About this listing
A charming 19th century winemaker's house with private garden, offering modern comfort and rustic charm by the centre of Nissan-lez-Enserune, a popular Languedoc village surrounded by vineyards, beaches, Roman ruins, castles and lots of family fun.
La Vigne de Villiers is a newly-renovated 19th century winemaker's house in the medieval village of Nissan-lez-Enserune, offering modern comfort with rustic charm for 8 guests. The spacious home of 180 m2 benefits from a 50 m2 open plan living space and a connected ground floor studio of 40 m2, both opening on to a 200 m2 garden. The house is ideally located on a quiet road just a stone's throw from the village centre where guests can buy local food and wine throughout the week.
With beaches, vineyards, canals and Roman ruins surrounding the village, you have everything you need for a perfect holiday stay, whatever pace of vacation you are looking for. Within a short drive, a number of golf courses, water parks, karting and other fun family activities are easily accessible; and within an hour, historical centres such as Béziers, Narbonne and the fortified city of Carcassonne enchant guests with the local Cathar history.
For some, the village market which runs 3 times a week, the wine tasting at France's oldest wine cooperative and the walks to the local windmills for breathtaking views out to sea will be perfect, for others a day trip to Barcelona might be more suited. At the right time of year, guests can even enjoy the ski slopes of the Pyrenees.
With numerous airports, a railway line from Paris to Barcelona and main car routes nearby, Nissan is the perfect base for an extended stay in the beautiful Languedoc region.
We are contactable for all questions at all times but we will not be present at the house for your arrival or during the stay. There are arrangements in place for your access to the house.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will have the entire house to themselves and an emergency contact number in case of any questions.
Nissan-Lez-Ensérune is a pre-medieval Languedoc village situated between the historical centres of Béziers and Narbonne, surrounded by vineyards on the edge of Cathar country. It has its own restaurants, shops and a supermarket, and a traditional market 3 times a week, and beautiful walks through the vineyards and medieval windmills. Sheltered by hills and refreshed by a breeze, Nissan enjoys a very particular micro climate which has all the ingredients for both a perfect summer family holiday and a mild winter family Christmas.
Visit the old town of Beziers with its boutiques, restaurants and historical Cathedral towering over the surrounding vineyards, or head to the Sunday market at Narbonne to choose not only your food but also your chef for freshly cooked specialities. Also within 20 minutes are numerous olive farms, wineries (Nissan's own co-operative is the oldest in France, dating from 1901), and canal boat hire at Colombiers to cruise on the Canal du Midi.
Within an hour of Nissan, head to Sète for its fresh fish and seafood restaurants, famous canals and Venetian buildings, drive north into the mountains to taste the wine from the St Chinian AOC vineyards, explore the antique markets of Pezenas or crusade into the fortified city of Carcassonne, a stronghold of the Cathar movement rich with history. For the even more adventurous, the Spanish border is only an hour and a half away.
The sandy beaches in the vicinity cater to all requirements. Within 15 minutes are Valras Plage, a beach resort providing fun for all the family, and both Vendres and Fleury which are rather untouched beaches, and a further 15 minutes away is Cap d'Agde, which provides a more natural beach experience. Also worth visiting are Sérignan beach, St Pierre la Mer and Gruissan.
The village also provides a number of activities, such as horse riding, tennis, children's playground, rugby matches (during the season), and doctors, dentists and beauticians are all located within 100 metres of the house.
Public transport is available but not regular, and therefore a car is recommended.
Other Things to Note
High quality mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets provided throughout; Bedrooms 1 and 4 available as twin rooms instead of double rooms
This house is a dream come true for us, and one which we would like to share with you after we fell in love with the region during a holiday in the region ourselves.
We expect our guests to enjoy their stay in this wonderful part of France, and to treat and care for the home as if it were their own. However, we would like to clearly state that we do not allow pets or smoking inside the house.
Also, we kindly ask that dishes are cleaned (dishwasher tablets provided), the barbecue grill is cleaned (using supplied barbecue cleaner), garden furniture covers are replaced, and that rubbish and barbecue ashes are disposed of before leaving the house. A tidy house also helps us a lot with the cleaning which is included in the rental charge as well as the laundry.
UNAVAILABILITY: If for reasons beyond our control, the Premises becomes unavailable, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation and return the Reservation Deposit and any monies received to Tenant. Return of Tenant’s deposited funds shall be Tenant’s sole remedy in event of termination of the reservation.
MECHANICAL FAILURE: Every effort is made to keep appliances and operating systems in good working order. In the event of a problem, Tenant shall report any issue as soon as it arises. We will make every effort to correct the problem as soon as is practicable based on availability of parts or service. No refund or rate adjustment will be made for any mechanical failure.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: It is expressly understood and agreed that the Owner and/or Owner’s agent of said Premises, shall not be liable for any damages or any injury to Tenant, or to Tenant’s personal property from whatever cause arising from occupancy of said Premises by Tenant. It is further understood and agreed that Owner shall not be responsible for any personal property left in said Premises and that Owner’s insurance does not cover Tenant’s property.
WAIVER: Failure of Owner to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be deemed a waiver. The acceptance of rent or any other fee will not waiver Owner’s right to enforce any provision of this Agreement.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
We had a great and peaceful time at a beautiful place. The house has the "special something" - nice and comfortable bedrooms, a large and well equipped (open) kitchen and just the prefect backyard if you have kids. Over all there is an elegant and stylish layer of design & decor within the walls of the winemaker's house.
We spent one week, discovered the nice village (market every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, played Petanques, bought fresh bread and meat at the boulangerie & at the boucherie. Carcassonne, Perpignan, Montpellier but also nice beaches and the impressive Cabald du Midi are hardly one hour away. So you can discover the whole Languedoc from this amazing homebase.
Description of Arrival, Living and Departure by Shresh were just flawless. We would come back anytime.
Thanks for everything,
Tom, Tina, Bruno, Sibyl, Theo & Alexis
We had a lovely week in Nissan-lez-Enserune. The villa is lovely and spacious. It has all mod cons with plenty of space outside to enjoy a meal in the fresh air or just to soak up the sun. The village is quaint with several local shops and restaurants. It's ideally situated for day trips to Montpellier, Carcasonne, and many smaller towns and villages. Beziers is well worth a visit. Lots of local things to see near Nissan-lez-Enserune including the nearby Roman site and museum where there's also a great view of the 13th Century Etang de Montady.
Shreshta und Tatiana haben ein authentisches Haus in einem schönen kleinen Ort großzügig und komfortabel hergerichtet. Hier ist es ruhig und friedlich. Es gibt wirklich nichts, woran nicht gedacht worden ist, die Küche ist allen Schikanen ausgerüstet, die Betten sind sehr bequem und alle möglichen technischen Helfer machen das Leben hier angenehm. Die Gastgeber informieren ausführlich und sind stets ansprechbar. Für unser kleines Kind war die riesige Terasse (sicher) hochinteressant. Wir hatten einen sehr angenehmen Aufenthalt in Nissan-lez-enserune. Shreshta und Tatiana geben sich große Mühe und sind die besten Gastgeber, wir empfehlen ihr Haus uneingeschränkt weiter!
Great communications with Shreshta and Tatiana - made it very easy to prepare for our trip. The house was just as described and fully equipped with everything you need including wifi, a washing machine, kitchen equipment and a doughty dishwasher! Rooms were all nice and tidy and very spacious. More than enough room for 4 adults and 4 children.
Nissan itself was very quiet when we went (end of september) and has a few shops for all of your needs, make sure to use the local bakeries and fruit and veg shop. there is a supermarket for anything else. Languedoc is a lovely part of the world, make sure you get a car to fully explore the region. Would recommend to anyone!
Shreshta and Tatiana were great hosts! They made a complete reference guide for the area and how to find and access the house, the house is just like the pictures Awesome! The terrace was perfect for our 16 month old son to run around during the day. The neighborhood is cozy with easy access to the beach and major highways. There is a very cool Ancient Gaul City around 5 mins drive from the house. 3 times in the week you can get fresh produce around the corner and there is a playground for children within walking distance.
La casa es muy amplia,cómoda,limpia,y con todo los enseres necesarios. Esta situada en un pueblo pequeño de la provenza.pero bastante bien situado para visitar el resto de la provenza.
You know that old adage 'treat others as you would like to be treated'? Well that's what Shresh and Tatiana actually do, and fundamentally that's what makes their house in Nissan-lez-Enserune a real home-from-home. It's an immaculate renovation of a nineteenth century dwelling: stylish, spacious, all mod-cons, and with an attention to detail, in terms of the comfort of guests, that makes the experience of staying there a genuine pleasure. Marry that to Shresh's outstanding communication and responsiveness and you have a place, and hosts, that we cannot recommend highly enough. It's perfect for a family with two kids or, if you have the studio flat in addition to the main house, might work well for larger numbers.
The village is interesting. It's quite down-at-heel in places, but that makes it real and there's a sense of community there which we enjoyed. A supermarket, boulangerie, and small local market mean everything's on your doorstep. As a base for the fabulous beaches of the coast, the pleasures of the rivers and canals, and the wonders of Languedoc, it's hard to beat. It's all within striking distance and for us, as a family with teens, the region enabled us to ram a bit of culture down them while giving them the fun of water-based activities.
Stay here. It really is that simple.
About the Host, Shreshta & Tatiana
I am a British citizen of Indian origin living in Paris with my Russian wife where we have worked for a number of years. My biggest passions are traveling, cars and music and my wife is passionate about photography and cooking. To complete the picture, we both love dancing and wine.
Between us, we speak English, French and Russian with different degrees of fluency, and we are both easy going and enjoy meeting people.