Villa in Pézenas, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Private & Peaceful Outdoor Living Space Enjoying Distant Views Of The Languedoc Countryside
Villa Isabelle - a contemporary family home built in traditional Mediterranean style. Perfectly positioned in a quiet cul de sac, on a secure, gated domaine, guests enjoy a beautiful, shared pool area. The villa sleeps up to 5 people, and is thoughtfully equipped for year-round living. The large, private terrasse garden (40sqm) is fully enclosed, maximising your enjoyment of the outdoor lifestyle of the South of France. Enjoy a pleasant 10 minute walk to the heart of the lively town: Pézenas is known for its street cafes & wine bars, artists and craftsmen and a highly-regarded Saturday market. The town is a cultural delight with frequent attractions during the year including free concerts, theatre, art exhibitions, street parties and the wonderfully atmospheric late-night shopping in the old town. The old town heart of Pézenas is made for strolling at a gentle pace, discovering new delights each time. Browse the art galleries and craft workshops, enjoy watching potters & stonemasons at work. Treat yourself to a glacé or a pichet du vin.
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All-inclusive pricing (linen, towels, utilities, Wi-Fi, TV)
Unlimited Wi-Fi, fast broadband internet access.
Secure, allocated parking space close to the villa.
Sky Freeview channels available - including BBC, ITV and C4.
Communal pool area only 30m from the villa, enjoying glorious views of countryside.
A wonderfully large and sunny terrace garden- enjoy the outdoor life with teak dining table and chairs, sun loungers, parasols and BBQ. Distant views of town and countryside.
Our French brick charcoal BBQ will be the highlight of your evenings - easy to use when you are chilling on the terrasse on a warm evening.
Master bedroom has a kingsize bed with panoramic views of Languedoc countryside.
Main bathroom has a bath with shower overhead and toilet. There is a convenient second toilet downstairs.
10 minutes walk to the famous Saturday market - don't miss it wherever you choose to stay.
Friday nights in Summer - "Les Estivales" street party - local food produce, live music, and wine tasting. A wonderful evening for families.
Central location in Languedoc with excellent motorway access for daytrips.
A range of Mediterranean resorts and fabulous sandy beaches within 25 minutes drive - Cap d'Agde, Portiragnes, etc.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
After frequent trips to France and the Langeudoc region, we are holidaymakers who decided to put some roots down in our favourite part of the world.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"A lovely relaxing week - just what we needed. We were very happy to have chosen Villa Isabelle- will recommend it go family and friends". (T.W. & S. W. Sept 2013)
"Just had the most wonderful 3 weeks here - lovely villa, perfect for the area. Fantastic weather, enjoyed everything. Don't want to go home! We will be back." (D & S and family Aug 2013)
"After spending a week in a mobile home VI was a haven of space, comforts and luxury!!! Villa Isabelle is beautifully presented and met all the needs of our young family." (B. C. July 2013)
"We had a lovely stay at your villa. You had clearly gone to lot of trouble in making it comfortable and attractive, and we felt very welcomed and at home there. It got top marks from the children as well!" H.G.(Aug 2011)
"Our stay at Villa Isabelle was beyond our expectations - we loved every minute of it! We thought the villa was wonderfully well equipped, secure, clean and in a perfect location...The girls loved the swimming pool and we all enjoyed Pezenas and the surrounding area.. J.D. (Aug 2011)
"Everything here is first class and more than meets our expectations. You have a lovely home in Pézenas." I.McK. (Sep 2011)
"We have been having a wonderful time here in the area, and the house is delightful. We are already thinking about booking it again next year." K.W. (Mar 2012)
"Have just returned home tonight: the Villa was perfect, extremely well equipped. Lots to do in the area. Kids loved the pool and we would happily reccomend to family and friends."
4.9 based on 15 holidaymaker reviews
We found the accommodation to be exactly as described in the literature. So often a booking does not live up to expectations - in this instance, however, our expectations were exceeded. The property was spotlessly clean and really was a home from home in terms of the equipment/items that it contained. We enjoyed reading on the terrace (which offered privacy) and swimming in the clean and well-maintained pool which is located very close to the house. Sinead provided a lot of helpful information about the surrounding area. We were without a car but did not find this to be a problem - the journey to and from the airport can be done quite easily by public transport and the centre of Pezenas itself is a short walk away from the house. Buses are cheap in France and we also visited nearby Beziers. I would have no hesitation in recommending the property and the area to friends and family.
We had a wonderful time at this really lovely villa, everything was perfect for our family of four which included two teenagers. In particular with teenagers in mind, the WiFi was very good. The property was well equipped and the terrace was a great size with sun from 7 am till at least 7 pm. We had all our meals outside. The house is very close to the pool area which was great for our kids and the pool was never very busy. The walk into Pezanas was all flat and took just over 10 mins, great to be close but not too close. There is so much to see in the area. Highly recommend Montpellier which is about an hour away and the Jazz Festival in Saint Thiebery which was about a 15 mins drive away. Also our kids loved Euro Park in Vias which was much better value than taking them to Aqualand. We would definitely recommend this Villa and Sinead was extremely helpful and friendly, giving us lots of information, she couldn't have done any more. Thank you for providing such a great base for our stay in the South of France. We have made some amazing memories and I am sure we will be returning.
Beautiful home in ideal location
Villa Isabelle is a picturesque,comfortable, and well equipped home. The layout is spacious with a lovely terrace. Upon arrival we were struck by how clean and well maintained the property is. All the little things you may require on holiday have been thought about. Wifi is excellent and the stunning pool is only a few steps away. We ventured into Pezenas most days and were very impressed with the atmosphere there. The buildings are beautiful and we felt we got a glimpse of the authentic, traditional French way of life. We enjoyed the local wine too! Having two young children, we were more than happy to spend most of our time at the Villa itself. The complex is very peaceful and secure. We look forward to returning and would have no hesitation in recommending to friends. Customer service is most excellent. Little touches like the very comprehensive guide to the Villa and the local area were most welcome.
A wonderful holiday.
Audrey & Frank.
Villa Isabella was exactly as described and all the facilities were well maintained and very clean. The location is perfect, and the gated domaine is secure and well looked after. The pool was a pleasure to use, clean and never too crowded. Dealing with Sinead was easy and very pleasant. She was very helpful during the booking process, leading up to, and after our holiday. During the stay there was a minor issue with the hot water, and it was resolved very promptly without any fuss through the local contact person.
We would definitely recommend this property and plan to return.
Pezenas is a great historic town, with so much going on. A beautiful place for an evening meal, and stroll, shopping or just soaking up the atmosphere.
The surrounding region is packed with so much to do for young families or couples. Beaches, harbours, horse riding, forest rope climbs, historic towns/villages, kayaking. The list is endless. We especially enjoyed the Pedolrail for some early evening fun!
Can’t wait to return..
Thank you Sinead for helping to make our holiday one to remember and cherish.
Villa Isabelle - Pezenas
We had a very relaxing, comfortable stay at Villa Isabelle. The villa was exactly as described in the listing, it was a home away from home. The level of equipment was very good and we found the villa spotlessly clean on arrival with the property tastefully decorated and well-maintained.
The owners were very quick to respond to emails and gave us lots of information on the villa and the local area prior to our stay.
I would highly recommend this villa.
A Family Hub for Languedoc-Roussillon
This was our second stay at the Villa and in Pezenas and we've already booked for 2016.
Why? Because the accommodation is just what you need, quiet and peaceful and very child safe/friendly. Beyond the Domaine and you have quick access into the magical old Town, its restaurants and shops.
And Pezenas is also a great base to discover Carcassonne, Narbonne, Montpellier, Sete and Beziers - whether you're after great beaches, wine, cathar history or an aquarium, they're all very close!
From the Owner
“"Le Coteau Moliere" is a secure, gated complex with attractive landscaping and vegetation; it features a spotlessly clean pool area, enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The Domaine is located a 10 minute walk to the centre of Pézenas town, with excellent facilities and charming character. Enjoy the Mediterranean climate, superb motorway & airport access from Pézenas, and a variety of holiday experiences- fabulous beach resorts, excellent shopping in Montpellier, miles of scenic vineyards, small towns with buckets of French charm, terrific street markets, and finally - there's nothing nicer than an evening BBQ on our terrasse.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Cycling. We have route maps of suggested cycling routes in the area, ranging from a casual Sunday spin, to category climbs. There are also two very welcoming clubs in the area- Pézenas VCLL, and Montagnac AC. The roads are beautifully surfaced, and quiet; the scenic landscape is undulating, miles and miles of vineyards, cycling in this region is quite simply heaven! We can also offer our garage to secure your bike at the end of the day, at no extra charge. The garage is located close to the villa.
As you would expect from its proximity to the Mediterranean, there's a huge choice of beaches in the area. Cap d’Agde is the most popular beach resort in Languedoc: we can recommend Grau d'Agde, with playground, restaurants and other amenities, or Tamarissiere, a beautiful unspoilt and family-friendly beach (shallow, flat calm water). Meze is a lively, fishing port with great beach, restaurants and amenities. All beaches 20 mins/20 kms away.
Driving: Pézenas is 10-12 hours drive from Calais via the A75, and 9.5 hours from Cherbourg.
Flights: Low cost airlines fly to Beziers (20 mins), Montpellier (40 mins), Carcassonne (60 mins), Perpignan (60 mins), Nimes (60 mins), Rodez (110 mins), Girona (110 mins). Try Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe and Aer Lingus. A car is essential to enjoy the best of the region.
The villa is located in the Coteau Moliere, a gated domaine located at the edge of Pézenas. It's a 1km stroll to the old town, a 2 minute drive to a variety of excellent shops and supermarkets (Carrefour and Intermarché - both have excellent fish counters, also Aldi and Lidl), 2 organic produce shops and a McDonalds with outdoor play area (not very French but always appreciated by the kids). There's a secluded and shaded playground in a park 5 minutes walk away - a haven on a hot afternoon.
Pézenas Town. Pézenas is a medieval French market town with authentic Mediterranean character. Fantastic Saturday market, lots of restaurants, traditional bakeries, cafés and wine bars. Markets. The Pézenas Saturday market is considered "best in region". Great food abounds - don't miss it wherever you choose to stay.
Canal du Midi. World famous - cycle through the villages along the route, it's very calm and picturesque.
Cycling/scenery. Very scenic French roads around locality - some small roads, amazing views and off the beaten track.
Tennis – locally available in town.
Horse riding - a number of trekking stables within 5km radius of the town. (Check Pézenas tourist office website for details).
Lac de Salagou – inland lake 25 mins north of Pézenas. Stunning scenery.
Kids. Aqualand (Cap d'Agde), Dinosaur Museum (on the road to Montagnac, 10 mins), Planetarium (Montpellier), Aquarium (Montpellier), Espace Grand Bleu (Indoor and outdoor pool complex and recreation areas in La Grande Motte). La forêt d'Acrobates - check out their website, looks fun!
Shopping. Don't miss the Odyesseum Shopping Centre in Montpellier (exit 29) - Zara, H&M, Mango and many more. Great restaurants, cinema, aquarium, bowling, etc. Montpellier itself is known as the Paris of the South, a well-deserved title. It's simply beautiful, chic, young and friendly.
Aigues Mortes/Camargue. A one hour drive - beautiful, fortified town - walk along the ramparts, enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants. Watch for flamingos in the wetland lagoons.
Carcassonne. World-renowned, medieval castle in a spectacular setting. Lots of tourist shops and many restaurants. A great attraction for kids and big kids.
Toulouse - 1hr50mins - Airbus Factory Tour, Aviation Museum.
1 hr45: Figueres- home to the wonderfully eccentric Dali museum. Barcelona - 2 hrs45 on motorway. A visit to Collioure is highly recommended, and the stunning Cotes Vermeille coastline.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Early Summer Getaway
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
24 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
The Wine Harvest
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£179|
Deposit to secure your booking is €200 per week of stay (non refundable). Balance of rental is payable 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. Payments can be made by bank transfer or Paypal.
Weekly prices are all-inclusive (that's utilities, linen & towels, unlimited wi-fi broadband, and Sky TV).
Mid-June to Mid-September: Changeover date is Saturday, please vacate by 10am, entry after 4pm, to allow for cleaning. However, there's more flexibility during other periods, please ask.
Notes on prices:
Low season monthly rates quoted are exclusive of electricity, which is charged at cost. All other utilities, including unlimited wi-fi are included.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“We have holidayed frequently in France so we were clear about what we wanted in a holiday home - contemporary living areas in a traditional style house. Enjoying a superb location, excellent outdoor living space, and easy access to a swimming pool, enjoy the best that Languedoc has to offer! We hope you will agree that our villa is a characterful, family choice in the wonderful medieval town of Pézenas.”
- Holiday Complex
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
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- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
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- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- naturist beach
- water parks
- winery tours
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- 50 m²
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Full bath with overhead shower
- A modern family bathroom upstairs with a full bath, overhead shower, toilet & washbasin. A second bathroom (toilet & washbasin) downstairs.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Kingsize bed with panoramic views of countryside
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, A triple bunk - full double below and single above
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a kingsize double bed, 2 bedside lockers & lamps, large wardrobe, chest of drawers, and ceiling fan. Bedroom 2 has a very comfortable triple bunk - a full double bed beneath and a single bed above; double wardrobe, ceiling fan.
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Barbecue ...
- Tennis ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Weekly prices shown are all-inclusive (that's your utilities, unlimited broadband internet/wifi, Sky Freeview TV, bedlinen & towels). Monthly Winter Pricing - plus electricity at cost. This is a very cosy house in winter, with electric heating in all rooms.