LARGE COUNTRY HOUSE, CENTRE OF PERFECT PEZENAS, IDEAL FOR FAMILIES ***** RATED

 
 
Pezenas chateau / country house rental - 5 Stars Now Awarded by French Tourist Office
5 Stars Now Awarded by French Tourist Office
 
  • Per night £77 - £393
  • Per week £250 - £2,750
  • Per month £1,500 - £1,700
AUD Conversion (ESTIMATED)
Per night (AUD) AU$ 137 - AU$ 703
Per week AU$ 448 - AU$ 4,924
Per month AU$ 2,686 - AU$ 3,044
  • Bedrooms8
  • Sleeps16
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Photos and Description of this Pezenas holiday chateau / country house
I min Walk to restaurants, studios, galleries, bars and bakeries, no car needed.

Spacious, child friendly, restaurants, studios, bars, tea and coffee shops, galleries and tourist office a step away. Large protected swimming pool, walled garden, orchard, balconies and terrace, vines and Wisteria, beams and high ceilings, many bathrooms, secure parking, peaceful place of character and perfect location in Pezenas. Home to writer and family, with fascinating photos/art on walls. Amazing range of restaurants, artist’s studios, quality food, wine, and craft shops a minute away. Extensive terrace and balconies. Pool and pond safely enclosed. Common reaction to the interior is – ‘Wow! Beautiful summer kitchen with large timber beams – opens onto large sheltered terrace where people normally eat, with palms and large pool shaped around it. Vast sitting room upstairs with large balcony and views of old town. Many bedrooms (4 en-suite, 2 with balconies + 2 more) on ground/1st/2nd floors. A Memorable Holiday. STOP PRESS. French Tourist Office just rated us ***** top five star

Some comments from past guests from our previous website: Mary and friends from Oxford: 'Pezenas is wonderful, and to step out and get to everything in a minute was perfect. The pool, terrace, balcony and garden were really nice, so we spent much of our time there, but it was good to have such a great choice of restaurants to go to as well.' Sergei from Moscow: 'Normally we try different places, but here we come back.' Stephanie from Canada: 'What a lovely home you have! Loved all the photos and art on the walls, and Pezenas is beautiful with really friendly people.' Kennedy group from London: 'The kids had a great time, and the gardien was so helpful to us. We were a big group but your house has so many different areas.' Xavier et al from Paris: 'The apricots and peaches in your garden were delicious, and now I see why Pezenas is so well known here in France.' More photos on our picasa site - just search under Alaric Wyatt in google.

What is so special about Pezenas?: Pezenas is famous because it is the town of Moliere, is very old, and has a splendid old quarter (just a few steps from the house). Many artists have their studios and galleries here, and the town is amazingly active in putting on events and attractions from the past, with sword fights, music, food festivals, antique bazaars, ballads and fireworks to name just a few. It has a large and colourful Saturday market, and in summer, the many little shops in the maze of alleys in the old quarter stay open till midnight during the 'nocturnes'. There are nearly 40 restaurants to choose from, all nearby. The tourist office is 1 minute from our house, is excellent, and their guided tour reveals many amazing buildings. All around Pezenas are famous vineyards, such as those of Faugeres, Corbieres and PicPoul, which you can visit. Pezenas is also home to world famous climber Alain Robert (Spiderman), who climbs the worlds highest buildings - he is often around in the bars and is very friendly.

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I was told by all the estate agents in Pezenas that properties with all the features on my Must Have List did not exist in this town. They were all amused at my attempts to find such a place. Central, large, garden, swimming pool, parking, privacy, and quiet were the features on my list. A month later, by chance, I found one of the only cases that satisfied this list, and it had even more to it than that. What could I do? I bought it before all the estate agents could get their hands on it and charge 6% fees, and never looked back.

No need at all for a car. Total proximity to all that matters, but it's like being in a country house somewhere, far from the crowds. Well, as they say, location, location, location.

Nearest Beach : Meze, easy to get to even in High Summer at 14 Miles
Car: recommended

Beziers Airport (called Vias) We now have a shuttle bus (v cheap) from the Ryanair Bezier airport that goes to Agde and Beziers to get a hire car or bus to Pezenas. Timed to the flights too. So really no car needed....to get here, or when you are here.

Otherwise, our nearest airport is Montpellier: a 40 minute and 70 euro taxi drive from Pezenas. We are an hour from the walled city of Carcassonne, and only 35 minutes to wild flamingoes, 20 minutes to Meze beach, with its seahorses and fishing harbour, 40 minutes to Heric Gorge. Your house is right in the centre of Pezenas. Other major attractions within easy reach are Sete and Agde on the coast, with their beaches and harbours, and the local Dinosaur park as well as water parks, aquariums and seaside amusements. There is a huge amount to see and do within very easy reach, and the tourist office of Pezenas is 2 mins walk away....

Other Activities: Great shopping, especially for presents and clothes.

Golf: Various good courses nearby

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Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Pezenas, France

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
SPRING
29 Mar 2014 - 9 May 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£210
£230
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,400
5 nights
 
 
SUMMER
10 May 2014 - 4 Jul 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,200
7 nights
 
 
HIGH SUMMER
5 Jul 2014 - 12 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,750
14 nights
 
 
LATE SUMMER
13 Sep 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£245
£255
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
5 nights
 
 
AUTUMN
25 Oct 2014 - 5 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£195
£215
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
4 nights
 
 
WINTER
6 Dec 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£140
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
3 nights
 
 
XMAS/NEW YEAR
20 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
£285
£290
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,950
5 nights
 
 
EARLY SPRING
11 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
£190
£210
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,350
4 nights
 
 
Spring 2015
28 Mar 2015 - 8 May 2015
£220
£250
£1,500
4 nights
 
 
SUMMER 2015
9 May 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
£2,300
7 nights
 
 
HIGH SUMMER 2015
4 Jul 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
£2,800
7 nights
 
 
LATE SUMMER 2015
12 Sep 2015 - 23 Oct 2015
£250
£260
£1,700
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £150.00
Refundable Damage Deposit £750.00
Cleaning/Changeover fee £90.00
Notes Damage deposit to be arranged and paid 4 weeks before stay please. Varies according to size of group, presence of pets etc.
Cleaning bill is £90 to be paid in cash to the housekeeper, towels extra on request, to be arranged with owner.
GROUPS LARGER THAN 11 PAY AN EXTRA PER PERSON CHARGE OF 110 EUROS EACH per wk. Discounts are possible under certain circumstances…

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Pezenas, France

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Local Maps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , 1 sink
    WC - toilet , small sink
    Shower - shower enclosure
    WC - toilet , small sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower , plus 2 sinks
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , bath with shower , plus 2 sinks
    Shower - shower enclosure , plus 2 sinks
    WC - toilet , plus 2 sinks
  • Where bedrooms are not ensuite, they are nevertheless close to a toilet, given that you have 5 toilets in all.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , plus ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , plus bunkbed to one side and ensuite shower/sinks
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , 2 main singles plus bunkbed to one side and ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , 2 main singles - can be just 1
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 1 single with option of another on first floor
    Bedroom 6 - 3 single bed , 1 bunk bed/1single or can be 2 bunkbeds (4 people)
    Bedroom 7 - 1 single bed , 1single or can be 2
    Bedroom 8 - 1 large double bed , 1single or can be 2
  • So we have 4 rooms with double beds, and 4 rooms with 2 singles, and then 3 lots of bunk beds. Outside the summer season, a charge is levied for the cleaning of linen, and the gas central heating - if it is required... CLEAN LINEN is supplied at the start of your stay, but if you want it to be changed every week - for those who stay 2 weeks or more - then please ask our garden, and pay him 3 euros per bed place (e.g 6 euros for a double bed) for new pillow cases and under sheet, and 2 euros per quilt place (4 euros for a double quilt). Alternatively, you are most welcome to wash and dry them yourself - washer provided. TOWELS can be provided - Large Towels are 2 euros per week/fortnight, and small 1 euro per week/fortnight. If you wish clean towels after first week, then it is the same cost for the second week, and of course, you are welcome to clean them yourselves in the washing machine to avoid that cost.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • video player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Child's Swing
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • water parks
  • ruins
  • arboretum
  • live theatre
  • caves
  • library
  • pond
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • naturist beach
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • fitness centre
  • Babysitter
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • roller blading
  • fishing
  • snorkelling
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • whitewater rafting
  • bay fishing
  • rafting
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • hunting small game
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • caving
Notes:
The job of the housekeeper, who lives out, is to clean the pool twice a week - in most places it is once a week - to water the plants and feed the fish, empty the bins and if necessary, to assist with baggage on arrival and departure. You have an allowance of 20 Kwatt hours per week included in the rent, and thereafter it costs 0.3 euro per Kwatt hour. Gas has no allowance, and is the same price. The logic is not to make money, but to save energy. For example our chandelier has about 30 bulbs and this discourages guests from leaving it on all night....

Reviews for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Pezenas, France

Large Country House, centre of Perfect Pezenas, Ideal for families ***** Rated
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
business
Large Country House, centre of Perfect Pezenas, Ideal for families ***** Rated
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p85349
+44 7847617983
Pezenas Beziers area
HR GuestBook
5

Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007
We have loads of comments from past guests, but not via holiday rentals as we have only just started using them...
Helpful votes: 3/8
business
Large Country House, centre of Perfect Pezenas, Ideal for families ***** Rated
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p85349
+44 7847617983
Pezenas Beziers area
5

We enjoyed our stay at Maison Alaric

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
We enjoyed our stay at Maison Alaric. We had plenty of contact with Alaric before our arrival and he provided us with the ‘Book of the House’ which covered every detail of the letting from plumbing to WiFi and also included items of interest about the surrounding area. By the time we arrived we felt we knew everything there was to know.

It is a great house and can accommodate large groups or smaller. We varied between 16 and 9 (our core group) and we were all very comfortable and didn’t feel we filled the house at any time!

The kitchen is wonderful and if we were ‘at home’ we spent most of our evenings there though we did use the upstairs drawing/dining room once for a birthday celebration. Because we were there in September we didn’t spend our evenings on the terrace but I imagine that would be pleasant in the summer.

The bedrooms are comfortable and there are plenty of bathrooms etc. The pool and terrace area are great and the garden secluded so although the house is virtually in the centre of town it was actually very quiet. (We were never actually quiet ourselves as we had 4 children with us all the time and for one week 8).

The Gardien responded quickly to any queries and he was a great help, especially as we didn’t all speak good French.

As we come from Australia and old is not really old in terms of buildings we spent much of our time wandering round Pèzenas looking at the fascinating old streets and alleyways. We also loved the bakeries and the delicious baguettes and croissants - the local wine went down very well, too. We felt there was a very friendly atmosphere in the town.

The area is in close proximity to many places of interest so it’s a good hub if you don’t want to just ‘hang out’ in Pèzenas. Car parking is provided on the property for two cars and the public car park at the rear was very safe and there was always space.

We can whole heartedly recommend the house (and Pèzenas) it was a most enjoyable place in which to spend 4 weeks – in fact we were sad to leave.
Owner's Response: We were delighted to get such a useful set of comments, and of course being Australians, they are used to a high standard of living, and indeed high temperatures too (most of us find it lovely and warm in September, but for this group, it seems that was not quite the case). Anyhow, our guests were there for a month, and clearly enjoyed every minute of their stay, which is what it's all about as far as we are concerned, and as we make improvements every year on this property, it can only get better and better.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Large Country House, centre of Perfect Pezenas, Ideal for families ***** Rated
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p85349
+44 7847617983
Pezenas Beziers area
north east england
4

house in Pezenas

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
you have a lovely house and it was a lovely village and the beaches were wonderful...
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/4
business
Large Country House, centre of Perfect Pezenas, Ideal for families ***** Rated
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p85349
+44 7847617983
Pezenas Beziers area
Oxford
5

Ah! Remembering This Time Last Year....

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2007
As I am about to embark on this year's late spring break I am prompted to remember my similar, superb, break last year. Based at this fantastic house, right in the centre of Pezenas, I found so much too hand and yet the house and garden were quiet and private enough to feel we had really 'got away'. Needless to say the children enjoyed all the ammenities and had plenty of space to play - as quietly or as loudly as they wished..!
Though the owners had left ample information on places to go and things to do we did find ourselves calling them to ask about where we could get an extra car seat. It was quickly obvious that they were very helpful and made it clear that we shouldn't hesitate to call them should we require any further information-on anything. Very helpful. Unlike some places I could mention the photographs are a true representation of what you will find, an excellent standard of furnishings and plants that are actually growing not dying ! Excellent Value. We found ourselves as very welcomed 'guests' in someones home rather than just a cold let. A great time was had by all. This year we are in Portugal for May but I know we will be back to Pezenas and this house very soon...there is so much more to explore and (not) do...! PS Our daughter is profoundly deaf - hence why I am happy to check the disability box...we didn't bring any pets so don't know about suitability for pets..!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Well, I prompted these people for a review because I knew - or thought I knew at least - that they were very happy with house and location. And clearly, if we have a guest who is not happy, we won't be asking them for a review, so....Guess that's how it works though (you can see that I am thinking from the guest's point of view here, but we are consumers too after all). As for pets. We refused a lady with 5 dogs last year, but it depends what you have....
Helpful votes: 7/8
business
Large Country House, centre of Perfect Pezenas, Ideal for families ***** Rated
http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p85349
+44 7847617983
Pezenas Beziers area
London, England
5

Fine Country Home In Elegant Surroundings

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 13/05/2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2007
Obviously this house is pretty special, but we found the location was a huge plus as well - just so much to see and do within a stones throw, and also good advice on where else to go in the info sheets, maps on wall etc. The lower garden was a favourite with the adults and it was very helpful to have the pool just outside the main summer kitchen so we could see the kids all the time. Loads of free exotic fruits to eat as well. A few small problems were immediately sorted out by the gardien, who was a major help in unloading/loading our car etc. We are already planning to return there.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, a lot of our guests find that our 'location is a huge plus'. So many house rentals are out in the styx, which seems romantic, but when you have to get in the car and drive to get a baguette and croissants every morning.... We have at least 4 wonderful bakeries and patisseries within easy walking distance, and send the children every morning. And just everything else is so near that we only use the car for the daytrips. We even walk out to the brasseries for lunch - some offer very good deals, and are just a minute away - which is just too easy and tempting to ignore. Actually, Pezenas is much more romantic and attractive than most villages anyway - Just check out my photo gallery on the Picasa website (which we will give you if you email us).
Helpful votes: 12/13

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