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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Stylish Accommodation with pool in St Clement de Riviere, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Peaceful Location - But Just Half An Hour From The Beach!

A bright and airy villa, full of light, which lends itself to the perfect summer holiday in the sun. Nice and quiet and situated in the quiet village of St Clement de Riviere - it is nevertheless a piece of gateau / cake to get to Montpellier for those who are after a little more action. 3 bedrooms in the main villa - linked by stairs to a private independent apartment which sleeps two more. That flat also boasts all modern facilities - including its own kitchen and bathroom. So this means that the villa and flat can accomodate a max of 8 people....

Jeremy Josephs
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

About Jeremy Josephs

My name is Jeremy Josephs. I've been living in Montpellier - well, the outskirts of Montpellier - since 1992. Since that time I have been writing articles about life a la francaise - excuse the lack of accents there - in addition to teaching at the University. You can read the full and somewhat sorry story on my professional website. The picture below is a holiday snap I stumbled upon - together with my wife Clair and our daughter Julia. She was just 10 months old when we left London for the south of France...!

Jeremy Josephs purchased this villa in 2000

Why Jeremy Josephs chose St-Clement-de-Riviere

St Clement de Riviere is a great location. We love it. Pourquoi? Because its remote and countryfied, as it were, whilst at the same time just being a stone's throw from the attractive and dynamic city of Montpellier. If you want the action - hop on the tram and you are in Place de la Comedie in a little over half an hour. But if you fancy a stroll in the garrigue and the local countryside - well, you don't have to go far - for that is where you are already. Its quiet and calm and tucked away in the pine-forests.

What makes this villa unique

Well, I guess the trump card, at least in the summer months is the pool. Which is situation bang opposite the main doors of the front lounge. There are few things more refreshing in the heat of the summer than getting in that pool!

Our kids grew up using the local horse-riding facilities at an equestrian centre called the UCPA. And when our beloved labrador Simba was with us we would regularly set off on long walks out into the countryside and out towards the Pic St Loup.

What is also nice about our place - and I hope I am not guilty of overselling it here! - is that it has a self-contained apartment, adjoined to the main villa - where you can happily put the teenage kids - or whoever - if you want some peace and quiet!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in La Colline in Saint-Clément-de-Rivière

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: There are four bedrooms in the villa. The main en suite master bedroom on the first floor. It has two large single beds put together making a very sizeable double. On the ground floor there is one room with a double bed in it and another bedroom with a single bed in it. Downstairs, in the self-contained flat, there is a queen sized double bed. So the villa is currently set out to sleep 7 / 8 - but can easily be reconfigured to fit in with your requirements. Outside: Lovely gardens at both back and front of villa. Swimming pool is 8 x 4 meters...with a depth of 1.2 (shallow end!) to 2 meters in the deep end... Plenty of garden furniture, including loungers. BBQ. Completely private with no neighbours able to see in!


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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Excellent accomodation, quiet location with forestry views

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a great week with friends in which the accommodation and pool made it an exceptional holiday. Accommodation was both homely beautifully maintained while the surrounding area made it feel remote yet peaceful. We needed cars to get to the location and to get around and enjoyed trips to Montpelier and St Guileum le Desert (a beautiful 9th C pilgrim village). We will strongly recommend this stay to others. Brilliant!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the delightful review. It was, of course, a pleasure having you guys to stay and hopefully we will meet on another occasion.
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday in this villa with pool. We ventured into Montpellier via the tram, and out into the hills in the car. Very quiet with a small village centre a few minutes drive away. View out the back is stunning, with lovely walks nearby. It was very warm when we were there so the pool was a godsend. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday house

  • 4 of 5

This house in St Clement was lovely and comfortable. The listing was very accurate. The pool was the highlight! The area is very quiet (we hardly saw and didn't the neighbours). The facilities were very good (we didn't lack of anything). The property was clean and well maintained. The owner was lovely and very helpful! I would recommend this house to anyone

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Such a quiet place! Quelle tranquilité !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks in this property and have to say it is probably the quietest place we have ever seen so far. Absolutely no noise around, as if you are alone on earth.

The swimming pool is great not only to get refreshed but also to swim (long enough). The owner remains always available for any question and request. The location is great: very nice view to the countryside, near Montpellier center city and at 30' max to very nice beaches.

Nous sommes restés 2 semaines sur place et avons été séduit par la quiétude du lieu : tellement silencieux de jour comme de nuit que vous avez l'impression d'être seul au monde. La piscine est parfaite pour se rafraichir mais aussi nager (suffisamment longue et profonde pour cela). Le propriétaire est très sympathique et reste entièrement disponible pour toute question ou requête afin de vous rendre le séjour agréable.

La villa est très bien située avec une magnifique vue (et accès direct privé) sur la garrigue, proche du centre de Montpellier et à 30' des plages.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Montpellier station
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Carnon, Palavas, La Grande Motte
Car: necessary


The main resorts of La Grande Motte, Palavas and Carnon are half an hour's drive away.

The fishing village of Sete is a 40 minute drive.

Drives out towards the Cevennes - the beautiful village of St Guilhem le Desert, for example.

Plenty to do. But always good to get a balance between chilling at the villa and visiting!


Montpellier airport 35 minutes away.

Drive down from UK is long! About 12 hours.

To function effectively in St Clement de Riviere - a car is essential.

Note: for security reasons (pool etc) I do not let to families with children who cannot swim.


Montpellier - half an hour away.

See information listed above.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in La Colline, Montpellier area

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £1,000

Booking Notes:
25% upon booking.
Balance 6 weeks prior to commencement date.

Changeover Day:
Arrivals - Saturdays after 4 pm.
Departures - Saturdays before 11.30 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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