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Charming Village House,Uzès 5 Km, Pool, Walled Gardens, Views, 2 bedrooms

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa: 2 bedrooms-1 bath on main floor, extra bed/bath available on lower floor

Villa La Colline is located in a small, quiet picturesque hillside village, 5kms from Uzès, facing full South, offering stunning panoramic views of rolling hills, vineyards with meandering country roads. Our home sited right in the village is accessed via a small walled path (calade) that leads through a private gate to your garden and the villa.

Surrounded by old stone walls the delightful, private back garden has a lovely black bamboo grove where plenty of sun and shade will make your lunches and dinners memorable. A large terrace offering the lovely views of the country side is accessed through 2 French doors from the living room. The house is fully equipped for four persons. It has a separate, well appointed kitchen, a bright living/dining room with a wood insert fireplace and well stocked bookshelves. There are two bedrooms (one with 2 single beds to make a King size bed, the other with 2 single beds for a Queen size bed); each bedroom has a closet/storage space. The bathroom is located between the bedrooms and includes a bath/shower and a toilet.

Located on a lower level (restanque) and accessed across the lower floor lawn via stone stairs, the large pool (6x12m) is beautifully sited, sheltered by stone walls and affording the panoramic views of the rolling hills. Enjoy the vista from the lounge chairs and the small pool house.

The nearest village, Montaren, 2 kms away has a superb restaurant where there is also a full bakery, a very well stocked super market and a pharmacy.

The splendid medieval/Renaissance town of Uzès, just 5 km away, has plenty of shopping opportunities; the celebrated Wednesday local food market and the renowned Saturday colourful market, Place aux herbes, are not to be missed as well as very fine restaurants.

Our home is very well located to take in the very diverse and rich Languedoc region: to the North, the Cévennes mountains are a great destination for hiking, canoeing and sightseeing where you can enjoy the rugged landscape with its deeply cut and scraggly rocks and expansive, wild vistas; not to be missed, the splendid replica of the 36000 years Cave of Pont d'Arc that has just opened. A mere 15 km Eastward, the World Heritage Site of the Pont du Gard aqueduct has been waiting for you 2000 years, a masterpiece of Roman engineering that once supplied water to Nîmes. Further on, the papal city of Avignon will inspire you with its famous Pont Bénézet, the Palais des Papes and the lively city life, especially in July during the famous Festival. To the South and 27 km through the guarrigue, Nîmes, France’s oldest Roman city, will impress you by the stunning beauty of the Roman amphitheater and the Temple, Maison Carrée, and its very friendly, carefully restored old centre. A few km away across the Rhône, the provençal city of Arles, where Van Gogh lived and painted, is well known for its splendid Roman Arena, amphitheatre, its colourful atmosphere and great photo art exhibits. For a different experience, a little over an hour of driving will take you to the Grande Bleue, to enjoy a swim in the Méditerranée, long walks on sandy beaches (La Grande Motte, le Grau du Roi, l'Espiguette), lunch in the historic, fortified medieval town of Aigues Mortes or to the Camargue to be dazzled by flamingos. And for some other days, just lazying around the pool, watching the swallows dance away, a glass of local wine in hand, is a perfect holiday plan.

Keywords: one self contained house

More Details

Owner
Ghislaine de Saint Venant
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017

About Ghislaine de Saint Venant

We made the move to this beautiful region of Uzège from Canada. David is Canadian, born in British Columbia and Ghislaine, born and brought up in France has lived in BC/Canada for 35 years. Over the years we have made many trips to France, visiting family and always exploring the many diverse French regions.

Ghislaine de Saint Venant purchased this villa in 2010

Why Ghislaine de Saint Venant chose France

For several years we have toyed with the idea of settling in France; progressively our search led us to Uzès and literally we fell in love with the town, the countryside. We realized then that the Uzège region is so strategically situated to enjoy the rich and so diverse terroirs, from the mountains in the North to the Mediterranée further South and to appreciate the vast cultural richness of Languedoc and Provence. We also wanted to live in a small village, not far from larger amenities; this made it easier to meet the local people, connect and get involved in the community.

What makes this villa unique

We loved right away our small, quaint village. As soon as we walked onto the terrace overlooking the panoramic views, we felt at home. We love the well planted gardens and the old stone walls that give privacy and age to the villa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It has been a pleasure to spend the beautiful month of August/September (part of) in your heavenly home. Your hospitality and generosity always make for a vacation away from home relaxing and welcome.

Every visit makes the experience better and better.

Julia and her family and friends
Aug 2015
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Amenities

Serviers-et-Labaume Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is entirely tiled, with a shower/bath and toilet, located between the 2 bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , the king size can be split in 2 beds (90cm each)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , the queen size bed can be made in 2 single beds
  • King size beds (1) 2x90cm, Queen size Beds (1) 2x80cm, Baby Cribs (1) folding crib available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Charming Village House,Uzès 5 Km, Pool, Walled Gardens, Views, 2 bedrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

De très belles vacances dans un endroit merveilleux

  • 5 of 5

La villa est très agréable à vivre. L'endroit est magnifique, protégé du mistral sur le versant sud de la colline. La piscine est parfaite, équipée d'une barrière de sécurité pour les enfants en bas âge. L'endroit est idyllique et à peu de distance, on trouve une boulangerie et des commerces utiles. Ghislaine et David, les propriétaires, sont charmants et font en sorte que les vacanciers se sentent bien chez eux. On peut également faire des balades. Le soleil a brillé toute la semaine à l'exception d'un orage bienvenu (et nocturne) qui a rafraîchi une journée où le thermomètre avait flirté avec les 38°. Le gîte est agréable, même s'il ne convient pas à des personnes à mobilité réduite (il y a des marches pour accéder à la piscine en contrebas). Ce fut un séjour en famille merveilleux :-)

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllique

  • 5 of 5

La Villa Colline is most definitely premier league and probably ranks top equal of the 40 or so holiday accommodations we have stayed in over the years. Pristine , well presented, great attention to detail and lacking nothing are but a few of the accolades which spring to mind. The window mosquito netting was particularly appreciated.

In addition to the terraces, balcony, views and beautiful pool, the property is encompassed by lovely gardens with various secluded areas in which to peacefully relax, dine, read or enjoy the occasional verre de vin, ou deux, ou trois ! Encouraged use of the jardin potager was also a lovely gesture and the various herbs, peppers, aubergines and particularly those wonderful tomatoes were very much appreciated.

Our genial hosts, Ghislaine et David, whilst respecting our privacy and remaining unobstrusive, could not have been more helpful and welcoming. They made our three weeks stay in their villa during September extremely special and very much a home away from home.

We hope to return in the not too distant future, meanwhile thanks for a wonderful holiday and also for arranging the pre-requisitioned weather, although 32 to 37 degrees for the first eleven days had us wilting somewhat.

Total relaxation in beautiful rural surroundings which made for ' une vacance idyllique '. Merci beaucoup Ghislaine et David

Vicky et Richard, Cornwall

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful country house!

  • 5 of 5

Villa la Colline is a great little house with terrific views, spacious rooms, and a well-equipped kitchen. It was comfortable in every way and perfectly maintained. The location is wonderful for exploring Uzes (only 10 minutes away) and other charming medieval towns. There are also many interesting excursions within 45-90 minutes drive. If you want to relax, you can read in the lovely garden or swim in the large pool. It is so private, yet right in a tiny village. Ghislaine and David are fabulous hosts, and did everything possible to assist us. I hope we can visit there again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Marvellous Residence

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I travel frequently to Europe. Our 3 week stay at Ghislaine & David's superlative guest home was the most comfortable we have ever experienced.

The upstairs suite, where we stayed, was spacious, comfortable and beautifully furnished. There was plenty of light and space. The upstairs terrace was frequently used for most meals, weather permitting. The view, a true vista, was beautiful and peaceful.

The bed was extremely comfortable. Most of the windows had insect screens, which enhanced our comfort in this country site. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious, with windows on 2 sides; it was bright and cheery. The gardens on the property were gorgeous. The pool's beauty is accurately depicted in the photographs. In fact, the property is actually more beautiful than depicted in the photographs.

Most importantly, our hosts were kind and respectful of our privacy (they live in a separate and privately situated house on the property). In particular,, they were always helpful and generous. They epitomized the notion of generous hosts . We became genuinely fond of them both and look forward to seeing them again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful villa, in a superb location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 2 weeks at Villa Coline and look forward to a return visit! The villa is spacious, comfortable, well-appointed and very well kept, amidst lovely gardens - exactly as shown in the photographs. David and Ghislaine were wonderful and generous hosts, sharing their knowledge about the history of the region, and insider tips about the area, to greatly enhance our explorations and adventures in the countryside. The Villa is ideally situated to explore the Ardeche and the caves at Pont d'Arc, Nimes and the Pont du Gard, western Provence, the Camargue and the Mediterranian beaches - all within about 90 minutes radius, not to mention the perched villages, ruins, vineyards, meandering countryside backroads and villages in between, and the marvelous market town of Uzes just minutes away. Returning each day to the walled back garden at Villa Coline quickly felt like "home" and we look forward to our next visit. We highly recommend David and Ghislaine's Villa Coline, and are certain that you will enjoy your stay with them.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our favourite place in France!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here in Serviers et LaBaume with Ghislaine and David 3 times and plan to visit again later this year. The house is very comfortable, great bed, and the kitchen well equipped and the views from the terrace are sublime. The property accesses the promenades and grandees randonees out the back door and there are seemingly endless sites and walks and villages to visit in the area. Uzes, the most beautiful small town in France is just 5 minutes away with great restaurants and shops and a lively market twice a week all year. David and Ghislaine are marvelous hosts. Couldn't be better!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nimes
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Montaren
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Le Grau du Roi
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Serviers-et-Labaume Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,362
 
 
Mid
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,144
 
 
Low
Oct 15 2017 - Mar 17 2018
4 night minimum stay
$899
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$153
$1,068
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $87.16
Taxe $32.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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