Mediterranean village house with wine, cheese, sun
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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Stop to breathe and enjoy life in our charming maison with the most spectacular roof terrace you have ever seen, in a medieval hilltop village in the south of France, close to Pezenas, the town of Moliere. The terrace is completely private, so you can sunbathe in complete, glorious seclusion, relaxing on a comfy chaise on its tiled floor, hidden behind its pretty walls.
Stand up, and the view over those walls is stunning, as you can see for miles over the surrounding rolling hills and vineyards. The terrace is huge, covering the entire roof of the house, and equipped with a built-in stone BBQ, so you can while away a whole day up there, under the bright blue Mediterranean sky. This extraordinary house is located in Languedoc, the area known as the "real south of France."
Just 20 minutes to white sand Mediterranean beaches, Maison Rose Clair is fully renovated, comfortable, and sunny, with everything you need for an unforgettable, authentic French holiday, including a large country kitchen, sleeping space for six in two bedrooms and a salon with pullout couch, a full bathroom plus a half bathroom, and tiled floors and big windows throughout.
Cool in summer, warm in winter, it has all the amenities, including free WIFI, a printer for your use, free phone calls to Europe and North America, new flat screen TV, DVD, CD player and books and board games. New washer and dryer, gas stove, fridge, cappuccino maker, toaster, microwave, etc. For those with limited mobility, it is partially accessible - please ask for details - we can also offer advice about accessible beaches, etc in the area.
The gorgeous roof terrace, with stunning views of vineyards, the village and a meandering river, is equipped with a stone BBQ, and has the privacy for an intimate couples' dinner, and the space for a big family get-together. Spacious, pretty and clean, the maison is in a region famous for its fine wines, fresh food markets, ancient abbeys, and awe-inspiring natural beauty, where the sun shines 300 days of the year. Hike or mountain bike through the vine-covered hills right from your door, cycle country roads to surrounding village markets, swim in the warm, clean river that runs past the village, or head to the nearby Mediterranean beaches, explore nearby ancient treasures like the Canal du Midi and the cathedral of Beziers, go antiquing in the perfectly preserved streets of the bustling medieval town of Pezenas, the home of Moliere. You can find something different to do and see every day, or spend your days relaxing in the rooftop sun with local food and wine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Agde 17 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Beziers 25 km, Nearest railway: Beziers 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
- newly renovated full shower room upstairs, second toilet downstairs
- work desk with laser printer
- wide, easy to manage stairs to the terrace
- thick stone walls keeps it cool in summer
- iron and board
- picnic backpack to take to the beach or into the vineyards
|Further details outdoors|
- free street parking available
- terrace is private
- terrace has dining table that seats eight
- terrace has electric lights
- terrace has clothesline
- beach chairs, umbrellas, toys, towels, etc provided
The owner of the property is from Toronto, Canada.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Often called "the real south of France", Languedoc is known for its fantastic food and wine, its endless sunshine (more than 300 days per year), its long sandy beaches, and its fascinating history, from Cathar castles to ancient abbeys to the renowned Canal du Midi.
From the Mediterranean to the Cevennes, and the Pyrenees to the bustling beautiful city of Montpellier, you never run out of things to do and see.
- Pezenas Saturday market, full of local foods and wine
- Domaine Castelnau and Domaine des Lauriers, in the village, both make the local favourite wine Picpoul de Pinet
- waterjousting in Sete and Meze
- the village boulangerie makes the best baguette around
- hiking and mountain biking trail around the village, that goes to an ancient ruined hermitage
- beautiful vineyards all around
- swim in the warm, clean Herault river, a short walk from the house
- Mediterranean beaches nearby at Agde, Marseillan and Meze
- play tennis on red clay courts in Pezenas
- giant waterpark in Agde
- historic St Guilhem le Deserts, a stop on the pilgrimage Compestelo di Santiago
- enjoy fresh oysters on the port in Meze
- mountain bike at Lac Salagou
- many local music festivals
- the fairy tale medieval city of Carcassonne
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2 Aug 2013
"Relaxing in the Sun"
The Villa was a great place to get away from the the North american lifestyle. It is quite, relaxing and has the stuff you need, wine, cheese and great bread. We found the owner to over top and straig… More
14 Jun 2013
"Very nice, well equipped house with beautiful terrace"
We were there for two weeks for whitsun holidays. And inspite of the unusual cool weather, we enjoyed our holidays. You can do a lot like trips to Montpellier, Sète, Narbonne, Toulouse (very wonderful city). Pézenas is really not far from Maison Rose Clair. We walked to there severeal times (approx. 35 min.). There are also possibilities to hike in the nature.
All was perfect! Thank you!
13 Aug 2012
"Home from home in rural France"
This is a well appointed property which comfortably accommodates a family. It was very clean on arrival, fully furnished, the kitchen has everything you need for basic cooking and the extra WC was ve… More
23 Sep 2011
"What a Gem!"
There were four adults in our party. We found the house very comfortable, we all felt at home. The rooftop terrace was lovely, what a view. The two flights of stairs to the terrace kept us fit, com… More
4 Sep 2011
"Peaceful and Relaxing Holiday"
We took our two children (aged 2 and 4) and spent an enjoyable week staying in this quiet village. It has everything you need for a week's holiday and is surrounded by lots of interesting places… More
25 Aug 2011
"nice stay in Castelneau"
We had a wonderful stay at Carolyn's place. The house is as described by the host (small village surrounded by several vineyards). The terrace has a very nice view on the church and the moutains.… More
25 Aug 2011
This is the first time we have rented a house and so were not sure what to expect but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely do this again. The village of Castelnau de Guers is quie… More
12 Aug 2011
"Comfortable, Relaxing Home Base in the Hérault"
We were so comfortable here, and our stay was so affordable for the space and amenities we had. The owner and manager went out of their way to be helpful and answer all our questions. The town of Ca… More
25 Jul 2011
"Lovely Spot in Southern France"
We had such a lovely time here. The village dates back to the 8th century and has castle ruins, a small village square, a little grocery, boulangerie, and cafe. Just what you need for very basics and … More
6 Jul 2011
One of the nicest holidays ever, in a countryside of unbelievable beauty. The "maison" is roomy and comfortable. The villagers are hospitable and fun to be with. There's a lovely, safe … More
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