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The space

Charming apartment rental in a traditionnal "mas cévenol", 7mm walk to the Gardon river by the property, with swimming hole and places to rest.
In Cévennes, Southern France. In a quiet spot, surrounded by pines and chestnut trees, the Malbosc holiday apartments are close to Saint Jean du Gard and Mialet, overlooking the Gardon river and near the bamboo forest of Anduze. It is one of the entrances to the Cévennes National Park, on the Stevenson path (GR70).
The apartment in the old farm is independent. It is located on a renovated property of 5 hectares, bordered by the river Gardon (7 mm walk from the apartmentwhere you find "spa and natural swimming hole". It offers wide outdoor spaces : a courtyard shaded by wisterias and vines, a covered terrace, a large garden with views onto the Cévennes mountains in the background.
Renovated and decorated in a rural traditional style, the 50 square-metred cottage is located at the entrance of an old seventeenth century farmhouse. The entrance hall leads to a large living room, in which a cozy corner offers a sitting area for 2, a kitchen, an independent bedroom with double bed and a bathroom.
It accommodates 2 to 4 people, or a couple with children.
It is nestled in the chestnut and pine forest of the Southern Cévennes. The environment is charming, calm, where nature is wild and offers splendid views on the Mialet valley and its river. On the border of the 5 hectare property, the bamboo forest and pebble beaches, the alternating gorges and steep pools are perfect for bathing and for children.
On the “Stevenson path”, those looking for a pure and wild landscape will find shepherd trails to hike on.
Point of entry into the Cévennes National Park, Malbosc is a 5 minute drive from Saint Jean du Gard. Close to the town of Anduze, its bamboo forest and its Sunday flea markets, this region offers historical and cultural sites which recall the History of religions and the “camisards” war (local Calvinists who rebelled during the revocation of the Nantes edict). The natural sites around, such as the Trabuc caves, are remarkable. Many cultural events (concerts, traditional balls, theatre festivals etc) will be offered to you. Local produce markets, night markets, antiques and handicraft fairs, animate all the local villages.
You will reach Malbosc by car, which can be rented at the train station in Alès (20 minutes drive), in Nîmes (1 hour) or Montpellier (1 hour 15 min).
From June the 1rst up to September the 15th, the cottage is let per week, from Saturday to Saturday.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Host greets you

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Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 364
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

Les personnes arrivent le samedi après 15 heures et repartent samedi à 11h au plus tard. Nous souhaitons que les personnes maintiennent en parfait état de propreté le gite.
Nous souhaitons que les personnes fument à l'extérieur du gîte et se déchaussent dans le hall car nous sommes en pleine campagne.
Nous souhaitons que les hôtes respectent la quiétude de la propriété.

Vous pouvez réserver le Dojo d'Aikido une heure par jour pour vos pratiques sportives ou de méditation.
Merci de ne pas faire de bruit après 22H sauf cas exceptionnel annoncé au propriétaire des lieux.
Vous pouvez utiliser les espaces de la propriété (5hectares) à condition de respecter les arbres, les fleurs et les enclos électrifiés des ânes.

Vous disposez d'un parking extérieur à l'entrée du Mas.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

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Jurrien User Profile
February 2017
Nice secluded place in nature. Joel and Ghislaine were kind and helpful!

Amandine Et Ian User Profile
October 2016
Lovely autumn break with the kids. The place is simple, clean and comfortable. The surroundings are very nice and the river is fun for the kids.

Mike User Profile
September 2016
Had a great relaxing week, mainly scrambling up and down the river. What made it for us was the river. Less than 10 minutes walk and at the time we were there (late September) there were great swimming spots 5 minutes up and downstream, and great to just go exploring along (recommend having sandals/shoes you don't mind getting wet) very clear water with lots of fish and good to see kingfishers, herons, preying mantis etc. It is a house that has been split into 3 flats, but cleverly done so that each has separate entrance and outdoor space. Nice to be able to run into St Jean du Gard for breakfast croissants in less than an hour.(about 3km away along a quiet narrow road marked as a GR). Coming for a city in the UK it was great to have a really clear night sky too.

Aysegul User Profile
August 2016
We stayed at Joel & Ghislaine's 1 bedroom property for a week and had a fantastic time! It is large enough for a family of 4 with a good sized bathroom, 2 toilets, a good sized kitchen and comfy beds. We also had access to our own bit of the garden. Our daughters loved the rural setting, the donkeys and the 10 minute walk down to the local river. This is a beautiful, picturesque river with shallow and deeper sections that can be explored, make sure you bring some water shoes and take a picnic with you! We have also enjoyed the part of the river you have to cross, past the camping site with the small bridge that we drove over (not the direction of the Saint Jean Du Gard, its the opposite way). This part was more lively with other bathers but also really fabulous and great fun!! Saint Jean Du Gard is the nearest town with a supermarket and other amenities and where you will also need to dispose of your rubbish from the property. We enjoyed exploring the river so much that we didn't really get any time to visit the other interesting sites such as the bamboo forest or take the steam train but for us this was a much needed restful week and be amongst nature..reading, painting, swimming..if you are looking for a remote, peaceful setting, up in the mountains, this is the one for you! Thank you Ghislaine for your hospitality!!

Gudrun User Profile
July 2016
The photos do not do this place justice, it's so beautiful and romantic. The setting is in amazing mountains, very secluded, with a private walkway to a river. Me and my boyfriend felt like we were the only people in the world at times. The apartment is rustic in a chic way, lovely bath, living room and kitchen, and a private garden. Joel and his wife were very friendly and helpful, giving us information about local markets and things to do in the local area. We would wholeheartedly recommend this place and will definitely be returning!

Marion User ProfileMarion is a superhost.
September 2015
We visited her in 2013 and again this September. it's a lovely location, very quiet and beautiful. Unfortunately the water in the river was down so we found somewhere else close by to swim, and also the descent was a little steep this time. There is lots to do in the neighbourhood and plenty to warrant a return visit.The property is charming, we so enjoyed sitting out in the evenings watching the late sun and having a glass of wine. The kitchen was quite adequate, we liked the bog French coffee cups and the bathroom is spacious. Both rooms have great views. We were close enough to the town of St jean du Gard to enjoy meals out and the weekly market, and also easy access to other areas. This time we had a slightly larger car . than the Panda I'm used to and the roads are very narrow so we went to and fro very slowly and carefully. Our hosts were helpful with local information and left us grapes from the area and home-grown tomatoes and courgettes. Highly recommended if you enjoye the simple pleasures of life.

Cieghan User Profile
June 2015
After a fairly exhaustive search, we chose a month's stay at Malbosc because of its charm and proximity to the river and outdoor activities we love. We were not disappointed! Ghislaine was warm and welcoming to us, even making sure we had a few important items - local cheese, coffee and homemade confiture - when I arrived with my two small children after nearly 20 hours of traveling. She was always helpful with advice about the area and draws the best maps ever! We loved the charm and history we could feel in the stones of this place, and though it is small, we felt right at home with all four of our family there for the last two weeks. Whether we chose to clamber down the rocks to the swimming hole off the property or down to the riverside towards Mialet, we spent countless happy hours in the sun and the water with our kids, who were happy as clams swimming, catching fish, tadpoles and bugs of all kinds. My children were also thrilled to have the donkeys to feed, and a few cats on which to lather attention. Shade or sun, there were many places to lounge on the property and we were always made to feel 'chez soi'. My girls regularly sought out Ghislaine to test their French or talk about their adventures in the local areas. We found the local villages to be charming as well, thoroughly enjoying the markets and brocantes all within half hour's drive. We also found the mas to be a great home base for some day trips to Avignon and Uzes, and even managed a little 2-night trip to Spain, and were always welcomed back to the farm with a smile and a "Eh, bien...?" Whether you chose our flat or the adorably tiny gite above, you're sure to enjoy your stay in this beautiful old farmhouse. We were so sad to leave this place that had become like home to us and know that one day we'll be back, if only to break bread & sip rosé while soaking up the beautiful view of the Cevennes.

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Jœl User Profile

Très sensible à la qualité de la vie, aux grands paysages et à la nature sauvage. J'ai été un grand voyageur, Amérique latine, Etats Unis, Chine...
Les voyages me "nourrissent" : Inde, Argentine, Vénézuela, Ile de la Réunion.
Urbaniste de métier, j'enseigne l'aikido dans le dojo aménagé dans le Mas . Je pratique le saxophone.

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