This gorgeous 5 bedroom cottage in France for long term rent is located in the lovely wine producing village of Caux, just a short drive from the Languedoc coast. This stone built cottage has been completely renovated inside and provides very comfortable modern living. With 60cm thick stone walls, this property is naturally cool during the heat of the summer and there is heating for the cooler months. The cottage features a beautiful new kitchen, open plan living room, flat screen TV with satellite channels, 3 bathrooms and accommodation for up to 10 people. Outside, there are two terraces, spacious parking for up to 3 cars and an outbuilding housing a games room and jacuzzi spa. The village of Caux contains all the amenities that you will need during your stay. Within an easy walk, you will find a cafe-bar, restaurant, shop, butcher, boulangerie and a couple of local wine cellars. The historic town of Pezenas is just 2-3 minutes away and the beaches are just 20 mins drive. Caux is surrounded by vineyards in all directions and the village also benefits from the backdrop of the Black Mountains in the distance.
This long term rental cottage in Caux is accessed via a small side street, containing 5-6 houses. This is a very quiet and peaceful part of the village, but it is still only 2 minutes wak to the centre of the village. The cottage is surrounded by a stone wall, with a double gate providing access to the gravel driveway which can accommodate 2-3 cars. The outside of the cottage features the renovated stonework and period shutters.
You enter the property into the open plan living room containing the dining area, modern kitchen and spacious lounge. The living room has a lovely vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and beautiful stone tiles. The antique oak dining table can easily seat 10-12 people and it is surrounded by a beautiful armoire and period sideboard. The main feature of the lounge is the exposed stone walls and the original stone horse trough. This is testament to the downstairs of this property originally being used as the stables and animal store of the house. The lounge features a large wall mounted Flat screen TV with satellite channels, two large leather sofas and a coffee table. Just off the lounge, there is an en suite double bedroom with antique bed and furniture. The bathroom contains a walk-in shower and wash basin. There is a separate toilet just next to the bedroom. French windows lead out from the bedroom onto a private terrace with table and chairs. This bedroom would be an ideal space for (elderly) guests.
The fully fitted kitchen contains a dishwasher, American fridge-freezer, oven, hob with extractor chimney, a small kitchen table and plenty of storage. A cupboard next to the kitchen contains the washing machine.
A set of stairs takes you up to the first floor, where you will arrive onto a spacious landing featuring a lovely seating area and library/office. There 4 large bedrooms on this floor and 2 family bathrooms. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are both twin bedrooms and contain bedside cabinets and fitted wardrobes. Both bedrooms share a bathroom which contains a walk-in shower, double sink and toilet. Bedroom 3 is fitted with a standard-sized double bed, bedside cabinet and a dressing room. Bedroom 4 contains a large double bed, antique wardrobe and bedside cabinets. In between bedrooms 3 and 4 there is a toilet and both bedrooms share a large bathroom with a walk-in shower, his & her wash basins and toilet. All the bedrooms come fitted with double glazing and wooden shutters. There are electric storage heaters in each bedroom.
Outside: surrounding the house there is a terrace which enjoys plenty of sunshine during the day. The terrace at the front of the house comes with a patio table and chairs. The terrace at the side of the house has a small table and chairs. Next to the house there is an outbuilding which contains a games room and a second enclosed room which features a jacuzzi spa. During the summer, the temperature in the spa can be brought right down to provide a lovely cooling plunge pool.
The prices for this cottage in Caux, France for long term rent are monthly and exclude utility bills. the minimum rental period is 3 months. Prices will vary according to season and length of rental period.
Long term rental: from €1200 pcm
Last visited Jan 2017: you will not find a better-equipped cottage to rent in France long term than this property in Caux. The very friendly owners are on hand to ensure that your stay is comfortable and the privacy provided by the stone walls surrounding the cottage ensure that your family can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay. Caux is a great village to be based in in and you do not need to wander far to enjoy restaurants, bars and shops.
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This cottage in France for long term rent is situated in the charming village of Caux. Caux has grocer store, bar/restaurants, wine shops, bakery, post office, pizza take away and weekly market. The Mediterranean coast is 20-30 minutes to the south, the hills and mountains 30 minutes to the north and Montpellier, the thriving capital of the Languedoc is 45 minutes away by car. The Languedoc is one of the most diverse regions of France, offering mountains, lakes, rivers and beautiful stretches of coastline. The Languedoc is the most prolific wine-producing area of France and a happy afternoon can be spent touring the many vineyards and tasting the local produce. Local sites include:
The Canal du Midi which links the Atlantic with the Mediterranean and offers miles of flat walks along the shady tow-paths. A choice of boat excursions can be taken.
Carcassonne castle is well worth a visit, especially on jousting days!
Golf courses nearby at Beziers and Cap d`Agde.
Funfair at Vias Plage (July and August).
Bassin de Thau - a calm inland sea teeming with fish and producing over half the oysters consumed in France. Villages, such as Bouzigues and Meze, have many restaurants serving sumptuous platters of fresh shellfish.
Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park - a very beautiful area only 30 minutes drive away, with its stunning gorges and superb walking, hiking, river rafting, water sports and carp fishing.
Roquebrun (called “Little Nice“) with its Mediterranean garden with over 400 species.
Pezenas 5kms away - City of Moliere with an exceptional architectural heritage. Numerous arts and crafts artists with workshops open to the public. Large market every Saturday.
Spain - an hour`s drive to the border.
To be arranged with the owner prior to arrival.
Caux is located just 5kms from the historic town of Pezenas, where you can access the A75 motorway.
The nearest airport to this Caux cottage in France is Beziers airport, which is just 20 mins drive away. Further airports are available in:Montpellier (45 mins)Carcassonne (1 hour 15 mins)Perpignan (1 hour)Nimes (1 hour 15 mins)
There is a TGV train station at Beziers, which is 25 minutes away by taxi. There is a regular bus service between Caux and Pezenas. In Pezenas, you can take connecting buses to Beziers, Montpellier and to the coast (Cap d´Agde and Vias Plage).
The booking terms for this cottage in Caux, France, to rent long term are as follows: 1 month deposit at time of reservation, monthly rent to be paid on the first day of each month. Utility bills to be paid by agreement with the owner. For rentals of less than 6 months, the utility bills will remain in the name of the owner. For rentals longer than 6 months the utility bills will be transferred into the name of the tenant.
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