BEAUTIFUL HOUSE DECORATED BY AN ARTIST
From $1,022 / week
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Villa intirely open towards nature and liberally enlightened, calm and harmony are the keys of the style that the owner, painter,and his wife wanted to give. Its approach testifies to an often expressed particular sensitivity in a very poetic way. Here, painting and sculptures are mixed with nature. Its framework was designed to be released, to break the rhythm of our hyperactive lives. Besides our hosts do not test even more the need to leave there although we encourage them to discover the very varied richnesses of our splendid area. Happiness to be there resides can be above all in the permanent contemplation of this exuberant nature. The comfort...Read more
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE DECORATED BY AN ARTIST
Montseret, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Additional Location Information
This property is one of four villas that the Owners have built on a large area of 16,000m2. The owners have planted many oleanders and other Mediterranean trees and bushes in the summer of 2010, so some have not been fully established yet.
Each one of the four has a garden area of 800m2 and a private pool with a terrace area and BBQ area. The large living-dining rooms have direct access on to the covered terrace, which provides shade during those hot afternoons by the pool.
The 10m x 5m x 1.4m swimming pool is fitted with an alarm according to the French pool safety law. Children's pool toys available. The pool border, garden side is not very wide, and shouldn't be used for diving.
Garden furniture - outside table and chairs for 6 plus 6 chaises longues for sunbathing.
Car-Parking for 2 cars.
The whole space also serves as a showcase for the owner's considerable experimental artistic talent and flair - the villas have murals, mosaics around the pool, sculptures, and very large sculpted pieces in the villa grounds. Bold and challenging they make an unusual contrast to the Mediterranean landscape. There are two very large sculptures as one enters the property - the 'central' piece - is a tree, which has been turned into a stone sculpture with lots of pieces of glass and mirror - children should be supervised and discouraged from playing in these areas, both for their safety and not to damage the work.
Some unfenced 'drops' off the pool terrace.
This lovely villas are situated close to Montseret, a typical Mediterranean wine-producing village in the Corbieres.
There is a small grocer's shop in the village and in St Andre de Roquelongue which is only 3 km away there are village shops, a pharmacy, café and public tennis courts.
The landscape around the village is stunningly beautiful; nearby are the medieval Cathar castles; majestic ruins rising above precipitous summits.
The Mediterranean beaches (Gruissan, Narbonne and Leucate plages) are all within 25-40km, and the Pyrenees mountains and the Spanish border and are only an hour's drive away (The Salvador Dali museum in Figueres is just over the border).
Abbey de Fontfroide 10km.
Narbonne 18km - a lovely town, Canal de la Robine running though the centre, great shops and a market, fantastic Cathedral and remanants of the "Via Domitia" (Roman road).
Bages 22km. Lovely fishing village on the shores.
Narbonne 'étang' (lagoon) Several very good seafood restaurants. Great windsurfing on the étang in early spring and late autumn (some speed records have been set here).
Sigean 24km Wildlife safari park. Port la Nouvelle 30km. Superb sandy beaches.
Béziers 48km. Major market town, noted for its bull-fight 'Feria' in August.
Pezenas 65km. Attractive medieval town. Saturday market.
Montpellier 120km. Large university town.
Carcassonne 60km Largest fortified medieval town - a UNESCO site.
Nimes 150km Roman temple and amphitheatre.
Perpignan 62km Palace of Kings of Mallorca.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats
Last updated on February 09, 2015
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- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - yes
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - yes