Unique South of France stone property newly restored from an ancient 18th century 'Orangerie', full of contemporary esprit with a highly designer feel. Set in an 8 hectare Chateau Estate, in the Languedoc, it sleeps 6 and has a black basalt private heated plunge pool. Ideal for honeymoon retreats or weddings as part of Occitania property Ref: HE097A. As Featured in the Sunday Times!
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South of France Holiday Villa with heated plunge pool, bedroom air con, sleeping up to 6, it is part of an historical Domaine with views of the Chateau. Full of style and flair, it is ideal as a honeymoon cottage retreat. Suitable for the disabled. As Featured in the Sunday Times!
Possibility of 2 night weekend rentals - contact us for details
Situated within the 8 hectare Estate of the historic 13th Century Chateau, HE097A Domaine Occitania, and dating back to medieval times, this unique stone property, was once 'the Orangerie'. It has been lovingly restored by the Chatelaine, an Interior Designer, who lives in the Chateau and who believes strongly in the Japanses ethos of letting the original fabric of the building live in harmony with the renovations.
It is quintessentially full of panache combining contemporary design which complements the original structure. This property has featured in many design magazines from 'Elle' Decoration to 'Modern Rustic', since its recent completion, and is full of imaginative use of space, with echoes of the exotic, reflected in the outside Balinese style bathroom, surrounded by bamboo. It is a true 'private retreat'.
The Orangerie, is part of 8 houses on the Estate, and can be rented in its own right and is a mix of traditional and modern chic. Ideal as a honeymoon cottage or perfect when rented together with the larger property for wedding and special events.
Sleeping 6 people in 3 air conditioned bedrooms (one of which is accessible for disabled guests) with 4 bathrooms. Floor to ceiling stone columns and flooded with light from five 4 metre high glass windows, the property, set in almost exotic vegetation of ancient bamboo, mature palms, and green oak, has the feel of living outside from the inside.
Not far from the Mediterranean beaches, this unique property is a great location and rented together with the rest of the HE097A Domaine Occitania, is perfect for large family groups, or weddings and special occasions. There is even a meeting room and a small consecrated Chapel within the grounds!
A rare setting in the heart of the South of France vineyards to simply enjoy a holiday in tranquil surroundings or explore all that the Languedoc region of the South of France has to offer.
South of France chic and elegant Orangerie - sleeping 6 near Beziers in the Languedoc.
Tucked away, in the heart of the Chateau Parc, this luxurious South of France Vacation property has been sympathetically renovated using the traditional materials of old stone, cement tiles and lime walls and mixing modern with vintage furnishings.
The house is on 2 levels with a large living room, 'cathedral' dining room (6 metre high ceiling), separate semi-professional kitchen with American fridge, wine cooler, piano induction cooker with oven, microwave oven and dishwasher.
The living room is an amazing space - natural stone walls, beautiful original Languedoc floor tiles, huge hanging lighting, a cynlindrical wood burner and large plants in pots that thrive in this glass space. Floor to ceiling doors lead out on to a vast terrace, with the basalt heated plunge pool at one end and a large raised terrace at the other.
Independent wc on ground floor.
For weddings/Events, when renting HE0097A Domaine Occitania as a whole, the large living area (apprx 66m2) of the Orangerie can be turned into a 'reception room' to hold around 40 guests, or house a DJ on the mezzanine overlooking the living room.
Accommodation - 3 air conditioned double bedrooms
Bedroom 1 - with disabled guest access
Twin room - 2 x 90cm beds (can be made into a Kingsize 180cm) with walk in shower and basin. Air Conditioned. Separate wc. A wall of glass with a French doors gives out to the exterior Balinese shower and stone bath and views to the Bamboo forest. Wheelchair accessible.
To first floor:
A bespoke ironwork staircase leads to the gallery mezzanine - from where there is a fabulous view of the open plan living area
Kingsize bed 180cm (can be made into twin beds 2 x 90cm) with en suite walk in shower and basin. Air Conditioned. Large window with views of the bamboo.
Kingsize 200cm bed and large bath and wash hand basin. Air Conditioned. Large window with views of the bamboo and green oak forest and down to the Balinese open air bathroom below. This has a feel of a honeymoon suite and has beautiful touches like ancient linen sheets.
Separate wc shared between Bedrooms 2 and 3.
This South of France Holiday Retreat is well equipped with a semi-professional kitchen:
Piano Induction Cooker with Oven
Air Conditioning in all 3 bedrooms
Wood burner in the living space
Access to the Domaine with:
Garden furniture by the pool
Ping Pong table and baby foot
Hammam (Steam Room) on request at a supplementary charge per hour for 2 people
High chair and 3 cots are available
Car Parking in the grounds
A Golf Buggy is exclusively available to Orangerie clients - guests driving the vehicle must have a full driving licence and sign a Disclaimer.
Apprx 300m from the Chateau, enveloped in semi-wild gardens, based on the 18th Century English concept of rediscovering nature, the 'Orangerie' offers a tranquil idyll in the South of France.
The amazing outdoor space has a very Asian feel and an idyllic retreat to relax and 'Zen'. Meandering through the Estate is a circular path, perfect for a stroll to admire the charming views and the natural tree filled environment.
The private heated plunge pool has a 'wall of water' feature continuously cascading down the striking local black basalt - stunning against the greenery of bamboo and palms.
The sliding plunge pool cover, when open, can be used as a seating area for up to 5 people. The cover must be pulled closed when you leave the property.
Adjacent to the plunge pool is an outdoor Balinese style shower and an outdoor stone bath. This area can be made completely private or one or two of the shutters left open to let nature in - you feel like you are in a wooded oasis.
The immense terrace (apprx 150m2) overlooks the park with views to the Chateau and has a seating area with comfortable cushions, an area for outdoor dining and an outdoor kitchen with stone sink and plancha.
For a Wedding the terrace is an ideal setting for the Wedding Meal and will take tables and chairs to seat maximum 70 guests.
Clients renting the Orangerie have access to the main pool at HE097A Domaine Occitania and communal areas. The magnificent salt water infinity pool, 24m x 6m x 0.20cm-1.3m-1.8m, is shared by all 8 properties. At the shallow end a 'plage Californie' (depth 20cm) with 3 stone islands and Roman steps between each one lead down to the deeper section. The finish of black and basalt glass mosaic, complements the surrounding greenery and attracts the summer heat raising the pool temperature a couple of degrees higher than traditional blue tiles.
Beziers apprx 10km. The cathedral dominates this busy market town, rising majestically above the river Orb. The lively Feria in August lasts five days; bull-fighting, paellas, flamenco dancing, and partying in the streets until the early hours of the morning.
South of France beaches apprx 20km.
Canal du Midi - 9 locks at Beziers and the pretty villages along the route - like Capestang and Le Somail are lovely.
Parc Naturel du Haut Languedoc apprx 20km north of Thezan are the mountains and rocky gorges of the Caroux mountains.
Great canoeing on the river Orb at Reals and Roquebrun
Cap d'Agde apprx 31km. 'Aqualand' (huge water-slides, etc.) 27-hole golf course.
Agde apprx 35km. Old historic town and fishing port, founded by the Ancient Greeks. Nice market, excellent seafood restaurants
Narbonne apprx 48km. Once the capital of Roman Gaul. Famous cathedral.
Montpellier apprx 77km. Capital of Languedoc
Carcassonne apprx 100km. Largest fortified medieval town - a UNESCO site
Perpignan apprx 105km Palace of Kings of Mallorca.
Nimes apprx 125km. Roman temple and arena.
For more information about this Southern France region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide
For information on reaching Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
International airports are at:
Beziers - the airport is apprx 23km from this holiday villa.
Ryanair from Bristol, Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh.
Carcassonne - (Ryanair to Stansted, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Cork and Dublin).
Montpellier (international flights worldwide). Flights to Gatwick and Luton via Easyjet, Ryanair to Leeds/Bradford.
Perpignan (Ryanair to Stansted, Birmingham, Flybe - Southampton.).
Nimes (Ryanair to Stansted, Luton, East Midlands and Liverpool).
Toulouse and Barcelona (Spain) also have international and transatlantic flights.
Girona (Spain) Ryanair to various UK destinations
South of France by Rail:
Beziers has a railway station with nearby car rental
South of France by Road:
Calais apprx 1100 km
In the local village apprx 3km you will find:
Nearest supermarkets - Magalas - Intermarche and Aldi
Next door to Intermarche is a Butcher (fresh meat and pre-prepared meals), with a Bakery and cafe too - open 7/7 - 07.00-20.00.
Lieuran-les-Beziers village bar for Plat du Jour
Puimisson - La Table de Bassac (closed Tuesday/Wednesday)
Magalas bar for Plat du Jour and Pizza
Magalas - Bistrot La Galerie by the Church (Tues to Sat lunch & dinner)
Puissalicon - Pica Mandil - Tapas/Wine bar (Tues to Sat 09.03-23.00)
Beziers - vast selection including L'Ambassade, L'Octopus and Le Patio
Pezenas - Saturday
Beziers Flower Market - Friday morning
Narbonne - Thursday
Wine Tasting - a must during your stay in Languedoc - winemakers will always welcome you if you buy a bottle before leaving! Domaine de Pierre Belle in the village and La Croix Belle in Puissalicon are close by.
Golf - Beziers St Thomas - apprx 16km - the Club House has a restaurant serving lunch and dinner
Riding - apprx 9km Magalas - Ecurie du Sud
Tennis courts - locally
Canoe hire - apprx 12km - Reals and apprx 27km - Roquebrun
Windsurf - apprx 24km Valras Plage
Bike hire - apprx 10km Beziers
Portiragnes Plage - apprx 20km
Valras Plage - apprx 24km
Serignan Plage - apprx 21km
River - Reals apprx 12km and Roquebrun apprx 27km
Lac du Salagou - apprx 50km
Etang de Thau - apprx 40km
Prices for dates outside of the current year are subject to confirmation.
|From||Until||Rate Type||Weekly Rate||Minimum Stay|
|2nd Sep 2023||9th Dec 2023||Low||€4,317||7 nights|
|9th Dec 2023||6th Jan 2024||Peak||€4,550||7 nights|
|6th Jan 2024||29th Jun 2024||Low||€4,715||7 nights|
|29th Jun 2024||31st Aug 2024||Peak||€4,965||7 nights|
|31st Aug 2024||7th Dec 2024||Low||€4,715||7 nights|
|7th Dec 2024||31st Dec 2024||Peak||€4,965||7 nights|