Two bedroom villa with shared pool, overlooking vineyards, on the edge of the village of Portiragnes. 2km from beautiful Mediterranean beaches.
Villa Tessa is a new villa on the private residence of Moulin de la Mer with a shared pool overlooking vineyards and on the edge of the charming village of Portiragnes. Only 2km from beautiful mediteranean beaches
The ground floor
Kitchen / Living/Diningroom is open plan with a well equipped kitchen, including washing machine fridge,seperate freezer,electric hob,microwave combination oven, dining table and chairs, sofa,easy chair,CD player and radio, TV with DVD player.
Double doors to terrace
Stairs up to 1st floor
Bedroom 1 - double bedroom with chest of drawers
Bedroom 2- 2 Twin beds with wardrobe
Shower room with sink and toilet.
Door to balcony with small table and chairs with views over pool and vineyard
Fans in all rooms.
All bed linen and towels (not beach towels) are provided.
Front terrace with table,chairs & parasol.
Large built in barbeque.
Shared pool (Open from the end of May till the end of September)
The centre of Portiragnes village is a 10 minute walk
In the village you will find 3 bakeries, 2 bars, a butcher,flower shop,Post Office, 2 hairdressers,tourist office,small supermarket ,newsagents and 3 wine cooperatives.There are 2 restaurants and several pizza takeaways.
There are also tennis courts available by the hour and a bouledrome to play petang.
There is a market in Portiragnes on a Sunday morning.
The Canal du Midi runs along the edge of the village and is ideal for walking or cycling along the shady banks. It goes to Beziers in one direction ,and Agde in the other direction. Boats are also available to hire locally.
Cycle to Beziers along the towpath over the aqueduct and along to the nine locks.
On the way to Portiragnes Plage there are riding stables where horses and ponies can be hired
Out & About
The beautiful beach at Portiragnes Plage is only 2km away.
Here there are numerous good restaurants, bars and several shops.
Cycles can be hired here.
Most water sports are available on the beach
There is a large market on Wednesday mornings well worth a visit.
There are beautiful beaches all along the coast.
On the outskirts of Beziers there are several large hypermarkets.
In Beziers there are lots of restaurants and cafes.Great views from the cathedral. Golf course at Golf St Thomas.
Vias - A busy resort with cafes, bars restaurants and Europark funfair.
Valras Plage - Watersports, restaurants, bars and nightclub.
Agde - a beautiful unspoilt fishing port with winding streets,restaurants and cafes.
Cap dAgde - Beaches, harbour, waterside restaurants, golf, AquaLand water park, boat trips, water sports, casino, nightclubs.
Pezenas - Beautiful town,large Saturday market lovely restaurants, summer concerts and festivals.
Sete - Attractive town and port with waterside restaurants
Montpelier - Lively university city.Good for shopping.
Carcassonne- Beautiful medieval walled city with the foothills of the Pyrenees rising to the south.
Cirque de Navacelles- A breathtaking drive to where the river has carved 600m down through the surrounding plain to the hamlet of Navacelles.
Lac du Salagou- Beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and noted for its windsurfing.
Roquebrun and the Gorge dHeric- Canoeing, mediterranean gardens
Languedoc National Park- Beautiful mountainous area with excellent walking and hiking traills.
Positives-The house was very well equipped and clean. The historical town of Portiragnes had everything that we needed on a daily basis. Supermarkets were a short drive away. The house was perfectly located for visits to Beziers, Adge, Montpellier, Perpignan, fair at Vias plage, Canal du Midi etc. Our "neighbours" from France, Belgium and England were respectful regarding night time and early morning noise. The pool was clean and well maintained and had great views over the fields. We had a reserved car parking place but there were many places to park near to the house as well. We were able to get a few English channels which was an unexpected bonus. The beach at Protiragnes Plage was clean, had life guard supervision and separate areas for dog owners. There were opportunities for watersports and visits to beach cafes.
Negatives-The house was booked mainly for it's advertised close walking proximity to the beach. However a car was definitely needed . The suggested road to walk was a bit isolated/not used by many walkers so I didn't feel comfortable letting my teenage girls walk alone the much longer than 2km distance.
We enjoyed our stay at Villa Tessa! The villa is well equipped and clean. The pool is not really a large one, but nice for a visit after comming back from sight seeing trip.
The shortest way to the beach ist about 4km, so a little bit far by foot. But there are good bus connections from Portiragnes to Portiragnes Plage during the main season. We hired bikes (bike rentals e.g. at Port. Plage or Vias) - nice for trips along the Canal du Midi and also to the beach (10 minutes).
We enjoyed our second time at Villa Tessa and the lovely area.
It was clean, well equipped with good shower, comfortable beds, lovely Terrace and BBQ area. Pool was nice but busy large part of the day and a lot of wasps disturbing fun to remain longer.
Negatives: Noisy dog in opposite villa!
I think we go back next year.
Reply from Martin
Please note the people & dogs in the Villa oposite have now left.
The first time in Villa Tessa, but for 10 Years in Portiragnes/plage.
Villa Tessa looks excact as on the pictures. Everything is compleet and if there are any problems it will be fixed in a short time.
During the stay it was quiet on the property so we have lots of space in the pool.
Sure we go back next year
Andrew from Wiltshire
Was very clean, well equipped, good shower, comfortable beds, lovely patio and BBQ area, lots of info at hand to plan for excursions etc...Pool lovely in early morning and later evening! Close to village centre and small supermarket. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would stay again, and would recommend it to others if the negatives below dont put them off.
Further from nearest beach than website stated, 1.5 hours walk / 5 km distance. Car hire a must. Pool was nice but busy large part of the day (summer season), No sun loungers to sit on. Noisy dog in opposite villa .
Reply from Martin
Villa Tessa is 2km from the beach at Portiragnes Plage. A long sandy beautiful beach. Approx 30min walk.
Mary from Wexford
Pros: We enjoyed our stay at Villa Tessa and surrounds. Lovely area. Villa comfortable and clean. Lots to do in the locality.
Cons: Pool was a bit small for the number of people around but the kids liked it anyway. Bring towels ... they only provide one small towel each! And no toaster.
No one to meet you when you arrive. Luckily we met a nice neighbour who showed us around. Found the welcome book on day 4 under a pile of books!
Reply from Martin
A toaster has now been purchased for the villa.We didnot realise anyone would use one with all the lovely french bread and croissants freshly available in the village. 1 bath towel per person is provided in the villa. We do not provide a meet and greet service as this would incur extra cost to the holidaymaker, but provide detailed directions to the villa, and a file of useful information is kept in the villa.