Maison Le Rieu
- Type: House
- Sleeps: 10 (4 Bedrooms)
- Nearest Beach: La Grande Motte (30 km)
- Change Over Day: Flexible
- Pets allowed
- suitable for children
Maison Le Rieu is a charming 18th Century vineyard farmhouse which combines its authentic origins with modern comforts, including the original vaulted brick ceiling.
The villa opens out on to a courtyard walled garden with terrace and heated swimming pool, with a backdrop of mature trees and attractive original stone walling. Behind the property the countryside opens out and there are long reaching views.
The 5 individually decorated bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms. It is well suited for 8 adults, 2/4 children and has 2 cots.
With views across olive groves, vineyards and the "Garrigue" countryside it is an ideal spot to pass away languid days and if you want to see more Uzes, Nimes, Montpellier, the Camargue and the Mediterranean coast are within easy reach.
This charming property has been lovingly restored and sympathetically renovated and the Owner has integrated as many original features as possible, vaulted ceilings, wooden beams and stonework are shown off to their best.
A large, well lit, open plan living and dining area, with valuated ceiling, is the heart of the interior, offering two three seater comfy sofas, occasional tables, extra chairs and a dining table seating 10. Distinctive attractive pieces and artworks add to the eclectic mix and overall ambience. From here you can access the Orangery conservatory extension where these is more seeing and beyond into the paved courtyard and on to the swimming pool deck.
The modern, well equipped kitchen is alongside, and accessed from, the living area, with a doorway out to the courtyard.
4 ensuite bedrooms are available including shower or bath room with wc. Each room has been individually accessorised and they all have lovely styling enhancing the original features.
There is additional baby and children equipment available at the house so together with a heated swimming pool with an alarm and a stone wall surround this makes it a great holiday rental in Provence for families with young children.
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The Languedoc Roussillon Region
Sommières: approx 7km
A delightful town straight out of the middle ages - in the heart there is a series of small interlinking squares and snaking cobbled streets, lined on both sides with an array of shops from butchers to boutiques and on Saturdays there is the most fabulous colourful market where shopkeepers and stall holders wait to sell you wonderful artisan products and food - from fruit and vegetables, to olives, to bread, fresh pasta and cheeses galore. Park this side of the Bridge stop and take in the view and walk in it is much the easiest way.
You are in the heart of the wine growing region, olives and olive oil production plus Pelardon goats cheese from the Cevenol and honey from the Vidourle Valley plus, The Cartagene – the “Farmers Aperitif” made from a centuries old recipe.
Calvisson: approx 17km
Well worth a visit on Sunday morning for the market and that quintissential coffee at the Cafe des Sports in the square whilst watching the world go by and absorbing the banter that fills the air. Newsagent sells UK papers if you want one!
From Calvisson a pleasant drive is the back road to Nîmes on the D40 via Villevielle where there is a lovely Chateau and a nice looking restaurant. The 28kms route is scenic, views to olive groves, oak copses, vineyards and rolling countryside. A wide road that meanders through lovely countryside, with not too much modern development. Cycle path and jogging route runs alongside some of the way. On to Caveirac and Langlade and finally to Nîmes.
Nîmes approx 35km - the ancient capital of Gaul - the Roman Amphitheatre is a must see.
Nearest Mediterranean Beach at La Grand Motte approx 35km
Apprx 30km - The Camargue, The Cevennes, Pont du Gard, Uzes and the unique Bambouseraie d'Anduze (Bambous Garden).
Golf approx 25km at Baillargues
Closest ski-resort - Mont Aigoual - approx 100km
For nature lovers just two steps away from the property you are in the beautiful countryside where you can enjoy the garrigue and the vineyards.
For more information about this region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide and Provence Regional Guide
Approx 4km you will find:
Sommières on Saturday - everything you could imagine, it is "de rigeur" to buy your Oysters from the traders and then take them to the nearby bar in the square, Les Delices du Liban, get your beer or wine, and eat them!
In the Summer there is also a Wednesday night market in Sommières and a Brocante ("flea market) on Sunday
Calvisson - Sunday morning
Lunel – Saturday and “Car Boot”
Lunel – Sunday – Linen/Clothes/Plants
Anduze – Sunday
Nîmes – Monday
Uzes - Saturday
Several in Sommières and Le Pescoloco in nearby Salinelles
Lecques, approx 8kms - snack/retaurants on the Vidourle River
For those who like the countryside there are many pathways to explore the surrounding "garrigue" including the famous walk "Le Bois de Paris" which starts close by.
Golf apprx 25kms - Baillargues
Tennis courts apprx 7kms
Canoe hire apprx 30kms
Windsurf apprx 30kms
Bike hire apprx 7kms
Closest Beach - La Grand Motte on the Mediterranean
River apprx 5kms
Lake apprx 15kms
LOCAL WINE CAVES
Mas des Cabres apprx 500mts
Mas Montel in the village and walking distance
Mas du Puech Haut at St Drezery apprx 10kms - Owner's Recommendation!
St Christol - 10 minutes (red very good)
Tornac for Rose
Nîmes Airport approx 35km - Ryanair from Liverpool and Luton
Montpellier Airport approx 35km - Easyjet from Gatwick, Ryanair from Leeds/Bradford and Birmingham
Nearest Motorway junction - Lunel approx 15km
Avignon approx 80km
Marseille approx 170km
Nice approx 300km
Nearest station is Nîmes apprx 35km
TGV from Paris to Avignon to Nimes and Montpellier
Nearest Travel Links
- Airport: Montpellier (35 km)
- Ferry: Marseille (170 km)
- Railway: Montpellier (35 km)
Suitable types of Holiday Montpellier
- Golf Course
- Horse riding
- Mountain Biking
- Hill Walking
- Cultural holiday
- Wine tasting
- Local cuisine
Exterior Facilities in Maison Le Rieu
- Bicycles available
- Parking space
- Private garden
- Private outdoor swimming pool
Facilities in Maison Le Rieu
- CD player
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Dish washer
- DVD player
- Internet access
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Bedrooms / Bathrooms
- Bedrooms (4)
- Bathrooms (4)
- Ensuite (4)
- Showers (4)
- WCs (5)
Sleeps a Maximum of 10 people:
- Single Beds (2)
- Double Beds (3)
- Sofa Beds (1)
- Cots (2)
- Dining Seats (10)
- Lounge Seats (8)
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Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
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