Laguna Beach Chalet, On the Beach, Walk to Restaurants and Shops [AU024A]

Languedoc-Roussillon holiday villa on the beach, this beachfront chalet situated on Gruissan plage near Narbonne, South of France has 3 bedrooms, beautifully decorated, an amazing living area and large terrace overlooking the Mediterranean sea and beach. Special September offer please ask for details!

The house, the interior and the location are exactly as in the photos. Everything is within walking distance: shops, restaurants, beach clubs, etc. The view is priceless. The owner is very sympathetic and helpful. Recommended!From the Guest Book

Pricing & Availability For 2019

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Property Summary

Languedoc beach villa to sleep 6, beautifully furnished and amazing views.

Flexible arrival/departure days

Special offer through September - please ask for details

Gruissan Plage and its beachfront chalets was immortalised in the film 'Betty Blue', and retains all it's easy charm.

This lovely beach-front chalet on stilts has been renovated to a high standard and is beautifully decorated. A fabulous 40m2 terrace area off the living room offers stunning beach and sea views. There are three double bedrooms, a dressing room area, two shower rooms, one with wc and one independent wc.

Gruissan Plage is a unique beach on the Mediterranean. It has everything you may need for the perfect holiday - it is very French and quite a lively family resort in the summer. A lovely beachfront restaurant is only a few minutes' walk along the beach.

Why not rise early and check out how the pavement artist on the quay is coming along with his commissions or stroll to the bakery where the smell of fresh baguettes and warm croissants will wet your appetite for breakfast or sit on the terrace in privacy and watch the world go by.

Accommodation Details

South of France Chalet on the beach - sleeps 6

This delightful Beach Chalet, built on stilts, has been renovated to a high standard, beautifully decorated and enhanced with lovely furnishings and accessories, painted white throughout, it is very light and airy.

Ground Floor

One can enter the house either via the ground floor, or via a wide wooden staircase leading from the street directly to the first floor terrace and living room.

From the ground floor - A hallway, with mirror, leads to two bedrooms, a shower room with wc and a dressing room area which has a single pull out sofa bed.

Bedroom 1 - a double (140cm bed) with wardrobe and sliding doors directly on to a small terrace and access to the road.

Bedroom 2 - Master Bedroom with double bed (160cm) and a small "day bed" just for decoration and wardrobe.

Dressing Room with sofa and a window to the street.

Also on this level is a shower room with wc and a pantry with a second small fridge and the washing machine.

13 steps lead to the first floor (or upper floor).

First floor - the "piece de resistance" a fabulous living area - is accessed either by a narrow staircase (only half treads therefore, not suitable for the elderly or small children) from the Ground Floor, or via the much wider outside wooden staircase.

On this level there is an open plan living area beautifully decorated, with a high ceiling and all the wooden slatted interior is painted white featuring scalloped coving detail. The furniture is in the "distressed style" a painted sideboard and side tables, matching mirrors, dining table for 6, plus a sofa, two arm chairs and many treasured "objets". There is of course a TV offering French satellite channels, but the view is a better picture!

From the living area sliding patio doors leading to the magnificent 40m2 terrace overlooking the sandy beach, Mediterranean and the Pyrenees.

The decked, fenced terrace has 2 large sofas with soft furnishings, two low occasional tables, a dining table for up to 12 and another circular table with chairs for 4.

The Kitchen is just off the living area and is well equipped for holiday use and is light filled by a window overlooking the beach and the terrace is easily accessible from here.

Also on this level is Bedroom 3 - a small room with double bed (140cm - only accessible from one side) - a good sized shower room with shower and sink. Close by there is an independent wc.

Electric heating throughout.

Equipment & Facilities At The Property

Great Facilities at this vacation chalet on the beach in the South of France

Washing machine
Dishwasher
2 Fridges and a freezer
Small fridge in pantry area
Electric Oven and Induction Hob
Microwave
Electric kettle
Toaster
Coffee Maker
Iron
Hair Dryer

High Chair and other infant equipment available on request

TV - some French Satellite channels
Wi-Fi (unlimited)

Car-Parking adjacent to the property

Outside Details

Stunning views from this South of France Chalet on the beach

The 45m2 terrace offers uninterrupted views overlooking the beach and Mediterranean sea towards the Pyrenees.

This large fenced deck area offers two comfy sofas with soft furnishings and two low occasional tables - the perfect spot to breakfast, people watch or linger over that glass of wine at aperitif time.

Plus a dining table with 12 chairs and a separate smaller circular table with 4 chairs.

Two sun loungers.

There is a road between the Chalet and the beach, but this only leads to the residential area.

Nearby Attractions & Activities

The medieval village of Gruissan is just south of Narbonne, built in a circlulade fashion, rather like a snail’s shell, around the ancient ruins of the Tour Barberousse - a fortified outpost dating from 800 AD.

With its narrow streets and old houses, tiny shops and family run restaurants it is classed as one of the most beautiful in France and well known for it's fishing and wine industries and for its 1300 beach chalets built on stilts and immortalised in the film “Betty Blue” (“37.2° le matin”).

On the 28th and 29th June the village reverts back to its ancient past to honour the patron saint of fishing, Saint Pierre. A statue of the saint is paraded around the village and then, after Mass is celebrated at the church, the procession winds down to the shore and flower wreaths are thrown into the sea in memory of those who lost their lives to it.
Here, you will also find a larger modern beach resort with lots of companies offering water based sports and in particular a windsurfing school catering for adults as well as children.

The Marina - one of the Mediterranean's major pleasure boat harbours. Admire the yachts belonging to rich and famous, learn to sail or take a trip to Port Nouvelle or the bird sanctuary to see the pink flamingos.

Close by Narbonne - founded around 600 BC by the Romans, it boasts a flamboyant cathedral and Episcopal Palace. Excellent restaurants and one of the most splendid markets.

Espace de Liberte in Narbonne offers bowling, indoor and outdoor pools, ice skating and cafeteria/restaurant.

Abbaye de Fontfroide appx. 10 km built by the powerful Bishops of Narbonne with a beautifully restored 11th century cloister, a wonderful garden and a gourmet restaurant.

Bages apprx 6km. Lovely fishing village on the shores of the Narbonne 'etang' (lagoon). Several very good seafood restaurants, as well as a few art shops/galleries. Great windsurfing on the etang in early spring and late autumn (some speed records have been set here).

Mediterranean beaches - Leucat, Vendres plages - sandy beaches offering plenty of water sports opportunities - appx 15 to 20 minutes by car.

Sigean apprx 24km Wildlife Safari park.

Port la Nouvelle apprx. 28km. Superb sandy beaches.

Carcassonne apprx 75km Largest fortified medieval town in Europe - a UNESCO site.

Beziers apprx 45km. Major market town, noted for its bull-fight 'Feria' in August.

Perpignan apprx 80km Palace of kings of Mallorca.

Montpellier apprx 115km. Large university town.

Nimes apprx 155km. Roman temple and arena

The Cathar castles (Queribus and Peyrepetuse to name but 2) – the people in this area were known as the Cathars and broke away from the Roman Catholic Church in the 10th Century. They appointed a kind man in each village to look after the sick and work their crops instead of a priest. The pope was not too impressed and sent Simon de Montfort to sort them out (the infamous Spanish inquisition). Consequently, the Cathars built themselves castles spectacularly perched on the top of hills and mountains for their defence.

The little yellow train – a great day out with spectacular views taking you into the Natural Park of the Catalan Pyrenees. The train runs in the summer from Vernet-les-Bains to Latour-de-Carol

For more information about this region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide

ACCESS

For information on reaching Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide

International airports are at:

Beziers - (Ryanair from Bristol, Luton, Manchester and Edinburgh).

Carcassonne - (Ryanair to Stansted, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Cork and Dublin).

Montpellier (international flights worldwide). Easyjet from Gatwick and Luton, Ryanair from Leeds Bradford).

Perpignan - (Ryanair from Stansted, Flybe to Southampton).

Nimes - (Ryanair from Luton and Liverpool).

Girona (Spain) - (Ryanair from various UK airports)

Toulouse and Barcelona (Spain) also have international & transatlantic flights.

Railway:
Beziers and Agde have railway stations with nearby car rental.
Paris to Beziers is 4,20 hrs by TGV (Train Grande Vitesse).

Road:
740 km south of Paris (about 6 hours drive non-stop)
1030 km south of Calais (about 9 hours drive non-stop).

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Local Shops & Facilities

Apprx 200mts from this holiday property you will find:-

Baker
Grocer
Supermarket
Cafe-bar
Pharmacy
Beach Restaurants

Sunday Market in season apprx 200m
A Nautical base apprx 300m
Kite surfing base
Balneoludique spa area close by

Hiking and walking on the wild

Beaches and Mediterranean two steps away! Apprx 20 miles of soft white fine sand that gently shelves into the sea for safe bathing and lots of room for games or just getting away from it all. The Etangs - salt water inland lagoons that are a sanctuary for birds, especially the pink flamingos.

Local gastronomy - family run restaurants with recipes handed down from generation to generation.

Night life for the young at heart - pavement cafes with groups playing every style of music. Dancing at the Casino or at one of the four clubs.

The Mountains - stunning views of the Pyrenees, walking and mountain biking in the Clape mountains behind Gruissan.

Shopping - try the delicacies of the local market in the old medieval village. Wander around the port for clothes and jewellery or explore the potteries in the countryside.

For the serious shopper there is nearby Narbonne, Carcassone and Montpellier. Les Halles in Narbonne where local farmers display their produce with pride in the lovely old building.

The Canal du Midi – why not hire a boat for the day, great fun on the water with a picnic or stop at one of the many restaurants along the way for lunch.

Client Comments

The house, the interior and the location are exactly as in the photos. Everything is within walking distance: shops, restaurants, beach clubs, etc. The view is priceless. The owner is very sympathetic and helpful. Recommended!From the Guest Book

Rates

From Until Rate Type Weekly Rate Minimum Stay
25th Aug 20181st Sep 2018Peak€2,6257 nights
1st Sep 201815th Dec 2018Low€1,7507 nights
15th Dec 20185th Jan 2019Middle€2,1257 nights
5th Jan 201930th Mar 2019Winter€1,6257 nights
30th Mar 201927th Apr 2019Middle€2,1257 nights
27th Apr 20196th Jul 2019High€2,3757 nights
6th Jul 201931st Aug 2019Peak€2,6257 nights
31st Aug 201914th Dec 2019Low€1,7507 nights
14th Dec 201931st Dec 2019Middle€2,1257 nights

In A Nutshell

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