Villa Vigneronne

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Sleeps: 8 - 9 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

Formerly a grand wine-makers house, Villa Vigneronne has been beautifully restored to create a fine family home in this delightful Languedoc village surrounded by vineyards.

The historic façade will immediately impress as you arrive in the village setting. As soon as you walk in you will appreciate the warm and homely ambience of this characterful residence full of traditional features yet thoughtfully styled with modern comfort in mind.  Five bedrooms over three floors offer space for family or friends, including a marvellous master bedroom with its original fireplace and doors leading out to a wonderfully sunny terrace.

The spacious living-dining room is a perfect place to gather by the fireplace or watch a game of pool whilst large sliding doors lead straight out to the covered veranda, luscious gardens and dazzling swimming pool.  Spend long summery afternoons lazing on the sun-loungers before cooling off in the inviting pool then preparing a barbecue for a leisurely evening feasting on the terrace with loved ones.

It’s only a couple of minutes stroll to the local bakery to pick up croissants and fresh bread for breakfast to be served with freshly brewed coffee on your return and in the evening you can wander out to a local restaurant after a sundowner on the terrace.  On a Saturday morning pick up some wonderful local produce at the colourful market in nearby Pézenas (9km) before exploring the historic town with its charming art galleries and antique shops.

You may prefer to head down to the coast to explore the long sandy beaches within half an hour or sample some amazing seafood in nearby Mèze. Golf-lovers note there are some wonderful courses across the Languedoc, including Golf Saint Thomas in under 10km whilst cyclists and hikers can enjoy trails through the idyllic Hérault landscapes of olive groves and vineyards. Indeed, surrounded by wine-making villages, there is a wealth of wineries to discover and some fine local wines to sample.

Those looking for adventure can try watersports along the coast or head further inland to the rugged hills whilst some of France’s most impressive sights can be easily visited in a day including Carcassonne and the Roman aqueduct and Pont du Gard. That said, you may prefer to just switch off and enjoy local village life from your enchanting holiday home. 

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What you should know…

  • The villa could be suitable for guests with reduced mobility, as the ground floor bedroom, shower room and the swimming pool are all on ground floor level (there there are a couple of single steps on this level – see the Features tab for further details)
  • Car hire is recommended to explore this beautiful region and there is parking within the villa’s grounds

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Satellite TV Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Living-dining room (sunken, via one step down from entrance hall) with TV, fireplace, dining table and pool table. Sliding doors leading to terrace, pool and gardens
- Kitchen, well-equipped including American fridge, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven, gas cooker and small breakfast table. Doors out to terrace, pool and gardens
- Pantry with laundry facilities
- Bedroom (via one step up from entrance hall) with double bed (140cm)
- Shower room with WC

First Floor (via 17 stone steps with handrails)

- Master bedroom with double bed (180cm), fireplace and TV. Access to large terrace
- Bedroom with double bed (140cm)
- Family bathroom with bath, shower and WC

Second Floor (via 18 narrow steps)

- 2 x bedrooms with twin beds and fans
- Shower room and separate WC

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (L shaped, 8mx4m, depth 1-1.8m), open approx. mid-May to end-September, with pool safety alarm.  Access via shallow steps/beach. Can be heated on request (extra charge applies)
- Covered verandah with al-fresco dining table
- Shaded lounge area
- Weber BBQ in garage
- Parking within premises
- Electric gates

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- 2 x fans for second floor bedrooms
- Satellite French TV
- Pool table
- Ping-pong table
- Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Vigneronne
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Skiing Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Beautiful Villa Vigneronne is in a Languedoc wine-producing village, just a short stroll to a bakery for your morning pastries and fresh bread, a couple of restaurants and some shops including a small grocery store.

Within a few minutes by car you can drive to the nearest town of charming Pézenas (9km) with some excellent places to dine as well as a further choice of supermarkets and shops. In this historic town you can spend time wandering around the town’s art galleries and antique shops, exploring the narrow streets and appreciating the elegant 17th and 18th century architecture. Head there on a Saturday morning for a wonderful market dating back to the 14th century. 

There are activities for young and old nearby, from kite-surfing on the coast to yachting in Mèze, and golf lovers have a choice of courses in the Languedoc including the nearby Golf Saint Thomas (9km). The surrounding countryside is dotted with vineyards and olive groves ideal for cycling and there are plenty of marked trails for as well as horse-riding nearby. 

Heading to the coast, there are seaside resorts at Marseillan Plage (17km) and Cap d’Agade (20km), including Aqualand that kids will love and a great range of watersports. The unspoilt and authentic town of Sète (40km) also has long sandy beaches perfect for a family day out.

Within less than half an hour you can be at the water’s edge at Étang de Thau, one of the impressive lagoons along this part of the coast. The water is famous for oysters and you can take a boat trip from the village of Marseillan (12km) to the oyster beds of Bouzigues. Head to Mèze (20km) where you can enjoy some amazing seafood and you will also find a variety of watersports, a weekly market and lots of local events.

Heading inland, visit the beautiful Lac du Salagou (40km), an artificial lake surrounded by red volcanic hills where you will find trails for cycling, family walks as well as sailing and canoeing. Combine it with nearby Cirque de Mourèze (38km) with its space-like dolomite towers and ravines.

If you would like to sample some of the local wines then there are so many wineries in and around the local villages and countryside including family estates where you can enjoy leisurely lunches as well as tasting some of their home-grown wines.

The hidden gem of Béziers (20km) can be reached within half an hour by car with its stunning cathedral, wonderful art galleries or simply hire kayaks along the River Orb. In the other direction, the city of Montpellier (55km), the region’s capital, is full of stunning plazas, great shops and historical sites.

Other places worthy of a day trip include the magnificent fortified town of Carcassonne (104km), the impressive Roman aquaduct at Pont du Gard (132km) and one of the most beautiful villages in France, Saint Guilhem le Désert (50km), all three of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Beziers/Montpellier/Nimes/Perpignan/Carcassonne

(19km/59km/104km/106km/111km)

Nearest Village

(0km)

Nearest Shop Bakery and grocery store

(3-minute walk)

Nearest Supermarket Pézenas

(9km)

Nearest Restaurant

(3-minute walk)

Nearest Town/City Pézenas

(9km)

Nearest Golf Golf Saint Thomas

(9km)

Nearest Beach Cap d’Agade

(21km)

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

Kids can enjoy village life wandering down to the local boulangeries for fresh pastries and bread every morning before a day out exploring this family-friendly area.

There is a wealth of watersports both at the water’s edge at Étang de Thau and along the coastline in various beach resorts such as Marseillan Plage (17km) and Cap d’Agade (20km), where you’ll also find Aqualand with all sorts of water slides and pools.

Head to Béziers (20km) for a wonderful art gallery or hire kayaks along the River Orb and there are further watersports inland with sailing and canoeing, as well as lovely family walks and mountain bike trails at Lac du Salagou (40km).

Lovers of history mustn’t miss out on a day trip to two UNESCO World Heritage sites; Carcassonne (110km) and the Roman aquaduct at Pont du Gard (132km), a perfect spot for a picnic in impressive surroundings.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Shopping 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):

- Catering
- Baby-sitting
- Mid-stay cleaning
- Shopping service

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 €750 paid to the owner in cash on arrival and refunded by bank transfer two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection (60 days in the case of damage/losses).
Arrival time Strictly by 4.00 p.m. Please note that later check-in is possible by prior arrangement only and that extra fees apply.
Departure time Strictly by 10.00 a.m. Please note that earlier check-out is only possible by prior arrangement and that extra fees may apply.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? Yes. The pool can be heated on request from May to end-September and a supplement of €100 per week applies (paid locally). It is recommended that pool heating is requested before arrival. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels are provided. Pool towels can be rented subject to an additional supplement. Mid-stay change is available on request, at extra cost.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a supplement may apply (paid locally).
Changeover day Saturday from June to September. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July and August, 4 nights during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open approx. from mid-May to end-September, subject to weather conditions.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and special events are not permitted.
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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit. Mid-stay cleaning is available on request, at extra cost.
Heating costs included? Extra charge, paid locally from December to end of March.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 25th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £1,672 £1,876 £2,388
Jun 29th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 - - £3,267
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 £1,672 £1,876 £2,388
Oct 5th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 £880 £988 £1,257
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £1,672 £1,876 £2,388
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - £3,267
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £1,672 £1,876 £2,388
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 £880 £988 £1,257

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 25th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €1,788 €1,992 €2,554
Jun 29th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 - - €3,494
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 €1,788 €1,992 €2,554
Oct 5th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 €941 €1,049 €1,344
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €1,788 €1,992 €2,554
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - €3,494
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €1,788 €1,992 €2,554
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 €941 €1,049 €1,344

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 25th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $2,038 $2,242 $2,912
Jun 29th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 - - $3,984
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 $2,038 $2,242 $2,912
Oct 5th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 $1,073 $1,180 $1,533
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $2,038 $2,242 $2,912
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - $3,984
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $2,038 $2,242 $2,912
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 $1,073 $1,180 $1,533

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
The property is owned by us for the past 5 years. The widow that owned it prior to us stayed at the place for the past 40 odd years, so you can imagine that everything, starting from floors needed to be done and re-done.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
We fell in large with the garden. It was overgrown, but the proportion of the garden to the house and the symmetry of it, just took our hearts away.  We have grown children and the place was large for the whole family and their friends.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The interesting part in our purchase is that my sister visited the house when we purchased it and while she did not discourage us to buy it, she was not convinced either. Once the renovations were done with, she asked us, several times, to sell her the house.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Only 2 famous men and their family, but we can't name them. 

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Must go to the restaurant Saint Jean de Bebian and try the wine.
Really eat?
Try the fig bread from the bakery in Tourbes. Make it early or there will be nothing left.  
Really see?
Must see the Pezenas market on Saturday morning and sit in the café watching the world go by.

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Reviews

  • A treasure of a house

    Posted by John M. on 01/09/2018

    One of those old houses that you would love to own. We loved it very much. The location was great, parking galore, and the outdoors are made for relaxation. The house was renovated with taste and we slept all night. To me this was important because I am a bad sleeper. Only comment that I would like to make, and this did not bother us too much after the first day, but the living room is a sunken living room and there is one step to go down. It was a bit tricky to get used to this mainly, I suppose because the whole area has the same polished natural stone floor. But after the second day, this was no longer an issue. The reception was discreet, but immediately available if we needed help. Thank you to the hosts and the property manager.

  • Luxury indeed

    Posted by John M. on 28/06/2018

    The weather was excellent so we were able to take a dip in the pool and enjoy the dun lounges. the house is well provided for every day living and holidays. The service was beyond reproach. it will be nice to go back.

  • Perfect place for any time of the year

    Posted by Daniel D. on 04/06/2018

    It is a well maintained, well looked after place to stay. Decor is chic and plenty of character and comfort in mind. Plenty of place to relax in and secure parking too. Not a bad note during the whole visit.

  • A great attention to detail and comfort

    Posted by Esther F. on 26/05/2018

    Everything was set up to make us feel great. Bedroom on the ground level and a huge terrace off the bedroom on the second floor, that I used on 2 occasions when the weather got warmer. Bathroom, perfect kitchen, dining area, the villa is one of the best in the area. Loved the location too. The parking was private, and we fitted 2 cars easily. The owners agreed to heat the pool for us, even though the season starts mid May, and we arrived just slightly earlier. Hoping to come back.

  • Bonnes Vacances

    Posted by Claude R. on 15/05/2018

    Très belle maison bien équipée!

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