Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Bake House||Self Catering||Saturday||1||4||1||+ mezzanine|
The Bake House is recently converted 'Four au Pain'. It has a magnificent setting at the highest point of the property, above the owners house and the upper swimming pool. It is a charming stone cottage with a double bedroom (with double bed), a bathroom and separate toilet downstairs. There are french doors leading from the bedroom onto the private terrace with barbecue. A spiral staircase leads to the first floor where there is a living/dining room with tv and video and a separate fully fitted kitchen (with washing machine and microwave). There is a balcony with wonderful views over the valley below and over the upper swimming pool. The spiral staircase continues up to the mezzanine level where there is a double bed. The ceiling of the mezzanine is quite low at one end, therefore it is suitable for children, but adults should be aware of the limited headroom.
The Bake House shares the upper swimming pool with the Rose House.
Saint Castor estate has 4 separate accommodation units (The Well House, The Rose House, The Bake House and The Apartment) which may be rented separately or together, sleeping up to 20 people in 10 bedrooms.
Set in extensive grounds with plenty of space, terraces and two swimming pools. The nearest town, Bagnols sur Ceze is 7 kms away and has supermarkets, restaurants etc. The village of Cavillargues is 3 kms away and it has a baker, bar and small shops.
This secluded hillside estate between Uzes and Avignon provides an ideal holiday location for those wishing to explore the rich history and culture of the region, or to relax and enjoy the sunshine, food and scenery. It is in the heart of the Cotes du Rhone wine-growing region with many famous vineyards only a short drive away. There are many sporting activities available locally, including canoeing, horseback riding, biking, golf and river swimming. The best of Roman France is within easy reach. The magnificent town of Uzes (with its renowned markets) is 30 less than 30 minutes drive away. Sites such as Nimes (one hour drive), Avignon (45 minutes drive), the Pont du Gard (30 minutes), Orange (30 minutes). Saint Castor is situated on the border of the picturesque Ceze valley and is a short drive from the spectacular gorge of the Ardeche. Slightly further afield are the towns of Saint Remy de Provence, Les Beaux, Arles, and Vaison les Romaine. Saint Castor is very well situated to visit all the major sights in the South of France. Beautiful Mediterranean beaches are just over an hours drive as well. There are numerous medieval villages in close proximity to the property. Here you can buy a vast array of local produce from olives and olive oil to local honey and lavender.
Saint Castor is a calm oasis in the heart of the countryside. Backed by old woodland and overlooking a valley of vineyards.
Shared use of 2 pools.
There are many fantastic markets most days of the week within a short drive of the property. Uzes, has perhaps the best market in the south of France on a Saturday morning. Go early to avoid the crowds and have breakfast there. You will be able to shop for all kinds of local specialities such as olive oil, lavender products, provencal linens and potter as well as the freshest possible food.
Apart from the larger well-known sites in the area there are numerous small totally unspoilt medieval villages within a 15-30 minute drive of Saint Castor. To name just a few: Goudargues - called the Venice of the Gard as it has a pretty little canal running through it. Also has a lovely market on a Wednesday morning. It has several excellent restaurants on the side of the canal. A great spot to have a good meal and watch the world go by. Cornillon - a hilltop village near to Goudargues with spectaular views across the valley and beautiful old stone houses. La Roque Sur Ceze. A "site historique" - a small village clinging to the side of a hill. Beautifully restored and preserved.
There are many very good restaurants of different price ranges within a short drive of Saint Castor. We would be happy to advise and book tables for you - just ask!
There is really good river swimming at many places along the River Ceze within a short drive of Saint Castor. Pebble beaches and clear cool water. There are several places to hire canoes enabling you to explore the wilder, normally inaccessible areas.
There are too many good local wineries to mention on one recommendation. The area is well known for its rose and red wines. Tasting is offered at all wineries and is free of charge, although it is polite if people have spent time explaining things to you to buy a bottle or two. Excellent wineries in really close reach to Saint Castor: Megier, Cadignac, Colmobier, Saint Gervais. Too numerous to mention!
Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4, Sleeps 8