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Le Mas de Flaux
St Quentin la Poterie, Provence
Price guide: 3390€ to 7390€
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About the Property:
This stunning country house sits in a very private location with a gated entrance leading to wonderful, well-established grounds with flat garden. The large, heated private swimming pool is set between the main property which boasts six bedrooms and three bathrooms and the self-contained pool house with a further bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room. There is an additional double sofa bed in the bedroom which means the property can accommodate up to 16 people. Please contact us for more details.
This property is the perfect setting for a family gathering, a group of friends wanting to unwind together in one of Provence’s loveliest areas or other occasions that require a high standard of accommodation.
The famous Pont du Gard aqueduct is just 17km away and the Roman towns of Nimes, Arles and Avignon are all within easy reach as well as the Cevennes mountains, an undiscovered area worth exploring.
Located in a rural setting, the small village of Saint Quentin la Poterie, famous for its ceramics, is only 10 minutes on foot. In the village you will find a supermarket, restaurants, bar, bakeries and a wide range of pottery stalls and workshops. From the northern part of the village, you can also enjoy a stroll through the vineyards, or visit the ancient Roman millstones quarry. Thanks to this vibrant, pottery business, the village has been designated a Ville et Métiers d’Art (Arts and Crafts Town).
The nearby Jardin Medieval in Uzes (5km) and Sautadet Waterfalls (30km) reflect the area’s natural beauty and other area attractions include Le Jardin Des Oules (3km) and Maison des Gorges du Gardon (19km). Also, nearby you will find a golf course 10km, horse riding 3km, cycling and hiking/biking trails in the nearby vicinity.
Property size: 380m².
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Prices (sterling prices on request)
Ground floor: Entrance hall. Large living room with high ceilings. Sofas, armchairs, imposing fireplace (in use, wood provided), Satellite TV (with English channels), DVD player and hi-fi. French windows opening onto the garden and pool. Spacious dining room with table and chairs to accommodate 14 people.
Pool house with living room with wood burner (wood provided) and bi-fold French doors leading to the terrace by the pool.
Fully equipped kitchen with central island, range cooker, dishwasher, American fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. French window leading to terrace. Laundry room with washing machine and dryer.
Pool house kitchen with oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster.
All bedrooms have air-conditioning.
Bedroom 1: Bedroom with Queen size bed (160 x 200cm).
Bedroom 2: Large master bedroom bedroom with King size bed (180 x 200cm), small sofa and fireplace (not in use), window with garden views and en suite bathroom.
Bedroom 3: Bedroom with Queen size bed (160 x 200cm) and fireplace (not in use).
Bedroom 4: Bedroom with Queen size bed (160 x 200cm).
Bedroom 5: Bedroom with Queen size bed (160 x 200cm) and doors opening onto Bedroom 6.
Bedroom 6: Bedroom with two single beds (90 x 200cm), en suite shower room and playroom with various toys and games for children aged 0-5 plus TV.
Bedroom 7: Queen size bed (160cm x 200cm), double sofa bed and en suite shower room.
Ground floor: Separate wc.
First floor: En suite to Bedroom 2: Bathroom with bath, separate shower, double sink and wc. En suite to Bedroom 6: Shower room with shower, sink and wc. Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower and double sink.
Pool house: En suite to Bedroom 7: Shower room with shower, sink and wc. Separate wc.
Hair dryer in each bathroom.
Extensive and beautifully landscaped, enclosed garden (5000m²) with many trees such as pear, fig and olive plus grassed area. Several spots in the garden with outdoor furniture to enjoy a meal wherever it takes your fancy. Ten sun loungers. Barbecue and pizza oven. Swings, trampoline and hammock. Parking for several cars.
Large, heated swimming pool. Pool size: 15 x 6m. Depth: 1.1 – 1.7m. Security system: electric cover. The pool is heated from April through to the end of September.
Included in the rent
- Bed linen, towels (including pool towels). Change of bed linen every week.
- Water, gas and electricity (including air conditioning and pool heating).
- Holiday tax.
Refundable security deposit: 1000€ payable at the time of balance via a secure online link.
Obligatory charges payable on arrival
- End of stay cleaning: £300 or 350€.
Optional prebookable extras, payable on arrival
- Chef service available, please ask for details.
- Pool cleaned and maintained at 7am on alternate days.
- Cot, two highchairs and a car booster seat available. Please request at time of booking.
- Pets: Maximum of two small and well-behaved pets allowed upon request. Please ask at the time of booking.
St Quentin la Poterie, Provence
This map is intended as a guide only and may not show the actual location of the property.
Nimes 43km, Avignon 48km, Marseille 142km.
TGV train stations in Nimes(43km) and Avignon (48km).
Supermarket, restaurants, bar and bakeries in Saint Quentin la Poterie (10-minute walk). Wide range of shops in Uzes (5km).
Hospital in Nimes (36km).
Places to visit nearby
Food and wine are the main attractions of the area and sublime food markets abound, notably in Uzes (5km). The Saturday morning market in Uzes, only minutes away, is certainly one not to be missed.
Sunday: Montaren et Saint Mediers (9km) and Sernhac (24km)
Monday: Vers-Pont-du-Gard (15km)
Tuesday: Saint-Quentin-La-Poterie (1km)
Wednesday: Uzes (5km), Collias (14km) and Vers-Pont-du-Gard (15km)
Thursday: Estézargues (27km) and Nimes (30km)
Friday: Saint-Quentin-La-Poterie (1km) and Remoulins (21km)
Saturday: Uzes (5km) and Vers-Pont-du-Gard (15km).
DAY TRIP IDEAS
This charming town is known for having one of the best and biggest markets in the region. The local Place aux Herbes is famous for hosting the market but is also definitely worth a visit on a non-market day with all its pretty outdoor cafés. A great place to watch the world go by! One thing to be said about Uzes is that unlike a lot of other Provencal villages that come to life in the summer, Uzes lives all year-round mixing tourists and locals. Also worth visiting are the magnificent mansions of Duché d’Uzes or the impressive St Etienne church. A stroll along the narrow streets, old-style squares and beautiful medieval towers that dominate the old town is somewhat special and highly recommended. The famous Uzes Provencal markets take place on Wednesday (less crowded than on Saturday) with regional products and specialities while the Saturday market is more about groceries, clothing, jewellery, linens, plants etc. Our advice is to get to the market early as it gets pretty busy.
Collias lies on the River Gardon with parking at the water’s edge. Here you can swim in the river or alternatively rent kayaks and head down to Pont du Gard (and be brought back by bus).
Pont du Gard (17km)
The Pont du Gard is a famous 2000-year old Roman aqueduct, UNESCO World Heritage Site and icon of the south of France. It supplied water to Nimes for over five centuries, however by the 9th century it had started to fall into ruin. Much of the aqueduct is still intact today and it is a remarkable site. Nearly 300 metres long and almost 50 metres high, it comprises three levels of arches, progressively narrower at each level. Visitors can walk across the aqueduct to appreciate both the architectural achievement and the great views from the top. There is also a mile-long marked trail around the site so you can see the river and bridge from all angles. Down the road from Pont du Gard is Collias where you can enjoy walking, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking along the Gorges du Gardon down to Pont du Gard.
The city of Nimes has the finest collection of Roman remains in France including the impressive Roman arena, Maison Carrée, Tour Magne, Temple de Diane and many more. To this day the arena hosts spectacular events from musical concerts to bullfighting (killing-free may we add)! Nimes is a lovely city to discover with its tree-lined boulevards, numerous parks, cathedrals all worth a visit. Our favourite is the Quai de la Fontaine leading to the Jardin de la Fontaine where you can stroll along and enjoy a relaxing and very scenic walk.
Avignon, on the banks of the Rhone, is probably best-known these days for the children’s song – Sur le Pont d’Avignon. But for several decades in the 14th century it was the capital of Christendom, after Pope Clement V moved his court here to avoid the chaos in Rome. The legacy of that papal schism can be seen today in the city’s UNESCO-protected architecture, including the vast Palais des Papes. The nearby Châteauneuf-du-Pape, site of a now-ruined castle built by a later pope, still produces acclaimed red wines. The city’s intact ramparts and pedestrianised centre lend Avignon a small-town, medieval feel. Yet each July, the city goes totally 21st century, as thousands of visitors descend for a contemporary performing arts extravaganza, the Festival d’Avignon.
Gateway to the Cevennes National Park, a wild and beautiful mountainous region. Alternatively, take the steam train to La Gare De Saint-Jean Du Gard, halt for lunch before taking the return trip through beautiful scenery.
Orange is yet again another Provence marvel with a superb Antique theatre where numerous musical events take place throughout the year. The theatre is 37 meters high and over 100 metres long! Interestingly it is the only Roman theatre in the whole of Europe to have conserved its stage wall. If you get the opportunity to attend an event you will never forget it! The city somehow has a feel of a Provencal village where you can walk around and enjoy the wonderful architecture and discover its charming treasures.
Other places of interest and within an hour’s drive include Anduze bamboo forest (40km), perched villages of Lussan (19km), La Roque sur Ceze (31km), Cornillon (28km) and the amazing Sautadet waterfalls (30km). A little further south you may want to discover the troglodyte caves of Les Baux de Provence on your way to visiting the medieval walled town of Aigues Mortes, Grau du Roi and La Grande Motte in the heart of the magnificent Camargue delta.
Golf: Uzes (10km).
Horse-riding: L’etrier De L’uzège (3km).
Kayaking: Collias (5km).
Water park: Air De Nature (similar to Go-Ape), St Quentin La Poterie (3km) or La Bouscarasse in Serviers (13km).
Hot air ballooning: Uzès (5km).
Our experience at this incredibly wonderful home could not have been better in any way.
Carl D (1/9/23)
This was a lovely place to stay… The house was very well set up for a group of families.
Katherine B (July 2023)
The pool was the best pool we have ever used in Provence… We had a terrific 2 week holiday.
Nigel C (June 2022)
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