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Fintan and Patricia Lalor

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french

Charming half-villa W pool, near Montpellier, Pezenas & coast.

13 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Montpellier area Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Luxury 2 bed village accommodation with pool in mature gardens. Sleeps 6.

Nestled in well-shaded, mature gardens, La Bergerie is located on the ground floor of a newly renovated old bergerie (shepherd's dwelling).

Sleeping 6, this 2 bed property with full wheel-chair access composes of a large attractive and well-equipped kitchen/diner, a spacious, sunny lounge with books, games,toys, stereo, TV, DVD, sofa and sofa-bed , two bedrooms and a luxury bathroom with italian walk-in shower. A cot and highchair are available if necessary.

Bed linen and towels are provided.

Outside features include secure parking, guests dining area with BBQ and dining furniture. For youngsters there are swings, a slide and a netted trampoline.

To the rear of the property is a secure pool with roman steps that is shared with the on-site owners, a retired couple.

Pool inflatables and loungers are provided.

A welcome pack makes sure you make the most of this beautiful region during your stay.

La Bergerie is a stroll from the village restaurant,commerces and medieval centre.

Whatever your holiday dreams, the location of La Bergerie can fulfill them.

Le Pouget is steeped in history. Its' medieval centre hosts an vibrant street festival of music, theatre, food and wine in mid-August. In the surrounding hills ancient ruins overlook the village and beside the children's farm there is an ancient Dolmen.

The dinosaur museum at Mèze hosts many remains of dinosaurs and eggs found in the region but if that's going back a bit too far in history for you why not head up the nearby A 75 to the templar village of La Couvertoirade.

Why not pass a Sunday morning at Mèze. ( 24km) Soak up the atmosphere of the lively market and then head back to a little port-side café and watch the world go by Then head off to nearby Bouzigues and take a guided tour of the oyster beds followed by a tasting.

Or why not hire a boat at Agde and head-off down the Canal du Midi for an afternoon. For children there's funparks and amusements of Cap d'Agde.

If this all a little too calm for you head off to the rapids in the gorges north of the historical and picturesque St Guilhem le Desert (16km).Or hire your watersports equipement at the Lac du Salagou ( 19km). Mountain bikes are also available to hire to explore the strange copper-coloured landscape that surrounds the lake.

The historical market towns of Clermont L'herault ( 7km) and Pezenas are close-by (18km) the pottery village of St Jean de Fos now boasts a great museum and hosts a great pottery market every August.

Late summer and early autumn the village is animated by the harvesting of the grapes.The heady odours waft over to the gîte and the village streets are stained red with the overspill of the convoy to the cave .Down at the cave you can witness the initial crushing of the grapes in enormous vats.The village is set in the midst of vineyards and the autumn foliage on the vines is a breathtaking mixture of red, yellow and orange.The village has many beautiful hilltop walks with panoramic views of the L'Hérault countryside.

On the first two sundays of March the village hosts a magnificent carnaval with enormous, colourful floats pulled by the winegrower's tractors.

Thanks to the village location of La Bergerie a taste of real french village life is on the doorstep. However due to its' calm setting in large gardens La Bergerie is also a haven of peace.

Upon arrival at La Bergerie the on-sight owners will provide you with a welcome pack to make sure that you make the most of this beatiful, varied region. You are assured of privacy in your independant gîte but can be reassured that they are happy to help you with any of your queries such as babysitting services, doctors,etc.

Bonnes vacances!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Fintan and Patricia Lalor (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french

About Fintan and Patricia Lalor

We retired in France to be near our daughter and grand-daughter.

Michelle, our daughter , heard about this house on the 'grapevine'! It was hiding away in an abandoned overgrown garden.We've been very busy renovating it and putting in the pool. Never a dull moment!

We don't regret moving here for a minute.

We love welcoming our guests, going to Montpellier or the market in Mèze by the sea, on Sunday mornings. We often.pop over the border to Spain and we never get bored following our daughter's ineteresting musical career in the region. You can't beat sitting out on the terrace on a summer's evening listening to the crickets and unusual birdsong.. Life is good!

Fintan and Patricia Lalor purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Fintan and Patricia Lalor chose Montpellier area

We chose Le Pouget , like our daughter, for it's great situation. It's in the centre of all the best that the region has to offer: coastline, mountains, gorges, lakes, city - everything is just a short hop away but meanwhile there are wonderful walks surrounding the village. The village has plenty of amenties, so if you want a lazy break you really don't have to move your car all holiday!

Furthermore, if you are a keen cyclist , like our daughter, you will be spoilt choice .Michelle , regularly heads off for 100km treks up and down the local peaks and she has a great knowledge of the best cycling routes that this beautiful, varied region has to offer all year round.

What makes this apartment unique

We fell in love with la Bergerie as soon as the owner swung the gates open and we looked up the long,treelined driveway. A secret garden in the centre of the village! It was love at first sight!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Together with our four children, aged 9-16, we spent three weeks as guests of pat and Fintan in the charming village of Le pouget.

The accomodation was excellant, the pool proved to be wonderful and Le pouget itself was an ideal location from which to explore the region.

Pat and Fintan were excellant hosts, warm and welcoming and available whenever needed for advice or directions in relation to sites, activities and shopping;

We would love to return and are recommending the venue to our family and friends.
Aug 2012
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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

Charming half-villa W pool, near Montpellier, Pezenas & coast.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Wonderful gite, welcoming hosts, perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We visited the gite with our two daughters, aged 3y10m and 10m. We arrived late in the evening and Pat and Fintan had left us some food to prepare supper with which was much appreciated. The gite was spacious, clean and tidy and very well equipped. They have an excellent Ikea highchair for babies, a booster seat for toddlers and a proper wooden cot, which our daughter slept very well in. Plenty of towels and linen were provided, and over the course of the week we got to know Pat, Fin, Michelle, Charlotte and Patrick (not forgetting the loveable Nala!) and felt like part of the family. The pool is excellent, and plenty of chairs to sunbathe, not to mention inflatables, arm bands and a baby swim seat. Really family friendly gite, would definitely come back. Lots of amenities locally in Le Pouget - post office, bakers, butchers, shop, restaurants, bars, park, tennis courts etc. We visited Montpellier, Nimes, Sete, Meze, Circule de Navacelles, St Guilhem le Desert and plenty of other lovely places in between. I would definitely recommend the gite to anyone, and especially those with children. Thank you Pat and Fintan for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Délicieux séjour au Pouget

  • 5 of 5

Madame, Monsieur,

Suite au séjour que nous avons effectué mon épouse et moi-même dans le gîte de la famille Lalor (les parents Pat et Fintan, leur fille Michelle, elle-même maman de la délicieuse Charlotte), je tiens à vous faire part de l'excellent accueil dont nous avons bénéficier durant tout le séjour grâce à leur gentillesse à tous et plus particulièrement à la disponibilité de Michelle.

Nous avons pu visiter cette magnifique région, plage, campagne et villes alentour.

Vivement l'année prochaine que nous puissions revenir au Pouget.

Un séjour que je recommanderai à mes amis.

Cordialement.

Patrick CORMIER

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Our winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our second 6 week winter stay only confirms how perfect our choice was in selecting this accommodation for our stays in France. Situated with easy access to both the mountains and the coast, it provides an ideal base for exploring the Languedoc region. In the summer we could imagine how perfect this accommodation would be with the potential of outside dining and a private swimming pool. As other guests report, the family go out of their way to make you welcome and nothing is too much trouble to ensure that you have a perfect stay. This is in addition to good, clean accommodation with all the facilities you could want for both summer and winter stays. Our second trip has been as perfect as our first and we hope that we will enjoy many more winter stays with Pat, Finton, Michelle, Charlotte and not forgetting Nala our dog's best Labrador friend.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Happy Days!

  • 5 of 5

After a lovely relaxing week in La Pouget with Finton, Pat & Michelle we could not recommend this gite highly enough. We have arrived home very chilled - just what we needed, both having enjoyed some quality time with each other spent in a peaceful setting.

Set in a quiet tranquil village, their lovely property is finished to a high standard, everything one would need was available - a home from home.

Everyone was very helpful and informative, making my stay here with my mum extra special and memorable - Thankyou!

Even though we came without a car, it certainly didn't hinder us. With the help of some direction, well connected local buses and taxis took us to many traditional local towns and sights.

We would highly recommend staying at this property! A big thankyou for such a lovely week away, we will remember this forever.

Mandy & Scarlett (Gloucestershire, UK)

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We all loved our holiday. The area was beautiful, the house perfect and Pat and Finton were really lovely kind hosts. We felt like a part of their family. We would really recommend this house to any family with a desire to relax and chill out in a liberal and informal atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Excellent séjour

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes revenus dans ce gite pour la deuxième année consécutive et avons toujours autant apprécié la qualité de la prestation et la sympathie discrète des propriétaires.

La région est magnifique et Pat et Fint sauront vous accueillir dans un gite ou rien ne manque pour passer un excellent séjour.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Montpellier
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Le Pouget
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Sète
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Juvignac
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Montpellier St Roch
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Clermont l'Herault
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Le Pouget
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Les Pyrénées
Nearest Beach
24 Kilometres
Mèze
Car: necessary

A traditional wine producing village, Le Pouget is located in the heart of the tourist region of L'Herault.

The gite is a 5 min stroll from the restaurant, bar, bakers, chemist and doctors and the spiralling medieval centre that hosts a festival in the summer.

A mecca for walkers and birdwatchers, the village has a children's farm and a family- run riding school.

This corner of L'hérault really is one of the best for all-year round cycling.

For cycling enthusiasts, the owners' daughter Michelle is a racing cyclist and she able to provide information about the best bike routes ( fabulous choice), local cycling challenges and a good local repair, maintenance bike specialist .

The market towns of Pezenas (18km) and Clermont l'Herault (7km) are nearby.

For watersports the Lac du Salagou (19km) or the gorges of St Guilhem Le Desert (16km) offer equipment and courses and the varied coastline is within easy reach : the fishing town of Mèze (24km) the bustling port of Sète (30km) or the tourist centre of Cap d'Agde (45km).

The cosmopolitan city, Montpellier (30km) has something to offer all ages.Why not park and take the tram in?

For music and art lovers,surrounding villages ( St Guilhem, St Jean de Fos, Pezenas) host events throughout the year.

Will you have enough time to fit it all in ?!

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Rates & Availability

Le Pouget Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$906
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$632
 
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$66
 
 
Autumn /Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$412
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

There is a deposit of €100 per week which is non-refundable to secure the booking.
Balance of rental is to be paid 8 weeks before arrival, together with a €200 refundable deposit to cover any damages.
Arrival time : 16h00 . Departure time 10h00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Montpellier area Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Luxury fully tiled bathroom with wheelchair accessible walk-in italian shower. Toilet, luxury green glass transparent wash-basin with mirror and light. Storage cupboard with hairdryer. Large heated towel-rail radiator. Towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The first bedroom has a standard size double bed with two bed-side lockers, two lamps, wardrobe area, chest of drawers with mirror.Paintings on the wall. Window. Sheets and blankets provided. Cot is available is requested. Electric heater and fan. Bedroom two has two single beds with a bedside locker and drawers between them.Painting. One wardrobe. There is a double sofa-bed in the lounge area. Electric heater and fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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