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Village house with terrace and pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Village house in St Nazaire-de-Ladarez, near Béziers, Languedoc - Village centre, 10 Minutes from River Orb, all shops and services

Centrally yet privately located in a small, friendly village 25 min NW of Béziers, the three storey house comfortably accommodates six people. The ground floor is open plan with a well equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area, and there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a further bed/sitting room. The studio has a double bed, shower room, kitchen and sitting area. The sunny, elevated terrace with garden furniture and attractive outlook adjoins a walled 9x4m pool with sitting area and loungers. Bakery, bar and restaurant are within walking distance, all other services are within 10-15 min by car, four airports within 35-90 min, river beaches 10 min by car and Mediterranean beaches/Aquapark/golf 40 min. The area is superb for walking, winetasting, canoeing and river swimming (River Orb and Roquebrun) and offers plenty of interest for lovers of wildlife, landscapes and history. Our normal changeover day, particularly in high season, is Wednesday, which gives opportunities for cheaper travel and journeys on less busy roads, however we can often offer flexible arrival and departure days. Saturdays are not usually possible in high season.

Judy Birch
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2017

About Judy Birch

We had frequently rented holiday accommodation in France, but often been disappointed with what was provided. Having our own property has meant that we, and hopefully our guests, can enjoy good quality accommodation during our stays there.

Judy Birch purchased this house in 2002

Why Judy Birch chose Saint-Nazaire-de-Ladarez

We spent a holiday about an hour's drive south of our house, and fell in love with the area around the river Orb on a day trip during the holiday. A couple of years later we returned with the idea of buying a property: we decided on the purchase despite a viewing in heavy rain! It is a decision we have not regretted, having discovered that the area has more than we imagined to offer in terms of landscapes, nature, history, local culture, not to mention climate. We enjoy never having to queue, even at the height of the season, and can choose to fly to any of five airports, which makes access very easy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We loved this idyllic house, it had everything we needed and more, is tastefully furnished and the kitchen superbly equipped. The pool has both sun and shade all day, is clean and extremely private. The patio area made a great place to eat, especially with the surrounding colourful flower boxes. We enjoyed freshly baked baguettes and croissants from the family-run bakery nearby. We would certainly want to return, and would recommend it to friends and family, as long as they don't take the weeks we want!'

'I was pleased to find that your delightful property delivered exactly what we'd seen and and hoped for from your website: a charming and well provided house in an idyllic location.'

'House fantastic, better equipped than any other rented. Had a great holiday, loved village. Will probably book it again.'

'We all thought it was a perfect balance between a home with all the benefits of modern day technology but one which also possessed terrific character and originality.'
Apr 2009
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Saint-Nazaire-de-Ladarez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • The house has a bathroom with bath and shower over, basin, and WC on the first floor, and an en suite shower room with shower, basin, and WC on the second floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the first floor is a double bedroom (kingsize bed) and a twin room with 3’0” (90cm) beds, and adequate storage space. The second floor has a further standard double bedroom with ample storage space and an open plan TV room with a single bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The pool is enclosed in a courtyard separated from the terrace by a lockable full height gate.The studio opens onto the terrace and may sometimes be rented in addition to the house. We do not let it separately, since the terrace area would not provide sufficient privacy for two separate parties. The studio represents compact, self contained accommodation for 2 people, and has a bedroom area with kingsize bed and adjacent shower room (large shower, basin, WC). A curtain screens the bed from the small kitchen, living and dining space. The kitchen has all basic equipment, fridge with freezing compartment, combination microwave oven, and two-zone ceramic hob. The living area is furnished with a small table, chairs, and two easy chairs. There are convector heaters and access to the washing machine in the cellar. The rental price is approximately one third of the house rental price (rates available on request), however we do not let the studio during the winter. Outside: The 45sq.m terrace, which is at first floor level, has views of the surrounding countryside. It overlooks the village 'stade', although in summer privacy is conveniently provided by planters filled with climbers, etc and by the foliage of an ancient vine. It is equipped with a large table and eight chairs, an umbrella and a barbecue. The terrace enjoys sun for most of the day, although there is always shade at hand for those who prefer it. A lockable door gives access to the swimming pool, which is approximately 9m x 4m x 1.4m deep. This is situated in a courtyard, also at first floor level, and has its own terrace with six sun loungers. There is a choice of sun or shade during most of the day. The pool is in use from the start of June through to October. It is unheated and therefore may not be particularly warm in September and October, depending upon the weather. The former 'stade' now includes ample parking, a children's play area, a tennis court and a table tennis table. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, one bath towel per person, one bathmat per bathroom, handtowels and teatowels included. The property is cleaned between lettings, usually guests do their own laundry during their stay, however further linen could be provided for an extra charge. Other: All rooms have convector heaters for off-season use, and there is a washing machine in the cellar. An interent connection is available.


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Village house with terrace and pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful, Quiet, and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Soooo relaxing, set in a wonderful area for wine, walking, or just lazing about. This was our first stay in this property and loved it so much we are booking again. The House has everything you need for ease. The pool is well situated for early swims, or just mornings tanning, cooling nicely in the late afternoon.

St Nazaire de Laderez is well positioned for Carcassone to the west, Beziers to the south, Sete, the coast, Clermont to the north, or more locally St Chinian. The local market on Wednesdays and Sundays is usually well stocked for your fresh vegetables, or Paella, what ever takes your fancy.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this well equipped house and just as described. Not only was the house comfortable, with all we needed, we liked the village and the surrounding area. The pool was a real treat - we swam every day - but we also enjoyed hearing and seeing village life around us. We have stayed in a few Owners Direct properties, but this one was definitely our favourite. We loved it and would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hilary, we are delighted that the house and its location worked well for you and that you enjoyed your stay so much. Best wishes, Judy
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wonderful break

  • 5 of 5

This converted olive oil mill was perfect for a getaway. Complete with very private pool and terrace, it had everything. The village is extremely quiet but there are more lively towns very near and in fact the silence was just what we wanted for hours of reading and sunning. A beautifully restored and well appointed and equipped traditional house, we will be back!

Noelle and Peter.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The River Orb with its beaches and gorge, ideal for swimming, canoeing, walking, birdwatching, etc, is 10 min by car. The Mediterranean coast (Agde, Sérignan, Valras-Plage) is approximately 45 min by car.


If crossing the channel by car via Dover or Folkestone, the most direct route is the motorway via Paris/Orléans, then either via Clermont Ferrand and Millau, or via Limoges and Toulouse. The drive from Calais usually takes 10-12 hours plus stops. Approximate driving times to the nearest airports are 45 min Béziers, 90 min Carcassonne, Montpellier and Perpignan, 2 hours Nîmes and Toulouse. A range of flights from several British airports and car hire is currently offered, eg Ryanair, Easyjet.


Bakery, bar, mobile shops on certain days, vintners, recreation area with tennis court in the village. Medium-sized supermarkets, banks, petrol stations, restaurants, tourist offices, doctors, all the usual shops and services, the river Orb 10-15 min by car; Béziers with its sightseeing opportunities, hypermarkets, large choice of shops, also a greater choice of restaurants 30 min by car; the Mediterranean coast,'Aqualand' at Cap d'Agde 45 min by car; mediaeval Carcassonne 90 min.

Further Details:

There are many good walks in the area, eg around the village, the gorge of the Orb, the mediaeval village of Minerve, the Montagne Noire, and the Gorges de l’Héric. Almost every village is a starting point for walks of varying grades of difficulty. For cyclists, the immediate area is undulating and therefore suitable for the more energetic and for mountain biking enthusiasts. The less energetic could try the area to the south around the Canal du Midi. The area has plenty of historic, cultural and geographic interest to suit all tastes, from mediaeval villages and towns and Cathar strongholds, to mountains, lakes and river gorges.

At Roquebrun (10 min by car) canoes can be hired during the summer season, transport is provided one way, as well as watertight barrels for stowing picnics, swimming towels, etc. There is also a ‘Mediterranean Garden’ and along the river Orb many good spots for swimming. North of Roquebrun there are many pretty spots along the river, towards Lamalou-les-Bains to the east, and Olargues, a pretty medieval village, to the west. Further north towards Fraïsse-sur-Agout and the Lac de Raviège the countryside is completely different.

The Canal du Midi, due south, is good for easily accessible walks and cycling, and pleasant villages. The nearest beaches are Valras Plage, approx 40 min, or Serignan, Agde and Sète. Families with children could visit 'Aqualand' at Cap d'Agde.

Further afield there are many possibilities for day outings: Carcassonne, Minerve, Nîmes, the Camargue, Gorges du Tarn, Gorges de l’Hérault, Lac de Salagou, Montpellier, Cathar strongholds such as Peyrepertuse (near Perpignan), the chateaux of Lastours (near Carcassonne) and much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $266.49
Stay tax $0.73 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
All charges inclusive of electricity, use of pool in summer (Jun-Sep), heating in winter, bedlinen, 1 bath towel per person, teatowels, final cleaning. A further £25 per head is charged for parties of 5 or 6. Extra charge for larger parties off-season. A deposit of £200 per week secures the booking. Payment of the balance and the £200 per week security deposit will be required six weeks in advance of the rental period. Any extra cleaning, damage and breakages will be deducted from the security deposit.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day for the peak summer season is flexible, but cannot take place on a Saturday, which usually enables savings to be made on travel costs, and roads are less busy. Our flexible changeover arrangements are limited by not being left with unusable gaps.

Notes on prices:
Our off-season prices are set at a level appropriate for a small party, since this is the type of booking we typically receive and are happy to encourage. For larger parties wishing to book the house between September and May there may be an additional charge to cover the higher power, water, cleaning and laundry costs associated with a larger number of occupants. Tourist tax is included in the rental price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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