|Hortensia Cottage||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||2|
On the edge of the charming village of Siran, Hortensia Cottage is within easy walking distance of the village centre which has a small local shop, a boulangerie, a friendly bar and two excellent restaurants and is 5km from the Pepieux leisure lake for swimming, boating and watersports.
The cottage has 2 totally private walled courtyards to the front and rear with garden furniture. The rear terrace attracts the morning sun & is perfect for taking breakfast outside. The sun moves on to the front terrace in the afternoon, perfect for sunbathing & having an evening meal or BBQ.
Hortensia Cottage has a pleasant lounge area with wood burning stove & a fully fitted kitchen with oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave & all crockery & utensils. There are 2 double bedrooms and full bathroom with bath & large shower on the 1st floor and & a large open plan grenier with king size bed & en-suite bathroom with large shower on the top floor.
The walled City of Carcassonne with its many bars & restaurants is no more than 30 minutes away by car. Just outside Carcassonne is a large freshwater lake with man made beach & supervised bathing. An ideal location for a family day out.
The excellent beaches of Narbonne, Valras & Gruissan are 30 to 45 minutes away by car.
The town of Olonzac is close by which has a lively market every Tuesday where you can purchase local wine & produce.
You can take a walk along the Canal du Midi which is close by or even take a boat trip along the canal. At nearby Homps there are numerous canal side bars & restaurants where you can spend a perfect summers evening dining out.
The village of Siran is on the Cathar Trail meaning there are many historic villages nearby such as Minerve, Lastours, Lagrasse & Caunes with their ancient abbeys, Cathar castles & monuments. The village hosts a lively annual fete over the first weekend of July with food, wine, dancing & other entertainment.
Siran is on the edge of the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Languedoc which is ideal for those wishing to explore an area of outstanding natural beauty & is perfect for walking & biking holidays. The mountains have many trails & routes to suite all levels of walkers, bikers & hikers & the region has spectacular waterfalls, ancient caves and caverns.
Wine tours are available in the area & we can arrange for you to be picked up from Hortensia Cottage to go on a wine tour, taste the wines & enjoy an excellent lunch.
For more information visit www.hortensiacottage.co.uk
Fully fitted modern kitchen with full size electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and all crockery and utensils. Extendable dining table and chairs for 6 people.
Washing machine, iron and ironing board.
Lounge area with sofa, armchair and additional chairs.
On the first floor are 2 double bedrooms which share a family bathroom. On the top floor is a large additional bedroom with king size bed, armchairs, chaise longue, walk in wardrobe and en suite bathroom.
On the first floor is the family bathroom with toilet, sink, full size bath and a large shower cubicle.
The top floor bedroom has an en suite bathroom with toilet, sink and large shower cubicle.
Wood burning stove and electric wall heaters.
32" television, free view satellite channels, dvd player, selection of dvds, iPhone docking station, broadband internet with wi-fi, books and games.
Off the kitchen is the secluded rear terrace with picnic style table. This terrace attracts the morning sun and is the ideal location to enjoy your croissants from the local boulangerie.
To the front of the property is a large secluded terrace with large outside dining table, bbq and sunloungers for making the most of the afternoon sun. This terrace is perfect for evening meals.
On street parking close to Hortensia Cottage or communal parking areas within the village of Siran, the closest of which is a very short walk.
Hortensia Cottage has 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and can therefore accommodate 6 people. Suitable for families, couples or groups travelling together.
We can arrange for you to be taken on an accompanied vineyard tour with Vins en Vacances who will pick you up from Hortensia Cottage. Contact the owner for further details.
Having visited various areas of France for numerous holidays we decided to purchase our own property that we could use for frequent visits to France & to hopefully retire to when the time comes.
|Year property purchased||2008|
|Why this location?||We chose the Herault region because of its rural setting, excellent weather & also the food & Minervois wines. Whilst mainly rural, the region has great attractions such as Carcassonne & the Mediterranean coast.|
|Unique benefits of property||Hortensia Cottage is situated in the traditional French village of Siran which is a small peaceful village but has a bar, a local shop, boulangerie & an excellent restaurant. You have all you need on your doorstep to enjoy an great holiday in the warm climate but you also have the attractions of Carcassonne, the Mediterranean coast & the Cathar trail all close by.|
Join Vin en Vacances for the day on one of their fabulous wine tasting tours or food and wine tours in the beautiful southern France region of Languedoc-Roussillon with a fun and friendly wine expert by your side. This is the perfect way to see the spectacular scenery, learn about the history of the wines, meet the wine makers and taste their unique and diverse wines. They will collect you from Hortensia Cottage in the morning in an air-conditioned and comfortable vehicle and drop you back at the end of the day. No need to worry about driving! Just sit back, relax, savour the wine and enjoy the sights!
Visit the sandy man made beach by the side of a freshwater lake just outside the medieval city of Carcassonne. Supervised bathing, water skiing, water slides are all available along with country walks & picnic areas.
Market day in nearby Olonzac is every Tuesday morning. All types of food and wine products available from local producers.
Large food market every Saturday morning in Carcassonne.
Many way-marked walks in the area. Maps and leaflets provided in Hortensia Cottage.