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L´Amandier gite is located in the pretty medieval village of Neffies, close to the historic town of Pezenas. This spacious property has been converted from an old wine grower’s house and sleeps 6 people in three double bedrooms. The gite has a private heated pool (7.3m x 4m) and a lovely courtyard garden. Uniquely, the pool can be accessed directly from the living area through large sliding windows – your own in-house pool bar! The property is within a 2 minute walk of the many village facilities – bakers, general store, bar, bistro and restaurants. Neffies is a 35 minute drive from the sandy Mediterranean beaches and fishing ports (renowned for their seafood).
The main entrance to this Southern France apartment rental is from the courtyard garden and pool area.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
The three double bedrooms are accessed from the living/dining area.
There is a small undercover seating area adjoining the shallow end of the pool (1.2 metres deep), and an outside shower. The pool is heated and alarmed and extends to the far wall of the property, to a maximum depth of 2.1 metres. The courtyard garden has a planted border and potted plants. There is a BBQ and an expanding dining table with chairs plus an area for sun loungers. There is also a shaded seating area under a Mulberry tree.
There is parking for two cars just inside the main gates.
The friendly English owners of the property live on site, but they will ensure that your privacy is guaranteed. However, they will be on hand to answer any questions, give you help, advice and recommendations about local activities and attractions, and will be happy to make any reservations you may require. A welcome pack including milk, juice, wine, bread and butter, tea, coffee and basic pantry supplies will be waiting for you in the apartment to make your arrival as stress-free as possible.
Prices for L´Amandier gite are per week and are inclusive of linen and towels (including pool towels), a welcome pack, and end of stay clean. Change over day in high season is usually Saturday but outside these months arrival/departure days, and duration of stay are flexible. Single couple discount during low & mid season and longer term winter rentals are available: please enquire. The swimming pool is open between May to September.
Last visited December 2019. This gite provides everything that you will need for a relaxing stay: private pool, UK TV, WiFi internet and friendly owners to help out with suggestions of local restaurants and places to visit. The property offers excellent value for money and is located in a very pretty village surrounded by vineyards. The property is laid out all on one level, so is ideal for someone with limited mobility or small children.
Neffies is in a great location for exploring the sights of the Languedoc and South of France. Highly recommended.
L´Amandier gite is situated in Neffies, which is an excellent location for visitors to explore this beautiful corner of France. Located on the edge of the “Parc Naturel regional du Haute-Languedoc” the surrounding vineyards produce award- winning wine, many of which can be sampled at the village Cave. Also in the village is a bakers, for your daily baguette and morning croissants, and there is a well-stocked provisions store, which has a meat and deli counter. A van visits once a week selling fresh seafood, including local oysters and mussels direct from the producers. The village also provides a post office, children’s play area and tennis courts. The family-friendly bar serves French fare lunchtimes and evenings, with great views from their terrace. Alternatively, one of the best restaurants in the area is tucked behind Neffies’ Gothic church. The restaurant was praised in a Sunday Times article as being as “friendly and toothsome as you like”.
Less than fifteen minutes drive away (or you could take the bus, which stops near the property) is the ancient market town of Pezenas, “one of the quiet glories of Southern France” (The Independent) with it`s atmospheric old quarter, artist’s studios and boutiques, and wide variety of bars and restaurants. There is also a fabulous market on Saturday, and on Friday evenings during the summer there are wine tasting events with the added bonus of the shops staying open until midnight.
A thirty-five minute drive will take you to the Mediterranean coastal resorts where you’ll find long stretches of sandy beaches with safe, shallow waters for swimming, all kinds of water sports, and a lively buzz in the cafes and bars. Some of the many family attractions here include a Dinosaur Park (near Meze), an African Animal reserve (Sigean), Aqualand water park (Cap D’Agde) and the Aquarium at Montpellier.
Fresh water swimming can be enjoyed at a small lake ten minutes away at Vailhan, at Lac du Salagou in the National Park, or at the many river beaches, where you can also find canoeing and kayaking. Or, you could hire a bike and go cycling along the tow paths of the magnificent Canal du Midi. Golf is available nearby at Lamalou - les - Bains (9 hole), Cap D`Agde and Beziers.
Explore the bustling port of Sete, built on a confluence of canals, and watch the local spectacle of water jousting. Meander through the narrow cobbled streets of the regional capital, Montpellier, with its shady squares and exclusive boutiques. Or just simply relax by your own pool.
Check in after 16.00 on day of arrival. Check out before 10.00 on day of departure.
L´Amandier gite is easily accessed from two main autoroutes, the A9 and A75: approximately 20 minutes from both.
The region is well-served by low-cost operators from the following airports, with driving time to L´Amandier Apartment being:
Montpellier 1 hour
Perpignan 1 hour 15mins
Carcassonne 1 hour 15mins
Nimes 1 hour 45mins
Girona 2 hours
Barcelona 3 hours
There is a TGV train station in Beziers (30 mins).
Booking terms for L´Amandier are as follows.25% deposit within 7 days of booking. Balance due 6 weeks before arrival.
The spacious, beautifully decorated gite made for such a relaxing, enjoyable break. We loved the village, surrounding countryside and accessibility to beach & city alike. Pity our time here hasn't been longer but we definitely hope to return.
Reviewer: R. family, Dublin.
Date: June 2018
A fantastic introduction to the Languedoc region . . . The gite is great; beautifully set out and tastefully decorated, with everything you need . . . Thank you for being such generous hosts.
Reviewer: T & W party, Cornwall.
Date: August 2018
A lovely gite in an excellent area. We wanted a gite in a village location central for sight seeing and we were not disappointed. The gite was clean and very well equipped. The pool, courtyard and eating area was a nice place to relax with friends and we made good use of the BBQ. The owners Jill and Richard lived on site and clearly wanted their guests to get the most out of their holiday. Jill had put together a comprehensive tourist information folder, including details about the village, local attractions and events. We loved the village restaurant Le Very'table and had fantastic meals there at reasonable cost. We have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone wanting good accommodation in this beautiful area of France!
Reviewer: Guest stayed June 2017
Date: June 2017
We have just had a fantastic fortnight in this villa. It is well equipped with everything you could need and more! The very generous welcome pack (including wine, fruit and essentials such as coffee, milk, bread etc) was most appreciated. The village of Neffies is beautiful with two good restaurants, a bakery and a small supermarket. We made full use of the lovely pool and barbecue and found the outside area perfect for both the sun lovers in our party and those of us who prefer a shady spot to read a book or chill out with a beer or wine. We were all sorry to leave after our fortnight and will be recommending the villa to family and friends.
Jill and Richard were fantastic hosts and their recommendations of places to eat, sights to see, and local events were all 'spot on' and enabled us to make the most of our visit.
Reviewer: Vincent J. Leeds.
Date: Sept 2016
We really enjoyed the pool and evenings spent eating on the patio. . . . The village has a great restaurant, lovely pub & well stocked shop. . . . A perfect week.
Reviewer: C-R party, Northumbria.
Date: July 2016