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Ad Austrum is managed by Neerja, the owner.
243 - 342/night
Suitable for up to 6 people

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Ad Austrum main bedroom - Ad Austrum, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— Neerja: “The first thing to remember is that time is luxury. So take advantage of the southern rhythm and slow down. Read a good book. Take a plunge in the pool and then bask in the sun afterwards.”
Interview By:

— Please tell us about Ad Austrum.

Neerja: “Ad Austrum is a 17th century stone house full of history and with a very strong presence in the south of France that we turned into a luxury vacation rental. Originally the owners of the house lived on the first floor while their animals lived on the ground floor. The traditional farmer’s house is set in a rustic village.

The name Ad Austrum is Latin and means ‘to the south’.”
Ad Austrum main bedroom - Ad Austrum, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— Ad Austrum main bedroom

— What was your inspiration to turn Ad Austrum into a vacation home?

Neerja: “The south of France has always been the location of my dreams and I especially like this area in Languedoc-Roussillon, as it is very authentic. To me the house offers the best of two worlds – the quietness of a small village as well as all the big sights of southern France within close proximity.

I have traveled a lot over the years and really wanted a place that I could call a family home, somewhere I could spend the weekends. For that reason it was very important to me to create a place with a soul. I really put my heart into working on every single detail in order to turn it into a house where everyone would feel comfortable and at home.”
Fireplace - Ad Austrum, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— Fireplace

— Please describe the different rooms at Ad Austrum.

Neerja: “Our vacation home offers two large bedrooms and a large loft suite with a bedroom and a living room. Each bedroom has its own personal bathroom. All three offer enchanting views of the courtyard and the surrounding landscape.

The living room is encircled by a stone cave, which allows for cooler temperatures even during hot summers. For cold winters our guests can use the fireplace in the dining room to create a cozy atmosphere.

As you might know, eating is a very important part of French culture. Therefore all life in the house is centered on the huge dining room table. Another beautiful place to gather for meals is the courtyard and the garden. In order to make your cooking experience as pleasant as possible the kitchen is fully stocked for you to use.

Lots of the furniture and accessories in the house are original and were created specifically to match the traditional atmosphere of Ad Austrum.

Additional single beds can be added upon request.”
 - Ad Austrum, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France

— How would you describe the style and atmosphere of the house?

Neerja: “Ad Austrum is a typical village house in southern France. Its rough, authentic beauty is emphasized by leaving certain essential materials exposed, such as the wooden beams, and the stone masonry. Texture in general was very important to me when setting up the house.

Some of the furniture in the house is inspired by some of the type of village work in old times. One example is a piece of furniture that was used to store flour, which is now part of the interior design yet used with a completely different purpose. There are little reminders everywhere here of things that were originally used.

The result is a unique mixture of old and new, reminiscent of the old but intrinsically modern. I tried to take the best of both worlds, bringing modern day comforts using the best of the old materials.”
Ad Austrum living area - Ad Austrum, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— Ad Austrum living area

— What kind of responses do you receive from guests on vacation at Ad Austrum?

Neerja: “Visitors are always surprised by how sophisticated, yet rustic and full of charm the house is. The village where it is located is off the beaten path of tourism.

Holiday guests at Ad Austrum value that the house not only has such an interesting history, but at the same time is homey and full of soul. Unlike a museum this is a place where you can feel at home and take full advantage of what it has to offer. There are a lot of spaces to sit and enjoy different views, so that each day can offer a unique perspective.”
Bedroom - Ad Austrum, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
— Bedroom

— What services can you offer to your vacation guests?

Neerja: “Guests can make requests and we’ll do our very best to supply whatever might be needed. A yoga instructor is available, for example, and we soon want to be able to provide delicious meals prepared by a local chef.”
 - Ad Austrum, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France
 
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