Villa 'South of France' 9.0
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Villa 'South of France'

Superb villa with private pool 10 x 4 m in 2000 m2 of fenced grounds in the sunniest part of southern France (Languedoc-Roussillon), boasting an average of 300 sunny days per year and wonderful Mediterranean climate.

Our house is situated at an altitude of 240 meters in the hills of the Haut-Languedoc, a protected nature reserve. Due to its location, the hot summer temperatures cool to a pleasant 20 degrees celcius in the evening, ensuring a good night's sleep.

In front of our house is a large terrace made of local stone. Here, there are two mulberry trees giving much-wanted leafy shade during the hot days.

If you are a sun-worshipper then just use the loungers on one of the other terraces!

In the garden we have built a beautiful log cabin where the children can play. Next to this cabin is a 2-seater rocking swing.

In the back garden there is a nice "bouledrome" where you can have a fun game of boules.
Here, you won't be bored!

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The host, Gerben en Cobie

Gerben en Cobie Stellingwerf
Gerben en Cobie Stellingwerf

Micazu member since December 2004

Netherlands
German, English, French, Dutch

We are Gerben and Cobie Stellingwerf from the Netherlands. We have been renting holiday homes since 1980; first as a business, now privately. We offer outstanding value for money in both our French home and that in Sauerland and have given utmost satisfaction to all our guests. If our home in Sauerland appeals to you, please feel free to book with no risks - cancellation is possible within 2 months at no cost.













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Extra price information

We ask for a deposit of 100.00 which will be returned at the end of the rental period providing the house is left in a clean state without breakages

Rates & duration

Prices are per stay
Period Week Midweek Weekend Night Discount Minimum stay
07-01-2017 - 29-04-2017 € 500.00 - - € 71.00 - 7 nights
29-04-2017 - 13-05-2017 € 575.00 - - € 82.00 - 7 nights
13-05-2017 - 27-05-2017 € 550.00 - - € 79.00 - 7 nights
27-05-2017 - 10-06-2017 € 600.00 - - € 86.00 - 7 nights
10-06-2017 - 24-06-2017 € 700.00 - - € 100.00 - 7 nights
24-06-2017 - 01-07-2017 € 900.00 - - € 129.00 - 7 nights
01-07-2017 - 29-07-2017 € 1250.00 - - € 179.00 - 14 nights
29-07-2017 - 26-08-2017 € 1250.00 - - € 179.00 - 14 nights
26-08-2017 - 02-09-2017 € 900.00 - - € 100.00 - 7 nights
09-09-2017 - 16-09-2017 € 700.00 - - € 85.00 - 7 nights
23-09-2017 - 30-09-2017 € 675.00 - - € 82.00 - 7 nights
30-09-2017 - 14-10-2017 € 500.00 - - € 71.00 - 7 nights
14-10-2017 - 28-10-2017 € 475.00 - - € 68.00 - 7 nights
28-10-2017 - 16-12-2017 € 425.00 - - € 60.00 - 7 nights
16-12-2017 - 06-01-2018 € 750.00 - - € 107.00 - 7 nights

Services & additional costs

Type Price
Deposit € 100.00 Per stay Pay at booking | required
Energy cost € 30.00 Per week Pay at booking | required
Final cleaning € 80.00 Per stay Pay at booking | required
Pet(s) € 25.00 Per week Pay at booking | optional

Additional information

The distance to our villa may be too large for some to overcome at once.
Now you can click through directly through our site to booking.com.
All information is given in Dutch and you have plenty of choice of several hotels on the road. You can also select by price. It is always made easier for us. A very nice area to stay midway the Loire region near Briare. You will then have 600 km driven. Are you looking for a small hotel in Briare for 1 night. Look at booking.com and type eg "Briare" field. Then you get a list of hotels available at that time and the corresponding rates. Everything in Dutch.
We just have to search long for a hotel on the go. That does not through booking.com. You can search in advance and make reservations. Take advantage of it.
We have a beautiful villa with private pool in the warm south of France. Our house is located in the Languedoc in the Hérault departement. Our villa sits in grounds of 2000 m2, which can be completely secured by closing the large entrance gate. Layout: see photo 24, which shows a plan of our house and garden. (It is possible that not everything is legible due to the reduction. If you click on the picture, it can be enlarged).

Classification house: entrance, long corridor with a living room with fireplace t the right. From the living room you walk out onto several tiled sun terraces. To the left of the hallway is a large kitchen. The kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, oven, large fridge freezer.

Our villa has three spacious bedrooms located on the north side of our house.

Bedroom 1:
2 Bunk beds (90 x 200 cm). Baby Crib 60 x 120 cm. Wardrobe.

Bedroom 2:
Two orthopoedic single beds of 90 x 200 cm.
2 bedside tables, 2 chairs, double door wardrobe.

Bedroom 3:
Double bed with double mattress 80 x 200 cm. 2 bedside tables, 3-door wardrobe with mirror, 2 chairs, 1 basin with mirror.

Between the bedrooms you will find a luxury bathroom with bathtub, vanity unit and separate shower. In the hallway is a separate toilet.

There is a garage which has been converted to a utility room. In the garage is also a sink unit with hot and cold running water. The garage is also used as storage. In the garage is a freezer and washing machine.

The garage is accessed from the kitchen. A second garage is located below the pool - a good place to keep your car in the cool.
Our villa has its own pool of nearly 10 mx 4 m which is completely enclosed, ensuring that small children cannot access the pool unattended as long as the access gate is bolted. Around the pool is a large sun terrace of natural stone for the loungers. There is an outdoor shower by the pool. If you wish to swim at night, there are wall lights around the pool, giving a romantic ambiance. Also swimming with the only the underwater lighting on and the stars above is a great experience. The pool is 1.60 m deep. There is a swimming pool ladder to get in and out pool. The water temperature is dependant on the amount of sunshine. The more sun, the hotter the water. Usually, the water temperature in summer is between 24 and 27 degrees. The pool can be covered with "a bache a bulles d'été" - an insulative blanket of bubble wrap- to hold the sun's heat in spring and autumn. The water thus remains longer at a comfortable temperature.
Our villa is located in the hills of the Haut-Languedoc at 240 meters above sea level. This is a very pleasant setting as the summer days can be pretty hot. The summer evenings cool to a pleasant 20 degrees making it very pleasant to sit out on the terraces.

The countryside around our house is breathtaking. Beautiful hills and beautiful views. Our house is in a natural setting though not isolated. In the immediate vicinity there are French neighbors.

The river Orb lies 1200 meters away. There you can fish for trout for example. A fishing licence can be purchased in Bédarieux.
There are many beautiful walks direct from the house-click on the link and you will see a trail of 11 km taking you through the hills behind the house.

To the south of France with Ryanair? Since July 2009, there have been twice weekly scheduled flights tod at the airport Beziers / Cap D'Agde, Vias. Ryanair flies in the summer twice a week to Beziers.

Vias is a small coastal town 6 km away from the large town of Beziers. This airport is located approximately 55 miles from our house and is reached within an hour. The airport is small and manageable and the people are friendly. There is ample parking. In the lobby of the airport is a restaurant where coffee is available. The pareertarieven are low. The first half hour is free, so passengers can easily retrieved and can be taken away. There is a bus (navette) to the station in the town of Beziers. Also drive taxis. Because Ryanair in the summer of 2009 started with this flight connection, the flight fares very favorably. Look at www.ryanair.com and calculate what a round trip will cost you. Can your (larger) children because of the luggage just in your car, it is to consider them for a little money with Ryanair to fly to southern France. If you book very early, for example, a return ticket will cost Dusseldorf (Weeze)-Béziers, around 110 euros per person. You can then get the family car from the airport and pick up your holiday to spend together in our house. If you have 2 weeks in our house to spend and not tiring car journey to make, then this is an alternative flight. When booking, you can simultaneously rent a car. The cheapest rental car "Hertz rent a car", costs 345.00 euro per 14 days. Your savings: 2400 car mileage, fuel: about 150 to 200 liters, motorway tolls, travel time. A flight is worth considering.
The nearest supermarket (Intermarché)is located 1200 meters from our house. Here there is also reasonably priced petrol and diesel. Larger supermarkets can be found in Bédarieux, 7 km away (Super-U and Intermarché Hyper). The population of La Tour sur Orb is about 1000. There is a small post office which unfortunately isn't open every day. Bread is available in the supermarket but for a real "boulangerie", you will need to go to Le Bousquet d'Orb (5 km). The population of Bédarieux is about 6000. Here you will find everything you need including shops, banks, post office, doctors, pharmacies and several restaurants.
In the village is a small campsite with a tennis court. There are many opportunities for long walks in the hills behind our house. Make sure you take a map! The roads in the area are excellent if you fancy a scenic drive. Within a half hour drive from our house is the Lac du Salagou. There you can swim, fish or surf. The Mediterranean Sea is 55 km away from our house and is very easy to reach. There is easy parking at Valras-plage on the boulevard. Valras-plage is a very pleasant village with its own marina and a wide beach.

The river Orb is approximately 1200 meters from our house. There you can fish for trout. In Mons La Trivalle or Roquebrun (40kms away)you can hire a canoe for a fantastic half or full day trip on the river Orb. Near here too, there is a very impressive walk through the Gorges d'Héric. Beautiful waterfalls and beautiful natural surroundings ensure lovely reminders of your time in the Hérault.

In our backyard we have a real "bouledrome" where you can have a game of boules. If there's a group of you, you can hold a great competition and celebrate your win on one of our two terrasses.
We live near the wine region Faugères, now becoming increasingly well known for its superb wines. In our house there is a map of the famous wineries, chateaux and domaines where fine wine is available. The wine from the Faugères, in comparison with the wines from the Bordeaux and Burgundy regions, remains affordable. We ourselves import the wines of Domaine Valambelle in Laurens to the Netherlands. Do give it a try -the wine producer (vigneron)will certainly appreciate your visit. You can find his Domaine in Laurens, Ave de la Gare number 25.
We having been using D-travel (now Micazu) to rent out our house since 2004. We receive many hits on the site. We rent our villa only part-time because we like to spend a lot of time here ourselves. Basically we let during the months of May and July. The sunny weather starts in March / April and by May, temperatures are already quite elevated. The Haut Languedoc is a protected natural park. In the Vallée d'Orb, the wine industry is an important means of livelihood.

Due to the excellent air quality, the air is very clear at night and due to the lack of light pollution, you see far more stars than in the UK for example
In 2006 we built a guest annex. This is a studio apartment of 30m2 including separate bathroom. This is not for rent
Our house is easily accessible by rail. There is a station in Le Bousquet d'Orb 4 km away - 5 minutes by taxi. Also in Bédarieux there is a reasonably sized station where you can catch a train to Béziers.

There are Ryanair flights from various UK airports to Béziers, Montpellier, Nimes and Carcassonne all within easy reach.

There are also Easyjet flights to Montpellier.

Look at the sites of the respective airlines for their competitive air fares.
Our house is in a rural setting though easily accessible and certainly not isolated. There are several neighbours in the immediate vicinity.
Golf: The 9-hole golf course of Lamalou les Bains is 14 km away. In Lamalou there is a wide choice of restaurants (including an excellent pizzeria le petit abbaye) and a casino.

Nature: Beautiful walks are possible in the Valley of the Orb and in the hills around our house.

For adults: From Mons la Trivalle beautiful canoe trips can be made down the River Orb. Highly recommended.
Ryanair flies since the summer of 2009 to Beziers. So you can now by plane to our villa.
The bed and bath linen must be provided by the guests themselves. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide this. Our cleaners cannot do this for us and there are no companies providing this service in the area.
Bringin your own linen helps to keep your costs down.

For every person you need to bring:
duvet covers (1-person)
pillowcases
fitted sheets (double and/or 2 singes)

Also, bath,hand and tea towels as required
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Features & layout

Our living room is modern and tastefully appointed. There is a 2- and a 3-seater settee plus an armchair facing the fireplace. There is a dining area for 6 people. From the living room you walk through a sliding door to the side and front terraces.

  • 45 m2
  • Tiled
  • Fan
  • Dining corner / Dining Table
  • Dining Chairs (6)
  • Couch 2 seats (1)
  • Couch 3 seats (1)
  • Armchair (1)
  • Tabouret

This is the master bedroom with a handbasin with hot and cold water. There is a double bed with 2 single duvets plus 2 bedside tables with reading lamps. The bedroom window has shutters and a window screen.

  • 12 m2
  • Tiled
  • Bed: Double bed 200 x 160 cm
  • Bedspreads (2)
  • Wardrobe(s) (1)

This is our guest room and is north-facing. There are 2 excellent quality single beds with single duvets. Each bed has a bedside table and lamp and there is an alarm clock. This bedroom also has French windows and shutters. All bedrooms are equipped with roller screens so you can enjoy a good night's sleep with the windows open and no worries about mosquitoes and other insects.

  • 12 m2
  • Tiled
  • Bed: Single bed 200 x 90 cm
  • Bed: Single bed
  • Bedspreads (2)
  • Wardrobe(s) (1)

This is the nursery. There are 2 bunk beds, which appeal to children. This bedroom also has French windows with shutters and a roller screen to keep any annoying mosquitoes at bay. There are also reading lamps next to the beds

  • 8 m2
  • Tiled
  • Bed: Bunk bed 200 x 90 cm
  • Bedspreads (2)
  • Wardrobe(s) (1)

The bathroom is decorated in contemporary modern beige tones. There is a bath with hand shower plus a spacious corner shower cubicle. The wash handbasin with vanity unit provides ample storage space.

  • 6 m2
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Washbasin (1)

We have a modern kitchen including a dishwasher, large fridge, combi-microwave. There is also a small dining table with 2 chairs. When there are just the 2 of us, we eat there regularly but with larger groups then we use the larger dining table. The kitchen has opening windows with a roller screen.

  • Type: Separate room
  • Stove: Gas (4 Cooking zones/burners)
  • Cutlery & Tableware
  • Microwave combi
  • Dry rack
  • Frying (pan)
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Oven
  • Ironing board / Iron
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Water boiler

Our swimming pool has full sun all day. Around the pool is a stone terrace with sun loungers. There is an outdoor shower present. The pool is accessible via a stainless steel pool ladder. In the cooler weather, we keep the water temperature up using an insulative "bubble" cover. The pool is cleaned weekly during the rental period, usually on Friday. Our pool is completely enclosed by balustrades and the access gate can be locked.

  • Type: Open air swimming pool / Inground pool
  • Heated swimming pool: Unheated swimming pool
  • Privacy: Private swimming pool
  • Dimensions in m: 10 x 3.8 x 1.6 (L x W x D)
  • Villa
  • 150 m2
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Jeu de boules
  • Mountainbiken
  • Walking
  • Child friendly
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Maximum privacy
  • Rest & space
  • Sun,Sea & Beach
  • Electric heating
  • Boiler
  • Fireplace
  • Airconditioning
  • Satellite receiver
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hifi / Stereo set
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Dvd player
  • Wifi
  • Measurements of TV in cm: (85)
  • Dutch TV channels (12)
  • Internet connection
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Garage
  • Deckchair (6)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (3)
  • Private driveway
  • Play set(s) (1)
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace (5)
  • Garden
  • Garden house
  • Garden chair(s) (8)
  • Garden table(s0) (3)
  • Shed
  • Pétanque court
  • Garden fully fenced
  • Washing machine
  • Hall
  • Pets allowed
  • Storeroom
  • Scullery / laundry room
  • Seperate toilet (1)
  • Smoking not allowed
  • No thresholds
  • Evenfloor
  • (Board) games
  • DVDs / Blu-rays
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Camping bed (1)
  • Complete privacy
  • Detached house

Reviews

  • Based on 46 reviews 9.0
  • General impression 9.0
  • Location 8.6
  • Facilities vacation rental 9.4
  • Equipment and state vacation rental 9.2
  • Child friendliness 8.8
  • Hygiene 9.1
  • Friendliness and service host 9.6
  • Price/quality 9.1
  • Jan Geluk, with partner. Gave on an average of 9.1

    Het waren weer 2 hele fijne weken in Villa-Zuid Frankrijk. Bij aankomst werden we ontvangen door Gerben en Cobie met heerlijke wijn.
    Na een avondje bijkomen van de reis kon de volgende dag de vakantie volop beginnen. Het zwembad was heerlijk op temperatuur. Het weer was prachtig en, omdat dit onze tweede keer was in de villa, was de omgeving bekend. Het genieten kon gelijk beginnen.
    Dit jaar de fietsen meegenomen en daarvan zeker geen spijt van gehad. In de omgeving zijn genoeg mogelijkheden om heerlijk te fietsen zonder veel klimwerk. Valras-Plage is een gezellige badplaats en rond Frontignan is het heerlijk fietsen. Ook bij Bedarieux is goed te fietsen over de oude spoorbaan. Voie Verte was ons beginpunt.
    Gerben en Cobie weer bedankt dat we van jullie villa gebruik konden maken en uiteraard ook bedankt en voor alle goede zorgen.
    We hebben weer genoten.

    Veel plezier en geluk in jullie nieuwe woning.

    Marianne en Jan.

  • Jeanet Kocken, with partner. Gave on an average of 9.4

    Toen we bij de villa aankwamen werden we verwelkomd door de verhuurders. Zeer aardig en gastvrij!
    Alles was perfect in orde! Alles wat je kan bedenken is in de villa aanwezig en het is er zeer schoon.
    Een mooie omgeving en voldoende winkels voor de boodschappen in de buurt.
    We hebben er een héérlijke week gehad!

  • Eric en Marianne, with partner. Gave on an average of 9.0

    We hebben een heerlijke vakantie gehad! Het is een prachtige plek in een mooie streek.
    Kortom we hebben genoten!