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Distinguished farmhouse, away from the crowd, Uzés, Anduze

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Pompignan - Mas Philia

Away from the crowd, quiet despite the cicadas and the birds...

This very ancient house was completely renovated in 2012. Located on the northern edge of the village, it opens, with its 2 fenced gardens, directly onto the countryside. Self-catering without being isolated, it benefits from absolute quiet.

Each of the 4 bedrooms, including 2 with living room, has an en-suite and toilets. They all are well separated: the first ones to get up do not wake the others up...

When the weather is nice (from April to October), you can have your breakfast and your meals in the large (45 m²) outdoors dining room with a fully equipped kitchen (including crockery and cutlery). Enjoy the pool located right next to the pool house.

On the first level: 2 living rooms and a Mezzanine. The main kitchen, with view over the countryside, is fully equipped (as a result, you have everything in 2 copies).

Pompignon (800 inhabitants), in the middle of a vast plain, is preserved from the summer crowds. It has a bakery-grocery shop and a diner. Cécile, our neighbour, delivers her tasty cooking (Indian, Moroccan, Thai): convenient on the day of your arrival.

In Saint Hippolyte du Fort (9 km away): supermarket, pharmacy, newsagent, organic shop, restaurants, etc.

You want to do more than bask in the sun next to the stone pool, you want to move? You can go directly from the Ostal for some splendid walks, some mountain bike rides (available) or horse riding tours (2 equestrian centres in Pompignan). Nearby, you can practice: canoeing on the Hérault, rock-climbing on the Taillade crest (renowned throughout Europe judging by the number plates) and even paragliding from the Hortus Mountain dominating the south of the plain.

Even with a pace of one visit a day, you should stay way more than 2 weeks to discover every well worth seeing place of interest without having to go far.

Indeed, within a distance of 20 km: the Camisards museum (Mialet), the Demoiselles Cave (Laroque), the glass market building (Claret), the silk museum (Saint Hippolyte), the bamboo grove of Anduze, the Cévennes' small steam train (Anduze), the glassblowers' path, the Pitch Fork Museum (Sauve), the rocks sea, the Causse of the Hortus, the panoramic viewpoint and the amazing wind rose.

And more than 60 winemakers (AOC Pic Saint-Loup) who always take delight in letting people taste their production. Many artisans settled in the magical Pompignan: wood sculptors, ceramists, painters, stone carvers.

A bit further away, but that cannot be ignored: St-Guihem-le-Désert and the Pont du Gard, registered in the UNESCO´s world heritage list; the imposing Cirque de Navacelles, Nimes and its arenas, the Maison Carrée, the Magne Tower; and Montpellier of course, with the Musée Fabre (one of the most beautiful collection of France), the zoo (free!), the Place de la Comédie in the heart of the pedestrian district of Ecusson, etc.

Finally, for the bravest or the most curious, the Camargue, the Canal du Midi, Sète, Pézenas, Agde, and so on.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Yvonne et Patrick
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2016
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About Yvonne et Patrick

For nature lovers appreciating beautiful meetings

One motto: carpe diem.

Yvonne et Patrick purchased this house in 2011

Why Yvonne et Patrick chose Lasalle - Cevennes Valleys

Because the region and the house are absolutely magical and that fell under their spell.

Because we were literally enchanted by the small village of Pompignan, secluded in the middle of its unspoilt plain (the savannah, as the locals call it), with nothing less than 9 km away. There is only one small departmental road crossing Pompignan, you do not accidentally find it!

Because the locals are great people, hospitable, honest, intelligent and without airs.

Because the Ostal is really charming with its stone walls more than 1 m thick (natural air-conditioning guaranteed), the arched cellars, the corners and nooks everywhere, the 2 separated but adjoining gardens, the ancient barn converted into a summer kitchen and dining room, the direct access to the countryside.

Because we would like to allow you to return to the roots of a quiet life focusing around nature and meeting inviting people.

Because you can go directly from the Ostal for some splendid walks, some mountain bike rides (available) or horse riding tours (2 equestrian centres in Pompignan). Nearby, you can practice: canoeing on the Hérault, rock-climbing on the Taillade crest (renowned throughout Europe judging by the number plates) and even paragliding from the Hortus Mountain dominating the south of the plain.

Because, even with a pace of one visit a day, you should stay way more than 2 weeks to discover every well worth seeing place of interest without having to go far.

What makes this house unique

First the 4 suites (bedroom with living room, bathroom and detached toilets) that we have arranged are completely separated. Thus you can share moments together and preserve some privacy: the first ones to get up do not wake the others up...

Then, the large (45 m²) summer dining room, with its fully equipped kitchen (everything is in 2 copies in the Ostal), around the pool of stone, where you can have your meals from April to September.

The 2 separated gardens that we carefully look after to make them relaxing.

Finally, the richness and diversity of the sites to discover. Indeed, within a distance of 20 km: the Camisards museum (Mialet), the Demoiselles Cave (Laroque), the glass market building (Claret), the silk museum (Saint Hippolyte), the bamboo grove of Anduze, the Cévennes' small steam train (Anduze), the glassblowers' path, the Pitch Fork Museum (Sauve), the rocks sea, the Causse of the Hortus, the panoramic viewpoint and the amazing wind rose.

And more than 60 winemakers (AOC Pic Saint-Loup) who always take delight in letting people taste their production. Many artisans settled in the magical Pompignan: wood sculptors, ceramists, painters, stone carvers.

A bit further away, but that cannot be ignored: St-Guihem-le-Désert and the Pont du Gard, registered in the UNESCO´s world heritage list; the imposing Cirque de Navacelles, Nimes and its arenas, the Maison Carrée, the Magne Tower; and Montpellier of course, with the Musée Fabre (one of the most beautiful collection of France), the zoo (free!), the Place de la Comédie in the heart of the pedestrian district of Ecusson, etc.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Distinguished farmhouse, away from the crowd, Uzés, Anduze
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
5

Lovely spacious and well equipped house with pool

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Ostal Philia as part of a family group. On arrival, we were very pleasantly surprised by the size of the house and the layout allowing for privacy as well as providing great communal spaces. Having a pool was a big advantage, with plenty of beach towels, as was the large kitchen and dining area outside for our family to enjoy.

The decor inside the house was attractive and welcoming and Patrick and his wife had thoughtfully provided a changing table for our baby.

Both kitchen areas were well equipped, everything was clean and well maintained.

The information pack provided by Patrick gave us great insight into the local area and suggestions for things to do. We particularly enjoyed visiting the breathtaking caves at Grotte des Demoiselles as well as Avignon, Montpellier and the beach. We would also highly recommend Auberge Cigaloise in Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort where we had a lovely meal on the last evening of our stay.

It was also nice to be within a village giving us the opportunity to walk to the boulangerie everyday for delicious pastries and a variety of breads.

We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spacious and well equipped house with pool

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely stay at Ostal Philia. We were very warmly greeted on arrival by Patrick who has an amazing knowledge of this area of France and gave us really helpful advice about places to visit.

The house is large, beautifully decorated and very welcoming with plenty of room for our three families to enjoy being together as well as having their own space if needed. The added bonus was that there are two really well equipped kitchens and dining areas, the second being by the pool, an ideal place to sit and eat during the day. We had a small baby travelling with us and a changing mat and bath were there ready on our arrival.

The house is in on the edge of a village with a really excellent boulangerie where we walked to each morning to buy delicious bread and pastries. We also enjoyed lunch at the local restaurant where I believe pizzas are available on Friday and Saturday nights.

There are so many places to visit in the area such as the amazing Pont du Gard and the spectacular caves at La Grotte des Demoiselles. We also decided to investigate the beautiful cities of Avignon, and Montpellier (via the really efficient tram system recommended by Patrick) as well as spending time relaxing by the pool and enjoying a day on the beach.

On our last day Patrick came over to see us together with his wife, Yvonne, they were both delightful. They obviously love this area very much and want to share it with their guests.

Thank you Patrick and Yvonne, for all your help, advice and recommendations, we had a wonderful time in your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderfull location for relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We were met by the delightfull owners Patrick and Evonne who explained the workings of the villa to us and nothing was to much trouble for them. Our stay was a wonderful experience in a very old property with a modern interior. The village was the archetypal French village that was a pleasure to explore. The owners had left a booklet with places to visit which we duly did and was not dissapointed. The beach of the grande motte was one hour away and the grandchildren were allowed to play safely in the sea without to much supervision. Altogether we had a wonderful time and will return. Thank you Patrick and Evonne

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David. Actually you didn't go to the beach in La Grande Motte (we'll never recommend an overcrowded beach at the edge of a city) but to a place between Carnon and La Grande Motte which is called Le Petit Travers. You reach this 4 miles long beach after a 5' walk through wild sand dunes. Few people on it and , as you mention, this beach is pretty safe for the children, even if there are only 3 years old as is your cute Alesio. We'll be delighted to greet you again. Patrick and Yvonne
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5

wonderful gite.

  • 5 of 5

Typical and pretty French gite. Delightful and kind owners who do everything to make your holiday memorable. Lots to see and do in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lot to do and to see: in the booklet you find on your arrival we recommend 22 sites which worth a visit within less than 1 hour drive from the house. And we can give you more according to likes.
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5

A great house for the family

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, with everything you need, and the place is very cool, a little slice of La France Profonde.

Get to know the lovely couple who serve you bread at the Boulanger - their son is the baker and he is really, really good - his cakes are to die for.

On your way back from the Boulanger, call in at the Bar des Colonnes for your morning coffee - run by a rather bohemian lady, it's a delight. Go for Pizza at the weekend and meet the tame magpie - don't know who he rooms with, but he turns up every weekend and steals like only a magpie can.

The surrounding country is unique and every valley beyond is a new experience and a new climate. Don't forget to swim in the Herault river and definitely do not miss riding on the Train à vapeur des Cevennes which chugs back and forth from Anduze to St Jean de Gard.

We had a wonderful time - the weather was fantastic and the place even served up the most powerful lightning storm we've ever seen as a closer to our second week.

Warmly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Actually the cakes are made by Madeleine, Julien's mother and Maurice's wife. In a former life she was a "tapissiere" (tapestry-maker) and, in order to help her son, she became a "patissiere" (pastry-cook) when she was more than 65. Now everybody in Pompignan call Severine, the lady who runs the Bar des colonnes, "la Bohemienne". Happily she loves it and is quite proud of it. The magpie is no longer stealing your pizza, she has disappeared around the 23rd August. Dear Ed, you are most well known in Pompignan since everybody knows the baker and Severine. No doubt you'll be warmly welcomed when you'll be back. Because you missed le cirque de Navacelles, la grotte des Demoiselles, the Glass Museum in Claret, the Silk Museum in Saint Hippolyte, Saint Guilhem le Desert one of the most beautiful village of France, the market in Sommiere and in Aigues-Mortes, the Observatory at the summit of Mont Aigoual and a lot more within less than 45 minutes drive
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5

Excellentisime!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accueil et magnifique endroit, très confortable, très beau, très agréable, propre et en très bon état. Les propriétaires sont vraiment charmants et agréables.

Vraiment, je recommande ce lieu.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Montpellier and Nîmes
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
In the village centre
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Montpellier and Nîmes
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
In the village centre
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Petit Travers, Grande Motte
Car: necessary

You can go directly from the Ostal for some splendid walks, some mountain bike rides (available) or horse riding tours (2 equestrian centres in Pompignan). Nearby, you can practice: canoeing on the Hérault, rock-climbing on the Taillade crest (renowned throughout Europe judging by the number plates) and even paragliding from the Hortus Mountain dominating the south of the plain.

Even with a pace of one visit a day, you should stay way more than 2 weeks to discover every well worth seeing place of interest without having to go far.

Within a radius of 20 km: the Camisards museum (Mialet), the Demoiselles Cave (Laroque), the glass market building (Claret), the silk museum (Saint Hippolyte), the bamboo grove of Anduze, the Cévennes' small steam train (Anduze), the glassblowers' path, the Pitch Fork Museum (Sauve), the rocks sea, the Causse of the Hortus, the panoramic viewpoint and the amazing wind rose.

And more than 60 winemakers (AOC Pic Saint-Loup) who always take delight in letting people taste their production. Many artisans settled in the magical Pompignan: wood sculptors, ceramists, painters, stone carvers.

A bit further away, but that cannot be ignored: St-Guihem-le-Désert and the Pont du Gard, registered in the UNESCO´s world heritage list; the imposing Cirque de Navacelles, Nimes and its arenas, the Maison Carrée, the Magne Tower; and Montpellier of course, with the Musée Fabre (one of the most beautiful collection of France), the zoo (free!), the Place de la Comédie in the heart of the pedestrian district of Ecusson, etc.

Finally, for the bravest or the most curious, the Camargue, the Canal du Midi, Sète, Pézenas, Agde.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pompignan, Lasalle - Cevennes Valleys

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Basse
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£235
for 2 nights
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£824
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Vacances scolaires
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£303
for 2 nights
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,059
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Basse
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£235
for 2 nights
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£824
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Vacances scolaires
4 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£303
for 2 nights
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,059
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Basse
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£235
for 2 nights
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£824
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Vacances scolaires
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£303
for 2 nights
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,059
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Moyenne
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Haute
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,766
for 7 nights
£1,766
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Moyenne
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Basse
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£235
for 2 nights
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£824
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Vacances scolaires
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£303
for 2 nights
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,059
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Basse
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£235
for 2 nights
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£824
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Vacances scolaires
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£454
for 3 nights
From
£235
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,059
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£303
for 2 nights
From
£151
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Pas de mauvaise surprise, les tarifs sont tout compris : taxes de séjour, draps et serviettes fournis chaque semaine, chauffage, eau, électricité, accès Internet, téléphone.

Haute saison et moyenne saison : location semaines entières, du samedi au samedi. Nous pouvons vous proposer plusieurs solutions pour des arrivées ou des départs à des jours différents.

Forfait ménage de fin de séjour 120 € à régler à l'arrivée. Tarif week-end : le ménage est compris.

Pas de caution : vous nous faites confiance en réservant, nous vous faisons confiance pendant votre séjour

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pompignan in Gard

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Vaulted shower room - Shower Enclosure , Separate toilets.
    Suite on the 1st floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Suite on the ground floor - Large walk-in shower + Separate toilets.
    From the tower - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Suite on the 1st floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , The bed can be separated in 2 single beds. A living room, TV
    Suite on the ground floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The bed can be separated in 2 single beds. A living room, TV
    Vaulted bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Suite in the tower - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , The bed can be separated in 2 single beds
  • The 4 suites (bedroom with living room, bathroom and detached toilets) are completely independent. Thus you can share moments together and preserve some privacy. The first ones to get up do not wake the others up...
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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