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Spacious villa with AirCon in bedrooms, 15 min walk to town, low chlorine pool.
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The upstairs bedroom has a king size+ double bed with Tempur mattress. French windows open onto the roof terrace, with views to the countryside. Two downstairs bedrooms: one with king size+ double bed, one with twin single beds. Cot available. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.
Pool / Spa
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Cot, other baby/toddler equipment freely availableCot, other baby/toddler equipment freely available
No smoking - The road outside the property is quiet & pleasant!The road outside the property is quiet & pleasant!
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter:
Les Vignes Anciennes is located in the Vallée de l’Hérault, a beautiful area stretching from the Cevennes mountains down to the Mediterranean coast. Here are just a few of the countless places that you can visit in the region, many being reached easily by either the A9 or A75 autoroutes. You will find brochures for many of the attractions in the villa, but better still, plan a few trips at leisure before your departure using guidebooks or the departmental websites such as www.herault-tourisme.com .
Montpellier. 45 minutes drive away, Montpellier is a vibrant city with everything to offer the whole family, especially culture, shopping, restaurants and night-life. Start with the Place de la Comedie and you can’t go wrong. See http://www.montpellier.fr and other websites for more information.
Carcassonne. A great day out for the whole family, Carcassonne is the original citadel about 75 minutes drive to the west. Photos of the place just don’t do it justice. The defining moment is when you first approach the citadel and start to appreciate the sheer scale of it. Inside the citadel are lots of restaurants, artisanal shops (not to mention the church and museum) and nooks and crannies for the kids to play hide and seek! (www.tourism-carcassonne.co.uk/).
Aqualand - an exciting water park at Cap D’Agde (https://www.aqualand.fr/cap-d-agde/).
Dinosaur Park at Meze. Enjoy a trip back through time at the largest dinosaur park in Europe. (http://www.musee-parc-dinosaures.com). Less than 15 minutes from the villa.
Grotte des Demoiselles (http://www.demoiselles.com/) in Saint Bauzille de Putois, Ganges. An impressive set of caverns with one breathtakingly large “cathedral” cavern and a real atmosphere to it.
There are excellent spacious and sandy beaches within easy driving distance all along the coast. The nearest are Valras Plage, Vias Plage and the quieter Marseillan Plage and Serignan Plage.
The vibrant, modern port and resort town of Cap d’Agde is only a 25 minute drive away.
See the beaches section on the Herault tourism website http://www.herault-tourisme.com .
More for the Grown-ups.
St Guilhem-le-Desert. A very pretty medieval village and abbey at the bottom of the Herault gorge on the edge of the Cevennes.
La Couvertoirade. This fortified mediaeval village, on the high Cevennes plateau to the north, was once home to the Knights Templar. Walk round the battlements and visit the craft and specialist shops inside the fortifications.
Sete. A bustling, colourful fishing port, with canals and quaint areas as well as many shops and seafood restaurants. (http://www.ot-sete.fr)
Vineyards and wine tasting. Last, but not least are the countless vineyards in the region where you can enjoy tasting the many wines on offer such as Faugeres or Minervois. You don’t have to go very far from the villa; one of a couple vineyards that we like to use is the very typical and genuine Domaine Condamine l’Eveque in the village of Nezignan l’Eveque (5km), who sell their Cotes de Thongue wines to the Wine Society. For white wines from the distinctive appellation Picpoul de Pinet region visit the slightly more commercial Ormarine Winery in Pinet (10km), (www.cave-ormarine.com).
Good access to wide and spacious sandy Mediterranean beaches (22-26km). Ports of Sète, Mèze, Marseillan within 30 minutes drive.
Béziers-Agde Airport 20km. Montpellier Airport 59km. Carcassonne, Perpignan and Nimes Airports all within easy driving distance. Toulouse, Marseille, Rodez and Gerona (Spain) within approx 2 hours drive. Car recommended, but not essential. Nearest stations (TGV) with bus link, Béziers 26km, Agde 18km.
Nearest supermarket 250m
Pézenas centre 1km
Pyrenees approx 120km.
Cévennes approx 50km.
Large local supermarket 3 minutes walk.
Local restaurant 500m.
Many restaurants, shops, post office, banks and tourist office in town centre.
Park area for ball games etc. 200m.
Richard and Gill Moore
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