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Holiday Home In Southern France - near Pezenas and Beaches with heated pool

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet


About the property

Holiday Home in Aumes, Pezenas, Languedoc-Roussillon, South of France - Lovely Stone House Hill Top Village Aumes With Sheltered Walled Garden And Pool

The house has been beautifully restored with a mixture of original features and high quality materials and is in a lovely setting within the centre of Aumes. Aumes has a tranquil atmosphere and being on a hill gives lovely views across the surrounding wooded garrigue. The established garden is sheltered by old stone walls. The covered pergola has a dining table facing a tiled 8 x 4 pool with large gentle steps, perfect for children or the elderly. The pool can now be heated during the cooler months (please enquire). The high spec kitchen with an adjoining utility room leads on to a comfy sitting room with original stone fireplace and woodburner, WiFi, LCD TV, satellite etc. Further in the grounds is a self contained guest gite with bedroom and a walk in en-suite shower room, patio and satellite Lcd TV with a fully equipped kitchen. Ideal if you are sharing with other families or if any members wish to have extra privacy.

Julie Branch
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
5 May, 2018

About Julie Branch

We are a family of 4 who previously lived in France while the children were very young. They enjoyed a completely carefree and happy childhood in the wonderful South of France a world away from the pressures of modern life in the UK. We decided to return just prior to their secondary education and they are now loving living in a City for the first time. We visit France as much as we can and it is a true second home for us, when we are "in residence" it seems that most of the village children are resident with us! Hope you enjoy the house as much as we do.

Julie Branch purchased this house in 2008

Why Julie Branch chose Aumes

We bought the house as for us (and we think you will agree) it is in a perfect location - 5 minutes from Pezenas and in a lovely setting within one of the prettiest villages in the surrounding area. The climate is superb, with glorious long summers and short and sunny winters. There are loads of festivals and events throughout the year and the local produce and seafood are out of this world. Eating oysters and drinking local Pinet wine in a little quayside restaurant in Bouziques is one of our favourite things. Did I mention the wine, locally produced Noilly Pratt and delicious olive oils!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Aumes in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 bathrooms. Master bathroom with a large roll top bath with hand shower, seperate walk in shower, wc and washbasin. Second bathroom has large bath with shower screen sink and toilet. Bath 3 en-suite with walk in rain-shower. Bath 4 toilet and washbasin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) plus sofa bed in gite Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with kingsize bed and balcony leading to garden. Bedroom 2: Double bed with balcony. Bedroom 3: Twin beds. Bedroom 4: Twin beds. Bedroom 5: Guest Gite: Double bed with en-suite shower room. Guest Gite: 1 sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The house is on three levels and is well laid out with large rooms. The downstairs living accommodation is open plan with a half wall dividing the kitchen/living room. There is a wide stone staircase leading to the first floor which has two large bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are also two balconies on this floor. Another stone staircase leads to the 2nd floor which has original terracotta flooring in the two double bedrooms and another large family bathroom. The spacious landing has a full length mirror and double height ceiling. The house has many original features such as beams and flooring and high ceilings. Modern comforts have been added such as underfloor heating, large, luxury bathrooms, walk in showers and a fully fitted kitchen. Outside: The garden is walled and has a large pergola with a tiled roof, this gives shaded cover to a marble dining table seating up to 10. There is a webber barbecue for outdoor cooking. The garden is laid to lawn one side of the 8 x 4m pool with mediterranean planting. The main terrace outside of the french doors leads to the pool area. There is a guest house separate from the main house with own patio area and 2nd dining table, ideal for extended family or friends. There are sun loungers and deckchairs for relaxing by the pool and plenty of space for sunbathing. The balcony from the main bedroom also has two chairs for catching the evening sun with a nice view of surrounding countryside. The garden faces south and enjoys tranquility and peace. The mosaic tiled pool has shallow steps and a hand rail for ease of access. New for 2015, the pool can be heated if required during cooler months for a small additional cost (please enquire). Utility Room: There is a good sized utility room leading from the kitchen. It has a washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board and vacuum cleaner. Plus shelving for storage. There is also a ground floor toilet and sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and linen are included. Pool towels are also provided. The property is professionally cleaned after each rental and a maid service is available at an extra cost. Clean linen and towels are provided after one week if on a two week stay. Other: All rooms have either solid marble or antique terracotta flooring, the high ceilings and large windows give light airy feel with lovely views across the countryside.


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Holiday Home In Southern France - near Pezenas and Beaches with heated pool
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property.

The property itself has been wonderfully restored by its owners and has all of the facilities and so much more required for a very comfortable stay.

The village of Aumes is very quaint with a small shop whose new owner is extremely helpful with tips on what to do and where to eat and will provide you with fresh bread everyday if required.

She even invited us to her “opening party” where we were provided with wine and nibbles and had the opportunity to meet and chat with many of the locals, many of whom are British and have lived in France for many, many years.

The main town of Pezenas is about a five minute drive away and has plenty of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants to keep you entertained, all of which were very accommodating to our boxer dog George!

We didn’t travel too much during our stay here, just a few visits to the beaches and towns as recommended by the owners in their information pack which is to be found in the house itself.

Everything you could ever need to see or do is so close by so there isn’t the need to move too far from the house, but even if you did wish to do so, the road links are very good to Aumes.

I have no hesitation in recommending a stay at this property, it was everything we had hoped for and so much more….didn’t want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Julie and Jeff's lovely house in Aumes. It was perfect for 2 families of 4 and we would highly recommend it. The house itself was comfortable and very well appointed. The recommendations of things to do were really appreciated. We enjoyed 2 days at the beach, a visit to the Medieval Hill top town St Guilhem le Desert (use the park and ride!) and a swim and a kayak in the river. We also enjoyed exploring the old town of Pézenas and the Friday evening food & wine event that happens throughout August.

All in all a great holiday. We would happily come again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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South of France holiday home

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming, typical for the area, French property. In the sleepy village of Aumes, five minutes away from the historic Pezenas, with all the restaurants and facilities you may need. We drove to the scenic hills in 40 minutes and the beach in 30. The courtyard has a 6' wall so is very private and the pool was big enough for the seven of us staying. The house is furnished as if the owners live there and is in very good condition throughout. The one bedroom annex at the rear of the courtyard has lots of character and gives those staying there a little privacy from those in the main house. The house has all the things you may need for a stay including good outside seating covered and open areas, a BBQ, A TV with sat channels (although we almost never used it) and plenty of space. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, utensils etc. The bedrooms and bathrooms are in very good condition and most importantly, clean. I would happily recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place - we came back!

  • 5 of 5

We've been here twice now, two families sharing (eight of us altogether). Had a great time both times and hope to come back again one day. Perfectly sized property for us, clean, spacious and well equipped. Lovely old house, which has been upgraded inside. Village is very peaceful! Pezenas is very close by for evenings out, as are several beach resorts and inland lakes/rivers for day trips. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Robert, its great to have repeat guests and we look forward to welcoming you again some time. Best wishes, Julie Branch
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Excellent property and location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at julies house in January this year with my daughter for a weeks break. The house was perfect for us to spend time together, lovely views, quiet setting with some nice walks from the house. The nearby markets are great, the french really know their produce, and we really enjoyed shopping for our meals followed by a coffee and cake at a cafe. Although it was out of season and the pool was not opened the walled garden was very sheltered from wind and was always sunny so we still were able to eat “alfresco” for lunch under the pergola. It did get chilly at night but sitting by the log burner in the main living room with the underfloor heating on was very cosy. It really is a beautiful house, just a lovely place to be, an authentic french house in an authentic french village. I would imagine it is lovely in the summer with the pool up and running. We were told the pool is now heated so watch this space. Downsides, well we did overdo the red wine a bit but, oh well!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the summer with 2 families plus my parents. This is a very special house and we all really enjoyed our stay. My parents absolutely loved it, we gave them the master bedroom and i can still see them sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine watching us in the pool. My son came with his fiance so they had the gite (well away from us!) which was self contained with all the facilities of the house it was very comfortable with a lovely patio outside the main doors. I really recommend this house especially for sharing families as it is easy for everyone to have their own space when they want it. Everything else was perfect, beaches, villages were pretty and the owners provide a helpful booklet with a list of local recommendations. We tried some of these and they were all great. Our highlight was a wonderful meal at the Le St Barth restaurant, in Marseillan. The house is in a perfect setting and we liked being in the village centre rather than isolated outside so we could walk to the shop and enjoy the village atmosphere. Their is very little traffic and we felt comfortable to let the children cycle around the village on their own which they loved, they even made some French friends. When we did manage to drag the children from the pool, the countryside surrounding the village is stunning with lovely views from the house and garden. The owners indicate some walks from the house and i really recommend these for the whole family. My other recommendations are the market in Pezenas and a day trip to the wonderful city of Montpellier. All in all a fantastic holiday, I am sure we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The area is excellent for many activities including walking, cycling, photography. We also can recommend wine tasting tours with some excellent vineyards in the immediate area.


The nearest beach is Meze which is about a 20 min drive. This is good for children as it has a very gentle beach and gentle waves. There are many beaches in the cap d'agde area or nearby Beziers. Lots of cool beach bars spring up during the summer months, ideal for lunch or just lounging on soft beds.


Bezier 30 mins. Montpellier 60 mins. Carcassone 120 mins. Nimes 120 mins. The distance by road from Calais is 600 miles. All the airports are provided by the major car hire companies. The use of a car although not absolutely essential but is recommended. There is a bus service running through the village and a very useful 'beach bus' which in high season runs from Pezenas to the beaches at Cap D'Agde for a very reasonable fare.


Pezenas 2km. Montpellier 45kms. Montagnac 2km

Further Details:

Supermarkets, banks, etc are found at nearby Pezenas along with a great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars. The weekly Saturday market is a must for delicious food and seasonal produce. Antique shops are located in the town centre as well as interesting gift and clothes shops. The night market in summer is great fun and the town comes alive with people and outside late dining. During the summer months of July and August there are loads of events and festivals in the surrounding towns and cities. September is a great month to experience the "vendange" (grape harvest), and the long summer sun expected from the region. The port town of Marseillan has some very elegant waterfront bars and chic shops and well worth a visit for a relaxing lunch or evening drink. The other port town of Meze has a nice beach which is ideal for children on both sides of the port and a great selection of sea food restaurants. Bouziques is another gem close by for charming seafood restaurants in pastel coloured little buildings along the sea front.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Aumes, Herault

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
8 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season
3 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Special offer
23 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
8 night minimum stay
high season
22 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
autumn rate
12 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn rate
30 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £600

Booking Notes:
Please note, the rental rate from September until June does not include the use of the guest gite and the main sleeps a total of 8 people. If the guest gite is required, please enquire for use outside of high season.

A non refundable deposit of 30% will be required to secure a booking and the balance of payment is due 6 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £600 will be required on arrival and will be returned approximately one week after departure subject to any damage or additional required cleaning.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during high season but is flexible at any other time. Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am to allow for cleaning but again can be flexible out of high season.

Notes on prices:
Please enquire about short breaks throughout the year. We can offer long weekends and out of season offers, please contact me for further details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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