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France > Languedoc - Roussillon > Gard

Château de Bussas - Self-catering apartments in Gard

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30124 L'Estréchure, Gard
Languedoc - Roussillon, France

Meg Campbell www.bussas.com
+44 (0)20 7229 9754 (landline)

Stunning - a whole château (or 5 apartments) in a secret valley. A river for picnics, a pool for splashing, open fires, fine armoires...

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This is heart-of-Cévennes magic, among rocks, rivers and woodland. After a couple of hairpins you meet the old stone walls, archways and inner courtyard of the ancient domaine. Dating back to 1197, it stands in a secret valley surrounded by 200 acres of nature and pure air. Nothing has changed things over the years, other than the clearing of trees for more light and the careful tending of the garden. Children big and small rejoice in the pool, the huge garden, the games room in the old barn, the river for picnics, adventures and cool plunges. Each apartment has a private terrace and the whole place is a dream for family gatherings. Attractive, comfortable rooms are just right: not over-smart or needing kid gloves. There are antique armoires and colourful fabrics, good modern kitchens and open fireplaces. The caretaker grows organic eggs and veg – just ask. The only sounds are bird calls, sheep bells – and yourselves. With such a variety of spaces to explore and those fabulous views on the spot, you may never get round to the other beauties of the Cévennes.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Swimming pool
On the premises.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Guest feedback
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"Well secluded from the access road, D907, the property encompasses 200 acres and dates from the 12th century, originally as a monastery. The stone walls exude a peace and harmony, perhaps instilled by the monks in their mortar. There is nothing pretentious, or even stately about the chateau, it is warm and welcoming to its guests as they arrive in the inner courtyard. Owners, Duncan and Meg Campbell, have over the years tastefully renovated each apartment including modern plumbing so each has its own particular charm and view. We enjoyed the wonderful food and wine and swapped stories."
July 2013
"Totally relaxing in beautiful surroundings. You feel totally cut off from the outside world so an absolute haven of peace and quiet. We stayed in Le Colombier which we loved, particularly the vast light and airy bedroom. A magical place. Because of the numerous steps, slopes etc.. I would not recommend it for someone unsteady on their feet or small children."
October 2010
"Bussas is a magical place to stay – a wonderful house in a beautiful, tranquil, rural setting . We stayed in Le Grand Balcon which we thought palatial, but the smaller apartments all have their own special charms. Liliane and Bernard make sure that everything is in place for your arrival, and are on hand if there are any problems, or to provide local advice, such as good places for river bathing. There are lots of options for lovely walks from the door, and a very helpful dossier of other walks and excursions in the area, but you may just want to enjoy relaxing at Bussas, going to the market in St Jean du Gard, and having barbecues by the pool. Bliss!"
September 2010
"We were nine adults, eight children and a baby and without exception we all had the most amazing time in this magical house. The grounds are breath-taking, even a confirmed sun-lounger-potato like myself was moved to put on comfortable shoes and go for a hike. The pool was wonderful, not fancy, just right. And inside too, everything is perfect, and, as the guide says, comfortable and well-worn so you feel like you're at home. This is not boutique, but it is unique and I will never ever forget our time here."
August 2010

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  • 5 Apartments for 2 - 6
Price:(i) £300 to£1700 per week

Whole château £1980-£4580.

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30124 L'Estréchure, Gard

Self-catering Le Grand Balcon (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 2 doubles, 1 twin; 2 bathrooms.
Price: (i) £ 715 to £ 1700 per week
Self-catering Le Colombier (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 triple, 1 single, sofabed; bathroom.
Price: (i) £ 425 to £ 980 per week
Self-catering La Source (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double, 1 twin, sofabed; 2 bathrooms.
Price: (i) £ 475 to £ 1030 per week
Self-catering La Lucarne (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double, sofabed; bathroom.
Price: (i) £ 390 to £ 630 per week
Self-catering Le Four à pain (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double; 1 bathroom,1 shower room.
Price: (i) £ 300 to £ 665 per week
Meg Campbell www.bussas.com
+44 (0)20 7229 9754 (landline)