Well equiped villa on private residence with shared pool, just a stroll to the village and minutes away from glorious Mediterranean beaches.
This villa is in the small development of Moulin de la Mer overlooking vineyards and on the edge of the charming village of Portiragnes.
The ground floor Kitchen / Dining / Living room is open plan with a well equipped kitchen, including microwave, oven/grill, hob, full size fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, dining table and chairs, 2 sofas ( 3 seaters), CD player, radio, Freesat TV (UK & French channels) & DVD.
Bedroom 1 - double bedroom with wardrobe and chest of drawers
Bathroom - with bath / shower and hand basin and Tumble dryer Separate WC
Staircase to 1st floor
Bedroom 2 - 2 singles
Bedroom 3 - 2 singles
Bathroom - with bath / shower and hand basin Separate WC
All bed linen and towels (not beach towels) are provided.
A Travel Cot and high chair are available on request.
Lower Terrace with table and chairs.
Upper Terrace with table, chairs sun loungers and BBQ.
Shared pool only a minute away (Open from the end of May till the end of September.)
The centre of the village is only a couple of minutes by car or a leisurely 10 minute stroll on foot or a few minutes by car.
In the village you will find 3 bakeries (one does take away pizza), a café bar ideal for a morning coffee and watching the world go by especially on Sunday morning (market day) when the village is really bustling. A butchers, post office, newsagents, supermarket, fruit & vegetable merchant and of course several wine caves. There’s even a hairdressers and beauticians. There are 2 restaurants one of which is a Pizzeria (here you can also get a take away pizza).
There are also tennis courts available by the hour and if you fancy a game of Petagne there is a large bouledrome in the village.
The Canal du Midi runs along the edge of the village and is ideal for walking or cycling along the shady flat towpaths. You can also go on a boat trip along the canal or for those feeling more adventurous boats are available for hire.
Out and About
The beautiful beach at Portiragnes plage is only 1.5 miles away and an easy cycle for the energetic. Here you will find cafes, bars and restaurants. Have a go at banana boating or just laze on the beach. There is a large market on Friday mornings well worth a visit.
On the way to Portiragnes plage you will find riding stables. Horses and ponies can be hired by the hour.
Although there is a lot to see and do within walking or cycling distance from the villa it is still advisable to have a car as there are so many places worth visiting all around. There are a host of beautiful beaches all along the coast.
On the way to Beziers (10 minutes by car) you will find great shopping at the hypermarkets.
In Beziers there are plenty of restaurants and pavement cafés and on Fridays there is a wonderful flower market. In August there is a huge street party, ‘Féria’.
If golf is your thing try the course at St Thomas (Beziers).
Vias - A busy holiday resort with cafes, bars restaurants and Europark for a fun night out.
Valras Plage – Watersports, restaurants, bars and nightclub. Serignan - Large Hyper U open all day everyday during the summer.
Vendres - go-karting.
Agde - a beautiful fishing port with winding streets, traditional markets, colourful houses, great restaurants and cafés.
Cap d’Agde - Beaches, harbour, waterside restaurants, golf, huge water-park ‘AquaLand’, boat trips, water sports, casino, nightclubs, discos etc.
Pézenas - The best street market in the region (Saturdays). Lovely restaurants, summer concerts and festivals.
Narbonne - Visit this town for its Roman ruins and Gothic cathedral.
Sete - A busy and interesting old harbour town with lots of seafood restaurants and the museum Paul Valery.
Montpelier - A dynamic and youthful university city. Great shops.
Carcassonne - don’t miss this! The largest walled city in Europe with wonderful medieval spectacles and performances during the summer.
Visited the villa in August 2015, our first visit to France. Very impressed with the villa, lovely location, very quiet for a relaxing break. We flew to Montpellier which is only 40 minutes away (Beziers is much closer). The villa is well equipped and we all had plenty of space to relax. The sun terrace was very private and only 1 minute to the pool which was also very nice to cool off. The local area has plenty of restaurants to choose from...I recommend le Bastitou in Portiragnes Plage Est. Good communications from the owner. A home from home but with better weather :-)
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for all your kind words. We are delighted that you liked our villa and enjoyed the location. Hopefully although your first, it will not be your last time in France.
Liam & Angela
Darron from ASHFORD
Stayed Aug 2015 - Family
Fantastic villa, very family orientated. Beautiful location and all amenities close by. As much or as little to do as you like. Beautiful markets and lots going on in the village and by the beach if you would like. Lovely atmosphere and we were sorry to leave. The owners were very helpful and also have a contact in the village itself if you have any queries. We couldn't have asked for more! Loved it, pool was lovely and we saw a couple of negative comments about the pool in reviews but we used it every day. Thank you for letting us stay there : )
Thanks for your lovely review, So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Angela & Liam
gareth from cardiff
Stayed Jul 2015 - Family
a good property, was very hot the first week of our stay and unfortunately there is no air conditioning. a nice area to stay and so convenient for beziers airport.
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our property and delighted that you would recommend it to others. Kind regards
Angela & Liam
jeanette from servian
Stayed Aug 2014 - Family
We are experienced renters in both France and the UK. Villa Moraya lived up to all our expectations.As a family of three generations,we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, there was plenty of room for us all, and being able to barbecue and eat either inside or out as a family was brilliant.
The grandchildren enjoyed the pool, and we all had great fun at the beach.
The villa was spotless when we arrived, and the kitchen extremely well equipped for our chef - Grandad!
Add to this the downstairs bedroom and bathroom, we could all enjoy a little privacy if necessary.
We will happily recommend to our friends and family when they visit us in France.
Mark from Leeds
Stayed Aug 2014 - Family
We had no laundry/towel change and stayed for 10 nights, the dishwasher was unusable due to corrosion and unclean. The villa was not clean and felt grubby particularly the kitchen area. In our opinion this property is in need of a refurb. All in all it was "ok" however we would not return. Value for money was fine but the property is in need of a "spruce up". The downstairs shower flooded the bathroom daily as the shower head was old and the jets sprayed over the shower screen. The outside dining and veranda were good areas, nice and clean just a a shame the inside wasnt up to the same standard. The location was very good and we found the village very French and exactly what we were looking for, a bit disappointed with the shared pool - it may be worth mentioning the actual amount of propertys you actually have to share with - however we understand this could put people off booking.
I am sorry that Villa Moray did not live up to your expectations. We don't offer a laundry service as we find clients prefer to avoid the expense and use the washing machine and tumble dryer in the villa to do their laundry. I am disappointed that you didn't think the villa was clean. Out property managers having been looking after the villa for 8 years and are usually very meticulous. If you had contacted them during your stay it would have given them the opportunity to resolve any issues you had and they would have been happy to do that. All the soft furnishings I.e. bed linen, towels curtains etc were replaced last season and the rooms and staircase repainted in May this year. I am glad you found the villa value for money as we charge less than many of the campsites in the area charge for a mobile home. The pool does get busy in August as it is the peak holiday season but the rest of the time it is used very little. I can only apologise that the villa was not to your satisfaction.
James from Leicester
Stayed Jul 2014 - Family
The process for booking the villa was very easy and the owners were
very helpful and responded quickly to any queries.
The villa was very good value for money a good size for the 5 of us.
Negatives-On arrival we felt the villa could have been cleaner my daughter had a shower
and the towel she went to use was covered in hair so not nice.
The downstairs bathroom smelt of drainage for the first few days.
We also felt that the cleaning stuff in the downstairs bathroom would be
better in a cupboard as it felt more like a storage room than a bathroom.
These are all petty things to be honest however the villa is on need of aircon as the fans
just dont keep you cool enough.
All that said I would go back tomorrow great location most of the time we had the pool to ourselves
and when we didnt we met some fantastic people.
Dear James, I am so sorry that the villa was less than perfect for your arrival. This is really so unlike our cleaners and I can only apologise. I am glad that this did not spoil your enjoyment of your holiday. Kind regards Angela
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Just arrived back from my first holiday at Villa Moraya and Im definitely going back next year. Its in a beautiful, laid back, picturesque village where you really feel a part of the French culture.
The locals are such a pleasure to be around and the other tennents in the surrounding villas are so friendly.
As for the villa itself, its well equipped with everything you need for a relaxed holiday. Such as, outside space for lounging in the sun or enjoying breakfast on the terrace, a pool for your daily swim and a homely living area to enjoy a glass of wine with a DVD.
You must visit the beach, only a quick bus ride away (if youre like me and dont drive). Its one of the loveliest beaches I have visited and has some great restaurants nearby.
Portiragnes is a perfect location. Its close enough to other beautiful parts of France (or even spain) that really are something to see if you enjoy travelling around whilst away. However, if you want to stay in one destination whilst on holiday, Portiragnes has everything you could want.
All in all, if youre after a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with a home-from-home feel then Villa Moraya really is the perfect place for you.
Just wanted to let you know what a fabulous time we had here!
Thank you so much for letting us in early. We are trying to figure out how we can possibly come back - although its quite a commitment from the States.
Thank You Again!
The Walz Family!"
"Villa Moraya is a well equipped property, nicely situated in a small development on a hill overlooking vineyards and only a ten minute stroll to the sleepy village of Portiragnes,20 minute cycle to Plaige de Portraignes. The villa is very comfortable and clean and has everything a family would need for an enjoyable stay.The bikes could do with a decent pump, but are an excellent bonus when funtional. There is lots to do in the vicinity and most things,including excellent shops, only a short drive away. I would definitely recommend it for a family stay."
Great holiday, accomodation excellent.
"A nice, clean and well equipped villa. Enough room for a family with children. An excellent kitchen to cook and a sunny terrace for breakfast. Good sandy beaches to reach by car. Our youngest one enjoyed the pool every day, too. Beautiful surroundings on a quiet and safe residential community with small Portiragnes -village nearby. Good arrival directions and e-mail advise from the owners. We enjoyed!
We had a wonderful relaxing holiday at Villa Moraya. The villa was roomy and spotlessly clean. Plenty of cooking utensils. The pool was great to cool off in and not too far to the beach.
We'll definitely be recommending this villa to our friends.
Laundering of bed linen and towels is included in the price. Please leave the property in a clean condition at the end of your stay. An excess cleaning charge will be levied from the security deposit if necessary.
Sports and activities:
Boat Hire Cycling Fishing Golf Horse Riding
Sailling Swimming Tennis Walking Wind Surfing
Sights and attractions:
Historic Site Local Food Market Night Club Shopping