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The Ramparts

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Excellent 5/5

11 reviews

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Terrace with panoramic views!

Gite / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Gite / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

'The Ramparts' offers self-catering accommodation for rent in the middle of the pretty village of Saint Geniès de Fontédit, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the south of France. It offers the following:

Ground floor:

Corridor with a small sitting room with information on the area, about the Languedoc etc...

Bathroom with a toilet

A utility space (washing machine, cleaning equipment)

Bedroom 1: With a double bed

En-suite shower room and toilet - connected to bedroom 1

Games room, with a small library of French and English books

1st floor :

Bedroom 1: A spacious room with 2 single beds. Ideal for children (or for 2 adults), bedside table with a lamp, a chest of drawers with 6 drawers and a game area.

Bedroom 2: Offers a double bed, a cupboard and a chest of drawers

Toilet in the corridor between the 2 bedrooms

2nd floor:

Living room with three-person sofa and two armchairs.

TV with UK, French and German channels and a DVD and MP3/Radio/CD player

Fitted kitchen with oven/microwave, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, dinnerware and utensils

Dining area with a table with 6 chairs

Access to the terrace with it's panoramic views

The terrace also offers a barbecue and a table and 6 chairs

Terrace shower - to cool off should you need to!

WIFI illimited internet access available in the accommodation.

A baby cot and a high chair are available on request.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Valras Plage & Serignan Plage 25 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Beziers-Vias 20 km, Nearest railway: Beziers 17 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

About the Languedoc region:

The Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, in which our holiday home is situated, is the fastest-growing area of the country. It offers hundreds of kilometres of sandy beaches, beautiful rolling vineyards as far as the eye can see (it is France’s largest wine-producing region), and huge numbers of historical sights - from dramatic castle ruins to beautiful abbeys and roman ruins. In Carcassonne you’ll find the world’s largest medieval castle - La Cité, not far from the beautiful tree-lined Canal du Midi. Just south are the Cathar Castle ruins - perched on rocky outcrops with spectacular views of the Pyrénées and the Mediterranean. In Nîmes you’ll find the Maison Carée Roman temple and the Les Arènes roman amphitheatre. and just north of that the Pont du Gard - the world’s largest roman aqueduct. All along the coast, you can enjoy superb seafood in the many fishing villages and towns such as Bouzigues, Sète, Collioure and Gruissan.

The weather is hot and sunny - with over 300 days of sunshine a year. That makes it the perfect climate for wine - the region’s wine domains dot the landscape, producing deliciously fruity reds and whites such as Picpoul de Pinet and Viognier. You can pop into almost any of these to taste their wines, or enjoy them in the region’s excellent local restaurants, many of which offer outdoor seating in leafy squares.

Getting to our holiday home in the Languedoc is easy and inexpensive. The Ramparts gîte is only 30 minutes from Béziers airport, and also within 90 minutes of the airports of Montpellier, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Nîmes, Avignon and Girona in Spain (flights by RyanAir, FlyBe and British Airways, amongst others.)

Our holiday home rental in situated in the beautiful Languedoc Roussillon, the south of France

Saint Genies de Fontedit

About the village:

The village in which our holiday home is situated, Saint Geniès de Fontédit, is in the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. It is a charming village in the middle of the vineyards with all amenities (café, grocery, tabac, post office, pizzeria, bakery, garage, wine growers/wine sellers).

The village is 10 minutes north of Béziers. From Béziers just take the D909 going towards Bédarieux and you’ll see on the right the sign for the village. The holiday home is in the centre of the village.

Once you are in Saint Geniès de Fontédit you are only 5 minutes drive to rivers (Orb), 20 minutes drive to the Mediterranean coast of the south of France (Serignan Plage and Valras Plage), at 10 minutes from the Natural Parc of High Languedoc, at 30 minutes drive to the Salagou Lake. As well 25 minutes drive to Pézenas, 10 minutes from Béziers, 45 minutes from Montpellier).

At 1 km only you have the first supermarket (Intermarché - Magalas).

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Saint Geniès de Fontédit - in Languedoc Roussillon

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Review 1-10 of 11

17 Mar 2015

5/5

"Excellent holiday stay in a wonderful village"

We spent a very enjoyable week at Les Remparts. M. and Mme. Rueda were extremely welcoming, even providing a bottle of the local wine (to which their own vines contribute) to toast our arrival. The house is extremely well appointed, and every necessity is provided for a pleasant stay. The gite is spacious and can accommodate a large family or group of friends, yet as a couple we felt very comfortable. With walls of original stone and rough hewn beams showing the home’s history, it is nevertheless finished to a modern standard. The kitchen/lounge area on the top floor opens onto a marvelous terrace complete with table, chairs, barbeque and even a shower! We spent many happy hours listening to the birds sing as we watched both sunrise and sunset over the vineyards and surrounding hills. The view is amazing, the air so clear you can see for miles! There is plenty to do in the area, from nature hikes, white water rafting and biking, to shopping and museums in the nearby city of Beziers or other large towns in the area. The Ruedas provide plenty of information about all the nearby attractions and transportation schedules, to plan your adventures. The village of St. Genies de Fontedit is a medieval circulade village with more than 1,000 years of history, with well-planned walking tours and interesting sign posts pointing out historical sites like the 13th Century church and the Frog Fountain in the main square. We truly enjoyed our one-week stay and hope to return again. We highly recommend this gite.

13 Oct 2014

5/5

"beautifully modernised traditional village house with balcony views to the south"

A beautifully modernised apartment over three levels in a traditional village house. The spacious interior is clean and modern with the main open plan living area on the upper floor with a sunny balcony giving fine unobstructed views over the villages and vinyards to the south. We very much enjoyed our stay and can thoroughly recommend the Ramparts. The village is a very pleasant traditional one with narrow streets of attractive traditional stone built houses. Freddy the owner is friendly and we found him super to deal with.

14 Mar 2014

5/5

"Very clean, large house, fully equipped with views of vineyards"

This home was exceptionally clean (gites in winter can sometimes smell or be damp but this home was SOOOO CLEAN!). The owner understands exactly what equipment their customer needs and there was everything from an Oyster opening knife to a Parasol & chairs for the beach! The house is cold initially but when the heaters are on it is lovely and warm - I imagine in the summer it will be a perfect cool haven from the sun! The terrace is perfect for breakfast, and the boulangerie is 2 minutes walk with THE BEST almond Croissants I have ever tasted! There is a local pub / cafe, a tabac and a little shop selling cheese, meats, crisps, drinks etc. In the vicinity there is an intermarche with fish, cheese, meat counter (cooked and raw meat). Lakes, rivers, canals, beach, wine domaines for wine tasting........ There is a FANTASTC book in the house telling you where to go, it is massive and included everything you will every need ( even all market days, times, towns and what type of market (food/ flea/antique) so don't worry about researching the area - the owners really have put a sterling effort into this! Thank you for the free wine :-)

17 Feb 2014

5/5

"A clean, comfortable and interesting gite - perfect for exploring the area"

We received a very warm welcome from the owners who were readily available if we had any queries or problems. The house in the centre of this charming village has been well modernised, yet has kept its own quirky character. It was very clean, tidy and well-supplied including Wi-Fi. The morning stroll to the boulangerie followed by breakfast on the terrace made a great start to each day before heading off to explore the area.

9 Jan 2014

5/5

"Spacious, attractive, and great location"

My wife and I rented this place from a few days before Christmas till just after the new year. We shared it with our daughter and a dear family friend for much of our stay. It proved to be exactly what we wanted and needed for our stay in Languedoc. Extending to three floors of a beautifully renovated Medieval structure in the old quarter of the town, the Ramparts is quite roomy -- sitting room and bedroom and two baths on the ground floor, two bedrooms and another toilet on the first floor, large sitting room and well appointed kitchen on the second. Note that this means you will be climbing stairs a lot during your stay, however. If that is an issue, you may have a less pleasant experience. The town of Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit is a lovely old village in the Hérault Department with an ideal location in a sea of vineyards. An amazing number of wine domaines are located within only a few miles of the town. A few kilometers off the D-909, the village is only about 15 minutes from Béziers with its markets, gare (TGV service), and car rental services. the Mediterranean Sea is about half an hour south of the village (even in winter it's beautiful). About 15 minutes to the north are the Cévennes and the Parc naturel régional du Haut-Languedoc, with its dramatic hills and valleys and beautiful villages. If car rentals and driving are not your thing, the village is well served by a regional bus line from Béziers , easily researched on line. Ticket prices are very low. There are several shops in Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit, including a boulangerie, a presse/tabac, and a good carry-out pizza place. In nearby Magalas is an extraordinary, upscale restaurant called O Bontemps where we ate an absolutely wonderful meal. Also in Magalas is an Intermarche, which sells most anything you'll need. The hosts at the Ramparts were welcoming and made our stay very pleasant. Their witty Christmas decorations were sweet. They were available via email (the place has free wifi) to answer questions and offer assistance during our stay. While their English is excellent, you should be aware that this is rural France, and many people have no English. That said, we found the people thereabouts to be very patient with us as we worked at communicating with them. I could go on, I suppose, but let me sum up by saying that staying at the Ramparts was a wonderful experience and I recommend it to all.

27 Sep 2013

5/5

"charming medieval house in quiet village easy travelling distance of attractions"

We were staying with a view to buying property and the renter was extremely helpful. The property was a perfect retreat from busy days: we bought our evening meal from the local supermarket having eaten like lords at lunch; breakfast was provided by the bakery in the village.

2 Sep 2013

5/5

"A living example of historic France"

As you approach the Ramparts gite from the town's square (friendly people and a nice cafe) you can feel the history surrounding you, the houses around you speak of centuries of lives lived among the beautiful rolling countryside of the Languedoc. From the outside it appears small but once through the door the ground floor is very spacious and well equipped with bathroom, shower room, laundry area and a very comfortable bedroom. Climbing the spiraling stone staircase you arrive at the second floor with another two comfortable bedrooms and a toilet, continuing on your way upwards you are rewarded on the third floor with access to spacious living area with a well equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas, for us it was great to have access to UK satellite TV! But the piece de rsistance has to be the balcony, opening out to reveal incredible views over this beautiful region of Southern France - if you get the chance to visit the Ramparts don't miss it! Alan & Jacky Mitchell (Abu Dhabi)

1 Jul 2013

4/5

"Nice quiet house in a small village"

Large village house, newly renovated to high quality standard. Suitable for families and friends. Easy to park in the village. Convenient location för house hunting and exploration of the countryside. Recommended.

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