Mas Des Remparts

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

In the heart of Gard Provençal, just below the ramparts of one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ lies the delightful Mas Des Remparts, a 500-year old French farmhouse full of captivating character and rustic charm.

The welcoming owners have renovated their Mas with great love and have created somewhere for guests to experience true authenticity and comfort in beautiful surroundings. Alongside the owners’ own residence, part of the Mas has been made into a holiday home with four bedrooms spread across three apartments, sleeping up to ten guests in total.

Each apartment has its own immense character yet also includes modern features such as Nespresso machines, Bluetooth speakers and iPads pre-loaded with lots of local information. Further homely touches include bathrobes, organic toiletries and even a picnic rug to take on relaxing days out. This is a delightful place where families or friends can gather together yet retain a little independence in their own cosy abodes.

The setting is perfect – guests can enjoy landscaped gardens full of colour, a private pool with the summer scents of roses and oleander as well as a characterful Roman-style inner courtyard where you can seek shade from the summer sun. Sit by the willow pond, play boules or croquet, fire up the barbecue and enjoy sociable meals under the wisteria-clad terrace. Indeed, for guests staying at least a week, an informal welcome feast is served to you by the delightful owners show-casing the very best local produce and delicious wines.

Guests will also be treated to a complimentary wine-tasting and canapés with local wine-expert, or Vigneron, in the shade of the courtyard. There’s a little ‘honesty shop’ where you can pick up some home-made jam or chutney, wine, ice-cream and other nice things. The owners, who have a wealth of local information at hand, have really tried to think of the little things that make a holiday like this so special. 

The Mas is surrounded by six acres of land; hop on one of the farmhouse’s bikes and ride straight out into the wild garrigue and beautiful countryside. Keen hikers can also follow local footpaths near the home or head further afield to the astounding natural beauty of the Ardèche or Cervennes mountains.

It’s pretty unique that whilst there is so much countryside around you, it’s still just a short walk up to the lovely medieval village where you can explore the delightful lanes, discover a handful of restaurants and cafes as well as gaze at the panoramic views of Languedoc all around the historic ramparts.

Gard Provençal offers guests endless outdoor activities in spectacular landscapes, wonderful vineyards to discover and idyllic villages and towns to explore. Historic Uzès (19km) has amazing farmers markets twice a week and in July and August the town and its surrounding villages also host night time markets with food, wine and music. The Roman city of Nîmes and the famous Pont du Gard are also within an hour, as are Avignon and Orange with the mesmerising Camargue just a little further.

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What you should know…

  • Mas Des Remparts is three charming apartments, rented exclusively, each with their own entrance, sleeping up to 10 guests in total across four bedrooms and two sofa beds. See the Features tab for full details
  • The hospitable yet discreet owners live in part of the Mas and are available when you need them but respect their guests’ privacy
  • The owners’ two friendly dogs, chickens and cats also live there
  • This historic home is hugely characterful with some low ceilings, uneven steps, pathways and many other wonderful original features

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Bicycles Provided Indoor Games Outdoor Games Heating Ceiling Fans Caretaker/Owner on Site

Mas Interiors

Apartment One (ground floor, sleeps 2 plus one adult/child on sofa-bed)

-    Bedroom with ensuite bathroom
-    Fully-equipped kitchen-diner opening up to living room. Kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, kettle and Nespresso machine
-    Gated courtyard with al-fresco dining area

Apartment Two (first floor, sleeps 4 plus one adult/child on sofa-bed)

-    Fully-equipped kitchen-diner. Kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, kettle and Nespresso machine
-    Mezzanine level small living area with sofa-bed
-    One double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and doors leading to a terrace overlooking the inner courtyard
-    One double/twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom and doors leading to a terrace overlooking the inner courtyard

Apartment Three (first floor, sleeps 2)

-    Fully-equipped kitchen-living room with views to the village. Kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, kettle and Nespresso machine
-    Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and doors leading to a small terrace

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (10.5mx5m). Heated mid-April to mid-June (weather dependent). Fully fenced and gated with sunbeds, garden area and rose garden
-    Garden dining area
-    Inner courtyard
-    Upper al-fresco dining area next to entrance to Apartments Two and Three
-    Boules court
-    Gas BBQ and wood-fire BBQ
-    Landscaped gardens
-    6 acres of grounds including fields leading to the garrigue  
-    Pond
-    Croquet
-    Swing set

Facilities

-    Electric heating
-    Ceiling fans
-    Wi-Fi
-    iPads (pre-loaded with local information)
-    Bluetooth speakers
-    Shop on site selling home-made and local produce (honesty payment system)
-    Library room on site with guide books and maps
-    Books and games
-    Binoculars
-    Beach bag
-    Picnic rug
-    Hairdryer
-    Dressing gowns
-    Bikes
-    Boules
-    Croquet
-    Swing set
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Mas Des Remparts
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Mas Des Remparts is set in 6 acres of grounds leading straight into the wild and beautiful garrigue, just below the ramparts of one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’ in the heart of Gard Provençal.

It’s just a five-minute walk up to the village, classified as one of France’s ‘Most Beautiful Villages’ with good reason with its medieval buildings and stunning setting perched up high with panoramic views around you. Walk around the town’s ramparts to appreciate the wonderful vistas of Languedoc and beyond. There are three restaurants/cafes you can walk to as well as a farm shop open from Easter to the end of September. In the summer there's also a pizza van in the village once a week on a Friday evening.

This region is especially popular with cyclists, indeed the Tour de France passes near one of the local villages as well as the Pont du Gard in July 2019. The Mas has bikes that you can use so you can just hop on and ride straight from the grounds into the garrigue and beautiful countryside roads. Serious cyclists may however prefer to bring their own bikes or rent a high-specification bike nearby. For a bit of a change, electric bike tours of the region can be arranged near the Mas.

The area also has some lovely walking trails to follow either straight from the house, around local villages or further afield in the Cevennes mountains or Ardeche. There is also horse-riding, canoeing (Pont du Gard and Ardeche Gorge), rock-climbing, paragliding and tennis within a short drive.  River swimming is also a popular pastime.

Wine-lovers will appreciate the vineyards across this region. The owners can arrange complimentary wine-tasting for guests with a local Vigneron and they can also organise private vineyard tours nearby or suggest itineraries. In the summer jazz concerts are held in the vineyards for a very special experience.

There are also olive oil mills and honey producers (a great local speciality, especially with lavender) you can visit.

You are just a short drive from historic Uzès (19km), a very pretty town with an impressive cathedral and Le Jardin de Medieval in the heart of the town. There’s an amazing farmers market on a Wednesday morning with wonderful local produce or head to the town on a Saturday morning where the market sells food, clothes, jewellery and more. Uzès and its surrounding villages also host night time markets in July and August with food, wine, music, arts and crafts with everything sold made locally.

There are of course many other beautiful villages, towns and sights to discover. The exquisite Roman city of Nîmes is only 43km away whilst the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of the Pont du Gard (32km) is a perfect place for canoeing on the Gardon or picnics in this amazing setting. Avignon (55km), Orange (50km) and even Montpellier (100km) are also worthy of day trips whilst the spectacular Camargue Is just over an hours drive to the south.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nimes/Avignon

(56km/64km)

Nearest Train Station Nimes/Avignon

(43km/57km)

Nearest Village

(5-10 minute walk )

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(5-10 minute walk )

Nearest Shop Farm shop (open Easter to end of September)

(10-minute walk)

Nearest Supermarket Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie

(18km)

Nearest Town/City Uzès

(19km)

Nearest Golf Uzès

(23km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

This region is great for horse-riding, cycling, rock-climbing and tennis, all within a short drive. 

If you wish to canoe in spectacular surroundings head to the Roman Pont du Gard or you can also hire canoes at the Ardeche gorges.

Kids will love the Haribo museum in Uzès (19km) with the best ever sweet shop at the end. There are also wonderful green spaces perfect for picnics, walking and playing sports such as Vallée de L’Eure with the river full of swans and ducks, the original source of water that used to flow over the Pont du Gard.

La Ferme Enchanteé is about 20 minutes south of Uzès with farm animals and lots of activities for children.

Further afield, if you do wish to head to the Mediterranean, L’Espiguette beach is just over an hour’s drive away with wide clean sandy beaches and gentle waves.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Complimentary Evening Meal Included (for stays of minimum of 7 nights)
  • Complimentary Wine-tasting and Canapés with Local Vigneron Included

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

Extras included at this property:

-    An informal 'welcome' evening meal each week (for bookings of a minimum of one week) – this is a three course meal with locally sourced food and wine served on the wisteria-clad terrace
-    Complimentary wine-tasting and canapés with local Vigneron in the courtyard
-    Welcome basket
-    Croissants and baguettes delivered daily
-    Organic local toiletries 
-    Starter pack of washing powder and dishwasher tabs
-    Free use of bikes (please note experienced cyclists may wish to bring their own or rent a more high-spec bike locally)
-    Digital welcome book with local information

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

-    Shop on site (honesty payment system) selling home-made jams, chutneys, ice-cream, beer, wine, olive oil and other items

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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Event information

How long have you owned the property?  
2 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?  
The stunning setting - the long farmhouse with the backdrop of the village surrounded by lavender 

Are there any interesting stories in its history?  
Once a silkworm magnanerie, and before that supposedly the site of a sacred Roman spring

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?  
Yes, but we can’t say who

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?  Kayak under the Pont du Gard
Really eat? Anything from the markets!
Really see? The dozens of charming and undiscovered villages of the area. One after another they reveal themselves to be unspoilt and fascinating. Or….and its hard to choose, the spectacular river gorges

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?  
Try some of the smaller lesser known vineyards - there are some great up and coming vignerons with special wines to snap up!

Terms & Conditions

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

Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, including electric heating.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including beach and pool towels. Linen is changed once a week.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean included for stays of 2 weeks or more. Please note that 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.
Pets welcome? Pets may be allowed in the ground floor apartment (Apartment 1) only and only on request and with prior agreement with the owner.
Minimum stay 7 nights (shorter stays outside of June, July and August on request).
Changeover day Saturday (other days outside of June, July and August on request).
Pool heating charge? No. The pool is only heated from mid-April to mid-June (weather dependent). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Apr 1st 2020 £4,526
Apr 1st 2020 - May 30th 2020 £3,168
May 30th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £4,526

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Apr 1st 2020 €4,838
Apr 1st 2020 - May 30th 2020 €3,387
May 30th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €4,838

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Apr 1st 2020 $5,431
Apr 1st 2020 - May 30th 2020 $3,802
May 30th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $5,431

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

Reviews

  • Highly recommended!

    Posted by Andrea & Aaron on 03/09/2018

    We've just returned from a superb stay in this lovely gite! Not only is it in a delightful and pretty area of France which we hadn't visited before, the hospitality was wonderful. The owners took over only 4 months ago, but they couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. The gite itself was well appointed and equipped to a very high standard, the best we've ever stayed in! We even had delicious baguettes and croissants delivered each morning – baked the owner! The gardens were a delight with a pool, boules court and lots of pretty shady areas for relaxing.

  • Great Property, well located

    Posted by Johnson Family on 15/08/2018

    We recently spent a week at the Mas with our two adult children and their partners staying in Mas Des Remparts. The gites are beautifully furnished and very well equipped with a lovely welcome pack including homemade jam and chutney. The grounds of the property are beautiful. The gardens well-tended, the swimming pool area clean and inviting and there is a boules court and BBQ area. We had a thoroughly relaxing week visiting small villages and river swimming with one busy day canoeing the Ardeche Gorge which is within easy reach. We normally use our accommodation on holiday as a base, but the Mas is so comfortable and relaxing we found ourselves spending more and more time there.

  • 5***** Holiday rental

    Posted by Alyssa & Felipe on 24/07/2018

    Our family enjoyed a really relaxing week at Mas Des Remparts. The owners run a beautiful place to stay. The Mas is atmospheric, peaceful and the gite is well equipped, and beautifully prepared. We were treated to a fabulous welcome dinner on the terrace - and we also had the luxury of croissants and bread being delivered to us each morning - which was very welcome after early morning bike rides in the beautiful countryside. Highly recommended for hospitality, proximity to fantastic restaurants - peaceful place to recover and recuperate after a hectic year.

  • The Perfect Getaway!

    Posted by Jo & Steve on 09/07/2018

    From cornflower blue skies and the smell of lavender in the air, to the sumptuous king-sized bed and perfectly appointed kitchen, we could not have asked for anything more. The owners were the perfect hosts, offering such a wonderful overview of the surrounding area and producing not one but two delicious welcome meals under a stunning wisteria flooded in candlelight. We stayed in Le Mas Des Remparts for two weeks, which was perfect for the two of us and we shall definitely be returning. We would recommend this enchanted, magical place to anyone who can appreciate a real French experience, with a touch of England class woven in.

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