This newly renovated charming old house is situated in the heart of St. Chinian village. The house has a lovely partially covered terrace on the 1st floor where you can enjoy the sunshine or relax in the shade, read a book or enjoy a glass of the excellent local wine. From the sitting room you have a view of the river Vernazobres. Free parking is available just outside the house under the plane trees in a quiet street. Peaceful and welcoming French neighbourhood. The house has been renovated to the highest standard in the spring 2012 and combines character with comfortable well equipped accommodation. A coup de coeur! The village is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. A perfect base for exploring the AOP wine districts and the local cuisine in Languedoc. The beautiful countryside offers a variety of possibilities for walking, cycling, canoeing the river Orb or playing at nearby golf courses. Not to forget the historical sites in this old Cathar country.
2 bedroom, right in the heart of AOP St. Chinian Wine District
- english, french, danish
- Calendar last updated:
- 30 Oct 2018
About Kirsten Christensen
We are native Danes who have lived abroad for a number of years. After busy professional careers we decided to settle in Southern France where we have enjoyed coming for years. Today we live in a small village just 20 min from St. Chinian.
Kirsten Christensen purchased this House in 2012
Why Kirsten Christensen chose Saint-Chinian
St. Chinian and its beautiful surroundings is love at first sight!
What makes this House unique
The house is situated right in the centre of the village in a quiet street with free parking. Although the house is small it offers a spacious terrace that can be used all year round! The house has been renovated to modern standards while allowing it to keep its French charm. An ideal base for long lets or short breaks to get a feel of The house is situated right in the centre of the village in a quiet street with free parking. Although the house is small it offers a spacious terrace that can be used all year round! The house has been renovated to modern standards while allowing it to keep its French charm. An ideal base for long lets or short breaks to get a feel of French lifestyle!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A lovely place to stay right in the heart of this village which has all the amenities you need.
We really enjoyed our visit to this property it was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The terrace at the back of the house was perfect for outdoor dining. The bed was extremely comfortable. Saint Chinian is a village with many shops, several bars and restaurants all on the doorstep of Kirsten's village house. I would recommend this accomodation and would certainly return to it should I visit this lovely corner of France again.
I look forward to welcoming you back!
Great Holiday House.
We had a really nice time staying at this lovely house. The description of the house is accurate and the photos are how it looks. The terrace is large and has comfortable chairs and a table. The house was clean and well equipped with everything you need while on holiday. We had some wine and milk in the fridge to welcome us and fresh flowers on the dining table. A nice welcome touch.
The shower is really good and the wifi was great.
The house is an excellent base for days out.
If we were to stay in the St. Chinian area again, we would definitely check the availability of this property and we would happily recommend it.
The owner was a pleasure to deal with. Thank you.
Delightful village house
I had an enjoyable stay in St Chinian, in a village house located in a quiet street overlooking the river Vernazobres.
With several bars and restaurants to choose from, a supermarket/petrol station on the outskirts of the village, local shop, twice weekly market, butchers, post office, newsagent and local wine shops .......there is everything you need with these amenities just a short stroll from the house.
A boulangerie at the end of the street was extremely convenient for the daily croissant or pain au chocolat fix (!), a small shop supplying a variety of breads, sweet and savoury pastries and a warm welcome.
The house was a great base from which to explore the beautiful surrounding areas, including Beziers, Pezenas, Narbonne, the canal du midi and many more stunning locations along the way. The beaches and national park all within an easy drive from the village, I would certainly recommend taking the country routes through the hills to benefit from the wanderful views and authentic French villages along the way.
The house in St Chinian was very well equipped with all the home comforts you would probably want and expect from a holiday home (dishwasher, washing machine, fantastic shower etc) but yet still retaining the charm of an older French property.
During the cooler nights the house is equipped with electric heaters and for those warmer days a partly covered terrace for al fresco dinining. A picnic table and chairs are even provided so you can sit out next to the river in front of the house. There is a large utility area on the ground floor for washing/drying and storing bags/bikes or such like. A bicycle shop is also conveniently located at the end of the street which would certainly benefit those on a cycling holiday.
The house was as described in the rental brief, very clean, comfortable and it has been very well thought out in terms of what you would need for a comfortable stay, plenty of good quality crockery, cutlery, coffee machine, cooking utensils and table ware, (all matching) and even down to the shopping bags and picnic basket! Parking is outside the house and spaces are plentiful.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this charming village house in St Chinian, I just hope that it will be free to accommodate me again on a return visit to the Languedoc region.
Thank you Kirsten for your warm welcome, ease of booking and directions, hope to see you again soon.
Charmerende hus i Saint Chinian
Vi har været i Frankrig mange gange men har sjældent boet i noget så charmerende som Kirstens hus i Saint Chinian. Her er alt det, som hotellerne ikke kan tilbyde: uforstyrret privatliv, masser af plads, flot moderne køkken, egen terrasse/gårdhave, smukke rum som alle er renoveret i respekt for den oprindelige franske stil. Ligger midt i byen med nem adgang til indkøb og gode restauranter, venlige naboer, masser af muligheder for oplevelser og ture i den omgivende natur, landsbyer – vi er midt i Frankrigs største vindistrikt - og storbyen Bèziers er også inden for hurtig rækkevidde. Huset var tip top rengjort, og udstyret med alt nødvendigt i køkken og bad.
Kort sagt: Vi kommer gerne igen – og giver huset vores varmeste anbefalinger.
A comfortable relaxing stay
A delightful apartment well furnished and decorated providing an instant homely feel. The apartment is situated a short walk from the centre of St Chinian where there are all the amenities you require to make your holiday very easy. The surrounding area is beautiful with lots of historic villages a short drive away with easy walk amongst the vineyards. Kirsten was very helpful and the information provided gave useful information to plan visits during our stay - the Canal du Midi and Narbonne market were 2 of our highlights. All in all a lovely relaxing holiday and we will certainly consider re-visiting.
Saint chinian's splendour
we forgot to write a review in October but we still talk about you, Kirsten! During our stay we were baffled at the completeness of the contents of your house, everything we needed during our stay of ten days we actually discovered. We must compliment you on that! Lovely town house, quiet location and lots to do and see in the area. Loved the oldies sitting in the sun in front of their houses. Only thing we missed was sitting outside in a little garden, but everything else was perfect. After a day of exploring we loved coming 'home'. Would certainly return!
Better late than never! Many thanks for your kind review which I appriciate. You are welcome back anytime!
Special interest holidays:
Visits to local vineyards can be arranged on request.
The Mediterranean with sandy beaches is just under an hour's drive away. The best known beach is Valras Plage - a bustling place – the more quiet Serignan Plage with a tapas bar is also worth a visit. In different ports / towns along the coast you will find excellent fish restaurants and oyster bars. Don’t miss Bouzigues where oysters are farmed in the Etang de Thau.
The nearest local airports are Beziers/ Cap d’Agde, Montpellier, Carcassonne and Perpignan which are served by low cost airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet. Alternatively you can fly to Girona in Spain (210 km) or Toulouse (200km). A car is recommended to make the best of the local sights and places of interests. Car hire is available in all airports.
St. Chinian can be reached by public transport (TGV to Beziers and then a local bus). Bicycles are for hire in St. Chinian.
In St. Chinian you will - within easy walking distance - find bakeries, butchers, grocery, an Intermarche supermarket, news agent, banks with ATM, pharmacy, wine stores, garages etc. and several cafes and restaurants.
Nearest towns include Beziers (30km), Narbonne (35km) and Carcassonne (70km). Further afield but within driving distance are many classic areas of culture and the beautiful towns of Montpellier, Pezenas and Perpignan- to name just a few.
Saint-Chinian has something on offer for everyone, be it the excellent local wines, the stunning scenery, the food in the twice weekly market, the peaceful country walks, or the slower pace of life. Within a very small radius there is horse-riding, river swimming and canoeing the Orb, walks in the Haut Languedoc National Park as well as lots of sightseeing.
On Thursdays and Sundays you can buy fresh fish, meat, cheeses, fruit and vegetables from the traditional open market at the square.
Additional pricing information
Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday. Out of season this is flexible. Arrival time is 2 pm and departure 10 am. Notes on prices: Prices quoted in Euros are inclusive utility consumption and WiFi Internet access. Discounts are offered for long winter lets. Please contact the owner. A one-off charge of 65 Euro is made towards laundry and final clean.