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Charming Village House with Terrace

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, right in the heart of AOP St. Chinian Wine District

This newly renovated charming old house is situated in the heart of St. Chinian village. The house has a lovely partially covered terrace on the 1st floor where you can enjoy the sunshine or relax in the shade, read a book or enjoy a glass of the excellent local wine. From the sitting room you have a view of the river Vernazobres. Free parking is available just outside the house under the plane trees in a quiet street. Peaceful and welcoming French neighbourhood. The house has been renovated to the highest standard in the spring 2012 and combines character with comfortable well equipped accommodation. A coup de coeur! The village is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. A perfect base for exploring the AOP wine districts and the local cuisine in Languedoc. The beautiful countryside offers a variety of possibilities for walking, cycling, canoeing the river Orb or playing at nearby golf courses. Not to forget the historical sites in this old Cathar country.


Owner
Kirsten Christensen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, danish
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Kirsten Christensen

We are native Danes who have lived abroad for a number of years. After busy professional careers we decided to settle in Southern France where we have enjoyed coming for years. Today we live in a small village just 20 min from St. Chinian.

Kirsten Christensen purchased this house in 2012

Why Kirsten Christensen chose Saint-Chinian area

St. Chinian and its beautiful surroundings is love at first sight!

What makes this house unique

The house is situated right in the centre of the village in a quiet street with free parking. Although the house is small it offers a spacious terrace that can be used all year round! The house has been renovated to modern standards while allowing it to keep its French charm. An ideal base for long lets or short breaks to get a feel of French lifestyle!

Amenities

Saint-Chinian House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on second floor with 160 cm wide double bed. Bedroom 2 on second with 180 cm wide double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Living accommodation including the terrace is on the first floor and the bedrooms are on the second floor. The ground floor is a garage and storage area. There is an original narrow winding staircase. The house is heated by electric radiators. It remains cool in summer due to the thick walls and breeze from the river. No pets. No smoking in the house. However, you can enjoy a cigarette on the terrace! The house is fully renovated by skilled local artisans in the Spring 2012. Outside: Large terrace with a round dining table and 4 comfortable chairs. Extra chairs are down in the garage and you are welcome to take these chairs out and sit under the plane trees at the riverside. Free parking is available just in front of the house! Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board in the garage. At the second floor between the two bedrooms is a storage/ wardrobe space that provides space for empty suitcases. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, also beach towels. Cleaning on changeover. Tenants are expected to leave the house clean and tidy.

Reviews

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Charming Village House with Terrace
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5

Great Holiday House.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice time staying at this lovely house. The description of the house is accurate and the photos are how it looks. The terrace is large and has comfortable chairs and a table. The house was clean and well equipped with everything you need while on holiday. We had some wine and milk in the fridge to welcome us and fresh flowers on the dining table. A nice welcome touch.

The shower is really good and the wifi was great.

The house is an excellent base for days out.

If we were to stay in the St. Chinian area again, we would definitely check the availability of this property and we would happily recommend it.

The owner was a pleasure to deal with. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Delightful village house

  • 5 of 5

I had an enjoyable stay in St Chinian, in a village house located in a quiet street overlooking the river Vernazobres.

With several bars and restaurants to choose from, a supermarket/petrol station on the outskirts of the village, local shop, twice weekly market, butchers, post office, newsagent and local wine shops .......there is everything you need with these amenities just a short stroll from the house.

A boulangerie at the end of the street was extremely convenient for the daily croissant or pain au chocolat fix (!), a small shop supplying a variety of breads, sweet and savoury pastries and a warm welcome.

The house was a great base from which to explore the beautiful surrounding areas, including Beziers, Pezenas, Narbonne, the canal du midi and many more stunning locations along the way. The beaches and national park all within an easy drive from the village, I would certainly recommend taking the country routes through the hills to benefit from the wanderful views and authentic French villages along the way.

The house in St Chinian was very well equipped with all the home comforts you would probably want and expect from a holiday home (dishwasher, washing machine, fantastic shower etc) but yet still retaining the charm of an older French property.

During the cooler nights the house is equipped with electric heaters and for those warmer days a partly covered terrace for al fresco dinining. A picnic table and chairs are even provided so you can sit out next to the river in front of the house. There is a large utility area on the ground floor for washing/drying and storing bags/bikes or such like. A bicycle shop is also conveniently located at the end of the street which would certainly benefit those on a cycling holiday.

The house was as described in the rental brief, very clean, comfortable and it has been very well thought out in terms of what you would need for a comfortable stay, plenty of good quality crockery, cutlery, coffee machine, cooking utensils and table ware, (all matching) and even down to the shopping bags and picnic basket! Parking is outside the house and spaces are plentiful.

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this charming village house in St Chinian, I just hope that it will be free to accommodate me again on a return visit to the Languedoc region.

Thank you Kirsten for your warm welcome, ease of booking and directions, hope to see you again soon.

Debbie

Cambridgeshire

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charmerende hus i Saint Chinian

  • 5 of 5

Vi har været i Frankrig mange gange men har sjældent boet i noget så charmerende som Kirstens hus i Saint Chinian. Her er alt det, som hotellerne ikke kan tilbyde: uforstyrret privatliv, masser af plads, flot moderne køkken, egen terrasse/gårdhave, smukke rum som alle er renoveret i respekt for den oprindelige franske stil. Ligger midt i byen med nem adgang til indkøb og gode restauranter, venlige naboer, masser af muligheder for oplevelser og ture i den omgivende natur, landsbyer – vi er midt i Frankrigs største vindistrikt - og storbyen Bèziers er også inden for hurtig rækkevidde. Huset var tip top rengjort, og udstyret med alt nødvendigt i køkken og bad.

Kort sagt: Vi kommer gerne igen – og giver huset vores varmeste anbefalinger.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A comfortable relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

A delightful apartment well furnished and decorated providing an instant homely feel. The apartment is situated a short walk from the centre of St Chinian where there are all the amenities you require to make your holiday very easy. The surrounding area is beautiful with lots of historic villages a short drive away with easy walk amongst the vineyards. Kirsten was very helpful and the information provided gave useful information to plan visits during our stay - the Canal du Midi and Narbonne market were 2 of our highlights. All in all a lovely relaxing holiday and we will certainly consider re-visiting.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Saint chinian's splendour

  • 5 of 5

we forgot to write a review in October but we still talk about you, Kirsten! During our stay we were baffled at the completeness of the contents of your house, everything we needed during our stay of ten days we actually discovered. We must compliment you on that! Lovely town house, quiet location and lots to do and see in the area. Loved the oldies sitting in the sun in front of their houses. Only thing we missed was sitting outside in a little garden, but everything else was perfect. After a day of exploring we loved coming 'home'. Would certainly return!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Better late than never! Many thanks for your kind review which I appriciate. You are welcome back anytime!
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5

Charming riverside house

  • 5 of 5

Made the booking at short notice ( 1 week ). End of Feb we were a bit apprehensive but everything was great.The heating in the house is very efficient and the kitchen is well stocked.The only thing that could have improved it would be a microwave but that is a minor point.The village is lovely and quite central for days out (we had a hire car) either to inland villages or to the coast.Would recommend this house to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review, hope to see you another time in St. Chinian!
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Map

Special interest holidays:

Visits to local vineyards can be arranged on request.

Coast/Beach:

The Mediterranean with sandy beaches is just under an hour's drive away. The best known beach is Valras Plage - a bustling place – the more quiet Serignan Plage with a tapas bar is also worth a visit. In different ports / towns along the coast you will find excellent fish restaurants and oyster bars. Don’t miss Bouzigues where oysters are farmed in the Etang de Thau.

Travel:

The nearest local airports are Beziers/ Cap d’Agde, Montpellier, Carcassonne and Perpignan which are served by low cost airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet. Alternatively you can fly to Girona in Spain (210 km) or Toulouse (200km). A car is recommended to make the best of the local sights and places of interests. Car hire is available in all airports.

St. Chinian can be reached by public transport (TGV to Beziers and then a local bus). Bicycles are for hire in St. Chinian.

Distances:

In St. Chinian you will - within easy walking distance - find bakeries, butchers, grocery, an Intermarche supermarket, news agent, banks with ATM, pharmacy, wine stores, garages etc. and several cafes and restaurants.

Nearest towns include Beziers (30km), Narbonne (35km) and Carcassonne (70km). Further afield but within driving distance are many classic areas of culture and the beautiful towns of Montpellier, Pezenas and Perpignan- to name just a few.

Further Details:

Saint-Chinian has something on offer for everyone, be it the excellent local wines, the stunning scenery, the food in the twice weekly market, the peaceful country walks, or the slower pace of life. Within a very small radius there is horse-riding, river swimming and canoeing the Orb, walks in the Haut Languedoc National Park as well as lots of sightseeing.

On Thursdays and Sundays you can buy fresh fish, meat, cheeses, fruit and vegetables from the traditional open market at the square.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $76.47
Damage Deposit $176.47

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Out of season this is flexible. Arrival time is 2 pm and departure 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted in Euros are inclusive utility consumption and WiFi Internet access. Discounts are offered for long winter lets. Please contact the owner.
A one-off charge of 65 Euro is made towards laundry and final clean.

Booking Notes:
A 30 % non-refundable deposit is required with completed booking form. The balance of the rent due together with a refundable breakages deposit of 150 Euro should be settled 8 weeks before the arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.