The house is a large, 200 year old town house in the centre of an attractive, traditional wine producing village. It is very well equipped and attractively furnished. On the top floor has been created a large room with a well equipped corner kitchen, opening on to a delightful, sunny terrace, with views over the village and beyond. Perfect for relaxing during the heat of the day or enjoying a meal and a glass of wine in the evening on the terrace under a beautiful starlit sky, looking across at the chateau and the pretty church clock which has remained unchanged for many, many years. A perfect place to unwind!
The property is ideal for those wishing to experience authentic French village life. The village is surrounded by spectacular countryside, ideal for exploring by car or for stunning walks. A short drive will take you to some remote and beautiful spots where you can enjoy river or lake bathing, kayaking, and also within 20 -30 mins, access to the extensive Mediterranean beaches.
The house is 2 minutes walk from: a traditional boulangerie; small supermarket; bar/restaurant; newsagent; Post office and twice weekly market. In addition the house is within 15 mins drive of the historic and picturesque medieval town of Pezenas with its craft shops, restaurants, cafes and unique market experience each Saturday morning.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 toilet only|
|Nearest beach||Valras Plage 20 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nearest airports are Beziers or Montpellier, Nearest railway: Beziers|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The house formed part of the original village wall and is over 200 years old. It is on 4 floors linked by an attractive spiral staircase.There is a large garage and a traditional entrance hall on the ground floor. There is plenty of parking in the square outside the house.The second floor comprises well equipped kitchen with large fridge, gas/electric hob & separate oven, microwave & dishwasher,a traditional dining room, comfortable lounge, and cloakroom with wc and washbasin. French doors open from both the dining room and the lounge onto a balcony overlooking the market square.The third floor has 3 double bedrooms,and two bathrooms with wc, washbasin units and shower.The fourth floor includes a large area for relaxing, with a summer kitchen comprising sink, cooker hob, fridge, freezer and automatic washing machine. French doors lead onto the terrace with dining space for 6 people and a gas barbecue.
|Further details outdoors|
The terrace is reached from the top floor of the house and has views across the village and surrounding area. The chateau and church can be seen and are especially attractive in the evening light. It is a perfect place for eating or simply relaxing and enjoying the sun - there is a large parasol for use during the heat of the day.
English speaking key holder and near neighbour on hand to help resolve any problems.
Pezenas is an attractive old town, unspoiled by modern development, with narrow streets to explore as well as some grand 17th century houses.
The church of Saint-Jean-de-Bébian is classified as a historic monument, and the other main church - the church of Saint-Ursule also merits a visit. The town is also reputed for its antique and bric-a-brac shops.
The town is especially proud of its association with Moliere, who brought his troupe to the town on several occasions, and has a monument to commemorate the fact by the reputed sculptor Jean-Antoine Anjelbert. As a consequence, each summer Pezenas plays host to the Mirondela de l'Arte, and music and street entertainment takes over the town.
Not to be missed when you are at Pezenas is the nearby (12 km) Abbey at Valmagne, a classified historic monument and very beautiful abbey and cloister.
The village of Pouzolles where the house is actually situated is about 15 mins drive from Pezenas. It has a chateau, a traditional village square under the plane trees where a 'brasucade' and dancing takes place every Friday evening in the Summer. There are interesting walks around the village including the local 'volcano' walk which has some beautiful views across the vineyards, and quaint old streets to explore in the village itself.