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Villa near Montpellier, Languedoc Roussillon - Close to Beaches, River Gorges, ancient villages and vineyard
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with balcony and king size bed. Bedroom 2 with king size bed. Bedroom 3 with king size bed. Bedroom 4 with double bed. Bedroom 5 with double full-size bunk beds for children or adults
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter:
- Maximum occupancy of the villa is 10, including children. Additional guests have to be negotiated in advance with the owner.
- No glasses or crockery by the pool please. Plastic tableware is provided in one of the kitchen units.
- Please observe the general calm of the neighbourhood after 23-00.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum 3-day vacancy between guest stays
The village has various shops, including its own fresh bakery, excellent butcher with a variety of daily freshly prepared dishes, a small supermarket with a good choice of local produce & fresh vegetables and fruit, bank, pharmacy, post office, a small bar, take-away pizzeria, and a lively weekly street market on Saturday mornings 8.30-12.00. For the sporty at heart there is also a fully equipped gym in the village centre. There is an excellent Climbing Wall Centre in the heart of the village. There are horse riding stables nearby, a pony riding club, and also an International go-carting circuit about 5km away.
Canoing and kayaking with river swimming is only 25 mins away. The nearest long stretches of beaches are 25 mins by car.
The nearest big supermarkets Carrefour, Intermarché and Casino are only a few miles away.
Leisure Activities nearby:
The village has 2 tennis centres with a coffee shop. There are 2 riding schools nearby (3 km), and for cycling and mountain biking enthusiasts, more recently, an entirely newly built cycle track that runs through the whole of Grabels and continues right up to Ales.
There is also a challenging 18-hole golf course, beautifully landscaped among the greenery of pine trees, in the next village of St Gely du Fesc, 5km, with a restaurant and outdoor pool.
Enjoy canoeing and kayaking in the nearby mountain landscape of the Hérault and the famous mountain rivers of the Cévennes.
Other water sports such as surfing, water skiing and sailing are on offer at the nearby beaches and the breathtakingly beautiful lake Salagou, 30km away. Lake Salagou is also popular for fishing, and especially well-known for carp fishing.
25 minutes south by car leads to numerous beaches with long stretches of golden sands such as Palavas, Carnon Plage, la Grande Motte and Le Grau du Roi, offering restful tranquility or lively water sports and beach games.
We highly recommend the stretch of beach along the `Grand Tavers` at the end of Carnon Plage and beginning of La Grande Motte beach, where you can hire sunbeds for the day with excellent restaurant and bar facilities.
There are quite a few of these beach resorts like 'White Beach' Route de Plages, sortie Grand Tavers, Accès 59.
There are also the world famous natural Étangs of the Camargue with its wild flamingoes and white horses.
Montpelier Airport 15km. Nimes Airport 40km. Montpellier Railway Station 9km. Car hire strongly recommended. Excellent ‘Park & Ride’ tramway leading from outskirts of Grabels directly into Montpellier Centre.
The historic centre of Montpellier is only 8km away, with its 16th century cathedral, labyrinth of medieval lanes lined with street cafés and restaurants, museums, theatres, parks with fountains, vibrant street markets, and the Place de la Comédie, where the locals mingle with visitors and tourists from all over the world. 20 mins north leads into the mountains with spectacular scenery, ancient villages with museen, boutiques, bistros and bars, river gorges, natural caves, and their lively canoeing and kayaking facilities.
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If you, like us, love the thought of having a holiday in the radiant sun of the Mediterranean with its golden beaches, rivers and lakes, mountains, vineyards, mediaeval villages and amazing cuisine, then you are the right people to enjoy a vacation in our villa! My husband John & I brought up our 5 children in England. Jobs and modern life has meant many of us now live long distances apart and our villa has become an important focal point where all the family can meet up regularly to spend family events & many holidays together. We are pleased to be able to offer our holidaymakers from all over the world the same ideal setting for memorable holidays, meeting up with their family & friends in the comfort of this beautiful villa.
Owner purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Owner chose Grabels
Villa des Cigales is extremely well situated between the golden beaches , & the natural Camargue with its famous flamingos & lively fishing harbour towns (25 minutes), & the mountains with rivers and gorges and medieval villages (also 25 minutes). In addition the beautiful historic city of Montpellier with its vibrant streets, boutiques, restaurants and cultural events, just 10 minutes away by car, or 20 minutes by tram from the end of our village right up to the Place de la Comédie in the centre. The village itself offers a whole variety of shopping facilities, with its weekly open-air market, two bakeries, butcher with excellent daily freshly prepared dishes, and take-away pizzeria, & a bar opposite where you can enjoy a glass of wine or beer, while your pizzas are prepared for you.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa itself is set in its own grounds, with plenty of space, lots of bedrooms and bathrooms, terraces to the front and the back of the house, very private with fencing and hedging along all the borders of the garden and lock-up gates with ample parking space for several cars. A Hammock invites young and old to dream away under the trees. There is a swing under the shade of an olive tree for the little ones and a ping pong table for the sporty ones. There is a badminton set for the terrace and the pool area has a variety of inflatable pool toys. It is entirely possible & very tempting to stay put in the comfort and tranquillity of the villa and the pool, doing all your food shopping in the local village if you wish to be really lazy without venturing to explore the surrounding area.