L'Elzet Holiday Gites, Languedoc, South of France

L'Elzet Gites Reviews & Comments

Here are a few of the many L'Elzet Gites Reviews and Comments. We think they speak for themselves and we hope that you will contact us soon for your next holiday in Languedoc, South of France - Contact Us

Just one extra note: although we offer gites self catering, you may notice that Jeaves is mentioned for being a great cook too! If you have a special event during your stay such as a birthday or anniversary, do let us know and we will see what we can do to help you make it special!

Just a quick note to say thanks for our fabulous recent holiday at L'Elzet, we had a fantastic time, walked many miles over lots of hills and always came back to a smiling welcome from our hosts.
The accommodation was perfect and the memories of the dinner you invited us to during our stay will stay with us for ever.
Very many thanks to you both for being excellent hosts - and my French has improved immeasurably ! Hope all is well with you both and we look forward to returning to L'Elzet some time in the future.

Mike et Patricia Norfolk, Cheshire, UK

" We all had a marvellous holiday...because of Jeaves and Philippe….the friendly welcome; daily attentions; lovely accomodation; and the children adored the animals. Needless to say it was difficult for us to leave!"

Christmas Family, Rodhuish, Nr Minehead, UK

" Thank you for your marvellous hospitality. It is certainly a place of tranquility and beauty. And a really great place for children"

Andy, Brighton, UK

"We had a lovely holiday at Elzet, the weather was great and the kids had a great time playing with the other children and the animals. Jeaves was a brilliant hostess and cooked us all a delicious meal one night. Phillippe very kindly took all the boys (6 of them) into the hills one evening looking for wild boar which they loved. Sally and Dave were really good fun as well and kept us entertained"

Kate Malam, England

We all enjoyed ourselves....We loved all the animals, think we had named them all by the time we left! We ate terribly well, drank a lot, laughed too much, what more could you want? Our favourite places visited were the Arena in Nimes , Uzes, St Jean du Gard and the caves and of course the wonderful scenery.

Madelaine & Tony Wilson

" Thank you so much, the last 10 days, we had a fantastic time! Your hospitality was great - certainly a home from home! "

Liz, Mark et Alex, West Yorkshire UK

"Merci tellement de votre hospitalité, car vous pourriez dire parce que nous sommes restés si en retard. Nous tous les deux nous sommes amusés immensément !"

Jill et Mike Huntley, England, UK

"Juste une note courte pour remercier vous [Jeaves] et Philippe de tout votre d'aide ; hospitalité pendant notre séjour….Les enfants ont eu une baleine d'un moment".

Audry et Peter Hartlll, Matlock, England, UK

....... We discovered what I consider to be the best river swimming in France in the aquamarine and crystal clear waters of the local nearby river at La Cascade. The shaded shingle riverside areas are ideal for lazing away warm summer or autumn days..............

If travel you must from L'Elzet, there are numerous local attractions on offer - the Cevennes National Park; steam train to Anduze; the Bambouserie at Anduze itself; magnificent caves; Ales with its superior shopping facilities; and the excellent local museums with their insight into Cevenol rural life and history.................

Our visit to L'Elzet marked the start of a love affair which will hopefully last a long time!

Charles & Maureen Weston, Pickering, N Yorks, UK

We really had a most fantastic time. and we all thank them [Jeaves & Philippe] for all their kindnesses and hospitality.

James Packham, 3 gite rental for extended family

"Just a wee note, to say thank you for such marvelous holidays. We always live it by the photographs and say to all our friends how much we loved our stay"

Gina et Hamish, Scotland, UK

Dearest Jeaves, We hope your birthday was filled with all the love and surprises that you gave to all of us! We often find ourselves basking in the memory of our time with you last May. We have been blessed to be able to journey around the world and experience exotic and beautiful places and people. But nothing equals the warmth and generosity we
experienced at L'Elzet. May the blessings you bestow on others return to you one thousand times over!

With our love and gratitude


Jerry and Sylvia Deck, Maria and the Cote's

Hi Jeaves,
We had a really lovely week at l'Elzet. Everything lived up to our high hopes and we have come back wanting to book again for next year. Is the Tower available for (xx) August 2008? If so we would like to book again soon! The sofa bed was ideal for the boys and they loved everything about the place -animals, pool, other kids and Jeaves

Nick & Sarah Law, UK

"We had a fantastic holiday at L'Elzet. I think Jeaves filled you in about the exploits of our eldest Connor - walking up that hill several times at 2 in the morning! Lucky our holiday coincided with the village festival and he had even had a few disco's to go to. We certainly played lots of tennis both in the village and in St. Jean, especially as the weather was a bit cloudy some days. The cascades were suberb, and the canoe trip down the Tarn gorge was stunning.

We will certainly recommend it to our friends and family".

Jenny & Hughie, UK.

As you expected, we were made most welcome and enjoyed a superb week, favoured by near-perfect weather,

Jeaves prepared a splendid repast for our arrival (Thank you for arranging that) and we dined with her on our final evening - another exquisite meal, enjoyed in the grand manner, in her home.

Please let Jeaves know how much we appreciated her company and her delightful accommodation. L'Elzet is no ordinary gite!

Gordon McCallan UK

The listing on Chez Nous and the further photos you e-mailed to us gave a very good idea of the property and location of L'Elzet so we were certain that this was a 'lucky find' for our fairly last minute booking. We can therefore say that we were not disappointed when we arrived and found everything was so lovely. The house and gite exceeded our expectations- just like stepping into the pages of a magazine on interior design.

What the website can't do justice to is the warmth of the welcome you get from Jeaves - a cold drink and, more importantly, time to sit down together to unwind and get acquainted. Then, after settling and unpacking, aperitifs on the patio, complete with home made canapés! By the first morning it felt as if we had known each other for years!

This for us is the great advantage of having the owner on site; a friendly but discrete presence, someone to give local insight on places of interest and to share the experiences at the end of the day.

Jeaves also has a talent for bringing her guests together, in our case a very nice French family with 2 young girls, so that there was real conversation rather than just polite bonjours. One real attraction for children must be the animals. It's not everywhere that you can pet sheep, pigs and goats. We know how L'Elzet worked its magic on these two to the point that they didn't want to leave! They were also Jeaves' 'shadow' following her everywhere, which was met with great patience. I'd certainly recommend the place for families.

I hope Jeaves would agree with our summing up, we arrived as guests but left as friends.

Jerry & Marion Seymour

Hi Annette,
We had a wonderful 5 days at L'Elzet. The weather got hotter and hotter during the week and we enjoyed all the scenery, BBQ's, company of other quests and great accommodation.
Jeaves is continuing to be the perfect host. I am sure we will be back to visit L'Elzet again, hopefully next year.

Sue Gittins UK


Moti Rossenfeld, Israel

We had a lovely holiday - the children said it was the best they'd ever had and yes you were right it was the best place for us to be rather than a hotel.

Andrea UK

We just wanted to thank you all for making us so welcome.
It has been a very memorable vacation, and we really would love to come back again

Jeaves and Phillipe, your hospitality is the best we have ever encountered. Sending all our love and gratification to you. We will definitely see you again.

Tracey and Graham, England.

Nous avons passé un superbe séjour. Très agréable avec en prime un accueil très chaleureux!

Morgane et Lionel, FRANCE

A big thank you, not just for the Tower, but also for being a great host. The Tower is certainly unique and the house and location, stunning. I sincerely hope I get back to L'Elzet not just for the area etc. but to meet again.


Alan Carter, Burlton, UK

We had a great time last week.... Please pass on our thanks to both Jeaves and Phillipe for their hospitality - the meal Jeaves arranged for my birthday was unforgettable..

Bernard McCarron UK

Thank you for a fantastic holiday. It's an amazing place and the welcome is wonderful. Watch out because we will be back sometime soon!

Helen Hyde, England

The accommodation was fine and Jeeves made us so welcome that we felt at home from the word go. Great character.....dont know how she manages to cope but she always does !  L'Elzet is a real Rural retreat....... L'Elzet is indeed a great centre for a touring holiday or just somewhere to put up your tired feet and let the world go quietly by. 

David and June Boyd, UK

We had a fabulous family holiday with lots of lovely memories. Jeaves and Manon made us feel very welcome and if possible we will certainly go back again.

Bryan family holiday 2013, UK

A home from home.....Fantastic location if you're looking to get away from more popular resort areas and enjoy the rural side of France..... we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to spend 2 weeks at L'Elzet next time to see moe of the area and sample more of Jeaves wonderful cooking. 

Jenny and Ian Fergusen holiday 2013, UK

Dear Jeaves,

We had a great stay at l'Elzet during the second week of March, early spring in the Cévennes. We enjoyed the stay in the attractively furnished Le Violon, the magnificent views, the cute animals and you as a great host: your world there is a paradise!
Thanks for your unique and warm hospitality! Hope to meet again.

Lydeke and Guido Van Beersum, Netherlands