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House in Cabrieres, pool, Pont du Gard Aqueduct Bridge and Gardon Gorges

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious contemporary architecture, green scenery, private swimming pool

Between Provence, Camargue and Cévennes, this is the place where the sun shines! Located in the heart of the guarrigue that deliciously smell thyme and rosemary, come to relax and enjoy the volumes of a spacious and bright home, surrounded by a large flowered garden and natural wooden areas. On a plot of more than 6000 sq.m, 4000 sq.m around the house are fenced. A private fenced parking is at your disposal.

From June to September, the swimming pool, just for your use, will allow you to relax and refresh you. In your kitchen, we offer you all the necessary ingredients to cook sauces, grilled meals, and French dressings: oil from our olive trees, different fine vinegars, Provencal herbs... You are in the countryside but all the shopping facilities and services are very nearby (between 1 km in the village, and more than 4 km).

Cabrieres, in Gard, enjoys a favoured location:

- You will find plenty of paths to walk or to hike, by foot, cycling or by horse. Our garrigue is a very rich environment for its fauna and flora, with an interesting rural heritage: our clocháns, dry stone constructions. Gorges of Gardon are accessible by road, 7 km away: Collias, upriver from Pont du Gard Aqueduct Bridge, attracts fans of swim, canoes and especially rock climbing. Hiking or mountain bike, even from Cabrieres, give you access to wild parts of these gorges: as La Baume close to Poulx, where was rolled a part of The Wages of Fear movie, in particular the final scene with the fall of the truck... or Le Castellas, of which cliffs overlook the twists and turns of the river...

- the jewel of these gorges is the majestic Pont du Gard Aqueduct Bridge, that cheerfully steps across Gardon river, from the top of its 48m and its 3 floors archways. Built almost 2000 years ago by Romans to bring water to Nimes (Némausus) and deserted at the VI century, this aqueduct-bridge miraculously has been spared by time and wars.

You can tour around:

- to the east, Rhone river, where flows into Gardon river, is the natural border between Languedoc and Provence: communication way taken since time immemorial, and Arles is built on its banks, real transit harbour for Roman boats, abundant in remains: after a Cesar's chest, a 31m long Roman barge dating back from 50/60 years before J.C., perfectly preserved, have been recently removed from the deep of the river and are exposed to Antique Museum: it is unique! ... Arles is also a new city, with a noteworthy museum and a festival receiving every year the most famous people of the photography. Few ten kilometres upriver, visit Avignon, with its battlements and Pope Palace and, in July, its famous theatre festival.

- Then, the landscapes of Provence and Alpilles, steeped in a mythical light, wiped out by the rushing Mistral. So well represented by Van Gogh, they have pretty small cities such as Les Baux, St Rémy, etc

- To the South: the wild Camargue will show its true colours (maybe?) to you. Moreover its very rich fauna and flora, you will be able to discover its passionate tradition of horses and bull farming. Here, we remove monuments to glorify them. Will you try bullfighting games and the race from the Camargue? you will wander in the alleyways of the fortified city of Aigues-Mortes while snacking its famous type of flat bread, then you will walk on the bustling wharfs of the typical fishing harbour of Grau du Roi, which offers to visit the aquarium. Nearby you will find the new city of La Grande-Motte, famous for its architecture. Finally, you will enjoy the nice sandy beaches: Espiguette, fiefdom of naturists, Saintes-Maries, fishermen's village, which in May caters the big gypsy pilgrimage with a lot of guitars and flamenco attractions,

- to the West: a few minutes away from Cabrieres, you will find Nimes the Roman city (Némausus), and ideally located in the Via Domitia who crosses it to link Roma to Spain. Augustus made it at the 2nd century the window of the Roman influence in Gaul. It will be covered with monuments: the bull ring, the amphitheatre for 25 000 people, better preserved of all the Roman world, temples of Maison Carrée, of Diane, the Porte Auguste... Nimes, rich of its past, also knows to live in the actual time: the modern Nimes is proud of the achievements signed by famous architects and designers: its Carré d'Art museum designed by Norman Foster, Nemausus building from Nouvel, mausoleum from Starck, interior fittings from Wilmotte.

Established in its history, the Pentecost Feria in Nîmes attracts the aficionados.

Via Domitia, towards Montpellier, passes through the oppidum of Ambrussum, close to Lunel. The convoys of trolleys of Roman Army, the merchants crews have trampled its cobblestones. The mark of their passing can be seen in the ruts shaped in the stone.

More to the west, about 50 km away, visit Montpellier, energetic city of Languedoc: old university city with the oldest Medicine faculty of France, dating back from 14th century, with its botanical gardens, and also actual city. We discover that the concrete can be great, when it's signed up by Ricardo Bofill, in Antigone area entirely created in the 80's, just a few metres away from the heart of the city, where classicism goes with modernity.

- at the North of Cabrières: beyond Collias and Gardon river, it's Uzege region: Uzes, first French duchy saved from the deterioration by Malraux, its private mansions and archways square. Its picturesque market on Saturday is very sought after. The candy museum created by Haribo, on the place of a very old liquorize shop, attracts all the gourmand people, child and adults!

Discover the medieval village of Castillon, one of the most preserved in the region, with its cobbled streets, its guard tower and its gargoyles. Furthermore to the east, visit Larroque-sur-Cèze, a real jewel with, on its foots, the imposing cooks of Jupiter carved in the rock by Ceze river. Not far, there is the village of Goudargues, also called the Venice of Languedoc, where the foliage lining the canals will refresh you.

Do you wish a perched village? Going towards Lussan: a real nest for eagles on its peak with its battlement, its houses with balcony where we raised before silk farms. You are just a few metres away from the nearest mountain: the Mont Bouquet that culminates to 631m and offers on its top a 360 degree panorama, from Alps to Cevennes.

The Cevennes region, about fifty km to the north of Cabrieres, offers a very wooden, green and fresh steep landscape: the Mont Aigoual, its moutaintop, 1 700m, can make a great hiking: the famous '4000 steps hiking'. At the foothills, the pretty small town of Anduze and its famous bamboo garden in Prafrance where you will have the feeling to be in Indonesia.

More Details

Owner
Suzanne and Michel Reolon
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Amenities

Cabrières House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Nous n'acceptons pas les chiens méchants : en effet, nous devons entrer dans la propriété pour entretenir le jardin, la piscine et les espaces verts
  • L'accès aux chambres et à la piscine est formellement interdit aux chiens, pour des mesures d'hygiène évidentes
  • Ils ne doivent pas rester seuls, sans la surveillance de leur maître ,ni dans la maison, ni à l'extérieur.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower
    WC 1 - toilet
  • On the ground floor: 1 large bathroom, with lively colours, in which the window overviews the holm oaks, to be happy from the morning! The walk-in shower, with glazed walls, is very spacious: 150x90 cm. The large hand basin, 120 cm long, with double plumbing fixtures, is built in a very functional storage unit. You will find here your bathroom linen, and a hair dryer. This bathroom is equipped with an electrical heating system, and a controlled mechanical ventilation. It's not necessary to bring baby equipment: we put at your disposal a travel cot, a high chair.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Upstairs: 2 bedrooms of 13.5 sq.m, with air-conditioning with reverse cycle, and mosquito nets to the windows. Referring to the local traditional cultures, one is olive colour, the other one, apricot. The Apricot bedroom of which the French door opens entirely on the holm oaks and the vines, is equipped with a double bed 160cm x 200cm, with slatted bed base.You can have 1 large duvet or 2 individual duvets. The Olive bedroom, of which the French door is facing the green hill of Coste-Belle, offers a double bed 140cm x 200cm, with slatted bed base and 100% latex mattress, with cover, on a spring box with adjustable head and foot. Each bed has a duvet or a bedspread during summer, 2 square pillows with covers, blankets and even a goose down comforter for winter. Covers, sheets and pillowcases are provided. In each bedroom you will find a desk-table, sittings, large laid out cupboards, with wardrobe, drawers and lockers to allow you to unpack and to accommodate you 'like home'.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our house has been built in 2009. We chose the furniture, decorated and equipped in early 2011. It's only for holiday rental all year long, since March 2011. We have the pleasure to cater you personally. You need an information? The gas cylinder is empty? (always when we need it!) we live in the same village, 1 km away, and can be quickly at your disposal. The two terraces, each one equipped with garden furniture (table and chairs), have different facing: a large 30 sq.m terrace, roofed, to prepare grill meals, eat... it extends towards the exterior. To the south, pool side, you will find a 12 sq.m terrace, shaded by a pergola with reed in bamboo. From June to September, the swimming pool which is only for your own use, not overlooked, will allow you to refresh yourself. We deal with its maintenance.

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House in Cabrieres, pool, Pont du Gard Aqueduct Bridge and Gardon Gorges
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
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Beautiful quite location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely holiday destination,quiet,peacefull with shops not to far away for essentials.

Ideal base for visting Avigon, Nimes, Pont du Gard and local markets at Uzes.

The property is spacious clean with everything you need for a perfect holiday.

Large fenced garden ideal, as we take our dog. with a lovely private pool.

Suzanne and Michel are very freindly and helpfull.

We have stayed here twice now and have booked for next year. We would recommend this villa without hesitation for its quite and peacefull location over looking the countryside.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We travelled with two young children from Australia and the cottage was very comfortable. The cottage was all that it was advertised as. It was well maintained and clean and had all the necessary facilities. The kitchen is well equipped and there was also laundry facilities which are appreciated when travelling with children. Providing the children are okay with stairs as ours are (the bedrooms are upstairs) it is ideal for a family of four.

It is located in a peaceful rural area with fantastic views across the local fields. The cottage is convenient to Nimes, Pont du Gard and a great many other locations in the region. The owners are very friendly, helpful and had many great suggestions for activities and local markets. I would recommend this property to couples or a family of four.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
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5

Magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Nous venons de passer 2 semaines dans un cadre merveilleux et dans une demeure très bien aménagée.

Les propriétaires sont plus que gentils et accueillants.

Merci à eux pour leur accueil.

Depuis ce village vous avez accès à beaucoup de sites touristiques en +/- 1 heure.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Magnifique Semaine au Mazet Rouge

  • 5 of 5

Tout a commencé par un chaleureux accueil de la famille Reolon.

La piscine et le jardin sont très bien entretenus.

L'environnement est propice au calme et au repos au vu de sa situation.

La maison est très bien équipée et il y a beaucoup d'information pour visiter la région (même si j'avais une préférence pour demander aux propriétaires le matin lors de l'entretien de la piscine ou par email)

Nous reviendrons surement dans votre maison si nous retournons dans la région (Prochaine étape, la Corse).

La famille Mathot - Cornet

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Un petit eden sur terre

  • 5 of 5

Gîte magnifique sur une superbe propriété, fleurs et oiseaux foisonnent à souhait. la piscine est très bien entretenue, les propriétaires très serviables et très sympathiques.Situation idéale pour visiter la région.Nous y retournerons volontiers.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Tolles Ferienhaus mit sehr sympathischen Vermietern

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten als Familie mit zwei kleinen Kindern zwei wunderbare Wochen im Le Mazet Rouge. Das Haus und der Riesengarten sind sehr liebevoll eingerichtet und Michel und Suzanne kümmern sich sorgfältig um den Erhalt und die Sauberkeit.

Unsere Kinder hatten viel Spass im grossen Garten und wir haben jeden Tag frisches Obst und Gemüse von den Vermietern geschenkt bekommen. Der Pool wird jeden Tag gereinigt und lädt zum Baden ein.

Wir können dieses Haus nur empfehlen und kommen sehr gerne wieder!

Ein grosser Dank an Michel und Suzanne.

Julia und Marco.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nimes-Garons
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cabrieres
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Nîmes Campagne golf club
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nimes
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
East Nimes, N°24
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cabrieres
Nearest Beach
56 Kilometres
Grau du Roi
Car: recommended

Exactly under the sun! This is not a tell story but the exactly true: in France. This is the place where the sun shines more!

We took so much pleasure to lay out our house. The noble materials: wood, stone, granite, sisal, and 'real' green plants have a great importance.

The large living room with inclined ceiling, equipped with a ceiling fan, offers a large bright volume and a convivial living area. The sofa, very comfortable, can become a perfect 160x200 cm sleeping, with latex mattress on slatted frame. The generous granite coffee table can cater maps and fold up documents, but also a traditional apero!

The evening will be a music one? TV? Hard working? The choice is yours. Enjoy the CD-Player, Hi-Fi, LED TV (102cm flat screen) with satellite, DVD player, bookcase, etc. You will find all you need to be happy, like Books, leaflets, hiking guides, and maps. You will know everything about the region and will allow you to schedule your days.

From June to September, our swimming pool (6x4x1.40 m, flat-bottom, with all wide Roman steps) will allow you to relax and refresh you. We care about the maintenance. We equip it, according to the risks, with a security fence and alarm. This does not exclude, of course, the parents' vigilance!

On the beach, well accommodated in your beach chairs , you will laze about under the sun! However, you could prefer doze in a deck chair, lulled by the sound of cicadas: the nap, here, is all an art!

After an entire day of visits, walks swim, or simply a resting day, it is so nice to be with the family or with friend around a BBQ, with thyme and wild rosemary picked close by: you will savour the delicious local and sea products. You will enjoy fruits and vegetables saturated with sun, goat cheese, garlic, onions, etc. Of course, you will be able to taste the olives, with Midi wines, as the famous rosés of Tavel or Bourdic, produced in Gard, few kilometres away.

We privilege the green and wooden setting of our house. The plot offers several areas:

- An olive grown, that allows us to produce our own olive oil

- A small holm oak forest, still natural, where grow shrubs of our scrubland

- An ornamental garden, more elaborated, where are chosen Mediterranean plants

- A small exotic garden along the dry stone wall ('à la cale' as we say in French), wall as reference to our clocháns, our cultural heritage to discover!

- The grove and the vegetable garden are for our use, and we will have the pleasure to let you taste our fruits and vegetables according to the seasons.

The construction is just by our former sculpture workshop: we are now pensioner and so it's now not in activity. But if you are interested in the stone labour, we can restart it and talk to you about this regional traditional activity that has been done fror centuries. The freestone, the natural stone removed from the agricultural plots called dry stones, were always used for construction and give colours to our villages and to the centres of our towns.

Our region is deeply marked by our Roman past: prestigious monuments are the proof, but also more discreet remains.

Moreover, in all modesty, at the same place where our rental house is located , there was a Welsh Roman home, after which the place was named: tile and piece of pottery smithereens prove it: the word 'cazaux' comes from the old Provencal 'cazal', that comes from Latin 'casa' which the meaning is: rural house or estate.

Here, you can satisfy your desire for culture, history, archaeology, botany, graphic arts or for photo... you have also the option of lazing: Viva idleness! You are on vacation! Let yourselves be carried away by the gentle pleasures of life!

But you can also surpass yourself: hiking, mountain bike or bicycle, fish, paddle in your kayak, climb, etc.

You want to have fun activities? You will find several leisure parks, like the water park of La Bouscarasse will satisfy kids and adults.

And to have fun: festivals, shows, concerts, traditional festivities, activities are scheduled.

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35.33

Ménage de fin de séjour inclus
Sont inclus : eau, électricité, gaz, TV Satellite, Accès Internet, tout le linge de maison : draps, serviettes de toilette, draps de bain en saison.
Pas de taxes de séjour.
Un acompte de 25 % sera versé à la réservation puis le solde du séjour à l'arrivée. La caution de 200 € sera versée à l'arrivée après l'état des lieux et sera restituée dès la fin de séjour, après l'état des lieux.
"LE MAZET ROUGE" SERA FERME du 04 novembre 2017 au 23 mars 2018

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.