Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The house has been comfortably furnished to provide excellent family holiday accommodation. The house is situated in a quiet residential area away from major roads within a ten minute walk of the town centre of Lodeve.
The full sized pool is kidney shaped measuring 7m x 3 m with Roman steps. The surround is fully tiled or decked. Sun loungers, deck chairs, table and chairs for dining, hammocks and a gas barbeque are all provided. The garden area is planted with colourful Mediterranean shrubs and has plenty of play area for children. Plenty of parking on the drive which is well off the road.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marseillan Plage 70 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Beziers 70 km, Nearest railway: Beziers or Montpellier 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The large ground floor living area has a sofa and sofa bed for overnight guests and arm chair seating for eight. There is a television with free to view UK channels, also a CD and separate DVD player. The dining area has table and chairs for eight. Both the dining and living area opens via French windows onto the balcony area, perfect for wining and dining with views across Lodeve to the hills beyond. The modern fitted kitchen equipment includes electric oven, hob, and fridge/freezer. There is a separate utility room which houses the washing machine.
There are three double bedrooms. Two bedrooms on the ground floor and one on the first floor with it's own balcony, two of the bedrooms including the first floor bedroom have en suite shower rooms with WC. There is also a separate family bathroom with WC on the first floor.
All house linen included provided including sheets and bath towels, please bring your own beach towels.
Cot and High Chair available.
The house is available year round with electric heating for off season rentals.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The Languedoc stretches from the Rhone Valley to the Spanish border and eastern Pyrenees, from the spectacular Massif Central mountain range, through hills and plains carpeted with vines and olive groves to the Mediterranean’s beaches and lagoons full of oyster and mussel beds. This rich diversity ensures that there is something to suit all tastes and interests.
The area is steeped in history from the Cathar Castles in the Pyrenean foothills to the Crusader towns of Aigues Mortes and Le Couvertorade. The Roman towns of Nimes, Arles, Narbonne and Avignon are all within a days drive. The medieval town of St Guilham le Desert is not to be missed for its fabulous setting and it’s famous abbey.
Swimming in the river at the mouth of the Gorges d’Herault is only a ten minute drive; canoes can be hired on the large sandy beach for breathtaking views as you paddle up the gorge. The beautiful Lake Salagou is twenty minutes away and offers safe bathing, windsurfing, sailing, pedelos, bike hire and horse riding. Sandy beaches on the coast are all within forty minutes drive. Several excellent Golf courses are available in Montpellier, Lamalou les Bains and Beziers.
The varied countryside is a walker’s paradise the footpaths are well marked, local tourist offices provide suggested itineraries to suit all levels of ability. The spectacular limestone rock formations give rise to wonderful gorges and scenery including the Cirque de Navacelles, Cirque de Moureze, Gorge d’Herault and the caves of Clamouse and Desmoiselles.
The sophisticated City of Montpellier is ahaven for shoppers with its ancient narrow streets offering everything from antiques to the best in French Haute Couture. There is an excellent range of restaurants and pavement cafes where you can enjoy being entertained by a wide range of street artists and musicians during the summer evenings. The newly inaugurated tramway system is highly efficient and avoids the need to take your car into the town centre.
Weekly street markets are held in Gignac, Clermont Herault and Pezenas and Lodeve, here you will find an unbeatable array of local produce including olives, cheeses, fruit, vegetables and colourful Provencal textiles. There are also daily markets in Montpellier and a weekly flea market on Sunday mornings.
Lodeve is a typical market town with a wide range of shops and restaurants, there is a weekly market on Saturdays as well as a Tuesday evening market during the summer months specialising in local produce. Throughout the summer there are various events including a medieval fair and arts festival. The museum hosts prestigious art exhibitions each summer, past exhibits have included Chagall, Picasso and Magritte.
There is a public outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, also a cinema which often has English Language films. The area has well marked walking trails suitable for all abilities as well as cycling trails. Lake Salagou is a ten minute drive where you will find safe beaches for bathing as well as bikes, sailing boats and wind surfers for hire. Horse Riding is widely available as there are a number of stables around Lodeve and Lake Salagou.
The Buddhist Temple Lerab Ling is close by and offers various retreats, its spectacular buildings are also available to visit each Sunday afternoon.