South of France holiday accommodation in a splendid Manor House near Pezenas. 6 Bedrooms and 7 bathrooms sleeping 12. Set amongst vineyards on a 175 acre Estate, with private heated pool, air con, Wi-Fi and just 5 minutes' drive to local restaurants.
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A unique renovated manor house dating from the 18th century on an award-winning vineyard near Pézenas. Luxury accommodation with private park, heated pool and air con - sleeps 12
Possibility of flexible arrival days on request.
Listed by Huffington Post as one of 10 vineyards to visit worldwide
Enjoy the real South of France at this unique holiday accommodation with private park situated on a working vineyard, once the home of a Baron - one of Napoleon’s celebrated generals. Surrounded by 175 acres of vineyards and only 10-15 minutes from Pézenas and beaches this luxury property is perfect for wine lovers, large families and groups.
The beautiful manor house comprises a Bastide, built in 1780 and an Art Deco wing added in 1934, both of which have been recently renovated. There are 6 en suite boutique hotel style bedrooms, each furnished to a high standard of comfort with luxurious facilities. The 7th bedroom is in a third wing - ideal for teenagers or staff accompanying the group is available only on request.
All over the house you will find antique French tiled floors and chandeliers, together with modern comforts and stylish contemporary touches. Of note is the stunning 60m2 main salon with its huge fireplace and grand piano. There is a cinema room, kitchen with all modern appliances, library, dining room and second sitting room with fireplace.
Throughout most of the property there is air conditioning/heating, Wi-Fi, Satellite TV and sound systems. Outside there are different terraces around the heated pool with dining tables and lounge areas with a beautiful view on the private park or rose garden.
To welcome you there is a gift package of the Estate Wines and during your holiday do not miss the opportunity to have a tour of the vineyards and a tasting - the Wine Team will be delighted to show you around.
The rental manager can assist with local information and the property guardian is on site to help deal with any specific requirements.
This property offers an idyllic location to relax and chill out and the perfect base from which to explore everything this part of the South of France has to offer.
Weddings and Events are possible please ask for details/cost.
40-50 guests can be accommodated in the house for a sit-down meal and reception, or apprx 150 guests outside using a marquee (extra cost).
Wine Harvest Package:
Why not immerse yourself into the whole 'wine making experience' by joining in the wine harvest, help in the vineyard and visit the winery while staying in luxury accommodation. The perfect way to learn all about wine-making. Ideal for a group of friends or two families. Please ask for details, available dates/cost.
For smaller groups, outside July/August/first week of September, the Bastide part of the house can be rented separately for 6/8 guests in 3/4 bedrooms - prices available on request subject to availability.
Outside June to second week of September (excluding Christmas, New Year/Bank Holidays) 3 night rentals possible for 3, 4 and 6 bedrooms - please ask for details on price.
This charming South of France Holiday Domaine has the perfect mix of luxury and history - sleeps 12
The Bastide (historic manor house) – encompasses sitting room, dining, kitchen, cinema room, library, master bedroom, 2 further bedrooms and an independent cloakroom with wc.
The Bastide Ground Floor - air conditioning in the large living area and kitchen
An antique door opens into to the renovated bastide where you will find a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances and air-conditioning, a breakfast/dining room (seating 12-14) with access and view to the park and pool, sitting room with fireplace, cinema room with a selection of classic and current films and a large state-of-the-art cinema screen with full surround-sound and a downstairs cloakroom.
The Bastide Upper Level - 3 bedrooms with air conditioning
The upper level of the Bastide still breathes the atmosphere of 1817, when the Baron - a famous general in Napoleon's army - lived here. With French antique tiled floors, antique furniture and chandeliers.
It comprises 3 bedrooms - a large master bedroom of 40m2 and 2 further doubles/twins all with air-conditioning and en suite Villeroy & Boch bathrooms. All have a rain showers, hand basins and wc. Two of the bathrooms also have a bath. The bathrooms are supplied with soft white towels, dressing gowns and L’Occitane toiletries. The wonderfully comfortable beds in the rooms (double or single) are complemented by luxury down duvets and white percale bed linen. All rooms have a view on the park.
A well-stocked library with French and English books, magazines and games completes the upper floor of the Bastide.
The Art Deco Wing - 3 bedrooms with air conditioning
The Art Deco wing is integrated with the property and accessed through the cinema room and library. It comprises a grand salon (sitting room 60m2), master bedroom and 2 further bedrooms.
The impressive hallway of this wonderful wing is in art deco style with a beautiful staircase and offers access to the stunning air-conditioned 60m2 grand salon sitting room with French tiles, modern furniture, a grand piano and a huge fire place. The glass doors on 2 sides of the room give access to the pool and park side with terraces, the rose garden and a covered terrace.
On the other side of the hall you will find an air-conditioned bedroom (two single or one king-size bed 180x200) with view on the rose garden, en suite wet room with open rain shower, hand basin and wc. The room has a walk-in closet.
The upper level has 2 spacious air-conditioned bedrooms. The master bedroom is stylishly decorated in a contemporary-baroque style and has a large balcony overlooking the pool and park. Attached to the bedroom is a large en suite bathroom with free standing bath, rain shower, wc and hand basin. The spacious bedroom has a double bed, chaise longue, bureau and a lot of wardrobe space. The second bedroom room can be configured as 2 single or one king-sized bed with beautiful French art deco tiles and has a small en-suite bathroom with shower, wc and hand basin. Also from this level you have direct access to the Bastide.
The 7th bedroom is in the third wing of the building, which is a separate part of the house and is normally locked. It is more suited to 'staff' like a nanny or an au pair. The room can be configured with a double or two single beds, has a large en suite bathroom and is air conditioned, but is more of an 'emergency' overspill! This is only available on request and is a supplementary charge.
*On prior request in exceptional circumstances, the owner may accept 14 guests.
Throughout the house there is much historical art and collections related to the famous Baron who owned the Domaine in the 19th century, art deco items and contemporary art.
This is a no smoking property.
All year there is a guardian on site.
This Luxury South of France Holiday Bastide is fully equipped
Large fridge/freezer combination with ice cube maker
2nd medium fridge and wine fridge
6/4 induction hobs
Hairdryers in every room
TVs -1 in the library, kitchen and the 3 bedrooms of the bastide
Satellite TV - Freeview UK channels and some French channels
Sound systems with outdoor speakers
Home cinema with range of DVD's
Library on the first floor
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron (shared with the vineyard staff)
Additional cots and camp beds High chair, Children's cutlery/crockery etc.
Garden furniture including modern sofas, loungers, wooden dining table and chairs, parasols. Pool towels included.
Wine tour offered/optional wine harvest package
2 bicycles for adults and 2 for children
The rental manager can also arrange additional activities and excursions as part of the service.
Plenty of car parking
A car is recommended
South of France Holiday Manor House in extensive grounds
The house is set in a beautiful private park of 20,000m2 – originally laid out in 1817. There are several terraces and seating areas each with a different aspect – to either catch the sun or the shade as you wish.
The 11m x 5m infinity pool is heated from May to October when necessary and has Roman steps on two sides for easy access and is graduated. Surrounding the pool are sun loungers and a relaxing contemporary sofa set – perfect for an apero before dinner.
From late spring to early autumn meals are generally most enjoyable taken outside. Several wooden table and chair configurations are provided including integrated and separate parasols.
A large BBQ is also provided for the full alfresco experience.
Around the house, rose garden and the pool the garden is maintained by the on-site guardian. The remainder of the large park is more wild – perfect for walks in the shade of 200-year-old trees or exploring and having fun with the kids. A full size private petanque court borders the edge of the park.
Beyond the park lies 175 acres of vineyard and agricultural land to explore, including our own marked walk through our vines and woodland that also connects to other neighbouring vineyards. Three areas of woodland complete the property.
There is ample private parking.
At the Domaine you can also visit the wine shop, vineyard, winery and art gallery or join in the harvest. The perfect way to learn all about wine-making. Ideal for a group of friends or two families. Please ask for details, available dates/cost.
South of France Holiday property in a great location
Montagnac is the closest - apprx 5 minutes by car - a typical Languedoc wine producing village, with fresh local produce, small supermarket, typical rural French bars and restaurants and a Friday market
Pezenas apprx 7km
A town with lots of history and culture, numerous boutiques, artisan's workshops, antiques, cafes, bars, restaurants, supermarkets and a big Saturday market. July and August don't miss the Estivale on Friday evenings where you can taste local wines, eat street food and enjoy some music.
Meze apprx 12km and Bouzigues - apprx 17km - for an array of local Seafood - Oysters, Mussels, Razor Clams, Sea Urchins and Ferme Marine in Marseillan for an all you can eat seafood extravaganza.
Sete apprx 30km - a lively Mediterranean fishing port with restaurants lining the harbour serving the catch of the day, shops, boutiques, boat trips and Summer Jousting tournaments on the central canal.
St Guilhem-le-Desert apprx 45km - a Medieval Knights Templar village and a UNESCO site.
Montpellier - apprx 48km - galleries, shopping, eating, history, culture, Place de la Comedie, definitely worth a visit and easy to do with the park and ride tram system.
Carcassonne apprx 116km - La Cité is a UNESCO site - a must visit!
Uzes and Pont du Gard apprx 120km Nimes
For more information about this region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide
For information on reaching Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
Beziers - 35 min.
(Ryanair Bristol, Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh).
Montpellier - 40 min.
EasyJet from Gatwick, Luton, Ryanair from Leeds/Bradford, facilities for private jets.
Other airports are apprx:
Nimes (1h), Marseille (2,5 hrs), Toulouse (2,5 hrs), Girona (2,5 hrs)
Nearest Railway Stations:
Sete, Agde, Montpellier - TGV
South of France by Road:
approx. 12 hours' drive from Calais
Close to this South of France Holiday Home you will find:
The authentic French village Montagnac is 5 minutes, away where you will find:
Bakeries, small supermarket, grocers, pharmacy, restaurants and bars, tabacs and a Friday market in the esplanade.
There are many excellent local restaurants. The closest are in Montagnac (5 min), Meze (10min), Marseillan and Pézenas (15 min), Sete (35 min).
Large supermarkets and weekly markets in Meze, Marseillan and Pézenas (10-20 min)
A wine tour and wine tasting is included in your stay.
The Property Manager can also arrange the following at a supplementary cost:
Additional maid service
In-villa massage and beauty therapy
Walks and cycling - well marked trails through the vineyards and into the mountains taking in the fantastic Languedoc scenery - some even start from the Domaine.
Abbaye de Valmagne apprx 5 minutes' drive towards Villeveyrac is worth a visit.
Meze and Bouzigues for seafood.
Mediterranean Beach - 12km stretch of golden sand between Marseillan Plage and Sete. Water sports available along the coastline.
Golf - Cap d'Agde, Beziers
Horseriding - Montagnac or Meze
|From||Until||Rate Type||Weekly Rate||Minimum Stay|
|27th Jul 2019||31st Aug 2019||Peak||€7,500||7 nights|
|31st Aug 2019||5th Oct 2019||Middle||€6,000||7 nights|
|5th Oct 2019||21st Dec 2019||Low||€4,500||7 nights|
|21st Dec 2019||4th Jan 2020||High||€5,500||7 nights|
|4th Jan 2020||23rd May 2020||Low||€4,500||7 nights|
|23rd May 2020||4th Jul 2020||Middle||€6,500||7 nights|
|4th Jul 2020||5th Sep 2020||Peak||€8,000||7 nights|
|5th Sep 2020||3rd Oct 2020||Middle||€6,500||7 nights|
|3rd Oct 2020||19th Dec 2020||Low||€4,500||7 nights|
|19th Dec 2020||31st Dec 2020||High||€6,500||7 nights|