About the property
- Villa968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights
MBeach Villa in Portiragnes Plage, Herault, Languedoc - Peaceful Residence overlooking a Nature Reserve with a Path To The Beac
Publishers Lonely Planets have ranked Languedoc one of the world's top destinations. 20 mins from Parc Natural mountain ranges, 10 mins from bustling centre of Beziers. The village is surrounded by vineyards plus all the amenities one would expect including bakeries, doctors, dentist, pharmacy, post office and 2 of the regions top restaurants. The villa boasts three sided garden with sun and shade throughout the day. Covered patio area with sliding patio doors, with garden furniture and built in BBQ leads to alfresco dining throughout the year. Smart Digital TV with UK and French Satellite, American style Fridge Freezer, dishwasher, microwave all lend itself to a home away from home. Sitting room with sofa, table and chairs and fully fitted kitchen. Downstairs shower and toilet with double bedroom with double doors leading to the back patio. Upstairs has two large bedrooms, each with a double and single bed. The large upstairs bathroom has a bath with shower, toilet and sink, full bath and shower. Upstairs windows look over the nature reserve. Usually the view includes some camargue horses in a pen. Sheep are herded down the path for grass daily. Flocks of sheep and Horse trips canter by on their way to the beach. Numerous birds and animals occupy the nature reserve and enhance the peacefulness of the property.
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- May 20, 2018
Steven and I bought this property in 2001. We had visited Portiragnes Plage from 2000 on four different occasions before this and fell in love with the area. We have spent every free moment here since! We hope to eventually retire here. The reason we like Portiragnes Plage is that is a quiet relaxed environment with beautiful natural beaches, walks and the canal within close distance. We normally park the car for the holiday and just use the bikes to get around. Often we do want to go further afield and we then go exploring. There is lots to do at all times of the year. You can go inland to the mountains which is cooler in summer. You can go to the cities of Narbonne, Perpignan, Carcassonne, Beziers and Montpellier - all within an hour for sightseeing or shopping. We just love it!
Sandra purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Sandra chose Portiragnes
This is a relaxing place with no high rise and is a family centred resort. Lots of local French people own holiday villas here. The Langue D'Oc region supplies wonderful fresh fruit and vegetables throughout each season. The local producers are so proud of their fresh food. Low prices throughout the year for very high quality produce. The property is beside a blue flag beach (20 years of blue flags continues in 2018). There are no bulldozers, no high rise and no new building development for over 10 years. It is beside the Canal du Midi which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Portiragnes Plage is a very special place and a wonderful area to relax and enjoy nature.
What makes this Villa unique
You will enjoy Portiragnes Plage if you are looking for a good rest, lots of sunshine, sandy beaches, safe and clean Mediterranean Sea for swimming, good restaurants, Excellent local food and wine and a relaxed atmosphere. Yet, there is lots to do for the family from cycling, tennis, visiting local historical sites, local water park, local funfairs, horse riding, boating, football and so many other activities nearby. This property offers a large house with a garden on three sides. This gives extra privacy and also means you can enjoy sun or shade all day long. It is the largest house on the estate and is overlooking the nature reserve. The garden is safe for children and off the main thoroughfare with no cars passing by. The property has two large bathrooms - one with full size bath.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic, well-equipped family house
My family stayed at Sandra's lovely house at the beginning of September. The house s very well equipped with everything you could need, from air conditioning and fans to quilts and rugs for cooler evenings. Lots of cooking utensils and plenty crockery, cutlery and glasses for the 6 of us.
It's in a great wee compound and tucked away at the back, right on the edge of the nature reserve. Lots of nature right on your doorstep including tree frogs, woodpeckers, kingfishers, swifts, hawks, willow warblers and bats. 10 minutes walking to the lovely, quiet, blue flag beach (with sailing and windsurfing and a beach bar) and the same into town. The canal's a 20 minute walk. Can highly recommend it.
Thanks so much for such a kind review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay.
Another great holiday
Lovely weather. Nature walks and beach walks. Beach bar for fishy lunches with friends. Perfect.
Great family holiday
Clean relaxing home. Great location walking distance to beach, restaurants and bakery. The bicycles provided enable you to enjoy the nature reserve to spot flamingos and fun rides along the canal to visit BeIers and Vias. Great place to enjoy the sun, relax and spend time with your family. It was fun to visit Pezenas as the Tour de France went by.
This was our first visit to Portiragnes Plage although we have been to the South of France numerous times. It's excellent if you want to use Bezier airport. Portiragnes Plage is wonderfully flat which is excellent for scooting, cycling, walking and mobility scooters. At this time of the season it is a quiet and chilled arena in which to holiday, however the there is still enough fun filled activities for children and adults who wish to release their 'inner child' e.g. Aqualand and the inflatable park. It is within easy reach of Cap D'Agde where there are lots of other fun filled exciting family orientated facilities. Clos de Soccorro is an enclosed and safe environment for children. The villa is one of the largest in the gated community. It's very private and quiet. All equipment inside and outside the villa is in very good condition. It's very well maintained. One of our family members is disabled and used her 'walker' and mobility scooter with ease. Great ice cream bars. The beach is large and clean. The sea is on some days adventurous and on others calm. Beach restaurant is excellent but wouldn't recommend the cuttle fish because it is tasteless. The swordfish is yummy.
A home from home.
Great place for a family holiday
This was our second visit to the property and Potiragnes Plage and we booked our 3rd as soon as possible after our return. We are a family with 3 children 10, 8 & 1.5 years old. The house is the most well equipped and spacious compared to anything else we have stayed in over a decade of holidaying in France. No dodgy Gite DIY here😁 - 3 big bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, air con to all bedrooms, wi if, inside and outside dining opportunities, good sized living kitchen, large American style fridge freezer, washing machine etc etc. the ability to use the bikes to ride down to the bakery every morning was great. Walking distance of the town square restaurants meant everyone could enjoy a glass or two with a short walk home in the evening. The beach is easily walkable but with the toddler and all the consequent gear we tended to drive the few minutes and use the free beach car park. The onsite pool was enjoyed by the kids and parents alike for an hour or two at a time but it's not a sit around it all day Brits abroad package holiday job as no sun loungers for hire etc. Clos du Sicorro feels to us like a very safe environment in a very low density resort which we absolutely love.
Thanks so much for such a glowing review. Sandra and Steven
Thank you Sandra for a wonderful holiday in your super,well equipped home.it was wonderful to have the use of the bikes.
We love your villa-it is so relaxing and quiet there.It has everything anyone could need .I wish we could go back there tomorrow.
Thank you again and hope we can go back next year.
Thank you, Sandra
Coast/Beach: Beach walking <5 minutes away. Beautiful Sandy beach with gently shelving cove suitable for family bathing. Blue flag beach at Portiragnes Plage for past 15 years with toilets and showers. Supervised by lifeguards during the high season. From May to end Sept; Small beach bars/ restaurants for having lunch or dinner by the sea or a beer as a sun downer on the way home from the beach. Hiring and classes of boats for sailing, surfboards etc available on the beach itself. Travel: Ryanair flights from Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh and Luton direct to Beziers only 2-3km away. or Ryanair into : Beziers, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Perpignan. Nimes . Toulouse, Marseille, Girona(Spain). Lyon, Nice, Barcelona . By sea you can take a Ferry to Calais (approx 850km - 10 hours). Car hire is advisable. Taxi available for booking if needed. Train or bus from airports to Beziers with transfer to Portiragnes Plage (approx 10km) by taxi. Distances: Portiragnes plage approx 5 mins walk. Portiragnes (old village) approx 5 mins car. Beziers (large city) approx 15 mins by car or 30 mins by local bus. Montpellier (historic city) approx 50 mins by car or 30 mins from Beziers by train. Perpignan 1 hour. Marseille 1hr 20 mins. Nimes 1hr 40 mins. Toulouse 2 hours. Girona (Spain) 2 hours. Lyon, Nice, Barcelona 3 hours. Further Details: For a more active holiday there is a safe pathway for cycling on the Canal du Midi to other villages. Walkers can take walks in the nature reserve beside the property or go birdwatching. Walks along the beautiful sandy beaches and through the nature reserve or along the canal. Very suitable for off season holidays as the property has heating. Lots of beautiful restaurants within 5-10 mins walking distance of the property. There are also outdoor markets almost everyday in Jun-Sep, supermarkets and cash machines. Drop into Michelle in Le Moka bar for a gossip or go next door to the cave to buy some decent "St.Chinian" local vino for less than €2 per litre! The old Mediterranean town of Bezier is the nearest city. It has a magnificent cathedral, the old bull ring (still staging bullfights if that’s your thing), an indoor food market every day where you can buy literally everything winter and summer. It also hosts a beautiful flower market on Fridays and the very popular Annual Ferria in August. The ‘Nine Locks at Fonseranne’ (Neuf Ecluse a Fonseranne) on the Canal du Midi, is on the west side of Bezier and is an engineering marvel. It consists of a series of locks over a relatively short distance taking the Canal and its boats up a steep hill - it is world-renowned and well worth a visit. Pezenas is another picturesque town with cobbled streets and ancient buildings just outside Bezier and to the North-East. A relaxing stroll through its narrow cobbled streets, which are filled with traditional arts and crafts, painting and sculptures, is recommended. Roquebrun too! Agde/Cap d’Agde/Sete: These towns are a short drive away and are well worth a visit. Cap d’Agde has Aqualand (a water theme park with several hair raising rides) and can easily occupy a whole day. Toonsland is a great little amusement park for the under 9s.
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Booking Notes: 50% deposit for any available week. Remainder due 3 months before departure. 80Euro cleaning and linen charge to be left for the cleaner on departure. Changeover Day: Changeover day is usually Saturday in the high season and flexible outside of July/August. Notes on prices: Prices in Euros on request. Last minute bookings available - enquire for further information. Paypal accepted.