The bedroom, with the corner bathtub and the terrace with the view of the village roofs and the valley. Absolute privacy!The bathtub, with old stones and handmade tiles
Charming house in South of France
Charming house in South of France
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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At the heart of the village of Le Pouget, attached to the old village church (church and place protected by the Buildings of France) a charming village house of the sixteenth century, for 2 people, private courtyard, private terrace, great view.

The space

The house is in the upper village, located in an area away from traffic but close to shops and center of village life. This recently restored house has retained its original charm: stone interior walls, terracotta and wooden floors, beamed ceilings, kitchen 'à l'ancienne', large corner bath overlooking the valley and vineyards, antique furniture, the whole giving a sense of authenticity and elegance.
Adjacent courtyard with private deck, dining table, barbecue and herb garden. Equipped and comfortable.

The house is full of character and is in an excellent position to visit the area. Lovers of vineyards and wine will enjoy tasting the rich production of award-winning wines from the Languedoc.

The house is distributed over three floors and enjoys a private courtyard completely closed. Road traffic has no access to this part of town. There are 150 mt (with stairs) or 200 meters (no stairs) to go on foot to reach the parking lot at home.

Guest access

Internet: free wifi

Ground floor:
Fully equipped kitchen under a stone arch. Fridge (with freezer compartment), combination cooker with two gas hobs and two halogen hobs. Combination oven with forced-air, microwave and grill. Kettle, toaster. Access to terrace.
Separate WC.
Garden / terrace. Ideal to relax, soak up the sun or a romantic meal. Herb garden.
1st Floor:
Dining area: Large table with six chairs. Stone sink.
Salon : Two large cast-iron arm chairs. Sofa-bed, TV screen (no tv connection). Low table, wooden chest and stove.
2nd Floor:
Bedroom : 1.5m double bed. Armchair, cupboard. Large tub in the corner, with a view.
Attached bathroom with WC.
Private terrace with a view over the village rooftops and the valley.

Interaction with guests

My interaction is via email, mobile phone and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), as required. I am not present at the property when guests are staying. All the face-to-face interaction of location is taken care by my house keeper, a trusted person that has been working for me for several years now.

Other things to note

Given the period architecture of the house, we do not recommend the house for people of reduced mobility.

Please note that the house, although beautiful in many way, is an old traditional house: there are places with low ceilings, a narrow passage with three steps down into the kitchen, stone staircases at the entrance and it does need some further renovation work. We feel that the prices stated take this into account.

The church bell tower rings every hour, but normally we do not have complaints. We believe it's part of the charm!


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Heating
Wireless Internet

Prices
Cleaning Fee $55
Security Deposit $183
Weekly Discount: 8%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Strictly no smoking. No animal admitted.
Pls water the plants every evening in summer/hot periods. Every 2-3 days in other periods.

Rentals in summer time (High Season) are from Saturday (16 hrs) to Saturday (10 hr)
Please note that EARLY Check In/Out (between 8am and 10am) and LATE Check In/Out (between 6pm and 8pm), when possible, carry an EXTRA COST of 20€. Availability for Check In/Out between 8pm and 8am has to be confirmed with us and will carry an EXTRA COST of 35€. This will be confirmed before your booking.

Bedsheets and towels are not included in the rental price. We can provide them for a fee of 30 €.

VERY IMPORTANT
Please read our Disclaimer of Liability. If you rent/stay in our property you will automatically accept it.
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Please read this carefully. If you agree to rent/stay in our property you will have accepted this disclaimer.

We: the owner(s) of the property or the property manager or such a person delegated by the owner to perform such role on the property.

Guest: person(s) renting/staying in the property for any length of time.
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Liability
We shall not be responsible for losses, injuries or any damages resulting from your stay in / the rental of our property and assume no responsibility for same.

Limitation of liability
In no event will we be liable for any damages, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising in connection with your stay in our property / this rental.
We cannot accept any responsibility for your personal safety during your vacation. You are reminded to exercise care as to your personal safety and the safety of your companions.
The owner or property manager do not accept liability for lost or stolen personal property of the guest from the property during the rental period.
All guests understand and agree that neither the property owner nor property manager can accept responsibility whatsoever in case of accident or illness whilst on the property.
We will not accept liability for acts of violence, nature, fire, flood, war, civil disobedience, riot, or other force majeure that may have a deleterious effect on the Guest. We cannot accept any liability for the failure of public supplies such as water, electricity or gas supplies. Nor for the consequences of the actions or omissions of persons who may supply or control main services, or any action taken in the vicinity of the property reserved, by any authority or persons over which we have no control. We cannot accept any liability for the heating system, or any household appliance breaking down. Urgent steps will be taken for a local helper to rectify any problem.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Old stone stairs

Cancellations

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Stephen User Profile
November 2012
Le Pouget is a special place. My girlfriend and I traveled throughout France for the last two weeks and our time there was among the most memorable. It is a small, quiet village in the truest sense of the word, and evokes feelings of a time long ago in France. Elena was incredible to deal with. She is so responsive and helpful. Easily the best individual we’ve dealt with on AirBnB. Be sure to check out her recommended list of wineries in the area. That said, we’d recommend traveling during the day, because as you arrive at night, it can be difficult to navigate and there aren’t many folks moving about to consult for help. And if you can’t speak French-forget it-asking directions will be even more difficult. We were saved by a young kid from the village who was given our key to pass along to us after hours. Luckily it all worked out and added an even better story for us to tell from Pouget and added to the charmed feeling of the place. The only downside of the pace was that the bathtub never got too hot, but if you’re determined-as we were- you can boil water and trek it upstairs. If you’re looking for a quiet and an experience of France not seen by most tourists, we’d highly recommend staying here.
Elena User ProfileElena is a superhost.
Response from Elena:
Thank you Stephen! Thanks for the wonderful review and for your comments about the house and Pouget. You have been an amazing guests, both to deal with before, during and after. Chantal loved you! This house has a special place in our hearts, it put us through so much! The work, the love and the pain (too bad your French is not better, we describe it in our booklet) that we have put into it for almost 20 years (!!) make us very sensitive about it. I am glad that you appreciated it, and that you could enjoy the special feeling of being in a place like that. Sorry about the water temperature! There is a thermostat on the water heater to set the temperature of the water, and probably it was still set on "less hot" from the summer. I am glad that you didn't give up though! Taking hot baths at sunset, possibly with a glass of good wine at hand, is quite unique. If you happen to come back to Europe, Brussels, Pouget, you will be our most welcome guest!
November 2012

Lucia User Profile
August 2016
Elena was great from start to finish! We were given lots of information about the house and area before we flew out, and we were met by a lovely local lady, Chantal, on our arrival at the house. Everything was well organised and incredibly easy. Elena was really prompt at replying to any questions we had and was so sweet to leave a bottle of local wine to help us settle in on our first night! The house was just as we had hoped - a charming little house with plenty of character. Le Pouget is a quiet little village in a great location to explore the surrounding area including the beautiful town of St-Guillhem-Le-Desert. We loved it.

Robert User Profile
September 2015
We had a very special time in the exquisite and very friendly village of Le Pouget, where everyone greeted us with a friendly 'bonjour' and was patient with our stumbling French. Elena was an excellent host, answered all our emails very promptly and provided us with lots of information about the many attractions of the local area. Although we did not meet her, we had no trouble connecting up with her delightful friend, Chantal, who lives in the village and met us with the key and collected it at the end of our stay. This is not a place for the elderly or infirm, but for most people it would provide a blissful, romantic retreat. The house is situated at the top of the village and the view from upstairs is panoramic. Thoroughly enjoyed sitting out in the courtyard of an evening.

Gary User Profile
August 2015
Spent a great 4 weeks in Elena's beautiful house. Le Pouget is everything you would expect from a mediaeval French village, set on a hill amongst glorious Herault countryside. The house and the adjoining patio garden are an oasis of tranquillity in an already tranquil place. Elena has furnished and equipped the house with everything (and more) you could need, and we would certainly recommend it to anyone as a base for exploring the area. Chantal (the housekeeper) is very friendly and was on hand as soon as we arrived (unfortunately very late due to very heavy traffic all the way down). Elena's description of the house is very accurate so there were no surprises. We had a great time - thank you Elena.

Hanne Louise User Profile
July 2015
We enjoyed Elena's house so much! The place is charming, peaceful, and there is an amazing view from the top floor. I would definetely recommend the place. The house was clean and has everything you need. Chantal who welcomed us was very sweet, and Elena provided good information about the area. If you're in love with the South of France like I am, you will definetely love this place. It is a must to have a car though!

Eloise User Profile
August 2014
We had a pleasant stay at le pouget, and the house was sweet and well appointed. It took us a little while to get used to the door heights, but this also allowed us to get a real feeling for what life used to be like. Nice house, lovely courtyard, lovely rooftop terrace.

Paul User Profile
May 2014
4 Place St. Jacques was a great home base for exploring the region. It's very well-equipped, very comfortable (although a cold wind finds its way in through a few medieval gaps here and there!), and quite roomy. A variety of spaces means that you can always find a place to suit your mood, and if rain keeps you from using the terrace there's plenty of room inside to put your feet up and relax. Le Pouget is a nice enough little town, but it's not likely that you'll spend a lot of time here. There's lots of great exploring in the region, though, so take full advantage of that and enjoy your retreat in this lovely home. And yes, you do get used to the church bell next door!
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Response from Elena:
Thank you Paul for your lovely review! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, appreciating the differences of staying in such an old house. Have a good life!
May 2014

MaltaJoined in September 2011
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We are a British - Italian couple.

We love travelling, discovering and enjoying good food and wine, being nice to people.

Couldn't live without regular sunshine and seaside "exposure", playing squash and a good library on our e-books.

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