Description of Gîte (Petit Sourel)

Official Gîte Number :
GCE 105
Gîte de France awarded "3 stars" 6 people
Maximum : 8 people
Visited by Gîte de France officials
on 24 march 2004
Where the Gîte is situatedcliquez ! MAP
The Gîte "Lou Sourel" is situated in the mid-mountain range of the Cévennes (600 m) at :
- 1 h 30 from Montpellier,
- 1 h 15 from Nîmes,
- 50 mn from Alès,
- 35 mn from Anduze (Gard) and from Florac (Lozère)
- 20 mn from Saint Jean du Gard
The hamlet of "Saint-Roman-de-Tousque"
(about 100 permanent residents) is part of the Commune of "Moissac-Vallée-Française"(about 300 inhabitants) wich extends as far on the lower end of the "Vallée Française".
Our Commune is situated exactly at the beginning of the National Park of the Cévennes.
Shops and Services

A Saint-Roman itself :
- Itinerant Butcher
- Itinerant fishmonger
- Restaurant "Auberge La Patache" (04 66 44 73 76)

At Sainte Croix Vallée Française (6 km)
- Tourisme information point
- Post Office
- Bakery (good country bread and leavened bread)
- 2 greengrocers (and tabacconist)
- Butcher
- Restaurant "L'Oultre" (04 66 44 70 29)
- Bar / Restaurant "La Baraka"
- Bar "Le Globe"

At Saint-Jean-du-Gard (17 km)
- Tourist Office
- Cash Dispensers (2 banks)
- Savings bank and Credit Agricole
- Doctors (Doctor Kuhm 04 66 85 17 52)
- 2 chemists
- 3 bakeries (our favorite is "Vigouroux")
- Bookshop & Newspapers
(including foreign newspapers)

- Supermarket (Super U)
- 2 fruit and vegetable shops
- 1 wine shop "Caves de Saint-Jean"
- Hardware store "bordarier"
- Dry cleaners
- Post Office
- Bars
- Big market on Tuesday mornings
- Open air municipal swimming pool and tennis courts

General informations :

Address :
Gîte "Lou Sourel"
48 110 Moissac-Vallée-Française
Tél : 04 66 44 79 65
or 06 68 28 54 80 (mobile) and 06 68 28 54 14

Building dates from around 1800
Renovated from 2001 - 2003


Mobile phone works !

Rubbish DisposalAt the bottom of the small road wich leads to our parking spot are two green rubbish containers wich are for household rubbish. (Please ensure bags are securely closed)GLASS, PACKAGING PAPER
At the eastern end of the village : from our car-park go down the road by the rubbish bins, turn right, and go up the old road as far as the hair-pin bend (200 m)
ArchitectureA house of character, made entirely of the local schist.
It is built on the ridge with an exceptional view towards both the Vallée Borgne and the Vallée Française
The house is semi-detached but the entrance and the terrasse are completely independant from the owners house.
Ecological20 m ² of solar panels provide much of the hot water (shower, dish-washer)The renovation
was done using local ans biological materials
SituationSituated on the edge of the village.
A small road, wich presents no danger for children, just in front of the house.

There is a children's playground and sportsground
2 minutes away on foot.

House furnitureTraditional furniture (made of chestnuts)
A large table for 6 with 2 extension leaves
Chestnuts benches
a sofa big enough for 3

Bedroom furniture is entirely new
slatted beds, confortable new mattresses,
All beds are 2 meters long
Undersheets and pillow-cases are included in the hire.
Bring your own sheets or they may be hired (5 €)

Rattan chairs in the bedrooms

Garden furnitureTables and chairs for 8 people
Movable Barbecue
Garden armchairs
Electrical appliances

Hob with 4 burners (large size)
Extractor fan
Electric oven
Micro-wave oven
Refrigerator with freezer compartiment

2 enamel sinks
Joint washing machine and drier
Electric coffee machine
Iron & Ironing board
Vacuum cleaner
Cot and high chair
(available on request)
AnimalsWell behaved and quiet animals are allowed, but whatever the animals, they must stay on the ground floor. In no circumstances are they allowed in the bedrooms.
A supplement of 2,5 € per day

The outside terrasse, 32 m²
sheltered between three walls made of schist and tiled with "Lauzes" (local slate)

The total interior area is about 75 m²
Au Rez-de-Chaussée
- Living room: 19 m²
- Kitchen corner : 6 m²

Upstairs :
- Corridor : 8 m²
- Bedrooms
Aigoual Side : 13 m² and 6 m² Mezzanine
Lozère Side: 11 m² and 8 m² Mezzanine
- Bathroom : 4 1/2 m²
- Indépendant WC : 1 1/2 m²

HeatingGaz central heating . Radiators in the bedrooms and the living-room / kitchen
The heating is not included in the rent. If you wish to use it, it will cost 9 € a day

In addition to the central heating, there is also an enamelled wood-burning store (with a glass front)

A blow-heater in the bathroom

Household EquipmentA reminder of the Renting Agreement "Cleaning the gîte is the responsibility of the guests during their stay and before they leave".
Please leave the gite in the same state of cleanliness as at your arrival. Cleaning materials and a vacuum-cleaner are at your disposal for the rest of the cleaning (lavatory, shower sinks, etc.). Pleasen let us know if there is any problem.

Those renting the gite can choose not to be responsible for cleaning the gîte before they leave. In this case they need to pay an extra 50 € to cover the cost of cleaning the gîte.

If the gîte is left in an unclean state, 50 m² of the deposit will be deducted to cover the cleaning costs.

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