|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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 pool table area 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.
Other activities include a 4.3m trampoline, a Pool Table and a Ping-pong table.
Wii and Xbox 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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,922|
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.