Les Martinets, Olonzac
About the home
This charming 18th century, three storey town house is ideally situated in the centre of Olonzac, the delightful capital of Langeudoc’s Minervois wine region, and provides very comfortable and spacious self-catering accommodation which is perfect for couple's. Les Martinets is full of character and benefits from a number of stunning original features which have been sympathetically restored. It has been thoroughly renovated and refurbished providing all the modern comforts one expects whilst complementing the property’s original charm.
• FREE Wi-Fi Internet access (your laptop is required)
You enter the property directly into a generous open-plan kitchen and living area which has a oak dining table with seating for four. The fully-equipped new kitchen has a large fridge-freezer, cooker, microwave, washing machine, and plenty of storage space. There is also a WC on this floor. The property’s dramatic centre piece is a spectacular original staircase with ornate banisters. You will also see many other period details throughout the house, including exposed beams and original shutters.
On the first floor is a light and airy sitting room with a traditional working fireplace which can be lit for open fires in the cooler months. There is one sofa which can be made into a double bed and a comfortable arm chair. The TV has English-speaking Satellite channels including BBCs 1 and 2 and BBC News 24, plus a DVD player. Music CDs, DVDs, and books are also provided. The house is decorated throughout with original artwork from a local artist.
On the next floor is the spacious master bedroom, with high ceilings, exposed beams, and an elegant metal-framed bedstead. The blue mosaic-tiled double shower is the highlight of the generous shower room next door, which also has a WC and basin.
There is an open staircase leading to the small private rooftop terrace with a barbecue. The perfect spot to relax and unwind, this sun trap hideaway offers spectacular views across the rooftops and church spires of Olonzac and, on a clear day, you can see all the way to the Pyrenees. There is an abundance of swifts, swallows and housemartins to watch in spring and summer.
• FREE Wi-Fi Internet access (your laptop is required)
• A welcome pack including locally produced wine and basics will be waiting for you when you arrive.
* Furnishings are of good quality and all bed linen, towels and beach towels are supplied at no extra charge.
• Free parking just one minute’s walk away (20 meters).
• We can also provide tennis racquets upon request and mountain bikes can be hired.
For the winter months all rooms have electric heating and should you wish to use the open fire, there is a small supplementary charge for the logs, payable direct.
Sorry this is no smoking property except on the roof terrace and is not suitable for pets.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Narbonne, 35km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
FREE WI-FI Internet Access
Further details outdoors:
• Free parking just one minute’s walk away (20 meters).
A welcome pack including locally produced wine and basics will be waiting for you when you arrive. You will be welcomed by a friendly bi-lingual Briton who lives nearby, who will show you around the property and will be happy to give lots of useful advice about how best to enjoy your stay in Olonzac.
We required a 25% of the full rental amount upon booking and the outstanding balance no later than 8 weeks before your holiday commences.
If your holiday is less than 8 weeks away we require the full payment upon booking.
Refundable damage deposit of £150 or 150€ is required on arrival, to be refunded upon your departure (after satisfactory property inspection).
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Herault region
Situated a mere 35 kilometres from the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean, and boasting 300 days of sunshine per year, Languedoc-Roussillon is a dream destination for adventurers, historians, gastronomes and sun worshippers alike. Unlike many parts of Southern France the area remains largely undiscovered by tourists, making the local traditions and flavours all the more delightful and rewarding to discover.
With its sandy beaches, rugged mountain peaks and medieval hilltop villages, Languedoc-Roussillon boasts one of France's most diverse landscapes. Officially the sunniest region in the country, it is also France's wine-growing capital and the largest wine-growing area in the world. Few French regions are more steeped in history. The spectacular walled city of Carcassonne, the largest fortress in Europe, and the towering ramparts of Aigues Mortes recall the area's crusading past. Languedoc Roussillon is also home to many major golf courses.
The Olonzac area
Olonzac is a charming small town conveniently located in Minervois region of the Languedoc-Roussillon area of Southern France. The area is well known for being the most productive wine region in the world, and Olonzac is surrounded by vineyards, with a beautiful view of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountains). On a clear day the Pyrenees are visible to the south.
In addition to its natural beauty, this picturesque town provides for all the needs of visitors. There are cafes and restaurants, bakeries, butchers, a supermarket, post office, and independent shops, and also a dentist, doctor’s surgery, and pharmacy, which are all within walking distance of the property.
On Tuesday the local French market, one of the best in the area, sells a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other local produce including chickens, cheese, olives and fish. Along with a vast array of fresh food there’s also a wide range of stalls selling linens, straw baskets, clothes, shoes and gifts. Market day is always an exciting day in town and the local residents welcome visitors warmly.
Olonzac has a beautiful municipal park with a pond for the swans and terrapins, three tennis courts, a large children’s play area, and of course an area for playing boules. Follow Rick Stein's voyage in Anjodi, along the Canal du Midi at Homps just 2 minutes drive away where you can enjoy a boat trip, hire bikes or take stroll under the tree lined banks of the canal, a Unesco World heritage site. The Lac de Jourres is a short drive or a pleasant walk from the town centre. Swimming and water sports are available at the Lac de Jourres in the summer, and it’s a restful place to sit and read at anytime of the year.
How to get there
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By Air - Very easy there's a variety of airports to choose from.
Carcassonne & Beziers Airports are the nearest to Olonzac approx 40-50 minutes drive away.
Perpignan and Montpellier are both approx one hour’s drive away.
Toulouse is another alternative, it is approx 1 hour and 40 minutes drive away, and Girona in Northern Spain is only 2 hours away.
Serviced by low cost airlines too such as: www.ryanair.com www.flybe.com www.easyjet.com
By Car - The town of Olonzac situated just north of the 'D' road that runs between Beziers and Carcassonne. The nearest motorway junction is No:25 (Lezignan-Corbieres) on the A61 Autoroute des Deux Mers, or junction No:36 Beziers West on the A9.
By Train - Narbonne and Carcassonne are the closet main stations, Lézignan-Corbières is only 15 minutes away, but has fewer trains.
High speed trains (TGV) go directly to Narbonne and Montpellier from Paris and Lille. Eurostar trains from London connect with these trains.
Narbonne also has a motorail terminal with services direct from Calais. Please visit www.raileurope.co.uk for details of the overnight Motorail service to Narbonne (summer months only).
We will send you full directions once you have made booking.
Activities near Olonzac
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
23 Mar 2013
A comfortable stylish property full of charactor. It has been well furnished and equipped. So easy for restaurants etc. Parking can be a bit tricky on market day I forwarned is forarmed!)
29 May 2012
My wife says, "The house was just lovely. From the scent of lavender, well equipped kitchen, beautiful decorating, spotlessly clean and the best shower I've had in many trips to Europe. The people in Olonzac have been so friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay here very much. Merci + Thank you! Cathar history is fascinating."
I must add, the number one rule is to just keep them happy, and this place had wife singing. We stayed in some very interesting and nice places on this trip, but this was the nicest. And the city is a happening place. the tourism office was extremely helpful as well.
Thanks and hope to come back sometime to hear the bull frogs and nightingales.
03 Oct 2011
The house was exceptionally well equipped and tastefully decorated with all you could need for a comfortable stay. It is conveniently located for acess to the numerous bars and shops. The downside of this is the noise from late night revellers at the weekend but more particularly the church bells which chime twice on the hour and once on the half hour! Despite the quality bed and airy bedroom with fan supplied, sleep was limited!
Olonzac is close to lovely walking areas and the proximity to the Canal du Midi and the Lac de Jouare provided tranquil areas to visit.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
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|1 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 215||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 280||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 315||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 365||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 315||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 280||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Nov 13||1 Jan 14||£ 215||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
• We can accept payments in GBP £ or Euros €.
• Please enquire for short breaks and long-term rentals. Change over day - Normally Saturday in June, July, August and September. It is flexible in other months according to availability.
• Rates include all utilities, bed linen, towels, beach towels and a bottle of wine, tea/coffee and basic essentials to help you settle in.
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