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The villa is for up to 6 guests in three bedrooms, one bedroom with twin beds, and two double bedrooms (one with an en suite bathroom). A second bathroom is next to the other double bedroom. A large sitting room/open plan kitchen has two double french windows opening out onto the large covered terrace which is perfect for outside eating. The kitchen is fully equipped with dish washing machine, cooker, hob, microwave etc. There is a private swimming pool next to the terrace. The pool is in the sun all day. Sun loungers, BBQ. Private, enclosed parking for two cars plus one space outside the gates.
Our website links are at the bottom of this page (below "Facilities").
The photo gallery above is for both houses, Merlot is the top row and Syrah is the bottom row.
More visitor reviews can be seen via the link "About Ann Brown" below this text. Both our houses are in a quiet road on the edge of Aumes, a village overlooking the Herault valley, each house has its own private pool and garden.Not far from Pezenas, Montagnac and the sea. Aumes is wondeful little village, in the countryside and surrounded by vineyards and woods and so the villa really is great for days out where walking and cycling is easy and safe. Fully equipped to “Home Standard” with one double en-suite bedroom and two bedrooms with two single beds in each and a family bathroom You have your own private pool. Fully equipped kitchen for comfortable living, large covered outside entertainment/dining area with BBQ. Mediterranean garden. Choice of over 20 restaurants and pavement cafés within 20 minutes, 10 min to Pezenas,15km to the picturesque fishing ports of Meze and Bouzigues, famous for their sea-food, and the Mediterranean sea with its blue flag beaches.
For information about the house and more photographs, follow the link at the bottom of this page for the website. We have have made it as complete as possible to give our visitors a better idea of the house, ourselves and the area. We live in the village and will be happy to contribute ideas to help make your holiday as enjoyable as possible, if you wish us to.
You will be about 25 minutes from the Mediterranean with its many 'Blue Flag' beaches. The nearest beaches are around Meze or Marseillan Plage, although the whole coastline is accessible and the beaches sandy. The beach at Rochlongue is ideal for younger children, having a gradual slope into the sea, and being protected by a breakwater, there are rocky pools in which to play and easy access by car. Staying in Aumes will allow you to take advantage of a wonderfully diverse region of France which embraces the real spirit of France.
We have lived in this area since 1981.
Your nearest town,Pezenas, 10 minutes from Aumes and probably the most well known market town in the area where most of the houses date from the 17th century.
The Saturday market is a must, it takes over the town center. Local produce including an impressive organic farmers market.
The whole of the old town, which has officially been classified as part of the French National Heritage is original, and it is as it was when Moliere and his theatrical company used to live here. Throughout the 17th century, to be near the governors of the Languedoc province, the aristocracy built impressive private mansions with inner courtyards and gardens. Called the Little Versailles, Pezenas has a wide range of arts and crafts, restaurants and visits.
Aumes is great,lying between mountains and sea, beaches are only twenty minutes drive away.
You will find plenty to keep the whole family occupied and happy. Most things are available in the shops, entertainment is what you would expect from an area which mixes old and new cultures. It’s all here, you only need to visit the tourist office and you will to find all you need to enjoy your stay. In the house book you will find all sorts of information and ideas and a visitors book to let you know what others have done on their holiday.
From your holiday villa you will be able to travel to Spain and back in one day, maybe visiting the Salvador Dali museum, or even staying overnight in Barcelona and visiting the amazing Gaudi Cathedral.
There are dozens of visits to make. The Camargue with its black bulls, white horses and flamingos are close, you will be able to go on safari in a 4x4 with a guide. The upper Hérault river has one way canoeing. You can visit Carcasonne, a walled town with huge battlements and turrets, a really romantic setting.
Most villages have their own market day, perfect to buy a baguette, some cheese and relax.
Before Aumes we spent 10 years living in Pezenas, where the first 5 years were spent renovating a large farmhouse with three holiday apartments plus our own.
Our son Oliver has always lived here and after studying wine production now works with Vin de Pays D'Oc (an organisation for independent growers). Ann has also completed a full time wine course.
In the UK Ann was a dental nurse and John had a boatyard.
We enjoy our life here, run the houses together and spend our leisure time visiting the area, particularly the coastal regions.
Ann Brown purchased this villa in 2004
Aumes is not far from Pezenas and so we knew it already. It's a village away from hustle and bustle of everyday life and yet within easy reach of all we need. There's a village grocery shop, small post office and town hall. Walks in the country are all around the village and are easy for beginners and little people alike. In the village there are fresh eggs and fruits like apricots and cherries when in season.
Bigger shops are in Montagnac and Pezenas
As a location for holidays or living all year round Aumes is perfect for visiting every part of the region. We are able to have days out in Spain, go into the hills for hiking, or visit the coastal fishing villages for sea-food and sunbathing. The cities of Montpellier and Beziers are within easy reach. This area is renowned for fetes and of festivals. In the summer months there is invariably an evening event with music and food to go to. Looking at our visitors book we cansee that our guests enjoy the region as well!
Thanks john, we've had a lovely week in Aumes. Highlights for me have been the day out to Carcassonne, the best castle in France by far, and also a visit to to one of my favourite vineyards in the area - Prieuré Saint Jean de Bebian, amazing wine.The nine locks at Beziers are well worth a visit. as well.
Our favourite beach was Portiragnes, very clean and not too crowded.
The local towns of Pezenas, Meze and Montagnac are lovely. Would recommend La Barque Bleue in Meze for seafood and Le Jardin d'Helena in Montagnac, very friendly and great food. The villa has been lovely, a wonderful place to chill out when it gets too hot!
All the best.
A fantastic villa in a quiet village near historic pezenas . Owners extremely helpful, and pleasant . On arrival the property was very clean and a wonderful home made cake was awaiting us. The pool was fantastic for dipping in and out on the extremely hot days. Every thing was there to make it a truly relaxing holiday.
Had a wonderful holiday in Syrah. The house was big with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The area is beautiful and peaceful. It would have been nice to have had an outdoor shower so that we didnt have to drip through the house before going in the pool and air conditioning in all of the bedrooms (or ceiling fans) would have been great. Overall though it was a wonderful place to stay and holiday and would love to go back. Thanks ann and john.
Lovely location, very well equiped and clean
Outside area was lovely to relax and cool down in the pool.
Lovely beaches within 45 mins driving would recommend valras and Cap d'agde which also has a waterpark
Definatwly would visit again
Arriving at the villa after a long journey was amazing. Perfectly private but with a quite village location was just as we had hoped. The villa was immaculate and a freshly baked cake waiting for us was very welcome. The children loved having access to their own pool (which had a very effect safety alarm fitted). A1 accommodation.
Had an excellent stay at the villa. Villa is perfect,; well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. John and Ann are excellent hosts and helped us during our stay. Aumes is centrally located for all major locations in the area including good beaches and major attractions. The villa has an excellent pool and is tucked away in a quiet location. We hope to return soon.
We had a great time staying in Aumes. The village is really nice and friendly with a village shop where you can have a coffee and croissant in the square (very pretty, very French!).
The house was very well equipped, very clean and had everything we needed. The pool was just by the terrace and was in the sun most of the day. There are some lovely places to visit, the scenery is beautiful. The beaches between Sete and Cap D'Agde are excellent for picnics and bathing. We visited Pezenas market and old the town, Carcassonne and Aigues Mortes.
We were sad to leave but hopefully we will come back.
Thanks Ann and John for providing a lovely house for our holiday.