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Elegant Country House gite and Heated Pool In Magnificent Setting

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A Haven Of Peace Between The Mediterranean And The Languedoc Hills

Adjoining a national forest, "Les Rochers" gite offers comfortable, spacious accommodation for 4 people, plus a small child. Enjoying a private outdoor terrace surrounded by beds of lavender, and extensive 5 acre grounds beyond, with a children's play area, boules pitch, lawns and heated swimming pool. Beyond the gates, numerous footpaths and bridle ways extend into the forest, making this an ideal location for lovers of wild life, rambling and mountain biking. This property is situated in an exclusive situation along a part tarmac and part gravelled forest road, some distance from the village, perfect for all those seeking peace and tranquillity. Although it seems a world away, the nearby A75 autoroute leads to innumerable places of interest , such as Pezenas , Nimes and Carcassonne.The Mediterranean beaches are only a 50 minute drive away. The nearby medieval village of Soubes offers vibrant café life and a small shop, while the town of Lodeve has art galleries, cathedral, supermarkets and much more.

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About The Owner

We are committed francophiles, originally from England(Joan) and Zimbabwe(Brian), but now loving life in France,

The Owner purchased this villa in 2001

Why The Owner chose Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas

With reminders of Africa in the dry rocky landscape, vivid flowers and empty star laden skies, we fell in love with this wonderful location.

What makes this villa unique

The peace and quiet of this spot is very special, and we feel privileged to be able to enjoy the wonderful flora and fauna that surround us. And yet while the world seems far away, we can still enjoy the benfits of the wonderful towns and cities that are close by, such as Montpellier(only fifty minutes away..)

Guestbook comments from the owner

First impressions...the!What more could you want!!?Love the tranquility, the smell of the pine, the noise of the cicadas. Even loved the thunderstorm that passed nearby...Have thoroughly enjoyed our week here, and hope to return.
Aug 2011
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Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Luxury family bathroom, links bedrooms 1&2.refurbished 2016
    Cloakroom/toilet - toilet , Cloakroom/toilet facility on ground floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Option of extra wide double on request.
  • All beds have pocketed spring mattresses,Beds made up to your requirements with pure cotton bed linen.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Footpaths lead from our gate in all directions. We have compiled a guide to some of the wonderful local walks available.


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Elegant Country House gite and Heated Pool In Magnificent Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A wonderful place to relax.

  • 5 of 5

We chose Latigat because we were looking for a relaxing place. It was amazing because it was March, the time when the nature wakes up after winter. We enjoyed walking in the forest seeing new colours, but most of all sitting on the patio hearing the birdsong when the sun is going down.

The house is very comfortable and has everything you could need. Unfortunately it wasn’t warm enough to enjoy the swimming pool of course, this is way I want to go back in summer.

All in all we had a lovely time, and hope to go back and see more of the area one summer. The only problem is, the property is so lovely it's hard to drag yourself away and go sightseeing!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed staying in "Les Rochers" at Latigat. We would love to welcome you again . You were great guests.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Montpellier/ Béziers
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Lamalou les bains
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Close to the town of Lodève with its many restaurants, bustling market, Gothic cathedral and fine museum and art gallery. Other nearby towns well worth visiting include Montpellier, Pezenas, Nimes, and Sète. Canoeing on the Hérault gorge and also sailing and windsurfing on nearby Lac Salagou. Visiting the famous caves of Clamouse, Aven Armand, and Grotte des Demoiselles, and the Gorges du Tarn. Wine tasting. Swimming and enjoying seafood by the Mediterranean. Relaxing.

St Etienne de Gourgas can be found on D25. near Lodeve, just 10 minutres from the A75 motorway which runs from Clermont Ferrand to the Mediterranean . Detailed map and directions sent on booking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $369.19
Stay tax $0.49 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Start day flexible .

Cotton bed linen and towels provided free of charge, and a final clean. Electricity and gas costs included. No extra charges.

This property is normally available for rent between May and September each year.
25% payable to secure booking. Balance payable 8 weeks before start date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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