House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This very special riverside property offers peace and tranquillity in a secluded, wooded setting. The village of Aspiran is about five minutes drive. Originally a ferryman's cottage the house is set in private grounds with trees and flowering shrubs. It has been restored to a high standard with good furnishings and fittings throughout. All rooms have river views and are spacious and light incorporating many original features. The large, southfacing, sunny terrace, is perfect for 'al fresco' meals and sunbathing and is well equipped with outdoor furniture and sunloungers. Spacious living area is furnished with a comfortable sofa and arm chairs, lamps and coffee table. A large open fireplace with wood burning stove is the central feature of this room with its old exposed beams. UK free to view satellite TV, Internet access (plug in or WiFi) Telephone for local and incoming calls.
To the right there is an open hall area, with access to the double-bedded room with wardrobe. Also off this central hall area is the modern bathroom, with sink, a small bath and large separate shower cubicle. The twin bedroom on the second floor is reached via a stone staircase from the hall and is furnished with twin beds and wardrobe. Through the hall is the kitchen /dining room. The large kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, electric oven, gas and electric hob. There is a separate WC with hand basin situated off the kitchen.
The back door from the kitchen opens onto the garden at the side of the house. Gas BBQ included. Electricity, bed linen and towels are included in the rental. There is a music centre with CD player, available for your use. Gas heating for winter lets Please note that there are uneven stone steps up to the house which may not suitable for the elderly or those with limited mobility. Due to the close proximity to the river the house is not suitable for young children.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marseillan Plage 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Beziers 35 km, Nearest railway: Beziers 30 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Weekly change of linen and quick clean included in rental.
|Further details outdoors||
Parking within the property grounds
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The Languedoc stretches from the Rhone Valley to the Spanish border and eastern Pyrenees, from the spectacular Massif Central mountain range, through hills and plains carpeted with vines and olive groves to the Mediterranean’s beaches and lagoons full of oyster and mussel beds. This rich diversity ensures that there is something to suit all tastes and interests.
The area is steeped in history from the Cathar Castles in the Pyrenean foothills to the Crusader towns of Aigues Mortes and Le Couvertorade. The Roman towns of Nimes, Arles, Narbonne and Avignon are all within a days drive. The medieval town of St Guilham le Desert is not to be missed for its fabulous setting and it’s famous abbey.Swimming in the river at the mouth of the Gorges d’Herault is only a ten minute drive; canoes can be hired on the large sandy beach for breathtaking views as you paddle up the gorge.
The beautiful Lake Salagou is twenty minutes away and offers safe bathing, windsurfing, sailing, pedelos, bike hire and horse riding. Sandy beaches on the coast are all within forty minutes drive. Several excellent Golf courses are available in Montpellier, Lamalou les Bains and Beziers.The varied countryside is a walker’s paradise the footpaths are well marked, local tourist offices provide suggested itineraries to suit all levels of ability. The spectacular limestone rock formations give rise to wonderful gorges and scenery including the Cirque de Navacelles, Cirque de Moureze, Gorge d’Herault and the caves of Clamouse and Desmoiselles.The sophisticated City of Montpellier is a shopper’s paradise with its ancient narrow streets offering everything from antiques to the best in French Haute Couture.
There is an excellent range of restaurants and pavement cafes where you can enjoy being entertained by a wide range of street artists and musicians during the summer evenings. The newly inaugurated tramway system is highly efficient and avoids the need to take your car into the town centre.Weekly street markets are held in Gignac, Clermont Herault and Pezenas and Lodeve, here you will find an unbeatable array of local produce including olives, cheeses, fruit, vegetables and colourful Provencal textiles. There are also daily markets in Montpellier and a weekly flea market on Sunday mornings.
The village of Aspiran is a typical wine growing village it has a range of small shops including bakery, pharmacy and small supermarket. There is a restaurant close to the church in the village centre and second at the entry to the village. There is also a small market on Thursday mornings.
A a wide range of shops and restaurants is available in the nearby market towns of Clermont Herault or Paulhan or Pezenas. Mediterranean beaches are a 20 mins drive as is Lac Salagou with its windsurfing and water sports facilities.