Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6
|Soleil du Gard||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||1|
The villa is situated in the hillside village of Montignargues amidst a sea of vineyards, with the Beautiful Roman town of Nimes, the traditional market town of Uzes and the famous Pont du Gard all within 30 minutes drive. With an exceptional climate from early spring to late autumn, there is no better place to visit if a true taste of France is what you seek.
The villa is a modern self contained property offering every convenience. Inside, there are no stairs to overcome, all rooms are contained within the one ground floor. The villa comfortably sleeps 6 people.
It has a spacious newly refurbished fully equipped kitchen with microwave, kettle, 2 coffee-machine (one Senseo and one traditional), toaster, oven, fridge, halogen hob.
There are lots of dishes/plates/cutlery/glasses, etc... plenty of equipment.
We also supply tablecloth/kitchen towels.
We have a table with 4 chairs for breakfast.
We have a separate utility room including washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, clothes rail.
If you arrive late, we always leave some tea/coffee/sugar to be used by the guest.
The large sitting room with open fireplace is equipped with tv with UK and French channels, English dvds and dvd player, boardgames, Xbox, cd player and children toys.
We have 2 sofas and one large chair.On the other corner we have a large dining table with 6 chairs.
The living room is air-conditioned.
We have one large air-conditioned double bedroom with a king size bed (mattress changed 2017), with a desk, a safe, a set of drawers and a large wardrobe.
Another double air-conditioned bedroom with a King size bed (top mattress changed 2017) with a set of draws and shelves unit.
The twin bedroom has a set of drawers and a large wardrobe.
One large bathroom with 2 sinks and a bath tubs.
Electric heating, a supplement is requested during winter season.
Outdoor equipment : ball
The private south facing garden is fully fenced and well maintained with swimming pool 9m long x 3,5m wide x 1.5m deep accessible by 3 large steps (including safety cover) and also includes a bbq, tables and chairs and 6 sunbeds.
For peace of mind, there is also secure off road parking (including garage) for up to 3 vehicles.
All on one floor, so no stairs to overcome.
We are a Franco-English couple, we live and work in England and visit regularly my home town Nimes. We have two children who spend most of their holidays in France with family.
|Year property purchased||2002|
|Why this location?||The Villa is situated in the hillside village of Montignargues amidst a sea of vineyards, with the beautiful Roman town of Nimes, the traditional market town of Uzes and the famous Pont du Gard all within 30 minutes drive. With an exceptional climate from early spring to late autumn, there is no better place to visit if a true taste of France is what you seek. I was born in Nimes and have many relatives in the area. We have chosen the village of Montignargues which is peaceful and relaxing but also my mum lives in the village next door, so it is very convenient to look after our property. It is centrally located to go walking in the Cevennes, canyoning on the river, swimming in the Mediterranean Sea within an hour's drive and mostly visiting the rich Roman town of Nimes full of magnificent buildings.|
|Unique benefits of property||The villa is a modern self contained property offering every convenience. Inside, there are no stairs to overcome, all rooms are contained within the one ground floor. The villa comfortably sleeps 6 people (2 double bedrooms with air conditioning and one twin), with a bathroom containing twin basins, New walking shower and 2 individually housed toilets. It has a spacious newly refurbished fully equipped kitchen with utility room (including washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer,etc...) and large sitting room with open fireplace and air-conditioning (including large tv with UK channels, English videos and dvds, boardgames, Xbox, cd player and childrens toys). There are 2 sets of frenchdoors which open onto the terrace and garden. The private south facing garden is fully fenced, so no over looking neighbors and well maintained with swimming pool (including safety cover) and also includes a bbq, tables and chairs and 6 sunbeds. There is also secure off-road parking for up to 3 cars.|
NIMES - 21 km south of Montignargues (24min)
The ancient Roman city of Nimes at the heart of the region also holds the title of being France's hottest city. Nimes to this date houses many Roman sites of interest including the Maison Carre at the centre of the city and Les Arenes the ancient Roman arena which to this day is still in use for concerts and Corrida (bull fighting). The city itself is an entwinement of small boutique lined streets and boulevards, which serve as an excellent respite from the ever sunny climate. Nimes is also the famous birth ground of the material we now know as jeans or denim. It originates from a blue material first seen in Nimes and the terminology denim comes from French saying "de Nimes" or of Nimes. The popularity of Nimes is ever increasing and with the recent introduction of Ryanair flights to the city's airport from London Luton, Liverpool, Stansted, Brussels.
UZES - 25km east of Montignargues (26min)
At the centre of the town is the "Place aux Herbes" which comes to life with rustic charm every Wednesday morning and all day Saturday as it hosts the regions famous Provencale market. Whatever you want can be found here from olives to wine and fresh fish to cheese, whatever it is you want the market at Uzes has it all.
PONT DU GARD - 30km east of Montignargues
"An astonishing sight.....", "One of the world's best testimonies to the greatness of the Roman Empire." These are some of the descriptions given to the Pont du Gard and none will come close to describing this truly great feat of engineering when you actually stand staring in awe. The Pont was originally an aqueduct which carried drinking water from the springs at the Fontaine d'Eure in Uzes across the Gardon river to Nimes. For the more energetic of you, canoes can be hired in near by Collias enabling a wonderful 2 - 3 hour trip along the gorge and an alternative view of the Pont du Gard as the river passes beneath.
The property is located in a pleasant village, and it was a peaceful place to relax and explore the surrounding area. There are several pleasant footpaths for walking through the countryside to nearby villages. Also, it was convenient for visiting several interesting towns, namely Sommieres, Uzes, Sauve, Ales and Nimes.
Happy that you enjoyed discovering the region and that you had a pleasant and relaxing stay in our villa. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Stephanie
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