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Four Seasons is a beautiful stone built house for long term rental in the Cevennes region of Southern France. The house is available to rent from October to April each year. The position of the house is amazing. It sits on a hillside with panoramic views over the Cevennes mountains. The house is built in the grounds of a former Monastery which has stood on this site for over 500 years. This remote long term house rental is situated 20 km north of the large town of Alès, 30 km from the historic town of Uzès and 50 mins drive from Nimes and Avignon. There is a TGV train station in both Nimes and Avignon, as well as local airports with low cost flights to the UK. If you are searching for peace and quiet, then this house is the perfect spot.
The Cevennes is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and unspoiled areas of France. This stone built house for long term winter rentals is available from €750 per month. The house comes with a large open plan living room, 2/3 bedrooms, fitted kitchen and a bathroom with one of the best views in France.
The house is laid out all on one level and comprises 110m2 of living space. You enter into the kitchen. This kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge and plenty of storage space. The kitchen leads into the main living room. There is a large dining area, with a table and chairs that can seat 6 people. Next to the dining area there is the lounge, which comes with a sofa and armchairs. A set of patio doors provide amazing views over the mountains and valleys.
There are 2 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 comes with a double bed and wardrobe. Bedroom 2 is fitted with twin beds. A third bedroom can be created by moving the furniture from the lounge into the main living room and moving the dining table closer to the kitchen. The Owner can install an additional bed in this room.
The bathroom contains a full size bath and overhead shower, wash basin and toilet. The view you get through the window as you stand in the shower is simply amazing. You can see for miles (with total privacy!!).
Outside: this stone cottage comes with a nice terrace area at the back of the house, with lovely views. The terrace is located in a sunny spot and it is the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee or glass of wine in the evening. The main monastery has a heated swimming pool which you are able to use (April through to October). The surrounding hillside provides total peace and quiet and you will see plenty of birds of prey and wildlife.
This cottage can be rented for a cheap monthly price of €750. The prices quoted are based on a 6 month stay and do not include the utility bills (electricity, heating fuel, water and internet). The cottage can be rented from 3-6 months.
Long term rentals: from €750 pcm + bills
Last visited: Jan 2019. This long term house rental in Southern France is the perfect spot if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful retreat in rural France. It is not for the faint hearted. The property is located at the end of a winding mountain road, 1.5km from the nearest village and 5km from a village with services. You will not be lost for company, there are other properties located nearby and the Owner has a house higher up on the hillside. So you can interact as much or as little as you like. But if you just enjoy being surrounded by nature, then you will have found your heaven here in the Cevennes.
This long term house rental in Southern France is located in the North-Western corner of the Gard department, 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.
Four Seasons long term house rental 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 Four Seasons long term house rental 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.
Lovely location, calm and picturesque.
Reviewer: Gill John
Date: Feb 2020