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La Ruine, Montpeyroux
Sleeps 2 to 4.  Price per week: £300 - £500
Semi detached stone village house with garden and large terrace with magnificent views across the vines and to the ruined castle.

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About the property:

Nestling amongst vineyards in the foothills of the Cevenne mountains the sleepy hamlet of Le Barry is a five minute walk from the centre of Montpeyroux. Le Barry is a no through road leading only to the ruined castle which dominates the village. La Ruine is a restored three-storey 17th century village house, which housed a winemakers family for generations.

The house is particularly light and spacious and careful attention has been paid to guests comfort and well being. The house has been restored to a high standard incorporating many original features including exposed stone walls, original fireplace and beams.

The kitchen is equipped with a gas cooker, and fridge freezer with plenty of worktop and storage space, there is a dining area with table and chairs for six. The living room opens onto the huge terrace through French windows. There are comfortable chairs and a sofa. The fireplace is at present not in use.

The second floor is accessed by a lovely wooden staircase, there are two bedrooms, one double one twin, both with wash-hand basins and balconies. Shower room with WC and twin sinks.

The garden is accessed by stairs from the terrace and is planted with mediterranean shrubs and trees and has garden furniture for dining. The terrace has sun loungers, table and chairs and a gas BBQ.

Free Broad band Internet connection with WiFi.Telephone for incoming and local calls, electric heating for low season lets, music centre taking CDs, washing machine, On street parking outside the house.

Bed linen and towels are included in the rental. Electricity is included for all seasons except Low (Other Times) when it is payable by meter reading.

On my useful links site you will find an article by a Times journalist who stayed here in 2006.

 
 

ABOUT THE VILLAGE:

Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux is a lively village where visitors are encouraged to join in the summer fetes, which take place during July and August. It is well served with shops including a bakery/patisserie, Butcher,grocers, tabaconist/newsagent, post office, cafe and restaurant/wine bar. The nearest supermarket is 10 minutes drive in Gignac. The village is renown for its wine and boasts several of the region's best producers. Swim at Mediterranean beaches 35 mins, Lac Salagou 10 mins, Herault river 10 mins. There is excellent walking and cycling from the front door and surrounding hills.

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