Cottage
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  • The side of La Glycine seen across a hedge
  • Lounge in the cottage
  • The pathway leading to the cottage
  • Kitchen in La Glycine (washing machine, full oven, fridge-freezer)
  • La Glycine has a lovely quiet terrace overlooking miles of countryside
  • Double bedroom in the cottage
  • Large swimming pool (shared with Le Grenadier farmhouse)

Holiday Cottage (gite) in tranquil surroundings

Price per week £250 - £350. Outside summer holidays if the cottage is already booked the farmhouse can often be booked at a great price, even for couples - tell us the week you want!

Property summary

La Glycine is a carefully restored ancient farmworkers cottage at Villereal, perfect for two people, and retaining many original features. As much of the original fabric of the cottage as possible was retained during the renovation work, including a colombage wall running the length of the lounge, the wood beamed 'A' structure for the roof and several 'exposed stone' walls.

The cottage is set on a small hill, so the large private terrace / garden area to the front of the property overlooks miles of rolling countryside. Villereal church and Rives church are both illuminated at night making the view even more memorable.

The gite accommodates two people in comfort. The accommodation is all on one level, and is approximately 55 square metres in total (i.e. larger than many 'sleeps 4' gites).

The cottage is one of two holiday rental properties at Fonguilleres. We also live on site, in a renovated barn across the courtyard from the holiday-rental properties.

Property details

The gite includes:

  • a lounge with dining area,
  • a kitchen (open plan to the lounge, but around a corner at the end of the L shaped room),with washing machine and full cooker
  • a double bedroom
  • a shower room (feature large shower).

There is a TV (French only) and a DVD/CD player. The modern kitchen is found in an area that was the pig shed until a few years ago (it now includes an oven with four ring gas hob and a washing machine, but no pigs).

Private terrace: You can watch the buzzards and kestrels circling, count the stars, or enjoy a barbecue. The terrace faces east, and is not overlooked by (or within hearing distance of) the outdoor seating area for the other gite at the property. This terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a meal and a glass of wine (barbecue and garden furniture are provided) and simply to listen to the quiet of the countryside and enjoy the views...

Swimming pool: The pool is shared with the farmhouse and occasional use by the owners. The pool is large (12 metres * 6 metres) and located in a sunny spot, surroundeb by hedges and with views across the countryside.

The pool is open June - September, weather permitting.The pool is both fenced and alarmed, in compliance with the safety regulations in France.

Heating: not usually required but a wood-burning stove has been installed in the cottage for occasional use in cooler weather (no charge for wood in May or September)

Local town and region

Villereal, a 13th century bastide town, is a 2 minutes drive and contains bars and restaurants, supermarkets, banks etc. Villereal is a big attraction for many of our visitors, since it is such a lively town and a great place to sit in front of a cafe and watch the world go by. See the region for more details and photos

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Guest Comments

"We've been to France several times and this is the very nicest gite and the very nicest place we've ever stayed at"

"The sense of calm and timelessness here lends itself perfectly to a relaxing break...I'm off now to recommend it to all"

"What a wonderful area!"

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