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La Belle Cour - Charming Home in a Medieval Seaside Village

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,116 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House, 3/4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Nestled in the winding streets of the medieval village of Vias (two km. from sandy Vias Beach and 5 km. from Agde and the Vias/Agde train or airport), La Belle Cour is comprised of two delightful early 19th century village houses which have been beautifully restored, retaining original beams and deep stone walls, and now form one property, set around a charming private courtyard. This flowery and quiet courtyard with a built-in barbecue, ancient stone sink, and comfortable table and chairs is an inviting place to relax at any hour of the day or night.

From the courtyard, French doors open into a living room/dining room with traditional beamed ceiling. On the same floor is the bright and cheerful kitchen, with a window opening out on the courtyard, fully equipped with all you need to prepare anything from the simplest to more adventurous gourmet meals!

From the living room, a sturdy spiral staircase leads to two upstairs bedrooms and bathroom. Two additional bedrooms and a bathroom are reached from a stairway in the courtyard.

A perfect base to explore the fascinating Languedoc region, the friendly little village of Vias is surrounded by rolling hectares of vineyards, yet is just minutes from long sandy beaches to the south, historic towns such as Pezenas and Beziers to the north, and interesting day trips in every direction. All necessary amenities (including the best bakery just around the corner, and restaurants from simple to elegant) are steps away.

Keywords: Village House

More Details

Owner
Anne Woodyard
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2017

About Anne Woodyard

We fell in love with this charming property and the village when we first visited, and stayed in the property which was then a B & B. Through the years we've enjoyed it with our extended family and friends, and we love hearing stories from those who stay there - Vias is a marvelous place in which to enjoy the south of France!

Anne Woodyard purchased this townhome in 2004

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of 7 (3 from Texas and 4 from Hong Kong) had a wonderful time in this beautiful spot in Vias. We ate every meal in our little courtyard and made multiple trips to the bakery every day. We loved every minute of it and can't wait to go back!
May 2010
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Location

Nearest Airport
5.3 Kilometres
Béziers Cap d'Agde
Nearest Barpub
in the village
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Vias
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
in the village
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Vias Plage
Car: recommended

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Vias in Hérault

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1116 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Connects to bedroom 3 - pass through to access bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sitting room/bedroom is between bedroom 2 and bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , One bed slides under the other - suitable for young people
  • Bedroom 4 is the top room in the house, with big windows partially curtained.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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La Belle Cour - Charming Home in a Medieval Seaside Village
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 18 reviews
Sweden
5

Wonderful La Belle Cour

  • 5 of 5

I visitied La Belle Cour with my husband and friends - We had a just wonderful holiday. We enjoy to cook as an alternative of visiting the great cafés and restaurents on the square, three steps away from the house. In La Belle Cour we could find everything we wished for regarding kitchen householdequipment (not least the great built in barbeque grill in the courtyard). The two apartments are united by a wonderful inner courtyard - Perfect to eat breakfast, enyoy a glass of wine (or two.. ;) ) after visiting the beach or just relaxing with a good book. I am dreaming about it as I write - We want to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kalamazoo, MI United States
5

Authentic, rustic, charming

  • 5 of 5

Would return in a heartbeat. Our stay at La Belle Cour was everything I had imagined and more. Everything we needed was available in the rental. It was clean, well stocked and provided all our needs. Ability to purchase anything we needed was easy due to the close location of the grocery stores, wine shop, bakery and pastry shops. Cafes and resturantes were plenty in the plaza and the ability to experience the evening activities in the town square at night was priceless. The owners were extremely responsive and eager to assure our stay was wonderful. I would recommend this rental without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA USA
5

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  • 5 of 5

Like living with the locals as a travel writer likes to say. La Belle Cour is right in the heart of town. Close to the patisserie, the church, the shops, the restaurants – all a couple of blocks away. Parking is in a lot around the corner where we always found space. Touring sites are within an hours drive. Vias Beach is close by. The best beach, though, is the secluded beach at Vieux Cap d’Agde.

This 3 story house, off a narrow alley, is spacious with a nice size kitchen with every convenience, comfortable living/dining area, 2 main bedrooms (with additional beds and sofa beds in adjoining rooms) and 2 bathrooms Very comfortable beds!. You enter through a delightful courtyard with outdoor sink, barbeque, table and chairs. Included in the house are a clothes washer (much appreciated), a dryer (big surprise) and wifi (very convenient). And then there is a narrow spiral staircase which is a challenge if you are tall, large or past the age of adventure. Doable because, after all, you are on vacation.

Just like home, you can be entertained by the TV, DVD or travel books about the surrounding area. There is a walking route of the town that we were unable to take. I would encourage one to go and get a feel for the past. There is nothing like immersing yourself in your surroundings. Just two of us rented but it would accommodate two couples or two families with children.

The best part of the week was the Wednesday and Saturday markets just 10 steps away. Saturday was extremely crowded but all the more fun because of it. Have you ever seen mounds of olives? Huge pans of paella? Yes, we ate well.

We found everyone we met very friendly and welcoming. Our morning hangout was the Festival Patisserie for the best beurre croissants and café au lait. L’Amandine Restaurant in the square was a treat. Big, beautiful and delicious salads, pasta, huge shrimp, breast of duck, etc, etc, etc,

The south of France is very different from the rest of the country. Very much influenced by Italy and Spain. Well worth a visit when La Belle Cour makes it a pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thailand
5

Belle Cour + Languedoc = Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion in Vias with La Belle Cour as our base and had a marvelous time. Vias and the surrounding towns are absolutely stunning. It seems that any road takes you to beautiful countryside and beautiful towns.

Vias is small and easily explored (even by the older people in our family) but has many opportunities for great food and wine. A week in the house and in Vias with family makes one rethink how to spend one's life.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2010
  • Date of Stay: October 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
5

Our family of 5 stayed at...

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed at La Belle Cour for a week

this summer and had a wonderful time. There was

plenty of space and we enjoyed nearly all of our

meals out in the courtyard. We loved the little

village of Vias and it's market , the bakery just a

few doors away was the best we found in France,

and the nearby beaches were great.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2009
  • Date of Stay: August 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guildford, England
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

La Belle Cour was a lovely and relaxing place to stay - more like a home than holiday accommodation. I stayed in August 2008 with a group which included 2 children and there really was something for everyone in the surrounding area. The bakeries just round the corner made even breakfast a treat and we all really enjoyed the walking tour of Vias.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2009
  • Date of Stay: January 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Vias, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low 2017-2018
1 Oct 2017 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£661
for 7 nights
£661
 
 
Summer 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£837
for 7 nights
£837
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£792
for 7 nights
£792
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £186.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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