Ancient charming village home with lovely garden in a quaint village South of France available for exchange.
Our charming home is set in spectacular wine country in the small village of St. Paul de Fenouillet and is 35 minutes from Perpignan and 45 minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean. Our area is stunning wih gorgeous mountain views all around. The house has views of the beautiful mountains and town monuments (ancient chapitre and church from both the living room, main bedroom and the lovely flower filled garden.
The house is divided into 2 parts with separate private entrances . The ground floor is a self contained one bedroom/one bath apartment with small kitchen and living area and wifi. It is 40 sq. meters. An inner staircase leads to the upper two floors with door lock to the next floor. This apartment is primarily for the owners but we would consider including it with the 2nd part.
The 2nd part includes the upper two floors (80 sq. meters). The 1st floor has two double bedrooms, bathroom with shower and tub, and an office/laundry area with high speed internet computer and wifi and washer. The top floor has open space living/dining/kitchen with glass doors leading to the 50 meter garden. The living room has satellite TV with English channels and also french stations and two large windows facing the town monuments and surrounding mountains. The kitchen has all mod cons with stove, built in oven, dishwasher, etc. The dining room seats 4-6 comfortably and can seat up to 10.
The house has been renovated to a high standard while leaving the charming ancient character such as 200 year old beams and stone walls in the living room. The garden is gloriously sunny with a shade terrace with loungers and table/chairs/bar and open decked sunny area with table/chairs/loungers and beautiful plants and a barbeque.
Due to stairs the house is not suitable for the infirm or small children. We have a yorkshire terrier and would welcome small dogs into our home as long as exchangers clean up after them. And, in most cases, we expect to bring our little well-behaved yorkie with us on exchanges.
The house is set in the center of the village within easy walking distance to everything. Shops include; florist, day spa, 2 pharmacies,post office, 2 cafes/bars, 3 restaurants, tabac, green grocers, supermarket, butcher, and 3 boulangeries.
An open air market is done on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the center of the village selling fresh veggies, seafood, meats, plants, clothing, cheeses, fresh cooked chickens and paella, household goods, etc, etc.! The Wednesday market is mostly veggies, but the Saturday morning market is everything.
Just on the outskirts (3 minutes drive either way) are two nice restaurants. All around are small villages with lots of commerce and restaurants. In and around our little village are opportunities for rafting, hiking, fishing and seeing the awe inspiring Gorge of the Galamus and several Cathar Castles. Caves abound with lots of wine tasting to be had!! All within 5 to 20 minutes or so.
Close by, Perpignan has all that a big city offers (theater, cinemas, scads of great restaurants and shopping, festivals). It is a very lovely city! Within 45 minutes drive you can choose from several excellent beaches from quiet to lively. Collioure is gorgeous! Valras Plage has a casino if you have the gambling itch! Further afield are the ancient La Cite of Carcassonne (about an hour 20 ), Limoux (home of the famous Blanquette), the very large city of Montpellier (about 1 hour 45) and many others. You can drive about an hour and cross the border into Spain. Barcelona is further afield at about 3 hours (but well worth the drive!).
In essence our home sits in a gorgeous area in southern France. Obviously we love it and think you will, too.
We are looking for exchanges all over Europe from January through September every year. We would consider anything from 4 days to a month. We also have a lovely beach house in Cannon Beach, Oregon. See www.cbpm.com and look for "Calipso Cottage". Available September through December every year for exchanges. Non-simultaneous exchanges possible with both houses throughout the entire year.
We will treat your house with great care and expect the same in return. Look forward to hearing from you. A biento!
|Number of Bedrooms
|Number of Bathrooms
|Number of Offices
80 Sq. Meters
|Available from Thursday, June 06, 2013 until Wednesday, September 30, 2015
|Flexibles With Dates
|Comments on Dates
non-simultaneous exchanges possible
Exchange Destination(s) and timing:
Open to any Destinations?