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Gard, France  (# 18893)
 Domaine de Palejay
  VacationsFRBO Gard Vacation Rentals Property ID 18893 Palejay  

Major City: Avignon
Distance: 5-10 mi

Type:   Apartment
Area: Rural

Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Baths: 1
Size: 50 Sq M

Internet: No
Pets OK: No
Pool: No
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: Yes

 
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Languages: English

Personal Website: http://www.palejay.com

VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2008-01-16

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     Description 


Very spacious for two, perfect for a romantic getaway.

The owner of the above aparment is British and has lived in France
since 1987 and has been involved in viticulture since 1984. The
property in which the Gite is situated dates from at least the 17th
century, and has vaulted ceilings. We are located at the junction
of the A9 (motorway to Spain, 10 minutes to an entrance) and the A7
(motorway to Italy, 20 minutes to an entrance). The Rhone valley, an
area rich in culture and traditions, attracts millions of visitors
each year. Our village is at the centre of a triangle: Avignon,
Nimes, Orange.

Self-Catering Apartment

The gite is situated on the ground floor of the owners' house in the
centre of a medieval village. For people who enjoy close contact with
French culture the situation is difficult to match. It sleeps four
and the price ranges from 255-465 euros per week.

The prices are for two people renting, there is a charge of $46 per
person per week, to a maximum of 4 people.

Monthly:

July, August 1980 euros for four.
June, September 1620 euros for four.
October to May 1080 euros for four.

There is security damage deposit of 150 euros.

Cleaning

We expect the property to be left in a similar state as when found on
arrival. If you don’t want to clean it yourself before leaving,
please inform us before hand. There would be an extra charge of 37.5
euros
per week for this service. If the property is not left
in a similar condition as it was on arrival there would be the same
charge as above against the damage deposit.


Main Room

Stone fire place with an insert fire (glass door) fuel is included in
the price. The stone comes from a quarry close to the Pont du Gard
(same stone). A large oak table four chairs. Two armchairs and a
settee. A radio. There are books on wine and novels. The ceiling is
vaulted. Satelite television: BBC and ITV3.
Sink, fridge, dishwasher, combine oven microwave, two electric hobs,
coffee machine, kettle and toaster. There is a cooker hood and the
kitchen is connected to the main house's ventilation system.
Sleeping Area: adjacent to the main room contains two single beds
which can be pushed together to form a double bed, when the sleeping
area is not in use it can be closed by means of oak doors. There is
also a double bedroom.

In the yard where you park your car there is a barbeque (free fuel
supplied) and a table with four chairs and two sun-loungers.


Sleeping:

The apartment comprises 2 bedrooms in total; 1 double, 1 twin and 1
cot. This gives room for up to 4 people. Bed linen and towels are
provided for your use.

General:

There is one shower room and one toilet for the party’s use. Central
heating keeps you snug and warm, there is also a log burning fire,
and wood is supplied.

Entertainment:

The apartment has satellite television and radio.

Eating and living:

There is room in the spacious lounge/living for four. The open fire
can be used to create a comfortable atmosphere. To prepare food you
will find a cooker, an oven, a microwave, fridge, a kettle, a
toaster. You will also find a dishwasher, a washing machine, an iron
and ironing board. The owner also provides cutlery, crockery,
glassware, cooking utensils.



 

     Amenities 


Wine

As wine-producers: Cotes du Rhone Named Village (there is only Cru
class above this category) and Cotes du Rhone, we can give our
clients information about local wines. There is a complimentary
bottle of wine that we have mad ourselves from our own vineyards, we
will be commercially producing wine this harvest, 2006. The majority
of our grapes are vinified at the local cooperative.

Depending on our work load we will, explain our work and the
equipment that we use and show our clients around the cooperative
explaining the equipment and the wine making process. We can also
arrange wine-tasting in English. There is no charge for this; clients
during September would be able to observe the harvest and the grapes
being processed at the cooperative. Note that during this period we
consider our harvest to take priority!

We have a selection of books on wine that clients may borrow.


Markets

There is small market on Sunday morning in our village, you able to
buy various cooked meats.

Villeneuve les Avignon there is a large market on Thursday morning
and an antiques market on Saturday, 10 minutes away.

Uzes there is a large market on Saturday morning, 20 minutes away.

Les Angles a market on Saturday morning, 10 minutes away.

Apartment Reviews

Review submitted by Leeanne and Robert from Lanarkshire, Scotland.
15.09.2006




""Excellent property. Was clean and had all the basic necessities.
Ideally located and was only a short drive from all the main places
we wanted to visit (Avignon, pont du Gard, St Remy etc). Arthur and
Josiane couldn't have been more helpful and made us feel truly
welcome. They provided us with maps and directions to all the places
we wanted to visit and told us the best places to park and where to
avoid. They kindly showed us around the wine co-operative and
arranged wine tasting in English. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and
would happily visit again. Would definitely recommend this property
to anyone considering visiting the area." "



Review submitted by Eileen and Ian from Aberdeen, Scotland. 21.08.2006




""Wonderful! Arthur and Josie were so helpful, and when we had an
accident with our hired car, Josie made all the necessary phone calls
for us and accompanied us to the car hire office for a replacement.
The gite is lovely, very rustic but with all mod cons. A lovely
bottle of wine from Arthur and Josie's own vineyard awaited us as
well as all the essentials to start us off - milk, sugar etc. The
location is excellent for visiting a variety of fantastic locations
including Pont du Gard, Nimes, Orange. We even went as far south as
Marseilles, which took about an hour. We hope to return and have been
singing their praises to all our friends!""



Review submitted by Vladimir Etlis from Moscow 27.06.2006




""Excellent Location. Very nice and helpful family. Very reasonably
priced. Would use again and definitely recommend.""



Review submitted by Gordon and Sandra from Scotland 06.06.2006




"Arthur and Josie welcomed us with a bottle of superb red wine from
their own vineyard, and were also very helpful when we wanted to go
fishing for a day, arranging a day’s excellent carp fishing on a
private lake nearby. The gite was stocked with the essentials ie;
salt, pepper, sugar, oil, vinegar, toilet roll etc. In the village
are two excellent artisan bakeries, a supermarket, service station
with car wash, post office etc. Directly across from the gite is a
excellent pizzeria. The Pont Du Gard is well worth a visit as is the
Saturday market at nearby Uzes. We have been to gites in France many
times and this was by far the best. Book it, you won’t be
disappointed."



Review submitted by Leona and Al from Ajax, Ontario, Canada 02.05.2006



"The landlords were very friendly, helpful, courteous and generally
concerned over the quality of our stay. Every need was accommodated.
They spent time talking with us and making us feel welcome. They
offered us maps, travelling advice, weather forecasts and general
information about France, and especially the daily routines involved
in running a vineyard. One negative aspect was in order to access the
patio table and barbeque, we had to leave the apartment, and cross
the road to use them. We also expected the apartment to be cleaned on
a weekly basis, but only fresh bedding and towels were supplied. We
enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to our
friends. "

Owner reply:
We are very sorry about the misunderstanding with Mr & Mrs Kershaw
over the cleaning of the property; the following text has been
inserted in the general description of our property, so that this
misunderstanding will not occur with future guests.

Cleaning

We expect the property to be left in a similar state as when found on
arrival. If you don’t want to clean it yourself before leaving,
please inform us before hand. There would be an extra charge of £25
(37.5 euros) per week for this service. If the property is not left
in a similar condition as it was on arrival there would be the same
charge as above against the damage deposit.



Review submitted by Martin from London 10.05.2005



Great!!!"





 

     Attractions 


General

The Department (county) of Gard is unique in France, if not the world
because of its diversity of landscape, which range from the mountains
of the Cevennes, to sand beaches and the Rhone delta (Camargue). I
would recommend that you come by car or at least hire one if you fly.
The adjacent departments: Vaucluse, Bouches du Rhone, Ardeche and
Heraut, all have many interesting sites and are easily accessible by
car because of Frances excellent road network, which usually has very
light traffic.

There are many flights to our region if you decide to fly and drive:
Ryanair flies to Nimes from Luton and Liverpool (daily). It is
possible to fly to Paris and catch a TGV(very fast train), Station at
Charles de Gaule. To Avignon, it takes 2 hours 45 mins.

Popes Palace*** at Avignon*** 10 minutes.

In the 14th century, Avignon became the centre of Christianity. On
this trail you will come across a host of edifices that reflect the
hectic endeavour of the pontifical court during this era. The
imposing Palais de Papes.

The Pont (bridge) St Benezet**. Avignon 10 minutes

The bridge of the song, which spanned the river by way of the island,
was 900m-975yds long when completed in 1190 and was for years, the
only crossing so far down the Rhone.

Pont du Gard***, 15 minutes

Roman aqueduct built to supply Nimes with water nearly 2,000 years
ago.

Nimes***, 20 minutes.

Famous for its Roman Monuments: Amphitheatre***, Maison Carree***,
Jardin de la Fountaine**(Diana`s Temple) and The Tour Magne*.

Orange**, 15 minutes.

Roman Theatre*** and Commemorative arch**.

Uzes*, 20 minutes.

A living medieval town; good market on Saturday morning.

Aigues Mortes**, 30 minutes.

Has hardly grown in 700 years, still shelters behind its towering 13C
golden stone ramparts.

The Camargue**, 40 minutes.

The Camargue, the most original and romantic region of Provence and
possibly France, Black bulls, white horses, French cowboys and pink
Flamingoes.

Arles ***, 40 minutes.

Roman Ampitheatre** and theatre**. Van Gogh lived here and after a
visit by Paul Gaugin they quarrelled and he cut off his ear.

Les Baux de Provence***, 30 minutes.

A fortified medieval village which has been featured on many
television travel programmes.

Fountaine de Vaucluse***, 40 minutes.

The largest natural spring in the world: a river flows out of a cave
at the base of a sheer cliff 400 metres high.

The Ardeche Valley***, 40 minutes.

Spectacular gorges.



 

     Rates 



If the party is more than two increase the rent by 37.5 euros per person per week. Maximum party four. Payment and Deposit We would expect a deposit of 25% on booking. The balance plus a breakage deposit of £100 to be paid 56 days before your booked date. The breakage deposit will be returned 14 days after your booking date is finished, less any money retained for damage. We expect the gite to be in a reasonably clean state when you leave, if not they may be a cleaning charge of £25. Cancellation Terms Weeks before the start date of your booking 8 weeks deposit only. 6 weeks 40% plus deposit. 4 weeks 60% plus deposit 2 weeks 80% plus deposit 1 week 100% plus deposit



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