Villa des Cigales
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This charming villa is only a five minutes walk from the village centre with its ancient church and delightful river walks. It's only 8 mins by car to the beautiful historic centre of Montpellier. Access to the house is via a short private drive into the pleasantly landscaped grounds.
It`s ideal location midway beween the long stretches of golden beaches on the Camargue and the rugged mountain landscape with medieval villages, rivers and gorges for canoeing and kajaking makes the villa the perfect spot for an exciting and memorable holiday.
The property is well equipped with everything you could wish for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday, including fast wireless Internet access; sky satellite tv with all main English channels.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Palavas 19 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Montpellier 18 km, Nearest railway: Montpellier Railway station 10 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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Spacious main living room, LED big screen tv and music centre with DVD dolby surround, French doors leading to front terrace. Wireless Internet access; sky satellite tv with all main English channels.
Sitting room with door leading to back terrace.
Dining room with French doors to shaded terrace overlooking the pool.
Study with a sofa bed for 2 additional guests, French door to front terrace.
Large garage plus utility area with automatic washing machine, drier, additional fridge, games area with table tennis table.
The pool has been fitted with an alarm system approved by the Government directive of May 2004.
The garden is secluded by fencing on all sides. Both entrance gates, one for drive-in, the other walk-in, can be locked.
All furnishings, bedding, decorations etc. are new and to a very high standard.
|Further details outdoors|
The large, rambling and secluded garden with its own generous private pool of 10m x 5m, terraces and barbecue area has been landscaped to preserve the natural beauty of the original Languedocian Garrigue. Garden furniture and parasols around the pool and patios, and a large outdoor barbecue provide an inviting opportunity to relax late into the warm summer nights.
Surrounded by lush green vineyards and olive groves, you can truly relax into the French way of life in Grabels with a vast variety of activities to choose from.
Leisure Activities in the near vicinity
Grabels has a tennis centre with a coffee shop, a riding school (3 km) a well-developed Karting track, and for cycling and mountain biking enthusiasts, more recently, an entirely newly built cycle track that runs through the whole of Grabels and continues right up to Ales.
There is also a challenging 18-hole golf course, beautifully landscaped among the greenery of pine trees, in the next village of St Gely du Fesc, 5km.
Enjoy canoeing and kayaking in the nearby mountain landscape of the Hérault and the famous mountain rivers of the Cévennes.
Other water sports such as surfing, water skiing and sailing are on offer at the nearby beaches and the breathtakingly beautiful lake Salagou, 30km away. Lake Salagou is also a popular for fishing, especially well-know for carp fishing.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
25 minutes south leads to numerous beaches with long stretches of golden sands such as le Grau du Roi and Carnon Plage, offering restful tranquility or lively water sports and beach games. There are also the world famous natural Étangs of the Petite Camargue with its wild flamingoes and white horses.
20 minutes north leads into the mountains with spectacular scenery, ancient villages and the meandering river Hérault with its gorges, natural caves and canoeing and kayaking facilities.
In only 15 minutes you are in the historic centre of Montpellier, with its impressive 16th century cathedral and a labyrinth of medieval lanes lined with street cafés and restaurants. There is an abundance of architectural treasures, museums, theatres, parks with fountains, vibrant street markets, and the Place de la Comédie, where the locals mingle with visitors and tourists from all over the world.
The village of Grabels has various shops, including its own fresh bakery, butcher, 2 grocery stores, pharmacy, post office, a small bar, a take-away pizzeria and a weekly street market.
There are horse riding stables nearby, and also an International Go-Karting circuit about 8 kms away.
For Golf enthusiasts there is an excelllent 18-holes Golf course 7km away at St Gély du Fesc with an open-air pool and restaurant for all the family.
Arrière Pays and Route des Vins:
Apart from enjoying the colourful bustle of the long stretches of fine sandy beaches or river swimming you can explore the tranquil and beautiful “arrière pays” (back country) and discover the Languedoc wine route where some of the finest French wines can be enjoyed. Did you know Languedoc is now the biggest wine growing region in France and therefore it is not surprising that its wines are enjoying a true renaissance in French wine culture.
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9 Dec 2012
"Beautiful Villa and Garden – Highly Recommend"
Stayed at the Villa des Cigales for a 7-night summer vacation. First impressions were excellent when we were met and shown round by the owners local and English representative – she was extremely he… More
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