La Becedelle is a comfortably furnished sixteenth century farmhouse in a small hamlet on the edge of the Cevennes National Park and has uninterrupted views over the wooded chestnut hills which are typical of the area. The climate is that of the Mediterranean but at 500m above sea level. People of every age have found something to enjoy at La Becedelle; the unspoilt beauty, journeys to the heart of the Cevennes National Park, the eagles soaring overhead and the amazing caves. Others have liked walking through the chestnut forests and along the hilltops which abound with wild flowers. There are several Grand Rondonnes which pass near the house. Still more have enjoyed shopping in the local markets, which are full of colour and sell a huge variety of food, traditional Provencal fabrics and much more. There is canoeing and riding all over the region and tennis locally. Above all, everyone has adored the wonderful river bathing where everyone of every age finds endless pleasure.
Farmhouse in Saumane, Gard, Languedoc, France - Quiet Location on the Edge of the Cevennes National Park
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Beautiful family house in heart of Cevennes
This large house sits on the high side of a typical Cevennes valley. In between trees and with gorgeous views, it feels like a vast nest, ideally located for roaming around. The inside of the house is full of character. There is a large and eclectic collection of furniture and decorating artefacts displayed, presumably assembled over the years by the owner and his family. Overall well appointed, the house is very easy to move in and find your marks. The kitchen is densely packed with all that is required, and even though it is small and some of the equipment is dated, we found it sufficiently functional. Rooms are large and charming, echoing the atmosphere of the communal rooms. The crown of the property is undoubtedly the wide pool, which directly faces the magnificent views offered by the valleys in the horizon. One of a kind, certainly in the Cevennes where this kind of family holiday property is not easily available. Recommended.
tres en dessous de la realité !
Nous avons résidé dans une maison très désordonnée ,sale , literie en très mauvais état ,rideaux déchirés moisissures et champignons dans la douche,lavabos cassés.....
le prix de la location est très élevée par rapport aux prestations .
seuls points positifs les extérieurs mème si ils mériteraient d’être aussi entretenus
The beaches of the Camargue and Sete are about 2 hours drive away.
Avignon, Nimes and Montpellier are less than two hours away. There are daily direct flights from the UK to Montpellier and Nimes with Ryan Air and other airlines. The TGV also goes to Nimes and Montpellier. A car is essential.
The two nearest villages (five minutes drive) on the valley floor by the river are Saumane and L'Estrachure which have shops and restaurants to cater for all your daily needs. The nearest market town, St Jean du Gard, is fifteen minutes drive away.
Market Day is Tuesday in St Jean du Gard, Thursday in Anduze and there are other markets in other nearby towns on most days of the week.
The museum in the Grand Rue, St Jean du Gard is excellent on the local area and history.
A little further away is La Bambouseraie. Taking the steam train from St Jean du Gard is fun - La Bambouseraie is one stop before Andouze. www.labambouseraie.fr.
Close to Avignon you can find Pont du Gard, a Unesco World Heritage site and well worth a visit (if you are travelling from Avignon you pass right by it). www.pontdugard.fr for further details.