Maison Clairette

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace Parking Space

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Stay in a Languedoc village house with a gorgeous garden and swimming pool, a short stroll from the boulangerie and a bar-restaurant, just 4km from Pézenas and its wonderful weekly market.

Once a winemaker’s mansion which dates back to the mid-19th century, blue-shuttered Maison Clairette sleeps up to 12 guests across its six bedrooms. Having undergone a recent renovation, the owners have taken great care to retain the house’s historic charm whilst adding modern amenities creating a warm and welcoming holiday home.

Whether travelling as an extended family or with a group of friends, Maison Clairette’s space is ideal for sociable living with a charming and well-equipped kitchen and dining area opening out to the terrace for al-fresco dining and relaxation overlooking the pool. That said, there is always somewhere to escape to whether you seek a little solitude in the music room, play table tennis in the former wine store or watch TV in one of the two living rooms.

The enclosed garden features your very own swimming pool with a plage-style entrance ideal for youngsters to splash around in. Enjoy al-fresco feasts by the barbecue, savouring some of the delicious produce found at local markets (including nearby Pézenas’ famous Saturday morning market which dates back to the 14th century).

Located in a traditional village dating back to medieval times, you are a few steps away from the ruins of a 12th century castle with magnificent views of the Hérault valley whilst the village is also home to a bakery, general store and bar-restaurant within 300m. Just a 10-minute drive away is Pézenas, not only famous for its weekly market but also its little antique stores, inviting cafes and restaurants as well as Molière’s Théâtre de Pézenas. On Friday evenings in the height of the summer the town comes alive with live music, street food and lots of good local wine during ‘Les Estivales’.

Languedoc’s fine coastline is easily reached with Marseillan Plage and the old town of Sète within half an hour by car whilst other highlights of this region include wine villages, vineyards, garrigue perfect for hiking as well as the bustling town of Béziers. Venture a little further afield to visit the picture-perfect pilgrimage stop, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, or spend the day exploring the magnificent citadel of Carcassonne, both classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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What you should know…

  • A beautiful house full of history, guests need to be able to manage a few steps across the ground floor as well as the stone staircases spiralling to the bedrooms on the first and second floors.
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the six bedrooms only. 

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Hairdryer TV Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space

Maison Interiors

Ground Floor (with steps)

-    Living room
-    Kitchen (via a few steps), well-equipped including range-style cooker, dishwasher, Amercian-style fridge-freezer, ice-maker, coffee maker, electric kettle, microwave and doors leading to the terrace
-    Open-plan dining area with table for 12 guests
-    WC
-    Large room (former wine storage) with table tennis and laundry area

First Floor (via old stone spiral staircase)

-    Music room with piano, classical guitar and Juliet balcony
-    Living room with TV
-    Library (via steps) with desk
-    Bedroom 1 with air-conditioning, king-size double bed and Juliet balcony
-    Bedroom 2 with air-conditioning and twin beds
-    Bedroom 3 with air-conditioning and king-size double bed
-    Bathroom with bath/shower, two sinks and separate WC
-    Bathroom with large walk-in shower, sink and WC

Second Floor (via spiral staircase)

-    Bedroom 4 with air-conditioning and king-size double bed
-    Bedroom 5 with air-conditioning and twin beds
-    Bedroom 6 with air-conditioning, king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC
-    Bathroom with large walk-in rain shower, two sinks and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (9x4m, depth: max 2.5m and shallow ‘plage’ area for children) with safety alarm. Open approximately May to end-September
-    Sun loungers and chairs
-    Al-fresco dining area for 12 guests
-    Gas barbecue
-    Enclosed garden
-    On-site parking (four cars) in courtyard
   
Facilities

-    Wi-Fi (hub in music room, covers most of the house)
-    Heating
-    Fans (bedrooms)
-    TV
-    Board games
-    Piano and guitar
-    Table tennis
-    Hairdryer (one on each floor)
-    Washing machine 

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Clairette
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Maison Clairette is situated in a traditional medieval village just a 10-minute drive from the historic market town of Pézenas in the Hérault department of the Languedoc region.

Being in the heart of the village, you can stroll to the local boulangerie, general store and bar-restaurant in less than 300m as well as the ruins of the 12th century castle where you can enjoy stunning views of the Hérault valley. Wine-lovers note that the wine village of Picpoul de Pinet is just 7km away in this area of vineyards, wineries and authentic garrigue, also a paradise for walkers and cyclists.

It is fantastic being so close to Pézenas (4km) and a visit to its historic Saturday morning market, which dates back to the 14th century, is a must. On any day of the week, wander around the town’s old medieval lanes, admire the 16th to 18th century houses and potter around its little antique stores and art galleries. Check to see what may be showing at Molière’s Théâtre de Pézenas and look out for the festival, ‘Les Estivales’, which takes place on Friday evenings in the height of the summer, a great way to soak up the town’s ambience with live music, street food and local wine.

For a change of scene, drive down to Mèze (18km) to try their fresh oysters or take a boat trip from Bouzigues to tour the Étang de Thau’s oyster beds. The coast also awaits with Marseillan Plage (20km) and the characterful town of Sète (35km) alongside beautiful stretches of sandy coastline, summer beachside restaurants, cycling and walking trails, seasonal watersports, summer jousting tournaments and plenty of family attractions.

Watersport lovers may wish to consider a day by the tranquil Lac du Salagou (32km) with summer canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and windsurfing alongside nature walks and mountain biking opportunities. Alternatively, canoe along the Orb river near Cessenon-sur-Orb (45km) or Béziers.

Indeed, the bustling town of Béziers (26km) is another great day out with its vibrant ambience and frequent festivities. The Canal du Midi passes through, the perfect opportunity to hire a bike or discover the canal by following the tow paths on foot or by bike.

Other amazing trips include the historic city of Carcassonne (112km), one of France’s most visited destinations with its UNESCO World Heritage citadel, whilst the picture-perfect village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (44km), one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and an important pilgrimage stop, is only forty minutes away by car.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport

(29km)

Nearest Airport 2 Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport

(57km)

Nearest Airport 3 Carcassonne Airport/Perpignan Airport

(119km/115km)

Nearest Train Station Béziers

(28km)

Nearest Village Traditional village

(0km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurant-bar in village

(Within 300m)

Nearest Shop Bakery/general store in village

(Within 300m)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour Market Pézenas

(4km)

Nearest Town Pézenas

(4km)

Nearest City Béziers/Montpellier

(26km/65km)

Nearest Golf Golf Saint Thomas

(18km)

Nearest Beach Marseillan Plage

(20km)

Region

Languedoc-Roussillon is one of those areas of France where you can feel like you’re totally cut off from the rest of the country. Commercial tourism has been very slow to capitalise on the region, meaning you can still enjoy a slice of authentic French rural life at its finest. A mixture of landscapes also makes it a great place to visit, with a good stretch of coastline offering a totally different experience to more bucolic interiors. Whatever you’re looking for, our range of villas and chateaux in Languedoc means you can get exactly the kind of holiday you want with accommodation that’s perfectly tailored to you, your friends and your family. 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

In a traditional village, it’s great being able to stroll to the boulangerie for morning croissants in the morning. It’s also wonderful being so close to Pézenas which will enchant all ages with its historic charm, ancient market and lots of pretty shops and cafes – look out for local delicacies. If you need to let off steam then there is a little park in the town with a duck pond and the town is also home to a tennis court.

There are plenty of family attractions by the coast around Marseillan Plage, Cap d’Agade and Sète from summer jousting, coastal cycling paths, seasonal watersports and boat trips to mini-golf, trampolines, beach volleyball, waterparks and amusement rides.

Find canoeing and kayaking along the Orb River near Béziers or Cessenon-sur-Orb whilst there are also seasonal watersports as well as nature walks, picnic spots and mountain biking opportunities by the tranquil Lac du Salagou.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Pre-stocked fridge and shopping

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes, except during winter when fair usage policy applies. Excess charged extra.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Friday or Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights from mid-June to September. 4 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €7 per pet per day will apply (paid at time of balance payment).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to end-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Other Ts and Cs 2 high chairs and 2 cots are included. A 3rd cot and high chair are available on request, subject to an additional charge.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 31st 2024 £2,047 £2,559 £3,584
May 31st 2024 - Jun 21st 2024 - - £4,014
Jun 21st 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 - - £5,017
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 27th 2024 £2,294 £2,867 £4,014
Sep 27th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £1,480 £1,849 £2,580
Mar 29th 2025 - May 30th 2025 £2,047 £2,559 £3,584
May 30th 2025 - Jun 20th 2025 - - £4,014
Jun 20th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 - - £5,017
Sep 5th 2025 - Sep 26th 2025 £2,294 £2,867 £4,014
Sep 26th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £1,480 £1,849 £2,580

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 31st 2024 €2,212 €2,765 €3,872
May 31st 2024 - Jun 21st 2024 - - €4,336
Jun 21st 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 - - €5,420
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 27th 2024 €2,478 €3,097 €4,336
Sep 27th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €1,599 €1,998 €2,788
Mar 29th 2025 - May 30th 2025 €2,212 €2,765 €3,872
May 30th 2025 - Jun 20th 2025 - - €4,336
Jun 20th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 - - €5,420
Sep 5th 2025 - Sep 26th 2025 €2,478 €3,097 €4,336
Sep 26th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €1,599 €1,998 €2,788

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 31st 2024 $2,356 $2,945 $4,125
May 31st 2024 - Jun 21st 2024 - - $4,620
Jun 21st 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 - - $5,774
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 27th 2024 $2,640 $3,300 $4,620
Sep 27th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $1,703 $2,129 $2,970
Mar 29th 2025 - May 30th 2025 $2,356 $2,945 $4,125
May 30th 2025 - Jun 20th 2025 - - $4,620
Jun 20th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 - - $5,774
Sep 5th 2025 - Sep 26th 2025 $2,640 $3,300 $4,620
Sep 26th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $1,703 $2,129 $2,970

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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