About this listing
Charming home situated on a pedestrian-only street of a medieval wine village. Minutes to the Mediterranean sea or the mountains; beautifully surrounded by vineyards. Enjoy the vie en France in this comfortable one bedroom home.
The petite maison de vacance comfortably accomodates three adults (or family with young children) in the three-level house connected by a pretty circular stairway. The kitchen/dining area is situated in the ground floor complete with a fridge, stovetop (hob), microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and washing machine. The first floor contains the salon/senjour with satellite plasma TV, DVD player and a day bed. The second floor has the bedroom (double bed) and complete bathroom with shower. Another toilet is situated in the ground floor as well as a huge boiler/water heater. Bed linens, bath and beach towels are provided and guests have access to Satellite TV for BBC, CNN and France24 among others. Wi-fi is available as well.
Parking is available behind the house as well as in front of the village chateau.
The village is situated along the road between Capestang and St. Chinian and within 15 minutes of the major highways (south to Spain, north to Provence and west to Toulouse and Lourdes/Biarritz)). Both the mountains and the sea are within driving distances (30 minutes) and there are plenty of places in the village for hiking and biking.
The village is also between Carcassonne (oldest preserved walled village and castle now a Unesco World Heritage site) and Beziers (famous for one of the major Christian crusade attack) and Narbonne (first Roman city outside of Rome with the Via Domitia in the center of the village)
Interaction with Guests
Our friend Judy Pagano, will be your local host when we are away. She is is available for questions about the house, travel tips, information and guidance to help make your stay relaxing and comfortable.
The local chateau is being renovated but there are plenty of public places to host village events including movie nights which are offered throughout the year.
The village has its own boulangerie and a convenience store. The fish van arrives on Mondays while the meat van arrives on Tuesdays. Nearby village markets include Puisserguier, St Chinian, and Capestang. In addition the privately own domain (Chateau Creissan) is open for tastings and purchases.
There is horse riding right outside the village limits, tennis courts are available and the large village pool is open during summer months.
There are several beaches within an hour's drive; windsurf in Gruissan, check out the summer day and night markets at St Pierre le Mer, enjoy the rides in Valras Plage and eat oysters in Sete. Hike or ride in the Black Mountains, stroll along the UNESCO cited Canal Du Midi, and walk through the vineyards that weave around villages. Degustations (wine tastings) are everywhere and the vintages are world renowned. It is a magical place indeed!
There is a public bus from the village to Beziers and nearby villages.
International airports include Barcelona (3.5 hours drive), Toulouse (2 hours), Montpellier (1 hr). Carcassone and Beziers are served by Ryan Air. There is TGV service from Paris (3.5 hours) and Provence is about 1.5 hours by car.
Other Things to Note
Please contact us if you have questions or need additional information.
House is non-smoking and pets, though we love them, are not welcome in case other guests have allergies.
Minimum stay of 1 week in August.
No additional guests allowed other than those registered upon booking the place.
Deposit of 100 Euros required to cover:
- damage to house and contents beyond normal wear and tear;
- removal of debris, rubbish and discards (guest should leave house neat -- garbage can be deposited in garbage bins behind house)
- lost keys
- lost, damaged or removal of linens and other items in house.
Deposit will be returned upon house inspection and departure of guests.
There is no daily cleaning services.
Maximum number of guests is three adults or family of two adults and two children. Pricing is the same.
House is not handicapped accessible and not recommended for families with toddlers.
Rates subject to change without notice. We will honor the rate quoted on day of booking.