La Clede - La Clede - Luxury Gite in the Ardeche with Pool and Jacuzzi and Gym


Details of the Gite

The Mas de L'Elze is a rambling collection of old stone buildings, clinging to a sun-drenched, south facing slope on the edge of the Ardechois Cevennes. In the past, these buildings served a multitude of purposes typical of the local countryside: a silk-worm loft, a drying and smoking area for chestnuts, a barn for storing hay and raising geese and ducks for the "gavage". Now, they have been painstakingly and lovingly transformed into a set of completely independent luxury houses, from which you can fully appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the surrounding countryside.

There are three gites at L'Elze. Two - La Clede and La Magnanerie - are small, open plan houses for 2/4 and 2/3 people respectively, while the third - La Grange, is a larger house which sleeps 6/8. All are completely independent and have private terrasses for al freso dining. For large groups it is always possible to rent a number of the gites together.

All houses share a large 15x5m swimming pool and jacuzzi and gym. The gym features a treadmill, cross-trainer, bike, stepper and rower and, for the really masochistic, a multi-gym weights machine. There is also table football (not in the gym!).

A free wireless ADSL connection is available in all the gites.

We have an organic vegetable garden so fresh produce is always available. In addition, we provide evening meals when required - can be very good on the night that you arrive.

Facilities of the Gite

General / living area
  • CD player
  • Books
  • Central heating
  • Jacuzzi / hot tub (indoor)
  • Gym
  • Games room
  • Internet access
  • Wi-fi
There is a lounge/diner, an open-plan kitchen and shower room underneath.

Outside, there is a sheltered, south-facing private terrasse under one of the chestnut trees that supplied La Clede with its raw material.
Kitchen / utility
  • 4 ring hob
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Microwave oven
  • Washing machine
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron & ironing board
Bedrooms (1)
Includes: Double beds (1), single beds (2)
The sleeping area contains a double and 2 single beds.
Bathrooms (1)
Includes: Bathrooms (1). Shower (1) and WC (1)
Swimming pool
  • Shared swimming pool
  • Garden
  • Barbeque
  • Parking (on the road)

La Clede is located in Rocles, Ardeche

The Mas de L'Elze is right in the middle of the Ardechois Cevennes - magnificent countryside with rolling hills and rugged mountains, dropping down to crystal clear rivers in deep gorges.

L'Elze is situated roughly halfway between Largentiere and Valgorge, some 30 kilometres south-west of Aubenas, in the Department of the Ardeche. It is easily reached by road, the main A7 (Autoroute de Soleil) being only 75 minutes away.

The exact location for those of you with SatNav/GPS is E4.21376 N44.57664. But beware of simply typing L'Elze into your SatNav - it may take you somewhere completely different!!! And even a few of the map sites show us where we are not, so please follow the directions below for safety!

  • Nimes (1 3/4 hrs)


Rental Rates

Rental rates €350 - €750 per week
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Booking Terms & Cancellation Policy

The holiday prices shown below are the cost of the rental for the first week of occupancy; for subsequent weeks deduct €30 per gite. All prices are in Euros.

We ask for a 20% deposit on reservation.We will refund your deposit if you have to cancel your holiday up to 6 weeks before the period reserved; after that time, we regret that the deposit is forfeit.

All holidays during the season start and finish on a Saturday; off-season we may be able to arrange long weekends under special circumstances.

On your arrival day, you are free to arrive any time after 4pm.

A "Welcome Basket" with a few essentials (as well as some non-essentials!) for your first evening will be waiting for you. You will find all sorts of useful information about the area in a folder in the apartment; if you find out anything during your stay that you feel would be of interest to other guests, feel free to add it to the folder.

We will ask you for a deposit cheque of 150 euros, to cover any breakages, etc.

On your day of departure, we would ask that you leave by 10am. Your deposit cheque will be returned to you by post, following an inspection of the property.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Normally we provide NO linen (sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases, towels, etc), though we can arrange to do so ........for a small extra charge.

From €350 per week

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