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Maison Beaufort is a newly renovated 19th century village house surrounded by the vineyards of the famed Languedoc region in the south of France. This two storey home has been beautifully renovated by four Canadian friends who, inspired by a love of the French countryside, were careful to maintain its original character. Maison Beaufort is now available for you to rent as a holiday home.
Keywords: Private home in a charming ancient village surrounded by vineyards, large sunny garden with pool, main floor master bedroom suite, beautifully equipped kitchen, close to markets, excellent wineries and fine restaurants.
King size beds (1) The king bed in the master bedroom can be made up as two twin beds., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) A playpen/baby's bed is available on request, and two foam beds available for short term use....moreless
Most houses in villages in the south of France are attached to each other, a great feature when the inhabitants needed protection from invading armies or from the heat of the sun. Our house sits alone on a large property, though, very private but open to the sun - just right for holidays! The house is only a few feet from a 12th century chateau, a designated heritage site, that dominates Beaufort and ensures that the village will retain its historic character....moreless
There is a selection of music CD's available and an MP3 dock for your player....moreless
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A generous supply of fine bed linens, towels and beach towels are included....moreless
Parking Off Street:
The private parking area is large enough for three cars and separated from the house by a stone wall....moreless
Every imaginable cooking utensil has been supplied for the kitchen - it's visited regularly by the owner of a kitchen shop who makes sure we have everything we need....moreless
The kitchen is large enough for a few cooks to share and the harvest table is the heart of our home.
Deck / Patio:
There's dining next to the house under a vine covered pergola; seating under the fig tree off the master bedroom; , seating on the sheltered side of the house for hot afternoons; poolside dining and lots of sunbathing space....moreless
Pool / Spa
Our pool is in the sun filled south facing garden, within sight of the house and outdoor seating areas....moreless
Spring Months: March - June 2250./week to 2750./week
Summer Months: July - September 3000./week
Autumn Months: October - December 1500./week to 2750./week
Winter Months: January - March 1500./week to 2250./week
A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required on booking, and the balance is due
eight weeks before your rental period begins. A refundable security deposit of
$500.00 is due with your final payment. Rental is for a minimum of one week, from
Saturday to Saturday.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Close by, the Canal du Midi offers daily boat tours; there is wine tasting at neighbourhood vineyards and wineries; the castles of the Cathars offer hiking and climbing destinations: the Mediterranean beaches are 40 minutes away at Narbonne; there are prehistoric cave drawings at Niaux; Roman ruins and earlier relics can be found within minutes of the house.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Four of us, friends who love France, bought and renovated this lovely home in 2003. We spend several weeks each year at Maison Beaufort with our own families but it's a great pleasure to share the house with others who want to experience life in a French village.
The house was in rough shape when we bought it but two of us are interior designers and we managed to oversee the renovations from Canada when we couldn't be there ourselves. We wanted the house to be all we imagined a French village house should be, so we decorated in soft Mediterranean colours and styles, keeping it simple but pretty, and as comfortable as possible. Establishing a garden was important, too, and we didn't know how fortunate we are to have such a spacious, sunny and private one. We don't have the room or the climate at home for the fruit trees, the giant fig tree, the almond trees, palms and bamboo we've planted in our French garden, so exciting! Most of all, we're very lucky to have found a housekeeper who takes care of the property as if it were her own, greeting each new visitor for us and making sure their stay is all they anticipated.
Why the Owner Chose Beaufort: So many wonderful holiday essentials come together in this part of France - beautiful scenery, great food, amazing wines, friendly people, thousands of years of history, a variety of cultures, colourful markets, delightful towns and villages, easy travel and all kinds of shopping. We never tire of exploring the neighbourhood but the largest walled city in Europe, Carcassonne, is just 30 minutes away and the nearby Autoroute takes us to Barcelona in 2 hours. Even the TGV stops in Narbonne, which means Paris is just a 4 1/2 hour train trip away. Most of all, though, 320 days of sunshine every year means it's a perfect place to visit any time.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Holidaying in a small village is the best way to experience France the way the French do. We line up with our neighbours to buy bread in the morning; after dinner we walk the same country paths they do; we watch them working in the vineyards; we wave to them as they come back home for lunch; we visit them for wine tasting; we shop with them at their local market.