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Charming Village Home and Sunny Garden in the South of France

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The ancient hill town of Beaufort, your home during your stay.

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Last updated: 01/09/2017

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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.

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • 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 (2), Child Beds (2) A playpen/baby's bed is available on request, and two foam beds available for short term use....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • There is a full bathroom with shower in the main floor master bedroom and on the upper level is a full bathroom with shower shared by two bedrooms. A powder room with toilet and sink is on the main floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a small library for guests who are welcome to take home books they are reading, and leave books they are finished reading. There are also guide books and maps. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble and other board games are supplied, as are playing cards....moreless

  • Music Library:

    There is a selection of music CD's available and an MP3 dock for your player....moreless

  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The Corbieres Hills are seen from the garden extending to the south, and further south, on a clear day, one can see the snow topped Pyrenees mountains that form the border with Spain. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The Mediterranean Sea is less than an hour from Beaufort, the Atlantic Ocean near Bordeaux is a 4 1/2 hour drive....moreless

  • Rural:

    The tiny village is on a hilltop surrounded by vineyards, in a valley between the Montagne Noir in the north and the Corbieres Hills to the south. There is fine walking and hiking in every direction....moreless

  • Village:

    Beaufort is an ancient site, where humans have lived for over 100,000 years. It is on a hilltop, dominated by the 1000 year old Chateau de Beaufort which can be seen from miles around. Pop. 150...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a harvest table in the main living area and three more eating areas in the garden, including an extending teak table with chairs by the pool, overlooking the valley....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    A generous supply of fine bed linens, towels and beach towels are included....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living area comfortably seats 8....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    The private parking area is large enough for three cars and separated from the house by a stone wall....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    All linens are provided, including pool towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are dishes, glasses and cutlery for 12 and plastic glasses for the pool area. The owners love to cook so place settings and serving pieces accommodate all menus....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is large enough for a few cooks to share and the harvest table is the heart of our home. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We do not provide bicycles but they are available for rent and we have that information for you. The cycling in the area is famous and the Tour de France passes close by every year....moreless

  • 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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The garden is extensive, with olive, fig, apricot, pear, plum, apple and almond trees and an kitchen garden filled with herbs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a charcoal barbecue outside the kitchen door and next to one of the outdoor dining areas....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Our pool is in the sun filled south facing garden, within sight of the house and outdoor seating areas....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 18 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,883
Summer
Jul 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,259
Fall
Sep 30 - Oct 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,883

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $376.55
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A deposit of 1/3 is required on booking and the balance is payable by cheque or bank draft to the owners and arrangements can be made when you contact us.


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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Location

40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Carcassonne Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Narbonne
19 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A61
150 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Narbonne Plage

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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, Hérault, France:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

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  • The ancient hill town of Beaufort, your home during your stay.

    The ancient hill town of Beaufort, your home during your stay.

  • The house has character and charm.

    The house has character and charm.

  • The garden and pool, with its view of the vineyards.

    The garden and pool, with its view of the vineyards.

  • There is always shade under the jasmine covered pergola.

    There is always shade under the jasmine covered pergola.

  • Main floor bedroom with en suite bathroom and glass doors out to the garden.

    Main floor bedroom with en suite bathroom and glass doors out to the garden.

  • Second floor bedroom with views over the garden and
 the surrounding vineyards.

    Second floor bedroom with views over the garden and the surrounding vineyards.

  • A village doorway

    A village doorway

  • View from the village.

    View from the village.

  • View from the village.

    View from the village.

  • The Canal du Midi is close by.

    The Canal du Midi is close by.

  • There are markets to visit every day of the week.

    There are markets to visit every day of the week.

  • You'll be amazed at the taste of foods you've taken for granted.

    You'll be amazed at the taste of foods you've taken for granted.

  • Maison Beaufort with south facing gardens, pool, 
large windows, shaded pergola.

    Maison Beaufort with south facing gardens, pool, large windows, shaded pergola.

  • Views over the vineyards, the garden, outdoor dining areas and our private pool.

    Views over the vineyards, the garden, outdoor dining areas and our private pool.

  • Outdoor dining by the pool and overlooking the surrounding countryside.

    Outdoor dining by the pool and overlooking the surrounding countryside.

  • The large kitchen with harvest dining table and adjacent living room.

    The large kitchen with harvest dining table and adjacent living room.

  • Second floor bedroom with views over the garden. toward the Pyrennees mountains.

    Second floor bedroom with views over the garden. toward the Pyrennees mountains.

  • Beaufort in the evening, a walk after dinner.

    Beaufort in the evening, a walk after dinner.

  • A village street.

    A village street.

  • View from the village.

    View from the village.

  • The fortified city of Carcassonne is 40 minutes away.

    The fortified city of Carcassonne is 40 minutes away.

  • The Abbaye de Fontfroide is one of many historic sites near our home.

    The Abbaye de Fontfroide is one of many historic sites near our home.

  • Food will be an important part of your visit.

    Food will be an important part of your visit.

  • Dinner by the pool, in the moonlight, the perfect way to end the day.

    Dinner by the pool, in the moonlight, the perfect way to end the day.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 04, 2017

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