South of France Private Holiday Villa, in the Minervois region of the Languedoc Roussillon. A very spacious hill top holiday house sleeping 10 to 12. Large private garden with fenced swimming pool, Table Tennis, Pool table and Wi-Fi. All rooms and terraces have stunning views.
For two or three families sharing it is ideal. Great pool area, great facilities and absolutely stunning views in this beautiful part of France. Thompson Family, July 2008. We were very pleased with our villa and the service we had from yourselves, the owner, and his keyholder in Montseret. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. A week wasn't... read more
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Large Private Holiday Villa with a fenced swimming pool, in the Minervois area of Languedoc, South of France to sleep 10-12.
This charming private holiday villa with a 10m x 5m fenced swimming pool is set within a large private garden, it is secluded, very private and not overlooked.
This French Holiday Home enjoys a stunning position on the highest spot in the village next to the old village windmill, but is also sheltered by a mature stand of pine trees in the garden. There are sensational views over the South of France countryside from all the villa's terraces and rooms.
This holiday villa in the Minervois, has been carefully restored, retaining many features including exposed stone walls and woodwork, and added the new modern kitchen. Built on several levels it has quite a lot of steps between the various living rooms, so is not suitable for the very young or the elderly.
There are a total of 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms so ideal for more than one family holidaying together.
The full sized pool table and table tennis table are a bonus for those family competitions!
We have been renting this house for over 10 years so please do not hesitate to ask any questions.
Inside of this large South of France family holiday villa.
Enter through the enclosed terrace/foyer area with large sliding windows (25m2) to the new dining room (29m2) featuring a high ceiling with whitewashed wooden beams and natural stone wall and with views over the surrounding Southern France countryside and vineyards.
The dining room has a most attractive and unusual glass-topped white-washed wooden dining table which seats 8.
The dining room connects through to the very well-equipped new kitchen (33m2) with a wood burner and small TV (French free view) The kitchen has large sliding windows out on to the terrace and driveway with great views to the local landmark Roque Longue.
There is a utility room off the kitchen.
From the dining room three steps lead down to the Pool Room (25m2) which has a full size pool table, great for entertaining teeanagers on holiday!
The Pool room opens on to the vast airy sitting room (55m2), which is open right up to the roof beams. Two large sofas, anantique writing desk and a grand fully functioning fireplace offer traditonal living space
The sitting room and pool room have a natural oak floor. There are two sets of very wide sliding glass doors; one to the West terrace bordered by arches, the other doors to the East give onto a small covered terrace with the wooded garden beyond.
From the Pool room three steps lead down to the office which light and airy as there are three double windows out onto the garden, a low ceiling and old terracotta floor. There is an antique desk and also a sofa (actually a spare bed with cushions).
The office also connects up to the sitting room and to an entrance hallway.
The hallway (18m2) has an upright grand piano and an independent wc with wash basin and an antique safe (not used).
The hallway leads to the garden.
Bedroom 1- Ensuite Through a stone archway, is a very attractive large double bedroom, (21m2) with a queen size bed and a fireplace. Ensuite bathroom, (9m2): with bath and shower, washbasin, wc.
Bedroom 2 and 3 shared Ensuite From the hallway two steps lead up to a twin bedded room (11m2), which shares an ensuite bathroom (7m2), with bath, wash hand basin and wc with a double bedroom (17m2). This double bedroom has an extensive built-in wardrobe and akingsize bed.
Bedroom 4 Ensuite- A staircase from the sitting room leads to a double bedroom. It has a kingsize bed with oriental-style rattan furniture. (25m2 with sloping ceiling so that about a third of ceiling is less than 'head-height'), 3 steps down to ensuite bathroom; 10m2 bath with shower, bidet, basin and wc.
Bedroom 5 Ensuite- A steep set of stairs from the hallway (unsuitable for the elderly or very young children) leads to a bedroom with one double and one single bed with a pull out single bed underneath 22m2. Pine furniture and simple Ikea wardrobe. Ensuite shower room: shower, basin and wc.
Bedroom 6 Four steep steps lead up to another smaller bedroom with low ceiling and 6ft Brass bed.
A summary of the 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 5 wc layout:-
1 double with ensuite bath, shower and wc 1 twin room that interconnects with the above double and has a separate entrance from the hallway
1 double with ensuite bath, shower and wc
1 independent wc in the Entrance Hall
1 double room with ensuite bath, shower and wc 1 large room with a double and single and ensuite shower room and wc with access to 1 double (6ft Brass bed)
Please note that the holiday house is for 12 people.
This Languedoc holiday villa is very well equipped for a family holiday in the Minervois area.
Separate Drinks Fridge
Gas and Electric Hob Electric
Oven with Hood/Extractor
2 TVs, Satellite TV with Sky box (BBC + some other channels are available) Radio, CD and DVD Player
Table tennis table and full sized pool table
Cot available on request
Plenty of Garden furniture available including sunloungers, patio tables
Wood Burner in the Kitchen
Built in BBQ
Broadband access with
Wi-Fi throughout the house and garden
Oil Fired Central heating
What this Private Holiday Villa in the Languedoc has to offer outside!
The large covered west terrace with archways leads up to a dining area with built-in BBQ (new BBQ planned for summer 2017!) and tiled mosaic dining table seating up to 12.
This dining area looks through open arches on to the 10mx5m pool which is fenced with a childproof gate.
A small 'summer kitchen' in a round tower has a sink and the essential drinks fridge. (New full kitchen planned for the summer 2017 season!)
Steps lead down from the pool area to the wooded East garden which is shaded by pine trees, and to the covered terrace by the sitting room and the lower-level patio by the hallway and linen room. You will find plenty of spaces to relax on this villa holiday, either in the South of France sunshine or in the shade.
There are 8 sun-loungers at the property and numerous plastic chair loungers.
The ping pong table is in the loggia area.
Gated parking area, with a car port for two cars.
* A new improved pool area is planned for the summer 2017 season, with shower, wc, new BBQ and full kitchen!
There is a small grocer's shop in the village.
The landscape around the village is stunningly beautiful; nearby lies the route of the Cathar castles with majestic ruins. (read Kate Mosse's Labyrinth!)
The Pyrenees and the Mediterranean beaches (Gruissan, Narbonne and Leucat plages) are all within 25-40 kms, and the Spanish border is only an hour's drive away (Dali museum in Figueres).
St. Andre de Roquelongue 3km village shops, tennis.
Abbey de Fontfroide 10km built by the powerful Bishops of Narbonne with a beautifully restored 11th century cloister.
Narbonne 18km. It boasts a flamboyant cathedral and Episcopal Palace. Excellent restaurants. One of the most splendid markets.
Bages 22km. Lovely fishing village with several very good seafood restaurants. Great windsurfing on the etang in early spring and late autumn. (some speed records have been set here). Sigean 24km Wildlife safari park.
Port la Nouvelle 30km Superb sandy beaches.
Carcassonne 50km Largest fortified medieval town.
Beziers 50km Major market town, noted for its bull-fight 'Feria' in August.
For more information about this Southern France region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide
For information on reaching Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
International airports are at:
Montpellier apprx 85km. (Easyjet Gatwick, Ryanair Stansted).
Carcassonne apprx 85km (Ryanair Stansted, Brussels, East Midlands, Dublin and Liverpool).
Beziers apprx 50km (Ryanair from Bristol, Luton, Manchester and Edinburgh)
Perpignan 100km (Ryanair Stansted, Birmingham, Flybe Southampton).
Nimes 140km (Ryanair Lutonand Liverpool).
Toulouse 175km (Flybe; Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow Southampton. Easyjet Gatwick).
Girona (Spain) apprx 2 hours (Ryanair to various UK airports)
Avignon 185km (Flybe Southampton, Jet 2, Air France & British Airways Heathrow).
Marseille 250km (Ryanair, Jet2, Easyjet Gatwick, Air France; Heathrow & Gatwick, British Airways).
Paris Narbonne - direct train 4.30 hrs.
Beziers and Agde have railway stations with nearby car rental. Paris to Montpellier is apprx 4hrs by TGV (Train Grande Vitesse).
750 km south of Paris (about 6 hours drive non-stop) 1040 km south of Calais (about 9 hours drive non-stop)
Where you can go locally from this Luxury Villa Rental in the Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillion
In the nearby village - small grocer with bread depot in the village
Excellent tennis courts in St Andre de Roquelongue (apprx 3 km) - €20 euros per week unlimited access.
Supermarket apprx 3km
Pharmacy apprx 3km
Tennis courts apprx 2km
Restaurants apprx 3km
River approx 10kms
Riding approx 15kms
Bike hire apprx 15kms
Beaches and the Sea apprx 30kms
Golf apprx 60kms
Canoe hire approx 60kms
Other local places or activities of interest:
Sports nautiques (water sports)
Escalade (rock climbing)
Chateau ruins in the village Cathar Castles - Querybus and Peyrepertuse
Abbaye de Fontfroide and Chateau de Salses
For two or three families sharing it is ideal. Great pool area, great facilities and absolutely stunning views in this beautiful part of France. Thompson Family, July 2008. We were very pleased with our villa and the service we had from yourselves, the owner, and his keyholder in Montseret. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. A week wasn't long enough and when we return to this area, we'll certainly check out South France Villas again. Colin Perriment, August 2007
|From||Until||Rate Type||Weekly Rate||Minimum Stay|
|30th Dec 2017||24th Mar 2018||Low||£2,100||7 nights|
|24th Mar 2018||9th Jun 2018||Middle||£2,100||7 nights|
|9th Jun 2018||7th Jul 2018||High||£2,600||7 nights|
|7th Jul 2018||25th Aug 2018||Peak||£3,200||7 nights|
|25th Aug 2018||3rd Nov 2018||High||£2,600||7 nights|
|3rd Nov 2018||15th Dec 2018||Low||£2,100||7 nights|
|15th Dec 2018||29th Dec 2018||Winter||£3,375||7 nights|
|29th Dec 2018||23rd Mar 2019||Low||£2,100||7 nights|
|23rd Mar 2019||8th Jun 2019||Middle||£2,100||7 nights|
|8th Jun 2019||6th Jul 2019||High||£2,600||7 nights|
|6th Jul 2019||24th Aug 2019||Peak||£3,200||7 nights|
|24th Aug 2019||2nd Nov 2019||High||£2,600||7 nights|
|2nd Nov 2019||14th Dec 2019||Low||£2,100||7 nights|
|14th Dec 2019||28th Dec 2019||Winter||£3,375||7 nights|
|28th Dec 2019||31st Dec 2018||Low||£2,100||7 nights|