La Maison des Hirondelles

Uzès, Gard
Self-catering


A peaceful place in old Uzès, with a gorgeous garden and lovely rooms divided between the ‘summerhouse’ and the big house

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 10

The
Experience

Swing in the hammock or lounge on the terrace as the sun sinks behind the church and the birds nestle in the trees. So tranquil and magical is this courtyard garden it’s hard to believe this is the heart of town.

The house is a four-minute stroll from the glorious Place aux Herbes, whose arched arcades hide cafes and galleries. Medieval Uzès has its own Duc and Duchesse and is excellently placed for discovering Provence. Set off for river swims, vineyards and wine tastings, and the best preserved Roman bridge in the world – the Pont du Gard, a 20-minute drive.

Come home to books, games, sociable kitchens and a piano to play. Enjoy a dip in the pool, and lunch in the shade. These two charming buildings, booked as one, sit on opposite sides of the greenery, alongside a 19th-century pigeonnier.

La Maison des Hirondelles - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The garden, an oasis in the centre of an exquisite town
  • Being able to walk to shops, restaurants and the market square, Place aux Herbes
  • The homely, arty, light-filled interiors
La Maison des Hirondelles - Gallery

You should know

  • The bassin-style pool is small (4m x 4.5m)
  • There are a lot of stairs

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights; 7 nights in high season. Accommodation in 2 separate houses with shared garden. Cot available.
Closed
New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £286
Weekly price
from £2000
Damage deposit
10% of weekly rate.
1 House for 10
From £2865 bedrooms

Reviews

An airy village house in the centre of medieval Uzes with the huge bonus of a large, quiet & beautifully landscaped garden. The property consists of 2 buildings, across the garden from each other, each complete for rentals in their own right but only ever rented together. Delightful corners for dining under the Olive, Magnolia, the Fig or Mulberry tree. Be tempted by the floodlit pool sitting below the 19C pigeonnier, or doze in the hammock. Steps lead to the spacious dining balcony, steps away from the fabulously equipped kitchen, or if you prefer outdoor cooking there are two BBQs.

Rosie, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Uzès has masses of character: narrow streets, castle, cathedral, squares full of restaurants and twice weekly markets. It's a town full of artists too, so there are many galleries and exhibitions. The Roman towns of Orange, Nîmes and Arles (whose theatre is still used for performances) are under an hour’s drive, as are the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. For art lovers Avignon (40-minute-drive /one hour by bus) is unmissable, especially the townhouse-based collections of Calvet and Angladon.

Local points of interest from Lorna Macleod

  • Minutes away from the centre of town, this is a haven of peace and tranquillity and utterly private. Lounge by the pool, sip a glass of chilled wine under the olive tree, watch the sun set on the church roof whilst the swallows gather for the evening.
  • With two separate, self-contained houses, this is the perfect property for two families or a group of friends who want some independence but to spend time together in the garden and the several roomy living areas. There's a corner to suit everyone.
  • Uzes is a beautifully-preserved medieval town, nestling inside a tree-lined boulevard, full of history. Visit the chateau, cathedral, churches and galleries; stroll around charming old streets and squares, pause by fountains and under shady plane trees.
  • There are innumerable cafes and restaurants, food and wine shops, clothes shops, and more. The bustling bi-weekly market on the beautiful Place aux Herbes. sells local produce on Wednesdays and everything imagineable on Saturdays. Full of local colour.
  • Within a few minutes on foot is the Vallee de l'Eure with its woodland paths, riverside walks, wide-open spaces, and even vestiges of the Roman Pont du Gard. You could be in the heart of the countryside. From here you can walk to pretty outlying villages.
  • Take a kayak on the river Gardon, go cycling in the stunning surrounding countryside, or take the car to visit nearby sights: Arles, Nimes, Orange for culture and history, the Camargue for nature-lovers, the Cevennes for walking in the great outdoors.

Introducing

Lorna Macleod

Lorna fell in love with this place in 2001, and quickly established herself in the community. For five years she lived here, running art and mosaic courses. Originally from Edinburgh, she lives in London, but returns whenever she can. When guests stay, a local lady welcomes you on arrival.