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The Old Barn in the village of La Bastide d'Engras near Uzes

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Stone-built village farm house with three bedrooms. Exclusive use of pool

The converted barn has a large reception room on the ground floor, with sitting, dining and kitchen areas. There are three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. One bedroom is a large double, one a good-sized twin, with a balcony overlooking the inner courtyard as well as views over the pool and garden, and the third is a compact single. The house is comfortably furnished in modern style. The kitchen is equipped with a gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer and dish-washer. There is a TV and video in the sitting area and wi-fi broadband throughout.

There are two outside areas: one is a large garden with gated pool, family dining area under a vine-covered pergola, gravel drive and garage; the other is a shaded inner courtyard. Outdoor furniture includes large teak tables with chairs and benches, teak sunloungers, deckchairs, occasional tables and parasols. There is a barbecue and washing machine in the garage. The pool is salt-regulated and available from April to October.

More Details

Owner
Julia Stevenson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
2 March, 2018

About Julia Stevenson

Nick and I bought this property in 1994 when our three sons were young. It is in two parts - we live in one part, and we rent out the other part, the Old Barn, when we're not there, so renters have exclusive use of the garden, courtyard and pool. We live and work in London, and try to get out to the south of France as often as we can.

Julia Stevenson purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Julia Stevenson chose La Bastide-d'Engras

We fell in love with the property because it's in a wonderful, beautiful, friendly village. The property itself is in old stone. When we bought it, the barn was still a barn, and it has developed the charm of the place enormously by being converted into a living space.

What makes this cottage unique

I think this property is great, mainly because of its outside space. In addition to the interior dining area, there are three external places where one can eat - we tend to eat breakfast by the front door, lunch in the shady inner courtyard, and then supper under the vine-covered pergola. The seating area is comfy, and the bedrooms cater for any combination of party up to five people. The pool is an essential in the summer, and keeps us cool and exercised. It's in a walled area, so easy to keep secure if you have young children. The Barn is in a wonderful location. There are great walks from the front door, and many fantastic towns and villages (such as Uzes and St Quentin la Poterie) within a very short drive. It's easy to get to the Ardeche and the Cevenne, to canoe under the Pont du Gard (something we try to do every summer holiday) to swim in the Ceze river at la Roque sur Ceze, and it takes about an hour and a quarter to get to good Mediterranean beaches.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in La Bastide-d'Engras in Gard

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Travel cot available on request Cooling fans provided in all bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Linen and towels provided on request for extra fee.

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The Old Barn in the village of La Bastide d'Engras near Uzes
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Modern comfort at Old Barn

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped and beautifully maintained conversion in quiet village: secluded, with lovely flowerbeds, deep swimming pool and shady outdoor eating area. Near bohemian ceramic scene in St Vincent la Poterie and not far from live Uzes.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We're glad you enjoyed it
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nimes
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Saint Laurent la Vernede
Nearest Ferry
850 Kilometres
Caen (Ouistreham)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Just south of Uzes
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Remoulins (A9 junction 23)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Pougnadoresse
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Mont Ventoux (Mont Serein)
Nearest Beach
85 Kilometres
Le Grau du Roi
Car: necessary

La Bastide d'Engras is a tranquil village about 11km from the historic market town of Uzes and 6km from attractive St Quentin la Poterie. It is dominated by its impressive fortified Bastide, while the core of the ancient stone-built village is surrounded by vineyards, fields of sunflowers and extensive pine woods. There are many way-marked trails starting from the village and it is easy to avoid walking or cycling along main roads. There are safe open areas for children to play at both ends of the village. It's also a great centre for cultural excursions: the Roman Pont-du-Gard aqueduct is just 25 minutes away and the Papal City of Avignon can be reached in 45 minutes. In a little over an hour you can: visit the asylum where Van Goch produced some of his finest paintings; walk out on to the sand of a Roman arena; or sample the fine wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. For relaxation, you can soak up the sun on a sandy Mediterranean beach or take a kayak down one of the many local rivers.

Other Activities: Kayaking, rock-climbing

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £400
cleaning £35

£35 cleaning fee charged. If linen/bath towels requested, additional fee of £10 per bed. All utilities included within rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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