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Luxury accommodation with lush, private courtyard garden and pool.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Exceptional 400 yr old restored Vigneron’s Hse in medieval wine village. Close to rivers, gorges, sea & amenities. Ideal location for families/friends/couples.

Spacious, high quality accommodation spread across a carefully restored Vigneron's house, facing a lush, very private courtyard garden, with mature trees, plants, flowers and plunge pool that wraps around an ancient barn. Just relax and soak up the French way of life, or alternatively stroll 3 minutes down the road to a Café wine bar called 'Dame Jane', selling light meals, wines, local cheeses, honey and charcuterie. You can also order your bread from here for the next day. There is also another local bar/restaurant called the 'Bel Air' and at least 3 wine producers in the village offering wine tastings.

The property comfortably sleeps up to 8 people with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 lounges arranged across separate areas. There is a stunning upstairs terrace for outside dining that looks down over the garden, or the whole group can comfortably eat inside in an atrium lounge-kitchen. The accommodation is arranged over two floors offering privacy for families or friends sharing the gite. There is Wi-Fi and a TV with wide selection of DVD’s.

The accommodation makes an ideal base to explore the Languedoc (a quieter, untouched 'Provence') and is 20 minutes from spectacular rivers and gorges and 40 minutes from the coast, where you can find beach restaurants and bars year round. There are also many wonderful local restaurants in the vicinity serving superb local sourced food. Alternatively you can eat in one of the many seafood restaurants along the coast

The area is an excellent location for walking, bird-watching and many other outdoor pursuits and for the more energetic, the area offers, canoeing, golf, horse-riding, mountain biking, go-carting, paint ball, off road cycling and adventure parks nearby. There are numerous markets in the surrounding villages and towns and the renaissance town of Pezenas is 20 minutes away. If there's time, consider a visit to the historic quarter of Montpellier (1 hour), or the Roman amphitheatre at Nimes (1 hour 40 mins). The Languedoc offers a wealth of places to visit from Cathar castles, Roman towns, the Canal du Midi, coastal villages, local markets and wonderful beaches.

Last but not least, the region has been consistently voted one of the most exciting wine regions of France offering many opportunities to taste and buy a wide range of wines directly from the Domaines and Co-operatives.

More Details

Helen le May
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Helen le May

We moved to France in November 2002 with our son Christopher and added a black Labrador called Ella, on New Year's eve of the same year. Over the years we have had enormous fun not only renovating our 400yr old winemakers house and gite, with all its history (and challenges !), but also discovering the richness of the area and people. We have also enjoyed being part of a village with its many local fetes and seeing our son grow up in another culture.

Helen le May purchased this house in 2002

Why Helen le May chose Bedarieux area

We chose the Languedoc, a quieter unspoilt version of Provence, after falling in love with its diversity of landscape and beauty; fabulous beaches, rolling hills, waterfalls and rivers and Mediterranean coastline and vineyards as far as the eye can see.

Living in Faugeres in the heart of the AOC wine region has given us the chance to get to know some lovely Vignerons and to hear their individual stories of wine making ... and of course the chance to taste a wide variety of delicious local wines ! We love the laid back lifestyle, the 300+ days of sunshine and a location which gives us access to Spain and the Pyrennes, just 2 hours away.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy a timeless way of life in the tranquillity of a beautiful courtyard garden and pool. Visit the many local markets to buy fresh produce to cook at home, or buy wonderful seafood along the Etang de Thau.

The gite has been carefully restored and we have tried to retain much of its original charm and character. The property is well laid out over two floors, giving plenty of privacy for everyone. Whether for one or two families or a group of friends sharing, there is a lovely dining terrace off the kitchen or there are two lower terraces around the pool for everyone to gather.

Within easy reach of cool rivers and waterfalls, Cathar castles, Roman towns, the Canal du Midi, the Med, wine Domaines and Chateaux - we love the fact that there's something for everyone !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Faugères in Herault

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Private bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower and wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower and wc. Shared family bathroom to bedroom 3 and 4 with bath/shower over, wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen sized bed with French doors to mini courtyard. Bedroom 2 with two standard single beds. Bedroom 3 with queen sized bed. Bedroom 4 with one standard single bed and one IKEA children's bed (up to age 6/7) suitable for 1 adult, 1 teenager and 1 small child or 2 children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Notes on accommodation: Suitable for couples and/or families, although there are steps. The 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 lounges have been arranged to give families or friends sharing the property, a good level of privacy, whilst also providing communal space for everyone. Parking is available 30m from the property. Outside: The property has a secluded courtyard garden with old stone walls and an abundance of plants, shrubs and flowers. There is a plunge/swimming pool and a variety of shaded or open areas from which to enjoy the garden, including 3 seperate terraces. Sunloungers and deckchairs are provided. Utility Room: Washing machine, gas bottle for stove, small drying rack. Ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Property is cleaned on changeover day or weekly for rentals of more than 2 weeks. Beach towels are available on request. Other: Lower level lounge with sofa bed, coffee table, TV, DVD, books and board games. WIFI available


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


The perfect holiday location!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived following a 2 hour car journey on a very hot July afternoon. Initially, we were unsure exactly where the property was on the road but we were greeted by Helen's friend who led us through a gate in the wall into an amazing courtyard garden with pool which certainly has the wow factor. The house, which appears quite small from the outside, is spacious and welcoming and has everything you could possibly need for your holiday.

We tended to go out in the mornings and return to the house in the afternoon to laze around the pool; the garden is private ,quiet and a suntrap so the shaded areas of the garden were very welcome. The shaded upstairs terrace was where we ate most of our meals including breakfast every morning - there aren't many shops in the village but there is a bar which sells fresh croissants and baguette - don't leave it too late though as they only carry a small amount!

There is plenty to do in the area, the coast is only about 40 mins away, Serignan beach is lovely. We had a great day out kayaking at Roquebrun - remember to take a change of clothes as you will get wet!. A must is Pezenas, where throughout July and August they hold a night fete on a Friday evening, you can sample the local wines and food from market stalls in the main street and you can then explore the town walking through the narrow streets and see the work of local artisans as the shops are open till midnight.

A fabulous holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Village house

  • 5 of 5

We had a chilled rosé waiting for us upon arrival in one of the hotest days this summer. The house has all you need to make a great vacation, in the house and in the surrounding area. Great for two familys or for one family with kids that want their privacy.

Helen is simply a great host!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time Faugeres at Helens gite. Helen couldn't have been more attentive, the best host I've ever experienced - by far!! She couldn't do enough for us & is so lovely.

We were blown away by how beautiful the gite was, the garden is perfect for relaxing around the pool with a glass of wine in hand :) & has lots of shady areas to avoid the hotter times of day.

If you love wine tasting, this is the perfect region, there are endless vineyards & Vigneron's! We came home with car full of wine!!!

For anyone considering booking Helen's gite - BOOK IT!! I can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Secret Garden Paradise

  • 5 of 5

First impressions - step through the gate and you enter a tranquil garden perfectly created to spend hours relaxing, sitting, swimming or just watching the wildlife. Truly peaceful. Then enter the house which is extensive with plenty rooms, areas to eat and enjoy slowing down. Plenty of equipment in the gite for cooking, as well as washing machine etc. Would highly recommend a visit to Dame Jane as cafe/shop at the end of the road.. The food is restaurant quality. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting France and the owner is extremely lovely and helpful which is an added bonus!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic and wonderfully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time staying here, the house is beautifully clean and well thought out.The courtyard garden and pool are private and provide areas of sunshine and shade all day. Helen is the most friendly and helpful owner and we all enjoyed our holiday very much. I would happily recommend staying here as there is plenty of interest for all ages. We hope to visit again. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Kate for the lovely comments ! I'm very happy that you enjoyed your time in Faugeres !
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For authenticity lovers

  • 5 of 5

Summer  approaches and we are so happy to come back to Faugères for the sixth time. My parents who fell in love with the house and the region will be joining us as usual. Since the house have practically two apartments they bring now their own guests. We miss so much the house and its lush and shaded garden, dinner on the terrace and relaxing  in the pool  at the end of the day and Lili is thrilled to come back to continue her swimming lessons, Pony riding and visiting the safari at Sigean.

Faugeres is just the right place for us between mountain and sea. We love to go to the beach but also to lake Vailhan and river swimming at Roquebrun, and canoeing for those who love the thrill.

There are so many markets we can recommend so we don't know even where to start, maybe the one in Narbonne or Clermont l'Herault or Lézignan-Corbières but even smaller ones like Saint-Chinian or Capstang and of course eating moules and crustacé at Marseillan port. Last year we discovered a new museum in Serignan but lets not forget the museums in Sete or Lodeve.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon and we thank you for the warm and attentive welcome you always  reserve us .

Yaniv Yael and the girls

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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13 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
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15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Payments: deposit of 35% with booking, balance 10 weeks prior to arrival. We also require a refundable security deposit of £250 payable in cash on arrival. This security deposit (or part thereof) will be returned to you on the day of departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday change over. Please depart by 10am and arrivals are between 4pm and 7pm.

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