|Villa Zikomo||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||3|
Villa Zikomo is a recently renovated villa with a new extension that includes an ensuite master bedroom and a private pool, in a village location surrounded by the four best known wine appellations of the Languedoc – Saint-Chinian, Faugeres, Minervois and Corbieres.
Located in the South of France, Villa Zikomo is tastefully modern with double bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and a light and airy open plan kitchen, dining and living area.
Villa Zikomo is available for weekly holidays rentals during the summer – June through September.
Villa Zikomo is ideal for couples and family groups. Due to the makeup of the rooms and the pool area, it is not suitable for families with young children though we will consider each enquiry individually.
A light and airy open plan living room with dining area and fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen features a central island, range style cooker with induction hob, 2 electric ovens and electric grill; 2 fridges, a dishwasher and a microwave. From the kitchen you have direct access to the south facing terrace, swimming pool and great views.
The villa also features an additional dining area and a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, iron and ironing board.
There is a tv which receives UK channels, and free wi-fi is available throughout. From the living room you have direct access to the south facing terrace, swimming pool and great views.
Villa Zikomo is a modern, spacious villa with 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The master bedroom features a king size bed and has an en suite with a bathtub and separate walk-in shower.
Bedroom 2 features a double bed and is also en suite with a large walk-in shower.
Both the master bedroom and bedroom 2 have frenchdoors which open up onto the pool area.
Bedroom 3 features a double bed and has frenchdoors opening up onto the front of the house. Bedroom 3 comes with a separate shower room and toilet located on the opposite side of the hallway.
The master bedroom has a stand up fan whilst bedrooms 2 and 3 are both fitted with an overhead fan.
Bathroom 1 is en suite to the master bedroom and features a bathtub, separate walk-in shower, loo and sink.
Bathroom 2 is en suite to bedroom 2 and features a large walk-in shower, loo and sink.
Bathroom 3 features a large walk-in shower and sink.
Plus there is also a separate loo.
Tv with UK channels
The property is completely enclosed and secure with landscape gardens, south-facing terrace (with a shaded area ideal for al fresco dining) and a private 8x3m swimming pool which is uncovered during the summer.
There's a large outdoor dining table & chairs, sun-loungers and 2 bbq stations - a free standing gas Weber and an inbuilt charcoal grill.
Sunbathers will enjoy the space and privacy.
Parking for 1 car on-site plus plenty of parking on the road.
The property is ideal for couples and small family groups.
My wife and I have been very fortunate to travel the world over the years and have spent a vast amount of time in Africa, and particularly Zambia. As a homage, we have decided to call our lovely home in the South of France ‘Villa Zikomo’. Zikomo means ‘thank you‘ in Chichewa – the language of the Bantu people of central and southern Africa.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||300 days of sunshine per year, close to the beaches and the mountains, surrounding by vineyards and great food - whats not to like?|
|Unique benefits of property||3 modern spacious bedrooms and 3 bathrooms - 2 of which are en suite. Oh, and the pool area with views over the vineyards.|
Puisserguier is a delight with a castle that dates from 1083 which is referenced in the history of the crusades against the Cathars by the army of Simon de Montfort. The village has all the amenities necessary with bars, restaurants, pizzerias, boulangerie, butcher, chemist, 2 well stocked supermarkets, a wine cooperative and an olive oil cooperative all within a 5 minute walk. There is also a market in the village every Friday. There is plenty going on in the village throughout the summer.
Capestang with its collegiate church and the Canal du Midi are 5 km away. Colombiers (12 km) boasts the oppidum Enserune and the Malpas tunnel. Saint-Chinian (12 km) is well worth a visit for their Sunday market.
For wine and food enthusiasts there are some great chateaux, domaines and restaurants in the local area – and all are very reasonably priced. Treat yourself to a tasting at Domaine de Mallemort (1.5 km), Domaine de la Provenquiere (3.6 km), Chateau les Carrasses, which also offers fine dining (5 km) or Domaine Moulin Gimie (5 km). And if you want to dine out try La Tour Sarrasine in Poilhes (10 km), Restaurant le Terminus in Cruzy (10 km), Restaurant de la Tour in Montady (11 km) or Auberge de la Selette, Cabezac, Bize-Minervois (18 km). There are a couple of great little restaurants on the Canal du Midi in Le Somail (24 km) as well. To be fair, in most villages you will find a very decent and enjoyable place to eat with delicious (and fairly cheap) set price menus especially at lunch time.
The closest beach is 30 km away but there are many to choose from within a half hour drive. Beziers (20 km) is famous for the Ecluses de Fonserannes (staircase with 9 locks) on the Canal du Midi and its Romanesque cathedral. The town is also home to L’Octopus, a very well priced Michelin Star restaurant serving delicious food. Historic Narbonne, founded by the Romans in 118 BC, (23 km) is famous for its indoor market, ‘Les Halles’ which is open every morning.
The stunning villages of Roquebrun (28 km), Minerve (36 km) and Olargues (50 km) are ‘must visits’. Roquebrun is nicknamed the ‘Nice of Herault’ and offers great canoeing on the River Orb; whilst Minerve and Olargues are both listed as “one of the most beautiful villages in France”. Bages, Peyriac-de-Mer and Gruissan to the south; and Marseillan to the east are also well worth a visit – unique villages with lovely walks and lots going on. Pezenas is 40 minutes away and you are only 1 hour from Carcassonne, Montpellier and Perpignan. The spectacular Viaduc de Millau is 1hr 20 minutes away and a day trip to Spain is also possible as the border is only about 1hr 10 minutes away.