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Luxury Family Friendly Villa with 5 bedrooms - Ideal for Luxury Family Holidays

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

Private Pool, Air-Con, Wi-Fi, UK TV, Games room, quiet village location

Luxury child friendly villa with large pool house and private swimming pool close to village center with all amenities and short drive to miles of golden sandy beaches. Garden and plenty of private parking. Quiet location. Completely renovated at start of 2008. Fully air conditioned.

5 large bedrooms; 2 with en-suite facilities and all with balconies. Wireless broadband internet access. UK TV. Free phone calls. Large living room plus open plan kitchen/breakfast room. 100m2 pool house with 2nd kitchen, shower room and games area. Plenty of space both inside and outside. Ideal for 2 families to share or for a large family group.

Full heating available during cooler months so can be used all year round. In a beautiful area with plenty to see and do. Local places of interest include Beziers, Narbonne, Carcassonne, Montpellier, Pezenas, Valras Plage, Cap D'Agde and Sete. Cathar country is close by and this is France's largest wine producing area with local caves in every village

Villa has been fully renovated: Please note that the property was fully renovated at the start of 2008. The renovation included a new kitchen with granite work-surfaces plus a breakfast room and conservatory, new fully tiled bathrooms , reversible air-conditioning throughout the house, re-tiled floors, new doors and windows and complete redecoration. All the beds had new mattresses and bedding for the start of the season. The kitchen has new appliances and crockery etc. The swimming pool has also been completely overhauled and now has a solar powered weight-bearing cover. This exceeds the safety measures required under French law and makes it as child safe as possible.There is new outdoor eating area that seats 10 and a built in barbecue and new sun loungers. Where possible the house is furnished with traditional style French furniture.

Local Village : Lespignan is a true French village and not a tourist trap! Our villa is on the edge of the village; a short stroll (5 minutes) to the centre for your breakfast croissants. There is a small market on Wednesday & Friday mornings and the local Spar shop is even open on a Sunday morning. There are three general stores in the village but for more choice the hypermarkets in Beziers (Auchan, Geant and Le Clerc) are a short drive away & there is a Casino supermarket at Colombiers which is open 7 days a week. The Hyper-U hypermarket between Serignan and Valras Plage is also open on a Sunday during the Summer.

There are two restaurants/pizzerias in the village plus a gourmet restaurant - Hostellerie du Chateau. More restaurants are available in the neighbouring villages. There is an excellent choice of restaurants in Beziers.

Our villa is very private and located in a quiet area with no road noise. The villa is surrounded by walls and trees and is not overlooked by neighboring properties

Children: A huge indoor soft play area has just opened 10 minutes from the villa. This is ideal on the rare occasions that the sun doesn't shine and is suitable for toddlers to approx. 10 year olds. Our children love it. There is now a second indoor play area very close to the Beziers Ouest autoroute exit.

More Details

Tessa or Chris Readman
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Tessa or Chris Readman

We are a British family with 3 children. We live just north of London in a small town. Tessa is an accountant and Chris a software developer.

Prior to starting a family we travelled a lot and wanted our children to inherit our love of this. We wanted a villa in the south of France that was family friendly but didn't compromise on luxury - our standards didn't change because we had children!!

Tessa or Chris Readman purchased this villa in 2007

Why Tessa or Chris Readman chose Lespignan

We were looking for a light and airy, spacious property with a pool and garden within walking distance of shops but in a quiet location and Le Palmier ticks all these boxes! When we purchased the villa it was in desperate need of tlc and we had the property completed renovated to a high standard so that we were happy to use it as our second home. Updating has continued each year and, most recently, we have had all the shutters replaced.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is perfect for luxury family holidays. The majority of our guests are either 2 families holidaying together or extended families with at least 3 generations. It is genuinely child and baby friendly - our youngest was only 18 months old when we bought the villa so we had to ensure that it was completely safe for him. The pool has a weight bearing retractable cover which is the safest way of securing a pool. We also have UK TV (including CBeebies!) and a full quota of baby/toddler/child accessories and toys.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are now home after a lovely long time in France. We had a super stay in your villa, it was large enough for us all to enjoy without being on top of each other. Great when you're staying with 4 teenage girls! Lespignan is a lovely place and we were lucky to arrive over the weekend of their 4 day fete with a show every night. Our favourite show also returned the night before our last night for another performance, which rounded our holiday off perfectly
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lespignan in Hérault

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to master bedroom, 2 washbasins
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to second bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower , Upstairs
    Separate WC - Toilet , Upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In Pool House
    Downstairs WC - Toilet , Ground floor
  • All bathrooms are newly renovated and retiled with luxury fittings. There are 2 new en-suites. The one to the master bedroom has twin washbasins set on a granite work surface, a large walk-in shower and a WC. The other en-suite has a large corner shower, a washbasin and WC. Also upstairs is a bathroom with large bath and shower over and a washbasin plus a cloakroom with WC and washbasin. Downstairs there is another cloakroom with WC and washbasin and in the pool house there is a large shower room with WC and washbasin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 2 Cot , En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , En suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed
  • 5 large light and airy bedrooms; all upstairs, air conditioned and mainly furnished with traditional style furniture and with access to balconies. Family Room/Master bedroom with super king size sleigh bed, children's bed and wooden cot. Large airy en suite shower room. Dual aspect with access to balcony Second bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room. Access to balcony overlooking pool and garden Third bedroom with double bed and access to balcony overlooking pool and garden Fourth bedroom with 3 single beds and access to balcony Fifth bedroom with 2 single beds and access to balcony. There are 3 cots (cribs) available. All bedrooms have wardrobes with hanging space for clothes. The balconies are completely secure and child safe. Bedlinen and bath towels are provided and the cost is included in the villa rental price. Beach towels are available to borrow at an extra cost.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The villa is very child friendly (we have 3 children of our own and have equipped it to suit ourselves). There are 3 cots, 2 high chairs, a playpen, socket covers in all rooms, baby monitor, child plates and beakers and a selection of toys, books and DVDs. The villa has reversible air conditioning in all rooms. This keeps the villa cool in the summer and warm during the cooler months. The pool is 10m x 5m and ranges in depth from 1m - 3m. It has a weight bearing solar-powered cover which makes it completely safe for children. The newly fitted kitchen has been extended and incorporates a breakfast room and conservatory overlooking the pool.There is also a very large pool house with summer kitchen, shower room/WC and games area with pool table, table tennis and table football. There is an outside covered eating area next to the pool with a BBQ and plenty of seating. There are electrically operated gates and parking for several cars. Well behaved dogs considered.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Hitchin, United Kingdom


  • 5 of 5

Hving been away last year to a great Villa nearer montpellier I never expected to be able to match didn' surpassed it by far. The villa has everything you could think off and was beautifully decorated, maintained and positioned. Its near a village which was great for gettin the breakfast easily but location was great for beaches, bezier and the countryside. We were a large group of 6 adults and 6 children (all under 5) plenty of bathrooms and it was a great size, lots of space for the children to play, toys and inflatables for the pool provided. We liked the fact we could still work by checking emails through the wireless connection and the pool was cleaned half way through the stay. We even had great beach towels for the duration. As we had young children we did a lt of cooking and eating outside using the summer and indoor kitchin and BBQ. There wasn't one piece of equipment missing even if you fancied adventurous cooking! loads of cultlary,crockery etc so we could use the dishwasher and not be washing up all day.

I was relunctant to write te review as I dont actually want other people finding out about such a great villa! we will certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2008
  • Date of Stay: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very special family holiday

  • 5 of 5

It was decided that our family would have a special holiday altogether - grandparents, two daughters and their families equalling six adults and 5 children aged 3.1/2 to 14 years. We agreed that the five bedrooms with 2 en suites together with extra showers and facilities would be ideal for the three families. This really surpassed our expectations and enabled us all to have a certain amount of privacy. The accommodation was superb in every way. The kitchen supplied more than adequate equipment for all our needs and the lounge was very relaxing with Sky TV a real bonus as we were able to see some of the Olympics. Facilities for the children were excellent with books, videos and toys (not that we needed to use them as the large swimming pool was the greatest attraction)! There were little pockets of shady areas around the house which was very welcoming as the temperatures were in the 30's.

As we had young children we did a lot of cooking and eating outside using the BBQ. There wasn't one piece of equipment missing even if you fancied adventurous cooking! Lots of cutlery, crockery etc so we could use the dishwasher and not be washing up all day.

The area was lovely within walking distance of a little village with convenient shopping and a boulangerie that was visited every day for our croissants. The pizzaria in the village was very welcoming and we had a couple of lovely meals there in the evening. There was also a really nice restaurant further into the village, Hostellerie Du Chateau, if something a bit special was needed.

The local beaches were superb and not too far to drive. Bezier is a lovely town, also Narbonne and Carcassonne with plenty of neighbouring vinyards to visit. A trip along the Canal du Midi is a must with plenty of restaurants along the way.

Altogether, the house, the surrounding areas and the beautiful weather made for a memorable holiday which was enjoyed by our three generations.

Would more than recommend the property and the area for young and a little older.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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wednesbury,west midlands,england

excellent property

  • 5 of 5

this villa is well equipped with everything you could ask for,it was spotlessly clean when we arrived,with lovely bedrooms,bathrooms,kitchen etc which is all done to a very high standard,and in an ideal location for the beaches,shops but also very quiet.It has everything for children inc inflatables for the pool but also very safe for children.The sky tv and internet is a bonus too.

the pool is big and has a solar cover which keeps it warm and there are 6 loungers and the games room is excellent with a good size pool table,table tennis,table football and beer fridge.also had toilet and shower so ideal for by the pool.

The owner is very friendly and helpful and any problems we just called the management company who delt with them very quickly.

we would not hesitate to book this property again and would certainly recommend it to our friends.

its the best villa we have stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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60th birthday celebrations

  • 5 of 5

The villa sits neatly at the edge of an attractive French town. It has been beautifully restored - clearly a labour of love by the interested owners who have young children themselves. The kitchen/diner leads to a conservatory then outside to the pool and b.b.q. area. We were impressed by the large pool house containing table tennis and table football facilities. As well as our children we had with us our 2 grandchildren aged 4 and 1 and the toys, pool equipment and videos meant that no toys needed to be transported on this holiday.

There were excellent facilities available in Lespignan and in particular a bakery we visited daily, a butcher plus a local market. For the more major shopping we found the nearby Casino excellent.

Despite the fact that we were the easons's first visitors the weather was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

The route from Calais contains an attractive section of the new A75 a considerable improvement over our earlier excursions to the mediterranean and we comfortably made the return trip in a day.

We intend to return to Lespignan and would thoroughly recommend the facilities at this villa to families particularly with young children; for sight seeing; for girls get-away. All will enjoy exploring the area and the local beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Norwich, UK

A Superb Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have been meaning to write this review for some time now but the fact we’re writing this six months later shows how memorable this holiday was to us. The villa is absolutely superb and has everything you need to be a real home from home, whilst at the same time making you feel quite special as you enjoy all it has to offer. Its location is ideal for exploring the diverse countryside around it but anyone lucky enough to stay here should definitely put plenty of time aside just to relax and enjoy the villa. We will certainly be returning and can’t wait to do so!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2009
  • Date of Stay: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paris, 75, France

Vacances très agréables

  • 5 of 5

La maison est vraiment agréable, calme, spacieuse (nous étions 8 dont un enfant) et dispose de tout le nécessaire, voire davantage. Les hôtes sont anglais et la clientèle plutôt anglophone. On peut être déroutée au départ par le contrat probablement en usage au Royaume Uni, mais que cela ne vous inquiète pas. Je pense qu'il était important de laisser un avis en français. En ce qui nous concerne, tout s'est merveilleusement bien passé. La maison était très propre, bien préparée avec draps et serviettes, ce qui est très appréciable lorsque vous avez fait un long voyage. Pas de surcoûts non plus comme cela se trouve régulièrement. Nous avons bien profité de la piscine non chlorée et plus grande qu'on ne l'imaginait sur les photos. Une terrasse ombragée permet de prendre l'apéro et les repas en été. Bref un très bon séjour et des souvenirs inoubliables.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Beziers Vias
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
In village
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A9 Junction 35
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
In village
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Vendres Plage
Car: recommended

Our villa is very quietly situated on the edge of the village of Lespignan well away from the motorway. It is an easy stroll to the centre of Lespignan which has all amenities e.g. 2 boulangeries, a tabac, general stores, butchers, hairdressers, pharmacy, restaurant, pizzeria etc. It's approximately a 20 minute drive to the nearest sandy beaches and 20 minutes to the hypermarkets in Beziers. There is lots to do and see all year round. Beziers Vias airport with flights from Bristol and Luton in the UK is 25 minutes away. The airports of Montpellier, Carcassonne and Perpignan are all about 1 hour away and the airports of Nimes, Toulouse and Girona are also within easy driving distance. All these airports have low cost flights from various airports in the UK and other parts of Europe. The villa is less than 10 minutes from the A9 motorway which follows the coastline and links to Italy and Spain. It is possible to drive from the UK to Lespignan almost entirely on motorways.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £87.84
Damage Deposit £746.67

A refundable security bond of £750 (€850) is payable with the balance payment. . A higher bond is charged if pets are staying in the property.
Bookings less than 1 week incur additional cleaning costs.
The prices assume that the pool is available from June to end Sept. If the pool is required in May or Oct an additional charge is made for pool maintenance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.