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The Sculptors' House In the Historic Centre Of Uzès

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

A Modernised Stone House With Air Conditioning On Two Floors With Terrace

The 'Sculptor's house was a new rental in 2014 in the 'Bourgades', a conservation area just off the circular boulevard. The Place aux Herbes with its lively markets is only a couple of minutes away, as is Boulevard Gambetta, its shops, restaurants and banks. At the same time the street is quiet compared with the Boulevards or the Place aux Herbes. If you feel too tired to cook, one of the best restaurants in town is 20m up the road! Or order a pizza or pasta dish from a new restaurant opposite. The pedestrian street, mostly residential, is cobbled, but is easily accessed by car to load and unload luggage or groceries.

This town house, which dates back to the 18th century or perhaps earlier, was renovated and extended by a sculptor in the early nineties, then bought by another (the present owner's wife), in 2002. It retains its character as a family home, friendly and well equipped. If you are looking for somewhere completely made over and aseptic, it is perhaps not for you! There are original oil paintings, sculptures and other works of art throughout.

The ground floor is a garage/storage area with its own street door and is excluded from the let. The front door opens onto a flight of stairs leading to bedroom 1 on the left which looks onto the street, then straight ahead past the downstairs toilet to the main living area which comprises kitchen and dining room with exposed beamed ceiling. At the far end there is a window the width of the house which slides open and almost turns the living room into a verandah. A glass door leads onto the terrace with marble bistrot tables and a parasol. Steps down give access to the shady courtyard below. From the living area an open plan hand crafted wooden staircase leads to the upper floor. There is a large bedroom with double bed, and a smaller one with two single beds, one of which is on stilts. They share a separate toilet and a bathroom equipped with two handbasins. The downstairs bedroom has its own bathroom and access to the toilet next door, which means that no one needs to wake anyone in the night! The entire house is very practically designed and heated or cooled by reversible air conditioning, a great asset in July and August when temperatures can be in the mid 30s C°. Free street parking can usually be had at the bottom of the road, or for greater security there is the underground car park just over five minutes walk away. A weekly pass can be purchased for about 45€.

BUT please try to avoid arriving on a Sunday!

More Details

Oliver Bevan
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

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. .


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Uzès in Gard

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , with hand basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , includes double handbasins
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Neither bathroom has its own toilet, but each has a toilet next door
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , chest of drawers and wardrobe available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , one single bed is on stilts where the ceiling is high
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , this bedroom has an ensuite bathroom
  • bedroom 2 is most suited to children or young persons, but the beds are big enough for adults
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
the accomodation would suit families or groups of adults. The house is very functional and comfortable to live in with the bonus of an artistic atmosphere!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Sculptors' House In the Historic Centre Of Uzès
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New Zealand

The perfect place for our stay in Uzes

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely sojourn in Uzes

  • 5 of 5

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'.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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San Juan Capistrano, California, USA

Provided everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auckland NewZealand

Back to a second home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely house in 2013 and have since stayed in several of Oliver Bevans holiday rentals.

Although the others are great the Sculptors House is really special.

There is nothing you need that's not supplied.

The Air Conditioning is first class and in the hot weather we had it was very very welcome.

The house is across the road from Place aux Herbes and so it is a very central position.

Most of all the host is extremely contactable and helpful with any and all queries.

Very much recommended, we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thoroughly recommended

  • 5 of 5

A spacious and well-equipped house which, with its beautiful artwork and large book collection, felt more like a real home than a holiday rental. Very convenient location right next to the historic centre, shops and bus services (and the Saturday and Wednesday markets - not to be missed) and within easy walking distance of country walks in the woods and by the river.

Uzes is a lovely town and one week was not long enough. We hope to return and would certainly book one of Oliver's properties again next time - he was an excellent host.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and tranquility in Uzes

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two weeks in the Sculptor's House in Uzes in August along with our 3 year old grand-daughter.

It was everything promised by the web-site's description and photographs.

It is superbly positioned in Uzes, very comfortable, clean, well provided with utensils and equipment and delightfully decorated with lovely art and sculptures. The wonderful collection of books in English and French was impressive and enjoyed by my wife, myself and the children's section loved by our grand-daughter.

Uzes is a beautiful small town with lots of good places to drink or eat, even with a three year old. There is lots to do in the surrounding countryside.

Our only shock, especially as we live in Australia, was the local swimming pool in Uzes. Board shorts and tee shirts are not allowed to be worn in the pool and there is no shade provided in the pool area. A melanoma's delight as the temperature was in the mid-thirtys with a blue sky and a blazing sun.

Oliver was a charming and helpful host and we would strongly recommend his delightful house.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nimes (Garons)
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Sete to Tangiers, Nador, Barcelona
Nearest Train
29 Kilometres
Nimes or Avignon
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
A9 Remoulins
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
La Parenthèse
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
La Grande Motte
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

There is a minimum stay of 5 nights in force. Please ask owner for rates. taxe de séjour included in the rent.
Cancellation policy: more than 8 weeks notice - full refund of deposit less 20€ administration charge
Between 8 and 6 weeks - 50% refund
Less than 6 weeks - no refund
Exceptions: If I succeed in letting all or a part of your booked dates, you will be refunded proportionately

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.