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Idyllic gite with pool set in gardens close to river and 5 mins walk to village

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Airy detached gite with king size bed and private garden area

Bright and airy gite with its own garden area. Space for sunbathing, eating al -fresco or relaxing on sunbeds in the shade of the mimosa and pomegranite trees. Or, alternatively, lounge on the sunny terracing beside the pool .

Dining furniture and lighting for those sultry evenings dining outdoors. Set only 200 metres from the river beach in the very beautiful village of Cessenon-sur-Orb- Well known and loved for miles around by locals and tourists alike for its beautiful setting on the banks of the river Orb. Ideal for swimming , sunbathing or relaxing under its shady bank of trees with a good book or a picnic.

Our gite has an open plan and airy living area with large comfortable armchairs with well equipped kitchen area with tiled floor throughout and modern decor. .Fitted with fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, combination oven/ microwave, hob, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, electric mixer and a good range of kitchenware and crockery .

Plenty of cupboard space if you like to cook and eat `at home`. An iron and ironing board for those creased up clothes you squeezed into your suitcase ! Free WIFI and TV (French reception) with HDMI/USB ports (Bring your HDMI cable to plug into the TV if you bring your laptop or tablet and like to watch your local TV station ). DVD player.

The bedroom has a king size bed, ceiling fan and plenty of storage. A shower room with large shower cubicle, vanity unit, toilet and heated towel rail. A hair dryer is also supplied.

Five minutes walk takes you over the river bridge to the beautiful medieval village with restaurants, 2 bars and numerous shops . A supermarket, butcher, 3 boulangeries, pharmacy, hairdressers, doctors, gift shop, tabac, etc . In fact all your holiday requirements are available in the village plus a small twice weekly market selling delicious fresh local produce.

The area is a delight for sightseeing being tucked into the foothills of the mountains and only 30 minutes drive to the coast with huge stretches of sandy beaches, water park and sports, diving, etc. A little further are the historic Greek and Roman ports of Sete and Meze. Cycling is a popular sport here and indeed an important training area for professional cyclists. The Tour de France usually passes very close by.

Walking and Rock climbing at Gorge d`Heric and it`s 100`s of bolted routes is only about 30 minutes drive through the mountains .

A haven for wildlife, including the `mouflon` (wild sheep),It`s a splendid gorge for either easy walking on the concrete path, scrambling up for the more adventurous or serious climbing.The crystal clear tumbling waters with pools are perfect for bathing.

The canal du midi is also close by with boat hire and trips available. Historic villages, Roman remains and museums abound - there truly is something for everyone in this very unspoilt and fascinating region . A day trip over the border to Spain and the Salvador Dali museum is also well within reach -as are the magical Cathar castles . The historic and fairytale fortress city of Carcassonne is only an hour or so away -famous for it`s setting in various block-buster films including Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves. Bastille Day (July 14th) history literally comes alight with it`s magnificent fireworks display on the battlements. We have our own magnificent Bastille Fete in Cessenon with big show band on the square and spectacular firework display from the riverbank. A lively weekend and ideal time to plan your holiday around.

To the east is the Pont du Gard- (Roman aquaduct) a Unesco world heritage site and well worth a visit-again during June to celebrate midsummer they hold on 2 weekends a `Spectacular` of laser show, music and fireworks where you may take a picnic to the river and enjoy an evening of magical entertainment .

The famous Millau bridge is worth a visit - with its visitors centre -and, it`s reputed, gives one the nearest experience to flying without leaving the ground !

Cirque de Navacelle and St Guillham les Desert are other very special places to visit.

Alternatively , just rest and relax around the village we now call home -- you won`t be disappointed .

Cessenon-sur-Orb, a `circulade` village with it`s maze of medieval streets , tower with magnificent views across the river to the mountains and wonderful walks has more than enough to keep you occupied .

More Details

Lynda Mary Lancaster-Wood
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Lynda Mary Lancaster-Wood

Simon and I arrived in France from rural North Yorshire in 2003 in our motor home in which we had been travelling for several months . We decided that as we had never had our `gap year ` in our youth now was a good time to take it ! Our three children were all settled with their own families in the UK . We sold our home and our business and set off on our adventure travelling in southern Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal and France). From our first visit with the immobilier (estate agent) we fell in love with Cessenon and it`s friendly people . We decided this was exactly where we wanted to live and bought our first old and restored property-formerly a bergerie ( place for the sheep) . We sold this house with it`s successful little gite in the medieval part of the village after 7 years. Then in 2011 we moved just across the river to acquire a bigger property with a larger outside space and possibility to have gites and a swimming pool. Simon is a qualified tree surgeon and landscape gardener with his own business in the UK from 1980 and continues his profession here in France while I take care of the gite side of things and the business administration. . Our family of 3 children, spouses and 5 grandchildren remain in the UK but love to visit whenever they can.

My varied working life , amongst published poetry, writing magazine articles and for resource books has been a catering business, a flower arranging business and a ladies and gents accessory shop.

Lynda Mary Lancaster-Wood purchased this bungalow in 2011

Why Lynda Mary Lancaster-Wood chose Cessenon-sur-Orb

When we decided to move from our previous property across the river we knew for sure we wanted to stay here in Cessenon. It`s a lively, working village that opens its doors, and its heart to tourism during the summer months.

Our only concern was that at this side of the river the properties are more modern in style. The up-side was that it offered more space and outdoor facilites. Our villa gave us the opportunity to create a characterful little gite, ideal for couples wanting a cosy getaway yet close to the lively goings on, ie music nights, fetes and events in the village, without having to drive .

We have now installed a swimming pool which will be shared by guests .

So, the conclusion :

Beautiful spring weather, bountiful summer sunshine and sultry evenings, Glorious autumns with amazing colour and the grape harvest and then crisp, sunny-short winters to recuperate ready for next year !

Add to that peace and tranquillity with the option of lively entertainment in the summer months and amazing history and sightseeing experiences. The very best of both worlds we think.

What makes this bungalow unique

Our proximity to the river and mountains yet only 30 minutes to the coast make Cessenon an ideal holiday location. The shady Mimosa and pomegranite trees in the gravelled garden along with a beautifully landscaped swimming pool area , the birdsong, frogs and cicadas, all this contributed to our falling in love with this little corner we call home . Add to that the lively village atmosphere only 5 minutes walk away and the possibility to stroll to the bar for coffee and croissants on sunny mornings or aperos on sultry summer evenings. To eat in the village or BBQ at home ? We love the choices available in such close proximity and it seems our guests feel just the same. Along with a wine Co-Operative and excellent local wines made by our chateaux and domaines what could be a better reason for choosing Cessenon-sur-Orb !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Cessenon-sur-Orb in Hérault

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • One bedroom with King size bed and ceiling fan . Wardrobe and drawer storage. Views onto garden
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are guided walks around domaines/chateaux which include meals and degustations( wine tasting) . After all this is one of the world`s largest wine regions producing very fine wines. Beautiful strolls and walks around the village vineyards and hills. Off road cycling routes for the more adventurous - guided if preferred by a local bicycle hire company in the village. Exciting canoe trips on the River Orb. And for the less energetic lots of fetes, galleries, the beautiful Jardin St Adrien and mediterranean garden at Roquebrun, Set beside the river, in the foothills of the mountains and only 30 minutes drive to the coast we firmly believe we have the best of both worlds here in in one of our regions pretty and oldest villages ---Cessenon-sur-Orb


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Idyllic gite with pool set in gardens close to river and 5 mins walk to village
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
Dunfermline, Scotland

Great gite and great location

  • 4 of 5

Spent a lovely week in this clean, comfortable (very comfortable bed) and well equipped gite. Lynda and Simon were very welcoming and gave us great advice and recommendations for the local area and further afield. Would recommend this gite and area without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our lovely region, gite and village of Cessenon-sur-Orb. I think most people agree there is something for everyone and if it's total relaxation then the garden and pool is a perfect way to wile away a few hours . Thank you for your review and hope to see you again one day.
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Lovely Gite in Cessenon-sur-Orb

  • 4 of 5

Nice people and comfortable Gite in the centre of lovely countryside. Good location with plenty to do.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway...

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, fabulous hosts, has everything you would need... great location and plenty to do close by. Just what we wanted! Thank you Lynda & Simon!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really clean, comfortable accommodation. Lynda and Simon really friendly and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend the property to anyone who enjoys calm and quiet.

Everything positive. Near to the village with everything you need within walking distance.

A beautiful area!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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the owners and the property are a delight well located for local village and river

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in this part of France and this Gite delivered on all fronts. It is well positioned and Simon and Lynda are absolutely delightful combining privacy with recommendations in the correct proportions.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing retreat

  • 4 of 5

Lynda and Simon were very welcoming and gave us some great suggestions of places to visit. The village is delightful, as is the surrounding countryside. We had a very relaxing two weeks in a beautiful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Beziers, Carcassonne, Montpellier, Nimes,
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Village , 5 minutes walk
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Beziers A9
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Village , choice of 3
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Valras 35 mins, River beach/swimming 200mtr
Car: recommended

Beautiful scenic region between mountains and 30 minutes drive from the coast. Canoe kayak rental base on the Orb river just outside the village . Magnificent scenic river trips for half day, full day or 2 days available . 20 /30 minutes drive to Beziers with shopping outlets, cinemas, 10 pin bowling etc

Gorge D`Heric -Climbers Paradise 30 minutes drive away. Many bolted routes . Fabulous gorge walk , ideal for picnics, swimming and climbing . Many beautiful easy strolls and mapped walks around the village vineyards. Wine tasting in Europe`s largest wine region. Water sports on the coast .Roman sites including villa with guided tours , museums and amazing medieval villages to explore . Minerve with its Cathar history and the Cathar castles to the south . The Canal-du-Midi with boats for hire .Water Park, safari park, zoo all within easy driving distance. Take a trip to the Salvador Dali museum (90 mins drive), well worth the effort and a nice day out over the border in Spain .


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Cessenon-sur-Orb, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.7

Our rates are exclusive of 100 euros damages deposit payable online and automatically reimbursed after departure and property check.
We advise that you take travel insurance as deposits are not reimbursed unless another booking can be taken to replace it. A stay tax (taxe de sejour) is payable per person per night -We include this tax in our price.
Also included is the general cleaning of the gite and supply of bed linen, towels and kitchen towels/cloths

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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