Moroccan Paradise - PUIL109

Prices from £1,350 - £2,995

Guests: 10   Bedrooms: 5   Bathrooms: 3

This property is on the edge of the historic village of Puissalicon, with its chateau, local shops and bar. Huge living spaces with lots of light, vast open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen all in one. Swimming pool and large terrace. 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 10. Features downstairs double bedroom with en suite bathroom suitable for elderly and wheelchair-friendly. Air conditioning in all bedrooms. Works very well for two families holidaying together. Perfect for winter rentals and makes a fabulous venue for a family Christmas get-together. Pets accepted.

Visited by Caroline

Moroccan Paradise has proved to be one of our most popular properties and if you visit, you will see why immediately. It is located between two popular villages so you get double the choice of restaurants etc. The interiors are decorated tastefully and have lots of character; this is not a bland 'IKEA-style' property. The upper 'oriental-influenced' terrace which gives the house its name is particular popular. I personally loved the kitchen which, on a hot Mediterranean day, seemed really cool and inviting. The house lends itself equally well to winter holidays and we have had several groups spending cosy, happy Christmasses here. Highly recommended, also for people with reduced mobility.

Don’t just take my word for it … see what our guests thought.

About Moroccan Paradise

Beautifully appointed holiday home with up to 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms featuring huge living spaces and light. There is a vast open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen all in one, as well as a 100 m2 terrace and downstairs cloakroom/utility room.

The kitchen, with its cream walls and green tiles together with the light and space, gives the feel of a cool dairy, thoroughly welcome on a hot Mediterranean afternoon. The downstairs en suite double bedroom offers an excellent chance for elderly parents or somebody in a wheelchair to share a great summer holiday with the rest of the family.

This property was fully renovated in 2012 as a second home for an English family, and is now ideal for families and couples. It has been renovated and decorated very tastefully successfully blending ancient and modern. As it was used as a family home it is well-equipped. This beautiful property is available for holiday lets (minimum stay 1 week) and possibly long lets off season.

On the edge of the historic village of Puissalicon, with its chateau, local shops and bar. It is also within walking distance of Magalas, with a choice of restaurants, a wide range of shops and a supermarket.


What makes this property so special is its 100m² first floor terrace decorated with hints of a Moroccan-style souk offering spectacular views across the fields towards the village and back to the mountains – particularly impressive at sunset.

Also outside, there are a heatable 9m x 4m pool (chlorine) surrounded by irrigated lawn, mature trees (including apricot and fig – delicious freshly picked for breakfast), a south-facing wall with beautifully trained roses, and many flowering shrubs. The garden is almost wholly un-overlooked. There is also a seating area for 8 people and a barbecue. The pool and garden are accessed from the kitchen through enormous bespoke-crafted French windows and also from stairs leading down from the terrace. The pool can be fenced to protect small children. This is a portable fence and if you require it to be erected please inform SFHV when booking.

The gravelled driveway offers plenty of secure parking.

This property lends itself comfortably to two families holidaying together.


Facilities and Features

  • Aircon
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Table tennis
  • Easy walk to shops (<15 mins)
  • Un-overlooked pool
  • Suitable for reduced mobility
  • Pets allowed on request
  • Private pool
  • Heatable pool
  • Secure fenced pool
  • Heating
  • Private parking
  • Golf nearby
  • Watersports nearby
  • Secure parking
  • Family friendly
  • Barbecue
  • Spacious garden
  • i-Rent


The kitchen is very well equipped and has granite worktops, dishwasher, oven, microwave, induction hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and coffee machine. There is a large island/bar area in the centre of this extremely spacious area. The dining area seats ten and the generously proportioned, comfortable sofas provide plenty of room to relax and enjoy the 42” flatscreen TV (UK channels). A small reading/library area is set under the stairs. There is an attractive wood-burning stove for the winter months. There are also a DVD player, Bose docking station, WiFi, and a Nintendo Wii. Cooling is provided by four colonial-style ceiling fans.

The ground floor also hosts a double bedroom (sofa bed) with an en suite shower room and air conditioning that is elderly and disabled-friendly.

Up the stairs via the stunning hand-made staircase. The original and extremely attractive floor tiles have been preserved and retained. There is a master bedroom with super king-size bed, wardrobe and chest-of-drawers, and air conditioning. The second bedroom has another king-size bed and a double wardrobe with air conditioning. There are two further bedrooms, each with imposing twin beds and wardrobes. The 2 bathrooms offer very different experiences – one being a modern shower room with WC, basin and large shower; the other has a roll-top bath, his/hers pedestal sinks, and a balcony with vineyard views.

Location and Map

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Moroccan Paradise is located on the edge of the historic village of Puissalicon, with its 11th century chateau, local shops and bar; there is not much more but it is a lovely, unspoilt and tranquil village. Domaine La Belle Croix is only 5 minutes walk into Puissalicon and offers wine-tasting on the premises. Moroccan Paradise is doubly blessed in that it is also within walking distance of the popular village of Magalas, with its choice of restaurants, a wide range of shops and supermarket.

The house is ideally placed to explore the Hérault. The surrounding areas offer a great deal for those seeking either quiet relaxation, activities or tourist sites. The city of Béziers is only a 20 minute drive, with Montpellier at 45 minutes and Narbonne 1 hour. The coast is 35 minutes away with a wide variety of resorts to choose from to cater for all tastes. The mountains are a 40 minute drive and, in particular the breathtaking Gorge d’Héric offers an opportunity to swim and picnic in the cool river in a stunning location.

The historic and beautiful town of Pezènas is a 20 minute drive away and its walled area offers a vast array of restaurants, cafes, boutiques and galleries.

Weekly rates and Extra Charges


rental period weekly rate
06 Jul 2024 06 Sep 2024 £2,795
07 Sep 2024 18 Oct 2024 £1,475
19 Oct 2024 20 Dec 2024 £1,350
21 Dec 2024 03 Jan 2025 £2,094
04 Jan 2025 21 Mar 2025 £1,350
22 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 £1,500
24 May 2025 30 May 2025 £1,795
31 May 2025 04 Jul 2025 £2,295
05 Jul 2025 05 Sep 2025 £2,995
06 Sep 2025 17 Oct 2025 £1,575
18 Oct 2025 19 Dec 2025 £1,350
20 Dec 2025 02 Jan 2026 £2,094
Arrival after 4pm, Departure by 10am. Times may be flexible out of high season.


Item Cost Per Optional/ Mandatory Payment Due
Pool heating £150 Per Week Optional With Balance
Pets £50 Per Week Mandatory With Balance

Fees and conditions

  • Security Deposit: £750
  • Linen and end of stay clean included
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Further Information

Air conditioning in 5 bedrooms and large colonial ceiling fans in the downstairs living areas.

Linen and towels are provided, as well as an end-of-stay clean.

White Company bed linen in all rooms.

Welcome basket provided.

The terrace is surrounded by attractive waist-high wrought-iron fencing so is generally child-friendly but beware if your child is an avid climber as s/he might just be able to scramble up.

Long term lets available, please ask for prices. The house has under floor heating for the entire downstairs kitchen/living/dining room for winter lets.

Pets allowed at owner's discretion. Garden is enclosed and safe for small dogs.

* First aid kit
* Highchair x2
* Travel cot x2
* Hairdryer
* Iron and Board
* Woodburning stove (logs included)
* Pool Alarm (and erectable pool fence as required)

Customer Reviews

  • Alison M. | June, 2024

    A fantastic villa for a large family get together. Lots of different areas to enjoy and not be all on top of each other. Wonderful views from the terrace, a shady eating area in the garden, loungers by the pool, a comfortable corner with sofas and TV.. Open plan downstairs with cooling fans is ideal for preparing meals..Two types of barbecues gas or charcoal fantastic for evening suppers. Truly a great find and would definitely go back.

  • Sharon H. | June, 2023


    We had a fantastic holiday at this beautiful villa. It was very well equipped with everything you could need. The location was brilliant for exploring the area. We’d love to visit again.

  • Maxine A. | August, 2022

    We had a fantastic time!

    We stayed at this wonderful villa for two weeks with family, we had a fantastic time, very well equipped with everything we needed, the pool was awesome and the balcony was just what was needed after a long day for relaxing and watching the sunset. We did have an issue with the dining room chairs which has been passed on to the owners. Overall extremely happy.

  • Julie D. | August, 2022

    We would certainly love to return in the future.

    Moroccan Paradise Grande is indeed a lovely villa. We found the property ideal for our family group, with lots of (safe) space for young children to play in. The house itself is beautiful with a wonderful upstairs terrace looking across the fields towards the village of Puissalicon one way and the hills to the north the other – particularly spectacular just before sunset. The large kitchen is well equipped and the downstairs living area is very comfortable with a selection of books and toys available for guests to use. We were blessed with some lovely southern France August weather and so had plenty of time to enjoy the pool. It’s a pity we were not able to stay longer than a week but we would certainly love to return in the future.
  • Rosamund G. | December, 2021

    An unforgettable holiday!

    The house was just as beautiful as in the photographs, full of character with plenty of space for 10 of us, children and adults, but at the same time it felt very cosy. There was space on the property for 3 cars. The location is perfect, quiet but just a 15 minute walk to the boulangerie in Magalas. The little village of Puissalicon is just 500m away. A large supermarket a short drive. We were so happy with the house and countryside, walking round the vineyards, (a little playground nearby for the young children) and cooking in the well-equipped kitchen that we spent most of the time ‘at home’. We did enjoy a visit to Pézenas though with its historic centre full of interesting artisan shops. Ours was a winter break (the house was comfortably warm, both in the bedrooms and downstairs) but I’m sure the summer must be equally good and maybe in the future we can return to enjoy the swimming pool and barbecue. We thoroughly enjoyed a special Christmas get-together and are grateful to the owner for making this possible.

  • Meghan S. | August, 2020

    Absolutely beautiful villa!

    Absolutely beautiful villa, we loved our holiday and thank you to Gina for going out of her way to help us.

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