Simplicity and cosiness cover the description of our guest room, sitting in a village house in St. Chinian in the South of France with kitchenette (microwave, fridge, heating plates etc) and bathroom. Directly on to a small luxuriant garden with shady trees and view to the river Vernazobre. Perfect place for seeking calm and relaxation.
The village of St. Chinian (app. 2000 inhabitants) - between the sea and the mountains - situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by reefs and medium mountains, with it's proper AOC (appellation controlée), 6 restaurants/cafés, 2 weekly markets booming with fresh local products, many shops.
Romantic French atmosphere.
30 min. drive to the Mediterranean.
Bathing in the river in the backgarden.
Lots of possibilities for walking trips, canooing on the Orb river, cycling, VTT, golf. Perfect for motorbiking.
Visits to the local wine-farmers with wine tasting and sometimes a meal with the wine farmer and his family.
Historic remains from the time of the Romans. Dramatic Cathar castles.
2,5 hour from Barcelona and Marseille.
The entrance to the guest room goes through our garage, explaining the low price.
We have a small dog very lively and curious.
NB: During the six winter months, from 1st Nov. till 30th Apr., there will be an extra charge of 3 € per day, covering the electric heating.
We've stayed with Hanne and Jean-Francois for 4 nights during our trip to the region end of October. We enjoyed their comfortable and nicely decorated room which had everything we need. The cherry on the cake was the view to the garden with a river running next to it. The room is situated quite on the ground floor and is not directly connected to the main living space. So it provides as well a lot of privacy.
Great little cosy room! We felt at home and had everything we needed. The hosts were very helpful and gave us plenty of tips of what to do in the area. The Sunday markets just down the road were awesome and had amazing fresh food. Cute little dog which loves the attention! Lol. Def recommend. Thanks for having us!
Charming room in a magical garden setting. Like a dream. Hanne & Jean-François are gracious, friendly, and interesting hosts. Mimi the dog is adorable. We were very busy and had only a few minutes to visit with them this time. I will certainly return to the village and am happy to have three new friends there. Mimi cried when we were leaving!
This was a lovely place to stay. It is a good base to explore Haut Languedoc having always stayed previously in Narbonne. Our hosts Hanne and Jean-Francois were very hospitable, and gave us good advice on places to visit, they invited us for drinks and nibbles which we gratefully accepted. Thank you both.
What a charming room and so wonderful to have access to the shady garden overlooking the river. Jean-Francois (and Mimi the dog!) made us feel very welcome. We could leave our tandem in the garage safely and the room was equipped with a little kitchen too, very useful. Very comfortable stay, can't wait to go back.
My third stay was a three week stay. Almost every day it was around 30 degrees, but the temperature in the studio was rather pleasant. Thanks to the beautiful weather I enjoyed the beautiful garden every evening. I have nothing to complain about and will sure come back.
It was my second stay (need I say more?) and everything was perfect. It was clean. There also is a coffee-machine and there were even tea-bags and a coffee-bag. The wifi-connection is very good. The garden in Spring is very pretty. I look forward to my third stay in summer.
We can only echo what other guests have already said - an absolutely charming room with delightful location and lovely garden. A truly warm welcome from hosts and dog alike made up for rather unseasonal weather during our stay.
Small touches like a vase of fragrant fresh flowers and a bottle of local wine would rarely be equalled by an expensive hotel.
I would dare to suggest that Hanne and Jean-Francois may have joined Airbnb more because they enjoy meeting people than from financial need?
Thank you for a really special and memorable stay
Tony and Ruth, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
The hosts - Hanne & Jean-Francoise are lovely people & were extremely welcoming, friendly & helpful. They could not have been more accommodating in making my stay comfortable & interesting.
Their knowledge of the area is good and provided me with a good amount of detail of local villages, events and local walks.
Mimi (the 4 legged host) is an absolute cuty & was great company (but then I am a dog lover!).
The cosy room - exactly as it says on the packaging! Really, really comfortable self contained apartment with the added bonus of own door & steps to the garden that overlooks the river.......great for eating outside, even in the warm November sunshine.
The bed I used is super comfortable, the kitchen area is well equipped with fridge, microwave, small hob & sink. The private bathroom with shower etc. has plenty of hot water.
The village - a traditional large village that has retained it's French authenticity. A small selection of places to eat & drink on the main road. I visited the Sunday market and could have eaten my way around the whole market - glorious fresh produce....a great atmosphere!
Good walking from the village, but ensure that you take a good map with you as the 'green arrows' indicating paths are a bit hit & miss!
Lots of places/villages are within easy reach by car with scenic drives through the hills. The vines & trees were very pretty in their Autumn colours.
I had a great relaxing time here and would highly recommend the location, room & the hosts.
Mon quatrième séjour s’est bien passé. Même, quand il pleut toute la journée, le studio est très confortable. La connection wifi est très bonne et Mimi, le petit chien, est adorable. J’espère revenir encore souvent.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.