Maison de la Fontaine
Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This lovely 4 bedroom house with pool is in the heart of a charming unspoilt village in the Corbières, just 25 mns from the stunning Mediterranean coast.. It has been beautifully renovated to retain its charm, whilst providing you with all the home from home comforts. It is 160 years old, and has original tiles in most rooms. It offers the most peaceful setting, is ideal for family holidays, walking and cycling groups. It is available for long term rentals
It has a separate secluded walled courtyard, which looks out onto the hills, ideal for sunbathing and cooling down in the pool or dining beneath the stars. Maison de la Fontaine is ideally suited to family holidays. The surrounding region is of historical value with its own micro climate, enjoying 300 days of sunshine annually, benefiting from long hot summers and the most amazing star filled sky. Vineyards, ancient monasteries and medieval castles characterise the landscape whilst the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are a short drive away. The village has an award winning Cave Coopérative so a visit is a must to sample some of the best local wine.
The property is located in the village of Embres et Castelmaure, which is reputed for its wine. There are two daily bread deliveries. Also, various local produce is sold ( meat, locally grown organic fruit and vegetables and the most amazing peaches you’re likely to taste)
.For all other amenities, Durban Corbieres is 7kms away. It has a small supermarket, a boulangerie, a bar, a restaurant, a pharmacy, a post office, a doctor’s surgery and a dentist.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Leucate 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 45 km, Nearest railway: Leucate 23 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Maison de la Fontaine is spacious and cool in summer. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a range gas cooker, a fridge freezer, a washing machine, a dishwasher, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster etc. You will find a starter pack of essential groceries when you arrive. There is a comfortable dining area for 10 people. There is a selection of books, games, DVDs,a DVD player, and an ipod docking station at your disposal. Three of the bedrooms have double beds and one has two single beds. They have been tastefully furnished with antique furniture. Two of the bedrooms have en suite facilities, and there is also a family bathroom. All linen is supplied. If you require a cot or high chair please let us know when you book.
|Further details outdoors|
The pool, which is for your own personal use, can entertain children and adults alike, and is ideal for taking advantage of the sunny climate. There is an outdoor kitchen area with a cooker and a fridge to keep your beers cool and a barbecue- just perfect for al fresco wining and dining . The outdoor table and chairs seats 10 comfortably and overlooks the beautiful Corbieres hills..
Check out time by 10am and check in time after 3pm, for short-turn around.
We ask for a security deposit of £200 per stay. Depending on availability prices for weekend, mid-week and special occasion celebratory holiday stays can be arranged.
The property should be left in a clean and tidy condition.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The 3rd most visited region in France by British people, with glorious sunshine throughout the year, the Languedoc Roussillon offers something for everyone. Sandy beaches, coastal lagoons, vibrant cities such as Narbonne, Montpellier and Perpignan, historical sites such as Carcassonne and the Cathar castles, fabulous scenery, local terroir produce and vineyards.
Languedoc-Roussillon is the region where the Corbieres mountains stretch between the beautiful towns of Perpignan in the south, Carcassonne in the west, Narbonne in the north and the Mediterranean to the east. Nestled between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees, with Spain only a 2 hour drive away, there is plenty to explore for all tastes whilst enjoying the tranquillity of village life. An area steeped in history where the Cathars reigned, with stunning castles perched on limestone crags, medieval towns and villages where you can sample some excellent wines and local produce.
This area of unspoilt natural beauty is ideal for walking and mountain biking and also offers beautiful rivers, gorges and the Canal du Midi. 25 minutes drive away, you will find stunning beaches, with excellent facilities for swimming, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving and windsurfing. The Aqualand water park in Port Leucate is sure to delight children. Sigean has a wonderful nature reserve, guaranteeing a great day out.
If you are seeking peace and tranquillity, whilst being on the doorstep to local markets, festivals, as well as unspoilt beaches, our house in Embres et Castelmaure will enchant you. A great base for exploring the area, whether you are a walker, a cyclist or just want to enjoy the idyllic Mediterranean beaches.
The immediate area is perfect for walking, road cycling and mountain-biking, in fact the 'Cathar Way' a popular long distance footpath crosses through Embres et Castelmaure. There are also tennis courts and a municipal swimming pool 7kms away in Durban. All types of water sports are available at the Mediterranean coast with Leucate beaches renowned for wind-surfing and kite-surfing. Local horse riding facilities are easily accessible.
In the village there's a small market once a week selling fresh fruit and vegetables and other local produce. There is also a vibrant market every Saturday in the coastal resort of Port la Nouvelle. Nearby Narbonne has an excellent indoor food market in Les Halles, open every day of the week until lunchtime, and an outdoor market on a Thursday and a Sunday morning.
There is an Intermarché in Sigean as well as various other food retailers.
There is an excellent bar and a restaurant in Villeneuve des Corbières (5 mns drive away) with a 3 course set menu for 12 euros as well as in Durban Corbieres and a Michelin star restaurant in Fontjoncouse, the Auberge du Vieux Puits. We will be pleased to provide you with some restaurant recommendations.
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29 Oct 2013
"Everything we wanted or needed"
It's hard to fault this place. Myself and my partners family wanted somewhere 8 of us could stay under one roof, but a place with a view! This place had it all!On arrival at Maison de la Fontaine… More
Thanks Joanne for your lovely comments. It was great to look after you and your friends. We hope we see you again soon. Au revoir
3 Oct 2013
"Maison de la fontaine"
Nous avons passer une semaine merveilleuse à la maison de la Fontaine avec 6 persones. Les chambres sont très comfortables avec une salle de bain et WC annexe.On a bien profiter de la piscine. Domi… More
Merci bien de vos commentaires Maddy; C'est très gentil; Nous avons été heureux de vous acceuillir. En espérant vous revoir une autre fois
15 Sep 2013
"Hightlight for us in 2013, definitely going back!"
Stayed at Maison de la fontaine with 3 small children aged 7, 5 and 2. The gite is located in the lovely landscape of the Corbieres in a quiet village and the weather was fantastic. We made full use o… More
28 Nov 2012
"Breathtaking area and beautiful property"
We had a wonderful time here as part of our 6 week hoilday in France. The welcome was warm and nothing was too much trouble. The house itself was very well equipped (especially for an enthusiastic cook like me), the bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and comfortable. Everything was spotlessly clean! The courtyard was fantastic with its pristine pool and eating area. What a treat to eat under the stars then take a midnight dip. Bliss!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It means a lot to us that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you and your family as guests and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
3 Oct 2012
"We had a wonderful stress-busting holiday staying at this house"
We had a wonderful stress-busting holiday staying at this house set at the edge of a small village with fabulous views of the surrounding hills. Maison de la Fountaine has four good sized bedrooms an… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It is a very peaceful village and the perfect place to recharge batteries. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you in the future.
10 Sep 2012
"Excellent house, beautiful area!"
We visited Maison De La Fontain this summer with our family, and had a fantastic stay!The kids (and adults) loved the outside space, with its beautiful pool area and large outside Alfresco dining area… More
29 Aug 2012
"Our stay at Maison de la Fountaine was at truly relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings in an unspoilt village"
We stayed at Maaison de la Fountaine in August of 2012 and had a lovely holiday in a beautiful setting. The house was spacious and perfectly adequate for our family sleeping up to 8 adults. There was … More
Thank you for leaving such lovely comments. We're glad that you enjoyed your holiday and would be delighted to see you again soon. Kind regards to all the family.
Dominique and Peter
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