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Lovely Gîte for 5 persons in the heart of St. Guilhem le Désert

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Featuring trampoline, hammock & BBQ, gem of a gîte for 5 in the heart of St Guilhem le Désert
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
6 nights minimum
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Featuring a trampoline, hammock & BBQ, this gem of a gîte for 5 persons is in the heart of magical St.Guilhem le Désert. Situated a few steps from the medieval Abbey of Gellone, this charming house comes fully equipped and is newly renovated with style and sympathy to the history of this legendary village. Set on three floors, this lovely home will provide you with all the comforts you need for a restful stay. Wifi, linen, towels, coffee/tea are all provided free of charge. The gîte has stunning views from every window and is surrounded by birdsong. There is fresh mountain spring water on tap, only a step from your door. It tastes amazing. Relax in your private garden, with a cold glass of local rosé, and admire the ancient Abbey of Gellone. Snooze on the giant 2-person hammock. And wi...Featuring a trampoline, hammock & BBQ, this gem of a gîte for 5 persons is in the heart of magical St.Guilhem le Désert. Situated a few steps from the medieval Abbey of Gellone, this charming house comes fully equipped and is newly renovated with style and sympathy to the history of this legendary village. Set on three floors, this lovely home will provide you with all the comforts you need for a restful stay. Wifi, linen, towels, coffee/tea are all provided free of charge. The gîte has stunning views from every window and is surrounded by birdsong. There is fresh mountain spring water on tap, only a step from your door. It tastes amazing. Relax in your private garden, with a cold glass of local rosé, and admire the ancient Abbey of Gellone. Snooze on the giant 2-person hammock. And with trampoline, basketball, archery and lots of summer games equipment, your kids will be happy all day. At night, all you shall hear is the gentle gurgling of the river Verdus, as it winds its way to join the magnificent Hérault. And the chatter and songs of birds. No cars, no traffic, no stress. The fantastic river beach at the Pont du Diable (“Devil’s Bridge”) is a great place for young children to swim safely and play. And it is only 5 minutes away by free bus. A kayak through the Gorges de l’Hérault is a journey of wonder. Take a picnic with the kids and spend all day dreamily drifting along the river, soaking up the breath-taking scenery of the steep-sided gorge and cooling off in the fresh mountain water.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No parties. No loud music or noise after 10pm. No fires in garden. No overnight guests without prior approval.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
Mark K
Hosting since August 2017
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsYou will be met personally on your arrival at the village. I will show you where to park your car (you have free parking for the duration of your stay) and give you the keys to your holiday home. I am very flexible about arrival times but please do let me know your travel plans well in advance. I can provide a shopping service for you and stock your fridge. Want cold champagne? You got it! Want French cheese and baguettes? No problem! You really can't miss your English breakfast? Haha, I know just where to buy it! Just send a message at least 3 days before your arrival with your shopping list. If you need a crib, I can have one ready for you. Just let me know if you have any special requests and I will be happy to help.
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Beautiful gite in a beautiful village. Slightly quirky layout due to house being so old. Photos don’t quite do it justice - kitchen looks small but 5 of us comfortably ate round the table - is a nice light room on first floor so great for spying on the tourists below. Both bedrooms lovely. Main bedroom has spacious living area with large window with amazing views of rooftops and trees. Kids room had great views of the old shopping street and abbey. The garden photo doesn’t do it justice as it feels bigger in real life. Kids played happily, we lazed on hammock or sat at the table. Lots of garden and swimming toys too which were much appreciated as space was limited in our plane luggage. Free bus service (every 15 minutes) to pont du diable was fab - we didn’t use the car ALL week. We went there every other day and swam and jumped off the rocks. Village itself is great - many nice restaurants, trinket shops, wine shops, boulangerie, fromagerie. We also did quite a bit of walking on the GR routes. We also did a serious amount of ice cream eating - recommend the violette. Thanks Mark - the rose wine was lovely - bought some more from the lady a few doors down.
Visited August 2019
Written 17 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Kid friendly
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Playground
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
St. Guilhem le Désert is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France ('The most beautiful villages of France”). This mystical medieval village, built in the 8th & 9th century, is situated at the end of the narrow Valley of Gellone, where it meets the steep sided gorge of the Hérault River. Vineyard and olive trees are planted in terraces on the slopes. The stunning Abbey of Gellone, founded in 804 by William of Gellone, is the centre-piece of the village and where William was buried in 812. Still a working abbey, the Abbey of Gellone hosts many musical and choral evenings during the Summer months. The village lies on the St. James's Way pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostella. To pay tribute to Saint James,
Getting around
There is a free bus which takes you the 5-minute ride from St. Guilhem to the river beach at the Pont du Diable. The bus runs every 15 minutes all day long. Wine-tasting, horse-riding, hiking, cycling, canyoning, climbing are all available nearby. Less than one hour by car are the wide sandy beaches of the Gulf de Lion and the Camargue. The natural wonder of the Cévennes National Park and the ancient city of Avignon are also within easy reach for a day trip. Montpellier, at just 45 minutes to the centre, is a vibrant city with an opera house, superb shopping and many fine French restaurants. Park under the Place de la Comédie.
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