A short drive from the exquisite, historic town of Uzès, past apricot orchards and a Natura 2000 protected lake brings you to the ancient village of La Capelle-et-Masmolène with its 12th century chateau. Our house-Le Citronnier-has 4 double bedrooms, 1 with en-suite shower and 2 full bathrooms. There are two separate toilets.
2 of the bedrooms open directly on to the heated salt-water pool and a third bedroom has its own private terrace and fountain. Facing due south, the house has uninterrupted views past the pool and over the fields and hills from the large, high-ceiling living area. The bedrooms are split between two separate wings of the house so there is plenty of privacy. The house is on one level so good for the less mobile. We have reliable hi-speed internet and TV. There is a full-size ping-pong table, two bikes (with helmets) and boules available. Towels and sheets are high quality and the kitchen is equipped for the best of cooks.
The house is well insulated - therefore cool in summer and warm in winter. Each room is equipped with a fan (and a radiator plus wood burning stove in living room for winter)
Tired of lazing in the sun, there are many well-signposted walks from the village as well as fishing and bird watching in the nearby lake. Horse-riding is also popular and you can go kayaking on the River Gardon, under the breathtaking Roman aqueduct the Pont du Gard.
Uzès itself has wonderful medieval streets and a great Saturday market. Avignon- with its world famous July theatre festival- is reached in 40 minutes as are Nimes, Arles and Orange with their spectacular Roman amphitheatres. The nearby village of St Quentin La Poterie has dozens of art and ceramics galleries. For the beach, the Camargue is just over an hour away by car.