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Luxury Idyllic Villa Set Amongst Vineyards With Private Pool

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Cabrerolles, Nr. Beziers, Herault, Languedoc Roussillon - Flexible Accommodation - Ideal For 2 Families Holidaying Together

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.


Owner
Lisa Hickson Flint
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

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

Location

Car: necessary

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.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cabrerolles in Hérault

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with power shower and 2 separate sinks. Separate WC. Bathroom 2 with shower and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 2 double sofabeds in addition so that sleeping arrangements can be flexible: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with double bed. Travel cot available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The villa has underfloor heating - perfect for out of season stays and a wood burner as well as portable standing radiators. There are freestanding fans for the summer months. Outside: There is a secluded and totally private pool (8m x 4m) set in the Mediterranean garden and with views of the surrounding vineyards. Fully equipped with loungers, chairs etc for relaxing in the sun and enjoying a glass of local wine. Table tennis table for the more energetic. The large terrace provides full sun or shade and is planted with flowers and herbs. The garden has flowers year round and lavender in the summer is a large attraction for many types of butterflies. There is one built in BBQ by the pool and one portable BBQ - depending on convenience. Utility Room: The utility room houses a large fridge/freezer and washing machine (there is a gas hob also in the downstairs kitchen area). The downstairs also has a second washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and there are washing machines x 2 available during the stay. The property is cleaned before arrival and after departure but it is possible to arrange for extra cleaning should you wish. Other: Table tennis table kept in the garage space downstairs.

Reviews

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5

Beautiful villa to relax and recharge

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great holiday at Les Galeries

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Thanks again. Lisa
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5

Beautiful villa and location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fab place worked well with our teenagers

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rebecca 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
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5

Great Villa in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

A well equipped villa in a stunningly beautiful peaceful location. The pool is of a good size and the children loved playing in it. Local amenities such as a bakery and supermarket are a 5-10 minute drive and not on your doorstep so to speak but this should not put you off as it as added to the tranquility of our stay. The views from the terrace of the surrounding countryside and vineyards are beautiful. There are three vineyards within walking distance and a host of others to choose from in the nearby area. The owners were extremely helpful both prior and during our stay. They have provided a wealth of information about the local amenities and attractions which is really useful so do take some time to read through this on your arrival. Gary, the pool/maintenance man also provided us with some really useful snippets of information and is very friendly. It's a fantastic area for cycling and the bikes available for use were used almost everyday and really added to the overall experience. There was no bath, which made the usual bedtime routine for our 2 year olds a little trickier but we were able to improvise with an inflatable paddling pool. Overall, a very enjoyable holiday and we would come back to this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sam and family - many thanks for your lovely review - we like to do as much as possible to enhance the stay of our guests and give information and updates on local events etc - so we are really pleased it made a difference to your holiday. Hopefully it means guests can then really appreciate what the area has to offer and for any specific interests - for adults or kids - we can then help you tailor your stay accordingly. The area is tranquil and within vineyards so it gives great views down to the coast as well as having the feeling you're within nature - birds, butterflies, geckos interesting insects -and the vista changes as you go through the seasons. If you would like to experience rural france this is it! I've also seen badgers, hares and lizards at different times - great for nature spotting - we have some books in the house to help you identify species. We try to make it a home from home for our guests - rather than a anonymous rental property. We'd love to have you stay again! - Lisa & steve
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cabrerolles, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
nov-dec 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
£700
 
 
xmas 2017
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£514
for 3 nights
£1,200
 
 
jan - april
3 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
£700
 
 
April 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£343
for 3 nights
£800
 
 
May
29 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
£900
 
 
June
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£429
for 3 nights
£1,000
 
 
early July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£536
for 3 nights
£1,250
 
 
High Season 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£707
for 3 nights
£1,650
 
 
Sept 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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