L’Ancienne Magnanerie (sleeps 10) and the studio apartment, La Cachette (rented seperately, sleeps 2), occupy a beautiful stone residence in the sleepy hamlet of Bézut, close to Uzès. The property has been magnificently restored, resulting in a perfect juxtaposition of historic and contemporary features.Walk or cycle and enjoy the best of Languedoc vistas direct from your front door, the stunning distant Cevennes to one side and the adjacent vineyards to the other, or stay put and relax amongst the aromas of the spring flowered countryside, jasmin and rose; the tranquility broken only by the sounds of birdsong and the trickle of fountain water. Take an evening aperitif and witness the stunning sunsets.Uzès on the doorstep and within easy reach are the vast sandy beaches of the Mediterranean, the Côtes du Rhone, the cultural sites of historic significance such as Avignon and the Pont du Gard, and the cosmopolitan towns of Montpelier, Nimes, Orange and Arles. This is a perfect spot!
L’Ancienne Magnanerie is a beautifully restored stone residence with uninterrupted and breathtaking views over the local vineyards and rolling countryside. The tasteful neutral interior décor provides an elegant setting and enhances the calm atmosphere. Indoors, the modern conveniences blend perfectly with the original features, which add their own special charm. The first floor reception leads into a light and airy dining and kitchen area, which itself is *a chef’s paradise! (see note below). The grand uncluttered sitting room with its high beamed ceilings, picture windows and log burning fire, gives an air of sophistication, overlooked by the mezzanine library – a relaxing space in which to unwind. The master bedroom with it’s vast ensuite bath and shower room, completes the first floor, whilst upstairs are 3 further spacious bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Outside, the landscaped courtyard and rear relaxation and pool area with summer kitchen are serene and simply stunning. This is a home where the limewashed walls create a seemless motion between the living areas and where indoor and outdoor spaces coexist!
(A Chef’s Paradise! Included in the spacious and well equipped kitchen is a top of the range ‘cuisinière’ – a La Cornue Range Oven – part of a prestigious line of legendary kitchen ranges. Constructed with luxurious materials, La Cornue expertise, exclusive vaulted ovens, professional burners and the hot plate, the range offers uncompromised culinary performance, as good as the very best professional equipment).
The hamlet of Bézut occupies an outstanding position close to the fabulous Duchy Town of Uzès. This is an exceptional site situated amongst the vineyards, yet close to both mountains and the Mediterranean. A short drive along one of the prettiest roads in the Gard, brings you to the medieval heart of Uzès, where you will find an abundance of beautiful shops and gastronomic restaurants and where the fabulous Saturday morning market atrracts people of all nationalities. For the sporty there are endless activities including golf, walking, cycling, swimming, canoeing, horseriding, canyoning and even paragliding! Around and about there are sites of historic significance within an hour in all directions, such as the magnificent Papal City of Avignon; the majestic 2000 year old Pont du Gard, one of the most visited tourist sites in France; Arles, the celebrated Provençal town with its artistic connections to Van Gogh and Gaugin; and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, home of the exceptional Cotes du Rhone wine.
This is an outstanding location with easy access to the Med, mountains & cultural sites
Low Season: 2200€/week; Mid Season: 2800€/week; High Season: 3400€/week
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