A refined and spacious stone house with a most atmospheric and romantic feel for 2 to 5 : an esthetic retreat from the busy world. Set in an untouched medieval hamlet in the South of France. This magical XVII th century home offers breathtaking views on The national Parc of Les Cevennes, which is a UNESCO heritage.
A perfect house for a couple who enjoys high ceilings and an indoor-outdoor feel with its two terraces. A magical and very romantic retreat, in a refined atmosphere.
The Bastide d'Esparon is a very romantic place to stay in a haven full of breathtaking views. Perfect for one or two couples or a family of 4/5 who love the spaciousness and the indoors-outdoors feel of the house.
A most atmospheric, esthetic retreat from the busy world cooled by mountain breezes in the blistering summer, with superb walks, rivers for swimming or canoeing down in the valley, unusual excursions galore - and just 6 kilometers from all shopping. It is totally peaceful and calm.
A well-restored place, much loved by the creative, colour-conscious family who have owned it for 50 years. Everywhere are lovely kilim rugs and pieces brought back from the owners' travels – fine old wooden chests, antique wardrobes, contemporary art and books.
You are in the South of France and you feel you are on the top of the world. You are living indoor and outdoor with constant views from the windows and terraces on the untouched and intact sunny countryside of Les Cevennes Meridionales with its rolling mountains, high plateau and big sky.
Inside, history speaks through several levels and thick old walls. A refined atmosphere, with high ceilings, white walls, and a great feeling of luminousness. Some say it was the location of the old Merovingian castle. The house still has old sinks, carved stones, vaulted ceilings, which attest to its past history.
La Bastide is a typical Cevenol stone house. Probably dating back from the XVIIth century. The Bastide d'Esparon is big and vast as it has 180 square meters with its 5 rooms of which
3 bedrooms , a big Living Room and Dining Room, 2 outdoor Terraces, 1 Kitchens, 1 Barbecue and 1 outdoor Fireplace.
It has 2 gorgeous terraces: one terrace for privacy and peace, another for joyous gatherings and glorious sunsets and shade with a wisteria pergola.
LA BASTIDE D'ESPARON: Description
1 LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM:
-1 Vast Living and Dining Room with large tableon the top floor.
---1 Big Kitchen fully equipped.
---1 Big Interior Terrace in the private courtyard with outside fireplace, barbecue, big table, 2 Provencal lounging sofas, parasol.
---1 Southern Terrace with spectacular Views and a table under a wisteria.
---1 Shower Room with 2 sinks.
3 BEDROOMS, from 2 to 5 guests.
---Bedroom 1: "Master Bedroom"
1 Double Bedroom for 2 with a big Double queen bed . Part of a large "Master Bedroom Suite" with a private living room and desk space with TV/internet. Can be used as a private living room, a suite or a family room.
---Bedroom 2: "Chambre d'Amis"
1 Bedroom for 2 with 2 Twin beds (2 Single beds which can be transformed into a Queen if you wish).
1 Single Bedroom with one bed.
La Bastide is light, everywhere are lovely kilim rugs and pieces brought back from the owners’ travels - fine old wooden chests, antique wardrobes, paintings, books.
You will live inside and outside with the 2 terraces. Your sleep will be perfect. The local market is fantastic with only local products, most organic. Perfect for nature-lovers who love to walk and hike on the great trails, go to the surrounding rivers and picnic. Cook at home and enjoy the sunsets and sunrises.
The hamlet of Esparon is an untouched medieval village dating from the XI th century in a very picturesque ensemble of 25 houses with a chapel and a running fountain, and remains of ramparts and towers. It is located in The Parc National des Cevennes protected by the UNESCO World Heritage for its authentic natural landscapes.
La Bastide d'Esparon is situated in the Languedoc-Roussillon. 40 minutes from Montpellier and Nîmes airports, bus and train stations. From here, you can visit the area of The Languedoc, Les Cevennes, Les Causses and go to all the great summer festivals of theatre in Avignon, photography in Arles and Sete, lyrical opera in Aix or just take great walks and enjoy the fantastic rivers and trails as well as the untouristy quality of the region.
I welcome longer stays and special stays.
A very romantic atmosphere for couples who want a retreat. You have the whole house for yourselves, whether you are a couple or 4/5 guests.
All that is described above: living indoor and outdoor with the 2 terraces, fantastic views, 3 spacious bedrooms and , a private parking.. a grand entrance..
The guests have access to the house. There is no sharing of any areas or amenities with other guests.
I have often had couples stay here... and they adore the romantic and spacious feel of the house.
Annat att notera
All my guests always say the house is magical. They all want to come back. There are no cars. It is like being back in another time. With its breathtaking views from every where on the sky and the hamlet and the soft Cevennes mountains, airy but colorful and contemporary decoration.
It is an old stone house but with very high ceilings and full of light and the walls are all white (with paintings and art on them-but not too much!).
The furnishings and lovingly placed artefacts are refined and well maintained so I would ask the guests to honor them.
This authentic Cevenol House has a very distinct charm as it allies traditional antiques from my family and the Brocantes in the region as well as contemporary objects and artefacts acquired during my numerous travels.
I would ask you to water the garden and all my beautiful Uzes pots every evening in hot weather., as I love to do every other evening during the hot summer days.
I would love it if you could treat my home with care and respect for the Art and antiques and please love it like your own home.
On the premises when I am not there, I have a great super who has been taking care of the house for the past 20 years. He is great.
I am very computer savvy so I am always reachable by mail/SMS.
I am a fine art photographer. I like spaces and colors. I was born in Paris, France and presently live in New York.
I live in 2 houses which are my havens and which I rent.
When I am not in my house in The Bronx from which I work, I am in my house in the South of France.
The house in the South of France is a family house where i have spent my summers since I was 5. I am a photographer working in New York. This has been my country house where I have spent many summers and it is a perfect contrast from the city life. I like the perfect calm and the luminous space I have in this house with the great views on the rolling hills and the light on the mountains of the Cevennes and the high plateaux of the Causses.
This house is my sanctuary.
I love the evenings watching the sunset with a glass of rose on the southern terrace, going to the rivers with a picnic, hiking in the mountains.