Idyllic 3 storey house to sleep 6 near Montpellier.Locally managed.
Set in the centre of a sunny medieval village just 20 km north of Montpellier our 300+ year old beautiful air conditioned property (5 STAR rated on home away) is on 3 floors with 2 sunny terraces.Our house is modernly furnished and updated yet retains all of its original features and character with stone walls/staircase and many architectural features . Wifi included and full Sky Sports Package with UK internet TV.
Mediterranean Beaches and Cevenne Mountains both within a short drive. River beaches , canoeing ,waterfalls , other medieval villages and unique Unesco sites all within easy driving distances.
Vineyards galore /bike & walking trails. Within the village there are top quality & budget restaurants & 2 bars with the best patisserie and boulangerie in the region all within a few minutes walk. There is also a full range of shops and services in town with a local tourist information office.
There is also a small park/childrens playground/tennis courts and a village Sunday market.Boules are provided if you fancy a game with the locals.
Fantastic views over the historical centre and Pic St Loup.
Great vineyard area with renowned red local pic st loup wines which are renowned nationally.Wine tours can also be arranged.
New Outdoor & indoor Swimming Centre at adjoining local village under 15 minutes drive away. Village fetes and events throughout the year.
Top sunny terrace with barbecue and outside dining for 6 and sun beds.
Free parking in our road or in all the village car parks. No charges for any parking in the village at all.
3 bedrooms (2 double,1 twin) with wardrobes in bedrooms1&2 with bed linen and towels provided .
1 large bathroom with corner bath & hand shower /twin basin with a separate wc.
Kitchen and utility areas with aga style 5 burner gas cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble drier and microwave.
Lounge /dining area with sofa, 2 chairs, log fire,dining table for 6. TV and DVD.
TV has UK and French terrestial non subscription channels & radio.
I pod docking stations in lounge and bedroom.
2 hybrid bikes ( Male and female)
Safe for valuables.
The house is not suited to those with disability because of the 3 floors .
.Unlike many other rentals our price includes all costs of services ( excl telephone calls) supply of bed linen , cleaning at the end of your stay and a meet and greet with our local English & french speaking manager Anne.
Only 35 minutes to Montpellier Airport, 25 minutes to Montpellier centre and 35 minutes to the sandy beaches.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely place to stay!
About the Owner
About Derek Avery
We live in Surrey and have owned the house since 2007.We visit frequently and love the culture ,friendly people and the very relaxed way of life in the South Of France. We also adore the beaches, the mountains and the weather of course and visiting the many attractions and historic sites within our area .
Derek Avery purchased this house in 2007
Why Derek Avery chose Ganges area
We love the property because it is in a pretty medieval village that has all the facilities on site within 2 minutes of our house and has great views to the stunning mountains and vineyards. It is easily accessible from many uk airports or by rail or road.
What makes this house unique
Fantastic views from the top terrace over the village and mountains incl the Pic St Loup which is the top tourist attraction in Herault.
(22 traveller reviews)
Lovely place to stay!
This holiday home has it all. It is spacious, very well equipped, airconditioned and tastefully decorated. It is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful village life, and yet the beach and numerous touristic attractions are within short range. We really enjoyed bbq-ing on the roof terrace, watching the sun set. The place is also an excellent starting point for bicycle trips. And guess what: you don't even have to bring your bicycles, because they come with the house and you are free to use them. We really loved it here and would definitely have stayed a couple of weeks longer, if only we had the time!
Timeless charm in the heart of the village
From the moment we stepped into this delightful, traditional French home we knew we were in for a treat. This is an old town house that has been tastefully renovated, preserving original features but providing modern amenities. Our room was on the top floor, accessed by a tiny wooden spiral staircase, opening on to a balcony with the most stunning view over the rooftops to Pic St Loup. St Martin de Londres is beautiful and we really felt part of the village. Loved the square & fountain surrounded by cafe/bar, boulangerie, boucherie, restaurants. Great days out in the surrounding area - St-Guilhem-le-Desert, Nîmes, lovely uncrowded beaches and loads more to do. We'll be back!
Beautiful town house with wonderful views.
This is a gorgeous stone south of france house set in a village setting. The village is excellently equipped with shops, cafes and restaurants and sitting on the terrace watching the perseids metor shower was an absolute highlight. Would recommend.
Best vacation ever.
Hard to describe how amazing this is: house, village and area. Extra bonus to the extensive descriptions and tips for good excursions. We will be back!
A lovely house
A tasteful and well appointed holiday home in a charming village. We loved the roof terrace, it's the perfect place to relax after an active day. We found the house to be very well equipped and comfortable.
Lovely house of character in nice French village
If you are looking for a relaxed holiday in a nice French village this property is the answer. Just a short walk from the village centre this 3 bed, 1 bath property has great character and all the comforts of home.
Lots to do in the area with the coast and the Orb and Herault river valleys close by. Nice walking, cycling, food and wine.
From the Owner
“We love the property because it is in a pretty medieval village that has all the facilities on site within 2 minutes of our house and has great views to the stunning mountains and vineyards. It is easily accessible from many uk airports or by rail or road.”
Activity and Interests
Our house is situated in the centre of St Martin De Londres a beautiful medieval village in the South of France. We are just 20 minutes’ drive north of the fantastic Montpellier in a countryside setting 35 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea and the Cevenne mountains with picturesque scenery, rivers, gorges and miles of walks, cycle paths and acres of local vineyards.
300 days a year of sunshine on average also helps!
The house was built in the 17c and has been tastefully modernised maintaining most of its original features. The accommodation is suited to a maximum of 6 people over 3 floors with 3 bedrooms,lounge/diner,kitchen,utility area,bathroom,wc and 2 terraces.
The house has air conditioning, unlimited wifi, and is fully equipped for up to 6 people with outdoor dining on the top terrace and a barbecue.
Our minimum stay is one week with offers available for longer term lets if required.
Our upper terrace faces due south with fantastic views of the countryside,Pic St Loup mountain (top tourist attraction in Herault) and our medieval village rooftops.
The village has a famous 12th century romanesque church and has everything you may require within a short walk including, bars, restaurants, many shops, mini supermarkets, tourist information office,park,tennis courts and an awesome pattiserie. There is also a village market on Sundays.
There are many attractions and activities locally including the lovely sandy Mediterranean beaches like the Grand Travers and Espiguette,the unique caves at Grottes de Demoiselles and Clamouse and many beautiful villages within a 20 minute drive including St Gilheum le Desert , Lunas & Lodeve. Other must do local trips are vineyard tours and wine tastings and a visit to our new local outdoor & indoor swimming centre in St Mathieu de Treviers just 15 minutes drive away.
Visit the historical and shopping centre of Montpellier (incl the aquarium,zoo and planetarium) and the beauty of the Cirque de Navacelles and numerous historical scenic villages locally and beyond .In addition within an hours drive are the centres of Beziers,Pezenas,Sete & Nimes with Marseiiles,Provence and the Carmague just a few kilometres further.
You can even reach Nice or Barcelona in 3.5hrs via the great autoroute network.
Also explore a little further afield the UNESCO world heritage sites
•Caracassonne, in the the Aude département.
•Canal du Midi, which flows though the Aude and Hérault .
•Routes of Santiago de Compostela, including ◦The Abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Hérault
◦Pont du Diable, Hérault
◦The Abbey church of Saint-Gilles-du-Gard, Gard département
•Pont du Gard - Gard département
•Arles - Roman and Romanesque Monuments
•Orange - Roman Theatre and its surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange -
•Avignon - Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace & Episcopal
. Millau Bridge. (highest road bridge in the world)
Activities include canoeing, river beaches and bathing,waterfalls at St Laurent de Minier ,gliding ,horse riding ,t water park at Cap d'adge,golf,tennis,cycle paths walking or just lazing around in the mediteranean sunshine.
The Tour de France has passed through the village many times and this year is close by at Montpellier for 2 stages.
Montpellier airport can be accessed direct from Gatwick,Luton,Leeds & Dublin. Alternative airports are Nimes,Beziers,Marseilles and Toulouse.
Travel by Eurostar /tgv direct from London to Montpellier changing at Lille or Paris. Drive from Eurotunnel or ferry in approximately 10 hours.
If you wish to explore further afield using our house as a base you can fly from Montpellier to Paris, Nantes, Lyon, Basel, Amsterdam and many other cities.
In addition, there is a car ferry from Sete that goes to the Baleric Islands.
Montpellier has also great TGV links to Paris, Barcelona, Avignon, Nimes Madrid.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
26 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£174|
Owner's Cancellation Policy
From the Owner
“Fantastic views from the top terrace over the village and mountains incl the Pic St Loup which is the top tourist attraction in Herault.”
- Tourist Attractions
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning ...
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking ...
- Parking On Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove ...
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Freezer ...
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Stereo ...
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- laundrette - not serviced
- recreation centre
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- 100 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, double basin
- Seperate wc - Toilet
- The bathroom is very spacious with a corner bath, twin basins and heated towel rail. It also has a 'tree' over the bath and a small thatched roof over the basins !!
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 1 is on the 2nd floor and has a terrace facing south with fantastic views of the village & Pic St Loup. It is accessed up an oak spiral staircase which is not suited to people with mobility problems. Bedroom 2 (Orange Room) is the very large bedroom on the 1st floor with a small terrace ideal for breakfast in the morning sunshine or cooling off in the daytime when it is more shady . Bedroom 3 (Purple Room) on the 1st floor has a single bed with a section underneath to convert it if required into a double bed Ample wardrobes/storage in bedrooms1/2. Air conditioning in all bedrooms. Ceiling fan also in bedroom 1.
- Balcony ...
- Bicycles ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Barbecue ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Tennis ...
- 2 bicycles
- 6 garden chairs
- 4 deck chairs
- House is locally managed and has a tourist information office in the village.Air conditioning(reversible with heating in the winter) is in the 3 bedrooms and the lounge area with each unit remotely controlled. Additional heaters are also available for the winter period. There is a ceiling fan in the main bedroom as well as air conditioning. There is an automatic watering system to both terraces that waters the terrace plants in the summer period. The log fire in the lounge is a romantic addition for the winter season. The utility area has a tumble drier and washing machine. There is 1 mens mountain bike and 1 ladies mountain bike(excl helmets) stored in the utility area for use by the guests at their own risk. .