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This very spacious detached 2 storey house is situated in a peaceful, established residential area in the centre of Portiragnes village and only minutes away from the sea, sandy beaches and the Canal du Midi.
The house has 3 bedrooms (1 x double bed, 1 x two twin beds, 1 x 3 single beds ). The main bedroom on the first floor has an en suite bathroom and a sunny balcony where you can sit and watch the boats in the distance on the Canal du Midi with a glimpse of the Pyrenees. Downstairs there is a separate bathroom with bath/shower, wc and hand basin. The lounge/dining room is large, light and airy and is equipped with tv (French and English programmes), dvd and cd players. Fully fitted kitchen. For winter visitors there is a woodburner for the cooler evenings.
Outside there's a large terrace with sunloungers and a further raised terrace for dining. Plenty of shelter from the sun with umbrellas, wind-out awning and established trees and shrubs.
There is a barbecue and a table tennis table. 4 cycles are at your disposal - perfect for cycling along the Canal du Midi under the trees on a hot day.
The house is ideally placed for the many beach resorts in the area and exploring the countryside along the Canal du Midi.
INFORMATION FOR ALL ENQUIRIES: Please note that guests can book to arrive or leave on any day of the week subject to a minimum stay of 7 nights or more. Please ask for more information
The house has a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and hob, dishwasher and microwave oven. There is also a fridge in the kitchen area.
The dining area has a glass topped dining table with seating for 6 people and from the lounge there is access to the garden and outdoor dining terrace.
The large lounge has a dining area and American kitchen. It is light and airy and the lounge are has two 3 seat sofas and large coffee-table.
There are 3 bedrooms. Downstairs there are 2 twin bedded rooms with full size single beds.
Upstairs there is a double bedroom with an ensuite shower, wash basin and wc.
From the balcony, which leads from the upstairs bedroom, you can watch the boats on the Canal du Midi with a glimpse of the Pyrenees in the distance.
Downstairs there is a fully fitted bathroom with over bath shower, wash basin and wc.
Upstairs there is an en suite with shower wash basin and w.c
The house has electric heating in every room and there is a wood burner in the lounge for the cooler evenings. This also makes the house suitable for winter lets. The rental price includes electricity and an initial supply of logs for the wood burner
The lounge is well equipped with tv (French and English programmes), dvd and cd players. Wi-fi is available in some rooms.
There is a well maintained garden with many Mediterranean plants. The terrace has garden furniture with sun umbrellas and a wind out awning fpr protection from the sun.
The garage is equipped with a washing machine and large fridge, In addition there is a small freezer.
There is parking for one car within the boundary of the property. Alternative parking is approximately 150 metres away.
Outside there is a large terrace with garden furniture and a raised, secluded terrace for dining. Bbq area, table tennis table and 4 cycles for use by guests.
Walk or cycle along the Canal du Midi or simply watch the boats negotiating the lock at Portiragnes village. There are also lovely walks around the nature reserves situated near the beaches. Flamingos, nightingales, serins and turtle doves to name but a few of the birds seen on our walks around the fields of the Canal du Midi.
There are many historic towns well worth visiting: Carcasonne, Pezanas, Montpellier, Aigues-Mortes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Narbonne. Beziers is L'Herault's 2nd largest town and only 10 mins away by car or local bus. Smart shops, a 12th century cathedral and many bars and restaurants. The Feria takes place during August. Wine lovers will enjoy the degustations at the vineyards of St Chinian, Faugeres, Marseillan (Noilly Prat tour is excellent), Agde - the list is endless in this area of France. Cap d'Agde is an elegant seaside resort with marina and sandy beaches. Plenty to do for children with a large water park "Aqualand" . Pezenas is an old historic town with arts and crafts shops hiding amongst some stunning architechture. Try the local speciality of "Pate de Pezanas". If you want to make an early morning start spend an interesting day in Barcelona or visit one of the many resorts along the Costa Brava.
Portiragnes is still a very traditional French village built around its 12th century church which is visible from the house. There are plenty of typical French village shops for your daily supplies and if you choose to eat out there is a selection of restaurants. Bull running through the village takes place in July and August and for the Fete du Vin in October. Portiragnes music festival is in June and the Feria in July. During the season, dancing, concerts, exhibitions etc are arranged both at the beach and in the village. All the usual beach activities are available - volley-ball, horse riding, mini golf, water slide, sailing schools.
Font Romeu can be reached by car in under 3 hours from Portiragnes. This is the most Mediterranean of Pyrenean ski resorts. Font-Romeu is like a balcony, welcoming the sun and all those who wish to take advantage of one of the best-equipped ski areas in the Pyrenees.