Self catering holiday home in France
· Languedoc · Mediterranean Coast · Hérault

Domaine du Cayrat

Two cottages on a recently restored winery estate with a swimming pool, surrounded by vineyards in rural Languedoc.

Jacques et Monique de Bary
With Gite.com since December, 2002
+33 4 67 25 15 44
+33 6 86 98 49 70

About the Holiday Home

The swimming pool
The swimming pool

Domaine du Cayrat was built in the 19th century as a winery estate. A large central courtyard, with a sweet-smelling fig tree in the middle, is surrounded on three sides by various buildings: the cave (cellar), where the wine was stored, cottages for the estate's tenants, accommodation for the vendangeurs who harvested the grapes in years gone by, stables, barns, and, in one corner, a chapel overlooking the courtyard. The estate originally belonged to the Comtesse de Saint Germain, who gave it to her cousin, the grandfather of the current owners, Jacques and Monique de Bary. The couple restored the property in 2000, converting a former sheep pen into their home and making sure that the estate would once again now produce wine, under Jacques' expert supervision.

The living room of the Alicante cottage
The living room of the Alicante cottage

Two cottages in the Domaine are available for rent. Both have a spacious living/dining room on the ground floor, a well-equipped kitchen, and a large terrace, surrounded by shrubs, leading out to the courtyard. Each cottage has three bedrooms, facing out onto the courtyard, or to the vineyards and hills behind the property. The swimming pool lies at the entrance to the Domaine; it is landscaped with Mediterranean shrubs and gets the Languedoc sunshine all day long.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 13x7 metre outdoor pool surrounded by a childproof barrier
  • Bilingual assistance available on site
  • Maid, Cook and Driver can be arranged on request
  • Credit cards accepted

Location

Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Village
Cazouls-d'Hérault
Setting
Rural
Nearest large town
Pézenas
Other towns nearby
Béziers
Agde
Lodève
Montpellier
Sète
Département
Hérault (34)
Rental information

Alicante

The double bedroom in Alicante
The double bedroom in Alicante

The name Alicante comes from the grape variety that grows right behind this cottage. Downstairs is a large living/dining room with a fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen. An old staircase leads upstairs. There are three bedrooms: one with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom, and two bedrooms, each with a pair of twin beds, and an en-suite shower and wc. Alicante has a private terrace leading from the sitting room out to the courtyard, surrounded by plants. The house is tiled throughout, furnished with antique and modern furniture, and decorated with family portraits and paintings.

Accommodates
6 guests
Bedrooms
3 bedrooms
3 bedrooms : one with a double bed; and two with two single beds each. All bedrooms have an en-suite bath or shower room and toilet.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

Rental rates per week

Time of year Cost per week
January 11 until May 4 € 650
May 4 until July 13 € 895
July 13 until July 26 € 1,550
July 26 until August 24 € 1,750
August 24 until September 14 € 895
September 14 until December 21 € 650

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Rental Conditions

A 30% deposit is required when booking, with the remaining 70% due six weeks before arrival. Linen and towels are included. A security deposit of €350 is required on arrival. During the low season, special rates are available if for less than six guests or for a long stay.

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A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.

Rental information

Ramonet

The living room in Ramonet
The living room in Ramonet

Ramonet is named after a man who used to look after the horses on this estate many years ago. Downstairs there is a large living/dining room with a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bedroom with two single beds, a shower room, and a wc (all wheelchair accessible). An old staircase leads upstairs, where there are two bedrooms: one has a double bed, with an en-suite shower and a wc; one has a pair of single beds, also with an en-suite shower and a wc. The cottage has a private terrace surrounded by Mediterranean plants, leading out from the sitting room to the courtyard; there is outdoor furniture and a barbecue for dining in al fresco. The house is tiled throughout, furnished with antique and modern furniture, and decorated with family portraits and paintings.

Accommodates
6 guests
Bedrooms
3 bedrooms
Three bedrooms: one with two single beds (wheelchair accessible), one with two single beds, and one with a double bed. All bedrooms have an en-suite shower room and toilet.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Barbecue
  • Wheelchair accessible

Rental rates per week

Time of year Cost per week
January 11 until May 4 € 650
May 4 until July 13 € 895
July 13 until July 26 € 1,550
July 26 until August 24 € 1,750
August 24 until September 14 € 895
September 14 until December 21 € 650

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Rental Conditions

A 30% deposit is required when booking, with the remaining 70% due six weeks before arrival. Linen and towels are included. A security deposit of €350 is required on arrival. During the low season special rates are available if for less than six guests or for a long-term stay.

Gite.com Travel Tip

A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.

About the Area

Every morning, just in time for breakfast, the baker's van pays a visit to Domaine du Cayrat, with fresh croissants and baguettes. The nearest village to Domaine du Cayrat is Cazouls-d'Hérault, an old winemaking village located amid vineyards along the Hérault river. In this deeply traditional village, old people chat on the bench between the Templar castle and the church square, and dogs sleep in the middle of the streets. In the medieval town of Pézenas, seven kilometres from Domaine du Cayrat, there is a good range of shops and services, including supermarkets, cafés, bars, and restaurants. The Languedoc parliament sat in Pézenas in the 17th century, and the famous playwright Molière was a former resident. Pézenas is full of history; there are beautiful stately buildings which can be visited, as well as more than 30 antique shops, and craft workshops throughout the summer. Saturday is market day in Pézenas, and this should not be missed. There's plenty more to do locally, including,- of course, wine tasting and the owners will be happy to recommend their favourite vignerons. Several golf courses are within easy reach.

About the Region

The view from the garden of the Alicante cottage
The view from the garden of the Alicante cottage

Le Domaine du Cayrat is an ideal location from which to discover Languedoc. There are many places that can be easily visited on a day trip. To the east is Montpellier, the capital of Languedoc, and the town of Nîmes which boast some impressive Roman ruins. Provence is within easy reach, particularly the beautiful town of Arles and the Camargue national park. Westwards lie the towns of Béziers, Narbonne, and the spectacular medieval fortified town of Carcassonne. Albi, birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec's is also a good spot for a day trip. Southwards, the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are just 25 kilometres away. Further afield, Spain is a couple of hour's drive, and Barcelona within a morning's travel. Closer to home, there are many things worth seeing, including the abbey of Saint-Guilhem-du-Désert, the traditional potters at Saint-Jean-de-Fos, the museum at Lodève, and the extensive trails through the oak and pine forests of the Montagne Noire.

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