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Beautifully Restored 19th century Wine Maker's House With Private Pool And AC



Updated: 01-Jul-2016
Maison de Maitre in Causses-et-Veyran, Languedoc, France - Luxurious house with pool in quaint historic village at edge of Haut Languedoc National park,

Maison Gély is located in Causses et Veyran, a traditional medieval French village in the heart of the St Chinian wine region. Here you will awaken each day to the bells of the medieval church and the morning sounds of a sleepy French village. It always seems to be sunny. On two days during the week a vegetable stall is set up in the small square. Wine can be purchased from a number of small wineries in the village. The house was formerly a wine makers dwelling and has been lovingly restored with antique furniture, chandeliers and paintings providing a spacious 4 bedroom haven from which to explore the region. Maison Gély spans three floors and comprises 2 restful and spacious double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms with high quality linen and furnishings, a traditional fully equipped kitchen/dining room with French doors, an elegant living room evocative of the 19th century when the house was built, a very large cool family room and a utility room. The antique kitchen table can be extended to seat 12. The family room with large flat screen tv, dvd player is a perfect space for teenagers to unwind while adults relax in the restful living room. Three of the bathrooms are equipped with hydro shower cabins and the master bathroom is en-suite with a jacuzzi bath as well as shower. The house also has the benefit of air-conditioning, central heating, internet, television, private swimming pool complete with terrace garden area, fully equipped outdoor kitchen, barbecue, sun shower and WC combining the best in both outdoor and indoor living space. There are 2 outside areas where family meals can be held, in the side garden or on the pool terrace. A two minute walk from the house and one is in the vineyards with sweeping views from the hills over the surrounding area. The 10 minute drive from the house to nearby Roquebrun takes one through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Languedoc.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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2 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect base for family holiday

  • 4 of 5

The house was ideal for two families with 4 adults and 4 children (aged between 9 and 14). It is spacious and clean, with plenty of bathrooms and very comfortable beds. The outdoor kitchen and barbecue were ideal for catering al fresco and provided additional fridge space - always handy when catering for 8 people. The pictures are a good representation of the property. The living room is a lovely space in which to relax.

The location is quiet and peaceful, apart from the church bells which you get used to after a week! The local bar is a gem - perfect for a coffee, cool beer, ice cream or a three course meal. The owners were very welcoming, as were many of the locals.

From the house, there are a number of walks passing through vineyards and down to the river or up into the hills. For keen cyclists, there are a number of routes taking you out into the national park. The salt water pool was a perfect place to cool off.

The owner responded quickly to any queries and made sure that we were welcomed on arrival.

We had a great holiday here and would recommend the house to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect! High Quality Option.

  • 5 of 5

We were a family travelling with a 3 and 1 yr old, and an au pair, look for private villa on the edge of a village with its on pool in this area of France. We were looking for a viable option for a relaxing family holiday and this property exceeded our expectations. The owner was extremely helpful and accomodating and clearly is passionate about the property - it felt as though we were staying in someone's much cherished home. The bedrooms were very comfortable with modern, quality fixtures and fittings in all the bathrooms and good quality linens and towels. The kitchen was equally modern whilst the sitting room and all the features in the house retained their charming character. The pool was perfect! Beautifully refreshing for the hot weather but not too cold for our little ones. We really enjoyed staying in a village where we could walk to buy fresh bread and pastries in the morning or have a drink a decent meal at the relaxed local diner/bar. I would thoroughly recommend this property for all the reasons I've described before and it makes for a perfect base to explore the beautiful mountains or beaches nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Activity and Interests


The nearest Mediterranean beach is Valras Plage and is 30km from Causses et Veyran. There are a variety of restaurants, shops and a fun park in the area. Serignan Plage is very near Valras Plage but is quieter. Within 3 miles of the house is the river beach with swimming at Reals. The beautiful river Orb with its numerous beaches and swimming is close to the village and one can find many hidden beaches. The water is always impeccably clean.


1. London Stansted, Bournemouth, East Midlands, Glasgow to Carcassonne.

2. London/ Luton , Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh to Beziers

3. Leeds Bradford to Montpellier.

4. London Stansted/ Birmingham to Perpignan;

5. London /Dublin to Toulouse

car hire and taxis available at airports.


Beziers 20km. Roquebrun 8km. Murviel les Béziers 5km. Cessonon sur Orb 7km. Lamalou-Les-Bains (spa town) 35km. St Chinian 15km.

Further Details:

The Bread depot opens 8-10am daily, the small local shop sells staples all day. A fruit and Vegetable stall is set up in the village two mornings a week, A pizza van comes by on Friday evenings. You can get a haircut from the barber who comes in his van every Thursday evening We have a good bar/restaurant in the village open for lunch and dinner. Some of the houses in the village sell good wine from their vineyards. There is a public tennis court in the village which is on the edge of the National Park of the Haut Languedoc. You can watch the local men play boules in the evening. The village dates back to pre-historic times. Towers from the Roman period can be found in the middle of a vineyard, remains of an 11th century priory, and the parish church dating from the 10th and 11th century are all well worth a visit. The vineyards around the village are part of the AOC Saint-Chinian wine area. A five minute drive away is the charming village of Cessonon sur Orb with a wider varierty of shops and a weekly farmers' market. The nearest supermarket is 10 minutes drive to Murveil les Beziers. Roquebrun is also a short drive with a Mediterranean garden, wonderful views, waterfall, canoeing and river swimming. Reals near Cessenon rents canoes and kayaks and leisurely trips along the river make a fantastic day out taking in all the scenery along the way. Traditional french restaurants can be found in Cessenon sur Orb, Murviel (at Chateau St.Martin) Reals (on the river outside Murviel) and Roquebrun. Spa enthuasists will find the famed spa town of Lamalou-Les-Bains 35km away. Markets: On Friday's markets take place in Roquebrun and Murviel. Bezier also has a well known flower and fresh fruit & vegetable market in the town square on Fridays. Nearby Cessonon sur Orb has a market on a Saturday morning and St Chinian hosts a very good market on Thursday and Sunday mornings. Markets are a great way to sample local produce and also a real social occasion for all the family.


Rental rates

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17 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
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3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
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high season
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Rent, payable 6 weeks in advance, includes all utilities except where indicated (for electricity 300 units/week are included in the price, remainder charged at cost). Linens, bedding and towels are included in the rental. Refundable damage deposit €500 deposit amount payable in advance. No smoking or pets please.

Changeover Day:
Depart Saturday 10am. Arrive Saturday 5pm.
Long let considered for winter

Notes on prices:
Excluding electricity. Property is to be paid for in Euro. Conversion to UK pound is for information purposes only and no responsibility is taken for the accuracy of UK figure.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor 'wet room"+w.c. Basement bathroom- shower cabin, wc. Master bed en-suite with spa-bath, shower-cabin, WC and basin. Family Bathroom shared by rooms 2 & 3: roll-top bath, shower-cabin, WC , basin. Bathroom 4: shower cabin, wc and basin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom complete with antique double bed and armoire and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 - 2 single antique sleigh beds. Bedroom 3 - antique double bed. Bedroom 4 - 2 single beds and is en-suite. All bedrooms have bedside lockers and wardrobes.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: The house mixes the best of French traditional living with modern conveniences and is a beautiful elegant restful place in which to restore one's spirits in peace and tranquillity. There is space here for everyone to relax, whether lying on a sunbed with a book in the slanting evening sun watching the swallows swoop after a day swimming in the pool, or curled up in the cool living room listening to music, or sitting outside at night with a glass of wine watching a stunning meteor shower. The night sky is spectacular here. The owners' loving attention to detail in the restoration of the house is readily apparent and imbues the house with warmth which has never failed to delight all who have stayed here. Outside: The side garden has a large table and chairs and and with its pear and almond tree and bright flowers is a perfect place for breakfast. The pool area is reached by steps at the back of the house, and is secured by a locking gate. The swimming pool (7 x 4m) has an electrically operated security cover. A terrace wraps around the pool and is furnished with a wooden dining table and chairs, sun umbrellas and sun loungers. The pool kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, gas cooker and gas BBQ. A WC and sun shower allow you to make the most of outdoor living. There is a garden in the pool area also. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, tumble dryer and sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Other: The family room on the lower ground floor is a very large room with French windows in what used to be the wine cellar of the house. This room is furnished with a large sofa , armchairs, poufs, as well as a wide screen TV, DVD player, Sky (free to air).

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