A Cottage for Rent in Southern France

This compact 300 years old stone cottage has been sympathetically modernised without losing any of its charm. It is in La Liviniere, a small village in the Languedoc region of Southern France

La Liviniere was settled by the Roman legions as a wine growing centre. Its name is thought to have come from the Latin cella vinaria (‘wine cellar’). Today this charming stone village, with ancient, winding streets, alleys and arches, has about 500 inhabitants. The village is built on a hill and is dominated by the church with its massive stone tower. Remnants of Roman and Medieval walls remain within the village which backs onto the Montagne Noir and looks across plains to the Pyrenees.

Wine growing remains the main activity in the village which was granted its own ‘appelation controle’ in 1998. The village boasts a bakery, general store, post office, chemist and doctor’s surgery. It also has a small café-bar. Near by in the villages of Peyriac, Rieux, Olonzac and Caunes, supermarkets, shops, restaurants and banks are available.