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La Vigne

Castelnau-de-Guers, Pézenas, Languedoc

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Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 12
  2. 4 Double Bedrooms
  3. 2 Twin Bedrooms
  4. 4 Bathrooms
  5. WiFi
  6. Table Tennis
  7. Basic Shops 250m
  8. Village House
  • Ground Floor: Entrance hall. Living room leads to kitchen via 2 steps (range style oven, microwave, dishwasher) and door to terrace and pool. Dining room with large table. Cloakroom. Large games area with table tennis. Washing machine.
  • First Floor: Stone spiral stairs lead to first floor. Music room with access to Juliet balcony (WiFi). King size double bedroom and access to Juliet balcony overlooking the front courtyard. Twin bedroom. Family bathroom with twin basin (No W/C). Independent W/C. Shower room with W/C. Second living room (TV). 2 steps up to library room with desk and further access to the shower room. King size double bedroom.
  • Second Floor: Stone spiral stairs lead to second floor. King size double bedroom. Twin bedroom. King size double bedroom with en suite shower room. Further shower room.
  • Outside: Walled garden. Outside dining area terraces and courtyard with parking. Barbecue. Gated entrance.
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 4m) with beach style entrance.

Perched atop the medieval hilltop village of Castelnau-de-Guers and at its heart, just 4km from the beautifully preserved medieval town of Pezenas with its many shops, cafe bars and restaurants, this large authentic 1850s winegrower's manor house has been refurbished sympathetically retaining many of the authentic features of the old manor house to help retain its character and homely feel.

Accommodation is over three floors in a quirky yet interesting layout with stone walls, some tiled floors and an original stone spiral staircase. With six bedrooms as well as two living areas, a music room with piano and even a library, the property will suit larger families or multi-generational groups. The kitchen boasts a range style oven and doors to the pool terrace which lead to a private pool with beach style access and walled garden with well established planting.

Being in the centre of the village has its benefits; the boulangerie, general grocer and cafe bar are within 300 metres walk. The house is also very close to a now ruined 12th century feudal Château, the former home of the Barons Guers which offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Hérault Valley. La Vigne is right in the heart of the now popular Picpoul de Pinet wine region in the Languedoc as well as close to the some great beaches in the Languedoc like Marseillan Plage (22km), Valras Plage (34km) and the famous Cap d'Agde beaches (22km). There are various airport options, the most common being Montpelier (56km).

  • The nature of this traditional stone building means Wifi may not extend to every room of the house.
  • The original spiral stone staircase may be uneven in place. Care is needed. 
  • Please note that there is a local tourist tax to pay: £2.45 per night for guests aged 18 and over.

Pricing & Availability

Additional Pricing Information

All Prices are per property, not per person.

Please note that all visitors to France aged 18 and over are required to pay a Tourist Tax. We collect this tax prior to your holiday and remit it on your behalf. The notes above specify the amount per person per night which will be added to your booking.

Location of La Vigne

Locality

Great Things to Do Near La Vigne

Market day

Every Saturday morning, local traders set up their stalls in Pézenas for the large weekly market, a riot of colour and activity. Browse the wares, taste some regional specialities, and buy fresh produce for your meals back at the villa.

The harbour town of Sète

Head down to Sète, where an authentic fishing village feel prevails. Unusually perched on a narrow strip of land between a large enclosed lagoon and the wide Mediterranean, with a canal between the two passing through the town, there seems to be water everywhere you look! Unsurprisingly therefore it is nicknamed the 'Venice of the Languedoc'. Drawbridges and swing bridges cross the canalways which are lined by colourful buildings, and it is fascinating to watch the comings and goings of the brightly painted boats around the fishing port and the pleasure craft in the marina. Maritime traditions have survived here, and a famous sailing festival is held in April, called Escale à Sète.

Discover Pézenas

Take a leisurely stroll around your local town, an utterly charming place with much of historic interest, and a lovely atmosphere thanks in part to its antiques and arty shops. Stop for a drink or lunch in one of the many cafés and restaurants.

Visit Narbonne

Take a day trip to this attractive and interesting city which was once a seaport but now lies about 15km inland due to centuries of silt pushing the shoreline out. However, the Canal de la Robine offers a pleasant waterside setting for a stroll. After working up an appetite, the large covered marketplace, Les Halles, is a great place for soaking up the atmosphere whilst sampling some tasty morsels. In the afternoon, take in the sights which include a partially built cathedral, the medieval bishop’s palace with museum and art gallery, and the Horreum, a Roman underground warehouse.

If you have a taste for adventure...

Perhaps particularly to keep your older children and teenagers entertained, but anyone with a taste for adventure can head for the Gout d'Aventure activity centre about 12km east of Pézenas. They offer archery sessions, a ‘Go Ape’ style treetop obstacle course with rope bridges etc. and more adventurous sports such as canyoning, canoeing, rafting, mountain biking, via ferrata, climbing and caving.
 

Taste the local wines

In such a key wine-growing area, it would be almost a crime not to sample some Languedoc wines during your visit! You can even take a vineyard tour to see a little behind the scenes and meet the vintners.

Walking and cycling

Bike hire is available in Pézenas and there is plenty of opportunity for cycling as well as walking in the surrounding countryside, which is characterised by rows of vines. Families will find easy-going routes suitable for all ages alongside the Canal du Midi.

Water sports

... can be enjoyed on the coast at Cap d'Agde (sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddling, canoeing, kayaking, jet-skiing and rubber ring tow rides) or on the lake at Marseillan (canoeing & kayaking, boat hire).

Day at the beach

With its 6km of fine sand, family-friendly Marseillan-Plage can be reached within half an hour. Just along the coast, Agde is a pretty town and popular seaside resort with several beaches, and also a large water park which might be a draw especially for the younger members of your party!

Birdwatching

The Etang du Bagnas is a small but lovely lake nature reserve which is good for birdwatching. There are limited routes accessible on foot or by bike through the reserve, or you can stop at the viewpoint just outside of Marseillan Ville.


 

Get to know Molière

Pézenas has a special connection to the playwright, Molière, who spent time here with his travelling theatre company. A festival celebrating his works is held every year in June. You will come across various mentions of Molière around the town, including his famous armchair which can be seen in the Vulliod Saint Germain museum.

Nearby

Towns/Villages

Pezenas 10 mins 
Meze 25 mins 
Narbonne 45 mins 
Carcassonne 1 Hr 15 mins 
Nimes 1 Hr 30 mins 

Beaches

Agde 30 mins 
Marseillan Plage 30 mins 
Sète 40 mins 

ports

Bilbao 6 Hrs 10 mins 
Santander 7 Hrs 10 mins 
Caen 8 Hrs 40 mins 
Le Havre 9 Hrs  
St Malo 9 Hrs 10 mins 
Cherbourg 10 Hrs  
Roscoff 10 Hrs 30 mins 
Calais 11 Hrs 20 mins 

Airports

Béziers - Cap d'Agde 25 mins 
Montpellier 55 mins 
Perpignan 1 Hr 10 mins 
Carcassonne 1 Hr 15 mins 
Toulouse 2 Hrs 10 mins 
Marseille 2 Hrs 15 mins 
Times are approximate

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