- 4 Sleeps
- 1 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
Named for the forward-thinking female troubadours of the 12th century, La Trobairitz is a modern hideaway in Sanilhac-Sagriès, 7 kms from Uzès, in the Gard department of the Languedoc region. Through its castle door you'll find a beautiful courtyard of Burgundian flagstone, off which is a suite with private shower/wc. Exterior stairs lead to the main floor with living room with aquarium window, dining, equipped kitchen and wc, and a magical second floor of master suite, rooftop terrace with private plunge pool, and a wonderful sunset view. It is within walking distance of the local bakery/tea room, 2 restaurants, and hiking trails of the Gorges of Gardon, and within a 10 minute drive of Uzès, large shopping areas and markets. Currently available for 3-season rental, and perfect for two couples or a couple with older children, La Trobairitz is a contemporary-cool location for your next adventures in the sunny South of France.
Facilities - Inside
The main floor, accessed by a stone-tiled stair from the courtyard, includes a spacious and modern living and dining area, lit by the glassed entry and the aquarium window into the pool (yes, you can watch people swimming). The dining area includes a table and 6 chairs and is open to the living area which includes two comfortable built in couches which can also be converted to single beds. The living and dining areas combine to form a cool refuge from the summer sun, but also benefit from electric heating and the open sided-wood burning fireplace on chilly nights.
This area also includes a TV, DVD player, and speaker for hookup to your MP3 or iPod. Local French stations can be accessed on the TV.
The kitchen is also on this main floor and includes a fridge, dishwasher, electric cooktop and electric oven. It also has a microwave oven, double sink and all small appliances. There is also a WC on this floor.
From the main floor, there is a spiral stair accessing the top floor. This floor includes a sitting area with sliding door access to the rooftop terrace and swimming pool and a spacious (double/queen) bedroom with closets and sliding door access to the pool. There is also a full bathroom on this floor, with shower/tub and wc.
Accessed from the courtyard by a door through a beautiful glassed archway, the lower level includes a bedroom with double (queen) bed, and a separate shower/dressing area and wc.
Separate from this area, but also accessed through the courtyard, off of a covered cave area is the washing machine room and utilities.
Throughout the house, the owner's paintings, quilts and other artwork bring vibrant color and a joie de vivre to the architect-designed, streamlined spaces. Parking is readily available in several locations just a short walk away from the entrance, and if you have heavier bundles (after a day at the brocante or market), dropoffs are possible at the door. La Trobairitz has electric space heaters throughout, but currently is not rented during the winter months without prior agreement from the owners.