$37
Per Night
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About this listing

Historic, unique winemakers house in stunning rural location in the village of Pepieux.

Unique Cosy Vigneron

The Space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Check In: 2PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $15
Security Deposit: $527
Weekly discount: 15%
Cancellation: Moderate

Description

The Space

Charming, interesting, detached winemaker's house with terrace and garden situated in traditional French village. WI-FI and English TV. Sleeps up to 8.

Close to Canal du Midi; ten minutes drive away. Carcassonne; 45 mins. Mediterranean Coast; 45mins

Approximately 5 miles, a pleasant bike ride away, is the Lac de Jouarres; a lake with swimming and watersports, lots of vineyards, mountains and restaurants.

The house is spacious with a wide wooden staircase that winds up to the top floor. There you will find a large loft style open plan room which runs the length of the property, almost an apartment in itself, with a featured interior stone wall, a view of the Pyrenees on a clear day and ample furnishing. There are two double beds, a large sofa, two armchairs, desk, piano, and storage for clothes etc. Teenagers, in particular, would love it!

On the middle floor there are a further two bedrooms. The largest leads out on to the terrace where you can see across the red roof tops and again, the mountains beyond. Great for al fresco eating, morning coffee, or your evening aperitif, with seating for everyone, again, with ample furnishing and hanging space. Across the landing you will find another double room with a single bed. Also on this floor is the large bathroom. Next door is separate toilet, sink and more storage space.

The ground floor is equally spacious with a very well equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room with a large wood burner and a separate dining room accessible through the french doors seen on the photographs.

There is a barn attached to the house which is currently a workshop so it is rough and ready. Here there is the traditional wine press, a manger and two cuvees, one of which has been converted into a summer shower room. The washing machine is here too.

The garden is accessible via the barn. This is about 40metres square and has its own charming well! Super again for al fresco eating, lounging in the sun, or shade of the pergola on the sunbeds provided.

To go back to the house it is relatively unique because it has a garden attached as well as a terrace. This is unusual for a village house. Added to this the property is full of the character you would expect from a vigneronne. It is old, has enjoyed hard work, has many lovely wooden beams, high ceilings and the 'je ne sais quoi' which many of us associate with things French!

However, wherever you stay, wherever you go, bon chance! Any questions? I am happy to talk to you.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the whole house including the garden.
2 cycles, WI-FI, English TV, Parasol, Sun loungers, Outside dining table and chairs, washing machine

Interaction with Guests

I am happy to offer any advice/help by email or text if I am not here. Otherwise I am often home so will be on hand to help!

The Neighborhood

I love this part of France. The surrounding villages have an ambience which warms the soul and lifts the spirits. They are easily accessible by car, cycle or shanks ponies. You can enjoy horseriding (amongst the vineyards surrounding the village}, visit the Canal du Midi in Homps. for example, which is very pretty and only 5 to 10mins away by car. You can swim, enjoy watersports, picnic, or use the restaurant at the nearby lake (Lac Du Jouarres) which caters for most tastes. All in all, something for everyone, peace and quiet, fetes and celebration, the cities of Roman Narbonne, Carcassonne of the Cathars or further afield, can be reached by train if you wish from Lezignan (20mins away), as are Montpellier, Perpignan, Toulouse, Nimes or even Barcelona. Although the high speed track is not yet finished you can be in one of Spain's most beautiful cities in three hours or so by train. For the less energetic lively Olonzac is 5 mins away and is good for bars, restaurants and generally socialising. You will find also a wonderful market there every Tuesday. The produce available is fabulous to see aswell as eat! It can be very busy so I would say get there early! The experience is not to be missed even if you prefer to simply browse.

As for the village, this is friendly, always charming and has a small supermarket {with an excellent boucherie}, newsagent, boulangerie, two hairdressers and even a computer/phone shop should you have a problem with your internet etc. The commercants are kind, helpful and always ready to let you practice your French, as are my neighbours. Last but not least, there are always opportunities to sample the local wine at the wine co-operative, or simply across the street at Chateau Pepusque where my neighbour Benoit will happily welcome you. He makes the most beautiful rose wine, so pale in colour and not too expensive!

Getting Around

You really need a car as there are no buses from the village although you could do a fair bit by bicycle with the wind in your hair

Other Things to Note

Discounts can be agreed on for low season rentals October - April and happy to negotiate on long term rentals

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 11PM.

Guests are expected to treat the house and contents with respect and to leave it clean and tidy. Its OK to move a bed a bit but please return things as you found them! No pets and no smoking inside the house. Smoking can be done on the terrace or in the garden.
Aside from that, enjoy it! I will provide bed linen and towels and cleaning services if you wish to stay longer term.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay
Unique Cosy Vigneron

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