Self catering vacation home in France
· Languedoc · Mediterranean Coast · Hérault

Aurelie

A traditional 19th century terraced house in the wine-producing village of Saint-Chinian in the Languedoc.

Andreas Wagner
With Gite.com since December, 1999
+33 4-67 38 09 96

About the Holiday Home

The living room
The living room

Aurelie is a traditional 19th century terraced house in the wine producing village of Saint-Chinian in the Languedoc. It faces a wide tree lined street and has views of hills in the distance. Two double bedrooms and a third bedroom with twin beds accommodate up to six guests comfortably.

Entering from the street, the utility room is located on the ground floor, with a washing machine, ironing board, and storage room. The heart of the house is upstairs on the middle floor.

The terrace
The terrace

The comfortable living room is furnished with a sofa and easy chairs grouped around the original marble fireplace, which today contains a wood burning stove. There is also a TV with satellite channels and DVD player, and broadband internet access.

The kitchen and dining room were converted from a part of the building that was once a stone stable. The fully fitted kitchen has an electric oven and stovetop, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer, toaster, coffee maker, and kettle. The oval dining table seats six, and beside it is an additional sofa and armchairs.

French doors lead out to the terrace, where one can dine outdoors at a round table, and enjoy the views of the gardens in front of the mairie or town hall, which until the French Revolution of 1789 was a Benedictine abbey.

The second double bedroom
The second double bedroom

The first of the bedrooms is on this level. It has a double bed, a chest of drawers, and a built-in closet, and its own access to the terrace. A shower room with a basin and toilet is also on this floor.

Upstairs again is the second bedroom, which has its original patterned tile floor and fireplace. This bright and airy room is furnished with a double bed, a chest of drawers, a wardrobe and an easy chair. On the top floor, under the roof is a third bedroom with two single beds, a chest of drawers, and a wardrobe. Next to it is a bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin.

Special features

  • Bilingual assistance available on site
  • Maid, Cook and Driver can be arranged on request
  • Credit cards accepted

Location

Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Village
Saint Chinian
Setting
Village
Nearest large town
Beziers
Other towns nearby
Carcassonne
Montpellier
Narbonne
Département
Hérault (34)
Rental information

Aurelie

Accommodates
6 guests
Bedrooms
3 bedrooms
Three bedrooms: two, each with a double bed, and one with two single beds.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Shower
  • Fireplace
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
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Time of year Cost per week
April 28 until May 26 € 425
May 26 until June 30 € 495
June 30 until September 1 € 620
September 1 until September 29 € 495
September 29 until October 27 € 425
October 27 until January 1 € 275
January 1 until April 27 € 275

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Rental Conditions

Rental rates include all utilities, bedding, linens and bath towels; a one-off charge of €60 is made towards laundry and final clean. A 20% deposit is required to secure a booking, with the remainder due six weeks before arrival. During the winter months (November to the end of April,) heating and electricity is not included in the rental. Credit card payments can be made via PayPal, and a surcharge towards fees will applied for this payment method.

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Contact

Andreas Wagner at Aurelie.

About the Area

The market in Saint-Chinian
The market in Saint-Chinian

From the house, guests can take a stroll in the nearby vineyards, or swim in a natural pool of the clear Vernazobre river, a short walk from the front door. The village square in the centre of Saint-Chinian is close by, and hosts a busy, colourful market every Sunday and Thursday morning, selling regional produce, groceries, clothes and souvenirs.

Saint-Chinian has a good range of shops and services: there are five restaurants and bars, as well as bakers, butchers, grocery shops and newsstands within a short walk from the house.

The nearby Vernazobre river
The nearby Vernazobre river

There are also three banks with ATMs in the village, a hairdresser, a doctor, and a large supermarket with a petrol station on the outskirts. The newly constructed library, in the restored former abbey, has a number of computer terminals for internet access. There are plenty of recreational facilities nearby, including tennis courts, an open-air swimming pool, and bike rental facilities.

St-Chinian was founded by Benedictine monks during the reign of emperor Charlemagne in 794, and has had a long history. The village church has a beautiful 17th century organ, which was recently restored and is regularly used for concerts. Visitors shouldn’t miss the chance to climb to the chapel of Notre-Dame de Nazareth on a rock outside the village, which has unforgettable views of the valley in which Saint-Chinian is situated.

About the Region

The nearby village of Olargues
The nearby village of Olargues

This is a perfect spot for anyone who enjoys walking in the countryside. The terrain is varied and the vine-covered hillsides add interest at all times of year. The vineyards produce a great selection of good wines, which can be tasted and bought locally. Gourmets will also enjoy the great variety of traditional Languedoc cuisine.

The Haut-Languedoc National Park is on the doorstep, and provides a great stretch of lakes and forests to enjoy.

The flower fair in Revel
The flower fair in Revel

The beaches of the Mediterranean are only 40 minutes away by car. Slightly further away are the beautiful cities of Montpellier, Toulouse and Perpignan, and the historic fortress of Carcassonne.

The 17th century Canal du Midi which connects the Mediterranean sea with the Atlantic is always pleasant to walk or cycle alongside. One of its most spectacular engineering feats is the staircase lock in Béziers.

Photo Album

The kitchen and dining area
The kitchen and dining area
The dining table and the entrance to the terrace
The dining table and the entrance to the terrace
The first double bedroom
The first double bedroom
The third bedroom
The third bedroom
The living room
The living room
The view from the terrace
The view from the terrace
The Fête du Cru in Saint-Chinian
The Fête du Cru in Saint-Chinian
The market square in Saint-Chinian
The market square in Saint-Chinian

Guest Opinions

“Our time at Aurelie was truly wonderful. The beauty in and around St Chinian is breathtaking.”
Cathy B. - Toronto, Canada

“Perfect! I can not imagine a single thing missing from Aurelie.”
Dan M - Barcelona, Spain

“Aurelie is a beautiful house, the best that we have stayed in on our visits to France (six in total) and we definitely be back.”
Gemma and Rob K - Peacehaven, UK

“Thank you for sharing your beautiful house Aurelie with us! There was nothing we wanted for, absolutely everything we needed! Have enjoyed good weather for walking, which was the intention.”
Bev - Yorkshire, UK

“We had a wonderful stay - once again! La vie est belle à St Chinian!”
Marion and Stefan S - Brunsbuettel, Germany

“Our holiday in Southern France was beautiful. We enjoyed our 14 days in this beautiful and very cozy house - we all felt at home immediately. We would like to come back next summer!”
Annie and George S. - Lueneburg, Germany

“We can't begin to express the wonderful time we have had in St Chinian and especially at Aurelie. From the Thursday and Sunday market, the beatiful towns and cities of the region. Our vacation was amazing. The owners of the Cafe de la Paix will miss us as we became regulars, either dining or just enjoying a glass of wine. It's a vacation we will always have very fond memories of.”
Judy and Bob A. - Toronto, Canada

“We have had a great time at Aurelie, enjoying the terrace view of the Mairie and the proximity of the marche. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. St Chinian is once again delighting us, as always. ”
Sara B. - Oxford, UK

“ It’s been a wonderful time with nice weather and we enjoyed our ecxursions, swimming at Vendres Plage and in the river Orb. Hope to be back next summer!”
Eva and Kai S. - Germany

“This was my second stay in this area. I love it. The wine, the different sceneries, the food. Too bad that thsi trip must now end. The house was lovely and enjoyable, clean and airy.”
Richard M. - NC, USA

“We enjoyed our two weeks vacation in Saint Chinian very much. We found everything to make our stay very comfortable. The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated and cosy. Thanks so much for your hospitality!”
Eva, Andreas and Kai - Germany

“We have enjoyed Aurelie very much. The house is homey and comfortable with a lot of ’French character.’”
Bernie and Alice F. - Burlington, Ontario, Canada

“The house absolutely met our expectations, the terrace was a beautiful spot to sit, and the whole place is as good as it looks on the website.”
Margaret N. - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada