Stunning Views from Rooftop Terrace of Medieval Town House(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Filled with charm; sleeps 4 - 7; in a great location
The vineyards of the Faugeres AOC (including two in the village), wonderful beaches (20 minutes), near the Canal du Midi, Carcassonne and other castles as well as the charming cities of Bedarieux and Pezenas (15 to 20 minutes) with markets, antiques, medieval architecture.
Our charming, fully restored stone village house is comfortably furnished with all new appliances, American style mattresses and couches, a private walled garden and rooftop terrace, both bursting with local flowers. Fully equipped with wireless internet, digital TV, barbecue, beach gear, and anything else one might want. Traditional tiled floors, stone walls, original beams and blend of traditional and modern furniture make the house warm and welcoming.
The living floor features an open loft style bright and spacious living room/dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen. A staircase from the living room leads to a spacious rooftop terrace where you'll see shooting stars at night and the twinkling lights of the Mediterranean coast in the distance. On the ground floor you'll find a stone-walled garden room (TV, books, convertible sofa) opening on to the wonderful, shady, walled garden along with a utility area with new washer/dryer, full size refrigerator, and a beautiful new limestone bathroom with walk-in shower.
The house has a flexible floor plan and easily sleeps 4 to 9. The second floor features two bedrooms (one with double bed, one with a double bed and a single bed) and a modern bath. There is also a sleeping loft (double bed) just off the terrace in addition the garden level private living/bed room..
The ancient village of Caussiniojouls is in the heart of Languedoc, France's largest wine growing area. Caussiniojouls, whose cobblestoned streets are lined with flowers, is perched on the side of the Languedoc mountains with amazing views in all directions. The village boasts a tennis court, medieval church and castle, and is surrounded by vineyards.
This is a wonderful authentic part of France--with all the charm and amenities of Provence but none of the crowds. Caussiniojouls is an ideal base to enjoy the special variety of ocean, mountains, rivers, castles, and vineyards that is Languedoc.
Within twenty minutes or less, you'll find:
--Faugeres, the next village with a well-known wine cooperative,
--Bedarieux, a bustling traditional market town (outdoor market on Monday and Saturday), with shops, a summer music festival, swimming and sports
--The Orb River with kayaking, canoeing
--Roquebrun, an ancient village on a rocky hillside with clear river swimming and Mediterranian gardens
--Pezenas, charming medieval town with great antiques and cafes.
--Excellent walking and hiking with wonderful vistas in the Languedoc Mountains
Languedoc is a popular destination because of the diverse array of activities for visitors. You'll enjoy:
--The Mediterranean coast with numerous accessible beaches and beach towns (Serignan and the lively old seaside town of Valras), both a half an hour away
--Meze well known for its beautiful harbor, oysters and charming beach
--The Canal du Midi for cycling.
--Carcassonne, the number one tourist attraction in France, with its medieval castle and restored village (60 minutes)
--Roman ruins, numerous vineyards, and lots more....
--Arles with its Roman ampitheatre and great museum
Caussiniojouls is within easy driving distance of international airports - Montpellier (60 mins), Carcassonne (60 mins) and Barcelona (2.5 hours). There are railway stations at Beziers (30 mins) and Montpellier with TGV connections to Paris.
For much more information please see our site: caussi dot com.
Keywords: Languedoc vacation rental, provence vacation rental, faugeres,
Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 7
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Cooking Utensils
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Apr 2 - Oct 1, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
- Cleaning $75
Low season renters charged for actual electricity/heating costs in addition to the rental cost cited above.
Rates may change without notice.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Tastings at local wineries, kayak on the Orb, wonderful biking, walking trails and stunning vistas, Roman sites, weekly village festival with grilled 'moules' and boules (children welcome), excellent restaurants (see our web site for recommendations).
Year Purchased: 1990
About the owner: My husband and I live in Manhattan and are long-time francophiles. We were lucky enough to find this magical village during a visit to France almost thirty years ago when visiting our French friends whose family have a house in the village also. When we are there, we love to visit local wineries which remind us of Napa 30 years ago. We shop each day at the local markets, swim and kayak in the Orb, browse the antique markets in Pezenas and enjoy the seafood restaurants in Meze. We often visit Caussi by flying into Montpellier or Barcelona, one of our favorite cities in Europe! Our two daughters love going to the beach and the castles.
Why the Owner Chose Caussiniojouls, France:
We fell in love with this extraordinary village for natural beauty of its location tucked up against the Languedoc mountains, the vistas across the vineyards. The village is warm and welcoming with a Wednesday night summer festival of 'moules and boules' that welcomes everyone. There's so much to do here as well! From hiking in the mountains to swimming in a variety of wonderful spots on the Mediterranean to visiting castles and Roman ruins, Languedoc is really special. And all the more so because it is so authentic with none of the tourists and tourist buses so prevalent in Provence.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our house is super comfortable with beautiful light. We love our secret garden covered with vines for tea and, most gloriously, hang out for breakfast and dinner on the rooftop terrace. We've furnished the house with an eclectic mix of comfortable furniture and antiques discovered in local shops. It is unique to be so close to swimming, mountains, rivers, castles, and cities as big as Montpellier and Barcelona (2 hours).
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The rooftop terrace where we hang out in all four seasons.
Our street -- charming cobblestoned street and many many flowers
Our comfortable living room is a great place to hang out...lots of books, DVDs
Master bedroom -- with great light and views.
Single bed in the second bedroom
The loft with full-size sleeper sofa is a favorite hang out!
Our garden from the inside during summer...
Street scene in the village
The Canal du Midi is a wonderful place to walk or ride bikes
Carcassone is a must see for children and adults alike
Dinner on the terrace overlooking the vineyards that stretch to the sea..
The red shutters and doors stand out on our street.
The house has lots of charm--old beams, traditional tiles, antique doors and kitchen counter.
Second bedroom has both a double and a single bed...
The bathroom--deep tub and shower. (Toilet in a separate room as is the custom.)
Our walled garden is wonderful in the summer
The view north toward the mountains from our terrace
The valley of the Orb River is stunning..vistas, kayaking, swimming, restaurants
Meze is a favorite for seafood on the harbor and the beach
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017
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