Our beautiful 19th century Maison-de-Maitre is situated on the edge of the picturesque, wine-making village of Berlou, near the town of St Chinian. It's lovely and comfortable, with spacious, light-filled rooms and a large garden with a swimming pool.
The village of Berlou, renowned for its excellent wines, is one of the best producers of St Chinian Appellation Contrôlée. Staying in Berlou, you are guaranteed an authentic French holiday, amidst the hills & vineyards, with great wines to taste!
The house can accommodate up to 10 people.
It is spacious, with 2 terraces for outside eating, and a large garden with a swimming pool.
If you like your French holiday to be chic and individual rather than perfect, it is for you to enjoy, it's beautiful, you wont' find an ugly object inside. We changed the roof last autumn, but there are small marks on some walls from old leaks, and the door-handles are 19th century and squeak, but we love them.
We re-tiled the pool last spring and now have the most beautiful swimming pool in the whole of Languedoc-Roussillon!
A large open plan kitchen is situated on the raised ground floor, with a table for 10, and two large sofas for an after-dinner digestif. Or enjoy a glass of eau de vie in the adjacent salon-library, with 2 further sofas, 2 armchairs and a coffee-table. Large doors open onto the terrace with outside table and chairs.
Next to the salon, on the same floor, there's a twin bedroom with an adjacent bathroom (toilet and shower).
A curved staircase with cast-iron railings leads to the 1st floor, where you will find 3 further bedroom (1 en-suite) and 2 bathrooms.
Guests have the use of the entire house and a 3000 m2 garden, with lawn, some fruit trees and lavender borders, as well as the swimming pool 10m x 5 m with the terrace for chaise-longues.
Either us, or our representative will meet you, show you around, and will be available to help throughout your stay.
There's a house-book in the salon, with lots of recommendation of special places to visit and interesting restaurants to eat in, which a tourist is unlikely to find in the area.
There are beautiful river beaches, mountain gorges, breath-taking walks and the seaside, all within easy reach. The historic city of Beziers is within a driving distance, as are the Canal du Midi, the Moliere's city of Pezenas and the fabulous medieval fortress of Carcassone, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Our children grew up in the house, we supervised them at the steps and by the pool. We'd love you to bring your young family here, but small children will have to be supervised, there's no special equipment for them.