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Historic Village House 5 Minutes from the Beach



Updated: 22-Nov-2016
House 5 mins from Sea in Portiragnes, Nr. Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Peaceful Location Near Centre of Village May to September Temperatures 25C to 35C

This charming traditional 3 storey village house , makes a wonderful base for that peaceful chillout or romantic holiday away from the hustle and bustle. The wonderful blue flag Beach only 5 mins by car. The house is located adjacent to small quiet square with typical French atmosphere in the heart of the historic village. No passing traffic other than access to residents. The good location enables visitors who choose not to bring a car to easily get out and about using public transport or a brisk 30 minute walk to beach.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in the Sussex countryside and so enjoy the attraction of a small French Village by the Sea, we have worked hard to create a cosy little house and turned it into a home from home rather than just a holiday bolt hole.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Opened the door on arrival & thought 'ce'st magnifique'-we came for time to re charge the batteries - been the ideal place-very friendly village-area so good for walking which we loved sometimes used the local buses to get back! - Weather been lovely and warm up to 26 deg-even managed an invigorating 2 mins in sea-not bad for the time of year-little house just what the doctor ordered hope to return in the future.' - Graham and Carol

Thank you for introducing us to your wonderful petit maison - fantastic location + is a fantastic gateway to an array of great places to visit.

Bob & Gennie

What a fantastic find -the house the village the Mediterranean. A real treat. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house.

Char, Glen & Beck

We would both like to thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful little house , what a lovely village to base yourselves in , we had a great time thank you

sue and julian cox Easter 2014
Jun 2016
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


cute and small

  • 3 of 5

well equipped property. Lovely quite area. Poor bus service really need a car to get around. Walk to beach will take around 50 minutes. Bit annoyed neighbour new the code to key entry system. Very pleasant stay, no issues with house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderful location, and very friendly village!

  • 4 of 5

The house was smaller and what we thought, but got used it, and the steep stair case !! But homely! and YES WE HAD A LOVELY HOLIDAY THERE!, only complaint was the shutters on downstairs window, did not open as seen in photos its open, and made the kitchen dark!

And would go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stairs do take a bit of getting used too, all part of the character of these 300 year old village houses. Downstairs kitchen shutters do open fully as per the photo, they fold out and then back onto themselves, giving full light and sunshine ! Will leave a note on the shutters to this affect.
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Pretty holiday house in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in your charming house. A comfortable well equipped home in a pretty village. Beautiful cycle rides along the Canal du Midi, long relaxing days on the beach, browsing in the markets.,, wonderful ...everything is so close at hand A perfect place to stay we will certainly be returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, your comments are most welcome. Kind Regards Judi Fordom
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From the Owner

We bought our little corner of France in 2005, having visited Carcassonne for a long weekend - fell in love with our village located on the Canal Midi -the area with its beautiful vineyards and long white sandy beaches - had it all for us ! Hope you will love it as much as we do !

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beziers Agde at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Portiragnes Plage at 3 Kilometres Car: not necessary


The Village Plage - blue flag beach approx 3km away offering miles and miles of lovely sandy Mediterranean beaches backed by sand dunes, suitable for children. There are various shops and regular street markets throughout the year. A good selection of bars and restaurants can also be found.


Airports. Beziers Montpellier Carcassonne Toulouse Perpignan.

Airlines incl. Easyjet, Ryanair, BA and Flybe.

By road: The village is easily reached by the motorway network.


The closest town is Beziers 10 mins drive, a lovely old cathedral town with excellent shopping, other towns of interest are Carcassonne world heritage site 50 mins, Narbonne, Adge and Sete with its many waterways and lovely waterside restaurants all closeby. Spanish border and Pyrenees are approx 2 hrs drive away.

Further Details:

The village centre has shops, small supermarket, two bars and restaurants as well as wine caves only a few steps away. The historic Canal du Midi made famous by Rick Stein's BBC programme French Odyssey flows by the village before heading for the sea. The Region: said to be the sunniest in the whole of France and benefits from a Mediterranean microclimate. Vineyards surround the village and tasting the local produce is recommended. The whole area is wonderful for walking, with the languedoc nature reserve close by. A short drive will take you to wonderful gorge walks and canoeing for the more adventurous. Nightlife can be found just along the coast at Valras and Cap d Agde Marina 20 mins drive, Sete with its many water ways - Venice of the south 40 mins. Local activities include tennis courts at the village sports ground walking and cycling along the canal either to the beach or into Beziers (bike hire at the plage) or just relax by the canal. Horse riding, water sking, swimming, walking. You can hire boats on the beach. There is also a sailing school. Bicycles and canal boats for hire locally. The village of Serignan is nearby, see the famous book market. There are various local activities throughout the year, especially on Bastille Day, 14th July. The Saturday market in Pezenas is well worth a visit-go early!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low to Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid to Low
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Changeover Day:
Saturday - Check in 4pm. Check out 10am on departure day (Saturday). can be flexable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Great location to explore Vllage has all the amentities you require including 3 Bars 3 Restaurants 1 Supermarket 3 Bakers 1 Butcher

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1st floor bathroom, shower, sink and wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 2 Sofa bed/Futon, The 2 beds are sofa chairs.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Lovely cosy bedroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) 1 double & 2 single sofabeds Notes on bedrooms: First floor accommodation has the master bedroom, second floor you will find the lounge/second bedroom with window giving views over the rooftops. The lounge has two single sofa beds.


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Children accepted must be 5 years or more.. Outside: House opens onto small village square. Cleaning / Towels / Linen included - Electric, Gas and cleaning included in rental price.

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