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Darian Day

Member since: 2006
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Speaks english, french

Large stone Mas, situated in a charming, quiet hamlet, close to Uzes.

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Sainte-Anastasie holiday chateau / country house

Sleeps 8/14 6 bedrooms, 6 bath/shower rooms Garden and Pool

Beautiful recently restored stone farmhouse, furnished to a very high standard. 2 terraces with stone tables, plenty of outdoor space. Large swimming pool and gardens. Underfloor heating/cooling system, which also serves to heat the pool to extend the season. Ping Pong table, badmington and bikes available. One of the bedrooms is in an integral 'gite' with bedroom, shower ,kitchenette and salon with sofa bed, satellite TV, wi fi etc, which can be part of the house or used as 'granny' flat. The house has 2 satellite TVs, large fireplace in main salon and telephone line. Well equipped kitchen and utility.

Large groups, corporate events: The house lends itself very well as a corporate venue. We have run various weeks such as brainstorming and study weeks for Lawyers to gain points.

OWNERS WEBSITE: Please visit owners website, ask us for link.

We also hope to arrange courses in such things as cooking, painting, creative writing etc. Please contact Darian if you would be interested, or would like to get your own group together.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Darian Day (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Darian Day

I live in the Berkshire downs, with my husband, my horses and my dog....and sometimes my young adult daughters!

I run a little holiday rental business, with flats in London, the Alps and Portugal, and 2 houses in the South of France.

I have been renting our houses in France for the last 7 years.

Darian Day purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

Why Darian Day chose Nimes area

We 'fell' onto this house, we met the vendor on a flight to Nimes, when we first came out to research houses in France...actually simply looking for a holiday house for ourselves...having seen many properties which needed a 'tweak', we opted for a complete restoration..this house, and the smaller one opposite were complete ruins, and we have gently restored and rebuilt them to the rather fantastic places they are now. We just love the hamlet, cycling around it or walking...lunching at the local bar, playing boules or tennis is a truly peaceful wonderful spot.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Endless! Peaceful, but plenty to do in surroundings, large and airy in summer, warm and wonderful in winter...masses of space for large family groups or big birthdays/reunions..... too many benefits to mention...but the beautiful town of Uzes probably tops the lot!


based on 11 traveller reviews

Large stone Mas, situated in a charming, quiet hamlet, close to Uzes.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place for a holiday getaway. The house is huge and beautiful. All the rooms are light and airy, well equipped, comfortable and clean.

It feels as if you are on a retreat in a large villa. Everything is provided for your comfort and joy. Fully equipped and large kitchen; two patios to choose from for outdoor dining; grapes hanging from the patio roof to pick and eat at your hearts desire! There's also a large indoor dining table, two living rooms, bathrooms all over the place and a feeling of grandeur everywhere. It's tastefully decorated and comfortable.

Outdoors there is a crystal clear swimming pool with absolute privacy for exercising or just lazing beside. There's also Ping Pong and a trampoline. Fun for all the family!

I had a thoroughly enjoyable time and would revisit Le Mas again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

This property is so beautiful, spacious, cool and incredibly well equipped. We wanted for nothing. The owners themselves were incredibly helpful with things we needed in order to make the house even more child friendly and with many suggestions for visits during our stay. It was immaculately clean and had enough room so that our 3 families, all with children never got under each other's feet. We enjoyed days by the pool and days visiting local towns. For children there was a water park, pony rides, kayaking and an adventure park all within approx 15 mins drive. The grounds were discreetly maintained during our stay and cleaning/ beauty treatments were available during the week. All I can say is that one week was not enough. We have already booked to go back for two weeks next year! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful spacious house. The location is in a small peaceful hamlet surrounded by beautiful views and vines. The pool was a bit hit with the children.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Total heaven!

  • 5 of 5

I was part of a large group who took the Le Grand Mas and Le Petit Mazet next door. Our stay could not have been nicer: the properties are beautifully decorated, with very generously sized bedrooms and bathrooms. We were superbly well looked-after, and it was with a heavy heart (and a full stomach) that we all left at the end of our stay. We wished that we could have stayed longer – if only to perfect our table tennis and do more even more lazing by the pool. The properties are set in gorgeous countryside, but so busy were we enjoying the Mas, that we didn’t take much time to explore the surrounding area. It’s an excellent reason to plan a return visit. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful holiday !

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to say a big thank you for making our stay so perfect. The house was totally gorgeous and had that personal quality touch that is often missing from rentals. Nothing was too much trouble and the house was wonderfully equipped. The amazing back drop and landscapes framed by the lavender and orchards. I'm pretty sure we will go back and have told all our friends. We loved the recommendations you gave us in the book for activities and restaurants, but equally loved hanging out at the house and relaxing by the pool. 5 star!

All the best Floss Knight (Fulham)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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August 2010

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from 3 weeks at Le Grand Mas - what a wonderful holiday! The house is fabulous, all the rooms were lovely and our group of 11 was very comfortable. The kitchen was superbly equipped with plenty of fridge space (for the wine and beer mostly!) and the bathrooms are of a very high standard.

The house is in a beautiful part of France with lots to see and do (the Saturday market at Uzes is a must and the Haras National stud horse show was quite an event too, not to mention the Tauros doing the rounds of the local town arenas.) Kayaking on the Gardon, the coast within easy striking distance, as are Avignon and Les Baux.....never a dull moment, but honestly the house and pool are so lovely that it was hard to muster the enthusiasm to go anywhere but to the pool loungers and bask in the hot sun being occadionally fanned by the Mistral. (Must also just recommend a visit to the village of Lussan, North of Uzes. It was a lovely drive from the house and although there is not much there apart from restaurants and a charming Poterie, it is the most stunningly beautiful village ever.)

We have had many holidays in France over the years, and can say without doubt that this is by far the nicest house we have ever stayed in and the first that we would be tempted to re-visit in the future. Here's hoping.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The property is 15k from the beautiful town of Uzes, with it's palace, cathedral and busy saturday market.

The house is in a small farming hamlet, with vines, sunflowers etc growing behind, and plenty of 'route blanche' for cycling or walking, there is a riding establishment very close by, and a communal tennis court. There are 2 family friendly bar/restaurants a hearty bike ride or short drive away, or the many and varied eateries offered by Uzes. Golf, kayaking, go karting, quad biking are all within a 20/30 min drive away. It is an extremely peaceful and quiet location.

Other Activities: kayaking quad biking go karting

Golf: courses at Uzes and Nimes, as well as Avignon and Montpellier. 2 half sets of clubs available for use

Ski: Mont Ventoux an hour and a half away. Good for a fun day with small children, with tobogganing and little slope to play on. More serious skiing 2/3 hours away


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Sainte-Anastasie, France

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
15 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
19 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$804

PLEASE APPLY TO OWNER FOR ACCURATE QUOTES. HOMEAWAY ARE CHARGING A 'SERVICE FEE' WHICH IS NOT NECESSARY TO PAY IF YOU ARE HAPPY TO PAY DIRECTLY BY BACS TRANSFER. I have been an advertiser for over 10 years with this property and am happy to provide references, landline telephone number and UK address if you want to avoid the service fee charged by homeaway. Or if you prefer the assurances offered by the site you have the option to pay this fee.

We are flexible about changeover days depending on availability. The house is set up for 12 people using 6 bedrooms.There is a sofa bed which incurs a surcharge of £150 per week. 14 is max capacity.

Cleaning can be organised by arrangement, as can some meals and beauty treatments and massage.

At various times of year some catering can be available.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Sainte-Anastasie, France

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • Very stylish bath or shower rooms, all showers walk in.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , or twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , or twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed , or twin beds
    Bedroom 6 - 1 extra lg. double bed , or twin beds
  • Bedroom 6 in in an integral gite, with also has a sitting room with double sofa bed. There is a surcharge of £150 for use of the sofa bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
It may be possible a certain times of the year to have catering/ shopping/ excursion services available. Please ask owners for details. We do have various bikes to rent subject to availability. Please enquire to owner. Internet is available.