Villa in Languedoc for holiday rental - RH005360

2km from Sauvian, Hérault, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RH005360 Advertiser since: 2 March 2017
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Palm Villa Self Catering Saturday 4 6 1 Cot available

About this property

Villa with Enclosed Terrace, Private Pool. This villa is in a village setting.

Secluded and spacious 4 bedroom detached villa with large terrace and private pool. Air-conditioning, internet, satellite tv with UK channels. Sleeps 6 comfortably. Only 5 miles to the beaches.

- Large paved terrace with mature Mediterranean planting
- Private pool with alarm
- Outdoor summer kitchen with large bbq
- Air-conditioned, open-plan lounge-dining room
- Electric Heating throughout, fireplace in lounge
- Internet and satellite tv with UK Channels
- Fully-fitted modern kitchen with breakfast bar
- One double, one twin, and 2 single bedrooms
- Bathroom with bath and walk-in shower, separate wc
- Utility room with washing machine
- Secure shaded parking, plus additional street parking
- Short walk to village shops, bars and restaurants
- Children's play park nearby

Situated in a quiet residential street on the outskirts of the village of Sauvian, the villa is only 5 miles (8 km) from the vast sandy beaches that stretch along the Languedoc coast. Whether you prefer the remote, tranquil dunes of Serignan plage or the bustling and lively Valras plage, there's a patch of sand and an atmosphere to suit anyone.

The neighbouring village of Serignan is approximately 1 mile away on the banks of the river Orb. At the heart of the village is a large, traditional cobble-stone square, which hosts food and flower markets by day and offers an extensive range of bars and restaurants by night.

Nearest large supermarket: 10 minute walk
Airports: Accessible from many airports in the region including Beziers Cap D’Agde, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Perpignan, Montpellier, Avignon and Nimes.

The villa is a single storey building with traditional clay tiled roof and secure shutters to all doors and windows.



Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted including a 4-hob induction plate, electric oven, dishwasher, and American-style fridge freezer with cool water, ice, and crushed ice on tap. Microwave, toaster, kettle, and coffee machine. Breakfast bar, with seating for 5.

Separate dining table and chairs, with seating for 6.

Living rooms

Entrance hallway leading to open plan lounge and dining room area.

Open fireplace, two 3-seater leather sofas, coffee table, 47-inch SMART LCD tv, Satellite receiver, plus dvd Player with a selection of dvds.


Bedroom 1 : King-size bed, overlooking pool area.
Bedroom 2 : Two single beds, overlooking pool area.
Bedroom 3 : Single bed, overlooking park.
Bedroom 4 : Single bed, vaulted ceiling, with patio door leading to rear garden area. Overlooks park.

All bedrooms have ceiling or floor-standing fans, spacious built-in wardrobes and insect screens to exterior windows and doors.

Travel cot available.


Bathroom: New in 2016, large walk in shower cubicle, separate full sized bath and sink unit. Hairdryer, towel drying rail.

Separate wc

Utility room: Washing machine, iron, and ironing board.


Wall mounted electric heaters throughout.
Air-conditioning unit with heating capability in main living area.
Fans in all bedrooms.


Large (47 in) Smart LCD tv with satellite tuner (UK Channels) and terrestrial French channels.

Free internet and wi-fi.

Dvd Player with selection of dvds

Garden and outside

Large south-facing terrace at the front of the property with plenty of space for sun loungers around the pool. Pool dimensions: Approximately 6m x 4m (1.3m shallow - 1.7m deep)

Outdoor table and chairs, with seating for 6. Motorised awning to shade it from the sun when required.

A decked area to the side of the property leads to the summer kitchen and BBQ. This leads on to a small rear garden overlooking park land.

A lockable sliding gate and high walls around the property ensure privacy and safety for young children.

Parking and garages

Secure shaded parking under a car port (height ~ 1.9m at lowest point). Plenty of free parking directly outside the property.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for families. Car recommended.

Wheelchair accessibility: 1 step between terrace and entrance. 1 step into property. 2 steps down into bedroom 4. No easy access to the rear of the property.

Pets considered.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Beziers
Distance: 9 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Mediterranean
Name of nearest fishing location: Valras
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Saint-Thomas, Beziers
Distance: 8.5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ranch Saint Jean, Serignan plage
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 0.5 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Haute-Languedoc and Canal du Midi


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine des Deux Ruisseaux, Sauvian
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr John Chaplain

We are an English family who enjoy good food, good wine, and sunshine. We have owned the villa for several years and have updated it and equipped it with all the home comforts we expect to find in a high standard holiday property.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? The beaches of the Languedoc region are some of the largest and best that the South of France has to offer and only a 5 mile, traffic-free drive from the villa. Travel 30 minutes inland and you are in the Haute-Languedoc, a national park with limestone gorges and ancient villages perched on the hillsides. The fortified city of Carcassonne is a 45 minute drive, with its spectacular fairytale turrets and battlements. The region boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year - one of the reasons why it is the largest wine making area in the world. There are several airports within a 1 hour drive, which are served by low cost carriers, including Beziers, Montpellier, Nimes, and Carcassonne.
Unique benefits of property Spacious and airy villa in a quiet neighbourhood, with a large enclosed terrace and mature Mediterranean planting. Private pool, with easy access to beaches. Secure, off road parking.

The Owner Recommends


We recommend:

• Beaches for all tastes within a few kilometres
• Wine-tasting in the village
• French market days in Serignan, Vias, and Pezenas
• Kayaking down the Orb river at Reals
• Aqualand water park, Cap d'Agde
• Europark family fun park, Vias
• Go-karting, Vias and Valras
• Jet-ski and power boat hire, Valras
• Hiring of bicycles and kayaks in Serignan (peak season)
• Cycling along the towpaths of the Canal du Midi
• Boat hire/excursions on the Canal du Midi
• Sightseeing: Carcassonne, Abbaye de Fontfroide
• Walking/hiking in the Haute-Langeudoc
• Watersports, Lac Salagou

The fortified city of Carcassonne is only a 45 minute drive from Sauvian. This world heritage site is steeped in history that dates to Roman times, with high walls, cylindrical towers and a draw-bridge.

Travel East along the coast to visit the picturesque town of Sete where they enjoy the ancient sport of water jousting. Travel west to find the city of Narbonne, which boasts a magnificent cathedral and is close to the famous Cistercian monastery of the Abbey de Fontfroide.

The lively resorts of Valras plage and Vias plage are within easy reach of Sauvian. For a peaceful village setting and plenty of good restaurants head to Serignan square.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 seasoned travellers 22 September, 2018

EXCELLENT, Dealing with the owner straight forward. Instructions concise although a satnav does help .The villa was large clean and superbly equipped. it has everything for up to 6 people.
Although amongst other houses the villa was very private, swimming pool excellent .the aircon worked perfectly, essential as we had temperatures in mid 30s all week. Very well equipped kitchen area and british tv, everything we could hope for and more than we expected.
Lots of restaurants nearby but we ate mostly in Valras Plage and Marsellian both lively areas with restaurant hours more flexible. Pezenas and Beziers must visit places.
Only criticism we only had a week there.

Owner response

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you had a great time and were able to explore the area and enjoy treasures like Marseillan and Beziers. After many years of holidays we are still discovering interesting places to visit and have not yet got to Carcassonne or Nimes (pont du gard)! We look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future.

10 / 10 Scottish Claudia 24 July, 2018

Fantastic house in quiet location. Got this property last minute after being let down from air bnb, Owners of this house very helpful and fast at replying. Great sized house and lovely pool. Kitchen well equipped. Provision of books and games was an added bonus :) Very clean property. Location on quiet residential street approx one mile from shops/ bakery/ restaurants. Plenty of sightseeing and beaches within easy drive.

Owner response

Many thanks for taking time to write a review; so pleased you enjoyed the villa and the location.

10 / 10 Mrs J Harris 14 September, 2017

The property matched the description, it was clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well equipped. The bedrooms very comfortable with more than adequate wardrobe space. Bathroom with separate shower and bath, again very clean.
The outside was paved with attractive trees and shrubs. The pool a welcome addition.
The the villa is situated within a quiet residential area and within an easy walk to bakery, shop, bar etc.
The owners were prompt when dealing with our booking and answered any queries we had quickly.
We would thoroughly recommend this villa.