Cloche-Piochet in the Herault

House - Entire home/apt · Place Saint-Jacques, Le Pouget, Languedoc-Roussillon 34230, France
Your host, Olive
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The Space

Beautiful, rustic, well maintained 12th century medieval house in the vibrant village of Le Pouget in the stunning Languedoc region of southern France. Perfectly located to explore the region, Cloche-Piochet is a half hours drive from Montpellier, St Guilhelm le Desert, Sete, sandy beaches, and not much more than an hours drive from the Pont du Gard, Nimes historic colosseum, Carcassone and the Canal du Midi to name a few. French food at its best, local wines, beautiful villages nearby and very friendly locals will make your stay memorable.

As you enter Cloche-Piochet you will immediately be transported back in time as you peek into the ground floor 'cave' double bedroom before ascending the original medieval staircase to the light and airy first floor kitchen/living area with it's hundreds year old roman floor tiles and ancient stone walls. The kitchen is well equipped so you can cook up a storm with the irresistible local fresh produce, or heat up the plat du jour gourmet takeaway that the village butcher's wife cooks up each morning.

The old world ambience continues as you head upstairs to the second floor twin bedroom with its pretty little stain glass window and adjacent toilet and bathroom. Finally, what many of our guests over the years have called the 'view to die for' is at the top of the last small staircase. There, you'll walk through the attic bedroom that opens out onto the petit terrace that looks out over miles of surrounding villages, vineyards and beautiful french countryside. The terrace is a wonderful place to relax after a hard day's sightseeing with a cooling glass of local wine, an array of gorgeous french cheese and whatever else takes your fancy. Watch the sun go down as you linger on for dinner, or head back out in the morning to enjoy your morning coffee and croissants still warm from the village patisserie.

People have lived at Le Pouget for at least 35,000 years and probably for much longer and the village as it stands today is of medieval origin. It is a classic hilltop circulade with houses on narrow cobbled streets circling a central church and churchyard. Today Le Pouget is a vibrant village of approximately a thousand friendly locals. It has a weekly market, two restaurants, a bar, two well stocked epicierie's, a butcher, baker, tabac and more.

Le Pouget is located close to the towns of Clermont l'Herault, Gignac and Pezenas bustling with their great weekly markets and variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. The nearby village of Canet (3km) provides access to the clear, cool waters of the Herault river and it's popular local swimming spot.

Guest Access

A Nespresso coffee machine is available for your use - let us know if you would like us to arrange some coffee pods for your use during your stay. There is also an iPad doc so you can listen to your favorite music and Wifi. Please feel free to use the picnic set and spend a lazy afternoon enjoying the beautiful French countryside.

Getting around

By far the best way to get around and be able to explore tucked away villages, find those perfect picnic spots and just happen upon those memory making experiences is to have your own car.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1009 /week
Monthly Price: $3496 /month
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Nous avons été accueillis très chaleureusement par notre hôte . La maison typique et pittoresque avec son escalier et ses voûtes en pierre est bien aménagée. On s'y sent vite chez soi. Il y a tout le nécessaire. La terrasse au 3ième niveau offre une très belle vue sur la campagne environnante. Le village à petites ruelles est propice à la villégiature à pied.. Au delà des vignobles ,la mer et on se prend à fredonner la supplique de l'ami Georges qui n'est en somme qu'à quelques kms. Un séjour authentique .

    June 2014
  • Our stay in Olive's home was amazing. The village of Le Pouget is very old with a long history, with things to see on every turn. You have to park your car in the village centre and then walk to the house, through all of the cobbled streets lined with old homes. The home itself is also very old and it was such a treat to stay in such an historic home. It is 3 storeys high with a terrace with the most spectacular view ever! We had a very comfortable homely stay in Olive's beautiful home. Many thanks!

    April 2014
  • Our stay at Olive's Le Pouget was an awesome experience. Home is well equipped with everything you need. The view from your private balcony is simply spectacular. I had one of the best Pizza's I've ever had at a local restaurant. As a base we found Le Pouget central to access local areas and attractions. We will share fond memories of our time there.

    June 2013
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Don't know about you but I love travelling and staying in places long enough to get to know them, the people and the way of life, not to mention the food & wine. Started travelling to France nearly 20 years ago with family and friends and fell in love with it, then decided to buy a village house so that we would have an excuse to keep going back. We didn't realise when we thought to rent to holiday makers that it would also allow us to live other's holidays vicariously by helping them to plan their holiday, giving advice about sightseeing, places to eat, markets, villages to visit and picnics to have. We love our little patch of France and sincerely hope that everyone who stays at Cloche-Piochet loves it as much as we do.
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