Gîte-apartment with bedroom (king size bed - 160x200 cms), living room (with kitchenette), shower room and private terrace situated in 20 hectares of private land: meadows, chestnuts, evergreen oaks, streams and waterfalls.
Situated in the Cévennes National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also a protected Natura 2000 area, the “Gîte du Rouquet en Cévennes” is a holiday gîte apartment, situated on the lower level of our ancient “Mas” (farmhouse) which is built on the side of a hill. We (Henry & Valerie) live in the house all year round, so are available if you need anything, including advice on the local area and things to do. We are English so you will have no problems communicating if English is your mother tongue.
The views are completely preserved, and no other property is visible from the house.
It is an ideal holiday home for 2 people: a couple or two friends using the sofa bed in the living room.
A great location for exploring the many hiking trails, fauna and flora in the Cévennes. Also, in just over an hour you can get to many other remarkable tourist and wildlife and nature sites in France, for example:
The Camargue in the south, famous for its birds.
The Gorges du Tarn and Jonte north where one can find rare species of plants, insects and birds, plus 4 species of vultures.
Les Grands Causses (limestone plateau above the Cévennes) are famous for their orchids in June and July.
The habitat scrubland between the Cévennes and the Mediterranean coast has an amazing array of flowers in spring and interesting reptiles in summer.
There are a multitude of sites and vineyards to visit and many outdoor activities to make your stay unforgettable: canyoning, canoeing, river swimming, rock climbing, bungee jumping, fishing, tree climbing and foraging for edible plants.
The gîte is newly renovated and furnished with a mixture antique and modern furniture and accessories being both modern and stylish. We provide everything you need for your stay including complimentary wireless Internet access and satellite TV (English and French).
You can wander around our 50 acres of land with woods, meadows, streams and waterfalls. You are a short walk to some impressive hiking routes - the gîte is right next door to the Vallée Borgne National Forest.
We provide maps and hiking brochures, binoculars, baskets and several reference books to identify the flora and fauna. We also have a selection of brochures to help you discover the region.
Your bed will be made ready for you with high quality bedding, 100% cotton towels will also be provided.
Smoking is not permitted inside the building.
Our friends the dogs are not allowed (we have cats).
The cottage is not suitable for children or the disabled because there are lots of steps, waterfalls and terraces on the land.
You can see more information and photos on our website but I can not post the link here. If you search for "Gîte du Rouquet en Cévennes" you will find my website and we also have a Facebook page to keep you updated about local events and things to do.