Villa in Uzes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Located A Short Walk From The Beautiful Medieval Centre Of Uzes
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About Steve Abbott
I live in England with my family and we spend most of the year looking forward to spending time in France.
Steve Abbott purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Steve Abbott chose Uzès
We came across the beautiful town of Uzes quite by chance and have never looked back. We love the fabulous weather in the summer and enjoy lounging by the pool some days, wandering in the medieval town centre and exploring the beautiful surrounding area with all the wonderful place to see and visit.
What makes this Villa unique
We chose La Bastide D'Uzes because of its fantastic location, just a short walk away from the town centre. This means we can take a leisurely stroll to enjoy the shops, cafes, restaurants and fabulous amenities the town has to offer, following by a dip in the pool or perhaps a refreshing pastis and a lively games of boules. Entrance to the site is by coded gates making it feel really safe and secure. The site is also beautifully landscaped with a large communal area and shaded walkways. The large shared swimming pool is a must for the summer and is only a few steps away from the house.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Maison 60 was absolutely perfect - the accommodation, the facilities, the location and Uzes. Perfect
We are a family of 4 with two teenage daughters. We wanted a combination of eating in together - with delights bought from the local market and shops - and eating out. We also wanted to do some relaxing pool-time and exploring.
Maison 60 met the brief perfectly. We’d give it a 100% rating if possible!
The accommodation is great. Two good bedrooms, a good sitting room, a brilliantly equipped kitchen (including, importantly, the basic cleaning materials so that we could keep it as clean and tidy as we found it) and a superb outside area. We spent lots of time out here either eating, using the steamer chairs, playing backgammon or with an aperitif. Top differentiators included the air conditioning units.
The facilities and local environment are amazing. The house is situated in a modern development in a traditional style - combining the best of both worlds. We thought the pool without chairs could be a problem, but it proved to be an asset. It enables us to dip at leisure. We spent chunks of time sitting at the side of the pool chatting - with other residents too - and cooling off. Really beautiful.
The location is amazing. The beautiful centre of Uzes is only 15 minutes easy walk. It is close enough to walk in for coffee, for the market, for the shops: and close enough to stroll back working off a little of the delicious dinner or extra glass of wine we had because we just couldn’t think of a good reason to leave the Place aux Herbs. The location was a 5 star rating in its own right.
Also the location gave us a chance to explore a little. Highlights for us were; Pont du Gard; river swimming in Collias (with great rocks to jump off); Arles; Orange; and the beach at Stes Maries de la mer. We had previously done Avignon and Nimes - and would have happily done them again easily from Maison 60.
But the absolute high point was our hosts. Steve and Debbie had thought of everything: their thoughtfulness in the simple things like basic cleaning materials; they offered advice and tops tips on things to do; and helped in every way possible. In fact they made us feel like friends sharing their wonderful home. Thank you both for making us so welcome, and for making our holiday.
Many thanks Ben for this great review, which is much appreciated. We have worked hard at making our house as user friendly possible with the recent re-fitting and re-equipping of the kitchen being the latest improvement. So pleased that you had such a great time enjoying yourselves, which for us is so important to ensure and as such I was very happy to give you recommendations for visits and activities in this very beautiful part of France. I hope to welcome you back in the future.
Thanks again, Steve
Agréable petite maison dans une région magnifique
Nous sommes restés une semaine dans la petite maison de Steve à Uzès, hors saison au moment des fêtes de fin d'année. La maison est très fonctionnelle avec un salon et la cuisine au rez-de-chaussée et deux chambres et la salle de bain à l'étage. Elle est située dans une résidence très tranquille. L'équipement est de qualité et c'était un vrai plaisir de rentrer le soir après nos escapades. Il manquait peut-être juste un grille-pain et une grande casserole. L'été, la piscine est probablement un plus très appréciable, tout comme la climatisation et le petit jardin dont nous n'avons pas pu profiter. Le centre historique d'Uzès est proche et peut se faire à pied, même si nous avons profité d'être hors saison pour y aller en voiture. Le gros atout de la maison est d'ailleurs son emplacement dans une région magnifique : Uzès et les somptueux petits villages alentours, les gorges du Gardon, le Pont du Gard, il y a vraiment de quoi faire. Nous avons même poussé jusqu'à la grotte de Chauvet Pont d'Arc, à un peu plus d'une heure de route.
Pour finir, j'ajouterais que le propriétaire, Steve, répond rapidement par mail aux questions et que nous n'avons pas eu de problème lié au fait qu'il n'y ait personne sur place.
Le petit moins : le prix, que je trouve assez élevé (la maison est quand même petite) et qui enlève la cinquième étoile. La majorité de la clientèle de Steve est anglo-saxonne et a probablement un pouvoir d'achat légèrement supérieur à celui des Français (et probablement que cela les rassure de louer à un compatriote qui peut tout leur expliquer dans leur langue).
Many thanks for this review of your holiday at our house during the recent Christmas week. I am very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay and you were certainly busy with all places you visited. Steve
An excellent house for a lovely holiday
Uzes is a beautiful and fascinating medieval town. We enjoyed a comfortable, warm stay in this immaculate property. It is easy to walk into the town to explore the restored ancient buildings and streets or to visit the market in the atmospheric Place des Herbes. We were able to park our car in a designated place and feel secure as the site has electric gates.
On our arrival the house was fresh and well cleaned; always a good start to a holiday. The house has good facilities and we were impressed with the heating during our autumn/winter stay of 1 month.
We have booked to stay again and I would recommend this property highly.
Thankyou to the owner, who is professional, helpful and friendly.
Thank you very much for this lovely review following your latest stay at our house and I am delighted that you found the house very much to your liking and was so comfortable for you. I look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay. Thanks again, Steve
A wonderful place for a long or short holiday
Firstly - the Uzes area and town - a delightful place with a lot of interesting places and things to do - it kept us busy for a 8 week stay!!!
The villa itself has all mod cons and was spotless on our arrival and is very well maintainedl. The back garden is perfectly adequate for a lazy afternoon in the sun (or shade if that is your thing). For the two of us it was amply spacious.
The property is set on a secure development and is kept very tidy by the estate maintenance staff.
We have to say that swimming is not our thing - so could not comment on the water temperature!!
Steve Abbot has been very business-like to deal with.
Would we come again? We have already booked a 4 week stay next year!!!! So that must tell you something.
Thank you very much for your lovely review. Over your two month stay we have been in fairly frequent contact and I am pleased that you have really enjoyed both our house and Uzès during your stay. I am particularly pleased that you wish to stay again next year and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Many thanks again, Steve
Wonderful holiday in wonderful villa
A fantastic place to visit with lots to do for all ages. The villa was brilliant and had everything we needed, the swimming pool is essential at the end of the day!
Many thanks for your review and delighted that you found everything at our house to your liking. Given the usual very good weather the large pool is a delight after a day exploring. Thanks again, Steve
Great complex, great town, great region
Uzès is perhaps France at its most alluringly authentic. It's a wonderfully maintained medieval town that has plenty of places to eat and shops to browse. But the place still feels like a living town that doesn't solely exist for the sake of the tourist trade.
Moreover, it’s an ideal base for exploring some amazing locations. The jaw-dropping Pont du Gard is about a 20-minute drive away, and the towns of Nimes, Avignon, and Arles are all within easy reach. (The road system in the region is excellent). If you're tired of high culture, head to Splashworld waterpark (pricey enough but the kids loved it) or dive off the rocks at Cascades du Sautadet.
The location of the Bastide complex cannot be faulted--just a leisurely 10-15 minute walk to the heart of the town. The facilities are kept in tip-top condition. The pool is warm and although it is a shared with others we never found it crowded in July. There's even a nice gravel-covered open area nearby if you want to go full-on native and play boules (provided in the villa).
The villa itself was ideal for us (two adults and two children). The two bedrooms have sufficient storage, with the main bedroom even featuring a small balcony. Air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and dishwasher/washing machine are welcome creature comforts. But what we enjoyed above all was the pocket garden out back—ideal for cooking with the charcoal barbecue or simply chilling out.
Finally, the owner Steve was very considerate and I got the impression he really wants his visitors to enjoy their stay. We certainly did!
Many thanks for this great review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our house in beautiful Uzès. The rear garden is surrounded by hedges so both private and protected but at the same time a wonderful sun trap, facing south west. We always love spending time just relaxing there on the sun beds or taking lunch or dinner.
I certainly do want all of our guests to fully enjoy their holiday and I am glad you felt that was the case.
Many thanks again, Steve
20 minutes drive from Nimes airport. 1 hour drive from Montpellier airport. 40 minutes drive from Avignon airport and TGV station.
There are many restaurants/cafes in Uzes town centre along with art galleries, fashion stores and antique and brocante shops. The central Place aux Herbes hosts the weekly Wednesday local produce market and the much larger Saturday market that extends to the local boulevards. The town centre also includes banks, boulangeries and small supermarkets with larger supermarkets and DIY stores located on the outskirts of the town.
The surrounding area boasts many local vineyards with degustations and further afield the Roman towns of Arles, Orange, St Remy de Provence offer Roman remains and museums. The cities of Nimes, Montpellier and Avignon also boast a large array of sites for visitors. Heading towards the coast the medieval fortress town of Aigues-Mortes, the fishing port of Stes Maries-de-la-Mer and the Camargue nature reserve, home to numerous species of birds, the famous white horses and flamingoes making the area well worth a visit.