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PEACEFUL RETREAT WITH DRAMATIC VIEWS FROM PRIVATE GARDEN AND TERRACE IN HEART OF HISTORIC CORDES-SUR-CIEL

Cordes-sur-Ciel, Occitanie, France

Listing #130487


House | Entire Home
Rates from EUR €700 | Weekly
Last Updated 112 days ago

About

This unique home, located above a ceramics gallery, was built into the original ramparts of 13th Century Cordes-sur-Ciel, a hilltop Bastide town, founded in 1222 by Count Raimond VII during the Albigensian Crusade. Voted ‘Le Village Préferé’ by the French in 2014, Cordes-in-the-Sky, known for its striking beauty, sometimes gives the impression of floating on a sea of clouds, rising up from the valley below. With its long history, mysteries and legends, and its magnificent Gothic houses, Cordes has continued to attract and inspire artists, writers and historians, many whom have made the site their home. The gallery and home, situated on the main cobblestone street, have been carefully restored and renovated by the owners, a British architect and his partner, who have worked to find sensitive and understated ways to update the original building, while preserving its ancient charm and atmosphere. Throughout, stone walls, hardwood floors and exposed beams are complemented by antique French country furniture. Oriental rugs, artwork and ceramics bring warmth and color to the rooms. The large gallery and studio have been an integral part of the artistic heritage of Cordes for generations. In the living quarters above, an inviting salon with Norwegian wood stove and attached kitchen offers sunlit views from traditional French windows. A windowed oak door leads down to a walled south-facing garden with views to the countryside. Facing the town, there is a guest bedroom with a tastefully renovated ensuite bathroom. In the spacious loft, under a vaulted ceiling with ancient beams, a stunning master bedroom extends the full length of the house, opening to a large terrace with unforgettable views of the sky and the valley far below.

Bedrooms
2

Bathrooms
2

Offices
0

Size
140 m2

Suited For
4

Property Type
House

Availability

From June 1, 2021 until September 15, 2021

Minimum Stay

1 Week | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Discounts for longer stays

Location

House in Cordes-sur-Ciel, Occitanie, France

Closest University

University of Toulouse

Comments: Center of old cité

Surroundings

  • Countryside
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from EUR €700 Weekly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: Rates vary with season, number of people / discounts for longer stays

Considerations

Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

TV

Printer

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Accessibility

Stairs

Temperature Control

Fireplace

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Washer

Dryer

Creative

Piano

Comments: Near rivers, historic villages and countryside

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