THE DOMAIN: In the grounds of a derelict château in Lézignan la Cèbe, a dreamer has lovingly restored the old château and built 9 new houses ,and created 3 individual apartments inside the restored château. The whole domain, enclosed and gated, is exclusive, charming, calm and surrounded with plants and greenery. There is a communal swimming pool (well exposed to the sun for bathing and swimming) for the benefit of the residents and their guests. The car park, also within the gates, away from the houses making the air unpolluted and the site very safe , is large enough to provide adequate parking for all.
Our villa is one of the new houses built just beside the château.
Ground floor: Master bedroom with en-suite shower room; separate WC. Living room, dining area and kitchen. Wi-Fi, TV and DVD included.
First floor: 2 bedrooms. The larger bedroom has 2 single beds and a walk in shower. The second bedroom has two full size bunk beds. A family size full bathroom with a bathtub is on the same floor, as well as a separate WC.
Gardens : Both the front and back gardens are gravelled and planted. The back, which overlooks the village and mountains beyond, is ideal for breakfast in the sun (or shade if you prefer!) There is a shaded terrace at the front, complete with table and chairs, large sun umbrella, reclining armchairs and a built-in barbeque, perfect for a relaxing evening supper with family or a romantic dinner in the dying rays of the summer sun.
The domain is on the edge of Lezignan-La-Cebe, an ancient village once owned by the Knights Templar. The village itself is a short distance (approx. 3 km) from the centre of Pézenas, famous for its association with Molière. You could cycle, take the bus, walk or drive to Pézenas which (to be honest) is what most of us usually do.
A walking to the centre of our village brings you to a family owned supermarket, a baker, hairdresser, coquillage (shellfish), post office, town hall, pharmacy, doctor and visiting mobile butcher. There is also a pizzeria, and a bar.