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Spacious Village House w/Enclosed Private Coutryard, Lg L-Shaped Tiled Pool



Updated: 28-Jul-2016
Faugeres, near Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. - Peaceful location, medieval, wine producing village.

The Convent provides great space for families and friends to really chill out and enjoy without feeling overcrowded. Its 170 years old, so full of interesting and original features.....The terrace and pool in an enclosed courtyard give a lovely sense of privacy. Its situated in a pretty and ancient village, between vineyards and beautiful surrounding hillside. It is situated just off a national road, so there is its very accessible and easy to find. We have the Tour de France that passed through last year.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I came to the region nearly 30 years ago picking grapes. It was beautiful then, and not much changed now thankfully. Bought the house 15 years ago, it is now our holiday home.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The property was so homely, with everything we needed, a very well thought out holiday home.....we hope to be back with you again very soon! " Marianne and Michael, Lincolnshire. (our first guests who sent us the guest book as a gift!)

"Thank you for 2 wonderful weeks. We really had everything we needed here" Cristel and Lothar, Germany.

" I loved the way the wind blew through the house, cleansing, refreshing, calming, like a good friend putting their arm around your shoulder....anyone who comes here can t fail to enjoy the locality. It s all about the house really."

Tony, Paula and family, Ireland.

"Thank you we had two lovely weeks here in Faugeres, we had a wonderful time lazing by the pool..." Amanda, Mark and family, London.

"Superb location and an amazing house" Janet, Michael and family, N Yorkshire.

"The Convent has proved to be an excellent base for our holiday, the Herault has not disappointed us, we will be back." Mike, Elaine & Laura, Norfolk.
Jan 2012
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

Bleddfa, Wales

Beautiful spacious house with a tranquil feel

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week at The Convent. It's a beautiful, airy, light and spacious house spread over three floors and a mezzanine area. It has an elegant old feel to it that gives a sense of the place's rich past. We and the children (two teenagers) used the pool in the walled garden/courtyard every day. We also enjoyed walking up the surrounding hills and drove down to the coast several times. (And the table football was a nice bonus!). It's perfect either for a romantic couple holiday or for a family looking for somewhere away from (but not too far from) the bustle of the coastal areas.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Convent, I am delighted that the house lived upto your expectations and that you enjoyed the location as well. Kerrie.
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a comfortable, characterful village house in Faugeres this is the place to be. As it says in the description this is not a luxury, soulless holiday house- it is old, homely and peaceful, a genuine village house, full of character. The house is well stocked - it has everything you can wish for, and Kerrie is a marvellous host who prepared the house beautifully before we arrived. But for me the highlight was the courtyard and the pool. It was a lovely spot for resting in with plenty of sun and shade. We had lovely meals outside and the pool was delightful. Faugeres itself is a beautiful village and very well placed for visiting many areas. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elaine for you kind review, its good to know that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at The Convent this summer! Best wishes to you all. Kerrie
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From the Owner

Although Faugeres is a small village, we have Beziers and Pezenas both only 20 mins drive away which makes it very well situated. You take a deep breath of the beautiful clean air when you arrive, take in the beautiful views, and forget all about the stresses and strains of the day.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beziers at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bedarieux at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 30 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Valras/Serignan/Portiragnes at 45 Kilometres Car: necessary


35 mins to Serignan beach, peaceful and unspoilt with great beach shack bar restaurants during the summer months.

35 mins to Valras, a town and beach resort, shops, restaurants.

40 mins Cap d Agde, great beach, often some incredible yachts in the marina, restaurants, shops, nightlife....


Beziers airport 35 mins

Montpellier airport 1 hour 15

Carcassonne airport 1hour 15

Nimes 1hr 45

Perpignan 1 hr 30 mins.


Bedarieux and Lamalou Les Bains for supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, shops, market monday, doctor/ER, pharmacies, cafés, restaurants....10 mins drive.

Pezenas and Beziers, both excellent towns to visit, 20 mins.

Montpellier and Carcassonne, 1hr 15 mins.

Further Details:

The house is next door to the tourist office where you can get all the help you need in planning your days out, everything from outdoor activities to exploring ancient castles, historic towns, markets, its all a short drive away.

The nearest large supermarkets are 10 mins drive in Bedarieux, also post office, banks, bars, pharmacy and hospital with emergency facilities.

Faugeres is perfect for those who enjoy beautiful walks in the hills or vinyards..... and for those seeking a peaceful and scenic holiday destination, but not too far away from larger towns by car.

We have a large public tennis court and football court. We have tennis rackets and balls, and a football or two....The village bar restaurant is 5 mins walk and has a spectacular view from its elevated position of the ancient village of Caussinioujouls and its castle across the vined landscape.

There is a new Karting and restaurant 2 mins drive on the route to Beziers and across from there a Camping site which is open for non residents from 1 pm till 1am, it has a public pool and loads of activities and also snack bar and restaurant and music and karaoke nights.

We suggest also that guests look at out of season bookings as well when Ryanair prices can be terrific and the letting charges are lower too.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring season
14 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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

Booking Notes:
We will prioritse bookings of 2 weeks for the high season...Mid July to end Aug. You need to pay 25% deposit when you book. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival date. 150 UK Pounds deposit payable on arrival, and returned to you within 5 days of your departure, via online transfer.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrival 4.30pm. We absolutely need till this time to finish the cleaning. Please do not turn up earlier. If you have to turn up later we will organise the key being left for you.

Notes on prices:
We are available all year round for rental, if you would like a longer rental period, prices are available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The house was formerly a convent and school so it is spacious. It has a serene ambiance. It is peaceful and relaxing and you can feel very at home here. What it lacks in luxury it makes up for in charm with its original tiled floors and oak beams, and although not in her first flush of youth, not bad for her age. It is not hight spec modern.....it is comfortable, clean and somewhere you can really feel quite at home, as you can see in the photos. The top floor is all open plan as you see on the photos.....lots of space and nice air blowing through the house even during the hot summer months, you never feel on top of one another in the house..... The outside stone walled terrace is pretty it is very private and has a great shelter to sit and relax when it is very hot....we have pretty views from the house from the top floor, and kitchen and bathroom, and the pool is L shaped and big enough for everyone to enjoy. We have lovely comments from all our guests in the visitors book.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 180 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms: Ground floor en suite, shower cubicle, wash hand basin, wc. Family bathroom , 1st floor, separate shower and bath, wash hand basin, wc, bidet and washing machine.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor, spacious double bedroom with en suite. First floor, double bedroom, situated next to the family bathroom. Second floor twin bedroom.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house will be cleaned by the owner for your arrival, everything in good working order, we are 30 mins away during your stay, so if you have any problems you can contact us immediately. This is a family home and holiday home where you can feel very comfortable and relaxed, but it is not high spec luxury, the furniture is traditional but in good order. We have street parking not private parking,but there is plenty of space in the village to park. The pool is not heated, buit is about the same temp as the sea. Our guests always give us very positive feedback. Outside: Large private courtyard with terrace and sun shelter, Large L shaped pool, not heated, about 8 X 6 metres. Table and plenty of chairs, 2 sun loungers and mattress covers, BBQ. We have a large pool barrier also for non swimmers and children. Utility Room: Large load washing machine located in family bathroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property cleaned for your arrival. Clean bed linen and towels provided, plus large towels for the sun loungers. We provide a couple of loo rolls in each toilet, plus hand wash. There will be dishwasher tablets, and cleaning products. Other: Garage.

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