Guest review.

Merlot is exactly as described by the owners. When we arrived it was clean and well maintained and we were delighted by our choice. The pool is excellent and better maintained than some that we have seen. Ann and John made us feel welcome and were happy to advise us but were never intrusive. Aumes is a lovely village, peaceful and friendly with a small shop and play areas. Nearby Pezenas is a beautiful small town and we enjoyed shopping and eating there. There are many places to visit and we went to Montpellier, Sete, Meze, Cap d' Agde and Carcasonne - all very different but each worth visiting. We enjoyed the quality of food at all the restaurants that we visited.

This was the fifth villa that we have rented for a summer holiday and we are all agreed that it was the best. We are a family of four with two teenage children.

Thanks Ann and John for a superb holiday.


Had a super week in Merlot. Visited the beaches at Cap d’Agde, Meze, Montpellier zoo, Dinosaur Park and the historic streets of Pezenas. Recommend taking a boat trip from Meze on “Mansathau” and the Amazonian greenhouse at Montpellier zoo.

Thank you john for being so attentive.

Tim, Kat, Oscar (3) and Felix (1)

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We have really enjoyed our stay in Aumes. The house was lovely to relax in and the pool made cooling off in the heat very easy. We enjoyed BBQ’s in the evening but also eating out in Pezenas, Meze and Sete. Montagnac was lovely for a drink in the evening. The beach at Meze is lovely, and has a little shade. Lunch in the restaurants was a pleasure. Marseillan is worth a visit, the port and restaurants were lovely. We hope to make a return soon.

Ryan, Holly and Florence (3)

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We have had a lovely stay here in Aumeswe have walked around the pretty little village, and even had a local lady tell us of some of its history. Had a lovely meal in pezenas, spenttwo days on the beach in Cap d’Agde.  We took a trip up to the Cirque de Navacelles which was well worth visiting for the stunning views. We have visited Agde and had a meal on the river. Spent a day walking round Beziers walked around Montagnac with the rest of th time spent relaxing round the pool and socialising with our friends.

Lovely holiday, thank you.

Jane, Michael, Lynda, Rod, Terry and Amanda.

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We have really enjoyed our two week stay here in Aumes.The weather has been fantastic and the house lovely. Had some nice meals in Pezenas.

Thank you Ann and John for a wonderful time and for all your help with our car trouble.

Kathryn, Steven and Laura.

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We have had a super time, lovely villa, beautiful village, friendly people. We really enjoyed relaxing by the pool. John was very kind and helpful.

Thank you for a wonderful time in your villa.

Nathalie and Mark, Paul and Anne-Marie.

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Had fabulous two weeks in France. Enjoyed the holiday home, would love to come back, so central for everything.

Visited several attractions, we recommend the African safari park at Sigean. Also the caves in De Dargilan (roads concentrate the mind for the last 25 miles!). We hires a boat on the Canal du Midi, visited the sea aquarium in Montpellier, excellent.

All attractions good for all ages.

Pete, Jo,Alex, Megan.

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Great weather for a family holiday! Perfect for wandering around the varied towns and villages.

We visited the beach at Portirangnes which was pleasantly not as busy as it could be- perfect with a little toddler. Lovely pizza on the seafront as well. Beziers was great with its cathedral and narrow streets. Canal du Midi with nine locks definitely worth stopping at the bottom to watch fellow explorers navigating the canal. We left reasonably early to take the 1h45 drive to Carcassonne which was well worth it. Not too busy and great places for a bite to eat just inside the old town.

We also visited Sete and Meze with the local trip tp Montagnac and Pezenas aved for our last day to relax.

Nancy and Al, Monsen and Sally

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Dear Ann and John,

We have had a great stay here.The house is fantastic and we hope to come back soon.

Enjoy the “Gaujal de Saint Bon” bottle of wine we have left for you!

Family Maier (and Ben)

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Thank you for a lovely stay. We really enjoyed the beach at Promenade de Mole, the gentle slope and the multitude of shells made it ideal for a toddler and older children too. The restaurants at Bouzigues are fantastic for seafood and the area has a lovely ambiance.

Pezenas was great with a whole street of “Brocante” shops if you fancy bargaining for some ancient French style. The market on a Saturday is great and the little lanes of the old town are fun to explore.

The house is very well equipped and the pool catches the most sun possible even at this last stage of the year. Thank you Ann and John for the great tips on food and wine. We have had a great time.

Russel and Clare.

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Thank you for building such a cute  house. All of it, inside and out is so wonderful. We felt so comfortable from the first moment on. We had hot and cold days this may but Clea (5 years old) was in the pool every day. We enjoyed the nature, the sea, collecting shells and the old historic towns. It’s good that you two came here 30 years ago so that we can have the perfect vacation!

Thank you Ann and John. Nicole, Clea and Jana.

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Thank you Ann and John for a comfortable and tranquil property. We have idled the week away enjoying the peace, food and pretty French villages.

Alexia, Pip, James and Kevin.

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Merlot is ideal for a family holiday. We’ve had a wonderful time relaxing and exploring the local area. Thank you Ann and John for making us feel welcome, for the use of your wi-fi and for being on hand without being intrusive.

Alison, Duncan, Fi and Will.

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We have had a lovely week in Merlot.Our two grandchildren Ryan (9) and Ruby (4) love the pool and the whole area. We also found great places to visit, having been here last year we returned to Meze, great beach. Saint Guilham le Desert, lovely village + history + little shops. We also found the Dinosaur Park, the Cactus Park which includes yaks, llamas,goats, sheep and ponies. It was quaint and old fashioned and we enjoyed it.

Very good stay, thanks Ann and John. All our  best wishes. Mandy, Paul, Ryan and Ruby.

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We also have had a lovely time in your cute lovely home. The beautiful weather, nice people and the wonderful area took care of the rest. Thank you.

Peter and Brenda.

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We would like to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Merlot. The village of Aumes is very picturesque

 and the closeness to the sea was much appreciated. The house is a real “Home from Home “ and had everything we needed. We enjoyed swimming in the pool and generally lazing about. The covered terrace was great for eating outside, looking out over the village we felt part of a real French scene. Thanks Ann and John for guiding us through a few things and making our stay even better.

Couldn't have wished for more and look forward to coming back soon.

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  We moved to Capestang  on  the Canal du Midi  in  1982 and  were fortunate  to  live in  one of the  original houses, built circa   1680.


















Before Aumes we spent 10 years in Pezenas. 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 has completed his studies in wine production.  Ann has also finished a full time wine course. As you may know, wine production is the major  industry here, in fact just down the road in Montagnac is what was once the largest wine co-operative in Europe.

John has spent his time designing and building our houses, mostly on his own, but with Oliver's help when possible.

So  if  you  do come  and stay with us, and  you want  to  know about wine, building or the area, just ask. Ann and John

Phone: 0033 628923071    AnnandJohn@Aumes.com    Ann@Aumes.com


Free availability calendar

Rental Period    2017

Rental Rate

 Maximum Guests

Minimum Stay



Mid/High Season

 20 May - 01 July

£575

6

 7 Days



High Season

01 July -  29 July

£1045

6

7 Days



Peak Season

29 July - 02 September

£1245

6

7 Days



High Season

02 September- 30 September

£575

6

7 Days



Your nearest beach will be Meze. About a 15 minutes drive. Next to Bouzigues.



The Area and things to do……..

Your nearest town is Pezenas, 10 minutes from Aumes where most of the houses date from the 17th century. The Saturday market is a must, it takes over the town centre. Local produce and an impressive organic farmers market. The whole of the old town is original and it is as it was when Moliere and his theatrical company used to live there. There are impressive mansions with courtyards and gardens, narrow cobbled streets with small boutiques which have retained their charm and character. Called the Little Versailles, Pezenas has a wide range of arts and crafts, restaurants and visits. Aumes is well situated lying between mountains and the sea, (beaches are twenty minutes drive away) and is perfect for walks along lanes and through vineyards. You will find plenty to keep the whole family occupied and happy. 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. Mediterranean beaches are only 25 minutes away, a day in Spain is 90 minutes, and the Carmargue with the famous black bulls and white horses only 60 minutes !


 About the house……………

Bedrooms:

Three bedrooms, the double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. Two further bedrooms each with two single beds. All bedrooms have a fitted wardrobe. The double bedroom is at the other end of the living room, allowing an undisturbed lie-in!

Bathrooms:

Both bathrooms are fully tiled and comprise a walk in shower, w.c. and ceramic hand basin with cupboards underneath.

Bath mat and loo rolls in both bathrooms.

Kitchen:

In the open plan kitchen there are:  4 burner hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, family size fridge freezer. The washing machine is in one of the bathrooms. You will also have a coffee machine, blender, sandwich maker, toaster and plenty of plates, bowls, cutlery etc We provide a starter pack of dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid. Tea towels and sponges are also provided


Living Room:

The living room has all the features you would expect, flat screen TV with Free To Air UK channels, DVD player and some DVDs, dining table and chairs, sideboard, book-case with a holiday read to suit most visitors. Two double doors open out onto the terrace.

Internet Access, Air Conditioning. Cot and high chair on request.

Bed linen and house towels are provided for the number of guests at the beginning of the holiday.

Outside amenities:

Barbecue,  Private pool with heating, Parking, Garden.

In the village:

Village shop,table tennis, tennis court (There are rackets in the house)  small football pitch for a kick about), children's playground

 £575 to £1245 per week.

*Sleeps 6.

*3 Bedrooms.

*2 Bathrooms.

*Private heated Pool.

*Reversible air-con.

*Wi-fi internet.

*Bed linen and towels provided.

*Pets considered.

*Flat screen t.v. English/French

*Long winter lets available.

*Final cleaning included.

Holiday villa,near pezenas, herault , in languedoc, south of france Page Top

“MERLOT” Villa in Aumes village, near Pezenas and the sea.

 First day (If known)

 Last day

BOUZIGUES famous for oysters.

To reserve your holiday  dates it is only necessary for you to confirm that the dates are still available. We keep the calendar up to date but  may have a very recent booking.


Please send an email  so that we have a record of your enquiry. We will then let you know that we have reserved your holiday for a few  days until we have received your booking form and deposit.


You are able to pay in Euros or Pounds. You can  make a bank transfer to France or the UK, please ask for details.


  To give an idea of what you can do when  here, we have listed below a few links to places mentioned in our visitors book.

  Some links are photographs, other are websites.


  Towns and villages; Pezenas,   St Guilham le Desert,   Montpellier,


  Visits:                    Grotte des Demoiselles,   Carcassonne,   Millau bridge,  Ceret,   Cirque de Navacelles,    Nimes,  

                             Bassin de Thau,


  Activities:               Boat trips at Sete , Canoes at  Gorges de l’Herault, Forest ropeways at Parc de Bessilles (15 mins)


  Nature:                  Camargue,  National Parc  de Cevennes,  Zoo,  Aquarium


  Wine:                    Abbaye de Valmagne,   Piquepoul de Pinet,   Montagnac (5 mins),


  Beaches:               Serignan, Rochlongue, Marseillan Plage, Valras, Meze, Sete.


  Food / restaurants: Bouzigues, and just about everywhere else......... to suit every taste-bud.


  Golf:                     Golf Courses in your area are in the section “Herault 34”


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Rental Period 2017

Rental Rate

Maximum guests

Minimum Stay



Mid/High Season

20 May - 01 July

€670

6

 7 Days



High Season

  01 July - 29 July

€1230

6

7 Days



Peak Season

29 July -  02 September

€1470

6

7 Days



High Season

02 September - 30 September

€670

6

7 Days



Heated pool.

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