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Christmas and low season offers

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Upon arrival our guests are greeted with a complimentary welcome basket containing a bottle of local wine, mineral water, juice and some biscuits.

If what your looking for is a true Authentic medi-eval French cottage experience, you need look no further.

With an eye for detail, the owners have ensured they have retained the soul and feeling of an old French house. Situated at the end of a private lane in one of the oldest parts of Vailhan, the three storey cottage enjoys spectacular views across the valley and mountains.

Vailhan is a quant village with a hamlet feeling, perfectly positioned on the edge of a stunning national park and a comfortable thirty five minute drive from the Mediterranean.

Right at your door step one is spoiled for choice with endless walking tracks through the surrounding hills and plateau directly above the village. For those less interested in donning walking boots and doing the packed lunch thing, two minutes from the property is a lovely mountain view evening stroll following the picturesque lanes which meanders around the manicured vegetable gardens. Just beyond is the Vailhan Presbitarie restaurant which has become synonomous with the finest of French dining with a post card view of the lake below completing the picture,

Vailhan is truly a haven for those wishing to escape the chaos of the “real world.”

On entering the cottage a spacious kitchen wraps around you. The fully equipped kitchen comfortably seats six around a large round dining table which leads directly into an atmospheric living room and also onto a huge terrace which lends itself perfectly to alfresco dining and lounging.

From the living room French doors open directly onto a small shady balcony which takes in views across the historic village of Vailhan.

At the same time stairs lead down to an eleventh century huge stone master bedroom with stone vaulted ceiling, ensuite bathroom and large bath.

Each of the three spacious bedrooms have their own quality high end stone ensuite bathroom. Note, the bath tub in the master bedroom is out of order and can not be used. Bed sizes: two beds 160 x 200 cm, one bed 140 x 200 cm.

In the summer there is a mobile van lakeside selling coffee and refreshing drinks where one can enjoy the periodic intimate music evening concerts.

A tennis court is situated in a stunning mountain setting, close to the church to be used free at any time.

The small neighbouring village of Montesque is famous for their goats and goat cheese. Around 16.30 -17.00 every day the goats head home to the stable where you can enjoy a cuddle with them and buy freshly produced organic unpasturised cheeses.

Roujan is a larger village with all the amentities including a large super market, restaurants, cafes, bakery, banks, post, Doctors and pharmacy and seven minutes by car.

Fifteen minutes drive away is the beautiful town of Pezenas, with it's weekly year round Saturday morning market and Friday night festivals in July and August.

The Saturday morning market in the gorgeous main boulevard bosts an impressive range of local wine and produce. It has become a favorite destination for locals for miles around who frequent the weekly event.

The Friday night market, also hugely popular draws crouds from afar with its vast wine tasting and music entertainment where shops, restaurants and cafes remain open in the medi - eval center until midnight.

The wonderful beaches of Agde are only 35 minutes away. About 40 minutes to Beziers Cap d´Agde Airport , about 1 hour to the historic city of Montpellier and Montpellier Mediteranee airport.

Vailhan is surrouded by quant historic circulade villages and not so far away is the Canal du Midi where you enjoy a boat trip along the canal. The amazing medi-eval town Carcasonne with its impressive fortress is about 1-1,5 hours away by car. Check out their medi-eval festivals in the summer.

Languedoc where Vailhan is situated is the biggest vine producing area in France- Europe. One is spoiled for choice with an abundance of wine tasting possibilites, many of which selling wine directly from their Chateau.

Rental deposit of 50 % must be paid at time of booking and non refundable.

Final payment must be paid no later than 6 weeks before arrival as well as the deposit of 750 €. The rent is all inclusive and is self catering.

Meaning that all additional costs such as electricity , hot water, bed linen, towels, telephone, includung international calls and internet connection are included in the price.

However if something is damaged the cost of repair or replacement will be deducted from the deposit.

Please note, if the tenants are checking out without cleaning the kitchen, cleaning the dishes, the ovens, cleaning and emptying the fridge as well as taking the rubbish and recycling to the bins an extra 50€ cleaning fee will be charged and deducted from the deposit.

Note, unfortunately there is a failure with the calender, the dates 7th July to the 21st July is already booked, apart from that the rest of july and August and September is all available.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About The Owner

I was born in New Zealand about 57 years ago. Since then I have been living and working in Australia combined with traveling the world.

About four years ago my girlfriend and I discovered this piece of France. We fell in love with it, the nature, the medieval villages, the vineyards , the peacefulness, the life style of Southern France.

We hope our guests renting our house are going to enjoy this way of life too.

Gary Despy.

What makes this house unique

Upon arrival our guests are greeted with a complimentary welcome basket containing a bottle of local wine, mineral water, juice, some biscuits and local delicatesses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely house in a wonderful location. Great ensuite bathrooms to the bedrooms. Very well equipped dining kitchen and an excellent lounge with a lovely balcony terrace. The large terrace is perfect for relaxing and eating al fresco.

Vailhan is a truly beautiful location. There is a lake to swim in and a picnic area. Lots of walks and a short drive to the medieval town of Pezenas.
May 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vailhan in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The bathroom is situated in a 1000 year old medi-eval cave
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The bedsize is 160 cm x 200 cm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , The bed size is 140 cm x 200 cm
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , The bed size is 160 cm x 200 cm
  • There are three ensuites bathrooms , two with showers and one with a bath tub. The bathroom are all renovated to an high end quality
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Vacances reposantes

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Merci à Gary et Catharina pour avoir partagé leur maison de village située dans un coin paisible et une magnifique région et pour les petites attentions qui nous attendaient à notre arrivée : vin rosé du pays, jus de pomme, eau minérale et petite collation.

Gary est un hôte accessible et efficace. Les conseils ont été très profitables. La maison correspond bien à la présentation et est très bien rénovée. Nous avons été conquis par les lieux : grands, pratiques et charmants.

Nos filles ont adoré la chambre qu'elles ont rebaptisée "princesse" en haut de l'escalier.

Il y a de nombreuses activités à faire aux alentours en voiture, à pieds ou à vélo pour les sportifs, les amoureux de la nature, de la culture ou de la cuisine ! La ville de Pézenas est un incontournable de la région !

Nous reviendrons certainement car nous n'avons pas pu tout faire en une semaine.

See you soon Gary and Catharina.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Béziers Cap Agde Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Neffies, Roujan
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Train station Béziers
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A75
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Presbytarie
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Cap Agde
Car: necessary

In the summer there is a mobile van lakeside selling coffee and refreshing drinks where one can enjoy the periodic intimate music evening concerts.

A tennis court is situated in a stunning mountain setting, close to the church to be used free at any time.

The small neighbouring village of Montesque is famous for their goats and goat cheese. Around 16.30 -17.00 every day the goats head home to the stable where you can enjoy a cuddle with them and buy freshly produced organic unpasturised cheeses.

Roujan is a larger village with all the amentities including a large super market, restaurants, cafes, bakery, banks, post, Doctors and pharmacy and seven minutes by car.

Fifteen minutes drive away is the beautiful town of Pezenas, with it's weekly year round Saturday morning market and Friday night festivals in July and August.

The Saturday morning market in the gorgeous main boulevard bosts an impressive range of local wine and produce. It has become a favorite destination for locals for miles around who frequent the weekly event.

The Friday night market, also hugely popular draws crouds from afar with its vast wine tasting and music entertainment where shops, restaurants and cafes remain open in the medi - eval center until midnight.

The wonderful beaches of Agde are only 35 minutes away. About 40 minutes to Beziers Cap d´Agde Airport , about 1 hour to the historic city of Montpellier and Montpellier Mediteranee airport.

Vailhan is surrouded by quant historic circulade villages and not so far away is the Canal du Midi where you enjoy a boat trip along the canal. The amazing medi-eval town Carcasonne with its impressive fortress is about 1-1,5 hours away by car. Check out their medi-eval festivals in the summer.

Languedoc where Vailhan is situated is the biggest vine producing area in France- Europe. One is spoiled for choice with an abundance of wine tasting possibilites, many of which selling wine directly from their Chateau.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £656.24

In winter season for long stay 2 weeks or longer, there will be an extra heating charge for covering the cost of the fuel for the oil heater. A special agreement will be set up between the owner and the renter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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