The Convent provides great space for families and friends to really chill out and enjoy without feeling overcrowded. Its 170 years old, so full of interesting and original features.....The terrace and pool in an enclosed courtyard give a lovely sense of privacy. Its situated in a pretty and ancient village, between vineyards and beautiful surrounding hillside. It is situated just off a national road, so there is its very accessible and easy to find. We have the Tour de France that passed through last year.
- House1937 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
Faugeres, near Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. - Peaceful location, medieval, wine producing village.
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 28, 2018
About Kerrie Sharpe
I came to the region nearly 30 years ago picking grapes. It was beautiful then, and not much changed now thankfully. Bought the house 15 years ago, it is now our holiday home.
Why Kerrie Sharpe chose Faugères
Although Faugeres is a small village, we have Beziers and Pezenas both only 20 mins drive away which makes it very well situated. You take a deep breath of the beautiful clean air when you arrive, take in the beautiful views, and forget all about the stresses and strains of the day.
What makes this House unique
The house was formerly a convent and school so it is spacious. It has a serene ambiance. It is peaceful and relaxing and you can feel very at home here. What it lacks in luxury it makes up for in charm with its original tiled floors and oak beams, and although not in her first flush of youth, not bad for her age. It is not hight spec modern.....it is comfortable, clean and somewhere you can really feel quite at home, as you can see in the photos. The top floor is all open plan as you see on the photos.....lots of space and nice air blowing through the house even during the hot summer months, you never feel on top of one another in the house..... The outside stone walled terrace is pretty it is very private and has a great shelter to sit and relax when it is very hot....we have pretty views from the house from the top floor, and kitchen and bathroom, and the pool is L shaped and big enough for everyone to enjoy. We have lovely comments from all our guests in the visitors book.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely property in an ideal location for exploring the Languedoc.
The property was full of character and had plenty of space for the 6 of us. The pool was a decent size for mucking about in and a godsend in the warm weather. The courtyard was a lovely space for eating and relaxing and there was always some shade.
The property had everything we needed plus lots of nice little finishing touches - a bottle of plonk to welcome us, a few UK plug adapters lying around and loads of useful information about the property, the village and what to do in the surrounding area.
Kerrie and William were excellent hosts and gave us the impression that nothing was too much trouble.
The property was situated in the middle of a sleepy little French village which was quiet and peaceful.
The location was perfect for exploring the surrounding area - Beziers, which was lovely, was only 30 minutes away and the nearest beach was only about 45 minutes away.
There were vineyards everywhere and loads of small villages and towns to discover. The mountains were only a short drive away with spectacular scenery and lovely little villages like Orlagues.
Further afield Carcassonne and Montpelier were about 1 hour 30 away and they are well worth a visit.
All in all we found this was a perfect property and a perfect holiday for us..
Thank you Richard and family for such a wonderful review and all those stars! Really glad you enjoyed your stay and had such a lovely time exploring the area. Its really important to me that my guests enjoy the house and their holiday, and I love reading my guest book comments when I come up to clean...so thank you for choosing us and I am delighted you have lovely memories of your holiday this year. Kerrie.
Beautiful spacious house with a tranquil feel
We absolutely loved our week at The Convent. It's a beautiful, airy, light and spacious house spread over three floors and a mezzanine area. It has an elegant old feel to it that gives a sense of the place's rich past. We and the children (two teenagers) used the pool in the walled garden/courtyard every day. We also enjoyed walking up the surrounding hills and drove down to the coast several times. (And the table football was a nice bonus!). It's perfect either for a romantic couple holiday or for a family looking for somewhere away from (but not too far from) the bustle of the coastal areas.
Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Convent, I am delighted that the house lived upto your expectations and that you enjoyed the location as well. Kerrie.
Great place to stay
If you are looking for a comfortable, characterful village house in Faugeres this is the place to be. As it says in the description this is not a luxury, soulless holiday house- it is old, homely and peaceful, a genuine village house, full of character. The house is well stocked - it has everything you can wish for, and Kerrie is a marvellous host who prepared the house beautifully before we arrived. But for me the highlight was the courtyard and the pool. It was a lovely spot for resting in with plenty of sun and shade. We had lovely meals outside and the pool was delightful. Faugeres itself is a beautiful village and very well placed for visiting many areas. Thoroughly recommended!
Thank you Elaine for you kind review, its good to know that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at The Convent this summer! Best wishes to you all. Kerrie
35 mins to Serignan beach, peaceful and unspoilt with great beach shack bar restaurants during the summer months.
35 mins to Valras, a town and beach resort, shops, restaurants.
40 mins Cap d Agde, great beach, often some incredible yachts in the marina, restaurants, shops, nightlife....
Beziers airport 35 mins
Montpellier airport 1 hour 15
Carcassonne airport 1hour 15
Nimes 1hr 45
Perpignan 1 hr 30 mins.
Bedarieux and Lamalou Les Bains for supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, shops, market monday, doctor/ER, pharmacies, cafés, restaurants....10 mins drive.
Pezenas and Beziers, both excellent towns to visit, 20 mins.
Montpellier and Carcassonne, 1hr 15 mins.
The house is next door to the tourist office where you can get all the help you need in planning your days out, everything from outdoor activities to exploring ancient castles, historic towns, markets, its all a short drive away.
The nearest large supermarkets are 10 mins drive in Bedarieux, also post office, banks, bars, pharmacy and hospital with emergency facilities.
Faugeres is perfect for those who enjoy beautiful walks in the hills or vinyards..... and for those seeking a peaceful and scenic holiday destination, but not too far away from larger towns by car.
We have a large public tennis court and football court. We have tennis rackets and balls, and a football or two....The village bar restaurant is 5 mins walk and has a spectacular view from its elevated position of the ancient village of Caussinioujouls and its castle across the vined landscape.
There is a new Karting and restaurant 2 mins drive on the route to Beziers and across from there a Camping site which is open for non residents from 1 pm till 1am, it has a public pool and loads of activities and also snack bar and restaurant and music and karaoke nights.
We suggest also that guests look at out of season bookings as well when Ryanair prices can be terrific and the letting charges are lower too.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: We will prioritse bookings of 2 weeks for the high season...Mid July to end Aug. You need to pay 25% deposit when you book. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival date. 150 UK Pounds deposit payable on arrival, and returned to you within 5 days of your departure, via online transfer. Changeover Day: Saturday. Arrival 4.30pm. We absolutely need till this time to finish the cleaning. Please do not turn up earlier. If you have to turn up later we will organise the key being left for you. Notes on prices: We are available all year round for rental, if you would like a longer rental period, prices are available on request.