Three-bedroomed air-conditioned family villa, superbly equipped, located on the southern edge of Cessenon-sur-Orb in the Languedoc. The villa is set on a hillside in 1 hectare of landscaped gardens with an unoverlooked private swimming pool. It has its own small vineyard. There are stunning views from both the patio area and the pool area. The villa is just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Cessenon, where there are restaurants, bars and shops. Cessenon is a lively town with a market 2 days a week. There are many lovely walks in the area including part of a GR route. Cycling routes are well-signed. Canoeing on the River Orb is available nearby. The historic town of Beziers is 30 minutes away by car. Other places of interest are the Canal du Midi, Carcassonne and Narbonne.
- Villa1614 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay7 nights
Villa in Cessenon-sur-Orb, Nr. Saint Chinian, Herault, Laungedoc-Roussillon, France - Peaceful Location, Just 10 Minutes Walk From Lively Town.
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A fantastic villa,everything was such good quality,we just really enjoyed being at the house & at the pool which was a godsend as it was so hot! The shops in the village were great & really had everything we needed, also the bar was very friendly, we hope to return
2 weeks in June
The Villa is well placed up in the hills with fantastic views. It feels very private and you are not overlooked. The grounds are quite extensive and very well landscaped. I am a keen gardener and was very impressed with the design, it borrows and merges beautifully with the surrounding landscape. Town is a 10 minute walk and not too strenuous, especially if you go early morning before the sun is too hot. There are a couple of bakeries, a butchers/deli a bar and a couple of restaurants. For bigger shops there are a couple of supermarkets about 15 minutes away by car.
I was there with my family, including a toddler. We mostly enjoyed relaxing by the pool and in and around the villa. I should mention that the villa is very well stocked. The kitchen had more and better utensils/crockery/cutlery than my home kitchen. Also I had taken lots of things I did not need. There is a stock of washing up liquid, dishwasher and washing machine tablets, cleaning products, soaps, handwashes ect......
The bedrooms are nicely decorated and the beds comfortable. I slept well thanks to the air-conditioning in the bedrooms.
The pool area is slightly set away from the main property, on a lower terrace. It has a nice tiled area with loungers and an outside kitchen with a built in BBQ. There is a washing up area and even a fridge. The views are wonderful. It got a little hot down there at 1700 so we would often venture back to the coolness of the terrace off the living room.
The beaches are about a 35-40 minute drive. We went to Valras Plage near Beziers. To be honest it was not really my thing. A little naff with 1000s of people crammed on the hot sands.
I can recommend a visit to Sete, with its lovely canals and seafood restaurants. We also had a nice time in Beziers, there is a good shopping centrre called the Polygon, where we bought our toddlers first pair of shoes. St Chinian is worth a visit on Market Days. There is a lovely restuarant called cafe de paix (or something similar). It is very popular so you may need to book. We also visited Roquebrun and had an ice cream and a swim in the Orb , where the river bends and slows, there is a pebble beach and lots of people swimming.
I think a car is a must. If flying have a look at Beziers, it is the closest by far. The drive up the villa is a little bumpy, and there are a few ruts in the turning area to start the ascent up the villa drive. I had a 4x4 but to be honest it is not a necessity!
This holiday villa met all of our expectations and more, and we have just had the best summer family holiday for a few years. The holiday home was immaculately presented and to a very high standard. We felt privileged to stay in such a lovely villa, in such a stunning location. The views were truly fabulous giving one a feeling of being completely isolated, whilst in actual fact the village of Cessenon sur Orb is walking distance. Each day we walked into the village to the Boulangerie next to the Helder, the walk back up the hill part of our justification for our indulgences. The area itself provided us with plenty of interesting places to visit without having to travel too far, so we could return to the villa to relax in the afternoon.
Far from the maddening crowd
From our first enquiry through to booking the owners could not have been more helpful - excellent communication. I am super fussy when it comes to booking properties and all my questions were answered extremely promptly and comprehensively. I often decide where going to book on the basis on how well owners communicate as it says alot about what you can expect from your holiday stay.
Upon arriving there was a an excellent welcome hamper including wine and all necessary basic groceries. Again a good indication that the owners care about their guests experience.
The description of the house was very accurate - infact the house exceeded our expectations in terms of location, local vicinity, layout and amenities. Immaculate throughout.
The views from the house were fantastic, and so very peaceful despite being on the edge of a village. Sunrise was always especially beautiful.
We know the area relatively well, so we knew what to expect lots of pretty hill top villages, lots of lazy lunches, kayaking on the orb (the orb valley is very beautiful and worth driving up if not into kayaking!) Many BBQ's enjoyed in the evening (watch out for the sprinklers in the evening :) ) FYI the local supermarket in Cessenon is well stocked and is open Sunday Morning (The Super U is not)
Would highly recommend for a laid back relaxing break with abit of kayaking thrown in to keep the kids happy. .
Thank you very much for the review and we're delighted that you liked the house.
A lovely house in a peaceful spot with great views
Les Hautes Terres is a lovely and beautifully maintained house - really spacious and comfortable and equipped with everything you might need (including a particularly excellent coffee machine!). The house is located in a very quiet road with amazing views from the terraces, but is only a short walk into Cessenon - so within reach of shops and a couple of restaurants. The pool and terrace are definitely a highlight of the house and we spent much of our time there. We were also delighted to discover that the Tour de France goes right through Cessenon - so we were able to walk down from the house and enjoy the excitement of the Caravane and the Tour itself passing through the town without the hassle of having to travel and park.
Booking with the owners was very easy and they were able to answer our many queries beforehand. Arrival logistics were very easy and we arrived to find a spotless house. Thanks for a great holiday... :-)
Thank you very much for this review and we're delighted that you had a good holiday. It's a pity that the Tour de France doesn't go through Cessenon every year! You were lucky!
Lovely villa in a beautiful tranquil setting
If you are looking for somewhere to recharge your batteries or as abase for exploring, this is for you. We have just returned from 2 weeks, fully rejuvenated.
The villa is clean and very well equipped, especially the kitchen, with high quality crockery and appliances. There is both air conditioning and heating although we did not need to use either. The master bedroom is really large and roomy, as is the en suite which is difficult to appreciate on the photographs. The views from the balcony down towards the pool are stunning.
The location is quite and tranquil but not remote. The small village is within walking distance with all the amenities needed. We ate in the local restaurant there and were treated to excellent food and service.
It really was a treat to be able to lie by the pool and watch the buzzards and eagles soar above during the day and star gaze and look for shooting stars at night.
There are many local attractions worth a visit should you wish to venture from the villa including beaches, the Canal De Midi, places to swim in the river and historical towns both within 30minutes and a little further afield such as Carcassonne.
The communication with the owners was excellent and very efficient. The directions to find the villa and instructions for use of the equipment in the villa very comprehensive.
I would certainly recommend this villa to all.
40 minutes by car from the sandy Mediterranean beaches at Valras and Serignan.
Beziers airport 45 minutes, 23 miles
Montpellier airport, 1hour 15 minutes, 60 miles
Carcassonne airport, 1 hr 30 minutes, 71 miles
Toulouse airport, 2 hours 30 minutes, 110 miles
Use of a car is essential.
Cessenon-sur-Orb < 1/2 mile.
Beziers 14 miles
Serignan (beach) 19 miles
Narbonne 23 miles
Carcassonne 46 miles
Pezenas 27 miles
Agde 28 miles
In Cessenon there are two restaurants and a bar, a small supermarket, two bakers and a delicatessen. There are markets in the town square on Tuesdays (in summer) and Saturdays (all year). There are large supermarkets in Thezan-les-Beziers (8 miles) and Cazouls-les-Beziers (6 miles).
Booking Notes: 30% of the rent is due at the time of booking, and the remainder six weeks before the date of arrival. In addition, we require a £400 deposit, to be paid six weeks before the date of arrival, which will be returned in full unless the property has been damaged. Changeover Day: Changeovers are on Saturdays.