As soon as we heard that Ruth and Gilles were the new owners of Villa Juliette we booked a six night stay with them. Previously the owners of Domaine de Bourgade we had spent many happy holidays in the gites they had on the domain.
Villa Juliette has that lovely welcoming feeling from when the gates open on arrival and you are greeted by Ruth, Gilles and Eros standing in front of a lovely mellow coloured building shaded by mature trees and lawn, flowers and a welcoming pool to when they wave 'au revoir' to you. Entering via the kitchen with dining area we went through the door to stairs up to our room where Ruth's interior design skills had been used to good advantage. The large bed was blissfuly comfortable, there was a tea tray set up ready and two easy chairs. The en-suite bathroom had been refitted and the water was HOT!! The windows had electric shutters which could be stopped at any point. We fell asleep each night to the sound of nightingales in full voice and woke each morning to a blackbird singing. Lovely!
Breakfast was served at our chosen time by Gilles, croissants, preserves made by Ruth, yoghurt, fruit, bread, fruit juice and coffee or tea. On the one day it rained breakfast was served in the dining area in the kitchen.
Whether it was revisiting our favourite places, Valras Plage for the ice-cream, Marseillan for lunch and to stock up on Noilly Prat Ambre and Rouge, Beziers for shopping, wandering round Pezanes or just lazing by the pool with our Kindles it was a very happy holiday.
Eros is a very well behaved dog who keeps his distance until he knows he is welcome. When that is clear he is a great big softie who loves a fuss.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gem in the heart of Pezenas, opposite the municipal park, "VILLA JULIETTE" offers 5 guest rooms in a WINE GROWER, in a lovely nineteenth century bourgeois building, 3 minutes walk from the historic pedestrian.In season, you can enjoy the tranquility of the shade of old trees in our Mediterranean garden and swimming pool in our original stones.The wireless internet is free, and your car is safe in our enclosed parking, private and free. ... more less