Luxury 2 bed village accommodation with pool in mature gardens. Sleeps 4/5.
Fintan and Patricia Lalor
- english, french
About Fintan and Patricia Lalor
We retired in France to be near our daughter and grand-daughter. Michelle, our daughter , heard about this house on the 'grapevine'! It was hiding away in an abandoned overgrown garden.We've been very busy renovating it and putting in the pool. Never a dull moment! We don't regret moving here for a minute. We love welcoming our guests, going to Montpellier or the market in Mèze by the sea, on Sunday mornings. We often.pop over the border to Spain and we never get bored following our daughter's ineteresting musical career in the region. You can't beat sitting out on the terrace on a summer's evening listening to the crickets and unusual birdsong.. Life is good!
Fintan and Patricia Lalor purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Fintan and Patricia Lalor chose Le Pouget
We chose Le Pouget , like our daughter, for it's great situation. It's in the centre of all the best that the region has to offer: coastline, mountains, gorges, lakes, city - everything is just a short hop away but meanwhile there are wonderful walks surrounding the village. The village has plenty of amenties, so if you want a lazy break you really don't have to move your car all holiday! Furthermore, if you are a keen cyclist , like our daughter, you will be spoilt choice .Michelle , regularly heads off for 100km treks up and down the local peaks and she has a great knowledge of the best cycling routes that this beautiful, varied region has to offer all year round.
What makes this Apartment unique
We fell in love with la Bergerie as soon as the owner swung the gates open and we looked up the long,treelined driveway. A secret garden in the centre of the village! It was love at first sight!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great location and helpful hosts
The gite is positioned really well for exploring this spectacular region. Easy to get to the sea, the Canal du Midi and the medieval villages and gorges in the Cevennes. The house was spacious and lovely to come back to the pool after a long day. The kitchen was very well equipped, English TV was an undxprcted bonus and Pat and Fintan were so helpful.
Beautiful, restful property in a stunning location
We cannot recommend this property highly enough: the space, indoor and outdoor, the pool (a huge hit with our children) the sense of relaxation is immense, aided by the very pleasant contact with Pat, Fintan and Michelle. The area is stunning with so much to do and see, and Michelle was in hand with additional bits of information re: restaurants and events. Truly lovely, easygoing hosts, lovely chats, a lovely property in an outstandingly beautiful area. We lived everything about our two week stay and would LOVE to return.
Home from Home!
Had a fabulous and relaxing stay at this lovely property. The owners can’t do more to make your stay enjoyable and are incredibly helpful. There is everything you could need in the property. We like to cook and the kitchen was very well equipped
There is so much to do in this area that I think we need to come back out of season when it is cooler to do some of the incredible walks and towns. Mèze and Marseillan Plage were great for the kids. Pézenas was a nice Friday evening out. Hiring a pedalo on Lac Salagou was also fantastic. The highlight was canoeing 14km down L’Herault on Michelle’s recommendation. It’s a fun ride, exhausting but so worth it. Rapids are pretty gentle - our 12 & 9 yr olds managed fine.
To come back to the property and relax in the lovely pool just made it perfect.
I really recommend both the property and the area for both couples and families.
An excellent holiday!
We spent just over 6 weeks here with our dog. Pat, Fintan, Michelle and Charlotte were so friendly, kind and helpful throughout particularly when we had our little medical and car contretemps! The property itself was totally ideal for us and our dog and he enjoyed playing with the delightful Nala.
The position of the property in Le Pouget was ideal for visiting the area including Montpellier, Pezenas, At Guilhem le desert, Marseillan, Meze, Sete, Lac de Salagou.
The village is surrounded by lovely dog walks through and above the vineyards. Not to mention the violin playing and free concerts by Michelle!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back.
Many thanks to the Lalor family for a wonderful holiday.
Beverly, David and Barney
Delightful stay, wounderful hospitality, highly recommend.
Can not say enough about how lovely our time was, from the moment we arrived to our departure the hospitality was amazing and the cottage itself has everything you could possibly need and maybe more, we can not wait to go back. A rare gem .
Beautiful house, pool and gardens. Just lovely.
Brilliant stay and charming family. We loved it! Thank you to the Lalors!
Ross and Debbie
A traditional wine producing village, Le Pouget is located in the heart of the tourist region of L'Herault.
The gite is a 5 min stroll from the restaurant, bar, bakers, chemist and doctors and the spiralling medieval centre that hosts a festival in the summer.
A mecca for walkers and birdwatchers, the village has a children's farm and a family- run riding school.
This corner of L'hérault really is one of the best for all-year round cycling.
For cycling enthusiasts, the owners' daughter Michelle is a racing cyclist and she able to provide information about the best bike routes ( fabulous choice), local cycling challenges and a good local repair, maintenance bike specialist .
The market towns of Pezenas (18km) and Clermont l'Herault (7km) are nearby.
For watersports the Lac du Salagou (19km) or the gorges of St Guilhem Le Desert (16km) offer equipment and courses and the varied coastline is within easy reach : the fishing town of Mèze (24km) the bustling port of Sète (30km) or the tourist centre of Cap d'Agde (45km).
The cosmopolitan city, Montpellier (30km) has something to offer all ages.Why not park and take the tram in?
For music and art lovers,surrounding villages ( St Guilhem, St Jean de Fos, Pezenas) host events throughout the year.
Will you have enough time to fit it all in ?!