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Delightful Villa With Panoramic Views, Private Pool And Tranquillity



Updated: 13-Aug-2016
Villa near Neffies / Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc Roussillon - Truly Wonderful Location, Just Mins From Village Centre, Close To Historic Pezenas And Beaches

Charming, fully air-conditioned 3 bedroom villa with private pool, large grounds and panoramic views across the vineyards. Just 3 minutes walk into the charming, traditional french village of Neffies and only 20 minutes to the Mediterranean beaches. The popular village of Neffies lies just minutes from the famous historic and artistic town of Pezenas, and yet is also close to the numerous beautiful National Parks and the fun and thrills of miles of sandy beaches.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, Dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We really did not want to go home. Everyone was so friendly and the local restaurant was outstanding" Charles and Penny from London.

"So close to everything - yet so private just perfecft for us and our children" - Peter Sarah and the boys from Taunton.

"What a really fantastic villa with views to die for" - Geraldine and John from York.
Dec 2008
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Fragrant Gem of a Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have visited the Languedoc region many times, year after year, and now seem to have found the perfect villa. Wonderful views over the countryside from the villa’s elevated location, a short walk to a quaint village and a short drive to a supermarket (SuperU at Roujan) and a 20 minutes ride to beautiful Pezenas. If you like mountains try visiting Olargues and Roquebrun, these villages are very charming. Valras Plage has a superb family beach and many excellent little seaside restaurants.

La Pinede is very spacious and tastefully furnished with charming quilts hanging on walls and the kitchen has everything a cook needs (from A as in avocado slicer to Z as in lemon zester!), we have never seen such a well equipped holiday villa, I guess that’s why they say “home from home”. The insect screens are invaluable and the air conditioning is appreciated when the temperatures hit 100 degrees! A pool alarm is a legal requirement in France, but perhaps a little chat with the pool man can give you a clue. The mediterranean garden is a delight, such fragrance from roses, lavender and honeysuckle all growing in abundance.

We can only endorse other guests’ comments and would also highly recommend this villa. What a pity it is not available next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you very much for your review. Happy to read you enjoyed your stay. Chris and Betsy
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Sint michielsgestel

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa La Pinède for the past three years. The villa suits

us very well. It’s an ideal place to stay with family or friends, as

the villa has separate sleeping areas and two complete bathrooms. We are fervent cyclists and love the fact that we can cycle starting from the house immediately into the country site.

The villa is spacious, quiet, clean and well-equipped. It is located

on the edge of a French village with a bakery, grocery, bar, and two

restaurants in walking distance.

We hope to get back soon!

J. van Helvoort

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments. Chris en Betsy
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Aberdeen, Scotland


  • 5 of 5

Our recent two weeks holiday at La Pinède was everything we hoped and more. We were greeted with warm temps and sunshine Neffiès style. This is a gem of a villa for all reasons - private location with beautiful views, fully furnished and superbly equipped, lovely grounds with wrap around deck for outdoor dining and relaxing, plus the swimming pool. The bright spacious kitchen is a cooks dream and overlooks the pool. The two full bathrooms are a big plus. Loved the oversize Italian shower in the main bathroom! The Wifi, TV and DVD all met our needs well. The owners pride and attention to detail in making it “a home away from home” is appreciated. They have thought of everything, from quality bedding and towels, to games for the children! We especially enjoyed the “allo, allo” greeting when the village announcer shares the local news and events. How authentic is that! Neffiès is steeped in history and we enjoyed our sightseeing walks through the quaint town. Trips to the bakery for croissants and baguettes were a daily treat. Would highly recommend the local restaurants – reservations a must. At Le Very’table, food cooked to perfection and nicely presented. The Saturday market at Pézenas is impressive and worth a visit. We can’t recommend this family friendly, comfortable villa highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Norma for taking the time to post this review. We hope to have you as guests again. Best wishes, Chris and Betsy
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Le petit paradis

  • 5 of 5

I spent a most enjoyable week with my 9-year old daughter and my parents at Villa la Pinede and its peaceful surroundings. Perfect for us - not far from the sea or mountains, and many other worth visiting sites.

Villa La Pinede provides plenty of information about what to do in its Information book and folders.

La Pinede is a great place to leave from for a bike ride, a run or a walk in the surrounding vineyards and hills.

What a beauty!

The house is very comfortable and well equipped for multiple families or couples as it has separate bed- with bathrooms.

We loved the garden – a nice quiet setting for a perfect & relaxing experience. Villa La Pinede, THE perfect location for any generation to relax. Still amazed by the space around the villa where you always can find a place to sit and relax in sun or shade.

Thank you Chris and Betsy for sharing your Villa for us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom

Great potential but needs to try harder

  • 2 of 5

A potentially idyllic location in a cul de sac with pretty views of vinyards.

This potential would be fully realised if the swimming pool siren alarm didn't screech 2-3 times every 24 hours for no apparent reason and if a local retailer (supermarket) didn't promote its special offers by loudspeaker from a car twice a day every day.

In general, the villa is well equipped. It is true that there is satellite tv but you will need to be or speak Dutch to appreciate it. The owner is Dutch and that seems to have determined her choice of tv package. It is regrettable this wasn't made clear in the villa specification. The owner says this was a mistake but it could easily have been rectified by a simple instruction to the installers or agent.

There is a broadband connection but it kept failing until I finally managed, after several phone calls, to persuade the managing agent to make it work properly and remain connected. You have to get past the female partner by being terribly nice, as if you are asking for a very big favour, otherwise she will respond as if you are imposing on her.

Do note that if you have an MP3 rather than an IPhone you can't play your music through the audio set-up. So bring earphones.

The insect screens are a great idea, especially when dinner is served. It was for us a big selling point. It would have helped a lot if the insect screen for the French doors was repaired; it wouldn't stay rolled down and there is a 12" gap at the bottom for insects to get in.

Neffies is a sweet village and the main restaurant next door to the grocery store has a good chef, a relaxed ambience and a terrific view when sitting outside.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s unfortunate that Mr. Daniels couldn’t relax and enjoy his time at Villa La Pinède. Feedback from guests is very much appreciated and taken into consideration during our annual updating and upgrading of Villa la Pinède. We appreciate the level of service and support our managers provide to our guests, as they are always highly responsive. Chris &Betsy van Kessel
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From the Owner

It took us three summers to find our perfect house in Southern France: Villa la Pinède. Bright, spacious, in walking distance to a typical french village, and lots of privacy, that's what we wanted.

Activity and Interests


The nearest beaches are just 20 minutes away at either Cap d'Agde a town built around 7 marinas and 5 beaches - where the Richelieu beach is our favorite - this great beach is fun for all the family with lots of bars, shops and restaurants or try the "Corniche" this 12 kms stretch of sandy beach peninsula between Cap d'Agde and Sete - absolutely stunning. Alternatively Valras plage is only 30 minutes away -a lively family town with plenty of beach activities, shops bar and restaurants -great too


Beziers/Cap d'Agde - 20 minutes

Montpellier - 45 minutes

Perpignan - 1 hour 15 mins

Nimes - 1 hour 15 mins

Carcassonne - 1 hour 15 mins

Marseille - 2 hour

Toulouse - 2 hours 15 mins

Girona - 2 hours 15 mins


Pezenas - 10 minutes

Beziers - 20 minutes

Cap d'Agde - 20 minutes

Montpellier - 45 minutes

Lac du Salagou - 35 minutes

Carcassonne - 1 hour 15 minutes

Barcelona - 3 hours

Further Details:

The beautiful and historic village of Neffies just 5 minutes walk away offers a gourmet restaurant, an excellent and very popular cafe/bar, small supermarket, tabac - for newspapers etc, post office, bakery, hairdresser, and fine local wineries for "degustation" (wine tasting). Roujan - another popular village lies just 1.5 kms away and is know as the village with 2 of everything - 2 bars, 2 supermarkets, 2 bakeries, 2 butchers, pharmacy, 2 petrol stations ..........The vibrant town of Pezenas is only 10 minutes away, with a wide choice of excellent many colourful events and festivals and a fabulous saturday market - great fun for all the family.

Beziers - a historic town just 20 minutes away with its lovely tree lined boulevard Allee Paul Riquet,wonderful cathedral, the engineering feat -"les ecluses" a series of cascading locks and the canal du midi, a flower market on a friday and the famous "Feri" festival in August.

Canal du Midi is easily accessible at Beziers, Colombiers or Agde - this 240 kms canal stretches from the Atlantic Coast to mediterranean sea at Sete. Ideal for walking along the tow paths, cycling or fishing, or hire a boat for a day trip.

Carcassonne fortified city (1 hour 15 mins away)

The village of Roquebrun and the Orb vally (40 mins away) has sandy river.

St Guilhem le Desert - a perfect, hill top ,stone, Cathar village with shops restaurants etc- plus canoeing on the river Herault - 1 hour away

Lac du Salagou (Reservoir) just 35 mins away for fresh water swimming and sailing.

Gorges d' heric (30 mins away) wonderful walking and stunning views in the Languedoc National Park.

The mediterranean coastline Cap d'Agde etc(20 minutes away) with miles of sandy beaches, watersports, boat trips, marinas and fishing harbours- fish markets, water front cafes and restaurants, to sit people watch as the french know how to do so well.

Wine tasting - degustation - everywhere the La Croix Belle in Puissalicon is excellent - a personal favorite.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 10
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
29 Oct 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £267
final cleaning fee £89

Booking Notes:
To reserve your booking there is a 25% (non-refundable) deposit, the balance to be paid 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. There is also a refundable security deposit of €300 which is due with your final balance. During July and August preference will be given to guests booking 2 week holidays.

Changeover Day:
The rental week is from Saturday 4 pm to Saturday 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

A final cleaning fee of €100 will be deducted from security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with Italian shower, basin, wc. Bathroom 2 with bath and shower, basin, wc. Separate wc, basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen-size bed and air conditioning and panoramic views. Bedroom 2 with double bed and air conditioning and ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and air conditioning - garden views.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is fully air conditioned with individual units in each room. La Pinede is a single storey Villa surrounded by sun terraces and al fresco decks and gardens. La Pinede is suitable for children of all ages. Outside: La Pinede villa is situated at the top of a small hill with magnificent views. Once in the grounds there is ample parking for 6 cars. The mature Mediterranean gardens with cypress palms, olive trees, almond trees, lavender, rosemary, basil and wild thyme, grow in abundance, together with the woodland of Mediterranean pine - which gives the villa it's name "La Pinede". The wrap-around garden has a delightful pool with sun-loungers, tables and sun-umbrellas - the perfect place to relax, read a book drink a glass of local wine from the domaine at the end of the lane. La Pinede also has other 2 seating areas with dining tables and chairs for alfresco dining -be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. The grounds are secluded and peaceful - apart from the gentle buzzing of the bees collecting nectar from the lavender plants. Utility Room: Washing machine, sink, ironing board iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided (beach towels available). We can arrange for the linen/towels to be changed midstay at 15 euros per person, (by pre-arrangement and paid locally). Other: library room with books and games.

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