House in Neffies, Nr. Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Character Old Stone House, Renovated To Offer Excellent Accommodation And Facilities
Maison Dix is a traditional three-storey stone house, renovated from it’s wine-making past. The imposing building retains terracotta floors, exposed beams & tall shuttered windows. The interior is spacious, tastefully decorated & furnished to an excellent standard – will all bedrooms offering contemporary en-suites. The house is designed to offer comfortable, inviting spaces (both inside and out) for friends and family to enjoy together. Relax in the lounge, have fun in the ‘den’ (TV, DVD, book library), take breakfast on the terrace or kick-back on a lounger in the walled garden. Those with the energy can splash about in the chlorine-free pool, take a bike for a spin through local vineyards or workout in the fully-equipped gym. Maison Dix is ideally placed for exploring the region; stunning countryside, historic sites, cosmopolitan cities, coastal towns & unspoilt beaches are all within easy reach. Nearby Pezenas with it's excellent market, boutiques, cafes/restaurants is a must.
Top Traveller Review
Beautiful house in the pretty village of Neffies
About the Owner
I'm Erica (from Berkshire) and with my husband John (from Manchester), and our two pet dogs, we've chosen to live in this special corner of France.
Life is different now to our years spent in IT Sales. We continue to work hard but it's different work. We enjoy travelling and seek out character properties to stay in, avoiding hotel chains where possible. We hope you enjoy our character home.
We love the relaxed pace of life here, the food and of course the wine. We find time to get outdoors, me on horseback and John on his road bike. We've many friends in our village and beyond, and immerse ourselves into French life as much as possible. My French has come on, since my A-level many years ago; John will be the first to admit he finds it a little harder but the locals applaud his efforts!
Guestbook comments from the owner
The stylish exterior of Maison Dix & the exquisite elephant grey door entices you in to explore your home from home...& you will not be disappointed. The bedrooms were large and very comfortable, good quality mattresses and just the right amount of furniture and storage. The small shuttered windows were perfect for keeping the rooms cool during the hot days but should you need extra cooling then a fan was available in each room. Plenty of comfy seating, a large dining table for a game of cards and a separate tv/den with sky tv should you feel the need. Wifi was available throughout & worked perfectly… a sneaky check of email is irresistible! This was our first time to the area & our plan was for a relaxing break with a little culture, a little activity, a lot of wine & a lot of food; we got it all with bike rides through the vineyards, kayaking down the river & wonderful village bistros all topped off with a touch of luxury whenever we returned back to Maison Dix.
Graham, July 2013
5 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
Beautiful house in the pretty village of Neffies
Fabulous house with a warm welcome from John & Erica. Great location for exploring this lovely region of France. John & Erica could write a guide book on things to do in the area!
Perfect Family Holiday
Thirteen family members set off to Neffies ranging in age from 8 to 70 to celebrate Grandma’s birthday and what a time we all had.
Only one error was travelling south in France on the 1st August - definitely not advised - but that paled into insignificance when we arrived at Maison Dix, a beautiful former winery tastefully converted with an excellent ambience. We were met by the delightful owner Erica, who appeared happy to leave her lovely property in our hands for 14 days.
It was a truly relaxing holiday with the facilities being absolutely ideal for all of us. The bedrooms were tip top and the communal areas, which were severely tested by our number, proving comfortable and relaxing.
The gym was well used and bikes went out regularly and of course the pool really came into its own.
Would have no hesitation in going again. Enjoyed the local wine too!!!
A gem in the Herault
Having stayed in the area before some seven years ago we were delighted to come across Maison Dix and to discover that John and Erica were hiring it out exclusively for our use. The property is of an outstanding standard with every detail thought through, making for a very enjoyable two week stay in Neffies. There are numerous wine producers selling their excellent (and very reasonable) wines in the village, a boulangerie for the daily croissants and baguettes, a small but well stocked shop and two excellent restaurants - all a short walk from the property. The location is excellent providing a handy springboard for visits to the coast, the nearby Cathar cities of Beziers and Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi and walks in the Cevennes. There are also plenty of places nearby to hire canoes and ride the rapids if you're looking for a bit of adventure. Bikes and cycle routes are provided and there is a well equipped gym and a lovely pool and outdoor lounge area. Maison Dix is well worth a visit.
Lovely house, great village
We just spent a week in Maison Dix with extended family - 12 of us in all - and had a fabulous time. The house is well equipped and Erica and John very helpful and friendly, we really felt at home. The village of Neffies has a good shop, boulangerie and great bar and restaurant, all within easy walking distance. Would thoroughly recommend a stay in Maison Dix - especially if you can arrange the fantastic weather that we had!
We had the pleasure of an extended stay at Maison Dix, which gave us the opportunity to visit much of the surrounding area, get a feel for the village of Neffies and become friends with the owners Erica and John.
We soon realised that the house is a genuine reflection of their personalities. It was rebuilt to a very high standard, beautifully furnished and decorated and is now maintained with meticulous attention to detail. They take a personal interest to ensure that their guests have the best experience possible.
The village has sufficient facilities within walking distance and we discovered that many villages do not, so that is important. There are a variety of restaurants within a fifteen minute drive, the coast is a little further but the roads are not nearly as busy as the UK, driving is pleasant.
Neffies is an ideal location from which to explore, set in the vineyards at the base of the hills there are numerous options for short trips in any direction. All of these are catalogued in the Maison Dix guide. Discover them for yourself or just stay local, take a walk, exercise in the gym or cool off in the pool. The caveau is just around the corner and the local wines are some of the best in the Languedoc, you just get the feeling that your hosts have thought of everything.
From the Owner
“We visited on recommendation from John's parents, who've regularly visited the Beziers region over the past 20 years. We came for 1 week and purchased the property on day 5, having viewed more than 40 houses in a variety of locations. Neffies was love at first sight for us. Many wine-growing villages in the area are pretty, have retained their character, and sit atop hilltop locations with narrow streets and beautiful architecture. Neffies had all that but there was something a little extra - it felt real. The friendly people were busy going about their business, and everything was just right for the community. We enjoy rural idyll yet can reach beaches and vibrant towns in no time at all. With so many places of interest and airports a plenty - we're truly spoilt.”
Activity and Interests
Several wonderful Mediterranean beaches are within easy reach of Maison Dix. Within 30 minutes drive, you can be stretched out on one of three of our favourite wide, fine sandy beaches of Serignan, Portiragnes and Vias. The many beaches of Cap d'Agde resort are also easily accessible by car and offer resort facilities and nudist bathing. We provide beach parasols and beach towels so no need for excess baggage!
Beziers Cap d'Agde airport is a 25 min drive. Other airports serving the area are Montpellier, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Nimes & Girona - all within 90 minutes and offering low-cost airline routes to many UK airports. The A9 and A75 motorways are approx 15 mins from Neffies. A car is recommended to make the most of your visit and explore everything the region has to offer. Ample private car-parking is available.
Maison Dix is a very short stroll to the amenities of Neffies (bistro/bar, excellent restaurant, boulangerie, tabac and grocery store) and the many wine domains. Pezenas 10km, Lac Du Salagou 28km, Beziers 20km, Parc du Haut Languedoc 20km, Coast 25km, Montpellier 40km.
We provide house guests with a comprehensive booklet to share ideas and details of visits, day-trips and activities.
Maison Dix is well-served with key facilities within easy reach. Aside from those in the village (a 2 minute walk away); an excellent supermarket, pharmacy, post office, fuel station, bank and cash machine can all be found 5 mins drive away.
The town of Pezenas is 15 mins drive and is a draw for all visitors.
The wonderful markets at Pezenas and Clermont l'Herault are well worth a visit and take place on Saturday and Wednesday respectively.
The stunning landscape and nature activities of the Parc du Haut Languedoc are found just to the north of Neffies, offering superb walking, cycling and canoeing.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£892|
|Stay tax||€0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.|
A rental deposit payment of 20% is paid upon booking.
The rental balance of 80% is paid no later than 70 days in advance of arrival date.
Acceptable forms of payment include:
We aim to be flexible so you can optimise your travel plans.
No fixed arrival/changeover day.
Stays are a minimum of 7 nights.
Please plan to arrive between 4pm & 8pm
Please plan to depart before 10am
Notes on prices:
Prices are based on occupancy of up to 13 guests (see below for smaller groups)
Price includes local taxes, utilities, bed and bathroom linen, end-of-stay cleaning.
A security deposit of €1000 per rental is required. This is paid at time of rental balance.
During the months of the year not listed (Nov-Mar), the house is available for rental. Smaller groups may also be accommodated at a discounted rate; please contact us to check availability and pricing.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Maison Dix boasts scenery, tranquillity & all things you'd expect from a rural location, yet stroll for 2 minutes & stumble across great amenities. The village bar regularly hosts good bands; drinks and meals can be taken on the terrace as the sun sets. The excellent restaurant 'Les Goutailles' attracts diners from across the region. We provide our guests the kind of accommodation & facilities that we've always sought. The house is renovated to a very high standard with many inside & outside spaces for guests to relax in & enjoy. The spacious summer lounge offers shade & comfort beside the pool. Many goodies are offered to make the most of your break and avoid excess baggage; gym, bikes, beach towels/umbrellas, boules, games, books & DVDs. Explore by car or park in the drive & forget it!”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Toilet 2 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 6 - Shower Enclosure
- All bedrooms have the benefit of their own en-suite facilities. Each contemporary en-suite room features a rainfall shower enclosure, wc and washbasin/vanity unit. There is a standalone wc on the 1st floor. Outside, there is a wc and a poolside shower.
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 13 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Sleeps up to 10: 'Marsanne' 1 double bed 'Picpoul' 1 double bed 'Grenache' twin beds 'Syrah' 1 double bed 'Viognier' twin beds Sleeps up to 13: As above plus 'Carignan' suite. 1 double bedroom, private living room/kitchen with sofa-bed.
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Your holiday home from home is the entire 1st and 2nd floors of the property, and of course the garden, terrace and pool. We will be here to greet you, answer questions and ensure you are settled in upon arrival. Then, we'll lock-up our private accommodation (ground floor of the house) and leave you in peace to enjoy your holiday! Outside: The swimming pool is extremely refreshing as it's UV filtered, as opposed to using chlorine. It measures 7.5 x 3.5m, is safety alarmed and has Roman steps at one end. The walled garden is planted with palm and fruit trees, and offers many loungers, parasols, steamer chairs, and dining furniture. In our large, shaded outside summer lounge, you'll find comfortable seating, table football, boules, board games. It also features a dining area, equipped kitchen with cutlery/crockery, fridges, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher & family-sized gas BBQ. In the gym, you'll find 6 bikes suitable for adults/teenagers. Several beach parasols are available to take on your trip to the Med. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels and beach towels are provided. Mid-stay cleaning service available upon request at additional charge (advance booking) Babysitting service is available upon request at additional charge (advance booking) Other: The gym houses a rowing machine, cross-trainer, multi-gym, free weights and bench. Feel free to plug your iPod/mp3 to the stereo system and workout to your favourite tunes. There are fans to keep you cool and an adjoining wc.