Maison Moliere

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Wellness
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village

In the heart of a Languedoc wine-village close to Pézenas, this grand Maison De Maître offers charm, character and the most impressive features set in magnificently landscaped gardens with a private swimming pool.

Indeed, it will feel like a privilege to stay in such a historic home dating back to the 19th century. With seven attractive bedrooms alongside welcoming living spaces, this house is filled with so many original features such as elegant high ceilings, tiled flooring and intricate design. Traditionally furnished with comfort in mind, there’s an air of old-fashioned romance whether it’s the sweet fireplaces, beautiful French windows or juliet-style wrought iron balconies.

Yet there are so many brilliant additions that you may not expect, like the superb sauna and massage area in the stone annexe, a fantastic media room with workstations and of course the glistening swimming pool surrounded by a picturesque private terrace and summer kitchen with barbecue.

The gardens are just as outstanding with vast landscaped grounds, so surprising for a village home, towering trees, a pretty pagoda, lovely terraces for morning coffee or al-fresco meals and a relaxing Moroccan courtyard. It feels like a Languedoc paradise yet so close to everything this glorious region has to offer.

Wander into the heart of the village to admire the beautiful church before picking up your morning croissants or perhaps visit one of the wineries, after all there are so many to choose from in the surrounding area with its landscapes of vineyards and wine villages.

Just a short drive away, Pézenas is one of southern France’s most gorgeous towns with exquisite architecture and narrow cobbled lanes filled with little shops and delightful places to eat as well as the historic 14th century market on a Saturday morning, one of the best of the region. See what’s on at the L'Illustre Théâtre and follow in the steps of Molière in the town he loved so much.

Discover the Mediterranean coast with the beaches around Cap d’Agde about half an hour away, with endless summer activities such as watersports and amusement parks. Enjoy oysters from the Étang de Thau in Mèze or spend quieter time by the tranquil Lac du Salagou with hiking and cycling trails as well as lakeside beaches and more watersports.

Béziers, Montpellier and even the magnificent city of Carcassonne are also waiting to be explored for yet more exciting days out. That said, you may just choose to spend your time unwinding in your huge garden or by the wonderful swimming pool of your handsome holiday home.

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What you should know…

  • Children are very welcome here and there is plenty of space for them to play. The well in the grounds has been secured but do note there is a pretty Moroccan fountain in the courtyard
  • Car hire is essential to be able to get out and about exploring this wonderful region

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Satellite TV Spa/Massage Sauna/Steam Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Maison Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Central hallway with dining area
-    Library with fireplace
-    Open-plan living room with fireplace. Doors lead to al-fresco dining terrace
-    Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped. Doors lead to al-fresco dining terrace
-    WC (off stairs between ground and first floor)

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with double bed (160cm), office area and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed (140cm)
-    Bedroom with double bed (160cm)
-    Bathroom

Second Floor

-    Children’s bedroom with twin beds (90cm each)
-    Bedroom with double bed (160cm)
-    Bathroom
-    2 x bedrooms with double beds (140cm)
-    Bathroom

Separate Annexe


-    Media room with sofas and workspace (with internet)
-    Summer kitchen
-    Sauna and massage area (via steps below)

Outside Grounds (4500m2)


-    Swimming pool (11x4m, depth: 1-2m) with safety alarm and gate. Open approximately May to end-September
-    Poolside covered terrace with barbecue, sink, table and chairs
-    Sun-loungers x 8
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Courtyard with Moroccan fountain
-    Landscaped parkland with paths
-    Petanque court
-    Well (secured)
-    Garage (and laundry facilities)
-    Secured parking (up to five cars)
-    Electric gate

Facilities


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Fireplace
-    Satellite TV
-    Office/work space
-    Sauna and massage space
-    Library
-    Pool table
-    Table tennis
-    Pétanque
-    Games for children

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Moliere
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Maison Molière is located in a typical Hérault wine village in Languedoc-Roussillon, a short drive from the historic town of Pézenas and just over half an hour from the Mediterranean coast.

The village itself is a delight with characterful houses and a beautiful church in the centre as well as simple yet useful amenities such as a bakery and tabac. Wine-lovers will have the opportunity to visit wineries here and in neighbouring villages as well as arrange local vineyard tours.  

Pézenas (8km) is a jewel of the region, an exquisite town full of history with elegant architecture, charming antique shops and little art galleries. Wander around the narrow lanes coming across pretty shops and some excellent places to eat. Make sure you experience the exceptional market on a Saturday morning which dates back to the 14th century. Follow in Molière’s footsteps in the town he loved so much and visit the famous L'Illustre Théâtre.

Usually in July and August Pézenas hosts the atmospheric ‘Les Estivales’ on a Friday evening with night markets across the town serving delicious food and lots of local wine alongside live music.

Heading south, enjoying Bouzigues oysters from the nearby Étang de Thau with local white wine is a must and you can take a boat trip out to see the fascinating oyster beds. Mèze (25km) is a lively town on the lagoon with markets, festivities and even some watersports. Look out for jousting tournaments in the height of the summer, a great tradition of this region.

It’s just over half an hour from the Mediterranean coast with the beaches around Cap d’Agde or, a little further, Marseillan Plage and Sète. There is a great range of water-based activities in the summer as well as amusement parks, water parks and other family-friendly attractions. 

Heading inland, Lac du Salagou (25km) is a tranquil area where you can paddle-board, kayak or wind-surf on the lake as well as follow walking, hiking and mountain biking trails. Indeed, Languedoc-Roussillon is a glorious region for walking and horse-riding, whether through the wild garrigue, vineyards and olive groves or between enchanting hilltop wine villages. Canoeing along the River Orb is another way to appreciate the area’s natural beauty.

Other brilliant days out include a trip to the exciting town of Béziers, a visit to the grand city of Montpellier or driving to the stunning village of Saint Guilhem le Désert (45km), a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Carcassonne (110km) is another remarkable place around ninety minutes by car or spend time canoeing or picnicking at the incredible Pont du Gard (144km), close to the Roman city of Nîmes. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Béziers

(33km)

Nearest Airport 2 Montpellier

(62km)

Nearest Airport 3 Carcassonne

(123km)

Nearest Train Station Béziers

(33km)

Nearest Village

(0km - central village location )

Nearest Shop Bakery/tabac

(Within a 5-minute walk )

Nearest Restaurant Roujan/Lézignan-la-Cèbe

(5km/7km)

Nearest Supermarket Roujan

(5km)

Nearest Town Pézenas

(8km)

Nearest Golf Golf Saint Thomas

(20km)

Nearest Beach Around Agde

(30km)

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 the heart of a characterful Hérault village, it’s lovely to be able to wander out in the morning to fetch freshly baked bread and croissants for everyone from the local boulangerie

You are also close to the historic town of Pézenas, just 8km away, which is sure to enchant all ages with its patisseries, ice-cream stores, little antique shops and atmospheric market on a Saturday morning.

If exploring local villages and towns becomes a little too much then the beach is never too far away with Cap d’Agde just over a 30-minute drive away whilst Marseillan Plage and Sète are just a little further. There are all sorts of family-friendly attractions along this part of the Mediterranean coastline in the summer such as amusement and water parks, a range of watersports, mini-golf, trampolines, volleyball pitches and more.

Dino World in Cap d’Agde is one of the theme parks with a great range of activities whilst young dinosaur lovers may also appreciate the Musée des Dinosaures, perhaps combined with a visit to the charming wine village of Montignac.

In more tranquil surroundings, there are watersports on the beautiful Lac du Salagou, around half an hour inland, as well as lovely walking trails, lakeside beaches and areas ideal for mountain biking.

Canoeing along the River Orb in Cessenon-sur-Orb or Béziers is also popular or discover some of the water-based activities on the Étang de Thau in Mèze.

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
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Catering Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Massage 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
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Grocery shopping
- Catering (must be booked well in advance)
- Massage service
- Babysitting
- Extra logs for fire (€10 per bucket)

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

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
 
All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before 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? Electricity and heating is included in winter time. The first bucket of logs is also provided (extra logs available at €10 per bucket, payable locally).
Linen & towels included? Yes, including mid-stay linen change.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? No. €320, payable locally. This is for a standard changeover clean. 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 Saturday from mid-June to mid-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 2023: 7 nights in July and August. 4 nights during all other periods. 2024: 7 nights from beginning-June to mid-September. 5 nights during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only (dogs) and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €15 per dogs per night will apply (payable locally).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,890 £5,445
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - £5,969
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £7,163
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 - £5,969
Sep 15th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - £5,445
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £2,906 £4,067
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £3,608 £5,051
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £3,197 £4,474
Apr 12th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £4,279 £5,989
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - £6,566
Jun 14th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - £7,880
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 14th 2025 - £6,566
Sep 14th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - £5,989
Sep 27th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 £3,197 £4,474

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €4,250 €5,949
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - €6,522
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €7,826
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 - €6,522
Sep 15th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - €5,949
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €3,175 €4,444
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €3,942 €5,519
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €3,493 €4,888
Apr 12th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €4,676 €6,544
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - €7,174
Jun 14th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - €8,609
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 14th 2025 - €7,174
Sep 14th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - €6,544
Sep 27th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 €3,493 €4,888

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $4,598 $6,435
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - $7,055
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $8,466
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 - $7,055
Sep 15th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - $6,435
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $3,435 $4,807
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $4,264 $5,970
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $3,778 $5,288
Apr 12th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $5,058 $7,079
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - $7,761
Jun 14th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - $9,313
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 14th 2025 - $7,761
Sep 14th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - $7,079
Sep 27th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 $3,778 $5,288

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.

Reviews

  • A Dream House

    on 08/06/2023

    A dream house: beautiful, well-equipped, wonderful facilities and set in a lovely and lively village with two boulangeries. It was probably the most expensive house we have ever rented but our group of 13 of all ages had a wonderful time.

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