Villa Tournesol - LTSO101
Villa with large solar-panel heated private pool. Peacefully located, 30 minutes drive from Beziers airport. Wifi Internet. UK satellite channels. 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom. Sleeps 6.
- Satellite TV
- Easy Walk to Shops
- Private Pool
- Private Villa
- 2+ Bedrooms
|29 / 03 / 2014 - 26 / 04 / 2014||£ 748|
|26 / 04 / 2014 - 19 / 07 / 2014||£ 882|
|19 / 07 / 2014 - 30 / 08 / 2014||£ 1294|
|30 / 08 / 2014 - 27 / 09 / 2014||£ 882|
|27 / 09 / 2014 - 01 / 11 / 2014||£ 748|
Security Deposit: £ 150.00
A refundable breakage deposit of £150 will also be payable with the final balance, this will be refunded at the end of your holiday. The property is strictly non-smoking and we reserve the right to with hold the £150 deposit for additional cleaning should the "no smoking" rule not be observed.
Discounted rates are available April - June and September/October for reduced occupancy, please ask for more details. Please note that the pool is not available from the end of October to the beginning of April as it will be in its winter state.
All bed linen and towels are included and are changed at the end of each week. A mid-week change of bed linen and towels can be arranged at additional cost. Pool towels are included, so you don't have to fill your case with them!
There is a local 5-a-side football and basketball area and tennis court 2 minutes walk away.
There is also a well stocked super market, with a petrol station, just 3 mins walk away.
There are a number of golf courses in the locality, with a beautiful and challenging 9-hole course at Lamalou-les-Bains, approx 15 minutes drive away.
The nearest beaches are at the popular resorts of Valras Plage and Cap D'Agde, which are 45 minutes drive away. Cap D'Agde is one of the largest leisure ports on the French Mediterranean coast and caters for all tastes. A further 20 minute drive along the thin coastal isthmus takes you to the marina at Meze, which boasts a variety of harbour-side cafes and restaurants.
Special interest holidays
The River Orb is popular for water sports such as canoeing. Canoe tours can be arranged through a number of websites, Google search 'Water Sports in the Orb Valley'. The area is especially popular with bird watchers, as it lies on the main migratory routes. The best times for spotting birds in transit are March into April and again in September. We have spotted a wide variety of birds from raptors to waders and are frequently visited by Short Toed Eagles, Honey Buzzards and Ospreys. The Villa is in the Narbonne National Park and has easy access to the Camargue (just the other side of Montpellier - approx 90 minutes drive). Make sure that you bring your binoculars!
The villa is easily accessible from several regional airports, the closest being Beziers 40 minutes with Ryan Air flights from Luton and Bristol and new from May 2011 Flybe from Southampton; Montpellier 1¼ hours with Ryan Air and Easyjet flights from Stansted, Bristol, Leeds Bradford and Gatwick. Perpignan and Carcasonne are 2 hours away and Toulouse is 2¾ hours drive.
The nearest large shopping areas are Bedarieux 3 miles which has restaurants, cafes and street markets as well as a Hyper-Market (Intermarche) and the essential boulangerie for the fresh daily supply of baguettes and pastries. The City of Beziers, 30 minutes drive, has all the facilities that one would expect of a reasonable sized city, with out-of-town shopping, cinemas, bowling alleys etc.
Bedarieux 3 miles, has a station that provides rail links to Beziers where it links to the rest of the French rail network. Directly opposite the station is the Clinic that provides all emergency health cover for the area.
Bedarieux also provides the local banking facilities. For the more adventurous, there is a flying and gliding club at the local airfield between La Tour sur Orb and Bedarieux that welcomes visitors for light aircraft and glider flights.
Places of Interest near this Property
Charming villa with 3 bedrooms and private pool, situated in La Tour sur Orb, a quaint and historic town in the heart of the Languedoc-Roussillon / Herault region of the South of France.
The kitchen is well-equipped with electric cooker, electric halogen hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, dishwasher, fondue and electric Raclette. Blender, hand mixer, sharp kitchen knives, crockery, cutlery, glasses, plastic pool glasses and tea-towels.
Separate utility room equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Large storage cupboards with iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner and cleaning equipment.
A sumptuous split-level living area, 2 luxury sofas, flat-screen TV, with UK freeview channels, French HD TV, DVD player, PS2 and Wii console. A coffee table full of board games, books and magazines. Lower level dining room with wooden table and 6 chairs.
Bedroom 1 with double bed and fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds, fitted wardrobes and drawers.
Bedroom 3 with twin beds, fitted wardrobes and drawers.
1 Family shower room, equipped with a toilet, sink and a shower cabin incorporating a powerful overhead shower and body jets.
Upstairs, there is also an additional separate toilet and outside by the pool is access to a further toilet with sink and shower.
There is a full gas central heating system, but the climate means that it is unnecessary for the majority of the year. Instead, you have electric fans to keep you cool!
To the front, the villa has a beautifully landscaped garden, with a swing seat and West facing terrace that benefits from the evening sun.
To the rear, there are extensive terraces around the large (10x 5m) private swimming pool. The pool varies in depth from 1-2m (approx) with the deepest area in the middle of the pool.
The brick built barbecue is next to a permanently fitted covered awning, beneath which is a family sized table with 6 garden chairs for those long Mediterranean evenings.
A further garden table (with parasol) and chairs can be moved around the terrace into sun or shade as you require.
You can relax and unwind on the Sunbeds while sipping a glass of chilled Chardonnay and watching the kids play in the water with the variety of pool toys available from the pool-side store cupboard.
The Villa has parking for a large number of cars, including off-road parking for mobile homes behind a lockable front gate.
The villa is set in its own grounds and is safely enclosed by a fence, wall and hedge.
A solar heating panel provides heating for the pool water.
The pool is protected by a cover that meets the requirement of french law regarding accidental child access, all of which make it a safe environment for your children's holiday; however, this does not absolve parental responsibility.
A pool-side storage cupboard contains a number of inflatable pool toys for use at your own risk.
All bed linen and towels (including pool towels) are included and are changed at the end of each week.
A mid-week change of bed linen and towels can be arranged at additional cost. UK satellite TV, internet access.
The villa has not been specifically equipped for wheelchair access, it is located on flat ground with 3 steps up from the drive to the front door. All bedroom accommodation is on the first floor, up a straight set of stairs.
The property is strictly non-smoking and we reserve the right to with hold the £150 deposit for additional cleaning should the "no smoking" rule not be observed.
Preferred changeover day would be Friday, but this can be flexible for bookings in excess of 7 nights. Departures by 10am, Arrivals from 4pm.
- Bedroom 1 -double bed and fitted wardrobes.
- Bedroom 2 - twin beds, fitted wardrobes and drawers.
- Bedroom 3 - twin beds, fitted wardrobes and drawers.
- Bathroom 1 - shower, toilet, sink
- Bathroom 2 - WC
- Bathroom 3 - toilet, sink and shower.
- Kitchen - electric cooker, electric halogen hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, dishwasher, blender, hand mixer, sharp kitchen knives, crockery, cutlery, glasses, plastic pool glasses and tea-towels.
- Utility Room - washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner and cleaning equipment.
- Living Room - 2 luxury sofas, flat-screen TV, with UK freeview channels, French HD TV, DVD player, PS2 and Wii console, board games, books and magazines.
- Dining room - wooden table and 6 chairs.