About this listing
La Trouvaille, an authentic stone village house in the South of France, is located in the small village of Sanilhac-Sagries, just outside of Uzès, in Languedoc-Roussillon. Sleeps 4, with private courtyard and pool. Peaceful yet close to everything.
The main floor is accessed by a stone stairway from the street or from the private courtyard. This floor contains all the rooms.
The living/dining room has a wood beamed ceiling, tile floors and large operable windows. It has a fireplace for chilly nights, equipped with a glass door for safety. It is furnished comfortably with fold-out sofa, bright cushions and leather armchairs, wood dining table and dining chairs and decorated with the owner’s artwork. It is a great area for gathering, relaxing and enjoying a meal. It also includes a TV, DVD and CD player and speakers for hookup to your MP3 or iPod. Satellite TV is provided, with access to a variety of English language stations including CNN and BBC. Local French stations can also be accessed.
The kitchen is equipped with all appliances including a fridge, dishwasher, gas cooktop and electric oven. It also has a microwave oven, double sink and all small appliances.
The tile-floored loggia is surrounded by operable windows and is a great place for enjoying a glass of wine or viewing the sunsets. It also includes a futon, for sitting or for an extra bed. The loggia provides access to the courtyard and the bedrooms.
The courtyard is shaded in the summer and has a sink, gas cooktop and bbq. A dining table and chairs as well as chaises are provided. The pool (3m x 5m) is 1.5m deep and completely private and secured from small children by latching gate.
Bedroom 1, accessed by French doors from the loggia, is furnished with double (queen) bed. A tile floor, large armoire, original artwork, ceiling fan and wool rug complete the decor.
Bedroom 2, also accessed by French doors, has two single beds and a large closet.
The bath and WC are separate; the bath has a tub with shower, and a washing machine.
The entire house is centrally heated for wintertime stays. We welcome children of all ages, but caution parents to be mindful of them around the stone stairs and open windows. There is ample parking in front of the house, and a covered, lockable garage space if needed.
The pool and courtyard are very private.
Interaction with Guests
You will be met by our housekeeper, who will show you around and answer any questions. She is fluent in English, French and Portuguese, and will be available if you need anything during your stay.
Sanilhac-Sagriès is a small working French village, nestled in the vineyards of the Gard. It has a bakery/tea room and a restaurant, and Uzès, with its many restaurants and shops, is only 5 minutes by car. Sanilhac is on the edge of the Gorges of the Gardon natural preserve. You can walk to the river, or even to the Pont du Gard (8 km)
A car is necessary to get around, but Sanilhac is also served by the regional bus service (Edgard)
Other Things to Note
La Trouvaille is a great home base for your explorations of the Gard. After a day of sightseeing, come home to a swim in the pool and quiet time in the courtyard.
No smoking in the house please.
Change-over day is Saturday in the summer.
La Trouvaille was more than it promised to be and the owners were faultless in their communications before and during our stay. The house is very welcoming and the property is in excellent condition. We were met on time by the owners representative in the village both at the start and end. Every single item in the property worked well and was of a high quality. We did not have a single problem during the stay. The courtyard was a delight in the evenings and mornings and the pool refreshing after hot days. We will have no hesitation returning and recommend this home. The cycling is great, the local town of Uzes is wonderful and further afield Nimes is a great location.
About the Host, Lawrence
My partner and I fell in love with the south of France 10 years ago and bought our first house in Sanilhac. 5 years later we bought our second. We are both in construction, maybe that's why we love houses. Why do we love France? The food, the wine, the beauty, the people! Someday we hope to live in Sanilhac year round and work on our houses, hike with our dogs, and have time for photography and painting.