I must admit, I was rather negative about this place my wife had chosen. It took us forever to find and our Google maps on the i-phone was just not good enough to find it. The very first impression was that around it the area seemed uninviting. Fields, a factory and a big garbage pile in the area. I would not have mentioned the garbage, had it not been for the fact that I could smell it in the garden.
I WAS amazed by the house! The rooms were beautiful! Romantic and at the same time modern, with nice bathroom shower and bedding. The garden was equipped with a pool, which it seems no one uses. Still, nice to look at. A full garden kitchen where you could cook and BBQ if you liked. My wife and I sat in the middle of a large green lawn next to the pool and enjoyed the silence and a bottle of wine. The hosts were helpful to make us comfortable there even though they speak NO English at all!
Even though such a property is obviously difficult to keep up and some corners of the garden seemed run-down.
The breakfast was gorgeous and tasty! Lots of home-made croissants and great coffee.
The stay at this place was an experience and I would recommend it to romance-seeking friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Domaine de Mailhan:A 8 minutes du centre de Nîmes le Domaine de MAILHAN, se trouve au milieu d’un parc arboré Alain et Danielle CORD ont restauré cette demeure du 18 ème siècle en apportant un modernisme tout en gardant le style de l’époque. Au rez de chaussé, un grand hall servant de salon, salle a manger, donnant sur un escalier monumental, au premier étage, vous trouverez 3 chambres, climatisées. ... more less