Amandier gite - 461
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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Amandier gite, South France, is a converted old wine grower's house, located in the pretty medieval village of Neffies. This gite, South France, sleeps 6-8 in three double bedrooms. Amandier gite, South France, comes with a private pool (7.3m x 4m) and a courtyard garden. The bright and spacious open-plan living area provides UK and French satellite TV, and wi-fi connectivity. Uniquely, the pool can be accessed directly from the living area through large sliding windows – your own in-house pool bar!
The property is within a 2 minute walk of the village which has many facilities – bakers, general store, bar, restaurant. Amandier gite, South France is a 35 minutes drive from the sandy Mediterranean beaches and fishing ports (renowned for their seafood). 10 minutes away you will find the bustling historic town of Pezenas. Also within easy reach of this gite in South France are mountains, rivers, lakes, the Canal du Midi, Carcassonne, etc - to name but a few of the many attractions that this beautiful, unspoilt region of the South of France has to offer.
Amandier gite, South France - facilities:
The main entrance to the gite is from the courtyard/pool area. A small gate (providing additional pool security) and the front door lead into the dining area with table and chairs, a cast-iron banquette and tapestry adorning the wall. The living area has an exposed stone wall and ample seating, including a window seat running the length of three sliding windows. The windows open on to the pool with its mosaic surround. There is a TV with satellite reception of UK Freeview channels, French and other European satellite channels, a DVD and CD with Ipod doc. A separate shower room, with basin and WC, leads off the far end of the living area.
The newly installed kitchen has an oak-topped peninsular dividing it from the dining area. There is also a free-standing dresser for extra storage. Equipment includes a 5-ring range cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and through a door into an anti- room are laundry facilities with a washing machine.
The three double bedrooms are accessed from the living/dining area. Bedroom 1 has an en-suite bathroom with a corner bath, sink and WC. Bedroom 2 can be made up for double or twin occupancy, with bedroom 3 providing twin beds. All bedrooms are furnished to a high standard with appropriate storage units.
Outside, there is a small undercover seating area adjoining the shallow end of the pool (1.2 metres deep), and an outside shower. The pool is alarmed and extends to the far wall of the property, to a maximum depth of 2.1 metres. The courtyard garden has a planted border and potted plants, with a BBQ, expanding dining table with chairs, plus ample room for sun loungers. Parking space for two cars lies just inside the main gates.
The friendly English owners of the property live on site, but they will ensure that your privacy is guaranteed. However, they will be on hand to answer any questions, give you help, advice and recommendations about local activities and attractions, and will be happy to make any reservations you may require. The owners can also provide a meal for you in your gite on the evening of your arrival (charge of approx 15 Euros per head) or, if you prefer, they can book you a table at the bar or restaurant in the village. Evening meals and packed lunches can be catered for during your stay, at an additional cost, and given a minimum 24 hours notice.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Neffies, which is an excellent location for visitors to explore this beautiful corner of France. Located on the edge of the “Parc Naturel regional du Haute-Languedoc” the surrounding vineyards produce award- winning wine, many of which can be sampled at the village Cave. Also in the village is a bakers, for your daily baguette and morning croissants, and there is a well-stocked provisions store, which has a meat and deli counter. A van visits once a week selling fresh seafood, including local oysters and mussels direct from the producers. The village also provides a post office, children's play area and tennis courts. The family-friendly bar serves French fare lunchtimes and evenings, with great views from their terrace. Alternatively, one of the best restaurants in the area is tucked behind Neffies' Gothic church. The restaurant was praised in a 2010 Sunday Times article as being as “friendly and toothsome as you like”.
Less than fifteen minutes drive away (or you could take the bus, which stops near the property) is the ancient market town of Pezenas, “one of the quiet glories of Southern France” (The Independent 2010.) with it`s atmospheric old quarter, artist's studios and boutiques, and wide variety of bars and restaurants. There is also a fabulous market on Saturday, and on Friday evenings during the summer there are wine tasting events with the added bonus of the shops staying open until midnight.
A thirty-five minute drive will take you to the Mediterranean coastal resorts where you'll find long stretches of sandy beaches with safe, shallow waters for swimming, all kinds of water sports, and a lively buzz in the cafes and bars. Some of the many family attractions here include a Dinosaur Park (near Meze), an African Animal reserve (Sigean), Aqualand water park (Cap D'Agde) and the Aquarium at Montpellier.
Fresh water swimming can be enjoyed at a small lake ten minutes away at Vailhan, at Lac du Salagou in the National Park, or at the many river beaches, where you can also find canoeing and kayaking. Or, you could hire a bike and go cycling along the tow paths of the magnificent Canal du Midi. Golf is available nearby at Lamalou - les - Bains (9 hole), Cap D`Agde and Beziers.
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