Le Grand Hermitage Papillon
Villa | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
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 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marseillan 25 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Beziers 30 km, Nearest railway: Beziers 30 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|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 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared 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.
The Languedoc-Roussillon 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.
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.
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7 Jul 2014
"Batteries recharged after a week at Papillon"
Beautiful sunny rural France, nestling within the vines is Papillon. Barbara and Richard excellent hosts, and our welcome picnic a really thoughtful and delicious addition - especially as all food sho… More
Thank ou Rebecca for your kind words. Lovely to meet you all this year, and hope we meet again.
Barbara & Richard
1 Sep 2013
If my review sounds familiar it is because the essence of Le Grand Hermitage is easy to appreciate and others have come to the same conclusion!Papillon is a beautiful, well equipped villa in a lovely,… More
15 Aug 2013
It would be easy to sound hyperbolic when describing the utterly wonderful time we had at Le Grand Hermitage but, believe me, I am not exaggerating when I say this is one of the most wonderful holiday… More
3 Aug 2013
"Fantatsic, tranquill Honeymoon stay"
Le Grand Hermitage was the perfect place for our Honeymoon. It is as beautiful, and tranquill as the photographs make it look and Papillon was perfectly equipped with everything we could have needed for our stay. The picnic on arrival was fantastic and a lovely way to start you holiday after a journey. Barbara and Richard are on hand with great suggestions of places to visit and things to see but also respect your privacy whilst you are there. We would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to explore this beautiful part of France.
21 Dec 2012
"Comfort and Style"
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.
3 Sep 2012
"A lovely stay - 3 days nowhere near long enough!"
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
1 Sep 2012
"Lovely cottage in S France, Gardens and Pool less impressive"
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 a… 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 interaction they wish whilst they are away. The gardens are designed for privacy, but without building walls absolute privacy is impossible. For total privacy Le Grand Hermitage can be booked on an exclusive basis.
29 Jul 2012
"A return to heavenly tranquility!"
This was our second year at Le Grand Hermitage - the first in Papillon! Both properties are almost identical although Papillon has the larger garden area. It was so like coming "home" driv… More
19 Jul 2012
A stunning property very tastefully and comfortably done out. Barbara and Richard were incredibly welcoming and helpful when we had any queries. The property is in a lovely part of France with great restaurants, markets, scenery, historical points of interest - are all around!
15 Jul 2012
"we plan to come back next year with friends"
Wir haben das Haus im Internet gebucht und alles so wie beschrieben angetroffen. Für zwei Personen ein sehr großzügiges Haus mit allem, was man für einen entspannten Urlaub braucht. Die Lage war optimal: Ruhig außerhalb des Ortes gelegen war man trotzdem in 5 Minuten in der "Stadt" mit den entsprechenden Einkaufsmöglichkeiten (Intermarché oder Hyper U, Markt am Mittwoch), dazu viele sehenswerte Orte in unmittelbarer Umgebung. Nicht nur mit dem Auto, sondern auch mit den Fahrrädern- richtig guten Mountainbikes- vom Haus konnten wir schöne Touren (z.B. zum nahe gelegenen See) unternehmen. Alles in allem: Für einen Urlaub zu zweit oder mit Freunden optimal!
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