Beautiful, spacious, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with pool + Air Con in bedrooms to rent in the lovely village of Laurens, Occitanie (previously called Languedoc Roussillon) in the South of France.
The village has 2 bakeries, a post office, boucherie/charcuterie, maison de la presse, bar, a takeaway serving handmade pizza, burgers etc and a beautiful restaurant. Very near to a number of chateaux, vineyards and domaines. A scenic 25 mins to Beziers, 30 mins to the beach.
The house has a very large open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen. Downstairs shower room. Upstairs there are 4 double bedrooms, master with en suite and large balcony, family bathroom plus further cloakroom.
Garden with good size pool (9m x 4m, 1.6m deep) outside shower, lounging and 3 x dining/seating areas (one covered).
Wi-fi, Netflix, UK tv stations.
You can fly from/to a number of International and Regional airports, please see below for approximate driving times to Laurens:
Laurens to Beziers 35km 30mins
Laurens to Montpellier 87km 1 hour 5 mins
Laurens to Perpignan 116km 1 hour 15 mins
Laurens to Carcassonne 121km 1 hour 15 mins
Laurens to Toulouse 215km 2 hours 5 mins
Laurens to Marseille 230km 2 hours 25 mins
Look here for loads of other places of interest nearby: https://www.francethisway.com/tourism/place-map.php
Large open plan room with dining table and chairs to seat 8 people.
Kitchen has range cooker plus further oven, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher and wine fridge.
Many storage cupboards and very well equipped.
Nespresso coffee-machine (small number of capsules supplies for first day or so), toaster, kettle, blender.
The utility room is equipped with a further large fridge with water dispenser along with a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Children's highchair available.
Living area has 2 sofas and seating for 8 along with a further area for reading / relaxing with 2 armchairs.
Tv has both French and English programmes along with Netflix.
Floor standing fans at both ends of the room.
Electric heating plus woodburner for cooler times of the year.
Google home and iPhone dock for music
Master bedroom has a super-king size bed plus a seating area for 2, air conditioning (cool & heat) and a remote control ceiling fan.
Ample storage and en suite bathroom facilities.
Leads to a balcony with sofa and chairs, great for early morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. Lovely view up into the hillside.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 both have king size beds with ample storage and air conditioning (cool & heat) plus remote control ceiling fans.
Bedroom 4 has 2 single beds, ample storage and air conditioning (cool & heat) plus a remote control ceiling fan.
Travel cot and 2 fold up beds available (great for children, adults probably only ok for a night or 2).
1 en-suite to the master bedroom has a toilet, washbasin and shower cubicle.
Family bathroom has toilet, washbasin, bath and separate shower cubicle.
Further cloakroom upstairs has a toilet and washbasin.
Downstairs bathroom has toilet, washbasin and shower cubicle.
Electric panel radiators, each with separate thermostatic controls downstairs and on the landing.
Each bedroom has an air conditioning unit that heats as well as cools.
Heater towel rails in bathrooms.
Log fired woodburner in the main open plan living/dining/kitchen.
High speed internet
Various seating areas around the garden - covered, uncovered, shaded, sunny along with a terrace reached via the master bedroom.
Full size dining and relaxing area under cover.
Pool is 9m x 4m and 1.6m deep. Shaped steps at one end so easy to get in and great for swimming.
You can park directly outside of the property (no other cars can use this space). There is also ample parking on the road adjacent to the house.
The ground floor and garden of the house is easily accessible with step free access to all via the garden door. There are stairs to all of the bedrooms though.
Pool alarm in place so suitable for adults and children. Although all children should always be supervised when in the pool.
All bed linen supplied.
Towels and pool/beach towels supplied (1 of each per person).
Barbecue and barbecue tools are supplied.
Melamine crockery and glassware plus cutlery supplied for outdoor use.
Hair dryer/straighteners supplied in bedroom.
Smoking outside only.
We currently live in the UK, but spend many of our holidays in France and are so lucky to have found this beautiful house L'Abeille. Julia's family used to make the journey down to the South of France regularly in the 1970's - her dad says they were pioneers! So, it has very fond memories which is why we wanted to have our very own piece of this beautiful country.<br/>We are hoping to retire in the next few years when we will be able to spend even more time here.
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||We looked at a number of properties and one thing became very clear, if we were going to buy somewhere in the South of France then it needed to have a pool. We chose L'Abeille and Laurens because of the location, the village is small and friendly but also has the amenities that you want ie. a couple of shops and restaurants. It is convenient for a number of airports and so close to the beach and mountains alike. Just perfect!|
|Unique benefits of property||The house is so light and airy with a really welcoming feel to it. We feel relaxed as soon as we arrive. The spacious open plan living area lends itself to entertaining.
The pool is also such a bonus and the various terraces and the balcony make it an absolute delight to be outside.
Chateau Greznan is well worth a visit for their wine tour and tasting
A beautiful, very long, sandy beach. Pop-up restaurants feature all along the beach during the summer.
Lovely house, very well equipped with great outside space.
Quiet village with one very good restaurant and lots of wine tasting opportunities nearby.
Fabulous and very spacious house set in a quiet French village. Stayed for a week in August as a group of two families and the house was all we could ask for. Has been renovated to a great standard with large airy rooms and air con in the bedrooms which is vital in the summer in this part of the world.
Friendly local boulangeries are a short walk away. Ideal pool for keeping cool on those hot summer days.
Julia was very responsive to the questions that we had.
It is situated in a quiet rural area so you'll need to drive for days out to Carcassone, Pezenas, Beziers or the beaches. Local supermarket within a 10 minute drive.
Many thanks for your kind review Nick