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Charming Village Home and Sunny Garden in the South of France

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

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.

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Owner
Nancy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Nancy

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.

Nancy purchased this house in 2003

Why Nancy chose Languedoc-Roussillon

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Nancy, Though our visit to your house in Beaufort is now a couple of years ago, the memories are fresh and wonderful. There is nothing we could have asked for in a vacation home that you did not think to provide. It was a perfect location for exploring the Languedoc region and a very comfortable and well-appointed home for those times when we just wanted to sit poolside and enjoy the wines, cheeses and breads we found at the markets. Most helpful was the information you left re the schedule of markets and the interesting places to visit close to each one. We actually planned all of our daily excursions around the market cycle and felt that this led us to explore most, if not all, of the area. For the wine enthusiast, the history or geology buff, the romantic or the lazy vacationer, your home in the Languedoc region is the ideal spot to start and finish each day. Thanks for everything!
Apr 2010
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Charming Village Home and Sunny Garden in the South of France
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
London, Canada
5

maison beaufort is a piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a glorious week at maison beaufort. Everything about the experience was fantastic. Plenty of detailed great information provided ahead of time by Nancy and Gerry was an attentive host while we were there. The property has a breathtaking view from the pool area and the town of Beaufort is beautiful and quaint. We adopted suggestions provided to us ahead of time and they did NOT disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything you would expect from a French country home vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house is spectacular. Elegantly comfortable but not ostentatious. Has everything you need. Location is perfect for any number of interesting and relaxed day trips. Ideal for 2 couples but 3 would also work. Reservation process was easy and owners were very helpful throughout. No hesitation to recommend to friends and family. No shortage of superb dining nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London , On.,Canada
5

Our Favorite Holiday to Share with Friends

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home nestled in the vineyards of Southern France. We have been in the Spring as well as in the Fall and both seasons have been beautiful but different. Spring with gorgeous poppy fields and pure green vineyards. Sept. had the harvesting of the grapes and the excitement of the activity. The nearby market is the best ever and you can purchase all your lunch and dinner requirements fresh. The location is perfect for day trips to go sightseeing as well as finding great eating spots. An exceptional holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, Ontario
5

Exquisitely decorated house inside and out, phenomenal views and a beautiful pool, lovely gardens..

  • 5 of 5

Set in an authentic, historic French village and nearby villages that offer delicious fine dining options. A fabulous holiday, an adventure to be remembered..

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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5

Delightful experience

  • 5 of 5

The review title sums it up......we had a wonderful time. The home is everything that is advertised....and some. Accommodation was excellent, the facilities more than satisfactory for the five in our party. Felt very much at home during our two week stay, and certainly wished we could stay longer. Although located in a small village, it is a great location to explore the area, both on bicycle as well as by vehicle. Well worth considering this property if you are interested in experiencing the Lanquedoc region and all it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Oh my what a beautiful home and I say home because it did not feel like a rental villa. My husband and I plus two couples thoroughly enjoyed our week in Beaufort. The house is so pretty and well appointed, the kitchen is a real kitchen with all necessary appliances and kitchenware to do serious cooking. The bedrooms and bathrooms are charming. The house attendant is funny and full of information including a great wine tour. The town is small but the surrounding area has so much to offer that we found ourselves doing daily trips and wine tastings and then returned to our home in the late afternoon to cook our meals and enjoy the wines and abundant foods and cheeses we gathered during our outings. It was so relaxing. Unfortunately it was too cool outside to use the pool but we did manage to enjoy our pre dinner wine and cheese outside by the pool.

I will definitely recommend this house to my friends and if anyone is thinking of renting this villa you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Beaufort House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 18 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,881
 
 
Summer
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,257
 
 
Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,881
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $376

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Beaufort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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