A Modernised Stone House With Air Conditioning On Two Floors With Terrace
- English, French
About Oliver Bevan
My wife, the painter and sculptor Pat Thornton (1946 - 2009), bought this town house after moving from London, England. We both pursued our lives as working artists, exhibiting in the South of France and in the UK. I still continue and have a small permanent gallery in Uzes. To see what I do, you will find me easily via search engines.
Oliver Bevan purchased this House in 2002
Why Oliver Bevan chose Uzès
We wanted at least one really big space, somewhere to eat out of doors, a property with character, and the charm of old architecture combined with modern comforts. After many frustrating months of search, this was clearly the one which matched our needs.
What makes this House unique
What grabbed us above all was the wall of sliding windows which link inside and outside. We liked the terrace being on the same level as the kitchen and dining area, and the big olive tree in the yard. As the generous kitchen space is part of the main living area, the cook is not cut off from guests and family. In addition thick walls provide sound insulation, and the house is calm. Its position in Uzès is very desirable; it is in a street of mostly 18th century stone houses, which has recently been restored and paved with cobbles. It now forms part of the historic conservation area and is just a few steps from the Place aux Herbes where the markets are held, with none of the inconvenience of noise which residents of the Place complain about. .
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
loved our stay
wonderful location, clean and spacious apartment, super-quiet, plenty of windows for fresh air in the house, requiring minimal air-conditioning during these hot July days, stove and washer worked great, as well as drying rack on the patio (clothes dry so fast!), I loved the large wooden dining table, bakery across the very cute street, and excellent suggestions by the owner of things to do in the area. absolutely no complaints
Rustic and homely charm Well placed and great home from home
Loved staying at this lovely house, so local for amenities and local attractions. Parking nearby was easy and free. Outside terrace was great & Olivier was fantastic at sorting a cot out for our baby.
Only negative was that the bed upstairs was uncomfortable and the whole place could be modernised - however this could take away the charm of the place?
Piano in the lounge area was superb and lovely to have. Communication with Oliver was great and reliable.
Overall it’s been a fantastic week staying at Oliver’s house and couldn’t have asked for a better place.
Thank you :)
It was a charming and comfortable house for 5 adults. Uzes was warm but the house was nicely air conditioned. One of the best things was location. We were 3 minutes from the centre of town where there were lots of activities and restaurants. Also there is a great market twice a week. We were so enthusiastic about seeing such wonderful produce we were unable to resist over buying. Especially when it came to cheese. Would definitely be happy to have another trip to Uzes.
The perfect place for our stay in Uzes
When Oliver showed us into his house in Uzes, we instantly felt at home, and knew we would have a wonderful time in Uzes for the eight weeks we were staying.
Oliver was very helpful and approachable - always available to answer our questions, like the time we got a parking ticket.
The house itself was comfortable and homely, and the layout suited perfectly us two plus an ever changing groups of family and friends.
Domestically we had everything we needed and the artwork and books gave it personality and charm.
The situation of the house in th heart of Uzes made for easy living and we delighted in showing each lot of visitors around 'our town'
We loved the sense of community and the friendliness of the locals and the fact that there was always something going on, whether it be festivals, markets or musical events.
We fell in love with Uzes and The Sculptors' House for many reasons, but the single best thing was the airconditioning, so generously provided in the living room and all bedrooms. A the temperatures rose during June and July it was heaven to return after a day's adventuring to a cool house. Thank you Oliver and Annick. We will be back.
A lovely sojourn in Uzes
Oliver's house is a lovely, interesting and conveniently located house to stay. It felt like a family home and was very suitable for our longer stay. Oliver was very welcoming and responsive, but had a good sense of when to 'out of the way'.
Provided everything we needed.
Excellently equipped. A different shower curtain arrangement would be preferable, so one needn't concentrate on keeping water from leaving the tub area. Otherwise, the house was comfortable with interesting art work and the town was easily accessible. Oliver was very helpful and we had a lovely stay!
Uzès is known throughout France as one of the most beautiful small towns in the country. It's Medieval and Renaissance architecture are breathtaking. Add to this a sunny climate, wonderful local produce sold in its markets, great wines, and gastronomic restaurants and you have a perfect holiday destination. Venturing out by car or bus you can reach the best preserved Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard in 15 minutes, Nimes in half an hour, Avignon in 40 minutes, Arles in 50 minutes and Montpellier in just over an hour. Uzès has a public swimming pool, but you can also swim in the sea at resorts like La Grande Motte or Grau du Roi, but if you prefer wilder scenery L'Espiguette, a huge beach fringed by dunes and pine trees is just over an hour's drive. Alternatively there are spectacular spots for river bathing like Collias by the Gardon, or Roque sur Cèze below the waterfalls. Uzes is wonderfully placed for exploring the walled city of Aigues Mortes, its salt pans and the Camargue (bird watching), or for the granite mountains of the Cevennes made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson. Start at Anduze with its bamboo garden, La Bambouseraie. You can visit wineries around Chateauneuf du Pape and many other areas.(I recommend Pic Saint Loup) There are stunning caves like the Aven D'Orgnac, river gorges, the Gardon and the Ardèche where you can kayak. The landscape is magnificent and you can explore it on foot via its many signposted paths. There are palaces and gardens to visit, plus art galleries and museums of international quality in Nimes, Avignon and Montpellier. I chose to live here to enjoy all these beautiful things.