Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This traditional property has been beautifully renovated and modernised to offer superb accommodation in a charming, medieval village hidden deep among the Languedoc vineyards.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors :-
Entrance, with yellow Languedoc floor tiles
Separate bathroom with mosaic tiles, power shower, hand basin, washing machine and tumble dryer
Bedroom 1, double, overlooking promenade
Steps up to 1st Floor
Bedroom 2, large double with small balcony overlooking promenade. There is plenty of room to accommodate a baby in BBQ, lovely views over the promenade and boules terrain
Bedroom 3, two singles
Separate bathroom with mosaic tiles, WC, power shower bath and hand basin
Steps up to 2nd Floor
Open plan loft-style Living / Dining / Kitchen
Kitchen with gas hob, full combi-oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, twin sink, table and chairs
Living room with sofas, TV with British satellite channels (including all BBC channels), DVD player and selection of DVDs, CD player, wood-burning stove, sliding glass doors to terrace. Living room has exposed original roof beams.
This house has recently been extensively refurbished with new furniture, appliances, anti-allergy bedding and linen.
TV with British satellite channels (incl all BBC), DVD, stereo, dishwasher, combi-microwave/oven/grill, hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, tumbledryer, iron + board, fans in all rooms
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Further details outdoors||
Covered terrace (approx 12m²) with large table and chairs.
Lovely views over the promenade and boules terrain.
Parking is easy and free in the village. There are 3 parking spaces at one end of the Promenade (50m away) and 5/6 at the other (again, 50m). It is sometimes possible to park right opposite (20m away).
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The house is situated in the heart of the village in the old part of the medieval village of Puissalicon, on a wonderfully picturesque, tree-lined promenade. During the summer, the promenade brings out the locals to sit and watch the gentle games of boules unfold in the Languedoc sunshine.
Only a minutes walk to the bakery, grocery store and newsagent. The village also has a great wine outlet.
A pizza van visits regularly.
There is a small, old-local's bar which is frequented by the older men in the village during their boules matches. Sometimes there can be some music in the evening.
Superb restaurants in neighbouring village of Magalas, only a two-minute drive away.
Mediterranean beaches lie just 25 mins drive away.
Airports - Journey times from property:
- Montpellier: 50 minutes
- Perpignan: 1 hour
- Carcassonne: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Nimes: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Gerona: 1 hour 50 minutes
- Toulouse: 2 hours
- Paris/ Béziers 8 hours
- Caen/ Béziers 10 hours
- By Motorail Calais to Narbonne
Puissalicon (population 909) is located in the heart of the Languedoc vineyards, 10 minutes north of Béziers and almost midway between Montpellier and Carcassonne. Mediterranean beaches lie 25 mins to the south. Puissalicon is one of the famous 'circulade' villages, the ancient houses constructed in a spiral fashion outwards from the centre. Features include beautiful roman tower.
All facilities in the village: bakers, grocery store, post office, newsagent, café bar and fantastic local wine outlet.
The neighbouring village of Magalas (15 minute walk or two minute's drive) has three great restaurants, further café bars, bank with UK cash-machine facility, supermarket and pizzeria.
The nearest supermarket is the Intermarche in Magalas and there is a large new Super U in Thezan/Murviel.
There is a lovely river with a beach in Roquebrun which is definitely worth a trip.
Sunny, sandy Mediterranean beaches lie just 17 miles away. Beachfront cafés, seafood restaurants and all the glamour and glitz of summer in the south of France.
Marseillan Plage and Serignan Plage for the quieter beaches, Cap d'Agde for all the entertainments, chic shopping and activities. Here you'll find golf, huge waterpark, 'Aqualand' (for both children and adults), watersports, boat trips, further restaurants and the Marine Aquarium.
Béziers and Montpellier offer excellent shopping and hypermarkets. Béziers has possibly the best flower market (Fridays) on the Mediterranean coast.
Discover the ocean of vineyards for superb wine-tasting or discover more about the famous southern-French aperitif 'pastis' at the Paul Ricard plant in Bessan. Alternatively, the Noilly Prat museum and guided tour of the factory is in Marseillan.
Lake Salagou for wonderful fresh-water swimming and watersports.
The Gorges d'Heric in the Languedoc National Park offers astounding scenery that will make you forget you are so close to the Mediterranean coast.
Head east and don't miss the Pont du Gard on a day trip to Provence; Avignon, Arles and the pink flamingos and white horses in the Camargue.
Head west to experience the giant and imposing fortified city of Carcassonne. Alternatively, the beautiful Cote Vermaille and its charming beaches in the shadow of the Pyrenees.
The Spanish border lies just 90 minutes away, spend a long weekend in Barcelona (2½ hours away).