Formerly a grand wine-makers house, Villa Vigneronne has been beautifully restored to create a fine family home in this delightful Languedoc village surrounded by vineyards.
The historic façade will immediately impress as you arrive in the village setting. As soon as you walk in you will appreciate the warm and homely ambience of this characterful residence full of traditional features yet thoughtfully styled with modern comfort in mind. Five bedrooms over three floors offer space for family or friends, including a marvellous master bedroom with its original fireplace and doors leading out to a wonderfully sunny terrace.
The spacious living-dining room is a perfect place to gather by the fireplace or watch a game of pool whilst large sliding doors lead straight out to the covered veranda, luscious gardens and dazzling swimming pool. Spend long summery afternoons lazing on the sun-loungers before cooling off in the inviting pool then preparing a barbecue for a leisurely evening feasting on the terrace with loved ones.
It’s only a couple of minutes stroll to the local bakery to pick up croissants and fresh bread for breakfast to be served with freshly brewed coffee on your return and in the evening you can wander out to a local restaurant after a sundowner on the terrace. On a Saturday morning pick up some wonderful local produce at the colourful market in nearby Pézenas (9km) before exploring the historic town with its charming art galleries and antique shops.
You may prefer to head down to the coast to explore the long sandy beaches within half an hour or sample some amazing seafood in nearby Mèze. Golf-lovers note there are some wonderful courses across the Languedoc, including Golf Saint Thomas in under 10km whilst cyclists and hikers can enjoy trails through the idyllic Hérault landscapes of olive groves and vineyards. Indeed, surrounded by wine-making villages, there is a wealth of wineries to discover and some fine local wines to sample.
Those looking for adventure can try watersports along the coast or head further inland to the rugged hills whilst some of France’s most impressive sights can be easily visited in a day including Carcassonne and the Roman aqueduct and Pont du Gard. That said, you may prefer to just switch off and enjoy local village life from your enchanting holiday home.
Beautiful Villa Vigneronne is in a Languedoc wine-producing village, just a short stroll to a bakery for your morning pastries and fresh bread, a couple of restaurants and some shops including a small grocery store.
Within a few minutes by car you can drive to the nearest town of charming Pézenas (9km) with some excellent places to dine as well as a further choice of supermarkets and shops. In this historic town you can spend time wandering around the town’s art galleries and antique shops, exploring the narrow streets and appreciating the elegant 17th and 18th century architecture. Head there on a Saturday morning for a wonderful market dating back to the 14th century.
There are activities for young and old nearby, from kite-surfing on the coast to yachting in Mèze, and golf lovers have a choice of courses in the Languedoc including the nearby Golf Saint Thomas (9km). The surrounding countryside is dotted with vineyards and olive groves ideal for cycling and there are plenty of marked trails for as well as horse-riding nearby.
Heading to the coast, there are seaside resorts at Marseillan Plage (17km) and Cap d’Agade (20km), including Aqualand that kids will love and a great range of watersports. The unspoilt and authentic town of Sète (40km) also has long sandy beaches perfect for a family day out.
Within less than half an hour you can be at the water’s edge at Étang de Thau, one of the impressive lagoons along this part of the coast. The water is famous for oysters and you can take a boat trip from the village of Marseillan (12km) to the oyster beds of Bouzigues. Head to Mèze (20km) where you can enjoy some amazing seafood and you will also find a variety of watersports, a weekly market and lots of local events.
Heading inland, visit the beautiful Lac du Salagou (40km), an artificial lake surrounded by red volcanic hills where you will find trails for cycling, family walks as well as sailing and canoeing. Combine it with nearby Cirque de Mourèze (38km) with its space-like dolomite towers and ravines.
If you would like to sample some of the local wines then there are so many wineries in and around the local villages and countryside including family estates where you can enjoy leisurely lunches as well as tasting some of their home-grown wines.
The hidden gem of Béziers (20km) can be reached within half an hour by car with its stunning cathedral, wonderful art galleries or simply hire kayaks along the River Orb. In the other direction, the city of Montpellier (55km), the region’s capital, is full of stunning plazas, great shops and historical sites.
Other places worthy of a day trip include the magnificent fortified town of Carcassonne (104km), the impressive Roman aquaduct at Pont du Gard (132km) and one of the most beautiful villages in France, Saint Guilhem le Désert (50km), all three of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
Extras available at this property (payable locally):
- Mid-stay cleaning
- Shopping service
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!