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Petite Oleandre Maison

from £65 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Ideally situated for a coast and country vacation, Petite Oleandre Maison is located in the centre of Bize Minervois, arguably the prettiest village in the renowned Minervois wine region. With all modern facilities and fully equipped, enjoy holidaying in this charming gite, recently renovated to ensure maximum enjoyment and ease of living. Enjoy the attractive terrace for outside dining with own barbecue, and mature oleanders framing the tranquil environment . The 8m x 4m pool is shared with owner. It is a short stroll to village shops, bar, restaurants. Soak up the beautiful weather, blue skies and famous French cuisine and acres of manicured vineyards with hundreds of local Minervois, Corbieres and Fitou wines to try.

The river Cesse runs through the village and becomes a natural swimming pool in summer, with a lifeguard on duty. Bize has all amenities including café, bar, restaurants, shops and medical services and hosts the fabulous Olive Festival in July.

Travel 5 minutes to the World Heritage Site of the Canal Du Midi, and 15 minutes to the historical city of Minerve. The Roman city of Narbonne is 12 miles away and it's only 30 miles west to the medieval city of Carcassonne. Beziers is 20 minutes away and hosts the famous Feria de Béziers, centred around bullfighting. Every August, a million visitors are attracted to the five-day event. The stunning city of Barcelona is less than 3 hours drive door-to-door. Relax on the Mediterranean beaches, 35 minutes to the south of Bize Minervois.

Many UK Low Cost Airlines fly to within commute distance of Bize Minervois. FLYBE, RYANAIR, BMI, EASY JET, AIR FRANCE, BA. Driving takes 11 hours from the French coast, or travel with Eurostar/TGV from London to Beziers in under 8 hours.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Narbonne Plage 35 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Beziers 35 km, Nearest railway: Narbonne 21 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The TV has English channels. Towels for bathing and pool supplied. There are two floor fans supplied. Indoor dinning table and chairs as well as outside.

Further details outdoors

There is a spacious outside terrace with dining and BBQ facilities. The swimming pool

is available for private use between the hours of 10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. It is heated through a

heat exchanger which works according to air temperature.

Further details

Complimentary welcome pack on arrival - fresh bread / croissants, butter, jam, milk, local red wine. Please specify if you would prefer white or rose wine. I am happy to arrange if you would like a table booked at a local restaurant on your arrival or if late arrival any immediate supplies required,

The owner is on site and available for assistance

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Bize is located in a lovely area of vineyards and orchards and is just 21 km from Narbonne, 33kms from Beziers and 48kms from Carcassonne. The nearest beach resorts are a just 30-minute drive away. The Canal du Midi is just 2kms away at Le Somail. This is an ideal base for exploring this part of the Languedoc whether it be by car, bicycle, or on foot.

The village has most amenities - a boulangerie for your morning croissants and bread, a grocers, a pharmacy, a post office,restaurants and bar.


There is horse-riding, tennis, boules and a children's playground in nearby villages. Cycles can be rented at the nearby village of Ginestas. Bize has a natural swimming pool in the river which also has a lifeguard during the summer months. Most watersports and swimming from the beaches can be enjoyed at the coastal resorts of Narbonne-Plage, Saint Pierre la Mer and Gruissan. Narbonne has a large leisure centre with a swimming pool, ice rink and ten-pin bowling.

There is an abundance of attractions in this area - it's hard to know where to start. But a visit to this area would not be complete without a trip to the medieval city of Carcassonne, the lively and attractive town of Narbonne, the Canal du Midi, Minerve, the beach resorts of Gruissan and Narbonne-Plage, the vineyards of the Minervois and Corbieres, the abbeys at Fontfroide and Lagrasse and the Cathar Castles. Children and adults alike will enjoy a day at the African Nature Reserve at Sigean where you can see over 3000 species of animals in close-to-nature surroundings.

Markets: The markets locally are colourful and full of lovely, local, seasonal produce as well as wine, herbs, basket ware, jewellery and more! Narbonne has a market on Thursday and Sunday mornings alongside the Canal de la Robine. It also has a fantastic indoor food market in 'Les Halles' open every morning. More locally there's a market in Olonzac on a Tuesday morning and St Chinian on a Sunday morning which is also a picturesque drive up and over the nearby hills. There is also a small market in Bize on a Wednesday morning.

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Review 1-7 of 7

10 Jun 2014


"Head over heels for Bize"

A lovely gite in perfect surroundings. Everything you need in this tastefully decorated and comfortable holiday home. BBQ ready for use and all amenities for your stay. The pool area is very beautiful… More

14 Jul 2013


"A Gem of a Gite"

I almost want to keep this property to myself - it is so good!! The gite is charming especially if, like us, you like quiet, peaceful surroundings. It has a delightful large patio with 2 mulberry tree… More

15 Sep 2012


"Special place"

Petite Oleandre Maison was really lovely. Karen was a most considerate hostess. There were many little touches designed to make our stay easy and comfortable. The welcome pack included a bottle of local wine, and breakfast for the next day. An unexpected arrival by one of my children posed no problem at all, Karen supplied the bedding, and help, immediately. The cottage was spotlessly clean and I detected Karen has very high standards.
David was extremely welcoming and friendly too. Bize Minervois is a delightful little village which has not be spoilt and has remained 'alive' with good restaurants close by and an excellent bakery. Great to be able to walk out for supplies rather than taking to the car all the time. It was very quiet and peaceful, backing on to fields. We would visit again.

17 Jul 2012


"Book it NOW!"

Previously we have stayed in Caunes Minervios and loved the area so we returned a bit further east closer to Narbonne. We found the Gite on-line and it looked to be just what we wanted, quiet,close to… More

16 Jul 2012


"It was ideal in every way for us"

Mary and I spent 10 days in Petite Oleandre and I must say we enjoyed every minute. The place is very cost and spotless. Karen and David could not have been nicer to us and made every effort to make o… More

15 Jun 2012


"Idyllic Gite in Bize."

Just spent a lovely week staying at Le Petite Oleandre Maison, Bize. It is set in beautiful gardens with its own patio and facilities to barbecue, if you want a change from the wonderful restaurants t… More

31 May 2012


"Lovely gite with a superb outdoor patio."

Although completely private in a very quiet lane, the gite is close to the village centre (good patisserie, a l'utile and a few other shops) and the river for pottering about in the morning and evening. Close to Le Somail for the canal du midi and only 30ish minutes to Gruissan plage des chalets which was a lovely huge beach.
The gite is small and well equipped. Ideal for a couple, though we took our eldest son as well who is disabled. The owner was very helpful and welcoming. The garden was lovely. It was bliss just sitting on the patio, listening to the birds and enjoying the sunshine and the peace and quiet. Some good local walds too if feeling energetic!

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Karen L.

  • 5 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:27 Nov 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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