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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / House
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 4  Type: House

1 Shower

Romantic Medieval Village House (La Belle Ancienne)
TripAdvisor property ID 4293231

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Book this 2 bedroom house in Saint-Chinian today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 46 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $297 to as high as $681, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Oct 07, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

Christine S.
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Calendar last updated:
07 Oct 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($185.84) €150.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top St-chinian Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Video player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Grill


  • Children - Ask
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Shower


Reviews (46)

Excellent – based on 46 reviews Excellent
46 reviews

Very Good

“Fab Return Visit”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2014

Our second visit to La Belle and it was even better than the first. The weather was beautiful and even the one thunderstorm was a sight to see with the lightening over the hills in the distance. The small village is set in beautiful countryside with rolling hills and more than its fair share of vineyards. Close to the excellent market town of St Chinian where the twice weekly market sells lots of yummy local produce and more besides. This is not to be missed especially the larger Sunday market. There is river swimming to be found at Cessenon sur Orb and also in the beautiful setting of Roquebrun. The beaches are only about 40 minutes away and are well worth a visit with plenty of amenities and lovely sand although they can be a little windy. While we were there a wine bar opened in the village square owned by one of the local wineries. Its been done very tastefully and adds to the ambience of the village. If you have any problems at the house Manuel is always helpful and on hand. All in all another wonderful holiday. A great place to chill but in easy reach of lots of places to visit if you want to venture out.


Reviewed 15 Jul 2014

Beautiful, quiet, relaxing row house in a beautiful, quaint village. Nice sun porch with excellent view. Had a great time!

“Perfect Languedoc retreat”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2014

This was the perfect base for a wonderful 5 days in a gorgeous part of France. The village is pleasant and peaceful and the property authentic and homely. The local vine covered hills are a joy. Nearby St Chinian is a great little town and it can act as a good base for Carcassonne, Beziers, Sete, the Canal Du Midi, Minerve, the beaches and the many other local sites of interest. Christine met us on arrival and was a wonderful host. Recommended.

“Charming house in a quiet hamlet - plus brioches!”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2013

We spent a week at La Belle ancienne in assignan. The house is has been restored and updated with charm and love, and the setting is tranquil and serene. As for those brioches - the little van from the boulanger arrives daily at 8:30 am with his freshly baked baguettes and the best brioche I have ever eaten.

“Great house, Charming village, a peaceful haven”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2013

La Belle is lovely, we'd only been there 5 days and Ian (hubby) was calling it home! The village is so quiet, we sat on the terrace one night and could hear a car approaching ages before it came into view, we also made friends with the donkeys and Manuel's dog. The St Chinian market was so packed with goodies and nice things to eat that despite asking you for recommendations, we never ate out once. We stayed in and cooked the lovely local produce every night accompanied by superb local wines. We didn't get to river swim, it was a little too late in the season, but we did get in the sea a few times at Valras Plage although the last time I was the only one brave enough, even Ian didn't venture in. It was the last day of our holiday though so there was no way I wasn't going swimming ;-) Christine was lovely and extremely helpful from the first enquiry.

“Lovely House in Lovely Village and Landscape”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2013

The house itself is, as others have noted, very, very charming and very well fitted out. Christine was also a pleasure to work with from start to finish, going well out of her way to accommodate us and to guarantee our comfort. La Belle does indeed represent excellent value, which just seems a bonus when all the pleasures of the stay are considered. The rooftop terrace is a wonderful spot, the surrounding vineyards ideal for shorter strolls or longer walks. We look forward to another stay as soon as we can manage it! Steve and Kelly

“A good mix of quirky and traditional”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2013

From the exterior this looks like a typical (3-4 levels) French village terraced house on quiet narrow street, but inside it has been transformed into delightfully quirky but tasteful and comfy holiday accom. The roof terrace was a big asset. Definitely not suitable for those who have trouble with stairs! Assignan seemed a pleasant but rather featureless village - but the nearby town (St Chinian) is charming and the location generally gives accessibility to historic cities such as Narbonne, Beziers and Carcassonne, and also to the magnificent Parc Naturel Regional du Haut Languedoc - where we enjoyed cycling, swimming and trekking.

“La belle ancienne, four floors of beautiful furniture in a cozy”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2013

We had a great stay in La belle ancienne, a cute, cozy house in the village of assignan surrounded by vineyards. The owner, Christine Sohre, has decorated the house with a lot of taste, every corner hides a surprise. The house is very comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need to prepare a meal. And that meal, how could it be otherwise, we ate on the roof terrace from where you have a beautiful view of the area and where the swallows fly back and forth. What a peaceful place! Assignan itself is not far from sights and larger cities such as Narbonne and Béziers. A great starting point for those who hunger for culture. Christine, thank you for your hospitality! We would love to come back soon. Henk and Pauline, The Netherlands

“Set in a beautiful quiet village, yet within easy driving distan”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2013

My family of four found this place a welcome refuge from the summer hoards. Qwe picked the keys up from Manuel who proved to be a mine of local information and a very pleasant chap to have a chat with. The place is elegantly and thoughtfully restored, although my youngest girl had issues with the spiral staicase. No shops or internet in the village (a pleasant break). The 8:30am daily breadvan with gave a welcome start to each day. Markets in surrrounding villages and a superb fishmarket in Bezier (ask Manuel for directions). When youve had enough beach there are a couple of good river swimming spots close by and canoeing on the Orb through gentle rapids. I would happily live in La Belle ancienne and not only because my boss couldn't email or phone me there, the whole building is a delight, but the roof terrace with its BBQ is the place for breakfast and Dinner.

“Lovely cosy cottage with fantastic roof terrace in a peaceful ha”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2013

This is a lovely cosy cottage with everything you need to enjoy your time there. The kitchen is equipped with everything and the roof terrace is completely private. We spent most of our evenings cooking local food from the market in the kitchen and drinking local wine on the roof terrace. We loved the visiting baker every day and the peace of the cottage. We actually liked that there was no wifi as it was a real chance to get away from it all and keep everything good and simple. This a lovely area from which to base yourself and explore the surrounding area. I loved the rusticity and simpleness of my time in the languedoc. It's one of the nicest holidays I've ever had and the cottage was really great to stay in. I would definitely recommend it to anyone else wanting to experience some French cosiness and rusticity.

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