FULLY RESTORED, LUXURY, 13TH TO 21ST CENTURY 'MAISON DE MAITRE'

Christopher

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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FULLY RESTORED, LUXURY, 13TH TO 21ST CENTURY 'MAISON DE MAITRE'

Nezignan-l'Eveque House Rental Photos and Description

Watchtower, inner courtyard, grotto plunge pool, sun terrace, sleeps 8+4 persons

The village of Nézignan l’Evêque was in the possession of the bishops of Agde for over 800 years and lies on a hill that gives it its typical provincial French character. The around 600 year old, fully restored house complex is situated in the quiet, listed heart of the village that is one of the rare villages built in the spiral method - so-called 'en circulade' - of the Middle Ages to defend itself better. Surrounded by vineyards, the sunny village has its own bakery, post office, bar, good restaurant and small grocer.

The house in the historical center of the village is constructed from stone around a broad circular staircase that ends in a once fortified watchtower.

Completely and luxuriously restored to combine historic with modern, its character of the Middle Ages remains but with all modern comforts, such as central heating with under-floor heating for the winter, air-conditioning in the main bedroom for the summer, large fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms, etc.

It can sleep up to 12 persons. 2 in the main bedroom with bath and shower, 2+2 in Bedroom 2 with mezzanine and shower, 2 in Bedroom 3 with shower, 2 in Bedroom 4 with balcony and shower and +2 if needed in the living room on a sofa bed.

Kitchen/dining room for 12; Living room with mezzanine; inner courtyard open to a room with a Louis XIV fireplace, bar/kitchen, BBQ, table for 12 and an adjoining gated grotto plunge pool (1.5m x 2m x 3m with counter-current); watchtower with beautiful 360° view; sun terrace.

Enjoy French village life: The large and spacious, fully restored, luxury 'Maison de Maitre' allows the holiday maker to enjoy life in a typical, quiet French village. Everything is reachable by foot with cars rare in the narrow winding streets. From getting the fresh croissants and baguettes in the morning at the village bakery (the village is calm and secure enough to let the children fetch them alone), to wandering the squares and alleyways of the neighbourhood, to playing 'boule' in the evening with the locals, the attractive village of Nézignan L'Evêque provides a safe playground for your children and a cultural and historical experience for adults.

Children: house and village are the playground: For children, the private plunge pool next to the courtyard in the house is a perfect place to splash about and cool down. The house itself is an adventure to explore and play games with a watch tower and a large, winding stone staircase with rooms leading off in all directions. Very small children should of course be supervised on the stairs and near the pool.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christopher (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Christopher

I am an Englishman married to a German and living in the Black Forest. Our house is our dream.

Christopher purchased this house in 2004

Why Christopher chose Nezignan-l'Eveque

Nézignan l’Evêque was in the possession of the bishops of Agde for over 800 years and lies on a hill that gives it its typical provincial French character. Surrounded by vineyards, the sunny village has its own bakery, post office, bar, good restaurant and small grocer.

The house is completely and luxuriously restored to combine historic with modern, its character of the Middle Ages remains but with all modern comforts.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy French village life in an old, but luxurious home. From the belvedere there are views over the whole region.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Fully restored, luxury, 13th to 21st century 'Maison de Maitre'
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews
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Fully restored, luxury, 13th to 21st century 'Maison de Maitre'
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Nezignan-l'Eveque Beziers area
5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5
When we first arrived and opened the door from the street it really was a wow moment. Once inside the house and started to explore it just got better and better, we all agreed it was a beautiful house and all had a great week there, wish we could have sta
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the compliments. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves. Chris
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Fully restored, luxury, 13th to 21st century 'Maison de Maitre'
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Nezignan-l'Eveque Beziers area
5

Perfect in every way...

  • 5 of 5
We spent 5 days in early autumn at Le Cœur Cache and when we left we were kicking ourselves for not staying longer. This place has been lovingly restored and the level of care and detail right down to the finishing touches blew us away.

The kitchen (both of them - inside and out) was huge and well-equipped, the bedrooms were all massive and the shared rooms (either the cavernous lounge or the peaceful "crow's nest" room at the top) were fill with books and comfortable furnishings. The décor is somewhat eclectic but it seems to work in this house as the layout itself is somewhat eclectic - the rambling nature of the spiralling staircase and its myriad of rooms that branch off it took our breath away when we first arrived.

We did try the plunge pool which was just on the wrong side of cold but I can see how, in the middle of summer, that that pool would be the busiest room in the house! The central courtyard was also a nice, cool, haven and whilst we didn't dine outside, I can imagine that it would be a fantastic place to while away the evening.

It is also a really good central location for exploring Languedoc. Pezenas was our favourite place.

On the downsides (and I am having to really think hard here!): the nearby church clock tower chimes 24/7 (but we got used to it) and the local café/bar is not worth going into (hardly the owners fault!). Seriously though: it isn't toddler friendly (possibly even young children friendly) because the central staircase and the many balconies (with associated drops) kept us on our toes as we monitored our 2 and 4 year olds.

The owner - Chris - was extremely good to communicate with before and after our stay. The company who are the go-between for us on the ground in Nezignan was also excellent. This made for a hassle free stay.

My wife and I would not hesitate to come back here - without kids next time (sorry kids!). Therefore, I happily, and whole-heartedly, giving this 5-stars.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed yourselves and would welcome you back. For very young children, you are right, the spiral staircase must be a nightmare, however once they have learned how to deal with stairs, they should be okay. The balconies are well-protected and the pool even has a gate, which is often not the case elsewhere.
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Fully restored, luxury, 13th to 21st century 'Maison de Maitre'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p525355
+49 -151 25220169
Nezignan-l'Eveque Beziers area
5

Wonderful property for the small town experience!

  • 5 of 5
The property is beautifully restored and rests in a gorgeous small town with a great restaurant and boulangerie. My family loved the old-world spiral staircase connecting all the levels, and my children couldn't get enough of the plunge pool. The master bedroom is lovely, and there are a variety of other rooms for additional guests. The property management company arranged everything easily for our arrival and departure and were readily available to answer questions. If you want the experience of being up close and personal with small town life, this is the place to stay! Chris was very easy to work with and we had lots of confidence in the quality of our rental. While staying there, be sure to check out the beaches and sites recommended in the personalized book Chris created for the house.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves so much and thanks for the compliments. Chris
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Fully restored, luxury, 13th to 21st century 'Maison de Maitre'
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Nezignan-l'Eveque Beziers area
5

Truly Something Special

  • 5 of 5
We traveled with three families, 6 adults and 6 children (ages 9 months- 11 years), for a long weekend in November. The house is like nothing I had ever seen before with the amazing courtyard, gorgeous spiral staircase, wonderful living space, updated kitchen, and plenty of room to live comfortably and let the children run free and explore. We became regulars at the local bakery and enjoyed some of the best croissants, plain and chocolate filled I have ever had. Chris was very accommodating to our group, easy to get in touch with, and enjoyable to speak with. Linda, with Homebirds, couldn't have been more kind or helpful. We were so excited to see the house in person after all the wonderful photos and it did not disappoint! We were able to visit the beach, explore the Languedoc, wine taste, and relax at the spectacular house.
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Chris
business
Fully restored, luxury, 13th to 21st century 'Maison de Maitre'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p525355
+49 -151 25220169
Nezignan-l'Eveque Beziers area
5

"Le Cœur Caché"

"Le Cœur Caché"
  • 5 of 5
Christopher's enchanting castle is an intoxicating blend of styles of many centuries. There is a room for every mood from the delightful and eccentric top room with an eclectic selection of music and 180 degree views across the countryside to the deep belly of the castle where one half expects to meet King Arthur!
The whole building is massive with loads of bedrooms and entertaining space; it's great for parties. The village is pretty and sleepy. The local restaurant which is on the way out of the village, is excellent.
We had a very enjoyable stay!
Dimity
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time. Maybe we'll meet one of the three musketeers as well, after all the belvedere once had arrow slits for windows! Chris
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Fully restored, luxury, 13th to 21st century 'Maison de Maitre'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p525355
+49 -151 25220169
Nezignan-l'Eveque Beziers area
5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay in Nezignan L'Eveque - and this place was fabulous, it was great base to visit so many historic sights, Carcassonne, Nimes etc, when you have visited those places it is extremely cool to stay in somewhere that is itself 700 years old and imagine whose footsteps must have gone up and down that spiral staircase across those many years. That combined with cable tv, a/c in the main bedroom and a wonderful kitchen and bathrooms made this place a perfect fit for us on our vacation. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves and thanks for the compliments. Chris
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Montpelier
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nézignan l’Evêque
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Sete
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
St Thomas
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Agde
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Pezenas
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nézignan l’Evêque
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Pyrenees
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Cap d'Agde
Car: recommended

Nézignan l’Evêque was in the possession of the bishops of Agde for 800 years and lies on a hill that gives it its typical provincial character. The around 600 year old, fully restored house complex is situated in the quiet, listed heart of the village that is one of the rare villages built in the spiral method - so-called 'en circulade' - of the Middle Ages to defend itself better. The sunny village, surrounded by vineyards, has its own bakery, post office, bar, good restaurant and small grocer.

Only 3km away is the wonderful little town of Pézenas with its historic old town, restaurants, antique shops, weekly market and good shopping. The closest beaches are only 15km away; other long, attractive sandy beaches are between Agde and Sète as well as in the direction Narbonne - all three places well worth a visit. Inland is a wildly romantic area with canyons, caves, Lake Salagou with sailing and beautiful hiking trails in a rocky Mediterranean landscape.

Golf: Two wonderful golf courses nearby: Cap d'Agde and St Thomas

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Availability & Rates

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Nezignan-l'Eveque House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mittelsaison
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€300
From
€400
Fri,Sat
€1,600
€5,000
 
 
Hochsaison
Oct 26 2014 - Nov 8 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
Hochsaison
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
Hochsaison
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
Mittelsaison
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€300
From
€400
Fri,Sat
€1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€250
From
€300
Fri,Sat
€1,200
€3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €50
Refundable damage deposit €500
Notes 25% Anzahlung bei der Buchung, Restbetrag fällig 30 Tage vor dem Urlaubsbeginn.
€500 Kaution verlangt, dass dann innerhalb zwei Wochen zuruckbezahlt wird sofern keine Kosten entstehen.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Nezignan-l'Eveque House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms newly renovated.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , with mezzanine for good friends/family
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , with balcony
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , If needed
  • Each bedroom with its own modern bathroom and shower Main bedroom also with bath, air-conditioning and under-floor heating
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Crow's Nest
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Also dining possibility outside in the inner courtyard with a bar, small kitchen, BBQ and seating for 12 persons. Grotto plunge pool 1.5m x 2m x 4m with counter current for swimming.
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