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Barbes, Olonzac

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from £108 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Private swimming pool

Townhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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Townhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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

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
Nearest beach Narbonne
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
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 Double beds (1), Single beds (6), 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
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

A 3-level, 4-bedroomed property with a private garden, outdoor balcony/terrace, swimming pool, barbeque and secure garage parking.

Ground Floor

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.

First Floor

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.

Second 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.

Further details

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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    Lucy F.

    • 7 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:29 Aug 2015

    Based in France

    Languages spoken
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    • French

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