Manor House | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16
Spacious, child friendly. Large protected swimming pool, walled garden, orchard, balconies and terrace, vines and Wisteria, beams and high ceilings, many bathrooms, secure parking, peaceful place of character and perfect location in Pezenas. Restaurants, studios, bars, tea and coffee shops, galleries and tourist office a step away.
Home to writer and family, with fascinating photos/art on walls. Amazing range of restaurants, artist’s studios, quality food, wine, and craft shops a minute away. Extensive terrace and balconies. Pool and pond safely enclosed. Common reaction to the interior is – ‘Wow! Beautiful summer kitchen with large timber beams – opens onto large sheltered terrace where people normally eat, with palms and large pool shaped around it.
Vast sitting room upstairs with large balcony and views of old town. 8 bedrooms (4 en-suite & 2 with balconies) on ground/1st/2nd floors. Extra kitchen. 6 WCs. A Memorable Holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Meze 18 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Montpellier 59 km, Nearest railway: Agde 29 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 3 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (12), Double beds (4), Cots (3), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors||
Some of our bedrooms hold a family by virtue of there being bunk-beds in addition to the normal double bed, or pair of singles. There are 6 toilets in all as well as 3 baths, all with showers too, and 3 separate showers as well. Towels cost extra, and there is a small charge for groups above 12 people (due to linen etc).
|Further details outdoors||
The pool and lily pond are kept separate by a nice unobtrusive barrier (that can easily be removed by adults), and the lower garden has a number of trees in it, including a very old olive, and an old but very fruitful fig tree, as well as cherries, apples, nectarines and peaches.
Lots of grapes around too. We now have 3 swinging garden chairs in a nice space between the trees that makes an excellent area to sit in the evenings - or otherwise. Swings, slide and sandpit for the kids too.
Groups above 12 pay a small supplement, and towels are extra, as is electricity above a reasonable allowance of 50 units per week, and gas is charged, but like extra electricity, only at cost price. In winter, all energy is charged for, and that includes logs for the fire.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Pezenas is in a small area with about 300 blue sky days a year, and is famous because it is the town of Moliere, is very old, and has a splendid old quarter (just a few steps from the house). Many artists have their studios and galleries here, and the town is amazingly active in putting on events and attractions from the past, with sword fights, music, food festivals, antique bazaars, ballads and fireworks to name just a few. It has a large and colourful Saturday market, and in summer, the many little shops in the maze of alleys in the old quarter stay open till midnight during the 'nocturnes'.
There are nearly 40 restaurants to choose from, all nearby. The tourist office is 1 minute from our house, is excellent, and their guided tour reveals many amazing buildings. All around Pezenas are famous vineyards, such as those of Faugeres, Corbieres and PicPoul, which you can visit. Pezenas is also home to world famous climber Alain Robert (Spiderman), who climbs the worlds highest buildings - he is often around in the bars and is very friendly.
Flamingoes are about 20 mins away, as is Meze, our favourite beach and fishing village. Carcassonne is under an hour and St Guilhem le Desert and Gorge Heric are 40 mins by car (all must see's). The landscape around Pezenas is varied and beautiful, with dozens of lovely villages, and lots of famous wine domains to visit along with the usual chateaux and abbeys, and a famous award winning garden, owned by a couple from the UK, is a mere 20 mins away.
Montpellier is a brilliant city to shop and eat in, and has a fantastic aquarium nearby, with several water parks between it and Beziers. Sete and Agde are world famous beach and seaside resorts, and both are only 35 mins away from Pezenas.