House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Beautiful, rustic, well maintained 12th century medieval house in the vibrant village of Le Pouget in the stunning Languedoc region of southern France. Perfectly located to explore the region, Cloche-Piochet is a half hours drive from Montpellier, St Guilhelm le Desert, Sete, sandy beaches, and not much more than an hours drive from the Pont du Gard, Nimes historic colosseum, Carcassone and the Canal du Midi to name a few. French food at its best, local wines, beautiful villages nearby and very friendly locals will make your stay memorable.
As you enter Cloche-Piochet you will immediately be transported back in time as you peek into the ground floor 'cave' double bedroom before ascending the original medieval staircase to the light and airy first floor kitchen/living area with it's hundreds year old roman floor tiles and ancient stone walls. The kitchen is well equipped so you can cook up a storm with the irresistible local fresh produce, or heat up the plat du jour gourmet takeaway that the village butcher's wife cooks up each morning.
The old world ambience continues as you head upstairs to the second floor twin bedroom with its pretty little stain glass window and adjacent toilet and bathroom. Finally, what many of our guests over the years have called the 'view to die for' is at the top of the last small staircase. There, you'll walk through the attic bedroom that opens out onto the petit terrace that looks out over miles of surrounding villages, vineyards and beautiful french countryside. The terrace is a wonderful place to relax after a hard day's sightseeing with a cold glass of local wine, an array of gorgeous french cheese and whatever else takes your fancy. Watch the sun go down as you linger on for dinner, or head back out in the morning to enjoy your morning coffee and croissants still warm from the village patisserie.
People have lived at Le Pouget for at least 35,000 years and probably for much longer and the village as it stands today is of medieval origin. It is a classic hilltop circulade with houses on narrow cobbled streets circling a central church and churchyard. Today Le Pouget is a vibrant village of approximately a thousand friendly locals. It has a weekly market, two restaurants, a bar, two well stocked epicierie's, a butcher, baker, tabac and more.
Le Pouget is located close to the towns of Clermont l'Herault, Gignac and Pezenas bustling with their great weekly markets and variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. The nearby village of Canet (3km) provides access to the clear, cool waters of the Herault river and it's popular local swimming spot. Le Pouget is ideally located to explore the very scenic Herault valley, from its Mediterranean swimming beaches to its majestic mountains and many beautiful villages, valleys and vineyards in between.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marseillan Plage 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Montpellier 30 km, Nearest railway: Montpellier 30 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Being the central house in the circulade of the vibrant 12th century village of Le Pouget, Cloche-Piochet has stunning views of surrounding villages and vineyards from its top floor terrace. Well maintained and tastefully decorated, this self-contained, historic village house provides a unique living experience in old world medieval surroundings. Whilst trying to keep your French village experience removed from the hustle and bustle, we offer Wi-Fi on request and an iPad/iPod dock and music player are provided.
|Further details outdoors|
Retire to the roof top terrace for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles and reflect on the days sites, tastes and experiences. Stay on the terrace for dinner as the sun sets and relax and enjoy the stunning views of the region.
English speaking property manager will meet on arrival and introduce you to the house and village. Information about local sights, markets, favourite eating spots and lots more available at the house.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The Languedoc has a long prehistory and history, and there are reminders of it everywhere. There are wonderful galleries, chateaux, restaurants, festivals and wineries and caves throughout the region, and scenery as spectacular and serene as anything you could wish for. The range of local attractions and activities are many and varied and well within easy travelling distance. Swim in the clear, cooling Herault river in the village of Canet 3kms away and visit the famous Pezanas market every Saturday. Spend a few hours exploring and shopping in the beautiful city of Montpellier (often referred to as the mini-Paris) and visit historic Nimes with its well preserved Roman colosseum which is still used for bullfights and concerts and nearby Pont Du Gard.
People have lived at Le Pouget in the fertile Hérault Valley for at least 35,000 years and probably for much longer, but the village as it stands today is of medieval origin. It is a classic hilltop circulade – a walled village with houses on narrow, cobbled streets circling a central church and churchyard. Today, Le Pouget is a vibrant village of approximately 1,500 people with a weekly market, three restaurants, bar, patissiere, boucherie, tabac, epicerie and more.
The property is located close to the towns of Clermont L'Herault and Gignac, bustling with their weekly markets and variety of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The nearby village of Canet (3km) provides access to the clear, cool waters of the Herault River and its popular local swimming spot.