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Townhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Enjoy the best of village life and then take refuge in the lovely back garden next to the pool! The house is well equipped with all modern conveniences you could wish for, also has central heating and a fireplace which make wintertime visits very comfortable too. A large market comes to town every Tuesday morning where you can find everything from local produce to matresses!
'Barbes' is a spacious 3-level, 4-bedroomed property with a private garden, outdoor balcony/terrace, swimming pool, barbeque and secure garage parking.
The Minervois, of which Olonzac is the capital of the wine producing area, is a large plain that sits between the Black mountains to the north and the Corbieres and Pyrenees to the south. The geography provides the plain with its own micro-climate which is greatly influenced by the Mediterranean. The locals claim that they enjoy 300 days of good sunshine per year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 45 km, Nearest railway: Lezignan-Corbieres, Narbonne & Carcassonne|
|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||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
A 3-level, 4-bedroomed property with a private garden, outdoor balcony/terrace, swimming pool, barbeque and secure garage parking.
The large living area/salon (4.7 x 8.1m) is tiled and has beautiful beamed ceilings. There is a large open fireplace for winter visits and seating for 6. There is a 'spare' computer with Orange broadband which is also accessible by direct cable or wirelessly.
The newly renovated kitchen/ diner is 6m x 4.5m and has all modern covens. you could hope for including dishwasher, fridge freezer etc. There are French windows which open from the dining area onto the garden and the dining room table seats 10 comfortably.
There is a washing machine installed in the ground floor shower room, which also has a WC and washbasin.
Bedroom one (3.3 x 4.6m) has twin beds, a tiled floor and overlooks a small quite street.
Bedroom two (4.50 x 3.20m) has a double bed with a French door opening onto a large balcony which overlooks the garden.
The bathroom (with WC and washbasin) is on this floor.
Two further bedrooms, both with twin beds. One bedroom (4.6 x 3.1m) has a tiled floor, is snuggled under the eaves and overlooks the garden. The other bedroom (4.38 x 3.3m) has a carpeted floor and overlooks the small quite village street.
There is a shower room (with WC and washbasin) on this floor.
|Further details outdoors|
• BBQ and garden furniture an space ideal for relaxing and al fresco dining.
• Our very large garage makes parking easy.
• Please note that the stairs to the 1st floor are quite steep. It is necessary to supervise children carefully.
English-speaking representative to introduce you to the property and deal with any queries.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Everywhere there are vineyards and further into the foothills of the mountains the 'Garrigue' of the Languedoc provides a wonderful setting for cycling and walking. The Mediterranean is just 30 minutes away if you want sandy beaches and the Pyrenees and Spain are just over an hour away.
This magnificent 'terroir' is steeped in history. Ancient terraces lie all around and are visible in the hills along the roadsides and up into the mountains. Ruined windmils (there are also some renovated windmills that you can visit locally) and shepherds' bergeries are scattered around the landscape. There are numerous megalithic burial grounds that are free to visit. You can even picnic inside them!
Then there is Carcassonne and it's fabulous Citadelle which is only 40 minutes away - a great day out for shopping and site-seeing medieval style. Children will love this fairy tale castle, as will most adults.
Olonzac is a thriving town with good restaurants, cafes and bars, and plenty of places to purchase the fantastic variety of local produce - wine, cheese, meats, honey, olive oil, the fabulous sweet onions from Citou, garlic - to name but a few. A large market comes to town every Tuesday morning where you can find everything from eggs to mattresses! There is a beautiful park in the village with a good play area for children, quiet areas for sitting and tennis courts.
Nearby there is the Lac de Jouarres where you can fish, swim, windsurf or simply enjoy the relaxation of gentle boating. The lake is fully supervised in summer months and there is a newly opened cafe/restaurant where you can sit on the terrace and watch the windsurfers and young sailors as they make the best of this superb facility. Parking and swimming are free at the lake which is within easy walking/cycling distance.
Just 2 km from Olonzac, the banks of the Canal du Midi sits, with plantane trees creating a magnificent canopy along its way from Toulouse to the Med. You can hire boats or bikes, by the day, from the port at nearby Homps. There are many splendid restaurants along the way that are well worth a visit, as well as enjoying the community that thrives along it - Rick Stein only showed a bit of it - the real thing is infinitely better!
Minerve is probably the most well known village in the Minervois - it literally sits at the confluence of two enormous river gorges - the Cesse and the Brian. It is primarily famous as being the site of one of the last Cathar strongholds held siege by the Crusaders but is also officially one of the prettiest villages in france - well worth a visit and only 10 minutes drive from Olonzac.
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29 Jul 2012
"Lovely relaxing holiday in Olonzac"
We spent a lovely week in this holiday home in July 2012. The house was very well equiped and as shown in the photos, basic self catering provisions were provided which were very welcome after a long … More
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