|Your contact:||Simon and Ruth Packard|
|Telephone:||+44 (2087) 697027 or +44 (7701) 089844|
In front of the house is a 6x12 metre swimming pool. Mas du Murier Blanc is surrounded by fields and looks out onto the rolling scrubland surrounding the small hamlet of Vendras. Sitting on a ridge below Mont Bouquet, the home has spectacular views of the Cevennes Mountains to the west, the Massif Central to the north and Mont Ventoux to the east.
The living/dining room can be pleasantly cool in summer. A dining table seats ten. With sofas, a television, a DVD player and a stereo, it’s an easy place to spend a relaxing evening.
The first bedroom on this level has a double bed and an antique wardrobe. Its ensuite shower room includes a toilet. Opening off the living room, the second bedroom has a double bed and a wardrobe.
Upstairs is the sky-blue Azur Bedroom, which was converted from a hayloft and is brightly lit by skylights and small windows. Ceiling fans keep it comfortable in summer. It has a pair of twin beds and two wardrobes.
The property is named after the mulberry tree which today provides a shady spot beside the swimming pool, but was originally cultivated to feed to silkworms in a nursery, or magnanerie. Children can play on a swing set in the garden, and everyone will enjoy table tennis and boules.
|Special features:|| Swimming pool on the property: 6x12 m outdoor pool - fully secure cover
Bilingual assistance available on site
Nearest large townUzes
Other towns nearbyAlesNîmesAvignon
Antique shops, fine wine stores, and designer fashions are there, along with with artisans selling wild boar sausage and goat cheese. Uzès hosts a dance festival in June and a wine and jazz festival in August. The liquorice-maker Haribo is based in Uzès and has a visitor’s centre which is a great visit for the kids.
Tennis is on offer in nearby Lussan, and kayaking is available on the nearby Gardon, culmulating in a spectacular view of the Pont du Gard. Two bikes at the house are available for adventuring out on the marked bike paths.
The Pont du Gard aqueduct, built by the Romans to provide Nîmes with water, is an astonishing structure and was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
West of Alès is the steam train that climbs up into the Cevennes mountains amid some breathtaking scenery. The train leaves from Anduze and heads to St-Jean-du-Gard. Just outside Anduze is a huge bamboo plantation set out in the 19th century by a wealthy spice merchant. Its spectacular gardens feature redwood trees.
The nearby Cévennes national park is an extensive area of natural beauty with hiking trails and activities available.