About this listing
A charming village house beneath 13th century château in romantic hamlet of Margon, surrounded by vineyards. The perfect base to experience the history and beauty of this region between the mountains and the sea.
Kitchen with wood stove for atmosphere - there is a gas stove for cooking, kettle, toaster plus modern heaters in every room
Built in 1682, it is the oldest house in the village and retains its original character and features, with the bonus of modern facilities and comfort. The house has two levels of living space with two spacious bedrooms, living room, kitchen/dining room, updated bathroom, and laundry facilities (washing machine and dryer).
The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay in this beautiful village - a great base for exploring the Languedoc region.
Once you book you will be provided with information about where to get the key and contact details for the housekeeper who lives in the village. We leave a folder with lots of useful information about the house and local region in the house to make your stay easy.
Only 2 km away from Margon is the larger village of Roujan which has a variety of shops including a supermarket and two great bakeries. Just 10 minutes drive is the historic town of Pézenas, with its huge lively weekly market (Saturdays), two large supermarkets, plus many other shops. Pézenas is a fascinating town to wander around. Be sure to visit the historic centre which is full of quality art and craft shops, galleries, beautiful buildings, restaurants and cafes.
In the other direction, only 20 minutes drive away, is Béziers, through which the Canal du Midi flows, where you can visit the famous Nine Locks. A fascinating town with a strong Spanish flavour, there are lots of restaurants and a great atmosphere in this bustling town, especially during the summer when the town holds the annual Féria, which is well-worth a visit. The views from the Cathedral on the top of the hill are spectacular and give a wonderful view over the valley.
Margon is less than four hours north of Barcelona, just over an hour from Carcassonne and an hour from Montpellier. You'll find yourself brilliantly placed amongst wineries, pretty villages and easy access to fascinating and historical sites - Canal du Midi, Abbaye de Valmagne, Nîmes, Arles, Pont du Gard and the Millau Viaduct which must be seen to be believed!
It is best to hire a car to make the most of the region - or bikes if you are riders. There are plenty of car parking spaces around the village very close to the house.
There are many options in terms of airports - Carcassonne or Montpellier airports are around an hours drive away and Barcelona is just 4 hours drive. Or, you could fly into Paris and catch the TGV to Montpellier and pick up a car from there.
As it is a quiet village we appreciate it if guests keep their noise down after 10pm so that they don't annoy the neighbours.