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Four Seasons is a beautiful stone built holiday rental home in the Cevennes region of Southern France. The location of the house stands out, 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 900 years. There is an on-site restaurant (which has an excellent reputation in the local area) and a large heated swimming pool. This rural holiday home is located 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 holiday home is the perfect spot for a relaxing family holiday.
The Cevennes is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and unspoiled areas of France.
The holiday home is laid out all on one level and comprises of 110m2 of space
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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.
The weekly rental prices includes the linen, towels, end of stay cleaning and full use of all the facilities at the nearby Monastery. In addition to the rental price, guests at the Four Seasons are required to use the on-site restaurant 5 nights a week. Trust me, this is not a hardship at all!! The meals cost €20 per head (including wine) and it is very good quality. The rationale of the Owner is that asking guests to take up the half-board offer enables him to employ a high quality chef full-time. 5 evening meals costs €169 per person (€113 for children).
Last visited: Jan 2019. This beautiful hill-top holiday rental home in Southern France is the perfect spot if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful family holiday in rural France. It is perfect for children - the swimming pool will keep them entertained and there is a fabulous tree-climbing centre just 500m away. Other excursions include canoeing in the nearby river, taking in the markets at the nearby villages of Barjac and Lussan and visiting the historical towns of Anduze and Uzés. The Mediterranean beaches are 1 hour 15 mins drive. No matter what you do on your holiday though, you will never forget the stunning views first thing in the morning and at sunset!
The Four Seasons holiday rental home 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.
Nearby, you have some of the prettiest towns and villages in France. Uzès and Anduze are both 25 minutes away and nearby you will find the beautiful villages of Barjac, Lussan and La Rouque-sur-Cèze.
Check in after 16.00 on day of arrival. Check out before 10.00 on day of departure.
The Four Seasons holiday rental home 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 the Four Seasons holiday rental home, are as follows:
50% deposit to be paid at time of reservation. Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. Rental prices include linen, towels, end of stay cleaning and full use of the swimming pool and facilities at the nearby Monastery.
Prices do not include the half-board supplement of 5 evening meals (€169 per person/€113 per children).