Charming Village Home and Sunny Garden in the South of France(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- 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.
Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 6
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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
- CD Player
- Music Library:
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Near The Ocean:
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
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
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 18 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 30 - Oct 21, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $376.55
- Taxes Not included
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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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, 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.
Links to more information:
The ancient hill town of Beaufort, your home during your stay.
The house has character and charm.
The garden and pool, with its view of the vineyards.
There is always shade under the jasmine covered pergola.
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.
A village doorway
View from the village.
View from the village.
The Canal du Midi is close by.
There are markets to visit every day of the week.
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.
Views over the vineyards, the garden, outdoor dining areas and our private pool.
Outdoor dining by the pool and overlooking the surrounding countryside.
The large kitchen with harvest dining table and adjacent living room.
Second floor bedroom with views over the garden. toward the Pyrennees mountains.
Beaufort in the evening, a walk after dinner.
A village street.
View from the village.
The fortified city of Carcassonne is 40 minutes away.
The Abbaye de Fontfroide is one of many historic sites near our home.
Food will be an important part of your visit.
Dinner by the pool, in the moonlight, the perfect way to end the day.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 04, 2017
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