Self catering holiday home nr Aude

10/10
Bize-Minervois (21km from Narbonne), Aude, Languedoc Roussillon Reference: RA004016 Advertiser since: 18 February 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Ma Maison Self Catering 3 7 1

About this property

A Stunning Holiday Home In A Beautiful Village. This villa is in a village setting.

The house is tastefully decorated and is fully equipped with everything you need, it is a real home from home.

It is located on a quiet road with plenty of parking and is within 100 metre walking distance of the village which has safe river swimming. There is a choice of several good restaurants nearby, 2 bakeries and a Utile. 

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen has a microwave, toaster, oven, hob, dishwasher, plenty of pots and pans, plates and cutlery. Tasimo coffee-maker.

Living rooms

The living room has a leather 3 seater and 2 seater sofa with 2 chairs.

Bedrooms

There is large double bedroom located downstairs and 2 more bedrooms upstairs comprising of 1 with a kingsize double and single day bed and a 2nd bedroom with 2 large single beds.
There is also a cot available if required.

Bathrooms

The bathroom has a bidet, shower cabin, a bath with a shower and sink. There is a separate wc.

Heating

There are electric heaters throughout the property.

Entertainment

A flat screen tv with satellite UK and French channels. A dvd player with a selection of dvds and books are at the house for guests to use. There are boardgames and a badminton set.

Wi-fi is also available on request for an additional fee of £20 per week

Garden and outside

The kitchen diner leads out onto the terrace and large garden with table, 6 chairs and 2 sunbeds. There is a 2 seater settee on the side terrace.
There is also a gas barbecue available.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of parking in front of and to the side of the property. The road the property is located on a quiet cul de sac

Visitor suitability

As there are stairs to access the upper part of the property it would not be suitable for customers with limited mobility.
The house has a cot, push chair and high chair.

Information about any additional facilities

The washing machine is located in the garage and there is an iron and ironing board available. The garden has a long washing line.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: FERME EQUESTRE DE MIREPEISSET 16 chemin des Ratequats, 11120 MIREPEISSET
Distance: 10 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: http://www.hikideas.com/walk-bize-minervois.html

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Pouzols
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Sean Rowe

I bought this house in 2005 because my wife and I, like many others, fell in love with the village and its friendly welcoming residents, we visit as often as we can however as I have my own motorcycle repair business we don't get to visit as often as we would like and therefore thought that by letting it we would give others the opportunity to see this beautiful village in a wonderful part of France.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? This location is in close proximity to historic cather castles, beaches and quiet nature walks. There is kayaking and sailing nearby, opportunity to hire bikes through Melo Vellos and plenty of wonderful restaurants with mouthwatering menus and excellent wines
Unique benefits of property The house on a quiet road and is located in a beautiful village with river swimming only 150 metres away. There are some lovely restaurants within walking distance or you can eat alfresco in our beautiful garden. There is everything you need and we hope that you will feel that it is a real home from home in a wonderful part of France

The Owner Recommends

Cathar Castles and Abbey's

Lagrasse - has the site of one of the largest Benedictine abbeys in the South of France the Abbaye Sainte-Marie d'Orbieu and is well worth a visit to experience the wealth of architectural features dating back to 13 century Minerve - has been selected as one the most beautiful villages of France. Historically, the village has been the capital of the Minervois wine region. The main bridge leading into the village is closed to all vehicles not owned by residents of Minerve and there is a car park nearby. Of all of the original fortifications, only a slender octagonal tower, known locally as the Candela, survives but there is plenty to see. The village is situated on top of the gorge of the River Cesse in a naturally strong defensive position. Near the village the river disappears underground in a large, naturally-carved tunnel Lastours - Since the Middle-Ages, Lastours constitutes a harmonious site with four castles at 300 metres altitude, at the top of a mountain spur. Cabaret, Surdespine, Quertineux and Tour Regine overlook the Orbiel stream and Grézilhou torrent, which are deep in the valley. The most ancient remains go back to the Middle-Bronze Age at around 1500 years B.C: the tomb of a young girl known as "the princess with the necklace” was found in a cave. Her body was covered with objects such as amber pearls and jewellery evoking Mycenaean or Egyptian art. This site is not the most accessible of the Cathar castles nor the most spectacular, but this adds to the experience because the site hasn't been extensively restored. Abbey Fontfoide - is steeped in history The Cistercian abbey was founded in 1093 is situated close to Narbonne. It is well preserved with church, cloister, 12th century chapter house and lay clergy building. When there visit the Gustave Fayet museum, with its rose and terraced gardens open in summer. You may also enjoy a tasting of the Corbières AOC abbey's wine or a meal in the restaurant. Guided tours are also available

Cycling

Mellow Velos will hire out bikes and will deliver them to Ma Maison. A tour guide can also be arranged. The house has a garage for safe storage of the bikes.

http://mellowvelos.com/hire/en/

Eating Out

The restaurants in Bize minervois are Jean Marc - located at the end of the road. Le Grange a close walk away, Cafe du Midi in the village and a small drive away or walk across the vineyards is La Sellette.

The Beach

Beaches are about 35km away Narbonne Plage with its miles of sandy beach and sea front restaurants and Guissan.

2 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 ACHJ 21 August, 2017

We had a lovely time. This is a nice house in a delightful French village and far from the madding crowd. The house itself is clean, well maintained, and well equipped.
There are a few local restaurants if you don't feel like cooking or barbecuing yourself.
River swimming is less than 200 metres away. 40 minutes will get to to the coast and there is a lake near Homps (lac de Joarres) approx 15 minutes away by car.
The owners are very helpful and a delight to deal with.
We will definitely recommend this to all of our family and friends and will return ourselves in the future.

Owner response

Thank you, I am really pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and Iook forward to welcoming you again one day.

10 / 10 D & D 10 December, 2015

Enjoyed our stay in a town house which felt very much like a home from home . The location was ideal for hill walks from the front door and easy access into Bize without using the car . English TV is a big plus after sightseeing all day .
The owner's communications were excellent and friendly and the local contacts are easily contactable if needed .

Owner response

Thank you for your kind comments. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay.