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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

This delightful studio apartment for 2 people and makes a lovely holiday location for those on a smaller budget but who would still like an infinity swimming pool.

It comprises a living room, a bedroom with twin beds, a breakfast bar, a kitchen and a shower room. Outside there's a terrace for relaxing and dining alfresco. Guests have the use of the stunning infinity swimming pool and sun loungers are provided by the pool.

Located just outside the lovely village of Azillanet, you'll be able to look out on what must be one of the greatest views in Herault. There is a fantastic vista stretching out over the vineyards, the surrounding countryside, the local villages, a lake, and to the Pyrenees in the far distance.

The studio apartment is private and separate from another small holiday property on site and the owners' property.

Recently installed is a fabulous 10m x 6m infinity swimming pool, decked on 3 sides with the 4th side looking out over the simply stunning view. It has a poolside shower.

The area is ideal for lovers of the countryside and wild-life, bird-watchers, photographers, walkers or for fairly fit cyclists as the immediate area is quite hilly.

The grounds of the whole property extend to some 2.5 acres and consist of beautiful gardens, the landscaped pool area, woods and thyme-scented garrigue. There are a number of footpaths locally where you can enjoy some lovely walks.

The property is situated on the road to the ancient city of Minerve, a former Cathar stronghold and steeped in history.

It's an energetic 15-minute walk to the village of Azillanet where you can buy bread, croissants and a few basic necessities. For further shops and commerce it's a 10 minute drive into Olonzac.

This is an ideal location for a romantic holiday, or a quiet and relaxing break. Although in a tranquil location in the countryside, it is not too far from anywhere and is a great base for exploring the wine-producing region of Languedoc Roussillon. Carcassonne is just 45 minutes by car as is the Mediterranean coast - a day trip to Spain is an easy possibility.

Full description, terms and conditions:

Living Room: A bright space with two comfortable armchairs, a coffee table and a TV receiving UK satellite channels.

Kitchen: Smart and well fitted with a breakfast bar. It has a gas and electric hob, a small electric oven and a dishwasher. Washing Machine - with a little notice you are most welcome to use the owners washing machine. An iron and ironing board can be provided.

Bedroom: With twin beds and hanging and storage space for your clothes.

Shower room: again newly installed with tiled walls - large shower, washbasin and WC.

Outside: A terrace area with a table, chairs and a parasol for alfresco dining. Sun loungers by the pool

Swimming Pool: A beautiful 10m x 6m infinity swimming pool and a poolside shower. The pool is secured by walls and a gate for the safety of children and is kept pristine and clean without the use of chlorine. The swimming pool is a shared facility with the guests (4 maximum) in the other small holiday home here, and the owners who will only use it if you are out sightseeing.

Internet: There is no internet connection here currently - sorry.

Telephone: There is no landline connection here, but you may use the owners' telephone with permission. Mobile phone signals in the region are normally good.

Winter heating: Please enquire if your stay is during the cooler months.

Gas, electric and water: are all included in the rental price.

End of stay cleaning: is included here in the rental price.

Bed and bathroon linen: are included in the rental price. Pool towels may be hired at reasonable cost from the owners, payable direct to them.

Taxe de sejour: in France, it is necessary to pay a taxe de sejour, it has been included here in the rental cost.

Damage Deposit: The owners request a damage depsoit of 100 euros or £100 on arrival. This will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.

Change over day: Flexible normally according to you length of stay and availability. Please enquire.

Short breaks: May be possible subject to availability - please enquire. Minimum: 3 nights.

Pets: a small dog may be permitted with the owners prior permission, and outside of the main summer season - please enquire.

Smoking: is not permitted in the studio - you are permitted to smoke outside.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Narbonne Plage 50 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 50 km, Nearest railway: Beziers 45 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Secure parking

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

This part of the Languedoc has a sunny, Mediterranean climate. It can be hot in July and August, but the temperature is often tempered by a breeze. Now the 3rd most visited region in France by British people, the Languedoc offers something for everyone. Miles of long, sandy beaches, coastal lagoons, vibrant cities such as Narbonne and Montpellier, historical sites such as Carcassonne and the Cathar castles, fabulous scenery, great cuisine and vineyards, vineyards, vineyards.

Azillanet

The local village of Azillanet is a brisk 15-minutes walk away or 5 minutes in the car. It's an attractive village featuring stone-built houses, a little grocers that sells bread, a boulangerie van that visits daily at 8.30am, and a lovely old auberge open in the summer months for delicious local cuisine at a very fair price.

Azillanet boast a great wine 'cave' Les Trois Blasons where you can taste and buy the local wines. The neighbouring town of Olonzac has a supermarket, further shops, a bank, a pharmacy, cafe-bars and restuarants and a great Tuesday morning market.

Sports Facilities: as well as swimming in the pool here, you can try swimming from the beach at Lac du Jouarres locally, or from the Blue Flag sandy Mediterranean beaches just 45 minutes from here, where you'll also find all types of watersports available in the summer months.

Although locally hilly, cycling is just great here on the quiet roads and we can recommend a local cycle hire company who will deliver bikes to your door. Walkers - please take your boot and bird-watchers your binoculars! You can enjoy a round of golf at Beziers or at Carcassonne - and there are 'links' courses at the coast.

Sightseeing: There's plenty to do and see in this region. A visit to the area would not be complete without a trip to the fascinating medieval city of Carcassonne, but there's plenty to see and enjoy too in Narbonne and Beziers. Within a short drive you'll find the ancient town of Minerve and the Canal du Midi, the wonderful abbeys at Fontfroide and Lagrasse and the Cathar Castles. The Spanish boder is just over 1 hour away by car so a day trip to Spain is easy.

There's also the giant caves at Cabrespine and Limousis and the African nature reserve near the coast at Sigean. Wine-producers offering wine tastings are abundant around here - just decide who is driving first!

Markets: the best local market is in Olonzac on a Tuesday morning, In Narbonne you will find markets on a Thursday and a Sunday morning. Also in Narbonne is a fantastic indoor food market ' Les Halles' where you'l find a lovely array of fresh local produce every morning of the week - and even on a Sunday morning.

Restaurants: Dine at the Auberge in Azillanet in the summer months, or in Minerve or Olonzac where there is a choice of restaurants. Book with us and we'll send you a list of all the recommended restaurants in the area.

Supermarkets: the nearest one is in Olonzac just 10 minutes drive away - and other larger ones e.g. Intermarche within 20-25 minutes drive.

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Calendar last updated:01 Dec 2014

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