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.