This huge, former wine-producing barn has been painstakingly renovated over the last couple of years to produce a stunning property offering 4 bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and superb living accommodation on the ground floor of over 150 m².
Many original features throughout including barn doors and beamed ceilings. The centrepiece is the stunning living area with fireplace and dining area opening out onto the terrace and courtyard garden and pool.
The brand new kitchen is divided into two; the main prep and cooking kitchen integrates with the living room. A smaller, adjoining kitchen has washing machine and dishwasher and communicates directly with the terrace.
Upstairs, 4 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms.
The 800 m² Mediterranean garden features extensive sun terraces with loungers and dining table and chairs. Private heated pool 10m x 4m. Boules court / private parking.
1 minute walk into the wine-producing village of Saint-Geniès with basic amenities; café bar, bakery and grocery store.
Neighbouring village of Magalas (2 minutes drive) has choice of excellent restaurants and café bars and supermarket and bank etc.
Mediterranean beaches lie just 30 minutes away.
Glazed, arched entrance into;
Large, open-plan living room with central fireplace and high, beamed ceilings. Sofas, CD player. Under floor heating. Dining table to seat 10.
Preparation kitchen with gas range and counters and sink. Breakfast bar and stools. Doors to terrace and garden.
Secondary kitchen with American-style fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Microwave and fitted units. Electric oven.
Door to terrace and garden.
Second living room with sofas, TV (UK satellite channels), DVD / and library.
Games Room with leather arm chairs, chess, darts, board games and boxing / punch bag.
Stairs to 1st floor;
(Hallway has low beams).
Bedroom 1, double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin. Mobile air-conditioning unit.
Bedroom 2, two singles with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin (Single beds can be zipped together to make a double). Mobile air conditioning unit.
Bedroom 3 double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin. Air-conditioning.
Bedroom 4, two singles with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin (Single beds can be zipped together to make a double). Air-conditioning.
Utility room with ironing facilities and sink.
Mediterranean garden of approx. 800 m² with terraces, pool, boules court, private parking and mature plants and trees;
Covered and shaded terrace with dining table and chairs. Built-in BBQ.
Swimming pool, heated, 10m x 4m with sun-terrace and pool-shower.
Boules pitch and table tennis table.
Private, off-road parking for several cars.
Calendar 2016 - 2017
|From||To||Weekly rental rates||Euros||Sterling *||US Dollars *|
|10/09/2016||01/10/2016||late September||€ 1,350||£ 1,155||$ 1,507|
|01/07/2017||02/09/2017||July & August||€ 2,595||£ 2,219||$ 2,896|
|Refundable Security Bond||€ 600|
- * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
- Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
- Bookings run from Saturday 5:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
- Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
- No smoking in the property.
- Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (including beach towels).
- Pool heated to 25 degrees.
The property is located on the edge of the village of Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit in a residential area of primarily wine-producing properties.
Saint-Geniès (population 1,083) is located deep in the Languedoc vineyards, surrounded by beautiful countryside, 15 minutes North of Béziers, 30 minutes from the Mediterranean coast and equidistant between Montpellier and Carcassonne airports (60 minutes).
1 minute walk from the property to the centre of the village. The village has thriving café / bar, butchers, small general store, post office and wine outlet, 'Le Clocher Vert'.
2 minutes (drive) away is the delightful, hilltop village of Magalas with four restaurants, wine bar, café bar, supermarket, newsagent, two bakeries, bank and chemist.
Less than a 5 minutes drive brings you to the superb Château Grézan, owned by the famous Lanson family of Champagne notoriety. Here you'll find a wonderful restaurant and an outstanding wine-producing cave.
Mediterranean beaches, 30 minutes away. Huge choice of lively or quite beaches, all super child-friendly. Full range of water sports, waterside cafés and restaurants.
The National Park lies 15 minutes North of Saint-Geniès with fantastic walking, stunning scenery and endless opportunities for wonderful freshwater lake and river swimming - an ideal alternative to the busy beaches.
Visit the canal du Midi with its tree lined banks. Great for cycling or walking.
Wine tasting on every corner - this is the biggest wine-producing region in the world.
Don't miss the fortified city of Carcassonne or the Pont du Gard. The Spanish border lies just 90 minutes away.
Budget airlines fly into the following local airports:
Béziers 20 minutes.
Montpellier and Carcassonne 60 minutes.
Perpignan Nîmes 90 minutes.
Toulouse and Marseille 2½ hours.
« We had a really lovely holiday, the property was excellent and we are tempted to book it again next year. » Dorigen
« Brenda and I wanted to let you and the owners know that we had a wonderful stay at the house recently.
The house is very comfortable, well equipped and perfectly positioned. It is quiet but at the same time within walking distance of the village.
We have visited there twice, as you know, and would certainly consider visiting again.
Please thank everyone involved in the upkeep of the house and pass my regards to the owners.
Thank you specifically, for making us feel so welcome. » Brenda & Marios Iacovides
« Of course our stay in La Cave Ancienne was marvelous - as always! Good weather, good food, cold rosé wine, lots of swimming in the pool, lots of barbecue, lunches and dinners outside, lots of walking in the vineyards, some visits to the beach, some swimming under the waterfalls in Gorge d'Héric, some visits to Pezenas and around, some visits to the market in St Chinian, lots of reading and lazy time around the pool. Regarding tennis, we played but not as much as we planned, it was too hot, which was nice as we spent more time in the pool instead! » U Bengston
« We have recently returned from a week at your property in France. I wanted to let you know that we all had a wonderful time and everything completely exceeded our expectations. I can't really say more than that! Best regards. » Susie Roddis
« Returned from the property last Saturday - fantastic holiday, lovely property. » Doughty family - Hertfordshire, UK
« Your property is superb and we had an amazing week at your property. The village and surrounding area is stunning and the information you provide in house is informative and extremely helpful. I'm sure I speak for the whole group in saying that you have created a high quality holiday destination and one that I am sure we will frequent again. » Michael from Hertfordshire
« This is the absolute perfect house for a relaxing time in a typical Languedoc village! The inside is a perfect mix between beautiful interior and lots of comfort. It's great for a relaxing time as well as for nice dinners and socializing with family and friends. The garden with the pool is just lovely for lazy days in the sun. We look forward to returning as soon as possible again! » Ulrika from Sweden
« Just to let you know that we LOVED the wine barn and our local contact, Peter, was wonderful! We would stay there again in a heartbeat! » Shirley Yee - Seatle, USA