Le Chemin du Jardin Haut

Villemagne-l'Argentière, Hérault
+44 (0)7881 950506

Heaps of charm in a sun-dappled garden, a muted décor, a winter fire. Set off for river swims, walk to a Michelin star...


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Skip up the steps then follow the lavender-lined path to this secluded hillside retreat. Flowering broom and sweet peas vie for attention with evergreen oaks, linear vineyards and, in the distance, history soaked Villemagne l’Argentière. Sun dapples onto decking, a hammock beckons and a canvas sail protects you from summer’s soporific heat. This traditional country home has touchable local stone walls, tiled floors and robust beams; book and music collections live under the stairs. Stoke the open fire, lounge on the stylish leather of the sitting room, or gather in the kitchen around stockpiles of market-bought charcuterie and St Chinian wine. The fresh, sleek, minimalist bedrooms are very private – ideal for two couples travelling together. The walk-in shower is pure indulgence, its expansive mirror and excellent lighting setting off a summer glow gained from lazy river swims and mountain bike adventures. The foodie owners stay often so kitchen kit is correct and top-notch. Even better, you’re 500m from a terrace café and the Michelin-starred Auberge de l’Abbaye… who needs to cook?


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €71
Weekly price
from €500
Short breaks available Friday-Tuesday, €95 pppn. Extra person €20 per night.
1 House for 6
From €713 bedrooms


I'd love to stay here in warm weather to explore that steep and astonishing hillside above, swim in the clear river below, and curl up on the deck like a little wild animal while my bread bakes in the genuine brick oven. Then off to bed in a clean-cut, uncluttered bedroom beside one fine country antique. The next day would be a Languedoc history binge: Villemagne is a treasure-house of memories.

Ann, Sawday's inspector

Excellent location, lovely and quiet and well equipped kitchen. Great place for some time to yourself again after bed and breakfasts and hotels.

Stacey, Whangarei

A special place away from the crowds. Lovely house with lots of comfort and outdoor sitting space. Area is fantastic for walking and touring.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tom Redpath

  • Fantastic new restaurant has opened - L'Hortensia in St Gervais - 15min drive up the valley. Add that to L'Auberge des Combes and Fluers de L'Orlague and you're sorted for the week!
  • We now have additional space in our loft which has been converted into two singles or one double with en suite - sky light windows make for great star gazing - comes at a small supplement for more than 4 people
  • Feel free to make use of our wood burning oven - pop a pizza in and use the heat overnight to cook a Coq au Vin or use it for bread making! Marvelous!