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HolidayHom, SwimmingHole, Cévennes

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HolidayHom, SwimmingHole, Cévennes

4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.

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.


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38 reviews
SYlvie User Profile
July 2013
We were disappointed by our stay. The host had listed a private pool, jacuzzi and dryer on site. None were there! Our 2 kids had been expecting a pool for their vacation and we were left with nothing to do around but go to the river nearby (really tricky - and dangerous with kids…
Brian User Profile
August 2017
We had a great stay for 2 weeks in the gite and felt very much at home. The hospitality was very respectful and kind, the gite very peaceful, and the surroundings a great escape from busy city life. We and our 2 boys spend most of our time at the river discovering great places to…
Jurrien User Profile
February 2017
Nice secluded place in nature. Joel and Ghislaine were kind and helpful!
Amandine Et Ian User Profile
Amandine Et Ian
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…
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…
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,…

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Saint-Jean-du-Gard, FranceJoined in January 2013
Jœl User Profile
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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…
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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3PM - 8PM
Checkout: 11AM
3PM - 8PM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Parties and events are allowed