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House in Berlou, Nr. Saint Chinian, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Peaceful Location In The Picturesque Wine-Making Village Of Berlou
The imposing maison-de-maitre dates back to 1874. It was lovingly restored by its present owners over the years, and provides comfortable home from home accommodation, with a mixture of contemporary and antique furniture and two beautiful terraces for sitting out and dining, both facing the vineyards. The house stands on the edge of a picturesque wine-making village of Berlou, providing both privacy and access to village facilities, which include tennis courts and wine shop (the local Cave Cooperative produces some of the best wines in the area). There is a large garden with trees, a lawn, and a swimming pool with a terrace for sun-bathing. It is a place of relaxation and tranquility, there's no wi-fi or TV in the house.
The house is lovely and comfortable, with spacious, light-filled rooms and a large garden with a swimming pool.
The house can accommodate up to 10 people.
If you like your French holiday to be chic and individual rather than perfect, it is for you to enjoy, it's beautiful, you wont' find an ugly object inside. We changed the roof last autumn, but there are small marks on some walls from old leaks, and the door-handles are 19th century and squeak, but we love them.
We re-tiled the pool last spring and now have the most beautiful swimming pool in the whole of Languedoc-Roussillon!
A large open plan kitchen is situated on the raised ground floor, with a table for 10, and two large sofas for an after-dinner digestif. Or enjoy a glass of eau de vie in the adjacent salon-library, with 2 further sofas, 2 armchairs and a coffee-table. Large doors open onto the terrace with outside table and chairs.
Next to the salon, on the same floor, there's a twin bedroom with an adjacent bathroom (toilet and shower).
A curved staircase with cast-iron railings leads to the 1st floor, where you will find 3 further bedroom (1 en-suite) and 2 bathrooms.
Guests have the use of the entire house and a 3000 m2 garden, with lawn, some fruit trees and lavender borders, as well as the swimming pool 10m x 5 m with the terrace for chaise-longues.
The village of Berlou, renowned for its excellent wines, is one of the best producers of St Chinian Appellation Contrôlée. Staying in Berlou, you can be guaranteed a proper holiday in France, with beautiful views and great wines!
The old village of Berlou is renowned for its fine wines, AOC St Chinian. The house has a large terraced garden with rows of lavender and fruit trees, and a large swimming pool with a terrace with sunbeds, table and chairs. The village of Berlou is conveniently located for walks, cycling, local markets and restaurants.
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About Irina Shumovitch
Our family have had the house in Berlou for nearly 20 years. We bought the 1864 maison-de-maitre as a wreck and lovingly renovated it over the years. It has given us, friends and family a lot of pleasure over the years. Now, as the children have grown up and don't want to spend as much time with us as we would have loved, we are offering it for rental. We love the village of Berlou and the area, it's natural beauty and wild life, the hills and vineyards, rivers and beaches, the food and the lifestyle. We guarantee you'd love it too!
Irina Shumovitch purchased this House in 1995
Why Irina Shumovitch chose Berlou
We fell in love with the area as soon as we arrived, and came back in 6 months on a quest to find our perfect house. It took us a while - we wanted a spacious house, a garden and a view. When we had driven through the vineyards and arrived to the village of Berlou, we were charmed. And when we saw the handsome imposing ruin of a maison-de-maitre, we knew our search was over. Since then we were on a new quest - to restore the house. This proved an on-going project.
What makes this House unique
Beautiful house, spacious garden, newly tiles sparkly swimming pool, breath-taking views, walks in the surrounding hills, beautiful river beaches, rock-pools and the Mediterranean coast all within a driving distance. Cycling, riding, tennis and sailing too.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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Special interest holidays: The surrounding area provides opportunities for canoeing, gorges with rock-pools, golf, horse-riding, walking, cycling, swimming, sailing, wine-tasting, fine dining, and much more. Coast/Beach: Valras and its beautiful sandy beaches 35 min. away. There are numerous other beaches in Sete, Serignan, Portiraigne, etc. Travel: Ryanair flights to Beziers, 35 min. drive to the village. Further Details: The village of Berlou, with its unique schist soil, is renowned for producing fine wines, which have won awards at both French and international wine competitions. There's a wine shop in the village with a comprehensive selection of local wines. There's also a gastronomic restaurant Le Faitout.