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David and Wendy Wellman

Member since: 2012
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Large, 2 bed well equipped home in the popular and historic area of Pezenas.

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Pézenas holiday house

Lovely family holiday home. Large 2 bed, sleeps 2-4. Large garden, BBQ. pool etc

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.

The rooms:-

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'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

Water Park

Luna Park


Dino Land

(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.

Valras Plage:

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.

Horse riding

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.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
David and Wendy Wellman (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english

About David and Wendy Wellman


We are a family of five. We live in the UK with plans to retire (sometime) to France. Alas, many years to go yet :) We have three children aged 15, 11 and 6. We love France and the area and the kids love the house and have many friends on the complex.

We really hope you enjoy your time in our house as much as we do.

Why David and Wendy Wellman chose Beziers area

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. Pezenas is very popular and a place holidaymakers return to year after year.

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. Also, everyone overlooks the wonderful mountains and the beautiful lake and quiet locations.

Then the house. A great location situated in a small complex. This offered everything we were looking for. Good size, safe, shared pool. It was a home from home.

I guess that's the most important feels like home....a holiday 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.
Sep 2013
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based on 7 traveller reviews

Large, 2 bed well equipped home in the popular and historic area of Pezenas.
average rating of 4.571429 based on 8 reviews

Great for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Les Olives last year so much that we went back this year and had another lovely holiday. The house is charming and always a welcome return after exploring the very many places there are to see in the lovely region of Languedoc.

The local supermarkets have lots of fresh and tasty produce so you can enjoy a high standard of varied food at home and enjoy grazing on it through out the day on the wide choice of seating provided outside. A lit seating area outside, next to the lounge doors, provides an ambient setting for barbeques and al-fresco dining in the evening, but if you don’t feel like cooking there are some lovely restaurants in Pézenas to try out. If you fancy a change from the very many beautiful beaches on offer on the coast, there are an exciting series of fresh water lakes inland, set in spectacular gorge scenery (ideal for those who prefer not to swim in salt water) yet with plenty of space for stretching out in the sun.

If, however, you just want to unwind, you can spend an equally pleasant time pottering round the house, soaking in the sun in the attractive garden of Les Olives and wandering over to the shared swimming pool a short distance away. There is usually plenty of room to swim in the pool.

Within Pézenas itself lies an old walled town that is home to a series of narrow winding lanes of charming shops, cafés, restaurants, art galleries, museums and studios where you can see the local artisans at work. The city is very proud of its past connections with the playwright Molière, and there are references to him and his work everywhere.

Les Olives is part of an attractive complex that is very pleasantly laid out and very conveniently situated within walking distance of Pézenas. Being gated, the complex is ideal for families with young children and feels very safe. The owners of Les Olives, Dave and Wendy provide an excellent service and they are very happy to discuss your needs at any time. Once on site, the caretakers for the property live only a few doors away and are always available to help out should you have any queries or problems.

There is so much to see in this delightful part of Longuedoc that we still feel we have barely scratched the surface. We would thoroughly recommend Les Olives to anyone looking to holiday in this part of France

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Smart, clean and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great! The house was well equipped and had everything we needed during our stay. The pool on site was perfect for our family and we would recommend to other families.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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A magical place

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks in Pézenas and Les Olives. What a great house (well-equipped and clean): we had everything we needed and the terrace was incredible! We loved it! We loved the pool and it was great that we had a private parking space closeby. Pézenas is a very vivid small town with a lot of things to do. We tried all the beaches closeby and it took at the most 30 min to get to them. Great! This is a place that you should not miss. We highly recommand it! The owners responded quickly when we had questions and were very accommodating.

/ Linda and Jimmy

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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A surprisingly hot and beautiful place to be.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at the villa. Having never been to Southern France we were not expecting how beautiful and hot it is. The villa is the perfect place to unwind, clean and tidy with a lovely garden area to relax in. Everything you need is in the villa and it is very comfortable. The pool is the perfect size and never busy, in fact we had it to ourselves mostly. The super markets are very close so you do not need to go far and the town centre can be reached with a 20 minute walk.

The town itself is very historic with many festivals and museums to visit. I believe it to be an antique collectors dream with many old interesting shops. The restaurants are of a good standard and the food is very diverse. My favourite part was our trip to nearby Agde on the Mediterranean coast. A 20-30 minute bus ride will get you there and buses are around one euro for any trip, near or far within the routes so very good value. I'd say our trip was more than we were expecting and we came away wishing we could stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Nice house with good size garden in lovely town

  • 4 of 5

Good size house with nice garden. The house was well maintained and worked well for a family with 2 children. The pool was lovely and very popular with our kids. It never got very busy. It was a short walk to the beautiful town of Pezenas with an abundance of nice little art and craft shops and restaurants. There are also plenty of interesting places to go to in the Languedoc area, and only 20min drive to the beach. Owners Dave and Wendy were very helpful answering all our questions and gave great advice on what places to visit. The Coteaux Moliere and Les Olives is perfect as a base for a family holiday in an area full of interesting historical sights and fun excursions.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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nice house in a peacefull community

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed 2 weeks in les olives ,the property is well maintained, (shower could do with a refreshing). The house is a 15 min walk to the beautiful town of Pezenas with an abundance of restaurants and bars. Ideally located between mountains and sea

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Car: recommended

Pezenas whilst a really interesting old and "arty" town itself it is well located for beaches, mountains, shopping, historic towns and sites.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Pézenas, France

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Winter Sun
24 Sep 2016 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early sun
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
24 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
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7 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

(Special Low Season rates per week for long stay options. Call to inquiry)

Deposit £150 per week, non refundable.
Balance 6 weeks before departure.

Changeover date Saturday, vacate by 10am, entry after 4pm.

Long stay options are available.

Sorry, NO PETS.

Non smoking house (smoking outside only please).
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Pézenas, France

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Seperate toilet and bathroom. The bathroom has enclosed shower and washbasin. Nicely decorated with tiled walls.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 cot , Bunk beds, there is a travel cot if required (no blankets)
  • Nice light and airy. The master bedroom has a double bed and storage. The second bedroom has a good quality bunk bed and fold away travel cot if required. Although you will need to supply you own sheets for the cot. The second bedroom also has a TV, allowing the kids to break away from the adults and have their own time. This TV is for the PlayStation only, it does not receive TV channels.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • deck chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Tennis ...
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
It is possible to arrange for pick up and drop off at local airport if required. This is done by a neighbour and has an additional charge. Please ask for details if this may be useful and we can check availability and cost.