Photos and Description of this Pezenas holiday house
Lovely family holiday home. Large 2 bed, sleeps 2-4.
Relax in a lovely villa in a small gated and popular complex with a lovely sunny private residents swimming pool.
The property itself has 2 bedrooms, central heating, and a nice sunny garden. There is ample car parking as well as its own private space.
The house is a large 2 bed, one of the largest two beds on the complex. Perfect as it gives the space to spread out and relax. As you walk in the front door there is the newly fitted Kitchen and dining on the right and living space on the left. At the end are French doors that open up onto the terrace. The kitchen is open plan to allow you still to socialize while preparing food. It has been fitted to provide plenty of storage space, maximum worktop and units that, if you want to cook, it's just like being at home.
Kitchen - A large and modern well equipped kitchen with washing machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, four ring hob and oven. Dining table and chairs.
Living room – A light and airy living area with two sofas (1 converts into a double bed if required), Flat Screen TV with UK TV, DVD and fan. There are some DVD's in the house, mainly to amuse small children.
The French doors open up onto the garden.
Bedroom 1 – King size double bed, ample storage.
Bedroom 2 – A new good quality bunk bed, ample storage, fan. Travel cot provided if required (no bedding for the travel cot). Playstation 2 games console, DVD player.
Bathroom - Shower and wash basin. Separate WC.
Garden – large terrace with table & chairs, large parasol. The garden is around two sides of the house and fenced on all sides. It is perfect for those sun chasers who like to soak up the sun. Also its position makes it one of the most private on the complex.
Charcoal BBQ. (normally replaced each year).
Linen & towels included (no beach towels).
The pool is lovely open air Residents only pool, never in all our time has it been too busy and is enclosed by a fence and gated for safety.
Beach chairs & beach trolly provided too. Added to that there are ice blocks, cool box etc. useful for those days out and one less thing for you to worry about - especially if you have hired a car for your travels.
Residents only swimming pool, open 15 May to 30 Sept, 9am to 9pm.
Pezenas is ideally situated for beaches, the mountains with the walks and lake activities, caves, Citadels such as Carcasonne and Aigues Mortes should be on your visit list. There is much to do and Late nights in Pezenas are very popular and 'different' from home.
Some suggestions are:...........
Rochlonge beach (near Cap D’Agde). Beach shops, beach bars and snack places Beach 20-25 minutes away.
There are at least 2 golf clubs within 20 minutes drive.
Pezenas is a rich historic town with loads of character. Good Saturday market (very different from anything in England - young kids love it), lots of restaurants, traditional bakeries, cafes and wine from €1 a bottle. And the great thing is....it's just a walk away.
Pezenas – Saturday market from 9am to 4pm.
Bessan – Sunday market, morning only, very useful if you arrived late on Saturday.
Walk around, check out the historic part. See later guide and walk. Late night opening in summer, Thursday. Very pretty center, very popular and you'll normally find various street entertainers as you walk around.
Canal du Midi:
Drive around the villages and towns, very French and picturesque.
Very pretty French drives around local area (color map in Masion), some small roads, some amazing views and off the beaten track.
Cap D’Agde – not very French, but lots to do ..(see map/leaflet)
Shops and restaurants for anytime or evening
(see leaflets for details)
As you move away from the town, the harbor is a nice walk with the yachts and boats. There are bars and restaurants here and at the end of the evening there can be a firework show...but I've no idea why.
Beach, shops and restaurants.
Bit like Cap D’Agde but smaller.
Aigues Mortes (a walled town, smaller than Carcasonne)
About one hours drive, worth a visit, very pretty historic town, take a long lunch and enjoy. You can go up the big tower and walk around the ramparts, Adults about 10 Euro, children free I think.
Little train ride takes 20 mins, about 13 Euro.
Various boat trips take 2-3 hours, quite relaxing.
Carcasonne (a fantastic Citadel)
A good day out. Very busy on peak season (July & August), go early or go non-peak. Very beautiful town, looks like Disney’s castle. There is a car park near main entrance. Lots of shops and many restaurants.
Tennis – locally in town.
Lac de Salagou – big inland lake, fresh water, pedalows, windsurfing, sailing, etc. Take picnic, can be windy, no beach to play on, just a pebbly shoreline. If your children are like ours, you'll hire a pedalow and find you do all the pedaling while the children watch for fish :o)
Mountain biking – lots of places to go
Port Aventura – (owned by Universal Studios) big theme park south of Barcelona. Long day or stay over night at a Campanile.
Barcelona – need I say more, all the Gaudi stuff, the “Ramblers” shopping area, great shops, less than 3 hours.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- long term rentals available
Why David and Wendy Wellman chose Pezenas
We love France and we love Pezenas. When we were looking to buy a house we looked over the south of France, that is when we came across Pezenas. It offers so much more. The summer months are just lovely in the town with cobble streets, the quirky, arty shops and the choice of restaurants, street entertainers and so much more.
Being reasonably close to the beach but not on it meant that we were away from the tourist places which although very nice, we wanted to be somewhere different.
Then the house. A great location situated in a small complex. This offered everything we were looking for. Good size, safe, pool. It was a home from home.
I guess that's the most important reason....it feels like home.
What makes this house unique
The great ting about this property is that it is great for kids. The complex itself is gated and our kids are always off playing with others around the complex. It's great for them to make friends and great for us as the gated complex provides a safe environment in which they can play with others all day.
If you're going out there is so much to do. The beaches obviously, well this is the South of France but what many people overlook is the mountains. Fantastic lakes with water activities and their own beaches. Caves, waterfalls, walks and villages. There is something for everyone.
Pezenas in the summer evenings is really nice. It's an old town and full of unusual shops and restaurants. Street entertainers and late night shopping. Every little turn there's something of interest.
Guestbook comments from the owner
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say a big thank you for our wonderful holiday. We stayed at your apartment in September and cannot fault our stay.
We were within walking distance to the historic town, which was lovely for shopping, eating and drinking. The local market on the Saturday was really good and definitely worth a visit.
The swimming pool was very clean and quiet, most days we had the pool to ourselves Smile
We enjoyed staying in your apartment and had lot’s of BBQ’s in the evening. It was overall a relaxing and a great holiday had by all.
We look forward to our next visit.