About the home
Maison Colombier is located in the pretty village of Mirepeisset just 30 minutes away from the Mediterranean coast.
It is an attractive 3 bedroom holiday home sleeping 6 people in comfort. It has recently been converted from a barn and has been decorated and furnished to a pleasing standard. This house is totally independent and has its own private garden, terrace and swimming pool. In the courtyard there is safe parking for your car.
French doors lead from the courtyard into a very spacious sitting and dining room which rises up full height to the roof and features a 400 year old stone wall. To one side of the living area is a staircase leading to a gallery walkway on the 1st floor which leads to, and separates, the upstairs bedrooms both of which have twin beds and en-suite shower rooms.
The master double bedroom, also with en-suite with a bath with shower over, is on the ground floor.
The large open plan living area has modern furniture and is equipped with a TV receiving UK channels, a spacious dining area for 6 and a well equipped kitchen. The French doors from the kitchen lead out onto the terrace and private pool area. An internet connection is available for use with your own laptop.
This light and airy property is situated just a few hundred yards from the centre of Mirepeisset, a very attractive village with 2 restaurants and a small grocers/bakers. Within walking distance are another four restaurants and there's a supermarket and petrol station only 1 mile away.
Mirepeisset's medieval ramparts and gateway still remain standing guard over the beautiful River Cesse - a clear-water river where you can swim - in fact the name Mirepeisset is an Occitan name meaning ''see the little fishes''.
Narbonne and the Mediterranean beaches are a short drive away as is the fascinating medieval fortress town of Carcassonne. This is a great base for sight-seeing in this beautiful region.
Maison Colombier is ideal for a family or indeed a group of friends holidaying together.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Narbonne Plage, 25km|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Living room: Modern, spacious and reaching high into the roof-space of this newly-renovated barn, there's a sette and two armschairs,, a CD player and a TV with English satellite channels and a DVD. An internet connection is available for use with your own laptop.
Dining room: Open plan to the living area with dining table and 6 chairs.
Kitchen: This is well-equipped for cooking and has a dishwasher and a washing machine. An iron and ironing board are also available for your use.
Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms. The master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and WC is on the ground floor. Two further bedrooms both with twin beds are on the 1st floor and both have en-suite shower rooms with WC.
Bathrooms: See Bedrooms.
Additional accommodation: In a separate part of the courtyard and again with a another swimming pool is further lovely holiday property again with 3 bedrooms. This may be rented at the same time subject to availability for larger families or groups of friends. Please ask us for details.
Further details outdoors:
Outside: You have your own private terrace, garden, swimming pool, barbecue and garden furniture. In the courtyard there is safe parking for your car.
Swimming pool: The pool is 4m x 8m in an enclosed, landscaped courtyard. The pool is secured, and floats and pool toys are available for children.
Baby facilities: A cot and a high chair are available upon request.
Internet connection: A wired internet connection is available via the owners for you to plug in your own laptop.
Winter heating: Is not included in the rental cost. The charge is €40 per week, payable direct to the owners.
Gas, electric, & water: are all included in the rental cost.
End-of-stay cleaning: is not included in the rental cost. Guests are requested to leave the house clean when they leave. It may be possible to arrange the end of stay cleaning for you for a supplementary charge - please enquire.
Bed & bathroom linen: is included in the rental cost. Swimming pool towels are provided for you, but not beach towels.
Damage deposit: The owner requests a damage deposit of £200 or the equivalent in Euros on arrival and this will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: Saturday in high and peak season. Flexible at other times of the year, according to availability.
Long weekend stays and mini-breaks: May be available out of High and Peak Season according to availability, please enquire.
Pets: are not permitted in the house - sorry.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Aude region
This part of the Languedoc has a sunny Mediterranean climate. It can be hot in summer, but the temperature is often tempered by a breeze. Now the 3rd most visited region in France by British people, the Languedoc offers something for everyone. Miles of long, sandy beaches, coastal lagoons, vibrant cities such as Narbonne and Montpellier, historical sites such as Carcassonne and the Cathar castles, fabulous scenery, great cuisine and vineyards, vineyards, vineyards.
The Mirepeisset area
The local village of Mirepeisset dates back from Roman times and its medieval ramparts, gateway and aqueduct remain today. The village nestles in the Minervois vineyards and is very close to the River Cesse which, in the summer, is dammed to create a clear water pool for swimming. Nearby is a picnic area with tables and barbecues. There's also tennis and basketball courts, a play area with swings and a pizza restaurant beside the River Cesse. The village has a small boulangerie and grocers for your morning croissants and small provisions and also two restaurants.
Sports facilities - as well as the swimming pool at Maison Colombier, you can swim in the River Cesse. Horse-riding is also available in the village. All types of water sports are available on the Mediterranean coast, including sailing, wind-surfing, water ski-ing. You can play golf at Beziers and at Carcassonne - both about 30 minutes drive. This is a great area too for walking and cycling. Bicycles can be hired locally and delivered to your door - just ask us for details.
This is a fantastic base for exploring and sight-seeing in this lovely region. Narbonne is just 20 minute drive away - a thriving sea port in Roman times, but now inland, it has a beautiful cathedral and central square - lots of cafes and independent shops in the narrow streets which run either side of the Canal de la Robine.
Ten minutes further on from Narbonne is the seaside town of Narbonne Plage with its fine, sandy beach and also the quaint, interesting fishing village of Gruissan. Locally, you can walk by the side of the Canal du Midi, busy with passing boats, and discover the interesting canal architecture in the nearby village of Le Somail. In less than half an hour by car, and to the North, you'll find the mountainous region of the Haut Languedoc. To the South, the Cote de Vermeille and the Spanish border is about an hour and a half's drive.
Markets are colourful here and full of local, seasonal produce - near to Mirepeisset you'll find one at Olonzac on a Tuesday morning, Lezignan Corbieres on a Wednesday morning, Beziers on a Friday, and Narbonne on a Thursday and Sunday. Narbonne also has a fantastic indoor market daily in Les Halles - well worth a visit.
Restaurants - Mirepeisset has 2 restaurants and there are several others by the side of the Canal du Midi in the neighbouring village of Le Somail. There are many other restaurants too in other local villages to suit all budgets and tastes - some serving Catalan dishes.
Supermarket - You’ll find the nearest supermarket at St Marcel sur Aude just 1 mile away.
How to get there
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By Car - The village of Mirepeisset lies just 20 minutes north west of Narbonne and 25 minutes west of Beziers. The nearest motorway junctions are No's 36 Beziers Ouest and 38 - Narbonne Sud on the A9 Autouroute - the Languedocienne.
By Air - Montpellier, Carcassonne, Beziers, Perpignan and Nimes Airports are the nearest. Toulouse and Girona (N. Spain) are good alternatives.
By Train - The nearest railway station is in Narbonne. For details of train and tickets to this region, please go to the Rail Europe website.
Full directions etc will be sent once you make a booking
Activities near Mirepeisset
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
31 Aug 2011
The house was well equipped and comfortable, it was great to have internet and British TV channels. There was no air conditioning but there were fans in all the bedrooms. When the weather was very hot this might not have been enough though. The garden was private and the pool was nice, though it was a bit too cold for us. The weather was very windy which kept the temperature down more than we would have liked. We were a bit disappointed in the locality, only one restaurant in the village (though it was very good) and a long walk to restaurants in the next village, also the area is not especially beautiful, not a patch on Provence. Narbonne and Beziers are very average places. But that is not the house's fault. All in all it was a very good place to stay in an area that I am not drawn to return to.
Many thanks indeed for your review and we are pleased you found the property well equipped and comfortable. Sorry about the weather you experienced, but we are unable to guarantee what the weather will be like. When you booked with us, you could have called us to enquire about the restaurants and the locality - we are always available to help and advise clients and try and match properties to suit their individual needs. We also offer properties with air-conditioning, and in Provence, should you feel that the popular Languedoc region is not for you. We'd be delighted to make some suggestions when you next decide to holiday in France.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|30 Mar 13||27 Apr 13||£ 600||-||-||4 Nights|
|27 Apr 13||18 May 13||£ 660||-||-||4 Nights|
|18 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 840||-||-||4 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||15 Jun 13||£ 900||-||-||4 Nights|
|15 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1080||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 1560||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1740||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||£ 1080||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 840||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||12 Oct 13||£ 600||-||-||5 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The prices given here are a good guide but may be subject to change in accordance with the £/euro exchange rate - please enquire for a firm price.
Full week Saturday to Saturday bookings for June 2013 are offered at 7.5% off the list price - subject to availability!
Please enquire for short break prices which may be available outside of the main summer season.
Preferred payment methods: UK sterling bank transfer, cheque or by debit or credit card. We may accept payment in Euros, please enquire for details. Please enquire for details of How to Pay.
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