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Domaine De Palejay (anglo-french Couple)

Apartment with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Gard, France

From £329 per week

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Very spacious for two, perfect for a romantic getaway.

We are at the base of the Rhone valley,an area rich in culture and traditions, at the centre of a triangle: Avignon, Nimes and Orange.

Overview

We will rent our apartment for less than 7 days, ask us for a quote.


Suitable for independent travellers, who like to organise their own holiday. There is an information file with detachable sheets, to help you make the most of your visit. This file is in continuous development and additions are welcome from clients who wish to pass on their knowledge and experience to assist other visitors.

General

The Department (county) of Gard is unique in France, if not the world because of its diversity of landscape, which range from the mountains of the Cevennes, to sand beaches and the Rhone delta (Camargue). I would recommend that you come by car or at least hire one if you fly. The adjacent departments: Vaucluse, Bouches du Rhone, Ardeche and Heraut, all have many interesting sites and are easily accessible by car because of Frances excellent road network, which usually has very light traffic.

There are many flights to our region if you decide to fly and drive: Ryanair flies to Nimes from Luton and Liverpool (daily). It is possible to fly to Paris and catch a TGV(very fast train), Station at Charles de Gaule. To Avignon, it takes 2 hours 45 mins.

Popes Palace*** at Avignon*** 10 minutes.

In the 14th century, Avignon became the centre of Christianity. On this trail you will come across a host of edifices that reflect the hectic endeavour of the pontifical court during this era. The imposing Palais de Papes.

The Pont (bridge) St Benezet**. Avignon 10 minutes

The bridge of the song, which spanned the river by way of the island, was 900m-975yds long when completed in 1190 and was for years, the only crossing so far down the Rhone.

Pont du Gard***, 15 minutes

Roman aqueduct built to supply Nimes with water nearly 2,000 years ago.

Nimes***, 20 minutes.

Famous for its Roman Monuments: Amphitheatre***, Maison Carree***, Jardin de la Fountaine**(Diana`s Temple) and The Tour Magne*.

Orange**, 15 minutes.

Roman Theatre*** and Commemorative arch**.

Uzes*, 20 minutes.

A living medieval town; good market on Saturday morning.

Aigues Mortes**, 30 minutes.

Has hardly grown in 700 years, still shelters behind its towering 13C golden stone ramparts.

The Camargue**, 40 minutes.

The Camargue, the most original and romantic region of Provence and possibly France, Black bulls, white horses, French cowboys and pink Flamingoes.

Arles ***, 40 minutes.

Roman Ampitheatre** and theatre**. Van Gogh lived here and after a visit by Paul Gaugin they quarrelled and he cut off his ear.

Les Baux de Provence***, 30 minutes.

A fortified medieval village which has been featured on many television travel programmes.

Fountaine de Vaucluse***, 40 minutes.

The largest natural spring in the world: a river flows out of a cave at the base of a sheer cliff 400 metres high.

The Ardeche Valley***, 40 minutes.

Spectacular gorges.


Activities
Wine

As wine-producers: Cotes du Rhone Named Village (there is only Cru class above this category) and Cotes du Rhone, we can give our clients information about local wines. The majority of our grapes are vinified at the local cooperative.

During September would be able to observe the harvest and the grapes being processed at the cooperative. Note that during this period we consider our harvest to take priority!

We have a selection of books on wine that clients may borrow.


Markets

There is small market on Sunday morning in our village, you able to buy various cooked meats.

Villeneuve les Avignon there is a large market on Thursday morning and an antiques market on Saturday, 10 minutes away.

Uzes there is a large market on Saturday morning, 20 minutes away.

Les Angles a market on Saturday morning, 10 minutes away.


Description
The owner of the above project is British and has lived in France since 1987 and has been involved in viticulture since 1984. The property in which the Gite is situated dates from at least the 17th century, and has vaulted ceilings. We are located at the junction of the A9 (motorway to Spain, 10 minutes to an entrance) and the A7 (motorway to Italy, 20 minutes to an entrance). The Rhone valley, an area rich in culture and traditions, attracts millions of visitors each year. Our village is at the centre of a triangle: Avignon, Nimes, Orange.

Self-Catering Apartment

The gite is situated on the ground floor of the owners' house in the centre of a medieval village. For people who enjoy close contact with French culture the situation is difficult to match. It sleeps four and the price ranges from €378-€480 per week. The prices are for two people renting, if three people rent add €40, for four add €80.

Cleaning

We expect the property to be left in a similar state as when found on arrival. If you don’t want to clean it yourself before leaving, please inform us before hand. There would be an extra charge of £40 per week for this service. If the property is not left in a similar condition as it was on arrival there would be the same charge as above against the damage deposit.


Main Room

Stone fire place with an insert fire (glass door) fuel is included in the price. The stone comes from a quarry close to the Pont du Gard (same stone). A large oak table four chairs. Two armchairs and a settee. A radio. There are books on wine and novels. The ceiling is vaulted. Satelite television: BBC and ITV3.
Sink, fridge, dishwasher, combine oven microwave, two electric hobs, coffee machine, kettle and toaster. There is a cooker hood and the kitchen is connected to the main house's ventilation system.
Sleeping Area: adjacent to the main room contains two single beds which can be pushed together to form a double bed, when the sleeping area is not in use it can be closed by means of oak doors. There is also a double bedroom.

Reviews

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21 out of 21 people recommend staying here

Family from Kendal, United Kingdom Aug 2013

We were very happy with all aspects of the holiday and the gite. Mrs. Cook could not possibly have been kinder or more helpful. My only area of grumble is that I found the booking form a little frustrating. And it was annoying that I was unable to communicate directly a little earlier in the booking process with the owner. You told me that I still owed £200 even though I made a late booking and therefore paid in full. I communicated this to you, received a reply from Mrs. Cook but then could not answer her email and had to go to you again.
But overall we were very satisfied. T. Sanderson

From Manchester, United Kingdom Sep 2012

We spent a very happy week here. The property surprised us by how spacious it was. It is very obviously converted from a very old building, but the conversion has been well done.

The only drawback is that the outside seating is across the road (although not that far) and outside Summer its a shame that its in shade.

Reply from Josiane

When Mr and Mrs Bush stayed it was late September, temperatures were dropping, having a place to sit outside in the shade is a huge advantage in our climate. The seating area is only in the shade in the afternoon from 2pm and clients are welcome to move the furniture to another area that is still in the sun.

From Great Brak River, South Africa Aug 2012

Very satisfied and the owners were helpful and very friendly. Situated in a great area and will stay there again.

From South Canterbury, New Zealand Jun 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. We booked for 3 weeks to were a bit nervous about how it might be. We wanted to spend time in a genuine French village rather than a city. It was everything we thought it would be, in fact the services in the town were better than we had imagined.
We used public transport for most of the time which worked out fine for us. We also rented a car for some days to explore further afield and this was a necessity for doing that.
Arthur and Josieann were very busy in the vineyard but were always easy enough to catch later in the evening when we needed them. They were a good help to us.
We would definitely recommend this place to our friends and a return trip.

From Sedgwick, USA Apr 2010

Rocheford-du-Gard made a perfect anchor for our exploration of the Roman ruins of Orange, Arles, Vaison-les-Romains, and Nimes. Arthur and Josiane were welcoming, and a roaring fire in the hearth greeted us upon arrival. If you go in the springtime, be aware that the tile floors can be cold. The village is charming, with two excellent boulangeries within a short walk. There is only one restaurant in town, so if youre not planning to cook dinner, be prepared to drive into Avignon or Villeneuve for dinner (we actually worked dinner into several of our day trips and found wonderful restaurants further afield in Avignon, we loved Piedole and La Fourchette). Our only caveat on renting this gite is if youre tall and used to a queen-size bed, the bed will feel short. Im 510" and my husband is 62" and neither of us could stretch out full length because of the footboard on the double bed. But that was a small thing and would not preclude a return visit or a hearty recommendation to others to stay here.

From Melbourne, Australia Jun 2009

The apartment is located in a small but lovely town and is in a great location for exploring the region. There is an enormous amount to see within an hours drive of the apartment and I highly recommend both the area and the apartment as a base. The owners were very helpful.

Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 45km Nearest bar 100m Nearest restaurant 5km Nearest supermarket 5km Nimes airport 25km Montpellier Airport 84km Marseille Airport 100km Avignon 10km Pont du Gard 15km Nimes 20km Orange 20km

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Cycling 45km Fishing 15km Golf 45km Mountain biking 45km Skiing 45km Swimming 15km

Sights and attractions

Museum 15km Theatre 15km Zoo 45km Cinema 15km

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Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 3 September - 28 October 2016: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 7 March - 21 April 2017: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 22 April - 26 June 2017: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 27 June - 28 October 2017: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 7 March - 21 April 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 22 April - 26 June 2018: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 27 June - 28 October 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 7 March - 21 April 2019: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 22 April - 26 June 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 27 June - 2 September 2019: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made 26 weeks before the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 12% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
  • Receive 10% off if the booking is for 3 weeks or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Optional extras

  • If request the apartment being cleaned at the end of your stay.

    £40.00 per booking, paid with booking

  • The prices quoted are for two people, another person up to a maximum of 2 incurs a charge of £40 per person.

    £40.00 per booking, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Entertainment

Internet / WI-FI, Radio, TV Languages in English, French, Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Central heating, Open fire, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Parking

Suitable for

Infants, Smoking

Extra information

In the yard where you park your car there is a table with four chairs and two sun-loungers.

Josiane

Average rating from 21 reviews

Private Owner From Rochefort Du Gard, France Member since Jan 2005

We are an Anglo/French couple who have over 20 years experience at producing grapes for Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Village. Recently producing our own wine under our brand Domaine de Palejay, we use sustainable methods and respectful of bio-diversity. Before this I was a teacher.

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We are an Anglo/French couple who have over 20 years experience at producing grapes for Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Village. Recently producing our own wine under our brand Domaine de Palejay, we use sustainable methods and respectful of bio-diversity. Before this I was a teacher.