|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A Stunning South of France Beachfront Villa with Private Infinity Pool and Sea Views in the Languedoc, sleeps 8 to 10.
This property is from Sunday to Sunday.
As featured in The Sunday Times Travel Section France - 25 Top Holidays.
Enjoy the real South of France in style at this stunning chic and spacious villa in Languedoc overlooking the beach very close to the lively town of Sete.
The property has four huge modern bedrooms with beautiful soft furnishings and ensuite bathrooms, a fabulous glass breakfast room and wonderful outside dining and lounge areas for relaxing. There is air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, satellite television and sound systems throughout the property and many huge windows to enjoy the stunning garden views and sea beyond.
A champagne reception awaits you, with fresh bread, pastries and papers being delivered on a daily basis (6 days).
**The villa manager is on hand to assist with local information. Staff accommodation is available downstairs should you require it.
The interior of this South of France Luxury Holiday Villa is just Wow!
The grand entrance of this wonderful property is flooded with natural light and provides a taste of what is to come throughout the rest of the villa with it s stunning globe lighting, modern art and super-spacious feel. On this floor you will find the open plan living areas, fully equipped kitchen, stunning breakfast/dining area seating ten with amazing views out onto the landscaped gardens and ocean beyond and the contemporary luxury lounge area, with large plasma TV, DVD library and state of the art sound system. Relax in the sauna, watch your favourite movie in the cinema room or work out in the gym, which are all situated in the basement.
This level comprises 4 beautiful and spacious bedrooms, all of which are available as twins or lock together as kingsize (180cm x 180cm) and have their own bathrooms and wcs, stocked with gorgeous l Occitane products. Two of the bathrooms have a shower, sink and wc and two have a bath with shower over, plus a shower, sink and wc.
Staff accommodation with double bed and en suite bathroom in the basement is available for your Nanny/Chef if required.
The house is 390 m2 (minus garage) and the exterior space is 580 m2 which includes the parking space at the front of the property and the pool and gardens at the back.
This is a no smoking property.
This property has a sister villa close by - see HE065A Villa St Clair
Equipment & Facilities At The Property
This luxury holiday villa is equipped with everything you could think of for a perfect family holiday in the South of France.
Washing-machineDish-washerTumble dryer Medium-sized fridge Freezer Oven Microwave Espresso machineElectric kettleToasterIron Hairdryers in every room
TV and Satellite TV Radio CD
In the basement:-Home cinema with range of DVD sSaunaGym
Table tennis or table football in the garage. (to be advised which is in which villa).
Additional cots and campbeds High chair, Children s cutlery/crockery etc.
Garden furniture including modern sofas, loungers, luxury dining table and chairs
Wi-Fi internet access throughout
Fully Air Conditioned
Gated on-site car-parking
*Water sports package and activities offered - 4 half days complimentary water sports, organised and provided by the ** in-resort water-sports manager and instructor: Speed boat**; water skiing**, stand up paddle boarding/sea kayak, wake board, skim boards
*Available from 4th May to 28th September **Available from end of June to early September
Good range of bicycles for adults and children.Paddle boards available at all times.
**The in-resort staff (from mid May) can also arrange additional activities and excursions as part of the service.
Stunning deck outside the dining are has two sofas for relaxing, and a gorgeous contemporary dining table with chairs to seat ten for alfresco meals. This leads down on to decking with 4 beautiful loungers and in to a perfectly landscaped fenced garden overlooking the sea.
The white infinity pool is 8m x 4m and amazingly looks like it drops into the ocean.
There is a state of the art portable BBQ to enjoy perfect summer evenings.
Secure parking for 2-3 cars.
Nearby Attractions & Activities
Water sports galore locally including:-
Jet ski-ing, wakeboarding, diving, sailing, sea kayaking and para-gliding. 4 half days per villa over a week; speed boat, water-skis and wakeboards, skim boards.
Windsurfing - 10 km
Etang du Thau (Lake) - 10km
Golf, horseriding, tennis courts, Aqualand all available at Cap d Agde - 20km
Bikes are available at the villa, with any additional bikes required being available to hire in nearby Sete River with canoeing - 50kmGlass Bottom Boat Excursion from the quayside in Sete.
**Kayaking Trip - from a river 45 minutes away from the villa, with equipment and picnic hamper can be organised as an extra , however, this is not included in the price.
Bustling Sete, just 5 minutes drive from the villa, is full of Italian style pastel coloured buildings and is known as the Venice of Languedoc , however, it retains it s roots with a traditional working fishing fleet.
To take full advantage of this beautiful area why not hire a car.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal du Midi runs through the town, along with many other waterways and canals. Particularly fascinating and fun is the boat jousting that dates back to 1666, which can be seen in all its flamboyance on August 25 (St Louis s Day). It is also the birthplace of famous French musician George Brassens poet Paul Valery - both of whom have museums dedicated to them.
Opera-Comedie in Sete has numerous theatre performances, operas and concerts through the year and Le Theatre de la Mer (small stone amphitheatre) overlooking the sea has a summer schedule of live musical events.
Mont St-Clair in Sete has fantastic views ranging from the Pyrenees to the Alps on a clear day. Balaruc-les-bains, is a thermal spa town with sea-water therapies nearby (9km/15 minutes)
The Etang du Thau is just behind Sete and is home to the region s oyster beds and many small towns such as Bouzigues (17km/20 minutes) where you will find lots of seafood restaurants overlooking the water and Meze (20km/25 minutes).
Marseillan - miles of family friendly sandy beaches and a charming fishing port with lots of seafood restaurants and Le Port owned by the famous Pourcel Chefs. Also home to the French aperitif Noilly Prat with interesting guided tours and tastings (22km/30 minutes).
Pezenas is a town full of stunning architecture and ironwork, and small boutiques in its cobbled streets house many local artisans during the summer months. Birthplace of Moliere (40km/40 minutes).
Montpellier is a lively university town with a wonderful mix of old and new architecture and great shopping and alfresco centre with a terrific atmosphere (35km/30 minutes).
Cap d Agde is a magnet for sunlovers - particularly naturists - creating one of the largest naturist resorts in the world. The Cap also boasts 8 marinas, as well as a museum for underwater archaeology - and a water fun world called Aqualand catering for the young at heart (25km/30 minutes).
St-Guilhem-le-Desert has a huge and superb 11th-12th century Roman church and is one of the prettiest villages in France (60km/1 hour).
The Grotte des Desmoiselles is one of the most magnificent caves in the area (75km/1hour 15 minutes).
For more information about this region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide
For information on reaching Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
Nearest airport Montpellier - apprx 40 minutes drive
Easyjet from Gatwick, Luton, Ryanair from Leeeds/Bradford, Facilities for private jets.
Beziers - apprx 25 minutes(Ryanair Bristol, Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh).
Nearest Railway Stations:Sete, Agde Montpellier - TGV
Road:apprx 12 hours drive from Calais
Local Shops & Facilities
Newspapers, fresh bread and pastries are, delivered to the villa on a daily basis (for 6 days). There is a complimentary water sports programme organised by the villa manager during your first 4 days, which includes supervised use of a speedboat, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding and water-sking. An in-resort vehicle and driver is also provided for transfer to watersports.
**The Villa Manager (full Concierge services available from mid May to early September) can also arrange the following at a supplementary cost:
In-villa catering Airport transfers In-villa massage and beauty therapy Golf, wine-tasting and cycling in resort Childcare with a recognised nanny company
The lively port town of Sete is only 5 minutes drive from the villa and has the a myriad of amenities including:-
Bakers, Grocers, Supermarkets, Pharmacies, Boutiques, Les Halles fresh food market daily and a weekly market, plus a great selection of Cafes, Bars and Restaurants, many of which are set out alongside the canals and waterways.
Arrival & Departure
Changeover day is Sunday. Arrival at 4pm. Depart at 10am. Late arrival (6 - 9pm) possible only by prior arrangement. Please ensure that when you buy your aeroplane ticket, the flight time will allow for arrival before 9pm at the very latest.
The Breakages Deposit required is £1,000. The Owner will contact you prior to your arrival/or upon arrival to request your Credit Card details - no monies will be taken unless deductions for Breakages are necessary. Please ensure you take the same Credit Card with you that you have given the Owner details of for the Breakages Deposit as the Keyholder will ask to see it for verification.
No telephone available. Wi-Fi Internet access is available. Neither the Owner nor the Agent can be responsible for interrupted internet service/slow speed or for loss/disruption of incoming signal for Satellite TV –Sky–Freesat–Apple TV etc., when applicable to the property.
Up to 100 kwhrs per week is included in the rent. Thereafter chargeable at €0.15/kwhr.
Gas / Oil
Bed Linen & Towels
Bedsheets and bath towels and towels for the pool are included. A mid-week change of linen and towels is included.
End-of-Stay cleaning charge is included. A mid-week clean is included. Additional maid service is available on request during your stay, but may be chargeable. End-of-stay cleaning is to cover "normal" cleaning throughout the house. However, while you are therefore not expected to hoover and mop everywhere, you are expected to leave kitchen appliances (i.e. oven and fridge), crockery, kitchen utensils, and bathroom appliances clean, and not to leave litter in the garden. If the house is left in an unacceptable state, further monies may be retained from the breakages deposit.
Pets may be allowed on request.
The owner is entitled to ask you to leave the property without any refund if the number of occupants exceeds 8. The rent is for up to 8 people.
Fire: This is a region which has a high fire risk. It is forbidden to start fires anywhere in the property grounds. Only light BBQs in the area designated for this purpose. Swimming pool Safety: The owner is not responsible for any bodily injury next to or in the swimming pool. Children must be surveyed at all times. It should be noted that the condition of the pool is subject to variations in the weather and therefore no guarantee can be given to the status of the pool on any particular day.