Le Petit Verger
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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Le Petit Verger is surrounded by large private gardens boasting a variety of fruit trees, several patio areas for al fresco dining and stunning large private pool. Located on the edge of the pretty village of Malves en Minervois, surrounded by vineyards, a short stroll will take you to the park area, cafe/bar and mini supermarket where delicious fresh bread and croissants are available daily.
The bustling Canal du Midi port of Trebes with a selection of restaurants and a vibrant Sunday market is within 5 minutes drive. Only 15 minutes by car is the magnificent medieval world heritage site of 'La Cite' Carcassonne. Three leisure lakes with beaches offering a variety of swimming and sporting activities are within easy reach as are the beach resorts of the Mediterranean.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac de la Cavayere 10 km|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 14 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 10 km|
|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||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
25 feet lounge with two sets of French doors opening onto covered terrace. UK Satellite TV, iPod dock.
Dining room benefits from patio doors onto balcony overlooking pool along with French doors onto covered sun terrace perfect for al fresco dining and open plan to well equipped kitchen with pool and garden views.
Shower room has twin limestone basins, spacious walk in shower and separate W.C.
The double and twin bedrooms are located on this level.
Internal staircase leads down to the 'sous sol'. This bright and airy space, newly created, comprises of an open plan second kitchenette/dining area for two, along with comfortable seating, it also has the benefit of an en suite shower room and french doors leading directly to the pool area. Alternatively it can be used as a cool, relaxing area during the hot afternoon sun.
The table tennis table is also on this level.
Cots and Highchairs available for a small charge.
|Further details outdoors|
Electric gated entrance with parking for several vehicles.
Large garden with different varieties of fruit trees, feel free to pick your own, the figs come highly recommended!
Separate outdoor building housing built in barbecue.
10 metre x 5 metre pool with Roman steps. Pool depth approximately 1 metre at shallow end gradually sloping to 2 metres at the deep end.
2 sets of patio dining furniture.
Balcony overlooking pool with stunning views.
Large patio areas.
Swimming pool open from May to September.
Mid week changeover days may not be possible.
During High Season changeover day is Saturday.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
This beautiful region of South West France enjoys one of the best climates in the country with plenty of sunshine most days of the year. The diversity of the region can offer many different types of holiday from relaxing on one of the beaches to indulging in the abundance of activities available in the area including golf, fishing, horse riding, cycling, go-karting, water park, kayaking and white water rafting.
There are many wonderful places to visit in the area including the Black Mountains for cycling, walking and a recreational lake. The Mediterranean offering miles of sandy beaches, the Pyrenees/Andorra for walking, skiing and tax free shopping and even the Costa Brava in Northern Spain is just a two hour drive.
The region has a rich and diverse history famous for its Catharism, evidence of which can be seen all around in the shape of fortified towns, monuments and castles, brought to life in the novels 'Labyrinth' and 'Sepulchre' by Kate Mosse.
For those of you who just want to relax you can always take a tour around one of the largest wine regions in the world sampling the delights of the beautiful countryside and Chateaux along the way, and of course enjoy some of the finest cuisine in the world.
Malves en Minervois is truly a superb location for an all round family holiday. Nestled amongst the beautiful vineyards of the Minervois and just 15 minutes drive away from the magnificent medieval world heritage site of 'La Cite', Carcassonne.
Malves en Minervois is a small, traditional village with its own mini supermarket selling everything you need including fresh bread and pastries daily. In the courtyard of the Chateau you will find the Cafe bar and adjacent, the village park.
Within five minutes drive you will reach the bustling Canal du Midi port of Trebes where there are several restaurants, shops and supermarkets.
Whichever direction you take from Malves en Minervois there are some great places to visit:
Lac de la Cavayere(Carcassonne beach and lake) is a fifteen minute drive away. Here there is a sandy beach, swimming, picnic areas, walks and other leisure activities including a superb treetop adventure course and
waterpark for all ages.
Kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting are all available on the River Aude from the nearby village of Puicheric. This could also be combined with a trip to the leisure lake and beach at Lac de Jouarre at Homps on the Canal du Midi.
The famous Canal du Midi flows through this area where you can enjoy boat trips,walks, cycling( bike hire available locally) or just relax at one of the canal side bars watching the world go by with a glass of local wine!
A visit to Carcassonne must not be missed; the magnificent 'La Cite' with its narrow cobbled streets, ramparts, castle walls and turrets.Here you will find an abundance of buzzing restaurants and in the Summer you can enjoy plenty of entertainment including jousting tournaments. A short stroll across the 'Pont Vieux' will take you to the lower town, here you will find quaint boutiques and a regular market selling all varieties of local produce. Festivals and concerts are often held here in the summer months.
Festivals, 'vide grenier' (car boot sales) and markets are regularly held in surrounding villages, these are advertised locally and are not to be missed.
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18 Sep 2013
"Great Family Villa"
This is a really well equiped family villa with many thoughtful decorative touches. Lovely pool, well located and exactly as described. DVD and Sky TV provided (you need to bring your own Sky card for… More
30 Aug 2013
"Great House on edge of village"
This is a great house within easy reach of Carcassonne old town. The pool was always a welcome sight at the end of a hot day seeing the sights. It is well equipped with everything that you think you w… More
17 Aug 2013
"A great house in fabulous location"
We had a fantastic holiday at this property. It was very clean and well maintained and enabled us to enjoy all that was on offer in the house and also in local area. We felt very at home in the property and Jon and Ruth had thought of everything that you might need on holiday. We loved the decor and the pool area. We would definitely return.
25 Jul 2013
"Fantastic holiday villa, great location."
Loved this villa. Everything was nicely thought out and we had everything we needed for a comfortable holiday. Downstairs kitchen/bathroom is brilliant for days by the pool. The table tennis was grea… More
22 Sep 2012
"Super Villa great location fabulous pool."
Super Villa, great sized pool in a lovely little village close to Trebes and Carcassonne
Very comfortable and clean and well equipped .
31 Jul 2012
"Great villa with large, private pool."
We loved this villa conveniently situated near Trebes and Carcassonne. The villa had everything we needed but, in particular, we loved the pool. For a villa of its size, the pool, at 10m x 5m felt very large. The pool itself was in the sun all day but there were plenty of shady spots around the pool. In July, when we were there, it was possible to sit in the sunlit pool until at least 8pm which was lovely with a glass of something! Our children (aged 12, 10 & 9) loved the pool and also the table tennis. The village of Malves has reasonable tennis courts which were never in use and we enjoyed a couple of games when the weather wasn't too hot. The views of the hills from the balcony overlooking the pool and garden are outstanding.
This villa is well situated to explore the Cathar region as well as being accessible to the coast. We actually did an overnight trip to Barcelona which is 190 miles away (about a three to four hour drive).
The villa has UK satellite tv and a DVD player which is great if you have children. In hot weather, the bedrooms can get a bit stuffy but good fans are provided and need to be used! Otherwise, the only thing we missed was Internet connection but there is a very good tourist information office on the banks of the canal in Trebes.
Highlights for our children were canoeing from Couiza and going to the local lac de la cavayere and having fun on the inflatables.
26 Aug 2011
"Excellent. Exceeded our expectations!!!!"
Le Petit Verger is a lovely villa in a beautiful area of France. The pool is excellent and we spent many a hot afternoon just enjoying its delights (followed by an pre-dinner drink in the wine bar in the lively port of Trebes. The cafe in the village is also worth a visit as the owner is most welcoming). Le Cite is worth a visit but be prepared for the hordes of fellow tourists!! Other recommended visits:- Toulouse, Minerve, the Black Mountains.
4 Jul 2011
Beautiful villa in a really great location, a short drive to Carcassonne. Beautiful surroundings, the garden and pool area are fantastic and the villa itself is very spacious and nicely decorated.
We had a great stay at the Petit Verger villa!
28 Jun 2011
"A relaxing holiday in a beautiful home with gorgeous surroundings."
From our initial enquiry to the speedy return of our security deposit the owners of this property were both friendly and professional.
Their directions to the house from Carcassonne Airport had us there in 15 mins with no wrong turns.Quite an accomplishment for our family! The house and pool both exceeded our expectations, and the view from the balcony is breathtaking. The house was spotlessly clean and the beds made up with nice quality cotton duvets and sheets. The house is very well equipped and the satellite TV and the super table tennis table were a great bonus. The pool area is just gorgeous and there is plenty of outdoor furniture too. The second kitchen at pool level was a great addition giving easy access to cold drinks and icecreams without having to head back upstairs. Compliments also to Ralph the owners agent in Carcassonne who kept the pool beautifully and answered lots of questions for us.
As we have visited this area often we used our week mainly for relaxation. Having a village location was great and being able to walk to a shop for the morning croissants was lovely. We did venture out to the market in nearby Trebes, and for canal strolls. Also to eat several times in La Cite which is surprisingly good value for a tourist location.. However in the main both the youngsters (13 and 16) and us were reluctant to move from the lovely surrounds of Le Petit Verger.
The only improvement we could think of was we would have loved to have wifi internet access at the house However not having it might be seen as a bonus to some people trying to escape the office.!
Overall we had a wonderful time in Le Petit Verger and would definitely like to return.
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