Mas de l’Aire

Monoblet, Gard

Well-loved Provençal country house with a swimming pool. Hike or bike in the surrounding hills, explore Roman towns and medieval villages


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10


Reached down twisty lanes, this solid house of soft-gold stone is on a hillside with views of valleys and distant blue hills. Gabrielle and Steve live in Kenya –there are Swahili touches everywhere –and you’ll find kitchen basics, plus local honey and wine.

Four sitting rooms on four floors means there’s plenty of space for everyone –and a vast choice of books in the library at the top. Swim in the curvy pool, sit out on the broad shaded terrace or in the well-planted Mediterranean garden; you can fire up the barbecue and dine alfresco.

Walk into the village for fresh bread and an excellent seafood restaurant, or just a coffee with the locals at the café on the corner. Rent bikes or walk out into the enduring peace of the woods and hills that surround the village; Nîmes and Montpellier are an hour’s drive away.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking into the village
  • That there's loads of space both indoor and out
  • The superb all-level hiking or biking in the area
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Home truths

  • Not all of the bathrooms are en-suite
  • The house has three floors


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Special offer: Take advantage of our introductory offer! Enjoy a 5% early bird discount for anyone booking before March 15th.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Saturday
Check out
By 9am Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pets by arrangement. Sofabed, extra mattresses and cot available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €457
Weekly price
from €3200
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From €4575 bedrooms


In solid four-square certainty, here is a fine example of Cévenol domestic architecture. Pale-gold stone softens any severity, high beamed rooms are welcoming, surprising smart-rustic 'Swahili' furniture sits easily by elegant fireplaces. With space for all (four sitting rooms, two kitchens, garden, pool) to muck in together, or sit in the fabulous library, or explore the wonders of Provence.

Ann, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Set between the wild Cévennes hills and the ancient towns and villages of Provence, Monoblet is a typical old Mediterranean stone village with narrow twisty lanes and three winegrowers within a seven-minute drive, plus a lively small-town cultural scene in summer, with music, art, readings and lectures. Bikes can be rented from the owners' French friends next door or in the pretty town of Sauve (20 minutes drive), and St Hippolyte and Anduze (both 15 minutes) have good markets, supermarkets and small shops.

Local points of interest from Gabrielle Appleford & Steve McDowell

  • The Mas de l'Aire web site has a number of local points of interest. Please visit the Mas de l'Aire website. The location is at the foothills of the Cevennes so ideal for sports and cave enthusiasts.
  • Visit the local vineyards and wineries! The Languedoc-Rousillon region (since 2016 referred to as l'Occitanie) is the single biggest wine-producing region in the world, being responsible for more than a third of France's total wine production.
  • Other well known points of interest include the Pont de Gard, Cite de Carcassonne, Gorges de Tarn, St Guilhem le Desert.
  • Surrounding Mas de l'Aire are many old castles, situated on hills, which make for excellent walking destinations. Or take a turn in the village, following the many paths that cut through it.


Gabrielle Appleford & Steve McDowell

Steve and Gabrielle live and work in Kenya, and bought the house in 2013 as their European retreat. They stay in it for three months a year and want others to share the house and area they so love. They’ll leave the keys with French friends next door but are always contactable, and an efficient handyman is always on call.