Mas le Clos Souris – near the small village of Fons sur Lussan in the southern French département of Gard – was once an artist’s residence. A Hungarian painter named Joseph lived and worked here in this 16th century farmhouse until his death in 2010. The present owners bought the nigh-ruined property in 2013. Through a renovation process that lasted 5 years, they have transformed it into a unique holiday home in which you can still sense the creative atmosphere.
The property consists of three units of different sizes that can all be connected but offer separate entrances. The old farmhouse (the Mas) sleeps eight adults and four children in four double rooms (each with its own en-suite bathroom) and an additional multi-purpose room. The new, broad windows allow plenty of light into the house and – just like the modern kitchen – create an appealing contrast to the old building’s fabric. The dining room opens onto a private courtyard.
The loft has four bedrooms, all on the ground floor. On the upper floor – the former artist’s studio – there is a large living room with access to a 60 square metre terrace. Dutch designer Rikkert Paauw designed the extraordinary kitchen and its benches from antique furniture pieces.
“The Extension” is perfect for couples or families with two children. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with a dining area; a living room with a sleeping area for two people and a children’s room with a bunk bed are housed on the first floor. This section also has a terrace of about 30 square metres in size.
The large garden is available to all guests. It is divided into two zones: the area around the old farmhouse with mature fruit trees, a pool, deckchairs, hammocks and a trampoline – and a two hectare plot of wild nature.
What to do
Hiking, mountain biking and cycling, canoeing, wine & culture, team building.
Why we like this house
Three stylish accommodation options in a historic farm surrounded by beautiful nature.
This house is great for
Depending on the choice of accommodation, it is suitable for couples and small families as well as for holidays with a large family, with friends or for groups. It can also be booked for workshops / teambuilding.
Details of the property
Region/Town: FR – France, Département Gard, Fons sur Lussan
Name: Mas le Clos Souris
Scenery: Amidst the wild and authentic environment of Le Garrigue
Number of guests: Max. 24 in 3 houses of different size (10 bedrooms in total)
Architecture: Old & new
Design: Vincent Fordel; Interior design: Siegrid Demyttenaere, Casimir Furniture, Rikkert Paauw