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My girlfriend and I enjoyed an all too short family holiday at Castlenau Valence. The property is on the edge of a little village, between Nimes and Ales and about 20 minutes from the lovely duchy of Uzes. We stayed as part of a large group and there was plenty of room for everyone. The house is large and comfortable, with large and well equipped kitchen / dining room at the centre, making cooking a pleasure, and has everything you could possibly need (plus the large utility room is great too).
There are two dining areas outside and a barbecue so our evenings were spent outside enjoying the warm evenings and gorgeous sunsets. There was also ample patio space - one large terrace with tables for lunch and another under a brick built shaded area. This has a built in BBQ and we were delighted to find there was also a large gas grill too, so we had the choice of charcoal or grill. The weather was superb for the whole week so the pool was in constant use - it was a great pool for our large group (really big!) and was really secure, which was reassuring for our little one.
We loved the nearby medieval town of Uzes, with a fantastic market and good restaurants, particularly for lunch in the ‘Place aux Herbes’. For swimming, we either ventured to the nearby river beach (and loved jumping off the rocks here!) or to the beautiful beach at L'Espiguette. All in all a fantastic holiday at a relaxing holiday home.