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Stunning Views, Heated Swimming Pool, Private Terrace

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Lodeve, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Walking Distance Of Town Centre In Quiet Position In The Hillside

There are views over the magnificent hills surrounding the valley of Lodeve. The region has a natural beauty with exceptional sites to discover seemingly endless from the wild lands of the Larac plateau, the breathtaking gorges and forests to the rich history of medieval magic of Lodeve, labelled The Art and History Town for its rich cultural life. The region is a spiritual paradise for hikers and explorers of all kinds. Private use of large heated pool (Mid-May - September). The part of the villa has its own private entrance across a footbridge at ground level from the lane alongside the house and the bedroom windows overlook the garden from first floor level but no stairs. There is a private parking space.

Clive Sawyer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Clive Sawyer

My wife and I have lived in this area of France for several years leaving the UK for a quieter life in the sun. We wake up every morning and thankful we choose so wisely to have such beautiful surroundings and lovely local people. We are always on call making sure every thing is perfect for our guests to enjoy their holiday.

Clive Sawyer purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Clive Sawyer chose Lodève

The villa is set in the hill facing south overlooking the town of Lodeve. It is a delightful typically French small town surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in France. The nearby motorway makes it ideal to get around to the coastal resorts, lakes and the many sites of interest as well as the fascinating city of Montpellier.

What makes this apartment unique

Breath taking scenery

Guestbook comments from the owner

Both the apartment & the locality exceeded our expectations. Being first time visitors to the region we found the dramatic landscapes & many medieval villages an impressive mix. We were equally impressed by how quiet & peaceful both the apartment & surrounding country side are. The birdsong & wild flowers will be lasting memories from our inspiring walks. Excellent food & wine made it our kind of holiday, we shall definitely be returning! -Robert

"One of our all time favorite places" We have stayed here two years in a row and absolutely love it. The owners are on the premises and are very generous and friendly without being at all imposing. -Ruth

"Large apartment in a wonderful region of France" Spacious rooms, well decorated, very comfortable beds, wonderfully clean pool.

"A truly lovely comfortable apartment."We stayed at the apartment for 12 days, and enjoyed every aspect of it. The place has every facility, stylish bathrooms. Each person felt like they had their own space
Dec 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lodève in Hérault

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • town
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower rooms to all bedrooms with wcs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The apartment has large, bright bedrooms with storage space, single beds and double beds, all have cotton sheets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Large heated swimming pool with neat garden, sun loungers and chairs. Own secluded private terrace with dining table and sun loungers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for bathroom and poolside and all bed linen included and changed weekly. Other: Private terrace with dining table and chairs, sunbeds


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average rating of 4.4545455 based on 12 reviews

Beautifully appointed apartment in good location for the region

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was one of the nicest we have stayed in in France. There was plenty of space and comfort for us and two teenagers. We had a couple of days of unseasonably cool weather for August but it was easy to chase the sun down to the beaches at Montpellier. There are lots of alternatives to sunbathing - caves, castles and pretty towns and villages to visit. The times for using the pool are managed and that is made clear on arrival, which helped us to plan our days out. The pool is large, has a steep drop to the deep end - something to bear in mind with smaller children. Even when the family using the other apartment was also at the pool, there was still plenty of comfortable seating available. The apartment's outdoor seating area is sheltered from the breeze and is screened - which does mean you can't enjoy the stunning views from it, but it's still a pleasant, private spot. We plan to return to the region and would recommend the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning views

  • 4 of 5

A comfortable apartment with absolutely stunning views over Lodeve and the surrounding hills. A very steep walk into town - and back!

The town is non-touristy with a good variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Lots of easy parking. Very well placed to get on the motorway to explore the surrounding area. Lac Salagou, Montpellier, Millau Viaduct and the Camargue are all within reach to explore.

A lovely holiday base.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay to explore this glorious

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay in Lodeve. Our apartment was well appointed, light and airy and really thoughtfully decorated. It was perfect for us and our two teenage children. We felt very welcomed by Clive and contact with him throughout the booking process was really easy, the information that was provided about the locational, region and places of interest was fantastic and really useful throughout our stay. The pool and surroundings were a perfect place to relax when not out exploring this fabulous region of France. It was a shame we couldn't stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A really enjoyable holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spacious, well and thoughtfully equipped with lovely views and a sunny and private terrace. A holiday essential for us is somewhere that is within walking distance of a restaurant or two and this apartment has several restaurants about 20 minutes walk away. Of these we thought Terre et Mer down by the river was the best. We went to do some hiking and the whole area has many stunning old trails, all of which are well marked.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing revisit to Lodeve

  • 4 of 5

We found the property to be clean and very well appointed. The beds, sofa etc. were all very comfortable and oven was the most efficient we had found in a rental property. The owners showed a great respect for our privacy but were there and helpful when we needed them. We had visited Lodeve before and it is a pleasant, untouristy, town with a good market on Saturdays and with a good supply of restaurants and cafes. We were particularly interested in the Causse du Larzac with its dramatic scenery and its many Templars and Hospitallers sites. The pool at the property was one of the best I had encountered.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The setting is fabulous...stunning views of the town and surrounding countryside. So much to see , and being so close to the motorway trips to the beaches , Montpellier etc are only 45 mins.

Accommodation is very comfortable with everything you would want .

Thoroughly enjoyed our week and will hopefully return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Montpellier and Beziers
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Montpellier and Beziers
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Prat-peyrot des Cévennes
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Cap d'Agde
Car: necessary


Long sandy beaches within easy reach by auto-route with choice of quiet, secluded or busy. Lakeside and river beaches and water sports within 10-minute drive. Miles of footpaths across hills direct from villa.


Start and finish day is flexible and by arrangement and may be mid-week for easier flight bookings and more comfortable ferry crossings. Flights Gatwick, Manchester or Leeds to Montpellier or Bristol, Birmingham to Beziers, Dublin, Liverpool and Stansted to Carcassonne or Rodez. Rail to Montpellier via Paris or Lille and by car on new autoroute via Millau Bridge. Car is essential to fully enjoy the area.


The villa overlooks the town of Lodeve and is within 10 minute walk via a footpath partly through an olive grove. The town has supermarkets, banks, large Saturday market, bakeries, chemists and a variety of shops, cinema, cathedral, art gallery, cafes.

Further Details:

The Languedoc region is known for its stunning beauty from the impressive city of Montpellier, along the coastline of amazingly, long sandy beaches to the hills and mountains of the Lodévois area. Unbeatable and remarkable for walking, riding and soaking in the sites or enjoying the many water sports of the majestic Salagou lake with its red gullied landscape.

The abbey of St Guillem de Desert and the Priory of Grandmont show exceptional richness in Romanesque art, the historic former captial city of Pézenas with its winding narrow streets of many art and crafts shops are all close to the apartment. The walled cities of Aigues Mortes, Narbonne and Carcassonne are within easy driving distance. The region is well-known for the largest wine growing area in the world, olive groves, stunning scenery and the amazing 300 days of glorious sunshine.

Lodeve is an attractive market town on the foothills. A stunning medieval cathedral dominates the central square with several cafes surrounding the typically French town park. There is a good supply of locally grown food and wine at the Saturday market and excellent choice of restaurants in the town and surrounding villages.

Lodeve is a cultural centre with its world famous art gallery's major international exhibitions, the annual Poetry and Music festival and the centre of craftsmen designers and interior design. The fascinating Buddhist temple of Lerab Ling is close-by as are the mountains of Cevennes, amazing Roman viaduct of Pont du Gard, enormous caves of Grotte des Demoiselles and Labeil, impressive deep gorges and the unusal gardens of The Bambouseraie. Pony treking, golf, climbing, fishing and cycling are all easily available close-by for the more energic sport-lover. Grezac is considered the premier location in Lodeve, facing south with multiple vistas and overlooking the beautiful town below.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lodève, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring season
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept to April
1 Sep 2018 - 1 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 25% required at time of booking, balance in Euros on arrival. A returnable security deposit of £300/€300 payable in advance of arrival by bank transfer and returned by bank transfer on departure.

Changeover Day:
Arrival day: flexible, time: 3 pm, departure: 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Special discount on rental for bookings of only two persons sharing the apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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