Sentiers Perdus

Sainte-Cécile-d'Andorge, Gard
Bed & Breakfast


Pure Cévennes: a remote old stone farmhouse with all mod cons; a delightful couple to welcome wild walkers, remote-seekers, Provence-lovers

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Brave the steep winding road to reach this astonishing place. All alone, half way up a six-hectare hillside is the 400-year-old stone farmhouse that the Goughs have rebuilt outside and redesigned inside, plus more ruins and terraces in progress. Each of the four floors opens directly onto one of those terraces, the views across the deep narrow gorge are pine-green, the only sounds the wind and the odd wild-boar rustle. Big stone bedrooms have great white beds, industrial-style furniture, a restful lack of clutter, and splendid new bathrooms. Kevin and Michèle are resourceful, interesting and love having guests. They keep chickens for breakfast eggs and collect rainwater to protect the house from landslides. You can walk wild to your heart’s content, along the valley and over the hill to deserted coal-mining hamlets or follow Stevenson and his donkey. Take gorgeous labra-springer Barney, he loves to lead the way. It’s a tough and hospitable land whose history includes religious rebellions. Visit glorious Roman Nîmes, Provençal Uzès and Florac for its crazy autumn Soup Festival.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
1 November to 28 February.
Meals
Dinner available by arrangement (Weds & Sat) €25-€35. Picnics available. Restaurants 10-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €110
2 Doubles
From €110

Reviews

Whats not to love at Sentir Perdu ! We were absolutely blown away by the beautiful room with all luxaries and the stunning views. But most of all the warm welcome of Kevin and Michele. We were absolutely spoilt every day with Michele's lovely home cooking and beautiful set table. Their knowledge of the area is so broad and we loved the stories of neighbourhood. Definitely the place to go to unwind and recharge your batteries ! Thank you so much !

Amanda, Nieuw vennep

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Kevin & Michele Gough

  • There is a special quality of light in these parts, from the rich colours of the hills at sunrise to the blinding brilliance of the stunning ancient towns of Arles and Aigues Mortes. This is a painter and photographer’s paradise.
  • For walkers and ramblers the choice is vast. Take one of our picnics with you and explore near and far finding yourself in steep ravines and atop gently rolling uplands. The terrain is purpose made for walking, cycling and a spot or two of wild swimming.
  • In a day you can drive from the hills to the coast and back again, visiting the vast beaches of the Midi and the rugged wilderness of the Camargue. Pass through endless vineyards, taste the glorious wines and then return to the quiet of the hills.
  • For adrenalin junkies, this is a land of sweeping views and the great outdoors, with first-rate facilities for a comprehensive range of sports, leisure and adventure activities. Bring your bike, pack your climbing ropes, caving gear and kayaking helmet.
  • Discover the Cevennes. Tiers of wooded hills fading into the distance and tiny villages linked by countless footpaths. There are numerous food-based festivals, and weekly markets in La Grand Combe, Genolhac and Collet de Dèze draw many artisan producers.
  • Take a steam train for the day, calling in at the Bambouseraie gardens, or perhaps canoe to the Pont du Gard, visit ancient olive oil mills and numerous pre-historic caves, or just sample truffles, soup, chestnuts or figs at local festivals.