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Chic and spacious, classic French living; an hour from five budget airports!

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Best of everything - chic getaway in charming French village, mins from Med!

Welcome to L'Oasis in Lespignan! This house has to be seen to be believed. It sleeps up to 9 adults in four bedrooms (+ one foldaway bed and baby cot), and is in the heart of lovely, traditional Languedoc village, 100m from restaurants and shops, just 10 minutes from closest beach. Peaceful but near the action. Just 15 mins from Beziers Airport (new Ryanair route!) and others Ryanair airports Montpellier, Carcassonne, and Perpignan. Minutes fro main autoroute. Before the highly original conversion, local winemakers deposited their grapes and stored wine here. One of the wine vats ('cuves') has been opened to make a large and spacious bathroom. The courtyard hosts a Mediterranean garden with private swimming pool, aBBQ and dining area. The interior is fascinating. On three levels, original beams and stone sinks lie in situ with bleached and stained floorboards, paint-washed walls in Mediterranean colours, further flagstone and terracotta floors with glass-blocks in both walls and ceiling. Free wifi. Great for groups!

L'Oasis: An oasis of calm : L'Oasis is a self-catering haven of calm, boasting rustic French Provencial charm, airy spaces and high wooden rafters. Its stone design keeps it remarkably cool in summer, especially in the lower bedrooms. It sleeps ten adults in four bedrooms, with regular beds for nine and one foldaway bed, which can be put in any bedroom. There is also a baby cot. Amazing open-beam design, with a wide open-plan lounge opening up to cosy, romantic private pool and courtyard. In the heart of a lively French village, just 10 mins from white sand beaches. Three Ryanair airports within one hour. Great place for family vacation, or for a reunion with friends!

Courtyard and top level: Private, off-road parking in driveway. Private courtyard with swimming pool and solar cover, wooden deck, BBQ and seating area with large table, chairs, and two wooden sunloungers. Mediterranean plants. Safety barrier (complying with govt regulations) for pool.

Entrance through courtyard. Coffee nook, sunny sitting area with mosaic table and cushioned seating with view to pool. Above, large open-plan living / dining room with painted floorboards and illuminated glass panels, original beams. Big table seating 8-10. Lounge/library area with sofa/armchairs, TV with UK satellite. DVD player with MP3. Wood-burning stove, which can be closed or opened up as cosy fireplace.

Door to 'Coup de Coeur' alcove, airy, lavender-tinted bedroom with open beams, white-washed floors, double bed and table.

Small bathroom with rustic wooden decor. Tub/shower and sink.

Kitchen overlooking pool with dishwasher, hob, gas stove, microwave, fridge/freezer, Provencial buffet, wooden worktops. Senseo coffeemaker.

Lower level, bedrooms and main bathroom: Lower level, where most bedrooms are, has separate entrance from exterior (road level). Other (courtyard) entrance is accessible by ramp... courtyard rough gravel but wheelchair accessible.

Stairwell a bit steep, but carpeted and with safety rail on one side, and decoratively gated on other. Baby gate at top of stairs.

From lounge, steps down to:

Fuchsia Rhapsody room: Two singles with original stone sink (cot stored here)

Ocean Breeze room: One bunk bed (sleeping two) and an extra single. This room sleeps three comfortably.

Balinese Boudoir: Double bed and resort-style bed canopy

Bathroom: Large white French Provencial bathroom with large bath, two sinks, and water closet in separated area. Washer and tumble dryer.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Nicholson-Breen
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We’re already missing the warmth and the sunshine of the Languedoc! We had a lovely holiday, the children really enjoyed the pool - it was sometimes an effort to encourage them to leave the pool and go to the beach! The house, garden and pool were lovely

and we really enjoyed our stay, Thank you!
Aug 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lespignan in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Two sinks, toilet in parially closed off room.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Small shower attachment in bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Balinese Boudoir - 1 Large Double Bed , Cot can be in this, the master bedroom.
    Fuschia Rhapsody - 2 Single Bed , Cot/folding beds normally stored here. Great for girls.
    Ocean Breeze - 3 Single Bed , Very cool room with bunk bed. Great for boys.
    Coup de Coeur - 1 Double Bed , New bedroom off main level, off lounge.
  • With the addition of a new, self-enclosed bedroom off the lounge (Coup de Coeur alcove), a bunk bed in the Ocean Breeze room, and a foldaway bed in the Fuschia Rhapsody room, L'Oasis now comfortably sleeps 9 (foldaway and cot also available). Foldaway bed and cot can of course be put in any room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pool size is 5.5m long, 3.5m wide, with a maximum depth of 1.3m. There is no shallow end, Elderly guests welcome, though stairs are a bit steep, and with railing on one side. Many safety features have been added for children (two baby gates, plus barrier around pool but care should be used around steep stairwell.

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Chic and spacious, classic French living; an hour from five budget airports!
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 12 reviews
5

Everything I wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5

The listing was as advertised. It's rustic charm gives the feeling of more than a place for a holiday; a feeling of coming home. Sunny days under a palm tree by a lovely clean pool and an easy to operate barbecue. The owner was charming and even purchased extra outdoor chairs when we said there would be guests for a barbecue. She is certainly someone willing to go the extra distance for her guests. The open plan kitchen/dining area is very convenient. With comfortable bedrooms on both floors there is plenty of privacy. The rustic feeling gives an idea of what the village might have been like a century ago, but with modern conveniences. It was altogether the happiest of times and I look forward to a return stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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4

Quirky property full of character

  • 4 of 5

When we arrived at the property the owner was there to greet us and give us a guided tour. She was friendly and helpful and was able to answer all our questions. The property itself met our expectations in terms of facilities. It is an unusual property, very rustic and full of character. The courtyard garden was lovely and our children spent hours in the little swimming pool. We enjoyed using the BBQ and there was plenty of room for all nine of us to sit and eat outside. There were a few minor issues which need to be sorted out: the kettle leaked, there was a hole on the staircase which needs fixing, fridge did not seem 100% efficient, the dishwasher was a bit temperamental and there were no hangers in the wardrobes. However this did not detract from our overall enjoyment and we would definitely rent this property again. The village of Lespignan is quiet and feels quite off the beaten track which we liked. There is a bakery, greengrocers, butchers, a Spar, a pizza shop and three restaurants within a few minutes walk. There is also a good supermarket and Mc Donalds 10 mins drive away. There were lots of lovely beaches and plenty of places of interest to visit within an hours drive including the beautiful Canal du Midi, Carcassonne and Montpellier .

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 stayed in May 2016 and we LOVED it.

The villa is the perfect base from which to explore the area or for a relaxing break. It is full of character and wonderful features. Outside has a great area to make the most of the climate: to sit in the sun, dine, BBQ and has a lovely sized pool.

Indoors has lots of space and is very well equipped. Actually, if anything we would say that the pictures do not do it justice - it is best to see with your own eyes!

In addition to the property, the owner was absolutely lovely. She was so helpful and knowledgeable, we really thank her for allowing us to stay in her home. Thank you Jennifer! Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice house for up to ten persons

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice house for up to 10 persons. We were there for two weeks with our kids (14 and 16 years old) and several adult nieces and nephews. We came by car from Germany, but others used the airports in Toulouse (2 hours) and Béziers (with a flight for 23 € to Dusseldorf!) or the trainstation in Béziers (20 minutes) or Narbonne (30 minutes). The rooms were fine (bring warm pyjamas in the end of may for the downstairs rooms!). The upper bathroom is very small but fine for the two people sleeping upstairs. Only two WC´s for ten persons can cause a "traffic jam". The kitchen was well equipped with really everything you need. Maybe it would be helpful to know that the "coffee machine" is for Senseo pads (I brought plenty of coffee powder for filter coffee which is mostly used in Germany). The living room has plenty of space and a huge table for everyone. The pool has an adaequate size even for many youngsters playing in it (I am afraid the neighbours didn´t have as much fun as the kids in the pool...). Everything was clean and well-maintained. The only minus is the small outdoor area beside the pool with only two sunbed chairs and no place for any other outdoor activity except reading, sitting and talking. In the first week it was very windy and the parasol couldn´t be used when the wind was too strong. But in the second week with perfect sun and warmth there was always a bit of shade and a bit of sun for everyone who liked one or the other (very nice to have breakfast on a sunny table in the early morning).

For food you have the Spar close by and within 10 km Lidl and big French Supermarkets (where you get cheap fuel!). And a very nice boulangerie in walking distance.

We made nice trips to Carcassonne, the Kathare castles Quéribus and Peyrepertuse, Narbonne, Béziers, Montpellier, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Abbaye de Fontfroide and Sete. Dining in France is expensive, but we recommend an evening in Sete, where you can dine along the canal for 15 € for 3 courses - try the seafood, snails and frog´s legs!). Menus at noon are often cheaper.

Altogether it was a wonderful holiday in Languedoc!

The owner Jennifer awnsers e-mails really quickly and helps with any information you need - and she is really generous! I can recommend her house warmly to larger groups!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Late summer rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented L'Oasis for a late summer early autumn break and the weather was perfect for enjoying this part of France, namely the vineyards. The house was airy and had plenty of room for kids to run around. We particularly enjoyed the bar b q and pool area, it was very cosy.

Jennifer was extremely helpful and attentive to all our questions and requests, she is a mine of information and really made a difference to our stay.

Thank you and best wishes,

The Palmer family

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful French House

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house for the weekend to celebrate my partners 50th, There were 8 of us in the party all adults, we wanted a house with lots of french charm and we were not disapointed, this house oozes with charm, it is in a beautiful village with everything you need to make it a holiday to remember, we were all fighting to get to the village every morning to get our pastries and french bread for breakfast, there is plenty of room for 8 adults + it has everything you could need. plenty of room, with charming bedrooms. Jennifer was so helpful answered all our questions before we booked, and even sent a message while we were there to make sure we had everything we needed. she also recommended a lovely place to eat for our birthday meal nearby at Hostellerie du Chateau! which was very good food and a very reasonable price. We were very unfortunate to book the weekend that it rained, but that still did not stop some of us using the pool and with a large log burner to warm us up after was a treat. We hired a car a drove around the area and it is truely beautiful. If you want a slice of french charm than dont look for anywhere else this property offers it all. and made it a birthday weekend to remember. We are hoping to go back next year, there really was not a single dislike about the service or the property

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Beziers
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Beziers
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
A-9, main Barcelona-Montpellier route
Car: recommended

Easily accessible to two local seaside villages and beaches. 10 minutes' drive to lively Valras Plage, 15 minutes to quieter Serignan Plage, 25 mins to Narbonne Plage. Great beaches also at Fleury. All with great seaside restaurants.

Ten minutes from major motorway, which links directly to:

Beziers Airport, 15 miles

Montpellier Airport, 50 miles.

Perpignan Airport, 50 miles.

Carcassonne Airport, 53 miles.

Beziers train station 6.6 miles, Narbonne train station, 12 miles.

Beziers city centre, 6 miles.

Montpellier city centre, 49 miles.

Perpignan city centre, 52 miles.

All amenities are within 200m of the quiet and peaceful house; restaurants and cafés, supermarket and newsagent, and an excellent local wine outlet

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lespignan, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£882
for 5 nights
From
£176
£1,143
 
 
Summer peak
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,496
for 7 nights
£1,496
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£697
for 7 nights
£697
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £220.59
Pet Fee £44.12

Standard booking deposits and cancellation policy. Full terms and conditions available on request (stricter during high season). Normally 25% taken on booking, the balance due eight weeks before the start of the holiday. Linen charges are £10 (12 euros) per person. £200 security deposit taken with payment, returned within 15 business days.
Flexible change dates out of high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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