Manor House in Clermont-l'Hérault

House - Entire home/apt · Chemin de Fouscais, Brignac, Languedoc-Roussillon 34800, France
Amelia

Beautiful old stone built Manor house situated among vineyards and fields in a small quiet ancient hamlet on outskirts (1 km) of small country market town.
The hamlet was originally the site of a Roman villa in the 3rd century AD, said to be the home of the pro-consul Cassius -hence Fons Cassius (the fountain of Cassius) later corrupted to Fouscais.
The house now comprises 6 bedrooms (all with ensuite bathrooms) and an old orangerie in the grounds converted into a twin bedroom with kitchen & bathroom. There is a big family kitchen/ dining room with large cooking range, family size fridge and dishwasher, a salon (living room) with English cable TV, an office with wireless internet, and a laundry.
Sleeps 10 comfortably- 13 at a stretch !
In the grounds are a swimming pool, the orangerie ,an 18th century bath-house, terrace and barbecue, large courtyard with moveable table-tennis table, walled front garden, back drive & car park and other features.

The house is furnished with decorative bygones -the owner is a designer/decorator in London), and is comfortable though not ultra-modern ,and more suitable for reasonably laid back people who prefer ambiance, style and history over highly efficient modernity. It is situated amongst vineyards and conveniently close to (500m) exit 57 on the A75 autoroute, 22 kms from the Mediterranean and in the centre of the beautiful countryside of the Languedoc region-

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Beautiful old stone built Manor house situated among vineyards and fields in a small quiet ancient hamlet on outskirts (1 km) of small country market town.
The hamlet was originally the site of a Roman villa in the 3rd century AD, said to be the home of the pro-consul Cassius -hence Fons Cassius (the fountain of Cassius) later corrupted to Fouscais.
The house now comprises 6 bedrooms (all with ensuite bathrooms) and an old orangerie in the grounds converted into a twin bedroom with kitchen & bathroom. There is a big family kitchen/ dining room with large cooking range, family size fridge and dishwasher, a salon (living room) with English cable TV, an office with wireless internet, and a laundry.
Sleeps 10 comfortably- 13 at a stretch !
In the grounds are a swimming pool, the orangerie ,an 18th century bath-house, terrace and barbecue, large courtyard with moveable table-tennis table, walled front garden, back drive & car park and other features.

The house is furnished with decorative bygones -the owner is a designer/decorator in London), and is comfortable though not ultra-modern ,and more suitable for reasonably laid back people who prefer ambiance, style and history over highly efficient modernity. It is situated amongst vineyards and conveniently close to (500m) exit 57 on the A75 autoroute, 22 kms from the Mediterranean and in the centre of the beautiful countryside of the Languedoc region-

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Beautiful old stone built Manor house situated among vineyards and fields in a small quiet ancient hamlet on outskirts (1 km) of small country market town.
The hamlet was originally the site of a Roman villa in the 3rd century AD, said to be the home of the pro-consul Cassius -hence Fons Cassius (the fountain of Cassius) later corrupted to Fouscais.
The house now comprises 6 bedrooms (all with ensuite bathrooms) and an old orangerie in the grounds converted into a twin bedroom with kitchen & bathroom. There is a big family kitchen/ dining room with large cooking range, family size fridge and dishwasher, a salon (living room) with English cable TV, an office with wireless internet, and a laundry.
Sleeps 10 comfortably- 13 at a stretch !
In the grounds are a swimming pool, the orangerie ,an 18th century bath-house, terrace and barbecue, large courtyard with moveable table-tennis table, walled front garden, back drive & car park and other features.

The house is furnished with decorative bygones -the owner is a designer/decorator ), and is comfortable though not ultra-modern ,and more suitable for reasonably laid back people who prefer ambiance, style and history over highly efficient modernity. It is situated amongst vineyards and conveniently close to (500m) exit 57 on the A75 autoroute, 22 kms from the Mediterranean and in the centre of the beautiful countryside of the Languedoc region-
The owner normally lives at the house so its not a holiday home. -and rents it only by personal arrangement .

NIGHTLY RATES shown are for ONE ROOM (1 or 2 persons), and start from £99 per night (off season) to £280 ( July/August).

PLEASE NOTE:- The NIghtly Rate shown for 1 Room x 7 does NOT equal the Weekly price for the Whole House ! (Airbnb's website may be showing an error calculation)

WEEKLY LETTINGS ARE STRICTLY BY PERSONAL ARRANGEMENT WITH THE OWNER.
(Preference in high summer will be given to 2 week lets.)

Please read the House Rules .


The house is featured in the book ' French Home' by Josephine Ryan published by Ryland, Peters & Small 2007

Guest Access

The entire house and grounds with swimming pool (in use in high summer only) are available with a whole-house weekly rental , and there is a guardian close by the property to help with any problems.

The Neighborhood

Our local market town of Clermont l’Hérault is built around the hilltop castle of Pioch Castel, dating back to the Visigothic conquest in 470 AD. The town has a number of good restaurants on the tree-lined main avenue and more up below the castle, where there is also an excellent Wednesday morning food market selling the best delicacies of the region. 5 km northwest of the town is the beautiful Lac Salagou, with sailing and windsurfing as well as swimming and fishing. Nearby, on the road to Bédarieux is the 17th C. village of Villeneuvette, built by Louis XIV to revive the tapestry industry in the face of English competition. It remains unchanged, with tiny cobbled streets and the original weavers cottages, some of which - joined to an old manor - have become a country club style hotel, La Source, with an excellent terraced restaurant, tennis courts, and swimming pool. Due north, past the lake, the main road/autoroute runs up through tunnels and round hairpin bends, to the wild and rugged Larzac plateau, the least populated area in the whole of France, and the site of the caves where Rocquefort cheese is made. The Devil’s Causeway is a high bridge over the Hérault river, some 8 km east of The nearby village of Canet, and beyond it the dramatic river road winds up past gorges and ravines, rapids and waterfalls towards the mountains of the Cevennes and its national park famous for its unique micro-climate, flora and fauna. Going south from Clermont towards the coast one passes by the historic town of Pezenas - a major centre for antiques with over 40 shops - and then on to the Cathar city of Béziers where the population was slaughtered by the northerners during the Albigensian crusade. Then on past the villages along the Canal du Midi to the small coastal resort town of Valras, with a huge long sandy beach, harbour and marina, a Sunday morning fish market And numerous seafood restaurants. A little over an hour's drive east, along the southern autoroute, are the ancient seaport of Sête ,the cities of Montpellier. Nîmes and Arles, and the delta plain of the Camargue. While the same distance westward brings you to Carcassonne and the ‘Pays Cathar’, and on to the border with Spain.

Getting around

The local bus depot is in the centre of Clermont L'Herault at 1.5 ams. Buses connect with the cities of Beziers and Montpellier and with the railway stations and airports.
There are several car hire companies in Clermont L'Herault.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 7
Beds: 12
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Cleaning Fee: $212
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Cancellation: Strict
  • Small but lovely room in a large flat. The decor and furnishings are stylish and unique, the household friendly and laidback. It's very handy for the centre of Camden, but in a peaceful and tranquil environment. Many thanks to Malcolm and Amelia for sharing their home.

    June 2014
  • Amelia was friendly and helpful, and the location is just fantastic.

    June 2014
  • Very convenient location in nice area. Enjoyed my stay and made to feel very welcome. Look forward to returning.

    June 2014
  • Une chambre idéalement placée, dans un quartier animé : Camden. Merci à Malcolm pour son accueil.

    May 2014
  • Amelia, her young family and her father Malcolm are super, warm people. The room is small but charming. The flat is beautiful and extremely well located in a fantastic, convenient area.

    March 2014
  • Malcolm (Amelia's father) is a great gentleman and host. Considerate, open and kind. Enjoyed the stay, and the family were really warm and nice. The apartment is clean, full of beautiful furniture and great character. The location could not be better, 5 min walk to the main Camden road but, a good distance to have a bit of peace and quiet. Thank you for looking after me. Regards, Nash

    December 2013
  • The picture and address tell it all! Room: tiny, right in Camden, super practical and cozy.

    October 2012
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I'm a Mother of 3 - I'm charming, active, empathetic, and helpful. I've got a small bed room on the garden floor in our family 2-floor flat in Camden , and a family house in France that we rent out on a weekly basis at certain times of year. My husband is a schoolteacher and my father, Malcolm, who lives on the lower floor of the flat , is a decorator/designer, also helps with the lettings and looks after the guests.
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