This is a delightful place - mature trees, many of which were planted by the owner, surround a small cluster of buildings. The gîte is brand new, and really well designed - we found it the perfect place to unwind.
From the moment we arrived, M. Maurel was exceptionally kind and accommodating; his thoughtfulness added greatly to what turned out to be a wonderfully enjoyable stay.
The gîte offers first-floor accommodation, up a short flight of stone steps. We were grateful for the air conditioning, clean and well-equipped kitchen, large indoor lounge/dining area and comfortable beds. We probably spent the most time in the ‘outdoor’ part of the gîte; a lovely, light seating and dining area which is part open, part glazed, so it’s full of light. You feel as if you’re outdoors, but it’s nicely sheltered. A wall provides privacy, and you can see across a low rooftop to the beautiful Cévennes mountains in the far distance. We sat in this area a lot, chilling, eating and reading, and seeing some stunning sunsets.
When we wanted to swim, we went to the (private) pool area, which is nearby, at ground level. It’s beautifully maintained and looks brand new. There are loungers and good-sized parasols for shade, and plenty of olive trees too.
For shopping, you can walk into town, or there is a large supermarket just 3 minutes drive away. There are also markets in Uzès twice a week.
We’d really recommend this area, having been several times before. Beautiful countryside, lovely, mellow old buildings, and plenty to keep ‘culture vultures’ happy. Uzès itself is just a 10-minute walk away from the gîte and offers a central square filled with plane trees and with a nice range of restaurants and bars. The central fountain is a natural gathering point, the trees are lit up at night, creating a magical atmosphere, and it’s a great place to sit and watch the world go by.
This is a great gîte if you want to explore a beautiful region of France and return to chill and unwind in really comfortable surroundings.