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Comfortable villa in pretty village,15 mins to the beach. 6 guests. 3 bedrooms.

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

15 mins. to the sea. A real 'Home from Home' (visitors comments)

The villa is for up to 6 guests in three bedrooms, two bathrooms. One bedroom with twin beds, and two double bedrooms (one with an en suite bathroom). A second bathroom is next to the other double bedroom. A large sitting room/open plan kitchen has two double french windows opening out onto the large covered terrace which is perfect for outside eating. The kitchen is fully equipped with dish washing machine, cooker, hob, microwave etc. There is a private swimming pool next to the terrace. The pool is in the sun all day. Sun loungers, BBQ. Private, enclosed parking for two cars plus one space outside the gates.

The villa house is in a quiet road on the edge of Aumes, a village overlooking the Herault valley, it has its own private pool and garden.Not far from Pezenas, Montagnac and the sea. Aumes is wondeful little village, in the countryside and surrounded by vineyards and woods and so the villa really is great for days out where walking and cycling is easy and safe. Fully equipped to “Home Standard” with one double en-suite bedroom and two bedrooms with two single beds in each and a family bathroom You have your own private pool. Fully equipped kitchen for comfortable living, large covered outside entertainment/dining area with BBQ. Mediterranean garden. Choice of over 20 restaurants and pavement cafés within 20 minutes, 10 min to Pezenas,15km to the picturesque fishing ports of Meze and Bouzigues, famous for their sea-food, and the Mediterranean sea with its blue flag beaches.

For information about the house and more photographs, follow the link at the bottom of this page for the website. We have have made it as complete as possible to give our visitors a better idea of the house, ourselves and the area. We live in the village and will be happy to contribute ideas to help make your holiday as enjoyable as possible, if you wish us to.

You will be about 25 minutes from the Mediterranean with its many 'Blue Flag' beaches. The nearest beaches are around Meze or Marseillan Plage, although the whole coastline is accessible and the beaches sandy. The beach at Rochlongue is ideal for younger children, having a gradual slope into the sea, and being protected by a breakwater, there are rocky pools in which to play and easy access by car. Staying in Aumes will allow you to take advantage of a wonderfully diverse region of France which embraces the real spirit of France.

Your nearest town,Pezenas, 10 (or less) minutes from Aumes and probably the most well known market town in the area where most of the houses date from the 17th century.

The Saturday market is a must, it takes over the town center. Local produce including an impressive organic farmers market.

The whole of the old town, which has officially been classified as part of the French National Heritage is original, and it is as it was when Moliere and his theatrical company used to live here. Throughout the 17th century, to be near the governors of the Languedoc province, the aristocracy built impressive private mansions with inner courtyards and gardens. Called the Little Versailles, Pezenas has a wide range of arts and crafts, restaurants and visits.

Aumes is great,lying between mountains and sea, beaches are only twenty minutes drive away.

You will find plenty to keep the whole family occupied and happy. Most things are available in the shops, entertainment is what you would expect from an area which mixes old and new cultures. It’s all here, you only need to visit the tourist office and you will to find all you need to enjoy your stay. In the house book you will find all sorts of information and ideas and a visitors book to let you know what others have done on their holiday.

From your holiday villa you will be able to travel to Spain and back in one day, maybe visiting the Salvador Dali museum, or even staying overnight in Barcelona and visiting the amazing Gaudi Cathedral.

There are dozens of visits to make. The Camargue with its black bulls, white horses and flamingos are close, you will be able to go on safari in a 4x4 with a guide. The upper Hérault river has one way canoeing. You can visit Carcasonne, a walled town with huge battlements and turrets, a really romantic setting.

Most villages have their own market day, perfect to buy a baguette, some cheese and relax.

More Details

John Brown
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About John Brown

Before Aumes we spent 10 years living in Pezenas, where the first 5 years were spent renovating a large farmhouse with three holiday apartments plus our own.

Our son Oliver has always lived here and after studying wine production now works with Vin de Pays D'Oc (an organisation for independent growers). Ann has also completed a full time wine course.

In the UK Ann was a dental nurse and John had a boatyard.

We enjoy our life here, run the houses together and spend our leisure time visiting the area, particularly the coastal regions.

John Brown purchased this villa in 2003

Why John Brown chose Aumes

We enjoy living in this area and are always pleased when our visitors tell how relaxing and welcoming everything and everybody is. Looking at the reviews we have received it seems clear that the combination of the house, the village, the area and of course the visitors themselves, have combined to give them the sort of holiday they like.

What makes this villa unique

As a location for holidays or living all year round Aumes is perfect for visiting every part of the region. You will be able to have days out in Spain, go into the hills for hiking, or visit the coastal fishing villages for sea-food and sunbathing. The cities of Montpellier and Beziers are within easy reach. This area is renowned for fetes and of festivals. In the summer months there is invariably an evening event with music and food to go to. Looking at our visitors book we can see that our guests have enjoyed both the region and the house!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks john, we've had a lovely week in Aumes. Highlights for me have been the day out to Carcassonne, the best castle in France by far, and also a visit to to one of my favourite vineyards in the area - Prieuré Saint Jean de Bebian, amazing wine.The nine locks at Beziers are well worth a visit. as well.

Our favourite beach was Portiragnes, very clean and not too crowded.

The local towns of Pezenas, Meze and Montagnac are lovely. Would recommend La Barque Bleue in Meze for seafood and Le Jardin d'Helena in Montagnac, very friendly and great food. The villa has been lovely, a wonderful place to chill out when it gets too hot!

All the best.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Aumes in Hérault

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Syrah is a family holiday destination. It is not suitable for single sex groups.
  • Visitors should respect the environment and neighbours, particularly in respect of noise at night.
  • Non swimmers must always be supervised by a competent adult swimmer.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom with large walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom shares the family bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , This double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Smoking is allowed although we asked guests to smoke in the outside areas. We are pleased to say that this request has always been complied with, keeping the house smoke free, thank you.There is gated private parking for one car (and trailer or similar) plus a further off road car park space outside the gates. The property is fully fenced.


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Comfortable villa in pretty village,15 mins to the beach. 6 guests. 3 bedrooms.
average rating of 4.8 based on 19 reviews

Syrah in Aumes

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic villa in a quiet village near historic pezenas . Owners extremely helpful, and pleasant . On arrival the property was very clean and a wonderful home made cake was awaiting us. The pool was fantastic for dipping in and out on the extremely hot days. Every thing was there to make it a truly relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday 2016

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful holiday in Syrah. The house was big with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The area is beautiful and peaceful. It would have been nice to have had an outdoor shower so that we didnt have to drip through the house before going in the pool and air conditioning in all of the bedrooms (or ceiling fans) would have been great. Overall though it was a wonderful place to stay and holiday and would love to go back. Thanks ann and john.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We would be great to see you all again, it's always nice to see our guests come back and enjoy all that the Languedoc has to offer. Ann and John
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very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, very well equiped and clean

Outside area was lovely to relax and cool down in the pool.

Lovely beaches within 45 mins driving would recommend valras and Cap d'agde which also has a waterpark

Definatwly would visit again

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your holiday stay in Syrah and giving it 5 stars. It's a great reward for the effort we make to give our visitors a good holiday. Looking forward to your next visit. Ann and John
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Peaceful Villa, ideal location for town and beach

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at the villa after a long journey was amazing. Perfectly private but with a quite village location was just as we had hoped. The villa was immaculate and a freshly baked cake waiting for us was very welcome. The children loved having access to their own pool (which had a very effect safety alarm fitted). A1 accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to do it. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us and we hope that we may see you again, here in Aumes.
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Syrah stay late July 2015

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent stay at the villa. Villa is perfect,; well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. John and Ann are excellent hosts and helped us during our stay. Aumes is centrally located for all major locations in the area including good beaches and major attractions. The villa has an excellent pool and is tucked away in a quiet location. We hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for sending the review, Ann and I appreciate it very much.Hopefully it won't be too long before you are back again. John
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Great house, great place, great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in Aumes. The village is really nice and friendly with a village shop where you can have a coffee and croissant in the square (very pretty, very French!).

The house was very well equipped, very clean and had everything we needed. The pool was just by the terrace and was in the sun most of the day. There are some lovely places to visit, the scenery is beautiful. The beaches between Sete and Cap D'Agde are excellent for picnics and bathing. We visited Pezenas market and old the town, Carcassonne and Aigues Mortes.

We were sad to leave but hopefully we will come back.

Thanks Ann and John for providing a lovely house for our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sending the review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Aumes, and we look forward to meeting you all again. Ann and John
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Beziers direction
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Aumes, Herault

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
29 Jun 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
27 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Stay tax £0.60 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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