£55 / night£384 / week
About the home
This cottage offers the perfect location for the Ultimate Total RELAX. Ideally suited for couples wanting to get away from it all.
The famous Buddhist centre at Lerab Ling is close by, as well as the beautiful LangueD'Oc countryside and coastline.
The historic cities of Montpellier, Agde and Beziers are a short drive away, and for people aiming for the mediterranean beaches you could not be better placed.
The region offers well marked walks of varying difficulties, and the Lac du Salagou with it's host of water sport facilities is only a few minutes away. For outdoor types, there are unlimited fishing, horse-riding, cycling and golfing facilites nearby.
For nature lovers, this part of Herault offers a particular wealth of landscapes with diverse flora and fauna - ideal of picnicking.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Marseillan or Tamarissiere, 40km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
Newly renovated cottage which retains many original features, such as exposed stone and beams and a beautiful exterior stone staircase. The interior has been finished recently to a very high standard and offers a fully equipped kitchen/diner on the ground floor. Access to the charming lounge/bedroom is via the external staircase and offers stunning views from the sun terrace. The interior 'feel' is very mediterranean and offers a calm and romantic hideaway for a perfectly relaxing holiday in the southern French sun.
Further details outdoors:
The private landscaped garden, within a larger shared garden (2 acres), leads down to an outdoor pool of 8x4 metres with its own terrace. The views all around are spectacular and the garden is quiet and elegant. The property is not overlooked from any direction and secluded alfresco dining is possible.
* Welcome pack provided on arrival.
* Swimming pool available all year (if bravery permits!)
* Garden is shared with the owners of the house.
* English/French-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
* Babies are welcome, up to toddler age, and a cot can be provided.
* Sorry, no pets.
* Strictly no smoking
* Refundable breakages deposit of 100 euros required on arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your
departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
* 25% of rental fee due six weeks before your stay to secure booking.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Herault region
The historic area of Languedoc-Roussillon has been attracting visitors since before the Romans. The Emperor Nero had the coins minted here to pay for his soldiers from the silver which was mined just outside Lodeve.
The climate is typically Mediterranean. Long, hot summers with cicadas singing their love songs in the umbrella pines.
The Lodeve / Les Plans area
Lodeve is a fascinating ancient town. Once walled and controlled by the church. The Cathedral of St Fulcran dates from the 13th century and is adjoined by the stunning bishops' palace and park - which now houses the Mairie and public park. Bishops have reputedly included George (of the Dragon fame) and Bernard Gui (immortalised by Umberto Eco in his book the Name of the Rose).
Miracles have happened here in town and dinosaurs have walked around it.
The Museum Fleury of Lodeve is one of the most renowned museums in France with a permanant collection of Paul Darde's work and works by well known impressionists. Visiting exhibitions attract visitors from all over Europe.
Lodeve is also the nearest town to Lerab Ling. This is the largest Tibetan Buddhist Temple and Teaching Centre in Europe, and the Dalai Lama will be making his second visit here later this summer.
Lodeve is perfectly located for countryside and seaside trips out. While the town itself hosts a series of colourful events throughout the summer, in particular. In July the world famous poetry festival of the Voix de la Mêditerranée happens each year at the end of July. There is a Saturday weekly market in the town which has been happening regularly since the 10th century.
How to get there
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Ryanair have daily flights to montpelier,carcassonne,rodez , bezier capd'agde and nimes,all within 11/2hours driving time.Ryanair are very reasonable for fly drive,as are Easy jet,early booking is recommended. Lodeve is easy to get to by car from all directions thanks to a new link up via the a75,and the recent Millau bridge access from the North.
Montpelier can also be accessed by train [tgv high speed] with a 3 hour journey time from paris possible.
Activities near Lodeve
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
11 Nov 2012
A lovely little cottage tucked away in the owner's garden at the edge of town. Bob couldn't have been more welcoming - fresh croissants on the first morning, restaurant recommendations, lending books to read etc - and the setting was gorgeous. The weather was perfect and we ended up spending lots of time just lazing by the lovely private pool and cooking fab local meat and veg on the BBQ provided. Lots of things to do locally too though - our best was canoeing down the stunning Gorges d'Herault (if you do this, take a picnic!).
30 Sep 2012
Le Mazet was a revelation a beautiful old wine store (we think) really well converted by its owner Bob.
The kitchen was well equiped and the garden area was secluded and convenient. The pool and the first floor terrace were wonderful plusses.
The property is really well situatedwith easy access to the beaches in the South. Our one regret was that the Buddist temple which is very closeonly opens to visitors on Sunday afternoon. So be aware as it definately looks worth a visit.
The gite was terrificbut as far as we were concerned the biggest plus point was Bob himself.He was great,always friendly,lots of stories and extremely helpfull.
We hope to return in the near future.
11 Sep 2012
Bob, the owner, was extremely welcoming. He was thoughtful and attentive to detail; friendly but without being intrusive. His years of experience in managing a holiday let shone through; everything we could possibly need was provided and everything was arranged and set out in a clear and uncumbersome way. It meant we could get straight into the holiday without sorting out time-consuming domestic details. The property is situated at the heart of some excellent walking areas and a few minutes' drive or bus ride from the town of Lodève. We went for the Voix de la Méditerranée poetry festival and Les Mazes was a calm and peaceful place to reflect on and process the creativity energy of the days spent at the festival.
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|High Season||19 Apr 12||1 Oct 12||€ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||1 Oct 12||1 Apr 13||€ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Apr 13||30 Sep 13||€ 450||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Winter lets [between beginning of October to the end of March will be subject to a supplementary heating charge of between 25 and 50 euros per week[depending on usage].
Bookings of 3 weeks or more[consecutive] will attract a discount of 10% against the total booked price.Enquire now
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