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Spacious stone built gite with stunning views of the Cevennes

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bathroom gite close to rivers and natural features

Nestling between the Ardeche and the Cevennes this substantial stone built property boasts large airy rooms with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Spread over three floors, there is space to relax and soak up the ambience of the Cevennes.

The gite is surrounded with unspoilt land where wild flora and fauna flourish, which in turn attract an array of wildlife including butterflies, hummingbird moths and birds.

In addition, enjoy the courtyard and terraces for outdoor eating anytime of day or simply to relax with a glass of wine .

The property has three floors.

The ground floor has a fully fitted kitchen, a spacious living room, a bathroom with bath and shower and seperate WC.

The second floor has one of the bedrooms . On this floor there is also an outside terrace for your relaxation.

The third floor has the second bedroom and second bathroom.

The bedrooms are airy, well lit and windows on three sides and can easily accommodate up to four people

The grounds are comprehensive. There are a number of restanque that stretch back onto a hill. Much of it is untouched and perfect for exploration.

Other areas have a number of secluded spots for picnics and enjoying the sun or shade.

More Details

Gillian and Tony Player
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Gillian and Tony Player

France has always been our favourite holiday destination,so when the opportunity arose to move here permanently...we took it.

Gillian and Tony Player purchased this house in 2012

Why Gillian and Tony Player chose Rochegude

As avid readers we were enchanted by the Robert Louis Stevenson's account of his travels in the Cevennes. We decided to check out the area ourselves and were not disappointed.

Discovering this property was a our good fortune and we are!

What makes this house unique

The gite is ideally situated for many activities. It is straightforward to reach towns and cities such as Avignon or Nimes.Situated between the towns St Ambroix and Barjac, you can find most amenities; supermarkets, pharmacy, park for the children, Domaine. Added to this there are of course market days and various restaurants to choose from

Closer to home, it is a short walk to the river through poppy strewn fields in the spring. The river has various 'beach' areas where you can enjoy a refreshing swim, a picnic or watch the world go by.

The gite was built in the 1700's from local stone so is naturally cool in the hot Summer months providing respite, should you need it, from the glorious sunshine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Countryside Paradise

Left on Apr 14, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2015

We wanted a peaceful week in the countryside far from the crowds on the beaches and in the cities, which is exactly what we got. The village was idyllic, lots of peaceful routes for walks. We are real nature lovers so this location was perfect for us and the kids loved exploring the huge garden and the river just a few minutes walk away. We were welcomed by Gillian and Tony from the moment we arrived - they went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The house and rooms were spacious and we even had our own private terrace to sit on to relax, read and enjoy a bottle of wine while the kids were in bed. There were so many things to do in the area, we loved the Pont de Gard and Uzes area and the rafting and canoeing on the Ardeche. There's also a great market on Friday mornings in Barjac where we managed to buy local food and some presents to take home. We would definitely recommend Capricorn gites if you're looking to get away from it all and really soak up the French countryside in a beautiful spacious house.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Rochegude around the Gard

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , located on the top floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , located on the ground floor. Vaulted stone ceiling.
  • Bathroom situated on the ground floor. Includes a bath with shower attachment sink and storage facilities Heated towel rails Seperate WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large airy bedroom with own terrace.
  • Bedroom 1 Airy and spacious bedroom. Two windows with volets. Opens on to terrace area. Furnished with king size bed, wardrobe and dressing table. Daybed in place Tiled floor
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Spacious stone built gite with stunning views of the Cevennes
average rating of 4.428571 based on 9 reviews

Absolutely beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This absolutely stunning place was the perfect hideaway for me when I needed some R&R earlier this year.

The set out is fabulous as it has many different levels and nooks and crannies to hide away in, with some spectacular views. Tony & Gillian were amazing hosts - very warm and welcoming, and they went out of their way to make me feel at home. Combined with the beauty of the surrounding area I have been won over completely.

The only thing I would change is to stay longer next time!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely gite. It matched our expectations after reading the description, which was accurate. The gite is full of character, very clean, well maintained and comfortable with contemporary furnishings. We particularly enjoyed eating all our meals (and drinking wine!) on the covered terrace. The location is quiet, with stunning views and many local walks round the village and surrounding countryside. We had a really fun day canoeing on the Ceze river and particularly enjoyed visiting Barjac.

The owners, Tony and Gillian were very welcoming and helpful with their local knowledge and tips.

Overall it is ideal accommodation for a relaxed and stress free holiday with lots of opportunities to explore the beautiful surrounding area. We will recommend this property to our friends and we will certainly return ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stop-off on our eurotrip

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property as part of a longer eurotrip over the summer. Tony and Gillian were very accommodating hosts and on hand as and when we needed but we still felt like we had our own private space to come and go as we pleased. The property looked newly refurbished but was still homely and had a rustic feel. There was plenty of space and all the necessary amenities. Lots of different spaces to enjoy as well including a private balcony, a veranda and a terrace all with stunning views.

Lots to explore in the surrounding area, including a communal swimming pool and a river perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Gillian kindly took us for a walk up to the top of the village which provided so more stunning views! Although we didn't do much more physical activity than table tennis (in the courtyard of the property) there was the option to canoe in a nearby area or go for nice bike rides.

Only complaint would be that we didn't stay longer - lots more to explore (would highly recommend going to nearby town Barjac) and definitely would want to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you back if you are in the area.
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely welcome from Tony on our arrival and it was fantastic to walk in to the living area on the ground floor of the property, which was lovely and cool after a long, hot journey. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable and we had everything we needed for our 3 week stay. More importantly, the outdoor spaces were wonderful. A table outside the front entrance with a parasol for morning breakfast, a table on the first floor very cool veranda for lunch and a beautiful gazebo on one of the terraces above the property for late afternoon and evening. There was also a small balcony leading off the first floor bedroom where we spent a little time as well.

Gillian and Tony were very welcoming and helpful and went over and above the call of duty to ensure we were able to watch at least some of the Summer Olympics!

The location is fantastic as a base for exploring the local area and further afield. We fell in love with Barjac, a short drive away, and returned several times. We particularly enjoyed the Friday market and a restaurant called Nature & Thé.

We also loved Lussan, a beautiful medieval village, and Uzès with its central square and medieval herbal garden. Pont du Gard is a must, as is Avignon. We also went further afield and spent a night in Carcassonne, which although it was very busy was still worth it.

We also drove to Florac where the Information Centre for the Cévennes is based. We got lots of information about walks to do in the area and spent a lovely day in Florac, which is a very pretty little town. We enjoyed lunch at Au Pécher Mignon in the centre of the town.

All in all, we had a fantastic holiday and would love to return to the region as we certainly didn’t see everything there is to see, and we would definitely stay at this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

A 7 night stay at Capricorne Gite was simply not long enough! A stunning place with magnificent views ( especially from the terrace, with a glass of wine)!

The hosts Tony and Gillian were fantastic and we couldn't have asked for anything more. The property itself was very clean and cared for. The rooms were newly furnished but still had that rustic charm that we were hoping for.

The surrounding area is perfect for bike riding and walking, and there is a lovely river close by for swimming or sunbathing.

We also took a great trip down to the The Ardeche, not far from the property, for a day on the canoe!

We had a Wonderful holiday and are looking forward to going back again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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agréable séjour

  • 4 of 5

Belle maison dans un village de rêve. Gillian et Tony sont accueillants et sympathiques et soucieux que tout se passe pour le mieux, prêts à nous dépanner au moindre soucis.

La maison est ancienne mais entièrement rénovée, tout est neuf et propre à l'intérieur, salle de bain neuve et pratique pour chaque chambre. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié l'installation dans le jardin qui permet de profiter d'être à l'extérieur au milieu du paysage tout en étant à l'ombre. La région est très sympa, rivières à proximité pour des baignades et autres villages enchanteurs... Il pourrait y avoir un peu plus d'équipements et d'accessoires dans la cuisine, et de tables ou bureau dans la maison.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
St. Jean
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A7/A9 junction
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Santa Maria,Camargues
Car: recommended

Situated in the Cevennes,between the ancient cities of Avignon and Nimes, both dripping in history, Rochegude is a picturesque village. Here you can wander down to the river and take in the glorious surroundings. Swim in the clear river water.take the tranquil canoe journey on the Ceze or for the more adventurous,visit the Ardeche for a less sedate journey. Scenery along the Ardeche is breathtaking...gorges rise from the river giving a surreal feeling to the journey.

If you prefer to stay on firm ground,then you could venture out with your bike and enjoy the tranquil ambience or challenge yourself to more rugged terrain

Rochegude is central to various UNESCO heritage sites; Chauvet caves, Arles, Pont du Gard, Avignon.

Added to all of this you are minutes from wineland...Cotes du Rhone...spend a day visiting the many Domaines, relax and enjoy your discoveries on the terrace, soaking up the views of the Cevennes.

Whether you want to simply relax or have a more energetic stay , there is someting for all tastes here in the Cevennes: discover it all.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Rochegude,

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £266.29

Smoking is not allowed in the gite.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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