House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This Newly built traditional style south facing villa is on an automatic electric gated cul de sac to provide security and privacy. The 14 m mooring means that if you wish to hire a boat during your stay you have ample space to berth. The property includes a 3 double bedrooms to first floor and large lounge 6m x 6m with twin a/c units serving blown hot or cold air to each floor. Leather sofas armchairs and Satellite TV/DVD complete the living area whilst the designer kitchen and American fridge freezer will supply cubed and crushed ice as well as chilled water. There is also a drinks fridge for your tinnies in the cloakroom.
Why not dine al fresco in the garden which is timber decked with wicker sofas and chairs all wityhh loose cushions supplied.
Use the professional Webber 4 burner BBQ and rotisserie but ensure thatr you are not going to run out mid bbq as we do not supply the gaz.
Sample the grapes when in season from the vines growing in the garden.
A child proof locking gate allows access to marina and your mooring. Fishing,cycling,boat hire,horse riding, jet skiing, water skiing,wakeboarding,windsurfing paragliding are all available within 10 minutes of the property.
EXCEPTIONNALLY GOOD RESTAURANTS ABOUND IN THE TOWN WHICH IS A STEADY 15 MINUTE WALK or 5 minute bike ride.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Groi du Roi 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Montpellier 18 km, Nearest railway: Aigues Mortes 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The lounge is furnished with two leather sofas,1 leather armchair, 2 wicker armchairs,glass extending dining table which seats 8 comfrortably. Marble coffee and side table. An extending glass topped table will seat 8 comfortably.
All bedrooms have large 2 door sliding robes to full height and all have independent heating / cooling controls. All bedrooms have a balcony. The Master bedroom has ensuite shower and sink whilst the house bathroom has bath with shower/shower curtain over and twin sinks.Separate toilet facilities available on both floors.
Both kitchen and patio area have LED mood lights.
The patio also various planters and vines to give a colourful look to alfresco dining.
|Further details outdoors||
Large patio/dining area with lounger, 2 sofas seating for 8 people at the patio table shaded by the parasol when required. Easy access to Marina via a childproof gate.
Twin sink outside for cleaning/preparing fish/molluscs etc
Walk to nearest supermarket - Lidl and Pizza Restaurant/snack bar. 15 minute walk to town.
2 full size canoes, 6 bikes (2 with child seats and shopping baskets)and 2 children's bikes are included in the rental. Bike locks and flotation aids and paddles are also included.
Balcony has marina views from bedrooms 2 and 3 with lemon and lime trees. Parking is on the road opposite the garage.
English speaking representatives(fluent French) are on hand to ensure you enjoy your stay. 2 canoes/flotation aids, 2 children' s bikes and 4 adult bikes are provided free of charge. Restaurants, supermarket and bars within walking distance. It makes things easier if you hire a car if you haven't driven to Kyrenia eg for exchanging gas bottles or visiting the towns in the surrounding area.
The town has a market wednesday and Sunday mornings and there is a bric a brac market saturday mornings in high season.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The Camargue Regional Park One of the many Unesco world heritage sites in Provence, the Camargue is a huge area (about 350,000 acres) of wetlands, pastures and salt flats formed by the delta of the Rhône river. The region has a unique ecological balance and is home to many pink flamingoes. In the grassy pastures you will find sheep and small white horses grazing, these are ridden in the area by "gardians" a traditional part of the local community. For more information visit the official website (french only) of the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue.
This region boasts sunshine 280 to 300 days of the year and is famously known as the Camargue with the white horses ,black bulls and cowboys. Steeped in history with Roman amphitheatres at Nimes and Arles and Pont Du Gard aquaduct are all well worth visiting. Further still are the Ardeche Gorges.Most towns have bullrings famous for bull fights(bulls don't get hurt) and running of the bulls through the towns at festive events is a regular occurence.
Boat rides down the canal to see the local wildlife including bulls,flamingoes and the Camargue horses. Visit the national park etanges to witness local wildlife.
Location: Situated by Port-Camargue facing La Grande-Motte, to the east of Montpellier is Grau du Roi.
A pleasant sea side resort with good sand and safe clean water. The resort faces the more modern La Grande-Motte across the Golfe d’Aigues-Mortes and the beaches are usually reasonably quiet.
Our recommendations: We would suggest that you leave the beach mid afternoon and drive inland for a walk around the walls at Aigues-Mortes followed by dinner in one of the open air restaurants there.
For the children: Visit the Seaquarium between Le Grau-du-Roi and Port-Camargue. Children's fun fair and swim park also at Groi Du Roi.(10 minute drive or 25 minute cycle ride
Adult fun fair in season from 20.30pm at Groi du Roi.
Offshore fishing trips Grau du Roi.
Robert Trent Jones designed golf course within 10km - 3 courses to choose from at La Grande Motte
Our beaches are the finest in Languedoc. Miles of regularly cleaned fine sand. Lifeguards in attendance, on-site amenities. Gently-sloping for the comfort of parents and safety of children.
La Grande Motte is awarded a “European Blue Flag” every year for the quality of its water on swimming beaches and in the marina. The award is given by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe, under the aegis of the Ministry for the Environment.
Lifeguards are in attendance on swimming beaches. The emergency stations are manned by qualified CRS lifeguards
who monitor an area 300 metres out to sea and 100 metres wide.
The recommended area is offshore from the Sailing School in the Water Sports Centre.
Jetskis are only permitted outside the 300-metre swimming area.
They can be put in or taken out the water on the ramp west of the marina.
Dogs are Man's best friends so we have set aside a beach just for them, at Le Grand Travers.
Dog owners are kindly requested to show respect for other people by using this beach only if accompanied by their dogs.
12 showers have been installed on the beaches (5 on the Eastern and Central beaches and 7 on the Western - Motte du Couchant beach).
With their unusual settings, trendy furniture, all the ambiance of a lounge room, a truly relaxed atmosphere
and private functions with famous DJ's, the private beaches in La Grande Motte are now well-known throughout
France for their quality of service and the sense of being somewhere quite different that they offer.
rental of recliners and deckchairs, restaurants, brunch etc.
14 well-equipped beaches with all mod. cons. at the water's edge.
Aigues Mortes was built in the 13 century by King Louis and prospered as a coastal trading port for many years. One of it's main exports was and still is salt and the factory just outside the town is well worth a visit. Located next door to the factory is the Listel Vineyard.
Salt Train near Aigues Mortes
To the east of the D979 between Aigues-Mortes and Le Grau du Roi. It is clearly signposted to ‘Salins’ and ‘Listel’. Tel No:- 0(4) 66 73 40 24. Website: www.labaleine.com.
As a guideline costs are approximately €7 for adults and €5 for children aged 4-13.
Tours of the salt pans and a part of the Camargue. There are 2 short tours available by either bus (1½ hours) or a land train (1¼ hours) or alternatively a longer tour lasting 2¼ hours. These all include a tour of the salt pans, the salt museum, a video and a visit to the shop, with the longer bus tour offering further insight into the flora and fauna of the Camargue.
There are set times for the tours – 5 a day for the shorter tours (2 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon). The ‘petit-train’ is the more popular option and gets booked up first so early booking is recommended. Either turn up early or if in the area pop in and pre-book for later in the day. The shorter tours are best to keep the children's attention and the train definitely wins hands down over the bus, which could get very hot.
This is a splendid walled town on the edge of salt marshes in the Camargue. You can make a complete circular walk of over 1.5km around the town walls (open 9.30 - 7PM in the summer). We recommend that you allow at least 1 hour for the walk, after which you should not miss the chance to browse in the tourist shops in the narrow streets of the old town. Also you should plan to have a snack or a meal in one of the many restaurants in the Place St-Louis (see right) – this is not haut cuisine but the environment is outstanding and the chances are that one of the local entertainers will pass by while you are eating.
For a lovely day out you can start at the nearby beach at Le Grau-du-Roi, then mid afternoon move to Aigues-Mortes for a tour of the town walls and some shopping, finishing off the day with an evening in one of the many street cafés.
Exclusive : The most comprehensive and various cruise on the canal, commented by a local man.
Crossing of the port along the city wall, close to the salt company “Les Salins du Midi", discover the fishing harbour of Le Grau du Roi and the flora and fauna of Camargue through the locks of the Vidourle River, the big reed bed, the Tour Carbonnière, the Bourgidou Canal and its locks in the middle of ancient barges.