Built on the outskirts of Vendres about 20 years ago, the house has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms(baths & showers) 2 separate WCs, kitchen & a large lounge/dining room.
Outside there is an enormous terrace for outdoor eating and chilling in the evening, a large beautiful mature garden with figs, pomegranites & other fruits. A gardener attends all year round. There is automatic watering (arrosage) which keeps the lawn very green.
Pool/Beach towels provided.
Catering, airport lifts and a well stocked fridge on arrival, are all available(see later).
The pool is 10m x 4m, with a dome cover. The water is saline, which is really soft & easy on the skin & eyes, much nicer than chlorine & absolutely nothing like the sea! The cover keeps the pool immaculate & incredibly warm(28-30C in summer). It also extends the season for using the pool.
There are two downstairs bedrooms: 1 twin & 1 kingsize. Upstairs 3 bedrooms are a twin, a double and a kingsize, so the house sleeps 10 comfortably.
There is also a travel cot & highchair available on request (need own linen).
Fans available for the bedrooms; All beds have pocket sprung mattresses; wooden shutters on all windows; double glazing; pull down mosquito blinds if you want to keep windows open at night in the summer.
Linen provided includes bath, kitchen and beach/pool towels.
Large lounge/diner has an extending Oak table for 10, corner sofa, other chairs, coffee table etc. Reversible air-conditioning. Two patio doors to terrace.
There is a 42" LED Panasonic Viera TV with Humax Satellite TV receiver & HD recorder, all UK Freesat channels are available, plus domestic French TV. Yamaha Surround sound speaker for TV, to which music can be streamed via Bluetooth. DVD/Bluray player.
The kitchen has an oven with mixed gas and electric hob. Dishwasher & large Samsung Fridge/Freezer with cold Brita water dispenser. Kettle, microwave, cafetiere. We can arrange for food welcome packs to be bought prior to your arrival(there will be a small charge for this) Numerous kitchen cupboards. Well stocked with plenty of crockery & cutlery for 10 people without having to wash up each meal time. Numerous pans, mussel/stock pot, casseroles, seafood accessories.
Oak kitchen table for 4-6 people. Patio doors to terrace for outdoor eating.
On the terrace is an outdoor dining table with chairs for 10. There is also an modular rattan sofa and coffee table. BBQ/Plancha.
The village centre is a 5 min walk & has the following facilities:
mini supermarket(Vidal) & two boulangeries open 7 days; cave; pizzeria; hairdressers; tabac; post office; restaurant; pharmacy; cafe/bar. There is also a small traditional market Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday mornings, from June to Sep, (Fri & Sun in winter).
Tennis courts 200m down road, contact Mairie to use.
Lots of cycle paths, particularly around the nature reserve of Vendres Etang. This is beautiful and very peaceful. There are ruins of an old Roman Temple of Venus and an Aqueduct. You can cycle to the beach with no traffic in 15 mins by just going out the back of the house.
Valras has activities on all the time from music events, food festivals, circus, go-karting, markets & local festivals.
Best supermarkets are large Carrefour in Serignan(open 7 days), Lidl & other shops.
Valras is a vibrant town with a great holiday feel & a whole host of restaurants & shops. A market open every day of the year with numerous stalls selling fresh produce: coquillages, charcuterie, boulangerie, epsicerie. All very helpful & friendly.
We can arrange for:
-Beziers airport pick ups;
-for food & drink to be bought prior to your arrival to really get you started (Cold drinks already in the fridge ready for your arrival!);
-Catering is also available and highly recommended. This service is provided by Mike, a professional chef. Menus are available on our website, or we can send them to you. A number of guests have used this service and it has been superb. Please see the pictures it is so worth it, just adds that final touch to a great holiday.
We believe that we have provided most things that should be needed for a comfortable & enjoyable stay and have responded to feedback from this years guests. The reviews so far have been very positive. We have a new pool management team, as the last one was not very 'responsive' and our house keepers are outstanding.
Bookings are Saturday to Saturday, although happy to consider some flexibility around this out of season.
Please do contact us for any further information, we do usually reply within a few hours.
More photos on our website: www.vendresvilla.com
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