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


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
1 November to 28 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner available by arrangement €35 per person including wine. Picnics available. Restaurants 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €110
2 Doubles
From €110


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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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.