Gite for holiday rental in Languedoc

8.6/10
Jonquieres (8km from Clermont-l'Herault), Hérault, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RH003357 Advertiser since: 23 July 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Rose-Lauriers Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Self Catering Gite, sleeps 2-5, Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

ROSE-LAURIERS Gite is suitable for 2 to 4 Guests and consists a well equipped self-contained Studio apartment plus the en suite Tower Bedroom.

Two different sleeping arrangements are however offered: SERENDIPITY for 2 Guests:
or ROSE-LAURIERS for 3/4 Guests
(PLEASE NOTE: that the Tower Bedroom is not available for rental separately)

For detailed descriptions and pricing please view owner's website.

http://noema.pagesperso-orange.fr

The rental prices quoted are for the maximum of 4 guests.
A reduction of £100 is applied for only 2 guests.

The swimming pool, for exclusive guest use, is equipped with a diving board also has a smaller children's paddling/splash pool.
 
Ample off-road parking behind locked gates is provided for exclusive guest usage.
 
The holiday property is located on the edge of the small historic village of Jonquieres in the heart of the Herault valley, one of the finest wine growing regions of France, close to Clermont l'Herault, Montpellier, and the World Heritage sites of St Guilhem le Desert, and Pezenas. Avignon and Le Pont du Gard are each 1 hour 45 minutes drive. 
St Felix de Lodez is situated at 2km from Rose Lauriers and provides a Bakery, an excellent high quality butcher plus a Post Office.
The Spanish border is less than 2 hours drive.
 
The owners are a hospitable retired couple and are there only if needed.

For further details plus photos, including places to visit etc
Please see owner website.

http://noema.pagesperso-orange.fr


Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen, with combined oven, grill and microwave. Ceramic hob with extractor, dishwasher, toaster, coffee-machine, fridge-freezer, kettle, teapot, pressure cooker, large selection saucepans/frying pans, ample cutlery, ironing board and iron etc.
Table-top Electric Plancha for use Inside or in the garden

Living rooms

Table and chairs, large settee, French tv/dvd.
Wi-fi broadband and internet access.
Comprehensive guides and maps etc.

Bedrooms

Two bedrooms each with double beds. An additional single bed is available on request. Built-in wardrobe. Tv. Weekly linen change included.
An intercom system is installed between the rooms and is also connected to the owner if necessary.

Bathrooms

Studio bathroom with bath and shower attachment wc and hand basin.
Tower bedroom en suite shower wc and hand basin. Hairdryer.
Bath & hand towels provided

Heating

Electric radiators in both rooms.

Entertainment

French tv/dvd player.

Garden and outside

Large private swimming pool with children's paddling pool equipped with the latest salt chlorination automatic control system.
Patio terraces and large garden with trees and open space.
Sun loungers. Parasol.
There is a small swing for children and there are bicycles available.
There is a tennis court within 300 metres.
Standard barbecue
Table-top Electric Plancha

Parking and garages

Off-road secure gated private parking for up to 2 vehicles.

Visitor suitability

Ideally suited for 2 couples or for a family.
Suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

  • Splash pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pezenas
Distance: 15 km

Cycling

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Mas de l'Ecriture

About the Owner, Mr Eric Buisson

I am 86 years of age and I married a French girl when I was 23.and we lived in England during the whole of my working period as a research chemist. We purchased the land for our French house in 1981 and the house was built in 1982. We retired early in 1986 and moved to France the same year.

Year property purchased 1981
Why this location? Jonquieres is a quiet rural village in the heart of the Languedoc Roussillon wine growing Region with a superb mediterranean climate.
Unique benefits of property The property is ideally suited, either for 1 or 2 couples, or a family with children. The owner is always available, if required, to provide assistance or information/advice regarding the region and the numerous places to visit.

The Owner Recommends

Carcassonne

Ancient walled city.

Grotte de Clamousse

Guided visits in English. Famous for it's unique crystals of Aragonite.

Herault River

Wild river gorges canoe hire swimming.

La Couvertoirade

Ancient walled city of The Knights Templars.

Lac de Salagou

Large fresh water lake situated 12km from Lesoleanders. Ideal for non motorised water sports.

Mediterranean coast and Etang de Thau

There are numerous coastal ports and resorts to visit or spend a day on the beach. For example Sete is well known as a commercial and fishing port with numerous sea-food restaurants. For seafood I would personally recommend Meze which is more intimate. For a day at the beach I would recommend Marseillan Plage. Aigues Mortes, a walled city, adjacent to the exploted salt pans is worth a whole day visit. If you have time you can visit the Camargue but I would suggest you plan a special visit if you are interested in wildlife.

Montpellier

Montpellier is a dynamic university city which merits at least one whole day visit which can include a guided tour in English. There is a superb shopping centre for your purchases. To visit Montpellier I suggest you drive to the edge of Montpellier and park the car at the well-indicated Mosson Parking. It will cost just 4 Euros for the parking and it includes return tramway tickets for driver and all passengers.

Pezenas

Artisanal centre. Famous for Moliere and Clive of India.

Roquefort Caves

Famous caves where Roquefort cheese is made. Guided tours in English followed by tasting.

Spanish Border

La Jonquera is a 2 hour drive away.

St Guilhem le Desert

World Heritage site.

8 Reviews
8.6/10
  • Cleanliness: 8.9
  • Comfort: 8.8
  • Condition: 8.5
  • Facilities: 8.6
  • Local Amenities: 7.9
  • Setting: 8.9
  • Value for Money: 9
10 / 10 Tinchissy 25 July, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Les Oleanders. Eric is a good and knowledgeable host. His knowledge of the area is excellent and although he lives on the property he is not intrusive, just checks in now and again to make sure all is well. The condition in which he keeps the pool is extremely good.

I would happily recommend this property to friends, and I would be happy to return.

10 / 10 Duncan Francis 6 October, 2015

Excellent time, gite and host really great most welcoming

9.4 / 10 Keith & Rosemary 20 August, 2015

Eric was very welcoming and helpful. It was great to be able to use the swimming pool whenever we wanted to and it made a great end to the day.
Lots of places to visit - Pezenas, Sete, Villeneuvette, Montpelier all within easy distance.
The local Cave in St Felix produces some good wine, and we also bought from the Chateau in Joncquieres which is excellent.

8.1 / 10 FMHG 24 July, 2015

We had a lovely week at Les Oleanders. The Gite is a typical French gite being a part of a larger house. It is relatively small but perfectly adequate for a couple. It was clean and well maintained. We particularly enjoyed the outside BBQ and eating area and the private pool was a real bonus. The pool is quiet, private and secluded with no one overlooking which makes it perfect for sunbathing. Our host Eric was charming and attentive and his knowledge of the area helped to make our stay most enjoyable and memorable. The village itself was quiet which was exactly what we were looking for however all the required amenities such as supermarkets, bars and restaurants are reached easily by car within about 15 minutes. There were plenty of recreational activities within easy reach by car. Eric recommended several of these to us and we enjoyed them tremendously. The Mediterranean with all it's activities is within easy reach by car and we enjoyed a fabulous day out at Sete which boasts many and varied restaurants. We can thoroughly recommend this gite and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to family and friends. Philip and Sylvia, England.