About the property
- Chateau / Country House
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Château de Bussas, (or apartments), Cevennes National Park, Gard, Languedoc, France - South-Facing Swimming Pool, River, Spectacular Scenery
The Château provides an ideal setting for a relaxing holiday with its south-facing pool overlooking a secluded valley. It has been divided into 5 separate self-contained apartments, each with its own outside eating area and designed for independent living. The apartments can be rented individually or in any combination for groups. The main apartment has a spacious reception and dining area that is ideal for large parties. The tranquil valley of Bussas offers a perfect retreat. It is in the heart of the Cévennes, an area of unspoilt beauty and outstanding wild life. Walkers and mountain bikers can enjoy the trails through the hills and the majestic scenery stretching towards the Mediterranean to the south and the Massif Central to the north. The resident caretaker and his wife look after the property and guests. They have an organic garden providing fresh vegetables. They can also offer baby-sitting and extra cleaning by arrangement.
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
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Un chateau pour vivre ensemble en harmonie
Bussas, un lieu magique qui nous a transportés hors du monde, tout en étant proche des commerces, hors du temps par la beauté du cadre et le caractère de ses bâtiments. Sa situation offre maintes possibilités de belles randonnées.
Les différentes ailes ont permis de préserver l’indépendance des jeunes, des moins jeunes et des familles, tout en offrant la possibilité de se retrouver ensemble. C’est une demeure faite pour accueillir et rassembler, imprégnée de la personnalité des propriétaires, une maison qui vit. Les gardiens, Liliane et Bernard par leur présence discrète et prévenante contribuent grandement à en faire ce refuge chaleureux et désirable.
This property has been carefully designed so that all the apartments have privacy and all the things you need for a holiday with or without children. We were a very mixed age group celebrating a 70th birthday and there was so much to do that we barely left the chateau except for walks and shopping. It is painfully beautiful and we never tired of walking to L'Estrachure for coffee and pastries or 'canyoning in the lovely gorge or looking at the sunset or sitting round a table together for a meal. There is really nothing that could have made this a better holiday it was a taste of heaven for 2 weeks.
Excellent location for a big group
We had an excellent week at Le Bussas. The location is quite magical- surrounded by views of wooded hillsides and wonderfully secluded. We were a mixed group of 5 couples, 3 of which had young children ranging from age 1 to age 6. It worked perfectly to have the privacy and flexibility of the different appartments while all being able to enjoy meals and the pool together. We'd been a bit concerned about the little ones on the stone steps but they loved being able to roam around and the pool is securely fenced off. The children also loved being able to feed the chickens and ducks thanks to the very friendly guardians, Liliane and Bernard. There was something on offer for everyone - from early morning hill running for the more energetic in the party to blissful relaxation around the pool for those more inclined to reading. We were also very impressed by the Auberge in L'Estrechure who were happy to deliver a delicious 3 course dinner to us for €19 a head- made the first evening after a long drive down much more civilised! Many thanks to Meg for being so efficient in answering questions we had ahead of the visit. Top marks all round. Worth being aware that it can get very hot during the middle of the day in the height of summer- so if you do have little ones who might not be so good at hikes up in the Cevennes, do bring some indoor activities to keep them going while you indulge in a siesta!
We holidayed as a group of 18. 5 different families and this place worked perfectly for us! The kitchen is well equipped and we cooked on a number of evenings but we also found a couple of good local restaurants. The terrace is well set up for outdoor eating and the pool can be viewed from here making it safe for the kids to swim. We had great weather most of the time which helped immensely. Beds comfy and all the rooms were very spacious.
Special interest holidays:
Walking, trekking and bird watching within the domaine.
Mountain biking, canoeing down the Pont du Gard, riding and tennis can all be arranged locally.
Nearest beach 1.5 hours drive.
Nimes airport 75 mins.
Montpellier airport 90 mins.
Avignon (nearest TGV) 90 mins.
Alès (nearest station) 40 mins.
Nearest village: l'Estrechure, 3 km (a pleasant walk along the River Gardon).
Nearest town: St Jean du Gard, 7 km.
Day expeditions can easily be made to historic and cultural centres such as Montpellier, Nîmes, Arles, Uzès and Avignon; also to the Camargue and the Mediterranean.
Nearest boulangerie, bar and restaurant in l'Estrechure (7 mins).
Main shops, supermarket, doctors, banks, dentists in St Jean du Gard (10 mins). The local market is on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
A wide range of restaurants to suit all budgets is available within the area.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A deposit at time of booking is required for each week of letting. The final payment together with the refundable breakages/cleaning deposit is due 8 weeks before the letting. If the full payment is not received by the due date, the company may cancel the reservation. All cheques to be made payable to Domaine de Bussas Ltd and sent to Meg Campbell at 98 Campden Hill Road, London W8 7AP Changeover Day: Bookings are from Saturday 17.00 to Saturday 10.30 This can be flexible for last minute bookings. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property(s) per week in UK pounds. 4% reduction for bookings of individual apartments made before the end of February 2018. 6% reduction on booking of whole Château before end of January 2018.