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Large Village House With Private Pool



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
House near Faugeres/Bedarieux, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Small Hamlet Set In The Heart Of Languedoc National Park

This 200yr old restored winemakers' house is set in a romatic medieval hamlet setting with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a terrace to enjoy the beautiful views from. The outdoor area includes pool, outdoor BBQ area, summer kitchen building with additional toilet, and petanque court on which you can also play badminton. Located in an idyllic valley and surrounded by hills, it is a 10 minute drive from the market town of Bedarieux and 35 mins drive to the beaches of the Med. We have a '3 épis' rating with Gîtes de France.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Now living in France with my wife Eva, my profession is teaching martial arts and law enforcement. Originally from the UK and Germany, we discovered the Languedoc area and love living here and sharing our local knowledge with our guests.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful + peaceful place. You made us feel very welcome. It is a truly beautiful part of the world. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Alex, June 2014

We've had a truly relaxing time here in the mountains. We need a few more weeks (or months) to do it all justice! Fabulous cycling, walking and some very hot runs!! The nearby towns are beautiful and the local people all very friendly! We loved the house, our hosts Eva and Vince, and Elfie the puppy!

Andy, August 2014
Apr 2013
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Great house in a very peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

This house was a lovely well presented home for our two week holiday. The pool area was excellent and safe for our young children. Eva and Vince were very helpful whenever we needed information or help. Overall a great place to stay and would love to visit again when we next holiday in France.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just experienced the perfect villa for a family. We booked the villa hoping it would be suitable for two families with children aged between 7 years to 15 years. This villa exceeded our expectations. The decor is beautiful and the villa has a special wow factor as you walk in. The rooms are bright, airy and exactly as described. The pool is totally private, crystal clear and well maintained. The attention to detail is evident everywhere. The ultimate winner for us was the owners of the villa are close by, non intrusive but readily available to help with any villa related question and our enthusiasm to learn about the area. A 'must see' villa for any family. Thank you for our special holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you back here again some time! All our best wishes. Eva & Vince
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Delightful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family have enjoyed a fantastic holiday at this lovely well equipped house situated in the hillside village of La Caumette. We made good use of the (secret) garden opposite the house which was a delight with its swimming pool, barbecue and petanque/badminton court with convenient shaded areas. The old bakery also had the provision of a summer kitchen and toilet. Within easy driving distance from the house there is plenty to amuse all ages. Our hosts Vince and Eva gave help and advice when requested and made us very welcome. We will certainly recommend Maison de Maitre and should the opportunity arise return ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was really nice having you here and great to see you enjoy your stay so much - having two weeks to explore the area is such a bonus. We look forward to maybe seeing you again at La Caumette there is still a lot more to do here. ;-) Best wishes to the whole family, Eva & Vince
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La Caumette

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful house with incredible views, a fabulous pool and very friendly and helpful hosts. It had everything we needed - so we just needed to turn up and enjoy it.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Maison de Maître La Caumette - FR19524

  • 5 of 5

The property was accurately described, very homely, well maintained and clean with lots of space for 10 people.

There are different areas in the house and gardens to relax on your own or with family and friends.

Great service from Eva and Vince when required.

Would very much recommend this property without any hesitation.

The property is situated in lovely hills.

The road cycling is fantastic. especially if you like the challenge of a few cols. The Tour De France passed through here in 2013 (Stage 7) traversing some of the nearby cols.

The nearest supermarkets and town are just a 10 minute drive away.

The walking in this area is also great with many route options through the hills and woods and along the hill ridge tops.

If you're a mountain biker there are many off road route options as well, either uphill, downhill or traversing across the hilltop ridge tracks.

We only went to the coast once as we're not really beach lovers, but if you are then it's about a 30 minute drive with many beaches to choose from.

There is no bar or restaurant within walking distance, but there is lots of choice if you don't mind a short drive.

If you like good food then go to Auberge de Combes, a 20 minute drive through the hills. It has fantastic food and a great location with a incredible views.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place in a very quiet hamlet just outside Faugeres. The house was comfortable, and the rooms nice and spacious. The pool was across and alley which took a little getting used to, but was lovely and included a great bbq area and little kitchen.

It was also an excellent base to explore the local area, go wine tasting and generally visit the beautiful area.

We'd definitely go again, and hopefully rent this house!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You're welcome back anytime!
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Les Gorges d'Héric
"Spectacular canyon to walk up or to picknick and swim in the river."
"Lovely traditional village with great antique shops, restaurants, cafes and market on Saturd..."
voie verte cycle path
"Over 70km of flat cycling on a converted railway line. It starts between Bedarieux and Herep..."

From the Owner

When looking for a place in France we immediately fell in love with the house! Nestled in the surrounding hills, the small hamlet of La Caumette just breathes history and tradition, but at the same time it is not remote; Everything is there: The wine, the hills, the beach and of course a bit further the bustling life in Montpellier within a hour's drive.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beziers at 40 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Lamalou at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bédarieux at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Valras Plage at 40 Kilometres Car: necessary


We have an endless stretch of beautiful beaches on the Med, whithin a 35 minutes drive.


Airports within 1 hour drive are: Beziers Vias, Montpellier.

Perpignan, Carcassonne and Nimes are 90 mins.

Toulouse and Girona around 2.5 hours drive.

Barcelona 3 hours.


The market town of Bedarieux (with a large supermarket) is just 10 minutes drive with the Spa town of Lamalou les Bains 10 minutes. Numerous local market towns within 40 minutes drive, Béziers 35 minutes and the city of Montpellier 1 hour away.

Further Details:

Excellent cycling (road, cycle paths, mountain biking) in the area!

Natural beauty spots like the Gorges d'Héric and Colombières and medieval villages can be perfect half or full day trips.

There are also many quality local restaurants in the area. The medieval city of Carcassonne, the Camarque, Roman towns Nimes and Narbonne are within easy travelling distance and the highest suspension bridge in the world at Millau, all about 75 mins drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £126

Booking Notes:
25% of rental price payable at time of booking with full balance due 28 days prior to arrival. At that time we also ask for a £150 security deposit, which we return within one week of departure, unless there has been some damage.
Payment methods: Bank transfer, PayPal or credit card via Homeaway site.
For short notice bookings (less than 28 days prior to arrival) the full amount is due immediately.

Out of high season: Full refund up to 5 days prior to arrival. Less than 5 days prior £50 fee applies.
In the high season (July, Aug) the deposit payment (25%) is non-refundable on cancellation unless the dates are re-sold. Full refund if the dates are re-sold.

Changeover Day:
Bookings are taken on a Sat to Sat basis during high season with off-peak mid-week bookings considered. Please contact us to check for availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

We have a big folder for our visitors with brochures of what's going on in the area and places to visit. And most of visitors make great plans to see this, do that, or go to the beach, but just end up staying around the house and pool area, enjoying the sun, peace and quiet. You will love it!

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


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


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


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Extra toilet in the outside are by the summer kitchen.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, en-suite with shower room and has space for a cot.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, en-suite with shower room.
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, space for a cot.
  • All bedrroms and bathrooms are located on the upper floor. Description of sleeping capacity: Ideally 6 adults + 3 kids (two cots available on request) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 have en-suite facilities. Bedrooms 3,4 and 5 share the full bathroom.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: All rooms have central heating and free standing fans. Outside: The house is situated in a romantic hamlet which is located in a cul-de-sac valley surrounded by hills. The garden, summer kitchen and pool area are fenced off and situated across a small path leading to two more houses. - Private pool 9m x 4.5m with Roman steps sat in a landscaped area with sunloungers, table and chairs. - Gas BBQ. - Fully equipped 'summer kitchen' and extra toilet. - Large covered eating area with 200yr old stone bread oven. - Garden area with full size petanque court that doubles as badminton court. Utility Room: Laundry facility downstairs in garage with washer and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All services, bed linen and hand towels are provided. We ask guests to please supply their own beach towels. For guests staying more than one week we provide clean, fresh linen and towels on the middle Friday. Other: Large terrace with view over the hamlet and surrounding hills.

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