This modern, beautifully appointed Bastide style villa is set amidst vines in the heritage village of La Bastide d'Engras which lies 15 mins to the north of the historic Mediaeval town of Uzes. To the north lies the picturesque Ardeche and to the south a host of historic towns that stretch down to the Mediterranean Sea. The house is surrounded by the vineyards of the Duchy of Uzes and Cote du Rhone.
Historic sites to visit are too numerous to mention. Try Avignon with its Palace of the Popes and famous bridge, Roman Nimes with its wonderful arena, Arles, Orange and the world heritage site of the Pont Du Gard. Montpellier is a buzzing university city with wonderful individual shops, or drive to the Camargue with its famous white horses and pink flamingoes. For the adventurous Marseilles is well worth a visit for its quay side restaurants and stunning location.
The Villa is immaculately presented with new furniture and stylish fabrics. It is tiled throughout, double glazed for heat insulation and finished with local oak doors. Electric central heating is available for the winter supported by a log fire. The ground floor is open plan and the kitchen opens directly onto the delightful covered terrace which is furnished with teak dining furniture seating 6 people for al fresco dining. There is no need to buy bottled water, as a water softener/purifier gives 'mineral water' quality from all taps.
The air conditioned bedrooms are spacious with co-coordinated furniture. The king size beds have quality cotton linens provided. There are flat screen HD televisions in both bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has an en-suite shower room with walk in 'Italian' shower, double basins set in a marble surround and w.c. Bedroom 2 has an en-suite bath with shower facility, double basins and w.c.
The 10 metre x 5 metre salt pool lies about 50 metres away adjacent to the owner's home and is exclusively at your disposal. The owners are friendly but discreet and will be pleased to tell you about the local area and make any bookings that you might like. Shopping facilities are available in the next village 3 miles away.
Above all, you must visit Uzes, a Mediaeval gem. Visit the Ducal palace, wander the quaint alley ways and do not miss the the colourful Provencal market on Saturday morning; a real feast for the senses. There are many other markets so please come and ask us.
A non refundable deposit of 25% of the total rent or 125 euros per week booked, whichever is the greater is due at the time of booking. The balance is then due 8 weeks before your arrival date together with a security deposit of 350 euros against breakages and damage. The security deposit is refundable within 2 weeks after the rental ends. We accept payment in pounds sterling. Payment can be made by cheque or bank draft in Euros. We can now accept payment in US dollars.
ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE:
Please arrive after 4pm on the appointed day. It would be greatly appreciated if you would leave by 10am on the last day.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
The rent covers all bed linen, towels (bath, hand and pool), kitchen towels, soap for the dish washer, the use of all facilities provided. Prices now include all newly imposed local taxes (Taxe de Sejour)
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
We ask you to pay 40 euros (payable locally) towards the final cleaning /laundry. In the winter months from October to April there is an extra charge of 30 euros per week towards central heating should it be necessary.
Keywords: Villa (4 people) plus extra a/c ensuite accommodation (for 2 more people if required).
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