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La Bastide, Lodeve
Sleeps 2 to 6.  Price per week: £500 - £1350
Traditional stone house with fabulous mountain views in small peaceful hamlet. Set in 1.5 acres of mature garden including apricot, fig and apple trees with full sized private pool.

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The house is situated in a small hamlet about ten minutes drive from the town of Lodeve. The house is on three floors it has been restored keeping many original features including exposed stone walls and wood beams. The house is spacious with high ceilings, tiled floors and wooden staircase. The house is furnished throughout in a traditional rustic style. Entry is via the large living room furnished with two three seater leather sofas, a TV with UK free to view channels and DVD player are available for your use also an IPOD docking station. WiFi internet connection available. At the far end of the living room is the fitted kitchen equipped with dishwasher, fridge with freezing compartment, gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, microwave and toaster. The dining area has seating for eight, there is a door to the garden and outside dining area. Three steps from the living area lead to the first floor where you will find a double bedroom and family bathroom. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, WC and hand basin. Stairs lead to the second floor where you will find a spacious beamed and high ceiling guest room with double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, a door leads to the garden and a small terrace. The Master bedroom with its high cathedral ceiling has an en-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and wash hand basin. There is a third room on this floor with a pull out sofa bed for occasional use, this opens onto a sunny private terrace with magnificent views across the valley to the hills beyond.

The extensive mature gardens are terraced, there are many mature trees offering shade if required, all guests are welcome to pick and the figs go particularly well with the Roquefort from the caves at Cirque de Labiel 5 mins away. There is a good range of garden furniture including sun loungers, a swing seat, tables and chairs for dining and a built in barbecue.

The swimming pool has a fully paved surround and measures 10m x 5m with a depth of 1.5m throughout.

Pets are welcome, Due to the stone steps in the garden and the house, the property may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.

There is excellent walking in the surrounding countryside, particularly the Cirque De Labeil with its well marked walking paths. Lerab Ling, the buddhist centre is easily accesible.




Lodeve is a typical market town with a wide range of shops and restaurants, there is a weekly market on Saturdays as well as a Tuesday evening market during the summer months specialising in local produce. Throughout the summer there are various events including a medieval fair and arts festival. The museum hosts prestigious art exhibitions each summer, past exhibits have included Chagall, Picasso and Magritte.

There is a public outdoor swimming pool, also a cinema which often has English Language films. The area has well marked walking trails suitable for all abilities as well as cycling trails. Lake Salagou is a ten minute drive where you will find safe beaches for bathing as well as bikes, sailing boats and wind surfers for hire. Horse Riding is widely available as there are a number of stables around Lodeve and Lake Salagou.

The Buddhist Temple Lerab Ling is close by and offers various retreats, its spectacular buildings are also available to visit each Sunday afternoon.