Maison des Oiseaux - Southern France villa pool near Pezenas
Saturday changeovers during high season. Check in after 16.00 on day of arrival. Check out before 10.00 on day of departure.
This South France villa with private pool is situated in the village of Aumes just outside Pezenas and is ideally located for exploring the sites of the Languedoc region. The villa sleeps 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Maison des Oiseaux is the perfect place for a South France villa holiday, it benefits from a private pool, separate gite and gorgeous walled garden. It is a real haven of peace and is perfect for a large family holiday. It is situated in the village of Aumes just outside Pezenas and is ideally located for exploring the sites of the Languedoc region. The villa sleeps 12 people in 4 bedrooms plus a self-contained gite .
The villa is laid out over 3 floors and features exposed beams and original stonework. Aumes is a quaint little village with a village shop where you can order your morning baguette and croissants.
This large Southern France villa is situated in Aumes which is a peaceful and pretty village, surrounded by vines and garrigue. If you are looking for accommodation from which you can walk or cycle straight in to the countryside then this is for you! On the other hand, 5 minutes by car takes you to the medieval town of Pézénas with its stretch of cafés ideal for watching the world go by and locally renowned Saturday market.
The house and surrounding village is perfect for families with children of all ages,very peaceful with no through traffic. Directly outside the garden is a lovely quiet square where children can happily play within earshot of their parents. There is also a tennis court, football pitch and play area for small children a short walk away in the centre. In addition there is a ping pong table and public BBQ area.
Benches are dotted around the village to just sit and take in the village atmosphere. There are lovely walking and cycling paths through vineyards and Garrigue just moments from the house which are perfect for summer evenings or early morning acitivity. Bikes are available for various ages, a great way to go to the Saturday Pezenas market via a small lane (approx 15 mins) The garden is great for swimming and relaxing with an essential pergola for a shady lunch and daybed for an afternoon siesta.
The local beach is Meze (10km away) can be followed by a meal in one of the restaurants specialising in seafood, especially the oysters from Bouzigues. The wealth of landscapes here makes for a very varied stay from the coast to the mountains with the rivers, lakes and gorges in between, not forgetting the Canal du midi. The village of Aumes itself is friendly and unspoilt.
There is a TGV train station in Beziers and Agde. A bus service runs from both towns to Pezenas. There is also a frequent local bus service from the nearby town of Montagnac (1.5km) which runs to Montpellier.
You have your choice of airports to reach this large Southern France villa, you can:
Fly to Perpignan (1 hour)
Fly to Carcassonne (1 hour)
Fly to Montpellier (45 mins)
Fly to Nimes (1 hour 15 mins)
Fly to Beziers (30 mins)
Aumes is located very close to the A75 motorway, which runs down from Paris to Beziers in South France.
We stayed in the summer with 2 families plus my parents. This is a very special house and we all really enjoyed our stay. My parents absolutely loved it, we gave them the master bedroom and i can still see them sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine watching us in the pool. My son came with his fiance so they had the gite (well away from us!) which was self contained with all the facilities of the house it was very comfortable with a lovely patio outside the main doors. I really recommend this house especially for sharing families as it is easy for everyone to have their own space when they want it. Everything else was perfect, beaches, villages were pretty and the owners provide a helpful booklet with a list of local recommendations. We tried some of these and they were all great. Our highlight was a wonderful meal at the Le St Barth restaurant, in Marseillan. The house is in a perfect setting and we liked being in the village centre rather than isolated outside so we could walk to the shop and enjoy the village atmosphere. Their is very little traffic and we felt comfortable to let the children cycle around the village on their own which they loved, they even made some French friends. When we did manage to drag the children from the pool, the countryside surrounding the village is stunning with lovely views from the house and garden. The owners indicate some walks from the house and i really recommend these for the whole family. My other recommendations are the market in Pezenas and a day trip to the wonderful city of Montpellier. All in all a fantastic holiday, I am sure we will be back.
We have stayed here twice now
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.
Enjoyed our stay
We really enjoyed our stay at this property. The property itself has been wonderfully restored by its owners and has all of the facilities and so much more required for a very comfortable stay. The village of Aumes is very quaint with a small shop whose new owner is extremely helpful with tips on what to do and where to eat and will provide you with fresh bread everyday if required. She even invited us to her `opening party” where we were provided with wine and nibbles and had the opportunity to meet and chat with many of the locals, many of whom are British and have lived in France for many, many years. The main town of Pezenas is about a five minute drive away and has plenty of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants to keep you entertained, all of which were very accommodating to our boxer dog George! We didn`t travel too much during our stay here, just a few visits to the beaches and towns as recommended by the owners in their information pack which is to be found in the house itself. Everything you could ever need to see or do is so close by so there isn`t the need to move too far from the house, but even if you did wish to do so, the road links are very good to Aumes. I have no hesitation in recommending a stay at this property, it was everything we had hoped for and so much more….didn`t want to leave!
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. I would happily recommend staying here. 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.
Date: Reviewed on 8 Sep 2016
The booking policies for this Southern France villa are as follows are as follows.
30% deposit on booking, balance due 6 weeks before. Security deposit required €600.