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Priory of the 14th Century: Detached Apartment in Gorniès, in the Vis Valley

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St.-Jean-de-Bueges chateau / country house description

In a priory, with traces going back to the Middle Ages (text from 1333), very quiet in the green Vis Valley (famous among trout-fishing lovers, River Class 1), close to a church from the 11 th Century, with a stunning view over the other side of a typical village, in the middle of its terraces.

'La Halte Cevenole'

This large detached apartment (72 sq.m. approximately), located in a wing of which rehabilitation has just finished, forms a part of a complex including the main house ('Le Mas du Prieuré', from 1253) and 'La Magnanerie' in another wing.

It is entirely located in an extremely beautiful property, with view over the mountains, various gardens, a swimming pool, a playground and a small house laid out for children. You will be immersed in Mediterranean vegetation, in a region rated in the World Cultural Heritage by Unesco, on the verge of the Grands Causses Regional Nature Park and at the foot of the Cevennes.

La Halte Cévenole is designed to be a place of peace, holidays, charm, pleasure of living and discovery. It was renovated, furnished, and decorated as if it were my own home, for me and my husband, children and grandchildren. It is a 'stopping place', a place to stay during a travel (maybe also during a pilgrimage), as a place allowing to return to the roots for all our friends, actual and to be made, around the world.
Our granddaughter named Daphné (11 years old), impatient to come here and spend family holidays, said to her mother: 'Oh, Mum, I can't wait to go to paradise!”
If you wish to share the happiness of this place with us, please contact me.

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 72 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

          • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon


          • : 1 sleep sofa /futon


          • 'Bambou' bedroom (adjoining the living room through two big sliding doors) - 2 Bamboo beds (80 x 190cm). - 1 Storage drawer under each bed. - 1 Chest of drawers with 6 bamboo drawers. - 1 Bamboo desk. - 1 Bamboo chair. - 1 Coffee table with two levels. - 1 Tray to have breakfast in bed. - 2 Bamboo bedside rugs. - 1 Shelf with collection objects from various African countries. 'Tuf' bedroom - 1 Sofa bed (160 x 200cm) with 2 storage drawers. - 3 Cupboards (high 180 x width 77cm): 1 wardrobe, 1 with shelves and drawers and 1 shelf and door making a desk. - 2 Chairs. - 1 Pedestal table. - 2 Pedestal lights. - 1 Folding screen (3 panels). - Books - Chinese collection objects...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • 'Bambou' bathroom (en-suite to the living room) - Shower (100 x 100cm), bamboo shower column, massage jets - A hand basin with mixing valve - Toilets - Towel heater - Magnifying mirror (10x) - Racks, stool, wastepaper basket and bamboo bathroom objects 'Tuf' bathroom (en-suite to 'Tuf' bedroom) - Shower (80 x 80cm) - Hand basin with mixing valve - Toilets - Cupboard storage, - Wooden changing table (3 levels) - Wooden blanket chest - Bathroom scale - Hair dryer...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Children equipments available in the garden: - Picnic table for children (on the terrace). - Playground with swing frame (baby and children swing, slide). - Football goalpost (on the playground). - Picnic table and benches for adults (on the playground). The 'Dragonfly cabin' is a playing house for children where they will find: wooden sink, microwave, hobs and oven, plastic washing machine, ironing board and iron, high chair and a doll cot, 2 trunks for equipment, crockery, dining table and stools for children....moreless


              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Toys


              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Theme Parks

              Leisure Activities

              • Outlet Shopping
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Water Sports
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching

              Location Type

              • River
              • Mountain

              sports and adventure activities

              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Spelunking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Big Game

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Room
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed


                      • American Kitchen
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils


                      • Bicycles
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Gated Community
                      • Barbecue
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Child's Swing

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool
                      • Outdoor Pool

                      property descriptor

                          • Semi-Detached

                          rental charges rb

                              • Charges Included


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                              from 2 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in:
                              Dates Nightly Wknd Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event

                              Mar 1 - Aug 27, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              €200 €200
                              €400 €1,400

                              Extra Nights: €200

                              Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.

                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              Charges included
                              A down payment of 50% of the rent is due upon booking and balance is due one month prior to arrival. Security deposit: € 1000. Rates include: - Water, gas, electricity - Cleaning - Central heating - Sheets, duvets and pillows provided - Bath towels provided - Tablecloths, place mats, and towels provided - Toilet paper and kitchen paper provided
                              For special events, please contact us. Possibility to organize receptions during summer on the terraces around the pool and in the gardens. - Tables and chairs made by white wrought-iron in a 'romantic' style for 28 people. Also available: 2 iron tables in a 'rusty' style with 8 chairs for 8 people, and 3 tables made by teck wood with 6 benches and 2 chairs for 20 people. - Possibility to rent various kind of tablecloths ('romantic with flowers', 'shellfish', 'Provençal', etc.). - Crockery, glasses, cutlery and serving dishes can also be rented. - Catering service available upon request.
                              Non-contractual booking deposit: 50% rent
                              Damage deposit: EUR1,000.00

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                              Last updated: 08/27/2014
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                              60 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Montpellier or Nîmes
                              70 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              55 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Montpellier or Nîmes
                              35 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Le Caylar (A75)
                              500 Metres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Vis Valley
                              5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Saint Laurent le Minier (30)
                              45 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ski
                              40 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              St Gély du Fesc (34)
                              5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              St Laurent le Minier

                              Car: Recommended

                              At the foot of the Cevennes; in magnificent settings; in a quiet environment; under a mostly starry sky, spectacular at night; in the heart of a region marked with history; along the Vis River, well known by fishermen for its trout.

                              Lots of entertainmens within easy reach:

                              - For History lovers:

                              Abbey of Saint- Guilhem-le-Désert

                              The Desert Museum

                              Medieval festival in Laroque

                              Historical reconstruction in Ganges: 'Ganges 1900' (31/08, 1, & 2/09, 2012)


                              Transhumances- many transhumance paths (or 'drailles' in langue d'Oc dialect) nearby.

                              - Tourist attractions:

                              Vis River in Gorniès (Class 1): trout fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayak.

                              Shooting stars that can be observed in August

                              The Cirque de Navacelles

                              The Demoiselles Cave in Laroque




                              La Camargue


                              - Museums:

                              Fabre Museum in Montpellier (exhibition 'Bodies and Shadows', Caravaggio and

                              His legacy, 23/06 to 14/10/2012).

                              PAB Museum of Alès (exhibition 'Miro and Graphic Arts', 05/07 to 16/09/2012).

                              Lodève Museum (exhibition « Théo Van Rysselberghe – A Sublime Moment», 09/06 to 21/10/2012).

                              Paul Valery Museum in Sète (exhibition 'Chabaud, Fauve and Expressionist, 1900-1914 », 15/06 to 28/10/2012).

                              Cévenol Museum in Le Vigan (exhibition 'De roches et d'Hommes, Mines et Minéraux en Cévennes », 13/04 to 31/10/2012).

                              - Festivals:

                              Le Vigan Festival (music), 16/07 to 23/08/2012.

                              And many others in the area.


                              Owner info

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                              Speaks: english, french, polish



                              • La Halte Cevenole, on the south side

                                La Halte Cevenole, on the south side

                              • Fireplace of the living room

                                Fireplace of the living room

                              • Dining room

                                Dining room

                              • Open plan kitchen

                                Open plan kitchen

                              • Kitchen on left side

                                Kitchen on left side

                              • 'Bambou' bedroom on right side

                                'Bambou' bedroom on right side

                              • 'Bambou' bathroom

                                'Bambou' bathroom

                              • 'Tuf' bathroom

                                'Tuf' bathroom

                              • Terrace on 'Magnanerie' side

                                Terrace on 'Magnanerie' side

                              • Interior - Cabane aux Libellules 'Dragonfly cabin'

                                Interior - Cabane aux Libellules 'Dragonfly cabin'

                              • La Vis in Gorniès

                                La Vis in Gorniès

                              • La Halte cévenole, West side

                                La Halte cévenole, West side

                              • La Halte Cevenole, on the south side

                                La Halte Cevenole, on the south side

                              • Living room - sofa bed

                                Living room - sofa bed

                              • Dining room

                                Dining room

                              • Kitchen on left side

                                Kitchen on left side

                              • 'Bambou' bedroom on left side

                                'Bambou' bedroom on left side

                              • 'Bambou' bathroom

                                'Bambou' bathroom

                              • 'Tuf' bedroom

                                'Tuf' bedroom

                              • Swimming pool

                                Swimming pool

                              • 'Cabane aux libellules'

                                'Cabane aux libellules'

                              • Picnic area and playground

                                Picnic area and playground


                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 7

                              View calendar: Updated 08/27/14
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                              From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

                              Speaks: english, french, polish
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                              Priory of the 14th century: detached apartment in Gorniès, in the Vis Valley

                              St.-Jean-de-Bueges #938422a

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