country living & village life at one family friendly spot
Le Pressoir is an old wine press in a quiet setting amongst the Languedoc vineyards, which has been converted to provide comfortable accommodation for up to 4 people (plus a baby). It is situated approximately 30m from our own home within 2 acres of well-maintained and enclosed gardens. We are normally on hand to answer any questions and to make you welcome
Enjoy a short vineyard stroll to a medieval village with daily fresh bread and a bar well stocked with local wines and international beers.
Close to the Mediterranean, Montpellier and Pézenas.
(£/€ per week)
30 June – 1 Sept
28 April – 26 May
26 May – 30 June
1 Sept – 27 Oct
Saturday switch overs. All linens and towels provided.
Le Pressoir rents from Monday to Monday to take advantage of cheap air fares & for those driving you avoid Saturday traffic! Rental prices include all electricity and gas as well as linen and towels and beach towels. We can also provide baby equipment such as pushchairs, cots, highchairs etc at no charge. We also offer babysitting for parents who would like an evening off !!
Le Pressoir is equipped with comfortable furnishings including sofa and chairs, coffee table, cupboard with hanging and shelf space and below storage space with beach toys etc. There are also maps, guide books, board games and DVDs. The flat screenTV has British satellite channels (BBC and ITV etc) and DVD player.
The well equipped kitchen/dining area with cooker, kettle, toaster, blenders, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge freezer. There is also a cool box and freeze blocks for picnics. There is as shower room next to the twin room with a good size shower, sink and toilet.
Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom with large fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and bed side cabinets. In the wardrobe there is an ironing board, children’s toys including a very large sack of Duplo! There is also a hairdryer and fan. French doors lead out onto the front terrace area.
Bedroom 2: Mezzanine bedroom (restricted head height) with double bed, chest of drawers and fan. This is above the kitchen and overlooking the living area
Within the gardens are a fully fenced swimming pool (7 m x 3.5 m) and a children's play area with swings, slide and climbing frame. As well as access to the gardens, Le Pressoir also has its own private roof terrace from which you have stunning views of the surrounding countryside and nearby medieval village of St Pons de Mauchiens. In the gardens there are trees providing shade, sun loungers, table and chairs and a barbeque.
Our village, St Pons de Mauchiens is a quiet 20 min amble through the vineyards. Here you will find a bar/bistro, which serves good food and a general provisions shop. There are shops, bars and restaurants in St Pargoire, two min drive away and supermarkets in nearby Pézenas (10 min) and Béziers (25 min).
Le Pressoir is stocked with maps, guidebooks and leaflets to guide you around the area. We are perfectly placed for the Mediterranean; the nearest beaches can be reached in just 20 minutes. As well as beaches, there are beautiful lakes, mountains and gorges within one hours drive. The area has large numbers of medieval towns and villages to visit including Pezenas, St Guilhem-le-Desert and the Cite of Carcassonne. For the more adventurous the Spanish border can be reached in about 90 minutes and a further hour takes you to Barcelona. Below are some of the nearby attractions.
Just a 10 min drive away is Pézenas, a very pretty medieval town with an abundance of shops, cafes and restaurants. The centre is full of buildings dating back to the 16th & 17th centuries. There is also an excellent market on Saturday which provides an ideal opportunity to stock up on the wonderful regional delicacies, fresh salads and vegetables, meats, cheeses, seafood and of course the local wine. Take a stroll through the old town with its unique craft and clothes shops and finally stop at one (or two) of the many bars or bistros in the Place de 14th Juliet.
Our gateway to the Mediterranean and only 20 min drive from Le Pressoir is Meze; a delightful little town with a wonderful harbour and a super street market. It is situated on the Bassin de Thau. There are clean beaches to both sides of the harbour. The water is shallow and ideal for children. Take lunch at one of the many restaurants surrounding the harbour, where you will find some of the most wonderful seafood dishes.
Just 30 min drive from Pézenas is the holiday resort of Cap d'Agde. It has some 14 kms of fine beaches and many attractions for the children like the famous Aqualand with its giant flumes, water slides and wave machine as well as a super tots area for the very young. There is also much to explore nearby...to the west follow the Canal du Midi (World Heritage Site by UNESCO), and visit the cities of Béziers, Narbonne and ‘The Cite’ at Carcassonne.
Le Pressoir Availability
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