About the property
- Villa3573 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Very spacious self catering villa set in the heart of the Cote du Rhone
This Country Villa, approached via an Olive Tree lined track, is set in the beautiful Peaceful Vineyard region of the Department du Gard. Within easy reach of the historic cities of Ales, Nimes, Arles, Uzes and Avignon. It is also close to the stunning scenery of the Cevennes National Park and the tranquility of the Camargue.
In addition to the spacious accommodation throughout, the villa also has a large private terrace and outdoor heated swimming pool, with wide open views across the valley and across to the medieval hamlet of St Cesaire de Gauzignan. The large heated pool has gated entry from the house terrace.
The self-contained gite is adjacent to the main house and comprises of a lounge, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom and separate terrace. It is only available ON REQUEST and for those renting the house.
With the surrounding grounds of field, coppice and carefully maintained planting, The Retreat offers the chance of true relaxation
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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We have just returned from The Retreat after a week there. I must say,we were all devastated to leave and couldn't quite believe how truly spectacular the villa was.
When looking for a villa, we wanted somewhere that would really take us away from London life and we couldn't have found anywhere better. As the villa is set within its own 6 acres of land, you are well and truly isolated from any noise.The driveway is breathtaking and the villa is very easy to find as long as you look out for the white bricked gates!
Whilst there are a multitude of taxi companies to use from Uzes and Ales, a car really is a must unless you want to walk for 30 mins to get bread in ther morning!
The kitchen was a great size and clean with fresh flowers hand-picked from the garden on arrival. Beautiful touch and very welcoming. The villa was exceptionally clean and modern, providing everything from bath towels and linen, to dvd's, music and an XBox! Inside was a maze of wonderment but outside was truly spectacular. The french windows from bedroom 1 and the lounge, lead out onto the terrace which can comfortably sit 11. The views from this table are simply breathtaking and this is why we spent all of our mornings and evenings here! I remeber standing there in the morning before everybody had woken, with a fresh coffee and croissant thinking "I can't believe this!". The pool lies adjacent to the villa and terrace and is a great size. We had endless contatcs in case of emergencies and local lady who infact used to own the villa. We actually bumped into her on a few occasions at the bar in Saint Maurice and she was just lovely!
The surrounding vineyards are awe inspiring and the land around the villa was perfect for games of football, rounders and other such activities! We explored everyday and found a swing, plum tree, herb garden and to be honest, i still think there was more around the villa!
If you are looking for a villa away from it all, but close enough to drive to a town then i would absolutely urge you to stay here. The owners were just incredible and answered every email very quickly. I worried about nothing. Thier welcome pack was so detailed i had no furher questions. We were also looked after whilst we were out there so nothing ws ever a problem. We truly felt that we had found a home away from home and coudn't believe it whn the holiday came to an end.
If you are reading this - don't look any further for a villa!
We stayed at The Retreat last year (07) and were so impressed that we just had to book again on return and returned this summer(08).
It completely out-weighed all of our expectations! What more could you ask for than sitting out on the terrace, day or night, with family, friends, and a glass or two of wine, over-looking the stunning countryside without a care in the world? The Retreat offers you this and so much more.
The description was very accurate with regards to the location, and facilities at the house. The owners had thought of everything you could think of, with plenty of reading matter, DVDs and games for the children .It was soptless inside and because alot of the furniture was pretty modern and white, it made the house feel bright and airey.
Most days we spent by the pool, having twin 6yr old girls, that's all they wanted to do. But it was perfect! Very peaceful and relaxing. My parents and brother used to go off sight-seeing most days and visited some amazing places. All within a short drive. Both years we hired canoes and paddled down the Gard river, passing under The Pont Du Gard viaduct- a sight not to be missed. And we also we ate out day and night in Uzes, again, a must to visit, particularly at night when the square is lit up and the atmosphere is exciting.
The bar/restaurant in the local village served good value, tastey food and catered very well for children. Definitely worth a visit too.
Would I recommend The Retreat to others? Without a shadow of a doubt!
Le lieu idéal pour se reposer
Cette belle propriété plantée au milieu des vignes a répondu à nos attentes. Tranquillité, grands espaces, piscine chauffée, le charme du sud... tout était au rendez-vous. La maison est bien entretenue, bien équipée, elle permet à plusieurs familles / plusieurs générations de s'installer sans se gêner. Nous n'avons eu aucune surprise, de la réservation jusqu'à la fin de notre séjour, tout s'est très bien déroulé.
Un tout petit souci matériel a été rapidement réglé par Robert, le fort sympathique contact local du propriétaire.
Nous recommandons chaudement cette maison à toutes les personnes qui comme nous recherchent le calme et la tranquillité dans un environnement agréable et isolé. Nous y retournerons évidemment nous-mêmes très prochainement.
The Property is set in six acres of fields, gardens and woodland. The property is surrounded by vineyards and farmland with views of the medieval village of St Cesaire de Gauzignan.
The world heritage town of Uzes is within easy striking distance with traditional markets held every week - and don't forget the Musee de Bon Bon (Haribo to the kids) just outside of town. Further afield and you have the classical delights of Arles, Avignon, Pont du Gard, Aigues Morte and of course Nimes to explore.
Natural landscape is not short on the list either with the stunning Cevanne to the North and the tranquil Camargue to the South, both within an easy half day's drive.
With local shops and a restaurant/bar just 3.5km away at St Maurice de Caziviel you can be sure of all your day to day needs, while Uzes, Ales and Nimes satisfy the more dedicated shopper!
Other Activities: Canoeing, Water Park, Horse Riding