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Villa with private pool and large Mediterranean garden



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Villa in Laurens, Nr. Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Peaceful location with 30 minutes' drive to beaches

Maison Agnes is situated 5 minutes' walk from the centre of the medieval village of Laurens in the wine district of Faugeres. It is a one storey villa in a secluded Mediterranean garden with a private pool 10x4m. UK satellite TV and French channels, DVD player and free internet access. The villa has 3 AC units.The beautiful French windows lead out to the garden where you can dine and find shade under the mulberry trees and the barbecue is close to the dining area. You can also have a game of Table Tennis in a shaded area. The garden is surrounded with hedges and the sun shines on the pool area the whole day. Here you can also find a pool shower, 8 sun chairs and a group of sofa and armchairs and a table for a cold drink or a cup of coffee. In the front garden there are several fruit trees, like pears, apricote, figs, pomegranate, walnut and clementine and you are allowed to pick them when they are ripe. There is parking space for several cars in the garden and a car port.

In the village you can taste wine in several wineries. You can also find 2 bakeries, 1 butcher, 1 pharmacy, 1 take away restaurant, 1 restaurant, 1 small grocery store and a newly opened Medical Health centre, a post office and all within walking distance.

In Magalas (7 minutes drive) is a large supermarket.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We Agneta and Carl Blomqvist, live in Sweden, but when we retired we decided to spend some months every year in the South of France. We bought the house in Laurens in July 2013 and since then we have renovated most of it and built a pool of 10X4 m. Our Giant Schnauzer also follows us to France.

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Speaks English, German, Swedish, Norwegian

8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Very well presented villa, lovely garden and pool

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults and a 4 month old baby thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks at the Villa Agnes in Laurens. The inside and outside spaces worked very well for us and we felt the house was very well equipped and presented. The internal layout was well matched to our needs and the warm weather ensured that the lovely garden, outside living spaces and the pool area and were well utilised. The house has ample parking and Laurens provides an excellent base for exploring the surrounding areas which have a lot to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay at Maison Agnes

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house and pool it was an excellent choice for a family of six adults and two children. The house was well equipped including air conditioning which was a boon with temperatures up to 35 deg. There was plenty of shade in the garden and by the pool in which the whole family spent a lot of time. The area around Laurens had plenty of good towns such as Pezenas and also villages well worth visiting also easy shopping options for food just down the road at Magalas and daily bread only five minutes walk away in the village. Quite happy to recommend this as a great holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely owners, lovely property

  • 4 of 5

The owners were lovely and answered all my questions and purchased extra equipment to help cater for our needs. The property was well equipped and very comfortable. We all loved the pool and the vast areas to sit or play in. Our only complaint was with the house keepers who made us feel quite uncomfortable when they came. Luckily, this was very infrequent even when we needed help with the pool. I would still return, however, as they cannot take away from the property or the owners. They are the reason for the loss of one star.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have asked the housekeepers for a comment and would like to add that to the review when we get their answer. Agneta and Carl Blomqvist
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Home from home in Laurens

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated villa. The garden was very secluded and attractive. We particularly enjoyed eating under the trees. Very clean with lovely new furnishings and appliances. Couldn't fault it!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully peaceful, quiet week in what is a home from home. The owners, Carl and Agneta, have clearly invested much time and effort in updating the property, which is cosy, well-appointed, secluded and spacious. The garden is well-stocked and, most importantly, not overlooked.

Granted, there is little to do in Laurens itself but then sit in the garden with a glass of wine reading a book under the shade of the trees and listen to the silence: no noisy neighbours and no traffic, just tranquillity. There is plenty to do in the surrounding areas: Beziers (shopping), Pezenas (antiques), Aigues Mortes (sight-seeing) and any number of wonderful beaches.

I couldn't recommend this property more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Two Reviews have been submitted by the same person, Mr Howard B Lymm. We prefer the other one.
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Wonderful house and home

  • 5 of 5

Maison Agnes is a veritable home from home - cosy, well-appointed, peaceful and relaxing. Take the opportunity to read a book in the garden under the tree in the sun and before you know it, you've read it from cover to cover. It's true that there isn't much to do in Laurens but that in itself is fine - it's just wonderful not hearing people and traffic and there's plenty to do in the surrounding areas. Go and visit Pezenas (antiques) or Aigues Mortes (sight-seeing).

The owners, Carl and Agneta, have clearly invested a lot of time and effort in updating the property and are a delight to deal with. I couldn't recommend Maison Agnes or the Blomqvists more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Two Reviews have been submitted by the same person, Mr Howard B Lymm. We prefer this one.
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From the Owner

We bought the house because we wanted to come closer to French culture, food and wine. Our house is surrounded by French families who are very friendly and helpful. Close to the house is a nature reserve where we can hike with our dog. Within one hour's drive there are a lot of interesting and historic places to visit. The beaches are 30 minutes' drive from the house.

Activity and Interests


30 minutes drive to several beaches


The nearest air port is Béziers (20 minutes' drive) and the second nearest is Montpellier (70 minutes' drive). A car hire is recommended


3 minutes walk to the centre of the village. Magalas is situated 7 minutes' drive.

Nearest town is Bédarieux. There are many wineries in Laurens and the vicinity. If you drive a little longer you can go to Albi with its famous Cathedral and the Toulose Lautrec museum and the two fortified towns Aigues Mortes and Carcasonne.

Further Details:

A large supermarket with a bank machine is located in Magalas, 7 minutes' drive and here you can also find several restaurants.

In Pézenas, 25 minutes' drive, you can find several shops, restaurants and banks. There is also a large market every Saturday morning.

North of Laurens is a large recreation area for hiking.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
26 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £420

Booking Notes:
A payment of 25% of the renting price is required at the time of the booking. In case of cancellation, this payment is not refundable unless the house is not rented out for the same price. The remainder should be paid 8 weeks before the arrival. We also ask for a deposit of € 500 which we will returned if the property is left as you found it. Payment only by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:

25% of the rental should be paid to confirm booking. The remaining 75% plus security deposit is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

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From the Owner

As we are new to the area we have a lot to explore, but we have visited Albi with its famous Cathedral and Toulose Lautrec museum, Aigues Mortes the fortified Town with the wall from 1250. The historic town of Carcasonne is also well worth a visit.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Floor Area

  • 125 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with shower and wc, 1 bathroom with shower, wc and washing machine and dryer and 1 separate wc


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 double bedrooms and 2 rooms with 2 single each Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, bedroom 3 with 2 single beds and bedroom 4 with double bed.


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


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is suitable for families and couple. Dogs are allowed only on certain conditions. It is an ideal starting point for exploring the wine districts of Languedoc. Just north of the village is a natural reserve area with hiking possibilities. Outside: The private Mediterranean garden is 1600 m2 and is surrounded by hedges . The patio is shaded by 2 large mulberry trees and there is a dining table for at least 8 persons. The barbecue is on the patio. The private pool is 10x4 m and the area around is covered with tiles, with 8 sun chairs and a pool shower. The pool can be heated. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer in one of the bathrooms. You can also find an iron and an ironing-board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, except pool and beach towels. The property is cleaned every week and if you stay longer than one week, the linen and towels are changed after one week. The pool is also cleaned ever week.

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