Mas de Mahystre

Saint Côme & Maruéjols, Gard
+44 (0)20 8340 2524
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Plenty of uncluttered easy space both in and out by the private pool - children love the freedom - great wine, food, and cycling country


9 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 9

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Delightfully, typically French. Having begun life as a hunting lodge before being upgraded to house a wine producer, this handsome manor is perfect now for families who relish the vieille France feel: magnificent curved stone stairway with iron bannister, fine old tiles and beams. Light pours in to high-ceilinged, uncluttered rooms – downstairs doors removed for an easy flow to the space. There’s a simple, practical kitchen, a long-tabled dining room, a piano, a friendly old rocking horse, beanbags, books, games, colourful modern light fittings. Things are family comfortable rather than overly smart. Tall-windowed, colour-washed bedrooms with garden views, share two large shower rooms and two separate loos. And there’s masses of space in the gated, walled garden too – where oleander, wisteria and lavender bloom – with its private pool, boules, barbecue, covered veranda, pointing cypress and poplar trees, and tree house! This is a great food and wine area – Uzès’ buzzing Saturday market’s a must. Do visit Roman Nimes; perhaps see bulls run in local towns, or visit them in the Camargue, a 40 minute drive away.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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

Booking information

Check in
Saturday from 4pm
Check out
Saturday 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pets by arrangement.
Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from £229
Weekly price
from £1700
Damage deposit
£600 or equivalent in euros
1 House for 9
From £2299 beds5 bedrooms


What a wonderful house, garden and village! We were a family of ten with children and they loved spending time in the garden and pool. Lots of lovely meals on the patio in the beautiful weather. Would love to come back!

Berwyn, Chipping Norton

We had the most wonderful family holiday based at this peaceful, elegant and roomy house, which has stunning period details throughout. The tiled floors, shutters and thick walls keep it cool even in the fiercest sunshine and the pool is blissfully refreshing. The nearby villages are beautiful and the stunning Roman cities of Nimes and Uzes are an easy drive. Pont du Gard was an extraordinary day out and trips to the sandy beaches were a delight. The owner, Claire, was extremely helpful before and throughout our trip. There was so much more we wanted to see; we shall definitely be back!

Clare, Cranbrook

We rented with friends, totalling 4 adults and 4 kids aged 12 to 18. The house is spacious, very comfortable, and well-furnished. Outdoor areas (dining area, pool, garden) are very pleasant. The house is sufficiently secluded while close to several villages offering various amenities. Nîmes and its Roman past is very close and it is easy to spend a day or a half-day on unspoiled Mediterranean beaches. For wine amateurs, there are a number of wineries in the area. It is also easy to rent bikes and enjoy the dedicated path or the nearby hills. We had a fantastic stay and thoroughly enjoyed it.

N&M, Paris

Wonderful stay in a beautiful house near Nimes. The owners are very kind.

Nick, Reading

A lovely house in a beautiful location, we had a wonderful week there in the late September sun. The house was very comfortable, well equipped and very spacious (there was ample space for the four under 4s to rampage around at will). The garden and pool is great and we enjoyed eating outside every night under the stars. Very well positioned for nearby jaunts to the charming Nimes, Sommieres and the surrounding villages, locals all incredibly friendly too and the bar in St Come is great. Had a really enjoyable day trip to the beach in the Camargue too. We would love to return one day.

Henry, London

Wow! Just what we were hoping for. A tranquil escape from every day life in the UK. Peaceful and calm property with wonderful pool in a gorgeous region of southern France. Lots of homely touches and perfect hosts if we needed them. Thank you Claire and Neil we love Mas de Mahystre and will be back (if you’ll have us!!)

Annette, Cornwall

We had a wonderful time at Mas de Mahystre. The week just passed too quickly. We were very busy with projects such as finding the best local baguette, sampling rosé wines on the terrasse and exploring the Roman sights of Nimes and Pont du Gard. A great family house and a fantastic location.

Nicola, Zurich

When you pull into the crunchy-gravel driveway, you can tell that Mas de Mahystre is everything you want from a big old house in the South of France. We rented the house with two other families and it more than accommodated three couples and our children. There is plenty of living space downstairs and the large kitchen is well equipped. We were there in April, so the pool was cold – but most of us went in anyway. And when the sun did shine we loved lying on sunloungers gazing at the back of the house and listening to birdsong.

Sian, Arundel, West Sussex

Mas de Mahystre is a beautiful and magical house with plenty of space for all ages. It has a traditional feel with all the mod cons you could ask for. The terrace and outside eating area is wonderful and the pool and tree house a hit with adults and children! Claire, the owner is also a joy to deal with and is incredibly helpful! Enjoy your holiday!

Martine, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claire Ashworth

  • The lovely market town of Calvisson is a 5 minute drive away. On Sunday mornings the popular, bustling, authentic market animates the main square and surrounding streets. A real gem of a market with delicious local produce.
  • The Roman city of Nimes is a beautiful 25 minute drive over the hills. The pedestrian old town is utterly charming and once you've marveled at the Roman Arena and other Roman remains, there are hundreds of delightful cafes in the squares and streets.
  • The vibrant university town of Montpellier is a mere 40 minute drive away. It is an enticing melange of old and modern architecture and the old town is bursting with creativity. Great for shopping, wandering, dreaming and people watching.
  • The mediterranean sea is only 35 minutes by car. We love the beaches in between La Grande Motte and Palavas. There are so many fantastic beach bars and restaurants to choose from or you can just pitch up on the soft sand with your umbrella and towel.
  • Fabulous cycling and walking surrounds the house. No need to jump in the car, just head towards the vines! If you want hills, head towards the Cevennes mountains north of our house for some beautiful villages, river swimming and canoeing.
  • The medieval town of Usez, the Haribo sweet museum and the Roman Pont du Gard are all very close to each other and what a perfect combination for a wonderful family day out. Something for everyone within a 45 minute drive.