Spiral staircase - the heart of the house with ten levels - looking from the dining area out to the courtyardView of Nézignan L'Evêque over the vineyards  of the Languedoc in the summer


12 guests

4 rooms

7 beds

4.5 baths


12 guests

4 rooms

7 beds

4.5 baths

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About this listing

Fully restored, luxury, stone-built 13th century 'Maison de Maitre' with watchtower, inner courtyard, grotto plunge pool, sun terrace. Sleeps 8+4 persons in 4 bedrooms.
Enjoy the character of the middle ages with the comfort of the 21st century.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $22 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: $168
Security Deposit: $561
Weekly Discount: 30%
Weekend Price: $449 / night

Description

The space

The house in the historical center of the village is constructed from stone around a broad circular staircase that ends in a once fortified watchtower.

Completely and luxuriously restored to combine historic with modern, its character of the Middle Ages remains but with all modern comforts, such as central heating with under-floor heating for the winter, air-conditioning in the main bedroom for the summer, large fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms, etc.

It can sleep up to 12 persons. 2 in the main bedroom with bath and shower, 2+2 in Bedroom 2 with mezzanine and shower, 2 in Bedroom 3 with shower, 2 in Bedroom 4 with balcony and shower and +2 if needed in the living room on a sofa bed.

Kitchen/dining room for 12; Living room with mezzanine; inner courtyard open to a room with a Louis XIV fireplace, bar/kitchen, BBQ, table for 12 and an adjoining gated grotto plunge pool (1.5m x 2m x 3m with counter-current); watchtower with beautiful 360° view; sun terrace.

Guest access

The whole house, including courtyard and pool, which is private.

Interaction with guests

We have a local housekeeper, Marie from 'Netpoolservices', who will ensure that your stay runs smoothly.

The neighborhood

Nézignan l’Evêque was in the possession of the bishops of Agde for 800 years and lies on a hill that gives it its typical provincial character. The around 600 year old, fully restored house complex is situated in the quiet, listed heart of the village that is one of the rare villages built in the spiral method - so-called 'en circulade' - of the Middle Ages to defend itself better. The sunny village, surrounded by vineyards, has its own bakery, post office, bar, good restaurant and small grocer.

Only 3km away is the wonderful little town of Pézenas with its historic old town, restaurants, antique shops, weekly market and good shopping. The closest beaches are only 15km away; other long, attractive sandy beaches are between Agde and Sète as well as in the direction Narbonne - all three places well worth a visit. Inland is a wildly romantic area with canyons, caves, Lake Salagou with sailing and beautiful hiking trails in a rocky Mediterranean landscape.

Getting around

There is a bus to Pezenas and the local villages around, but a car is advisable. There is ample parking nearby.

Other things to note

The end cleaning charges, linen, towels, utilities, etc. are included in the price. Unless you wish a private cook, extra cleaning, babysitting or suchlike, there are no extra charges.


House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 10AM

"Le Cœur Caché" is a NO SMOKING home. Please respect this.

Dogs are welcome as long as they are well behaved. There is a €50 charge.

Please ensure that any noise you may make does not disturb the neighbours. Please party in the courtyard and close the windows onto the street if things get loud. Many thanks.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews


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Richard User Profile
December 2016
Le Cœur Caché in Nézignan-l'Évêque is a great space for an extended family or group. Well-equipped kitchen and dining room, comfortable loving room, lots of courtyard and terrasse spaces to enjoy long summer evenings and well-proportioned bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. Everything has been thoughtfully arranged to make for a relaxing stay. Check in was a breeze and Christopher's team are easily contactable to answer questions. Highly recommended for exploring Pezenas, Marseillan, Agde and Béziers.

Yasmin User Profile
July 2016
I booked this for myself, my fiancé and three other couples as my bestfriend was getting married and myself and my friends were bridesmaids. The wedding was at the church round the corner and the reception was at Chateau de Cecile about 10mins drive away. Location was more perfect than I thought. It's my first stay using Airbnb and the host (Chris) has filled me with confidence in using this service again. From the moment of booking, Chris was extremely helpful and really nice! When we arrived there was champagne waiting for us which was a lovely gesture and cery much improved a very long exhausting trip! The house is absolutely beautiful. The photos don't do it justice. We had an issue with the fridge but someone came out very quickly to resolve. Nothing seemed too much trouble and we felt so welcomed by Chris and the housekeeper was also extremely helpful and polite upon departure. I had an earlier flight so didn't get to meet her but one of my guests commented how great she was. Thank you for an amazing stay. We definitely want to try and come back again in the future. Especially to do a winery tour which we didn't get a chance to do unfortunately. It truly is a beautiful home. Thank you for having us! Thank You Yasmin & friends
Christopher User Profile
Response from Christopher:
Super Yasmin. Glad you enjoyed yourselves!
July 2016

Renate User Profile
April 2016
The host canceled this reservation 104 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Ann User Profile
October 2015
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this home. As spectacular as the home seems online, it is even BETTER in real life. We (seven ladies) were there for 5 nights and could have been there even longer. We did not have enough time to chill in all the inviting nooks and crannies of the house. It was superbly located for trips to Narbonne, Carcassonne, Pézenas, Montpellier, Marseillan, etc. so we visiting here, there and everywhere. The house has every amenity, Linda is lovely, the feel of the town is fabulous. Christopher's suggestions were spot on. We would add a visit to Mas Gabriel Vineyard in Caux. They were wonderful. We also had a lovely visit with a couple who made soap in Pézenas. Our local dinner at Hostellerie De Saint Alban, a host suggestion, was wonderful. The local pizzeria and bakery were lovely as well. Once you figure out where to park your vehicle (take the advice, park by the church), it is all good. Would go there again (and again), and encourage all others to enjoy this wonderful home.
Christopher User Profile
Response from Christopher:
Many thanks, Anne, for the praise. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and thanks for the tips, especially the wine tasting. Chris
October 2015

Riikka User Profile
October 2015
The house was really amazing! Everything was restored and furnished with good taste. The little village was very charming. Great communication and everything worked out fine. We give our best recommandations!
Christopher User Profile
Response from Christopher:
Really glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for being a great guest. Chris
October 2015

Sarah User Profile
January 2014
The house is wonderful and everything we had hoped it would be. We are only sad that we could not have stayed longer!

City of Brussels, Belgium · Joined in January 2012
Christopher User Profile

Economist, working in Brussels, living in the Black Forest in Germany.

Loves my wife and children, golf, good food and wine, travelling and restoring houses, generally in that order.

I like comfort and luxury and expect homes to be respected by myself and others.

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