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“What a fantastic house!”

Review of Villa des Cigales

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8 reviews
pool view from the barbecue terrace
garden by the pool
villa view from the front garden
relax by the pool
villa front terrace
villa view from side garden
dining on the terrace
lunch on the villa back terrace overlooking the pool
main living room
dining room
second living room
kitchen
bedroom 1
bedroom 2
bedroom 3 with balcony
bedroom 4
traditional village Grabels close to Montpellier
Grabels lively Saturday morning market with regional fresh produce
Long stretches of golden beaches  `La Grande Motte`
River swimming nearby at the `Pont du Diable`
`Le Grau du Roi` bustling fishing harbour, cafés, restaurants and beaches
Montpellier majestic `Arc de Triomphe` dating back to 1691
Montpellier `Place de la Comédie`
Early catches in Palavas-les Flots fresh from the sea - also nearest beaches
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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Montpellier, Herault, Occitanie

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SimonHosl...
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a fantastic house!”
Reviewed 7 December 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We were perfectly comfortable all week inside and out. Had brilliant meals out on the terrace and used the BBQ. Lovely fun times at the pool with space in the garden to relax and chill. We would love to come back.
So much space and quality equipment. You can tell it is a second home used regularly by the owners.

Recommendations: Canoeing at Pont du Diable (lovely pebbled beach with river swimming),
Beach at l`Espiguette - shallow water, HUGE sandy beach, fab café (have Tapas!!)
Zoo - free! in a pine forest
Aquarium - bargain for all for a more cloudy day.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Apr 2016
We are delighted you had such a good time in our villa. We were impressed with all the excursions you undertook and would be happy to have you come back any time. It`s very rewarding to have people like you so full of positive energy to stay!
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Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 10 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Liked best: Hard to say because the gardens and pool are marvelous. But the house itself, with its many spacious rooms, modern bathrooms, delightful and airy shuttered windows and doors, and multiple covered patios is a lovely place to just live in.
Liked least: Getting around on French roads! You must have a SatNav or use Google Maps. Despite our Michelin maps and a lot of research, we just couldn't have gotten around with the
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Apr 2016
We are very grateful for such a detailed and positive review. It reads almost like a fairytale. Your obvious happiness about your successful holiday makes it so worthwhile to keep on striving and maintain the high standard we have set ourselves for our guests. We would love to welcome you back any time!
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Nicky E
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
“Great and relaxing break”
Reviewed 19 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This villa is well equipped, clean and provides the perfect base from which to explore the local area or simply relax with family and laze by the pool.

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Liked best: The ability to dine both inside & outside
Liked least: Some of the beds were a little hard
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jan 2018
Hi Nicky,
we feel very pleased you chose our villa for your family holiday all the way from Cape Town! We are very glad you all enjoyed a relaxing holiday.
If ever you feel you want to explore more of this special corner of the South of France, I hope you will stay in our villa.
Kindest regards,
Christina and John
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AndyG6
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
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“Beautiful Villa and Garden – Highly Recommend”
Reviewed 10 December 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Stayed at the Villa des Cigales for a 7-night summer vacation. First impressions were excellent when we were met and shown round by the owners local and English representative – she was extremely helpful.

The villa itself is very well appointed, spacious, clean, all the fixtures and fittings were of high quality and in good order. Outside, the garden and pool areas were also very well maintained and attractive. The pool area was a real suntrap with plenty of sun loungers/cushions and sun umbrellas and the pool was in constant use. A little patio area with arbour by the back door provided a lovely shady spot during the heat of the day and the BBQ on the terrace was the focal point for family meals in the evening accompanied by plenty of local wine.

The Ping pong table in the garage/games room was a big hit with the children in the evenings.

The 20 photos on the trip advisor website give an accurate impression of the villa and local towns & attractions.

The Boulangerie and Butchers in the village of Grabels (both 5 mins away) are both excellent. The butchers was of note for preparing a variety of different dishes each day - ideal for organising easily evening meal. The Pizza shop opposite the butchers wasn’t bad either. If you need a supermarket there is a Casino and a large Carrefour within 6km. Less than 10 min by car.

I have had many villa vacations in France during the last 20 years and whilst I have enjoyed them all I would rate the Villa des Cigales in the top two. We had a great holiday here. The location I thought was excellent - in a quiet cul-de-sac in a relatively small village meant lots of peace and quiet, yet all the facilities and tourist attractions we wanted to see and do were easily accessable. I would certainly consider returning here in the future.

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Liked best: The Pool Area
Liked least: Having to put out the recycling and rubbish for the dustmen twice during the week
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Jan 2018
Hi Andy and family,
you were splendid guests so full of enthusiasm to explore everything on offer. We are delighted and feel honoured with your exceptional rating, making it extra special for us with your in-depth experience of France. We do hope you will come and stay in our villa again sometime soon.
Many thanks, Christina and John
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 for a stay in April 2017
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jan 2018
Chèr François,
ce fut un plaisir d'avoir pu vous accueillir ainsi que vos amis pour 'un tour de tennis spécial' à Montpellier.
Nous serons ravis si vous reviendrez bientôt un jour et passez des vacances dans notre villa.
Meilleures salutations,
Christina et John
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