Holiday Gite and pool to let in Languedoc - RH007415

Cessenon (10km from Saint-Chinian), Hérault, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RH007415 Advertiser since: 27 June 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Ecologies Self Catering Flexible 4 8 3

About this property

2 Gites for 8 With Private Pool and Pretty Gardens. This villa is in a village setting.

2 Private, modern gites
Located on the same plot, sleeping 8 people (2 x 4 people)
Large swimming pool which can be heated, large terraces and gardens.
Ideal for 2 families or large families/ friends. Free wi-ifi.

2 Gites sleeping 4 people each
They are light and airy Gites, built on one level with high ceilings. The property offers an easy, comfortable stay for up to 8 guests.
Les écologies occupies an elevated position overlooking the village of Cessenon sur Orb, a charming village on the dramatic river Orb, a renowned centre for canoeing and kayaking. At the center of the village the 14th century church overlooks a large public square, often used for concerts in the Summer.

Nearby bars and restaurants, are a place where you can sit back and enjoy watching the locals and visitors, in this intimate village of some 2,000 souls.

Spacious accommodation
The Gites are part of a larger villa (belonging to the owner who is not on site during reservations), which has 2 gites on site, (one on either side) making it ideal for 2 or more families to enjoy a holiday together - but retain their own space.

Gite 1: Twin room with en suite and 1 double room with en suite. Both en suites have showers. Perfect for those who like some privacy.

Gite 2: 1 twin and 1 double bedroom plus 1 shared bathroom with shower.

Each Gite has it own spacious kitchen and dining area with open plan lounge area. Both have their own furnished terraced area leading from the kitchen. You can also eat in the bbq area under the wisteria.

There is a separate laundry room with ironing board, hoover, brushes, mops and bucket. Washing lines which are situated just outside for your convenience at the back of the Gites.

Perfect for families
The pool area is separated by a low wall. Loungers and parasols are provided for your stay. Our pool man will visit each week to ensure the pool is in tip top condition for you. The pool can be heated for an extra 100 euros per week. There is also a pool "toys" room for your use.

Linens Included
All linens and house towels are included. Pool towels can be hired for you for 5 euros each to save you luggage space if needed. Other concierge services are available including heat and serve meals, wine, massage and even a dedicated chef!

Minimum Rental Period
We normally only rent this property weekly (min 7 days) but if you would like to book a long weekend out of season or main holidays, please contact us for price details.

Getting About
A car is advisable if you want to explore the area, but the village is a just short, downhill stroll away. There are numerous walks in the region. Close by is the Romanesque Abbey of Fontcaude, as well as dolmens and standing stones, relics of the megalithic era.

For a refreshing swim in the sea, the beaches of the Mediterranean are only about 20 minutes away by car. If you prefer a freshwater dip, you could try the river Orb at Cessenon or Roquebrun and the river Cesse at Bize.

Canoeing, kayaking, rock-climbing, fishing, cycling, painting, golf and pony treking are just a few of the other activities available in the area.

If you want the excitement of larger cities, Beziers is within easy reach with its acclaimed festival in the Summer (includes bullfighting). The historical cité of Carcassone is approximately 1hr 30mins.



Kitchen and dining

Each Gite has a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, cooker and dishwasher and fridge-freezer.

Fresco eating
The situation allows you to make the most of the sunshine in Winter as well as in Summer, eating out on the terrace during low season is simply a joy. Our bbq area is separate from the gites so you can all get together under the shade of the wisteria and enjoy breakfasts or evenings together.

Living rooms

Each Gite has an open plan living area with seating for 4 people.


Each Gite has a double room and a twin room.
Gite 1's bedrooms are both ensuite.
Gite 2 has a shared bathroom.


All bathrooms are showers. There are no baths. Gite 1 has 2 (one for each bedroom).

Gite 2 has a separate shower room and a separate toilet.


Ecological heating and Cooling system
The Gites have geothermic cooling and heating so is the perfect retreat at any time of year. It is situated in a peaceful part of the village where you can decide whether to participate in the village activities or stay home and relax. We have a portable aircon unit in Gite 1 and fans for both gites but are hoping to install an full additional aircon system for summer 2020.


From swimming in the river Orb - fising, kayking, horse rideing, cycling, biking, VTT, trottinetts, walking, pedalos, wine tasting, historical visits....
Bars often have music nights in Summer months.

Garden and outside

Pool and Terrace
We have a beautiful heated pool for early or late season swimming, private gardens, bbq area and your own terrace to sit and marvel at the view over breakfast or a glass of wine.
The pool is large with loungers for 8 people.
There is a bench and chairs hidden in the garden for quiet times. The gardens are kept by our gardener with local mediteranean planting, pleander, lavendar, wiseria and of course the olive tree.
The pool has an alarm system and is a chlorine pool. There is a shallower end and a deep end but not deep enough for diving.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of parking space (for at least 4 cars) and the villa has electric gates. It is secure for children to wander around the garden, although we ask that all children are supervised even though the pool is alarmed.
The Garage is not for client use.

Visitor suitability

Although the Gites are on one level - some of the paths infront of the gites and to the BBQ area gravelled, so may not be suitable for wheelchairs. The pool is down 2 steps.
The driveway is smooth.
The doorways are standard size as are showers.

This is a great place for famllies or couples.

Information about any additional facilities

The pool is not heated unless requested and costs 100 euros per week.
During Summer months it is not usually necessary to heat the pool and we will not heat to more than 30°
There is a pool cover but needs 2 people to use it. In milder months - the pool temperature will depend on the outside temperature. As soon as the cover is taken off please be aware that the heat will start to evaporate.

The laundry room has 2 washng machines and there are 2 rotating drying lines at the back of the garden. There is also an inside line in the laundry for wet days.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Saint Chinian (in summer)
Distance: 10 km


Distance: 25 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Cessenon sur Orb


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Saint Thomas, Route de Bessan, Beziers
Distance: 31 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre du Domaine de l'Ane Blanc
Distance: 1.7 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Vignerons de Cessenon
Distance: 1.4 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Susannah Cartwright

I have lived in this region for 12 years now and absolutely love the scenery, the nature the rivers. There is so much to do here and the views still blow me away everyday! I will be on hand during your stay if you need anything.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? This is the property of a friend which he bought because of its accessibilty to loads of attractions - from wine tasting, to restaurants, to the med, fabulous countryside and the house is in a quieter part of the village.
Unique benefits of property The outside space and the large heated pool is a place to just relax and enjoy. We love that 2 families can stay here and each have their private space. The place was originallly built to house a couple and their 2 sons each with their own families.

The Owner Recommends

Saint Chinian Market

On Thursdays and Sunday - although Sunday is the main market day. Everything from food to clothes and gift - and great soap! Spend a while over coffee or a glass of wine watching the world go past from the terraces.