Mas d’Oléandre

Montaren & St Médiers, Gard
Self-catering
+33 (0)4 66 22 63 43


Come for warm friendly Dutch hosts, top-notch apartments, and a lavender-fringed pool with a great view. Oh, and rose champagne on arrival

Place

3 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

The tiny streets of St Médiers wind up the hill, and at the top is Mas d’Oléandre, a tree-shrouded oasis with glorious views. Dutch Esther and Leo fell in love with the Languedoc years ago – the vineyards and olive groves, the gorges and mountains – and renovated this fine old farmhouse. Two little dogs will greet you before they do, and usher you into a leafy inner courtyard with a long table for ‘table d’hotes’ (once or twice a week and fabulous). Three immaculate apartments also await. Light floods in to beamy ‘Paulownia’ from arched French windows, and its terrace is shaded by beautiful hackberry trees. Two-storey Grenadier (once the stables) has a sophisticated rusticity, and a view of Mont Ventoux from the kitchen. Mimosa, the largest, comes with its bedroom downstairs, its living space up, two entrances and a generous kitchen. There are dark velour sofas, Dutch flower canvases filling high spaces, and shower rooms with polished concrete floors. Across the lane: lovely stepped gardens and a dreamy pool. Visit medieval Uzès, the Roman Pont du Gard, and Julien in tiny Montaren where the food is quite outstanding.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • 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
From 4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner with wine & coffee, €35 (Sun & one weekday only). Restaurants 3km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €115
Weekly price
from €740
1 Apartment for 2
From €1351 bed1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 2
From €1251 bed1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 2
From €1151 bed1 bedroom

Accommodation

Reviews

Esther and Leonard are the very best hosts offering incomparable gites that are comfortable, stylish, and functional. Mas d'Oleandre is nestled in a tiny hamlet only a few minutes away from Uzes, a particularly sophisticated town offering many great restaurants and shops. Traveling less than an hour south, there is Nimes and Avignon. We have stayed three times now with Esther and Leonard and each time has been a memorable visit. You should treat yourself with a visit and enjoy the beauty of the place and the sweet nature of its owners.

Bonnie and Charles, Louisville

We spent a lovely week in Mimosa cottage at the Mas and had a wonderful time - the accommodation is beautifully decorated, the setting romantic & peaceful and gardens are stunningly landscaped. There is easy access to Uzes from the property and the markets there are not to be missed. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and generous with their advice and it was lovely chatting with the other guests in the courtyard too. There was no table d'hote the week we visited, but Esther had baked us an amazingly delicious cake to welcome us. Would recommend Mas d'Oleandre as a very peaceful retreat.

p, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Léonard Robberts & Esther Küchler

  • Uzès has much to offer: the National Stud Farm, Haribo museum, Provençal market every Wednesday and Saturday, as well as many sporting and cultural activities - January is truffle month and in June there's a dance and fairy-tale festival.
  • The town was built by the Romans between 40-60 AD to provide the city of Nîmes with water. In fact the bridge is a minor part of the Roman water transport system (50km long) carrying water from the source near Uzès to Nîmes.
  • Distance from our Mas to Nîmes is approx.30 kms. Nîmes takes pride in numerous Roman monuments and its two ‘Ferias’ at Whitsun, and of course its wine-harvest. In summer on Thursdays the ‘Jeudis de Nîmes’ (night markets) take place.
  • In the centre of Camargue, between beach and vineyards, is the the small city of Saint Louis, with its fortifications. From the city walls a splendid view of the city, the salt production and the wine fields.
  • Only 40 minutes away from our Mas, this nice little town in the Gardon Valley on the edge of the Cevennes is worth visiting; visit the night markets, monuments, Bambouseraie (Bamboo garden) and make pottery.
  • Considered the medieval capital of Christianity, the great past still shows in Avignon's monuments; the palace of the popes, Saint Bézénet bridge or Pont d’Avignon, made famous by the song "Sur le Pont d'Avignon".