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Lovely villa, great value, private pool, in historic Pezenas Languedoc

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Lovely great value villa with private pool, in historic mediaeval Pezenas

Villa Henri is great for a couple, or a family, or two families, or a group of friends. Adults, children, babies, and dogs are all welcome.

Hi, I'm Sara and I'd like to welcome you to Villa Henri Pezenas! Villa Henri is owned by my husband and I and you will be dealing with friendly owners!! Here is a quick summary :-

5 bedrooms, 3 shower-rooms/WCs

- 4 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom (2 single beds)

Exclusive private swimming pool, garden, terraces and barbecue area

- Pool security fence (not shown in photos) and pool splash alarm

Large living room with English satellite TV

2nd living room upstairs with satellite tv and doors to balcony

Family/Games room including table tennis table

Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, cooker, fridge-freezer, etc

Dining room with solid wood tables

English language satellite TV, high-speed WiFi, free parking, walled and gated

Washing machine, ironing facilities, etc

UP-MARKET LOCATION

In the highly-desirable town of Pezenas

Nearest airport 20 minutes, 3 more airports within 60 minutes, motorway 5 minutes.

Nearest supermarket 2 minutes drive, 5 minutes walk

The historic, mediaeval town centre is a short walk from the villa

250+ restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets, artisans workshops, galleries, museums, 37 historic listed buildings

20 minutes from Mediterranean beaches, rivers, mountains, and the Canal du Midi

It's rare to find a villa for rent with a private swimming pool, in Pézenas. The town itself is generally considered to be the most desirable location in this region. The Rough Guide says Pézenas is 'one of the most beautiful towns in South-West France'. The Michelin brochure 'Les Plus Beaux Détours de France' calls Pézenas a 'not-to-miss' town. It's alive all year, not only during the summer.

All this is described on my website for 'Villa Henri Pezenas' (see website link below or you can google it), with more photos and a lot more information.

Kind regards, Sara

OTHER INFORMATION

Villa Henri is actually situated IN Pezenas, not 'near to', like many villas advertised on this site! It's off a quiet square, has views, and yet you can walk to the mediaeval town centre in minutes. The nearest supermarket is 2 minutes in one direction and the nearest cafe is two minutes' walk in the other direction.

Many other villas say they are 'near' Pezenas, but in fact they can be situated in a tiny village which doesn't even have a shop or a cafe. Here, it's possible to stay at Villa Henri without needing a car.

Don't need 5 bedrooms?: Many of my guests don't need 5 bedrooms. However it shows you that Villa Henri is a nice size and there is a great feeling of light and space. The villa has been rented by couples, small groups, and extended families.

I try to be flexible, according to the needs of my guests. If you make an enquiry, you will be dealing with very friendly owners!

My own website has more information and a lot more up-to-date photos. If you search for Villa Henri Pezenas you'll find it, but please always mention that you first saw the villa on this website.

Best regards,

Sara

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and I live here in the South of France and we love the way of life here.

We're honest, friendly, and relaxed people. We love the fact that families, groups, and even couples enjoy a great holiday here each year! It's nice knowing that we can share our 'little corner of paradise' with people from other countries.

Kind regards,

Sara

Call Manager
Speaks English, French, German, Hungarian

15 Reviews

4.7
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

5

The villa is absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

The villa is just absolutely beautiful, we spent the most fantastic week here with our three girls all ages under 10. The pool was a big hit. On arrival we were greeted by sara and Leigh who couldn't do enough for us!

The villa is such a good size we all had more than enough room to relax and unwind.

We visited the local town and the festival on a Friday night is a must! The market on a Saturday is also equally as nice to sample some of the local treats! Overall we had an amazing week and would definitely recommend / return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I couldn't have wished for nicer guests than Lianne and her family! :) I really enjoyed hearing about your relaxing holiday and that you all managed to unwind. The girls are lovely and I was very touched by listening to their enthusiastic comments at the end of your holiday about the place and the time you spent here. It was a great pleasure meeting you all and we're looking forward to see you again!
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5

Wonderful Villa, Wonderful Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic 2 week holiday at Villa Henri. The villa was very spacious for 4x adults and 4x children under 9 and was immaculate. The pool was clean and well maintained, as were the garden and terrace areas. It was great to meet the owners on arrival Sara and Lee, they made us feel very welcome, gave us a tour of the villa and lots of information about the area and the town itself. We truly enjoyed our stay visiting local river beaches, Canoeing, wine tasting and even the Aquapark as a treat for the children. We loved the Friday evening Festival in town, can't imagine a better way to spend a Friday night and the Saturday market is a must. There are 3 Supermarkets close by, one walking distance and Lidl & Carrefour within 5 mins drive. The Villa and area really does have something to offer anyone. It was perfect for our family holiday. Thank you very much for a holiday to remember.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for your review! I’m so pleased that Villa Henri worked well for both families. It's great to hear about your holiday adventures. I'm very impressed how many places you managed to visit and experience during your holiday, I think you did all you planned for the two weeks and maybe even more. We’re definitely voting you the ‘most organized active’ group of the year. :) It was very nice to meet you all and I hope to welcome you back one day!
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5

Perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a very relaxing week at Villa Henri. The villa was perfect for us - an extended family group of 9; with many spaces for the older ones to escape for some peace when needed. It is very well equipped and our grand daughters loved the pool. The location is great as it is in a residential area but only a short 8-10 minute walk into the centre of this beautiful town. Can't wait to return - thanks Sara!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie for your nice review! I enjoyed meeting you and your lovely family. I'm very happy that you had a great holiday here and both the location and the layout of the villa and grounds worked well for your 3 generation group. Your grand children are adorable! :) Thank you again for looking after the Villa Henri so well and for being such lovely guests. You're welcome to return any time!
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5

Great villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a great villa with all facilities and it’s in a great position for sea, town and countryside. We had a fabulous holiday and I recommend it happily! On arrival everything was very clean and the welcome we got from Sara the owner was amazing. She told us all we needed to know and all the things to see and do.

One advice – the bed mattresses are different hardnesses and Sara explained this is deliberate. We forgot to check this out so my husband and I decided to move after the first night. On the second night we slept like babies, so if you like quite hard mattress don’t forget this before you choose which room to sleep in!

The best French villa we’ve stayed in so far. Hope this is useful to you and have a nice holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, well-equipped villa in beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in late July/early August 2014 and loved it. There were 7 in our party, me, husband, children of 7, 4 and 1, and grandparents. We've stayed in many villas over the past few years and this one is particularly lovely. Sara is a very kind and conscientious owner and the villa is extremely well-equipped. It is spacious, light and very nicely furnished in a traditional French style. There is everything you could need. The outside space is not huge but is so well organised that it feels much bigger. The pool is a good size and there are several very lovely places to sit outside. It is a short walk from the wonderful town centre where there is tonnes to do. One of the best things is that Sara includes the cleaning charge in her costs which completely removed stress from our leaving date. We would thoroughly recommend Villa Henri to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure for me to accommodate this lovely family! I'm always interested to get feedback from my guests, and it's so nice to hear that once again Villa Henri worked really well for a three-generation group. I always try to think of all kind of groups when equipping/improving the villa each year, so it gives me an enormous encouragement and energy-boost to my work. :) Thank you to this nice family also for the comments in my villa's guestbook, I was really moved! A separate BIG thank you for the review Katherine, because I know it takes time and effort to do that. I know that many people would like to do what you did, but I also understand that everyone leads busy lives and don't get around to it. Thank you so much for taking the trouble!
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5

Very nice villa and a very good holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice place for a holiday and we would definitely return.

The villa itself is large, very clean and comfortable and it’s in a fabulous location. The pool was great and we spent a lot of time in and around it. Likewise the built-in barbecue which was popular with my husband!

Last year we stayed further north near Ales, the weather wasn’t so good and we felt a little bit cut off. Being further south this year was much better even if it was a bit more expensive. It was worth the extra, definitely.

All the booking admin and payments were smooth and the owners checked us in themselves. They’re a very warm and friendly couple and they gave us all we needed in terms of advice, recommendations, etc.

Facilities were all as described and it’s a well-equipped villa. We didn’t need to buy anything during our stay except a replacement lilo, because the kids wrecked one of the ones provided!

For the kids (6, 7 and 9) it was a dream. They adored the pool and also the ping-pong table and games room and there were lots of activities and beaches to take them to in the area. We only went out for dinner in the centre of town on two nights and the villa owners recommended and booked both of these for us. They were both excellent.

Pezenas is full of cafes, bars, restaurants, all the historic architecture is wonderful and gives a nice atmosphere generally. Don’t bother with the Tourist Office though unless you speak fluent French! Fortunately Sara has a great tourism folder in the villa.

Anyway we had a fabulous late summertime break and we’d definitely recommend this villa and the town and region for a family holiday. 5 stars from us!

Charlie, Sophie & Family, London

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlie and Sophie, You were very nice guests and I'm so pleased you had a great time at Villa Henri! It's also good to know that my tourism folder is useful ! Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts - it means a lot to me. You're welcome back any time! Kind regards, Sara
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Location

From the Owner

8 years ago we chose to live in Pezenas simply because it's the most desirable town in the Languedoc region. Pezenas is 5 minutes from the motorway, 20 minutes from Beziers airport, 60 minutes from 3 other airports, and it's alive all year round. It's 20 minutes from the beaches, mountains, rivers and lakes. If you love beautiful countryside, medieval architecture, warm weather, swimming, vineyards and wine, french restaurants and cafes, art, history, culture, and outdoor activities, you'll love staying at Villa Henri for your vacation!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beziers at 29 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Hotel Le Saint Germain at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Sete at 38 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Le Domaine de Lavagnac at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Beziers at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Pezenas at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Hotel Le Saint Germain at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Les Angles at 150 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Meze at 19 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Villa Henri is situated in a quiet part of the popular mediaeval town of Pézenas in the South of France. It's only a gentle walk to the supermarket or local café (2 minutes).

Pézenas is beautiful - full of cobbled and historic mediaeval streets, bars, restaurants, shops, cinema and theatre - and it's surrounded by vineyards!

We're 20 minutes from the sandy Mediterranean beaches and fabulous lakes and rivers. Montpellier, Nimes, Carcassonne, Narbonne, Marseille, Perpignan are all close. The nearest airports and train stations are within 20 minutes.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
9 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£653
for 7 nights
£653
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year 2016/2017
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,105
for 7 nights
£1,105
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£745
for 7 nights
£745
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£837
for 7 nights
£837
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£837
for 7 nights
£837
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
20 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,273
for 7 nights
£1,273
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,076
for 7 nights
£2,076
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,587
for 7 nights
£2,587
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,127
for 7 nights
£2,127
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Autumn
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,298
for 7 nights
£1,298
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£703
for 7 nights
£703
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Autumn
21 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£561
for 7 nights
£561
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas + New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,105
for 7 nights
£1,105
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning villa and pool £100
Pet Fee £42
Refundable Damage Deposit £670

The rates shown are for the smallest size of group for whole weeks of 7 nights. The prices are slightly more for mid-sized and the largest group size. If this affects you I'll tell you the correct rate when you contact me.
If you would like to stay in a comfortable and spacious villa in a quiet part of a famous mediaeval town, with easy access to shops, restaurants, cafes, beaches, rivers and mountains, and many tourist attractions, then Villa Henri might suit you perfectly!
Being in Pezenas means being in a top location and you will not be facing a 10 minute car journey just to get a pint of milk or a croissant!

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Facilities

From the Owner

Spacious villa with private pool, quiet location, walking distance from centre of mediaeval Pezenas with shops, cafes, restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, cinema, theatre, etc. Very comfortable and clean. Friendly owners living in the region.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 160 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Extra shower room - Shower Enclosure
  • Extra WC - Toilet
  • There are three shower-rooms in total, two of these have a WC and there is also a separate WC, making Villa Henri very flexible for large families or groups of friends. One of the shower-rooms is ensuite. Hair dryers are provided, as are hand towels. Bath towels and beach towels can be provided at an extra charge.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are five bedrooms, four of them have double beds and one has two single beds. All of them are a good size. The Master Bedroom Suite has a seating area and double doors to the balcony, where there's a table and 2 chairs. It also has a private door to the Reading/Drinks Room. The bedrooms all have wardrobes and bedside tables and all bed linen is provided. Large groups have also used the Reading/Drinks Room as an extra bedroom. I have more single beds and travel cots, which can be added to the villa for an extra charge. One bedroom is on the ground floor - it's a double with an ensuite. The other four bedrooms are upstairs and are all doubles, which gives you maximum flexibility. Everything is very clean, as you would expect!

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The private pool has a splash alarm and fencing and is suitable for children. There are three terrace areas with garden furniture and sunloungers, perfect for relaxing in the sun! There's also a large built-in barbecue. The upstairs Reading/Drinks Room has doors out onto a balcony where you can enjoy a cup of espresso in the morning or aperitifs in the evening. The mountains are in the distance and the balcony looks down onto the olive and palm trees and barbecue area in the front garden. The living room is comfortably furnished with sofas, English satellite TV and there is a nice dining room with a solid wood table. There's also a fully-equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer, oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, etc. There's also a cupboard containing the washing machine. The property is walled, fenced, and gated.

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