|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Heated Pool (to apprx 28 degrees!)
South of France, beachfront Luxury Villa with Heated Pool in the Languedoc, sleeps 6.
Few houses in Languedoc or even on the South of France coast can boast a position such as this - exceptionally well situated, with sea views to take your breath away - on a clear day you can see the majestic Pyrenees (sometimes still snow-covered in May) and even Cap Creus in Spain, this holiday house is quite luxurious in every way.
It has three terraces, one of which runs the entire length of the living room and is covered, and the other two are situated on the garden side of the house. The garden is an oasis of greenery and mature trees, including Mediterranean pines, which provide much needed shade from the South of France heat in the summer.
The house beach rarely gets crowded even in July and August simply because there is no public parking near the house. In June and September it is almost private.
Internet broadband is found throughout the house (not that anyone would want to work while holidaying in this property!)
A ten minute walk along the beach will bring you to boulangeries, cafes and restaurants either in Grau d Agde or Cap d Agde.
The house is nicely and comfortably furnished with a beautiful upstairs master bedroom (exposed modern wooden beam structure) which almost hovers above the sea.
The house is spacious with three double bedrooms, all of which have plasma TV screens and three bathrooms. A cot is available if required.
Description of this South France Beachfront Villa.
Entrance through front door leading into large open plan lounge/dining area with comfortable sofas and easy chairs, wooden dining table and wrought iron chairs. This whole area is surrounded by floor to ceiling glass windows leading out onto the full length terrace with magnificent views across the South of France coastline and swimming pool.
The well equipped kitchen is off the dining area with views of the front garden. New kitchen planned for 2015.
Off the lounge is an air conditioned twin bedroom (2 x 90cm) with cot and plasma TV, plus glass windows leading out onto the main terrace with sea view. Separate bathroom next door with wash-hand basin and shower. Independent wc.
Steps leading from the lounge up to Bedroom 2 a large double bedroom (160cm).
This bedroom has a slightly low ceiling on entrance, wooden floor and covered balcony (unsuitable for small children) again overlooking the pool and the South of France coast. There is a plasma TV and air conditioning. The ensuite bathroom (open plan) has bath and wash-hand basin. Independent wc.
A glass door leads on to small terrace adjoining the bedroom, with side view and magnificent view of sea/beach and pool - perfect for watching the sun go down or waking up to a view of the Pyrenees and Cap Creus in Spain on a clear day hovering over the sea!
The third double bedroom (140cm) is completely independent and is accessed from the outside of the property and gives out on to the third terrace with a charming old stone fountain. With ensuite bathroom and separate laundry room with fridge freezer, washing machine, dryer, iron, sink etc.
Water for the house uses the South of France sun, as it is solar-heated!
Equipment & Facilities At The Property
This luxury villa is equipped how you would imagine a Villa in the South of France to be:-
Washing-machine Dish-washer Tumble-drierLarge Fridge/freezer Oven MicrowaveCoffee Machine - NespressoBlenderElectric Kettle Iron Hairdryer Cot and High Chair
Satellite-TV flat screen, Video-recorder, Radio, CD, DVDComputer with Wi-Fi Internet connection
Lovely quality bed linen
Garden furniture, portable BBQ
Car-Parking inside the property for 3 cars (including a garage).
This villa is exceptional as it is on a South of France beach and the villa boasts a 6m x 5m x 1.6m heated swimming pool with Roman steps and removable fence and child barrier. A few steps down from the terrace there is an outside shower and a washing line - this also leads into the front garden.
The holiday villa has 3 large paved terraces with garden furniture. One is on the sea side and the other 2 on the garden side of the house.
The large terrace which runs all along the side of the living dining room is partially covered and can almost be considered as the living room extension. It has some nice outside furniture - a metal table with chairs for al fresco dining and an outside sofa with cushions. There are also a number of plastic sun loungers by the pool.
From this large terrace there is a gate which leads down to the beach - there is a rope hand rail on both sides and a small boat house. This beach rarely gets busy simply because there is no parking for the general public apart from the residential houses along that beach.
The secure front garden provides a lush green oasis with mature Mediterranean pines, oleanders, Phoenix palm trees and well watered grass. The watering system is automatic so sprinklers will come on at certain times during the day/night. The entry to the property is through automatic remote control gates.
A third paved terrace houses the summer kitchen. There is a built in BBQ and more garden furniture for outside dining. The downstairs bedroom gives out onto the third terrace with a charming old stone fountain.
Parking for 3 cars inside property gates (including a garage).
So all in all a perfect villa for family holidays, or a weekend break in the South of France.
Nearby Attractions & Activities
This South of France villa is among a small collection of exclusive detached beach houses, that were built in the 1990 s and is a far cry from the major development of yacht marinas and holiday flats in Cap d Agde itself, 2 km down the coast.
You can see Grau d Agde from the house, as the resort is on the far side of a small headland. The stretch of beach by the property is quiet, because the nearest car park and access to the beach for the general public is 400m away.
700m walk to restaurants and there is one right on the beach.
Rochelongue beach (with beach restaurant) - 700m walk along beach or 1km by road: to baker, grocer, good fish-monger, bicycle hire, pedallo hire (June to Sept only).
Cap d Agde 4km (or 2km by foot). All services. Aqualand (huge water-slides, etc.) 27-hole golf course (3km), tennis (5km), boat hire, offshore shark fishing, aquarium. Wide choice of restaurants.
Agde 3km. Old historic town and fishing port, founded by the Ancient Greeks. Nice market, excellent seafood restaurants.
Beziers 20km. Major market town, noted for its bull-fight Feria in August.
Pezenas 20km. apprx Attractive medieval town. Saturday market.
Narbonne 42km apprx Famous cathedral.
Montpellier apprx 55km. Large university town.
Carcassonne apprx 100km Largest fortified medieval town. A UNESCO site.
Nimes apprx 105km Roman temple and arena.
Perpignan apprx 110km Palace of Kings of Mallorca.
For more information about this region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide
For information on reaching Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
South of France International airports are at:
Beziers - the airport is only aprrox 15km from the villa.(Ryanair from Bristol, Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh,Dusseldorf, Breme, Oslo,Stockholm and Paris).
Carcassonne (Ryanair to Stansted - London, East Midlands, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Dublin).
Montpellier (International flights worldwide). Flights to Gatwick and Luton via Easyjet, and to Stansted and Leeds/Bradford on Ryanair.
Perpignan (Ryanair to Stansted, Birmingham, Flybe to Southampton).
Nimes (Ryanair to Stansted, Luton, East Midlands and Liverpool).
Toulouse and Barcelona (Spain also have international & transatlantic flights.
Gerona (Spain) Ryanair
Railway: Beziers and Agde have railway stations with nearby car rental. Paris to Agde (TGV as far as Montpellier 4,30hrs)
Local Shops & Facilities
700m apprx walk along the beach to Grau d Agde you reach the following facilities:
Baker Grocer Small Supermarket NewsagentsFishmongerCafe-bar Pharmacy Restaurants, Cafes, BarsFew clothes shops - beachware, clothes
Sunday morning market in the square
Golf - Cap d Agde 7 kmRiding - 5kmTennis courts - 4km Cap d AgdeCanoe hire - Reals, Cessenon 25 km, Roquebrun 35 kms.Windsurf - Cap d Agde beaches (2km away)
Bike hire - 2 bikes at the property included, more for rent 4 kms in Cap d Agde
The river Orb - can hire canoes and do a whole day river descent from Roquebrun.
Lake - Lac du Salagou - red volcanic stone - boat, windsurf hire, pedalos, swimming
Other local places near to this South of France villa.
Pezenas - Medieval town, the birthplace of Moliere,Cathar castles - Queribus, PeyrepertuseMontpellier and Carcassonne, Caroux mountains for climbing and swimming in rock pools.
Arrival & Departure
Changeover day is Saturdays. Arrival at 5pm. Depart at 10am. Late arrival (6 - 9pm) possible only by prior arrangement. Please ensure that when you buy your aeroplane ticket, the flight time will allow for arrival before 9pm at the very latest.
€450 cash on arrival, returned less deductions for any breakages on morning of departure.
Free local calls within France plus incoming calls only. Broadband internet access Wi-Fi,lap-top computer is also provided. Neither the Owner nor the Agent can be held responsible for interrupted internet service/slow speed or for loss/disruption of incoming signal for Satellite TV –Sky–Freesat–Apple TV etc. When applicable to the property.
Up to 100 kwhrs per week is included in the rent. Thereafter chargeable at €0.15 /kwhr.
Gas / Oil
Central heating oil consumption is charged at €0.50 per litre. If you would like to use the fireplace logs and kindling can be provided at €40 per week
Bed Linen & Towels
Bedsheets and towels, together with towels for the pool/beach are included in the price.
End-of-Stay cleaning is included in the rent. Maid service during your stay available at €15 per hour. For bookings of 2 weeks, included in the rental, there is a mid stay clean on the saturday morning of approx 3hrs, with a change of bedlinen and towels. The gardener will also visit to maintain the pool and garden. Although end-of-stay cleaning charge is included this is to cover "normal" cleaning throughout the house. However, while you are therefore not expected to hoover and mop everywhere, you are expected to leave kitchen appliances (i.e. oven and fridge), crockery, kitchen utensils, and bathroom appliances clean, and not to leave litter in the garden. If the house is left in an unacceptable state, €100 may be retained from the breakages deposit.
Pets may be permitted with prior agreement from the owner
The owner is entitled to ask you to leave the property without any refund if the number of occupants exceeds 6.
Fire: This is a region which has a high fire risk. It is forbidden to start fires anywhere in the property grounds. Only light BBQs in the area designated for this purpose. Swimming pool Safety: The owner is not responsible for any bodily injury next to or in the swimming pool. Children must be surveyed at all times. On prior request swimming pool can be heated all year round to +/-25C - pool temperatures are dependent upon external weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed. It should be noted that the condition of the pool is subject to variations in the weather and therefore no guarantee can be given to the status of the pool on any particular day. Heated pool temperatures are dependent upon external weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.