This beautiful 19th century house is located in a lively village on the Canal du Midi. The Vigneron (Winegrower's house) has recently been renovated to a high standard, whilst retaining the charm of many original features. It benefits from a good sized, south facing back garden with olive trees, a grapefruit tree and beautiful planting. The garden is completed by a lawn for play or sunbathing and a newly installed 8.75 x 3.75m heated, salt water pool (seasonal) with an electrically operated safety cover.
Inside, the spacious house has been designed to accommodate up to 12 guests (maximum 10 adults) in comfort. A new summer kitchen has been installed on the ground floor to facilitate outdoor living, dining and cooking on the gas BBQ. Alongside the ground floor sitting / TV / DVD area, you will find games including a pool / table tennis table, air hockey / football tables and a selection of musical instruments. The elegant Grand Salon on the middle floor includes a further sitting area, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen. Over the middle and top floors are located four double / twin rooms along with a huge attic space that has been converted to easily accommodate children or a family of four. The attic space also includes a third sitting area with a very large wall mounted TV, complete with X-box, games and a wide selection of DVDs. The three bath / shower rooms are beautifully renovated in a traditional style (one bathroom on the middle floor, one en-suite shower room on the middle floor, one shower room on the top floor). The house is furnished with a charming mixture of antique and modern pieces. The small details to ensure your comfort throughout your stay have been addressed- luxurious hand, bath and pool tools are provided along with guest robes, slippers and toiletries. Hotel quality bed linen completes the understated bedroom spaces. A welcome basket awaits you.
The attic and the Grand Salon are air-conditioned, the other north facing bedrooms are cooled in the summer months by the beautiful shutters and room fans. Central heating and an open fireplace are available for the cooler months.
Colombiers is an enchanting, ancient village on the Canal du Midi, complete with marina. Local amenities can be reached within a couple of minutes walk, including Boulangeries, several excellent bars and restaurants, a small supermarket, play park, football / basketball fields, pétanque and tennis courts. Larger supermarkets are within a five minute drive. The path alongside the canal is perfect for walking, running, and cycling. Boat trips or boat rental can be arranged from the marina in Colombiers to allow exploration of the beautiful canal by water.
A fifteen to twenty minute drive will take you to the Mediterranean beaches at Valras and Serignan Plages. Heading inland, Roquebrun offers canoeing and swimming in the river Orb and slightly further takes you to the Haute Languedoc National Park. The towns and cities to be explored nearby include Beziers, Carcassone, Narbonne and Montpellier. Smaller coastal towns such as Marseillain, Meze, Bouzigues and Sete offer wonderful seafood reastaurants, washed down with a delicious pale Rose.
Transport links are excellent - Beziers airport is a 25 minute drive, Montpellier and Carcassonne about one hour. Several other local airports can be reached within 2 hours. Beziers rail station, a 10 minutes drive, allows access to Barcelona (2.5 hours) and Paris (4 hours).