|Les Julianes||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||2||Sofabed|
We offer flexible accommodation which features a main gite and an additional guest room.
The gite has everything you need for a self-catering holiday with great outdoor space overlooking the garden and surrounding vineyards.
Our guest room is accessed on the other side of the house and is therefore suitable for additional adults or older children. Additional cost applies for guest room.
There is a well-equipped kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. There is also a kettle, toaster and coffee-maker and we supply tea and coffee to use. There is everything you need and many of our guests say that it is better equipped than their own at home!
Open-plan living and dining room, Sky tv, dvd player, bluetooth speaker docking station and free, unlimited wi-fi.
The spacious double bedroom has a kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. There is also a double sofabed in the lounge.
Our guest room provides additional accommodation with a kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. The room has tea/coffee-making facilities, a small fridge and microwave. Please note that the guest room is accessed from the other side of the house so is not suitable for younger children. Additional cost applies.
Both bathrooms have walk-in showers plus toilet and washbasin. Towels are provided as well as luxury L'Occitane toiletries.
We have a climate control system which can be used for cooling in the summer and heating in the winter.
We offer free wi-fi and UK television via a satellite system. There is also a dvd and bluetooth speaker.
Outside the gite is a spacious private terrace overlooking the garden. There is a large table and chairs for outdoor dining and this is shaded in the summer.
We have a very large garden which guests are welcome to use. Guests can also use our swimming pool.
There is plenty of parking outside the house.
Our accommodation best suits 2 adults, 2 adults with young children or 4 adults holidaying together.
Noel, Naomi and Susie moved to France in 2009 to fulfill our dream of living a different lifestyle in the sunshine. We have been renting-out our apartment and guest room for 4 years now and very much enjoy helping new friends to get the most from this wonderful area.
|Year property purchased||2009|
|Why this location?||The Minervois is one of France's best-kept secrets. Located 25km inland from the Mediterranean, we have a great climate and fabulous scenery with so much to see and do. Carcassonne is only only 30 minutes away and the beautiful, historic village of Minerve is less than 10. If you like food and wine you will be very happy in the Minervois with great wines made by local producers, markets and a wide variety of restaurants. This is a great area for walking, cycling, sightseeing and relaxing.|
|Unique benefits of property||We are in open countryside, surrounded by vineyards with lots of space and fabulous views but only 1km from our village Azillanet and only 3km from Olonzac, the heart of the Minervois region. Most of our guests combine some sightseeing with a great deal of relaxation and the odd trip to local bars and restaurants.
Our property was originally used as a barn and temporary accommodation by the local winegrowers. We undertook a complete renovation meaning that our accommodation is modern and fitted-out to a high standard with everything you could need for your holiday.
Although the apartments is part of our house, it is independently accessed and has a large private terrace for outdoor eating and sunbathing. This leads to our large garden and shared swimming pool.
In short, there's everything you need for a great french holiday!
Carcassonne is one of France's top tourist attractions with its famous medieval citadel - La Cité. A visit is normally high on our guests' agenda.
Every Tuesday morning locals and tourists descend on Olonzac for the weekly market. There are lots of stalls on the main streets of the town but local produce is always the favourite with seasonal fruit and vegetables plus cheese, sausage, olives, honey.......
We are surrounded by vineyards in the heart of the Minervois wine region. Minervois is principally known for its red wines but there are also plenty of nice rosés and the odd white.
If you like a chilled glass of fizz, we are also close to Limoux where they started producing banquette years before Champagne nicked the idea. Tastes great and much better value than its northern cousin.
We'll happily point you in the right direction if you want to buy or taste but can also organise tours with english-speaking wine experts if you want.
The Minervois and beyond is a great area for walking with something to suits everyone starting from vineyard paths from our house.
If you prefer cycling, we can put you in touch with a local hire company who will deliver to your door.
We are only a 5 minute drive from the historic canal - now a world heritage site. Guided trips and boat hire are both available locally.
Thank you to Noel and Naomi for making us feel so welcome. A real home from home. Lovely warm welcome with nice extra touches such as wine and l'occitain produces. Nothing too much trouble. Gite was very clean and comfortable. All cooking utensils available. Quality bedding and pillows. Towels provided for beach/ pool. Close to local town for supermarket, market and restaurant. We had food from Noels menu which was very good and well priced. I'm sure we drive Noel mad with all our questions but he is the perfect host. Can still hear his hearty laugh now. Would highly recommend as a base to discover the local area. Til we return many thanks to you both.
Well located close to Olonzac but surrounded by wonderful countryside. So many beautiful villages in easy reach. Well equipped with everything imaginable in the kitchen and bathroom. Spacious and with lovely seating area outside. Hosts are on site - very welcoming and helpful, offering lots of information about local facilities and activities such as boat trips from nearby Homps along the Canal du Midi.