Les Hautes Terres - CESS102

Prices from £2,583 - £3,075

Sleeps: 6   Bedrooms: 3

(12 reviews)

Beautiful villa with 3 bedrooms, large heated swimming pool with pool alarm, summer kitchen and views over the countryside, vineyards and village. UK satellite TV, internet and air con in bedrooms. Walk to shops, restaurants and bars. 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 6 (including any babies).

About Les Hautes Terres

Very attractive house in a fabulous setting with views from the house and gardens over the vineyards, countryside and village of Cessenon.

The house has 3 bedrooms all with air conditioning and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6 in comfort.

Enter through the front door into a good sized hallway, off of which is the kitchen and the lounge. The kitchen is large, bright and airy with doors to the terrace. It is modern with electric oven and hobs, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of cupboards.

The lounge is very large high beamed ceiling and double doors onto the terrace, comfortable sofa and 3 armchairs. A raised dining area seats 6.

Along the hall are the bedrooms - all on ground level. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed with ensuite bathroom with shower, handbasin and WC. Air-conditioning in the bedroom and built in wardrobes. French doors and 2 windows with great views out onto the garden.

Bedroom 2 has a double bed and air-conditioning. Patio doors leading to patio area. Built in wardrobe. Bathroom is shared with bedroom 3 next door.

Bedroom 3 has a double bed, aircon and built in wardrobes and also has patio doors onto the terrace.

There is a family bathroom with a bath, a shower, 2 hand basins, WC and bidet and storage area.

A couple of the double beds can also be used as twin beds if required.


Swimming pool - oval with great views over the countryside and village. Pool heating available at an extra cost

Private infinity pool with wonderful view. Dimensions 11m x 5m. Depth approx 1m at shallow end, 2m at deep end.

There is a pool alarm.

The water is chlorinated.

Lots if outside private parking

Large patio area and summer kitchen with BBQ, table and chairs, sink and cupboards.

Shaded terrace area with table and chairs leading from the lounge.

Solar shower.

Sunbeds and parasols.

Vine covered walkway to house.

Well maintained gardens.


Facilities and Features

Kitchen - fully equipped with electric oven and hobs, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of cupboards. Doors to terrace.

Lounge - sofa and 3 armchairs.

Dining area - table and chairs for 6.

Bedroom 1 - kingsize bed with ensuite bathroom with shower, handbasin and WC. Air-conditioning and wardrobes. French doors and 2 windows.

Bedroom 2 - double bed and air-conditioning. Patio doors leading to patio area. Built in wardrobe. Bathroom is shared with bedroom 3 next door.

Bedroom 3 - double bed, aircon and built in wardrobes and also has patio doors onto the terrace.

Two of the bedrooms have beds which can be made up either as doubles (king size) or twin beds, at the tenant’s choice, one has a double bed.

Bathrooms - one ensuite bathroom in Bedroom 1 and one family bathroom shared with bedrooms 2 and 3.

3 bathrooms, containing 3 separate toilets, 2 showers, 1 bath.

  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Un-overlooked Pool
  • 2+ Bedrooms
  • 2+ Bathrooms
  • Private Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Aircon
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Fireplace
  • Terrace
  • BBQ Area
  • No Pets
  • Child Friendly
  • Easy Walk to Shops
  • Golf Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Spacious garden
  • i-Rent

Location and Map

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The house is located in a very quiet area about a 10 minute walk down to the village.

Cessenon sur Orb has all essential amenities plus a couple of restaurants and bars and live music in the village square every Thursday evening during the high season months

Places of interest nearby

The immediate area has many attractions. There is canoeing on the River Orb at Réals (on the road to Murviel-lès-Béziers) and Roquebrun. Leaflets with details are available at the house.

There are many interesting walks and bike trails. Details can be found at the information office in the town, and there are large-scale maps in the house. You can rent bikes in Cessenon - details of this, and a map of the town, are available at the house. Kayaking is available at close by Roquebrun on the River Orb.

There are several interesting and attractive towns within easy reach, including Béziers, Narbonne, Pezenas, Roquebrun and Carcassonne. There are sandy beaches all along the coast from Montpellier to Perpignan. The nearest is at Serignan, which is about 40 minutes away by car.

There is a wealth of beaches within easy reach. The nearest is Serignan (35 minutes by car). Slightly longer to Cap d’Agde, Valras Plage, Portiragnes, Vias

Canal du Midi, markets in St Chinian and in Cessenon, restaurants in Cessenon, the Caroux (hills north of Cessenon), Beziers, Narbonne (both are interesting medieval towns), Sete (fishing port), beaches on the coast at Serignan, Cap d’Agde, Valras-Plage

The Canal du Midi, built in the 17th century, goes from Toulouse to Sète. It passes through Béziers, where there is a sequence of nine locks (les neuf écluses). You can hire a boat, or go on a boat trip, from Béziers or Colombiers. Or you can hire bikes to cycle along the canal - the nearest hire shop is in Béziers town centre (Relax Rentals, 70, allées Paul Riquet, across the street from the tourist office, 06 38 12 32 82), and you can also hire bikes at Capestang and Portiragnes.

If you’re interested in horse riding, consult our garden expert Yves Douarche (06 84 55 63 39).

There are markets every Thursday and Sunday at St Chinian, which is about 20 minutes away by car.

There are several art museums in Montpellier (1 ½ hours by car), and the museum in Lodève (about an hour by car) hosts an art exhibition every summer.

Availability Calendar


Weekly rates and Extra Charges


rental period weekly rate
02 Jul 2022 - 27 Aug 2022 £3075
27 Aug 2022 - 17 Sep 2022 £2583
01 Jul 2023 - 25 Aug 2023 £3075
26 Aug 2023 - 15 Sep 2023 £2583
Arrival after 4pm, Departure by 10am. Times may be flexible out of high season.

Fees and conditions

  • Security Deposit: £400.00
  • Pool heating at additional cost of 180.00 euros per week.
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Further Information

Linen and towels provided.

Aircon in bedrooms, UK satellite TV, internet (wifi), heating

Iron, ironing board and hair dryer provided.

Cot and highchair can be rented from the housekeepers.

Please note that this owner will only accept 6 people in total, including any babies in the party.

The Carrefour in Cessenon (10 minutes walk) and the Super U in Thezan (20 minutes by car) are both open on Sundays. Those are the nearest supermarkets.

'We have had a wonderful two weeks here in your beautiful home. Thank you for making it so welcoming and a real home from home. The welcome basket was a nice touch, and we so appreciated the well stocked kitchen and comfortable beds, plus the AC!'.

Visited by one of our team - very highly recommended.

Customer Reviews

  • This is a fantastic Villa, extremely well equipped and appointed. We spent many days next to the pool admiring the idyllic view surrounded by complete tranquillity, with nothing but the sound of nature (and the kids) disturbing the peace. The village at the bottom of the hill has everything you need, with several excellent bakeries (sorry), a very good local supermarket with a butchers counter and also a nearby large pharmacy, if required. When it was too hot we retreated to the rear terrace, which offered fantastic views of the valley from partial shade. Plenty of space and lovely landscaped grounds, we will be back!

    - Stuart D. 2021

  • Rating 4/5

    Beautiful villa, very clean, completely outfitted with everything we needed. Lovely town, very small but friendly. Practice your French, although we did have fun with pantomime

    - Stuart September 2019

  • We had a wonderful week’s stay at the Villa in Cessanon! The home had three very spacious and comfortable bedrooms, a great living area, and a very well equipped kitchen that allowed us to do some fun cooking with local foods. Outside the home was a beautiful pool with plenty of area to sit in both sun and the shade. We were hoping for a quiet place and this fit the bill being up on top of a hill overlooking the town. The town of Cessanon was just 1/2 mile to walk into and had a couple of restaurants including an exceptional gourmet restaurant in the Restaurant de l’Orb, along wi5 a couple of other places to eat as well as a fantastic local patisserie and cheese shop and charcuterie. From our villa we traveled easily to many wonderful towns that were within and hour of us throughout the Languedoc region. Was a perfect week!

    - Jon July 2019

  • This is a lovely villa and very well-equipped. The kitchen has loads of gadgets, pots and pans etc and if anything there is not enough cupboard space for storing groceries ( but there are two fridge-freezers). The TV has the full list of British freeview channels, and there is a small library of DVDs to watch, as well as a lot of local maps/guidebooks. The pool area is a bit remote from the house and not ideal if you want to pop in and out of the house, although there is a fridge and BBQ area adjacent to the pool. The view from the pool area is truly stunning. There is a patio and outside eating area outside the lounge patio doors, again with a great view of the valley. The driveway approach to the villa is up a bendy road, and the walk to the village is about 10 mins downhill, 15 mins uphill on the way back. There are three eating options in the village, two mid priced restaurants (one a bit swankier than the other) and the local (busy) bar which does cheap and cheerful meals in the summer. Very large Carrefour about 8 miles away and there is a Carrefour express in the village which carries a good range and has a butchery counter, as well as a local bakery/patisserie. The roads into Cessenon from west and east are in very good condition, they must have been resurfaced when the Tour de France came through here in 2016! And there are lots and lots of vineyards with direct sales/tasting options around the area. Lowe family - Aug 2018

  • We had a wonderful stay at Les Hautes Terres. It’s a lovely house, really well equipped, and a great pool and terrace, with views over the valley. The local villages, domaines, and restaurants were interesting and welcoming. There’s not many places that we lost as a place to return to - but this is definite one of them. 
    Peter and Sue - July 2018

  • Spacious villa, great pool with a view over vineyards and hills 
    Stroll down to the village for the baker, butcher, bar, restaurants and the 
    river.Local wine good and great value

    Joneses July 2018