Holiday home for 2 to 3 people: the Priory
Every respecting monastery had a Priory. The Priory was separate from the monastery and was built for the Prior. The Prior was “the boss” of the abbots of several monasteries. He traveled around and had his own home in every monastery. The Prior was the controlling factor that spoke to each individual monk. So is was wise to keep him as your friend ! Not surprisingly he got the most beautiful house !
That is why it is also the most beautiful house we have. And not only because of the breathtaking view. Like the Mas Blanc, the Priory is “protected in the back” by one of the evergreen oak-covered hills of the Cévennes. It is slightly higher than the Mas Blanc. You reach your holiday home through a private path that starts behind the parking lot. It shows you the way to just below the Priory. From here the last few meters are done on foot. With a curve up you reach your entrance. There is also the place where your children can set up a tent.
In the spacious living room (6 × 6 m), your attention is immediately drawn to the glass wall. Nearly every guest who enters here experineces a sincere WOW feeling. He walks through the patio doors and is silenced by the view. The panorama covers the horizon from north-east to south. The variety of trees, the lines, the depth of the hills, the distant mountains, and the constantly changing light make this an experience that you will remember.
There are two comfortable loungers with supplied pillows. The terrace (6 × 3 m) is low walled. You can sit on it. Because of the low wall (50 cm) the priory is not suitable for (too) small children.
Lets go back inside. The living room has an antique dining table with 4 chairs with a wicker seat. The flap box is handy for storing your small items. A two-seater sofa with some cushions and side tables together with the stove complete the interior. If you come with three people, there is enough space here to add a third bed.
In short, all prerequisites for a special holiday are here.
In the back of the living room, the kitchen looks out onto the terrace and the private garden. The 5 burner gas hob with hanging extractor invites you to cook on the Tuesdays and Fridays when our restaurant is closed.
In the bathroom, tiled with light mosaic, a high window has been placed towards the private garden. There is a washbasin, a toilet and a spacious shower.
The bedroom is directly opposite the bathroom. There is a double bed (160 × 200) whose headboard and bedside tables are covered with ardoise, a matte stone with many dark shades. You store your luggage in the ceiling-high cupboard with a hanging section. She is hidden behind long curtains, (self) made of antique fabrics.
Even outside the guest season, the view from the terrace continues to amaze.
More images of the Priory
Where do we start as whatever we write can not possible do this fabulous holiday home justice! The Mas Blanc is out of this world. The attention to detail is amazing, from the moment you enter this oasis it is paradise.
We are a family of four, with two young children aged 3 and 7. We stayed in Zonnehuis, where the views of the Cevennes are amazing. The room decor was beautifully designed.
We arrived at 19.00 hours, and were greeted by two members of staff from Mas Blanc.The staff were so friendly on arrival and we were greeted with drinks and made to feel so welcome. We were then shown around and taken to zonnehuis, where we had time to get ready for a meal. Meals are great, the eating ambiance is wonderful. The staff are friendly, helpful and very experienced always there to help and assist.
Tein you run a superb ship, and should be extremely proud, we would just like to say “Thank you so much” you made our stay in Mas Blanc a very memorable one.
If more than 300 guests appreciate this holiday home
with a generous 9 out of 10 then.....
9 sept 2018-11 may 2019
7 sept 2019-9 may 2020
Extra person € 75
11 may -
- 8 june
Extra person € 75
8 june - 29 june
24 aug - 7 sept
Extra person € 95
29 june -
- 24 august
Extra person € 95
Additional mandatory cost:
€ 38 End Cleaning costs (per stay), € 15 Administration costs (per stay), € 11 per week per person for Bed, Kitchen linen and towels in the bathroom. They are washed weekly, € 0.61 Tourist tax per person per day.
Additional optional costs:
€ 4 per day for your pet. Please consult us in advance. We can pick you up from the station Alès, for a fee of € 45 per trip.
Half board (5 dinners and 7 x breakfast) € 169 per week. Children € 113