About the home
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.
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 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Narbonne-Plage, 25km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / 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 - and an iron and ironing board on request.
The gites do not themselves have internet access but a WiFi connection via your own laptop is normally available on the exterior terrace of the main house.
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.
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.
Pets are allowed with prior permission in Gite Topaze Doree - please enquire.
Minimum 3 night stay please. Arrival day is flexible!
These gites are for adult couples only.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Herault 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 Olonzac area
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.
How to get there
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The town of Olonzac is 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.
Carcassonne and Beziers Airports are the nearest - each one about 40 mins drive and serviced by the low-cost airline Ryanair from the UK, Ireland and Belgium. Perpignan, Montpellier, Nimes and Toulouse airports are also good.
By train - visit www.raileurope.co.uk for details of the overnight Motorail service to Narbonne (summer months only).
Full directions will be sent to you once you have made a booking.
Activities near Olonzac
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|15 Oct 12||1 Mar 13||£ 359||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 410||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||15 Jun 13||£ 461||-||-||3 Nights|
|15 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 512||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 666||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Sep 13||15 Sep 13||£ 512||-||-||3 Nights|
|15 Sep 13||16 Oct 13||£ 461||-||-||3 Nights|
|16 Oct 13||1 Jan 14||£ 359||-||-||3 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.
Please note that the prices are a guide, and may change according to the £ / euro exchange rate. Please contact us for a firm price.
Changeover day is FLEXIBLE - minimum stay is 3 nights - please enquire prices for 3-6 night stays.
For any other prices please call Sue Caddick on Tel +44 (0)116 230 3307 or +44 (0)781 4656402 or e-mail us with the form at the bottom of the page. Preferred payment is UK bank/internet transfer or credit or debit card - payment in Euros also possible, please enquire for details.
Taxe de Sejour is payable direct to the owner betwen 1st April and 30th Sept at the guide rate of €1.00 per person per night. Please note the requirement for a small damage deposit.Enquire now
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