HolidayHom, SwimmingHole, Cévennes

House - Entire home/apt · Mas de Vitrac, Mialet, Languedoc-Roussillon 30140, France
Your host, Jœl
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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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $743 /week
Monthly Price: $2104 /month
Security Deposit: $421
Cleaning Fee: $70
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Eine Woche zu dritt, dann drei Wochen zu zweit haben wir wunderbare Ferienwochen in Joel und Gislaines Ferienwohnung verbracht. Die Wohnung war für unsere Bedürfnisse sehr komfortabel (besonders das reichhaltige Kochgeschirr): und die Lage ist überwältigend: eine Ruhe inmitten der Berge, ganz ohne TV, Radio, Internet, dafür ganz viel Natur! Eine schöne Garten- und Terassenecke luden zum Verweilen draußen ein und besonders die aufgeschlossene und zuvorkommende, aber ganz unaufdringliche Art der Begegnungen mit Joel und Gislaine haben den Urlaub sehr erholsam werden lassen! Es sind kostbare Wochen für uns gewesen abseits von aller Alltagshektik. Die Lage in Mialet war auch als Ausgangspunkt für viele Wanderungen in den Cevennen sehr gut gewählt und wir danken Joel, dass er uns auch viel Literatur zur Verfügung stellte. Für Naturfreunde sehr zu empfehlen!

    June 2014
  • We has a great time at Joel and Ghislaine's place. We had amazing weather for April (thanks Joel!) and spent many hours at the river playing in the sand with our two young daughters. A lovely spot.

    April 2014
  • Joel is the nicest host I could dream of. Very helpful and great guy to have around to give you tips only a local would know.

    It's quite an amazing area, especially if you like to go for walks or drive around to small mountain villages. Very beautiful, quiet and serene.

    We were visiting in early April, and it was quite cold, especially when we arrived as no one had been in the apartment during the winter. So another time we would probably come later in the season...even though it was nice not to have any other tourists around.

    April 2014
  • A friend and I had a week in Ghislaine's gite. We had a lovely week, sitting in the sun in the garden, cooking our meals, glorious walks in the Cevennes, even more glorious swimming in the river very near the gite- a real treat. Ghislaine and Joel provided maps and suggested routes, were hospitable and friendly and very welcoming. I'd recommend this gite to anyone (email hidden) in a beautiful location in a traditional building. The local town, Saint-Jean-Du-Gard is lovely (email hidden). We also used the steam train between Saint Jean D.G. and Anduze- I'd forgotten the excitement of steam- do do it! There's masses to do in the area and returning to the gite up into the hills is a joy.

    September 2013
  • Superbe mas en pleine nature, son terrain dans la montagne cévenole descend directement jusqu'à la rivière qui y est large et sublime, idéal pour tout petit et grand. Ghislaine et Joël sont des hôtes très agréables et sympathiques.
    Je vous le recommande. Taïna

    September 2013
  • Des hôtes très accueillants et un gîte splendide pour découvrir cette région qui offre tant de possibilités ! Hébergeurs et hébergement chaudement recommandés !

    August 2013
  • Ghislaine and Joel are truly wonderful hosts, and their beautiful gite is both a spectacular spot in which to escape the bustle of city life and an excellent base for exploring the Cevennes and surrounding area. Being able to meander through trees down to the idyllic river for daily swims is not to be missed!

    July 2013
  • It was worth the effort although the house was hard to find.
    Peacefullness,mountains, donkeys,the river, breakfast in the garden,
    nice helpfull "hosts" who gave us tips for the area and the surroundings.
    We found the quietness and the relaxation we dreamed of.
    Beautiful nature and very far from what we have seen before.
    We recommend the place.

    July 2013
  • Wir haben in Ghislaines Ferienwohnung unglaublich gute Ferien verbracht. Die kraftvolle Natur in den Cevennen ( kräftige Gewitter, Blumenwiesen mit vielen Insekten, das Baden im Gardon) hat uns ruhig gemacht und entspannt. Obwohl Ghislaine direkt nebenan wohnt, haben wir uns in keiner Art und Weise eingeengt gefühlt.
    Für Leute, die gerne abgelegene Situationen lieben, ist diese Wohnung sehr zu empfehlen.

    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 - to do from the house as we had to open ourselves 2 separate electric fences and go through a steep and horny path to reach the river). Our kids' legs were all scratched up... The mas is nice and very remotely located. Perfect to escape city life... great for adults but not recommended for young kids.

    July 2013
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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, Inde, La Réunion, Amérique latine, Etats Unis. 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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