‘Les Ecureuils’ (Squirrels) is an extremely spacious 6 bedroom Mediterranean Villa which comfortably accommodates 13 guests. The property is surrounded by large gardens featuring a private heated pool, floodlit boules pitch, swings, outdoor barbecue and outside table.
Set on a quiet road, the villa is exceptionally peaceful, whilst only a short 10 minute walk from the pretty Mediterranean town centre of Montagnac, which has many amenities including bakeries, cafes and restaurants. Electric gates open onto the long drive, large parking area and lawned gardens.
There are several airports within easy reach: Beziers (35 mins), Montpellier (45mins), Nimes (60mins), Carcassonne (60 mins).
The villa is well placed for visiting many local attractions: the lovely ports of Meze, Marseillan and Bouzigues, the many beautiful beaches, the beautiful Roman town of Pezenas, the Pont du Gard, Carcassonne, the Roman arena of Nimes and many more.
When you arrive the beds are made up and towels provided, pool towels are available if needed, I only ask you to wash them before departure. For 2 week stays we provide a change of linen half way through.
The veranda room 5 x 11 m , with its sliding doors and windows, is the ideal living space for the summer. There are cane chairs and sofas, where you can keep an eye on the pool, and a large tiled table with 14 chairs. The internet router is here and a couple of good fans to keep you cool.
Next to the pool is the poolroom, with stools and worktop, extra sunbeds, sports equipment, cushions for the outdoor table etc. Adjoining this room is the poolside toilet and shower.
The 10m x 5m South facing pool, is sunny all day and well into the evening, during the cooler summer months it can be heated. There are at least 10 sun beds, and 3 parasols, the shrubs at the end of the pool also provide shade. The pool is fitted with an alarm system for your safety, please read the instructions carefully. Walk through the gardens and you will find a boules pitch which can be floodlit, a lawn with a net for badminton or volley ball, swings and a table tennis table. There is also a lovely outside dining area featuring a Moroccan tiled table which seats 14 and a large outdoor barbecue.
Inside there is an oak fitted kitchen, which is extremely well equipped, with a range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, and masses of crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking equipment. Through the kitchen is a large utility room with washing machine, double sink, large fridge, hoover, iron and ironing board and lots more, the backdoor leads to the washing lines. The kitchen opens onto an open plan dining area and a snug area with 3 sofas a TV, DVD player and CD player, there is a wood burner for use in winter months. We provide a good selection of DVDs and CDs, games, jigsaws and books for your use.
The villa has 6 large bedrooms all equipped with electric fans and mosquito nets at the windows. Downstairs there is a double room with king size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a large walk in shower. Next to this is a twin room and a separate toilet. Upstairs there are 2 further doubles with king size beds, one of which has an en-suite with a pedestal bath. There is a triple room and a twin room, a family bathroom, a separate shower room and a small veranda.
It is only a short walk into Montagnac centre to buy croissants and bread in the morning from one of three bakeries. The Spar shop will cater for most of your needs and there is a fruit and vegetable stall on the square most mornings. We love to have a drink at one of the bars while we wait for a take out pizza, when we first arrive. Lunch at the bar is always good and in July and August you can have dinner in the square and enjoy the festivities on Tuesdays and Saturdays. There is a fantastic restaurant called BK, please book in advance for this. The nearest supermarket is Carrefour in Pezenas, 15 mins drive away.
We love to go kayaking on one of the many rivers or hire a boat from Meze for the day. We use the beaches at Meze, but there are lovely beaches at Marseillan and Agde.
The Aqua Park at Agde is great fun for teenagers and the Dinosaur Park on the way to Meze is fun for little ones.
In the afternoons we like to go wine tasting in any of the many wine Domains which feature in this area, you will find delicious Rosés, and Picpoul de Pinet's at great prices.
This is a relatively unspoilt part of France, we love it for that, you can still eat out very reasonably, and buy beautiful local produce on the markets for eating in.
There is plenty to do in the area if you want, or you can just chill around the pool.
We find it a perfect place to relax and enjoy friends and family, we hope you do too.
Bookings run from Friday to Friday, check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am. When you make your booking a 25% deposit is payable, the balance is payable 8 weeks prior to your booking. A security deposit of £500 is also payable at that time which is fully refunded by bank transfer during the fortnight after you leave, as long as the property is left in good condition.
There is a French holiday tax which works out at £10 per week for each adult in the party, this is also payable with the balance, but is worked out individually for each group.