A South of France renovated stone village property with cool, loft-style feel - sleeping 8 in 4 bedrooms. It has heated pool, air con, Wi-Fi and is walking distance to a village with restaurant, cafe, local shops, easy reach of Carcassonne and Cathar Country, yet only 35km from the Mediterranean beaches at Narbonne - a great location for your hoilday. 10% discount on all 2019 bookings! 10% discount on 2020 bookings reserved before end of January! Excellent value.
We've been meaning to drop you a line about the holiday. It was absolutely perfect in every way. The house was beautiful and so relaxing, it had everything that we needed and more! The village was charming and friendly and the surrounding area was lovely. Hopefully we can return there one day. Thanks for returning the deposit, which I can confirm has been safely received.... read more
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A unique vacation rental in the South of France to sleep 8, with heated pool air-conditioning and walking distance to village
10% discount on all 2019 bookings!
10% discount on 2020 bookings reserved before end of January!
Flexible arrival outside July and August.
La Grange du Tour has been renovated with a creative eye, resulting in a stylish conversion. It comprises a large open plan living area, 4 bedrooms, a TV room with a sofa bed (so an extra 2 people can be accommodated) and a lovely courtyard with a heated pool and summer kitchen.
The property sits in a pretty Occitanie village with a boulangerie, tabac, general store, bar and a couple of restaurants. There are several wineries of note - the village is in the Minervois Appellation.
For history lovers, Minerve and Carcassone are close by and Narbonne, with it's enormous, striking yet unfinished Cathedral, is the closest large town.
The Mediterranean coast and South of France beaches are around 35km from the house.
A great location for your South of France family holiday.
Fabulous holiday home in the South of France , with air-conditioning sleeping 8
The property has a very large open plan kitchen-dining-living room. High ceilings and exposed beams sit above a sleek, fully fitted kitchen with an island and modern furnishings such as colourful Eames-style dining chairs and sofas. Exposed stone walls softens the modern feel.
The house has reversible air conditioning units and there is a log burner in the open plan living room.
Master bedroom - Air-conditioned, King size bed with its own wc and wash basin.
Bathroom 1 - Family bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and wc,
Bathroom 2 - Large shower, wash basin
Bathroom 3 - Large shower, wash basin
First Floor is in 2 sections that do not connect (some low ceilings in places)
Staircase 1 leads to:
Bedroom 2 - King size bed
Bedroom 3 - Twin beds (adult size)
Staircase 2 leads to:
Bedroom 4 - Twin beds (adult size)
TV Room - a sofa bed, bean bags, TV and DVD player. An extra 2 people can be accommodated on the sofa bed on request (making a maximum of 10 at the house).
South of France Villa Rental for 8 people
Large fridge freezer
2 further fridges
Electric oven and hob
Satellite TV French and English
Selection of Books
Travel cot and high chair
Iron and board
A safe for client use
Reversible air conditioning units
Wood burning stove
Car parking is on the road in front of the house
Private heated swimming pool in a courtyard setting, South of France
Two sets of stone steps lead down from the house to the large courtyard which is protected by the original barn walls. Is a lovely, private setting for swimming, dining and relaxing.
The swimming pool of 8m x 4m is heated at no extra cost (minimum temperature is around 25 degrees) and has an alarm. There are Roman steps leading into the pool at one corner for easy access.
To one side there is lounge seating and a dining table for 8 people. At the far end the summer kitchen, sheltered by a pergola, is equipped with a built in gas plancha, hob, fridge, sink and dishwasher so little need for trips back and forward to the house. There is also a small area of artificial grass.
Plenty of the South of France to explore from this holiday villa
The first writings on this pretty village in the Minervois date back to 955 AD. In 1217 it became a Roman Fortress or Castrum and in the 17th century, the village grew, with it's church becoming larger. This being a time of great innovation, the Canal du Midi was under construction and the the notable port at Le Somail (3km from the property) was born.
The local Chateau at Ginestas Château du Puits es Pratx, is often used for weddings and also has a restaurant.
Today Le Somail is well worth a visit, very pretty with canal side restaurants - walkable - 20 minutes through the vineyards or 5 minutes' drive
The closest beach is at Narbonne Plage, 45 minutes by car.
Lac Jourarres, apprx 18km, with water sports and a supervised beach in the summer months.
Lac de la Cavayère near Carcassonne, with water sports, lake-inflatables, acrobranch, picnic areas.
Narbonne apprx 18km - Cathedral, shopping, famous indoor food market - Les Halles and great restaurants.
The city of Carcassonne apprx 50km - UNESCO site - famed Cathar strong hold towering above the town itself.
The Pyrenees mountains and the Spanish border are within driving distance from this holiday home.
South of France Beaches appr 35km - a good choice of beaches within half an hour from this holiday villa.
For more information about the Aude region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide
For information on reaching Aude, Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
International airports are at:
Carcassonne, Beziers, Perpignan, Toulouse, Montpellier, Nimes and Girona and Barcelona in Spain.
South of France by Rail:
Narbonne, Carcassonne, and Perpignan have railway stations with nearby car rental.
South of France Holiday rental in Ginestas a typical Languedoc village
Within a couple of minutes walk you will find:
The local market is every Thursday morning.
Supermarket 5 minutes' drive.
The village is touched by the Canal du Midi so there are opportunities to hire boats and bikes locally.
In or just outside the village;
Municipal tennis courts
Lake Jourarres apprx 18km, with water sports and a supervised beach in the summer months.
We've been meaning to drop you a line about the holiday. It was absolutely perfect in every way. The house was beautiful and so relaxing, it had everything that we needed and more! The village was charming and friendly and the surrounding area was lovely. Hopefully we can return there one day. Thanks for returning the deposit, which I can confirm has been safely received. Once again thanks for enabling us to have such a memorable family holiday. Mr L, South France Villas Client September 2019
A great break in a lovely villa. Great property with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and plenty of space to spread out, inside and outside. Special thanks to Jess for her helping out with printing out our problem boarding pass! August 2018
|From||Until||Rate Type||Weekly Rate||Minimum Stay|
|31st Aug 2019||28th Sep 2019||High||€1,637||7 nights|
|28th Sep 2019||2nd Nov 2019||Middle||€1,384||7 nights|
|2nd Nov 2019||4th Jan 2020||Not Available||-||7 nights|
|4th Jan 2020||4th Apr 2020||Low||€1,062||7 nights|
|4th Apr 2020||23rd May 2020||Middle||€1,384||7 nights|
|23rd May 2020||27th Jun 2020||High||€1,637||7 nights|
|27th Jun 2020||29th Aug 2020||Peak||€2,388||7 nights|
|29th Aug 2020||26th Sep 2020||High||€1,637||7 nights|
|26th Sep 2020||31st Oct 2020||Middle||€1,384||7 nights|
|31st Oct 2020||31st Dec 2020||Not Available||-||7 nights|