Our beautiful 5 bedroom house is situated on the outskirts of the village of Vendres, on the edge a beautiful nature reserve, the Etang de Vendres, with the ruins of a Roman Temple of Venus a stones throw away. The village is slightly elevated, compared with the surrounding area, and between the rivers Orb & Aude. The house faces south and has a large veranda for outside dining; a gorgeous mature garden; and refreshing swimming pool with sun terrace. It is no more than 3 miles from the best Mediterranean beaches in the area, which you can cycle to around the Etang de Vendres avoiding the roads. It is situated in a quiet location on edge of village, but within easy walking distance of all amenities.
Built about 20 years ago, the house has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms(baths & showers) 2 separate WCs, kitchen & a large lounge/dining room.
Outside there is an enormous terrace for outdoor eating and chilling in the evening, a large beautiful mature garden with figs, pomegranites & other fruits. A gardener attends all year round. There is automatic watering (arrosage) which keeps the lawn very green.
A 10 x 4 pool, with a dome cover. The water is saline, which is really soft & easy on the skin & eyes, much nicer than chlorine & absolutely nothing like the sea! The cover keeps the pool immaculate & incredibly warm. It also extends the season for using the pool.
There are two downstairs bedrooms; 1 twin & 1 kingsize. Upstairs 3 bedrooms are a twin, a double and a kingsize, so sleeps 10 comfortably. All beds have pocket sprung mattresses.
There is a travel cot & highchair available on request(you will need your own linen).
Fans available for the bedrooms; wooden shutters on all windows; double glazing; pull down mosquito blinds if you want to keep windows open at night in the summer.
Large lounge/diner has table for 10, corner sofa, other chairs, coffee table etc. Reversible air-conditioning. Two patio doors to terrace. TV etc
The village centre is a 5 min walk & has the following facilities: mini supermarket(Vidal), two boulangeries open 7 days; cave; pizzeria; hairdressers; tabac; post office; pharmacy; cafe/bar. There is also a small traditional market Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday mornings, from June to Sep.
Best supermarkets are large Carrefour in Serignan(open 7 days), Lidl & other shops.
Valras is a vibrant town with a great holiday feel & a whole host of restaurants & shops. A market open every day of the year with numerous stalls selling fresh produce: coquillages, charcuterie, boulangerie, epsicerie. All very helpful & friendly.
We can arrange food & drink to be bought prior to your arrival.
Cold drinks already in the fridge!