VIE - LANGUEDOC
HOLIDAY RENTAL WITH SWIMMING POOL
LANGUEDOC HOLIDAY RENTAL
Renovated 1800's holiday rental property, in a quiet part of the pretty
village of Tourbes, just minutes from Pezenas.
Pezenas Holiday Rental
Belle Vie, in Tourbes
DETAILS OF ACCOMMODATION
Entry is via double gates, into a large totally enclosed courtyard garden, with palm trees, and (9m by 12m) swimming pool.
Summer dining - with built in Barbecue
To one side, of the courtyard, is the entrance hallway, where stairs lead up to the main living room that opens into the kitchen and dining area. With its TV with DVD player, and sofas and easy chairs, the living room area has glass doors, that open so one can enjoy the views, as well as the summer air.
Kitchen and dining area
The room is airy, light, and has a high cathedral ceiling with wood beams. Towards the back of the living area, is the dining area with large dining table to seat 8, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with 4 ring stainless steel electric hob, built in electric oven with grill and rotisserie, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, electric kettle, iron, ironing board.
From the top of the stairs, to one side, a corridor, has doors that open into the master bedroom, with double bed, lounge area, and en suite bathroom, with bath, walk-in shower, washbasin, and WC. The master bedroom has views over the courtyard, across to the swimming pool.
Bedroom with two single beds
Fold out couch in twin bedroom
Off the corridor are 2 large bedrooms, each with two single beds, with views into a park with trees. One of the twin bedrooms, has a lounge area with couch that folds out to double bed. At the end of the corridor is large bathroom, with wash basin, WC and walk in shower.
Kitchen and living room
Master bedroom lounge area
Master bedroom en suite bathroom
Other bedroom with 2 single beds
Bathroom with walk-in shower
Swimming pool in courtyard
Belle Vie - Holiday rental near Pezenas
TOURBES, PEZENAS AND SURROUNDING AREA
Tourbes is a working village - in contrast to many of the surrounding villages where holiday homes outnumber local residents.
The majority of the population is involved in the main local industry, wine making, and Tourbes Cave Co-operative has a very good reputation.
There is a very friendly baker and butcher, with a general store/tobacconists and newsagents (selling UK papers only a day late), a boulangerie (closed on Mondays), butcher and chemist, with other needs supplied by a weekly mini-market on Wednesday where you will find a greengrocer and fishmonger.
The supermarkets of Pezenas are only 5 minutes away by car.
A couple of minutes walk from the house are 2 parks, one with swings and climbing frame.
Access to the local tennis courts can be had by paying a small fee and deposit for a key at the chemists shop.
Less than 5 minutes drive is Pézenas renowned for its connections with Moliere, when the town hosted a number of theaters for the royalty of France. These days have passed, leaving behind magnificent houses, and narrow historic streets that vibrate with art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, wine bars, and cafés.
Pezenas is also known as a place to buy antiques, in one of the number of antique shops, or markets; as well its renowned for an especially colourful Saturday market along the length of the town's central road - Rue Jean Jaurès - where everything from local produce, to clothes, bric-a-brac, exotic items, can be found.
Less than 20 minutes away are the charming fishing villages of Mèze and Marseillan. Mèze, has many fine restaurants around the picturesque quays filled with fishing boats, and Marseillan, also boast fine restaurants, as well as guided tours and degustation at Noilly Prat which is produced there.
In 20 minutes you can be bathing on the Mediterranean on one of the many sandy beaches stretching from Vias Plage to Cap d'Agde to Sète.
For those that want cosmopolitan excitement - Montpellier boasts fine art galleries, concerts, theaters, restaurants, with a youthful vigour helped by a large university and some spectacular modern architecture. Or closer you can visit Beziers, with its magnificent Cathedral, the architectural engineering of 9 lock on the Canal du Midi, and its famous Feria in the Summer months.
You will find Belle Vie, an ideal center to explore Languedoc - as you are well placed to visit for day outings such marvels as the Pont du Gard; the Medieval Cité and Castle at Carcassonne; the Pope's palace at Avignon; the Lavender fields of Provence; the white horses of the Camargue; even going south via Perpignan, to flamboyant Spain, with Dali's museum at Figueres, and home at Cadaques, an idyllic fishing and artist centre surrounded by a rugged natural park.
Montpellier (40mins) is the nearest International airport with regular daily flights. Alternatives are Beziers (20mins), Nimes (40mins), Carcassonne (65 mins), Perpignan (60 mins), and in Spain Gerona-Barcelona (120 mins).
All the airports have car hire available. If travelling by train, there are railway stations at Beziers and Agde, which also have car rental offices close by. Pézenas is served by a major bus terminus.
The motorway auto route road system of France is easilly to access from the house, as both the A75 that goes through the center of France from Paris (via Clermont Ferrand, and the famous Millau bridge) and the A9 that goes to Spain, via Perpignan, and connects with the A7 that follows the Rhone valley, have exits close to Pezenas.
BELLE VIE, HOLIDAY RENTAL, TOURBES SLEEPS 7 SWIMMING POOL
All prices are per week, Saturday to Saturday. Payment is based on £GBP value ($ US rate or EURO rate is very approximate).
Bed linen and towels are included in the cost. The owner is at home next door from June 29 - August 9 and the swimming pool is shared with him and his family.
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