Grande House - NISS102
Impressive house with heated swimming pool , terraces, games room, air-conditioning, 5 bedrooms, drawing room and dining room. Table tennis, Internet access and satellite TV. Village location with shops, restaurants, bars and markets right on the doorstep. Only 20 minutes to the beach. 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms. Sleeps up to 10.
La Grande House is a fabulous place to spend your summer holidays. Everything that you could need is either in the house or right on your doorstep. Plus, the glorious sandy beaches of the Languedoc are less than 20 minutes away.
The house dates from the mid 1800s and has been lovingly restored by the owners. All the rooms have high ceilings and some have decorative plasterwork or beams. Windows are tall, giving the house a majestic feel. All original floors have been retained to excellent effect.
The entire house has been simply and sympathetically decorated, the kitchen is new and all fixtures and fittings are of a high quality.
To find out more about the Owners and this property, please go to our section "Owners' Experiences" under the Owners section on the Home Page
You enter the house from a quiet side road directly into a large room which has a games area and dining area.
There is a pool table and dartboard on one side, and a fabulous Jacobean table with 8 chairs on the other. It is a superb space to spend an evening after a day in the sun.
This room leads into a couple of hall/sitting areas and from there, either into the kitchen and lounge or upstairs via a fabulous stone staircase.
The kitchen is galley-style with beamed ceilings. Large American fridge freezer, electric oven, 4 hobs, extractor fan, 1.5 sinks, small table and stools and there is a door to the terrace, making it a very light and airy space to work in.
On the other side of the hall is the huge lounge which has a fabulous fireplace as its centrepiece with original descorative medallion in stuccowork above it depicting Diana the huntress, which has been restored by the owners. There is a comfortable sofa and 4 easy chairs to seat 7 easily. There is internet access and WiFi available. There is also UK TV via satellite.
Go up the staircase to the master bedroom which is huge and has a lounge area with two 2-seater sofas and an easy chair by the fireplace. There are tall windows and a dressing table as well as plenty of wardrobe space.
There is a single bedroom which is very prettily decorated and perfect for a child. It is connected to a brand new shower room with large shower cubicle, basin and WC.
There is another single bed available which can be put into one of the bedrooms.
Up a separate set of stairs to floor 1.5 where there is another double bedroom with ensuite. The ensuite is again a large room with bath, shower screen, basin, WC and there is even space for a sofa!
The main stairs take you to the second floor where there are a further two bedrooms and a shower room. These bedrooms are smaller than those on the floors below but are still a very good size and both have windows onto the road, drawers and wardrobe space. One has a double bed and the other has 2 twin beds.
The shower room has a shower cubicle, basin and WC.
Linen and towels are included.
Please note that the village celebrates Bastille Day over the weekend of 14th July - it is tremendous fun and very well organised but can be noisy over these days.
The house is on 3 floors with a traditional stone spiral staircase which, perhaps, would not be suitable for an elderly person or toddlers
Two doors lead out to the pool and terraces, one from the hall and the other from the kitchen.
There is a lower dining terrace with table and chairs, also an excellent place to sunbathe.
Up a couple of steps to the upper terrace where you will find the pool and BBQ area. The pool is about 6m x 5m and the BBQ/bar area is opposite, making this a fabulous place to while away the entire day, alternating between dips in the pool, sunbathing and eating and drinking!
The sun is on the lower terrace from 9am and hits the pool area from around 11am until about 6.30 pm mid-summer.
Table tennis table on the terrace.
- Satellite TV
- Table Tennis
- Easy Walk to Shops
- Un-overlooked Pool
- Pet friendly
- 2+ Bathrooms
- Private Pool
- Heated Pool
- Secure fenced pool
- Golf Nearby
- Watersports Nearby
- Child Friendly
- Street Parking
- BBQ Area
- Games Room
- Private Villa
- 4+ bedrooms
|rental period||weekly rate|
|31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018||€1308|
|28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018||€1572|
|26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018||€2094|
|23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||€2292|
|01 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018||€2094|
|29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||€1050|
Fees and conditions
- Security Deposit: €450.00
- Linen and towels included.
- Pool heating extra @ €150.00 per week
- Electricity over a reasonable consumption will be charged as extra on meter readings.
Bathrooms - 3, two with showers and one with bath, all with WCs plus 1 other separate WC on the ground floor.
Kitchen - oven, hobs, extractor fan, fridge freezer.
Utility room - new washing/drying machine, fridge with freezer compartment.
Lounge - sofa and easy chairs for 7, music centre, fireplace also with air con
Dining - table and seating for 8
Games room - pool table, dartboard also with air con
Nissan is a thriving village with a couple of restaurants, a good bar which serves food, a pizzeria, 3 bakers, a butchers, a bank, chemist and several hairdressers.
During your stay in Nissan you are entitled to use the tennis courts which are free to the villagers. A children's playground is by the tennis courts.
It is a 15 minute bike ride to the Canal du Midi from the house.
The Mediiterranean beaches are only a 20 minute drive away to St Pierre sur Mer which has miles of long sandy beaches and plenty of restaurants, bars and shops.
Valras Plage is 25 minutes and again has long sandy beaches and is lined with restaurants, bars and shops. There is also a little port area and a fabulous outdoor fish market. Valras has plenty of free, organised entertainment, particularly during the peak summer weeks.
Our region in the Languedoc is rich and varied, which you will really enjoy exploring. You can only really get to know the region after spending some time discovering its countryside, meandering along its paths and beaches and tasting its fine wines. Its Mediterranean coast and mountainous hinterland are bathed in sunshine over 300 days a year and provide wonderful escapades for families or couples, on horseback or on foot, by bike or by canoe.
BEZIERS - An old town dating back 2,700 years, Béziers was an excellent wine-producing town and prospered in the 18C when it became one of the most important wine production, whose rich winegrowers built beautiful residences and châteaux. Magnificent buildings in the Haussmann style sprung up at the same time as the arenas, theatre and the Plateau des Poètes (a stunning English style garden where you can find many species little known in this part of the world). You can also visit the imposing St Nazaire Cathedral which overlooks the river Orb.
THE CANAL DU MIDI - Explore it on rollerblades, on horseback, by bike, by barge or simply on foot. Whichever you choose, it will be an ideal way to discover one of the longest canals in France.
AGDE & CAP D’AGDE - Agde is one of those towns that has a rich and fascinating history and has existed since Neolithic times. Agde became a tourist town in 1970, when the decision was taken to develop a seaside resort at Cap d’Agde, surrounded by the Mediterranean, volcanos and vineyards. In addition to the town’s historic heritage, Agde is also very well known for its naturist quarter which welcomes around 50,000 people each year.
SÈTE - Sète is a charming town which has the air of a village, and nestles at the foot of Mont St Clair, between the Mediterranean and the Thau lagoon. Sète’s unique feature is that it is located at the mouth of the Canal du Midi. Sète is a traditional town which nurtures its culture and identity. Sète is also renowned for its nautical jousting tournaments inherited from an ancestral tradition as well as for its local speciality, the Tielle (a sort of octopus pie with spicy tomato sauce).
PEZENAS - The architecture and the streets of the village are well worth a detour. A destination particularly appreciated by the British due to its luxurious charm and refined boutiques, Pézenas has a wealth of buildings and hotels in characteristic architecture. The town is also the birthplace of the singer Boby Lapointe and maintains its tradition as a town of street entertainers and artists, with theatricalised guided tours and numerous art galleries and artists’ workshops.
SALAGOU LAKE - A breathtaking lake offering a variety of spectacular views, the Salagou lake is the ideal place to take a stroll in harmony with nature or to have a picnic with the family.
MONTPELLIER - A booming town, Montpellier is dynamic, and renowned as much for its heritage as for the great scholars and thinkers who settled here throughout the centuries. There are plenty of attractions on offer for children. Do not forget to visit the Mare Nostrum Aquarium, the Amazonian Greenhouse, the Lunaret Zoological Park or the Galileo Planetarium, which will enchant both the young and old. The Theatre Square (Place de la Comédie), the town’s central hub, is one of the largest pedestrianised areas in Europe.
THE ST JEAN RANCH - The St Jean Ranch offers a range of equine activities such as excursions, horse-drawn carriage rides, horse rides on the beach or at sunset , and even excursions for experienced riders. You will not be disappointed with your adventure whilst braving the experience.
CANOE AND KAYAK - The canoe and kayak club at the Tarassac windmill (50km/30 miles north of Béziers) offers you the opportunity to explore the Orb valley in an original way. With a choice of several routes, you can opt to be guided along the water by our qualified instructors or instead freely explore the Orb at your own pace by hiring a boat from the club.
SIGEAN AFRICAN NATURE RESERVE - Safari lovers no longer need to travel to the other side of the world. Languedoc-Roussillon offers you the opportunity to observe animals just a stone’s throw away from your holiday location. Unique in Europe, this park is home to almost 4,000 animals which roam free all year round.
BEZIERS TOURIST TRAIN - Visit Béziers on board its tourist train and you will discover the Canal du Midi, the 9 locks, the Plateau des Poètes or the Madeleine Church and the St Nazaire Cathedral. The guided tour is delivered in several languages.
SERIGNAN VINEYARDS - The Sérignan vineyards invite you to join a refreshing tour that will revitalise your taste buds. Established in 1935, this cooperative winery offers you the opportunity to sample its wines in the company of professionals and to discover the art of the region’s quality wines.
BOAT EXCURSION - At Grau d’Agde on board the Millésime, we can offer you guided excursions between the Canal du Midi, Thau lagoon and the Hérault river. You will appreciate sea fishing and the magnificent coastal scenery.
MARE NOSTRUM AQUARIUM - Visit the aquarium in Montpellier where, in a one and a half hour visit through a 1,500 m² trail, you can see over 300 species housed in this underground world. It will certainly not fail to amaze both the old and the young.
BEZIERS ADVENTURE PARK - In this adventure park in the forest, you will find yourself in the open countryside and surrounded by the sensations of the Bourbaki forest in Béziers. There are 10 courses of varying levels, an extreme course and two unique and special zip-wire courses. An adventure for everyone!
The pool can be heated by prior arrangement at a cost of 150 euros per stay.
Visited by one of our team - highly recommended.
Pets accepted, but additional cleaning charge applicable.
The property has air con in the entrance hall/ games room, main drawing/sitting room and all bedrooms
Highchair available in house.
To find out more about the Owners and this property, please go to our section "Owners' Experiences" under the Owners section on the Home Page
Places of interest near this property
- St. Chinian
- Valras Plage
- Vias Plage
- Portiragnes Plage
- Musee Fabre Montpellier
- Adventure Park Beziers
- Aqualand Cap d'Agde
- Farm-Zoo Cessenon-sur-Orb
- Mediterranean Garden Roquebrun
- Polygone Cinema Beziers
- Medieval Citadel Carcassonne
- Go-Karting Montpellier
- Laser Shooting Montpellier
- River Beach Roquebrun
- Market St. Chinian
- Fairground Valras Plage
- Europark Vias
- Toro Piscine Vias
NISS102 - The scale of the house was so much bigger than we were expecting. The property exceeded our expectations. It was good value for money and the cleanliness of the property on arrival was very good. Very surprised to see Air Conditioning in every room.
Thank you for your always so prompt response and support during our very interesting stay at Nissan and once again a big thank you for all the provisions you left for us.
I would like to say that, in all my travels around the world, I did not find an agent nicer, more co-operative and more efficient and professional than you. Congratulations and my sincere thank you for your efforts on our first France holiday.
With kind regards,
NISS102 - Clients Feedback:" The photos and description were accurate and the property exceeded our expectations. "PREVIOUS GUESTS' COMMENTS:"Dear Jill,We have had a fantastic holiday and I am delighted with the service I have received from your company. The completed questionnaire is below and I will be writing a recommendation on Trip Advisor."Kerry ( July 2012)" The property description was accurate but the scale of the house was so much bigger than we were expecting. The property exceeded our expectations. The house was good value for money and the quality of the equipment of the property was very good. The cleanliness of the property on arrival was very good. Really surprised to see air-conditioning in every room. Juliana responded really well and quickly, so, thanks. "Alex ( Summer 2010 )Hi Juliana,We returned home today after a great week at Nissan, the house is lovely and just what we wanted. Many thanks for your help with the extra bed issue.I will be looking to book a house with a pool in the Perpignan area next year, for possibly 14 people, for a week/10days."Regards, Michelle (June 2011)"Fabulous HolidayEnjoyed the home and surrounding area.The kids particularly enjoyed going to the local boulangerie and buying fresh croissants and flutes in the morning, which will have helped their French along.Many thanks."Mike, August 2011"It was everything we could have hoped for. Thank you for recommending the property, it was perfect." - Kerry (2012)"I booked this for myself, husband and 6 friends. This was recommended by the agent after not being able to get the other choice we'd made. The photos were accurate and we wondered if this place was going to be too good to be true. We were not disappointed. It is a very authentic French townhouse, which is well equipped. We loved having a pool and games room. The outside area was great for eating out. There is an excellent barbeque area too. Every utensil you could need can be found in the well equipped kitchen. It also has WifF, which is handy.Nissan is a lovely little town and a great hub for travelling to other places such as Beziers, le Cap d'Agde, Carcassonne and Narbonne.""Very accurate description. I felt I knew the place as we walked in and it exceeded our expectations. Very clean. The age of the property meant everything was not sparkling new but that is why I rented it. I loved the charisma of the style. Not a problem. The beds and bedding were good and the towels were fine. Booking procedure and service Excellent. LOVE you Juliana!"Jan B, Australia, October 2012
Rafferty - July 2013
" The property description and photos were accurate and our property expectations were matched. The booking procedure was excellent in every way. "
Jason - AUG 2013
" The property description and photos were accurate and it matched our expectations. I thought it was good value for money and I'd give 8/10 for the quality of the equipment in the house. The cleanliness on arrival was acceptable. The booking procedure and service was very good and easy to follow. "
The property matched our expectations.
Given the size of the property, the price is about right.
The general cleanliness of the property upon my arrival was acceptable.
The level of facilities were good (pool table, table tennis, UK TV, WiFi)
The booking procedure and service were straightforward.
David B. 05/07/14