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Secluded Villa With Private Orchard and Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Villa in Soubes, Lodeve, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Peaceful Location Within the Historic Wine Region of the Languedoc

A perfectly located, secluded villa with a well stocked orchard and a private pool, Les Hirondelles is a 15 minute walk from the historic village of Soubes with a local shop, post office and vibrant Cafe which serves excellent food and wine. A 5 minute drive brings you to the large town of Lodeve with a wealth of shopping, restaurants and a popular Saturday market. The house is also conveniently located for access to the airports of Montpellier, Beziers, Carcassonne and Perpignan, and via motorway and train links to the coast and the rest of France.

The house serves as the perfect touring location to access the Languedoc's wealth of rich cultural heritage, from the dream cities of the Midi, such as Carcassonne and Aigues Mortes, to the fortresses of the Knights Templar, and to caves once occupied by pre-historic man, and more recently by Resistance fighters during the Second World War.

Less than an hour's drive to the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean coast, the house is also close to the beautiful waterfalls at Ganges, and the spectacular Pont du Diable, as well as the famous lac du Salagou. It also provides perfect access for wildlife and walking enthusiasts who benefit from access to the rocky, medieval landscape of the plateau, to the forested mountain ranges close by.

For those interested in French culture, the house is conveniently located close to many local vineyards which produce some of France's best wines. There are also lots of opportunities to sample local cheeses, and benefit from fabulous local restaurants.

For those inclined towards a more adventurous holiday experience, head north to the spectacular city of Millau where you can parascend over the highest bridge in the world, visit Valras Plage, where you can jet ski in the crystal clear water of the Mediterranean, or go white water rafting. And in the evening, visit the bustling night life of Montpellier.

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Alan McArdle
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2017

About Alan McArdle

We have been coming to Soubes for more than 20 years now, initially as a family renting a rustic old house in the heart of the village. We decided to buy the house in 2000, and since then have been enjoying being a part of the village every summer. These days, our three grown-up children and grandchildren are able to enjoy the house, as it caters for all ages. No matter how many times we visit, we always find more to do in this fantastic part of the country. We hope you will be able to enjoy it every bit as much as we have done.

Alan McArdle purchased this villa in 2000

Why Alan McArdle chose Clermont-l'Herault area

Soubes was the perfect location for us. Family friendly, with a huge amount to do in the local area and beyond, it serves as the perfect touring base from which to visit historical and cultural treasures, as well as the vibrant nightlife of Montpellier and the beautiful beaches of the south coast. It has the perfect balance between seclusion in the stunning countryside, and ease of access. Perfect for a quiet, relaxing getaway.

What makes this villa unique

The property itself is very functional, child friendly, and benefits from a private pool, large garden and a large, fruit-filled orchard. Uniquely, there is a local British contact for any emergencies whilst on holiday.


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(5 traveller reviews)


Peaceful and picturesque

  • 4 of 5

Lovely area, secluded villa with a good size pool and local amenities close by. The information booklet in the villa was invaluable with great recommendations. We would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Location

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from 2 weeks at this wonderful villa, the location was beautiful, lots of amazing places nearby to visit. The view breathtaking, and we spent hours just admiring it, as well as lazing by the pool.

The villa is a little dated, but has everything you need for a home from home.

We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good sized family villa with a lovely pool

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Les Hirondelles earlier this month. The villa is a very good size for a family of 5 or 6 and is well equipped. Everything was clean on arrival, with comfortable bedlinen and plenty of towels provided. We are a family of 5 but it is also ideal for a family of 4 travelling with grandparents as the grandparents could have their own room and ensuite bathroom, slightly separate from the other bedrooms. The bedrooms are a good size.

We were lucky enough to have hot, sunny weather for most of our stay and we made very good use of the pool - it has a shallow end and a proper deep end, and is solar heated. There is a pool alarm for anyone concerned about young children falling in. There is a fruit orchard belonging to the villa just in front of it and our children loved picking fresh nectarines to eat.

The villa is in a good location, easy to find, handy access to other towns, short drive to SuperU in nearby Lodeve, and lots of things to visit nearby - we especially liked the old town of Pezenas, with lovely artisan shops, open late Wed-Fri in August. The villa is walking distance from the village of Soubes but it is a 30 minute walk with children, so you will need your car.

All in all, an enjoyable place for a week or two in the Languedoc sun!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday here . The house is simple but clean and comfortable and had everything we needed, but the setting was absolutely beautiful. We watched some amazing sunsets from the terrace whilst drinking wine from one of the local vineyards. We had two small children with us and found loads of things to do but you definitely need a car. The village is very picturesque, there is a small cafe in the square which is a hub of activity in the evenings, does good food and is very family friendly. Our only complaint is that the weather wasn't great for the first couple of days. This was one of the better villas we have stayed, would definitely recommend it and we will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage in the country with pool

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic little house, stunning views and very private. The area is beautiful and there are loads of activities to do near by. Couldn't ask for more from a holiday villa. Great there is a pool to cool off in. The house has all the essentials you need. Looking forward to staying again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
11 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required at booking. Payment in full 8 weeks before departure. Once final balance is paid, no refunds can be given. A £200 security deposit is payable with the final balance. This is to cover breakages etc and will be returned less any expenses for these with any invoices after your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrivals not before 5pm, departure by 10am.
For flexible changeover days, please contact.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lodève in Herault

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (En Suite) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 (Main) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Main bathroom: bath with shower, toilet, sink, bidet Ensuite bathroom: bath with shower, toilet, sink, bidet, direct access to pool area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 (Twin) - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 (Double) - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: 1 double bed with ensuite bathroom Double bedroom 2: 1 double bed Bedroom 3: 2 single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: Large garden with terrace overlooking front private veranda, perfect for BBQ and outdoor dining. Gazebo and patio overlooking private swimming pool (8mx4m, depth 1m shallow end, 1.8m deep end). Large private orchard with pear, fig, apple and plum trees. BBQ available. Dining set available. Driveway with space for 3 cars. Utility Room: Washing machine located in garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included. Other: There is a terrace accessed via French doors at the front of the property with panoramic west-facing views perfect for catching beautiful sunsets, a pool-side gazebo perfect for shade, and a large garden dining table set. Sun loungers available.

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