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Gites and Pool

Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

This lovely terraced gite, one of 5 similar ones available, overlooks the swimming pool of a former wealthy wine-producer and trader's house in Olonzac, the 'capital' of the Minervois wine-producing region. The owners have thought about everything to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable.

Ideal perhaps for a romantic holiday for 2, or house-hunting or sight-seeing in the area, the gites were converted from the stables & staff quarters of the old house. They comprise a comfortable living-room & galley-style kitchenette on the ground floor, and a spacious bedroom and shower room on the 1st floor. They each have a small gravelled terrace outside with table & chairs, and further tables and chairs are available for you to use in the large garden. The municipal park next door was once part of the garden but now provides a pleasant place to stroll.

The property has a lovely, large swimming pool in the garden and a outdoor spa pool/jacuzzi, ideal for relaxing in after a day's sightseeing. From 2014, the swimming pool will be heated between April and the end of October.

Situated in the lively town of Olonzac which has shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and a Tuesday morning colourful market - all just a few steps away. Despite being in the town, the garden location is both enchanting and calm.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Narbonne-Plage 25 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 35 km, Nearest railway: Narbonne 20 km
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access
General Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Further details indoors

The living/dining area and kitchenette are all open-plan on the ground floor . The TV receives UK satellite channels and the gites are centrally-heated making them ideal for an out-of-season holiday. The galley-style kitchenette is well-equipped with fridge/freezer, oven, microwave, and all crockery & utensils. There is a washing-machine in a communal area which belongs to the owner; you can use it with permission for a small charge - and an iron and ironing board on request.

From 2014, all the gites have WiFi internet access for use with your own laptop or tablet.

On the 1st floor is a double bedroom over-looking the pool, with hanging and storage. The shower room has a power shower, washbasin and w.c.

Further details outdoors

Outside the gite is a gravelled terrace with table and chairs for al fresco dining. A barbecue is available for your use. There's a large garden for you to wander in and further tables and chairs should you prefer to sit in the shade of the trees. Further chairs and sun-loungers are available by the 5m x 13m large swimming pool and a spa pool/jacuzzi and poolside shower.

Car parking is available on the side road adjacent to the property.

Further details

Gas and electric, winter-heating, bed-linen and towels, and end of stay cleaning are all included in the rental price. Taxe de Sejour is payable at the rate of €1.00 per person per day, between 1st April and 30th September, direct to the owners.

The owners request a damage deposit on arrival of €50 which is refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.

The Languedoc-Roussillon 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 town of Olonzac is the 'capital' of the Minervois region and well-serviced with shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants - it's lively in summer and has its own festival in August. You can play tennis locally. At Lac du Jouarres, a short drive or bike ride away, you'll find a beach, swimming, wind-surfing and fishing. It's a great area for cycling with many interesting villages and the Canal du Midi close by.

Olonzac has a lively festival in August with street markets, festivities and live music in the park. Please enquire for the dates.

Olonzac's a great base for exploring the Minervois & wine-lovers will find many local chateaux and 'domaines' offering wine-tasting and direct sale of wine and olive-oil. Whilst here you can also visit the ancient city of Minerve, the medieval city of Carcassonne, Narbonne with its Archbishop's palace, cathedral and indoor market, Beziers and its staircase of 9 locks on the Canal du Midi at Fontseranes, the abbeys of Fontfroide and Lagrasse and the beach resorts of Narbonne- and Gruissan-Plage.

There are some good restaurants in Olonzac and the surrounding villages.

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20 Oct 2013


"Relaxing break in quiet surroundings"

Pleasantly surprised to find the gite quite spacious. We had everything we needed, even Sky TV. We slept well - the bed was comfy, no outside noise (especially so with the shutters), the bathroom cle… More

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Sue Caddick (Property Manager Joie de Vivre - le Midi)

  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:12 Aug 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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  • French

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