|Village House||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||3|
The property is an old stone built village house in the main historic part of the village. Only a 2 minute walk to the centre.
It has 3 floors, ground, first and second served by a typical Lanquedocian stone spiral staircase.
On the ground floor is a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom. Utility room, reception hallway and garage.
On the first floor is one double bedroom with en suite bathroom, bedroom with 2 single beds and a family bathroom.
The second floor is the main living area open plan with American kitchen, giving access to the sunterrace.
The kitchen is part of the open plan living area on the second floor.
The kitchen is configured along the side wall and provides oven, hob, extractor fan, sink, dishwasher, fridge.
It also has cupboards below and above the work surface, in which there are cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware, serving dishes etc. All that is required for living and cooking.
There is a breakfast bar with 2 stools.
Also a glass dining table to seat 4 people.
Outside dining is generally the accepted method to enjoy the lovely weather. There you will find outside tables and seating from 2 to 6 people
A bbq is also available
The living room is part of the open plan area on the second floor.
There are 2 sofas for 2 people each, a glass coffee table, a study desk, bookshelves with a wide selection of books available to read whilst there.
There is a tv with digital tv box which displays UK channels
A dvd Player. A selection of dvds is found in the side cupboard, in which also can be found, some boardgames, playing cards.
There is an overhead fan to circulate the air during warmer periods.
The property has 3 bedrooms
On the first floor, double bedroom en suite.
Double bed with 2 side cabinets, table lamps wardrobe and 3 drawer chest of drawers
The en suite was refurbished in 2017 and comprises shower, basin with cupboard space below, toilet and extractor fan.
There is a further bedroom with 2 single beds, bedside cabinet, table lamp, wardrobe and 3 drawer chest of drawers.
The ground floor has the third bedroom, double bed en suite, wardrobe, bed side table with lamp.
The en suite comprises pedestal basin, shower and toilet.
The main bathroom which is fully tiled is on the first floor and is equipped with pedestal basin, illuminated mirror, bath with shower and toilet
The heating is electric panel heaters in all living rooms and bedrooms.The bathroom and en suite bathrooms each have electric heated towel rails
The property provides, tv, dvd, digital tv programmes (UK), boardgames, radio with cd player, internet, wi-fiI and playing cards
From the lounge area there is a sun terrace with table and chairs for dining, bbq and a retractable sunblind
The property does have a garage but not suitable for car parking.
There is adequate on street parking in the area of the property, and the village square has parking which is only a 2 minute walk.
The street in which the property is situated in is only one cars width however adequate to drive up to for dropping, luggage and shopping.
The property would be suitable for individuals wishing to experience living in a village community, outdoor living, activity holidays and beach combing.
The property would be unsuitable for disabled, physically impaired and very young children.
This is primarily due to the stone spiral staircase accessing the 2 upper floors
Pets are not allowed.
Smoking not permitted in the house
There are 2 large supermarkets on the road into the village.
In the village there is a delicatessen, selling local vegetables, meat and cheeses.Two bakeries, 2 pharmacies, hairdresser, beauty and therapy shop and a florist.
A Tabac is also in the village which sells UK newspapers.
There are 2 bars in the village.
There is a very good restaurant open all the year around and a further well respected restaurant that opens in the summer.
There are 2 wine domaines in the village and the local co operative wine cave.
We are Peter and Jill,and have been together now for over 38 years,and during that time we have traveled to many different parts of the world but always enjoyed our trips to France.So much so that we decided to buy a house there.<br/>Peter retired from his private accountancy practice in 2008 and we embarked on an adventure of travel and working in the sailing holiday market.<br/>We always have renovated properties and our skills and experience were used on renovating this French house.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||We toured various areas of France by car and light aircraft
We fell in love with the Herault department as it provided that mixture of wonderful beaches both commercial and remote,the mountains ,wonderful walks,bike rides,exquisite restaurants in picturesque locations and local wines.
We never get bored when there whatever the season
Access is brilliant with flights to Beziers,Carcassonne and Montpellier from the UK.The autoroute is 20 minutes away and if you fancy ,you can be in Barcelona in 2 hours or skiing in Andorra in three hours !!
We just love the area and what it has to offer what time of the year
|Unique benefits of property||This house is our french home and is furnished and decorated to that standard
We love our French home .Whilst it has a rustic charm upstairs with the exposed roof supports ,it is a modern living property with all the normal amenities you would expect.
It is close to the beaches and the mountains so you can have a variation of your activities in the day ,whilst nearby Beziers offers restaurants ,theatre and bars for the evening
The local main town of the area has a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. It is an old town centre with lovely winding narrow streets with lots of independent shops offering a wide range of products and produce.
The central market is typical of French markets with fresh fish, local meats and delicacies all available.There is also a substantial shopping mall.
In August there is the Feria where bull fighting is undertaken at the impressive architectural bull ring .If that is not your taste, just soak up the wonderful street markets .
Bezier is well known for its Rugby Club and play at the Stade de Mediterranee, during the season.
The cathedral sits on a cliff above the River Orb and is spectacular inside with views of the local area.
The Canal du Midi is located close to the town, but specifically '' les neuf ecluses'' (the nine locks)which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. A fantastic engineering masterpiece of travelling up the gradient of this historic canal built by Paul Riquet who was born in Beziers
There is always something to discover !!
From the property, within 25 minutes is the beach of Serignan Plage.
The Mediterrean is clean and inviting on balmy days .This is a beach that offers a back drop of the beach village or walking across the designated paths through the dunes to get away from it all.
Further along the coast to the east is Portiranges which offers sailing tuition on small hobies or hire and has a fantastic beach bar restaurant, Les Voiles, need to book in high season
Further east the complex of Cap D Agde ,a large holiday village with Water Parks and a marina
If you head west, there are magnificent beaches the other side of the dunes, where even in high summer you could find a spot all to yourself before reaching Valras Plage, a commercial beach area
Explore the National Park of the Haut Lanquedoc.
There are lovely villages in this hilly area with villages hanging on to the cliffs and Roquebrun is a beauty. Overlooking the River Orb the towns houses make a wonderful back drop, and walking around the town you get breathtaking views.
Also drive further in to the National Park and climb the well paved Gorges d Heric to its top where a little bar will quench your thirst.
Further along you come to Olarques ,another hillside village with restaurants offering great food, in the open air over looking the river
If you are energetic there are plenty of walks and a great cycle way along the old disused railway line ...
You will find in the area an amazing number of local wine growers all enticing you in to their Domaines to sample their wines
You can call in without appointment or join recognized tours organised locally
The tourist office in the village will assist
Only 15 minutes in the car is the Canal du Midi
This great waterway connect the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.
At Colombiers there is a small marina where you can hire small electric boats to meander up and down the canal on your own
Alternatively, go on an organized trip in a pleasure launch that will take you and give you an informative trip on the Canal
They also do a wine tasting trip in the evening, sampling local wines from the vineyards nearby.
A great way to pass a warm sunny evening !!