About the property
- House2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps up to 10(8 adults/ 6 adults & up to 5 child
Spacious 18th century Mas constructed entirely in stone. Roman tiles complete the beauty of this Mas in the commune of Uzes. Stay cool in the 10m long pool, BBQ and eat outside in the huge pool house. Wander in the 1480m2 mature gardens. Enjoy a sun-downer on the shaded 80m2 terrace. Relax in the independent house 'le petit mazet' with double bedroom and shower room & toilet or stay in the sun on another terrace leading to a double bedroom on the first floor. Fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, yet rooted in the style of an 18th century Mas. Mature plants and flowers throughout the house and walled gardens ease the senses and let the mind unwind.. Decorated in a Provencal style, cool in the summer and cosy in the winter with wood burning stoves. A grotto leads to the bottom of a natural well completing the magic of this property. Isolated from the bustle of Uzes, but close enough to enjoy its wonderful markets and restaurants. On site parking for up to four cars
Craig & Julie Frederick
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Craig & Julie Frederick
A globe trotting couple, Originally from Canada & the UK We have lived in the south of France since 1986, first in Montpellier and then in Nîmes. Craig works offshore in the Oil Industry whilst Julie - who studied Hotel & Catering management at Bournemouth University - has worked & travelled extensively in Catering & hospitality. Our three children were all born in Nîmes and were educated in France where we all love living. We love cooking and shopping in the local markets for fresh produce. We are keen to promote local wines many of which are produced by firm friends. We love browsing the local 'puces' and brocante shops & markets. We also have a large collection of local pottery, gathered over the years. As culture vultures we love that so much happens locally, be it the Opéra in Avignon or Montpellier, plus local theatre in Nîmes. The summer brings a wealth of festivals, big & small - many held on our doorstep here in Uzès. There's many hiking and cycling trails close to the house and canoeing, rock-climbing, horse riding, and donkey trekking trails - fabulous fun with the kids! Whatever you choose - you can't beat a good soak in the pool or the sun after all that exertion.
Craig & Julie Frederick purchased this House in 2005
Why Craig & Julie Frederick chose Montaren-et-Saint-Médiers
Mas des Mirabelles has all the charm of an original 18th century mas, but has all the modern features to make it very confortable both in summer and winter....log burn fires, gas central heating with floor standing iron radiators. In summer, the thick stone walls keep the house cool and fresh. The 400m2 lawn around the pool also has a unique way of keeping the air fresh during the heat of the summer days, and at night, lighting and the pool house adds to the evening....
What makes this House unique
Large private grounds 1400m2, large pool, completely private and fenced off, no one to overlook the grounds or house. Games include croquet and table tennis. 10 chaise longs and enough towels and mattresses for everyone.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Heaven on earth!
I'm not going to make a long and drawn out description of this place because the photos should speak for themselves! This place really is idyllic if you're after a rural retreat. Eight of us went last year to celebrate a friends birthday and we couldn't have chosen a better place - we really did have a great time. A car is necessary really but there is also a local taxi driver who ferried us all back and forth to Uzes on the occasions we decided to eat out.
The owners are lovely and will go out of their way to accommodate you and make sure everything is the way you want it.
I am glad everyone enjoyed themselves. We update the photos to reflect the changes goung on every year at the Mas des Mirabelles. Come and see for yourselves as thepictures are just a taste.
Friendly family house
We enjoyed our week in this beautiful mas. Enough room to make 8 people (two families) and two dogs - doing different things - feel comfortable. Beautifully and adventurously furnished. Comfortably situated between Uzes, Avignon and close to some shopping possibilities (local bakery, supermarket).
French Country Comfort
If you want to stay in a classic rambling French country villa, this is your place. It is as described though The photos don't do it justice. Beds are very comfortable, with good cotton linens, the house feels like home. Our hosts were accessible and very helpful, the house has all that you need. Uzes and San Quentin la Poterie are close and both lovely villages with plenty to enjoy. Country walks are right out the door. My only complaint is that I didn't get to stay longer and spend more time relaxing by the pool.
An Idyllic Villa
Craig and Julie could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. The property, pool and grounds were clean, inviting and completely in keeping with the listing. No detail was too small. Our family of 5 (3 kids under 10) had a fabulous time loving the pool and the very stylish and French country feel to the Villa. Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie was an easy 3 minute drive to collect pastries and food essentials. The local Butcher has a restaurant attached - La Cuisine Du Boucher - if you fancy a good steak or burger. Uzes was an easy 5 minute drive if you fancy more variety. We'd happily recommend the property to family and friends. We'll be back. Marshall Family, London
An enjoyable holiday in the Uzège
We spent a very happy week staying at Mas des Mirabelles and filled the house with our family party of ten. The property is very conveniently located close to Uzès and with Avignon and Nîmes nearby, and the famous Pont du Gard - lots of some of the finest surviving Roman remains are in the region. Uzès itself is a lovely old city with much to enjoy, both historically, food-wise, architecturally or on the trail of fine wine - 'Duché d'Uzès' is one of France's newest AOPs and well worth exploring and tasting (http://www.vinsducheduzes.com).
The house is very close to the charming village of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, whose name tells you immediately what it is famous for - there are pottery workshops and retail outlets throughout the village, full of wonderful and very varied pottery...everyone can find a style and design they would like. By a quirk of history, this village of potters became the birthplace of Joseph Monier, the inventor of reinforced concrete; which explains why the open roofed structure at the centre of the marketplace is made of the material Monier invented!
Mas des Mirabelles is best described as having real 'caractère' - it is a small extended old Mas, which has been thoughtfully and pleasantly, quirkily decorated inside, which includes a wonderful and large antique bath one could sink into and wallow at one's pleasure. The design has the kitchen, sitting room, terrace and swimming pool with surrounding sitting-out area and barbecue, all closely connected - helpful for a party comprising three generations.
Up the road is Lussan, a beautiful, walled, hill-top village that is definitely worth a visit. Its very quiet, but has a few places where one can drink and eat. The view from its ramparts is extensive - from here one can even see the Alps.
Avignon is a 'must see' - its a great city, positively bursting with history and antiquity. One has to step sir le Pont d'Avignon, where on y danse...naturally.
Nîmes is a little disappointing compared with Avignon, but in its favour does have the most perfectly preserved Roman temple in the world, which is best seen from outside (so no need to queue to see the inside) and a still-used Roman amphitheatre, where one can watch a bull fight (if you choose to) or other event depending on the schedule.
Visit the Pont du Gard via canoe and avoid the crowds - its one of France's top 3 most visited sites.
After your stay, you will surely be pleased to return to the Uzège.
A beautifully quirky and lovely house
This place is just as it describes on the web site. It has been lovingly restored and decorated by the owners Craig and Julie and it had a lovely relaxing feel about the whole house. Round every corner you discover another unusual feature. We went for 2 weeks with several friends and family visiting for a few days at a time. They all loved it. Prior to us arriving I had several questions and emailed them. Craig answered everything promptly and then when we were staying in the Mas, any text messages to Julie asking questions about local places to visit or things to do with the house she also dealt with really quickly. It is well equipped and we will certainly choose it again if we come to the area in the future.
We are so pleased to see that everything was to your satisfaction and that you and your friends and family were able to enjoy the house so much.
We certainly will look forward to seeing you again.
Close to all transport and yet tucked away in Provence 3 kms north of Uzes. The Pont de Gard and Avignon are within 20 minutes and the Cevennes mountains about 45 minutes away giving access to over 40 sporting activities. Nimes and Orange provides culture and antiquity, whilst Montpellier provides nightlife and shopping. The beaches of the Mediterranean are 45 minutes away and the seafront provides beautiful dining experiences. Don't forget Uzes and St. Quentin de Poterie, right on the doorstep for markets and cafes as well as local pottery and artists original works. With sunshine and warm weather from April to the end of September, the region lends itself to outside eating and sports. Or lose yourself in a cafe with a good read. Other Activities: Rafting, hot air ballooning
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We have a very high standard of cleaning at Mas des Mirabelles. However, should you find anything not to your liking, then please tell us without delay and we shall try to make it better. Please leave the house in the same state as you found it; if you wish to have a cleaning service an additional charge of €150 wil be applied. From October to April a heating charge of 150€ per week is added.