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Spacious Air-Conditioned Luxury Villa, Private Pool and Unspoilt Panaramic Views

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in St Jean de La Blaquiere, 6km east of Lodeve, Herault, Languedoc - Very Quiet Location on Edge of Pretty Village, 35 Mins to Mediterranean Beaches

Very spacious and sunny villa with pool, just 25 minutes north west from Montpellier medieval city centre and 30 minutes from the beaches. The house is located in a very quiet and picturesque village called St Jean De La Blaquiere, located approx. 6km from local amenities in Lodeve and A75. An excellent large supermarket is 4km away, easily accessed.The property is surrounded by a small garden mainly to the rear with exquisite views of old olive trees and vineyards with a south facing patio/decking area and Solar heated swimming pool. The Villa is large open plan & spacious to a high specification. All areas have quiet air conditioning that automatically lowers fan speed near set temp. There is parking for 4 cars by the side of the villa and electric Security gates to keep property secure. The Villa is set back off the road on the outskirts of the quiet village (like a hamlet), yet within walking distance to boulangerie, cafe, wine tasting (degustation) and tennis court. It is conveniently located 35 minutes drive from Bezier airport or 45 minutes from Montpellier. The property is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, very close to Lac de Salagou, St Guilhem Le Desert, St Saturnin (Famous book ‘Virgil’s Vineyard) and Cirque de Navacelle. Famous Mieu Bridge north 30 miles, close to Roquefort Cheese Tourist centre. Carcassonne Castle is 1 1/2 drive. There is a wide selection of beautiful country walks and local horse riding. Property completed in June 2008.


Owner
Paul Ross
Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

About Paul Ross

Hi, I quite like to travel and have been searching for many years to find the right location to build a property. I had the opportunity to visit Croatia & Portugal and then the Languedoc and was blown away by the beauty. I grew up in California as a child and missed that climate in the U.K. I really enjoy this part of France as the weather reminds me of my childhood, yet has all the cultural elements that makes life interesting as an adult. I have always been keen on going on adventures and this project was no exception. My father suffered a heart attack and changed my perspective on what was important in life and we both spent time together visiting the building project and exploring the area, which has made a huge difference. I'm semi-retired now and looking forward to spending more time at the villa. The area is so unspoilt with reduced tourism compared with Provence, with so many interesting places to visit near by. Once visited it will bring you back time & time again. I hope you have the opportunity to visit this lovely place :)

Paul Ross purchased this villa in 2005

Why Paul Ross chose Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière

Back in 2005 I met up with a friendly lady called Sally who lived locally in lodeve. I was on the quest to find the best location in the area to build a property with the most spectacular views, a task too great you might say. Well, I looked in Portugal, Croatia and last of all the Languedoc in France and have not regretted it one bit! It was more work than expected and had the usual problems with builders, but eventually found a little place in heaven. The property is in a fab unspoilt location with far reaching views, the property has everything you would expect from a high end rental and Jacqui the house keeper is very helpful. I now have more time spend there, where the climate is great and the relaxed pace of life helps you recharge your batteries. In the mean time let me know if you would like to go in search of what I still think is the most lovely part of this beautiful country.

What makes this villa unique

Great location with amazing panaramic views, easy to reach from most airports, with excellent roads. Quiet village location, within easy reach of local amenities. Fantastic places of interest within a few miles and wine and food to die for. The property has some nice touches with some paintings done by my family together with tasteful furnishing & comfortable seating. It is nicely designed with large open areas, fantastic kitchen and comfortable dining area. The neighbors are very quite and privacy is assured. The pool is solar heated and open views towards fields and olive trees await you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The family and I had a wonderful holiday in September. This was our third visit to this villa and each time we enjoy it even more! We decided to take our sons with children who had a fantastic time. The property has everything a family could wish for, very spacious & comfortable, well equipted kitchen, wifi & English Freeview. The surrounding countryside is amazing, with so many interesting places to visit, well worth visiting St Guilhem le Desert not far but quite something. Mountains galore and coast not far at all. We loved it so much we have booked it again, we used to have a place in France and great that this place feels like a home abroad :)
Nov 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière in Hérault

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Vanity unit large mirror and heated towel rail
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Vanity unit large mirror and heated towel rail
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Downstairs, sink & cupboard, close to bed 1 & 2
  • Downstairs toilet & sink between bedroom 1 & 2. Upstairs 2 large ensuites with bath inc.shower, toilet and vanity units with storage and heated towel rails. All Loo/ Bathrooms have automatic extractor fans.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Great Kids room, Loo right next door
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot available to put any room. Loo right next door.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size, Full bath/ Shower room, small dressing room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Size, Full bath/ Shower room, small dressing room.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (3 double Bedrooms, 1 Twin) + 2 portable single beds Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size, en-suite with bath, shower & dressing room Bedroom 2 with queen size, en-suite with bath, shower & dressing room Bedroom 3 with double bed, en-suite shower & basin Bedroom 4 with twin beds, en-suite shower & basin All have very quite air conditioning ( fan slows right down when near temperature). Hot water for showers, always on.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The swimming pool is solar heated (new vac tube type) and has a break-water alarm fitted when not in use for child safety. Reversable air-conditioning/heating to all areas, with climate control, remotes in each room. Electric gates with remote and keypad entry. Two additional camp beds available if required. Outside: Drive concrete then gravel leading to front of property. Garden has newly planted shrubs & flowering climbers, large natural stone patio & substantial decking area. Comfortable outdoor loungers & patio table with 6 chairs is provided and the pool measures 7 x 3.5m with solar heating & lighting. The property has unspoilt panaramic views to the rear over vinyards and also a extinct volcano and views towards mountains complete the vista. Utility Room: Integrated washing machine in kitchen, dryer located in garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen provided, bed linen provided once a week, towels when needed, cleaning service provided if required at cost. Other: Weber gas barbecue for a quick start on your return from a day out. Hardwood patio table and chairs(6) together with Lafuma Zero gravity recliners by the pool. Computer desk , Notebook , printer & wireless broadband. Stereo for Ipods and MP3 players.

Reviews

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Spacious Air-Conditioned Luxury Villa, Private Pool and Unspoilt Panaramic Views
average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews
5

Perfect for our relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

Second visit to this villa and it was (again) just what we wanted. We arrived early and went straight to the villa as we knew where it was, etc. having been before. Alison was part-way through the cleaning, so we just left our bags and went off to do the "big shop". Alison was extremely welcoming and accommodating, sorting out the gas bbq and showing us the new sunloungers, stored cushions, parasol, spare bed linen,etc.

The villa and its location is perfect for us: quiet, relaxing, well equipped, clean and tidy.

The weather was always hot and sunny, with the odd day of high winds (even the cantilevered parasol could not cope in some of the winds, but that's not the fault of the villa!). The pool is perfect to get you through the hot, sunny afternoons. The cold beers are perfect to get you through an early evening game of boules on the gravel area. The warm, calm evenings are perfect for a twilight bbq and fantastic views as the sun slips down behind the house.

It's great to have bread and the newspaper ("Midi Libre") within walking distance in the village ... and a quick coffee or beer before the 500 yard walk back!

There is plenty of great local produce in supermarkets at le Bosc or Lodeve: fresh fish and meat for the bbq, fantastic fruit and cheeses, and local wines (we became addicted to St Saturnin rose and Jordy reds). Try the Aveyron Sausage and Aligot.

Restaurants involve a bit of a drive (except the village bar), but the roads are good and the food is always worth it. Too many to list, but plenty to choose in St Felix, Clermont, Lodeve, and even Cartels.

We didn't use the TV, but UK stations all available if you need to keep up with the news ... or the soaps. Local radio (Bleu Herault) is good for local weather, traffic, etc. and relaxing by the pool. Maybe a portable radio at the villa for the kitchen and outdoors would help (and stop draining my phone/speaker batteries!).

All in all, the perfect place to relax and live in peaceful, rural France.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad that you enjoyed your stay, will look into a small sound system to play from WiFi. Many thanks for the comprehensive review, look forward to seeing you again in 2018. All the best Paul
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5

Simply superb

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at several villas along the Med coast over the years I can honestly say this is the best villa me and my family have stayed in. Were everything stated in the description on the website was true to the last detail. Mr Ross's support staff in were very helpful during a power cut to the village in finding out when it would be restored and sure enough it was . The whole experience was relaxing and enjoyable and I would recommend the villa to anyone.A D Millington.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and glad the staff were able to help when you needed it. Worth noting that Green bins in France are for garden rubbish, not glass & plastic bottles, these have to be taken up to the recycling centre locally. We've labelled the bins to make this clearer.
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5

Terrace views and poolside barbecues

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property, very well equipped, clean and spacious. Wonderful views from the terrace and a fantastic location for exploring the area. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, pleased that you had a great time :)
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5

Beautiful, relaxing villa for everyone

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed at this villa a few times and it is set in the most idyllic location surrounded by vineyards. We found it really easy to get to from Beziers airport with a hire car (only 30 mins drive). Peaceful and tranquil, modern and spacious, open plan villa with all the mod cons for a family. Really enjoyed relaxing in the pool whilst the BBQ was cooking dinner! Lots of places to visit with amazing views, great history and the south of France coast line only an hour or so away. Would highly recommend this villa for groups of adults or families to enjoy. We will definitely be going back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

In addition to the fact that the weather was absolutely perfect, the villa and location were perfect too!

If you want peace and quiet, lazy days around the pool, the gentle swoop of raptors overhead, delicious evening BBQs and warm, starry nights, then this villa will be perfect. Excellent supermarkets at Lodeve or Clermont l'H for everything you want, including fantastic fresh fish. Markets in both places for the most delicious fruits and cheeses. A village bakery for baguettes and superb pastries ... and a coffee or a beer before the short walk back to the villa.

The villa itself was spotless, spacious, and had everything we needed for our holiday ... including a beer/wine fridge in addition to the massive fridge/freezer. Pool and terrace are great for sunshine and a cooling dip.

There was one minor point which I am sure will be sorted before our next visit - the patio table has no hole for the parasol, so we had to cobble together a temporary arrangement to avoid the blistering sunshine when taking our leisurely (and liquid) lunches.

Excellent villa, thoroughly recommended. Owners provided plenty of advice and information on booking, prior to the holiday, and in a folder on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comprehensive review, The patio table now has a counter weighted parasol and additional rattan loungers have been added to improve the outside space. Many thanks for booking again, kind regards Paul
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Some effort and it will be perfect...

  • 2 of 5

The villa is very well equipped, well organized and very pleasant, some a little small pans for all of our tribe but nothing serious !! the situation near Lake Salagou in a beautiful environment is very good. However, two points are to improve urgently: first point improvement in external comfort by creating a well-equipped terrace to leave the house and enjoy the scenery and second point compliance by setting the pool up a warning system that we found unfit to function in the garage ... 4 young children were with us and we had to organize a guard tour to avoid any problem ...

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your constructive requests. 4 new rattan sun loungers with tables have been added. A new pool alarm system with wrist bands for kids has been bought to resolve this issue. I appreciate your feedback and have carried out the corrective action, regards Paul
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Location

Special interest holidays:

Wine tasting in the village for local wine and excellent day courses booked through creme-de-laguedoc.com, English speaking, great local knowledge.

Coast/Beach:

Superb guide at below link , nearest 35 km

creme-de-languedoc.com/Languedoc/beaches/index.php

Great fresh water swimming in the local lake, Lac de Salagou, which as a small beach & sailing club, small boats can be hired or you can even board a Catamaran for a tour by sail. ( Great to Avoid the crowds at peak times). Also try Gorge d'heric, about 40 mins drive, beautiful gorge walk ( graduel incline) with natural pools and waterfalls, very impressive.

Travel:

Bezier 50 km, 35-40 minutes (Bristol & Stansted). Montpellier 70 km, 1 hour (Bristol, Stansted, Manchester). Perpignan 120km, 1 hour ( Bristol S,hampton). Nimes 120 km, 1 hour (Luton). Avignon 185 km (Exeter).

Distances:

Lodeve historic town 10km. gorgeous Pezenas 25km. Grotte de Clamouse (great caves) and St Guilhem le Desert 20km (ancient picturesque town & abbey. Lac de Salagou 8km (great for swimming, sailing & pedlows for kids. Montpellier 60km. Beaches 40km / 35 mins. Spectacular Millau bridge designed by Norman Foster 60km north, very close to the home of Roquefort cheese with tours through caves. Stunning Cirque de Navacelles 25km, remember to see the waterfall.

Further Details:

Superb restaurant in Lodeve- great people & even better food. Entre Terre et Mer - Rue Paul Tesseranc, 34700 Lodeve - 0467 96 01 98. Local cafe in town, simple menu, friendly people.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 5
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Rate 6
21 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Rate 1
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Rate 2
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Rate 4
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
To reserve your booking there is a 25% (non-refundable) deposit. The balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. There is also a refundable security deposit of £100 per week, which is due with your final balance. Bookings of 2 or more weeks during July/August preferred.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time must be 3.30 onwards and departure 10am to allow for cleaning if bookings are back to back. Changeover, arrival and departure can be flexible depending on bookings, please confirm with me first.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Low season and long term lets please contact for quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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