Les Galeries is a luxury villa with private pool and panoramic views set in an idyllic location amongst vineyards in the pretty village of Cabrerolles, near Beziers in the wine region of the Languedoc. A perfect location for lovers of wine and countryside close to the historic towns of Pezenas, Beziers and the coast. The Languedoc is well known for its diverse attractions to suit any age and importantly enjoys 300 sunny days a year - giving countless opportunities activities and day trips within easy driving distance. The villa has its own private swimming pool and barbecue set within a Mediterranean garden, great for butterfly spotting in the summer months. Cabrerolles is a hamlet with 3 vineyards, 5 mins to all amenities in Laurens/Faugeres/Autignac villages (2 bakeries, grocery shop, cafe bar, wine store, pharmacy, newsagent). Further amenities are in Magalas, with large supermarket and 4 restaurants and a spa hotel Chateau Serjac which has day spa facilities.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Villa in Cabrerolles, Nr. Beziers, Herault, Languedoc Roussillon - Flexible Accommodation - Ideal For 2 Families Holidaying Together
Lisa Hickson Flint
- english, french, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Sep 2018
About Lisa Hickson Flint
Hi - we are Steve and Lisa Flint - we live in the UK but been coming to this area of France for 10 years. We are still finding new interesting things to do in the area... We have always been interested in France, we both studied french but never really used our language skills apart from holidays so owning a property was a good way of challenging ourselves to do more than than and immersing ourselves more in the culture. We both have a keen interest in food and wine and this area of France is perfect for that because it has a rural feel and of course the house is in a great village, near vineyards, beach and within distance of lots of historic and interesting towns.
Why Lisa Hickson Flint chose Cabrerolles
When we first visited the property we were wowed by the view - waking up to that every morning is hugely uplifting - and the tranquility of the setting - you can hear birds, see a myriad of butterflies and insects and see stars at night - all the things that you do not appreciate living permanently in a city. This area feels like real France and not hugely focused on tourists. Even in the height of summer you can visit the beach of Valras Plage - you can see the sea in the distance from the house (park without a problem!) and most of the visitors are french - hence why they have a number of restaurants and bars/cafes as you step off the beach. This region has some of the sunniest weather in France - last summer frequently 80 degrees in both May and October.
What makes this Villa unique
BBq'ing and relaxed outdoor meals with produce you've bought from the food markets with local wine that's from a small vineyard - not an industrialised process. Spending time around the pool in the sun and reading and truly relaxing. Getting used to the sounds of and seeing birds, butterflies and unusual insects and pleasurably adapting to the overall lack of traffic noise. Knowing that there are so many places within reach it could take a long time to discover them all so you plan to come back
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Beautifully peaceful luxury home
Extremely well equipped house with everything we needed for a fantastic holiday - even pool towels provided (and 4 hair dryers!). A real home from home. Very peaceful area with lots to do but you had to use a car to get to nearest shop/ restaurant. Also no internal staircase came as a surprise - not an issue for us, but could be a problem for a family with lots of small children. All in all had a wonderful time and would very much recommend the house. Thanks for all the useful information provided too and for staying in touch via text to make sure all was going well. Much appreciated
Beautiful villa to relax and recharge
We only had a long weekend here. The information supplied by Lisa was fantastic and allowed us to plan ahead. The local market in Pezanas on Saturday morning is worth a visit. The wines are amazing and sitting around the pool in the evening with the BBQ sizzling away is so relaxing. The property itself has everything you need and is a great base to explore the area. Highly recommended. Thanks Lisa
A fantastic family holiday
We enjoyed a fantastic family holiday in July/August 2017 at the property. The villa was stunning, a large pool with lots of furniture, an excellent stone BBQ and wonderful terrace with great views. The villa lacked nothing with spacious rooms, a great kitchen and big bathroom. We lived on the first floor but the ground floor would allow more than one family or a group to be self sufficient. We explored the area extensively with kayaking the highlight and found the peace and tranquillity by the pool in late afternoon and early evening the perfect way to relax.
Great holiday at Les Galeries
We had a wonderful two weeks stay at Les Galeries. The house and its extensive range of contents provided us both, our daughter, son-in-law and baby grandson with everything we needed. The property provides privacy, tranquility, a great aspect and lovely views. The swimming pool was superb and not too deep, making it ideal for our use with our grandson. The covered ground and first floor terraces provided much welcome shade from the hot sun. The dining area on the first floor terrace was a great place to eat and from which to enjoy the views. Lisa could not have been more helpful in taking our booking and following our arrival was welcoming and thorough with the information she provided to enable us to enjoy our holiday. David, who comes to clean the pool was also really nice to speak with. This is one of the best properties we have stayed in in France. We highly recommend it to others.
Hi Brian & Marion
Thank you for your lovely review - I'm so pleased you had a great stay - we do try and help with suggestions for activities, local info, things to do according to interests to try and tailor the holiday accordingly. We appreciate that when we go to stay elsewhere too.
There are so many places to go and activities and local fetes etc and I try to provide info in advance so that guests can plan one or two things if they'd like. We try to have a conversation rather than just take a booking as there is a great deal I can assist with and it's always helpful to get to know our guests a little.
As you say It is a place for relaxation and appreciating nature so you can do that too if you'd just like to recharge... and we aim to assist with that by equipping the property to a high level so it feels a home from home.
Beautiful villa and location
I booked a week here for myself and my family after spending a week in Paris. After the hustle and bustle of the capital this was a very relaxed week. The villa is gorgeous, split into two although we only used the top section. Everything you need is provided, apart from your food and your clothes. A very well stocked villa. The pool was fantastic and we all loved it, from my 8 year old to my wife. Perfect family size. If you want a noisy holiday this isn't the place, but to chill out it is perfect. It's not too far from places if you want to go further afield providing you have your own car, we went to Beziers, Carcassone and Valras Plage. As a runner I loved running through the hills and the vineyards. I could go on and on here, but it really was the holiday of a lifetime and we hope to be back. A little piece of heaven. Lisa and Steve have put a lot of thought into their guests needs and the information on the local area available is fantastic.
Fab place worked well with our teenagers
We had a wonderful holiday in this great, and versatile villa. Our three teenagers had their little bit of independence in the downstairs apartment whilst there was plenty of space and facilities for us all to gather up stairs. The villa is very well equipped, beautifully and thoughtfully (and practically) furnished and the owners really helpful and friendly. The area is peaceful, the beaches in easy reach and local walks lovely. We didn't stray to far from the villa as we enjoyed the pool, the table tennis and just relaxing so much but when we come again we know that there is lots of activities, within easy reach, to give us more scope. The house keepers were lovely too, not intrusive but helpful and on hand. Highly recommend it!
Many thanks for your lovely review - thats really what we are trying to achieve so I am really glad you enjoyed your stay and had a great time experiencing the area as well (there is so much to explore...). We aim to enhance everyone's stay as much as possible with suggestions for things to do, restaurants, days out and some insider tips that we ourselves have discovered. We're happy to assist before and during the stay... We like to create a stylish ambience and a well equipped home from home so that you can feel comfortable relaxing in (not just a stark box with beds and the minimum kitchenware). We hope our guests also take advantage of chilling out around the swimming pool or on the terrace looking at the view with a glass of (very local) wine -so we're happy you achieved that!. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to welcome you again Lisa & Steve
Special interest holidays:
We are keen to provide extra services for our guests so please ask. We can arrange wine tours or taxi services to restaurants or organise dinners to be prepared for you. Any special requirements please do ask. There is a library of information at the house for days out. This is an area where cycling and hiking are also popular - there is a designated walking route next to the house.
Coastal resorts and beaches (30-40 minutes away). Valras Plage has a large beach and a number of restaurants with local specialities seafood. Serignan plage with horse riding centres. Ancient Greek city of Cap d'Age, seaside resort, great sandy beaches and round-the-clock entertainment.
Other picturesque coastal towns of Sete, Bouziques (fresh oysters), Meze, Marseillan, Aigue Mortes, Gruissan.
The area is well served by airports: Beziers 27km (Ryanair) Montpellier 64km (Ryanair and Easyjet) Carcassonne 77km (Ryanair) Perpignan 90km (Ryanair, BMi baby, Flybe) Nimes, Girona (2.5 hour drive has many more flights as is a Ryanair hub and also Thomsonfly), Marseille, Toulouse are all alternatives. Beziers is on the main A9 motorway so all these distances are covered quickly. Car hire essential to explore the region and maximise sight seeing.
Beziers and Pezenas are 25 minutes away - Pezenas being a historic town with a Saturday food and craft market and antiques, bric a brac, wide choice of restaurants. Roquebrun - a picturesque town with a micro climate on the river Orb where you can do kayaking and swimming. For day trips there are Sete (Rick Stein featured), Montpellier and Camargue, Carcassonne are within easy reach. The nearest beaches of Valras Plage and Serignan - coastline is viewable from the house is around 30-40 mins.
Throughout the summer there are regular wine fetes in the local villages and there are also wine tasting dinners organised at local chateaux - so please do ask in advance for information on any events to co-incide with your stay. We rent the house on a weekly basis during high season but we are also amenable to longer term rentals outside of June to September.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: On receipt of a booking enquiry we will contact you and run through any arrangements and payment details. We take a 25% deposit to confirm the booking with the balance due 10 weeks in advance of arrival. We hold a £500 damages deposit cheque will be returned to you the week following departure. Changeover Day: Saturday is the normal change over day: in high season- arrival at 16.00 and departure by 10.00 to allow for change over to be carried out. We can however be flexible outside of summer school holidays to co-incide with your travel arrangements/flights. Notes on prices: May, June, September, October for smaller groups of up to 4 we may offer discounted rates - please enquire