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.
Top Traveller Review
Beautiful villa and location
About the Owner
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 Beziers area
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
(7 traveller reviews)
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!
Great Villa in peaceful location
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.
A home away from home, only with sunshine
We spent 9 nights during the early part of the season at this fantastic villa.
Its a lovely place and extremely well equipped. What surprised us most is that it's exactly what you see in the pictures. We have rented before and have fallen for the pictures that makes places and usually pools look much bigger than they really are but what you see here is what you get.
It's laid out extremely well in that it's effectively 2 separate areas. We had my mother and 2 teenage sons with us so it worked really well for privacy yet still allowed us to feel like we were together.
The location is very tranquil and quiet. It's a bit of a drive to the beach but the journey felt shorter each time we did it. It's certainly not too far away from everything.
It's also extremely well equipped. Everything you need for a nice relaxing week.
We would certainly go again and and in fact we are already looking at dates.
The couple who own the place are incredibly helpful and informative and made everything very slick.
Thanks for a great week or so away.
Went for a last minute break with a friend. Villa is very well equipped and has fantastic views. We explored area and had a great time. Lots of vineyards and sights to see. Weather was good which is always a plus. I would certainly recommend it for a base to the area. I have never been to that part of France before but it has everything within reach - beaches too. We went to Pont du Gard which is well worth a visit it was amazing. We went to a walled city too Ague Morte I think it was called! That was really interesting. As I say lots of different things within easy reach. Oysters nearly on the beach too! A first for me. Flights are very reasonable too. As I say the villa is very well kept and we stayed in just the upper part - the downstairs by the pool looked great too. Swimming pool we didn't use but we sat by it with a bottle of wine on a couple of warm days - it would come into its own during the summer months for sure. We also lit the wood stove on a couple of chilly nights that both looked lovely and soon warmed us up. I would certainly recommend this holiday destination
Stunning holiday accomodation
The villa is set in a quiet location within easy reach by car to many landmarks and interesting towns and citys nearby. We visited Nimes with its Roman arena and aqueduct and the medieval town of Aigues-Mortes, both a must see. Just as described on the website the villa is fully equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. It was immaculate on our arrival. The terrace on the first floor is perfect for al fresco eating and drinking especially in the evening when the sun is going down as the views down to Bezier are stunning The lower terrace is perfect for sunbathing and the pool very welcome on warmer days. There is so much to do in the Languedoc area and this property gives you the most perfect base to get out and about. The hamlet of Cabrerolles itself offers 3 vineyards within walking distance all of which we visited! Further afield I can highly recommend wine tasting at Domaine St Hilaire in Meze for winetasting and lunch. It is owned by a charming English couple who make you very welcome. For eating nearby to the villa, O Bontemps in Magalas, 15 mins away is a gastronomic delight. Further away in Bouzigues you can enjoy fresh oysters at their best. Its worth the drive. The owners have prepared a very comprehensive guide for places to see and things to do. It is well worth looking through this when you arrive as it will help you get the most out of your holiday. I will definitely visit this villa again.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
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.
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.
From the Owner
“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”
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Freezer ...
- Kitchen ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 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.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- 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.
- Bicycles ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- 2 bicycles
- Max. occupancy: 9
- non smoking only ...
- children welcome
- 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.