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Beautifully Presented Provencal Villa Set Amongst Olive Trees

(12 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 8

The villa has three beautiful double bedrooms at one end of the house and a fourth sleeping area with a comfortable sofa bed to sleep two adults on a mezzanine floor overlooking the dining room. Each bedroom is well furnished including built in cupboards for hanging and storage purposes. Two bedrooms have double beds and the third two single beds. There is a large bathroom with toilet and a separate shower room. A second toilet is located in the laundry room below the mezzanine. There is a medium sized fully equiped kitchen with table and four chairs. The bright and spacious living room leads out through patio doors to the veranda and terrace and also extends into a large dining area and adjacent laundry room. The mezzanine is situated above the laundry room. Outside the dining room there is a BBQ area with portable charcoal burning barbecue. The villa is attractively furnished and decorated throughout. Parking is available for one car within the grounds but there is additional parking alongside the property.

The area is perfect for swimming and canoeing in the Gardon at Collias (20 mins drive away) and at the Gorges de l'Ardeche which is an hour and a half's drive. The Gorges offer an unforgettable experience not only with the canoeing but also from the scenic drive around the area. It is always best to travel from West to East along the road overlooking the Gorges as this provides the best viewing and easy stop off points for photos.

Uzes itself is a photographer's paradise. There are photos to be taken around every corner. The Saturday market is a must - you will not be disappointed but best to get there early before the crowds. The surrounding villages will entrace you. The village of St Siffret is a delight to walk around. Try not to miss out on the fortified village of Lussan set high up on a hill with its 180 degree views of the surrounding countrside, Gourdagues with its canal and the quaint medieval village of La Roques sur Ceze .

The villa is also ideally situated using a back road via St Maximin (an attractive village in its own right) to get to the Commercial Centre outside of Uzes (8 min drive) where there is a large Carrefour and other superstores. On a clear day, this road offers splendid views to the far off hills of the Cevennes. Incidentally, do not miss out on the fantastic value for money luncheon menus at Carrefour. Maybe not an obvious tourist attraction but for feeding a large hungry family, it can't be beaten for quality,venue and service.

Back at the villa, its quiet, private but not isolated position offers a lovely refuge for the tired sightseer. The pool, attractively positioned amongst the olive trees, will add enormously to the enjoyment of your holiday. At the back of the garden there is a quiet patio with table, chairs and parasol for any member of your party keen to enjoy a quiet moment on their own.

In order to keep the garden tidy, a gardener will come once every 10 days or so principally to mow the lawn. The pool will be cleaned and monitored once a week.
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Speaks: english, french
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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/30/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 146 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • The attractive bedrooms are tiled with soft coloured terra cotta flooring. The principal double bedroom is very spacious and is located at the front of the property. The second of the two double bedrooms is smaller and together with the third bedroom look out over the terrace leading to the swimming pool and garden. Although there is no air conditioning all the bedrooms remain comfortable as the villa is situated on top of a hill and attracts cool breezes. There are nevertheless fans available in the villa if the need so arises. Each bedroom window is equipped with adjustable mosquito netting as required. The sleeping arrangements in the Mezzanine are provided for by a comfortable 'clic clack' ( ie sofa bed) which will sleep two adults. There is a wardrobe with shelves for storage and bed side tables with side lights. There are windows which provide plenty of light and air. The Mezzanine looks over the dining area and is very private and quiet once other guests have retired to bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Located in laundry room...moreless

  • The principal bathroom is attractively tiled throughout with a terra cotta floor. There are tiled steps leading to the bath which has its own shower and shower curtain. Hand rails have been installed to assist getting into and out of the bath. There are two basins with underneath cupboards and a large mirror and a large heated towel rail. A toilet is also situated in this room. The shower room is next door and is also attractively tiled throughout in similar colours to the bathroom. The separate toilet at the other end of the villa has a basin and is located in its own private area within the laundry room below the mezzanine. As a result it is of particular use to any guests using the fourth sleeping area in the Mezzanine....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The TV attracts both English as well as French TV stations. The wireless internet facility has good reception. The telephone is connected but is available for emergency use only. The garage houses the freezer and certain garden equipment, bottled gas, boiler and oil tank. The pool measures 8mX4m and is suitable for swimming only. For security purposes, the pool cover is mecanised using plastic slats. It is heated. The Central Heating system has been fully modernised and is most effective during the winter months. However, the central fireplace can be used to provide supplemental heating if required. The external garden area measures around 1,200 sq meters. There are attractive olive trees set in a large newly established garden lawn offering a safe playing area for children and providing welcome shade . The patio area surrounding the villa is extensive and ideal for relaxing on garden furniture under either a wonderful mulberry tree or next to olive trees....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.7
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

Early Summer
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer
Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 30 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $383.47
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


The 25% deposit is payable at the time of the booking and is non-returnable. Cancellations made more than 3 months prior to the arrival date where the full amount of the rental has been paid will be refunded in full.

Rentals include the provision of linen ( including towels for the swimming pool) and cleaning costs on departure.

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Last updated: 03/30/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A 9 Remoulins J23
43 Miles
Nearest Beach
Grau du Roi

Car: Necessary

St Siffret is a quiet and charming ancient village with its own supermarket and two quality restaurants nearby. From the village you can enjoy lovely views of the surrounding hills. Our villa is situated on a small hill above the village and only 4 kms from Uzes, a renowned medieval town with a population of around 8,300. The town hosts one of the most colourful markets in the South of France and offers charming streets, cafes, restaurants and two museums to delight children of all ages. It is situated about 20 miles from Nimes and 30 miles from Avignon. The attractive town of Montpellier with its open and pedestrianised shopping centre is a mere hour's drive away.

There is plenty to see and do in the area including the magnificent Pont du Gard, the Roman amphitheatres of Nimes and Arles, the Palace of the Popes at Avignon and the fortified town of Aigues Mortes and the region of the Camargues. The river Gardon and the Gorges de L'Ardeche offer good swimming and canoeing. Cycles can be hired in nearby St Quentin La Poterie so as to explore the multitude of attractive villages in the area; and there are also walking and horse riding facilities


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Following my early retirement in 1999, I have been living in Chiswick ( West London) but spend a few months every year in Australia and New Zealand where I have close family connections. I am also fortunate enough to have a family cottage in the Cotswolds where I spend most weekends. I come to France and the villa with members of my family several times in the year but principally in the Spring and late Summer

Why the Owner Chose Saint-Siffret, France:
I loved the location of this villa the moment I saw it. It is situated on top of a hill with attractive views of the surrounding countryside around the quaint village of St Siffret. It is quiet and private. The garden with its beautiful olive trees and oleanders together with the pool are both the right size to manage. I was also very much attracted to the crazy paving that surrounds the property. The distribution and size of the rooms within the villa provide a great sense of space.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The property is enclosed by a high wall which provides excellent security. The villa is positioned equally between the Zone Commerciale to the west of Uzes and the centre of Uzes itself. So you have a great choice of destination with little traffic to contend with.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/30/2017

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  • St Siffret ( westwards)

    St Siffret ( westwards)

  • Front of the Villa

    Front of the Villa

  • Back of the Garden

    Back of the Garden

  • The Terrace

    The Terrace

  • Swimming pool looking towards back of villa

    Swimming pool looking towards back of villa

  • Veranda and Terrace

    Veranda and Terrace

  • View of garden from the back

    View of garden from the back

  • Living room to Dining Room

    Living room to Dining Room

  • Bathroom


  • Principal Bedroom

    Principal Bedroom

  • Back Bedroom

    Back Bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • The garden

    The garden

  • Side of Villa

    Side of Villa

  • Garden Archways

    Garden Archways

  • Side View of the Pool

    Side View of the Pool

  • The BBQ area

    The BBQ area

  • Garden


  • Living-room


  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Bathroom


  • Twin bedded room

    Twin bedded room

  • Kitchen


  • St Siffret ( eastwards)

    St Siffret ( eastwards)

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