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Stunning Converted Distillery With Private Pool



Updated: 17-May-2016
House in St Pons de Mauchiens, Nr. Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Peaceful Location, Sandwiched Between The Market Town Of Pezenas And The Port Of Meze

The old distillery of St Pons de Mauchines was converted into a stunning contemporary open plan living space in 2010. Many original features have remained with stone walls and an arched window.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of four. Both our children were born in France when we decided to stay after a holiday 12 years ago!

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Speaks English, French

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous property in beautiful village.

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious property which the owners have equipped to make it a home from home experience. Our 16 year old was delighted at the wifi, we all over the pool and outside lounge area. The village is quiet and beautiful with a lovely bar and small restaurant. By the end of 2 weeks we felt like locals. Would definitely recommend a stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Large airy living area with secluded terrace

  • 4 of 5

Family of 3 adults and 2 small boys had a great holiday; the house met all our needs. As the first week was very hot, the pool was especially appreciated. Central location of the house was good, visiting sites in all directions; Montpellier, Millau, Aigues-Mortes as well as local towns Bouzigues, Meze and Marseillan, enjoying lunches of delicious seafood. We ate at the local restaurant, La Creperie, twice and tasted the wine at the neighbouring bar.

I would recommend a holiday at Vendredi Maison as a perfect introduction to the Languedoc area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time at L'Ancient distillerie, I hear the boys particularly enjoyed the Steak Hache at the Creperie, it's our daughters favourite too.
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Fabulous House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Old Distillery May half Term 2015. We were a party of 4 adults and 3 children. The house was perfect for us and the weather made it all the better. We used the pool everyday which the children thoroughly enjoyed. We also made it to the beach a couple if times when we could tear ourselves away!

The house has a beautiful outside dining terrace which has a very inviting sofa, with lovely evening sun, which we enjoyed with aperitif's every night!

The house itself is huge. Its has 4 bedrooms, both double bedrooms are en-suite with beautiful bathrooms. The kids had a large family bathroom to themselves! The living space is great and there are lots of children's games provided.

The kitchen is enormous (two sinks and 2 fridges!!) and has everything you might need and more. We had BBQ's most nights, as the weather was so good. The village is lovely, very French. It has two small shops that sell fresh bread. There's also a nice reasonably priced restaurant and a lovely wine bar build into the ramparts of the old fortification of the village. I would thoroughly recommend the house and location. Its a great base for exploring, but if you just want so relax and enjoy the pool its perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house, excellent base for area

  • 5 of 5

Super house, bags of room for our family and everything pretty much thought of. Lots of crockery, pots, pans, glasses etc. We were there when the temp outside was mid thirties, and the house remained cool inside.

We toured the area nearly every day, taking advantage of the pool and the outside dining in the early evening. Great to sit outside on the settees and relax with a book. Lovely quiet little village with bags of history, a small shop where you can get bread and a bar. A restaurant had also recently opened but we didn't get chance to try it.

Easy access to main roads, and large CarreFour about 20 mins away. Lots to do in the area, and plenty to keep everyone happy. From here it's easy to do Carcasonne & Avignon, and great local beaches and villages to explore. The kids did a "Go Ape" just 15 mins away and much better than the UK and better value.

You are surrounded by vineyards, and if we didn't have the kids with us we would have probably taken advantage of the wine tasting, and lunch which is offered at 2 local vineyards.

Pezenas is well worth a visit, and some great restaurants and shopping in the old town.

We thought the house was excellent value for money, and ideal for 2 families. There are very sheer curtains in the main bedroom though, so be prepared to be awake at sunrise !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : beziers at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : village at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : village at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : meze at 7 Kilometres Car: necessary


Meze is the closest at 15 mins by car

Mediterranean is about 30 mns by car


Beziers aiport 30 mins

Montpellier airport 60 mins

Nimes airport 1 hr 15 mins

Carcassonne airport 1 hr 15 mins

Perpingan airport 1 hr 15 minds


St Pargoire 5 mins

Montagnac 5 mins

Pezenas 15 mins

Meze 15 mins

Montpellier 50 mins

Further Details:

The village has a baker/ small shop, a bar and a restaurant. There is also Montaganc and St Pargoire only 5 mins in the car with a restaurant, bar, small supermarket and butchers. Meze is only 15 mins and has an array of port side restaurants and a beach.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July & August
23 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 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:
Booking is confirmed with a £400 deposit. Balance is due 10 weeks prior to arrival. Security deposit of £200 taken at time of booking. Fully refundable after your departure.
01494 258268 BEFORE MAKING ANY DIRECT TRANSFERS. I will never ask for the balance to be paid in full, unless the holiday being booked is taking place in the same month.

Changeover Day:
The house is generally booked Friday to Friday or Saturday to Saturday. This is more flexible out of season.

£400 deposit per week at time of booking.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • churches
  • playground

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bedroom 1 has a mezzanine bathroom w/ free standing bath, walk-in shower, double basin and w/c. Bedroom 2 has an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, w/c and basin. There is luxury family bathroom, with bath, w/c and basin. Ground floor cloakroom.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, bunk bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a king sized bed, built in dressing room and a luxury en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 is a spacious double with luxury en-suite shower room. Bedroom 3 is a double and bedroom 4 has bunk beds .


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: This house will satisfy any families holiday needs and more. The living space inside and out is huge. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. The bedrooms are large and 2 are en suite . There is a family bathroom. Outside: At the front of the house, there is dining terrace, with dining table and chairs. There is also an outside lounging area. The terrace leads down to the 8m x 4m swimming pool. There are further lounging chairs and sunbeds by the decked pool area. To the rear of the house is a lawned garden ideal for ball games or badminton. It has an additional table and dining chairs plus swings and slide for the children. There is also a wooden wendy house by the dining terrace, perfect for the children while you are dining. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine, there is also a coat cupboard and a toilet. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided and changed weekly. Other: The living area includes a dining table.

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