Le Chai is a delightful 19c converted stone winery set on the edge of the Chateau park which is now the local Marie. Our garden was once part of the vineyards and our house is the building where they used to store the large wine barrels. The vernacular architecture is spectacular and when you step through the front door you are overwhelmed by the beauty of the vast beams. You look over the garden . The fenced swimming pool 9.5m x 5.5m adjoins the pool house and fully equipped summer kitchen, in an enclosed lawned garden, which offers privacy and tranquillity. Set in a quiet location on the edge of village with all amenities. Luxury privacy, spacious living room, large modern stone/wood/stainless steel kitchen, utility room, hallway. Master ensuite kingsize bedroom and sunken circular bath, double bedroom, twin bedroom, shower room with WC, separate WC, a large mezzanine bedroom and small mezzanine bedroom with stone spiral staircase. Outside shower room with WC.
Activities available: Pony trek along the Rhone to Sete canal starting from Aigues-Mortes and even stay overnight on a ranch.
Or you can visit the brand new ice rink offering skating until midnight,(to a disco) a microbrewery, and a cinema.
Throughout the Summer there are many differing local festivals: Montpellier has music, drama and dance festivals an Olympic swimming pool with solarium and childrens fun area and a large open Zoo.
Typical to this area, with its Spanish influence, are the bull festivals in all the towns and villages
For children there are many historical sites, museums, goat farms, parks, water parks, sea aquariums, sea trips and sports within the region. The protected sandy coastline stretches 134 mls to the coast of Spain offering blue-flag clean and safe areas.
One of the best Thassalotherapy centers is found at La Grand Motte .
Further inland are grottos, deep gorges, and steep cliffs - an ideal area for rambling, climbing, river swimming and canoeing with breathtaking views
Montpellier and surrounding area: Medieval Montpellier is a multicultural, up and coming young city with many picturesque lanes, passages, squares, and mansions dating back to the 17th-18th C. Several morning markets are held throughout the week. Classical Nimes with it's amphitheatre and archaeological museum is just a short distance away. The Camargue with it's pink flamingos, bulls and wildlife is a sight to behold.
Sete with its port and seaside resort,stands on a hill dominating the landscape,hosts the famous Water Jousting.
Legendary Brocante flea markets are held at Marseillan Plage resort, half an hour away. The BBC stated that it was the ultimate continental boot fair. Alternatively travel two hours to the Spanish border for all your shopping needs (duty free) or three hours to Barcelona.
Easy access from the airports - Montpellier 15 KM West, Nimes 20 KM East (Stansted Ryanair) and Avignon 50 KM East. TGV from Waterloo, London to Montpellier. Car hire is available from all airports and rail stations.
Food and drink: In Montpellier there are a wealth of restaurants, with every cuisine possible. Close to the centre is a spectacular fish restaurant and an excellent restaurant producing regional fare, both reasonably priced. Unusually in the next village is a Lebanese restaurant. Due to it being a major wine producing area many vineyards are open for tastings. For those who prefer water the famous Perrier source is nearby.
In the Bassin de Thau, the bay just south of Montpellier, are oysters which have been farmed for hundreds of years. These ideally should be accompanied by a chilled glass of the famous Picpoul-de-pinet.
Our village is one of many typical pretty Mediterranean villages in this area, the centre dating back to the medieval times. There are many markets for local produce, plants, flowers and flea markets. We also have many excellent local vineyards offering visits and wine-tasting. Our village produces its own wine and the famous sweet Muscat aperitif. Historic and cultural Montpellier lies 15kmW. Nimes 20km E dates back to the Roman times with its Amphitheatre, located on the Via Domitia and Pont du gard 20kmNE. The Camargue famous for its horses, flamingos and bird watching boasting the best in Europe, has wonderful unspoilt beaches stretching from Ste Marie de la Mer past Aigues Mortes to Grande Motte , Palavas and Grau du Roi, all on our doorstep. The property is ideally situated in the sunniest area in France, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. May June and September are spectacular months with empty beaches and temperatures in the late 20's to 30’s, with clear blue skies.
Other Activities: wine tasting, birdwatching, French & language courses,cinema, concerts,music, opera,golf,tennis,iceskating,zoo,aquarium,horseriding,olympicpool,gym
Golf: There are two golf courses nearby - Baillargues and La Grande Motte.
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Jun 28 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
|Changeover day in high season is Saturday. Our prices include bedlinen and towels (not beach), electricity, and gas. Heating is charged separately .Bedlinen and Towels are not included in longer term rentals.
Deposit of 30% required when booking is made and the final balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. A refundable security deposit of £350 is required.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.