About the property
- Villa1076 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, house sleeps 7
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: FIVE nearby airports: BEZIERS (25 mins), MONTPELLIER (45 mins), CARCASSONNE (50 mins), PERPIGNAN (75 mins) and NIMES (75 mins). Further away are TOULOUSE (2 hours) and GIRONA, SPAIN (2 hours).
Autotrain: If you want your car but don't fancy a long drive, a great travel option to consider is French Motorail (https://autotrain.uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/) a painless way to get your family, car and all your luggage from Paris to the South of France. And it goes right to Narbonne, just 18km from Villa Raquel.
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.
Ian & Cheryl Sutherland
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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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Great Family Holiday to Remember
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!
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.
Such a wonderful place to make holidays
This villa is wonderful, spacious, old but very cozy. The swimming pool is large and the water absolute perfect. Due to the cover we swum also on windy or rainy days.
You don´t have see contact to the neighbours and the villa is really best located near to the market in Nissan.
Thanks for this wonderful stay in your house. We will come again!
Everything about this property was good - facilities, location, amenities
Fantastic, comfortable villa
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!
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.
Additional pricing information
Minimum booking of 7 days. Access from 4pm, departure by 10am.