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Large Villa With Private Pool Overlooking The Orb River Valley

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Les Aires, Lamalou-Les-Bains, Nr. Bedarieux, Herault, Languedoc, France - Right Beside The Languedoc National Forest - Many Beautiful Towns And Restaurant Minutes Away

This is an excellent, modern villa of 220m² floor area suitable for one or two families. It is set in private grounds, with remote control gates and mature gardens of 1300m² area and with a fully enclosed private pool . The pool in particular is a swimmer's pool as the depth ranges from 1.2 metres at the shallow end to 2 metres at the deep end. The house is located on the edge of a small village in the lovely valley of the Orb River. There are beautiful views from the property - there is a viewing terrace at the rear of the pool area which looks westward up the valley towards the spectacular Mont Caroux - ideal for watching the sunset each evening. There is spacious accommodation to sleep 9 maximum and the focal point of the property is the fantastic pool area that features a 10x5m pool and delightful covered terrace with large dining area and BBQ - all serviced by the adjoining, fully equipped summer kitchen with oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher and separate bathroom.

Paul Murphy
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here are 4 recent references from satisfied families

1. "Hi Paul. I just want to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Les Aires!! We hope to return sometime !!

Regards, Bernard" (May, 2013)

2. "Just a quick email to say what a wonderful time we had at the villa from 20 July to 4 Aug, 2012. We found the accommodation to be spacious, well equipt and in a great location. weather was perfect throughout our stay so we made good use of the pool & the bikes.

We'd definitely recommend it to others.



"Hello Paul,

We arrived safely on Saturday and now enjoying your beautiful home. It's wonderful and we've struggled to drag ourselves away from the pool so far (especially the children). "



We had a great holiday, and loved your house and particularly the pool and its environs.

We went to the Orb at Tarassac, all 7 did the 7km canoe/kayak ride to Ceps,- a memorable trip. We did not make it up to St Michel. There is so much to see.

Anne G"
Apr 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Les Aires in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • On the ground floor, the bathroom has a bath with shower, WC and hand basin. On the first floor, the bathroom has a bath with shower, WC and hand basin. At the pool area, there is a separate shower room with toilet and hand basin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, kingsize double Bedroom 2, queensize double Bedroom 3, two singles (suitable for adults or children) Bedroom 4, two singles (suitable for two children) Bedroom 5, one single (suitable for one child) All rooms have insect screens.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Outside: Property is fully enclosed with remote control gates. Front garden with grassed areas, flowers and mature trees. BBQ. Balcony / terrace runs around the house from front to rear. External Wicker armchairs, couch and coffee table on front terrace. External dining table and chairs on rear balcony over-looking the pool area. Enclosed pool area with swimming pool 10 x 5m. Child Proof gate controls access to the pool area. There is a full shaded area for outdoor dining with a Barbecue - dining table and six chairs. The pool is a swimmers pool and is close to 2 Metres deep at the deep end and 1M deep at the shallow end. There is open terracing around the pool for sunbathing with sun loungers and chairs. Utility Room: Basement with large utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board and separate indoor garage including 3 bikes, pool toys, swing chair and parasols. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the rental price. The pool is checked and cleaned two times per week. Other: Dining Room with large refectory table and chairs (to seat 8), double aspect, French-windows to front terrace and garden, French-windows to side balcony and terrace.


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Large Villa With Private Pool Overlooking The Orb River Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great location and facilities

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Really enjoyed the villa and especially the large pool. 2 kitchens took a little getting used too but once organised it was great. BBQS by the pool in the evening were wonderful. Some of the pool area furnishings were tired but seviceable as were some kitchen items but overall we had no problems. House was cool enough during the very hot weather and had everything we needed. Probably the best home we have stayed in. Thanks to Paul for his holiday villa.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Lamalou Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A9 Autoroute
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Les Aires
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Valras Plage
Car: recommended


There are nice spots for river bathing in the Orb downstream from Les Aires – at the natural pools in the gorge at Colombiers and also at Tarassac.

The nearest Mediterranean beaches are directly south – it is 40 minutes drive and there is a huge choice of sandy, safe and vast beaches in each direction.

The town of Valras has a beautiful beach, and plenty of restaurants and diversions.


Beziers Airport - 45 minutes drive from airport to the house

Carcassonne Airport - 75 minutes drive from airport to the house

Montpellier Airport - 75 minutes drive

Perpignan Airport - 75 minutes drive

Toulouse Airport - 115 minutes drive

Girona Airport (in Spain) - 115 minutes drive

Barcelona Airport (in Spain) - 2 Hours 15 minutes drive


Les Aires village has one small restaurant. It has a terrace which overlooks the Orb Valley.

There is also a Pizza Takeout place near the town square- 4 minute walk from the house.

Herepian has a major Hypermarche and Supermarkets (as well as a Macdonalds) - 5 minutes drive away.

Lamalou-les-Bains is the former Spa town of Monptellier and has many restaurants, bars and shops in a resort town setting - 5 minute drive or a 12 minute cycle away.

All around the house are many beautiful walks.

Further Details:

Surrounding the house is the spectacular scenery of the Languedoc National Park and Forest.

All amenities including a superb choice of restaurants and bars are just 2 km away in the Spa Town of Lamalou-les-Bains and in the town of Herepian.

Lamalou-les-Bains has many shops, supermarket, bakeries, newsagents, a casino, and a great choice of café bars and restaurants. Further supermarkets, restaurants and bars are in Hérépian 3km away.

Restaurants that offer superb cuisine and excellent value are L'Ochre Rouge in Herepian, Auberge de L'Abbaye (in Villemagne l'Argentiere just beyond Herepian), Auberge De Combes (for lunch in order to enjoy the fantastic views of the mountains from their terrace), Le Forge in Bedarieux, and Les Marronniers in Lamalou-Les-Bains. All these restaurants get a mention in the Michelin Red Guide.

In Les Aires itself, there is just one wine bar / snack restaurant opposite the Mairie building on a beautiful small square that has a lovely view of the Orb Valley and the Mont Caroux. They serve excellent wines, coffee, and snacks every day. The name of the restaurant is L’Aire du Temps and it is well worth a visit for breakfast, light lunch or light dinner.

In Herepian, L’Ochre Rouge is on the south side of the little square in the centre of Herepian opposite the main Church.

This restaurant is definitely worth a visit. It gets one fork from the Michelin Red Guide.

North of Herepian in Villemagne L’Argentiere, there is a top class restaurant which is a little more expensive called the Auberge de l’Abbaye – it is part of the old Abbey in a courtyard setting. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit. It gets one fork from the Michelin Red Guide.

In Bedarieux, there is an excellent restaurant called La Forge, which again offers great cuisine in a beautiful high-ceilinged room - at not too expensive prices. It gets one fork from the Michelin Red Guide.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Les Aires, Languedoc-Roussillon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May June 2018
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May June 2019
4 May 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July August 2019
30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 5 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% of the rental is due on reservation in order to secure the booking. The remainder of the rental is due in full eight weeks before the date of rental.

Changeover Day:
The preferred Changeover day is Saturday (especially in the peak season).
Please depart no later than 10.00 and arrive no earlier than 15.00.
(These can be negotiable under special circumstances)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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