For lovers of nature, quiet
jean van de Put
- English, French, Dutch
1 animal, ne montant pas à l'étage
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Stunning scenery in remote hamlet
I hadn't realised quite how remote this property was and we had to drive around 2 hours to get anywhere due to the narrow mountain roads. The village itself is only a short drive but again you definitely need a car if you want to buy a decent amount of shopping. There are a few places to eat in the village which were good, there is a butchers and bakers too and the general store stock essentials but for a larger shop we drove to the Carrefour in Florac which is about 30m minutes away.
I also wouldn't recommend this property for elderly guests or very young children as there are a lot of steep steps around the house.
The house is well-equipped with everything you need (unfortunately the DVD player didn't work which was disappointing as it would have been a good way to entertain the young children in our group) although I felt the kitchen needed cleaning on arrival as the shelves of cupboards were dirty and the utensils drawer and the light fittings. However, it is a very old farmhouse and it's never going to be clean like a modern house so don't expect it to be. There were birds nesting in the roof of the barn while we were there. Also, the drains in the showers tended to get smelly so we had to regularly clean them out. There was always plenty of hot water which was great as we were a big party of 8 adults and 2 children.
There is a large amount of space in the meadows opposite which my dog really enjoyed, where we spent nights star gazing which was definitely one of the highlights of our time there. The sky is so unpolluted you can see everything so clearly.
It is an area of outstanding natural beauty that we really enjoyed, especially swimming in the river Tarn which is so clean and refreshing.
The Cevenne National park is a stunning place to visit with fantastic walking in the mountains and forests.
I booked Lozere because it was described as an isolated property with the closest neighbours at 200m.
This proved not to be the case
There was a new house being built with builders working most weekdays at 60m, a working busy farm building with large tractors and machinery to the rear of the house and nearly every day young children, dogs and adults past around the perimeter of the garden to access their vegetable plot.
The flat field to the front of the property was not avaliable for our use.
Some elecrical fitting were broken or difficult to use, and the Gité was generally dirty. Also some plates bowls and glass wear were chipped or cracked.
Our stay which we booked for 4 weeks, in this special environment was spoilt by the noise disturbance of people, dogs, builders construction, and farm working spoilt our time at L'Hermit
and we cut our stay there short, and returned to the UK earlier than planned, with additional cost of our euro tunnel crossing.
Notre but etait de randonner dans la région en groupe.
Les installations nous ont donné satisfaction (équipement cuisine et sanitaires)
Deux des chambres sont très petites : grange et porcherie.
La cuisine rustique est sombre heureusement nous avons pu manger dehors.
Le point fort est l'authenticité des lieux.
Swimming in the Tarn
Descent of the Tarn Gorges Canoe-Kayak
Hiking with donkeys or (Stevenson path)
Aven Armand cave
Canyoning - via corda
Nature Festival Cevennes National Park in summer
Eco-museum of Mont Lozère