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Secluded villa, large garden and pool with panoramic mountain views.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,463 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3/4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 including sofa bed

Our villa 'La Lavande' sits on the edge of the unspoilt village of Soubes, which nestles in the foothills of the Cevennes 45 minutes from Montpellier and the coast. Perfect for family friendly holiday.

With 3/4 bedrooms, (plus log cabin) open-plan living area with log fire and extensive garden and fenced pool (8M x4M) it is an ideal location for a peaceful family holiday. The open log fire provides additional comfort for out of season holidays, as the area is ideal for trekking and cycling.

There are many beautiful walks, and a riverside path leads to the village with its small shop and friendly cafe/restaurant.

The medieval town of Lodeve is 6km away with market, shops and restaurants.

3 Golf Courses nearby, closest at Beziers, then Cap d'Agde and Fontcaude.

Water sports are available at the Lac de Salagou with bathing or canoeing on the nearby Herault River. Try wine tasting at the numerous local vineyards. Alternatively, sit and relax in the sun by the pool or read a book in the shade of the garden and enjoy the stunning views.

More Details

Owner
Joanna Bullock
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Montpellier
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Dieppe
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Montpellier
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Montpellier
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Lodeve
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Cap d'Agde
Car: necessary

Soubes is a pretty village in the wine growing region of Languedoc Rousillon where narrow sreets with flower laden balconies lead to a shady square with cafe/restaurant and small supermarket. There are mountain views all around and the ancient market town of Lodeve is only 6 km away. Many beautiful walks including a botanical mountain path are all close by and stunning scenery including the dramatic Cirque de Navacelle where you can bathe in rock pools of crystal clear water from the mountains is only a short drive away. Montpellier and the Mediterranean coast is only 45 minutes by car with golf courses and several good beaches and numerous seafood restaurants. The whole area is studded with sleepy villages set in lovely scenery.

We can also offer organised activities such as bird watching, wine tasting, cycling(including ebikes) and hiking through our connection with Themed Holiday ideas.com : http://www.themedholidayideas.com/index.php/pr

Other Activities: pedalos on Lac de Salagou, wine tasting in local vineyard (1km)

Small Christmas market in Soubes village usually the first weekend in December.

Amenities

Lodève Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1463 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    - toilet , This is just a loo not a bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed
    Outdoor Annexe (log cabin) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Use by special request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Double bed can be used as 2 singles on request.
  • In addition to the 3 main bedrooms and studio/reception room there is also a sofa bed in the living room and a small cot and extra chidrens' bed are also available. In the summer there is extra sleeping accommodation in the cabin available by special arrangement.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is an additional studio/reception room, located between the main living area and the main double bedroom with an extra double sofa bed. There is also a foldaway bed in the twin bedroom, suitable for a third child in that room. There is a TV with DVD player. Linen and towels are provided. The pool is fenced to comply with French regulations and greater safety. All weather table tennis table and fixed outdoor barbecue permanently available in garden. For outdoor dining there is an 8 seater table and chairs, plus 2 smaller tables seating 6 and 4. There is a Boule Court and all season table tennis table available. The log cabin is for use in the summer months by special request for extra accommodation although currently there is no electricity installed.

Reviews

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Secluded villa, large garden and pool with panoramic mountain views.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
5

A superb villa in a wonderful part of France

  • 5 of 5

This property was a real surprise, a wonderful little gem nestled in the hillside above a sleepy little village in the Herault. Fully equiped with everything we needed to make it a stay to remember, from the well equipped kitchen to the wonderfully comfortable sitting room to the cool welcoming pool with its array of loungers.

A great jumping off point to explore this most secluded part of France with its amazing birdlife (Buzzards, Golden Aurioles and Vultures), great food and wonderfully friendly people, it's all there.

Drive through the eye wateringly scenic gorges or laze the lunch hour (or two) away in a cafe and I guarantee that you will want to come back.

Fully recommend to anyone

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great location near a old village with a wonderful shop and bar. Great views from the garden.

  • 4 of 5

The property is well located an hours drive from Montpellier and a few miles off the motorway. The property itself is tired and in need of painting inside. The bathrooms too are in need of updating. We were initially disappointed that it was dated and items were broken- the parasol and a number of light bulbs. The house layout worked well and it was lovely and cool in the heat of the day. We loved the outside space: the pool, numerous seating areas, ping pong table and the views. The local village was delightful and we enjoyed walking from the villa in the surrounding countryside. A great base too to explore further afield. There is no shortage of things to do and we could have happily spent 2 weeks in the area.

We would certainly return to the area. We felt that it was expensive for the dated interior of the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every year we do a lot of work to try and improve the property and the experience of our guests. Recently we have concentrated our efforts on the exterior, pool and garden as feedback tells us this is where people spend most of their time. As a result we accept that the interior has been a little neglected. We have therefore decided this year to undertake significant redecoration inside, in time for the 2018 season. From time to time light bulbs and other items will fail and need replacing. We therefore have a drawer in the house containing spare bulbs etc which can easily be replaced. If other items fail during a guest's stay (parasols etc are quite vulnerable to strong gusts of wind) we will happily refund replacement of similar items providing guests let us know in advance.
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5

Spacious, clean, well equipped, good location.

  • 5 of 5

We love this property, away from it all yet not isolated and surrounded by wildlife. Lots to see and do with Sete plage just an hour away but with beautiful scenery on the doorstep, if you're into horses try Domain de Gaillac just up the road. It's a great house with everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. Weather was good as well!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tranquil setting in a comfortable villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is well equipped and in a secluded location. It is well placed to visit many of the local attractions that include medieval towns, gorges and local markets. The pool, boules pitch and table tennis table provide a welcome distraction from lazing on the sunbeds, reading, drinking local wines and eating cheese. The surrounding area, particularly to the north, contains some stunning scenery. We stayed for two weeks but this was not long enough to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Villa in a Wonderful Setting

  • 5 of 5

I had never heard of Soubès but was extremely pleased to discover this property which is located in beautiful countryside just outside the rather quaint village and quite close to Lodève, a nearby small market town.

The region around Soubès/Lodève is unspoilt and largely agricultural, with many vinyards. A future visit must include a tasting or two! There are many charming family run restaurants in the area which offer exceptional value; indeed, it is difficult to understand how such good cuisine, leave alone wine, can be offered at such prices.

The villa is well maintained and very comfortable. The pool is a particular bonus; at least it will be a little later in the year!

I'm looking forward to a return visit later in the year, as and when the opportunity arises and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Lavande, the perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

La Lavande is the perfect getaway for those looking for peace, nature and French idyll. There are lots of places to visit nearby, especially for nature lovers. We enjoyed the perfectly planned gardens, with stunning views over the village Soubes, with plenty of space for social activities such as the large dining table and barbecue, swimming pool, petang, table tennis, as well as " rooms" for those looking for a quiet moment with a book with maybe a Ricard pastis. The house is very well designed and can accommodate many beds. We enjoyed our stay so much and our June week passed far too quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $397.4
Cleaning and laundry $198.7

Change over day is Saturday.The Visitor agrees to pay a £300 Damages Deposit 6 weeks before the arrival date. Damages Deposit will be returned to you as soon as possible after departure following an inspection by the Caretaker providing that the house is left in good order, there could also be a charge for any excessive use of electricity when the meter is read after your visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.