About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 4(People: 8)
Toilet · Shower · Bath with shower
Toilet · Shower
- Pets Welcome
- Satellite or Cable
- Washer & Dryer
- Children Welcome
- No Smoking
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About Alan Cranston
We've owned Le Vieux Mas for over 25 years now, and love returning there throughout the year. In the spring and autumn we walk and enjoy nature, in winter we sit by the warm log fire. And in summer we swim and laze about the house. Now we are retired, we spend more time there so the house is mainly available only in the high summer season, though we do let it at other times too. Our other home is in Edinburgh where we do rather opposite things to what we do in the Cévennes - opera, theatre, galleries; taking full advantage of the city when we are here.
Why Alan Cranston chose Saint-Michel-de-Deze
As for others, all those years ago, our purchase of Le Vieux Mas was prompted by the new prospect of the channel tunnel. But we were clear that we wanted the sun, not a weekend ruin in the Pas de Calais, and that meant the south, though not the villas of the Mediterranean coast. We like wilder and less well-known places and the Cévennes seemed a good place to start looking. Within a few days we were hooked and - with great good luck - had found Le Vieux Mas - which I made the first offer to buy from the phone box on our camp site.
What makes this House unique
Le Vieux Mas is an authentic Cevenol property with a heavy slate roof, chestnut beams, a wood-burning stove and even little chimneys in the corners of rooms which were used for silk rearing in the 19th century. We loved from the outset - as do all our visitors - the magnificent view from the terrace across the valley, and the ever changing light. We have also come to know better the extraordinary history and culture of this wonderful area, in many ways little changed from when Robert Louis Stevenson explored it in 'Travels with a Donkey'.
- English, French
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Not suited to unaccompanied toddlersNot suited to unaccompanied toddlers
Max guests: 8
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Follows industry health association: Sanitary Protocol (UNPLV – France)