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Stone Farmhouse with Pool & Large Garden - Breathtaking 80km Mountain Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

A large stone house for 10+2 within village with pool. Great for families.

A large, beautifully renovated stone house offering spacious and comfortable accommodation for families and groups.

An additional double bedroom with en-suite bathroom is located in the 'Old Forge' within the courtyard as a separate unit.

The property sleeps 10 people plus 2 camp-style beds for small children if needed.

Magnificent, uninterrupted views of the Cevennes Mountains.

La Ferme du Soleil is located within a typically old and quiet French village and is only 3 minutes walk from the bread shop. There is also a small general grocery store close by.

The main house has a total of 4 large bedrooms which are all en-suite. Three bedrooms are located on the 1st floor, one on the 2nd floor. There is a spacious and airy landing that separates the master suite on the 1st floor from the 2 other 1st floor bedrooms. The second floor, accessed by a large wide spiral staircase reveals a huge, recently refurbished, chic loft room. This attic room is air-conditioned.

The Old Forge offers luxury air-conditioned accommodation. There is a 1.6m double bedroom and large en-suite shower room, with a lovely walk-in shower, 2 basins and WC.

A very large (50m2) & modern, fully-fitted kitchen including a 5-burner cooker and an American f/freezer with in-built ice machine. A contemporary interior whilst maintaining the feel of a typical French farmhouse. Tastefully furnished to a very a high standard.

The living room has 3 distinct areas.... A snug area with 46 inch flat screen TV and comfortable sofas, a high table and chairs at the far end near to the French doors and a further seating area with 2 large sofas.

The Laundry room offers a washing machine, tumble dryer and an additional fridge freezer.

Air-conditioning is in 2 of the 5 bedrooms ie the Attic Room and the Old Forge. Large floor-standing fans are provided in the other bedrooms.

The property has extensive, well-maintained gardens with a private pool & sun loungers. The pool over-looks the olive grove and the spectacular 80km, uninterrupted views to the Cevennes mountains.

The large, private, walled courtyard has luxury outdoor furniture and a daybed as well as a wooden table for outside dining in the shade of a 200 year old horse chestnut tree.

A Ping-pong table is also provided.

An Xbox and game selection are available. Internet & Wifi throughout.

Mid-week house-cleaning is included. Baby-sitting and further house-keeping is available on request.

Plenty to do for all ages.: Just a few suggestions:

Beach - the nearest & best is close to Grau du Roi (1hr 20mins by car)

Visit Baux de Provence - an historical town, amazing views, good for all ages

Canoeing on the Ardeche river

Visit the Pont du Gard, a Roman viaduct

A day-trip to Aqualand in Cap d'Agde (a huge waterpark)

Walk around the ramparts and visit Aigues Mortes (birthplace of the Crusades)

Visit Arles, Orange, Nimes or Avignon for their Roman history (Les Arenes in Nimes)

A steamtrain ride in the Cevennes mountains starting from Anduze

Horse riding in the Camargue to see the bulls and flamingoes near Grau du Roi

Wine Tasting at local wine caves.

Real Provencal-type markets eg Uzes

Visit Provencal-type villages like Barjac and Goudargues

Climb through trees at Forest Parc near Bagard or Le Grand Bois near St.Ambroix

Visit the Crocodile Farm at Pierrelatte

Visit the Haribo Museum at Uzes

More Details

Mrs Alexandra Evans
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Célas Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    The Old Forge/Bedroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bedroom 4 - toilet , shower
    WC - toilet
  • All 5 bathrooms are finished with a contemporary style. Quality bath towels, hand towels & bathmats are provided. Hair dryers are also provided in each bathroom and soap and toilet paper made available. Bathroom 1 has a walk-in Italian style shower with a large shower head and powerful shower. The counter top has a rustic chic plaster finish and an over-sized rectangular basin. WC. Bathroom 2 is finished in grey Italian tiling and large mirror. There is a bath with a large integrated shower unit and powerful shower. The oval lozenge shaped basin sits on a grey tiled, stand-alone unit. WC. Bathroom 3 is has a chic walk-in style shower with a large shower head and powerful shower. WC. Bathroom 4 has a chic shower with a large shower head and powerful shower. WC. The downstairs cloakroom is finished in local stone with a deep, high-sided conical basin. WC. The Old Forge has a chic en-suite, a walk-in shower unit with large shower head and powerful shower. WC.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 king , with En-suite & Dressing Room
    The Old Forge/Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , with En-Suite. Air-conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , with En-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 child bed , with En-suite
    Bedroom 4 - Attic Room - 1 queen , with En-suite & Air Conditioning
  • Bedroom 1, overlooks the magnificent views of the Cevennes mountains. There is an extra large antique French sleigh-style bed measuring 180 x 200 cm. The mattress is 25cm thick. The bedroom has a walk-through dressing room and its own en-suite shower room with a WC and large walk-in open shower. Bedroom 2 is has a clean white and grey finish with a double bed. The en-suite bath/shower room is finished in grey Italian tiling and mirror. Stand-alone Oval basin and a WC. Bedroom 3 has a large double bed a further 2 camp-style beds (only suitable for small children) The en-suite shower room has a large walk-in open shower, a stand-alone basin and WC. Bedroom 4 is a huge attic room on the 2nd floor and has a large double bed. It has AC, an en-suite with shower, basin and WC. The Forge is a separate unit. It has a large double bedroom and an en-suite with large walk-in shower, 2 basins and WC. High quality bed linen and bath & pool towels are all provided. A travel cot is available
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
A well furnished, comfortable village house with separte flat, suitable for groups and families. A real family home offering a high quality and very relaxing holiday location for up to 10+2 people. Loads of childrens' activities incl. ,ball games, table-tennis, swimming pool with a security alarm & an X-Box Internet access and Wifi. Extensive grounds. Private, secure & shady courtyard. 3 large bedrooms on the first floor each with en-suite bath/shower room. A huge, air-conditioned attic bedroom with en-suite on the second floor. A separate flat, The Old Forge, across the courtyard with a large double bedroom and en-suite. It is air-conditioned. 2 camp-style beds available. Large floor-standing fans in non-AC bedrooms. A travel cot and other equipment for children available on request. Amazing 80km uninterrupted views of the Cevennes mountains . Baby sitting possible. Midweek cleaning included. The televisions offer UK channels only.


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Stone Farmhouse with Pool & Large Garden - Breathtaking 80km Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Berkshire, UK

La Ferme du Soleil

  • 5 of 5

La Ferme Du Soleil is a special place. Arriving through the grand wrought iron gates into the central courtyard shaded by the wise magnificence of a great horse chestnut tree you are assaulted by the best view I have ever seen. 80km to the great peaks of the Cevennes, a seemingly endless ascending succession of hills catching every light and shadow imaginable, you are rooted to the spot, and just sitting back on one of the luxurious sun-loungers with a glass of the local wine, a basket of fresh bread and a bowl of virgin olive oil at hand seems the best objective for the entire vacation. But once you've managed to pry yourself away from the glory of it, you find a beautiful mas enfolding the courtyard incorporating and extended from a C17th silk mill which has been converted into a calm and elegant family home. It flows beautifully and feels easy to occupy. All the rooms are spacious and have charm, but the centre of the house is the kitchen diner, a superb vaulted 15m room with a space age kitchen at one end. Acres of grounds planted with olives and an intimate sun-soaked pool area complete the vision of the perfect hideaway. We've rented Renaissance castles and Venetian palaces, but La Ferme Du Soleil is the finest discovery we've made.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have worked hard to create a beautiful home. We are glad that our attention to detail is well received and enjoyed.
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great stay at lovely house near ales

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great stay: a wonderful view, nice decorated bedrooms, livingroom and kitchen. A lovely 'cour' with enormous tree and close to bakary and shops.

Good swimmingpool, so we will come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply stunning exclusive home.

  • 5 of 5

As the immense iron gates swung open and we feasted our eyes on the stunning surroundings we knew we had chosen well and we were in for an exceptional stay. The home itself is well appointed with every amenity required. We were met by the delightful Sandrine who escorted us through out the vast estate - we were unable to contain our excitement as we scrambled along from one room to another. The peace and tranquility of the location were perfect for our family as we unwound from our busy London lifestyle. Leisurely breakfasts in the courtyard with French bread from the local boulangerie and fresh pots of coffee every sunny morning started our day beautifully. The pool and loungers faced the sun all day long as we often stayed out side long enough to see a beautiful sunset. The rooms are cool and comfortable and all the bathrooms are recently refurbished and clean. This home is exquisite and left us nothing but positive memories. I would recommend for family and friends who enjoy getting away from it all and simple entertainment using the facilities, cards, snooker table, ping pong and vast array of games. Thank you Alex for a truly splendid holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really happy to hear that your holiday at La Ferme was so enjoyable. My aim when preparing the house for the rental season is to create a comfortable yet luxurious environment. Your comments make it all worth while! We hope to welcome you and your family again.
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Spacious farmhouse with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The first thing to hit you about La Ferme de Soleil is the staggeringly beautiful view from the courtyard out across miles of Cevennes mountain ranges. Chairs and tables are arranged invitingly beneath an ancient and immense chestnut tree: perfect for lolling about with a cold glass of wine and exclaiming on the vista! Olive orchards and fig trees fill the large garden, and the swimming pool kept everyone cool.

The house is excellently equipped with everything you could need in the kitchen, games, TV, computer etc. It really is a home from home, and nothing has been left out. My personal bete noire when staying away from home is uncomfortable beds and pillows: I was delighted to flop down onto lovely soft beds, downy pillows and good bedlinen! The big floor fans in the bedrooms are very useful on warm nights. Thank you to Sandrine and the Evans family.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and for being such great house-guests. As La Ferme is our family home, we appreciate very much when it is looked after with care during the rental weeks. I'm delighted that the attention to detail met with your approval and you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Alex Evans
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We all loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It's true, the view is really special! From the bedroom window, from the big dinner table outside, from the pool, the view of the endless hills and the sun going under was just great. I couldn't get enough of it.

Concerning the house, it looks like a very old farm when you arrive at the (very small) village of Cénas. But once you are inside the courtyard you see a totally renovated and beautiful house. All the rooms have their own charm and are well decorated, but the nicest place to be (inside) is the kitchen/dinner room. It's a very spacious, beautiful and well equipped place in which we spent quiet a time cooking together. The only thing we missed was a coffee machine.

As to the village, there is nothing to see in Cénas nor in Mons, but when you drive a little further, I would highly recommend a visit to Uzès.

We had a really good time at the Ferme!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at La Ferme. Our aim each year is to ensure that the house and its facilities are maintained to a very high standard. I'll make certain there is a coffee machine for next summer (summer 2012)!
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Almost too beautiful. It felt bad to leave!

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful view I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot! The courtyard is paradise on earth with a huge spreading oak tree giving shade and contemplation. A place to sunbathe, eat, drink, drink in the view and just chill. The house, partly an ancient silk factory, is exquisitely renovated with a wonderful state-of-the-art kitchen/diner. The pool has the view as well, and the four acre garden has an olive plantation. The bakery is a few steps away down the village street. The weather is stunning, and the local sights - Uzes, Nimes, scenery etc, superb. What more could you ask for?

The best venue for a holiday I've ever had.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2008
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Pont Saint Esprit
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Le Blemard
Nearest Beach
92 Kilometres
Grau du Roi
Car: recommended

Ideally situated with easy reach from airports at Nimes, Montpellier and Marseille. 80 minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Camargue. Close of the foothills of the Cevennes. The towns of Ales, Nimes and Uzes offer stacks of history and the Provencal market in Uzes is renowned. 40 minutes drive to the Pont du Gard. 1 hour from Orange & Avignon and only 40 minutes from Nimes.

This area of the southern France offers blue skies for most of the year. The summers are comfortably hot often with a breeze. The local area is stacked with history much of which dates back to the Romans. There is plenty to do for those who enjoy culture with Montpellier and Nimes both easy distance away. For those looking for complete relaxation, the house is both private and quiet in the heart of an old village and 3 minutes walk from the breadshop. For the real side of French life there are many markets and restaurants in the area. There is plenty for kids of all ages and all interests. A good family area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $2,211.85

We ensure that the house is ready, clean and welcoming for your arrival. You will be met and shown around by our house manager, Sandrine.

Plenty of day-to-day essentials are made available for your use including soaps, toilet paper, washing powder and washing up liquid plus a fully fitted kitchen with loads of cooking/preparation equipment.

House cleaning is included on Wednesday & Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.