5 lg bedrooms, 1 room with sofa bed, 1 loft, sleeps 10 adults, large pool
Gabrielle Appleford & Stephen McDowell
- english, french
About Gabrielle Appleford & Stephen McDowell
The owners of Mas de l'Aire are Canadian. They are based in Nairobi, Kenya and work in international development. Please note that we are on VRBO and many other sites that you may see the property on do not allow us to respond to your queries.
Gabrielle Appleford & Stephen McDowell purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2013
Why Gabrielle Appleford & Stephen McDowell chose Monoblet
We have been looking to a second home in France for years. We love rural France - the culture, the cuisine, wine, country side and outdoor activities - and for us, Monoblet, the Gard and the Cevennes are the best of all. Mas de l'Aire was the most beautiful house and setting we had seen. No other home had a home rendered us speechless.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
This is a home which lets us meet with family and friends around the world. We want other families and friends - spread around the globe like we are - to have an opportunity to meet and spend time together in comfort and in a magic corner of the world.
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Amazing property - super hosts
We had a fabulous stay at this property, Steve and Gabrielle are wonderful hosts.
The house is spacious and immaculately maintained and kept.
The pool is a wonderful addition perfect for a dip on the hot days.
Perfectly situated for cycling, hiking, kayaking plus some lovely villages and towns to visit close by.
A great stay will certainly be back.
Spectacular Country Villa
I cannot say enough about this lovely country estate. It is such a large home that can house many people. There are 5 floors with many sitting areas 3 kitchens and 5 bathrooms. The gardens are lovely with a large beautiful pool. It is in a lovely little village with lots of great scenery when you drive to other villages in the area. We loved it so much we plan on going back sometime in the future. Very peaceful place to stay! Cannot say enough good things about it.
A beautiful, large house with a wonderful pool in a lovely part of the world.
This is a great property, one of the nicest that we've stayed in. It's huge - much larger than it appears in the pictures - but all the rooms are lovely. Most of our time was spent outdoors - the garden is as well-kept as the house - by the pool or out and about. The Cevennes is nearby and there's fantastic swimming to be had in local rivers. We really loved it here.
Huge amazing house in beautiful quiet area of France
We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children of 14, 11 and 9 and were looking for a house with a big pool in an area where there was kayaking and active things to do nearby. We stumbled across the property by accident when looking in the Ardeche and are glad that we did.
The house and pool are huge - we didn't use half the rooms, and the owners were fantastic making a real effort ahead of travelling to ensure we were fully briefed and offering ideas for what to do.
We split our time between the amazing pool and activities including: kayaking, horse-riding (right next door), hiking, cycling and riding the train in Anduze.
The commune itself is very quiet and quite isolated. It is mainly locals - slightly bemused by tourists visiting! If you made the effort though, they were very friendly.
If you want a quiet, beautiful place to stay, for 1, 2 or 3 families we would thoroughly recommend a stay here.
A, T, T, J and E
we were 3 families (5 adults/6 kids) and enjoyed a beautiful 2 weeks. we had more than enough space. each family basically had a floor for themselves so everybody could also enjoy silence & privacy at any given time. the garden, the pool and its surroundings are just beautiful. we would come back to mas de l'aire anytime ! it is simply wonderful !
Fantastic villa, even better than advertised
We were a group of 10 (two families, 4 adults, 6 children between the ages of 13 and 6) who spent a glorious 2 weeks at Mas de l'Aire. The house and grounds are truly lovely, and even better in person than in the pictures. The highlight for our family was the expansive pool, in which our kids spent hours. The pool house, with kitchen and bathroom was very handy, and the pool deck was perfect with a nice mix of sun and shade at all times of day. The house is very spacious, with tons of living space, comfortable beds, and a very well equipped kitchen. The house offered great space and privacy for two families sharing. The weather was spectacular while we were there, so we hardly used the living spaces, but on the one rainy day we experienced, the house offered lots of room for 10 people to spend some quiet time indoors. The terrace was also a lovely feature, and we dined al fresco almost every evening.
The owners were very communicative and easy to work with. They offered tons of advice - from directions to local activities. We were met upon arrival by a local host, Rika. She did a great job orienting us to the house and area, and she served as our point of contact while we were there.
While the town was small, we enjoyed walking to the bakery for breakfast each morning. There is plenty to do and see within an hour's drive of the property. We explored nearby medieval towns, visited local markets, took in caves and gardens, and did a number of local hikes. We also visited some larger sights, like the Pont du Gard and Montpellier. Any way you head, it's a beautiful scenic drive. Given our visit was in August, and it was hot, we did most of our activities in the morning and spent the afternoon by the pool. A wonderful vacation, and I would love to return, and would highly recommend it to others.