Maison de Rue Capitaine David
Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The house is a recently renovated 3 storey townhouse, combining traditional features such as stone walls and beams with all the modern conveniences that you need for a relaxing holiday, and it's all topped with a private, sunny and secluded 25m roof terrace - a real rarity in the heart of Pezenas. The beautiful medieval old town with its many delights is only a 2 minute stroll from the house.
The first floor sitting room and kitchen is stylishly furnished, and enjoys light and air from double French windows opening on to Juliet balconies. The second floor has 2 double bedrooms with luxury bedding & towels provided.
For relaxing, sun bathing, and eating from breakfast through to dinner, there is a 25m square roof terrace, furnished with outdoor sofa & arm chairs, dining table & parasol and loungers. You don't have to leave the balcony if you don't want to - an outside kitchen area has a sink and food prep area, and there is a full size fridge to keep your drinks cool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cap D'Agde 20 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bezier 25 km, Nearest railway: Agde 18 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
From a quiet semi-pedestrian street you enter the ground floor of this 18th century Pezenas holiday home. On the ground floor is a garage (not in use for parking), with a utility area with washing machine, ironing board and sink. There is also a recently refitted shower room with wc - ideal for freshening up after a day at the beach!
Next, up a stone lined staircase to a bright and well furnished first floor sitting room and kitchen. Two large French windows open on to railed juliet balconies that let in plenty of light and air.
There are two sofas, one of which is a double sofa bed. There is a TV and a DVD player, broadband WiFi is available throughout the house.
The kitchen area is well stocked with lots of white crockery and glassware as well as plenty of useful plates & bowls for serving. For food preparation there is a sink, fridge, halogen hob, full size oven and a combi microwave. There is also a separate wc on this floor.
On the second floor are 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom. One bedroom has a king size bed (160 x 200), the other a standard double (140 x 200). Each has new pillows, sheets and covers. The bathroom has a shower & wc and a heated towel rail.
Up again at the top of the house is the 25m roof terrace with views of the church tower and the tiled rooftops of Pezenas. Whilst you have great views, you can relax in privacy as the terrace is not overlooked. The terrace is furnished with a comfy sofa, chairs, a large round table with 4 chairs and umbrella and 2 loungers.
Olive, bay and lavenders bask in the all day sunshine, and at night time the terrace is lit with wall lights or fairy lights. For eating and drinking al fresco there is a set of crockery, small barbecue, a sink, food prep area and a fridge.
|Further details outdoors|
The roof terrace has everything you need to relax at any time of the day. For eating there's a small table for breakfast as well as a full size table with padded dining chairs and a parasol.
For relaxing choose between the sofa, armchairs or loungers. Sun worshippers will be pleased to learn the balcony gets sun all day, but there is always a shaded area available too.
The balcony is not overlooked, but still enjoys views across the historic rooftops of Pezenas to the church clock & spire.
25m square decked roof terrace
Dining table & chairs, loungers & sofas
Food prep area, sink, fridge
Outdoor crockery & cutlery
Night time lighting
Olive and bay trees & lavenders
Rentals normally run from Saturday to Saturday, although please do ask if you your dates don't fit exactly. There is flexibility subject to availability especially outside of the peak July/August period.
To make sure you can relax and enjoy your time in Pezenas, our property manager is on hand to welcome you, answer any questions and as a point of contact during your stay.
The house is set over 3 floors, and whilst the staircases are wider than many traditional town houses, the house is not suitable for children under five.
We provide all towels and bedding, but beach towels aren't provided (although buckets, spades & boogie boards are!).
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The department of Hérault is possibly the most dynamic in Languedoc Roussillon. With Montpellier as its capital (supposedly Europe's fastest-growing city, great for shopping, a night out and soaking up the culture in its museums), and the seaside resorts of Sete, Grande Motte and Cap d'Agde bringing in lots of tourists every summer, the Hérault department is definitely the place to be!
The interior of Hérault in Languedoc is as beautiful and unspoiled as it has always been. The Hérault countryside is glorious, as you drive away from the coast and into the foothills of the Black Mountains, you get lost in an ocean of vines, reaching as far as the eye can see.
Some of the villages of Hérault, Languedoc are incredibly pretty. Roquebrun is lovely, with its bridge and old water mill on the river Orb. St Guilhem le Desert is also spectacularly beautiful - and one of Languedoc's top tourist spots. Pézenas and Lodève are both popular towns - Pezenas was once the region's capital and is unusually beautiful and becoming quite chic.
The rivers of Hérault are particularly pretty. The Orb, which runs through Beziers, is rock-bottomed and clear, and popular with anglers. Swimming in the rock pools of the Gorges d'Heric is particularly magical. Overall, the department combines beautiful countryside, sandy mediterranean beaches with the buzz and glamour of a major city (Montpellier) - so holidaying in the Hérault in Languedoc feels like the best of both worlds!.
The 2010 Rough Guide to Languedoc Roussillon calls Pézenas, “One of the most singularly beautiful towns in the French Southwest, endowed with an almost overwhelming concentration of grand architecture”.
Pézenas has a well preserved historic medieval old town filled with outdoor restaurants, cafes, galleries and craft shops. Seasonal festivals, celebrations and a huge Saturday market take place year-round in Pézenas. It is located in the largest wine growing region in France, and less than a half hour drive from vast, unspoilt beaches.
Located in the heart of the Languedoc region, Pézenas is an ideal starting point to discover this beautiful part of France. The area is known for its many vineyards and countryside offering hills, lakes and rivers, whilst the Mediterranean coast with long, sandy beaches and harbour towns is only 15 minutes by car. You can easily visit the Camargue National Park with its flamingos and wild horses, the walled city of Carcasonne , the fishing port of Sète, the well preserved Roman cities of Nimes and Arles or the bustling city of Montpellier.
During the summer months there is late night shopping every Wednesday and Friday evening until 12 midnight, when the narrow medieval streets stay alive with the bustling atmosphere of craft shops and outdoor bars & restaurants.
On Saturdays there is a huge all day market through the centre of town selling wonderful, local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, shellfish, olives, cheese, oil, wine, bread.. the list goes on!! Fill your basket and wander home to a feast on the roof terrace!
There is a wide choice of restaurants to choose from, but these are a couple of favourites that we would recommend, together with contact details if you would like to make a reservation before you arrive...
Les Palmiers - squeezed between two ancient buildings with palm trees soaring up to the sail roof, fantastic for relaxed and informal outside dining.
10 Bis Rue Merciere, 34120 Pezenas, Tel +33 4 67 09 42 56
L'Entre Pots- Just around the corner! A lovely courtyard and modern interior with excellent set menus and fine dining a la carte, good selection of local wines.
8 Avenue Louis Montagne, 34120 Pezenas, Tel +33 4 67 90 00 00 www.restaurantentrepots.com
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15 May 2014
"Lived up to expectations - and more"
We were looking forward to staying in Pezenas and the house was wonderful. We could walk to eateries and the markets were lovely. The house itself was spotless and gave us plenty of room.
16 Oct 2013
"Fantastic property, excellent location"
We have always wanted to visit the South of France, but didn't really know which area would suit us best. We found cheap flights from Prestwick to Carcassonne with Ryanair, and booked a hire car … More
14 Oct 2013
"Perfection in Pezenas"
This is a fabulous property in an ideal location, within easy walking distance of all that Pezenas has to offer but in a quiet side street. It has been beautifully renovated and has everything you co… More
5 Sep 2013
"We could have stayed forever!"
What a lovely lovely townhouse! The rooms are comfortable, the house is really clean and ideally placed in the centre of beautiful Pezenas. But the real bonus is...the roof terrace! Whilst my parents … More
27 Jun 2013
"Very well equipped and clean townhouse in central location"
This is a lovely old house refurbished to a very high standard. The roof terrace is particularly lovely. Pezenas is a wonderful, small, old town to be based in. One thing to bear in mind is that there… More
26 Jun 2013
"Wonderful apartment great location"
The apartment is really well located for shops, restaurants and the glories of Pezenas. It has been tastefully and thoughtfully equipped to give guests an excellent base for their holiday. There is a really well equipped utility room and shower on the ground floor. On the first floor you will find a comfortable sitting room with UK tv channels and two sets of shuttered windows that open onto the pretty street. A well designed fully equipped kitchen is located at one end of this spacious room. Two bedrooms and a shower room complete the accommodation. The apartment is topped off by a wonderful sun- drenched terrace which has chairs, loungers and an outside kitchen. There is a fridge handily located also a sink and gas barbecue. By day you can sit there and listen to the church bells or watch the swallows and swifts wheeling above your head. By night sit under the solar-powered lights looking across the rooftops of old Pezenas. The owners have really given a great deal of thought to all aspects of this apartment. They understand the needs of people looking for a home from home to enjoy their holiday. Everything has been done with care and it shows.
17 Jun 2013
"Beautifully renovated townhouse with superb roof terrace in the heart of Pezenas"
All of the restaurants were in walking distance and the house was superbly positioned and was beautifully decorated. We spent the late afternoon on the roof terrace which has the sun until early evening. We had a great stay and couldn't recommend the house more highly.
6 Jun 2013
A very good place to relax after a hectic round of sightseeing.
Superb roof terrace, cool rooms, comfortable beds.
The power shower downstairs is less recalcitrant than it seems at first...
We would be more than happy to use it again if we were to return to Languedoc-Roussillon.
The only real drawback is that it is a very vertically-oriented house. I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone who has problems with stairs.
9 May 2013
"Beautiful property in a beautiful French town!"
Everything we hoped for as we love to get off the beaten track and the property really has everything you need and in a great central location, we could easily live here! The private roof terrace is charming, gets the sun all day and we spent afew lunch times eating bread,cheese, olives and the odd glass or two of wine from the excellent Paul Mass vineyard! Pezanas itself is very French, full of history and things to see, with lovely artisan shops and some good restaurants (not for you if you like egg and chips sort of places!) If you want to get out and about, explore the area itself as it really is lovely with lots to see and do and picturesque little villages to wander around. We only spent one week here, but were sad to leave such a charming property, go and live the French way of life for a short time, we highly recommend it!
19 Apr 2013
"Delightful cottage and centrally located."
We thoroughly enjoyed an extended stay at Maison de Rue Capitaine David. We were given efficient ,clear instructions before our arrival and the manager was on hand and very helpful.
We found the house cosy, well appointed and equipped. It was a perfect location for enjoying Pezenas itself, moments from the boulanderie, vegetable market and butchers. All great quality and service. There are plenty of good restaurants to choose from and the Saturday markets were amazing. There is lots to explore around the town with wonderful arts and crafts shops, and galleries. I highly recommend Blahblahblah, tucked away in the back streets, a great little coffee shop where they roast there own coffee beans.
It was a wonderful time to watch spring arrive in the surrounding countryside. There are no end of intersting places to explore on the coast and in the hills. All easy driving distance. I highly recommend Rue de Capitaine David for a fun vacation.
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