Mas de Villetelle

Hérault
Self-catering


Views stun - vines and umbrella pines - the hammock is hard to leave. No gadgets here, but handmade tiles, brocante touches and rusticity

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

A simple, rustic hideaway – a joy for those who want to unwind. You are in glorious countryside yet a 15-minute bike ride from Gignac with its restaurants and Saturday market. You stay in a charming converted farm building (the rest are still in ruins) in total privacy with your own shaded patio, hammock, deckchairs and barbecue. Step into an open-plan living space of terracotta floors, white walls, a wood-burner, two comfortable sofas, books. Golden yellow hand-made tiles adorn the kitchen, there are basket drawers for pots and pans, no modern gadgets and a basic four-ring gas hob, but you can walk to a lovely auberge down the road. Bedrooms are up a new ash staircase and are plain, light and pretty with touches of brocante, good mattresses, white cotton sheets. Views are stunning, over vineyards and umbrella pines. A shower room with hand-made tiles sits between the two bedrooms; electricity for lights and music is solar powered. The owners live nearby and leave a bottle of local wine and fresh wild flowers for when you arrive.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2.30pm
Check out
10.30am
Closed
Christmas, 30 September - 1 April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £550
Damage deposit
£200
1 Barn for 4
From £802 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

Our second visit to Gignac was every bit as special as our first. A very peaceful spot to switch off from Internet and other intrusions and enjoy this beautiful spot, lovingly restored and cared for by Terri and Bernard.

Louise

Great location and thoughtfully restored, close to Gignac and many local attractions including quality restaurants . Would be. Interested in returning.

Ken

A very special place, clearly well loved by the owners and perfectly situated in the middle of rolling vineyards, close enough to Gignac for all you needs, but peaceful and with amazing views. Can't wait to come back!

Louise

This is a perfect holiday hideaway. It’s beautifully presented and in an excellent location. Highlights include the view out across the vineyards in the early morning and late evening, cycling southwards and discovering the beautiful circular villages and the fantastic market in Gignac.

Alan

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Terri Andon

  • UNESCO heritage site St Guilhem le Desert nearby with fabulous hiking in the national park surrounding it. Just down the gorge de l'Herault is the Pont de Diable (Devil's Bridge) one of the oldest bridges in France over a spectacular wild swimming spot!
  • Colourful Saturday market in Gignac with organic and local produce fresh from the farm. Sunday morning antiques and brocantes market in the Jardin Peyroux in Montpellier's historic centre, or the flea market where you can find some bargains!
  • Fete de la Musique is a free celebration of live music on 21st June. Every village and town has music playing until the early hours on this solstice night. Luckily Villetelle is out of the village so you can sleep at some point!
  • Languedoc has the most organic wine producers in France. There are some fabulous and fine wines being produced from the surrounding vineyards. Taste wines for free in a friendly environment at our local auberge on Monday evenings and meet the producers.
  • La Couvertoirade on the Larzac is a Templar Knight fortress with the village inside where people still live. Their weekly artisan market is a great excuse to visit this atmospheric glimpse into the past.
  • Go east and explore Arles with its Roman arena and amphitheatre. This is where Van Gogh went to recover when he cut off his ear. You can stand in the very spots where he painted and see what he was looking at when he painted his famous works!