Villa Austina is a very special property and very spacious with the ambience of a chic manor house with high ceilings and French doors throughout.
It has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6 comfortably; it's ideal for couples and families. There's also plenty of room for a baby's cot or a child's bed in any of the bedrooms. Decorated in an elegant country style with lovely soft furnishings this property has been delightfully restored with a great deal of care for your comfort and enjoyment.
The villa comprises a spacious open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen opening out onto a private, enclosed, garden area. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms, one with an en-suite and a further bathroom.
This villa is one of six high quality holiday villas on this beautiful wine domaine close to Pezenas. The villas are built around the estate's charming courtyard and they all have their own completely independent entrance at the front and a garden at the rear. So if you happen to be holidaying with friends or family it might be possible to rent another villa here too - please enquire.
All the villas have a lovely garden at the rear with a table, chairs, parasol and a barbecue so you can relax in your own private space and dine al fresco on a balmy Merditerranean evening.
Beyond your own garden there's over an acre of the loveliest parkland to explore and enjoy and a super large swimming pool in a beautiful lawned setting.
This lovely place surrounded by vineyards is in an idyllic location between the Black Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea and is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing holiday away from the bustle of your busy day-to-day life.
Whilst the estate is in the countryside you are well-placed for sightseeing trips to the Mediterranean beaches, the lovely town of Pezenas, the Cathar castles and the medieval abbeys as well as some great days-out for children like going to Aqualand at Cap d'Agde, or the wonderful new Mare Nostrum Aquarium in Montpellier. For the more active there's plenty of walking and cycling locally as well as watersports, horse-riding, tennis and golf.
Lounge/dining room: Spacious, light and airy, with ceilings 4m high, there are exposed beams in the lounge/diner and a lovely carved stone fireplace all of which add to the property's ancient character. There's a relaxing and comfortable sitting area with a large sofa and armchairs and a dining area seating up to 8 people. A TV receiving International channels, a DVD and a CD player are also provided for your enjoyment. You can also connect to the internet here via WiFi and your own laptop.
Kitchen: This is very well-equipped with a cooker, hob, extractor hood, fridge/freezer, microwave and a dishwasher. There's plenty of storage for both groceries and wine! French doors lead out from the kitchen onto the private garden.
Utlility Room: There is a laundry room here with washing machines and a dryer.
Bedrooms: There are 3 lovely spacious bedrooms.The master bedroom has a queen-size double bed and antique furnishings. The second bedroom is also a double room and has a French antique day bed which is ideal for a child. The third bedroom, which also has an en-suite, is a twin-bedded room. All the bedrooms have plenty of storage and hanging space in either antique wardrobes or built-in cupboards. There's plenty of space too for a cot or a fold-out child's bed which are available on request.
Bathrooms: On the first floor there is a bathroom with a bath and integral shower, a WC, a washbasin and storage space. There is a well-equipped en-suite shower/bathroom to the twin-bedded bedroom.
Additional Accommodation: There are 5 other independent villas here - please see for example, VILLA ANNABELLE or contact us for more details.
Welcome Pack: A welcome pack is provided for you. Should you be arriving at a late hour and need a few basic necessities to tide you over, please let us know and they can be organised for you at cost - a receipt will be provided.
Outside: French doors lead out from the kitchen onto your private, enclosed, garden area with a table, chairs, parasol and a massive stone-built barbecue. This is surrounded by mature laurel hedges and looks out onto the estate's flower and fruit garden with mature fruit trees and shrubs. Additionally, there's over an acre of land for you to explore. The park also has a shady children's play area with swings etc, playhouse, slide, table tennis and a large trampoline.
Swimming Pool: There's a large, shared swimming pool of 6m x 13m set in a large lawned area. Here you'll find sun-loungers for relaxing and sun-bathing. The pool is securely fenced with access via a gate with a regulation child-proof lock. A night-time summer cover pool cover helps maintain a comfortable pool temperature.
Internet: Each villa here has internet access via WiFi and your own laptop.
Telephone: Sorry - there is no telephone in the villa.
Baby Facilities: A cot and a high chair are available upon request.
Winter heating: is included in the price for short stays but not for long winter rentals where your consumption is monitored and charged for as a supplement to the rental price.
Gas and Electricity: Are all included for you in the rental price
End of Stay Cleaning: Is included for you in the rental price.
Bed and Bathroom Linen: Included for you in the rental price. Beach/pool towels can be hired for 5 euros each per week should you not wish to take your own.
Taxe de Sejour: is included for you in the rental price.
Damage Deposit: The owners' request a secuity/damage deposit of 500 euros payable on arrival by authorisation on your credit card. This security deposit is for the replacement cost of any breakages or damage to the property during your stay. The authorisation will be cancelled a few days after the end of your stay unless breakages or damage is found in which case a charge may be made .
Change Over Day: Normally Saturday through the summer season. Alternative days are possible subject to availability in low season.
Long weekend stays and mini breaks: Possible, subject to availability, and out of the summer season - please enquire for price and availability.
Pets: Pets are considered here but only in Low and Mid Season and by prior request. Please enquire.
Smoking: Sorry - smoking is not permitted here.
About the local area
The local villages and towns: There a several villages nearby such as Cazouls l'Herault, Nizas and Roujan. Pezenas is the local town and main shopping area which is just 4 miles away. There are a number of boulangeries in the local villages where you can buy baguettes and croissants. Pezenas is a very attractive and interesting town and the famous playwright Moliere wrote many of his plays here. The arts and crafts abound here and it is a very pleasant shopping area - and for antiques lovers more than 40 antiques shops!
Sport Facilities: Walking and cycling here are a delight! If you play golf there are several golf courses in the area, the nearest ones are at Beziers and Cap d'Agde. Watersoprts - sailing at Agde, canoeing at the lovely Roquebrun and wind-surfing at Lac du Salagou. Boat rides on the Canal du Mid. Fishing (with permits) on the River Boyne and River Herault. Horse-riding is available just 2kms from the estate.
Sightseeing and Activities: Children will love the aquariums in Cap d'Agde or Montpellier, le Petit Paradis - a chidren's farm in Vendargues, the African Nature Reserve at Sigean, and Luna Park at Cap d'Agde. For adults there's the historic cities of Beziers, Carcassonne, Nimes, Montpellier and Barcelona, Spain (just 3 hours away by car). Cathar Castles, Medieval Abbeys, the Canal du Midi, Roman forts and amazing cathedrals are all within close proximity - not to mention the beaches at Sete, Agde, Marseillan and Valras.
For Wine Lovers: Information about local wines and vineyards is available upon request. Wine tastings in the Cave here are also available with visits to vineyards arranged and accompanied if required.
Markets: The markets around here are colourful and interesting with loads of french local produce. The one in Pezenas is on a Saturday morning. You'll enjoy the atmosphere - and the colourful ceramics, clothing, hand-made quilts and loads more. There are also markets in Clermont l'Herault (Weds), Agde (Thurs), and Meze (Sun).
Restaurants: There are many locally to suit all budgets and tastes. Seafood is a speciality at the coast.
Supermarket: The nearest larger supermarkets are in Pezenas. There are smaller grocery stores selling day-to-day necessities, fresh fruit, vegetables, meat etc in Pulhan (3 kms) and in Lezignan la Cebe (1.5kms). The local baker delivers bread and croissants to the estate