Villa des Cigales
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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 5249
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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10
This charming villa is only a five minutes walk from the village centre, on the outskirts of Montpellier, 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|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Nearest beach||Palavas 19 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, 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|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, King Beds (3), Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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 : 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 the village 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-known 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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10 Jul 2015
"Our wonderful experience at Villa des Cigales"
This villa is everything promised and MUCH MORE! This is an absolutely beautiful and very livable home which we all enjoyed. Having a disparate group of 3 married couples, one single woman, and two 13-year-old girls required that there would be multiple things to do and ample space at the villa for everyone to spread out and find their own niches. And we did just that! A few of us craved the small back patio and table. That’s where early risers enjoyed their breakfasts and some online reading of the news (the Wi-Fi is excellent). Others wanted to coziness of the kitchen table for breakfast, while others (teenagers mostly!) slept in. The quiet and large second living room became the private hangout of the teens. Ping pong in the basement was great. Hammock snoozing became a favorite pastime. Dinners out on the covered front terrace were spectacular. We made daily forays down to the marvelous patisserie in the village and consumed untold numbers of croissants. The two big nearby supermarkets - Casino and Carrefours - provided for every need. We found French food to be amazingly CHEAP! The fresh veggies and fruits were exceptional and so inexpensive that we almost turned into vegans during our stay. None of us gained a pound despite many delicious French meals that two of us prepared (we even brought French recipes with us, which were, of course, especially tasty with such great French produce). We also had many delicious restaurant meals all over Paris, the Loire Valley, Montpellier, and the many places we visited while at the villa. Some of us went to Aix-en-Provence and Arles, others to Carcassonne and Nimes. We will went to the Camargue, stopping at that terrific Parc Ornithologique where they have large flocks of flamingoes. We swam in the Med three times. The water is always clean and very refreshing, with sandy bottom. We also went up to St. Guilhem-le-Desert (twice). This is not to be missed, and in particular, people should visit the fabulous Le Grotte La Clamouse. We’ve visited lots of caves in the US, but this exceeds all of them because of its many different levels and fantastic formations. It’s also a cool relief on a very hot day. The village of St. Guilhem has to be among the prettiest in the whole world! And we also stopped to swim down on the Herault River - a lot of fun, with its miniature rapids. Montpelier is a wonderful city in itself, and the tram makes it a breeze to get to. All of us went in at least 3 times, did some shopping, saw the major sights including the extraordinary cathedral. We loved the Musee Fabre, and enjoyed several terrific restaurants. Of course, when we weren’t doing all of these things, we were swimming in the simply gorgeous pool. No one went through an entire day without at least one dip, and the two girls were in it until we dragged them out at 11 pm every night! Thus, the villa provided all 9 of us with a truly wonderful vacation. We are all back at our homes now in England, California, and Maryland, but our hearts are still in the Villa des Cigales. We hope and intend to come back sometime!
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