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Stylish villa & Pool on Beautiful private domaine between Med & Mountains

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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

About the property

Country Villa in Saint-Étienne-De-Gourgas, Lodeve, Herault, Languedoc, France - A Haven Of Peace For Lovers Of The Natural World

La Primelle is a spacious, modern and light-filled country villa with a large private pool situated on a beautiful 7 acre private domaine bordering a national forest. This haven of peace offers comfortable and stylish living. It is set around a Med style courtyard with lavender and olive trees, pool and sun terrace and ample sunbeds. At first floor level there is a large open plan living area with windows on all sides. Leading from here is a covered terrace with magnificent views over the surrounding mountains.This is a perfect spot for lovers of nature, with its infinite variety of birds, butterflies and flowers to enjoy. Beyond the gates are many footpaths, ideal for walkers and mountain biking. While the rest of the world seems far away, it's just a ten minute drive to the A75 motorway leading to many historic towns and villages such as Pézenas, Montpellier, Nimes and Carcassonne. The Med beaches are less than 1hr away.


Owner
Brian Lewis
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Brian Lewis

Originally from Zimbabwe(Brian) and the north of England(Joan) we are now committed francophiles, only too delighted to share our knowledge of the area with our visitors. We share our time between managing the property and its gardens, and walking the surrounding forest paths with our dog Simba.

Brian Lewis purchased this villa in 2001

Why Brian Lewis chose Clermont-l'Herault area

We fell in love with this property on sight, with its echoes of Africa in the landscape, and the peace and seclusion that it offers.

What makes this villa unique

Apart from the wonderful views and the feeling of being at one with nature, we are only a short drive from the A75 and all the wonders of the Languedoc that this leads to, so we can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful woodland hideaway...batteries recharged...Thank you! Clive and Sue Aug 2014



A fantastic tranquil hideaway set within easy reach of many of the attractions the region has to offer. The open plan living area on the first floor remains cool on hot days and leads on to the large treetop balcony where you can enjoy dinner after a day spent lazing by the pool or exploring the region... we can give no higher recommendation than to say that we have already booked again for next year! Katharine,June2011/2012/2013/214( and booked for 2015!)
Sep 2014
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Surrey
5

Relaxing Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

I never imagined I would want to write a review but there is something alluring about this hideaway that unlocks leisure time you thought you might never find again. We had wonderful days out at La Couvertroirade (Knights Templar village, wonderful, historic), St Guilhem-le-desert (great day out, wonderful old village), Canoe trips, Carcassonne (breathtaking if touristic), Cirque de Navacelles (speechless - a must-do), Montpellier, plus dining out, shopping etc.

We had a wonderful stay; thank you Brian and Joan for making us so comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Viv for your review. We are pleased your family had such a good holiday and hope we might see you again some day.
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5

The magic house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of August in La Primelle and could not have been happier. The house is wonderful, practical, and has everything one needs to spend comfortable holidays. Owners Joan and Brian - and their son Simon - were always immediately available when we needed them, and they were the nicest people. The house is secluded and quiet, the rooms are spacious and nicely furnished, and the terrace on the first floor under the roof is fantastic - it is indeed like sitting in a treehouse, and we spend lovely evenings there after a day by the pool! We will be back!

Thank you for a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Un séjour fantastique

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un séjour de 15 jours très très agréable aux Primelles.

La maison est située sur une coline boisée et retirée du village. Le calme est total. Vraiment idéal pour un séjour reposant au milieu de la nature.

Dès notre arrivée, nous avons été agréablement surpris par l'aménagement des lieux et l'accueil du propriétaire.

Les chambres sont spacieuses et joliement meublées et décorées, de même que l'espace de vie qui se trouve à l'étage. Une grande et superbe terasse prolonge celui-ci.

Rien ne manque, l'équipement est vraiment très complet ce qui permet de venir avec le strict minimum.

Pendant que les amoureux de promenades profiteront des nombreuses possibilités, les autres pourront profiter de la piscine. Pour les amateurs de plage, la mer est à une heure de route.

Nous y retournerons certainement.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

La Primelle

  • 5 of 5

La Primelle is a fantastic tranquil hideaway set within easy reach of many of the attractions the region has to offer. The open plan living area on the first floor with its numerous windows remains cool on hot days and leads on to the large treetop balcony where you can enjoy dinner after a day spent lazing by the pool or exploring the region. Outside the villa there is plenty of space and is accommodating to both sun worshipers and those that prefer the shade. Brian and Joan were friendly and helpful without being intrusive and were able to provide local recommendations. We had a wonderful holiday full of breathtaking scenery, lovely towns and a nearby lake for the dog and we can give no higher recommendation than to say that we have already booked again for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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London
4

Fabulous relaxing time

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property in stunning part of the world. We cycling and walked and read in blissful peace for 9 days. If you like cooking there is a really well equiped kitchen - and the balcony in the evening is superb.

Lovely relaxed unobtrusive hosts who are there is you need them. Would love to come pack again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brighton UK
5

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We said we'd be back! This time we rented the larger house we'd seen through the trees, and brought the grandparents along too. It really is a very special place, so peaceful, and yet the kids seem to have lots of fun. The house is magic, believe me, very well furnished and equiped. There was plenty of room for all of us. The large shower in the cottage bedroom was great for my dad who isn't so mobile, and the extra little kitchen was quite handy for them too. The living room upstairs was a bit of a problem for him with the stairs, but he managed. It really is special being up amongst the tree tops, with that wonderful view from the terrace. I still remember swimming at night. The lights in the pool were great. Thanks again.

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  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: 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
 
Spring
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,188
for 7 nights
£1,188
 
 
Late Spring
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,436
for 7 nights
£1,436
 
 
Early Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,746
for 7 nights
£1,746
 
 
Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,190
for 7 nights
£2,190
 
 
Peak
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,584
for 7 nights
£2,584
 
 
Late Summer
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,015
for 7 nights
£2,015
 
 
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,333
for 7 nights
£1,333
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£508
for 4 nights
From
£127
£804
£1,608
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £296
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Prices include all linen, towels, wifi, energy costs, and a final clean.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas in Herault

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower & wc. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc. Separate third wc/cloakroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 plus a small child Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite bathroom, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with kingsize bed, Bedroom 4 with double bed and single bed and en suite WC. Cot available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Beds have pocketed spring mattresses. The house is built to modern insulation standards...cool in summer and warm in winter. For winter lets(please ask for details) there is electric heating and a large wood burning stove. Outside: The villa is situated in an exclusive seven acre private estate called Domaine des Rochers on the edge of a national forest. It is approached by a part tarmac, part gravel forest road and is five minutes from the village. Enjoying a very special and peaceful location, away from the noise and bustle of everyday life, it is a perfect spot for lovers of nature, with its abundance of wild flowers, animal, bird and insect life. There are many footpaths leading from the gates , affording wonderful walks and spectacular views over the surrounding mountains. The villa, with its courtyard, gardens and 11m x 4m private pool, occupies an exclusive area of the grounds. Guests may also use the nearby boules court and children's play area which is shared with the one other house on the domaine. The estate grounds provide ample, shady parking, and are completely fenced, with an electric gate. A gas barbecue is available. Utility Room: Washing machine and ironing facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, cotton bed linen and a final clean provided. Swimming towels available on request.

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