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French Holiday Home:

"La Maison du Berger Constant" 

11220 Lagrasse

(Aude - Languedoc)

France



THE HOUSE

Our very own pied-a-terre in the beautiful Languedoc in the South-West of France. 

The house is situated in the medieval village of Lagrasse with its cobbled streets, quiet squares, 8th century abbey and very own river beach! Lagrasse is officially classed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France" and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Nestled in the foothills of the Corbieres, the village is just 40 minutes from the Mediterranean.

We still do not know exactly how old the house is. Estimates from neighbours range from 13th, 14th, 15th or 16th century (take your pick!). Built from local stone.

We have named it "La Maison du Berger Constant" because it belonged to a local shepherd, Monsieur Constant, who would leave the village each year in spring to tend his flock in the Pyrenees and return to the house in time for winter. 


OUTSIDE SPACE

Not a lot! However there is a wooden seat to sit on and play guitar to the passers-by! (We have classical and acoustic guitars in the house). There is a metal grate set in the wall by the seat which our French neighbour tells us was used to clean the fish caught in the river when he was a boy. 


GROUND FLOOR

Open plan living room / dining room / kitchen (5m x 5m)

Dining table seats six people comfortably

Easy-to-use gas fire in the style of a wood burner situated in a large fireplace made from reclaimed English oak

Washing machine / Fridge / Microwave / Electric oven / Kettle / Toaster

Two comfortable armchairs by the fire 

Wireless broadband internet connection throughout the house

Bose speakers / iPhone / iPod docking station

Artwork and pottery by local artists 


FIRST FLOOR

Master Bedroom (3m x 5m) with a king-size double bed, chest of drawers and sofa 

Shower room with toilet / sink / bidet off the landing 

Electric convector heaters in the bedroom and bathroom

The landing has a lovely night lamp made of white pebbles from the river


SECOND FLOOR

Second bedroom (5m x 5m) with two double beds and one king size bed 

Electric convector heater

This room has a Narnia-style wardrobe, lots of clothes storage and two large airers




Happy holidays!






 
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