|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Originally part of the principle Domain this house has been created on three floors (the first two are split-level) with many original features to provide high quality spacious accommodation for up to 10 people - less if you prefer to relax in luxury. For out of season holidays there is full central heating. Views from the front of the house are over the Domain's grounds down to the village of Montagnac with the church illuminated at night time. The rear of the house overlooks the extensive gardens and swimming pool with vineyards beyond. Accommodation consists of fully equipped kitchen/day room (washing machine, cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher) with spiral staircase to upper floors; sitting room with TV and large bed settee; double doors leading to south-facing terrace; bathroom with large bath, shower and WC; two large double bedrooms; large second floor bedroom with two singles and two bunk beds; terrace with dining table, chairs, barbecue, parasol and sun loungers.
In a beautiful elevated position overlooking the medieval village of Montagnac, Domaine de l'Hortevieille, a former wine-making property is set in 10 acres of fields, gardens and orchards with its own large, secure pool and tennis court. Horse riding is available and mountain bikes are provided for you to explore the beautiful adjacent countryside.
The property is ideally suited for a tranquil summer holiday by the pool or on the beach or if you prefer a more active break in or out of season there are endless possibilities to get to know this rich and historic area.
Whatever you interests - wine, good food, golf, fishing, antiques, history, the list is endless - the domaine's English owners are on hand to help you enjoy your stay to the full.
Two individually designed spacious houses are available for rental - each one well equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, television. Each has its own private furnished terrace with barbecue facilities.
Special interest holidays: We can tailor make a holiday to meet your specific requirements. Whether you want to go riding, enjoy the fantastic fishing, explore the area's rich history from the Greeks and Romans to the Saracens and Cathars; or simply get to know the excellent value for money provided by the local wines and cuisine - we can help you. Or if you have been captivated by the way of life in the area and wish to explore the possibility of buying a property, we can guide you with our local knowledge and contacts.
We have been welcoming clients for almost 20 years. Almost half are returning to us having already experienced Hortevieille hospitality. We are well integrated locally and have a wealth of up to date knowledge and experience to help our clients enjoy their holidays to the full. If you're looking for a beach recommendation, need a restaurant table booked or have a medical problem you need help with, we're there to help you.
The atmosphere at l'Hortevieille is relaxed and friendly and we aim to make your stay happy and memorable.
Malcolm or Alyson Jefferies purchased this house in 1997
Quiet and tranquil, yet minutes from a wide range of shopping, leisure activities and all kinds of entertainment. Your choice whether to relax by the pool or get active on the tennis court.
The domaine is in an elevated situation in the heart of the countryside. Enjoy the distant views, beautiful sun rises and sunsets.
Special interest holidays:
We can tailor make a holiday to meet your specific requirements. Whether you want to go horse riding, enjoy the fantastic fishing, explore the area's rich history from the Greeks to the Romans, from the Saracens to the Cathars; or simply get to know the excellent value for money provided by the local cuisine we can help you. We have in the past also organised holidays for those with interests in cycling, antiques, sailing, astronomy, painting and bird watching. Or if you want to discover more about the excellent quality and value for money of our local wines we can use our local contacts to arrange for visits and tastings to a variety of producers. Finally, if you have already been captivated by the way of life in the area and wish to explore the possibility of buying a property here we can guide you with our local knowledge and contacts.
There is excellent bathing and beaches on the Mediterranean, the Etang de Thau, the River Hérault and the Lac du Salagou. The nearest beach is in Meze 12 kms from the property. A variety of beaches on the Med from the relatively secluded with few facilities to the more lively with restaurants and bars are within a short drive. Most beaches are of fine sand and shelve gently making them child-friendly. Boat hire, sea fishing, sub aqua and a variety of water sports can be arranged.
The property is easily accessible by road (A9 or A75), rail (Agde station at 20 minutes) or air. Ryanair, Easyjet, and/or Flybe fly into Béziers, Montpellier, Nimes, Carcassonne, Perpignan and Marseille from a variety of UK airports. Béziers is 20 mins, Montpellier 30 mins and the rest between 1 and 2 hours from the property. Car hire is available at all these airports. An interesting alternative is to fly to Girona just over the Spanish border where car hire is considerably cheaper.
Montagnac is 800 metres. Pézenas is 6 kms. Meze is 12 kms. Cap d'Agde is 25 kms. Béziers is 25 kms. Sete is 25 kms. Montpellier is 40 kms. Carcassonne is just over an hour. Aigues Mortes (boat trips in the Camargue) is an hour. The viaduct at Millau is an hour. The Spanish border is just over an hour. The Pont du Gard is an hour. Nimes is an hour. Roquefort is just over an hour. Arles and the Camargue are about an hour and a half.
10 minutes walk away is the medieval village of Montagnac which has lively bars and restaurants and can meet your everyday shopping needs with bakeries, a butcher, delicatessens, stalls for locally grown fruit and vegetables, a newsagents (English papers on the same day - if you're quick!), bank, post office and a shop for oysters, mussels etc. There is a small well stocked supermarket. On Fridays, there is a colourful market where you can buy local produce and specialities such as shellfish and charcuterie. And of course right on the doorstep there is an abundance of superb local wines to enjoy during your stay and to take home with you. 5 minutes across the River Hrault is the beautiful old town of Pézenas. Here you'll find a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgetsas well as a whole host of craft shops in the old town (which stay open until midnight on Wednesdays and Fridays in the summer). Also in July and August is the famous Mirondela dels Arts cultural event with theatrical, dance and musical performances as well as street events. There are also 2 big supermarkets in Pézenas. In contrast, in the lively town of Cap d'Agde you will find all the activities from funfairs to casinos, from nightclubs to outdoor cinema that you would associate with a major seaside resort. Even more temptation awaits in the nearby cities of Béziers and Montpellier with their chic cosmopolitan shops and historic sites. Montpellier which frequently tops polls as the best city in which to live in France is well worth a visit. Its architecture ranges from Roman structures through to the ultra modern and it is a most pleasant place in which to spend a day or even longer.