Languedoc holiday villa with pool –halfway between the Mediterranean sea and the Cevennes national park, this lovely tranquil property is the perfect place to unwind. Set on a hillside and surrounded by 10 acres of woods, Le Domaine Joli comprises two tastefully restored and attractively furnished stone houses, as well as an air conditioned, luxury wooden cabin with double bedroom: this flexible accommodation works well for families and friends holidaying together. You can relax outdoors over long, sociable meals, enjoying the wonderful views over the countryside to the Cevennes mountains, as well as stunning night skies. The grounds are spacious, so there is plenty of room for children to play, and you have the advantage of a gated pool area, as well as several terraces, patios and decked areas. 3 kilometres' drive is the charming village of Sauve, with a bakery and delicatessen and a market on Saturday; the little town of Quissac 5 miles away offers a wider range of amenities such as a market on Wednesdays, a post office, bank, pharmacy and other small shops. There are at least six good restaurants within a ten-minute drive of the villa, ranging from a gourmet restaurant to takeaway pizzerias. Alternatively, why not relax at the villa and have a cook or chef prepare you a wonderful lunch or dinner? Since this property boasts three kitchens, they can prepare your meal without causing you the slightest inconvenience! Le Domaine Joli enjoys all the benefits of its rural location deep in the south of France, yet is within easy driving distance for day trips to the sea or to some of the most attractive towns and cities in both Languedoc and Provence, so your holiday can be full of variety. Your closest sandy beaches are at Carnon, Maguelone and Saintes Maries de la Mer, and several attractive towns (Montpellier, Aigues Mortes, Nimes, Uzes and Arles) can all be reached in about an hour. If you prefer smaller places, why not visit picturesque Anduze, which is well-known for its pottery and the steam train ride to St Jean du Gard; Sommieres and its market are also well worth taking the time to visit. There are plenty of outdoor activities available too, such as walking, rock climbing, gliding, cycling, swimming in pristine rivers, zipwires, riding, and visits to caves. The local villages offer summer fetes, concerts and other events, and the Cevennes national park is only half an hour from this Languedoc holiday villa with pool.
Less busy than Provence but still close to Nimes and Arles, this part of the Languedoc is a wonderful area, with its peaceful countryside, dramatic scenery, quiet beaches and attractive little towns, as well as the lively city of Montpellier nearby. In summer the local villages offer an extraordinary range of concerts, fetes, art exhibitions and other events, including bull-herding displays by cowboys on horseback from the Camargue. The Cevennes mountains make a rugged and stunning backdrop to this fascinating area - I can't wait for my next visit!
MAXIMUM 14 PEOPLE
VILLA (Sleeps 8):
Dining room with door to terrace.
Kitchen/breakfast room with fireplace, door to courtyard.
Double bedroom (external access only) (1.6m), ensuite bathroom, WC and terrace.
Double bedroom (1.40m), door to terrace (low balcony, care with children), views, connecting door to:
living room (TV, DVD).
Double bedroom (1.40m).
Separate shower room, WC.
These rooms are accessed via staircase from kitchen/breakfast room
Master double bedroom (1.8m), views.
Separate bathroom, WC.
Separate WC (external access)
These rooms are accessed via courtyard or living room
ORANGERIE adjoining farmhouse; this is a large, communal reception room with living/dining and kitchen area for the whole group, accessed from the courtyard, garden or internally through farmhouse.
STONE FARMHOUSE (sleeps 4, air-conditioned):
Living room (TV, DVD, video), (open-sided staircase to first floor which is closed to guests; care with children), door to garden.
Double bedroom (1.6m) (external access from courtyard), door to garden and fountain ensuite shower room, separate WC.
Shower room, WC.
Large living room
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite shower room, WC.
LUXURY CABIN (sleeps 2, air conditioned)
Double bedroom (1.6m), with ensuite bathroom.
External decking & shaded dining area.
TREEHOUSE (sleeps 5 older children or teenagers)
Fun, substantial treehouse with electricity, mattresses for 5 teenagers, shower, WC, terrace and fantastic views. This is built in the trees and must be used at own risk.
elliptical machine, trax and weights.
Approximately 10 acres of grounds comprising woodland, lawns, mature trees and shrubs, flower garden, various terraces and patios, small pond with fountain (care with children). Large summer kitchen and outdoor dining terrace with views of Cevennes mountains. Separate BBQ/summer kitchen area with built-in gas grill, plancha, charcoal barbecue, Paella burners, sink and gas hob. Gated & walled pool area: 12m x 6m pool with fountain (depth: 1m - 2.2m, Roman step entry). Pool changing room with walk-in shower & WC; Swings, tyre swing, sandbox, petanque (boules), table tennis, badminton, baseball, basketball hoop, 4 hammocks, exercise equipment, 8 bicycles (adult and children's) with helmets. Parking for four cars.
Included: Maid service on Saturdays only. WiFi internet, air conditioning, pool heating bicycles, pool towels.
Extras: extra maid service €15 per hour, chef/cook services, telephone (local calls free).
About The Location
- Sauve under 3 km
- Quissac 8 km
- St Hippolyte 9.5 km
- Anduze 20 km
- Sommieres 27 km
- Nimes 41 km
- Nimes 42 km
- Montpellier 50 km
- Sauve for Bakery | delicatessen | Saturday market 3 km
- Quissac 8 km
- Carnon | Maguelone 62 km
- Sainte Marie de la Mer 86 km