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Charming Bastide near Montpellier with swimming pool

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Located 5 miles North of Montpellier and 15 miles from the mediterranean beaches, Villa Pratis is a beautiful 3200 sq ft Bastide sitting at the top of a hillside surrounded by pine trees, thyme, rosemary, lavender and vines... You will find a detailed description of the house at Build with all modern amenities, it blends with ancient materials, terracotta flooring tiles, etc. Bedrooms, leaving room and kitchen are all unusually roomy. The 35000 sq ft property covered with pine trees, olive trees and wild «garrigue» will give you a good taste of the southerners peaceful way of life, except for the cicatella which can be quite noisy during the hottest time of the day. In winter season, the heating floor system will keep you cosy inside, while during the hot summer season, the thick brick walls will keep you cool and fresh in the house. Outside, you will pick up your best spot, in the shade of the arbour, near the pool or on a quiet green lawn on the north side of the house.

Catherine CURIE
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2017

About Catherine CURIE

We are a couple of biologists and have 4 children, two of whom are already at the University. We all speak English as we have spent several years between the US and Australia for our research. We do a lot of travelling, sailing, hiking. We also love to explore our gorgeous countryside on our bikes.

Catherine CURIE purchased this house in 2000

Why Catherine CURIE chose Prades-le-Lez

This bastide is our home. We inhabit it with our 4 children. We are scientists and often have to go abroad in long missions. While away, we rent the house to families or groups of friends who wish to spend time together in a lovely, cozy and well-equipped house.

What makes this house unique

Our house is very vast and includes large areas of circulation. It is thus ideal for sharing with friends or for large families since, according to what our tenants say, everyone can easily find his own space! Outside too, there are many places with table and chairs where to spend time: a cool terrasse on the north side, a large one in the south overlooking the swimming pool, a pergola holding vines next to the pool, 3500 square yards of pine wood with a children swing, etc...

If you like cooking, the kitchen is large and very well equipped. In particular, we have a semi-professional "Lacanche" stove with two ovens that does marvel for 12 people.

The house is located in a residential zone, away from traffic roads, it is extremely quiet.


Prades-le-Lez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet , shower
    Toilet 3 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet , shower
  • The large bathroom in the upper floor has a double shower (for two people)
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Bedroom #3 is located in the ground floor and opens on the southern terrace in front of the swimming pool whereas the other 5 bedrooms are located upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Bastide near Montpellier with swimming pool
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

La maison du bonheur

  • 5 of 5

Un accueil en toute confiance, on s'est senti tout de suite "comme à la maison"... Une grande demeure avec de grands espaces qui permettent d'être à plusieurs (nous étions 10 à 12 personnes) sans se géner et de manière très confortable. De grandes chambres, plusieurs salle de bain et toilettes, un très grand espace de vie , et différentes terrasses pour déjeuner à l'ombre à coté de la pinède ou dîner face à la piscine. Il aurait fallu 1 semaine de plus pour profiter des alentours tellement on se sentait bien dans cette maison...

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"Excellente découverte da...

  • 4 of 5

"Excellente découverte dans un endroit très convivial, très bon équipement, situation très calme, facile d'accès, vue agréable, grand jardin bien ombragé, espaces de vie très bien conçus même en grand groupe ou famille."

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"La villa simple mais trè...

  • 4 of 5

"La villa simple mais très bien équipée pour une famille nombreuse ou deux voire trois familles.

Belles prestations, beaux espaces intérieurs, confort des couchages, cuisine bien équipée.

Accueil très sympathiques des propriétaires.

Bon souvenir de vacances."

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Montpellier Méditerranée
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Couleur Café, Prades le lez
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
St Gely du fesc
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Montpellier St Roch
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bistrot vinaigrette, Prades le lez
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Palavas les flots

You can fly to either Montpellier, Nimes, Marseille or Carcassonne Airport. Reaching the house by car will then take you 20 min, 40 min, 1h20 and 1h30, respectively.

From Paris, the high speed TGV train will take you to Montpellier downtown station in 3 hours.

From downtown Montpellier, a tramway and a city bus will bring you 500 yards away from the house.

In addition to the visit of the ancient city of Montpellier, you can add to your list the arena of Nîmes, the roman aqueduct of Pont-du-Gard, the markets of Sommières and Pézenas, the old cities of Aigues-Mortes and Les Saintes-Maries de la Mer (both in Camargue), the abbeys of Saint-Guilhem le Désert or Villeneuve les Maguelones. And many more. All reachable in less than 1 hour driving from Villa Pratis.

Villa Pratis is also at the footstep of the fabulous vineyard of Cru du Pic Saint-Loup (56 producers) where you will make an unforgettable wine tour. The wine makers will open their cave for you and they will share their passion with you while you will be tasting their products.

Climbing Pic Saint-Loup early in the morning will give you a very rewarding outlook on the plain of Montpellier up to the sea on the South and on the footstep of the wild Cévennes on the North. Mountain biking and horse riding are very popular activities, while rafting, Via Ferrata and cliff climbing are accessible everywhere along the Herault river.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

ménage-blanchisserie $177.22

Un forfait ménage + pressing de 200 € s'applique à chaque séjour. Il est à ajouter au tarif de la location
Une caution de 3000 € est versée par chèque à l'arrivée mais n'est pas encaissée. Elle est restituée à la fin du séjour.
Pour la période de la Toussaint, charges de chauffage (au gaz, dalle chauffante) à la charge du locataire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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