A surprising location with parkland and pool, surrounded by the estate's own endless vines

Sleeps: 12
Bedrooms: 6
Weekly price guide: £3111-£8297
Pool: Yes
Type: House
Property Ref: DOM2846

General Description

The Languedoc doesn't really get better than this…imagine arriving at your own working vineyard, then entering a Maison de Maître dating back to before the French Revolution with a surprising Art Deco wing, two hectares of private parkland dotted with lavender, pine and centennial trees, a swimming pool to die for, and all surrounded by the estate's own endless vines.

A gift package of the estate's award-winning wines welcomes you. Push open the antique door of the Maison de Maître and discover a beautiful mix of luxury and history; a sitting-room with fireplace, library, cinema room, well-equipped kitchen, dining room and sumptuous bedrooms, each with their own unique style and historic artwork, which add a touch of 1817, when one of Napoleon's generals lived here.

The Art Deco wing, in contrast, features an impressive Art Deco staircase, a stunning main salon with fireplace and grand piano, antique French tiled floors and chandeliers, all complimented by modern and contemporary touches.

Guests are welcome to enjoy a complimentary tour of the estate, guided by the passionate winemakers who produce wine from nine different grape varieties. This winery was listed by the Huffington Post as one of 10 vineyards to visit worldwide. Amongst the vines and farmland are marked walks which also lead to other vineyards and wineries. On the estate's beautiful private grounds, kids can explore while the adults play boules, lunch alfresco on one of the terraces or simply relax by the heated swimming pool.

A unique art gallery and exhibition space delights and surprises the senses with changing collections in the summer months, alongside the property's own historical exhibition.

Here, the real South of France awaits at the doorstep; Molière’s Pezenas, the harbour at Mèze, famous Bouzigues oysters, seafood with a view in Sète, Bezier bull-fighting and the vibrant and charming town of Montpellier. Daytrips are also possible a little further to Carcassonne, Aigues Mortes and Pont du Gard. The nearest beach is only a 10-minute drive away and there is a good choice of outdoor activities within reach, such as cycling, horse-riding, golf and watersports.

This is a unique retreat showcasing wine, food, art and comfort, which is designed to thrill the senses and to fully transport you to this quintessentially charming part of Southern France.

Accommodation Facilities

1) Maison Maître + Art Deco Wing (12 pax/6 bedrooms)
2) Manor House Only (6 pax/3 bedrooms)

Maison Maître
(also available for individual bookings outside the peak season only)

Ground Floor:
- Living room with sofas and fireplace
- Kitchen, well equipped including dishwasher, large fridge-freezer with ice cube maker, wine fridge, induction hobs, two ovens, microwave, espresso machine, kettle, toaster
- Breakfast/Dining room with table and chairs for up to 12 guests, opens up to park and pool area
- Cinema room with large cinema screen, fireplace, sofas and good selection of DVDs
- Well-stocked library with sofas and Satellite TV
- W.C.

First Floor:
- Double bedroom, en-suite with shower, washbasin and W.C.
- Double bedroom, en-suite with bath, separate rain shower, double washbasin and W.C.
- Double bedroom, en-suite with bath, rain shower, double washbasin and W.C.
- Utility room with washing machine, dryer and iron (in a different wing, staff also use this room)

Art-Deco Wing

Ground Floor:
- Grand Salon (60m2) with sofas, large fireplace and grand piano
- Double/twin bedroom, en-suite wet room with open Italian shower, washbasin and W.C.

First Floor:
- Master double bedroom with library, balcony overlooking park and swimming pool, en-suite with bathroom with bath, shower, washbasin and W.C.
- Double/twin bedroom, en-suite with shower room, washbasin and W.C.

Please note there is a seventh bedroom in a separate wing near the laundry room and winery offices. This may be rented for staff or visiting friends, prices are on request.

Outside Grounds:
- Private parkland and garden (5 acres)
- Private swimming pool (size: 11m x 5m/width: 1.5m/shape: rectangular) with alarm system - heated when required
- Terraces with garden furniture (sofas, loungers, parasols, dining table and chairs)
- Pétanque court
- Working vineyard (175 acres)
- Parking space

You can also visit the wine shop, vineyard, winery and art gallery.

Additional Notes:
- Private chef
- Bread and patisserie delivery
- Breakfast basket for your first morning
- Breakfast buffets during your stay
- In-villa massage and beauty treatments
- Additional cleaning
- Airport transfers
- Excursions
- Linen and towels included, including pool towels. Mid-week towel change is also included.
- Pets welcome on request, subject to owner's agreement.
- End of stay cleaning included and mid-week cleaning is also included.
- Minimum stay 7 nights. Short breaks of 3 nights minimum are on request only and only permitted outside the peak season.
- No pool heating charge.
- Heating costs included.
- Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are allowed.
- The six guest price includes the use of the Maison de Maître only and applies only outside the peak season.
- A cot, 3 highchairs, camp beds and children's cutlery/crockery are available for guests.

Local Area / Activities

The property is set in a 175 acre estate of vineyards, winery and parkland, in the Hérault countryside between Pezanas (12km) and Mèze (10km). Wine tasting tours of the vineyards and winery are available as part of your stay and there are numerous walks that start from the domaine including the ancient Roman route of Via Domitia which passes one kilometre away. Cyclists can borrow one of the bikes available to head to the nearest village of Montagnac (6km) or explore further afield on one of the many cycling routes in the area.

The closest village (6km) is very picturesque with some interesting shops, a handful of rural French bars and restaurants and a pretty medieval church worthy of a visit. Historic Pézenas (12km) is also just a short drive away, a great place to spend some time wandering around the town’s art galleries and antique shops or stopping for a bite to eat in one of the many good restaurants.

Within ten minutes drive you can be on 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 the villa owners can arrange a fantastic boat trip from the village of Marseillan (16km) to the oyster beds of Bouzigues. Of course you can enjoy some excellent sea-food in the fishing villages dotted around Étang de Thau, including nearby Mèze (10km) where you will also find a variety of watersports, a weekly market and lots of local events. The unspoilt and authentic town of Sète (30km) has long sandy beaches and there are further seaside resorts at Marseillan Plage (23km) and Cap d’Agade (30km), with more watersports available.

The city of Montpellier (45km) is the region's capital and full of stunning plazas, great shops and historical sites. Other places worthy of a day trip include the magnificent fortified town of Carcassone (120km), the impressive Roman aquaduct at Pont du Gard (120km) and one of the most beautiful villages in France, Saint Guilhem le Désert (40km), all three of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

There are activities for young and old nearby, from kite-surfing in Marseillan to yachting in Mèze, and golf lovers have a choice of courses in the Languedoc. There are plenty of marked trails for walking and bike rides and there is horse-riding within a few minutes. You may also like to watch the popular and traditional sport of water jousting which takes place throughout the summer with competitions between local seaside towns. Finally, dinosaur lovers have the choice of the nearby Dinosaur museum, just ten minutes drive away or the Dino-Park within 30 kilometres, both open from April to October.

Nearest Airport: Beziers/Montpellier/Nimes/Perpignan/Marseilles (35km/50km/100km/125km/190km)
Nearest Village: 6km
Nearest Restaurant: 6km
Nearest Supermarket: 6km
Nearest Beach: Mèze (10km)
Nearest Train Station: Gare d'Agde/Gare de Sète/Gare de Montpellier Saint-Roch (24km/25km/47km)
Nearest Golf: Golf Saint Thomas (30km)
Nearest Bar/Pub: 6km
Nearest Tennis: Mèze (10km)

Kids Activities Close-by:
Watersports : 10km
Horse riding : 1km
Canoeing/kayaking : 50km
Historical sites

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £3111
High Season: £8297

Security deposit: €1,500 to be paid by credit card on arrival

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Suitable for young children
  • Near sea beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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