We have just spent a wonderful fortnight in one of 3 gites, all beautifully presented, ours with terrace & views over the surrounding hills. Outdoor shared area with pool, from where we enjoyed views again over the surrounding hills whilst swimming. The owner lives on site & was very welcoming & hospitable, as well as helpful & informative about the local area. There was easy access to walking & running, from the door, & further afield we were able to visit the gorge du tarn & adventure parks. A great place to relax & unwind, as well as providing a base for the more active.
We had a fantastic week here, relaxing by a lovely pool and enjoying both the heat and the views. It really is a beautiful part of the Cevennes.
It was a little tricky to find (our sat nav took us to the wrong side of the river) despite Yves having supplied us with a detailed map in advance. Once we knew where the house was it did of course made perfect sense. However, Yves drove to rescue us and we followed him back - I forgot to ask if that had happened before but suspect it may have?
Our apartment was the perfect size for the 4 of us, with an outside area in the sun for breakfast and a cooler area at the back in the shade for lunch. The views were amazing and aircon much appreciated!
Although there isn't a big supermarket close by, the village had everything we needed; mini market, boulangerie, butchers, wine shop and even a Sunday market. The Cevennes restaurant on the main street served good simple French food (you need to book) and there were a couple of bars too.
Yves and Laurence were perfect hosts, we rarely saw them but when we did it was easy and relaxed and they were always available to answer questions/offer advice when we needed it. They didn't even mind the children's shrieks of joy whilst playing in the pool which is always a bonus.
Whilst there, another family of 4 were staying in a house below ours. The kids had a great time together and the pool was plenty big enough for us all.
We very much hope to return for a longer trip next year so that we have a bit more time to explore the local rivers and take a train to Nimes - that's if we can drag ourselves away from that pool!
Thank you Yves and Laurence, we look forward to seeing you again. xx