Sentiers Perdus

Sainte-Cécile-d'Andorge, Gard
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 59 69 38 74


Pure Cévennes: a remote old stone farmhouse with all mod cons; a delightful couple to welcome wild walkers, remote-seekers, Provence-lovers

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Brave the steep winding road to reach this astonishing place. All alone, half way up a six-hectare hillside is the 400-year-old stone farmhouse that the Goughs have rebuilt outside and redesigned inside, plus more ruins and terraces in progress. Each of the four floors opens directly onto one of those terraces, the views across the deep narrow gorge are pine-green, the only sounds the wind and the odd wild-boar rustle. Big stone bedrooms have great white beds, industrial-style furniture, a restful lack of clutter, and splendid new bathrooms. Kevin and Michèle are resourceful, interesting and love having guests. They keep chickens for breakfast eggs and collect rainwater to protect the house from landslides. You can walk wild to your heart’s content, along the valley and over the hill to deserted coal-mining hamlets or follow Stevenson and his donkey. Take gorgeous labra-springer Barney, he loves to lead the way. It’s a tough and hospitable land whose history includes religious rebellions. Visit glorious Roman Nîmes, Provençal Uzès and Florac for its crazy autumn Soup Festival.

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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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
11am
Closed
1 October until 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner available by arrangement €35 per person including wine. Picnics available. Restaurants 10-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €115
2 Doubles
From €115

Accommodation

Reviews

We spent three nights at Sentiers Perdus in September 2019 and we can confirm the previous reviews - it is a wonderful place to stay. Kevin and Michelle have put their heart and soul into the refurbishment (or more accurately the rebuilding) and it shows. They gave us great advice on places to visit, to eat and to buy wine. We really enjoyed breakfast on the terrace and sitting in the sunshine enjoying the lovely scenery and remote setting. Great hosts, fabulous accommodation and a fantastic location. This is one of our favourite and most memorable places we have ever stayed.

John, Streatley

The thing is, you read the description of the place and wonder, can it all be so perfect? Well, in this case the answer is a resounding Yes. The Goughs have created something very special. Go and experience it for yourself and drink in the views, experience the warmth of the welcome, the dinner on the terrace and the breakfast which is at the top of our list of all time favourites. The stylish conversion of the house is all that you would expect from these folks. The walks from the house are extremely pretty. Go on, spoil yourselves, you will not be disappointed.

Michael and andrea, Norfolk

We had a great time in this wonderful place. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable, everything is thought out in detail. Above all, we appreciated the hospitality of Michele and Kevin (not to mention Barney the dog) and thank them warmly. Michele deserves a special mention for her delicious cooking, I highly recommend the "table d'hôte"!

Anouk, Basel, switzerland

Michele and Kevin are absolutely lovely hosts. We felt at home from the moment we arrived, enjoyed lovely meals, and were guided through the region. We recommend the visit to anyone interested in a peaceful and back country visit!

Benjamin, Gent

In one word: WOW! Kevin and Michelle are incredible hosts and have put their hearts into designing every teeny aspect of this place. The breakfasts are stunning, the views are vast, and the rooms are perfect. I recommend staying here towards the end of a trip, since any other bnb will likely pale in comparison. Don't come if you're not looking to be lost in nature, or if you want to keep to yourself. Meals are warm and social, and your only neighbors at night are the wind and the stars.

Deena, Oakland

We spent 4 days at Sentiers Perdus on our honeymoon and it was magical. Kevin and Michele are wonderful hosts and pulled out all the stops to make our stay unforgettable - breakfast in particular was superb! The countryside is picture perfect, with the only traffic being the occasional hen or Barney the dog. It's the perfect romantic bolt hole - the shooting stars at dinner were the icing on the cake! We can't wait to return to this special place.

Rachel, Glasgow

We cannot recommend Sentiers Perdus highly enough! We had just the most fabulous stay with Michele and Kevin - and of course Barney their delightful dog. Michele and Kevin's attention to detail is second to none. Every detail and possible need has been thought of. The rooms are luxurious, the views amazing and the food (breakfast or evening meal) delicious! Everything is delivered with an understated sense of style we have rarely encountered. Such a relaxing and special place - one we will definitley be returning.

Victoria and gavin, Oxford

Whats not to love at Sentir Perdu ! We were absolutely blown away by the beautiful room with all luxaries and the stunning views. But most of all the warm welcome of Kevin and Michele. We were absolutely spoilt every day with Michele's lovely home cooking and beautiful set table. Their knowledge of the area is so broad and we loved the stories of neighbourhood. Definitely the place to go to unwind and recharge your batteries ! Thank you so much !

Amanda, Nieuw vennep

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Kevin & Michele Gough

  • There is a special quality of light in these parts, from the rich colours of the hills at sunrise to the blinding brilliance of the stunning ancient towns of Arles and Aigues Mortes. This is a painter and photographer’s paradise.
  • For walkers and ramblers the choice is vast. Take one of our picnics with you and explore near and far finding yourself in steep ravines and atop gently rolling uplands. The terrain is purpose made for walking, cycling and a spot or two of wild swimming.
  • In a day you can drive from the hills to the coast and back again, visiting the vast beaches of the Midi and the rugged wilderness of the Camargue. Pass through endless vineyards, taste the glorious wines and then return to the quiet of the hills.
  • For adrenalin junkies, this is a land of sweeping views and the great outdoors, with first-rate facilities for a comprehensive range of sports, leisure and adventure activities. Bring your bike, pack your climbing ropes, caving gear and kayaking helmet.
  • Discover the Cevennes. Tiers of wooded hills fading into the distance and tiny villages linked by countless footpaths. There are numerous food-based festivals, and weekly markets in La Grand Combe, Genolhac and Collet de Dèze draw many artisan producers.
  • Take a steam train for the day, calling in at the Bambouseraie gardens, or perhaps canoe to the Pont du Gard, visit ancient olive oil mills and numerous pre-historic caves, or just sample truffles, soup, chestnuts or figs at local festivals.