Maison Le Rieu

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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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 35kmApprx 30km - The Camargue, The Cevennes, Pont du Gard, Uzes and the unique Bambouseraie d'Anduze (Bambous Garden).Golf approx 25km at BaillarguesClosest ski-resort - Mont Aigoual - approx 100kmFor 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:Baker

Grocer

Cafe-bar

RestaurantsApprox 7km:Supermarket

PharmacyMarkets: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 SundayCalvisson - Sunday morning

Lunel – Saturday and “Car Boot”

Lunel – Sunday – Linen/Clothes/Plants

Anduze – Sunday

Nîmes – Monday

Uzes - SaturdayRecommended Restaurants:-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 - BaillarguesTennis courts apprx 7kmsCanoe hire apprx 30kmsWindsurf apprx 30kmsBike hire apprx 7kmsClosest Beach - La Grand Motte on the MediterraneanRiver apprx 5kmsLake apprx 15kmsLOCAL WINE CAVESMas des Cabres apprx 500mtsMas Montel in the village and walking distanceMas du Puech Haut at St Drezery apprx 10kms - Owner's Recommendation!St Christol - 10 minutes (red very good)Tornac for Rose

ACCESS

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

Rail:

Nearest station is Nîmes apprx 35km

TGV from Paris to Avignon to Nimes and Montpellier

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Rental PricesPrices based on a 7 night rental
Mid season
€2,200
Summer season
€2,900

Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.

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Arrive/Depart
Change Day: Flexible

Check in from 5pm on arrival day.

Check out until 10am on departure day