Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Charming house close to shops, the market and restaurants IN the pretty village of Pezenas. Pezenas is a joy to wander in and is ideally located to visit the Mediterranean beaches from Cap d'Agde to Sete. These are only 20 minutes away. Oysters are cultivated and harvested nearby and sold a minutes walk from our home.
Our home is a classic French “maison village” in the heart of Pezenas. There is a new home across the narrow street, low and well set back from the road. Views into a sunny courtyard across the street and beyond to the clay rooftops of the surrounding buildings make for an interesting outlook. The tourist bureau refers to this area as the "modern" part of Pezenas being those homes built in the 17th and 18th centuries! The bustling main street is close by as is the medieval area of narrow streets and artisans with their wares for sale.
This home is an excellent location for exploring our historic town, Roman sites and Cathar castles, beautiful vineyards and the endless sandy beaches of the Mediterranean.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vias Plage 20 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Beziers 20 km, Nearest railway: Agde 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, 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 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors||
This is our retirement home so the house is very well equipped with comfortable beds and shower rooms. We can provide a king sized bed (British call this super king) or switch to two twin beds. The beds are modern and comfortable. The home is smoke and pet free.
The windows are huge modern and double glazed looking out over a scene of rooftops. When these are open you can stand on the "Juliette" balconies and watch life pass by. Ensuite shower rooms are in each bedroom. The bedrooms are separated by the living dining and kitchen areas. In the entry level you'll find a laundry room, chairs and towels for the beach, a picnic basket even a "boogie" board!
We have just switched the telephone to an internet based system allowing free calls to the UK and North America. We also have an iPod/iPhone dock which can play music through our entertainment centre.
|Further details outdoors||
Our home does not feature its own outside space other than small balconies off the living room and lower bedroom.. The City of Pezenas has a lovely park nearby, tennis courts and swimming pools within walking distance. Outdoor bars and cafes abound. The main street rue Jean Jaures has recently been refurbished to provide even more outdoor areas to enjoy.
Parking both on street and metered public parking is nearby.
The rental is inclusive of cleaning and laundry fees. Our local agent will be available should you need assistance after arrival and will arrange for her team to wash all linen and clean the house when you leave.
Maison Pezenas is comfortable and ideal for one or two couples or families as the two bedrooms are quite separate. Other supplies for small people can be made in advance. The rent is based on either two or four. There are discounts for multi week rentals
We don't permit smoking or pets due to allergies of the owners.
We take a deposit of €200 to book the house with the final balance payable 60 days in advance.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Languedoc promises 300 days of sunshine every year. The region provides everything for the holiday maker. Nearby are Beziers, Montpellier, Agde, Sete, the Canal du Midi plus miles of Mediterranean beaches. A little further afield are Nimes, Avignon, the famous Pont du Gard, Carcassone and many smaller historical areas such Saint-Guilem-le-Desert, Cirque Navacelles and the Cathar regions including Minerve.
Close to the sand and sea are the Camargue and its 100,000 flamingos. A day trip to the Roquefort cheese makers is interesting as is a viewing of the world famous Millau Viaduct. No holiday would be complete without trying the regional wines. St Chinian and Faugeres are two of the regions most recognized terroir.
Montpellier and Beziers are both excellent city breaks easily reached by inexpensive buses which can be boarded nearby. A book good for 10 trips in the Herault costs €10.00
Pezenas is a historic town with a population of about 8000. It is in the heart of the Languedoc region of the South of France a vast wine making area. The town has several bakeries and shops within easy walking distance of the house so fresh breads, cheese, wine, fruit and vegetables are right at hand. There are also two excellent stands selling fresh shellfish. There is a well stocked Carrefour Market for larger shopping expeditions.
The Saturday market is nothing short of fabulous and a must for anyone who loves Mediterranean food. It’s less than a block from our house. On Sundays many of the fine large homes, "hotels", open their doors for the tourists.
Self guiding maps are available at the local tourist bureau. The oldest part of town has explanatory signs in several languages to direct tourists.