Amazing villa set in secluded gardens, within walking distance to the heart of Pézenas

Sleeps: 9
Bedrooms: 5
Weekly price guide: £4109-£4109
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: MAI3078

General Description

It's rare to find a villa with a beautiful swimming pool set in secluded gardens yet also within a short stroll to one of southern France's most delightful towns. The property enjoys all of this and more, located in historic Pézenas yet also close to the vineyards, villages and idyllic landscapes of the Languedoc-Roussillon.

An artist's home, bold artwork adorns the walls and sculptures are proudly displayed in the large living and dining space, a room filled with light from the large bay doors that lead straight to the gardens. The bright kitchen is superbly equipped with its convivial kitchen island and doors out to an al-fresco terrace. Four inviting bedrooms include a spacious master double with its own sunken bath and there’s also a simpler fifth bedroom for extra space if needed, allowing this warm and welcoming home to sleep up to nine guests.

The garden is your own corner of paradise with its swimming pool, surrounded by shady pines and pots bursting with summer colour from vivid hydrangeas to trailing petunias. Kids can splash around in the shallow plage at one end of the pool whilst keen swimmers can bathe as they admire the verdant scenery around them. Pretty stone terraces, a shaded al-fresco lounge and even a quiet bench by the pond offer picturesque spots to relax with a glass of Languedoc wine as you listen to the birds sing.

It's hard to believe you are within walking distance to the heart of Pézenas, one of the Languedoc's finest towns with beautiful architecture, wonderful restaurants and cafes as well as the historic market on a Saturday morning, one of the best in the region. Visit Molière's L'illustre Théâtre, wander around antique shops and art galleries and admire artists at work in studios dotted around the old town.

Head out to the Languedoc countryside for wonderful walks, cycling and wine-tasting in beautiful vineyards. Visit pretty villages such as Montagnac, sample oysters and white wine by the Étang de Thau in Mèze, canoe along the river Orb or head to the long stretches of sandy beach and watersports in Cap d'Agade and Sète, just half and hour away.

Béziers is also close by and you can even reach the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and Carcassonne for incredible days out. The property's superb setting offers a wealth of experiences both in Pézenas and across the alluring Languedoc region.

Accommodation Facilities

Villa Interiors:
- Open-plan living room.
- Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, large fridge, oven, induction hob, microwave.
- Master bedroom with double bed (180cm) with partially open-plan bathroom with bath tub, shower and two sinks. Doors lead to garden and pool with semi-private terrace area.
- Bedroom 2 with twin beds (90cm each).
- Bedroom 3 with double bed (160cm).
- Shower room (shared between above two bedrooms).
- Bedroom 4 with double bed (160cm) and sink.
- Bedroom 5 with double bed (140cm) and shower (please note this room is across from the kitchen, near the laundry room, possibly ideal for a nanny or helper).
- Laundry room.
- 2 WCs.

Outside Grounds (2300m2):
- Swimming pool (4.5x10m, depth: 1.1-1.7m) including plage-style shallow end (15m2) and safety alarm. Open approximately mid-May to end-September (other dates are on request and, if accepted, subject to a supplement).
- Pool house with bar, fridge, hotplate, pizza oven, shower and WC.
- Summer lounge area.
- Al-fresco dining terrace.
- BBQ.
- Boules.
- Pond.
- Garden area and trees.
- Car parking for up to 4 cars.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: cot(s) and high chair(s).
Extras available at this property (payable locally): cook, babysitting, shopping service and fridge stocking, mid-stay clean/linen change.
Arrival time: 4.00 p.m.
Heating costs included, except for stays longer than 2 weeks, in which case charges will apply.
End of stay cleaning included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen and towels included.
Pool towels included.
The pool is open approximately mid-May to end-September (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming). Additional dates are on request and if accepted subject to a supplement of €150-€300 per week.
Minimum stay: 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets are allowed on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking outside only.
French Visitors Tax is deducted from the security deposit (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

The property enjoys an enviable location in the beautiful and historic town of Pézenas in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. Down a narrow country lane, it's just a five-minute walk into the heart of Pézenas with all its amazing restaurants, shops and attractions.

Pézenas is one of southern France's most delightful towns and is especially well known for its links to Molière; visit the L'illustre Théâtre for regular performances of his work. Pézenas is a town filled with art and history; you can admire its architecture across the town with some especially beautiful 16th to 18th century mansions or simply potter around its art galleries, antique shops and studios.

The market on a Saturday morning, dating back to the 14th century, is one of the best in the region and there are lots of restaurants and pretty cafes serving local specialities. In July and August look out for the Friday evening event 'Les Estivales' when night markets bring Pézenas to life with live music, wonderful street food and of course lots of local wine.

This area is wonderful for lovers of wine with so many Languedoc vineyards scattered across the surrounding countryside. Personal tours and tastings can be arranged and many of the wineries host wonderful lunches in the vineyards for a truly magical experience. As well as places to visit within a short distance of Pézenas, you can also head north to try the appellation around Faugères (24km).

You can also enjoy chilled local white wine served with oysters from the nearby Étang de Thau in Mèze (19km) or take a boat trip to visit the oyster beds of Bouzigues. Mèze is also a great place to visit for its various markets (including weekly night markets in the summer) and all sorts of events and festivities throughout the year, including summer jousting tournaments, so typical of this area.

Along the Mediterranean coastline enjoy the long sandy beaches in Sète (40km), all sorts of family attractions in and around Cap d'Agde (28km) and other water-based activities along Marseillan Plage (30km). This is one of the great joys of Languedoc - the contrast between historic towns, idyllic villages and the seaside, all so close to each other.

Heading in the other direction, there are also watersports at the lovely Lac de Salagou (32km) where you can wind-surf, canoe, kayak or paddle-board in the lake. It's a really tranquil spot and also wonderful for its walking, hiking and mountain bike trails. Perhaps combine with a visit to Clermont-l'Hérault (22km), the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, where you should buy some local olive oil made in the town's mill.

You can also hire canoes along the river Orb near Cessenon-sur-Orb and Béziers. Indeed, Béziers (25km) is a great place to visit to experience authentic Languedoc, especially in August during the four-day long feria with its bullfighting and festivities.

This is also a good location for some of France's UNESCO World Heritage sites with the village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (42km) just forty minutes away and even the magnificent city of Carcassonne (105km), a superb day out.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport (27km)
Nearest Airport 2: Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport (57km)
Nearest Airport 3: Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (113km (1hr10))
Nearest Train Station: Agde Gare SNCF (20km)
Nearest Restaurant: Pézenas (Walking distance)
Nearest Shop: Pézenas (Walking distance)
Nearest Golf: Golf Saint Thomas (16km)
Nearest Tennis: Pézenas (2km)
Nearest Beach: Cap d'Agde (28km)

Kids Activities Close-by:
Walk to Village
Walk to Restaurant
<1hr to Airport
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages
Historical Sites

The location of this villa really is superb for families - you can just wander down the lane and you're in the heart of Pézenas in minutes. Great for popping out for an ice-cream or local sweet treat, experiencing the vibrant Saturday morning market, visiting little art galleries or watching crafts people at work in their studios. Parc Sans Souci, to the south of the town, is a great place for kids to let off steam with ducks to feed and a little playground.

There is some great canoeing in the region with canoe and kayak hire available on the River Orb in Cessenon-sur-Orb and Béziers as well as in Mèze on the Étang de Thau. The lovely Lac de Salagou also offers summer watersports including canoeing, paddle-boards and wind-surfing. Enjoy walks around the lake, stopping off at a beach for a picnic and paddle, or the more adventurous can follow some of the amazing hiking or mountain bike trails.

There is also a wealth of watersports along the coast in Cap d'Agade and Marseillan Plage, both around half an hour away, as well as football pitches and volleyball courts. This part of the Mediterranean coast also enjoys long sandy beaches and lots of family attractions from waterparks to summer evening fairgrounds, especially around Cap d'Agade.

Kids will also love the trampolines and mini-golf at Dinoland in Cap d'Agade whilst dinosaur lovers should try and visit the Musée des Dinosaures around 15km away.

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £4109
High Season: £4109

Security deposit: €700 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded via bank transfer 14 days after departure, subject to full inspection

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Pets considered
  • Near sea beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby