Holiday gite with pool in Languedoc - RH006473

Saint-Vincent (7km from Olargues), Hérault, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RH006473 Advertiser since: 27 June 2018
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Les Jardins del Sud Self Catering Flexible 8 18 1 2 cots

About this property

Unique collection of 17th and 18thC properties. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The Jardin del Sud has a lot to offer!

The 12 meters long natural stone and salt water pool surrounded by palm trees and rosemary, blends harmoniously into the surrounding nature. The pool house used to be the bread oven of the village.
It can be heated in the spring or autumn making, this an idea choice for yoga spa retreats, sporting groups, and as an alternative wedding venue.

It is located South with a breathtaking view in the majestic Natural Park of Haut-Languedoc

The hamlet lies just a few kilometers from the village of Olargues, ranked among one of the "most beautiful villages in France".

The property is ideal for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts (hiking, swimming in rivers and lakes, canoeing, canyoning, caving ...), as well as for lovers of wine, gastronomy and visits to historic sites (Carcassonne, Narbonne, Minerve, Béziers, Montpellier, ...)

The beaches of the Mediterranean are an hour away.

The Jardin del Sud offers 2 independent houses for rent preferably together but also individually and a suite that can be attached to one or the other.

The domain proposes 2 independent houses for rental “the winemakers” house, also fondly refered to by us as the 50's house, due to it's fabulous 1950's features (House 1) and “the Templiers farm" (House 2) (which can be rented together) as well as small suite that can be attached to either of the houses. The two houses together can lodge up to 18 people.

They are suitable for all seasons so holidays with friends, family meetings or seminars or internships.

They are simply but elegantly decorated mainly with antique furniture from the region. The properties have been renovated keeping as much of the original features as possible making these a very individual and striking holiday venue.

There are hidden terraces so plenty of space to be alone, find a shady corner, take cocktails and aperitifs with beautiful views.

For children it is ideal place to explore and play hide and seek and experience the real outdoors. We also have a table tennis table for you to use.

There are fruit trees which you can pick when in season. Take a trip back in time and really embrace the joy of doing nothing but laughing together, playing together, relaxing together.

To this end - we do not have flat screen tv's but you can request a dvd player and dvds, Of course this year (2018) being the world cup we are willing to provide a tv which you can use to stream the events on request only. Although some of you will simply want to get away from all that......For special occasions you can also reserve the projector and screen if needed.

The Winemakers House

All rooms of the 70 square meter house have a unique view of the surrounding orchards, meadows, woodland and a mountain stream flowing through the property. The house is elegantly furnished in country house style with restored furniture from the region. The atrium-like reading room offers a panoramic view over the pool, the garden and the historic stone building of the property.

This house includes:
The large open kitchen with modern equipment including a dishwasher serves as the main living room. A wood oven is guaranteeing cozy evenings in the shoulder season.

Both bedrooms over a view on the stream and the hills and are furnished with double beds with excellent mattresses, a desk, armchairs, a wardrobe.

The spacious and bright bathroom is equipped with a shower and washing machine, the toilet is separated.

The Templiers Farm

The Templiers farm this second house is probably the oldest building of the hamlet dating from the 17th century. It has been restored this summer, respecting local style building materials with many original features.
The house is very spacious and bright, the surface is about
280 m2. 12 to 15 people can be lodged here.

A central staircase serves 4 different levels.
The house includes:
- A large living room with an open kitchen that opens to a terrace with a stunning view on the garden, the small river and the surrounding hills.
A stylish salon and reading room

4 very nice rooms with double beds and local antique furniture.
- A bedroom ideal for children with two single beds and a baby bed.
- A nicely designed bathroom with an open shower and a wc.
- Separate toilettes
- An office space with its proper terrace.
- An “entrée” that can be used as salon but also as a spare bedroom
- A big multifunctional room that can be used as conference room, party or playing room with a ping-pong table .

The Suite
It is possible to connect with the luxurious suite from the winemakers house (House 1) to benefit of and additional double bedroom and large Bathroom.

The Pool

The pool is 12 meters long and 4 meters wide, with a salt water-filtering system , it is surrounded by palm an olive trees as well as rose and rosemary bushes and blend in perfectly into the surrounding nature.
The old bread oven of the village is transformed into a pool house with a refrigerator.
The pool could be heated until November.
The guests of the two houses share the pool.



Kitchen and dining

There is a kitchen in each house which both have a dishwasher, gas stove cooker with electric ovens and fridge. The Templars House has a small freezer.
The kitchens are simple and easy to use. The dining tables are situated in the kitchens along with a wood burning stove for colder nights. This is typical french style dining. Simple, rustic sitting round the table, discussing, eating and enjoying each others company.

Living rooms

The Tempars House has a small living room with seating for 6 plus a separate room with a daybed style sofa for reading and relaxing. The wine house has a sofa and 2 armchairs around the woodburner in the kitchen area;

We also have the group room which is a large space for activities/games or gatherings.


Templars House
4 x double bedrooms very nice rooms with kingsize beds and local antique furniture.
- A bedroom ideal for children with two - four single beds and a baby bed.

The Suite
It is possible to connect with the luxurious suite from the winemakers house (House 1) to benefit of and additional double bedroom and large Bathroom when the main house is not in use out of season.

Winemakers House
2 x double bedrooms over a view on the stream and the hills and are furnished with double beds with excellent mattresses, a desk, chairs, a wardrobe.


Templars House
1 en suite bathroom with the suite
1 x large bathroom off the kitchen area with italian shower
1 x large bathroom with shower and washing machine and can also access the garden
this is situated off the single bedded bedroom.

Wine house
1 shower room
1 Toilet


Oil fired central heating
Woodburners in both properties. - wood is extra at 50 Euros per week.


Childrens games
Dvd player
Old style tv which is not connected to any ariel, and only used for watchiing dvds.
Tyre swing in the garden
Wi-fi is in both houses.

Garden and outside

Shared pool - shared with both houses and the owner if they are around. They will only use the pool at limited times in the day.
There is plenty of outside furniture for eating out on terraces, some loungers and cushions around the pool.
Children must be watched at all times - there are 2 wells, the pool and the stream in the garden, so parents must be vigilant. Although the houses are secluded - there is access onto the street for the back of the houses.
Image it is like a small hamlet of its own.

Parking and garages

There is parking on site but no garage space. For cyclists there is enough space to bring bikes in on the ground floor.

Visitor suitability

Parties are welcome. This makes a nice alternative wedding venue and we would be happy to provide additional essentials if this was required.

Adults, groups, retreats organizers, families. There are some steps up to and inside the house.

Must all be over 18.

Information about any additional facilities

If you wanted to use the venue for solething specific - contact us and we can always try to accommodate your needs. For weddings for example it is possible to put up a mobile kitchen tent on the grounds.
For yoga retreats we can organise mats etc if needed.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Clinic de Haut canton; -5 Avenue Maréchal Foch, 34240 Lamalou-les-Bains 04 67 95 28 94 Goovaerts Koen 45 Avenue de Castres, 34220 Saint-Pons-de-Thomières 04 67 97 12 08


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Olargues
Distance: 7 km

Beauty treatments


Distance: 15 km

Creative arts


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various river
Name of nearest fishing location: Le Jaur
Distance: 3 km

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lamalou les Bains
Distance: 26 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ferronne Giovanni
Distance: 0.8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 4 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: From the house


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Lisson
Distance: 8 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Susannah Cartwright

I have lived in this region for 10 years now and absolutely love the scenery, the nature the rivers. There is so much to do here and the views sill blow me away everyday! I will be on hand during your stay if you need anything:;

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? At the edge of this small medieval village this unique collection of properties with its gardens which roll down to the stream is a beautiful location to really connect with the nature around this region and enjoy the simple basic pleasures of the real south of France.
Unique benefits of property This rustic but comfortable property has its roots going back centuries. It will sleep up to 18 people. The salt water pool is an idyllic way to relax and get away from the hussle and biustle of city life. With 2 properties together, families or large groups can enjoy space, peace, fun, party, whatever you like in these simple but true french style homes.
There is a large group room space - ideal for Yoga, music recitals, painting classes, or enjoying our table tennis table!
The outside space has pretty terraces, quiet corners, plenty of room for kids to enjoy counrtry life and fresh air.

The Owner Recommends

Gorges D'Heric and Gorges de Columbiers

Walk up the gorges, jump in the fresh water pools/ Columbiers is more wild and rugged than Heric.


From Tarassac enjoy the pleaseures of the river and all its beauty.

Voie verte

Hire a bike and cycle along the Voie verte (old railway track) as far as saint pons or to Herpian. Great day out.

Museum and Olargues

This small museum is a peek,into the agricultural and way of life as it was in the main Village. The village has many little shops and you can walk up to the tower and back through the old village.

Wine Tasting

La Vielle Chai in Ceps. Book a visit with Sophie, who will guide you and tell you all about the history of the village and their wines. Fascinating and enjoyable walk in the village and vineyards with great wine to taste at the end.