Le Coin Vert
About the home
This well furnished Languedoc villa has a large lounge dining room, kitchen diner, three bedrooms, a family bathroom with W.C., a second W.C. and is fully furnished with comfortable lounge furniture & TV, dining table and chairs. There are two terraces outside and a heated swimming pool. English satellite TV channels (BBC, ITV, etc), DVD, music centre as well as CD's and books with games. The private rear terrace has a barbecue for outside dining. There are sun loungers as well as adequate outside dining tables and chairs. A further terrace with gazebo is to the side of the villa.
Upstairs the villa has three bedrooms with wardrobes, two are doubles one with a further single bed and the third has two single beds. The family bathroom with bath with integral shower with screen, double wash-hand basins and a W.C.
Outdoors the heated swimming pool has a stepped entrance ideal for young children, and a pool alarm system for security. There is off road parking behind secure gates as well as the garage.
To the side and rear are terraces, the one with pergola to the side is ideal for breakfast and the other a private terrace to the rear in the barbecue area, with an awning making an ideal private dining and entertaining area on those warm summer nights.
Bike hire is available from the restaurant within walking distance on the Canal du Midi. There is also a pizza restaurant in the village and a separate bar in the village within walking distance (4 minutes).
Local shops include bakers, grocers, butchers, a bar as well as many wine growers and the cooperative offering wine for sale, a papershop, chemists, medical centre and a weekly market. There is a large supermarket within walking distance at the entrance to the village as well as a Carrefour hypermarket with a three minute drive.
There are 3 large sandy beaches available within a few minutes drive either at Portiragnes plage, Serignan Plage or Valras Plage.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Valras Plage - 10 mins, 5km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The front door opens onto a hall with staircase, with double doors through to the lounge and single doors to the kitchen and garage. There is a separate WC off the hall. The spacious lounge dining room has French patio doors as well as 2 wood shuttered windows that open onto the rear private terrace with awning and barbecue. A large L-shaped sofa and two club armchairs provide comfortable seating facing the stone wood burning fireplace. The satellite TV has English as well as local French channels. A DVD player is also available and a selection of CD''s for the music centre. There is a dining table for 6 for inside dining as well as a sideboard and wall mirror.
A table and chairs are provided in the fitted kitchen also which is fitted with Provencal units including fridge freezer, dishwasher, electric grill/oven, hob, microwave and all cutlery and utensils. All bedding is provided and linen. . There are double beds in the front and one of the rear bedrooms, the rear bedroom also having a single bed and the third bedroom has a single and a single pull out bed, each bedroom having its own wardrobe. The bathroom has a bath with integral shower and screen, double wash handbasins and a WC.
All linen is included in the rental price including towels but not beach towels. An end of stay clean is also included in the price - should additional linen and cleaning be required for stays of longer than one week these can be ordered at cost directly with the housekeepers. Cots and highchair available. Please also order linen if required for these through the housekeepers.
Further details outdoors:
The swimming pool is heated from May to October (not July and August when summer temperatures mean it attains temperatures in the high 20's anyway and the heating would serve no purpose) and at over 9 by 4.5 meters provides a great place to play or enjoy for both children and adults. The pool has built in steps making it safe for children and easy to enter rather than a ladder as well as a children's shelf for smaller children. A pool security alarm is fitted. There are also two terraces to the rear and side of the villa, one with an awning and barbecue. These are shielded from the road by a high hedge, one with a metal ornamental covered abri, and the other with an awning.
There is a pizzeria restaurant, general grocers/butchers, bar, paper shop, two bakers, hairdressers, flower shop, weekly market and supermarket in the village.
The double French doors from the lounge lead onto the rear terrace with its large awning giving shade when dining out and using the barbecue. On the side of the villa and accessed direct from the kitchen is a further terrace with pergola and a parasol is provided as well as table and chairs making an ideal area for outside breakfast and overlooking the pool to the front of the villa. The pool is alarmed, and can be overviewed from the kitchen window. There are sun loungers and lay back chairs for sun bathing.
Linen, towels (not beach towels) and all utilities included.Rental is subject to contract, please contact for details. Saturday to Saturday rental in July and August - otherwise any changeover day throughout the year.
As well as rental contract there is refundable security bond on all reservations. Changeover is Saturday in peak season only with flexibility on changeover date outside peak season. Long term lets of up to three months will be considered outside of peak periods - please contact for details with actual dates required.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Herault region
Cers is a small quiet village between Beziers and the Mediterranean Sea in the Western Herault, an area known as Cathar country steeped in history from the Greek and Roman periods as well as during its turbulent periods during the Midde ages. Beziers is also known as the wine capital of the Languedoc Roussillon with close by the famous wine regions of St Chinian, Faugeres and Minervois with some great wines and beautiful countryside, and the mountains of the Pyrenees just a short drive away.
The Canal du Midi is literally a short walk from the villa and also within cycling distance. The long sandy beaches of the Mediterranean offer a wide choice of activities, from just relaxing to surfing or sailing, as well of course as lots of opportunities for dining on the beach in the different beach resorts, as well as the wide choice of restaurants available locally, including a good local restaurant within Cers, just a 5 minute walk away.
Pezenas offers a large range of shops in its historic cobbled streets, being the home town of Moliere, the French equivalent of Shakespeare. A large Saturday market in the main street every Saturday makes it well worth a visit.
Also within an hours drive is Carcassone and its walled city, Perpigan with its historic Catalan culture at the foot of the Pyrennees mountains and the regions capital, Montpellier a thriving young university city. The Pont du Gard, the roman aqueduct is within two hours drive, as is St Guilehelm le Dessert, the old Knights Templar town in the foothills of the Languedoc mountains that act as a backdrop to the rolling hills of vineyeards, inland from the Mediterranean.
The Beziers / Cers area
Cers is a wine village on the outskirts of Beziers, situated between Beziers and the coast. The village itself has all local shops, a weekly market and a number of local fetes throughout the year. The Canal du Midi is on the doorstep and it is possible to hire boats at the restaurant on the Canal, within a five minute walk. Beziers is well known for the Feria in August around the 15th which goes on for 5 days, including flamenco dancing, bull fights and street parties and parades -it becomes a real centre of attraction in the South of France. There are also of course many other events such as the music festivals, the traditional Friday flower market when the town centre becomes a sea of flowers, as well of course of the celebrations around the 14th July, Bastille Day.
There are a number of beaches within a 10 minute drive, the nearest and one of the best is Portiragnes plage. Serignan plage is also just 10 minuts away and in the summer months has an excellent if slightly expensive beach restaurant, a great place to eat in the evenings in particular with live music often at weekends. Valras Plage has a summer of events with many live shows for adults as well as children at the Theatre de la Mer, an open air theatre situated next to the beach and harbour. These take place from May until September. The beach is just a 10 minute drive from 'Le Coin Vert' and has ideal bathing for children with its sandy beaches and play areas. There are many restaurants and a lovely marina/harbour area to explore.
The village also provides three bakers, a restaurant, a bar, butchers, chemists, medical centre, paper shop, grocers and of course the local wine cooperative where the local wine is produced and can be purchased. There is also a large supermarket at the outskirts of the village where most items can be purchased and for an even larger shop a Carrefour is at the main roundabout going towards Beziers, a two minute drive away. Beziers itself has a number of commercial shopping centres on the outskirts with large Hypermarkets and a good selection of boutiques, cafes and restaurants in the historical town centre around the Allees Paul Riquet, which hosts a flower market every Friday.
Within a few hours drive are a number of attractions, Carcassone with its medieval fortifications and a world heritage site, the Knights Templar Village of St Guilhelm le Desert, the first time I visited admittedly some years ago it was only accessible on foot or mule being some distance from a main road but it has kept its charm, or of course Millau with its now world famous road bridge - the highest in the world and higher even than the Eiffel Tower. Millau is also famous for its glove making. The Spanish border is not that far about 1.5 hrs drive and Barcelona is 3 hours by car.
How to get there
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Just 10 minutes drive from the airport or 10 minutes drive from Beziers railway station the villa is well located. Flights to Beziers airport from London Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol and Southampton airports in the UK, Dusseldorf in Germany, Stockholm in Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmark, Oslo in Norway. UK and International airports fly also to Montpellier(55mins by car ) from London Stanstead, Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol, Frankfurt, Brussels, Dublin, and Amsterdam. Carcassone(1 hr by car) London Stanstead, East Midlands, Liverpool, Glasgow, Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Brussels Montpellier (1 hr by car) Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick and Luton airports Perpignan (1hr by car), London Stanstead, Birmingham, Brussels, Southamption, Dublin. Nimes (1hr20 mins by car) from London Luton or Brussels or Toulouse (2.15hrs) and Girona in Spain (2 hrs drive) from several UK destinations with Ryanair and other low cost flights available.
Activities near Beziers
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
22 Oct 2012
We had great weather during our stay and the children really enjoyed the swimming pool which was safe and warm. The village has local shops including a grocers and two bakers within a few minutes walk. We found the beaches were excellent, long and sandy and really enjoyed the beach at Portiragnes. Valras was a lot busier but had everything the children needed. The villa also was very comfortable for us and we enjoyed the barbecues at night on the rear terrace. The price is excellent.
It was easy to get to and convenient for the motorway - we made a trip to Carcassone and Montpellier. Carcassone well worth doing. Also enjoyed the local market and was particularly impressed with the town and market in Pezenas on the Saturday, although the main street was having a lot of work done, which spoilt it a bit, the old town was lovely. Particularly enjoyed the fact the owners had left some toys in the garage for the children to play with.
This family were very pleasant and enjoyed their stay for the second time in the villa. Its a pleasure to meet clients like this. We will be more than happy to welcome them back.
24 Jun 2012
Returned from a delightful visit to Cers with my daughter & grandchildren.
The house was exactly what we had hoped for and indeed expected: part of a village with all it's amenities yet removed and secure enough behind the hedging for both children & adults to relax in the sunshine.
It was as much a pleasure to watch the the children having fun in the pool as it was to sit beside it with a glass of wine or beer after dinner.
We stayed pretty close to home during our holiday & were happy to do so as there was plenty to see & do. Hopefully next time we'll stay for longer!
16 Aug 2011
Firstly let me say it was relatively cheap but lets get down to the place in general, The pool was cold even though it was June and when I say cold that is an understatement set at 10 degrees, as for the property itself well if you like Fort Knox then you will love this place as trying to get the Gate open firstly was a task especially in the pouring rain and then trying to gain access to the Key Box was also akin to getting into the aforementioned Fort Knox. Inside the place was reasonably clean but the standing instruction took an age to read and made one feel most unwelcome. Careful when drinking the tap water as the taste is acquired, better still stick to Mineral Water as for food if you decide to cook shop around for your groceries as the Local Carrefore is not all that good value but fresh fruit and vegetables can be obtained from the local roadside sellers etc.
The cooking facilities where adequate as was the beds however it does say the sheets etc would be changed weekly, well if only that were true and we were staying for three weeks with three people for the first week and then two for the rest so washing them ourselves was the order of the day, the pool once again was kept clean but I found something Very Very Nasty sticking to the curtains that had no business being there in the back Bedroom (Large).
Watch the instructions for the rubbish as the Sunday / Wednesdays are alternate collections? the place itself is almost under the flight path both in to and out of the Beziers Airport
The area surrounding Cers is great for all types of holiday maker with the sea being around 20 Min's away whilst the canal Du Midi is 5 Min's away and the National Park 30 Min's to the North with Beziers 10 Min's away via the rather busy Main Road which ends at a very busy and rather dangerous Roundabout however that can be avoided with care and once clear of this main road I would recommend travelling in to the areas around Carcassonne and also Montpelier as the sites around are great!
Take a trip on the Canel Du Midi as that is time well spent as are the beaches to the south. All I would say in closing is Enjoy the holiday but be aware that you are required to lock the shutters every time you leave the house and make sure that you empty the bins on the correct days or you will be charged extra for that and check the curtains ??
This reviewer has failed to mention his concern re pool temperature to the property caretakers or any other problems he may have encountered during his stay, or even afterwards. They have also misread the property advert and guidelines sent prior to arrival for the property which clearly states that extra linen changes can be ordered, and paid for directly, if required, with the company providing the maid services.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January to April 2013||19 Jan 13||27 Apr 13||€ 451||-||-||1 Week|
|May 2013||27 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 656||-||-||1 Week|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||€ 755||-||-||1 Week|
|July and August 2013||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 907||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 656||-||-||1 Week|
|Oct to Dec 2013||28 Sep 13||1 Jan 14||€ 451||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January to April 2013||19 Jan 13||27 Apr 13||€ 504||-||-||1 Week|
|May 2013||27 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 755||-||-||1 Week|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||€ 819||-||-||1 Week|
|July and August 2013||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 960||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 755||-||-||1 Week|
|Oct to Dec 2013||28 Sep 13||1 Jan 14||€ 504||-||-||1 Week|
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NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rates include all utilities and local taxes, linen and towels (except beach towels), with an end of stay light clean.
To reserve, payment can be accepted using Paypal (subject to their terms and charges for example 1.46% from the UK, 2.52% from the USA, etc), or via internet banking in the UK in £'s or direct payment over the counter at any branch of Barclays in the UK. Or for customers in France bank transfer in Euros, or international bank transfer in Euros.
Rental is subject to booking form return and payment of 33% of rental in advance. Balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival.
Midweek to Midweek stays are welcome out of peak season and rental up to 3 months is possible. A minimum of one weeks reservation is required.
A refundable security bond of 300 Euros or £270 is required - discounts on reservations of three weeks or longer only can be offered - please ask for details.Enquire now
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