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.
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!
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.
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
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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.