3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, located in large private walled garden
Ian & Cheryl Sutherland
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 Nissan-lez-Enserune
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely peaceful relaxing getaway
The property was all that we expected and more. Lovely new kitchen and bathrooms. The outdoor space was great. The pool was brilliant, lovely and warm and at cooler periods could still be used as we could close the cover over. Very quiet location. Easy to walk into the village for the daily bakery trip, good fruit and veg shop and butchers too.
This was our second time at this well equipped, secluded villa, just a few minutes’ walk from thevillage square. What a nice surprise to find that since our last visit the kitchen has been extended and completely refitted with smart units, new appliances and a fabulous American style fridge freezer.
The house sits in a large private garden and has a delightful pool.
We hope to return to Villa Raquel.
Delightful, peaceful location. Very well equipped house, large private garden with beautiful pool.
Delightful, peaceful location. Very well equipped house, large garden, super pool. Only wish we’d been there for two weeks rather than one.
Excellent Accommodation and Location
The photo's on the website must be old as the accommodation and bathrooms are much better than displayed. The location and ease to get here was good. The village itself has good bakeries and although we did not use it a butchers, there is also a small supermarket in the village. We also tried a restaurant called "The Patio" which my whole family enjoyed and the lady in charge was very friendly. However to us the pool was the star of the show as the cover could be fully or partially retracted. When closed overnight or when we were not at the property, we kept it closed so the temperature of the water was good at all times. The owners were also very quick in responding to any queries we had which really is a plus for a smooth holiday. Would definitely stay again.
Very comfortable house in great location
We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is spacious and well-appointed with a lovely outside area for eating, swimming and playing table tennis. It is not overlooked and is lovely and quiet with a great sense of privacy although it is only a short walk to the village.
We stayed here with our two children aged 9 and 4 1/2. It was a perfect location. Walking distance to the village of Nissan, where there was a lovely market 3 mornings a week and a great butchers. Three different bakeries from which to buy fresh bread and croissants. A Casino supermarket is a short drive away.
The facilities were exactly as described. There is plenty of space for the kids to run around and we got great use of the pool. It was also very safe, with a easy to pull over cover for when the pool was not in use. Great directions were provided in advance and all of the instructions for appliances, the pool etc. were very clear and easy to understand.
Valras Plage is just a 20 minute drive away and Bezier is a 10 minute drive. We rented a small boat in Colombiers, which is 5 minutes away, on one of the few cloudy days and cruised down the Canal du Midi which was really enjoyable. Easy to do and no licence required. We also drove to Carcassonne for a day which is worth a trip.
I would highly recommend Villa Raquel.
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.