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Uzes villa - comfort garden garage 5-min. stroll from historic centre

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Central location. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 WCs, Fully equipped modern kitchen

Please read the NOTE at the end of this description!

This light and airy 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, fully equipped, provençal house, just 5 minutes on foot from the centre of medieval Uzes, offers you all the convenience of a town apartment PLUS -- a 120 sq.m. Mediterranean garden with 2 terraces and BBQ, an enclosed 'terrace Tropézienne' (solarium, or sun-terrace) on the first floor, and an attached, lockable, garage with an additional parking space -- all within a quiet and secure, gated, residential environment. Sunbathe or chill out with a glass of wine in the intimacy of the upstairs sun-terrace, outdo Rick Stein or Jamie Oliver in the well equipped kitchen, dine outside on the sheltered garden terraces or inside, relax with a good book or a DVD (or Freeview satellite TV) in the comfortably furnished living area, or simply visit the many and varied restaurants and cafes of Uzès -- and safely stroll back home for a quiet night’s sleep in large comfortable beds: no need to worry if sharing that bottle of wine has put you over the limit.

Local activities in Uzes: In Uzes, explore its medieval streets and squares or visit one of its many festivals and exhibitions including the regular markets on Saturdays and Wednesdays, the Sunday flea market, and the seasonal Wine Fair, Garlic Fair, Truffle Fair, Antiques and Brocante Fair, Modern Dance and Classical Music Festivals and the 3-day Fête Votive in August with non-stop entertainment including bull-running in the streets (find out the meanings of 'abrivado' and 'bandido'). And be free to spend relaxed evenings in the many excellent restaurants and cafes. This part of Provence is also particularly agreeable off season. Clement temperatures, with blue skies and sunshine illuminating the picturesque panoramas of Uzes and its surrounding villages, make it an artist's paradise! Uzes has an excellent municipals

Explore the region around Uzes: France is a country of surprising contrasts and within an hour and a half you can visit such vastly different regions as the Cévennes (chestnut forests, Robert Louis Stevenson trail), the Ardèche (river and gorges), the Luberon (Gordes, Fontaine de Vaucluse, 'Peter Mayle country'), Les Alpilles (St Rémy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence) and the Camargue with its wild white horses, and black bulls. The Camargue also offers miles of wild beaches and small fishing ports where fresh fish and seafood can be tasted. Avignon (with its Popes’ palace and famous bridge) and Nîmes (Roman temples and arena) are 45 minutes away and Montpellier (shopping, Opera, old town) and Arles (arena, Van Gogh museum) an hour and a quarter. Marseille is France's third largest city (cosmopolitan shopping, scores of fresh seafood restaurants at the old port, museums, Château d'If) - and is 1h45min by car. There are regular bus services from Uzès to Avignon, Nîmes and Arles, stopping at the villages along the way

Sports activities: If you like swimming in the wild, there are beaches on the Gardon where the water is probably quite cool!!! Uzes itself has an excellent municipal swimming pool and tennis club set in the old bishops’ park, only a 15-minute walk from the villa, and a short drive away is La Bouscarasse, a water sports centre. Other sports to be found nearby include horse riding, tennis, golf (Uzes has a 9-hole course), cycling, canoing/kayaking on the Gardon, and even hot-air ballooning with a local professional. Uzes also has a small aerodrome and aero club. If you like walking, with a contour map you will be able to find paths through the garrigue, or trace the route of the Roman aqueduct to the Pont du Gard, or follow the long distance path (Grande Randonnée), part of which runs parallel to the gorges of the Gardon river. You can also explore the many small, unspoiled perched villages which dot the landscape.

NOTE

This year the rate is relatively low because there is a building site nearby and occasionally some noise will be head during the day. Please contact me for more information.

More Details

Owner
Dianne Taimsalu
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Estonian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

…The house was clean and well-equipped. We felt safe – we enjoyed the privacy of the garden and the pleasant walk into the town (Ottawa, Canada).../…The house is excellent and well equipped – the terrace and garden were well used ! (Glasgow).../…The use of the well equipped kitchen with all mod cons made our attempts at competing with Jamie Oliver that much easier… (Bath, England).../…Thank you so much for a wonderful week. It’s the nicest house we’ve rented and it was so nice to be in walking distance of the town. (England).../…We thoroughly enjoyed our time here – it’s a wonderful area with plenty to do and see. Hopefully we will be back again some day (Australia).../… The house was extremely comfortable and provided an excellent base for our explorations of the area. Uzès more than fulfilled our expectations (England).../… Superbe région, maison très agréable avec une accueil chalereux, une ville superbe (Normandy, France).
Nov 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Uzès in Gard

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Downstairs - Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs - Bath with Shower
    WC downstairs - Toilet
    WC upstairs - Toilet
  • There is a fitted bathroom and separate toilet on each floor. The upstairs one features a bath with shower while the downstairs one has a walk-in shower enclosure.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs-sun terrace side - 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs-garden side - 2 Single Bed
  • Downstairs, the full double bed is 200 cm long by 160 cm wide. The upstairs bedroom overlooking the garden has twin 200x90 cm beds, and the other, which opens to the sun terrace, has two 200x80 cm beds. In both cases, these beds can be made up as two singles or fitted together as double beds. Here's what guests have written in our guestbook about the facilities in the house: 'We have greatly enjoyed our stay in this very well equipped villa. Special mention to the kitchen which encourages cooks to try their hand at Provençal specialities, the comfortable beds and, of course, the helpful and friendly owners, Dianne & Parn.' -- R.&V. M., Sutton Coldfield, England. 'We have had a fabulous stay in Uzès and particularly enjoyed your beautiful house! It is extremely well situated and was equipped with everything we could possibly need.' -- D.J.&A. K., Vancouver, Canada.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The superbly equipped kitchen has a 4-ring vitro-ceramic hob, an electric oven with grill, a microwave oven, large refrigerator with freezing compartment, dishwasher, electric kettle and filter coffee maker../ ..There is a washing machine located in the lock-up garage, a drying rack, and ironing facilities in the house../..One of the double bedrooms, a bathroom and separate WC are on the ground floor with access to the garden and thus easily accessible by the elderly or infirm../..The flat-screen TV set gives you the French terrestrial TV channels (TNT, i.e. digital), while the satellite receiver gives you the UK Freeview channels. There is a selection of DVDs to view on the DVD player../..The CD stereo player includes an iPod dock so you can listen to the music on your iPod../..Children could be accommodated but there are no special facilities for them. ./..Please contact Dianne for any additional information that you may require! There are fans in all the rooms.

Reviews

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Uzes villa - comfort garden garage 5-min. stroll from historic centre
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews
Firenze, Italia
5

Una bella vacanza

  • 5 of 5

La casa è ben attrezzata, carina e vicinissima al centro si Uzes.

I padroni di casa sono deliziosi.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Uzes Villa Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This house was ideal for two couples sharing, affording lots of privacy for each couple but with excellent social space, very well equipped and comfortable. The location is excellent for exploring Uzes and is well placed to travel further afield, Nimes, Aigues-Mort, Le Grau du Roi, Boucannet, Pont Du Gard are all within easy reach. Unfortunately we did not manage to fit in Avignon or Les Baux but these are also within easy reach and well worth a trip. It was lovely to be welcomed by the owners of the house and to know that they were just a phone call away if there were any queries. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone considering a holiday in Uzes - we know the area very well and have visited Uzes many times, I love quirky french properties to look at and visit but am not so keen on staying in them ! There is a lot to be said for modern efficient plumbing.

There is a wide choice of restaurants in Uzes, but if you prefer to cook at home there is an excellent mini Carrefour just ten minutes walk from the house supplying anything you could possibly need for holiday catering, supplement this with the fantastic produce available on the Wednesday and Saturday Uzes market and you will be very happy.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and informative review. We are delighted that you were pleased with your stay!
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Tuusula
5

Autumn in Uzès

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful October in Uzès. Uzès is one of our favorite cities and it was so beautiful again. We were very lucky with the weather, mostly sunny and warm. The house was ideal for us and the location so convenient, only 5 minutes to the centre, to the the famous market and to the nearest boulangerie. The house was well equipped and well-maintained. Thanks Pärn and Dianne, also for you friendly hospitality. We're sure that we'll come again. À bientôt.

Kari and Eeva, Finland

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Villa Paradis,Uzes

  • 5 of 5

In spite of the less than kind weather,we have had a marvellous week in Uzes, thanks in no small part to Dianne and Parn`s house. The house is well provisioned in every respect,with a very agreeable back garden,together with sun loungers,BBQ etc.I should mention here the comfortable seating arrangements in the house; this is not as common as you might think in France.

Villa Paradis is slightly less than 10minutes walk from the town centre and all it has to offer(a lot!).Uzes is to our minds the quintessential small French town

Uzes is a fantastic centre for days out-The Camargue ,The Cevennes,the vineyards of the Rhone Valley Villages,as well as towns and cities such as Avignon, Nimes,Arles and Vaison la Romaine,Nearby is the amazing Pont du Gard.

Dianne and Parn,although unable to meet us personally,kept in touch by `phone and were helpful and attentive,as was Terry Hiscott.

A stay at Villa Paradis is fantastic vaiue for money.A week is not really enough and we shall return for longer if we can,

Ann and Tony,Durham

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable stay in Uzes

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely week in Uzes at the end of September 2011. The house is clean, bright and very comfortable. It is fully equipped as described and also includes essentials such as a hair dryer, toiler paper, washing powder etc so there is no need to bring your own. The garden has comfortable sun loungers as well as dining tables and chairs. We also enjoyed having the UK TV channels to catch up on our soaps. The house is located in a gated estate so very secure and quiet although a short stroll into town. Nimes and Avignon are about 30-45 minutes drive from Uzes. We had excellent meals at MilleZime in Uzes and at Le Tracteur neaby in Sanilhac, Uzes is a lovely town; historic streets with plenty of cafes and shops. Thanks Dianne and Parn for a great stay and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet this charming and appreciative couple. We are glad they enjoyed their stay so much and hope to welcome them again in the future. We enjoyed our coffee together at the Bar du Marché in St Quentin la Poterie on market day.
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Canada
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Early Spring in Uzes

  • 5 of 5

We spent a delightful month in Dianne and Parn`s cosy villa during March of 2011. The villa is very well equiped as well as being very clean and very comfortable. We were able to spend most afternoons in the sheltered garden taking advantage of the spring sun. The villa is ideally situated - a 10 minute stroll to the Place aux Herbes, yet lovely and quiet and away from the traffic noise. Dianne and Parn are most welcoming and were more than happy to help us out with any requests. Uzes during the month of March was wonderful - few tourists and mostly warm and sunny. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: February 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nimes
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
AvignonTGV or Nimes
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A9 exit Remoulins
Car: not necessary

In just a minute after walking out of the villa up the chemin du Paradis, you will find yourselves in the narrow, twisting streets of Uzes, an extraordinarily beautiful medieval town in Provence, Gard, set in a region of verdant valleys rimmed by ribs of arid, rocky garrigue, between the sea and the Cévennes mountains. The villa is no more than five minutes’ walk from restaurants, patisseries, boulangeries, cafes, small supermarkets, and the town’s famous arcaded square, La Place aux Herbes, scene of the renowned Saturday provencal market. In spite of its central location, you can also walk out and into vineyards and fields where you can wander along the paths, or you can descend into the craggy gorge of the Eure and walk along its refreshing rushing river. There you will find the spring which was the source of water for thirsty Roman Nîmes, via the famous aqueduct that crosses the spectacular Pont du Gard.

Other Activities: Hot-air ballooning

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

These rates are for maximum occupancy by 6 persons. They include all household linen (changes once a week - or more in an emergency) but washcloths and beach towels are not supplied. Weekly and end of stay cleaning is also included in the price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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