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35% off Beautiful "Vigneron" Stone House Conversion, Completely Secluded 10m Poo

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Sep-2016
House in Ferrieres Poussarou, Nr. St Chininan, Herault, Languedoc Roussillon, France - Peaceful, Calm And Secluded Location But Within A Short Drive To Major Towns, Cities And The Med

In pre-mountainous countryside, in the midst of oak, chestnut and pine trees you will find this charming, rustic, but fully-restored stone country house situated in one of the five hamlets which together are known under the name of Ferrieres Poussarou, and which themselves are in the famous wine-producing area of St Chinian. It is there that you will find this beautifully renovated stone country house. If peace and tranquillity are what you want/require, this is the house for you. The only noises you are likely to hear are the sounds of nature, with the occasional harvesting or mowing of a field by a local farmer or your children making the most of the magnificent, completely private 10m x 5m secluded swimming pool, perched on an elevated position above and behind the house, un-overlooked by anyone else but with a stunning view down the valley and across the fields surrounding the house. Once there you are unlikely to want to move but if you do there are plenty of attractions locally.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

The owner, Alan Hart and his wife, Linsu, run their own international consulting business and, when not enjoying the peace and quiet of their country home in France, spend half their time in the UK and half the time in China.

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Speaks English, French, Mandarin

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Location

From the Owner

The owner, Alan Hart, fell in love with Languedoc when he first holidayed there in 2002. Having passed previous holidays in Provence he felt that Languedoc had as much, if not more, to offer in terms of beautiful countryside, culture and history, sandy beaches, good food and wine and friendly people but at much more sensible and affordable prices. Working in a very stressful job in the City of London at the time he was looking for a bolt hole where he could "get away from it all" and enjoy perfect rest, peace and seclusion. He found it in this beautifully converted old stone house, situated in a small hamlet at the end of a picturesque valley. He posted a picture of the valley on his work computer, as his screensaver, which reminder of his "little bit of heaven" probably saved his sanity

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

The Mediterranean is just a short drive away, with probably the best beach in Languedoc, Serignan-Plage, being a 45 minute drive from the house.

Travel:

The nearest airports are Beziers (1 hour - serviced by Ryanair), Carcassonne (1.5 hours - Ryanair), Montpellier and Toulouse (both about 2 hours Ryanair and Easyjet to Montpellier and Easyjet, British Airways, Air France, Aer Lingus to Toulouse).

Distances:

The nearest town, St Chinian is a 12 minute drive away whilst the nearest City, Beziers is approximately 45 minutes drive. Carcassonne, with its beautiful castle and walled Cite is about 1.5 hours away.

Further Details:

St Chinian (12 minutes away by car) has a large supermarket, a wine co-operative (cheap but good wine which can be bought by the plastic caskload), bank, post office, butchers, bakers, two markets (on Thursday and Sunday mornings), selling everything from local flowers and plants to farm produce, fruit and vegetables, wine, cheeses and saucisson, to clothes, to soaps, incense, cooking utensils and even stretches to ex-military clothes and equipment!

There are a number of good bars and restaurants in the town, serving all types and standards of food from tea houses and cafes to pizzerias to finer dining with both "menus" (fixed price for 2/3 courses) and a la carte.

For those of a more adventurous nature there is good kayaking and canoeing (from beginner to more advanced) in the nearby resorts of Roquebrun and Reals or if some challenging rock climbing appeals to you, the Gorge D'Heric (about one hour's drive) is amongst the best in France.

If history and culture is your bent there are plenty of historic sights to visit in this area littered with castles and ruins from Cathar times.

During summer months there are regular events throughout the area, including concerts, dances, fiestas and (if you are into that kind of thing) even bullfights.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter Holiday
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£466
for 4 nights
From
£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,073
for 7 nights
From
£149
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£318
for 4 nights
From
£72
£530
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £350
Cleaning £30

Booking Notes:
Booking should be confirmed as soon as possible as Easter and the summer months, in particular tend to get booked out as much as one year in advance.
A deposit of 25% is required to secure a booking with the balance paid by bank transfer at least one week before arrival. A returnable deposit/"caution" of £500 is taken at the beginning of your stay as security against loss/breakages and if the house needs to be cleaned after your stay and before the next holiday makers arrive.

Changeover Day:
Booking period is normally (particularly in mid and high seasons) from a Saturday to a Saturday with "check in" after 3 pm and "check out" at 10 am (at the very latest to enable us to get the house ready for the next people) on the last day of your stay.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us for pricing and periods for any other dates not specifically priced in our pricing chart

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The main bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom (with shower), wash hand basin, wardrobe and separate toilet. The second bedroom has an ensuite shower rooms, with wash hand basin and toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps absolute maximum of 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Both bedrooms have double beds, with the main bedroom having a king-sized bed.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Outside: - A pretty separate pool house and covered area houses a BBQ, a plastic outside dining table and seating for 6, together with summer kitchen, two hob plate, sink and cabinet. The enclosed pool house has a hot water shower, toilet, fridge. - There is a carport attached to the house, available for use. (The garage is reserved for use by the owner). - A picnic table for leisurely breakfasts, with views stretching down the valley, is outside the kitchen door. - Two lines for drying clothes are available at the rear of the house and in the field opposite the front of the house. Inside: - The utility room contains a freezer, washing machine, separate spin dryer, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board - In the galleried/mezzanine area above the kitchen there is a separate quiet, lounge/reading area with a large sofa. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: - There is a charge when booking the house for general cleaning for each rental period. We always advise our guests to leave the house clean and tidy, to the same standard as when they check in. Otherwise, further cleaning can be arranged at the guests' cost based on the amount of work required. - Pillows & blankets are provided for free. We encourage you to bring your own bedding (sheets, duvet covers and pillow covers) and towels, which, together with duvets if required, we can also supply at small additional charges. - Please keep the mattress protectors on the beds at all times!!! - The swimming pool is cleaned once a week. Otherwise it is up to the guests to keep it clean during their stay.

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