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Villa With Private Pool and Panoramic Views. Between The Mountains And The Sea

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Modern,well-equipped, 3 bedroom house. Large South Facing Terrace Overlooking Vineyards and the Languedoc plain to the sea.

This spacious, sunny and comfortably furnished single storey house is set on a south-facing hillside in the heart of this wine-growing region. From the large secluded terrace there are magnificent panoramic views over vineyards and the Languedoc plain to the Mediterranean in the distance. The tiled pool (8 x 4 metres, 1.7 metres deep) is one step down from the side of the terrace in the charming natural garden. A 3 minute walk up garden steps leads to the local bar/restaurant. A fresh fruit and vegetable stall is often to be found here in the summer months. In the other direction, a 5 minute walk along a track beside the vines leads to the centre of the medieval village of Faugeres. Here there is another delightful café/restaurant where you can buy bread and croissants. On Wednesdays various stall holders visit, including a quality butcher and an excellent cheese stall. The road to the village, and on to Pezenas, runs above and behind the house. There is a choice of supermarkets within easy reach by car and a good variety of restaurants.


Owner
Sue and Geoff Hardcastle
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Sue and Geoff Hardcastle

Sue and Geoff retired, from university administration and teaching respectively, some 12 years ago. We had spent several holidays in the region and liked the warmth, peace and friendliness. When we retired we began looking for a house of our own.

Sue and Geoff Hardcastle purchased this villa in 2003

Why Sue and Geoff Hardcastle chose Bedarieux area

After much searching we settled on the village of Faugeres. We fell in love with the view from the hillside where the house is set, bought the plot and built the house. There were more practical reasons for our choice: the ease of access by road and air; the closeness of good shops; the short journey to safe, sandy beaches - important for the grandchildren; the walks through the vines or in the hills, for the more senior members of our family; having a bar and restaurant virtually on the doorstep was a bonus.

What makes this villa unique

We are fortunate in having marvellous neighbours. The nearest, who are British and who will see guests into the house, are a mine of information and local knowledge and are very helpful. We have tried to make the house a comfortable home: we hope guests will feel we have succeeded.

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Kelso, Scottish Borders
5

A French home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Faugeres and would warmly recommend Geoff and Sue's villa for a couple or a family looking for a peaceful holiday in glorious French countryside.

The swimming pool was great and the views from the terrace and pool across to the Mediterranean were sublime. It was well situated for trips to Montpellier (under an hour), Beziers (25mins) and Narbonne (45mins), and we enjoyed visiting a number of small towns within a half-hour drive ... Pezenas on Saturday market day (and not on market day) is lovely. And the wine was excellent and plentiful!

We had some unusually wet days but, helped by the house being stocked with a large supply of books and DVDs, it did not affect the holiday.

This was a real home from home with high quality decor and all mod cons - we wouldn't change a thing. Thank you Geoff and Sue.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lincolnshire
5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This hillside villa on the edge of the village of Faugeres has been a lovely holiday base for us, with panoramic views over vineyards to the Med in the distance. The villa itself is plentifully equipped and comfortable and English-speaking friendly advice is on hand. This is a scenic and interesting area to explore. We should also mention the beautiful pool and an excellent winery just up the road.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Worcestershire
5

Summer holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa in breath taking location with great views over vineyards

Easy access to great beaches and local amenities

Supermarkets within easy reach

thoroughly recommend this villa to anyone

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim, Many thanks for the trouble of writing a comment on the French house. Much appreciated- especially as it sounds good! Geoff
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United Kingdom
5

Faugeres

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in Faugeres. the house was comfortable and well appointed with everything we could need. It was cleaned beautifully and a lovely bottle of wine for our arrival.

The owners communicated well with us before our holiday and someone was there to meet us with the keys.

I would recommend this place with it's lovely views and a great location for exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Rachel, for taking the time to review our house - and, of course, thank you for the positive comments. Geoff H
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017
1 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
2017
16 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
2017
28 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
early summer
4 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
peak summer
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,325
for 7 nights
£1,325
 
 
autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
summer wine
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required on booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before the start of your stay.
A damages deposit of £150 is required with the final payment.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is generally a Saturday, with arrival after 3.30 pm and departure by 10.30 am. Flexibility may be possible but is unlikely in high season.

A 20% deposit is required on booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before the start of your stay. A refundable damages deposit of £150 is required with the final payment.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Faugères in Herault

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 1 Family bathroom with bath/shower over, wc. Separate third wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Bedroom 1 is large. Two south-facing double picture windows open to a view of the twinkling lights of the coast. A third French window opens to the terrace and directly to the pool for those early morning, or late night dips. It has a ceiling fan. The en-suite has a walk-in shower with monsoon head, basin and wc. Bedroom 2 faces east and catches the early morning sun. It has a ceiling fan. Bedroom 3 is at the back of the house, remains cool and is ideal for children. A portable standard fan is available. The house has tiled floors throughout. All windows are double glazed and fitted with traditional wooden shutters. The terrace (approx. 45 sq. metres) is ideal for outdoor living. It is mainly covered. There is also a large sunshade available. There is a table and outdoor dining chairs for 8. Four comfortable loungers are provided. Outside: The pool has lovely views of the vines from the water. A paved surround is perfect for sunbathing. Utility Room: Iron/ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bathroom towels are provided but not beach/swimming towels. The house is cleaned on changeover and can also be cleaned in the middle of the holiday by arrangement for an extra charge. Other: The washing machine and drier are in the garage.

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