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Les Perles d’Azur - Seaside Village House

Region: Occitanie
Department: Aude
Dept No: 11
Location: St Pierre La Mer
Situation: Village
Property Type: House - Terraced (55 m²)
Ref. No: 273
Rent per month: From £650 to £2000 pm Inclusive of some extras
Long letting period: Please contact the owner
Min. rental period: 2 weeks
Bedrooms: 1 Double bedroom. 1 Twin bedroom. Sofabed in lounge for occasional use
Sleeps: 4 to 6

The balcony

The balcony

Living area

Living area

Description of Property:   Built in 2005, to modern French insulation standards, the house is constructed from typical local materials (wooden shutters, tiles..). It has been designed and furnished for comfortable year round living, as it will eventually be our retirement home. There are 2 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a balcony, roof terrace, garden, garage and parking.

The living area of 55m² is on the first floor:

Stairs from the lower floor front door lead to the balcony, from which sliding glass doors with shutters open to the spacious reception room with views to the sea. The lounge area includes a sofabed, armchairs, coffee table, lamp and fan. Sideboards house books, DVDs and games, TV, phone, DVD player, VDSL broadband with TV and phone package including movie and series channels in English, radio/CD player and ipod station. Dining area seats 6. Well-equipped kitchen with high quality appliances: induction hob, pyrolitic multi-function fan oven, built-in microwave, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. Good range of crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking utensils, suitable for preparing and serving any type of meal.

Bedroom 1: double bed, wardrobes and cupboards and a shuttered door, which opens onto the garden.

Bedroom 2: 2 single beds with space around each one, wardrobes and cupboards and also opens onto the garden.

Shower room 1: fully tiled room, shower with glass door, vanity, WC

Lower floor:

Front door and stairs to the balcony.

The 32m² garage is under the balcony, with room for a car, bicycles, beach toys and storage. There is an internal access door to the stairs. Washing machine and water tap with hose.

Shower room 2 is off the garage. It is a fully tiled wet room with shower, WC, large basin and hanging rail for dripping wetsuits etc.

Dining area

Dining area

Well Equipped Kitchen with Built-In Appliances

Well Equipped Kitchen with Built-In Appliances

Outside Amenities:  25m² south facing balcony opening off the lounge area. Dining table and chairs, sun lounger, sun umbrella, and local style built-in barbecue. Panoramic views over the village to the sea and mountains. Outside tap and power point. We use this area throughout the year.

Courtyard garden: 50m² total. Paved area with table and chairs, and sun lounger. Mature producing fig tree provides shade in summer. Stone steps up to raised sloped garden area planted with local species including aromatic jasmine. Outside tap with hose, and power point.

These 2 outside areas have opposite aspects, which we have found ideal for choosing the right spot to suit your desired sun/shade/sheltered/open requirements.

From the courtyard garden, stairs lead up to the roof terrace, which has stunning panoramic views over the village to the sea.

Outside the garage and front door is a large marked parking space.

Winter evening view

Winter evening view



Surrounding Area:  St Pierre has a permanent population of about 500 and a good range of services and facilities.

The sea and etang provides for all types of water-based activities: fishing, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kitesurfing and swimming.

The reserve bordering St Pierre, the ‘Massif de la Clape’ is cloaked with pine and olive trees, wild rosemary and thyme, and features rocky peaks and outcrops and vineyards. It is a popular recreational area for climbing, mountain biking, walking and wine tasting.

A choice of restaurants and pavement cafes are within walking distance of the house, and wine shops offer quality good value local wines ‘en vrac’.

St Pierre is in the Aude area of the Languedoc region. One of the most diverse areas of France, the Languedoc offers mountains, lakes, rivers, and beautiful stretches of coastline; historic cities and fairytale citadels.

The ruins of Cathar strongholds contrast with the restored city of Carcassone. Cruise the Canal de la Robine from Narbonne, the oldest town in Southwest France, to the sea, or choose the Canal du Midi, a World Cultural Heritage site.

The gorges of the Cevennes are within reach, as are the foothills of the Pyrenees. Join the Narbonne ski club and take their bus to a different ski field each weekend.

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Heating system: Central heating (All upstairs rooms have individually thermostatically controlled wall mounted convection heaters.). Windows and doors are well fitting PVC double-glazed and have shutters for added warmth. The house is sunny and very well insulated. The garage and downstairs bathrooms are not heated but we have used these in the winter and found the insulation sufficient to keep the temperature reasonable.
Services / Facilities: Mains water. Mains drainage. Electricity. Telephone. WiFi Broadband Internet Access. Television. DVD. Hi-fi.
Orange TV package with extra movie channels includes HBO
Kitchen Facilities: Conventional oven. Hob. Microwave. Combined Fridge/Freezer. Dishwasher. Washing Machine.
Additional Info: Children welcome. Older children welcome.
No smokers. Smoking not permitted in the house.
No pets allowed. No pets allowed.
Large garage and marked parking space. Lockable garage. Off-road parking.

Distance to Nearest (in kms):

Village/Town: In St Pierre la Mer
Supermarket: Salles d’Aude 10 kms
Shops: In St Pierre la Mer
Market: Daily market in St Pierre la Mer
Airport: Beziers 15km, Carcassonne 75 kms, Perpignan 70 kms
Train Station: Narbonne 15 kms
Bus Station: Narbonne 15 kms
Port: N/A

Pricing Info:  1 October- 30 April
4-6 month stays @ £650 per month
2-3 month stays @ £850 per month
1 month stay is £1100
Long let rates include water and local taxes.
Local changeover fee €100 payable once on leaving the house for final linen change/clean/inventory check.
Electricity charged as used, €60 - €120 per month.
Phone (includes calls to landlines in 100 countries), ultra fast broadband internet, TV (movie channels plus English language news and series), charged at provider's price (currently €46).

Short stays include services: £595pw July and August, £400pw all other times. 2-week minimum.

Availability: Please contact the owner to confirm the period available for long letting.

Availability calendar is kept up to date. Please check before enquiring. Lets longer than 3 months for European residents/citizens only. Prices outside the October to April period will not be significantly discounted from weekly rental rates.

This property is available for weekly summer holiday rentals.

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For further information and to book please contact:
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Name: Denise Lewis
Telephone No 1: +64 211436367
Telephone No 2: +44 7704 577906
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Languages spoken: English
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