Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in St Sauveur de Cruzieres - Le Mas de la Source
Character self catering gites & large luxury pool in South France.
Our stone cottages are perfect for couples wanting a quiet holiday with a luxury pool and comfortable facilities.
Conveniently situated for Avignon, Nimes, Arles, and Uzes. With the Cevennes and its hills and valleys close by, we are perfectly situated for walkers and cyclists, & there is horse riding in the vicinity.
There are colourful markets in Barjac, Les Vans & St Ambroix all within easy reach. Uzes market is particularly colourful and even has its own web site.
The Ardeche Gorges are 20 minutes drive away and great for canoeing, kayaking or just sightseeing.
A beautiful part of France!
Though our cottages are part of one ancient stone building, they are at different levels and aspects and are all different, having the ambience of an ancient stone hamlet.
There is a lovely courtyard separating our house from the accommodation and even a small spring running by the buildings.
Share our Mediterranean garden and our luxury salt system 13.7 metre pool with its poolside bar.
Pool Area.: The luxury pool is set in a sunny Mediterranean garden of oleander, olive trees and native herbs & flowers. Dimensions are 13.7 metres (about 45 feet) by 5.5 metres and it has Roman Steps descending into the shallow end. There is a gentle gradient from 1.2 metres at the shallow end to a deeper area of about 1.5 metres. The pool has a salt water system which is both kind to the skin and repulsive to wasps & other unwelcome guests. We have installed a heat-pump system which provides warm water in an efficient eco-friendly way.
Our sun loungers are textyline, a special fabric designed for pool use. Our chairs have a similar fabric, especially for your comfort between dips.
Our pool-side bar carries welcome cold beers, chilled rosé from the village cave co-operative, & soft drinks.
Mediterranean Garden.: Our garden is planted with trees, shrubs and flowers native to the environment and climate of Southern France. You will enjoy the scent of lavender, rosemary and other herbs around the garden and the colourful Laurier Rose or Oleander planted near the pool. Jasmine and honeysuckle are everywhere!
In the garden we have staged a picnic area with rustic table beneath the cherry trees. For relaxing among the olive trees moments there is a 'Ballancelle'. For those bursts of activity we have created a boulodrome and even installed lighting if you fancy a lazy evening game.
Our 'espace Wi-Fi' by the fish pond is a comfortable place for you to connect to the internet.
Places to Visit in The Area: The Ardeche Gorges are a 20 minute drive away. The road that winds along the top of the Gorge from the famous Vallon Pont D'Arc has many stopping places from which to enjoy the spectacular views. At Vallon there are many hire centres where canoes and two seater kayaks can be paddled along the river through the gorges. A truly magnificent experience.
Uzes is a medieval town with many attractions and a maze of alleys and narrow streets to explore. The famous tree lined Place Aux Herbes is host to a colourful and fascinating Provencal market.
Avignon and the Palais des Papes is an easy drive away as are the ancient Nimes & Arles with their Roman remains.
Visit the Pont du Gard to see the remains of the Roman aquaduct, which is a World Heritage Site, or experience one of the spectacles held there in June.
Nearby, the Cevennes is a place of wild beauty, with ancient chapels in stone villages tucked in among the forested hills and valleys. This region is a hikers paradise.
Details for holiday cottage La Cave aux Vins, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Phil North
Following a teenage hitch-hiking trip round France some (OK, many!) years ago, I vowed I would return to the Ardèche!
I finally made it...hope you will love it too!
Phil North purchased this cottage in 2007
Why Phil North chose St Sauveur de Cruzieres
Well, of course the location is perfect for a visit to the region, and we also enjoy the benefits of the village...the friendly village baker is across the road. There are trails to hike and run from the gate. And we were seduced by the ancient stone buildings, also great views...did I mention the village wine...?
What makes this cottage unique
Our home is a little stone hamlet with a fabulous garden...we love it...and so do our guests, many return every year!
Guestbook comments from the owner
Lovely gite with great facilities, very comfortable and with a nice private patio terrace with a bbq. We really enjoyed the pool and garden. The cottage was very convenient for visiting the gorge Ardeche and for general sightseeing. Would recommend.