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In the South of France Surrounded by a World Famous Vineyard

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Shared natural swimming pool with beautiful views

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Last updated: 07/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Aniane cottage description

A 500 year old farmhouse with all of the original beautiful stone walls restored with the convenience and practicality of contemporary furnishings, 2 new luxury en suite bathrooms, newly renovated kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and a couch bed. Perfect for 2 couples, a family with up to 3 kids or just the 2 of you (maximum of 4 adults). Stay where the animals once stayed 1000 years ago, hiding from the heat of the summer in the cool stone caves. We have installed air conditioning just in case for those hot summer days.
Your residence is complete with a new kitchen with everything you need, a Jura coffee maker so you can play barista in the morning, a dining table that seats 6 to 8 plus an outdoor patio to enjoy breakfast outside and gaze at the beautiful vineyards in front and the Larzac mountains to the side.
The detailing in the stone work is so beautiful and was restored stone by stone. One can see how each stone was carved out by hand and beautifully laid together to form the arches in the roof.
The nearby town of Aniane (5 minutes by car) and Gignac (8 minutes by car) have everything you need to get a croissant and pain au chocolate for breakfast and bring it home, a visit to the friendly and local butcher who knows each chicken he gets (really) once a week on Thursday. There are local markets - Aniane on Thursday and Gignac on Saturday. Plus the nearby Pezenas (30 minutes) has a wonderful historic visit and market on Saturday as well.
When you arrive, you will park right in front of your house, gaze at the flowers in front and vineyards all around.
When you walk in the kitchen is to your right with a full refrigerator and freezer, gas stove, oven, sink overlooking the vineyards in front, full size dishwasher, kettle for tea plus the Jura coffeemaker for espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes.
The dining area is just to the left leading on the the living room, flat screen tv, and a purple velvet couch that opens to a thick, comfortable queen size bed.
A luxury bathroom with a 2 person Duravit tub and shower is right off of the living room. Full size Duravit sink, duravit toilet, stone floor, and full size washer and dryer tucked in its own closet.
The largest bedroom is a step up from the living room with the beautiful stone walls surrounding, new king sized bed and mattress, and plenty of space to relax and unwind.
The second bedroom and bath are connected with a queen sized bed and en suite shower, sink, and suspended toilet.
Guests share our beautiful 14 meter pool with their own entrance and pathway to the pool. Guest pool hours are 10am to 5 pm.

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                There is no smoking anywhere on the property No smoking inside, no smoking outside, no smoking on the terrace, no smoking by the pool. Strictly enforced due to fire safety and health concerns....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Den

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              • King size beds (1) A new and comfortable mattress and high thread count linens, Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play or bassinet for babies up to 5 months, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Hiking and biking trails right out the front door Wine tasting in walking distance...moreless

                  Entertainment

                      • Television

                      Attractions

                      • Churches
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Winery Tours

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 5 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        2 parking places in front of the cottage...moreless

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        There is wifi, as we are in the countryside - we are at the end of the line so download speeds are slow for movies....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Jura Coffee machine...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher:

                        Full size...moreless

                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        Compact and functional, refrigerator, dish washer, gas stove, pots, pans, silverware Jura coffee machine, Kettle, blender, toaster...moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Looking onto the vineyards with a table and chairs...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            Pool shared with owners and their children, hours are 10 to 5...moreless

                           

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                          High Season
                          Jun 1 - Aug 31
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,505
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,505

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                          A $500 deposit reserves your stay.

                          Full payment minus the $500 is due 30 days before arrival.

                          Property damage insurance is mandatory at $49 per stay per week in lieu of a security deposit. If Non-US website where damage insurance is not offered, a $300 refundable deposit is due 30 days before arrival.

                          Monthly rates from Oct - Apr


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                          Last updated: 07/06/2014
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                          Location

                          35 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Montpellier
                          30 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Montpellier
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          A750
                          40 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          La Grande Motte - Carnon - Palavas

                          Car: Necessary

                          Located along Aniane's wine country road and in the vineyards surrounded by the garrigue forest (dwarfed oak trees), tranquility awaits in this wine country escape just far enough away from it all to relax and in close proximity to many historic sites.

                          Close to the Unesco World site village, St Guilhem le Desert, the Pont du Diable and the potter's village St. Jean de Fos and in between the villages of Gignac and Aniane.

                          Montpellier and the beaches are 30 to 45 minutes away.

                          Hiking and Mountain biking trails abound including Pic St. Loup, scenic walks and drives plus vineyards hikes and wading in the natural streams a minute from your house.

                          The Roquefort caves, the king of cheese, are a beautiful 45 minute drive away with tours in English and French.

                          Pezenas, Molière is reputed to have created some of his famous characters in one of the barber shops and lovely to visit the old town's period mansions where you can peek at the interior courtyards. A wonderful Saturday morning market awaits.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1990

                          About the owner: We are a French American couple with 3 children that owns the Grand Cru winery, Mas de Daumas Gassac. We live part of the year in France and love the vineyards, the countryside, hikes through the forest, long days on the beach, the warm summers, the laid back lifestyle, and long lingering lunches and dinners on the terrace by the pool. Going to the local markets and music festivals, taking scenic drives, and biking and hiking through nature, wading in the streams - this is what summer is all about.

                          Why the Owner Chose Aniane:
                          We fell in love with this 500 year old farmhouse in the middle of the vineyards and spent 2 years renovating it, stone by stone. Recently, we renovated the ancient caves on the first level to make a warm and welcoming apartment for our family, friends, and visitors. The L'Herault area has less tourists than the neighboring Provence and a wonderful escape in nature. The Gassac Valley has a unique microclimate and organic soil that has never seen a chemical, completely organic - we drink the water right from the well after a bit of filtering. There were Roman and prehistorical remains discovered on the property and a pigeon house from Napoleonic times stands in the middle of the forest. This is our first time to share our cottage with visitors and we are excited to welcome you to our paradise!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          You live within the property of a world class vineyard near a couple of historical villages (St. Guilhem le desert and the pont de diable - 8th century), St Jean de Fos potter's village, Pezenas (medieval city), and Montpellier. 15 minutes away from the scenic Gorge of L'Herault where you can canoe in the summertime and swim at the beach, and the Grotte de Clamouse - crystal caves. Day or overnight trips can include Aigues Mortes (fortified city in the middle of the Camargue - the largest wildlife preserve in France), Provence, Avignon, Les Baux de Provence (where Van Gogh and Cezanne painted), Carcasonne (the third and most visited site in France), and even Barcelona (3 hours). Montpellier, the major city nearby, is a 2 hour TGV train ride to Lyon and 3 hours and 15 minutes to Paris. The close villages of Aniane and Gignac both have butchers, bakeries, organic stores with gluten free options available, small cafes for lunch or dinner. Secluded, relaxing, quiet, an ideal retreat to get away from it all and enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle.


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                          • Shared natural swimming pool with beautiful views

                            Shared natural swimming pool with beautiful views

                          • view of the pool & terrace

                            view of the pool & terrace

                          • Master bedroom

                            Master bedroom

                          • Large master bathroom with 2 person Duravit shower tub

                            Large master bathroom with 2 person Duravit shower tub

                          • 2nd en suite bathroom

                            2nd en suite bathroom

                          • Living room and dining

                            Living room and dining

                          • View from the pool

                            View from the pool

                          • Lanscape around the property

                            Lanscape around the property

                          • Gassac vineyards (all around)

                            Gassac vineyards (all around)

                          • The stunning St Guilhem le Désert village from the 7th century (10min away)

                            The stunning St Guilhem le Désert village from the 7th century (10min away)

                          • View of the valley

                            View of the valley

                          • Various activities

                            Various activities

                          • view of the pool & terrace

                            view of the pool & terrace

                          • front of the cottage.

                            front of the cottage.

                          • Master bedroom

                            Master bedroom

                          • 2 person tub

                            2 person tub

                          • Kitchen and dining

                            Kitchen and dining

                          • Kitchen with Jura coffee machine, Dualit toaster

                            Kitchen with Jura coffee machine, Dualit toaster

                          • view of the surrounding

                            view of the surrounding

                          • the Gassac river (5minutes walk)

                            the Gassac river (5minutes walk)

                          • Mas de Daumas Gassac underground cellar (5minutes walk)

                            Mas de Daumas Gassac underground cellar (5minutes walk)

                          • The Clamouse cave (10min away)

                            The Clamouse cave (10min away)

                          • Various activities - dinosaur park

                            Various activities - dinosaur park

                          VRBO #371675

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

                          $1,505 per week (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 07/06/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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