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Luxury House with Large Heated Private Pool and Games Room



Updated: 09-May-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Spacious House in Autignac, Nr. Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon - Peaceful Location with Views over Vineyards and Close to the Village

Spacious family house on the edge of the medieval and wine-producing village of Autignac. With large gardens and stunning views it is a peaceful and perfect place to relax. There are numerous areas to sit and unwind in the sun or shade. The property is split over 2 floors and features a covered terrace with built-in barbecue where evenings can be spent overlooking the pool and enjoying lovely views towards the local village and over countryside. The accommodation which is mainly on the first floor is spacious and modern, including a well-equipped kitchen with american style fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven, gas hob. There is a flat screen TV with UK satellite, DVD player and wireless internet connection. The extensive games room provides plenty of entertainment for adults and children with table-tennis, snooker/pool, darts, air-hockey, table-football and TV.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ann Beirne
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2017

About Ann Beirne

Owner profile to follow.

Ann Beirne purchased this villa in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely week break - able to breakfast on the terrace all bar one morning. Great base to explore the local region. Couldn't believe how well stocked the villa is - all our needs satisfied!
Oct 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely week break - able to breakfast on the terrace all bar one morning. Great base to explore the local region. Couldn't believe how well stocked the villa is - all our needs satisfied!
Oct 2015
  • 1 of 3

11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Fantastic villa which made for a fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this villa was excellent from start to finish.Communication was good through out the whole process.All questions were answered quickly and a comprehensive guide to the villa and surrounding areas provided.

The Villa itself was fantastic. Spotless on arrival, within 5 minutes the kids ( and adults) were in the excellent pool. We seemed to spend our time in the villa either in the pool, in the games room or sat on the terrace.For me the terrace was the real highlight looking at the stunning views. Night times were fantastic as there is very little light pollution in the town so watching the stars at night is truly stunning. With such nice weather we ate almost all our meals on the terrace.

All of the other facilities of the villa are top class, with the bbq being used many times, the automatic ice maker coming in very handy and general facilities like the cooker, showers, furniture etc being of good quality.

Outside the villa the town is small but friendly and there is a bakery and 2 small grocery stores within a 5 minute walk. This meant fresh croissants and bread daily without having to drive. Also there are some nice walks to go on. Further a field is Bezier (10 miles ) which has some beautiful buildings and worth a look. Beaches are within a 30 minute drive.

Overall we had the best holiday I can remember and cannot recommend highly enough. We definitely hope to return. 

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased to receive your great review Andrew, thank you. We appreciate the recommendations for the local area and the villa and especially delighted that you hope to return.
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Exceptional Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a holiday in a beautiful corner of France in a spacious and comfortable house with everything you could possibly need to feel at home, then this is the place for you. Clean and well-maintained, Maison de Fraisse has fantastic views and excellent privacy but is still just a few minutes walk from the local bakery. Spend your days swimming in or lounging by the fantastic pool and your evenings sitting on the terrace watching the sun set over the hills and later, the stars sparkle. With 5 comfortable outdoor seating areas, guests are truly spoilt for choice and there's always somewhere to go for a bit of peace and quiet. The well equipped and well maintained games room is a fantastic bonus.

Autignac is a friendly little village and the area offers a huge variety of things to do and places to visit.

You couldn't wish for more helpful owners and I can't recommend this property highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and recommendation Sarah. We are delighted you enjoyed the house and local area.
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Beautiful Languedoc Villa

  • 5 of 5

The description was accurate but the property was even better than the description. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. The property was clean and well- maintained and, again the instructions for looking after the house, were very useful. The owner responded quickly to any queries.

We would certainly recommend this well-maintained villa to our friends and family and could honestly say it was the best we have stayed in in France.

We especially loved the large clean pool with surrounding surfaces of good quality (no sharp edges).

We enjoyed visits to Haute Languedoc and the coast, as well as really enjoying looking at the many artists' work in Pezenas. Our favourite beach was La Tamarassiere, near Cap D'Agde, and wecaught the little ferry to Le Grau D'Adge for a great lunch twice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the house and pool, the village and surrounding areas. Also we appreciate your recommendations for the beaches and day trips.
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  • 5 of 5

We love South West France; staying in such a beautiful house and location meant we had a brilliant holiday. We all really relaxed and enjoyed the excellent amenities and exploring local villages. There are so many interesting places to visit within a short distance. What we love most about holidaying in France is having time to enjoy cooking meals, after shopping for fresh produce and fish in local markets. Maison de Fraisse was so well equipped, we loved cooking outdoors and dining on different terrasses, depending on the time of day and weather. Maison de Fraisse is a very comfortable home and extremely well equipped. We had a few questions before our holiday, Ann provided prompt helpful information and arranged for bread, cheese and wine to be available for our arrival, because shops weren't open when we arrived on a Sunday afternoon. The pool was great and we enjoyed playing pool and darts in the games room. We felt as if we were guests in someone's home, which was a real pleasure. We loved Maison de Fraisse and cannot wait to return. Thanks Ann and Simon for your generous hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review, we are so pleased you all enjoyed the house and area. We would very much welcome and be delighted by your return. Thank you.
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This house is exceptional. It is by far, the best equipped house we have rented for any holiday (six adults). The layout, along with the variety of outdoor eating and seating areas, gave us plenty of space when we were all together as well as the opportunity to find a quiet spot if needed - in sun or shade. Great pool.

We didn't need any games, cards, TV or other distraction in the evenings because the best entertainment we could have was watching the fabulous sunsets from the terrace and enjoying some wine under the starry skies.

Everything was clean and well maintained. A much appreciated change of linen was provided half way through our ten day stay. The village is within an easy 5 minute walk where the boulangerie is open every day for delicious bread and croissants and there is a café/bar which serves food and take away pizzas. It's not haute cuisine but very handy and good enough if you can't be bothered cooking or driving further afield to eat.

There is plenty to see and do in the area without having to drive far. We would thoroughly recommend a visit to Pézenas on a Saturday (market day); Valras Plage for a swim in the sea; the Grottes de Clamouse for spectacular stalactites and stalacmites and Saint Guilhem le Désert for a picturesque, historical village full of craft shops and eating places that do not close at 2pm.

We would highly recommend this property for anyone wanting to spend a holiday in the Languedoc.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review and recommendation Marian. It is great to hear you and your friends had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed the house and surrounding area.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful holiday home with stunning views over the surrounding countryside, thanks to the new addition of the wonderful veranda at the rear of the house. The owners have thought of every eventuality for holiday makers and it felt very much like a home from home. The pool is wonderful and for the time of year, we had fantastic sunny weather. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to visit this stunning area of Southern France. Very family friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Kerri. Very pleased that you and your family enjoyed the house and area.
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Activity and Interests


The Mediterranean beaches of Valras plage and Cap d'Agde are approximately 30 minutes drive.


The area is well served by airports:-

Beziers/Cap d'Agde - 30 mins

Montpellier - 1 hour

Carcassonne - 1 hour 20 mins

Perpignan - 1 hour 20 mins

Nimes - 1 hour 30 mins

Girona (Spain) - 2 hours

Toulouse - 2 hours 10 mins

Marseille - 2 hours 20 mins

Rodez - 2 hours 30 mins

By rail - high speed trains (Eurostar/TGV) from London St. Pancras to Beziers

By car - Autignac is on the D909, 20 mins from Beziers and the A9 autoroute. In total approximately 11 hours driving time from Calais


The house is 5 minutes walk to the village where there is a bar which serves food at lunch time and in the evenings, bakers, grocery store, pharmacy, church. In the village there is also a tennis court and boule pitches.

Magalas provides a wider variety of shops, restaurants and supermarket and is 5 minutes drive away.

Several other local villages within 10 minutes drive with a variety of restaurants and bars whilst larger towns are within 20 minutes drive e.g. Beziers, Herepian, Bederiaux

Further Details:

The area offers many interests including wine tasting tours, sports, history, shopping.

Pezenas, a pretty market town with weekly market, antique shops and restaurants (30 mins).

Beziers, famed for it's August fiesta of flamenco and bullfighting (20 mins).

Parc Regional du Haut Languedoc, rocky gorges of the Caroux mountains, great for walking, rock climbing, canoeing on the river Orb, horse riding and mountain-biking (30 mins.

Canal du Midi.


Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Please contact us for any questions and to confirm availability.
A deposit of 20% (non-refundable) is require to secure your booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks before your arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, arrival from 4pm, departure by 10am. During off-peak season this may be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 09-May-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, large separate shower, basin, wc. En-suite shower room to bedroom 1 with walk-in shower, basin, wc. En-suite shower room to bedroom 4 with shower, basin, wc Further shower room attached to the games room. With shower, basin and wc. Also accessible from rear terrace.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds Bedroom 3 with king-size bed Bedroom 4 is on the ground floor with super king-size bed, also a single bed


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: There is a wood burning fire in the lounge and oil central heating for winter lets. Outside: The house is situation in gardens of 1500 sq metres and includes an area ideal for children's ball games. There are numerous areas in the garden for relaxing in sun and shade with table and chairs, sunloungers and parasols. Also on the paved area surrounding the heated private 10.5 metre x 5.5 metre pool. The built-in barbecue is on the terrace where there is also a large wooden table and chairs, perfect for outside dining. Further terrace on the west side. The upstairs terrace with stunning views over vineyards and towards the mountains has a large dining table and chairs. Downstairs the terrace is divided into two areas, one is adjacent to the pool and has a table and chairs, the other is a relaxing lounge area with sofa, chairs and coffee table. Utility Room: The utility area is in the games room on the ground floor and includes washing machine, fridge and sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included, although not pool/beach towels. Fresh linen is provided for bookings over one week. Other: Extensive games room on the ground floor with full-size table-tennis table, table-football, air-hockey, 6ft x 4ft snooker/pool table, darts, TV, playstation and games, sofas. Outdoor games including badminton and softball tennis.

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