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Secluded villa, large garden and pool with panoramic mountain views.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,463 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3/4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 including sofa bed

Our villa 'La Lavande' sits on the edge of the unspoilt village of Soubes, which nestles in the foothills of the Cevennes 45 minutes from Montpellier and the coast. Perfect for family friendly holiday.

With 3/4 bedrooms, (plus log cabin) open-plan living area with log fire and extensive garden and fenced pool (8M x4M) it is an ideal location for a peaceful family holiday. The open log fire provides additional comfort for out of season holidays, as the area is ideal for trekking and cycling.

There are many beautiful walks, and a riverside path leads to the village with its small shop and friendly cafe/restaurant.

The medieval town of Lodeve is 6km away with market, shops and restaurants.

3 Golf Courses nearby, closest at Beziers, then Cap d'Agde and Fontcaude.

Water sports are available at the Lac de Salagou with bathing or canoeing on the nearby Herault River. Try wine tasting at the numerous local vineyards. Alternatively, sit and relax in the sun by the pool or read a book in the shade of the garden and enjoy the stunning views.

More Details

Joanna Bullock
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
4 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lodève in Hérault

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1463 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , This is just a loo not a bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , double sofa bed
    Outdoor Annexe (log cabin) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Use by special request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Double bed can be used as 2 singles on request.
  • In addition to the 3 main bedrooms and studio/reception room there is also a sofa bed in the living room and a small cot and extra chidrens' bed are also available. In the summer there is extra sleeping accommodation in the cabin available by special arrangement.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Activities: through a link with themed holidays we can arrange bird watching, hiking, wine tasting and cycling and electric bikes (ecycling) activities. http://www.themedholidayideas.com/ There is an additional studio/reception room, located between the main living area and the main double bedroom with an extra double sofa bed. There is also a foldaway bed in the twin bedroom, suitable for a third child in that room. There is a TV with DVD player. Linen and towels are provided. The pool is fenced to comply with French regulations and greater safety. All weather table tennis table and fixed outdoor barbecue permanently available in garden. For outdoor dining there is an 8 seater table and chairs, plus 2 smaller tables seating 6 and 4. There is a Boule Court and all season table tennis table available. The log cabin is for use in the summer months by special request for extra accommodation although currently there is no electricity installed.


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Secluded villa, large garden and pool with panoramic mountain views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Tranquil setting in a comfortable villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is well equipped and in a secluded location. It is well placed to visit many of the local attractions that include medieval towns, gorges and local markets. The pool, boules pitch and table tennis table provide a welcome distraction from lazing on the sunbeds, reading, drinking local wines and eating cheese. The surrounding area, particularly to the north, contains some stunning scenery. We stayed for two weeks but this was not long enough to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Villa in a Wonderful Setting

  • 5 of 5

I had never heard of Soubès but was extremely pleased to discover this property which is located in beautiful countryside just outside the rather quaint village and quite close to Lodève, a nearby small market town.

The region around Soubès/Lodève is unspoilt and largely agricultural, with many vinyards. A future visit must include a tasting or two! There are many charming family run restaurants in the area which offer exceptional value; indeed, it is difficult to understand how such good cuisine, leave alone wine, can be offered at such prices.

The villa is well maintained and very comfortable. The pool is a particular bonus; at least it will be a little later in the year!

I'm looking forward to a return visit later in the year, as and when the opportunity arises and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Lavande, the perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

La Lavande is the perfect getaway for those looking for peace, nature and French idyll. There are lots of places to visit nearby, especially for nature lovers. We enjoyed the perfectly planned gardens, with stunning views over the village Soubes, with plenty of space for social activities such as the large dining table and barbecue, swimming pool, petang, table tennis, as well as " rooms" for those looking for a quiet moment with a book with maybe a Ricard pastis. The house is very well designed and can accommodate many beds. We enjoyed our stay so much and our June week passed far too quickly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This holiday was pure luxury. Could not have asked for a more relaxed and peaceful setting. The property has everything that you could possibly need from pots to half a dozen blow up lilos.

The pool was kept crystal clean and the house is only a 15 minute walk from the centre of the village which allowed me to eat out and to buy the all important French baguettes for a great start to the morning.

I would, without hesitation, recommend this to anybody looking to enjoy a weeks holiday in the South of France.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A superb villa in a wonderful part of France

  • 5 of 5

This property was a real surprise, a wonderful little gem nestled in the hillside above a sleepy little village in the Herault. Fully equiped with everything we needed to make it a stay to remember, from the well equipped kitchen to the wonderfully comfortable sitting room to the cool welcoming pool with its array of loungers.

A great jumping off point to explore this most secluded part of France with its amazing birdlife (Buzzards, Golden Aurioles and Vultures), great food and wonderfully friendly people, it's all there.

Drive through the eye wateringly scenic gorges or laze the lunch hour (or two) away in a cafe and I guarantee that you will want to come back.

Fully recommend to anyone

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A pleasant villa in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

The position of this property, on the hillside above - and overlooking - Soubes village, is really wonderful. To complement the elevated position, the garden is a lovely place to be, with mature plants, a variety of seating areas (a large dining table under the trees, a small cast iron table by the pool, a stone table on the edge of the garden, overlooking the village, and another table on a balcony/terrace outside the living room with panoramic mountain views), as well as the good-sized pool, table tennis table and petanque court. It would be very relaxing to spend your entire stay here, serenaded constantly by the insects, but the area is too good for that. There is so much to see and do - walking, cycling, villages, hills, gorges, coast, Montpellier, Millau, etc. - that most people could happily settle here for several months. The house itself is a clean, light, decent space, well stocked with everything you could need, whatever the weather (which, for our fortnight stay, was wall-to-wall sunshine - a couple of afternoon storms aside). The walk into the village of Soubes is a pleasant 15-20 minutes, much of it alongside the river. (We enjoyed the walk in with our daughters - aged 6 and 8 - to fetch bread for breakfast each morning.) The village itself is attractive, with a well-stocked small shop and good cafe-restaurant. All in all, we would highly recommend this property. We generally try to stay somewhere different each year but are seriously considering a return visit to La Lavande.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Cap d'Agde
Car: necessary

Soubes is a pretty village in the wine growing region of Languedoc Rousillon where narrow sreets with flower laden balconies lead to a shady square with cafe/restaurant and small supermarket. There are mountain views all around and the ancient market town of Lodeve is only 6 km away. Many beautiful walks including a botanical mountain path are all close by and stunning scenery including the dramatic Cirque de Navacelle where you can bathe in rock pools of crystal clear water from the mountains is only a short drive away. Montpellier and the Mediterranean coast is only 45 minutes by car with golf courses and several good beaches and numerous seafood restaurants. The whole area is studded with sleepy villages set in lovely scenery.

We can also offer organised activities such as bird watching, wine tasting, cycling(including ebikes) and hiking through our connection with Themed Holiday ideas.com : http://www.themedholidayideas.com/index.php/pr

Other Activities: pedalos on Lac de Salagou, wine tasting in local vineyard (1km)

Small Christmas market in Soubes village usually the first weekend in December.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lodève, Herault

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
23 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Half Term
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Cleaning and laundry £60

Change over day is Saturday.The Visitor agrees to pay a £300 Damages Deposit 6 weeks before the arrival date. Damages Deposit will be returned to you as soon as possible after departure following an inspection by the Caretaker providing that the house is left in good order, there could also be a charge for any excessive use of electricity when the meter is read after your visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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