Le Mas de Barbut is far removed from your average B&B. Jean Claude (who speaks very good English) made us feel very welcome with a glass of wine at the kitchen table. The house is chock-full of artefacts, objets and gadgets - with our lovely breakfast boiled eggs, we had three different gadgets to remove the tops including the culinary equivalent of a sonic screwdriver!
We stayed 2 nights in the upstairs room, Mandarine. It had an extra sofa/shortish bed for our son but was not huge for 3 of us. Large bathroom with nice rollltop bath. Problematic loo which refused to flush was irritating.
We ate in Aigues Mortes both nights, about 10 km away. Nearby St Laurent d'Aigouze has a restaurant but it was closed the night we wanted to eat there.
The Mas is away from it all, lots of character and near to some great birdwatching areas. May not be everyone's cup of tea but it's different!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The origin of the Mas goes back to the mid 16th century, and it has been in our family for more than 100 years, all this time maintaining the historic charm characteristic of old family homesteads.The Mas de Barbut, nestled deep in the countryside, yet close to the Rampart of Aigues-Mortes and to the area beaches, is a perfect departure point for outings and discoveries of the Camargues, with its wealth of ancient sites. ... more less