Holiday cottage with private pool, Languedoc - RG007257

Brouzet-les-Ales (14km from Ales), Gard, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RG007257 Advertiser since: 10 September 2019
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Le Nid du Moineau Self Catering Flexible 2 4 2 Babies and fold-up single bed available

About this property

Character Cottage with Exclusive Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Le Nid du Moineau is part of a 150 year old house and is a newly converted 2 bedroom “maison des amis” with 2 shower rooms. The accommodation is located in a secure garden, independent and self-contained with a private heated pool (fenced) and wi-fi. Quality Egyptian cotton linen and towels are supplied. A "Welcome Pack" is provided for stays of a week or more so you will not have to shop for your first breakfast provisions.

Since 2010 we have consistently received 5 star guest reviews.
The property sleeps up to 4 (+1 on a sofa or fold-up bed) and would suit a couple, two couples or a family.

The accommodation is on 3 levels and accessed via steps from the courtyard of the owner's house. The ground floor at pool terrace level has:

• A twin bedroom,
• A shower/toilet,
• A summer kitchen.

Access to the upper floors is via an external staircase. The lower bedroom is not suitable for unsupervised younger children but older children will love the independence! The property sits in a secure locked garden.
The external staircase leads to:

• The upper shaded terrace overlooking the pool,
• The lounge/kitchen area is entered from this terrace,
• The main bedroom and en suite bathroom are on the second floor via an internal staircase. This bedroom offers a superb view of the Cevennes mountains with beautiful sunsets.

Free use of wi-fi is included. The tv is FreeServe and provides British tv and radio.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and hob, microwave oven and fridge-freezer.
Dining can be done either indoors or, more usually on the large terrace.
There is a "summer kitchen" at pool level. This has a sink, fridge and kettle.
There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer in the area.

Living rooms

This is part of the lounge/dining area.
There is comfortable seating (sofa and chairs) together with tv and radio (UK satellite).
Frenchdoors open onto the large terrace.


On the ground floor there is a double bedroom (2 single beds).
On the second floor, a double bedroom with king size bed. This room provides an excellent view of The Cevennes Mountains to the west.


The ground floor (at pool level) has a shower room and wc, whilst on the second floor bedroom 2 has an en suite shower room and wc.


Electric radiators are available if necessary.


Television with UK tv and radio (satellite service).
Free wi-fi throughout the property.

Garden and outside

Totally secure garden with extensive terraces.
Exclusive use of heated swimming pool.
A selection of parasols, sunloungers, a summer bed and other garden furniture is available.
A charcoal bbq is also available.

Parking and garages

Parking is available opposite the property in this quiet village.

Visitor suitability

Owing to the terracing and stairs this property is not suitable for the elderly or those not steady on their feet.
Not suitable for wheelchair users.
Eminently suitable for couples and families.
The lower bedroom is not suitable for unsupervised younger children but older children will love the independence.

Information about any additional facilities

There is a public electric car charging point only 100 mtrs. from the property.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Saint-Ambroix
Distance: 15 km


Distance: 8 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater Fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac Dupuy
Distance: 18 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Club d'Uzes
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Equestrian Center Magali Rousson
Distance: 12 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Brouzet-les-Ales

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Vilavigne Brouzet - Cave St Maurice, Brouzet-les-Ales
Distance: 2 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr John Brendan Dubrey

We used to live in Surrey and retired in 2011. After many enjoyable holidays in France we chose to live in this beautiful part of France.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? This region offers everything we wanted. It provides the climate and beauty of Provence without the summer crowds and exorbitant prices.
The roads are quiet, the countryside is beautiful and the local people are friendly.
There is so much history in this region and so many attractions to enjoy.
Unique benefits of property Independent separate property in a secure setting.
Character property finished to a high standard.
Exclusive use of heated swimming pool.
Owners live on site in separate accommodation.
Consistent 5 star reviews since 2010.
Close to village bar and restaurant.

The Owner Recommends

Le Pont du Gard

A UNESCO World Heritage. This world famous Roman aqueduct is a "must see".
Rent a kayak and travel down the Gard river under the aqueduct.


This was home to Van Gogh and Gauguin where they painted their iconic landscapes.
Arles has a well restored Roman arena and theatre together with an impressive new museum.


This beautiful city was an important Roman site with a superb arena that is still used for concerts and bull fights.
Maison Carree is one of the best preserved Roman temple façades to be found in the territory of the former Roman Empire.
There is a wonderful night market every Thursday in July and August. Wander through the pedestrianised streets past the stalls and restaurants enjoying the range of live music offered in the squares.


This large town has a Roman theatre still used for operas and a 2000 year old Roman Arc de Triomphe.

Les Baux de Provence

Les Baux de Provence was described as "one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France". It has a large ruined chateau on the rocky out-crop.
The former limestone quarry is now a highly recommended art based multi-media shows.


This is our favourite place. A beautiful town with many shops and restaurants. There are wonderful Wednesday and Saturday markets and children of all ages will enjoy the Haribo sweet museum and factory shop just outside the town.

The Camargue

This wild area of the Rhone delta is famously home to wild white horses, pink flamingos and black bulls. Go riding in the countryside or along the beach.


This is a walled medieval town in the Camarque, which has an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants.


Avignon was the residency of the Papacy in exile in the 14th Century. The Pope's huge palace is a UNESCO Heritage Centre. This is an attractive city with impressive city walls and many shops and restaurants. Only half of the famous bridge survives. ("Sur la pont d'Avignon etc.")


This town was chosen as the Pope's vineyards and is home to the famous wine of the region.

The Ardèche

This mountain range with stunning gorges is another "must see". Canoeing is very popular and the natural stone arch known as Pont d'Arc is the most famous feature of this region.

The Caverne do Pont d'Arc/Chauvet Caves

This is a newly opened replica of a prehistoric painted cave. It is a hugely impressive attraction and is extremely popular. Online booking is recommended, we can help with this.


There are many good restaurants a short drive from Brouzet les Alès. These range from Michelin starred fine dining to simple restaurants in quiet villages. There are restaurants in spectacular settings and port side seafood restaurants offering the freshest fare. Not all of them cost a King's ransom. We can provide recommendations and directions.