A very pretty, well-equipped four-bedroom villa with gardens and large swimming pool ideally set in a delightful medieval village with stunning views and close to the Mediterranean.
Villa Des Garrigues is the ideal holiday getaway for a large family or, for families or couples holidaying together. The house is spacious and well equipped; it has four bedrooms, three doubles, (one with an additional single bed and one with an en-suite shower room) and a twin bedroom. There is a separate family bathroom and two family shower-rooms as well as two separate toilets. The kitchen is light and very well fitted with a large fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a large well-appointed sitting room and dining area with satellite television and broadband internet access for those bringing a laptop computer. On the lower ground floor there is a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer and an additional shower room with w.c.and ample storage space. There are lots of maps and guidebooks provided to assist you to explore this beautiful area of France. All linen and towels are provided free of charge as is electricity (except between November and April).
Outside is a pretty garden with stunning views across the Garrigues, the whole area has a wealth of vineyards and craggy stone outcrops. The garden has two covered terraces, a barbeque, ample areas for sunbathing and of course a superb swimming pool. To assist you to enjoy the gardens, sunbeds, garden furniture and a hammock are provided.
If you manage to drag yourselves away from the pool then explore the beautiful village, St Pons de Mauchiens. There is a great deal of history; many of the buildings are almost 1000 years old. there is a a shop selling everyday provisions and fresh bread and a post office. A two-minute drive (30/40 minute walk) takes you to the village of St Pargoire with two restaurants, a supermarket,an excellent butcher, several bakers, a bar, a pizzeria and a pharmacy. Pezenas is a 10-minute drive away and Beziers 25 minutes.
You are perfectly placed for the Mediterranean; the nearest beaches can be reached in just 20 minutes. As well as beaches, there are beautiful lakes, mountains and gorges within one hours drive. The area has large numbers of medieval towns and villages to visit including Pezenas, St Guilhem-le-Desert and the Cite of Carcassonne. For the more adventurous the Spanish border can be reached in about 90 minutes and a further hour takes you to Barcelona.
Pezenas; Just 10 minutes drive away is Pezenas a very pretty medieval town with an abundance of shops, cafes and restaurants. The centre is full of buildings dating back to the 16th & 17th centuries. There is also an excellent market on Saturday which provides an ideal opportunity to stock up on the wonderful regional delicacies, fresh salads and vegetables, meats, cheeses, seafood and of course the local wine. Take a stroll through the old town with its unique craft and clothes shops and finally stop at one (or two) of the many bars or bistros in the 'Place de 14th Juillet'.
Cap d’Agde; 30 minutes drive from Pezenas is the holiday resort of Cap d'Agde. It has some 14 kilometres of fine beaches and many attractions for the children like 'Toonland' and the famous 'Aqua Park' with its giant flumes, water slides and wave machine as well as a super 'tots area' for the very young. There is also much to explore nearby. To the west, follow the Canal du Midi, which is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and visit the cities of Beziers and Narbonne
Meze: Our gateway to the Mediterranean and only 20 minutes drive from Villa des Garrigues, Meze is a delightful little town with a wonderful harbour and lots of narrow winding streets. It is situated on the 'Bassin de Thau. There are small beaches to both sides of the harbour, which are clean, and the water is shallow, ideal for children. Take lunch at one of the many restaurants surrounding the harbour, where you will find some of the most wonderful seafood dishes. If you need to walk off your lunch then stroll up to the 15th century church or visit one of the many shops and stalls selling coquillage (shellfish), wine or clothes.
Gorge d'Heric: Just one hour away, the Heric gorge is one of the most outstanding beauty spots in the Espinouse mountain range. The walls of the gorge are the finest rockfaces in the region and the area is popular with walkers and climbers. The paths and rockpools provide a wonderful venue for a days exploring and picnicking. The is a super little scenic road train that takes visitors on a picturesque route as far as the Gouffre du Cerisier when you can chose either the train to return or take a splendid walk back down past the rock pools and foaming waters of the Heric.
Villa des Garrigues is situated in the beautiful medieval village of St Pons de Mauchiens. The village is between Montpellier and Beziers about 10 miles from the Mediterranean.
Prices for Villa des Garrigues in Pounds Sterling
Villa des Garrigues..............£
26th May – 30th June...............£950
30th June – 1st September............£1500
1st September – 27th October......£950
All prices are per week, Saturday to Saturday and include linen and towels.
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