L'Orangier, Clos de Socorro
About the home
L’Orangier is only a short walk from the village square with its local amenities, restaurants and bars. It is also ideally situated 10 minutes' walk from the beautiful blue flag sandy beach, which being shallow, is very child friendly. The house is in a quiet and peaceful location, no high rise buildings, next to a nature reserve yet it is only a 15 minute drive from Beziers.
The conservatory, with its glass sliding doors, opens fully onto the enclosed garden and patio area providing a safe environment for small children and allows guests to enjoy dining al fresco style. Only a few doors down is the communal swimming pool and the house benefits from a private parking space directly outside. With a kingsize bed in the master en suite bedroom, a further double and one twin room, it is ideal for families or groups of friends wanting to explore this wonderful area and have a relaxing holiday.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Portiragnes Plage, 750m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 750m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 shower rooms, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
*Newly and tastefully furnished in 2009
*Master bedroom with kingsize bed
*Fully equipped kitchen
*Children's table and chairs
*Toys and games for children available
*Stairgates, steriliser, baby bath, monitors available on request
*Stereo with USB/MP3 connection
*TV has English-speaking channels including CBeebies!
*Please note there is no bath
*NB. THERE IS ONLY ONE AIRCON UNIT - which is upstairs in the twin bedroom but fans are provided for the other bedrooms.
*Mosquito nets fitted to all bedroom windows
Further details outdoors:
*Fully enclosed garden & patio
*Private parking space directly outside on complex
*Brick built BBQ
*Private sun terrace upstairs
*Sun loungers available
*Welcome pack provided on arrival
*Guests must bring own beach/pool towels
*Swimming pool open mid-June to mid-September (bermuda shorts not permitted)
*Within easy walking distance of village square and Blue Flag sandy beach
*Access is from 4pm on day of arrival and guests must leave by 10am on day of departure
*Property is strictly non-smoking
*A £100 non-refundable deposit per week is required to secure the booking
*Balance is payable 8 weeks before departure
*Refundable breakages deposit of £250 to be paid with balance, refundable within 2 weeks after departure (subject to satisfactory inspection)
HOLIDAY INSURANCE - Please ensure you have appropriate travel insurance at the time of booking.
CANCELLATIONS: All deposits non-refundable. Balance non-refundable within 8 weeks of departure. Sliding scale of refunds applies for cancellations longer than 8 weeks in advance.
!Caution should be taken on patio and tiled floors when feet are wet!
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Herault region
The Languedoc borders the Mediterranean sea with its spectacular coastline, the Pyrenees mountain range and the fabulous Camargue, famous for its beautiful white wild horses. Languedoc-Roussillon boasts up to 300 days of sunshine each year, with warm and sunny weather starting in April lasting into October. Summers are hot and temperatures frequently reach 30C plus in July and August. Things to see include mountains, lakes, rivers, wildlife, ancient cities, market towns and cathedrals. World Heritage Sites in the area include Carcassonne - famous for its medieval walled city, the Canal du Midi - wonderful for long walks, cycling or boat trips, and the Pont du Gard - a three-tiered Roman aqueduct. The area is rich in history - Hannibal's March, Roman Occupation, the Crusades against the Cathars and the Treaty of the Pyrenees establishing the border with Spain - and there are lots of Roman and Spanish influences still evident today. Montpellier, the capital of Languedoc-Roussillon, is a lively university town with botanical gardens, the largest pedestrianised square La Place de la Comédie, a 14th century cathedral and is a 45 minute drive away. For those wanting to take a trip to the vibrant city of Barcelona, it is easily reached by motorway in less than 3 hours.
The Portiragnes Plage area
Portiragnes Plage is a quiet, Mediterranean coastal village situated near Beziers, with a local supermarket, boulangerie and various restaurants and bars in the village square and along the seafront. The sandy beach is shallow and safe for children, with various watersports on offer in the summer. The nearest hypermarket can be found at Villeneuve-les-Beziers, a short drive away. Beziers is famous for its fortress cathedral, Cathedrale de Saint-Nazaire, and as a an important wine-making centre for the region. For wine lovers, take advantage of the chance to taste and buy local wines from the "caves". The Canal du Midi is a short distance from the house offering a pleasant walk, cycle ride or opportunity for a boat trip, and the 9 locks can be found at Fonseranes. Visit Cap d'Agde for its harbour, sitting in one of the waterside bars and restaurants watching the world go by. This is also where you can find the nearest 18 hole golf course and theme parks including Aqualand and DinoLand.
How to get there
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Languedoc Roussillon has plenty of airports (see below, with approximate driving times) to choose from served by easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways. Béziers is the nearest airport which is only a fifteen minute drive from the villa and is served seasonally by Ryanair from Bristol, Luton and Stansted.
*Beziers - 15 minutes away
*Montpellier - 45 minutes away
*Perpignan & Carcassone - 1hour
*Nimes - 1hour 15 mins
*Toulouse & Barcelona (Girona) in Spain - 2 hours
*Marseille - 2 hours 15 mins
Airport transfers - there is a taxi rank outside Beziers airport (if none available, ask Information Desk to call one) or you can book with "Taxi Radio de Beziers" on +33 4 67 35 00 85 (www.taxisbeziers.fr). We can also recommend an English-speaking couple for private transfers from most airports.
A car , however, is recommended to fully appreciate what this lovely area has to offer. Both Hertz and Europcar have desks in Beziers, Montpellier, Carcassone, Perpignan and Toulouse airports.
Activities near Portiragnes Plage
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
12 Sep 2012
Had a great week here - loved being able to walk down to the beach or town. The house had everything we needed and was well placed on the complex - a quiet location but very close to the pool. Thankyou
11 Sep 2012
We were looking for a property on the Med, that was drivable as our first family (5 month old baby) holiday, this place was recommended to us and fitted the bill well. It's a fair drive down from the UK to Portiragne Plage but very worth it. It has a real Mediteranean feel to it and the property is a real home from home with everything most people would want / need. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fair sized open plan fully stocked kitchen (incl washing machine and dish washer) come lounge with hifi / tv etc and a great conservatory with sliding doors to open it out onto the ample patio that has a built in BBQ.
The gated complex L'Orangier sits in has parking right outside, handy if you need to ferry stuff to and from the back of the car. It also has a pool a 30 second walk away which is clean and has toilets (not that you really need them as you are so close to the apartment) and a lifeguard (read, security man who checks you have appropriate swimwear (speedos only, no bermuda's!) and a blue wrist band confirming you are a resident of Les Clos). It could do with some sun loungers and umberella's though as it can be quite exposed in the mid day sun.
Otherwise there is the beach which is a 10min walk or a 2 min drive (plenty of parking). Big, sandy, clean - perfect !
The surrounding area is typical southern French and full of vinyards and little Caves selling wine and fresh fruit/veg. The main town of Portiragne is just a short drive and has a selection of large supermarkets if you are cooking for yourself. The airport at Bezier is a stones throw if you decied to fly down.
To sum up, I loved this place and would not hesitate to recommend it. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable has been thought of and it's in a lovely part of France. I wish we could have stayed longer !
09 Aug 2012
Our second visit to Portiragnes-plage was as good as first one. We've had a very pleasant stay at L'Orangier. The house is quite big, tastefully decorated and comfy.
There are plenty of nice restauraunts nearby (L'Ecluse at Villeneuve-les-Beziers for example) and the beach is gorgeous.
Altogether, it was a really nice vacation.
Thank you, Rosie and Simon!
Alexandra, Elena, Alexander and little baby Varvara
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|MID||1 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|LOW||29 Sep 12||1 Jan 13||£ 420||-||-||Flexible|
|LOW||1 Jan 13||1 Jun 13||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|MID||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|PEAK||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 725||-||-||1 Week|
|MID||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|LOW||28 Sep 13||1 Jan 14||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 8|
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|MID||1 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 620||-||-||1 Week|
|LOW||29 Sep 12||1 Jan 13||£ 450||-||-||Flexible|
|LOW||1 Jan 13||1 Jun 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|MID||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|PEAK||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|MID||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|LOW||28 Sep 13||1 Jan 14||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
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NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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