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 holiday. Excellent value. Flexible arrival days outside of July and August.
We have had the most wonderful 2 weeks staying in this beautiful converted old stone barn house, in the heart of Ginestas. There was nothing that we couldn’t find within the house to make it truly feel like a home away from home. The living area was extremely spacious, we never felt like we were on top of each other in the house. The courtyard is completely private and... 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 day holidays available, and 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 Carcassonne are close by and Narbonne, with its 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 soften the modern feel.
The house has reversible air conditioning units in all bedrooms 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 (Air-conditioned)
Bedroom 3 - Twin beds (adult size) (Air-conditioned)
Staircase 2 leads to:
Bedroom 4 - Twin beds (adult size) (Air-conditioned)
TV Room - a sofa bed, bean bags, portable air con unit, 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 in all bedrooms
Portable air conditioning unit in TV room
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 its 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 Jouarres, 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.
Beziers -35km, great shopping and restaurants, airport.
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 reach 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 and Beziers are the nearest both are around 50km away, also accessible 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 Jouarres apprx 18km, with water sports and a supervised beach in the summer months.
We have had the most wonderful 2 weeks staying in this beautiful converted old stone barn house, in the heart of Ginestas. There was nothing that we couldn’t find within the house to make it truly feel like a home away from home. The living area was extremely spacious, we never felt like we were on top of each other in the house. The courtyard is completely private and the sun shines in it throughout the day. We have three children aged 12, 11 & 7 and they spent the majority of the time having so much fun in the pool. We were staying there while there was an extreme heatwave of about 45 degrees for 3-4 days so the pool was a relief, but inside the house was lovely and cool too, if you wanted it to be. Jess, who was our point of contact, would reply within minutes if ever we needed any advice about places to visit etc. We spent many evenings eating outside, making use of the outdoor mini kitchen area in the courtyard. The village itself is a truly charming traditional French Languedoc village, with a lovely community feel to it. There are a few places to eat and we enjoyed each of them. Le Table du Casino was probably our favourite, the kids had shuffleboard and a few other games in there to keep them happy which meant the adults were also happy! We were sad to be leaving the other day, but can definitely see us returning again next year. A great find! Thank you, The Talavera family, South France Villas Client August 2023
Absolutely beautiful week! Your property is gorgeous and we all had the best time. Ginestas is lovely and we loved the local area. Frequent visits to La Casino Table and L’Oncle Jules were the icing on the cake! We will definitely book with you again. Merci beaucoup!Hannah and Family, South France Villas client May 2023.
We had fantastic holidays. The house was great and ideal for us 2 families, everyone had here found his relaxation, fun, .... Also with the Canal-de-Midi, the proximity to the sea, but also the necessary distance in these Corona times was perfect. We will gladly leave a very positive review/recommendation.Raif and friends, July 2020
Great service at all stages of the process. Everything professionally managed and communicated. Villa was just as described and fully met our expectations - it was lovely. First time I have dealt with South France Villas - will happily do so again. Mr E , South France Villas Client September 2019
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
Prices for dates outside of the current year are subject to confirmation.
|From||Until||Rate Type||Weekly Rate||Minimum Stay|
|28th Oct 2023||6th Jan 2024||Not Available||-||7 nights|
|6th Jan 2024||30th Mar 2024||Low||€1,171||7 nights|
|30th Mar 2024||18th May 2024||Middle||€1,524||7 nights|
|18th May 2024||22nd Jun 2024||High||€1,799||7 nights|
|22nd Jun 2024||13th Jul 2024||Other||€2,317||7 nights|
|13th Jul 2024||24th Aug 2024||Peak||€2,622||7 nights|
|24th Aug 2024||21st Sep 2024||High||€1,799||7 nights|
|21st Sep 2024||26th Oct 2024||Middle||€1,524||7 nights|
|26th Oct 2024||31st Dec 2024||Not Available||-||7 nights|