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Contemporary French country style

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Behind the original facade of this old building, lies a fabulous contemporary interior. Unlived in for over 40 years the property has been transformed and lovingly renovated to a high standard. Being an Interior Designer, every detail has been considered, mixing old with new, and retaining original features to provide a warm , light and very French atmosphere. In this beautifully restored part of a winemakers home we offer luxury accommodation with a secluded terrace .

La Petite Maison is situated just off the village square in the small hamlet of Paguignan in the Minervois wine Region. The quiet hamlet of Paguignan nestles in the foot hills of the Montagne Noire and just 35kms from the Mediterranean. Just 2 minutes from the front door you are among the vineyards or in the garrigue. A paradise for painter, walkers ( and strollers ). The Cathar village of Minerve, which sits perched on a rock between two deep gorges, is just 15 minutes away and the Canal du Midi , which offers boat trips, boat hire, walks and restaurants is just 20 minutes away.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Nabonne, Valras,Gruissan 35 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcasonne and Beziers 45 km, Nearest railway: Nabonne 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available
Further details indoors

La Petite Maison opens onto a picturesque and secluded square in the heart of the hamlet. This little house ( but not so little ) has a traditional French feel with many original features and decorated in a contemporary French country style.

The accommodation is on 3 floors. The entrance opens into a large vestibule from which opens bedroom 1 with double bed and its own en suite shower, wc and wash basin. A wooden staircase takes you up to the first floor into the light kitchen/dining area with wooden floor and traditional French window and balustrade overlooking the square. From here original double doors open into bedroom 2 with single beds and which also has its own en suite shower, wc and wash basin.

The wooden staircase continues up to the second floor opening into a very spacious and light living area, with sloping ceilings and white washed timber floor. Here a large glazed screen looks out onto a totally private roof terrace for eating and enjoying the sun.

Further details outdoors

The terrace, which opens directly off the living area, is equipped with dining table and chairs and 2 deck chairs for relaxing. The terrace is part shaded which is essential when the weather is hot.

There are 2 adult bicycles for use.

The house is located close to the main village square where there is ample parking

Further details

Bed linen and towels are included in the rental price.

End of stay cleaning is included in the rental price but it is expected that the property is left as found.

The house keeper is english spoken and so will be able to help you with any problems.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

This part of the Longuedoc boasts a sunny Mediterranean climate with, they say, 300 days of sunshine per year. Summers are hot but sometimes tempered by a breeze.

This is a land of contrasts between the gentle sandy coast with coastal lagoons, the more luscious plain of the river Aude where cherries, apricots and olives grow and where the Canal du Midi meanders serenely, and the more rugged interior. A land of vineyards, wine and good food, perfumed garrigue, castles, abbeys, Cathar history, walks, rivers for fishing and swimming, colourful markets with fresh local produce and historic cities such as Roman Nabonne and Carcassonne with its remarkable medieval fortress - one of Europe's best preserved wall cities.

Aigues Vives

Paguignan is surrounded by pretty vineyards and gentle hills. Walking among the vineyards or in the wild garrigue with its amazing scenery is wonderful. There are many marked walking routes around Paguignan and Aigues Vives and many more in a wider area. The spectacular old Cathar village of Minerve is practically on the doorstep. Swimming in the river at Biz-Minervois is 10 minutes away and the Mediterranean beaches 45 minutes. Other sporting activities nearby include, tennis ( in Aigues Vives ) water sports and horse riding.

The nearest village, with amenities, mini market, boulangerie, Post Office and two restaurants, is Aigues Vives, 2 kms from Paguignan or 10 minute bike ride. However the boulangerie delivers fresh bread 4 times per week and butcher and general stores vans call weekly. Nearly every day of the week you can visit a bustling market with local produce in one of the nearby towns. There are ,also a number of very good restaurants within 10 km.

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11 Feb 2012


"Heaven on Earth"

What a find! After years of visiting France for holidays - often two or three times a year, we eventually discovered Les Maison Des Barriques and what a find it was. It was easily the best Gites we h… More

25 Jul 2011


"Absolutely the best vacation gite in France!"

Centuries old facade with ultra modern, exquisitely designed and decorated interior! Every comfort is thought of and provided. Wonderful views of the vineyards, friendly and extremely helpful neighb… More

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