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The light and airy living room
Living room - dining area
Living room - sitting area with French door to balcony
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Min stay varies
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Rental Home
Acanthus is just a few steps away from the market square, and the house is close to all amenities whilst not being close enough to them to suffer noise. You can get to St Chinian by public transport and if you don't want to stray from the village you don't have to, everything can be found locally. A car will allow you to explore the surrounding area, and St Chinian is ideally placed for visits in all directions. The area around St Chinian is ideal for all kinds of leisure pursuits, be it sportive (cycling, running, swimming, canoeing, hiking, climbing, riding), sightseeing or just relaxing.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Andreas W
Hosting since September 2012
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI'll be meeting you to hand over the keys and to familiarize you with the house. During your stay I will be on hand to help with any questions you may have.
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Reviews (16)
Fran D
Fran D
1 contribution
Acanthus is a charming house in the centre of the beautiful village of St Chinian near Beziers. The house has all the comforts of home but with typical french features like shutters and old style windows. The little balcony is perfect to sit on for an early morning coffee or evening glass of wine as the sun goes down. The owners are very hospitable with excellent local knowledge. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely look to visit again in future years.
Visited August 2018
Written September 19, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheiranthus
Cheiranthus
Dear Fran, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience! I'm so pleased to know that you had such an enjoyable stay, and I look forward to hosting you again in the future!
Written September 20, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elizabeth w
Elizabeth w
1 contribution
The village of St. Chinian is a beautiful place to spend some time in the Midi, and the hosts of Acanthus (Andreas and Anthony) are very welcoming and helpful. When I arrive from Canada I know that I will find absolutely everything that I need to live comfortably, from kitchen (amazingly well equipped) to the luxurious bathroom. The house is located only a few steps from the Grande Rue, and everything that it offers: restaurants, pharmacies, bakeries, and butchers. The twice weekly markets (again only a few steps away) are also not to be missed. I have stayed at other villages I n the Midi, and other houses in the village, but in my opinion, St.Chinian is the most welcoming and Acanthus is absolutely the best spot to use as a base for enjoying the Languedoc.
Visited September 2018
Written September 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheiranthus
Cheiranthus
Dear Elizabethw, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about Saint-Chinian and my house. It's wonderful to know that you feel so comfortable here and I look forward to hosting you again!
Written September 9, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

2vabien
2vabien
Durham, NC3 contributions
I've rented here many times, not just for the middle-of-everything location, but because it's unusually light and sunny for one of St. Chinian's old houses, with actually comfortable furniture, appealing decor, and just a tinge of agreeable funkiness, e.g. the bedroom-size bathroom, old stone staircase, ridiculous kitchen sink (which I've learned to love and would miss if it were updated). Mainly, it's impeccably and thoughtfully maintained by the friendly and helpful owners. As with most old houses in this region, you gotta like steps. The only possible shortcoming might be that, apart from the little balcony, there's no outside space or landscape view. But the whole lovely Languedoc is just outside the door!
Visited July 2018
Written August 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheiranthus
Cheiranthus
It's wonderful to read your review - thank you for taking the time!! The fact that you have been staying at my house for so many years speaks volumes, and I'm looking forward to seeing you again before too long!
Written August 23, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dempseykieran1
dempseykieran1
Newbridge, Ireland1 contribution
We really enjoyed our stay. From Andreas,s warm welcome to the lovely house that we felt at home in straight away. The photographs don't do the house justice. Andrea s was very helpful and informative. The house contains everything required and one minutes walk from everything in the village. Lots to do from cycling mountain biking and hiking. A great base to explore nearby villages such as Minerve and Roquebrun and only 40 mins from beach. Biggest compliment I could pay was our teenager wanted to stay another week. Thank you Andreas we will definitely be back.
Visited July 2018
Written August 10, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheiranthus
Cheiranthus
Dear Kieran and family, thank you so much for your lovely review - I'm very pleased to hear that you had such a great stay at my house and that the location of Saint-Chinian worked really well for you!! I'll be very happy to host you again and look forward to welcoming you to Saint-Chinian again before too long.
Written August 11, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anna B
Anna B
1 contribution
Comfortable, retro house in very good location within easy walking distance of all local shops and the great market which takes place on Sundays and Thursdays. Saint Chinian is a well placed little town within easy reach of the delights of the coast or a drive north will take you to some more interesting places in the foothills of the mountains. The owner speaks very good English and is very informative and helpful. Book and enjoy the local restaurants, good food and delicious local wine
Visited November 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written December 5, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheiranthus
Cheiranthus
Hi Anna, Thank you so much for taking the time to review my house! It's been a pleasure to host you, and I'm pleased to know that you were able to enjoy some of the many things which Saint-Chinian and the area around it has to offer!
Written December 5, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kathyd12016
kathyd12016
Gillingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
We can only repeat the other reviews and add it was a wonderful stay in a great location . The welcome was as if we were old friends and Andreas gave so much helpful information on both the house and the town. It's no wonder so many people on this site have returned many times . I was very sad to leave. If I ever return to the region Acanthus will most definately be my place to stay. Thank you
Visited June 2016 Traveled with friends
Written June 21, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sue D
Sue D
Duluth, MN
I’ve stayed at Acanthus 6 or 7 times now, and will keep coming back to St. Chinian for the people, the village, the vineyards, the markets, the shops and restaurants, and for the warmth and beauty of Acanthus. The house and its furnishing are beautiful, so comfortable, bright, and inviting. And the village has everything that’s needed for a perfect holiday—gorgeous walks, friendly shopkeepers, amazing plat du jours, local wines and cheeses and fresh produce, markets twice a week, oh, and the patisseries…oh my… I keep going back, and can’t imagine going anywhere else in southern France.
Visited November 2015
Written December 1, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheiranthus
Cheiranthus
Thank you so much for your kind comments, Susan!! I look forward to seeing you again next year!
Written December 2, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kosciusko1
kosciusko1
Harrisonburg, VA54 contributions
This is our second time to stay at the Acanthus Holiday Home and we again had a wonderful visit. This is a very nice property which is well maintained and very clean. The largest bathroom we have ever seen! Wonderful little town with all the services to explore the Saint Chinian wine area. Andreas and Anthony are wonderful host who will help you with anything you need and information about the area. Highly recommend and will return in the future. Patrick and Glenda Rooney
Visited September 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written October 8, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Liz B
Liz B
Crowthorne, United Kingdom10 contributions
All we needed was there, even beach chairs and an umbrella! Really helpful owner with lots of recommendations. Great bathroom and lots of books and DVDs. Suberb wifi and the bonus of a washing machine.
Visited August 2015
Written August 31, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

WAM
WAM
Canberra, Australia102 contributions
The apartment was just perfect for us, very tastefully fitted out in authentic French style, very old, very spacious, fully fitted out and everything we needed for a four week stay. Apart from being very comfortable, there was a comprehensive book, DVD and CD library for our exclusive use as well as access to many UK and French TV channels. It was just a couple of minutes walk to the main street of this charming small French village which has banks, chemists, doctors, butchers, bakeries, supermarkets and many other services you would never find in a similar sized town (2,000) in Australia. If you want a taste of French rural life at its best this apartment and this village are ideal. The owners/managers could not have been more helpful to deal with and were very knowledgeable about not just the village but the whole of the district with lots of excellent suggestions for day trips to surrounding areas.
Visited May 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written June 13, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheiranthus
Cheiranthus
Thank you so much for your kind comments - I'm so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay so much!! Look forward to seeing you again before too long!
Written June 15, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
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About the neighborhood
Saint Chinian has a long history, the first mention being the founding of a Bendictine monastery in 794. Some of the mediaeval streets remain, and the church has a beautiful pipe organ from the 18th century. Today Saint Chinian is a lively village of approx. 1800 full time inhabitants which is a great base for your holiday. The local winemakers produce excellent red, rose and white wines and vineyards abound in all directions. Saint-Chinian has a twice weekly market (Sunday and Thursday) throughout the year, and one of the highlights of the year is the Fete du Cru in July. The area around St Chinian is very good for walking and cycling, and there are many other leisure activities close by.
Getting around
Public transport is available (bus 2014 to Beziers Monday to Saturday). A car will allow you to visit farther afield
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Saint-Chinian can be reached by public transport - a regular bus service (Monday to Saturday) connects the village to Beziers, where you have access to railway services (TGV and TER), as well as the shuttle bus to Beziers airport. To make the most of your stay a car is recommended. Free car parking is available just outside the house.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding NearbyThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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