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15th-Century Home in Wine Village

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Read, relax under 15th century vaulted arches. Cool night? There's a wood stove.

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Last updated: 05/10/2010

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Pezenas house description

Breathtaking vaulted ceilings highlight this restored, 15th-century, village home. Chosen for its location in the heart of the Languedoc, this ample home (in a small village) puts you 20 minutes from the Mediterranean in one direction, an hour from Carcassonne in the other, with wine country in every direction.

We rent Friday to Friday so guests can go to the Saturday morning market in Pezenas to shop for food, an experience you'll remember forever: a half-dozen cheese vendors down from the mountains, fresh fish caught the night before, locally made sausages, mountains of fresh fruits and vegetables from the region, roasted chickens, paella ... and so much more. Scores of vendors line the main boulevard.

Picture-perfect Renaissance Pezenas (with its dozens of antique dealers and summer-long arts festival) is a few minutes away. Good food abounds. And the village itself makes excellent wine. This home is the perfect base for dozens of day trips and a memorable French holiday. The house has its own website where the daytrips are described in detail.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Large library of videotaped movies and CDs to choose from, two terraces (one on the ground floor for easy outdoor dining, one on the top floor for privacy), tastefully decorated by the owners (a former museum director and his artist wife)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • VCR

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              General

              • Covered Parking
              • Garage
              • Linens Provided
              • Telephone
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
               

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              Year-round rate: US $1400/week
              

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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1999

              About the owner: My father was French and a professor at Michigan State University. He and my mother took the entire family (6 kids!) to France many, many times. As an adult, I wanted that connection myself, so we took the plunge and bought a second home there.

              Why the Owner Chose Pezenas:
              The location is perfect, in our view. Being in the Languedoc, the area has a very different climate than our home in New England. In the summer, Valros is as hot and dry as Tucson! We love the convenience of excellent mountain hiking 45 minutes in one direction, with a swim in the Mediterranean only 20 minutes in the other direction. The neighboring town of Pézenas is a real find. It is one of Europe's larger antiquing centers. It has back-to-back art festivals throughout the summer. The old quarter is filled with very good local arts and crafts and looks like a move set. And there a dozen different outdoor cafés to relax at.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We like to read in the sun. We like to shop in the huge Saturday market. We like to take a daily walk for an hour in the vineyards that start about one minute from our front door. And we very much enjoy the village life, whether it's our neighbor complaining about his rheumatism or a quick hop up to the square for a cup of coffee or a beer.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Read, relax under 15th century vaulted arches. Cool night? There's a wood stove.

                Read, relax under 15th century vaulted arches. Cool night? There's a wood stove.

              • Late aft. on the terrace, for sunning and al fresco dining. W/ olive tree.

                Late aft. on the terrace, for sunning and al fresco dining. W/ olive tree.

              • Bring your iPod.

                Bring your iPod.

              • The Med beach 20 minutes from the house, in early May. Oyster farms are nearby.

                The Med beach 20 minutes from the house, in early May. Oyster farms are nearby.

              • The dining room. Also your window on the daily French village life passing by.

                The dining room. Also your window on the daily French village life passing by.

              • 15th-century house? Repair, repair, repair. 2011: retiled 3rd and last bathroom.

                15th-century house? Repair, repair, repair. 2011: retiled 3rd and last bathroom.

              • The garage opens out on a well-traveled street. Bicyclists, lots of tractors.

                The garage opens out on a well-traveled street. Bicyclists, lots of tractors.

              • Area was major medieval war zone. Castles are everywhere: 30 mins. to this.

                Area was major medieval war zone. Castles are everywhere: 30 mins. to this.

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              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 9

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              Member since: 2005
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 05/10/2010
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