Last Minute - Village House near Tour de France
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||75 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Romantic, Beach, River, Village|
Description from the owner
TOUR DE FRANCE! Stage 7 of the 2013 Tour de France is running past our village and through Pezenas, just 3 km away. We still have that week open for bookings, if you'd like to see the greatest bicycle race in the world up close.
Charming maison with the most spectacular roof terrasse you have ever seen, in a medieval hilltop village. The terrasse is completely private, so you can sunbathe in complete, glorious seclusion, relaxing on a comfy chaise on its tiled floor, hidden behind its pretty walls. Stand up, and the view over those walls is stunning, as you can see for miles over the surrounding rolling hills and vineyards. The terrass...Read more
Last Minute - Village House near Tour de France
Pezenas, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Additional Location Information
Castelnau de Guers is a tiny medieval hilltop village on the banks of the stunning Herault River, and surrounded by miles and miles of vineyards. The village boasts its own domaine, and a boulangerie where you can pick up warm buttery croissants every morning, and the best baguette in France. There is also a small food store, a tabac, a restaurant, post office and a 900-year-old church. We are just three minutes from the bustling town of Pezenas, with its grand renaissance architecture, fine restaurants and famous Saturday market. The Canal du Midi and Beziers are 15 minutes away, and 40 km down the road is the vibrant city of Montpellier. The white sand Mediterranean beaches are within 15 minutes. Other nearby attractions are the mountains of the Haut Languedoc, the awe-inspiring Cirque des Navacelles, mountain biking and hiking trails, abbeys and cathedrals, the river Herault with its stunning gorge, the ancient village of St. Guilhelm le Deserts, the oyster port of Meze, and the fairy tale castle city of Carcassonne. We can offer advice on places to go that are accessible to those with limited mobility. Getting here is easy, from anywhere. International airlines fly into Toulouse, (90 minutes) Montpellier (30 minutes) and Barcelona (90 minutes) Budget airlines like Ryanair and easyjet fly regularly to Beziers, Montpellier, Perpignan, Nimes, Carcassonne and Girona. Spain, Andorra and the Pyrenees are within easy reach. By rail, the TGV operates from Lille to Beziers or Agde, and from Paris to Montpellier or Beziers. Eurostar has a non-stop service from Waterloo to Avignon.
Location Type Beach, River, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$92||$92||$593 - $818||$0||3 nights|
|Dec. 17 2012 - Jan. 5 2013
|Jan. 1 2013 - Mar. 31 2013
|Mar. 31 2013 - Jun. 1 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$92||$92||$593||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $66 / stay - Other
- Damage deposit - $264 - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 06, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Home from home in rural France
This is a well appointed property which comfortably accommodates a family. It was very clean on arrival, fully furnished, the kitchen has everything you need for basic cooking and the extra WC was very useful. The enormous roof terrace is very private and a real boon. The village itself is lovely, historic buildings, friendly people and good basic shops. It is a bit more upmarket than some of the other villages in the general area. It's well appointed in terms of travelling, close to the major routes and within a grid of smaller roads interconnecting all the main towns in close proximity that you would want to visit.
The owner was extremely helpful from day 1 through to a speedy return of the deposit and was generous enough to share local knowledge which greatly enhanced our stay.
This is a beautiful part of France, breathtaking scenery, unpretentious people, good beaches/mountains within half an hour and great for fresh locally sourced high quality food and wine.
Mel, Kent, UK
What a Gem!
There were four adults in our party. We found the house very comfortable, we all felt at home. The rooftop terrace was lovely, what a view. The two flights of stairs to the terrace kept us fit, completely worth it for a barbeque in the evening. Locals very friendly. Would definately recommend it.
Peaceful and Relaxing Holiday
We took our two children (aged 2 and 4) and spent an enjoyable week staying in this quiet village. It has everything you need for a week's holiday and is surrounded by lots of interesting places to visit, including nearby Pezenas. The owner left a helpful itinary of things to do and see. The weather was perfect and the roof terrace an added bonus on which to spend time relaxing during the evenings.
Sylviemde Gatineau, Québec
nice stay in Castelneau
We had a wonderful stay at Carolyn's place. The house is as described by the host (small village surrounded by several vineyards). The terrace has a very nice view on the church and the moutains. The house is well located, not too far from the sea (Bouzigues, Meze, marseillan etc.), several small old villages (Pezenas, st-guilhem etc) and nice caves (Grotte de Clamousse, grotte des Demoiselles etc). Carolyn gave us a lot of information about the region, what to visit and where to swim - it was well appreciated. My teenagers swam in the river nearby and enjoyed it. Yes, the croissants from the bakery are excellent! Thank you for the stay Carolyn! Sylvie, Gatineau, Quebec
Steve and Susan
Wanborough, near Swindon
This is the first time we have rented a house and so were not sure what to expect but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely do this again. The village of Castelnau de Guers is quiet and peaceful. As for the location; this was perfect for driving through the french country side visiting beaches and towns for sight seeing plus very convenient for general shopping. The addition of the roof terrace was lovely, in the evening particularly as it became too hot in the mornings. The house itself porvided everything and more. Although we barely used the lounge area it was comortable and had everything available including wifi access. The kitchen was fully equipped and there were basic foodstuffs available for use also if you needed them. We could even have done some washing but we didn't get around to that somehow. We had a contact person if we needed any advice on the area both before and during our stay. The contact with the owner was also quick and easy. We thoroughly enjoyed the week and wish we'd had longer! would definitley recommend this house and areas to anyone. There were only two of us but the house was easily big enough for 4 people. Great value for money and we would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.
Comfortable, Relaxing Home Base in the Hérault
We were so comfortable here, and our stay was so affordable for the space and amenities we had. The owner and manager went out of their way to be helpful and answer all our questions. The town of Castlenau-de-Guers was itself charming and interesting. With an excellent artisan bakery and a small produce market just a very short walk from the house we couldn't have been happier. Highlights were walking in the vineyards in the evening, swimming in the river, and touring the nearby area, especially Pezenas, Carcassonne, and St. Guilhem le Desert.
Lovely Spot in Southern France
We had such a lovely time here. The village dates back to the 8th century and has castle ruins, a small village square, a little grocery, boulangerie, and cafe. Just what you need for very basics and then a 5 minute drive to Pezanas where you can get everything else. The village is surround by vineyards and there is a lovely winemaker - Christopher from Domaine Castelnau that gave us a private tour and a fantastic tasting session. We walked through the vineyards every morning and swam at the river as well. Everyone we encountered was friendly and we felt like we were probably some of the only tourists there so we got the feel of a traditional southern France village. The place was perfect for a family of four. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking, good wifi for connectivity, good shower, and the terrace is the best! We had most of our meals up there - beautiful sunsets over the vineyards and quiet - really a very quiet little spot in general. The location was excellent for exploring mediterranean beaches (20 minute drive), historic sites, and vineyards. We were there for a week and wished we had at least one more!
British Columbia, Canada
One of the nicest holidays ever, in a countryside of unbelievable beauty. The "maison" is roomy and comfortable. The villagers are hospitable and fun to be with. There's a lovely, safe beach on a river (the Herault) running through town, and good shopping (and great food) in nearby Pezenas. The villa has wireless internet access, making it easy to stay in touch with the rest of the world -- if you really want to!
Great Part of France to Visit
We have just returned from a month in Castlenau-de-Gers.
We really loved the house, the medieval village and the very interesting Pezenas, with it's history, architecture, restaurants and craft shops. Good market every Saturday.
There is so much to do in the area that a month was not at all too much, provided you have a car. Surprisingly for us we even found the bed and the sofa comfortable for that length of time unlike so many other places we have been.
The Terrace, however, is the outstanding feature of the house. It is totally private when you lie down but has great views in all directions when you stand up.
Lovely week in Castlenau de Guers
This is a fantastic location, in the heart of a medieval town, nestled up against the vineyards of Languedoc. Pezenas and Bezier nearby are food shopping heavens, and the bakery, a 2 minute walk from the door, means fresh eggs and the best croissants I've ever had, every morning.
The house is perfectly set up for two couples or a family, the kitchen has all you need to cook up feasts, and the terrace on the roof is stunning. It's clean and very reasonably priced. I definitely felt we were getting real value for money, which meant that we went all out on food and wine. Nearby attractions make having a car a good idea, however. We'll absolutely go back!