Large House in Portiragnes, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Heart of Ancient 'Protected' Village,10 Mins to Beach
Situated in the heart of an ancient listed village, a recently renovated large house. Original tiled floors and exposed beams. Canal du Midi a short stroll. Extensive 'Blue Flag' beaches 10 mins by car. Short drive to the Languedoc Nature Reserve and to many beautiful ancient villages, gorges, underground caverns and places to explore. Small supermarket and shops with restaurants and bars in the village.
About the Owner
I live on the borders of Surrey/Sussex near Gatwick which means I can get to my house quickly. I work in soft furnishings and am self-employed which gives me a degree of flexibility to get away regularly and escape to my 'other home'! I am lucky enough to be able to live my dream of a house in France. I have wonderful French neighbours and friends in the village which I much prefer to a holiday complex. It is so easy to get to so many beautiful and interesting places from there. The beaches are wonderful and extensive and most of all 'Blue Flag' quality. Facilities in the village are very good as well as a selection of restaurants yet there are huge hypermarkets/supermarkets nearby. Lots of activities in the village and at the beaches in the summer - many of which are free.
Guestbook comments from the owner
'Excellent accommodation, interesting village and lovely area.' Mr and Mrs Green, Weybridge. May 08.
'Wonderful and interesting area, lots of interest, fascinating village.' Mr. and Mrs Sweeney, Stroud. Glos. April 08.
One of the best holidays, excellent accommodation: Mr. B. Brady, Guildford 09.
From the Owner
“I already knew the region and chose the ancient village of Portiragnes. It is so well located for access to many different places. The Blue Star beaches which are safe for children are a short drive away with many activities such as wind surfing and sailing. Book a horse ride along the beach. The Canal du Midi is a short stroll away - hire a boat for day or book Sunday lunch on a boat and watch the world drift by. Aqualand at Agde and Europark at Vias for the children. Inland to spa towns, magnificent gorges for picnics, underground grottos - and many more. Or just sit with a glass of wine and watch the world go by!”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
National Languedoc National Park nearby and nature reserve adjacent to Canal du Midi. Several golf courses within a 20 minutes drive. Several equestrian facilities for horse riding. Canal du Midi a short walk away to rent boats. Bike rental at Portiragnes Plages. Windsurfing and dinghy hire at beach.
'Blue' flag beaches 2km by car - Portiragnes Plages Est and Ouest. Many other beaches within the area. 30 minutes walk along Canal du Midi - beach continues through to Agde and Cap d'Agde and as far as the eye can see. Valras plage particularly suitable for children as very shallow.
Beziers (from Bristol) 10 mins by car. Montpelier - 40 mins. by car. Perpignan - 40 min. by car. Carcassonne - 1 hour. by car. Nimes 1hr 20mins. by car. Toulouse 1.5 hour by car. GV from Paris to Montpelier, main line station at Beziers, main line bus station at Beziers - 15 mins away. Car use is recommended - hourly bus service from village to beaches and Beziers.
Canal du Midi - 10 minute stroll. Beziers - nearest town, 15 mins by bus from village or car. Agde/Cap d'Agde - 30 mins by car. Aqualand, Agde - 30 mins. by car. Europark, Vias - 20 mins. by car. Pezenas - 30 mins by car. Narbonne - 30 mins by car. Lamalou les Bains, spa town - 30 mins by car. Carcassonne walled city and fortress - 1 hour by car. Grotte de Clamouse - 1 hour by car. Barcelona - 3 hours by car/train. Gorge du Verdun - near mountains - 1.5 hours by car. Aigues Morts - 45 mins.
Small supermarket in village, butcher, bakers, bars, paper shop, restaurants, ATM by Hotel de Ville, post office, hairdressers, several Caves (wine sellers), local fresh produce weekly market. Hypermarket - Geant - 10 mins by car - off route to A9. Banks - Villeneuve les Beziers (next village). Running of the bulls through village - middle of July. La Feria - 4 days of bullfighting at Beziers - middle of July. Monthly calender of activities/concerts/craft fairs published in village - many are free - July - September. Watersports, fishing, riding, cycling, golfing, boating, nature reserve. Saturday morning market - particularly flowers - in Pezenas. Sunday morning market in main street in village. Extensive shopping facilities in Beziers - 15 mins by car/bus. Theatre in Beziers - see local press for details. Salle Polyvante in village - many activities - see posters in village. Small archelogical museum in village. Football pitch, petanque area, library with computer and internet facilities.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
25% deposit at time of booking - non-refundable. Balance to be paid 8 weeks in advance. Full directions and information will be sent, by recorded delivery, 2 weeks before departure. Security deposit of £350 against breakages or damage, refundable on return.
Saturday - Check in 4pm. Check out 10am on departure day(Saturday).
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Winter lets available - prices on request.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The house is several hundred years old but needed total renovation. With it's high ceilings and large rooms, it is cool in summer yet warm in winter. Ideal for a family or just two people. It has the advantage of every modern facility within the house. A short walk to the shops within the village or a short drive to the nearest hypermarket. Parking is available opposite the house as well as nearby. A good choice of restaurants in the village and at the beach. In the summer, there are many activities - some free - both in the village and at the beach.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Bedroom 1: shower and basin en-suite. Main bedroom with black marble floor, vanity unit in black marble, large corner shower, heated towel rail, WC. Separate WC. Downstairs toilet.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with en-suite shower and basin with double white iron bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, original tiled floor. Bedroom 2 with black/brass double bed, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 has twin beds, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Electric central heating for winter. Excellent size for families, groups of friends or couples. Outside: Small village square. Outdoor space by side of house together with table and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and board. WC and basin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels included, NOT beach towels. Cleaning before occupancy is included. Any additional cleaning required can be provided at extra cost. Electricity and water costs included - these are metered. Other: Dining area has original Victorian church pews making a corner unit with table and total of 8 chairs en-suite with the kitchen with original marbled floor tiles. Double doors to outside.