Rustic and modern in the south of France

From $27 / night

St Jean de Paracol, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Rustic and modern in the south of France
1 bedrooms
6 guests
4 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $33 - $39
Per week: $230
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the St Jean de Paracol vacation home rental
Our petit maison is a recently-converted small barn, nestled on the edge of the tiny picturesque village of St Jean de Paracol in the "Cathar District" of the Languedoc Roussillon region in the south of France. The house has an open-plan "rustic-modern" design on two levels, with living, dining and kitchen area upstairs, and sleeping quarters and bathroom downstairs.

The kitchen/dining area is fully equipped with a 5-burner Italian (Glem) stove and oven, a dining table that seats 6-8 people, an industrial-style counter with 3 stools, small dishwasher and fridge plus all culinary condiments, utensils and crockery in a rustic-modern style, and plenty of cooking equipment (including a grain grinder and a waffle maker).

The back door opens out onto a private back yard with a wide wooden deck, outdoor table and chairs and two loungers. Beyond the deck is a grassy lawn and surrounding flower gardens, a large cherry tree (which fruits abundantly in Spring), with hammocks and a small tree-house platform. To the west a line of poplar trees bring the soothing rustle of leaves with the wind, and shade on hot days. Beyond the poplar trees is a wild garden, a trickling stream and a somewhat impenetrable bird-filled forest.

Downstairs, a queen-sized master bed and single/twin (with pull-out trundle bed) in the open-plan bedroom can sleep up to four (ideal for a family with one or two children). Upstairs the sofa bed sleeps an extra two people. In the summer additional cabana and "glamping-style" sleeping quarters are available on the deck in the back garden.

We have camping equipment available for a couple or 3-person family camping excursion, 3 bicycles, local terrain/hiking maps, an intriguing library with inspiring books about the area, and yoga equipment for two people.

We also supply a list of local personalities in the neighborhood, services, attractions and adventures.

Cherie Aarts Coley

Area Information
We?ve discovered a unique part of the south of France that?s just a little on the wild side, steeped in mystical ancient history, and as beautiful as you can imagine.

It?s a region where gorgeous chateau ruins abound amidst a fascinating mystical history. You can also explore hilltops and valleys, nearby hot pools, caves, canyons, enjoy superb off and on-road cycling, hiking, kayaking, rafting, climbing,?and canyoning.

St Jean de Paracol is nestled in the upper slopes of a valley which follows the river Faby to its convergence with the river Aude, in Esp?raza.?On the other side of Esp?raza, is the magnificent hamlet of Rennes le Chateau, famed for its mystical and conspiratorial history.

Surrounding our village is a rich, luscious landscape of rolling hills covered in forests, streams, and grassy meadows lined with wild flowers. Nearby alleys are filled with vineyards, rivers, fields of sunflowers and wheat, and tiny villages sporting exquisite yet slightly wild gardens.?

The sound of nature predominates in this tranquil little village - cicadas in the summer, owls at night, and birdsong generally throughout the year. In the summer, every other day, a croissant truck passes through the village with the most delicious fresh patisserie. Otherwise, for shopping there are supermarkets a short drive away, but best of all is the local Sunday market in Esp?raza, a world-class market full of expert food vendors from various traditions (including French and German-style bread, numerous local cheese producers, organic produce, and local artisans of all kinds).

St Jean de Paracol is a cosmopolitan village filled with an inspiring mix of local French people and immigrants,?artists and creatives, many doing beautiful and creative things daily, whether it's gardening, painting, teaching, crafting, building or composing.

We supply you with a list of local food specialities and sources (including gathering your own local mushrooms), as well as local yoga teachers, caterers, winery, history, cycle and walking tours, local museums and micro-breweries, and many other attractions unique to the area.

We recommend you have a car here, but we also have several bicycles, and the nearby walking and hiking is superb.

About the owner

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 01 2016 Nov 01 2018 $33 $39 $230 $800 4 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 5%
Payment Options: PayPal
Other Fees: Cleaning Fee: $80
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