Mas Philia

Pompignan, Gard
+33 (0)4 67 59 56 37

Come to the wild Cévennes to hike, ride, kayak down the Hérault river – or just revel in your pretty, generous house, pool and garden space


10 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You will be private, quiet and supremely comfortable on the edge of this remote community-minded village. Built on ancient vaults of the famous Pompignan stone, the house is twisty and full of character, the shower rooms are the latest in design and fittings, you will revel in two gardens, three staircases, two sitting rooms and two kitchens – one inside, the other under the open canopy by the pool; it’s particularly ideal for groups of friends. The Mortiers have done a beautiful conversion of soft ochre-limed walls, linen fabrics, lamps and tables from Morocco (they lived there for 30 years) and some glorious bits of brocante alongside sturdy wooden furniture. The bedrooms are independent of each other so there’s no noise; your neighbour, Cécile, cooks for the village café-bistro (don’t miss it) and will deliver meals, too. Walk to the friendly café and bakery then out into the remarkably wild and untouched Cévennes, or visit the magnificent bamboo forest at Anduze, medieval St Guilhem le Désert, lively Montpellier… You will be greeted with a glass of champagne and a generous basket of goodies by thoroughly welcoming owners.


  • 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

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Nightly price
from €180
Weekly price
from €1260
Extra bed/sofabed available €20-€30 per person per week.
1 House for 10
From €18010 beds5 bedrooms


Our multi-generational stay at this property was perfect. The house has great character and provides plenty of privacy for all. The accommodation had everything we hoped for with the outdoor kitchen the most used and the centre of our holiday. The pool was perfect and in almost constant use. Being on the edge of the dramatic and wild Cevenne there was plenty of cycling, hiking and wildlife to see. Tiny mosquitos that attacked us early in our stay were less welcome! Although equipped with A/C, bedrooms become hot at night and opening windows after dark invited bugs in. Staying here recommend!

Alan, Somerset

The Mas Philia is just magnificent! A place to discover that deserves a detour with its four suites, the summer kitchen, the swimming pool, its quality of services, etc., etc., etc. In addition, a very warm welcome from the owners. In short, to try it is to adopt it in a magnificent region which offers us many pleasures and discoveries.

Marie-Laure, Sautron

We have just returned from a wonderful 10 days in Pompignan. Patrick and Yvonne welcomed us warmly and allowed us to arrive early. They helped us with renting a car and also let us stay on a bit longer! We were spoilt rotten. Our four children just wanted to be at the house and swim, as August temperatures were around 35 upward. Days spent relaxing by the pool and cooking. Morning walks to the boulangerie. We are missing our breakfast of croissants this morning! Just perfect. Many places to visit in the wild countryside, the city and the Med too. Parfait!

Johanna, Salisbury

We had a wonderful time with our extended family at Ostal Philia. The house is large, beautifully decorated with plenty of room for families to enjoy being together as well as having their own space if needed. There are two really well equipped spotlessly clean kitchens and dining areas (one by the pool) as well as four spacious bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms/showers. The owners, Patrick and Yvonne are delightful and have amazing knowledge of this area of France giving really helpful advice about places to visit. You will be made to feel very welcome in their lovely house.


Fantastic! We were met on our arrival by Patrick and his very lovely wife Yvonne. A more warmer welcome could not have been had. In the fridge was fresh milk . Delicious fresh bread, brioche tea,coffee and jam was also waiting for us so no worries about breakfast . The house was absolutely spotless clean and very tidy . A beautiful home that was very comfortable and required nothing. Plenty of space for every one , ideally located for all kinds of excursions , 35 mins drive to gorgeous beaches that had very few people on them. We can't wait to go back and stay at Patrick and Yvonne's home. Th


The perfect place to spend a quite and peaceful break. The owners Patrick and Yvonne met us on arrival and showed us the workings of the villa also providing us with provisions to tied us over. The villa is old with a comfortable modern interior set in a typical French rural setting. The nearby villages are worth visiting as is the nearby beautiful beeches. We had a wonderful time which had been enhanced by the villa, the surroundings and of course the warm weather! We hope to return soon, thank you Patrick and Yvonne.


Lovely characterful gite in a village of unchanged France. Delightful owners who cannot do enough to make your stay memorable. lots to see and do in the area.


Superbe maison confortable et au calme ! Des vacances dans le Sud comme nous en rêvions. Le calme en limite du village, de l'espace pour tout le monde avec les 4 suites indépendantes, tout le confort et la maison toujours fraîche pour se reposer l'après-midi. L'équipement tout neuf est complet et au top. Idéal pour se retrouver en famille, les enfants dans un jardin et les parents au calme dans l'autre. A recommander sans réserve.


The house is lovely, with everything you need, in a great place - a little slice of La France Profonde. Get to know the lovely couple who serve you bread at the Boulanger - their son is the baker and he is really good - cakes to die for. On your way back from the Boulanger, call in at the Bar des Colonnes for your morning coffee - run by a rather bohemian lady, it's a delight. Go for Pizza at the weekend and meet the tame jackdaw - don't know who he rooms with, but he turns up every weekend and steals like a magpie. The surrounding country is unique - a holiday joy.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Yvonne & Patrick Mortier

  • Grotte des Demoiselles: this breathtaking adventure will take you through caverns with stunning giant stalactites and stalagmites, translucent draperies in the impressive cathedral cavern, the "Mother-Child" nature-made sculpture and the organ pipes
  • You're a 30-minute drive from Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the most beautiful villages of France, and the Abbey of Gellone, along with the nearby Pont du Diable were designated UNESCO World Heritages sites
  • Anduze: the famous Prafrance bamboo garden (« Bambouseraie ») is a wonderful exotic garden that invites you to saunter through its grounds. The restful paths through tall bamboo trees, a splendid Japanese-style Zen garden, the Bambusarium, ...
  • The Navacelles cirque, a listed Grand National Site, is an impressive natural amphitheater with its tall limestone cliffs. At its centre, the picturesque village of Navacelles is particularly photogenic with its waterfall and spectacular environment.
  • Pont du Gard: a masterpiece of Antiquity and nowadays a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, this impressive Roman aqueduct bridge over the waters of the river Gardon has three storeys of arches and forms a magnificent symbiosis with its lush green setting.
  • Aigues-Mortes displays a particularly well-preserved range of architecture of a real medieval fortress with its ramparts, fortified doors, twenty towers and wall-walk. The Constance Tower offers a beautiful view of the vast expanses of the Camargue.