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Residence Belle Vue

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 12 reviews

from £43 /night

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South facing terrace leading from the kitchen

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This old wine growers cottage benefits from a large living room with triple aspect views down the valley, across the village and towards the castle. It has two large double bedrooms that are located on separate floors. The ground floor bedroom has a Juliette balcony with french doors that encompasses views across the village and the surrounding hills.

The modern attic bedroom is reached by a spiral staircase from the 1st floor living room.

The traditional cottage style kitchen, leads on to the large south facing terrace and has panoramic views.

There is a large walk in shower and separate WC.

Beneath the cottage is a large cave and wine cellar.

The area is perfect for walkers and cyclists and there are at least 5 bikes for our guests.

We are now also able to offer for the first time this season, Airport and train station pick ups - through our key holders who reside in the village.

No booking fees are payable to this website for booking Residence Belle Vue

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Leucate Plage 29 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassone 43 km, Nearest railway: Narbonne TGV 33 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Cottage includes Wireless internet access a telephone and internet android TV giving worldwide channels and films.

The traditional cottage kitchen comes fully equipped and a Washing machine and Dryer is available for your use in the Cave.

The living room benefits from a dining table, Very large Sofa bed and desk and a separate table/chess board. There are a wide selection of guidebooks and maps about the area.

By contrast the modern attic bedroom has 2 single beds with adjustible slats/matresses. There are 2 remote controlled electric velux windows with shutters.

Further details outdoors

The use of six mountain bikes (with helmets) and 2 sets of golf clubs come with the use of the cottage

Leading from the Kitchen is a large tiled terrace which can comfortably seat six people with a small garden below.

The garden furniture includes a large dining table with accompanying chairs and 2 barbecues.

Within two hundred yards there is a well maintained and supervised Swimming pool in addition to the village's two flood-lit tennis courts which neighbour it.

As is usual in this Rugby union area the local team play regularly on the floodlit pitch. There is also a floodlit petanque area situated below the cottage across the river.

Further details

Communal outdoor swimming pool available in July and August only

Full Information Pack on request and with every booking

We do not ask for any additional security or cleaning deposit

Airport and train station pick ups from Carcassone, Narbonne, Perpignan and Beziers

Rental payment can be made by credit card, bank transfer or paypal directly through Holiday lettings

About this location

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Located in the heart of the herb scented Corbieres, Residence Belle Vue overlooks a range of beautiful hills that stretch north of the Spanish border and sweep inland from the Mediterranean. The area is blessed with a wonderful climate, enjoying over 300 days of sunshine annually the Languedoc has long hot summers and brief, mild winters. It is an area steeped in history recently immortalised by the books: Labyrinth and The De Vinci Code.

The historic village of Durban is sitauated in the middle of Cathar country, overlooked by an imposing castle it's a typical southern French affair with excellent amenities including a café restaurant, bar, supermarket, bank and florist. There is also a hairdresser, pharmacy, dentist and doctors.

There are local wine caves selling their produce in the village and larger co-operatives within a short drive or cycle. Vineyards, monasteries and castles are scattered throughout the area whilst the fine sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are about 30 minutes away. Many fine restaurants are close to the village including the aclaimed three starred Michelin restaurant at Fontjoncourse (a 15 minute drive away).

Durban-Corbieres

Within a 30 minute drive the thriving market towns of Narbonne and Lezignan Corbieres provide a wide range of shops and services, whilst the city of Perpignan close to the Spanish border offers a vibrant mix of influences – more Catalan than French in atmosphere. Swimming and wind-surfing are available in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean at Cap Leucate , just 30 minutes away.

The peaks of the Pyrenees rise dramatically in the south and a range of sports activities are available in the alpine resorts within striking reach of the cottage. Championship golf courses , floodlit tennis courts, horse-riding and sailing are all readily available. The corbiere hills are criss-crossed by lovely walks for every level, often with magnificent views to the foothills of the Pyrenees.

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13 Feb 2015

5/5

"A fantastic bolt-hole in a great "undiscovered" location"

2 adults and 2 kids (9 and 7) went to the deep south of France. During our week we might have caught a glimpse of one other English family on the beach and none in the village - this is one place whe… More

1 Feb 2015

5/5

"Tranquility at its best"

My wife and I visited residence belle vue a couple of years ago and enjoyed our time there so much we decided to return for another couple of weeks of relaxationOn our arrival it soon became clear t… More

14 Jan 2014

5/5

"Peaceful paradise - we can't wait to go back"

I took my partner here after a short stint in Barcelona last May.After the hustle and bustle of Barcelona this was the perfect retreat.With stunning views from the house and terrace (our favourite pla… More

Thanks for those comments, it is great you had such a wonderful time, I also believe that congratulations are in order following your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again and will make sure some local vintage is available

12 Sep 2013

4/5

"authentic villa life in the Corbières"

We had a nice stay in quiet Durban, which is in the middle of the rugged and beautiful Corbières countryside. The village has a supermarket and press shop, the restaurant was temporarely closed (summ… More

Thankyou for taking the time to give your feedback on Residence Belle Vue, we will hopefully see your family again in the not too distant future
best wishes
alex

11 Sep 2013

5/5

"Great house in Durban, Corbieres"

We had a great stay at Residence Belle Vue with two boys aged 3 and 6 years old. The house is well equipped with all that you need for a comfortable stay. While the stairs were fine for our kids, we a… More

Thankyou for your kind comments, Durban village was a lot of fun this summer. Hope to see you again next year,
many thanks
Alex

4 May 2013

4/5

"Great village and an even better view from the cottage"

My partner and I spent a week at Belle Vue during April this year. We found the cottage a little difficult to find but I think that was probably my partner's fault! Upon arrival we were greeted… More

Thankyou for taking the time to review the cottage and the village of Durban Corbieres, its really nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay, tho I should add that other non bbc channels are available not just 5 live! We really appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon

best wishes

alex

20 Apr 2013

4/5

"view, view, phew"

I have to admit we were a little concerned given previous reviews, but we needn't have been. We found the cottage easily and were greeted by the lovely Franscine. My first impression will stay w… More

Thankyou for taking the time to review Residence Belle Vue
The cleaner will be very happy with your comments, which i shall of course pass on, as will the author of the information pack. We have upgraded a couple of the bikes for this year, which will enable some of the more difficult routes to be enjoyed i hope. You should also know that we can offer up to a 20% discount for repeat bookers
Many thanks again for your feedback

best wishes
Alex

26 Jan 2013

3/5

"Quality not as good as expected"

On arrival someone came to welcome us and make sure every thing was ok. The internet wasn't working , our calls to the owner were returned promptly, but we had to resolve the internet problem ourselves.
There was no sign or name on the house, and no clear photo of the house on the website or literature so we had trouble finding it.
The property itself had beautiful views and was warm even in January, but the were some problems. The very steep staircase wasn't mentioned, and for pensioners it would be difficult.
The general state of decoration and finish was a bit tired, compared to the representations. The thermostat of the water heater was set so high that it had to be turned on and off manually. The satellite box, DVD & TV had to be connected up by my husband (a non technical person would have problems) In order to use the garage under the house, your car would have to be very small.
Durban is very nice and the house is ideally situated, but the shared amenities described in the infomation, are just municipal facilities. ie. swimming pool, tennis court. It was a good location for visiting the sea and Spain and vineyards etc.

Thankyou for your review of our Cottage
We are glad you enjoyed the fabulous views and that the weather was kind for you and your family in mid-winter. Also thank you for your lovely comments about the village of Durban, which is not at it's busiest in January.
My understanding in relation to the internet was that this was an issue caused by French Telecom and the problem was resolved promptly.
We are sorry that you had difficulties finding the property and have now made amendments to our comprehensive information pack.
The stair case is referred to on the website as possibly being unsuitable for elderly guests and children. We always make sure that prospective guests are made aware in any event.
We always planned to repaint the cottage during the off season but unfortunately this fell after your stay.
We are grateful for your comprehensive feedback
Many thanks again and hope to see you next year
best wishes
Alex

23 Oct 2012

3/5

"A good base from which to explore Languedoc"

We spent an enjoyable week in Villa Belle Vue, situated in a peaceful village in the Corbieres mountains. The house had everything we needed, however with three seventy plus year olds in the party the two flights of steep stairs, with only one toilet on the ground floor, were a little difficult to negotiate.We enjoyed the view from the terrace and the good food and wine of the region. We would go there again.

Thank you for your review, we appreciate that you took the time to let us know about how you enjoyed your stay in Residence Belle Vue. Hopefully you come and stay again this year. Also glad to see that you managed with the stairs which can be tricky
best wishes
Alex

20 Sep 2012

2/5

"Dissapointed"

Online photos show view looking at house, from the house the view is of a new subdivision & a crane. Key handover delayed, key was not where it was supposed to be at appointed time. Definetly NOT ch… More

Thankyou for taking the time and trouble to write a review - feedback is always appreciated and we take all adverse comments seriously. Unfortunately as I understand it your holiday did not get off to the best off starts due to a previous guest taking the keys back to the UK with them, though I believe you gained access within 1/2 an hour of arrival. In relation to the main points raised I would say the following 1. The View- The Views shown are mainly south and west where-as the crane is located in the north western part of the village, (not an aspect the house looks out onto). 2. Taps- all secure and working. 3 Suitability for children- We consider this is emphasised by the large cot and high chair and understand that your experience was with 2 teenagers not young children. 4.-Cleanliness, we have spoken to the cleaner and she disagrees with the comments made other than to say that at the end of season (when you arrived) a few minor maintenance issues have arisen. When you raised one such issue you were kind enough to let us know that it had been properly, quickly and efficiently dealt with. 5. Dining table- there is no dining table in the kitchen, the large table is in the Living/dining room. For your information we will be undertaking a large maintenance programme over the summer including renovating the kitchen, which will hopefully lead to a more satisfying experience- Many thanks again for your review, best wishes Alex

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    • 1 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:27 Mar 2015

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