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Molières-sur-Cèze is a small rural village located in the heart of The Cevennes region of Southern France - one of the most picturesque areas of France. This beautifully renovated property was originally part of the local school and later a library and meeting room for the small village of Les Brousses. Les Brousses is part of the commune of Molière-sur-Cèze. 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.
This Molières-sur-Cèze house is available for long term rentals between September and May/June each year for a rental price of €1000 per month + bills.
This home for long term rentals in Molières-sur-Cèze comprises 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, spacious living room ad kitchen. The property also comes with a large private terrace and a parking space. The home is laid out over 2 floors.
You enter this beautifully renovated stone-built home into the large living room with stone flooring. The cosy lounge area features comfortable leather sofas organised around an imposing book case and upright piano. The lounge leads on to the well-equipped kitchen, which features a central island, oven gas hob, dishwasher, microwave and plenty of cooking utensils. Also on this floor, there is a double bedroom and a family bathroom. The bathroom contains a corner bath, shower cubicle and wash basin. The washing machine is also located in the bathroom. There is a separate toilet
There are 2 sets of staircases in the living room which lead up to 2 further bedrooms. Both bedrooms contain exposed beams and solid wood floors. The first bedroom contains a double bed. The second bedroom is a triple room with 3 single beds.
Outside: there is a generous paved terrace in front of the house, with a further seating area/sunbathing area which is laid with gravel. There is a driveway up to the house with a parking area.
The prices quoted are based on a 9 month stay and do not include the utility bills (electricity, water and internet). The house can be rented from October through to May/June each year
Long term rentals: from €1000 pcm + bills
Last visited: Jan 2019. This comfortable 3 bedroom property in Molières-sur-Cèze 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.
This Molières sur Cèze home to rent long term 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 village 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 hiking 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.
This Molières sur Cèze home to rent long term 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 this Molières sur Cèze home to rent long term 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 charming, we enjoyed our stay very much.
Reviewer: I. Kingsley
Date: Sep 2019