Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The villa sits in a traditionally styled gated community and is on three floors with 3 double bedrooms and an open plan ground floor that leads onto a south facing decked area. The waters edge is a few feet away protected by railings making the house safe for young families.
The immediate group of houses has exclusive use of the swimming pool situated within metres of the house (From 15th April to 31st October). The masterbedroom has a private roof terrace for discrete sunbathing or sun downers looking towards the ramparts of Aigues-Mortes.
A few minutes walk from the development is the perfectly preserved fortified town of Aigues-Mortes brimming with restaurants, art galleries, shops and bars. The same few minutes in a car take you to some of the best beaches on the Mediterranean or to the midst of the Camargue, one of the top Unesco world heritage sites famed for its pink flamingoes, black bulls and white horses. Close by are the Provençal towns of Nimes and Arles with their Roman Coliseums and the city of Montpellier
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||L'Espiguette 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Montpellier 18 km, Nearest railway: Aigues Mortes 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors||
The spacious master bedroom with en-suite shower room takes up the entire top floor with a large private roof terrace overlooking the marina. On the first floor are 2 large double bedrooms sharing a bathroom with separate w.c. One bedroom has its own balcony whilst the other has large double windows looking out over the water. The ground floor is open plan with a fully equipped kitchen, a separate w.c. an oak dining table with 8 seats and a large L shaped settee. French doors lead out onto the South facing decked terrace that has a large table and eight more chairs to provide open air dining sat by the waters edge. The property is equipped with Digital TV, Broadband Internet and telephone (VoIP).
All bedrooms have air conditioning and heating .
|Further details outdoors||
There is a dedicated Parking Space opposite the front door. There is also a locked garage in which are stored a barbecue, inflatable canoes, fishing rods, tennis racquets etc for the free use of the guests at their own risk.
An inflatable rib boat with 20 HP engine is also avaiable at an extra charge but conditions apply such as the hirer obtaining a Power Boat Level 2 license and insurance. Please contact the owner for rates and conditions.
The Photographs of the rear do not show railings accross the back of the property. These have now been fitted with an access gate for security and safety.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The house is situated in the Gard and is next to the Camargue Regional Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site famous for its unique ecological balance. The park is home to wild white horses, herds of black bulls and over 400 species of birds including pink Flamingoes. A significant feature of the area are the ‘Gardianes’, the last true cowboys who herd the black bulls on horseback. The park has many stables offering horse rides into the lagoons, vineyards and marshes.
Within 40 minutes drive are the two towns of Nimes and Arles both, with their Roman Amphitheatres, their regular festivals and many other attractions, provide ideal cultural destinations. Further afield are the cities of Avignon, Marseille and Aix en Provence, all well within reach for a day out. Only 20 minutes away is the beautiful city of Montpellier with one of the oldest university in the world. It is also the main commercial and shopping centre for the region and is another perfect destination.
All this together with the beaches of the Mediterranean, the wines and food of the Rhone Delta and over 300 days of sunshine a year combine to make this area a truly fantastic place for your holiday.
The Languedoc Roussillon has many golf courses for all levels of abilities and is a great region for river and sea fishing, riding the wild horses of the Camargue and other sports and activities.
If you are interested in any of these activities and would like help and advice in booking them prior to your holiday, we have linked up with a company who provide this service for Golf and Fishing. Theme Holidays Homes can organise individual bookings or a full package holiday with airport transfers and tee times for guests of our house. Please contact Claire Voet, Activities Manager of Theme Holidays Homes, on firstname.lastname@example.org, 08432892147 or 07772 856 004.
Alternatively you may wish to look and book for yourself on the following links:
Gold de Nimes Campagne http://www.golfnimescampagne.com/
Golf de Fontcaude http://www.montpellierresort.com/ag/en/index.html
Golf de Montpellier – Massane http://en.massane.com/
Golf de La Grande-Motte http://www.visitlagrandemotte.com/golf.php
Golf de Nîmes – Vacquerolles http://www.opengolfclub.com/en/golfs/fiche/13/Golf-de-Nimes-Vacquerolles/101/Presentation
Horse riding – for beginners and children up to more advanced excursions.
Safari’s in a 4x4
Pierrot le Camarguais
For more information on these and other activities, please look on the Office of Tourism website for Aigues Mortes and the surrounding areas: http://www.ot-aiguesmortes.fr/UK.html
Quai Saint Louis is part of the newest marina development to be built in the South of France. Modelled on traditional fishermen’s houses, the feel is that of a typical Provençal fishing village. The marina opens directly onto the Canal de Sete a Rhone which leads to the Mediterranean sea and its many beaches or links inland to the National Park of the Camargue. It is possible to hire boats locally on an hourly, daily or weekly basis and with the boat moored at the bottom of the garden; you can access all the beaches, the local towns of Aigues Mortes and Grau du Roi and the surrounding region from your door without ever using the car.
A short walk from the house is the medieval walled town of Aigues Mortes. Built in the 13th Century by King Louis IX from which to launch his crusade, the town has changed little. Bristling with restaurants and bars, art galleries and shops, the town provides something for everyone, especially during their festival season when wild bulls run through the streets and the town reverts to its medieval roots.
Grau du Roi
At the mouth of the Canal de Sete about an 8 minute drive from the house is the fishing port of Grau du Roi famous for its fish restaurants and adjacent to this is L’Espiguette beach, several kilometres of golden sand dunes and shallow bathing. Many other beaches line the coast providing a different one for every day of your stay.