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



Updated: 25-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Richard Cliff
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Russian
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

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

12 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


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: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jun 6, 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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Clean, Modern, relaxing, and helpful owners on sit

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 weeks last summer with our 2 daughters and a couple of friends stopped by for a week each over the period. The Cottage is located in a quiet location just off the road about a mile from Montagnac village. The location is amazing on the top of this hill so you get great views of the church spire illuminated at night and cooling breezes. The cottage is surrounded by vineyards and the whole location made for a very relaxing holiday. The cottage is clean with a well equipped kitchen and bright and modern bathrooms. We loved the pool which is well secluded and enjoys the sun all of the day, the pizza over is a fun addition and the children had nearly mastered pizza making by the end of our visit, this made a nice change from a barbecue. The outside dining area is very cool and peaceful to dine in or just to sit in and read through the day. The WiFi is good and I manged to keep connected to work in the UK.

We visited Meze and ate on the harbour side a couple of times and loved watching the boat jousting which was entertaining and a unique sport in this area. We enjoyed early morning bike rides and a down stream canoe trip at a location about 20 miles away from the info we found in the Cottage, the children really enjoyed this and are still talking about this 6 months later.

Great location, great host, great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We cannot wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Judith and I spent a great week at Masette de Bazin last year in company with Judith's Mum who is not as agile as she would like. This gîte is perfect for those whose mobility is restricted. It is also perfect for wine lovers. Which is why we are returning! Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew, we look forward to seeing you this year. Louise and Richard
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beziers at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Montagnac at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St Thomas Beziers at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Agde at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A75 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Montagnac at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Meze at 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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
28 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
22 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
23 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


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


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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...


  • 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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