South of France holiday villa in the Minervois region of Languedoc. A stylish, modern architectural conversion of a stone village house, 4 bedrooms, 2 pools one heated, Wi-Fi, Summer Kitchen and 'Modern Moroccan' courtyard. Short breaks in low season.
Seven of us had the most magical week-long stay at the Maison Minervois. The house is gorgeous, with ancient walls but modern appliances and comforts. The town is charming and quiet, but just a short drive from many sites and activities. Andre was there to answer any questions and to provide assistance at a moment’s notice. The pool is clean and a lovely... read more
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South of France modern holiday home with 2 pools one heated, sleeps 8.
Weekends possible in low season, contact us for details!
This is a beautifully renovated 4 bedroomed South of France village house marrying in perfect harmony the old warm exposed stonework with modern steel and glass. The renovation of this holiday home was done by a young architect who was determined to suffuse living spaces with light giving the house an 'open' plan feel more in keeping with a New York penthouse than a French viticole wine 'cave'.
'Maison Minervois' is situated in a quiet South of France wine growing village in the Aude area of Languedoc, yet the mediterranean beaches are within a 30-40 minute drive.
This property has 2 outside areas, one large walled courtyard houses the heated 9m x 3m swimming pool, summer kitchen with fridge and BBQ, garden chairs and a table for eating outdoors, the second is a small entrance courtyard accessing the house, partly covered and here you will find the plunge pool.
This holiday home offers both authenticity and luxury a great place to spend a family vacation in the South of France. There is a sister property 250 mts away, AU005A La Mirouze again with 4 bedrooms and a pool should you wish to have a holiday with friends yet keep your own independence.
South of France Holiday Home sleeping 8
The entrance to this lovely South of France holiday house is through the original wooden 'cave' doors - they open onto a small courtyard from where the house is accessed via large glass doors.
The large glass sliding doors open out completely losing all division between the 'exterior' and 'interior' space, of this holiday property. Most of the materials used for the renovation are authentic and 'organic' - original stonework, wood, salvaged beams and plastered ceiling 'a l'ancienne'. Walls are decorated with lovely modern paintings.
The main living area and fully equipped modern kitchen are ingeniously centred around the courtyards. giving the house and all the rooms extra volume, but also a homely intimacy.
Tastefully decorated - the muted greys are very easy on the eye - comfortable sofa and chairs with (french) satellite TV, CD and Radio.
Fully equipped modern kitchen and laundry room with a double sink and washing machine.
Open plan dining room with a dining table and 6 chairs.
First Floor Accommodation:
Stairs from ground floor lead to the bedrooms and bathrooms:
All the bedrooms in this holiday home have lovely wooden floors.
Bedroom 1 - Twin bedroom with large glass windows overlooking entrance courtyard.
Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 - 3 doubles:
- 1 with terrace overlooking entrance courtyard
- 1 overlooking inner courtyard
- 1 with wooden beamed ceiling and ensuite bathroom with bath and wash hand basin.
Office area with large fitted cupboards overlooking inner courtyard.
1 Shower room with corner shower and wash hand basin.
1 shower room with corner shower and 2 wash hand basins.
1 independent wc.
TV and Satellite-TV (French Channels only)
Free Wi-Fi (please contact us for bookings before June and after September as notice maybe required).
Heated Swimming pool
This South of France holiday property has 2 outside living areas.
A large walled courtyard that houses the recently completed 9m x 3m swimming pool, Summer kitchen/Bar with a fridge and BBQ, garden chairs and a table for eating outdoors.
This courtyard is a veritable sun trap, but for those windy days can be a great shelter too! A small part of the courtyard is under cover so offers shade if necessary.
The heated swimming pool is alarmed, has Roman steps and is not overlooked (heated from April to October and included in the price).
The second courtyard has the plunge pool, a great place to escape for a little peace of quiet!
Plenty of the South of France to explore from this holiday villa
This pretty village in the Minervois, dates back to around 1157 and boasts an 11th century church which featured heavily as a stronghold during the Crusades.
The surrounding countryside is a nature lover's paradise being home to a variety of Mediterranean plants and herbs. During the summer the local vineyards organise a weekly 'wine' tour with a meal and of course wine tasting!
The Lac de Jouarrez apprx 9km where there are plenty of watersports.
Trout fishing apprx 2km
Canal du Midi apprx 4km - Boat hire or trips, restaurants
Narbonne apprx 22km - Cathedral, shopping, market, great restaurants. Les Halles a great experience for lunch.
Nearby are the medieval Cathar castles including Queribus and Peyrepertuse; majestic ruins rising above precipitous summits.
The Pyrenees mountains and the Spanish border are within driving distance from this holiday home.
South of France Beaches appr 30km - a good choice of beaches within half an hour from this holiday villa.
For more information about the Aude region and the Corbieres, 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 - (Ryanair to Stansted, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Cork and Dublin).
Beziers (Ryanair to Bristol, Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh)
Montpellier (international flights worldwide). Ryanair to Stansted and Leeds/Bradford, Easyjet to Gatwick and Luton
Perpignan (Ryanair to Stansted and Flybe to Southampton).
Nimes (Ryanair to Lutonand Liverpool).
Girona (Spain) Ryanair to various UK airports
Toulouse and Barcelona (Spain) also have international & transatlantic flights).
South of France by Rail:
Narbonne, Carcassonne, and Perpignan have railway stations with nearby car rental.
Close to this South of France Holiday villa you will find
Baker in the village
Grocer Supermarket - apprx 5km
Café-bar - apprx 4km
Pharmacy - apprx 5km
Restaurants - apprx 4km
Public tennis courts in the village
Bike hire (Le Somail)
Seven of us had the most magical week-long stay at the Maison Minervois. The house is gorgeous, with ancient walls but modern appliances and comforts. The town is charming and quiet, but just a short drive from many sites and activities. Andre was there to answer any questions and to provide assistance at a moment’s notice. The pool is clean and a lovely sanctuary on hot days. We were enchanted by the “indoor-outdoor” living spaces which crated a very open feeling and could be accessed through glass doors. This house is truly unique and special, we hope to return some day! Clea and family - July 2018
Nous avons passe un moment merveilleux dans votre belle maison! Merci beaucoup pour votre hospitalite! Nous esperons revenir un jour. (We had a marvellous stay in your lovely house. Thank you very much for your hospitality. We hope to return one day).July 2018, Clea, Peter, Stanley, Alvy (New York), Dan, Annie et Olive (Chicago)
We had a lovely stay, the villa was stunning and the owner was very welcoming.Amber, September 2016
We just stayed at Maison Minervois, a group of 6 adults, and loved it. What a perfect villa and so beautiful. Please pass on to Andre and his wife how much we enjoyed their property. It was a perfect size, lovely pool and yard and it had great beds! Andre brought us a list of places to visit and restaurants to try. Very helpful. We also loved visiting Languedoc and the Aude. So very pretty and interesting. Thank you. Charlie and Jane, Mike and Liz, Jane and Jim, September 2016
We had a wonderful time thank you, very sad to leave!Beatrice, July 2016
Just wanted to say a big thank you for your help in organising the villa for us, A4 Maison Minervois. The week we had there was amazing and the owners were just delightful. Leesa & Damon
|From||Until||Rate Type||Weekly Rate||Minimum Stay|
|15th Sep 2018||3rd Nov 2018||Middle||€1,635||7 nights|
|3rd Nov 2018||22nd Dec 2018||Other||€1,400||7 nights|
|22nd Dec 2018||5th Jan 2019||Winter||€1,518||7 nights|
|5th Jan 2019||2nd Mar 2019||Low||€1,165||7 nights|
|2nd Mar 2019||30th Mar 2019||Other||€1,400||7 nights|
|30th Mar 2019||27th Apr 2019||Winter||€1,518||7 nights|
|27th Apr 2019||1st Jun 2019||Middle||€1,635||7 nights|
|1st Jun 2019||29th Jun 2019||High||€1,871||7 nights|
|29th Jun 2019||31st Aug 2019||Peak||€2,929||7 nights|
|31st Aug 2019||28th Sep 2019||Middle||€1,635||7 nights|
|28th Sep 2019||21st Dec 2019||Other||€1,400||7 nights|
|21st Dec 2019||31st Dec 2019||Winter||€1,518||7 nights|