Le Grand Hermitage Papillon
About the home
Papillon is a large detached villa built around a courtyard and pool. Set deep into the countryside but 1 mile from our local town this villa offers seclusion yet affords all modern facilities and luxuries. Half an hour from beach, cities, and airports and with easy access from airports short breaks are a popular option as well as longer holidays.
With Cigale, Papillons elegant sister villa we can now accommodate couples, who wish to invite treasured friends to their romantic gettaway. The villas offer independent accommodation to each couple allowing privacy and intimacy in equal measures. Montpellier 30 mins. Sea 30 mins.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Marseillan, 25km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pools:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
Papillon like its sister Cigale is beautifully furnished with an ecclectic mix of English antiques and French charm. The villa is large, and romantic with all the modern facilities you may require for your precious holiday in the sun. Sun loungers and comfortable chairs are scattered about the property with hammocks gently swinging from the conker tree.
The large sumptous beds are dressed in 400 count Egyptian cotton sheets, a picnic awaits or a casserole in the winter complete with a bottle of wine to drink whilst soaking in double ended bath gazing at the vines and surrounding hills. Peace and quiet envelope you lulling you to sleep to the sound of nightingales.
Further details outdoors:
There are so many places to sunbathe, contemplate, eat, read and play at Le Grand Hermitage that there is always a place in the sun or shade. The pool is only shared between the two villas as the owners have their own, away from the secluded area of Cigale and Papillon.
Swing in the hammocks, light the barbeque, swim to your hearts content, all to the sounds of bees and birds and the sights of butterflies, dragon flies and leave gently swaying in the breeze. Take the bikes, or try your hand at boules, wander around the property and take a stroll through the woods or a hike in the hills. Although essentially self catering breakfast, lunch, aperos and evening meal is happily presented- you will be amazed.
Le Grand Hermitage with Papillon and Cigale villas offer breaks all year round from 48 hrs up. Both villas may be booked both individually and together and total eclusivity is also available ( ask for details).
We ask for 25% deposit on booking and full rental must be paid 8 weeks before arrival. booking forms and directions will be sent out on request.
Requests for food are encouraged as we are enthusiastic cooks but as we use only locally sourced foods we ask for 24 hrs notice.
Absolutely no children are allowed at Le Grand Hermitage as we feel there are times in your life when you do not want to hear the delights of yours or anyones child. A time to discover peace, discover yourself, remind yourself who you are and what you want, and appreciate what you have.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Herault region
300 days of sun awaits you in this area. The scenery is diverse, hills, lakes, seaside, ports,
The weather is stunning, almost permanant blue skies, even in winter with day time temps in winter often up to 70 degrees but colder at night.
This is an agricultural area, vines, olives etc.
Canal du Midi is a stunning addition, plus the Milau bridge designed by Norman Foster
Pezenas a nearby medieval town is fabulous, but best avaioded during July and August.
The Clermont l'Herault area
Situated with ease to local airports, this property offers short breaks as well as longer stays, and ever popular autumn and winter breaks. The area is stunning at all times of the year - the season in this part of France is "all year".
During summer it is possible to go out every night. local festivals and parties abound.
Fantastic restaurants from local simple fair to Michelin Star are here.
Rick Stein visited in the area for his television series.
The vendage is a fantastic time to visit Clermont, where you can watch lazily from your hammock or join in accompanying the grapes to their destination.
Our local market of Clermont L'herault offers a gastonomic experience in itself. From wine, through to oysters, lobster, figs, cherries and morells, the market has everyhting to encourage the most modest appetite.
Everyhting tastes better here- why? The sunshine, the lack of pesticides, the ambience.
Clermont offers a cinema with some VO films, and a theatre and church which hosts many musical events. Along with the many vignerons in the area, it is sure to delight all with its variety of musical evenings, and concerts.
The restaurants are open all year as this is a working area, and provides excellent food to local residents as well as tourists. - No miserable waiters here, they are used to serving all year round and really value your custom.
Beautiful Medieval villages, bussling cities, we have it all.
How to get there
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Situated in the Languedoc, we are well served with Ryan Air, to Beziers, Carcasonne, Nimes, Marseiile, and by Easy Jet to Montpellier. Plus other to Perpignan.
Our nearest Airport is Beziers which is 30 mins, however all are within an hours travel except for Marseille which is 2 hrs.
The usual Rental companies are found at all the airports, and also in our nearest town of Clermont L'Herault.
Ferries are ten hrs drive away.
Activities near Clermont l'Herault
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
21 Dec 2012
This was our third trip to Le Grand Hermitage but our first in which we stayed in Papillon. Like its sister villa Cigale, Papillon is fully equipped with everything you would could possibly need. On arrival you will find a picnic, prepared by Barbara and Richard waiting for you so that you do not have to rush to the supermarket to stock up immediately on arrival. There is a small country road which separates the property from the vineyards.
Le Grand Hermitage is a five minute drive from Clermont L'Herault which has all the shops you are likely to need.
03 Sep 2012
We only stayed for 3 days - because that was the only vacant period when we wanted to go. 3 weeks would be better if you want to make the most of both the property and the general area! Barbara and... more
01 Sep 2012
We went here for 10 days for our honeymoon. Our cottage, Papillon was neat, tidy and well kept. The owners had provided us with a picnic on arrival, which was much appreciated as our journey was hot... more
We have two cottages/villas which in the advertising clearly states they are on the same grounds, with a shared pool. Whether honeymooners, or holiday makers, everyone is different as to how much... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Christmas Shopping||1 Nov 11||20 Dec 11||£ 695||£ 150||£ 150||Flexible|
|Laid back Christmas||20 Dec 11||5 Jan 12||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||1 Apr 12||1 Jun 12||£ 825||£ 150||£ 150||Flexible|
|Summer||1 Jun 12||1 Oct 12||£ 950||£ 170||£ 170||Flexible|
|Autumn||1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 825||£ 170||£ 170||Flexible|
|Christmas Shopping||1 Nov 12||23 Dec 12||£ 695||£ 150||£ 150||Flexible|
|Laid back Christmas||23 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|Sabattical||6 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 420||-||-||1 Night|
|Spring||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 825||£ 150||£ 150||1 Night|
|Summer||1 Jun 13||1 Oct 13||£ 950||£ 170||£ 170||1 Night|
|Autumn||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 825||£ 150||£ 150||1 Night|
|Christmas shopping||1 Nov 13||23 Dec 13||£ 695||£ 150||£ 150||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We request 25% deposit on booking, the remainder to be paid 8 weeks before your stay. Plus a security deposit which is returned 48 hrs after your holiday. Booking forms will be sent to you on request.All linens, gas etc provided. Picnic on arrival and complementary bottle of wine, plus many more surprises. ( nice ones)Enquire now
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Why not bring your friends and stay together but apart. You in Papillon, them in Cigale?
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