St-Laurent-le-Minier House Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6 (can stretch to 8), near beautiful waterfalls
'Cevenole' is a tall stone, characterful 13 th Century village house on 4 levels,retaining original medieval features, whilst benefiting from some recent modernisation. It has a huge mountain-view terrace excellent for romantic star-gazing, secluded sunbathing BBQ and meals al fresco. The rooms are spacious : it is in part open plan in design. The large living room has a log fire. The kitchen has a surprising and atmospheric back wall, mountain rock! The house is fully equipped with all basic facilities, is in the oldest street in the village and very peaceful, but also with easy access to the shop and cafe/restaurant. Layout: ground floor- workshop area; 1st floor large living room opening onto good sized kitchen, both large enough for sit-down meals; 2nd floor-master bedroom small anti-room next to good sized bathroom back bedroom under gallery ; 4th floor-mezzanine with double bed next to gallery with french windows onto terrace which overlooks the terracotta roofs of the village and mountains.
guests' impressions:One couple felt they were having like a second honeymoon with all their meals al fresco on the terrace. These are some of the comments we have had from people who have stayed in the house: 'this is a house for people who enjoy a classically French environment.Both the house and the village have tons of character and we just loved our explorations, jumping in different parts of the rivers en route on and off throughout the day.Other days we just lazed, on the nearest sea beaches, by the river or on the sublime terrace, also wonderful for moon annd star gazing'
The house is comfortable and full of interest, beauty and character.However it is not a 'smart house' or furnished like a city appartment.The furniture is eclectic and characterful in keeping with the house itself..
Other comments:'we loved the combination of peace and quiet and loads of activities, rural or urban, which are easily accessible.Swam in the river, played lots of tennis(5 mins away) and went for superb meals in restaurants nearby or in chic Montpellier'
'fell in love with this most unusual house, with its medieval bits and nooks and crannies, and found the area very genuine and unspoilt.Enough places to visit for months!
'Activities for all tastes-trekking, sport, culture, delish dinners.Some days just walked into mts from front door.'
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
extracts from visitors book;
beautiful, character packed building
cave in kitchen was much admired
swimming at the Vis is brilliant
Ganges market on Fridays always fun
the terrace is A M A Z I N G with lovely view
thanks for use of fab house
Gillian Woodward code 9588
I am an extensive traveller and writer,still part time practising as psychotherapuist. I was born in Scotland of English parents but have lived in(Notting Hill) in and around London since the age of 4.I love France and adore my village and house,visiting myself 2 or 3 times a year.
I speak fairly fluent French(part 0f my 1st degree) and have gone to france every year since the age of 14.I love the wildness of the area and wanted a base in a warmer part of the world. I was drawn to that particular house and area because of the very interesting history.Its quite something spending time in a 13th century house.
Its atmosphere and character;the natural materials its built with;the peace and quiet; the authentic frenchness of the village, village of 30 bridges!-and many other things listed in other parts of the blurb.