Le Grand Hermitage - VLN102

Prices from £4,230 - £5,287

Guests: 8   Bedrooms: 4   Bathrooms: 4

This villa is an absolute gem! Architect-designed and built just 18 years ago with every comfort included, notably underfloor cooling/heating throughout the property. Seamless blending of the new with the quirky, interesting, and antique. This is a great 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom holiday rental suitable for multi-generational families or two families. There is a great pool area offering fabulous views across the countryside and a lawn for kids to play and unwind. The site overlooks the fascinating pre-industrial village of Villeneuvette, almost untouched since the 17th century. Could be suitable for people with reduced mobility - please enquire for more info. Suitable for small weddings with up to 20 guests. FLEXIBLE CHANGEOVERS, minimum 7 nights. NB: Not suitable for toddlers.

Visited by Caroline

Le Grand Hermitage has to be one of my favourite Languedoc villas! This is a new property (2005) with everything you would expect from a quality-built villa (underfloor cooling/heating, lovely pool etc) but with the ambience and character of a much older property. The owner has furnished it with taste and elegance. You can now rent the entire house for 8 guests, or half of it for 4 guests (with no other guests in the other half). The manufacturing village of Villeneuvette is almost next door and to visit it is a fascinating walk back into history. This property comes highly recommended by the SFHV Team!

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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, small weddings (the owner is a Celebrant), family celebrations or 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 8 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 separate apartment with 2 bedrooms, 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 2 bedrooms, one with en suite 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.
The pool house has a double bed and shower room and WC and can be used instead of one of the bedrooms in the house or gite. Maximum 8 guests overall.

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.
Please note that this property can be rented with 4 bedrooms for 8 people, or just the Gite for 4 people, or the Main House for 4 people. (See our references VLN103 and VLN104). If renting one half of the house only, no other paying guests will be in the other half of the house.


Facilities and Features

  • Featured
  • Aircon
  • WiFi Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Easy Walk to Shops
  • Heated Pool
  • Winter Heating
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Private Pool


4 bedrooms/4 bathrooms
Two bedrooms are upstairs and the other two are in the east wing.
The Gite and the Main House are fully interconnected but can also be rented separately. (Please see our references VLN103 and VLN104).

East Wing Gite:
Private entrance to:
Studio apartment with super king/twin beds and en suite walk-in shower room and WC.
Second bedroom with two single beds and en suite walk-in shower room and WC.
Third shower room with rainfall shower and WC.
Open plan kitchenette, sitting room with comfortable sofas.

Main Part of the House:
Private entrance to:
Extremely spacious salon with piano, kitchen, breakfast room, large hall with guest WC, utility room.
Bedroom One with king size bed, ensuite bathroom.
Bedroom Two has a four poster bed.

Location and Map

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Villeneuvette, just 5 minutes drive from Clermont l'Hérault.
Beaches 35 minutes.
Nearest airports:
Beziers-Cap d'Agde
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


rental period weekly rate
30 Mar 2024 28 Jun 2024 £4,230
29 Jun 2024 30 Aug 2024 £5,287
31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 £4,230
29 Mar 2025 27 Jun 2025 £4,230
28 Jun 2025 29 Aug 2025 £5,287
30 Aug 2025 24 Oct 2025 £4,230
Arrival after 4pm, Departure by 10am. Times may be flexible out of high season.

Fees and conditions

  • Security Deposit: £423
  • Price shown is for 8 people.
  • 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.
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Availability Calendar


Further Information

Please note that the pool and pool house are accessed by some quite steep but well-spaced 'rustic' steps.
Underfloor heating/cooling system.
Vacuum sockets throughout the house.
Kitchen facilities in main house: Double gas hob and aga-style double oven. Separate untility room with washing machine and tumble drier. American 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.

Customer Reviews

  • Victoria M. | July, 2023

    Best holiday ever!

    Wow! The pictures don’t give it justice! It’s beautiful and so much bigger than the pictures show we had the best holiday ever the location was perfect there was a welcome picnic for us which was delicious everything you need is there we also had Gillies the chef in and the food was amazing we were so sad to leave! We even had fresh eggs from the chickens…we had a family holiday and the ages where between 4 to 84 and it was perfect there are some steps up to the pool and my mum has bad mobility but with help she made it up so it’s for every age! I think a would like to live there!


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