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Seaside villa on French Mediterranean Self drive or fly to the sunshine Sleeps 6

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Sep-2016
Villa in St Pierre sur Mer, Aude, Languedoc Roussillon, France - Peaceful Location With Panoramic Views Of The Mediterranean And Pyrenees

No need for a swimming pool here! Our villa is located in a calm quarter overlooking a stunning panoramic view of the Mediterranean and Pyrenees. It is just a short stroll (600 metres) from the safe sandy beaches of St Pierre la Mer and Narbonne Plage; both of which have lifeguards in season. It is situated on the French Mediterranean coast, some 50 miles from the Spanish border. BBQ and relax with a bottle of local wine in the garden as you watch the sail boats drift by. Within easy reach of several budget airlines or driveable. All utilities and bed linen included.

THE ACCOMODATION

Bedrooms:

Bedroom 1 (en-suite) with double bed and private balcony.

Bedroom 2 with twin beds.

Bedroom 3 (ground floor) with double bed.

Bathrooms:

En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and wash basin.

Family bathroom with shower, wc and wash basin.

Downstairs cloakroom with wc and hand basin.

Kitchen:

Fully fitted American Kitchen with four plate hob and extractor fan, electric oven, fridge freezer, microwave, electric kettle and choice of coffee machines.

Utility Room:

Washing machine. Dishwasher. Iron and ironing board. Foldable clothes line. Vacuum cleaner.

Living Rooms:

Living/dining room with doors opening on to rear covered terrace suitable for outside dining. Sofa and armchairs. Coffee table. Dining table and chairs. Satellite TV/DVD/Stereo. Electric heating. Wood burning fire and fireplace (not for use in summer).

Notes on accommodation:

Fold up single bed and travel cot available Ceiling fans throughout. Electric heating throughout. Private parking.

CLEANING/TOWELS/LINEN

Bed linen, tea towels, washing up liquid, toilet cleaner are all provided and beds made on arrival. Towels can be provided on request at a modest extra charge.

AMENITIES/FACILITIES PROVIDED

hob/stove, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, iron/ironing board, UK satellite TV, Wifi, travel cot or folding bed, and barbecue.

OUTSIDE

Terrace with table and chairs for outside dining, sun loungers and parasol. Rear garden with a magnificent view. Garden furniture and a barbecue. Please note that the end of the garden falls away steeply with many sharp cactus plants growing on the slope, requiring children to be supervised.

Front garden suitable for off road parking.

COAST/BEACH

Only 600 metres from the safe sandy beaches of St Pierre and Narbonne Plage (both of which have lifeguards in season). Plus mile after mile of fine sandy beaches (some naturist) along the coast.

DISTANCES

About half a mile from the heart of St Pierre sur Mer and about one mile from Narbonne Plage. The nearest large cities are Narbonne and Beziers. Both are about 14 miles and steeped in history.

FURTHER DETAILS

Two smallish supermarkets in St Pierre are open 7 days a week in season. Hypermarkets at Narbonne but they do not open on Sunday. St Pierre is a well kept secret by the French. In addition to being a beach resort, it is also a great location for sporting activities. There is a traditional daily market and a wide selection of waterside restaurants, bars and cafes. There is a fairground and disco(s) in the town and free evening entertainments are provided by both St Pierre and Narbonne Plage. Numerous local vineyards offer the ever popular wine tasting.

OUT AND ABOUT

St Pierre is a great location for sporting activities with superb wind/kite surfing, tennis, horse-riding, mountain biking or walking in the Massif de la Clape (a beautiful natural park with rare orchids and exotic birdlife) in the immediate vicinity. There is a traditional daily market and a wide selection of waterside restaurants, bars and cafes.

Activities close by include: Adventure Sports: Beach, Biking, Childrens Playground, Fishing, Hiking, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Restaurant, Sailing, Shopping, Skiing, Tennis, Water Sports and Rental, Zoo/Wildlife Park

Fairground in season. Free open air evening entertainment provided by the municipalities in season. Aqua Park. Disco.

This is historic Languedoc, the land of the Cathars and the Albigensian crusade. Picturesque fortress castles (Queribus and Peyrepertuse are particularly impressive) can provide an enjoyable diversion from the sunshine beach and sea holiday. The fortified village of Minerve, the heart of the Minervois wine region is well worth a visit.

Carcasonne is a splendid restored medieval city; hence it is popular with tourists. Montpellier, the birth place of Western medicine, is a beautiful city and has a medical museum.

Spain is about an hour away by car and just over the border Figeures, home of Salvador Dali, has a museum dedicated to him.

GETTING THERE

Driveable! It has the great advantage that you can self drive to avoid the ash clouds and strikes if you wish. It is only 580 miles (mostly motorway) - which we do in two easy five hour drives. We now overnight at one of the many reasonably priced motels at Bourges, but when we were young we used to rest up in the car! If you are at all daunted by the thought of driving in France, we have 30 years experience and are available for advice and route planning.

If you are flying, the nearest airports are Beziers 25 miles. Carcassone, Perpignan and Montpellier are all 40/50 miles. Some of our guests have had good deals using Toulouse, Nimes and Girona (100 miles driving but mostly motorway).

The nearest train station is Narbonne and there is a regular bus service.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are retired and spend the summers here with our families and grandchildren.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We have all enjoyed a wonderful time in Villa Medsun. You have a really lovely house here and so well equipped - we have wanted for nothing! Deirdre, Richard, Sam, Kizzy and Katharine



'Just to say thanks very much for our lovely two week stay in your St Pierre house. We've enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and just loved the sun!' Jenny and Derek



'Thank you so much for renting your house to us. We have had two fantastic weeks here in St Pierre and the wonderful surroundings. Frederik, Phillip, Mikal and Anette



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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful Villa St Pierre

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year that we have visited St Pierre and stayed at Marian & John's lovely villa. The villa is located a short walk from the beach & town centre where there are many good restaurants to choose from. The villa is very well equipped with every amenity (washing machine, dishwasher etc). It has wonderful sea views and secluded patio/garden. We have always found it to be This is the third year that we have visited St Pierre and stayed at Marion & John's lovely villa. The villa is located a short walk from the beach & town centre where there are many good restaurants to choose from. The villa is very well equipped with every amenity (washing machine, dishwasher etc). It has wonderful sea views and secluded patio/garden. We have always found it to be spotlessly clean & very comfortable - "home from home" - including English TV programmes. From our first visit in 2013 we have been made very welcome by Marian & John who were always available if needed, and hopefully we will visit again in 2016. We would thoroughly recommend this villa.

This is the third year that we have visited St Pierre and stayed at Marion & John's lovely villa. The villa is located a short walk from the beach & town centre where there are many good restaurants to choose from. The villa is very well equipped with every amenity (washing machine, dishwasher etc). It has wonderful sea views and secluded patio/garden. We have always found it to be spotlessly clean & very comfortable - "home from home" - including English TV programmes. From our first visit in 2013 we have been made very welcome by Marion & John who were always available if needed, and hopefully we will visit again in 2016. We would thoroughly recommend this villa.

spotlessly clean & very comfortable - "home from home" - including English TV programmes. From our first visit in 2013 we have been made very welcome by Marion & John who were always available if needed, and hopefully we will visit again in 2016. We would thoroughly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Accommodation & Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to the area and our accommodation was all we were hoping, the location was excellent, the property was very clean & well equipped & had everything we needed for a very comfortable holiday. We received excellent customer service over and above what we have experienced in the past. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Location

From the Owner

We fell in love with this region in the 1980s during our annual summer holidays with the children. This was before budget airlines and it had the great advantage that it was driveable!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beziers at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : 600 at 600 Metres Nearest Ferry : Le Havre/Calais at 580 Miles Nearest Train : Narbonne at 14 Miles Nearest Motorway : Narbonne at 14 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Many at 600 Metres Nearest Ski : Font Romeu at 95 Miles Nearest Beach : St Pierre sur Mer / Narbonne Plage at 600 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Only 600 metres from the safe sandy beaches of St Pierre and Narbonne Plage both of which have lifeguards in seaon. Plus mile after mile of fine sandy beaches (some naturist) along the coast.

Travel:

Driveable! Drive to the Med to avoid the ash clouds and the strikes! Only 580 miles from Le Havre which we do in two easy stages. Flying? Easy reach of several budget airlines. Beziers is the nearest airport (25 miles), Carcassone and Perpignan (40 miles), and Montpellier (60 miles) variously served by British Airways, Buzz, Ryan Air and Flybe. Toulouse and Girona airports are also a possibility and although they involve more driving (100 miles motorway) some of our guests have had good deals.

Distances:

About half a mile from the heart of St Pierre sur Mer and about one mile from Narbonne Plage.

The nearest large cities are Narbonne (with main rail station) and Beziers. Both are about 14 miles and steeped in history.

Further Details:

2 smallish supermarkets in St Pierre are open 7 days a week in season. Hypermarkets at Narbonne and Gruissan. St Pierre is a well kept secret by the French, in addition to being a beach resort, it is also a great location for sporting activities. There is superb windsurfing/kite surfing, tennis, horse-riding, mountain biking or walking in the Massif de la Clape (a beautiful natural park with rare orchids and exotic birdlife) in the immediate vicinity. There is a traditional daily market and a wide selection of waterside restaurants, bars and cafes. There is a fairground (in season) and disco(s) in the town. Free open air evening entertainment is provided by both St Pierre and Narbonne Plage. Numerous local vineyards offer the ever popular wine tasting.

Out and About, this is historic Languedoc, the land of the Cathars and the Albigensian crusade. Picturesque fortress castles (Queribus and Peyrepertuse are particularly impressive) can provide an enjoyable diversion from the sunshine beach and sea holiday. The fortified village of Minerve, the heart of the Minervois wine region is well worth a visit.

Carcasonne is a splendid restored medieval city; hence it is popular with tourists.

Montpellier, the birth place of Western medicine, is a beautiful city and has a medical museum. Spain is about an hour away by car and just over the border Figeures, home of Salvador Dali, has a museum dedicated to him.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
18 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Middle Season
29 Apr 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
HighSeason
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Middle
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Low
9 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Two week booking offer in high season, 10% off normal price for two week bookings.

A provisional booking can be made by e-mail or by phone and a booking form will be sent to you. A deposit of 30% of the cost of each week booked is required at the time of booking. The balance of the rent, plus a returnable deposit of £150 against extra cleaning and/or breakages, being due not less than two calendar months before the commencement of the holiday. On receipt of the completed booking form and deposit, the booking will be confirmed.

Changeover Day:
Our dates are flexible to take advantage of low cost flights etc. Also, arrival and departure times can be flexible (by arrangement) to suit our guests.


Notes on prices:
Price includes all utilities, bed linen (beds made for your arrival) tea towels and a 'Welcome' pack (tea coffe wine etc.)

An end of stay cleaning charge of £30 is payable. This may be deducted from your return of deposit if preferred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

With an average daily sunshine of over 10 hours per day during June, July and August, the property has a magnificent view of the Mediterranean. It is in a quiet location and is within easy walking distance of the small town with it's sandy beaches, restaurants, bars.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 3 - Toilet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and wash basin. Family bathroom with shower, wc and wash basin. Downstairs cloakroom with wc and hand basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 plus a cot (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1(en-suite)with double bed and private balcony. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 (ground floor) with double bed.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: A travel cot is available. We provide a 'welcome pack' to get you in (tea, coffee, milk, wine etc.). Ceiling fans throughout. Electric heating throughout. Private parking. Non smokers preferred, strictly no smoking inside. Regret no pets. Outside: Terrace with table and chairs for outside dining, sun loungers and parasol. Rear garden with a magnificent view of Mediterranean and Pyrenees. Garden furniture and a barbecue. Please note that the end of the garden falls away steeply with many sharp cactus plants growing on the slope, requiring children to be supervised. Front garden suitable for off road parking. Utility Room: Washing machine. Dishwasher. Iron and ironing board. Collapsible clothes line. Vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, tea towels, washing up liquid, toilet cleaner are all provided. Beds made on arrival. Towels provded at a modest extra charge. An end of stay cleaning charge of £30 is payable (can be deducted from the returnable security deposit if preferred).

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