Manoir Navacelle

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool Pets Welcome

This villa in Languedoc has a rich and storied history - built as a monastery in the 16th century, it is now a portal to gorgeous family holidays. If you have a love for simpler times, the wide stone walls of the house will speak to you. That’s not to say you’ll forgo modern comforts here - the swimming pool on the stone terrace outside lends a private resort air.

Here the architecture elevates this 4 bedroom family villa to something special. From the ancient stone stairs to the stained glass window in the bathroom, this home has character to spare. The living room feels almost like an underground cavern; the low, arched ceiling makes a snug family movie night.

Nestled between the Cévennes National Park and Provence, this holiday villa is a true rural escape in a quiet little village. Hikers will be most at home, and local caverns may interest the whole family (try Grottes de Trabuc, 45 minutes from the villa). The closest quaint town is a drive away - Salindres (8km). If you’re aching for more metropolitan delights, head to Uzès (30km), where you can find beautiful restaurants and shopping (look for the market on Wednesdays and Saturdays).

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What you should know…

  • This is a truly secluded and peaceful location in a quiet village - you’ll require a car rental to get into town and to explore the parks
  • The nearest airport is 95 km away in Montpellier

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Interior of House

Ground Floor

- Sitting room
- Dining room
- Kitchen

First floor (via stone staircase)

- Double bedroom
- Small double bedroom
- Bathroom with antique tiles

Second Floor (via stone staircase)

- 1 x triple bedroom (3 single beds)
- 1 x small double bedroom
- Shower room

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (15m length, depth approx 80cm-2m10), fenced off
- Gardens (including one of the oldest micocoulier trees in the region)
- Al-fresco dining terrace

Thanks to the original thick stone walls the interiors stay cool in the summer.


About the surrounding area of Manoir Navacelle
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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Nestled between the Cévennes National Park and Provence, this holiday home feels like a true rural escape in a quiet little village. You have spectacular views of the valley and Cevennes mountain range from the garden, pool and terrace, where you can enjoy some incredible sunsets.

Every day in the village (except weekends) there is a little van that passes the village square for bread and croissants. There is also a little shop attached to a nearby campsite, about 3km away, which sells most groceries and bread/pastries and is open seven days a week, usually open from early April to early September. You can also drive to Salindres (8km) for a small supermarket and further to St. Ambroix (14km) or Alès (15km) for town facilities and larger supermarkets.

Hikers will be most at home with hectares of wild garrigues/countryside around the village plus there is horse-riding, quad biking and a tree-top activity centre within half an hour by car.

There are of course some wonderful towns and cities to explore in the area and beyond.  Heading west, at the foot of the incredible Cévennes National Park, is the charming town of Anduze (30km) with its pretty shops in the medieval centre, specialising in local products such as pottery. Visit on a Thursday to experience market day or simply wander around the interesting historical town. Combine a visit to the nearby caves Grotte de Trabac (33km) and the Prafrance Bamboo Gardens (30km) with a ride on the magnificent steam train (open Easter to October) through the surrounding countryside.

You may also wish to explore further afield such as the amazing Le Cirque de Navacelles (99km), a UNESCO world heritage site and a must-see spectacle of nature. 

Just 30km south-east is the remarkable Uzès, undoubtedly one of the best preserved and restored medieval towns of France or head down to impressive Nimes (48km) with its stunning Roman architecture and UNESCO world heritage site Le Pont du Gard (44km). Further Provencal highlights include Van Gogh’s precious Arles (80km), beautiful Avignon (70km) or further south to some of the idyllic villages of Les Apilles National Park such as St-Remy-de-Provence (92km) and Les Baux-de-Provence (100km).

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Montpellier


Nearest Village

(Walking distance)

Nearest Town/City Ambroix or Alès

(14-15km )

Nearest Restaurant Les Fumades


Nearest Shop Small grocery shop April to Sept


Nearest Supermarket Salindres



Languedoc-Roussillon is one of those areas of France where you can feel like you’re totally cut off from the rest of the country. Commercial tourism has been very slow to capitalise on the region, meaning you can still enjoy a slice of authentic French rural life at its finest. A mixture of landscapes also makes it a great place to visit, with a good stretch of coastline offering a totally different experience to more bucolic interiors. Whatever you’re looking for, our range of villas and chateaux in Languedoc means you can get exactly the kind of holiday you want with accommodation that’s perfectly tailored to you, your friends and your family. 

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival.
Arrival time After 4.00 p.m.
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? One dog on request only and by prior arrangement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 17th 2019 - Apr 25th 2020 £1,505
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £1,505
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £1,784
Aug 29th 2020 - Apr 19th 2021 £1,505

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 17th 2019 - Apr 25th 2020 €1,667
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €1,667
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €1,976
Aug 29th 2020 - Apr 19th 2021 €1,667

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 17th 2019 - Apr 25th 2020 $1,847
Apr 25th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $1,847
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $2,190
Aug 29th 2020 - Apr 19th 2021 $1,847

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property Owner

How long have you owned the property?
More than 20 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
I am absolutely in love with the view.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The manoir used to be a former Monastery.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
The photographer Raymond Depardon, the film director Jean Claude Brissaud, the movie actress Isabelle Carré...

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
The most unusual question I heard was: "Is there an elevator in your property?"

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Go to an opera in the Théâtre antique d'Orange.

Really eat?
Eat the best Fougasse of the south of France.

Really see?
Le Pont du Gard and Uzes.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Be able to rest in a total quietness after visiting a lot of different very attractive spots (Uzes, Avignon, Aigues Mortes, Arles, St Rémi de Provence).



  • Merci encore!

    Posted by B. on 15/09/2018

    Cet endroit est magnifiquement magique!

  • Wonderful Holiday!

    Posted by Andrews on 10/08/2018

    En Allemagne, il y a l'expression "on se sent comme Dieu en France". Nous avons séjourné ici pendant 14 jours. Manoir Navacelle est l'un des plus beaux endroits que nous connaissons!

  • Wonderful Holiday!

    Posted by Andrews on 10/08/2018

    En Allemagne, il y a l'expression "on se sent comme Dieu en France". Nous avons séjourné ici pendant 14 jours. Manoir Navacelle est l'un des plus beaux endroits que nous connaissons!

  • Such A Lovely Stay!

    Posted by Richard on 01/07/2018

    The House and the pool where really lovely, as was the location!

  • Thank you once again

    Posted by Joost V on 19/10/2015

    We would like to thank you for the wonderful holiday we enjoyed again last year in Navacelles. This house is a heaven on earth. We stayed here twice over the last 3 years (not 3 times only because we were too late to book). Very quiet, wonderful views and still close enough to restaurants and shops. Everything the website promised us was there. The house is superbly decorated and has a wonderful garden and pool. The kids (and the parents) had their highlight of the year again. We won't tell anyone how nice this place is:-). We ll be back soon...

  • In every other way Manoir Navacelle is an absolute treasure

    Posted by Jane I on 15/07/2015

    As you know we have stayed in your house twice.It really is an exceptional property and in terms of facilities, location and aesthetic qualities we could not fault it. The views are fantastic, the pool is perfect and the house itself brimming with character – not to mention that every lamp works, as do the showers and all utensils.

  • Thank you!

    Posted by Paul F on 18/06/2015

    The countryside and views are stunning. Total relaxations and happy memories to take back to Dublin.

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