Patrick Horsley

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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UNIT A

St-Laurent-le-Minier Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps up to 7

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.

Although the whole property divides neatly into two self-contained apartments, A and B, each having its own bathroom, kitchen, sitting room, place to sit out/eat out, and each having privacy (i.e. a lockable interior front door), it can also be rented as a whole, for a large family or two families together. Both apartments are airy and spacious, with large rooms. They both have access to a games room with a ping-pong table, at street level.

The house is old, with thick walls and shutters - ideal for keeping cool in summer.

Unit A is downstairs; it has a very similar configuration to Unit B, with a fully equipped kitchen, large fridge, four ring gas cooker with grill and oven, electric coffee maker, food processor, washing machine etc. It has a double bedroom and a bedroom with three single beds, a shower room, and a large sitting room with double futon. It has a courtyard (connected to the kitchen and the sitting room via french doors) which is large enough for bbqs, sunbathing and eating out.

Unit B is upstairs; it has a fully equipped kitchen, with a large fridge, four ring gas cooker with grill and oven, electric coffee maker, food processor, washing machine etc. It has a double bedroom and a bedroom with three single beds, a bathroom with bath/shower, and a large sitting room with two single futons. Via a spiral staircase in the sitting room, there is a roof terrace with a wisteria-covered pergola, with plenty of space for sunbathing, barbecues & eating out.

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Details for unit A 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 1 Bathroom

Although this property can be rented as a whole, for a large family or two families together, it also divides neatly into two self-contained apartments, A and B, each having its own bathroom, kitchen, sitting room, place to sit out/eat out, and each having privacy (i.e. a lockable interior front door). Both are airy and spacious, with large rooms. They both have access to a games room with a ping-pong table, at street level. The house is old, with thick walls and shutters - ideal for keeping cool in summer. Unit A is downstairs; it has a very similar configuration to Unit B, with a fully equipped kitchen, large fridge, four ring gas cooker with grill and oven, electric coffee maker, food processor, washing machine etc. It has a double bedroom and a bedroom with three single beds, a shower room, and a large sitting room with double futon. It has a courtyard (connected to the kitchen and the sitting room via french doors) which is large enough for bbqs, sunbathing and eating out.
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Patrick Horsley

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
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I live just outside Cambridge, where amongst other jobs giving information about the UK to overseas government officials and businesses 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 apartment 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!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
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
800 Metres
St Laurent le Minier
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
St Laurent le Minier
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
St Laurent le Minier
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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St-Laurent-le-Minier Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
£495
 
 
Mid season
Sep 14 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
£345
 
 
Low season
Oct 26 2014 - Mar 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£245
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £50
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

St-Laurent-le-Minier Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom Dble 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom Sgle 1 - 3 twin/ single
    bed/sitting - 2 sleep sofa /futon , plus cot
  • 1 double bedroom, 1 bedroom with 3 single beds each, one sitting room with a double futon. One Zbed, one cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Remember that Units A and B can be taken together if you are a large family or two families holidaying together. Each apartment sleeps 7 if the sitting room is used as a bedroom. A double futon is provided in one, and two singles in the other. A Z bed and cot are also available
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