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Domaine De La Verriere is a fabulous large Chateau to rent on the edge of the Cevennes National Park, close to Anduze, Uzes & Quissac. It sleeps 28 guests in its 12 bedrooms so is perfect for large groups, weddings or celebrations.
The location is divine, with fabulous views in every direction, the area is perfect for Cycling, Hiking, Running and Walking holidays, or if exercise isn´t your thing it works perfectly also for a relaxing holiday enjoying the regions finest wines.
The origins of the Chateau date back to the 15th century with further additions made in the early 19th Century. Originally the Chateau was a goat farm and vineyard. The stables and wine stores can still be seen. There is also the original oven used for glass blowing the wine bottles and kitchenware.
Chateau de la Verrerie is composed of three buildings connected around an inner courtyard. Together they provide over 800m² of living space with 4 common lounges, 2 kitchens, 12 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Surrounding this French Chateau there is 132 hectares of land, made up of vineyards, parkland, forests and private footpaths. You arrive at the Chateau down a long 1 km private driveway. Beside the driveway there is an aqueduct that brings fresh mountain water to the Chateau.
You enter the Chateau into the inner courtyard. This is a pleasant space to hang out with some shade. Surrounding the courtyard you will find 3 main buildings:
This is a two storey building featuring a large kitchen, lounge, and 3 bedrooms (2 en suite). One of the bedrooms has a secluded private terrace. The main kitchen of the Chateau features an 8 metre dining table (to seat 28 guests), 2 range cookers, dishwasher, American fridge-freezer and plenty of cooking utensils, plates and glasses. Just off the kitchen, there is a terrace where everyone can gather for a pre-meal drink. The lounge is a comfortable space of 50m2, with plenty of sofas, armchairs and wood burning stove.
This is a three storey building comprising most of the sleeping accommodation. On the ground floor there is a summer kitchen and a double bedroom. The bedroom is located in the former stables, with an arched ceiling. Adjoining the bedroom there is an enormous bathroom with free-standing bath, toilet and wash basin. Steps from the courtyard take you up to the first floor. You arrive in a large lounge area with plenty of sofas and armchairs. On this floor there are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (2 en suite). A wooden staircase takes you up from the lounge to two further double bedrooms and a bathroom.
This features the largest lounge we have ever seen!
It comprises 135m2 of space and comes with curved ceiling arches, exposed stone walls and a beautiful travertine tiled floor. The lounge provides access onto a walled garden at the front of the Chateau. There is also a bathroom adjoining the lounge.
From the inner courtyard you have access to a large terrace and large walled garden. This is the main entertainment area and it is large enough to accommodate a wedding reception, party or impromptu football or rugby match. The terrace has an enormous patio table which can seat 30 guests. The Chateau has two fresh water swimming pools, both located within the grounds. Both swimming pools have secure fencing to prevent younger guests from accessing them without an adult present. Surrounding both pools there are large sun terraces with sun loungers and chairs.
There is an on site guardian who lives in a cottage on the estate. He will ensure that you have everything that you require for an unforgettable stay.
The rental prices for this French Chateau in Southern France are weekly and include linen & towels for 15 people/6 bedrooms. If you have a larger group and wish to use the full capacity of the 12 bedrooms at the Chateau additional linen and towels can be hired at €18 per person. . Please contact us for total price.
The Chateau can also be rented for weekends between April and October (not 13 July to 18 August). The weekend rate is 50% of the seasonal price.
Set amongst its own parkland and coming with 2 swimming pools, 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and its own aqueduct providing a natural water supply; Chateau de la Verrerie is in effect a private hamlet with complete peace and tranquility.
This really is the perfect place for friends to gather and enjoy each others company and for children to explore the woodland.
The Chateau is also an excellent venue for a Wedding in South France.
With easy drives to the local airports at Nimes and Montpellier and good road connections to the main motorways in Southern France, this French Chateau for rent is also very accessible.
This French Chateau for rent in Southern France is located in the Gard department, close to the medieval village of Durfort-et-Saint-Martin-de-Sossenac. This area has been inhabited since pre-historic times, with artefacts found from 40,000 years ago. Further archeological studies have found remains of a Roman fort, Celtic tools from the Bronze age, the foundations of a Gallic village and Greek coins from the Phocaean times. A complete skeleton of a Mammouth was discovered close to the village in 1869 and is now exhibited at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. Today Durfort is a pleasant village to wander around and there is an excellent restaurant just on the edge of the village.
The Cevennes region, which is extremely popular with walkers and cyclists in France, is also a gastronomic centre and close to this Chateau you will find many local producers of goats cheese, honey, olive oil and excellent wines.
The town of Anduze is always a pleasure to walk around with its boutique shops and excellent market. Anduze is also home to the famous Bambouserie - the bamboo gardens. Also close at hand you will be able to explore the Roman city of Nimes, the Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct, the beautiful town of Uzes and many more lovely local villages (Sauve, Quissac and St-Hippolyte-du-Fort).
Less than 1 hour away from the Chateau you can reach: Mount Lozére (1700m) in the north, the Mediterranean beaches to the south, the city of Avignon with the famous Palais des Papes and summer arts festival, the cosmopolitan city of Montpellier and the Camargue natural park.
Check in after 16.00 on day of arrival. Check out before 10.00am on day of departure.
Durfort-et-Saint-Martin-de-Sossenac is located close to the D999 road which leads down from the Cevennes national park to the city of Nimes.
To reach this French Chateau for rent in Southern France you can:
Fly to Montpellier (40 mins)
Fly to Nimes (40 mins)
Fly to Beziers (1 hour 30 mins)
There are TGV train stations at Nimes and Montpellier, with a regular regional train services to Ales and Uzes.
The booking policies for this Chateau to rent in South of France are as follows.
25% deposit upon booking, balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Prices calculated based on linen and towels provided for 15 guests/6 bedrooms. Additional linen and towels can be hired at €16 per person. Please contact us for a total price for your party.
This French Chateau is a great venue for a small wedding, family reunion or a weekend get-together with friends. The Chateau can sleep up to 28 people in 12 bedrooms. It is set within 132 hectares of private estate and comes with 2 private pools, 2 kitchens, 4 lounges and a large terrace. The Chateau even has its own fresh water supply delivered by an ancient aqueduct. The Chateaus comes with an on-site, who will ensure that everything runs smoothly for your stay.
Reviewer: Iain Laverock
Date: Last visited: Jan 2018