Le Grand Hermitage - VLN102
Prices from €5,000 - €6,250
Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5
This villa is an absolute gem! Architect-built just 18 years ago with every comfort included, notably underfloor cooling/heating. Seamless blending of the new with the quirky, interesting and antique. Great for multi-generational families or groups of friends. Loads of space for kids to run in. Great pool area offering fab views across the countryside. Overlooks fascinating village of Villeneuvette, almost untouched since the 17th century. 5 bedrooms/4 bathrooms. Air conditioned throughout. Could be suitable for people with reduced mobility - please enquire. Suitable for small weddings with up to 20 guests. FLEXIBLE CHANGEOVERS, minimum 7 nights. NB: Not suitable for toddlers.
About Le Grand Hermitage
The team at South France Holiday Villas fell in love with this house! Designed and built less than 20 years ago with every consideration towards quality and facilities, it offers a blend of olde worlde charm alongside modern comfort. The result of this serendipitous blending is a wonderful relaxing atmosphere for you, your family and friends, to while away your days in the sun-kissed Languedoc.
The perfect house for holidays, celebrations, and parties as well as group activities such as cookery courses, yoga, and fitness retreats, painting and walking groups. Situated in 5000m² of garden and land.
Le Grand Hermitage overlooks and is just 5 minutes' walk through the woods from Villeneuvette, an amazing piece of history barely touched since its creation in the 17th century as a centre of excellence for textile manufacturing. Today, Villeneuvette is a draw for tourists and offers a restaurant and a great little bar, together with antique emporia and a weekly organic market.
The approach to the house is along a driveway lined with lavender bushes and your first surprise will be the free-range chickens pottering amongst the flowerbeds. Your second surprise will be the fishponds in the courtyard before the main door. Your third surprise will be the spaciousness, the luminosity, and the quality of the house. No skimping here!
Lovely and welcoming kitchen, fully-equipped with large central island in granite for breakfasts and snacks.
The elegant dining/living area has a grand piano and a high-tech woodburner. Plenty of room for 10 to sit around the table and relax on the many comfortable sofas. The living area opens onto a grassed area with loungers and a rose pergola.
Through a beautiful stained glass doorway is a bedroom/separate apartment with bedroom, kitchenette, and bathroom. This area would be suitable for people with reduced mobility as it can be accessed directly from outside with just one step to negotiate.
Upstairs are 4 bedrooms with 2 en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom. Everything is tastefully finished to hotel standard and all the bedrooms have views of either the surrounding hills or the front courtyard area. Each bedroom is supplied with fluffy bathrobes just as you would expect from a quality hotel.
The large heatable pool is located above the villa and benefits from a substantial tiled terrace/yoga deck, fully equipped summer kitchen and pool house with pinball machine. (Two extra guests could be accommodated on the sofa-bed in the pool house. Please enquire).
With three fireplaces this is the ideal location for a Christmas get-together in the winter sun.
Vegetable garden - help yourselves to fresh Mediterranean veg.
Facilities and Features
- WiFi Internet
- Satellite TV
- Easy Walk to Shops
- Heated Pool
- Winter Heating
- Golf Course Nearby
- Games Room
- Private Pool
Two bedrooms are upstairs and the other three are in the east wing.
The Music Room: Studio apartment with Super king or twin beds, ensuite shower room with rainfall shower and WC, open plan kitchenette, sitting room with chairs and sofa bed.
Up the stairs with their own beautiful, hand-crafted bannisters.
Master Suite: Super king or twin beds with an ensuite wet-room with rainfall shower, WC and basin in the bedroom
The Orchard Room: Super king or twin beds with an ensuite wet-room with rainfall shower, WC and basin in the bedroom
The Library: Four-poster Queen size bed, lounge area with two sofas and library.
French Charm: French double bed with ensuite wet-room with rainfall shower and WC.
Location and Map
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Beaches 35 minutes.
Pézenas 20 minutes.
Clermont l’Herault – a lovely market town 5 mins drive or a 20 mins walk away. Non touristy and always open, even in winter it is a real town. The market is legendary, full of fabulous food, including; cheese, charcuterie, wines , plants and flowers. Choice of restaurants. A friendly relaxed pursuit during your holiday.
Montpellier – A 40 mins drive will take you to Montpellier our favourite local city. Bursting with life, music, fun and elegance this gorgeous city in which one third of the population is under 25, will excite and charm you. Why not take the bus, and see some of the local villages along the way.
Pézenas – a lovely old town known for its connection to Molière and local antique shops is a must visit only 15 minutes away.
Lac de Salagou – a 10 minute drive away offers water sports including; sailing, wind surfing and canoeing. Take a picnic or listen to music and eat at a little Ginguette (a pop up summer restaurant). These is always space at the Lac for privacy and time to watch the wading birds or sit and snooze.
Local Beaches – This stretch of the Mediterranean is known for its long sandy beaches. Some are busy, others much less frequented. Or why not visit the Etang de Thau, a special area where river meets sea and the most delicious oysters and other fruit de mer all washed down with local Pic Poul De Pinet abound.
Weekly rates and Extra Charges
|rental period||weekly rate|
|01 Apr 2023 - 30 Jun 2023||€5000|
|01 Jul 2023 - 02 Sep 2023||€6250|
|02 Sep 2023 - 28 Oct 2023||€5000|
Fees and conditions
- Security Deposit: €500.00
- Price shown is for 10 people in Main House. Two extra guests in the pool house can be accommodated. Please enquire as to price.
- Linen, bath towels and pool towels, and end-of-stay clean included.
- Pool heating included.
- Taxe de Séjour included.
- Flexible start/end days, minimum 7 nights.
- Mid-term clean for bookings of 2 weeks.
- Picnic service available.
- Chef service available.
- Weddings for up to 20 guests.
Underfloor heating/cooling system.
Vacuum sockets throughout the house.
Kitchen facilities: Double gas hob and aga-style double oven. Separate untility room with washing machine and tumble drier. Amercian fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Separate pantry. Basin tap with 100° water for instant teas and coffees.
All beds have hotel-quality Egyptian cotton sheets and towels.
Not suitable for toddlers (open ponds).
Pool is 10m x 6m and has rigid solar cover.
The house has two resident cats who are perfectly friendly but think they own the place!
TV in lounge with French and UK channels. Also Netflix.
Bang and Olufsen CD player.
Sorry, no pets.
Le Grand Hermitage was a truly superb base for all our Languedoc adventures. Great pool, pool house and eclectic record selection.
Wonderful, well-deserved break in this beautiful area. Visiting Clermont's Wednesday market on our first morning was a delight and eased us into the holiday pace. We loved La Source at Villeneuvette but the gastronomic highlight was Le Manoir just 1 mile away.
We loved strolling to Villeneuvette and enjoying an apéritif in L'Ombre des Platanes. Oysters at Bouzigues, an excellent soirée in Pézenas, cycling around Lac de Salagou. Simply wonderful! We loved Le Grand Hermitage. The pool is exquisite.
We stayed the whole month and had a great time relaxing in the garden and visiting beaches. The weather was very good for most of the time. So we feel renewed and relaxed.