Fabulous Family House with Large Pool and Summer House, Uzes
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Uzes house description
Lovely old house with masses of room inside and out, this property is perfect for a large extended family or for sharing with friends. Set in the middle of its extensive garden of lawns, trees and flowering shrubs, Mas Escala is very peaceful, yet is within walking distance of shops, cafes and a market in the lively village of St. Quentin La Poterie.
Highlights of the property include:
-14 x 6 metre heated pool with electrically operated security cover.
- Massive salon with high ceilings, stone fireplace, and beautiful French doors opening out onto garden.
- Two kitchens, one in main house and one by the covered terrace by the pool. Fully equipped and including two barbeques, and a outdoor terracotta oven - fantastic for cooking fish, pizzas, steaks etc.
- Kids facilities include the pool, badminton, tennis courts next door, and their own room including TV/DVD, and arts table. Plus lots of lawn for playing football, and 4 bikes at your disposition.
- Master bedroom with luxury bathroom with bath, extra large shower and his and her basins.
- One suite with a double bedroom plus twin bedroom and ensuite shower room.
Two more double bedrooms which share a family bathroom and separate wc.
The farmhouse is in St. Quentin La Poterie, a village renowned for its pottery, and just 5 minutes by car to the beautiful and lively town of Uzes, the first Duchy in France. The Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard is 20 minutes by car, Avignon is 45 minutes away, and a large selection of beaches can be reached within an hour's car drive.
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The property lies behind an old dry stone wall on a small lane. Enter through iron gates and onto a gravel driveway with plenty of parking space. A winding path edged with lavender bushes, leads you to the front door. The entrance hall opens into the impressive high-ceilinged sitting room with its flag-stoned floor, stone fireplace, and magnificent French windows that open onto the garden and swimming pool, it is perfect for entertaining. Large sofas, an extensive bookshelf, and a state-of-the-art large flat screen TV with surround sound complete the space.
Continuing on the ground floor, next to the lounge is a dining room which opens directly off the kitchen and is a light and very airy room. The kitchen is truly at the heart of the house. The kitchen is very well equipped with a beautiful French Lacanche stove (combination gas and electric ) large refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave. Behind the kitchen is a pantry with gravel floor and arched stone ceilings, one of the oldest areas of the house. A great place to keep market produce, wine and cheeses.
At the western end of the ground floor is the kids’ room. With its own TVand DVD player, there is also a wall of cupboards, full of tennis equipment, board games and art and craft materials, all at your disposal.
Completing the ground floor is a laundry room with washer and dryer, (and its own laundry shoot direct from upstairs), and a cloakroom/water closet.
On the first floor, the master bedroom suite is a fabulous room, the original hayloft of the farmhouse. There is a large antique French wardrobe for storing your clothes in the dressing area. The bathroom features a large bathtub, his and her wash basins, a large glass-sided shower, wc and bidet.
At the other end of the house is the second en-suite bedroom, which is a suite with one large double bedded room, a twin bedded room, and these share a small shower room with wc and sink.
The other two bedrooms share a family-sized bathroom. Each bedroom is a good size – both have double beds, but an extra bed could be added if necessary.
THE SUMMER HOUSE
Beside the pool is a large covered terrace featuring an exposed stone wall, hefty beams and old tiles. Ideally cool and shady for breakfast and lunch, the area is also heavenly for evening meals, which can be cooked on the barbeque or in the terracotta bee-hive oven.
Just next to the covered terrace is a kitchen equipped with gas stove and oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, and micro-wave. The worktops are made of stone and the design is very open with plates, glasses and implements all on shelves within easy reach.
The kitchen opens into the living room which has large French windows opening onto the terrace. It has a large rattan divan which opens into a 1.60 comfortable double bed, and two rattan armchairs. It also features a wood-burning stove.
The bathroom has a large shower stall with pebble flooring, a beautiful sink carved by a local stone sculptor, and water closet. The bedroom has a super-king sized bed. All the rooms in the annex open onto the terrace for easy access.
The terrace surrounding the pool has stone flagstones. A number of chairs, tables and loungers make it easy to relax around the pool.
THE SWIMMING POOL
The swimming pool has gentle steps built in at the shallow end for access and the depth of the pool is pretty constant at 1.40 metres, with a slightly deeper area in the middle.
The pool is salt-treated so is gentle on your skin, hair and eyes. It conforms to the highest safety standards with an electrically operated cover that should be closed at all times when the pool is not supervised. Please note that there is no fence around the pool.
- Vacation Rental
- Smoking Allowed
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
sports and adventure activities
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Mountain Biking
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Dialup Access
- Wireless Internet
- Washing Machine
- Broadband Access
- Cooking Utensils
- Outdoor Grill
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
ReviewsWrite a review
Three families shared this villa in summer 2010 for two weeks, and enjoyed a wonderful vacation in glorious surroundings. The home and estate was exactly as advertised — old-world ambience with all modern conveniences. Our host, Lucy, went out of her way to ensure all was to our satisfaction. Villa felt cozy, but was more than large enough for 10 people. A great vacation that lives on in all our memories.
- Guest Rob (Ontario)
- Date of stay 06/26/10
- Review Submitted 09/30/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children.
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Jun 29 - Aug 31, 2013
7 night min stay
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South view of Mas Escala
Dining area by pool
Traditional farm house kitchen
Large high ceiling salon
Another double bedroom
Another twin room
Plenty of outdoor dining areas
14 x 6 m heated pool
Summer house with living room and kitchen beyond
Dining area off main kitchen
Lots of lawn surround the property
6 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
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