Bastide Langlade is a spacious and beautiful 18th century vineyard house in a small village about 7k from Sommieres. The size was great for our three-generation family of 10, and the garden and pool were lovely. The kitchen was well equipped, and the showers worked very well. We were not told, however, that one of the 5 bedrooms had no windows. The young kids did not seem to mind the heat, but had our group been all adults, no one would have wanted the windowless, hot room.
Things started out well enough, with the owner being nearby and very helpful; however, when we began to experience some problems with the washing machine and the electricity (should one have to unplug the refrigerator to keep from blowing a fuse when running the clothes washer; no other appliances or lights were on?), the owner was hours away, and the rental agency said that we were asking for daily, concierge service. We are not newcomers to self-catering in France, and we have never before rented a ... mehr