Testimonials

Staying in Mas la Clastre felt like having ‘access all areas’ to a boutique hotel. It was the biggest holiday treat my kids have ever had. And arriving in Fons – well it is like finding yourself amidst the inspiration for Joanne Harris’s Chocolat – in the hub of a living, breathing, properly idiosyncratic French community where trysts are made, relationships founder and intrigues play out across the counter of the one shop, or sotto voce as the  band strums at the bar...Utterly delicious and impossibly hard to leave.

 

Susanna, Bristol

Fons is a gem of a village offering the peace that we required but in easy reach of stunning towns, that gave us the history and ambiance that we lack in Australia. The laneways were rich with shards of history, the air redolent with fragrances not known to us. And the home! What a home: spacious and cool even in the hot summer months with generous views onto a glorious landscape.  We will return!

 

Brian and Fiona, Melbourne.

Our party of six stayed at Pepsy’s beautiful home in Fons in August 2012.

What can one expect? An immaculately restored, full service home set in a tranquil, medieval village that is as silent as it is picturesque and historic.

We made full use of the outdoor swimming pool during the afternoons and in the evenings we dined on the terrace, which features a sweeping view of the countryside (particularly wonderful at sunset). During the day we ventured out for canoeing, long walks and drives, all within a few miles.

Having traveled extensively, I can honestly say this is one of the best properties I've come across.

 

Andrew, San Francisco.

The best of all worlds: smack in the middle of the village, but what a village! Small, remote, quiet, unspoilt, beautiful. An ancient, large and airy house which has been beautifully and tastefully modernised to the highest standard.

 

Lucy, New York

I cannot recommend a stay in Fons enough. This beautiful house is located in one of the most beautiful and friendly villages in the region and is a wonderful place for a tranquil stay. The area is full of places to visit. Spectacular views, gorges and ravines to explore on foot, horseback, or canoe. Many of the best markets are within a 20 minute drive, the local produce is as good as any you will find in France, and it is easy to get to the historic cities of Avignon and Nîmes.

 

Jonathan, Cambridge

La Clâstre lives up to its name. You feel cloistered from the modern world, the medieval village has a simplicity and calm which is restorative. The house itself has the same quality: a blissful escape.

Paradise garden, swimming pool, tiny emporium  of good taste as well as super - fresh fruit and vegetables, mountain scenery, a wealth of history all around:…the place has everything.

 

Rian, Cardiff

An inspiringly stylish yet gentle place. Glorious vine, apricot and lavender countryside, a house where you breathe in calm space and amazing views, and two treasurable amenities: a fab épicerie and a delightful village bar.

 

Ismene, Windsor

There’s a feeling of space and light, yet intimacy within the house. It’s wonderful to be somewhere aesthetically pleasing yet so comfortable and practical. It’s a joy to cook, talk and eat in the same space. We were there in early Spring when it was already warm enough to breakfast on the terrace but we also had the warmth of the fire during cooler evenings.

Fons and surroundings are full of inviting opportunities for walking in every direction, whether a gentle stroll around the village and its outskirts or a longer hike. When you climb the views are magnificent. In Spring we found tiny wild iris and jonquils on the path and much more besides.

 

Maggie and Alexis, Exeter

The house is completely unique with a secluded courtyard garden yet set in the heart of the village. The pool with its wave machine enables you to do more than just cool off. The house itself is airy with high ceilings and the kitchen is particularly well equipped.

I hope you get to go one day.

 

Belinda, Winchester

Fons is a very special place, I'm struggling to translate beautiful memories into text. The house is perfect: an architect-designed renovation of a 17th-century silkworm factory next to the village church, overlooking the market place. The design is sensitive and bold,  with grand proportions and comfortable furniture, cosy in winter and splendid in summer, right in the heart of the quiet village with beautiful views over vineyards and wilderness. The house's terraces, balconies and plant-filled garden provide privacy as well as long views towards the setting sun; a glorious backdrop for a glass of locally-grown rosé with village-baked bread, cheese and saucisson. The chlorine-free swimming pool tucked discreetly into the corner of the old stone walls is a masterstroke. When can I return!!

 

Sam, Leicester

Mas la Clastre is a stunning old house, in a small, ancient village, situated in the middle of glorious, unspoilt countryside with limestone gorges, hill-top villages and rivers to explore — everything you imagine rural France to be.

The house has been beautifully converted, with terraces on different levels for sunbathing and cool spaces for hiding from the sun. Eating on the kitchen terrace, watching the sun set on the nearby hills was a magical way to spend our evenings. We enjoyed using the village shop, which is well-stocked with local produce, cheeses, wines, fruit and vegetables. There is a friendly cafe/restaurant, when we didn’t feel like cooking and, slightly further afield, wonderful, medieval towns like Uzes, with food and flea markets, restaurants and cafes. We loved our stay here and long to come back.

 

Vivian and Trevor, Greenwich

Think of a perfect French house set in a vibrant village full of characters surrounded by stunning landscape.

Imagine eating in a beautiful walled garden bathed in dappled light next to crystal clear pool.

Drink little known fine local wines on the terrace as the sun sinks and swallows swoop over the terracotta roof tops.

Stroll a few steps to a lively, friendly bar for an evening of music, conversation, laughter and food.

Collect your morning breakfast baguette from a gourmet epicerie and slip into life in Fons sur Lussan.

You will come back.... we do.

 

Jon and Michelle, Buckinghamshire.

Pepsy Dening, Mas la Clastre

30580 Fons-sur-Lussan

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