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Review submitted by Anton from Groor Brakrivier (Submitted: 20 Nov 2012)
Very satisfied and the owners were helpful and very friendly. Situated in a great area and will stay there again.
Review submitted by Dave from Manchester (Submitted: 12 Oct 2012)
We spent a very happy week here. The property surprised us by how spacious it was. It is very obviously converted from a very old building, but the conversion has been well done.
The only drawback is that the outside seating is across the road (although not that far) and outside Summer its a shame that its in shade.
When Mr and Mrs Bush stayed it was late September, temperatures were dropping, having a place to sit outside in the shade is a huge advantage in our climate. The seating area is only in the shade in the afternoon from 2pm and clients are welcome to move the furniture to another area that is still in the sun.
Review submitted by Peter from Timaru New Zealand (Submitted: 23 Jul 2010)
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. We booked for 3 weeks to were a bit nervous about how it might be. We wanted to spend time in a genuine French village rather than a city. It was everything we thought it would be, in fact the services in the town were better than we had imagined.
We used public transport for most of the time which worked out fine for us. We also rented a car for some days to explore further afield and this was a necessity for doing that.
Arthur and Josieann were very busy in the vineyard but were always easy enough to catch later in the evening when we needed them. They were a good help to us.
We would definitely recommend this place to our friends and a return trip.
Review submitted by Leslie from Portland Maine USA (Submitted: 24 Apr 2010)
Rocheford-du-Gard made a perfect anchor for our exploration of the Roman ruins of Orange, Arles, Vaison-les-Romains, and Nimes. Arthur and Josiane were welcoming, and a roaring fire in the hearth greeted us upon arrival. If you go in the springtime, be aware that the tile floors can be cold. The village is charming, with two excellent boulangeries within a short walk. There is only one restaurant in town, so if youre not planning to cook dinner, be prepared to drive into Avignon or Villeneuve for dinner (we actually worked dinner into several of our day trips and found wonderful restaurants further afield in Avignon, we loved Piedole and La Fourchette). Our only caveat on renting this gite is if youre tall and used to a queen-size bed, the bed will feel short. Im 510" and my husband is 62" and neither of us could stretch out full length because of the footboard on the double bed. But that was a small thing and would not preclude a return visit or a hearty recommendation to others to stay here.
Review submitted by Wheeler from Melbourne (Submitted: 11 Jul 2009)
The apartment is located in a small but lovely town and is in a great location for exploring the region. There is an enormous amount to see within an hours drive of the apartment and I highly recommend both the area and the apartment as a base. The owners were very helpful.
Review submitted by Tom from Odense (Submitted: 14 Apr 2009)
It is a very good gite, and we had a good holiday. The owner is very very nice, and we will come again.
Review submitted by Lynne from Malvern (Submitted: 18 Oct 2008)
We had a fantastic holiday, really loved the town
and in fact would happily live there.
We would definitely go back to the property but the only slight fault if any, was the kitchen, it was adequate, in fact more than so if you want to eat out most of the time, but we prefer to cook at home in the evenings, so it was limited.
But that is us, I think that most people on holiday would think it was good.
Overall it was all fantastic and I would recommend it, particularly if you want somewhere you can mix with the locals who we found to be really friendly and they dont seem to be able to speak English - fantastic.
However Arthur is English and Rosiannes english is perfect so any problems regarding the gite can be talked about in English. Having said that, we didt have any problems so we thoroughly recommend it.
Review submitted by Les from Rhyl (Submitted: 31 May 2008)
The property was very comfortable and Arthur and Josiane were very friendly and helpful. The village is lovely and within easy reach of loads of interesting places. Would definitely go again.
Review submitted by Bryan from London (Submitted: 29 Apr 2008)
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in France in this lovely gite – it’s a perfect size for two people, or for a small family, and is beautifully kept, cozy and in a great location for exploring the whole area (although the village itself is fairly quiet, Avignon is a mere 10 minutes away). Our hosts were great making us feel very welcome, and the open fire and unlimited wood was fantastic as it was a fairly cold April this year! Authur gave us some great tips on local wines (even lending me one of his books on the vineyards in the area), and the information provided on arrival and the brochures and leaflets will give you more info on the local area that you will need, so definitely recommended - perfect for a week relaxing, exploring the local area, drinking wine and eating cheese!
Review submitted by William from Exmouth (Submitted: 9 Oct 2007)
we found everything we needed, the gite was attractive and cool, which was a welcome relief from the heat outside. The village was interesting and the people with whom we came into contact were friendly and helpful, particularly the lady in the book shop! Arthur and Josiane made us feel very welcome and we particularly enjoyed the trip around the vineyard and the Co-operative. It was kind of Arthur to spare his time as he was so busy. It makes an excellent base from which to explore the area, which is full of interest, paritularly Avignon and Nime. We definitely recommmend it. A lovely holiday and delightful hosts.
Review submitted by Linley from Perth (Submitted: 11 Sep 2007)
We wanted to experience life in a medieval French village and we thoroughly enjoyed staying here and wandering around for a week in the village as well as the chance to visit nearby historic locations. Especially enjoyed shopping for fresh produce at the village Sunday market
Review submitted by Erika from London (Submitted: 4 Sep 2007)
The hosts were very friendly and accomodating. The gite is well furnished and the comprehensive guide to the area is very helpful. The maps and instructions about where to park were very clear. The hosts are always on hand to offer advice and to share their experiences of life in Provence. We had a comfortable stay and will defintely return should we visit the area again.
Review submitted by Pauline from Santa Barbara, CA USA (Submitted: 22 May 2007)
What a welcoming surprise to find a fire burning in the fireplace awaiting our arrival! We felt immediately at home. The apartment had lots of charm yet everything was modern and perfectly clean. Arthur and Josiane were very friendly and helpful - a pleasure to get to know. We enjoyed being in the village and it was conveniently located to visit the rest of Provence on day trips. A perfect vacation!
Review submitted by Ian from Cambridge, UK (Submitted: 9 May 2007)
Highly recommended. We agree with the comment by an earlier reviewer that the photographs do not do the gite justice. We have stayed in a dozen or so gites over the years and this was the nicest. Josiane and Arthur were very welcoming and provided everything we needed, without being the least bit intrusive. Having the bakers very close by and a small supermarket about ten minutes' walk away is very convenient. The location is very good for anyone interested in historical towns and Roman antiquities, being close to Pont du Gard, Nimes, Arles, Orange, Avignon. There are also scenic hill top villages and other attractions nearby. We are certainly not wine experts, but found Arthur's tour of his vineyards very interesting. Make sure you leave some space in your luggage to bring some of his wine back!
Review submitted by Robbie from Vancouver, BC, Canada (Submitted: 15 Apr 2007)
Both Arthur and Josiane are wonderful hosts, they provided directions and advice and were always available for questions. The Gite is a lovely , clean property in a very nice village. We will be returning to visit again!
Review submitted by amanda & Ian from Bolton, Lancashire (Submitted: 12 Mar 2007)
dont think the photographs do the apartment justice. The village location was lovely and had a couple of nice meals out at the Italian a couple of mins walk away. Arthur and Josenae were very welcoming and full of useful information. We enjoyed Arthurs very informative tour of the vineyard and co-operative and were grateful for his time.
Everthing we needed was there and there are plenty of places to go and see during the day and it was great to come back and relax in fornt of a roaring fire with a bottle of the vineyard wine at the end of the day. There was plenty of room for four adults. Had a little problem with the plumming one day but it was dealt with swiftly and all was well. recommended.
Review submitted by Paula from Cincinnati, Ohio US (Submitted: 4 Feb 2007)
Josiane and Arthur are excellent hosts...the apartment is charming, the bath was a very pleasant surprise due to its spaciousness, good hot water and good water pressure...We enjoyed the fireplace to the fullest degree. My daughter was not feeling 100% while we were there and Josiane offered to accompany us to the pharmacy...Truly enjoyed a cultural exchange with this family and community....Will recommend this to all of our friends...Rochefort du Gard is an outstanding location from which to explore the areas on both sides of the Rhone but offers an excellent place to decompress in this peaceful village...With the added security of the police station right next door!
Review submitted by Leeanne from Glasgow (Submitted: 15 Sep 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).
Aurthur 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 & IAN from ABERDEEN (Submitted: 21 Aug 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 from Moscow (Submitted: 27 Jun 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 (Submitted: 6 Jun 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 days excellent carp fishing on a private lake nearby.
The gite was stocked with the essentials ie; salt, pepper, sugar, oil, vinager, toilet roll etc.
In the village are two exellent artisan bakeries, a supermarket, service station with car wash, post office etc.
Directly across fron the gite is a excellent pizzaria.
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 wont be disapointed.
Review submitted by Leona and Al from Ajax, Ontario, Canada (Submitted: 2 May 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 accesss 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.
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.
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 (Submitted: 10 Jun 2005)