La Maison des Barriques
About the home
Behind the original facade of this old winery, 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, spacious and light atmosphere. In this beautifully restored winemakers home we offer luxury accommodation with a spacious terrace looking over the village to the vineyards beyond.
La Maison des Barriques 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 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Nabonne, Valras,Gruissan, 35km|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The living accommodation is on the first and second floors. The ground floor ( or La Cave) is where the wine was made and where 3 original 2.5 metre diametre oak barrels still remain.
Entrance to La Maison des Barriques is via a winding stone staircase onto the terrace. Double doors from the terrace lead into a large bright and airy open plan living/dining area with an atrium open up to the second floor. Timber screens divide off the kitchen and study areas. Two original fireplaces are features of this area.
A steel and timber staircase takes you up to the second floor with large roof lights, white washed timber floors and a steel balustrade around the atrium. The bedrooms are both light and spacious with sloping ceilings . The master bedroom, with king size double bed has an en suite shower, wc, wash basin and changing room. Bedroom 2 has a double bed and 1 single bed. Tiny floor lights light your way to the bathroom at night. The bathroom has a bath with a shower over. There are large ceiling fans in both bedrooms for those hot sultry
The terrace, opening directly off the living area, is wonderful for eating al fresco. With sunshade for those hot days the terrace looks over the village to the vineyards and hills around.
Further details outdoors:
The terrace, which opens directly off the living area, is equipped with a sun shade for those hot days, dining table and chairs and 2 deck chairs for relaxing.
There are 2 adult bicycles for use.
The house is located just off the village square where there is ample parking
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.
At the time of booking a deposit will be required at one third of the rent. The balance will be due eight weeks before your holiday. Bookings made less than eight weeks before your holiday will require full payment.
A damage deposit of 300 euros or £250 is required on arrival. This will be refunded to you at the end of your holiday less the replacement cost of any breakages or damage.
Payment can be accepted by cheque or bankers draft in sterling or euros.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Herault 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.
The Aigues Vives / Paguignan area
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.
How to get there
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By plane:There are 6 international airports close by. Beziers, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Girona and Toulouse. Bezier and Carcassonne are the nearest airports at 1 hours drive away from La Maison des Barriques.The other airports are 2 hours drive away.
Ryan Air fly to Beziers , Carcassonne , Perpignan and Girona.
Flybe fly to Perpignan and Toulouse.
Easyjet fly to Monpellier and Toulouse.
By train: The Eurostar from London to Paris just 2hrs 20 mins with the TGV from Paris goes to Montpellier and Nabonne. approx 4hrs
Full directions will be sent to you once you make a booking.
Activities near Aigues Vives
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
11 Feb 2012
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... more
25 Jul 2011
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... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|MayJune||18 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 595||-||-||6 Nights|
|July/August||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 745||-||-||6 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We offer a discount for a booking of more than one week. Please enquire.
Refundable £250 security deposit required on arrival.
There are no additional costs. All linen, water, electricity and cleaning is incliuded in the rental.
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