Artist's studio in quiet hamlet

Apartment - Private room · Aigaliers, Languedoc-Roussillon 30700, France
Sally
Your host, Sally
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The Space

My studio is situated near the pretty mediaeval town of Uzes with its bustling markets Lots of sun, vineyards, sunflowers, signposted walks, river swimming, and summer arts festivals combine to make this an attractive and lively area

Location:
The Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, Gard department, 25km north of Nîmes, in a hamlet near the mediaeval town of Uzès (pop. 8088). Rocky scenery, plains, gentle hills, vineyards, sunflowers and olives. Lots of sun. Temps. during the summer 27-34 deg.C
The accommodation is suitable for a couple, 2 singles sharing, or 1 single needing a quiet place to work. If you like the idea of being away from it all, this is the place for you!
Minimum stay 2 nights

Studio:
The basic, simply-furnished self-contained, self-catering studio, measuring 40 square metres, is attached to one side of the main house, and has one living/sleeping area, shower room/WC/basin, and small semi-enclosed kitchen. It has its own private entrance, terrace and small garden.

Living/sleeping room:
Double bed (+ single mattress on a mezzanine, if 2 singles sharing), bed-linen provided, dining table & two chairs, two low easy chairs, chest of 6 drawers, hanging-rail on castors

Kitchen:
Electric hob with 2 rings, electric oven, sink, fridge, electric kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery etc., iron, ironing board

Shower room:
Basic untiled shower with shower-curtain
Large basin (suitable for washing small items of clothing), WC, clothes-drying rack, towels provided (but not swimming-towels), use of washing-machine, if needed

Outside space:
Walled terrace 4m x 5m approx. with fig tree and mulberry tree for shade, metal dining-table & 2 chairs, small barbecue, small garden planted with trees, lavender and rosemary bushes, garden bench
Use of small pool in front of the main house

Parking:
Space for parking a car behind studio

Other information:
Mobile phone signal on studio terrace
Free wifi at the tourist office in Uzès
Internet cafe in Uzès
No TV or internet in the studio
Bakery, newsagent, post-office, large supermarket and pharmacy (10 mins by car). In Uzès, a range of shops, and markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays
No shops in the hamlet

Eating:
Restaurant L'Auberge d'Aigaliers (3km) is the nearest
Numerous bars and restaurants in Uzès (13 km)

Transport:
No public transport through the hamlet, so a car is essential. Ryanair have a car rental deal with Hertz at Nimes airport

Exploring:
Numerous signposted circuits for walking locally. Good map showing these with other information, available at the Tourist Office in Uzes (price 5 Euros)
Ideally placed for exploring surrounding region: Ardèche, Camargue, Cevennes, Provence
Wine-cellars and attractive villages to visit, climbing, hang-gliding locally
World and classical music & dance festivals outdoors locally June/July
Pont du Gard, impressive Roman aquaduct (30 mins)
Largest bamboo forest & gardens in Europe at Anduze (45 mins)
Roman city of Nîmes (40 mins)
Avignon: International theatre & arts festival in July (50 mins)
Arles: Rencontres d'Arles, huge international photographic exhibition (July-September)

Cycling:
Bike-hire in St Quentin de la Poterie (20 mins)

Swimming:
Rivers Gardon and Cèze both great for swimming
La Bouscarasse: outdoor leisure pool with cafe, set in the countryside (5km)
Outdoor pool in Uzès
Nearest beach 1hr

Canoe/Kayaking:
Lots on Gardon and Cèze rivers

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $468 /week
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Flexible
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  • We had the most amazing, relaxing and interesting holiday in Sally's very stylish studio. it was fantastically equipped (down to cling film!) and Sally provided logs for the fire, charcoal for the bar-b-q (both used), and wine on arrival. The interior is beautifully designed and comfortable and the scenery around Sally's hamlet is perfect for sketching (for me) and walking (for us both). Thank you, Sally, for a lovely holiday and for introducing us to local artists and ideas of where to visit.

    November 2013
  • We had a great stay in Sally's artist's studio, and left the most relaxed we've been for some time! The studio is wonderful, spacious, large and tastefully decorated. The garden is super cute, and the area is quiet and very relaxing. Amazing stars at night!

    Sally was a wonderful host, we didn't know the region well or have any plans and she had great tips for us (making for one of my favourite days on our very long trip). She also had a delicious bottle of rosé for us, and amazing figs from her tree!

    We really loved our stay and hope to be back some day!

    September 2013
  • Deux nuits superbes ! Pour ceux et celles qui aiment être indépendants dans un petit coin de paradis au calme ... Décoration d'un goût agréable, le tout extrêmement fonctionnel car Sally a pensé à tout les objets dans les moindres détails! Résultat, rien ne manque. Pour notre couple, c'était vraiment parfait...

    August 2013
  • We stayed in the studio for 12 nights and had an amazing time. The studio is all that you would wish it to be, comfortable , relaxing, well equipped, and tastefully designed, decorated in a contemporary style. The light was beautiful especially in the mornings. We ate outside on the terrrace most nights incorporating the fresh organic vegetables bought at the local market in Uzes. The surrounding local countryside is very beautiful and we explored this on foot using the excellent map showing routes of the old paths and trails in the local area. We saw much of the local vegetation and wildlife not normally seen when using a car. Sally was an excellent host, warm and friendly, always ready with information when needed. Uzes, the local town, is very beautiful, with a real buzz and much to see. We also visited 2 excellent contemporary art exhibitions at Avignon and Arles. Bourdiguet itself is a beautiful quiet little hamlet. A really relaxing place.

    August 2013
  • Our stay with Sally was even better than expected. Sally is an incredible host. She is friendly, helpful and has a great sense for hospitality. She welcomed us with a drink and a tour thought the studio. The studio is clean, nicely decorated and quiet. It is situated in a nice little hamlet close to Uzes, which is a beautiful little town with a very nice market. We had a great time cycling, reading and exploring the area.

    August 2013
  • Sally's studio was sooo beautiful !! We realy liked the pictures but it was even better in real life. Sally is a fantastic decorator and thought about everything supplying her studio. It is done with great taste and a lost of love. I couldnt stop saying how much I liked it.
    Sally is a very sweet, super friendly, helpful, modest and interesting woman.
    We enjoyed sharing diner and a glas of wine with her.
    She gave us great tips about what to do and see and the only reason I wanted to go home again was because I was so inspired to redecorate my own apartment after seeing her lovely studio, garden (with mini pool) and house.
    We went canoeing and visted the upscale and super cute town of Uzes, we had a great time
    I would definitely recommend her studio.
    Thank you Sally !!

    August 2013
  • Vi bodde i Sallys studio i fire dager, og det var utrolig idyllisk! Veldig skjermet leilighet med en fin hage i en liten husklynge på landsbygda, smakfullt og trivelig innredet, med alt man trenger av fasiliteter. Sally er veldig hyggelig og sosial, og tar godt vare på gjestene sine. Med utgangspunkt i Bourdiguet dro vi på utflukter til Uzes, Pont du Gard, Avignon og Nimes, eller til fots på naturstier i nærmiljøet, og det var alltid like hyggelig å komme "hjem" til leiligheten igjen! Anbefales!

    We stayed in Sally's studio for four days, and we found it very idyllic! The studio is very private, tastefully and pleasingly decorated, with a cozy patch of garden, in a tiny hamlet in the countryside. Sally is a very sociable and likable host, who takes good care of her guests. From our base in Bourdiguet, we went on day trips to Uzes, Pont du Gard, Avignon and Nimes, or just trekking on nearby footpaths, and we were always happy to come "home" to our little studio. We really recommend it!

    Rune Valle & Gunnhild Tverdal, Norway

    July 2013
  • Sally's studio, beautifully restored, offers a relaxed setting for breakfast, afternoon drinks or dinner, inside, or outside under the shade of the trees and vines.
    Sally shared an afternoon drink with us and told us much about the Uzes area. The Tourist Information Office in Uzes is helpful (&has free wifi) but we thoroughly enjoyed talking with Sally.
    Sally's studio is an easy drive from Uzes and offers possibilities for exploring the area.

    July 2013
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I have three grown-up children and two grandchildren. I started my working life in BBC Radio, Schools and Drama departments, as a production secretary, before training in stage-management and becoming an assistant stage-manager with various theatre companies, including the National Theatre in London. Several years later, whilst still bringing up my family, I did a Fine Art degree in painting. I am still painting, and I am also teaching drawing part-time to a small private group, which I enjoy very much. My interests include visiting art galleries, going to the cinema, music (all sorts), design (furniture & architecture in particular), cycling around London and in France, tai chi and swimming, and I would like to do more travelling. I'm letting the studio attached to my small house in southern France, from mid-June to mid-September (minimum stay 2 days).
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