A super villa for a family holiday, in a Southern French village with shops and a bar restaurant. Sleeps 6-7 in 3 bedrooms. Large, heated pool, air con, games room and great facilities. Dining and poolside terraces have amazing views over the vine-covered hills.
14 Jul 2018 This villa is the very best we have stayed at, so much so that this is our third visit, and each time the villa just gets better. A party of six adults yet still so much space, extremely well equipped, large clean pool, stunning views and magical with the lights for night swimming, and so many terraces to choose from. Situated in the best spot of Autignac overlooking... read more
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A villa to rent in the South of France for 6-7 with a large, heated swimming pool.
Flexible arrival outside May to September.
Villa des Collines is located the lovely wine-making village of Autignac, just 20 minutes from Beziers, with hills to the north and the Mediterranean coast to the south.
Sitting within its own private grounds with uninterrupted views over the Languedoc hills, the villa offers spacious accommodation for 7 people with an open plan living room and kitchen, 3 bedrooms with 2 en suite and a family bathroom and a games room. Reversible air con/heating (ducting system) in living/dining area and all 3 bedrooms.
Outside living is part of a South of France holiday and the villa benefits from terraces poolside and to the front and rear of the house, along with a lovely variety of Mediterranean trees and aromatic shrubs.
Spacious living in this South of France Vacation Villa
Reversible Air conditioning/heating in the living/dining area and all 3 bedrooms (ducting system)
The living area of Villa des Collines is on one level. Coming into the villa, there is a small cloakroom and an independent wc and hand basin. The entrance hall leads into the open plan living area.
To one side, the comfortable sitting room with sofas, television and fireplace has double doors leading to the front terrace with a dining table under an olive tree. The kitchen is very well equipped and separated from the dining area with a breakfast bar. For keeping cool, there are ceiling fans. Two sets of double doors open onto a large terrace with commanding views of the hills. Partially covered with a pergola to give shade from the midday sun and with a bbq and grill, this is the perfect place for alfresco cooking and dining.
The bedroom wing runs off the entrance hall.
Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom
A large bedroom with a 160cm double bed and en suite shower room with walk-in shower, hand basin and wc. Ceiling fan. The bedroom opens onto the bedroom terrace with sun loungers and the same stunning views.
A spacious, bright, family bedroom with a 160cm double bed and a single bed. Ceiling fan. En suite shower room with double wash basin and wc. Double doors open onto the bedroom terrace.
A twin room that could accommodate a cot or extra 'put you up' bed for a child. Ceiling fan.
With shower, bath, wc and hand basin
A closed off set of stairs leads down to the large games room which has table tennis, 1/4 size snooker table and table football. Great for kids and adults alike to take a break from the sunshine! There is also a good selection of books. The laundry facilities are at the back of this room.
All you need from in French Holiday home
Television with French and English channels
DVD player and a selection of DVDs
American-style fridge freezer with ice maker
Ceramic hob & extractor
Iron & board
Baby cot & high chair
Charcoal BBQ & open grill
Garden furniture and loungers
1/4 size snooker table
Selection of games and books
Reversible air con/heatingin living/dining area and all 3 bedrooms
Portable and ceiling fans
The owners have an apartment under the villa. If clients prefer for them not to be there during their stay, this will not be a problem.
This family villa has a private, heated swimming pool and terraces.
Electric gates lead you into the property and down the driveway where there is ample parking.
Walking down to the main entrance there is a paved seating area, with a table for 8, which is lovely for morning coffee or breakfast. From here, there is access, through a child-proof gate, down some steps to the pool and terrace at the lower level.
The large, heated pool is 10m x 5m with the depth running from 1m to 2m. and has roman steps at one end. There are pretty flower beds to one side and views over the rolling countryside to the other. An independent wc and an outside, hot water shower avoids trips back and forth from the villa. With a covered seating/lounging and a dining table for 9, ample loungers and parasols this is a perfect spot to spend the day. One of the highlights must be unwinding at the end of the day and enjoying the beautiful sunset to the west.
From the pool terrace, a second set of steps, again with a child-proof gate, leads up to the main terrace that leads off the kitchen and dining areas. The dining table here seats 8. There are both built in and portable charcol.
This family holiday villa in the South of France is in a great position to explore the Languedoc area and enjoy the authentic wine villages.
There are a few wineries of note in the village and many more surrounding it. Autignac itself sits in the wine appellation of Faugeres.
Surrounding the house is the protected park of the Haut Languedoc, where there are endless opportunities to take advantage of the magnificent views and the wild plants and flowers.
Walking, Biking, Canoeing on the river Orb, horse riding and off road pursuits are all possible, as well as water activities on the Lac de Salagou and a golf course within easy driving distance.
Autignac is a traditional French wine growing village with shops and a good bar-restaurant.
Caroux Mountains approx 20km. Less than half an hour's drive to spectacular gorges, rock pools, canoeing, rock-climbing.
Lac du Salagou approx 25km (watersports) and Cirque de Moureze, a 'chaos' of limestone ravines and towers, are also less than half an hour's drive away.
Mediterranean beaches apprx 32km.
Beziers approx 20km. Large market town, famous for its lively summer Feria.
Pezenas approx 28km. Attractive medieval town, with shops, bars, restaurants and a colourful Saturday market.
For more information about this South of France region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide
For information on reaching Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
Closest airports are at
Beziers/Cap d'Agde (30 minutes), Carcassonne (1 hour), Montpellier (1 hour 15), Perpignan (1 hour), Nimes(1hr 30) - Ryanair and Easyjet flights.
Toulouse, Barcelona and Girona (Spain) offer International & transatlantic flights.
In this pretty South of France wine village, you will find
Cafe-Restaurant - Café du Commerce in the pedestrian square near the church.
The Fish van - Thursday morning
The Oyster & seafood van - Thursday evening by the Mairie
Pizza van - Thursday evening in the Place Jules Ferry by the childrens playpark and school.
Numerous wine producers and caves in the village who will welcome you for tastings.
The Chateau in Autignc offers Wine Tastings and has events during the summer season.
Tennis courts and petanque in the village and walking and cycling paths from the villa's doorstep.
Supermarket (large Intermarche with fuel and an Aldi) appx 6km away in Magalas
Close to the supermarket is a Boucherie/Patisserie open 7/7 from 0700-1930h every day - even Sunday!
Restaurant in Magalas - Le Bistro de la Galerie
Tapas Bar in nearby Puissalicon - PicaMandil open Tues-Sat 0930-2300h for coffee, lunch, supper - they have an amazing wine cellar so if you need a bottle to take out this is the place! You can even organic vegetables and their homemade bread.
approx 16km - Lamalou-les-Bains - 9 holes
approx 28km - Golf St Thomas in Beziers 18 holes
Riding approx 5km in Magalas or 10km in Cabrerolles
River and Canoe and Kayak hire in Reals (river Orb) apprx 12km
Paintball, Karting and Quad expeditions at Caussiniojouls (5 minutes)- great fun for all the family- they even have a couple of buddy karts for your little ones to enjoy the fun.
Beaches and the Mediterranean approx 32km - a selection of family beach resorts like Valras, Portiragnes, Vias and Serignan.
14 Jul 2018 This villa is the very best we have stayed at, so much so that this is our third visit, and each time the villa just gets better. A party of six adults yet still so much space, extremely well equipped, large clean pool, stunning views and magical with the lights for night swimming, and so many terraces to choose from. Situated in the best spot of Autignac overlooking vineyards, watching the sunset on the balcony with the Pyrenees in the distance - what's not to love. The area is so perfect for such a variety of day trips, this year we explored Sete just an hours drive away and the old streets of Pezanas which have a similar feel to Carcassonne Castle, a morning river swimming and canoeing at Roquebrun and still so much more to explore. We love it here and this villa spoils us, we will be back!
|From||Until||Rate Type||Weekly Rate||Minimum Stay|
|28th Sep 2019||26th Oct 2019||Middle||£648||7 nights|
|26th Oct 2019||4th Jan 2020||Low||£490||7 nights|
|4th Jan 2020||28th Mar 2020||Winter||£604||7 nights|
|28th Mar 2020||23rd May 2020||Middle||£773||7 nights|
|23rd May 2020||4th Jul 2020||High||£1,131||7 nights|
|4th Jul 2020||29th Aug 2020||Peak||£1,920||7 nights|
|29th Aug 2020||26th Sep 2020||High||£1,131||7 nights|
|26th Sep 2020||24th Oct 2020||Middle||£773||7 nights|
|24th Oct 2020||31st Dec 2020||Low||£615||7 nights|