|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A rare find. A comfortable 4 bedroom family house with INTERNET WIFI set in a beautiful walled garden with a private pool in the centre of beautiful, medieval Uzès. The house is particularly suited to longer lets and is very popular with longer term visitors. You can also stay for a minimum of two nights at certain times of the year.
Uzès has a fascinating history. Wander the maze of narrow streets flanked by elegant stone houses, savour all the flavours of Provence at the famous saturday market, take time to watch the world go by as you sip a glass of the local rosé wine or a cup of coffee in one of the many cafes. Uzès is everything you dream of in a holiday in Provence. It is a beautiful, magical town to explore and enjoy. Visitors return again and again. It is also a wonderful base from which to visit the region with many places of interest within easy reach.
Les Palmiers is a 5 minute stroll from the magnificent Place aux Herbes, the heart of Uzès, with its many restaurants, shops, cafés and historic buildings. There is a bakery 20m from the property and a small supermarket a further 100m away.
The accommodation is extremely spacious, comfortable and well-furnished, ranging over 200 sqm and 3 floors, comprising:
* Entrance hall with a convenient guest toilet and basin off.
* Reception room with a sitting area, extendable dining table (up to ten) and a wood fire. French windows open onto a covered dining terrace with table and chairs for 8 people. TV, DVD & CD player.
* Attractive second sitting room with french windows which open onto the garden - ceramic tiled floor - feature wooden ceiling.
* Large well equipped kitchen with two sinks, a large fridge/freezer, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, built-in griddle, deep fat fryer, food processor, espresso machine and many other appliances. Dishwasher.
* Utility room beyond the kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer. Sink.
* Wireless fast internet access.
* Large double (master) bedroom with fabulous walk-in en-suite shower room and separate toilet. View over the garden from the bedroom windows. Views to Mont Ventoux from the shower.
* Double bedroom with french windows onto the balcony. En-suite bathroom with bath, bidet and double wash basins.
* Child's bedroom/dressing room with a single bed and french windows onto the balcony.
* Separate toilet.
* Study area on landing.
* Large loft room. Third lounge area with sofas & chairs, a television and DVD player. Large single bed.
* Single bedroom with large single bed (accessed through the loft room) with large tiled en-suite shower and wash basin.
* Mature walled garden with sun and shade.
* Swimming pool (9m x 5m) protected by a fence. Loggia.
* Garage for one large car or two compact cars. There is also plenty of free residential parking right outside the house.
* Covered veranda and terrace with table and 6 chairs for outdoor dining.
* Portable electric barbecue.
* Attractive Mediterranean garden, completely private and not overlooked, with mature palm trees and other plants, enclosed by a high stone wall. Lots of different kinds of sun loungers and chairs. Tables. Parasols.
* Very close to a bakery and small supermarket.
* 5 minute stroll to the main square, Place aux Herbes - also cafes and restaurants, banks and a small cinema.
*You will be met on arrival by Marie, the housekeeper who will check you in and show you around the house. She lives handily nearby.
If you have any questions about the house, Uzès or activities in the area, please do not hesitate to ask before your arrival.
There is a well-manned Tourist office in Uzès with lots of information about Uzès and the area. It has informed and helpful staff and is situated about six minutes' stroll from the house. Closed for lunch. There is a website which you can consult before your arrival -
FRENCH COOKING CLASSES. If you are interested in taking a class in French cookery including a guided visit to the renowned Uzès market, please contact me for more information. Two English-speaking local chefs offer classes (taught in English or French and other languages) to groups of 4 people. The cost is 100 or 130 euros for the day including ingredients. One of these cooking schools is within 5 minutes' walking distance from the house.
BIKE HIRE. There is a bike hire company (English-speaking) very close to the house.
Our family (2 adults, 2 children) had a wonderful time in Maggie's home in Uzès for 2+ weeks. The house was quite lovely, with everything we could possibly need to make our stay extremely comfortable! We loved the proximity of the house to town, the privacy and security behind the garden wall and eating almost every meal al fresco on the patio. The house was extremely clean and well maintained which was appreciated (not all homes we've rented through Home Away have the same level of cleanliness). We were in Uzès as the seasons were changing from Summer to Fall. If I could provide one disappointment it was that the pool is situated in the yard so that it does not get a lot of direct sunlight in the Fall, and because there is no heat, it was quite chilly and we were unable to really enjoy it. I am sure in the summer, however, the pool would be amazing as it can get very warm in Uzès. A huge thank-you to Maggie, and the amazing housekeeper extraordinaire, Marie!
Thank you very much for this great review you have given Les Palmiers. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time and that you found that you had everything you needed. I will pass on your remarks to Marie about the cleanliness of the house. She will be pleased. She is extraordinaire, I do not know what I would do without her. Regarding the pool, I think the Fall or Autumn as we English say, may have started a little earlier than usual this year. I have swum in September and it has been lovely. I hope you will come to stay again at Les Palmiers but perhaps in the summer time so that you can take full advantage of the pool, as most visitors do. Thank you once again. You are very welcome back!
Les Palmiers is a comfortable and spacious house with a lush and inviting yard. We did not use the pool because the weather was cool. Weather was perfect during the 3 weeks of our stay and the location of the house, a 5 minute walk to town, was perfect. We were away from the bustle but close enough to partake of the wonderful shops and boulangeries in town.
We cooked several meals without any challenges since the kitchen is very well equipped. The bedrooms were comfortable and spacious.
Nice to have a washer/dryer available. Pleased that the town collects recyclables, but one has to go to a central place to deposit these.
Les Palmiers was our home base from which we visited many of the other cities and towns in the region. We also used the walking map sold at the tourist office to do some day hiking. These trails are easy to follow and well marked.
The owner provided a great deal of information to help with our adjustment to Uzès living. A splendid time.
A welcoming town a
The house is located just outside the center of Uzès. In 10 minutes you can reach Place aux Herbes on foot! What a luxury, to go out to the city centre at night and not have to drive.
Once behind the entrance door in the wall, you come in into a real southern garden: palmtrees, swimmingpool, terraces and tranquility.
We enjoyed our stay very much and probably will come back in 2017.
Les Palmiers is a lovely house in a perfect location in Uzes which is a fantastic town.
The private pool is large and the secluded garden had plenty of space for 7 to relax outside in comfort. The house itself is charming and well equipped, with plenty of space for the 7 of us.
The walk into town is 5 minutes, and the town is just right; big enough for lots of lovely restaurants, bars and boulangeries, and small enough to be 15mins walk from end to end.
We have no hesitation in recommending this property in this town. A fantastic holiday
We stayed in this lovely house for eight weeks to celebrate our. 50th anniversary. We had friends and family come to stay over that period. We found the house to be very accommodating and well equipped. The yard and pool very welcoming, We spent many hours there. Our children especially enjoyed the pool during the warm weather. The town of Uzes was as nice as any French town we have been to and the markets were wonderful. We found Maggie and Marie very helpful with any problem that occurred. We will never forget our time here in Uzes.
We were delighted with our choice of Les Palmiers as a group of three couples holidaying in early September. The pictures simply don’t do the house or grounds justice.
Maggie’s information pack sent beforehand was extremely useful and Marie, the maid was very accommodating and also tolerant of our limited French.
The house is located on a road which was busy at peak times however its close proximity to the centre of beautiful Uzès more than compensated. It was also very secure and extremely clean. The well-proportioned rooms were opulently furnished and the kitchen well equipped to cater for six ‘foodies’
Outside the courtyard garden was a veritable oasis with various options for relaxing and eating al fresco.
The swimming pool was a touch on the cool side even though we had fantastic weather but on a positive note it is extremely clean and bigger than the picture suggests.
The nearby supermarket and even nearer boulangerie made for great convenience. Also the little nearby pizzeria served us well for a lazy last night in.
For lovers of beer the Meduz micro-brewery was only a 25 minute walk away.
If we had any minor criticisms it would be that the television and CD player were rather complicated and might benefit from being simplified. However it wasn’t really a problem for a group of book worms! Also for a family the shower and toilet facilities are fine but for couples the typically French bathroom arrangements are a bit more challenging!
We would certainly recommend Les Palmiers and the pretty town of Uzès. We have some very happy memories.
We spent 2 wonderful weeks in Uzes – a couple + 2 single adults – and were all very happy with both Uzes and Les Palmiers. The house and grounds are even more attractive than the photos show. It was very hot during our stay but the lovely courtyard was a shady oasis for lazy afternoons round the pool, which was as sparkling as claimed. The house itself is airy and comfortable, very well equipped with kitchen items and appliances, and everything very clean and well maintained. Location is excellent: a short walk to the town centre and even shorter walk to the closest bakery and supermarket. We particularly appreciated Marie’s friendly welcome and the information Maggie emailed us on shops, restaurants and places to see. As this was our first visit to Uzes, we found this a great help in starting us off on our local explorations; there really is a lot to see and do without going very far afield. We have no hesitation recommending Les Palmiers to our friends, and hope to go back ourselves some time. The only thing we would do differently is that we would not bother to rent a car for the whole period. We found the local buses cheap and convenient, and would only need to hire a car for the occasional trip further afield.
A rare find - a comfortable 4 bedroom family house with wifi internet and a pool in the centre of beautiful, medieval Uzès - the house is particularly suited to longer lets and has been very popular with longer term visitors. Uzès has a fascinating history - wander the maze of narrow streets flanked by elegant stone houses, savour all the flavours of Provence at the famous Saturday market, take time to watch the world go by as you sip local rose wine in one of the many cafes. Uzès is everything you dream of in a holiday in Provence - a magical town to explore and enjoy -and a wonderful base from which to visit the region with many places of interest within easy reach.
Les Palmiers is a 5 minute stroll from the magnificent Place aux Herbes, the heart of Uzes, with its many restaurants, shops, cafés and historic buildings. There is a bakery for your fresh croissants only 20m away from the house and a small supermarket about 100m away. Uzès is everything you dream of in a holiday in Provence. It is a beautiful, magical town to explore and enjoy. Visitors return again and again. It is also a wonderful base from which to visit the region with many places of interest within easy reach
FRENCH COOKING CLASSES. If you are interested in taking a class in French cookery including a guided visit to the renowned Uzès market, please contact me for more information. Two English-speaking local chefs offer classes (taught in English or French and other languages) to groups of 4 people. The cost is 100 or 130 euros for the day including ingredients. One of these cooking schools is within 5 minutes' walking distance from the house
Other activities: Hot air ballooning, kayaking
There is a well-manned Tourist office in Uzès with lots of information about Uzès and the area. It has informed and helpful staff - six minutes stroll from the house
Nearest airports are Nimes (30 minutes), Avignon (45 minutes), Montpellier (1 hour), Marseille (1.5 hours)
Nearest train stations are Avignon & Nimes. Take Eurostar direct to Avignon in the summer season
Check Ryanair and Easyjet for cheap flights from the UK to Nimes (closest), Montpellier and Marseille airports
Taxi or even minibus (for a large family group) transport can be arranged for you from the airports and from the train stations, if you do not intend to hire a car. Please note that a car is not needed to enjoy Uzès itself, but useful if you do not wish to use public transport to explore the surrounding area.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
30 Sep 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Bookings run from Saturday to Saturday, some flexibility at certain times. If you would like to see more of the renowned Uzès saturday market, you could consider arriving on a Friday and staying Friday night in a chambres d'hotes (B&B) in Uzès, visiting the market on saturday morning at leisure, having lunch and then checking in to Les Palmiers at 4pm. We can recommend several chambres d'hotes for you to choose from and they would all be happy to keep your luggage or you can leave it at the house before you begin your visit to the market
The house is available all year round. Long term winter lets particularly welcomed - discount. Minimum stay of two nights possible at certain times
Checking-in time is from 4pm on arrival day and check out by 10am on departure day or sometimes later by arrangement. Included in the price is all linen i.e. sheets, pillowcases,towels, pool towels etc. changed weekly.
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the rental price is required to secure the booking.The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival date. Payment by bank to bank transfer. A security deposit of 400 euros in cash to cover damage or loss is payable on arrival. If there are no breakages or damage, this deposit will be returned in cash at the time of departure. The rental price includes taxe de séjour.