We want other families and friends - spread around the globe like we are - to have an opportunity to meet and spend time together in comfort and in a magic corner of the world.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Provencal Mas and at the foot of Cevennes
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Toronto, ON, Canada
5

Mas-terpiece

  • 5 of 5

Mas de l'aire is spectacular! What a property: phenomenal house and layout, great sunrises and distant views, awesome pool and gardens with wonderful nighttime lighting accents. We loved the braying horses near by, the cool quiet nights great for sleeping and the daytime weather in late October was spectacular for hiking in the Cevennes, thru local ruins, visiting local wineries or enjoying the street cafes in Anduze or a night time stroll through the Medieval city of Sauve.

The drive from Montpellier airport was easy at just under an hour. Grocery shopping in "Hyppo" excellent as is the local art. We loved taking the five minute walk each morning into Monoblet for fresh baguettes and croissants and back in the afternoon for a Pastis at the bar. Multiple options for jogging. Options abound for daily fun from short drives into Nimes, Arles or Avignon for museums to the coast for beaches and seafood. Local options include hiking, caving, rafting, riding and of course relaxing.

I just wish we had booked two weeks instead of one because there was so much to do and we were having such a good time. We shall return.

Magnifique!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Taste of France

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this fantastic property for a week in early summer. The grounds are simply beautiful - flowers, grasses and fruit trees abound. We spent many hours sitting on the terrace or by the pool just taking in the views of the property and the hills beyond. The house itself is a lovely traditional French mas that has been tastefully updated. The furniture, including beds, was all new and the kitchen was well equipped for cooking with all the tasty local foods. We were a large group of all ages but the bedrooms and common rooms are so well spread out that it never felt crowded.

We enjoyed shopping at many of the local 'provencal' markets in the towns surrounding Monoblet. We went for walks around Monoblet, hikes in the nearby hills and even river rafting near Laroque (great place for lunch). Monoblet itself is a small, quiet and quaint hamlet with the grocery and other shops of St-Hippolyte du Fort just a short drive away. There are a number of horse stables in the area. You very much feel like you are in the real French countryside.

We are already looking at booking our return trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

superb!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 12, ages 5 months to 75 years, celebrating together. The adults speak French and three rented cars. The area is rugged, rural, full of gorges and switchback driving, and cyclers, but thankfully not full of tourists. The village is very small, and so sightseeing requires having a car. That said, there are medieval ruins, the trail of R.L. Stevenson, art communities, hiking, water sports, delicious local cuisine, wineries and more. The house is exceptionally spacious and well-appointed for both comfort and entertainment, and the huge saltwater pool is irresistable. The English style gardens are a masterpiece. The owners, caretaker, and local people we met were all friendly and very helpful meeting our various needs, including restaurant recommendaitons. We would love to return. We brought our dog, but pet owners should know the property is not fully fenced.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
South-East Asia
5

Great place to bring people together

  • 5 of 5

My brother, sister and I brought our families together in June for a decadent week at this spacious and comfortable Mas. There are plenty of quiet nooks and reading rooms to find peace and quiet when you need it, but lots of common areas for dining and spending time together. The house was tastefully decorated and the furniture was brand-new (beds comfortable!). The gardens are gorgeous, with apricot and fig trees, berry bushes, and beautiful flowers. We spent hours in the pool with the kids, admiring the surrounding mountains and countryside. On our more ambitious days, we tried the nearby trails, summiting "Les Jumelles" or just strolling around the village. We were pleased to discover the little Saturday market in the village square, with fresh goat cheese, breads, jams, local fruit and vegetables. It was fun to watch some of the World Cup games at the pub with the locals and our kids really enjoyed visiting the many horses just across the street. We visited medieval towns and castle ruins nearby, and shopped at morning markets in St Hippolyte, Quissac, Ales. But best of all were the quiet afternoons chatting together in the garden, trying out wines bought at nearby vineyards, snacking on delicious local cheeses and charcuterie with fresh baguette and strawberries. We will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Nanyuki, Kenya
5

Fantastic Stay at Mas de L'Aire

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a wonderful 6 days here at the beautiful Mas de L'Aire in Monoblet. The weather has been hot so we have spent a lot of time exploring the area on foot (great walks in the hills) and by car and found activities to entertain all age groups. The house is spacious and beautifully furnished with modern equipment and amenities and there are multiple living rooms to occupy so its is ideal for several families to share. The pool is well designed and large enough to exercise and play in so we have spent many hours relaxing in the peace and quiet of the garden.

All in all this is a perfect place to come and enjoy Provencal life!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Nimes, Montpellier
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Cafe de Commerce
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Golf de Coulondres Montpellier
Nearest Train
54 Kilometres
Nimes
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
D982
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Auberge de Monoblet
Nearest Beach
67 Kilometres
La Grande-Motte (Mediterranean)
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From €4,400 Per week

Monoblet Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Summer High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €500
Notes A deposit of not less than 20% of the rental amount is due to secure the rental booking. The balance of payment will be due 30 days prior to arrival. If a booking is made less than 30 days prior to arrival, then the full payment will be made. A cancellation policy is in place.
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Amenities

Monoblet Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5382 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Upper Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Blue Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite
    Main-floor Hallway - toilet
    Terrace Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves the two Terrace Floor Bedrooms
    Pool House - toilet , outdoor shower
  • The Upper Floor and Blue Bedroom showers also have side jets.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Additional Mattress available for child to sleep on floor
    Blue Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , On main floor. Ensuite bathroom
    India Bedroom - 1 king , On Terrasse floor
    Terrasse Bedroom - 1 king , On Terrasse floor, overlooking terrasse
    Orangerie - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Accessed from Terrasse. Must enter house to access bathroom
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Suitable & fun for young people or kids
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Mainfloor, overlooking garden. Good for kids or over-flow
  • Bedrooms are spacious and private; Each king can be separated to make 2 singles. Sofa and 'swahili' day beds available in the lounges to cater for kids or temporary overflow.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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