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Le Domaine Fleuri

Villa with 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and swimming pool in Sauve, the South of France

From £6,142 per week

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Villa to rent in Sauve, the South of France

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Open fire

Villa overview - owner's description

Le Domaine Fleuri is much more than just a luxury villa in the Languedoc. It's a unique and beautiful estate which is the much-loved home of two authors in love with the region.

Le Domaine Fleuri is much more than just a luxury villa in the Languedoc. It's a unique and beautiful estate which is the much-loved home of two authors in love with the region. It has also been featured in several home decorating books and has been the backdrop for a cookbook.

The property is made up of two magnificent homes; a beautifully restored ancient stone farmhouse and a restored Maison de Maitre. There is also a rustic deluxe cabin in the woods plus a recent addition - a fabulous treehouse between the oak trees, made lovingly by hand by the owners themselves.

Furnishings and equipment are beautiful and of high quality and create a comfortable and attractive home for guests There are antiques, gorgeous modern pieces (many of them bespoke and handmade), pottery, artwork and a personal collection of American quilts (the owner is also a quilt collector and historian). Each house has its own well stocked brand new ‘chef's' kitchen with high-end equipment.
In the farmhouse, everything is totally air-conditioned whilst the Maison de Maitre enjoys huge thick walls, keeping it remarkably cool and fresh throughout the summer. There are also two charming and well-equipped outdoor kitchens and dining areas, plus a fabulous newly built BBQ area with grills (charcoal and gas), planchas and paella burners.

The cabin in the woods is a romantic hideaway with two beautiful leafy terraces, one of which has its own mini-kitchen for alfresco coffee and drinks. The treehouse is for the adventurous and romantic who will adore the amazing views from its terrace and the trees that weave their way through the house.

Outdoors, the private and tranquil grounds are beautiful and full of parkland (10 acres) with terraces, lawns (one with a pond and fountain), flower gardens, woodland and a swimming pool with views over rolling fields of sunflowers and lavender. Below the Maison de Maitre is a meandering lavender garden with meditation bench and lots of hammocks are tucked away throughout the grounds.

For the energetic there are eight bicycles, petanque, table tennis and badminton. There is also a gym and a large range of good exercise equipment including an elliptical machine, weights, bench and trax.

The estate faces the foothills of the Cevennes mountains and is surrounded by rolling hills of vineyards, sunflowers and evergreen oak. Situated on a little hill and built around a tree shaded courtyard, it is a beautiful and tranquil little hamlet with glorious 360-degree views. The estate has been lovingly converted by the creative owners over 25 years. Evidence of a Roman temple has been found just below the property.

Le Domaine Fleuri is wonderfully located; only a few kilometers from the fabulous and utterly charming rural villages of Sauve and Sommieres. The area is abundant with local vineyards, like Pic St Loup and Faugeres, beautiful walks and ancient villages with colourful markets, restaurants and art and craft galleries. Beaches are only 45 minutes away whilst river swimming and canoeing or kayaking are only 20 minutes away. There are plenty of festivals, exhibitions and musical events in local villages and towns, such as Nimes (35 min), Montpellier (45 min), Uzes (40 min), Arles (50 min), Sete (60 min), Avignon (60 min) and fine cultural sites such as the Pont-du-Gard (50 min).

It's not surprising that many guests come back to Le Domaine Fleuri year after year and say that it's nothing short of paradise. The owners think the same.

Features

Maison de Maitre

Ground Floor
- Kitchen, with new fully equipped 'chefs' kitchen and dining room with seating for 12 people
- Double bedroom with separate entrance, terrace, double bed and en-suite bathroom
First Floor
- Salon with large screen TV
- Master bedroom (super king size bed) with private bathroom
- Bedroom (large single) shared bathroom
- Bedroom (double) shared bathroom
The Farmhouse

Ground Floor
- Bedroom (queen size bed and sofa bed) with separate entrance, rear entrance also leading to terrace with fountain, private bathroom
- Large Hallway with rear door to rear terrace and bathroom
- Media room with sofa-bed and TV
- The Orangerie (large salon of 700 square feet) with sofa, dining table and new fully equipped ‘chef's' kitchen opening onto the garden
First Floor
- Large salon (700 square feet) with antique quilt gallery and comfortable seating
- Bedroom (double) with additional sofa bed (Conran), adjoining private bathroom
Cabin in the woods
Large space with queen bed and bathroom, circular terraces, gardens and summer kitchen on the terrace.
Treehouse
Well-insulated single large space with beautiful views over the mountains, trees growing through the walls and roof. There are 2 sleeping nooks (one with 2 single mattresses the other with a double mattress), bathroom below, large deck outside with table and chairs, ping pong table on deck below.
Outside Grounds

  • Heated pool (6x12m)
  • Pool house with shower and changing room
  • Garden
  • Covered built in BBQ area (grills; gas and charcoal, plancha, paella pans and burners)
  • Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
    Facilities

  • Wi-Fi

  • A/C (Farmhouse and Cabin in the woods)
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Nespresso coffee machine (please bring your own capsules)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Games
  • Video library
  • Music library
  • Toys
  • Fully equipped gym with elliptical machine, weights, bench, trax, etc.
  • Tennis table
  • 8 Bikes with helmets
  • Badminton net and rackets
  • Beach gear and inflatables

Location

Le Domaine Fleuri enjoys a superb location just a short drive from a number of charming rural villages such as Sauve and Sommieres, not to mention the beautiful towns of Nimes, Montpellier and Avignon.
It is an unspoilt area where you can still feel the atmosphere of old fashioned French rural life. You can drive for hours down windy roads and see few other cars.
The surrounding countryside is filled with green oaks, micocoulier trees, vineyards, wild flowers and herbs, rivers and medieval villages.
It is a paradise for outdoor sport lovers: horse-riding, golf, tennis, river/beach swimming, canoeing, trekking and other mountain activities are all available within a short distance.

The cultural life is equally exciting, with plenty of art galleries, festivals, theatres, music events and a lot more. There are excellent restaurants, shops and lively street markets.

Last but not least, there are the wines. The Pic Saint Loup, one of the hottest new wine regions of France, is just 20 minutes away. The owner know many local producer and will be happy to recommend the best places to visit.

Extras

The Oliver's Concierge Team is available to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference. For example:

  • Maid service/extra cleaning
  • Private chef/cook/catering
  • Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
  • Local day-trips or tours
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver's Concierge Team.
Extras available at this property:
- Maid service
- Extra cleaning
- Private Chef
- Catering

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request.

We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Location

This villa is:

50.03km from Aéroport de Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévennes airport
Outside this villa in Sauve, the South of France
This villa has a pool.

Prices and availability

Updated 20 August 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 3 June 2017 - 30 August 2019: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Extras

Compulsory

  • Refundable Breakage Deposit

    £917.68 per booking, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

7 bedrooms, Sleeps 13

Bathrooms

9 bathrooms

Swimming pool

Private pool

Entertainment

Internet / WiFi, TV, Satellite / cable

General

Air conditioning, Central heating, Open fire, Car hire optional

Leisure

Gym

Suitable for

Pets

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