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Exceptional Property with Beautiful Pool and Breathtaking Views near Uzès.

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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'We're looking forward coming back next year and we can give 10 of 10 points to this perfect place in lovely Provence’...

'This is definitely the most beautiful, comfortable and well-equipped holiday home we’ve ever stayed in!…'

'We had a stunning 3 weeks. This is a magical part of the world…'

'Everything was just perfect and the house is amazing…'

These are just some of the amazing comments we have received in our Visitors Book and testament to this beautiful property. Check out more reviews in the 'Guestbook Comments' section in 'About Julie Aldred' (Property Manager)...

L'Ancienne Magnanerie is a beautiful stone residence with uninterrupted and breathtaking views over the local vineyards and rolling countryside, situated in a sleepy hamlet near Baron, close to Uzès.

This is a unique rental property with boutique hotel style, light and airy with a ‘grown up’ feel. It is perfect for a group of adults looking for a sophisticated and totally relaxing environment, but also offers flexible accommodation for family groups with an additional bed in bedroom 4 if required. Equally, the first floor comprising the main living, kitchen and dining areas and master bedroom suite, with access on all sides to the outdoor spaces, is ideal for just one couple looking for a private luxury holiday home.

The property has been magnificently restored, resulting in a perfect juxtaposition of historic and contemporary features. The tasteful neutral interior décor provides an elegant setting and enhances the calm atmosphere. Indoors, the modern conveniences blend perfectly with the original features, which add their own special charm.

The first floor reception leads into a modern and well equipped dining and kitchen area, which itself is *a chef's paradise! (see additional house notes). The kitchen is divided into 2 areas - the ‘operational’ area for food preparation and general storage, whilst the fabulous professional range oven is situated in the light and airy dining area with views over the pool and vineyards. The house lends itself to food lovers and has in fact hosted a culinary group course and gastronomic events. A private ‘chef à domicile’ can be recommended on request.

The grand uncluttered sitting room with its comfy sofas, high beamed ceilings, picture windows and log burning fire, gives an air of sophistication, overlooked by the mezzanine library - a relaxing space in which to unwind.

The stunning master bedroom with it's vast and luxurious ensuite bath and shower room and separate WC and a further separate Guest washroom and WC and the utility room complete the first floor.

Upstairs are 3 further spacious and well appointed bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms. There is a large ensuite bedroom with a kingsize bed (which may be used as twin beds) and a sofa bed which may be used an extra kingsize or single bed. The ensuite bathroom has a bath, separate shower, large washbasin and WC. A 3rd bedroom has a kingsize bed (again convertible to twin beds) and an ensuite shower room. A 4th bedroom has a kingsize bed (convertible to twins). There is a separate shower room and separate WC in the Hallway. Good quality white cotton bed linen and hand, bath and pool towels are provided for all guests.

Outside, the landscaped courtyard and rear relaxation and pool area with summer kitchen are serene and simply stunning!

Indoor/outdoor living is facilitated by the numerous outdoor areas to sit and lounge, eat and drink. The raised outdoor balcony off the dining area is a great place to chill out in the easy chairs, watching over the pool area and vineyards or witness the magnificent sunsets and stargaze under the night sky. There are terraces both at the rear and at the front of the property, furnished with comfortable chairs and occasional tables. Breakfast with the rising sun or enjoy the sunsets over aperitifs. Enjoy a glass of chilled rosé listening to birdsong and the trickle of the fountain overlooking the landscaped courtyard or test out the banquettes and lounging cushions under the stone arches and chill out in the shade.

The pool is surrounded by an extensive sundeck with good quality loungers and parasols, lavender beds and the summer kitchen, with uninterrupted views of the surrounding vineyards. The well equipped summer kitchen with hob, fridge and BBQ and seating around the table for all the guests is a great place for outdoor dining - whether casual daytime or formal evening.

The grounds of the house are enclosed and gated for complete privacy and the rear garden and pool area is raised above the vineyards by several metres, allowing no access, just wonderful views. There is a small car park for several cars.

Nothing has been left out of this house - but if you find there is something missing, the owners or the property manager are usually happy to put that right !

About the area ….

Walk or cycle and enjoy the best of Languedoc vistas direct from your front door, the distant Cevennes to one side and the adjacent vineyards to the other, or relax amongst the aromas of the spring flowered countryside, jasmine and rose. A bread van passes through the hamlet or you can cycle or walk to the local restaurant which doubles up as an occasional boulangerie, epicerie and pizza takeaway!. More shops, supermarkets and provisions can be found a short drive away in Foissac or Montaren, or go to Uzès with a whole array of lovely shops, gastronomic restaurants and a fabulous Saturday morning market.

The house is perfectly located with Uzès on the doorstep and within easy reach are the vast sandy beaches of the Mediterranean, the Côtes du Rhone, the cultural sites of historic significance such as Avignon and the Pont du Gard, and the cosmopolitan towns of Montpelier, Nimes, Orange and Arles or the delightful mediaeval towns of Vézénobres, Aigues Mortes, La Roque-sur-Cèze and St Guilhem-le-Désert (Hérault).

If you can tear yourself away from the tranquility and if you want to explore a little further than the beautiful countryside immediately surrounding the property - at once vineyards and 'garrigues' (natural scrubland covered with fig and olive, oak and plane trees), there is an unending list of attractions and activities in the area:

For food and wine lovers, there is an abundance of gastronomic delights and wine domaines. Visit the numerous 'caves cooperatives' and private cellars and taste the various appellations such as St Gervais, Chusclan, Laudun, Pic St Loup and Regional Côtes du Rhône, Costières de Nimes and Tavel Rosé.

A visit to the region would not be complete without visiting one of the many markets where pallets of local produce are displayed in glorious multicolour with aromas to entice, whilst the numerous fabulous restaurants also make use of the many Specialities of the Region on their menus such as: The Picholine Olive; Uzès Honey; The 'Pelardon' (the traditional goat's cheese of the Cevennes); The Uzège Truffle; Asparagus; Figs; Chestnuts; Camargue Rice; Shellfish. Dishes such as 'Boeuf à la Gardianne' and 'Brandade du Morue' should be tried and savoured!

With consistent sunshine throughout the spring and summer months and a landscape which lends itself to the outdoor lifestyle, the area is a playground for both culture and fun. From the Mont Aigoual, the highest point in the Cevennes, to the fine sands of the Mediterranean, without forgetting the famous Pont du Gard, the Gard offers a wide range of breathtaking sites and a varied and beautiful choice of heritage.

To list all the activities and attractions available to the visitor would take volumes. Whether foodie, sports enthusiast or culture vulture, adults can indulge themselves with the wine and gastronomy; cultural sites and artistic visits (such as the ceramics in Saint Quentin la Poterie); watching the traditional summer festivals with their bull running; adventures on the hiking, cycling, kayaking or climbing and caving routes, swimming or fishing in the rivers; airborne activities such as parachuting, ballooning and micro lighting - or if all that sounds too exhausting - by just simply relaxing !

Leisurely family entertainment can be found lazing the day away on the long sandy beaches or in one of the numerous fun parks such as La Bouscarrasse or Espace Grand Bleu Water Parks near Uzès and La Grande Motte; horse riding and pony trekking at one of the many centres or visit the Haribo museum or the Crocodile farm at Pierrelatte.

There are a number of 9 and 18 hole golf courses around Nimes, Uzès and Montpellier.

Golf de Nimes Campagne Route de St. Gilles. - 18 holes, 6135m Par 72.

Gold de Nimes Vacquerolles 1075 Chemin du Golf 30900 Nîmes

Golf d'Uzès, Pont des Charrettes - 9 holes, 2995m Par 36

La Grande Motte. East of Montpellier on the coast.

Golf de Coulondres, St. Gély du Fesc - 18 holes, 6174m Par 73.

Cap d'Agde. Near Beziers on the coast.

Fontcaude, Massane, Montpellier. Northeast of Montpellier just (S of A9) - 18 holes.

Servanes, East of Arles

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Julie Aldred
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Merci pour ce beau séjour entre amis dans un cadre enchanteur - baignades et apéros étaient au RV… C’était super cool… encore merci !
Aug 2015
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Exceptional Property with Beautiful Pool and Breathtaking Views near Uzès.
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

A wonderful week in the sun!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely property was perfect for us - two families with teenagers (and one dog) looking for a relaxed, low-key week in the sun. The house was generous enough to allow for everyone to carve out their own space to read, do yoga, swim, play games etc. We made full use of the pool, the very well-equiped kitchen and the outdoor eating area. The courtyard in the back was perfect for an evening 'aperitif'.

Nearby Uzès is a delightful small town and we also explored Nîmes, Avignon and the Pont du Gard, as well as the Cevennes. The kids particularly enjoyed kayaking near Vallon Pont d'Arc.

Thumbs up from us! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Who cares about the weather when he can stay in such a beautiful place ; )

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here after the perfect summer 2015.

Although the weather was not THAT perfect this time we enjoyed the stay very much (even wiht outside TV as a special service from our perfect host Pete to watch the EURO 2016, thx a lot again for that !!)

You can feel that Pete & Jill really love their place as everything is just perfectly maintained and in perfect condition so there's nothing more to do than enjoy & relax.

As the Mistral said hi this year we had some occasions to stay although inside in the very cosy living room, something we missed last year.

And as Bezut is perfectly located for daytrips to Uzès, Arles, Montpelllier, Nîmes, Avignon, Orange and so on you never get bored of this place and region.

We'll be back for sure and thx again to Julie, Jill & Pete for the perfect service over all

Jürg, Katharina, Remo, Alex, Michel & Daniel

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Hello Juerg I'd like to thank you on behalf of Jill & Pete and myself for your very kind words and to say it was a complete pleasure to welcome you all back to L'Ancienne Magnanerie and we look forward to doing so again in the future ! As you say, Jill & Pete work tirelessly to make sure that everything is perfectly maintained at their beautiful house and as a team our aim is for the guests to have a smooth, pleasant and thoroughly enjoyable holiday from the booking process through to saying Goodbye at the end of your stay. It's also a delight to have such excellent and appreciative guests! Next time, Jill & Pete say that they'll even try to fix the weather for you ! Enjoy the remainder of the summer and 'à la prochaine' !.... Julie (Real South France), Pete and Jill and 'the house team'.
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A Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

We were an extended family of 5 adults and a 7 year old. We spent one week at the villa, and it was fabulous. The villa is gorgeous with both old world charm and every modern and luxurious convenience. The pool was refreshing on hot days and beautiful with a view of the vineyards beyond. The owner was around when needed and went out of his way to help us with small house issues and suggestions for tours and restaurants. The only thing bad about was too short a stay. Would love to return. The villa was fantastic, and the nearby town of Uzes wonderful to explore.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lovely, relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

We found our stay here wonderful! Everything was clean and well kept, kitchen well equipped, bedrooms all comfortable. Quiet area with lovely views all around. 15 minute drive to Uzes, a town with great markets and restaurants. Recommend La Table 2 Julien for dinner or lunch, in a small village on the way in to Uzes. Also, Julie set us up with a private chef for one evening for a birthday celebration which was wonderful. Thanks to all for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The house was incredible. Nothing is missing. We loved the view, the landscape around ant alle the little details which made the house's atmosphere so special.

Only the different types of rooms ( 2 large, 2 small) was a discussing theme.

The owner was very kind and helpful all the time.

So we'# be back in a year!!!

Thanks for all

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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The most fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks at this beautiful grown up property - we stay in France a lot and this is the only place we've ever wanted to go back to stay at! It is stylish, peaceful and perfectly placed for the surrounding area - a truly lovely house in the most perfect part of France

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Village of Baron
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golf Club d'Uzès
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A9,Junction 23
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Rose des Vents, Baron
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
La Grande Motte
Car: recommended

The hamlet occupies an outstanding position close to the fabulous Duchy Town of Uzès. This is an exceptional site situated amongst the vineyards, yet close to both mountains and the Mediterranean. A short drive along one of the prettiest roads in the Gard brings you to the medieval heart of Uzès, where you will find an abundance of beautiful shops and gastronomic restaurants and where the fabulous Saturday morning market atrracts people of all nationalities. For the sporty there are endless activities including golf, walking, cycling, swimming, canoeing, horseriding, canyoning and even paragliding! Around and about there are sites of historic significance within an hour in all directions, such as the magnificent Papal City of Avignon; the majestic 2000 year old Pont du Gard, one of the most visited tourist sites in France; Arles, the celebrated Provençal town with its artistic connections to Van Gogh and Gaugin; and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, home of the exceptional Cotes du Rhone wine.


Rates & Availability

Baron House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Xmas / New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Xmas / New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $543
Pet Fee $54

Rental rates are in Euros per week. Credit cards are accepted.

Rental period is from Saturday to Saturday. Some flexibility may be available during the mid and low seasons.

Rental rates include bedlinen, bathroom towels and beach towels and a welcome pack.

Additional cleaning services are available at an hourly charge.

Please ask about delivery of prepared meals on your arrival or during your stay.

Pantry essentials are available for your use and a welcome pack will await you. Day-to-day essentials such as toilet paper, washing powder and washing up liquid are also provided.

Pets are considered (at the owners discretion) at a cost of 50€ per week.

There is an extra bed in Bedroom 4 which can accommodate an extra guest. We are happy to accommodate an extra guest for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

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Baron House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 290 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , All ensuite facilities for exclusive use of Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Both located in hallway on upstairs level.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , All facilities ensuite to Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Guest WC and hand wash room located on the ground floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shower ensuite to Bedroom 3. Seperate WC in hallway.
  • The are four beautifully appointed and contemporary bath or shower rooms in the property, and also four WCs of which two are in the ensuite bathrooms, one is for guest's convenience in the reception area and one is on the upstairs level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom, (king or twin beds), ensuite bathroom and WC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King size bed may be used as twin beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King size bed may be used as twin beds . Ensuite shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King size bed may be used as twin beds.Sofa bed.Bathroom/WC
  • The four generous bedrooms, all with very comfortable beds and cotton bed linen, are designed to offer flexible accommodation for 8 people. The stunning Master Bedroom on the first floor has a superior king size bed and a luxurious en suite bathroom with separate shower, washbasin and WC. Three bedrooms have en suite bath or shower room and there is another shower room for shared use on the upstairs level. On the upstairs level, Bedroom 2 has a king size bed which may be converted to twin beds and Bedroom 3 can also be arranged as a king size double bedroom or twin bedroom (with ensuite shower room). Bedroom 4 (with a large en suite bath, shower, washbasin and WC) has a king size bed, which may be converted to 2 singles and a sofa bed, which may be a king size or single bed. There is a further shower room and WC in the hallway.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A Chef's Paradise! Included in the spacious and well equipped kitchen is a top of the range 'cuisinière' - a La Cornue Range Oven - part of a prestigious line of legendary kitchen ranges. Constructed with luxurious materials, La Cornue expertise, exclusive vaulted ovens, professional burners and the hot plate, the range offers uncompromised culinary performance, as good as the very best professional equipment. Stunning views can be enjoyed from the shuttered windows on both sides of the spacious living room, which, when thrown open reveal the soothing sound of birdsong. This is a home where the lime washed walls create a seamless motion between the living areas and where indoor and outdoor spaces coexist. Outside, spend lazy days lounging by the pool and dine outside in the well-equipped summer kitchen or relax in the shade of the lovely stone vaulted arches in the walled garden and take in the aromas of jasmine and rose whilst the fountain trickles gently in the background.

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