House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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 750 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||750 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Beziers Cap d'Agde Vias 8 km, Nearest railway: Beziers 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|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
The Languedoc-Roussillon 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.
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.