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Spacious, Light and Airy, 4 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Stone House With New 7m X 4m Pool

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Villa Lavande Stone house in Laurens, Nr. Beziers, Herault, Languedoc Roussillon, France - Quiet Location In Faugeres AOC Region, 30-40 Minutes' Drive To Beaches, Lakes, Hills, Airports

Our stone house in Laurens provides outstanding accommodation for up to 8 people in a rural location on the edge of the village. The house benefits from sunshine all day, yet inside is still cool because of the thick walls. The new (installed June 2013) pool enables you to swim lengths or just dangle your feet from the steps. We have now installed a pool heater so you can swim all the way from May to October. The gazebo provides shade all day and a wonderful place for eating and relaxing at any time of day. The garage (cave) under the house, can accommodate up to 5 cars. The village of Laurens - only 300 metres walk or cycle ride away - provides all you need for daily life, with a mini supermarket, boulangerie (baker), boucherie (butcher), pharmacy, bar, newsagent, post office and doctor. The house is ideally situated close to airports, beautiful countryside and a wealth of historic sites, including Carcassonne, Nimes, Perpignan and Montpellier, and at the same time giving you access to the traditional French way of life - restaurants, wine (Laurens is situated in the Faugeres AOC region), markets, and attractive villages. Some superb beaches are within 30-40 minutes' drive away.


Owner
Jill Sheen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
1 January, 2017

About Jill Sheen

We (that's Adrian and Jilly) have wanted to buy a home in Languedoc since our honeymoon there in 2005. We finally bought our lovely house in May 2013 and have since been very busy improving it, including putting in the all-important pool, creating more shade and landscaping the garden. We would love to spend a lot more time there and it really feels like a home now. We have 5 grown up children between us, and look forward to having them to stay there when we can make it.

Jill Sheen purchased this house in 2013

Why Jill Sheen chose Beziers area

We decided to buy our house on the edge of the village of Laurens for a number of reasons:

- it's near enough to walk to the boulangerie to buy your daily bread

- it's in the middle of the wine growing area of Faugere, which means lots of great wines at prices which are very low (compared with the UK)

- there's a variety of countryside around: rolling easy cycling terrain nearby, and also hills, lakes, Canal du Midi and beautiful beaches all within 30 - 40 minutes' drive

- Laurens is a lively village with lots to do without getting in your car, and with the day to day services you need as well - supermarket, bakers, butchers, pharmacy, post office, doctors. The village has a tennis court and restaurant, and there are plenty of fantastic restaurants in the nearby villages.

What makes this house unique

The house itself is very spacious and airy; the large open plan sitting room/dining/kitchen has 4 French doors onto the balcony, so the wonderful Mediterranean light just streams in. Yet the house, with walls 2 feet thick, remains cool even in the hottest weather. The house is fully fitted with all the facilities you would expect, yet retains a period charm with exposed stone walls and architecture.

All the living accommodation is on the first floor, so you get a great view of the surrounding countryside from the balcony immediately outside the sitting room. The 'cave' (garage) underneath is the same size as the living accommodation above, so there is plenty of room for 4-5 cars to park off the street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely week here - glorious sunshine and the house has so many great spots to eat outside or suck up the sun. A really fabulous location and great pool. We hope to be back soon!
Jun 2015
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Reviews

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(1 traveller reviews)

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Laurens property

  • 4 of 5

The property is well equipped and very comfortable. The pool is a good size and the gazebo is a great place to eat in shade. Laurens has several shops including a boulangerie, boucherie, tabac, minimarket, pharmacy and a take away. There is a local bar in the village and a good quality restaurant. All these are within walking distance.

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would be happy to book this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early spring
8 Jan 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
£400
 
 
Easter/Spring
26 Mar 2017 - 13 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£312
for 3 nights
From
£104
£725
 
 
Early summer
14 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£710
for 5 nights
From
£142
£995
 
 
High season
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,410
for 7 nights
£1,410
 
 
Early autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£710
for 5 nights
From
£142
£995
 
 
Mid autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£312
for 3 nights
From
£104
£725
 
 
Late autumn
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
£400
 
 
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£430
for 5 nights
From
£86
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
We try to keep our website information up to date, but it's best to check with us for current availability. We accept payment either by cheque or bank transfer. A 20% deposit is due on booking; full payment is due 8 weeks in advance of the start of your holiday. If you book within 8 weeks of the start of your holiday, you will need to pay the full balance on booking. Contact us for refund arrangements.
You will also need to pay a security deposit of £200 to cover breakages and damage.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Saturday but we can be flexible on occasions so contact us if a Saturday changeover is a problem.
Our minimum stay during peak times (July and August) is 7 days.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Laurens in Herault

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms: one family bathroom with shower, basin and toilet, and an ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom with shower, basin and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 double bedrooms: 3 with double beds and one with twin single beds. Fans are provided in every bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Two bicycles (1 adult male, 1 adult female) are provided, plus helmets, puncture kit and spanners. We have installed an awning on the balcony to give shade for breakfasting or evening drinks. The garden furniture in the gazebo provides a ideal setting for eating or relaxing during the day or in the evening; curtains you can draw round it ensure that you can get shade if you want it at any time. Outside: One of the reasons we bought this house was the number of hours the garden is bathed in sunlight. The first thing we did after buying it was to install (summer 2013) a beautiful new 7m x 4m pool, with shallow concrete steps in one corner for easy access. The pool is 1.5m depth throughout, and uses the salt water chlorination process (used for decades in the US) which results in water which is much healthier and more pleasant to swim in than traditional chlorine pools. It also means that the pool managers need to visit only once a week, giving you more privacy. The pool is now heated too! There are 8 sun loungers and garden furniture in a gazebo on decking to give good shade throughout the day. There is also a large drum type barbecue complete with tools (you will need to provide your own charcoal). The garden is reasonably private as there is a 1.8m wall all around it. We have also provided a table and chairs on the balcony for al fresco breakfast or evening drinks. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron, vacuum cleaner, mop. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and linen are provided at the start of your stay. Beach towels are not provided. The house is cleaned after every stay. Other: The house has a number of architectural features including exposed stone walls. A high chair and cot are also available (please specify when booking if you need these). A hair drier is in the master bedroom.

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