Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 11
FOR a relaxing mediteranaen holiday - Villa Ecluses is a professionally managed large Villa with private 10m pool safe and suitable for small children...in large mature sheltered garden with roller parasols for shade from hot middday sunshine overlooking the Mediterranean sea and adjacent to the beautiful Canal du Midi ( 1 minute walk). The beautiful safe Portiragnes Beaches (recently awarded PAVILLION BLEUE STATUS - highest European standard!) are only a few minutes drive and also served by regular bus connections or a pleasant walk across the salt marshes. which are also a large NATURE RESERVE WITH GUIDED WALKWAYS at just 300m from Villa(50 bird species incl migrating pelican spp). Garden and pool well maintained. Beautiful Balcony for sunset watching over the hazy Pyrenees.Multiple sheltered retreats for reading retreat and private time. Lots of Coolers for wine /champagne from the region
The external living area is sumptuous with mature garden combining with an elegant patio and private barbecue house for family or social entertaining. It is elegantly finished interior with air conditioning, high quality furnishings , wifi, dvd. The upstairs balcony and is a beautiful retreat with sea views over the spectacular Canal du Midi and famous nature reserve.
This Villa is located on a cul de sac in the pretty wine village of Portiragnes which has at 300m from elegant village , butcher , bakery, restaurants, cafe and pub. A walk to local restaurant Reve des Enfants is not to be missed! Also cafe pizza and bar available all in easy walking distance.Also the wine co-operative (La Campestre) is where you can try the fine local wine the Sauvignon and Vigneron are inexpensive(3-5€) and very very good. Local fruit stalls stock freshest of produce... handpicked daily for you Sport facilities include tennis, soccer pitches , beach sports( can be prearranged courses in beach volleyball and sailing ) and adventure park.
Only 15minutes drive or trip by bus.( Busstop 80 metres from house) to fabulous elegant shopping in Beziers Centre with its Cathedrals ,restaurants canal locks and tourist centres.
In the opposite direction, It is only 15 minutes (9km) drive or taxi ride to the ritzy Cap d'Agde Resort with night life, fun fairs and beautiful Mediterranean yacht moorings. This house is in the perfect location for a fun holiday but it also offers the detached elegant peaceful exclusion of a private retreat for group and family holidays.
The location is full of predesigned activity whether you want to do something sporty or just have fun on you own.. Book yourself a round of Golf In Beziers St Thomas Golf Club (10 min by car) ,or Cap dAgde (20 MIN BY CAR) Golf Club Montpellier Massane Baillargues) 45min,Golf De Lamalou-les-bains(9 holes) '40min: or enjoy Activities Sailing, tennis, soccer camps,beach sports camps, or have a day at the adventure centre (2km) (Highwires/Pongo/Cross country Biking)Activities in the Village or at the Beach for singles, teenagers or whole family for 1 hour, a half day a full day or a whole week .; camps for kids and teenagers or have a day. walking on prepared walkways to village canla du midi , beach or ramble through nature reserves and nearby historic sites Biking - Bike only cycle paths start éààm from the house and run for local circuits -km to ((km or nationally starting here;or just ramble in the abdundant nature adjacent to you. Again along the Canal du Midi ,you can choose to gently ramble, cycle or be lazy and rent a canal boat for a day.... or even just visit the Touristy Canal Locks at "les Sept Ecluses" a 5 km walk cyxcle or drive from the villa in Beziers.... and watch the chaos! First time canal users are sometimes chaos causing among the structured regular users;
Activity and sports centres for children, teens and adults (5min) Beach sports and Activities(15min)
If you are a car person .... a great experience is to drive to the Pyrenees for a day break .... the road to Andorra is spectaclur ... winding mountain roads through snowcapped peaks and a walk in the clear mountain air..or visit the National Parks en route .. roads can be busy in summer but for the fun driver this is a trip worth making outside the tourist season to get a James Bond mountain drive experience with empty dry roads and spectacular scenery and local drivers buzzing in their souped up minis .... be sure to fill up on the cheap petrol and shopping in Andoora .... bottle of gin 4€ and return to hot and sunny Portiragnes by the sea;
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portiragnes 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bezier 6 km, Nearest railway: Beziers 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
Villa Ecluses means the "Villa on the Canal Lock" as it sits overlooking the beautiful Canal du Midi and then further on to the sea.. It is a great place to relax in balmy summer weather knowing you are private and patio with lying out facilities
Its private pool is a 10m pool with a shallow children's section and an up to date security fence.
The interior has 2 floors with a large double bedroom on each floor and downstairs 2 twin bedrooms. Two further single beds are additionally available upstairs .downstairs giving family groups the opportunity of elegant peaceful time out. Bathrooms are sumptuous upstairs and downstairs with baths and showers available. |Upstairs and downstairs Balconies provide further private retreats
The living room is a beautifully furnished air conditioned pied a terre with elegant living space and attractive wall hangings.
Kitchens are two onehouse kitchen upstairs fully equipped with gas and electric cooker .. full table setting and dish washer and downstairs and fully equipped summer kitchen for modern living. Additional Storage space is available in the traditional pantry upstairs with additional food stoaragein fridge and freezer - agrea addition when the temperatures are high
|Further details outdoors||
The children's playground is suitable for younger children with an adjacent shaded seated area for a watching adult to relax or read in a sheltered garden retreat. Extensive and elaborate patio facilities allow multiple sun-loungers and a tremendous barbecue area with a gas hotplate and grill for regular barbecuing combining with a charcoal barbecue for major entertaining. The downstairs summer kitchen ( 2nd kitchen in House)allows easy management of washing and cooking in the barbecue area. The private pool is fenced to meet the full safety standards.
Rental days flexible depending on your flights
No extra charges .
Bookings accepted only on receipt of a 25% non refundable deposit ( Laser,Access, Visa accepted) Balance due in 30 days prior to rental.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Herault is a balmy hot traditional French region (Southern France the French like to keep for themselves) with elegant but good value restaurants and extensive tourist amenities.
Portiragnes Village is a traditional coastal wine village built around the 12C church of St Felix with all local amenities including Supermarket , Cafe ,Restaurants and Pub as well as Pizzeria, Butcher and Baker as well Pharmacy Health Centre, Sports Centre and Government Offices within a 5 minute walk of the property.
The property is 80metres from a main line bus connection to Beziers and Portiragnes Plage allowing easy access to these amenities for parents, au-pairs and babysitters.
Beziers has the best Mediterranean Flower Markets each Friday
The nearby beach at portiragnes has recently been awarded the 'Pavillon Bleu' award for being one of the leading beaches in Europe.It is just 5 minutes by car or easily aces on foot or by bicyle or skates on a professional cycle path
Away from the beach from High class Boutique shopping to les Grandes Magasins & Hypermarkets all within easy reach, this area has lots to offer as well as being a centre for French Bull fighting in late July and a supporting a high grade rugby team. There is a golf course nearby (10mins to Beziers Golf), you can also have the superb experience of French village life all the while knowing a swim at the beach is on your door-step.
You can walk or cycle along the canal du midi through the salt march nature reserves directly in front of the Villa across the canal du midi, and children are very safe and secure. The Frenah are seen up from dawn taking this daily exercise
Beziers has the most successful flower market in Southern France each Friday. For nightlife you are a within a 15 minute drive or taxi ride to the throbbing Cape d'Agde with its clubs pubs late night music Watersports park.Aquapark is large and successful visit. A kids stock car racing centre also for not so little children and even naturist beaches but far enough away to have a quiet private retreat near to safe beaches at your own award winning beach