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Charming French Cottage

Le Petit Charme (LPC) is a newly renovated fully-furnished, centrally air conditioned, 85-square meters (915-square foot) luxury French cottage with interior courtyard and exterior garden.

It features: It includes a living room/dining room/kitchen area from which one can view the 12th century chateau that towers over the tiny Medieval village of Argens-Minervois on the banks of the beautiful Canal du Midi.

In addition, there is the master bedroom suite, including dressing room, vanity area, walk-in shower and water closet that opens onto the private courtyard.

Fine design, furnishings & decor

Fine design, furnishings and decor

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Le Petit Charme (LPC), situated next to as-far-as-the-eye-can-see vineyards, is designed to make guests feel as though they’re living among the vines. Cream-colored walls change hue with the light, complementing a ‘harvest’ palette of ochre, red, gold, silver, and bronze contemporary and antique furnishings. Floors of modern and antique tiles ground the interesting mix of decorative items of glass, mirror, wood and metal that adorn the space.

Comfortable living area

Comfortable living area

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The main living area of LPC has a comfortable sleeper sofa with an array of down cushions and upholstered armchair set next to a wood-burning stove.

A custom-built wall unit houses a state-of-the-art entertainment system, including a flat-panel screen with a DVD player and film library. There is also a stereo system with a variety of CDs. For those who like to read, a collection of books, including several local guides and historical accounts, provides a relaxing way to past the time.

Convivial dining area

Convivial dining area

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Adjacent to the living area and kitchen, the inside dining area encourages the free flow of good conversation between cooks and guests. With seating for up to six, the modern Italian glass dining table is illuminated by a 19th century crystal and brass chandelier. It is flanked by a grand Louis VI-style armoire that holds a variety of small kitchen appliances and provides ample storage space.

Modern Kitchen

Modern Kitchen

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The kitchen, featuring high-tech and old-world design, is outfitted with a stove, oven, and microwave for those who like to cook while on holiday. A collection of stylish cutlery and tabletop accessories are stored below the granite countertops, leaving plenty of workspace. Stocked with a variety of cooking ingredients - including oils, vinegars and spices - the kitchen opens through French doors onto a Meditteranean-style courtyard for seasonal dining and entertaining.

Private courtyard

Private courtyard & herb garden

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The enclosed Meditteranean-style courtyard furnished with a bubbling fountain, an antique marble-top table with seating for four, and two comfortable lounge chairs, is perfect for sunning, dining or entertaining. A selection of lights and candles illuminate the area by night, providing a romantic ambience.

Tranquil bedroom

Tranquil bedroom

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A cozy bedroom, decorated in a soft palette of lavender, grey, silver and white, provides a relaxing and sensual sleep environment. A high-quality, full-size mattress is topped with a sumptuous featherbed wrapped in fine Egyptian cotton linens. A down comforter and a collection of plump pillows provide warmth and comfort. French doors open onto the private courtyard where guests can enjoy early morning coffee and the calming sounds and scents of the French countryside while relaxing in plush terry cloth robes.

Private dressing area

Private dressing area

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Ample storage space, a full-length mirror and makeup/vanity area make getting ready for the day a snap.

Walk in Shower

Shower

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Adjacent to the bedroom is a Large Shower designed to accommodate two people. An oversized hot water heater and shower fixture ensures excellent water temperature and flow.

Work station & laptop computer

Efficient work station & laptop computer

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Guests have use of a laptop computer and unlimited high speed internet access at a small work station with portable phone and a variety of office supplies.

Garden terrace & vineyard views

Garden with vineyard views

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Seated at an old stone well turned outdoor dining table, guests can enjoy relaxing countryside and vineyard views as far as the eye can see.

Sun & Shower Area

Garden with vineyard views

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An outdoor lounging and shower area make warm days a pleasure. Guests can soak up the sunshine and then cool off under a refresh outdoor shower.