NISS103 - Villa Donna
About the home
This amazing property is nestled in the midst of vineyards, and dates back to the 17th Century. Enchantingly restored to retain its old world charm, with beams and exposed stonework, it also offers uncompromised modern conveniences.
It is built around a central courtyard with swimming pool and terraces.
Every spacious room is well appointed, climate-controlled and filled with sunlight and all ground floor rooms have access to the courtyard.
This magnificent property offers the perfect ambience for corporate retreats and private escapes. With a full or limited menu of services, even the most discriminating tastes will be satisfied.
The gourmet kitchen is fully fitted with large fridge freezer with ice dispenser, electric oven and hobs, microwave, dishwasher, table and chairs. Utility room with washing machine and drier. Fabulous stone and glass breakfast bar. Doors to terrace.
Dining room to seat 12 providing the perfect setting for relaxing meals. Doors to the garden and terrace.
The main living room has a grand open fireplace, high ceiling with original beams, large flat screen TV with UK satellite, DVD, CD, surround sound system and Wifi internet access. Comfortable sofa and 4 easy chairs and a grandfather clock. French doors to the terrace, pool and garden.
Each room radiates elegance and comfort. Five of the six airy bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.
The master bedroom is on the ground floor and has a double bed, dressing room/baby's room with cot, aircon and ensuite bathroom with bath, shower, 2 basins and WC. Door to terrace and garden.
The other bedrooms are all on the first floor. There are two with a double bed, one of which has a dressing area, an aircon unit, beamed ceiling and a view over the pool. There is also 1 room with 2 single beds.
Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC.
Along a hall to a further two bedrooms, both with aircon units. One has a double bed and the other has 2 twin beds.
The mezzanine has been converted into another double bedroom.
The sixth bedroom is in the mezzanine area.
Bathroom with shower (with seats), 2 basins and separate WC.
Stairs lead back down to the hall and into the lounge and kitchen. All rooms have automated window shutter system to maximize privacy and control external lighting.
Utility room with washing machine, dryer and laundry facilities.
Car seat, pushchair, play mat and bath tub, childrens swings and two bikes are all available if required.
Also a GPS Portable Navigation System.
Enclosed Mediterranean courtyard garden with lawn area and palm and olive trees.
Large private pool of 8.5m x 5m.
There is a large sun terace with various garden furniture and sun loungers.
Summer kitchen with dining area, 2 hobs, gas barbecue grill, dishwasher, sink and bar.
Table tennis and board games.
Terrace with dining table and chairs, and sunloungers.
Pool shower and separate WC.
Private garage parking for 1 car.
Kitchen - electric oven
2 lounge areas
Bedroom 1 - double bed, dressing room, ensuite bathroom.
Bedroom 2 - double bed, dressing room.
Bedroom 3 - double bed.
Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed.
Bedroom 5 - 2 single beds.
Bedroom 6 - double bed mezzanine
Sleeps a total of 12 to include a maximum of 8 adults.
Concierge services can handle the logistics of arranging gourmet catering and wine selection, transportation, cleaning services, orientation walking tour and other guided tours.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Rooms:||6 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Herault region
The property is located in the heart of the village of Nissan Lez Enserune, a medieval wine-producing village.
It's just a couple of minutes walk to the village centre where there are bars, several restaurants, banks, ATM, grocery store, salon, local wine outlet, bakery, post-office and chemist.
Nissan has a traditional street market every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning.
Glorious beaches are just a 15 minute drive away.
Closest airports are in Montpellier and Beziers. Train stations are in Montpellier, Beziers and Narbonne. Barcelona, Spain is a 3 hour drive. Breathtaking countryside, friendly villagers, amazing wine and fresh produce are all a brief walk from this private villa.
This region is imbued with the essence of its intriguing history. A short drive into the Pyrenees will lead to the legendary Rennes le Chateau. The enigmatic Knight's Templar and Cathar Heretics hid their secrets here among the Greek and Roman ruins. The enigmatic Knight's Templar and Cathar Heretics hid their secrets here among the Greek and Roman ruins.
A location with international appeal, one finds diverse year round activities sure to entertain guests of all ages and desires. Fully catered or self-catered experiences options are offered. Available excursions include boating, wine châteaux tours, cycling, classes for French cooking and language, scuba diving and sightseeing to the Cathar Ruins, Canal Du Midi and shopping.
The Nissan-lez-Enserune area
Our region in the Languedoc is rich and varied, which you will really enjoy exploring. You can only really get to know the region after spending some time discovering its countryside, meandering along its paths and beaches and tasting its fine wines. Its Mediterranean coast and mountainous hinterland are bathed in sunshine over 300 days a year and provide wonderful escapades for families or couples, on horseback or on foot, by bike or by canoe.
BEZIERS - An old town dating back 2,700 years, Béziers was an excellent wine-producing town and prospered in the 18C when it became one of the most important wine production, whose rich winegrowers built beautiful residences and châteaux. Magnificent buildings in the Haussmann style sprung up at the same time as the arenas, theatre and the Plateau des Poetes (a stunning English style garden where you can find many species little known in this part of the world). You can also visit the imposing St Nazaire Cathedral which overlooks the river Orb.
THE CANAL DU MIDI - Explore it on rollerblades, on horseback, by bike, by barge or simply on foot. Whichever you choose, it will be an ideal way to discover one of the longest canals in France. A historic feat, the Canal du Midi, an immense and incredible project for its time, connects the Mediterranean sea to the Atlantic Ocean. It spans across 150 miles, weaving its way between Sète and Toulouse where it meets the Garonne river. Its engineer, Pierre Paul Riquet, who was born in Béziers, took almost 20 years to design and build this jewel in the French heritage, now classed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
AGDE & CAP D'AGDE - Agde is one of those towns that has a rich and fascinating history and has existed since Neolithic times. Agde became a tourist town in 1970, when the decision was taken to develop a seaside resort at Cap d'Agde, surrounded by the Mediterranean, volcanos and vineyards. In addition to the town's historic heritage, Agde is also very well known for its naturist quarter which welcomes around 50,000 people each year.
SÈTE - Sète is a charming town which has the air of a village, and nestles at the foot of Mont St Clair, between the Mediterranean and the Thau lagoon. Sète's unique feature is that it is located at the mouth of the Canal du Midi. Sète is a traditional town which nurtures its culture and identity. Sète is also renowned for its nautical jousting tournaments inherited from an ancestral tradition as well as for its local speciality, the Tielle (a sort of octopus pie with spicy tomato sauce).
PEZENAS - The architecture and the streets of the village are well worth a detour. A destination particularly appreciated by the British due to its luxurious charm and refined boutiques, Pézenas has a wealth of buildings and hotels in characteristic architecture. The town is also the birthplace of the singer Boby Lapointe and maintains its tradition as a town of street entertainers and artists, with theatricalised guided tours and numerous art galleries and artists' workshops. The town also has several unusual museums such as the museum of toys and delights of yesteryear, or the door and wrought iron museum.
SALAGOU LAKE - a majestic lake created in 1969 to irrigate the Salagou valley and reduce the rise in water levels in the Hérault river. A breathtaking lake offering a variety of spectacular views, the Salagou lake is the ideal place to take a stroll in harmony with nature or to have a picnic with the family.
MONTPELLIER - No other town than Montpellier, capital of the Haut Languedoc, has experienced such rapid growth in France. A booming town, Montpellier is dynamic, and renowned as much for its heritage as for the great scholars and thinkers who settled here throughout the centuries. There are plenty of attractions on offer for children. Do not forget to visit the Mare Nostrum Aquarium, the Amazonian Greenhouse, the Lunaret Zoological Park or the Galileo Planetarium, which will enchant both the young and old. The Theatre Square (Place de la Comédie), the town's central hub, is one of the largest pedestrianised areas in Europe. It is also one of the few villages that is home to stringed-instrument makers.
SERIGNAN MUSEUM - This was the first museum of contemporary art in the Hérault. It houses a plethora of graphic art displays in an area of 2,500 m², in which you will find permanent and temporary collections. The works in this place are expressed in various ways, each displayed in turn in the graphic arts exhibition room, video room, experimental display, library room or quite simply in the gallery. The museum is open to the general public and offers guided visits, lectures and workshops for children. email@example.com
THE ST JEAN RANCH - The St Jean Ranch offers a range of equine activities such as excursions, horse-drawn carriage rides, horse rides on the beach or at sunset , and even excursions for experienced riders. You will not be disappointed with your adventure whilst braving the experience.
CANOE AND KAYAK - The canoe and kayak club at the Tarassac windmill (50km/30 miles north of Béziers) offers you the opportunity to explore the Orb valley in an original way. With a choice of several routes, you can opt to be guided along the water by our qualified instructors or instead freely explore the Orb at your own pace by hiring a boat from the club.
DEVÈZE CAVE - An authentic and living French speleology museum, it is often referred to as the glass spinner's palace. On exiting the entrails of the earth after your one hour visit, the botanical pathway and the chemin des capitelles (path of dry stone huts) await you to prolong your adventure.
SIGEAN AFRICAN NATURE RESERVE - Safari lovers no longer need to travel to the other side of the world. Languedoc-Roussillon offers you the opportunity to observe animals just a stone's throw away from your holiday location. Unique in Europe, this park is home to almost 4,000 animals which roam free all year round.
BEZIERS TOURIST TRAIN - Visit Béziers on board its tourist train and you will discover the Canal du Midi, the 9 locks, the Plateau des Poètes or the Madeleine Church and the St Nazaire Cathedral. The guided tour is delivered in several languages.
SERIGNAN VINEYARDS - The Sérignan vineyards invite you to join a refreshing tour that will revitalise your taste buds. Established in 1935, this cooperative winery offers you the opportunity to sample its wines in the company of professionals and to discover the art of the region's quality wines.
BOAT EXCURSION - At Grau d'Agde on board the Millésime, we can offer you guided excursions between the Canal du Midi, Thau lagoon and the Hérault river. You will appreciate sea fishing and the magnificent coastal scenery.
MARE NOSTRUM AQUARIUM - Visit the aquarium in Montpellier where, in a one and a half hour visit through a 1,500 m² trail, you can see over 300 species housed in this underground world. It will certainly not fail to amaze both the old and the young.
BEZIERS ADVENTURE PARK - In this adventure park in the forest, you will find yourself in the open countryside and surrounded by the sensations of the Bourbaki forest in Béziers. There are 10 courses of varying levels, an extreme course and two unique and special zip-wire courses . An adventure for everyone!
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|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 12|
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|29 Mar 13||27 Sep 13||€ 4118||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
250€ discount offered off all remaining peak season one week bookings, also for any bookings of 2 weeks there will be 15% discount
Any weeks booked in off peak season the price will be reduced to 2750€ for one week and 5000€ for 2 weeksEnquire now
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