4 bedrooms, en-suites, eat-in kitchen, sitting room, terrace, shady patio
Fiona Lipscombe (English) Martin McCann (French)
- English, French
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
What a beautiful home. Quintessentially French (with much thought for English speaking visitors). The house is just gorgeous with stunning views from the terraces. Private areas where necessary. Evenings spent on the terrace unforgettable. Location perfect for cliff jumping / swimming. Fiona and Martin thoughtful and welcoming hosts. Saint Siffret is a gorgeous little village and the August night market was a special treat. Thank you - we will definitely want to return.
Comfortable, charming house right in the village. They had everything you might need, very welcoming with tons of charm. Fiona was thoughtful and easy to deal with, quick to respond . I would highly recommend this property.
This is a dazzling place for a holiday. From the second floor patio, there's a sweeping view of the valley below St. Siffret. During our late September stay, we had perfect weather (mostly in the mid-to-high 70's, perfectly clear blue skies and sparkling sun). We spent many hours luxuriating on the patio, with a glass of wine, cheeses and charcuterie from the local markets (Uzes market, 3 miles down the road, Saturdays and Wednesdays is spectacular). When not trotting out to Avignon, the Camargue, Arles, Orange, Nimes or other easily accessible sites, we used the bounty from the local markets to make wonderful dinners in the well-stocked kitchen. Although we were a large group (6 and then 8 for a few days) the house was comfortable and quiet. Many nooks and crannies, including a covered downstairs patio with a comfy hammock, gave plenty of space for peace and quiet when needed. Because this is a heavy, old stone house with thick walls and solid floors, there was no creaking if someone was up in the middle of the night. Most notably, the house is inviting, with everything you could need, so we found we settled in quickly and comfortably. In addition to the wonderful markets so nearby, there's also a Carrefour just a few miles down the road for any odds and ends you might need. There are copious vineyards and olive groves, so plenty of places to buy excellent local wine and olive oil. A bonus for us, since we enjoy hiking, is that the Uzes area has 250 miles of hiking trails. We sampled a few and found them well marked and easy to follow, once you get the hang of their trail marking conventions. If you are looking for a place in the South of France that is conveniently located, comfortable and well-stocked, look no further than Maison McCann!
A beautiful home in a beautiful place!
Maison Mcann was perfect for our two week family holiday. The house is beautiful, well set up for guests and comfortable and homely. The village is magical (and very quiet!) but everything you need is nearby (car necessary). One of our children needed to see a Doctor whilst we were there and we found clear, simple instructions for what to do. We also had a problem with the WiFi following a storm and Martin and Fiona sorted it immediately (from London!) Thank you both 😌
Charming French Home in a Quaint Medieval Village
This lovely home in a small medieval village just outside of the beautiful Uzes was perfect. The kitchen, living area and open deck, with incredible views, are all aligned on one floor making for enchanted living and cooking. Preparing meals made from the product of daily markets became "art" rather than work. The kitchen has everything one needs. The spacious bedrooms have delightful views of the vineyard landscapes, are comfortable and well appointed with pillows, linens and duvets. The area delivers the beauty and charm of open markets, pottery studios, art galleries, cafes and patisseries. You can take long or short hikes by using by using the incredibly well developed French trail systems and the near by river is easily accessible.
The owners speak both English and French and made navigating in a new environment quick and easy with immediate response to any question or request. This is an exceptionally charming home in a ridiculously beautiful village that is managed wonderfully by its conscientious and caring owners.
Wonderful large property with such great features!
Maison McCann is situated right in the centre of a gorgeous mediaeval village and has terrific views across a valley to St. Quentin and further: complete with sunsets from the 2 terraces. The main terrace (1st floor) is off the living room which leads from the kitchen: convenient for serving wine & meals on the large outdoor table. Kitchen is modern & well-equipped & as with the rest of the house retains rustic charm. The smaller top terrace is accessible from 1 bedroom and has a lounger. The house feels spacious & benefits from high ceilings and has been appointed to a high level - definitely more a home than a rental. There are a fair amount of little areas to take time apart - sometimes a welcome feature if travelling with a large group(!) Arrival & departure were handled very well, considering we had some specific travel-related challenges upon arrival & all requests were handled quickly/efficiently. We loved having a proper washing machine on site & found the number of bathrooms to be a significant plus - in our group nobody had to share a bathroom! Ground floor & 1st floor bathrooms are excellent, top floor a little more of a squeeze due to the pitched roof. Parking was easy, just a couple of hundred feet away from the front door. The local bar/restaurant, 'L'Authentic', is a 4 min walk to the main square: quite steeply uphill on the way back! Staff there were charming - there's an outdoor terrace, plus opposite is a small village green for pétanque & shade. The village itself is very quiet & has few services - from what we could see just a convenience store with grocery basics, a hair salon & a restaurant/bar. Town of Uzès is actually about 5km away by road: very easy to access by car: there is a Carrefour with inexpensive petrol & diesel - one set of house keys has a Carrefour discount fob... Uzès itself is a jewel, and has plenty of options for cafés, apéritifs & dining. There are local artisanal olive oil producers & vintners with tasting rooms along the main road into Uzès - 2 euros a gallon for table wine! One comment about the house is that sound travels quite effectively between rooms on the same level: light sleepers and night-owls beware! The bread delivery man was 'en vacances' during our stay, so we obtained our fresh croissants, pain-au-chocolat and baguettes from town - recommend: 'Maison des Pains' in particular. In summer the 'Marchés Nocturnes' rotate through the local villages on Wednesday evenings and are good fun.
Nearby historic Uzès is a town of great beauty. Its narrow streets and romantic squares are lined with medieval, renaissance and baroque buildings. The weekly market is one of the best in Provence and there are numerous excellent cafes, restaurants and boutiques.
The surrounding countryside with its vineyards, rivers, hills, gorges, villages, markets, and Ancient Roman sites provide great opportunities for swimming, walking, hiking, biking or just touring around.
Other Activities: Canoeing