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Bright, Spacious Gite With Private Heated Pool And Courtyard Garden.



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
Gite in Neffiès, Nr Pezenas, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Bistro & Restaurant Within Walking Distance. Close To Sandy Beaches, Mountains, Historic Towns

L'Amandier gite is on one level with three bedrooms (one en suite) with a seperate shower and wc, all leading off the open-plan living area. Recently refurbished, care and attention to detail make it a home-from-home. The decor is a balance of contemporary and traditional: a well-equipped modern kitchen compliments the exposed stone walls, tapestries, old armoires, chaise longue and cast-iron banquette. Satellite TV provides UK freeview channels, with French and other European stations available on request. Plus there's a dvd player, cd player with ipod dock and free wi-fi connectivity. Uniquely, the sliding glass windows, which run the length of one side of the living area, open directly onto the mosaic surround of the heated pool - your own in-house pool bar! Outside, the courtyard garden has a BBQ and dining area, sun loungers and two further shady seating areas. There is secure parking for two cars inside the main gates, shaded by the magnificent almond tree, which gives the gite its name.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A fantastic introduction to the Languedoc region . . . The gite is great; beautifully set out and tastefully decorated, with everything you need . . . thank you for being such generous hosts." T & W party, Cornwall

"We really enjoyed the pool and evenings spent eating on the patio . . . The village has a great restaurant, lovely pub & well stocked shop . . . A perfect week." C-R party, Northumbria

"The spacious, beautifully decorated gite made for such a relaxing, enjoyable break. We loved the village, surrounding countryside and accessibility to beach and city alike. Pity our time here hasn't been longer but we definitely hope to return." R family, Dublin
Dec 2011
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


well appointed, lovely gite with heated pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week with two young children and had a lovely time.

Gill & Richard are considerate and discrete hosts and very good a accomodating our specific needs and making suitable recommendations for activities and restaurants.

Neffies is a very pretty village in a beautiful location ideal for site-seeing and wine-tasting. Lovely beaches are within easy reach and the short drive to Montpelier airport made for easy transfers.

The gite is in excellent condition with a kitchen kitted out by someone who likes to cook, along with basics like oil, seasoning and tin foil etc, it makes life very easy.

The court yard garden is a lovely spot to sunbathe or enjoy a meal with a glass of wine whilst watching the swifts overhead.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your holiday and time with us in Neffies. We enjoyed sharing the delights of this delightful area of France with you, and thank you for your perecptive comments - yes, I do enjoy cooking! C'est la vie!
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This Gite has everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of four adults stayed in this Gite for four nights on the start of our way through France and into Italy for a family wedding. What a great start to our holiday. It is such a relaxing and peaceful place, with a great pool and courtyard. The Gite is spacious and well equipped with everything you might need.

Jill and Richard are the perfect owners who helped us with many things including directions to places, interpreting, and directing us to the best wine shops!

Thank Jill and Richard, we will return soon.

Pat, Tony, Pat and Mick.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad we were able to provide you with a relaxing start to your holiday and wedding adventure. It was lovely to meet you all, and hopefully next time you will be able to stay longer. Glad the wine for the wedding went down well! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. All best, Jill & Richard
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Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a fantastic fortnight in this villa. It is well equipped with everything you could need and more! The very generous welcome pack (including wine, fruit and essentials such as coffee, milk, bread etc) was most appreciated. Jill and Richard were fantastic hosts and their recommendations of places to eat, sights to see, and local events were all 'spot on' and enabled us to make the most of our visit. The village of Neffies is beautiful with two good restaurants, a bakery and a small supermarket. We made full use of the lovely pool and barbecue and found the outside area perfect for both the sun lovers in our party and those of us who prefer a shady spot to read a book or chill out with a beer or wine. We were all sorry to leave after our fortnight and will be recommending th villa to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

A lovely gite in an excellent area. We wanted a gite in a village location central for sight seeing and we were not disappointed. The gite was clean and very well equipped. The pool, courtyard and eating area was a nice place to relax with friends and we made good use of the BBQ. The owners Jill and Richard lived on site and clearly wanted their guests to get the most out of their holiday. Jill had put together a comprehensive tourist information folder, including details about the village, local attractions and events. We loved the village restaurant Le Very'table and had fantastic meals there at reasonable cost. We have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone wanting good accommodation in this beautiful area of France!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday; lovely gite

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at a number of properties selected from Owners Direct, and this one is up there with the best. I endorse the comments of the other review: the gite is of a large size with plenty of room indoors and out. Bedrooms are a good size. And the place was spotlessly clean. Having the private pool right by the door is fantastic - it's cold when you get in but worth it! Provision of pool towels and pool toys is a great idea by Jill and Richard.

The courtyard is not huge but comfortable for 4-6 sunbathers (remember the sun doesn't get as high in Sept and probably May, so there will be shade). And definitely big enough for BBQ, meals outside etc.

Jill and Richard are great hosts. They live on site but respect your privacy and space, but are available for advice or help if you need it. There is lots of tourist info in the gite, along with a very full and informative folder, from when the rubbish is collected to where to visit to local restaurants in a variety of villages.

The kitchen is very well equipped and you could easily prepare and cook all your meals here. Jill and Richard provided a good basic larder which included wine (basic?), water, juice, fruit, cheese, milk, bread plus tea/coffee, and oil, condiments etc. But eat out... L'Escampette and L'Very Table in the village are fantastic but book in advance. Jill booked our first night table for us and took a load of worry off!

I completely agree with all the comments on the site about location to towns, tourist sites etc. It is a perfect base to explore the area. 90 mins to Carcasonne, 45 mins to Montpelier, 30 mins to the beach and not that far from mountains, vineyards etc.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect French Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this delightful gite.

The property is immaculately maintained and presented. On arrival we were greeted with crisp sheets, white fluffy towels, wine in the fridge and plenty of basic supplies (bread, cheese, milk, butter). What welcome! The décor and general ambiance is lovely.

Everything we could possibly need was there: from pool towels and toys, to cool boxes, beach umbrellas, books, games, DVDs and a great BBQ.

Gill and Richard are very helpful but discreet hosts. Your privacy is guaranteed, but equally help and advice was there if you wanted it.

Our older children adored having their own pool for the week and it was hard to keep them out of it. It was on the cool side for our 2 year old, but he was happy splashing and playing in our rubber dinghy.

Neffies is a pretty French village with a bakery, shop a bar and great restaurant. It was lovely to be able to walk to places. The area is beautiful; surrounded by vineyards, 40 minutes from great beaches, 10 minutes to swimming lake in the hills and 30 minutes from national park/mountain scenery. So much to do we only scratched the surface, for example we didn't manage any 'sight seeing' of which there is lots!

I would highly recommend this property and suspect we will tempted to go again as we think it will be hard to beat!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Sandy Mediterranean beaches with safe shallow seas, water sports, seafood restaurants and a lively buzz in the bars and cafes, are a 30 minute drive away. Choose between town beaches with their family attractions, long sandy stretches backed by nothing more than sand dunes, or small pine-fringed coves. Alternatively, there are river beaches in picturesque settings, lakes in the National Park (all within 30 mins) and a swimming lake with a communal BBQ just 10 minutes away at Vailhan.


The region is well served by low-cost operators with driving time to the property being:

Béziers 20 mins

Montpellier 45 mins

Perpignan 1 hour 15 mins

Carcassonne 1 hour 15 mins

Nimes 1 hour 45 mins

Toulouse 2 hours

Girona 2 hours 15 mins

Barcelona 3 hours

Although a bus runs between Neffiès and Pézenas twice a day, car hire is strongly recommended.


Pézenas 10 mins

Béziers 20 mins

Cap d'Agde, Marseillan 30 mins

Roquebrun 30 mins

Capestang & the Canal du Midi 30 mins

Clermont L'Hérault & Lac du Salagou 35 mins

St Guillem le Desert & the Hérault gorges 35 mins

Caves & grottoes 35 mins

Montpellier 45 mins

Carcassonne 1 hour 15 mins

Pyrennes & Spanish border 1hour 30 mins

Further Details:

Neffiès is a medieval "circulade" village surrounded by vineyards, with everything on your doorstep. Apart from the bakers and mini market, a variety of vans visit on a Thursday morning selling fresh seafood, cheese, charcuterie, fruit & veg, direct from the producers. At the village "cave" you can sample local wines and produce, or visit the many surrounding wine Domaines for "degustation" (tasting). In the evening, a short walk will take you to a choice of two excellent dining options: there are great views from the family-friendly bar/bistro (L'Escampette), which serves French fare lunchtimes and evenings. The restaurant (Le Very'table), is more fine dining, but equally as friendly and good value, offering menus in different price ranges.

The surrounding countryside is excellent for walking - we can show you our favourites - especially when the spring flowers are in bloom. Canoeing and kayaking are available in the Orb and Hérault rivers, or you could hire a bike and go cycling along the tow paths of the Canal du Midi.

Visit the ancient market town of Pézenas, with it's atmospheric old quarter, artist's studios, boutiques and restaurants. There's a great market here on Saturday mornings, and during the summer, Friday evening wine tasting events coincide with the shops staying open until midnight.

Almost every weekend throughout the summer there are fetes in one of the local villages. These can range from a simple al fresco dinner to more elaborate affairs involving flamenco dancing, live bands and even bull running. Beziers hosts the most exuberant event, with the annual August Feria lasting several days and attracting thousands of visitors.

Taking to the coast, apart from the lovely beaches, there are also picturesque fishing ports renouned for their seafood. Family attractions here include a Dinosaur Park, an African Animal reserve, Aqualand water park and the Aquarium at Montpellier.

Explore the bustling port of Sete and watch the local spactacle of water jousting. Meander through the narrow cobbled streets of Montpellier with its shady squares and exclusive boutiques. Or simply relax by your own pool.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter monthly rate
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

During July & August changeover day is a Saturday: arrival after 4pm, departure by 10.00am.

Outside High season, duration of stay, and arrival/departure days are flexible.

Outside High season, a 10% discount given on single couple occupancy.

Additional guests considered, subject to seasonally adjusted charges. Please enquire.

Pets considered at a possible additional charge. Please enquire.

Weekly rates are inclusive of taxes, utilities, linen, towels, pool towels, welcome pack and end of stay clean.

Monthly winter rates may incur additional utility charges. Bedding included, but not linen or towels. Cleaning costs not included.

Non-refundable 25% deposit required within 7 days of confirmation to secure the booking.

Balance payment, together with (refundable) security deposit, due six weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 125 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 has a sunken corner bath with shower attachment, wc and basin. The seperate shower room has a walk-in shower, basin and wc. Recently refurbished in travertine stone tiles, with an exposed stone outer wall. Electric wall heater.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Can be either a double or a twin room.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, With en-suite bathroom.
  • All three bedroom lead off from the dining and living area. They have wooden floorboards and windows overlooking a quiet private access road. Given their position, they remain cool even in the heat of summer, making sleeping more comfortable. Bedspreads and extra throws are also provided. Continuing the theme of modern and traditional, each of the cosy bedrooms has a wardrobe and storage, mirrors, free-standing towel/clothes rails, bedside tables with lamps, waste bins. There is a hairdryer in Bedroom 1.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • The friendly English owners live on site, but they will ensure that your privacy is guaranteed. However, they will be on hand to answer any questions, give you help, advice and recommendations about local activities and attractions, and will be happy to make any reservations you may require. On arrival, apart from a warm welcome, you will also be supplied with a welcome pack - water, juice, wine, milk, butter, bread, local & seasonal cheese and fruit - and we can offer a shopping service (for a small fee) to ensure that your arrival here, and holiday, is as stress-free as possible. End of stay clean is included in the price.

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