In one of the sunniest regions of France, between sea and mountains, this village house has been lovingly renovated in line with the romantic character and rustic charm of its natural old stone walls and timber beams.
Natural sunlight filters year-round into the airy open plan ground floor, three double bedrooms, and a private walled courtyard. It's ideal for all seasons.
The light and airy open plan ground floor provides the ideal sociable holiday living and is reached by balustraded steps from the sunny walled courtyard equipped with BBQ, large parasol, patio chairs and four small tables (which can be put together).
There are delightful views from all bedrooms as well as the dining and kitchen areas. The glass fronted raised fireplace provides a focal point in the living room (also glimpsed from the dining area) and is linked to under floor ducts to bring warm air into the kitchen and dining areas in the winter.
You'll find a fully equipped kitchen in rustic oak with reclaimed tile surfaces, which includes an island hob and oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer (top of the range, quality brands). It's also well stocked with crockery and cutlery to make your stay as convenient as possible.
On the first floor there are two large double bedrooms with natural light including skylights with remote controlled blackout blinds. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a dressing area, shower, and WC. There is a further separate bathroom (with traditional claw-foot bath tub) and WC. On the second floor there is a third large bedroom with two single beds, which can also serve as a 2nd living area as the beds can be folded into arm chairs.
The medieval village is a genuinely friendly rural community with authentic French character typified by the regular "Allo Allo" announcements though the church tower loud speakers. There are the usual small shops (boulangerie, epicerie) and cafe as well as a pharmacy and a mobile pizza van three times a week! Larger supermarkets and wonderful restaurants are all within 10 minutes drive.
We recommend renting a car during your stay as you'll want to explore while staying at Les Eaux Calmes. Surrounded by a scenic river and hillside walking, vineyards, markets, medieval villages and other historic buildings, there are also Mediterranean beaches and local mountains trails within 20 minutes drive. Just 15-minutes drive is Pezenas described in the Rough Guide as “one of the singularly most beautiful towns in the French south west, endowed with an almost overwhelming concentration of grand architecture”. And you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere as stunning for walks as the "Gorges d'Heric". Ahead of your trip we'll send you a welcome pack with information about the house and ideas of places to visit locally.
There is easy access to airports within a 45 minute-2 hr drive to the house served primarily by Ryanair, AirFrance, EasyJet, and British Airways including Montpellier, Beziers, Toulouse, Perpignan, and Carcassonne. Girona and Barcelona also provide access to the region from Spain if you want to enjoy Spain and France.