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Phil North

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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COTTAGE LA CONFISERIE: 1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 2

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.

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Details for holiday cottage La Confiserie, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The view from a covered roof terrace over vineyards and olive groves to the distant hills is a highlight of this cottage. A flight of external steps leads up to the entrance of La Confiserie where we find a small room with a sofa, and a stone staircase leading up to the salon. The salon features a large comfy sofa, a small pine dining table and dresser, In the corner is a well equipped 'coin cuisine' with four ring hob, combination grill & rotisserie oven, and six place dish washer. Also installed is an illuminated cooker hood and fridge with frozen food compartment. Provided within the rustic style cupboards are pots, pans and utensils. The bedroom has a shaded roof-light & leads to the ensuite shower room. From the salon we step up onto a private covered terrace which enjoys views over the countryside to distant hills, This is a wine growing & olive producing area, and you can watch it grow around you as you sit and enjoy some of the fruits of the land! A gas bbq is provided.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Phil North (Owner)
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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!

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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La Confiserie
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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La Confiserie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91785?uni_id=78492
-+33 0475897321
St Sauveur de Cruzieres Vallon Pont d'Arc area
Keynsham, Bristol, UK
5

A relaxing retreat

  • 5 out of 5
This was our first experience of self-catering in France and will certainly not be our last. Phil and Tina were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The property provided everything that we expected and more, in a very pretty setting, which gave us privacy, but with the opportunity to mingle with other guests. The pool for us was a lovely relaxing way to end our day, not to mention the bar! The surrounding countryside was beautiful and varied and the local town of Barjac offered varied restaurants and shopping. The patisserie just across the road was excellent other than the diet needed afterwards! For us this was the perfect holiday in a beautiful part of France.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Malc & Gill certainly embraced the spirit of conviviality at Le Mas de La source. Their comments have left us with a sense of satisfaction that their holiday was so enjoyable and memorable.
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La Confiserie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91785?uni_id=78492
-+33 0475897321
St Sauveur de Cruzieres Vallon Pont d'Arc area
Chevreuse France
5

Vacances inoubliables

  • 5 out of 5
Des propriétaires très attentionnés. Une ambiance familiale très chaleureuse, le sens du partage et du service. De bons conseils sur la région, les petits producteurs, des lieux et des possibilités de visites.

Les services sont excellents et la qualité du gîte est exceptionnelle. Une oasis de verdure au calme, pour fuir le stress. Le repos et la détente sont garantis
Je vais garder un profond souvenir de ces trois semaines qui m'ont permis de me ressourcer et de recharger les batteries. De plus j'ai grandement apprécié pratiquer mon anglais avec Phil & Tina autour d’un verre au bord de leur superbe piscine, des moments d’échanges formidables. Ce sont de vrais hôtes sympathiques, très chaleureux et ouverts.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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La Confiserie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91785?uni_id=78492
-+33 0475897321
St Sauveur de Cruzieres Vallon Pont d'Arc area
North-West England
5

So good I almost don't want to tell others......

So good I almost don't want to tell others......
  • 5 out of 5
We stayed for one week in June 2009, we had selected the property using holiday rentals and had been attracted by the pictures of the property on the web. The pictures are good but the real thing needs seeing to be believed. Phil and Tina have a fantastic property in a superb location and have thought about the little details to make the gites really a luxury find. The balacony of la confisere is an added benefit but any of the gites would make a luxury base to explore the ardeche. The local town of Barjac is great.. a real french town, while the adjacent wine co-operative and baker across the road makes it diffucult to want to leave your gite!! Thanks to Phil and Tina for making us feel very welcome and being the perfect hosts!!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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La Confiserie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91785?uni_id=78492
-+33 0475897321
St Sauveur de Cruzieres Vallon Pont d'Arc area
London
5

Tranquility in the Ardeche

  • 5 out of 5
On arriving at Le Mas De la Source we were immediately taken by the beautifully maintained grounds. We were welcomed very hospitability by the owner and shown to our gite. Having just got engaged we were over the moon to find such a beautifully maintained, cosy gite to relax in for our three night stay. Attention to detail was excellent with a high standard of linen and towels. The site shared with 3 other gites was utterly beautiful, the pool was stunning and heated making it irresistible. The salt water system meant there was no horrible chlorine to make our eye sting. We enjoyed BBQs on our terrace, lazy days by the pool, evening games of boule under the stars, walks through the local vineyards and the owners went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed to make our stay so memorable. I would thoroughly recommend this to any couples wanting a get away in the Ardeche, you can do as little or as much as you like. The Ardeche gorge is only a short drive away. We will certainly be going back!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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La Confiserie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91785?uni_id=78492
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St Sauveur de Cruzieres Vallon Pont d'Arc area
Stuttgart
5

Wunderbare Urlaubswoche

  • 5 out of 5
Wir hatten im August 2012 eine wunderbare Urlaubswoche in dieser schönen, sehr gepflegten und liebevoll gestalteten Anlage. Die Vermieter Phil und Tina sind unglaublich nett, unser Häuschen, das "La Confiserie", war großartig mit einer wunderbaren Terrasse. Der Salzwasserpool, der jeden Morgen akribisch gereinigt wird, ist eine Wucht und war perfekt, um uns bei hochsommerlichen Temperaturen um die 40 Grad abzukühlen. Das Dörfchen Saint-Sauveur ist sehr klein, aber der Bäcker ist direkt gegenüber der Mas, also sehr geschickt gelegen. Für größere Einkäufe müssen aber die ca. 10 Minuten entfernten größeren Städtchen Saint-Ambroix oder Barjac angesteuert werden. Ausflüge kann man von Saint-Sauveur in jede Richtung unternehmen, man muss aber fast immer fahren. Vor Ort gibt es zwar einige Wanderwege, aber diese waren uns im Hochsommer doch zu anstrengend. Innerhalb von 45 Minuten ist man aber in den Cevennen, an der Ardèche, am Pont du Gard, in Avignon etc. pp. In Saint-Ambroix kann man auch wunderbar in der Cèze baden. Und wenn man einfach nur ausspannen will, dann kann man auch den ganzen Tag in der wunderbaren Mas von Phil und Tina verbringen. Wir kommen sicherlich wieder!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Confiserie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p91785?uni_id=78492
-+33 0475897321
St Sauveur de Cruzieres Vallon Pont d'Arc area
64291 Darmstádt, Germany
5

A highlight of our experience of France vacancies

  • 5 out of 5
These 2 weeks at Le mas de la source did meet all of our expectations and more. The pictures and descriptions did not exagerrate at all, Phil and Tina were great hosts and the gites were just gorgeous. We enjoyed the luxury of the small roof terrasse of La Confiserie every evening as well as the nice detail of having this 'honesty bar' close to the pool, where you could have your happy hour beer or rosé with Phil counting on our honesty to keep track of our consumption, which of course we did.
The surroundings are beautiful and the croissants and pain au chocolat of the near boulangerie a true temptation.
The geographic location is perfect to visit places like the gorges d'ardeche, many other smaller rivers and beautiful villages (Barjac, Roche de Ceze to name a few).
Overall we can only recommend to spend some time with Phil and Tina, relax and enjoy.
Micky and Martin, late August to early September 2010
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nimes
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Le Bigoud' Café in the village
Nearest Ferry
990 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Saint Ambroix
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
A7 at Bollene / Pont Saint Esprit
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Le Bigoud' Café
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
La Grande-Motte
Car: recommended

Enjoy the warmth and sunshine of Southern France, relax by our large pool and canoe or kayak the famous Gorges de l'Ardeche. Stay in one of our comfortable, character gites and you are well placed to enjoy a very special holiday. The Gorges de l'Ardeche are an easy 30 minute drive, Avignon and the Palais des Papes is nearby. The area enjoys many other interesting attractions and colourful markets.

Our village, Saint-Sauveur-de-Cruzieres has many old stone buildings and a small river flowing through its heart. Across the road from our Mas and gites is the boulangerie and we are a few steps from two bar - restaurants. We overlook the countryside with its vineyards and olive groves and dramatic hills in the near distance. Our climate is Mediterranean and we enjoy plenty of sunshine.

Our stone buildings resemble an old hamlet and are centred round its courtyards and a small spring that flows through the property, our colourful garden has lavender, olives, thyme, rosemary and the spectacular Oleander.

It would take many visits to see all the local attractions. There are grottos and caves to explore, plenty of castles and medieval villages and towns with their colourful markets to choose from.

The area is very popular with walkers & cyclists.

The Cevennes are a short drive away. Here, serious hikers can face challenging trails through the rugged and dramatic scenery.

The rivers Ardeche, Ceze, and Chassezac all have gorges to visit, swim or canoe through.

Other Activities: Canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, sightseeing, visiting markets & just relaxing!

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in St Sauveur de Cruzieres, Vallon Pont d'Arc area

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Autumn 2014
30 Aug 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€750
for 7 nights
€750
 
 
Christmas & N Year 2014/5
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€895
for 7 nights
€895
 
 
Winter 2015
3 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€650
for 7 nights
€650
 
 
Spring 2015
28 Mar 2015 - 29 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
€600
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€750
 
 
Summer 2015
30 May 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€925
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€925
 
 
Autumn 2015
29 Aug 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
€600
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€750
 
 
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5 night minimum stay
€600
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€925
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €200
Stay tax €0.55 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 15 years.
Notes Security deposits will be refunded within 7 days of departure, subject to inspection.
We send you a contract when you make a reservation, all payments will be acknowledged.
Only those people stated on the contract will be admitted to the gite. Our gites sleep two people only.
Arrival times are between 16:00 and 19:00, unless previously agreed. We request departure between 08:30 &10:30.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for La Confiseriein St Sauveur de Cruzieres in Vallon Pont d'Arc area

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • The bedroom has a thermal-glass velux & blind in lieu of a window and enjoys the benefits of a contemporary en-suite shower room. Traditional tiling, thermostatic shower and gleaming vanitory unit with large illuminated mirror feature here.There is a shower tray with screen doors, extractor fan and heated towel rail. We have carefully chosen high quality bed linen with comfort in mind and we have also provided a traditional Provence-style pure cotton quilt. Your bed will be ready made up for you.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Washing facilities, iron & ironing board are available to guests.

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