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Chateau du Fraissinet

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The house

The ancient Château du Fraissinet was registered in 1640 as a fortified farm presided over by a Seigneur. Today the château has six independent gites offering attractive holiday accommodation. Les Tilleuls (shown) is one of our delightful family gites. It features a large living area with a comfortable sofa, a dining table and a fully-equipped kitchen area. French doors lead out to a raised wooden terrace with views across the garden and into the chestnut woods.There is also an outside dining table, chairs and parasol.
The two bedrooms are downstairs and stay nice and cool for a goods night's sleep - even in the hottest weather. The main bedroom is stone vaulted and is on the lower floor with a small window and a door out into the courtyard. The family bedroom is on the middle floor. This room had a large window and a separate wc with wash hand basin. This gite works really well for families or two couples sharing.
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  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Suitable for large groups
  • Safe for small children
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • With swimming pool


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Chateau du Fraissinet- Les Tilleuls is set in it's own beautiful valley at the foothills of the Cevennes National Park and is bordered by the river Gardon

  • Rural
  • Mountainous
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village
  • Near swimming water

Restaurants, food & wine

Our local 'Auberge du Fraissinet' is just a 300m walk along the river bank. There is also a bar 'Aux Bons Vivants' at the top of the lane and a small campsite opposite which has a snack bar. There are several other restaurants close by which serve good local cuisine.
There is an excellent twice weekly market in the nearby town which sells local produce including honey and pelardon - goats cheese - which is a regional speciality.


Chateau du Fraissinet is close (2km) to the lac Camboux where you can fish, swim, hire a kayak and pedalo. You can also swim, paddle and fish in the river Gardon which borders the property. Alison is a qualified yoga teacher and there are weekly yoga sessions in high season. Within easy reach (30 - 45 mins) are the Ardeche, Tarn and Ceze rivers where you can also kayak. There are several stunning caves to visit as well as the historic towns of Nimes, Montpellier, Avignon and Uzes. The iconic Roman Pont du Gard is also nearby. Just a short drive away (30mins) we also have a choice of Forest parks, where kids and adults can test their nerve on zip wires and rope works.
We are also just 90 minutes away from the Mediterranean sea with the beaches of l'Espiguette and le Grau du Roi being popular day trips for our guests.
There are lots of walks locally with the Cevennes National Park beginning at the edge of the property.

  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Fishing
  • Yoga

Further remarks

Chateau du Fraissinet is a perfect place for a family holiday. There is a fantastic low-chlorine pool with a shallower pool and a 'stream' for small children to play in. Lots of space (2 hectares) for children to play and explore, and a river running along the property for fishing, swimming, paddling or inflatable boats. Kids love making friends with our donkeys Daisy and Lily.

Additional price info and offers

Christmas and New year bookings are in our large gite Les Pins which sleeps 8 and is fully-centrally heated.
Notes on accommodation:
The quoted prices are inclusive of end of stay cleaning charge. A linen pack is available for hire at £15/15€ per person per week. This includes bed linen, a shower and hand towel. Guests are asked to bring their own towel for swimming. Alternatively one can be hired for an additional £5/5€ per week.
A cot with bed linen and a high chair are available free of charge. Gas and electricity are included in the price and each gite is supplied with tea towels and oven gloves. Wood can be supplied for the fires for a small charge. Charcoal only for bbq's is permitted in high season for security reasons.
Each gite has it's own outside dining area complete with table, chairs, parasol and a BBQ or chiminea.
Filled with natural spring water the BIO UVC pool is a massive hit with holidaymakers of all ages. The pool utilises the latest technology in water purification treatment to keep chemical use to an absolute minimum. A 75w Bio-UVC Germicidal Lamp is used which kills harmful biological contaminants much more effectively than any other known treatment. Working together with two Ozone generators that break down the effects of sun lotions we are able to keep the water as natural as possible. Low levels of chemicals control blanket weed growth to keep the pool looking its best. The pool area is gated and fenced. Main pool measures 12m x 5m x 1.4m. There is a shallow splash pool for small children and a spa pool. The large surface area of the shallow pools and connecting channel helps heat and regulate the water temperature. Sun loungers and chairs are provided.
Please contact us for availability and prices

Price includes

  • Cleaning fee

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 150.00
  • Price bed linen per person (optional) € 10.00
  • Price towels perp person (optional) € 5.00

Availability of 'Chateau du Fraissinet'

Chris and Alison Burns has last updated the calendar on 13 Jan 2019


Visitors of Chateau du Fraissinet evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in August 2018

Onze vakantie met twee gezinnen ( met volwassen kinderen en tieners) in Les Chataigniers en naastgelegen Les Tilleuls is prima bevallen.
Omdat de twee appartementen aan de achterkant van het Chateaux liggen konden we goed samen vertoeven op het terras. We hebben genoten van de relaxte sfeer, het gastvrije ontvangst van Alison en Chris, het heerlijke zwembad, de ezels en honden en natuurlijk de yoga les.
Aangezien het extreem heet was deze 2 weken was het meer op 5 (auto)minuten afstand een uitkomst om te suppen, waterfietsen, zwemmen en kanoën.
De drie restaurants op 2 à 3 (loop) minuten ideaal, ook voor brood of een ijsje.
Vanwege de warmte weinig gedaan in omgeving dus alle reden om nog eens terug te gaan.
Alison en Chris bedankt.

Comment from Chris and Alison Burns

Thank you for your comments, Judy. It was a real pleasure to have you and your family staying here at the Château du Fraissinet.

Visited in August 2018

We really enjoyed our week at Chateau du Fraissinet. The surroundings are beautiful, our gite, Les Acacias was very nice equipped with everything we needed.. We especially enjoyed the swimmingpool which is perfect for families with small children.

Comment from Chris and Alison Burns

Thank you for your comments Marijke. We hope to welcome you and your family here again one day.

Visited in July 2018

We had a great time at Chateau du Fraissinet. Nice swimming pool and garden surrounded by the woods of the Cevennes. Well equipped gites in a lovely castle. Chris and Alison are always there and you can ask them anything, always willing to help you to make your stay pleasant!

Visited in June 2018

Excellent place to stay for your holidays. Very nice area on the border of the Cevennes with lots of great places to be. Excellent Gites with all possible comfort and a great swimmingpool.
We have had a very nice holiday again and we will certainly be back for another great vacation.
Thanks to Alison and Chris.

Comment from Chris and Alison Burns

Thank you for your comments Rik & Els. it was a pleasure having you both to stay here.

Visited in August 2017

We hebben een prima vakantie gehad in Chateau du Fraissinet/ Tilleuls. Het appartement was groot genoeg voor ons gezin van 2 volwassen en 2 tieners + een oma. 's Nachts lekker koel en overdag meerdere plekken om in de zon of schaduw tot rust te komen. Door de niveauverschillen en trappen moet je wel goed ter been zijn. Voor wie van rust houdt, is dit een prima verblijf. In de omgeving is voldoende en gevarieerd aanbod qua activiteiten. Er zijn vele dorpjes en steden in Romaanse stijl om te bewonderen. Het aanwezige zwembad is voldoende om lekker af te koelen. En de gastheer en - vrouw doen er alles aan om je een aangenaam verblijf te bezorgen.


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