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Chapelle house for long term rental is located The Cevennes region of Southern France - a stunningly beautiful area of France. This amazing property was originally the local Protestant chapel (this area of France was a refuge of French Protestants (Huguenots) during the persecution of the 16th & 17th centuries). The small village of Les Brousses is part of the commune of Molière-sur-Cèze, a former silk-weaving and mining village. The village is located down a winding lane in the heart of a Chestnut forest. The surrounding countryside features Mountains and streams and is the perfect place to completely unwind and enjoy the nature & wildlife. The village is not completely cut off from civilisation (although it may feel like this at sometimes. The large town of Alès is 15 km away, the historic towns of Anduze and Uzès are 30 km away and Nimes and Avignon are both 50 mins drive away. There is a TGV train station in both Nimes and Avignon, as well as local airports with low cost flights to the UK.
Chapelle house is available for long term rentals between September and May/June each year for a rental price of €1200 per month + bills.
This stunning long term rental property is a converted chapel. The living room features a double height cathedral ceiling, open plan kitchen and tall windows which let light flood into the room. Inside the house contains stone flooring on the ground floor and solid wood flooring on the first floor.
The spacious lounge comes equipped with leather sofas, suede armchairs and a baby grand piano. The dining area is located in front of one of the enormous front windows. It features a solid marble dining table, stylish lighting and seating for up to 8 people. The beautiful kitchen is very stylish and contains a sleek stone worktop and modern appliances. Behind the kitchen, there is a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
A set of steps takes you up to the first floor which contains 2 of the 3 bedrooms. Both bedrooms contain high ceilings and are furnished to a high standard. The Master bedroom contains a large double bed and an en suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 is a twin bedroom.
Outside: at the front of the property there is a large Mediterranean garden with paved areas, gravel and flower beds. There is parking in front of the garden for a couple of cars.
The prices quoted are based on a 6 month stay and do not include the utility bills (electricity, water and internet). The house can be rented from 3 months for up to 9 months (September to May/June).
Long term rentals: from €1200 pcm + bills
Last visited: Jan 2019. This stunning renovated property in the heart of the Cevenness provides comfortable accommodation for a couple or small family. This is the perfect spot if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful retreat in rural France. The local village is small and remote, but in my experience this helps to form a closer local community and you will soon pass from local curiosity to developing close friendships with your neighbours. It also helps to improve your French no end! In the surrounding area you have some beautiful villages such as Lussan, Barjac and Saint Ambroix. The local town of Alès is not really my cup of tea, but you would only really go there for your shopping. If you wanted to experience some culture, catch a local market or enjoy a leisurely lunch, you are more likely to head to Anduze or Uzès. The other thing I was amazed about was that I had a better mobile and internet connection in Les Brousses than I do in my own village.
Chappelle house to rent in France is located in the North-Western corner of the Gard department of France, bordering the Ardeche and Lozere departments. This area of France is collectively known as The Cevennes and it is classified as a French National Park. The surrounding area is largely unspoiled and provides breathtaking scenery. The region first came to international prominence through the work of the Scottish writer, Robert Louis Stephenson. In 1879 he published his book "Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes", in which he describes his journey through the region and his many stays at the local monasteries.
The local villages of Molieres-sur-Ceze has a population of around 1,500 people and is surrounded by dense forest and was a former mining village. Today the village is a popular place for holidaymakers looking to explore the local countryside on bike or on foot. The local area has some of the best cycling routes and hiling trails in France.
Popular local activities include canoeing in the local river (River Cèze) and an extensive tree-climbing centre which takes you through the canopy of the local forest. This is located just 500m from the house.
The nearest large town is Alès which is just a short drive away. Alès was historically a mining town, as well as an important centre for silk weaving. The town became an important refuge for French Protestants (Huguenots) during the 16th Century. The town contains a lot of shops, larger supermarkets, restaurants, banks, DIY stores and services for the region. I wouldn´t necessarily describe Alès as a pretty town. It is funtional rather than beautiful. But you don´t come to this area for Alès alone.
Nearby, you have some of the prettiest towns and villages in France. Uzès and Anduze are both 20 minutes away and nearby you will find the beautiful villages of Barjac, Lussan and La Rouque-sur-Cèze.
To be arranged prior to arrival.
Chappelle house to rent in France is located 15 km north of Alès, 50km north-west of Nimes and 55km west of Avignon. The A9 and A75 motorways are both 1 hour drive.
The nearest airports are located at Nimes and Avignon (both 50 mins drive). Other local airports include:
Marseille (1 hour 30 mins)
Montpellier (1 hour 30 mins)
There is a TGV train station in both Avignon and Nimes. There are local rail connections from Nimes to Alès and a local bus service runs in between Alès and Molieres-sur-Ceze.
The booking terms for Chappelle house to rent in France, are as follows:
One month´s security deposit to be paid at time of reservation. Rent to be paid in advance at the start of each month (for 6 month rentals) or in full for 3 month rental periods. Utility bills to be paid in addition to the monthly rent (€125 monthly provision towards the bills). References maybe required.
Very comfortable and renovated to a high standard.
Reviewer: Hannah Greg
Date: Jan 2020