la Maison d'Etre
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Manor House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
La Maison d'Etre is a Maison Bourgeoise in the medieval village of Laure minervois.It has 5 double bedrooms and a large sunny courtyard with splash pool and al fresco dining.The house is ideal for large families with its cinema/games room,ensuite master bedroom and 2 further bathrooms
The stonehouse is full of local charcater,spiral stone staircaise,tiled floors and plenty of corners for everyome to find some me time or indeed children to play hide and seek!
The village is just 15 mins from the cité of Carcassonne,5 minites from the canal de midi and 1/2 an hour from the mediterranean sea, A day visit to Spain and the famous Dali museum is just 1 1/2hours away.
Nesled amongst the vineyards and the pinedes of the garrigue Laure boasts it's own lake.and a number of local wine domaines.
There is a local shop and newsagent,excellent butcher,baker,chemist and local produce sold regularly in the village square.
if you enjoy lake and river swimming there are lots of secret paradises waiting to be discovered with a picnic lunch....
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Rich in Cathare history this diverse region of france has a plethora of landscapes and sites to discover.Whether its the rocky climbs of the black mountains, the lakes of rivers of the corbiere or the garrigue and vineyards of the minervois,he largest wine producing area of france.
Cathar castles steeped in history and mysteries of the holy grail itself can be found.
The canal du midi runs through the region which borders the mediterranean,the Pyrenees mountains and Spain.
Wonderful locally produced food and wine can always be found on your doorstep at the numerous local markets and the climate is sunny from May to October .with clear blue skies for most of the year.
There are caves to explore.lots of rivers to canoe and a wide choice of rivers and lakes for safe swimming and picnicing on the hot lawy summer days.
One of the most visited cities in France.The famous cité de Carcassonne.recently featured in Labyrinth is a must!
Carcasonne has its own music festival every summer that takes place within the castle's walls.
The town itself has a variety of excellent restaurants for all tastes and budgets.
You can hop on a boat and take a trip down the canal de midi from here or simply take a picnic at lac Cavayere which has sandy beaches and life guards to survey your children aswell as a fantastic acrobranch course,minigolf and paddle boats.
If you fancy a trip to the seaside the mediterranean is just 45 minuites away.Naturaly there are hundreds of wine chateaux to visit should you wish to sample the local wine!
If you've never visited this part of France before,you should.Come and discover its charms and relax in beautful surroundings that offer something for everyone.
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15 Apr 2013
"Perfect stay for family groups..."
We stayed here for 2 weeks last summer with my extended family.The village has everything you need including an excellent butcher that supplied our regular BBQ's in the gorgeous courtyard garden.The house is perfect for large families and there are walks by the lake in the pine forests and the vineyards right on your doorstep.Early evening we often went to the bouledrome for a game of petanque with the locals.
The teenagers were very happy with the cinema games room and we all enjoyed a splash in the pool when the temperatures rose.The house is perfect for kicking back and relaxing with plenty to do so no need to go out if you don't want to. Laure is very well placed for all the surrounding activities.We discovered 3 different swimming lakes and even took a day trip to Spain.
There are festivals and markets every week in the surrounding villages celebrating anything from honey to apples or horses! A perfect charming house for a family holiday! Will definitely recommend to friends.
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