Best of everything - chic getaway in charming French village, mins from Med!
- english, french
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We have just returned from an idyllic stay in this beautiful house in the middle of a lovely French village. We were 6 adults - 3 couples - and the house was more than big enough to accomodate us all with ease. It is charmingly furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen and plenty of seating inside and out. The pool is big enough to cool off and have a short swim and if you bring a lilo like we did then there is extra sunbathing space! Sitting outside in the garden and hearing the sounds of the village around us was a great pleasure but it was quiet enough to sleep - even though the village was 'en fete' when we there and had a fair and bands playing - enormous candy floss and dodgems!
There are 2 boulangeries within 5 minutes walk and the Spar had nearly everything we needed - if not the Casino supermarket was 10 minutes drive away. Great greengrocer and very helpful Pharmacy as well.
Our favourite beach was Valras Plage which is pretty and fairly uncrowded but has restaurants and shops as well - this was a 20 minute drive away and there were other beaches not much further. Beziers itself was very lovely with lots of Cathar history.
Jennifer was extremely helpful throughout our stay.
All in all if you want a lovely lazy holiday in a proper French village then I cannot recommend this house highly enough - we were very sad to come home.
Beautiful rustic house with plenty of space for everyone
Right from the initial point of contact Jennifer couldn't be more helpful. When we arrived there was a lovely welcome gift and a bottle of wine. Everywhere was clean and tidy and just lovely.
The rooms are all a good size and the pool is just a God send on hot sunny days.
There were 8 of us and we had plenty of space.
The kitchen had everything we needed, the oven is a bit fierce so would suggest cooking everything at a lower temperature.
We stayed for 2 weeks and Jennifer was the other end of the phone if we needed anything. I personally can't recommend this place enough and would love to go back again, well to be honest we didn't want to leave.
Thank you for letting us borrow your home and for everything along the way.
Quirky property full of character
When we arrived at the property the owner was there to greet us and give us a guided tour. She was friendly and helpful and was able to answer all our questions. The property itself met our expectations in terms of facilities. It is an unusual property, very rustic and full of character. The courtyard garden was lovely and our children spent hours in the little swimming pool. We enjoyed using the BBQ and there was plenty of room for all nine of us to sit and eat outside. There were a few minor issues which need to be sorted out: the kettle leaked, there was a hole on the staircase which needs fixing, fridge did not seem 100% efficient, the dishwasher was a bit temperamental and there were no hangers in the wardrobes. However this did not detract from our overall enjoyment and we would definitely rent this property again. The village of Lespignan is quiet and feels quite off the beaten track which we liked. There is a bakery, greengrocers, butchers, a Spar, a pizza shop and three restaurants within a few minutes walk. There is also a good supermarket and Mc Donalds 10 mins drive away. There were lots of lovely beaches and plenty of places of interest to visit within an hours drive including the beautiful Canal du Midi, Carcassonne and Montpellier .
Everything I wanted and more!
The listing was as advertised. It's rustic charm gives the feeling of more than a place for a holiday; a feeling of coming home. Sunny days under a palm tree by a lovely clean pool and an easy to operate barbecue. The owner was charming and even purchased extra outdoor chairs when we said there would be guests for a barbecue. She is certainly someone willing to go the extra distance for her guests. The open plan kitchen/dining area is very convenient. With comfortable bedrooms on both floors there is plenty of privacy. The rustic feeling gives an idea of what the village might have been like a century ago, but with modern conveniences. It was altogether the happiest of times and I look forward to a return stay.
Fantastic holiday villa
Our party of 6 stayed in May 2016 and we LOVED it.
The villa is the perfect base from which to explore the area or for a relaxing break. It is full of character and wonderful features. Outside has a great area to make the most of the climate: to sit in the sun, dine, BBQ and has a lovely sized pool.
Indoors has lots of space and is very well equipped. Actually, if anything we would say that the pictures do not do it justice - it is best to see with your own eyes!
In addition to the property, the owner was absolutely lovely. She was so helpful and knowledgeable, we really thank her for allowing us to stay in her home. Thank you Jennifer! Highly recommend.
Nice house for up to ten persons
This is a very nice house for up to 10 persons. We were there for two weeks with our kids (14 and 16 years old) and several adult nieces and nephews. We came by car from Germany, but others used the airports in Toulouse (2 hours) and Béziers (with a flight for 23 € to Dusseldorf!) or the trainstation in Béziers (20 minutes) or Narbonne (30 minutes). The rooms were fine (bring warm pyjamas in the end of may for the downstairs rooms!). The upper bathroom is very small but fine for the two people sleeping upstairs. Only two WC´s for ten persons can cause a "traffic jam". The kitchen was well equipped with really everything you need. Maybe it would be helpful to know that the "coffee machine" is for Senseo pads (I brought plenty of coffee powder for filter coffee which is mostly used in Germany). The living room has plenty of space and a huge table for everyone. The pool has an adaequate size even for many youngsters playing in it (I am afraid the neighbours didn´t have as much fun as the kids in the pool...). Everything was clean and well-maintained. The only minus is the small outdoor area beside the pool with only two sunbed chairs and no place for any other outdoor activity except reading, sitting and talking. In the first week it was very windy and the parasol couldn´t be used when the wind was too strong. But in the second week with perfect sun and warmth there was always a bit of shade and a bit of sun for everyone who liked one or the other (very nice to have breakfast on a sunny table in the early morning).
For food you have the Spar close by and within 10 km Lidl and big French Supermarkets (where you get cheap fuel!). And a very nice boulangerie in walking distance.
We made nice trips to Carcassonne, the Kathare castles Quéribus and Peyrepertuse, Narbonne, Béziers, Montpellier, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Abbaye de Fontfroide and Sete. Dining in France is expensive, but we recommend an evening in Sete, where you can dine along the canal for 15 € for 3 courses - try the seafood, snails and frog´s legs!). Menus at noon are often cheaper.
Altogether it was a wonderful holiday in Languedoc!
The owner Jennifer awnsers e-mails really quickly and helps with any information you need - and she is really generous! I can recommend her house warmly to larger groups!
Easily accessible to two local seaside villages and beaches. 10 minutes' drive to lively Valras Plage, 15 minutes to quieter Serignan Plage, 25 mins to Narbonne Plage. Great beaches also at Fleury. All with great seaside restaurants.
Ten minutes from major motorway, which links directly to:
Beziers Airport, 15 miles
Montpellier Airport, 50 miles.
Perpignan Airport, 50 miles.
Carcassonne Airport, 53 miles.
Beziers train station 6.6 miles, Narbonne train station, 12 miles.
Beziers city centre, 6 miles.
Montpellier city centre, 49 miles.
Perpignan city centre, 52 miles.
All amenities are within 200m of the quiet and peaceful house; restaurants and cafés, supermarket and newsagent, and an excellent local wine outlet