House

Ad Austrum

La Capelle-et-Masmolène, Provence, France

The luxurious country house Ad Austrum perfectly represents the south of France in the picturesque village of La Capelle-et-Masmolène. The name Ad Austrum comes from Latin and means "to the south", which also reflects the intention of the host Neerja, namely to spend a relaxing time in peace.

There are no shops or cafes in the village itself, but there are stone houses and lots of nature that are typical of the region. The house dates from the 17th century and was formerly a kind of farmhouse, in which the animals were housed on the ground floor and the owners themselves lived on the upper floors. Neerja bought the house eight years ago and renovated it by hand over two years and redesigned it in a modern way. In doing so, it pursued the goal of creating a place where guests feel comfortable, have time to relax and can enjoy nature in a holistic manner. She maintains a decelerated lifestyle and exemplifies this for her guests. For the hostess, time means pure luxury. She also says that in southern France, the clocks tick differently than in big cities, and that's exactly what vacation is for her - the opposite of the stressful everyday life.

Breakfast can be taken relaxed on the terrace and the private small pool ensures pleasant cooling in summer. Twice a week, always on Wednesdays and Saturdays, there is a market in the nearby neighboring town where regional products can be bought.


Rooms + Rates

per night
entire housefrom240 €

Sustainable

ArchitectureThe structure of the old stone house was preserved and during the renovation care was taken to preserve old elements and not to destroy the charm of the house. Neerja bought a lot of furniture from antique markets, creating a charming mix of old and new furnishings.

EnvironmentOnly environmentally friendly cleaning agents are used at the property. In addition, great attention is paid to water consumption and rainwater is collected to irrigate the garden.


Characteristics

  • Experience the French way of life in a charming little village
  • Luxuriously furnished house from the 17th century
  • Successful furnishing mix of selected antiques and modern pieces
  • Well-kept, large garden with plants and flowers typical of the region
  • Decelerated vacation away from mass tourism
  • Many farmers markets in the neighboring towns (Marchés des producteurs)
  • Countless excursions in the area: e.g. Pont du Gard, Uzès, the Camargue, various beaches, Arles, Nîmes, Avignon, the Luberon, St Rémy en Provence, Aix en Provence, etc.

Holiday home3 bedroomsOwn kitchenChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessPoolno pets

Features

  • 175 m2 house with 3 bedrooms for up to 6 people
  • All bedrooms with their own en-suite bathrooms
  • Large living and dining area with fireplace
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, stove, oven, refrigerator, etc.
  • Balcony on the upper floor with a view of village life
  • Small swimming pool (plunge pool)
  • Washing machine available
  • A cook can be booked on request
  • Free parking
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Rooms + Rates

per night
entire housefrom240 €

Location + Directions

By car

The village of La Capelle-et-Masmolène is about a 15-minute drive from Uzès (12 km). From Nîmes you drive about 40 minutes (36 km), from Avignon as well (32 km), from Montpellier it is a good hour on the way (95 km) and from Marseille it is just under 2 hours (134 km). The landlord will give you the exact address when booking.