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Maison de la Gargoyle in the ancient quarter of Pezenas

 

This charming 16th Century apartment with a stone terrace and gargoyle overlooking the courtyard, is available for holiday rentals, short and long term.  Maison de la Gargoyle with shuttered windows overlooking the romantic cobblestoned street below, is in the heart of the ancient quarter of Pezenas, within the Languedoc Roussillon region in the south of France.

Pezenas is an attractive and authentically french old town, with narrow streets to explore as well as several grand old houses and hotels. Its town centre was one of the first in France to be protected as a historic monument. There is a well preserved Jewish ghetto dating from the middle ages, just metres from Maison de la Gargoyle. With many artisan craft and pottery boutiques, in addition to the artists gallerys and antique shops, the cobblestone streets are a pleasure to wander and explore during your holiday. There are cafes and restaurants throughout the town, beckoning you in to enjoy the local produce, fresh from the markets.

The town is especially proud of its association with Moliere, the theatre playwright, who brought his troupe to the town on several occasions, and has a monument to commemorate the fact. Each summer, Pezenas hosts the Morondela de l'Arte, and music and street entertainment take over the town. In addition to the many boulangeries, patisseries, fresh seafood and butcher shops, there is an English grocery shop within the village selling English papers, books, food.



Maison de la Gargoyle is on the first floor of an ancient stone building built in the 16th Century. Entering through an impressive wooden door and internal courtyard, you climb the stone stairs, enjoying the serenity inside. This charming rustic apartment has a unique mix of modern and antique french furnishings designed to be lived in and enjoyed. With windows on three sides, the rooms are light and airy.

 

The large master bedroom has a king sized bed [convertable to 2 singles] and windows on two sides, overlooking both the street and stone terrace.  Perfect for couples or two people, the holiday apartment also has a second bedroom with a double sofa bed so can be enjoyed as a reading room over looking the terrace or a childrens/guest bedroom. Enjoy your fresh breakfast croissant from one of the many local patisseries or a late afternoon aperitif on the cool stone terrace!

 

General: Central heating, TV, DVD player, Ipod Dock, table with chairs to enjoy the terrace
Standard: Coffee machine, Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer and straightener
Utilities/
Other:
Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine, pre-paid wireless USB suitable for French internet use in the apartment. Family games, Market trolley and basket. Umbrellas

Two internet cafes are within 5 minute walks. Parking is readily available as there are several car parks within easy walking distance. Free parking is within 5 minutes walk or there is metered [during week days] parking within 25 metres of the apartment. Public parks are within a few minutes walk.
The train station and bus station to other cites and towns is 5 minutes away. The English speaking property manager lives locally to provide assistance required.
 
 

Rental rates (based on 1-2 people per week min booking, extra $25 for each extra person up to 2):

Feb-Mar and Nov-Jan      $500
April-June and Sept-Oct  $860
July-Aug                              $1010

Rental includes linen, electricity, gas and water and cleaning after you leave.

Check in is 4pm and check out 10am. Friday to Friday bookings preferred (so there for Sat markets).

Shorter or longer bookings are available subject to negotiation. Discounts available for bookings longer than 3 weeks.

25% deposit required upon booking. Balance due 6 weeks before arrival. Security deposit required. Bookings made within 8 weeks of stay must be paid in full at time of booking

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