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Patrick Horsley

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 12

Large old house, with courtyard and roof terrace for sunbathing or eating out. The village has a bar, two restaurants, and a nearby shop/bakery, and is located at the foothills of the Cevennes, 2km from the junction of the rivers Herault and Vis. Swimming in both these rivers is a delight, and is the reason we bought the house 22 years ago; the river Vis is one of the cleanest in France, because most of its length is underground. 8 minute's walk from the house is a beautiful waterfall; the pools below it are large, and deep enough to dive in, and a few metres downstream are gently sloping shingle beaches safe for small children. The nearest town (supermarkets etc) is 4km, and Montpellier 50km.

Details for unit AB 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 2 Bathrooms

This house is suitable for a large party, or two families, and because there are two kitchens and two sitting rooms it is ideal if lots of teenagers are coming to stay. There are five bedrooms on two floors: three doubles, and two singles with 3 beds each. There are futons and camp-beds for extra guests. There are two spaces (a garden courtyard and a roof terrace with a pergola) where you can eat out and sunbathe, and a kitchen and bathroom on both floors. Two washing machines are provided, and there is a ping-pong table in the basement. If you want a smaller apartment suitable for up to five people, see the details given under 'Unit B'; the house divides into two private apartments, each with their own interior front door
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Patrick Horsley

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
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I have a workshop where I make things... just as well I can do things with my hands - old houses need lots of maintenance!

Patrick Horsley purchased this house in 1988

We bought the house in 1988 with a small legacy from my father, who taught French and would have loved the area; the key attraction for me was the waterfall - best swimming I've ever had!

Apart from the swimming down the road, I fell in love with the door furniture. Sad, eh? But look at the pics!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Montpellier/Nimes
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
le Havre
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Montpellier
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Montpellier
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
beach
Car: recommended

The village is at the border of the coastal plain and the foothills of the Cevennes, in the Languedoc, almost equidistant between the airports of Nimes and Montpellier. It is 10 minutes by road to the nearest town, Ganges, where there are supermarkets, and a great market on Friday mornings. A small river runs through the village, and joins the river Vis, which is perfect for bathing. Beaches at Sete and Agde and Palavas (Montpellier) are about an hour and a half's drive away, but much better swimming for all ages is to be had 8 minute's walk from the house, in the waterfalls and pools of the Vis. The Herault is also good for swimming and canoeing.

Other Activities: Ping-pong (in the house), football & tennis (in the village),canoeing, nature trails, speleology, windsurfing, sailing, hang/paragliding, go-karting

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Availability & Rates

Ganges House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
mid season
Mar 30 2014 - May 31 2014
£690
7 nights
 
 
High season
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 13 2014
£990
7 nights
 
 
Mid season
Sep 14 2014 - Oct 25 2014
£690
7 nights
 
 
Low season
Oct 26 2014 - Mar 28 2015
£490
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £50.00
Notes Weeks are Sat 5pm to Sat 10am. A £50 (returnable) key bond is payable with the rent. If the cooking gas cylinder runs out, you will need to purchase a replacement; we will reimburse you against a receipt. A 1.9% charge is made by this site if you pay by credit card, and this will normally be taken off your deposit when repaid. If paying from abroad, all bank charges must be included in payment.
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Amenities

Ganges House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom Dble 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom Dble 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom Sgle 1 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom Sgle 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Spare Bedroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , plus cot
    Spare Bedroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , plus Zbeds etc
  • 2 Double bedrooms, 2 bedrooms with 3 single beds each, one sitting room with a double futon, one sitting room with two single futons. One Zbed, two camp beds, one cot
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Game Room
  • Books
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • ruins
  • marina
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • waterfalls
  • nude beach
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • golf
Notes:
There is not room for 12 people to eat in one kitchen. There is sufficient room however on either of the terraces. Please note that because there are two kitchens, there are two large fridges, two cookers, and two washing machines available if you take the whole house.
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