There are views over the magnificent hills surrounding the valley of Lodeve. The region has a natural beauty with exceptional sites to discover seemingly endless from the wild lands of the Larac plateau, the breathtaking gorges and forests to the rich history of medieval magic of Lodeve, labelled The Art and History Town for its rich cultural life. The region is a spiritual paradise for hikers and explorers of all kinds. Private use of large heated pool (Mid-May - September). The part of the villa has its own private entrance across a footbridge at ground level from the lane alongside the house and the bedroom windows overlook the garden from first floor level but no stairs. There is a private parking space.
Apartment in Lodeve, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Walking Distance Of Town Centre In Quiet Position In The Hillside
- Calendar last updated:
- 9 Dec 2018
About Clive Sawyer
My wife and I have lived in this area of France for several years leaving the UK for a quieter life in the sun. We wake up every morning and thankful we choose so wisely to have such beautiful surroundings and lovely local people. We are always on call making sure every thing is perfect for our guests to enjoy their holiday.
Clive Sawyer purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Clive Sawyer chose Lodève
The villa is set in the hill facing south overlooking the town of Lodeve. It is a delightful typically French small town surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in France. The nearby motorway makes it ideal to get around to the coastal resorts, lakes and the many sites of interest as well as the fascinating city of Montpellier.
What makes this Apartment unique
Breath taking scenery
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A fantastic base for exploring the Languedoc
We had a wonderful stay in Lodève. The apartment was generously proportioned and very comfortably furnished. The pool was perfect. We were greeted by very generous provisions including a bottle of the local rosé which was thoroughly enjoyed after the long drive from Dieppe. Clive was welcoming and very informative when we were looking for advice on what to see and do but left us to our own devices otherwise. There is so much to do and see in this area of France; I feel sure we will return.
Beautifully appointed apartment in good location for the region
The apartment was one of the nicest we have stayed in in France. There was plenty of space and comfort for us and two teenagers. We had a couple of days of unseasonably cool weather for August but it was easy to chase the sun down to the beaches at Montpellier. There are lots of alternatives to sunbathing - caves, castles and pretty towns and villages to visit. The times for using the pool are managed and that is made clear on arrival, which helped us to plan our days out. The pool is large, has a steep drop to the deep end - something to bear in mind with smaller children. Even when the family using the other apartment was also at the pool, there was still plenty of comfortable seating available. The apartment's outdoor seating area is sheltered from the breeze and is screened - which does mean you can't enjoy the stunning views from it, but it's still a pleasant, private spot. We plan to return to the region and would recommend the apartment.
A comfortable apartment with absolutely stunning views over Lodeve and the surrounding hills. A very steep walk into town - and back!
The town is non-touristy with a good variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Lots of easy parking. Very well placed to get on the motorway to explore the surrounding area. Lac Salagou, Montpellier, Millau Viaduct and the Camargue are all within reach to explore.
A lovely holiday base.
A wonderful place to stay to explore this glorious
We were delighted with our stay in Lodeve. Our apartment was well appointed, light and airy and really thoughtfully decorated. It was perfect for us and our two teenage children. We felt very welcomed by Clive and contact with him throughout the booking process was really easy, the information that was provided about the locational, region and places of interest was fantastic and really useful throughout our stay. The pool and surroundings were a perfect place to relax when not out exploring this fabulous region of France. It was a shame we couldn't stay longer.
Relaxing revisit to Lodeve
We found the property to be clean and very well appointed. The beds, sofa etc. were all very comfortable and oven was the most efficient we had found in a rental property. The owners showed a great respect for our privacy but were there and helpful when we needed them. We had visited Lodeve before and it is a pleasant, untouristy, town with a good market on Saturdays and with a good supply of restaurants and cafes. We were particularly interested in the Causse du Larzac with its dramatic scenery and its many Templars and Hospitallers sites. The pool at the property was one of the best I had encountered.
A really enjoyable holiday
The apartment was spacious, well and thoughtfully equipped with lovely views and a sunny and private terrace. A holiday essential for us is somewhere that is within walking distance of a restaurant or two and this apartment has several restaurants about 20 minutes walk away. Of these we thought Terre et Mer down by the river was the best. We went to do some hiking and the whole area has many stunning old trails, all of which are well marked.
Long sandy beaches within easy reach by auto-route with choice of quiet, secluded or busy. Lakeside and river beaches and water sports within 10-minute drive. Miles of footpaths across hills direct from villa.
Start and finish day is flexible and by arrangement and may be mid-week for easier flight bookings and more comfortable ferry crossings. Flights Gatwick, Manchester or Leeds to Montpellier or Bristol, Birmingham to Beziers, Dublin, Liverpool and Stansted to Carcassonne or Rodez. Rail to Montpellier via Paris or Lille and by car on new autoroute via Millau Bridge. Car is essential to fully enjoy the area.
The villa overlooks the town of Lodeve and is within 10 minute walk via a footpath partly through an olive grove. The town has supermarkets, banks, large Saturday market, bakeries, chemists and a variety of shops, cinema, cathedral, art gallery, cafes.
The Languedoc region is known for its stunning beauty from the impressive city of Montpellier, along the coastline of amazingly, long sandy beaches to the hills and mountains of the Lodévois area. Unbeatable and remarkable for walking, riding and soaking in the sites or enjoying the many water sports of the majestic Salagou lake with its red gullied landscape.
The abbey of St Guillem de Desert and the Priory of Grandmont show exceptional richness in Romanesque art, the historic former captial city of Pézenas with its winding narrow streets of many art and crafts shops are all close to the apartment. The walled cities of Aigues Mortes, Narbonne and Carcassonne are within easy driving distance. The region is well-known for the largest wine growing area in the world, olive groves, stunning scenery and the amazing 300 days of glorious sunshine.
Lodeve is an attractive market town on the foothills. A stunning medieval cathedral dominates the central square with several cafes surrounding the typically French town park. There is a good supply of locally grown food and wine at the Saturday market and excellent choice of restaurants in the town and surrounding villages.
Lodeve is a cultural centre with its world famous art gallery's major international exhibitions, the annual Poetry and Music festival and the centre of craftsmen designers and interior design. The fascinating Buddhist temple of Lerab Ling is close-by as are the mountains of Cevennes, amazing Roman viaduct of Pont du Gard, enormous caves of Grotte des Demoiselles and Labeil, impressive deep gorges and the unusal gardens of The Bambouseraie. Pony treking, golf, climbing, fishing and cycling are all easily available close-by for the more energic sport-lover. Grezac is considered the premier location in Lodeve, facing south with multiple vistas and overlooking the beautiful town below.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Deposit required at time of booking, balance in Euros on arrival. A returnable security deposit of €300 Changeover Day: Arrival day: flexible, time: 3 pm, departure: 10 am. Notes on prices: Special discount on rental for bookings of only two persons sharing the apartment.