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Gruissan, France

Back garden and terrace

Back garden and terrace

Well equipped kitchen

Well equipped kitchen

Main bedroom with comfortable bed 160 cm.

Main bedroom with comfortable bed 160 cm.

Singe bedroom - second view.

Singe bedroom - second view.

Very long and wide sandy beach.

Very long and wide sandy beach.

Gruissan village

Gruissan village

Poppy fields in spring

Poppy fields in spring

Back garden and terrace Well equipped kitchen Main bedroom with comfortable bed 160 cm. Singe bedroom - second view. Very long and wide sandy beach. Gruissan village Poppy fields in spring
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2013
Exchange dates Duration
August 01, 2017 - August 31, 2017

Exchange with Bergen or non-sim to Gruissan.

2 weeks

Lovely seaside cottage in the south of France or apartment in Bergen, Norway.

Welcome to our winter residence and our place in the sun. We can offer a cozy, comfortable and well equipped cottage on private holiday estate just 100 m from the large, sandy Blue Flag beach of Gruissan Les Ayguades - halfway between Gruissan village and Narbonne Plage. There is a communal pool in summer.
The house is built in the local tradition with high ceilings and a mezzanine level. On the ground floor there is a kitchen/living area, wintergarden serving as a livingroom, a double bedroom and a single bedroom, shower room and separate toilet. On the mezzanine level there is a double sofabed. Fully equipped kitchen, two terraces, garage, separate private parking space on the grounds. The reversible aircondition unit (heat pump) panel heaters and floor heating make the house suitable for all year occupation.
Unique and sought after location in conservation area just 100 m from the large, sandy and child friendly beach.Dead end street with no through traffic. Perfect for a family holiday in high season, the rest of the year ideal for those seeking peace and quiet, for nature lovers, for walkers/hikers, birdwatchers, windsurfers. Many marked hiking trails and miles of biking paths.
The nearby and lovely medieval circular village of Gruissan is a delight and offers all services, restaurants and a lively market three times a week. Gruissan is one of the few places on the Languedoc coast that is lively all year and can be recommended also out of season.
Narbonne is our nearest town with history back to Roman times and a very good covered market.
Easily accessible from airports like Béziers, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Montpellier, Toulouse. Direct high speed trains to Narbonne from Paris Gare de Lyon and also train connections from CDG airport. Convenient for a combination with cities like Paris, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Barcelona. Only one hour from the Spanish border and interesting day trips by car to north Costa Brava are very much possible.
Communal pool in season (mid June till mid September) and also small grocer/wine shop/restaurant/bread outlet/take away at walking distance from late April through September (normally).
We offer two bicycles and a Citroen C3 Pluriel (convertible) for exchange. A car is necessary.
http://homeexchange.pagesperso-orange.fr/

Top floor two bedroom duplex with balcony and views in central Bergen Norway, sleeps 4-5 and available most of the time. Please ask even if the dates are blocked, they may be blocked for personal use. A car is not necessary in the city.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/510821

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 38 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Accountant
  • Maritime pilot

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

References

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible

Property Details

  • Car necessary
  • Garden
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Public swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Baby equipment

Our Destination Wish List

  • Iceland
  • Netherlands
  • Normandy, France
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Finland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Norsk

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Béziers-Cap d'Agde - 39 km

  • beach Gruissan Les Ayguades (0.2 km)
  • forest Les Auziles (2.6 km)
  • sea Mediterranean (0.4 km)
  • lake Etang de Mateille (0.6 km)
  • boating Gruissan Marina (7.9 km)
  • mountains Les Pyrenées (175.9 km)
  • shopping Intermarché Gruissan (3.5 km)
  • golfing Golf Saint Thomas (55.7 km)

Unique and sought after location in conservation area just 100 m from the large, sandy and child friendly Blue Flag beach of Les Ayguades. Dead end street with no through traffic. Perfect for a beach family holiday in high season, the rest of the year ideal for those seeking peace and quiet, for nature lovers, for walkers/hikers, birdwatchers, windsurfers. Many marked hiking trails and miles of biking paths. The nearby and lovely medieval circular village of Gruissan is a delight and offers all services, restaurants and a lively market three times a week

Occupation

  • Accountant
  • Maritime pilot

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We sometimes have a cat (long story)
  • 1 cat (male, friendly)

About Our Family

We are a middle aged couple who have done more than 50 various types of exchanges since 2002 and more to come. Sometimes the mrs travel on her own, occasionally the husband joins; he is a bit picky when it comes to destinations and in summer he prefers to stay in Norway. In summer holidays we sometimes travel with our daughter and her fiancé.
Cooking is one of your passions and we cook even on holiday. A well equipped kitchen, preferably with a dishwasher is a real bonus.

Summer exchanges preferably to not so hot places like UK, North of France, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Germany etc. And we all suffer from hay fever, so a rural setting in the middle of the fields is a bit of a no-no in pollen season, sorry.
We sometimes have a cat - a very friendly male called Grisou. We are all cat lovers and happy to look after them.
We have been exchanging homes since 2002 to France (Toulon, Gruissan *2, Cap Ferret, Libourne, Nantes,Trebeurden, Caen, Paris *4, Carpentras, St. Jean de Luz), Spain (Zaragoza, Almeria, Barcelona *3, Costa Brava (Blanes), Valencia, Sevilla, Costa Azahar, Delta d'Ebro), Norway (Bergen), Italy (Rome, Liguria), Ireland, UK (London*2, Edinburgh, Worcester, Faversham), Austria (Vienna *2), Belgium (Liège), Portugal (Alentejo, Lisbon region),Iceland*2 (Reykjavik).Poland (Kraków),The Netherlands (Haarlem)
Please do not hesitate to make contact for further info.
We are open to most exchange offers in Europe, even to those places already visited and happy to look after your cat and your garden (we love both).
There are two properties on offer - our top floor 2 bedroom apartment in Bergen, Norway (sleeps 3), and our winter seaside residence in Gruissan, southern France (sleeps 4). We can also host you in our North-Norway home.
Also open to non-simultaneous exchanges and we are happy to exchange with holiday homes/second homes as long as they are comfortable and well equipped.

We sometimes need house-/catsitters.

Lifestyle

We divide our time between North Norway and the south of France and exchanges inbetween. Our main home is in Norway and our winter residence in the Languedoc. We also have a small flat in Bergen, Norway where we occasionally spend a week or three.

We like to travel and explore new places and both cities, towns, villages and rural locations would interest us.
An active holiday with access to walking/hiking and/or cycling possibilities is always a bonus. We are cat lovers, a cat would be a bonus too :)) The Mrs. is a keen gardener, so always happy to look after a garden and/or house plants.

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