Situated in the conservation area of this medieval village of Alignan du Vent, this gite is available for long stays in France. The gites is a restored and renovated town house which was once part of a larger 15th century house. This South of France holiday gite has two double bedrooms and one single and can sleep 6 in comfort. The grand staircase lends the house a very atmospheric quality. The gite is located in the centre of this friendly village which has two shops, two boulangeries, café, bar, hairdresser, pharmacy and twice weekly market. There is wifi internet available.
The living room is fitted with a dining table and 6 iron backed chairs, a sofa (which folds-out into a bed) various deck chairs, CD, books and games. There is a satellite TV/DVD player and IPod/MP3 speakers. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric stove/cooker with oven, microwave, quality cookware and dishes.
There are 3 bedrooms - 2 double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom. there is also a sofa bed in the living room. The family bathroom has a shower, basin and toilet, washing machine and drying stand, Iron and ironing board.
There is a lovely mezzanine area at the top of the house which is wonderful for sitting and reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine. The mezzanine has a garden table and chairs, sun lounger, umbrella, and windows that fully open.
Care should be taken on the stairs, because of the age of the house they are uneven and may not suit someone with mobility problems. Likewise the house would be difficult for those with young children needing supervision.
Prices are per month and do not include utilities.
Last visited April 2016. If you are looking for a gite for long stays in France in a rural setting amongst the vineyards, then this property is perfect. The house provides comfortable accommodation for 4 people but can sleep 6 and benefits from a mezzanine garden. Whether you are house hunting or are having an extended holiday this property for long lets is for you.
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The gite is available for long stays in France is surrounded by vineyards dominate the gentle rolling landscape around Alignan du Vent. The village is in the midst of the Hérault. The local co-operative (wine) is an easy stroll around the back of the house. Here you can stock up on the local wines and delicacies. The several shops include two boulangeries and are complimented by a twice-weekly open market.
Visit the nearby town of Pézenas. It has 70 odd listed buildings dating from the renaissance to the 18th century. Its arcaded courtyards and staircases provide it with a distinctive architecture. Moliere spent a number of seasons here in the 1650s. From mid-June through September it is the prefect venue for the festivals, concerts and exhibition called the Mirondela dels Arts. On your way to the Mediterranean stop off at Agde. Founded by the Greeks, It overlooks the Hérault River. It has its own harbour with lovely black basalt sand, good hotels and restaurant. The Bassin de Thau - 20km away - is one of the largest lagoons along the Mediterranean shore. Its fame lies with the oysters and mussels it produces. You can backtrack to Marseillan for an oyster lunch and to try their own aperitif, Noilly-Prat. Further up along the Bassin is Meze, another fishing port and very popular destination for seafood.
Sète is France's biggest Mediterranean fishing port. It is an attractive town laced with canals and many fish and seafood restaurants. You can pick up a boat tour back around the Bassin. Have a look at Béziers. Aside from its tragic history it is best known for its rugby team and the August feria, a festival with bullfights and Spanish feel. In 1209 during the albigensian crusade, virtually the whole population was burned alive in the cathedral where they had taken refuge. The town regenerated in the 1660s with the building of the Canal du Midi.
To reach this gite for long stays in France you can travel down by car from Britain via the channel ports or from Paris. It is about a 9 hour drive from Calais, and 6 hours drive from Paris (non-stop). The Portsmouth to Le Havre overnight ferry, or the EuroTunnel to Calais, enables you to reach the region within the day using the A75 autoroute from Clermont Ferrard, via the newly completed Viaduc at Milau.
You have your choice of airports across this gite for long stays in France. You can:
Fly to Perpignan (1 hour)
Fly to Carcassonne (1 hour)
Fly to Montpellier (45 mins)
Fly to Nimes (1 hour 15 mins)
Fly to Beziers (30 mins
Booking policies for the gite available for long term lets in France.
One month's rent required as a deposit, one month's rent as a security deposit. References required.
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