Pezenas, Languedoc. Lovely Stone House, Air Con, Pool, Sunny Sheltered Garden
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About Julie Branch
We are a family of 4 who previously lived in France while the children were very young. They enjoyed a completely carefree and happy childhood in the wonderful South of France a world away from the pressures of modern life in the UK. We decided to return just prior to their secondary education and they are now loving living in a City for the first time. We visit France as much as we can and it is a true second home for us, when we are "in residence" it seems that most of the village children are resident with us! Hope you enjoy the house as much as we do.
Julie Branch purchased this House in 2008
Why Julie Branch chose Aumes
We bought the house as for us (and we think you will agree) it is in a perfect location - 5 minutes from Pezenas and in a lovely setting within one of the prettiest villages in the surrounding area. The climate is superb, with glorious long summers and short and sunny winters. There are loads of festivals and events throughout the year and the local produce and seafood are out of this world. Eating oysters and drinking local Pinet wine in a little quayside restaurant in Bouziques is one of our favourite things. Did I mention the wine, locally produced Noilly Pratt and delicious olive oils!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Noise restrictions apply after 10pm as house is located in centre of village
Strictly no stag groups, singles welcome but must respect neighbours
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The house is just how it is showed in the photographs. Set in a lovely quiet location. The pool and seating area is amazing and is where we spent most of our time at the house. It is a very comfortable house and well stocked. We love this part of France.
Great family holiday in a lovely house, we enjoyed the house so much we didn't venture out as much as we thought, but the great town of pezenas is an easy drive. Pool and outside space was superb. We will be back
This is a lovely property obviously much loved by the owners. They had thought of everything we like to buy local food on holiday and cook and there was no shortage of kitchen equipment........superb holiday thank you
A lovely house in a great location.
We spent a week in Julie and Jeff's lovely house in Aumes. It was perfect for 2 families of 4 and we would highly recommend it. The house itself was comfortable and very well appointed. The recommendations of things to do were really appreciated. We enjoyed 2 days at the beach, a visit to the Medieval Hill top town St Guilhem le Desert (use the park and ride!) and a swim and a kayak in the river. We also enjoyed exploring the old town of Pézenas and the Friday evening food & wine event that happens throughout August.
All in all a great holiday. We would happily come again.
South of France holiday home
This is a charming, typical for the area, French property. In the sleepy village of Aumes, five minutes away from the historic Pezenas, with all the restaurants and facilities you may need. We drove to the scenic hills in 40 minutes and the beach in 30. The courtyard has a 6' wall so is very private and the pool was big enough for the seven of us staying. The house is furnished as if the owners live there and is in very good condition throughout. The one bedroom annex at the rear of the courtyard has lots of character and gives those staying there a little privacy from those in the main house. The house has all the things you may need for a stay including good outside seating covered and open areas, a BBQ, A TV with sat channels (although we almost never used it) and plenty of space. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, utensils etc. The bedrooms and bathrooms are in very good condition and most importantly, clean. I would happily recommend staying here.
Great place - we came back!
We've been here twice now, two families sharing (eight of us altogether). Had a great time both times and hope to come back again one day. Perfectly sized property for us, clean, spacious and well equipped. Lovely old house, which has been upgraded inside. Village is very peaceful! Pezenas is very close by for evenings out, as are several beach resorts and inland lakes/rivers for day trips. Would highly recommend.
Thanks Robert, its great to have repeat guests and we look forward to welcoming you again some time. Best wishes, Julie Branch
Special interest holidays:
The area is excellent for many activities including walking, cycling, photography. We also can recommend wine tasting tours with some excellent vineyards in the immediate area.
The nearest beach is Meze which is about a 20 min drive. This is good for children as it has a very gentle beach and gentle waves. There are many beaches in the cap d'agde area or nearby Beziers. Lots of cool beach bars spring up during the summer months, ideal for lunch or just lounging on soft beds.
Bezier 30 mins. Montpellier 60 mins. Carcassone 120 mins. Nimes 120 mins. The distance by road from Calais is 600 miles. All the airports are provided by the major car hire companies. The use of a car although not absolutely essential but is recommended. There is a bus service running through the village and a very useful 'beach bus' which in high season runs from Pezenas to the beaches at Cap D'Agde for a very reasonable fare.
Pezenas 2km. Montpellier 45kms. Montagnac 2km
Supermarkets, banks, etc are found at nearby Pezenas along with a great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars. The weekly Saturday market is a must for delicious food and seasonal produce. Antique shops are located in the town centre as well as interesting gift and clothes shops. The night market in summer is great fun and the town comes alive with people and outside late dining. During the summer months of July and August there are loads of events and festivals in the surrounding towns and cities. September is a great month to experience the "vendange" (grape harvest), and the long summer sun expected from the region. The port town of Marseillan has some very elegant waterfront bars and chic shops and well worth a visit for a relaxing lunch or evening drink. The other port town of Meze has a nice beach which is ideal for children on both sides of the port and a great selection of sea food restaurants. Bouziques is another gem close by for charming seafood restaurants in pastel coloured little buildings along the sea front.