Arelle, South of France Villa with Tennis Court and Solar Heated Pool [HE036A]

Large South of France villa to rent in Languedoc, close to Beziers and Capestang, this beautiful villa has 6 bedrooms, solar heated swimming pool and private tennis court. Set in a typical wine-growing village near the Canal du Midi. 15% off second week when you book 2 weeks!!!

My first perfect accommodation that actually exceeded expectations!! What a fantastically well thought out property. What a location. Fantastic staff that actually do what they say they will including you guys (the SFV team) the pool guy the caretaker. :). If Carlsberg made Villa Holidays!!!!!! The Magnano's, October.

Pricing & Availability For 2018

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Property Summary

Large Southern France villa with pool and tennis court to sleep 12 near Capestang, Beziers

15% off second week when you book 2 weeks!!!

Outside of July and August:
Flexible arrival/departure day
Short Breaks (min 3 nights) breaks are possible
at €494 per night

This large, spacious and bright modern South of France holiday villa with 6 bedrooms was built by its British owners in 2005 to a very high standard and visitors will enjoy the facilities..

The holiday house has 6 bedrooms and a living/dining room. French doors open on to an elegant, south-facing terrace which looks over the 12.5m solar heated swimming pool and full-size tennis court.

This Languedoc holiday house is on the edge of a charming village, privately situated, near to Capestang.  Open views to the south over the Herault vineyards and towards the foothills of the Pyrenees.

For family holidays in the South of France, this large house is a great option. 

Accommodation Details

Detailed description of this 6 bedroomed South of France Holiday Villa. 

This South of France villa is floored throughout in soft-coloured terracotta tiles with cool, fresh white décor. All beds and bedding, furnishings and household equipment are good quality. The vast, open-plan living and dining room is the centrepiece of the holiday house with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 2 of which are en suite, on ground and first floor level.

Ground Floor of this French Villa

Entrance to a raised area with two steps down to very large, American-style, open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area. Four sets of double patio doors lead directly onto the south-facing sun terrace.

The kitchen area is contained within an attractive curved wooden ‘breakfast bar’. All equipment is of a high quality including a four-ring, electric Bosch ceramic hob and fan-assisted oven and large Samsung fridge-freezer with ice-maker and ice-water facility. There is a double sink, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Plenty of cupboards too.

On the other side of bar, there are three chic leather-and-steel bar stools.

The central dining area has a table with two benches and 6 chairs providing seating for 12.

The lounge area has two brown Italian leather sofas, one a six-seater corner sofa and the other a twin. There is a large television, satellite receiver and DVD player.

This large, bright and elegant room is undoubtedly the centrepiece of the holiday house with views to the front and side of the house but chiefly, of course, to the private back garden, sunny terrace, swimming pool, tennis court and the stunning french landscape beyond.

Access to the rest of the house is back up the two stairs to the entrance area.

Three steps back down again leads you to a small utility room with two washing machines and one dryer.
Next door is a small toilet with a WC and wash hand basin.

Opposite, large fitted wardrobe with louvred doors.

A door leads to the rest of the holiday house which sits at right angles to the living/dining room and contains the home’s bedrooms and bathrooms. Again, cool tiled flooring throughout, white painted walls and light pouring in through numerous windows.

Bedroom with a single bed which opens up to a twin or double. There are bedside tables and reading lamps as well as a fitted wardrobe. West-facing patio doors open onto the sun terrace and pool area.

Three steps lead down to a large, cool hallway (or ‘sejour’ as they say here in the South) which has chairs and a bookcase and provides a cool and relaxing spot.

The separate ground floor bathroom contains a bath and a fitted shower, wc and wash hand basin.

Bedroom with a double bed, two built-in wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom with shower, wc and wash hand basin. There are windows west onto the pool and patio doors (south) which open onto the garden and look onto the tennis court and fields beyond.

Bedroom with two single beds that can be pushed together to make a double. There is a fitted wardrobe and, again, patio doors (south) onto the garden with views of the tennis court and vineyard.

Tiled stone stairs lead from the hallway to the bright and airy first floor level.

First Floor of this Languedoc Holiday Villa:

A tiled hallway with doors leading to the master Bedroom (ensuite), further bedroom and separate bathroom. Three further steps lead up to the ‘grenier’ (attic) bedroom.

Master bedroom with large, arched windows to the south with views over the tennis court and vineyards to the hills beyond. A sense of light and space is created by a high, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. There is a double bed, large walk-in cupboard with ample storage, shelving and hanging space, including a full-length mirror. The room has a quiet seating area with another arched window which looks down onto the pool. The ensuite bathroom is the grandest in the house with large white bath, shower stall, bidet, wc and wash hand basin.

Bedroom with again, a new single bed which opens to a Twin/Double. There are bedside tables plus a wardrobe and chest of drawers. Two low-level, west-facing arched windows look down onto pool.

The first floor bathroom has a glazed window facing east (over fields) and contains a shower, wc and wash hand basin.

Three tiled steps lead up to the idiosyncratic spacious attic bedroom. This has two round porthole windows (oeuil de boeuf) looking north over to the front drive and west over the sun terrace and pool. There is a single bed which can open to a twin or double, a chest of drawers, table and chairs. It should be noted that this room contains the second ‘reserve’ hot water tank (behind a screen) and may not be suitable for very small children. Some of the beams are at head height – beware!

Equipment & Facilities At The Property

This holiday villa in the South of France is very well equipped with:

2 Washing-machines
Dish-washer
Tumble-drier
American fridge/freezer with ice-maker
Oven
Microwave
Kettle
Toaster
Iron

Weber charcoal BBQ

Hairdryer

Free Sat TV DVD
Playstation Computer

Wi-Fi 

Cot

Full size rubber championship level tennis court

Basketball hoop

Private parking at the holiday villa

Outside Details

The outside of this family holiday villa in the South of France.

The large, rectangular sun terrace has a wooden pergola and is accessible by patio doors from the main living/dining room and patio doors from Bedroom 4. There are six sun loungers and some parasols for shade.

The garden (area of 1 acre) is planted with trees and low-level Mediterranean shrubs which can survive the South of France sun. A landscaped gravel area leads to the pool (about 5m from the terrace and on the same level). The pool is an elongated oval shape and is about 12.5m x 5.5m at its widest points. Built-in ‘Roman’ steps lead into the water which is 1,2m deep (1,3m in the centre), with an infra-red safety alarm. The pool is solar heated and has a heat exchanger which should offer a reasonable temperature for swimming between Easter and October.

The landscaping sweeps down beyond the pool to the fenced-in tennis court. This is full-size and has been built to a professional standard with a rubberised, hard court surface. At one end there is a basketball hoop, again of a professional standard. Tennis rackets are provided.

Weber charcoal BBQ

The front of the villa is gravelled and planted with ornamental trees. There is plenty of space for numerous cars.

The entrance to the holiday villa has wrought iron gates, which are electrically operated with CCTV. So a same environment for children on a family holiday in the South of France.

Nearby Attractions & Activities

Set in a typical South of France village where the primary activity in the village is wine although the village also boasts a Church dating back to the 10th Century and small general stores providing bread, cheese and other basic groceries.

As well as other village stores and boulangeries in local villages there is also a large supermarket in the town of Capestang about 10 minutes drive away.

The historic southern French towns and cities of Carcassonne, Beziers, Narbonne and Montpellier are all within 30 minutes to an hour’s drive of the Villa and the nearby motorway leads quickly south to Barcelona and east to Provence.

Although Villa Arelle is primarily based in a wine growing area, it is also centrally placed to access some of the finest restaurants in the Languedoc Region of the South of France, with at least another half a dozen quality restaurants/bistros, many offering alfresco dining, are situated within a similar short distance about 4 or 5 kms.

In the larger towns of Carcassonne, Narbonne and Beziers, a little further away, there are, of course, a full range of restaurants, bars and nightlife together with extensive shopping facilities at both out-of-town shopping parks and within their historic town centres. Our particular favourite is Montpellier , the capital of Languedoc. It’s shopping and facilities are amongst the best in France and its architecture is stunning.

The nearest beach to Villa Arelle is at Gruissan, about 30 minutes drive away, a rather unusual resort with an extensive beach area and a large number of stilted beach chalets made famous in the film Betty Blue. Valras Plage is another more traditional French resort just south of Beziers which is well worth a visit. However, the whole Southern France coastline between the Spanish border and the Camargue to the east of Montpellier is made up of sweeping sandy beaches interrupted by lagoons, fishing village and occasional resorts which give countless opportunities to explore  the South of France together with the historic countryside and hills of Cathar country around the Villa.

Montpellier apprx 100km

Carcassonne apprx 53km

Narbonne apprx 25km

Béziers apprx 30km

Mediterranean sea apprx 45km

Golf apprx 50km

For more information about this region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide

ACCESS

For information on reaching Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide

South of France International airports are at:

Beziers - (Ryanair from Bristol, Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh,Paris, Oslo and Germany).

Carcassonne - (Ryanair to Stansted, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Cork and Dublin).

Montpellier (international flights worldwide). Flights to Gatwick and Luton via Easyjet, and to Stansted on Ryanair.

Perpignan (Ryanair to Stansted, Birmingham, Flybe - Southampton).

Nimes (Ryanair to Stansted, Luton, East Midlands and Liverpool).

Gerona (Spain) Ryanair to various UK destinations

Toulouse and Barcelona (Spain) also have International & Transatlantic flights.

Local Shops & Facilities

In Montouliers there is a small epicerie in the village selling fresh French bread and basic groceries.

Large supermarket in Capestang 10 minutes away

Restaurants: a very large choice of good restaurants some on the banks of the Canal du Midi all within 5 - 10km

Bicycle Hire available locally

Nearest beach is at Gruissan - apprx 30km

Client Comments

My first perfect accommodation that actually exceeded expectations!! What a fantastically well thought out property. What a location. Fantastic staff that actually do what they say they will including you guys (the SFV team) the pool guy the caretaker. :). If Carlsberg made Villa Holidays!!!!!! The Magnano's, October.

Rates

From Until Rate Type Weekly Rate Minimum Stay
4th Nov 201723rd Dec 2017Low€2,6947 nights
23rd Dec 20176th Jan 2018Middle€3,5047 nights
6th Jan 201824th Mar 2018Low€2,1957 nights
24th Mar 201814th Apr 2018Middle€2,9957 nights
14th Apr 201826th May 2018Low€2,1957 nights
26th May 201830th Jun 2018Middle€2,9957 nights
30th Jun 20181st Sep 2018Peak€3,9957 nights
1st Sep 201829th Sep 2018Middle€2,9957 nights
29th Sep 201822nd Dec 2018Low€2,1957 nights
22nd Dec 201831st Dec 2018Middle€2,9957 nights

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