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Cloche-Piochet

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 hundr...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. More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2011
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Reviewed 3 March 2019

The most authentic and amazing place that I have ever stayed in!! Beautiful staircase set in ancient rocks, wonderful rooms. It takes you back to the medieval times! The manor is right in the center of LePouget next to the cathedral!! I stayed in the...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank TonyM5982
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The very old village home was ideal for us as we covered three generations. My wife and I slept on the bottom floor, which had a small bathroom attached. The second floor contained the dining, sitting and kitchen areas. The third floor had a room...More

Date of stay: April 2014
2  Thank Dave_Dianne2014
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

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Date of stay: August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

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Date of stay: August 2013
Cathy
Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2013

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Date of stay: August 2012
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Dryer
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Stereo System
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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How to get there
Ryanair to Montpellier, Beziers, Carcassone, Nimes all less than an hours drive. TGV or fly from Paris to Montpellier, collect hire/lease car from station or airport. Easy to follow directions to Le Pouget 30 Kms away. International flights direct to Toulouse, Marseilles, Nice.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 25.0 km
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