THE VICHELDA COTTAGE – HOLIDAY RENTAL, IN AUBAIS, GARD, FRANCE
Suitable for the elderly
Unsuitable for wheelchair
External facilities: Garden, Vichelda’s private garden, Barbecue, Exclusive use of Swimming Pool
THE VICHELDA COTTAGE
Self-catering cottage (55m2), newly extended and fully renovated with modern, bright ambience and high comfort. It is set within Mediterranean garden with view of trees and greenery. The exposed beams throughout the cottage give the place a rural charm. It has a large outdoor pool with sitting areas peaceful garden. The Vichelda cottage has also its own private garden with furniture and BBQ.
It is suited to accommodate 4 and with the extra 2 bedrooms on the property available, there can be comfortable 8 people enjoying stay.
If it is required, there are another 2 bedrooms with bathroom and WC. They are situated on the 1st floor of the main residence but completely separated from the dwelling of the owners. It accommodates another extra 4 people, see photos. There is an additional charge for this renting.
Bedroom with a ‘cathedral’ ceiling has a double size bed and lots of cabinets space for garments and personal items.
Large Bathroom with double basin, walk-in shower, WC.
A fully fitted Kitchen includes electric cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave oven.
Large Salon with a ‘cathedral’ ceiling has a Sofa bed which can sleep 2 people and an extra bed ( if need be), Wi-Fi access, TV.
There is an excellent vista from the large glass door overlooking the swimming pool and the garden beyond.
Floodlit large Swimming pool 10m x 7m with sunbathing area, sunbeds, deckchairs and parasol.
Own private garden with furniture and BBQ.
We welcome children aged 5 or older which have to be accompanied by adults at all the time.
Unsuitable for wheelchair access
No pets as our cat is living next house.
Air condition, double glazed French doors and windows and wall mounted heaters
The remote electrical control security gates open onto gravel drive with substantial parking area for 3 cars, a boat, etc.
On request we will gladly shop for your first necessities before your arrival .
We provide all bed, bath and kitchen linens and pool towels.
Should you wish to enjoy manicure, pedicure or massage, it can be arranged for you.
WINTER LONG TERM LETTING
The Vichelda Cottage is available for long Winter letting from October to May. Contact us to discuss your requirements and our rates.
ABOUT AUBAIS AND NEARBY
Aubais a medieval town was established by the year 1095. It’s property walls are marked by the traditional ‘empegues’. It is situated near the river Vedourle, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It has a weekly market where local cheeses, fruits vegetables and meat can be purchased.
In the middle of the historic Aubais you can find an excellent restaurant ‘la Tabliere’ which is specialise in cooking the local speciality, restaurant ‘La Villa Vicha’ with its park and a Spa, well known ‘La Squadra’ for their hamburgers and pizzas, Bar and Cafeterias and more. All of these are within 15 minutes walking from Vichelda.
On one side of the causeway of the river Vedourle is the Moulin de la Carriere and on the other side is the river beach, safe for children to swim and play. The Moulin de C French painter Gustave Courbet) and the Chapel St. Nazaire.
The bank of the Vidourle river goes up the hil to enjoy the panoramic views over the Pic St. Loup and the Vidourle river which carved a long canyon at the Roque d’Aubais. On top the hill of the old town is an imposing Chateau. There are many footpaths and bridleways with cycle paths and interesting and unusual flora. The Voie Verte is nearby and is a cycle path that joins nearby Roman town of Sommieres with Nimes. Aubais is surrounded with Roman ruins and bridges path so old that the chariot wheels marks are still visible on the stone. Aubais tranquil ambiance attracts the art lovers (you are welcome to join art courses to learn the visual art )and also the wine connoisseurs, Domaine Aubai-Mema serves and sells its bio wine. Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest wine producing region of France. There are many excellent local wines.
The a proximity (25min) to the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, cycle paths, the colourful markets which can be attended at the near places every day of the week, the classy cities of Nimes and Montpellier as the Cevennes mountain region, Pont-du-Garde, Aigues-Mortes, Grau-du-Roi Port-Camargue and many other very interesting places makes it a very popular destination all year round.
Within a few kilometres is the possibility of Aubais - Camarque white horses and black Bulls Games, Wine tasting and touring, Golf, Horse riding, Canoeing, Fishing, Boules, Cycling, Rambling, Hot air ballooning, Roc De Massereau Adventure Park, Aubais Club de Canoe-Kayak, Vidourle Sport Nature and more.
Foodies will also be delighted by the specialities (and bio food) to be found at the many markets and farm shops.
It is also a great region for culture with music festivals, dance and art in many local villages as well as large events, for example, in Nimes and Montpellier. Crafts, local ceramics, browsing the boutiques, antiques and workshops, even have a short course to try your hand.
The Roman heritage of the region is to be found all around. The Arenas and amphiteatres of Nimes and Arles (also famous for the paintings by Van Gogh) are the best preserved in the world. The most amazing sight of the Pont du Gard, an aqueduct built 2000 years ago to carry water from Uzes to Nimes. It is the second most photographed sight in France, exceeded only by the Eiffel tower. The light, firework and music spectacles set in the river valley, beneath the aqueduct are quite an experiences.
Epicerie, Boulangerie, Patisserie, Supermarket, Pharmacy, Bar, Restaurants, Pizzeria, Cafes, Kinesithereute (Massage, Cab- AquaSport, AquaBiking, Pilates, Lipomassage)
HOW TO GET TO VICHELDA COTTAGE
GPS Coordinates: 43.44 45.6 N 4.08 18.1 E
Montpellier Airport has frequent connecting international flights from most countries, with changeovers in Paris. Carcassonne airport have flights from Ireland.
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FROM THE UK
Eurostar and TGV to Nimes
The Autoroute 9, Exit 26 or 27
Gatwick to Montpellier
Luton to Montpellier
Luton to Nimes
Stanstead to Nimes
Leeds/Bradford to Montpellier
Liverpool to Nimes
Heathrow to Montpellier