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The Vines Cottage Close to Sea w/ Stunning Views. Private Pool, BBQ & Pizza oven

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage near Montagnac Nr. Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc, France - Delightful Location With 5 Hectares Of Outside Space

The cottage has an outdoor summer kitchen with barbecue and Pizza oven, as well as it's own fenced garden, with private pool. It has an open plan living, dining area, with 2 steps up to the well equipped kitchen. There are 3 bedrooms, a family shower room with washing machine, and an en-suite shower room. WiFi, UK satellite TV and DVD player are provided outside play area for children. The cottage was completely refurbished in 2013.The area offers holidays to suit all: from beaches and family entertainment, to walking, sailing, biking in the beautiful countryside, as well as history dating back to the dinosaurs and more recently the Romans! We have vines on the property which supply the local Cave and a bottle of red and white will be waiting for you on arrival.

Richard Cliff
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Richard Cliff

We are an English family who have moved to France and have developed this cottage in our little corner of paradise. The property is a haven for young and old alike, plenty of outside space, yet accessible for sightseeing and beaches.

Richard Cliff purchased this cottage in 2013


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Montagnac in Hérault

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to bedroom 1
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to master bedroom. Shower, basin and WC Family shower room with wet room shower, basin, WC and washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) 2 Cots available. Notes on bedrooms: All mattresses are excellent quality. One king size bed One double bed One twin bedded room Sofa bed in living area
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The setting of the property has to be seen to be believed, beautiful views in all directions and plenty of outside space to discover. Outside: Private pool in the gite's own private garden. Outside seating and dining, sun loungers, as well as use of the land of the property. All set amongst the vines. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality bed linen, towels and swimming towels provided. Change of linen and cleaning weekly. Extra maid service available on request. Other: Outside summer kitchen with barbecue, Pizza oven, sink and shaded dining.


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The Vines Cottage Close to Sea w/ Stunning Views. Private Pool, BBQ & Pizza oven
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Me and my husband, along with his parents and our two lively Jack Russell's, have just returned from 2 weeks at the Vines Cottage, and we're missing it already! The cottage is beautifully appointed with a well equipped kitchen, amazingly comfortable beds and quality bed linen and towels are also provided. The complimentary wine made using grapes from some of the vines on the property was a lovely touch and very much appreciated; a bottle each of red and white was waiting for us on arrival and halfway through our stay when Richard came round to exchange the bed linen and towels he also brought us another bottle of each! The pool was great, and very welcome when we needed to cool down on the days spent lounging in the sun when we weren't sightseeing.

Sadly we didn't get the hang of the pizza oven, we ended up with pizzas with soggy middles and crispy edges, but we did have fun making them!

The pretty town of Pezenas is a 15 minute drive away and has some lovely old cobbled streets, boutique shops, bars and restaurants as well as a couple of good sized supermarkets. We also had a couple of trips out to Meze, which has a lovely beach on the lagoon and again is about 15 minutes by car from the cottage. A bit further away (only 40 minutes drive) is the beautiful little town of St-Guilhem-le-Desert, we'd definitely recommend a visit as it's one of the prettiest places we'd ever seen.

Richard is a gracious host who was extremely helpful and had a genuine interest in getting to know us, as did his friendly, gentle dog Dougal. We had a truly wonderful holiday at the cottage and were glad to meet Richard, Dougal and, albeit briefly, Vaska the cat.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very warm and complementary review for which I am most grateful. Lorraine, Richard and Richard's parents were very thoughtful, tidy and excellent guests who would be very welcome back at Mas de Bazin at any time.
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Lovely gite , beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

Owner extremely welcoming & helpful even when I got our booking dates wrong, & quickly sorted the plumbing problem we had.

Gite contained everything we needed with the added excitement of a pizza oven outside which we enjoyed experimenting with & hugely enjoyed our homemade pizzas. Lovely area to explore, local beaches close & clean, lots of information provided in gite, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property near the Sea and Pezenas

  • 5 of 5

We came as a group of six adults and had a fabulous stay . The beds were very comfortable, and we were surrounded by vineyards for wonderful walks. The private pool we had was great....and we spent our days sunbathing and sightseeing. Our pizza oven just in front of the house was excellent. Pezenas is a short drive away too with lovely boutique shops.

Thank you to Richard for being so helpful and a wonderful host. We will definitely come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. I look forward to seeing you here again
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Fantastic Time......

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here late last summer. The property is perfect for a family holiday. Extremely well equiped and beautifully decorated. The pizza oven in the summer kitchen was a real hit with the children as was the owners dog Dougal! The house and pool were clean and tidy and I must mention the high quality bed linen house towels and pool towels. The situation of the gite is perfect for the beach and for a lake inland. Lots to do - walking, bike and horse riding, fishing accrobranch, water sports on the sea and on the lake, wine tasting and of course some very nice restaurants nearby. We had a fabulous holiday, thank you the Cliff family and of course Dougal and hopefully see you again later on this year.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to see that all the features of the property and the surrounding area were appreciated
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Memorable Summer Holidays At A Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Our three daugthers aged 11, 9 and 5 and we spent two splendid weeks at the "Gite" (i.e. cottage) at Maz de Basin just outside the charming village of Montagnac. It was a memorable time in a charming location made special by its gracious host Richard Cliff (and his entertaining duo of pets Dougal, the dog, and Vaska, the cat!).

The cottage is adjacent to the large farmhouse amidst three hectares of enchanting vineyards. It is very spacious with three airy bedrooms and two tastefully architected bathrooms, of which one is an en-suite bathroom. It can comfortably house six individuals and is absolutely ideal for families with up to four children. The living and dining area are spacious and exceptionally well equipped (TV, a Wii, etc. which we hardly used), as is the large kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances including a dishwasher. There is a washing machine in the larger of the two bathrooms and laundry dries within minutes outside.

Outside, there is a shaded and airy dining area under a leafy tree which can seat up to eight. Right in the proximity are a real(!) wood-burning pizza oven and an outdoor barbeque fireplace. We had our fill of faux filet and real albeit charred pizza (it is an art and Richard "cheats" by pre-baking the base in an oven, which is probably the smartest thing to do to avoid the frustrations of charred toppings and soggy dough).

The pool is modern, sparkling and surrounded by a spanking-new wooden perimeter for sunbathing under a magically blew sky. It was large enough for three to four people and exceptionally well-maintained. Our girls spent most of the beautifully warm and dry days in the pool, competing for the award for the most wrinkly fingers and toes!

Montagnac is effectively a large thoroughfare en route to the picturesque town of Pezenas, about 15 minutes away from car. Beaches (we would recommend Meze, Portirangnes and Serignan) are each about 30 minutes away by car and very easily accessible. And there are a number of wonderful vineyards in the vicinity, of which we would recommend Cote Mas for a Sunday brunch (it's EUR40 per head -- and that's what they charge for children as well), which is quite spectacular. We followed Richard's recommendations and ate at BK in Montagnac, which is delicious. The restaurant in turn recommended Chez Hansi in Pezenas, which was unspectacular but absolutely delicious.

We look forward to revisiting this wonderful place, which we highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a very great pleasure to welcome the lovely family of five in July. I quite missed them when they left. Very pleased they enjoyed their stay so much and very kind of them to take the time to write such a full and glowing reference. I do hope that they return. Dougal's life has been so dull since they left, so please come back and cheer him up!
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Very smart Gite in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with 18 month old daughter had a really lovely week at the Gite, which is in pretty vineyard. It is very tastefully furnished with nice furniture, comfy beds and a modern kitchen. It was all on one level, the pool was fenced with an alarm and there was even a mini play park so we felt it was perfect for a family especially with young children. The pool was very clean with a lovely private decked area and good sun loungers. The pool was quite chilly in May but I expect it warms up when the weather gets hotter. The owner, Richard, was very kind and helpful although we didn't need much as everything had already been thoughtfully provided. There was even two bottles of complimentary wine for us made from the vineyard's grapes. We would definitely go again, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very kind of Julia and Chris to make those comments which are much appreciated. They are a lovely couple with a beautiful happy little girl. They were the first guests this year and we are off to a flying start!
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
St Thomas Beziers
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Historic places: Pezenas 8km, St Guilhem le Desert 20km, Agde 30km, Loupian ( Roman villa ) 5km, Via Domitia nearby, Canal du Midi within 20 km

Set in countryside, surrounded by vineyards but close to small town, Montagnac and only 12 km from extensive sandy beaches.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Montagnac, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
31 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Usual changeover is Friday. Requests for other days considered. Well behaved pets considered.

Notes on prices:
Payment can be accepted in Euros if preferred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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