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The Winemaker's House

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Recently renovated to a very high standard, The Winemaker's House sits in the grounds of a Maison D'Maitre which faces the village square in the heart of Canet d'Aude, a village situated on the border of the Minervois and Corbieres wine regions.

The gite is set at the rear of an acre of park and grounds with its own private garden and has a completely separate entrance to the main (owners) house. Sitting on your sun lounger on the gite's own pool-terrace you could be forgiven for thinking you were miles from anywhere. In fact you will be 200m from the heart of the village with its shops, bar and facilities.

The 12m x 4.5m heated indoor pool sits between the gite and the barns of the manor house. In the summer both ends of the pool room are opened up to the gardens. You can relax on the terrace in the sun knowing the kids wont burn while they play in the pool. Or vice-versa!

Inside the gite, the rooms are light and airy with high ceilings and all mod-cons are provided including 2 fridges, one of which could be exclusively used for wine, beer and ice-cream! Downstairs there is a large kitchen diner, separate lounge and a large shower / wc room. Upstairs there are 3 large bedrooms and a family bathroom with full size bath/shower.

Outside the gite faces onto its own private courtyard garden with palm trees, tomato plants (help yourself) and fig trees, a large dining terrace / barbecue area, (with lighting for the late evenings) sun loungers, and pool terrace.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gruissan
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 34 km, Nearest railway: Lezignan Corbieres
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Further details indoors

The gite entrance takes you into the kitchen/dining area with a large table and seating for 8 . The kitchen is newly equipped including 2 fridges, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, butler sink and a range cooker with 5 gas rings and 2 electric ovens. There is a generous set of cutlery, crockery and all the cooking equipment you should need. The kitchen window opens out to the sunlounger area - perfect for passing emergency drinks!

Following through from the dining area there is a separate cupboard housing the washing machine and cleaning stuff, keeping them away from small children. The downstairs shower room and wc are at the end of this corridor with a modern wet-room style shower, wc and hand basin. Finally on the ground floor is the lounge with sofa, 2 chairs and a giant bean-bag. The TV is set up for UK satellite channels and there is a DVD player with a selection of childrens DVDs.

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms all decorated and furnished with high quality bed linen to give a light, airy and relaxing feel.

Bedroom 1. Double bed, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables and drawers. Window overlooking main garden and park area.

Bedroom 2. Double bed ( or 2 singles on request), wardrobe, bedside tables and drwers. Window overlooks barn and sun-lounger terrace.

Bedroom 3. Large room with sloping ceiling - 2 single beds, cupboard, bedside tables and drawers. Windows overlooking both aspects.

The family bathroom upstairs includes a wc, hand basin and full size bath with shower. A velux window above the bath allows you to star-gaze while having your soak. Big, quality towels are provided.

Further details outdoors

Entering through the large gates from the village square, there is a 50m gravel drive past the manor house and outbuildings leading to the gite at the rear of the grounds. The gite has its own private walled garden including a dining terrace a pool terrace and its own small kitchen garden, with areas of sun and shade to be found at all times of day.

The 12m heated pool is accessed by the terrace via full height concertina glass doors which open out in the summer months to provide a real sense of air and light. The other end of the pool opens onto the main park and garden and has a patio which is used as the access for the owners.

The main garden faces the drive as you enter and includes a traditional park with mature trees and shrubs laid out in the orginal 19th century design with an ornate fish pond hidden in the centre. There is also a more open grassy area leading down to a stream at the back of the property. Closer to the drive is a large trampoline. Guests are welcome to wander around this garden and use the trampoline but we accept no responsibility for any accidents and mishaps.

Further details

Cot and highchair available on request.

Linen and towels are provided but please bring your own beach/pool towels.

Cleaning - please leave the gite as clean as you found it.

Damage deposit - we will ask you for a cash deposit of €150 on your arrival which will be returned when you leave minus the cost of any breakages.

No smoking inside the gite, sorry.

Electricity, water and local taxes included in the price.

Changeover day is Saturday - arrival after 4pm and leave by 10am please.

During high season we accept full weekly bookings only.

Long weekend and mini-breaks may be available outside of high season. Please contact us for availability.

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking with full payment to be made 6 weeks before arrival. Payments can be made by cheque or bank transfer in sterling or euros.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

With over 300 days of glorious sunshine per year the Aude offers a fantastic variety of activities and places to visit during your holiday; a coast with large sandy beaches, huge forests in the Montagne Noir, vineyards, undulating countryside, Canal du Midi, lakes and gorges all to explore. The Aude also has a rich heritage ranging from the castles and fortresses of the Cathars, the medieval city of Carcassonne through to sleepy villages supported for centuries by the extensive vineyards.

Canet

The village of Canet D'aude is in a fantastic location - surrounded by vineyards and only 2Km from the Canal du Midi. The nearest market town, Lezignan Corbieres, is only 4Km away with all the big supermarkets, a great butchers, posh patiserrie and an excellent local wine shop. You can also join the motorway at Lezignan which will give you fast access to all the region's principal towns, cities and beaches.

Canet itself is a historic site and the village dates back to the 8th centry. Today it is a thriving village and offers all the modern amenties you may need within a 5 minute walk of the gite including. a small supermarket, boulangerie, bar, tabac, vegetable market (open Fridays and Sunday morning's), pizza restaurant, a pharmacy and doctor's surgery.

Local attractions include:

* The beaches at Narbonne plage, Gruissan and Le Franqui

* The historic walled city of Carcassonne.

* The Roman city of Narbonne - the daily (morning) indoor market is always a favourite with food lovers

* Walks and restaurants along the Canal du Midi - you can hire little boats at various points along the Canal

* Family swimming areas in local rivers - Mirepisset and Bize and also at local lakes where the french often build beach areas

* For older children river jumping/swimming is a must at Ribaute. There is also; paint balling, canoeing (in the Orb valley) and go-karting near to the beach at Gruissan

* There is a water park at Narbonne Plage/Gruissan which our younger vistors always enjoy

* The medieval towns of Lagrasse and village of Minerve are always popular destinations and for those with a love of historic buildings the Abbey at Fontfroide and the Cathar castles in the mountains towards Perpignan are also outstanding - not for those prone to car sickness though!!

* Shopoholics will enjoy the boutiques of Narbonne and Montpellier

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Review 1-6 of 6

23 Aug 2014

4/5

"Sérénité"

Nous avons apprécié cette maison bien agencée et décorée avec beaucoup de goût.Le jardin est très agréable avec des plantes méditerranéennes et le coin repas bien abrité du vent permet de p… More

28 Jul 2014

5/5

"Wonderful gite in a great location"

Our family of five stayed here for 2 weeks. Set behind the owners house, this property is perfect for families and has so much space inside and out. The location is a few minutes walk to the local sho… More

22 Sep 2013

5/5

"Wonderful holiday gite in great location"

We are a family with two young boys (7 and 5) and we stayed at the Winemaker's house for the last two weeks in August 2013, where we had a wonderful time. The gite was very comfortable and absolu… More

1 Sep 2013

5/5

"Stunning gite, fantastic owners, great holiday"

My wife and I were so looking forward to this holiday with our 16 and 11 year old daughters and my wife's mum and step dad.We were not disappointed from the moment we arrived. The owners Diane an… More

19 Aug 2012

5/5

"Fantastic relaxing place to stay, with lots of great places to visit nearby"

We had a superb holiday here. The gite was beautifully appointed, with everything we could want or need. We were in a lovely little village with enough amenities for our daily croissants and bread, and any forgotten essentials. The canal du midi, just down the road was fantastic. Our teenagers loved the pool and there were lots of places visit and things to see to keep them happy all week. The gite owners made us feel really, really welcome. I would very much recommend a stay here!

27 Jun 2011

5/5

"The perfect way to get a slice of an authentically French lifestyle"

We just spent a most enjoyable week in the gorgeous sunshine at this gite. We couldn't have asked for a more relaxed break. The accommodation is spot on for families that want to eat together, m… More

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