No 2 Domaine de l'Hortevieille
About the home
Set in 10 acres of gardens, orchards and fields Domaine de l'Hortevieille is in an elevated position overlooking the historic medieval village of Montagnac. House No 2 is ideal for families or groups of friends looking for peace and tranquility yet within easy access of all the area has to offer.
The Domaine has its own fully secure large swimming pool with loungers, poolside BBQ and pergola as well as a superb tennis court with spectacular views.
The house is on three floors, is spacious and airy throughout with exposed beams and is fully equipped and comfortably furnished. To the front are views of Montagnac with the church illuminated at night and to the rear is the terrace with BBQ, dining table and sun loungers giving on to extensive gardens. On the split level ground floor is a kitchen/day room with oak units and a range cooker. There is a large sitting room with TV, DVD player and hifi and a sofa bed which can accommodate two people. There are two large double rooms (one with an additional sofa bed) and bathroom on the first floor whilst the second floor has a 'dormitory' with two single beds and two bunks ideal for children.
For those who prefer it we offer breakfast on the terrace or in our charming dining room.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Meze, 12km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 800m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available for guest use|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Shared tennis court on site, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
Originally part of the principle Domaine building, this house dates back to the 16th Century and many of the original features have been retained to give a charming rustic character.
Iron, ironing board and hair dryer are all available for loan free of charge.
The house has a spiral staircase from ground to first floor and is not suitable for those with reduced mobility.
Further details outdoors:
One of the main features of the house is its outdoor facilities. Set in ten acres of gardens, orchards (cherry, peach, apricot, pear, fig, plum, apple) and completely surrounded by vineyards you really are in your own private world of beauty and tranquility.
The house has its own fully furnished terrace to enjoy sumptuous lunches cooked on the barbecue and to relax with a book and a glass of wine under the parasol.
Our secluded pool measures 12 x 6 metres. It is fenced, is surrounded by a pretty hedge and has a locked gate for security. In spring and autumn the pool is heated with a 'bache solaire'. Cold drinks and ice creams are available to be enjoyed in the shade of the poolside pergola.
The tennis court is available if you can tear yourself away from the stunning views.
Direct from the property is marvellous countryside for walking or cycling (we have mountain bikes for you to use free of charge).
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement. The owners who live on site have three dogs, three cats, five hens and a horse (all friendly!).
The English speaking owners are on hand to provide practical help and assistance (restaurant recommendations, bookings etc)
We are happy to accommodate smokers but no smoking in the house please.
If you have already been captivated by the area and wish to purchase a property we would be happy to accommodate you and guide you through the process.
In July and August rentals run from Saturday (3 pm) to Saturday (10 am). There may be flexibility on changeover day at other times.
We offer discounted rates for longer winter rentals.
Please note that our prices include bed linen and towels, maid service three times per week and a welcome pack of local products when you arrive.
Please contact the owners to confirm availability. To make a booking simply return the booking form duly completed. A deposit of 25% is payable to confirm the booking. Payment may be made in either £ or €. The balance together with a security deposit of £100/€150 is payable 8 weeks before the rental commences.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Herault region
Even though it is renowned for its heritage dating back to ancient Greek times and its climate with 300 plus days of sunshine per year, the Languedoc region of France remains one of France's best-kept secrets.
The capital of the Languedoc is Montpellier. With its chic, cosmopolitan shops and historic sites Montpellier frequently tops polls as the best city in France in which to live and is well worth a visit. Its architecture ranges from perfectly preserved Roman structures to the ultra modern and it is the most pleasant place in which to spend a day or even longer.
Béziers is a short drive from the property and is also worth a visit with its strong Spanish culture and its medieval buildings recalling the siege by Simon de Montfort who took the town and killed 20,000 Cathar heretics in July 1209.
Just 5 minutes across the river Hérault is the beautiful old town of Pézenas. Here you'll find a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets as well as a whole host of craft shops in the old town (which remain open until midnight on Wednesdays and Fridays in the summer). Also in July and August is the famous Mirondela dels Arts cultural event with theatrical, dance and musical performances as well as street events. There are also two big supermarkets in Pézenas.
In contrast, in the lively town of Cap d'Agde you will find all the activities from funfairs to casins, from nightclubs to outdoor cinema that you would associate with any major seaside resort.
There is excellent bathing and beaches on the Mediterranean, the Etang de Thau, the River Hérault and the Lac du Salagou. The nearest beach is in Meze 12 kms from the property. A variety of beaches on the Med from the relatively secluded with few facilities to the more lively with restaurants and bars are within a short drive. Most beaches are of fine sand and shelve gently making them child-friendly. Boat hire, sea fishing, sub aqua and a variety of water sports can be arranged.
I8 hole golf courses are available at Béziers, Cap d'Agde, Juvignac and La Grande Motte all within reasonable driving distance. There is a pretty 9 hole course at Lamalou le Bains.
Whatever your special interest may be we can tailor make a holiday to meet your specific requirements. Whether you want to go horse riding, enjoy the fantastic fishing, explore the area's rich history from the Greeks to the Romans, from the Saracens to the Cathars; or simply get to know the excellent value for money provided by the local cuisine we can help you. We have in the past also organised holidays for those with interests in cycling, antiques, sailing, astronomy, painting and bird watching.
Or if you want to discover more about the excellent quality and value for money of our local wines we can use our local contacts to arrange for visits and tastings to a variety of producers.
The Montagnac area
10 minutes walk away is the medieval village of Montagnac which has lively bars and restaurants and can meet your everyday shopping needs with bakeries, a butcher, delicatessens, stalls for locally grown fruit and vegetables, a newsagents (English papers on the same day - if you're quick!), bank, post office and a shop for oysters, mussels etc. There is a small well stocked supermarket. On Fridays, there is a colourful market where you can buy local produce and specialities such as shellfish and charcuterie.
And of course right on the doorstep there is an abundance of superb local wines to enjoy during your stay and to take home with you.
How to get there
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The property is easily accessible by road, air or rail.
A75 motorway 5 minutes/ A9 15 minutes.
TGV to Montpellier, Béziers or Agde. Motorail to Narbonne.
Ryanair, Easyjet, Bmibaby and Flybe serve numerous local airports - Béziers, Montpellier, Nimes, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Avignon and Marseille - from various UK airports.
Béziers is 20 minutes, Montpellier 30 minutes and the rest between 1 and 2 hours from the property.
Car hire is available at all airports and stations and the low-cost airlines all offer discounted rates through their websites.
An interesting alternative is to fly to Girona (a two hour drive just over the Spanish border) where car hire is considerably cheaper.
Activities near Montagnac
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
17 Sep 2012
We've just returned from our second marvellous holiday at l'Horteville. The house is in a great location to be able to visit lots of local towns, attractions and the sea. Our 5 children (aged 4 to 14) love this place with its pool, tennis court, horses, dogs and chickens and we've had the warmest of welcomes from the owners, Malcolm and Alyson, who live on site and for whom nothing is too much trouble. We certainly plan to return and would highly recommend a holiday here.
31 Jan 2012
We spent two weeks last summer with our three boys then 11, 8 & 6.
This was our first experience of France and was such a good experience, The property is very private, you can relax by the pool or play tennis or take a beautiful walk in the country side. This property is so restful and once you travel through the gates and up the dirve, one feels at home. You are immediately immersed in country life, with dogs, hens, horses, cats and some nice freindly humas as well.
Malcom, Alyson and their kids are most welcoming and friendly poeple!
We would highly recommend this property.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|10 Nov 12||16 Mar 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Night|
|16 Mar 13||18 May 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Night|
|18 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Night|
|29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1850||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||21 Sep 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Night|
|21 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Night|
|26 Oct 13||15 Mar 14||£ 750||-||-||1 Night|
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