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Modern villa, private pool in traditional Languedoc village near Med

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, house sleeps 6

Villa Raquel is a modern, spacious three bedroom villa located in the traditional French village of Nissan-Lez-Ensérune, just ten minutes from Beziers and fifteen minutes from the Med. The villa is situated just two minutes walk from the village square.

The secluded garden is 1200m² and surrounded by an 8ft wall with lockable gates. Within is a private 8m x 4m swimming pool with a retractable cover. The pool utilises an automated salt chlorination system which is better for your skin and hair and prevents red eyes. Part of the garden is decked with an outdoor dining table suitable for alfresco dining. There's also an outdoor table tennis table and a chimney style charcoal barbecue.

The living room has two comfortable sofas. There is a television that receives British channels, a DVD player and an Xbox with games. The indoor dining area seats up to ten. The kitchen is well appointed and the three bedrooms are tastefully decorated. There is a shower room and separate WC.

Flight Options: Ryanair offers many flying options to FIVE nearby airports: BEZIERS (25 mins, flights from Luton, Bristol, Dusseldorf and Stockholm), MONTPELLIER (45 mins, flights from Leeds, Brussels, Frankfurt), CARCASSONNE (50 mins, flights from Stansted, Liverpool, Leeds, East Midlands, Dublin, Cork, Glasgow, Brussells and Porto), PERPIGNAN (75 mins, flights available from Stansted, Brussels) and NIMES (75 mins, flights available from Luton, Liverpool, Brussells). Air France flies from Paris to Perpignan. BA also flies to TOULOUSE (2 hours, flights from Heathrow).

Car by French Motorail: If you want your car but don't fancy the long drive from Calais, a great travel option to consider is French Motorail (www.raileurope.co.uk/frenchmotorail) a painless way to get your family, car and all your luggage from the UK to the South of France. And it goes right to Narbonne, just 18km from Villa Raquel.

With sleeping compartments exclusively for the people in your car, handy evening departures, plus the chance to bring as much luggage as you can fit into your car without having to worry about excess baggage fees, Motorail really is a convenient way to travel. You'll also avoid French toll roads and save on mileage, petrol and wear and tear - so you, and your car, will arrive in the morning fresh and ready to make the most of your holiday.

One price covers the car, driver and all car passengers. It varies between £340 & £590 each way depending on your destination and date of travel. Ferry or Eurotunnel crossing is not included.

Golf Information: Nearest is the professional 18 holes, par 72 course of Beziers: Saint Thomas. This well designed golf course has its own particular personality of interest to all levels of players, from the beginner to the very experienced. Saint Thomas is about 15 km from Villa Raquel. Golf Course Saint Thomas, Route de Bessan, 34500 Beziers, tel. + 33 4 67 39 03 09.

An excellent alternative is provided by the international course (18 holes, par 72) of Cap d'Agde. It is located in a pine forest at the edge of the Mediterranean. At the highest point you will enjoy stunning views of the Mediterranean. The facilities include a professional driving range, many practice areas and a short 9 hole course as well as a club house, golf shop, bar and restaurant. Only a 40 minutes drive from Villa Raquel. 4 Avenue des Alizes. 34300 Cap d'Agde, tel. +33 4 67 26 54 40.

The Languedoc offers 17 golf courses in total.

More Details

Ian & Cheryl Sutherland
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Ian & Cheryl Sutherland

We live in England with our two daughters. We both work but we try to get as much time in France as possible, where we have good friends and very much enjoy the climate, the cuisine and especially the wine.

Ian & Cheryl Sutherland purchased this villa in 2004

Why Ian & Cheryl Sutherland chose Beziers area

We chose this villa in the village of Nissan because the village is authentically French and has all the amenities you could want. It's also easy and cheap to get to from the UK thanks to Ryanair. And this part of France is amazing. It has the full Mediterranean climate and beaches but without the costs and crowds associated with the Cote d'Azur. It's also in the middle of one of the best wine regions in France!

What makes this villa unique

The villa is very private, so just spending time at the villa enjoying the sunshine and the pool is simply perfect. But then, when you want to head out, there are so many great things to do. We love making a day of travelling to places like Beziers, Sète or Cap d'Agde - great visits and all with amazing restaurants. But nearby, we have fantastic restaurants as well. The Hotel Residence, a two minute walk from the villa, is one of our favourites. And most of the neighbouring villages also have great places to eat.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Nissan-lez-Enserune in Hérault

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Large - Shower Enclosure
    Separate - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
iPod docking station with speakers. Playstation 3 and games provided. Outdoor table tennis. Babysitting service available on request at extra cost.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Modern villa, private pool in traditional Languedoc village near Med
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
East Midlands

A Great Family Holiday to Remember

  • 5 of 5

After a long day travelling with3 small children, it was great to find the directions to the villa were very easy to follow - a quick visit to the supermarket on the edge of the village saw us provisioned for the next couple of days - and the entry instructions were easy to follow as well.

The villa is exactly as the owner describes it. It is large, clean, spacious, well furnished and maintained and very easy to settle into. It was a pleasant surprise to find it so well equipped and some of the local wine waiting for us was a great welcoming touch.

The Bedrooms are nice, airy and roomy - the lounge has enough entertainment for all ages - although to be honest the weather was excellent whilst we were there and we were rarely indoors. The kitchen was very well equipped and has enough pots, pans and so on to make it easy to cook for a family of 5.

The Pool was fantastic and the kids loved it. My kids are aged between 4 and 7 and have varying levels of swimming ability - they had a great time in the pool and it was always hard to get them out of it!

Nissan-Lez-Enserune is a lovely, friendly old village with regular markets selling local produce and has that great relaxed southern france atmosphere. The village itself is only 15 minutes from Valras Plage and the beaches there are very popular and ideal for small children - with plenty of Restaurants to choose from and a resident Fair. Half an hour away is Cap D'Agde with more excellent beaches that the kids absolutely loved - and plenty of attractions.

The Owners are easily contactable and the local maintenance agent does them a great service. They both helped make our holiday a fabulous one!

I would have absolutely no problem in recommending this villa to preety much anyone. There is something for everyone here - whether you have small children, teenager or no kids at all!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic rental

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property was good - facilities, location, amenities

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, comfortable villa

  • 4 of 5

We have had a great holiday - the villa was clean, comfortable and with lots of little extras that made our holiday very special. The English TV channels were useful for us keep up with the Olympics! Outside, the pool is absolutely fantastic and my children really enjoyed playing ping pong. We also had some really good days out - there's plenty to do and see in the area. Great memories and a fab holiday - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best one yet !

  • 5 of 5

I have to say that after thirteen years of renting houses in France this has to be the best one yet. First of all the accommodation was clean and tidy with all the mod cons, we felt very much at home as the house had a good feel about it. The pool was excellent and the cover enabled the children to swim even in the one small shower of rain. A great little BBQ in an area of its own and table tennis in the decking area added to the fun in a very spacious outside overall.

The town is perfect, a very short walk away, with all the shops and a few bars and friendly locals. Trips to the beaches close by and the water park were an added bonus, we will definitely be back. Whole family, including our teenagers and our two young children, agreed it was our favorite holiday house. We would recommend this to everyone! Thank you! Leon, Petra and family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family house in gorgeous village

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely house, with a great pool area, and we had the luck to be there during fete de Bastille, with the village banquet, and live bands every night. The location is quiet yet only 2 minutes walk to the town square, boulangeries (3), and local bars. The Canal du Midi is close by for great walks, and both Beziers and Narbonne are great as larger towns. Our daughters loved the beach at Valras Plages only 20 minutes by car (free car parking)… We will most certainly be back - thanks Ian and Cheryl.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a holiday !

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to this region of France - a long but incredible car journey from Sheffield UK. Arrived to find a stunning Villa - with everything we needed for a perfect holiday - a villa with just everything we needed - a pool which was just fantastic- a garden and bar-b-q which met every expectation and allowed me to explore my culinary art fully.

Daily average temperature all of the two weeks was 35 degrees - wow!

The village was idyllic- the boulangerie with crusty bread, the restaurant with perfect chocolat chaud et cappuccino and the market - wonderful. Agents who helped us through my adult son's tonsilitis by recommending a doctor ....considerate and supportive.

I could go on and on about the historical sites, the beach at Gruissant , the village - but I won't - because it has to rate as the best holiday for years - sadly we will not be back just yet as we will be 8 in number - but we will return!

I have to be a bit careful because if everyone finds this jewel we won't get to go back!

Thanks Ian and Cheryl for providing us with such a holiday and a villa so 'just the job'!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Beziers Cap d'Agde (BZR)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nissan village centre
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Beziers: Saint Thomas
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
A9, Junction 36, Beziers Ouest
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nissan village centre
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Valras Plage
Car: recommended

Villa Raquel is located in Nissan-Lez-Ensérune, situated between Béziers and Narbonne. Nissan is five minutes from the beautiful Canal du Midi and fifteen minutes from the Med beaches. It is surrounded by vineyards and is a typical Languedoc village, with restaurants, shops, supermarkets and a traditional street market Tue, Thu & Sat mornings.

Nearby is the town of Beziers (10 minutes), with the picture-postcard Cathedral rising above the river and the old-town full of shops, boutiques and restaurants. Vineyards dominate the landscape in the hills around Beziers.

Choose between the lively beach resorts of Valras Plage (15 minutes) and Cap D'Agde (30 minutes) or the sedate beaches of Vendres and Fluery (both 15 minutes).

Eat fresh fish in Sète (40 min), famous for the canals and Venetian buildings. Drive into the mountains to taste the wine from the St Chinian AOC vineyards. Visit the stunning fortified city of Carcassone. Or brave white water rafting at Roquebrune.

Other Activities: Canal boat hire on the nearby Canal du Midi. White water rafting on the River Orb at Roquebrun. Aqualand water park in Cap d'Agde.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Nissan-lez-Enserune, Herault

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Mar - 27 Jun
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Jun - 12 Sep
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
13 Sep - 1 Nov
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Winter
2 Nov - 28 Mar
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is reserved.

Weekly bookings normally run from Saturday to Saturday. Access from 4pm, departure by 10am. Other changeover days may be considered on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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