Maison Le Rieu

Occitanie, France
12
2
5
Sleeps 8 adults, 4 children and 2 infants in cots
Price
£2208 - £3602 per week

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here

1
18th century family farmhouse with incredible boutique décor
2
Heated private enclosed swimming pool with pool toys
3
Plenty of toys to entertain the tots
4
Enclosed garden perfect for safe play
5
Five spacious bedrooms and a large living area
6
Fifth bedroom is an annex room, ideal for grandparents
7
Large barbecue and terrace outdoor dining area
8
Spectacular far-reaching views
9
Home cooked food available
10
Just 10 minutes’ drive to charming medieval town of Sommieres

Guest Reviews

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Features

Pool protected by a fence and security alarm

The Property

Double bedrooms Four double bedrooms; 4th double bedroom consists of 1 x double sofa bed and 1 x single sofa bed which can be used either as a double bedroom or kid's bedroom with a playing area, depending on the number of people
Twin bedrooms One with adjoining play area
Single bedrooms None; however two additional fold out single beds are availale on request, suitable for children
Bathrooms Four en suite shower rooms and one en suite bathroom
Living room Open plan living / dining area

Local Information

Nearest village/town Asperes, the farmhouse is located within the village
Nearest supermarket Sommieres, 5km, 10 minutes' drive
Nearest doctor Sommieres, 5km, 10 minutes' drive
Nearest A&E Hospital Center Le Mas Careiron, 7km, 15 minutes' drive
Nearest beach La Grande Motte, 35km, 40 minutes' drive
Nearest restaurant Salinelles, 2km, 2 minutes' drive

Services

Babysitting A well-experienced English speaking nanny can be arranged at approximately 10€ per hour, please enquire through host
Bikes Two bikes are available at the farmhouse
Local Bike hire Village Velo, Route d'Uzès, 55km, 1 hour's drive
Local assistance/housekeeper This service is available, please discuss costs with your host
Internet access Wi-Fi available; however, your own computer/mobile device is required
Restaurant on site No, but the nearest restaurant is just a 2km drive from the farmhouse
Shopping Service Available at an extra cost of 15€ plus the cost of shopping, please contact the host in advance if you require pre-shopping
Central heating Available if required at an extra cost of 200€ which is payable locally
Flights included No

Facilities

Pool Protection Yes
Central heating Yes
Open fire No
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed Yes
Suitable for Multiples No
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service Yes
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport Yes
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire Yes
Air Con or Cooling System No
Car required? Required
Indoor Pool No
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool Yes
Self Catering Yes
Creche No
Driving distance to beach Yes

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots Yes - two cots are available (one included); 2 travel cots
Highchairs Yes - one available
Booster seat Yes
Bed guards Yes
Potty Yes
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes
Children's DVDs Yes
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Changing table No
Socket guards No
Baby den No
Baby bath No
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer Yes
Garden equipment (slide etc) No
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system Yes
UK satellite TV channels French satellite channels available.
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information Dogs are allowed on the understanding that they are both friendly and kept clean.

Additional services such as massage can be arranged through the host at an extra cost.

Check-in is after 5pm
Check out is before 10am

One buggy pushchair available

For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.

Indoors & Outdoors

Indoors

Blending traditional charm with modern practicalities, this stunning 18th century farmhouse is the perfect family haven.

Entering into a light, airy veranda from the courtyard, steps lead down into a spacious living area with well-stocked bookshelves and eclectic styling.  

Leading to the right, there is a beautiful living and dining area; the living area is perfect for hosting movie nights with comfy sofas and a large, flat-screen television and DVD player – there are plenty of DVDs to suit all ages.

Heading from the centre of the room, three steps lead down to a convenient downstairs loo to the left and a kitchen straight ahead; the kitchen has been lovingly restored with exposed stone walls and vaulted, wooden beamed ceilings. 

As well as a dishwasher and washing machine, you’ll have use of a microwave, steriliser and hand-held blender as part of our Essential Kit Guarantee.

The patio doors from the kitchen open out to a driveway, and off to the right of the doors, there is a utility room, which houses a fridge freezer and bikes for families who fancy a cycle around the countryside.

There is a playpen gate installed at the bottom of the stairs and a removable gate at the top, where you will find four bedrooms.  

There are two double bedrooms leading off the corridor with en suite bathrooms; both bathrooms have a walk-in shower.  The double room at the end of the corridor has wardrobes and a television, too.

Straight ahead is a comfy sitting room with a wall-mounted television and sofa, perfect for entertaining older children.  There is a shower room leading off from here and a twin bedroom can be located further down the corridor.

The corridor to the right leads on to two adjoining rooms: one has a single pull-out bed, and the other can either be used as a play room or as a double bedroom with the help of a sofa bed.  They have their own shower room and plenry of toys for the little ones to enjoy. 

There is a laundry room on the first floor and all rooms have a single-step entrance, so care should be taken.

The additional annex room off the courtyard makes Maison Le Rieu the perfect retreat for families travelling with grandparents, a nanny or another couple.  This stunning private space has a double step-up to the double bed, which sits beneath a charming stone archway; the stylish pebble-trimmed en suite has a separate bath and round shower.

Parent Point:

  • There are a few steps here and there around the property so extra care will need to be taken with wobbly walkers

Outdoors

Outside, the property is enclosed by a high stone wall and has a fence surrounding the adjoining garden, so little ones can play freely out on the grass.  Surrounded by olive groves, there are plenty of shaded spots within the garden and courtyard, for when the sun gets too hot.

The main doors open out to a paved courtyard with gravel edges and a lovely array of plants and trees; the outside seating makes it the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine when tired little ones are tucked up in bed.

Leading off from the courtyard is the enclosed terrace and pool deck.  Complete with fun inflatables for youngsters to enjoy, the pool is raised on a deck, is alarmed and has six steps leading from the terrace to the pool, so curious little ones are safe from harm’s way.  The pool is heated and there are sun loungers poolside.

With an outdoor dining area and large, portable barbecue on the terrace, you can make the most of the day’s sun and dine alfresco.  Leading off from the gated terrace is the adjoining lawn, perfect for family picnics.  

Parent point:

  • There is a staircase to an unused part of the house in the pool enclosed area
  • The pool’s exterior wall is 95cm in height; parents should be aware that children may be able to climb this and supervision is advised at all times

What's Around?

Spotlight on Maison Le Rieu - click to read this property's owner recommendations for family outings in the local area.

Here are our suggestions...

Sommieres

Just 10 minutes’ drive from Maison Le Rieu is the charming cobbled medieval town of Sommieres.  Offering a delightful array of boutiques and shops, including a bakery, butcher’s, grocery and a pharmacy, you’ll have everything you need close by.

If you visit on a Saturday, you can check out the local market’s wonderful artisan products and fresh produce.  Offering everything from breads, pasta, locally grown olives, fruits and vegetables, and a gourmet cheese selection, there’s sure to be something for the whole family.

If you’ve got the time, stop for lunch at the Restaurant et Chambers.  A pizzeria with a difference, you’ll be eating in a traditional vaulted dining room that has been beautifully decorated with local artwork.  With free Wi-Fi and a smoke-free policy, the whole family can eat in comfort.

It’s also a two-minute walk from the River Vidourle waterfront, if you fancy taking in the sights!

For a different taste, check out the Michelin star Chez Tibere bistro.  Kids and adults can indulge in authentic French cuisine; kids will particularly love the homemade pastries.  The bistro is air-conditioned and offers comfy outdoor seating for you to enjoy the idyllic views.

Calvisson

A 20 minute drive from Maison Le Rieu, the beautiful Calvisson town promises picturesque views of the far-reaching countryside, olive groves and vineyards.  It has a thriving market for the whole family to experience and cafes and restaurants to enjoy; stop off for coffee at the Café de Sports.

If you’re enjoying a day without the children, you can take part in the local wine tour and tasting experience – make sure you book this in advance to guarantee a place!  There is also a local spa and plenty of scenery to take in.

A bit more…

If you want to stay close by, simply step outside your front door and take in the beautiful countryside.  There are plenty of pathways to explore the surrounding Garrigue and vineyards; the famous Le Bois de Paris walk also starts nearby.


Need to Know

Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Price Includes:

  • Linen, towels, mid stay clean & change of linen for bookings of two weeks or more, standard end of stay clean, electricity and heating
  • Pool heating from May to October

Additional charges:

  • Additional cleaning can be arranged at an extra cost of 15€ per hour (subject to availability)
  • Central heating available at an extra cost of 200€, payable locally

Swimming Pool

Pool open and heated from beginning May to mid September (subject to weather conditions).

Security Deposit

The security deposit for this property is 500€ and is payable directly to your host.  Details of how to pay this will be available in your Travel Pack.


Travel Info

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Nîmes Airport 40 minutes Company Logo Image
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