About the home
Maison Galloise is a large family Villa set within an acre of land with secure front gates leading from the Vineyard into a private, spacious front garden with secure parking for several cars.
The villa boasts a private heated swimming pool with pool terrace which has shaded areas for eating and sunbathing along with a large BBQ. All of this is situated in the heart of the Minervois Wine Region with surrounding vineyards.
The villa has 3 large bedrooms (2 double & 1 twin); family bathroom; storage room for bags and clothes; 2 toilets (one upstairs and one downstairs); large lounge area with wood burning fire; fully equipped kitchen with separate pantry; dining room with wood burning fire.
There is a large Garage in the grounds where the pool table, dart board and swimming pool furniture are stored for your use as well as two bicycles (Ladies and Gents) which you are free to use during your stay. There is also an upper floor in the garage where outdoor games are stored and access to beach accessories such as the beach umbrella, mats and beach bowls.
20 minutes from Carcassonne it is ideally located on the edge of the historic village of Rieux Minervois and within walking distance of all amenities including 2 bars; 4 restaurants; a large local supermarket; 2 banks; a fishmonger; 2 butchers; numerous bakers and not forgetting the local market that is held 3 times a week in the center of the village. The historic village is very picturesque and is home to one of the few XII century round churches in Europe.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Narbonne, 45km|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||TV, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
On the first floor of Maison Galloise there are 3 large bedrooms which comprise of 2 doubles & 1 twin ( a cot is available on request along with a child's buggy pushchair); family bathroom; storage room; separate toilet. All bedrooms have Mosquito window nets and a ceiling fan room light. Linen is provided (including a bath, hand & beach towel per person) and for 2 week stays is replenished at the end of week one.
The ground floor has a large lounge area with 2 x 3 seater sofas, wood burning fire, TV with satellite facility, DVD, CD player & radio, French doors leading to the shaded terrace eating area and through to the Pool & sun terrace. Fully equipped kitchen (fridge freezer, cooker, microwave, washing machine, toaster, ironing & drying facilities,hoover, kettle and as of May 2013 we have added a dishwasher) separate pantry; dining room with seating for up to 6 people plus wood burning fire and French doors leading out to the terrace and pool areas.
There are family board games, maps of the area and guide maps of local places of interest including day trips on the Canal du Midi, Cathar routes & suggested wine tasting venues.
There are UK plug extensions provided for each bedroom for your convenience or you can use the 2 hairdryers, hair straighteners and curling tongs provided.
Further details outdoors:
The outside area has extensive grounds which have several fruit trees including, cherry, plum, apple, pear, apricot and quince which guests are welcome to pick and use. There is a picnic bench in the garden to give you a relaxing spot for your evening sun-downers. The Villa has a very private heated pool which has a secure safety cover, large terrace area and use of 6 sun beds & 6 outdoor poolside chairs.
The pool & terrace area and the terrace eating area are separated and shaded by two well placed trees giving welcome shade from the heat of the day. The eating area has a large wooden table that can sit up to 16 people. The front of the house has a large porch where there is a bistro table & 2 chairs which can also be moved outside for views of the sun setting whilst enjoying a glass or two of wine.
Electric, Gas & Water are Included in the rental price.
Bed & Bathroom Linen is included in the rental price (including end of stay launder). 2 week stays will be provided with clean linen at the end of the first week.
Winter Heating, there is a main wood burning fire & smaller wood burning stove on the ground floor. All bedrooms and the bathroom have wall mounted electric heaters which are included in the rental price.
End of stay Cleaning: You are expected to leave the house in the clean state you found it. If you don't want to be bothered with any cleaning during your holiday, the local contact can arrange a cleaner for you at a rate of 12€ per hour - this can be arranged on booking for you to assist with your stay. The local contact will service the property ensuring it is 100% ready for your arrival.
Suitable for children (cot and buggy pushchair are available on request).
Smoking is not permitted at this property indoors or out - sorry
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Aude region
Rieux is within the Minervois area, the largest wine growing area in France where you are never more than 5 minutes from a Domain or Chateau and are welcomed in to taste the local produce. 45 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea and an hour from the Spanish boarder it enjoys one of the highest levels of Sunshine with average summer temperatures in excess of 35 degrees.
The area is set in the historic Cathar region with many sites of interest including Le Cite in Carcassonne with its fairytale turrets, Hautpoul & Minerve.
The Languedoc is also famous for the Canal du Midi which flows down to the town of Sete where it meets the Mediterranean sea. The Tour de France often comes through many of the villages as the area is known for its cycle and walking routes. Other places of interest include Narbonne, Bezier, Mirepoix, Perpignan, Foix and not forgetting Limoux where the Masked Carnival takes place every weekend from January to March.
The Rieux Minervois area
Rieux is an old Cathar village which is typical of the area with narrow streets where stone buildings front each other and street names that reflect its history. The XII century church is well worth a visit with the alter central to the church and pews surrounding it in an 180 degree circle.
The Chateau Rieux is just one of the Wine producers for the village which also has a local co-operative just 5 minutes walk from the house where you can top your wine supplies up from the tap. Typical of the Region, Rieux hosts many fetes throughout the year and welcomes visitors to join them.
The Canal du Midi is about 5 minutes drive from the village and day boat trips can be accessed in Homps about 10 minutes drive from the house, The village hosts a market three times a week, including Saturday where you can buy fresh produce including specialist goats cheese, Mussels, Oysters, eggs and vegetables. Lakes with watersport activities are located at Carcassonne and Homps, with the sunkissed beaches of the Mediterranean less than an hour away.
How to get there
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Flights into Carcassonne, Bezier, Toulouse, Montpelier
Car hire through RyanAir is Hertz and EasyJet - Eurocar as both give discounts
Activities near Rieux Minervois
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
23 Feb 2013
I stayed at this wonderful villa last year, in fact I stayed there twice... And loved it so much I have booked to go again with friends in May.
I was looking on the site to show them where we... more
Thank you for your comments, it was lovely to have you return and hope your May trip has the good weather for the outside life :-)
13 Feb 2013
Travelled with 2 children (4 & 7)
Firstly the owners were very friendly and accommodating in relation to booking the trip which gave us confidence.
Unfortunately the reality of the... more
How disappointing to have such comments posted, especially when guests who stayed pre and post this family as can be seen below experienced nothing that has been described here. It is also very odd... more
19 Oct 2012
My wife and I recently stayed at the villa for four weeks with our adult children joining us for some of the time. It is one of the most enjoyable villa holidays we have had. The outer space is private, spacious and the heated swimming pool is an absolute winner (seemed like the size of pool you would be sharing with others in an hotel.....). Great fun in the garage with the pool table (bar type table with the money slot removed...!). The sitting room is spacious and the kitchen better equipped than most holiday villas we have stayed in. Mosquito nets on all the bedroom windows made for uninterrupted sleep.
Easy walk up hill through plane trees skirting vines to the village for morning croissants or lunch/dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the villa and would certainly like to rent it again if we are back in the area.
Thank you for your very positive comments. You were a joy to have as clients.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early Winter 2012||21 Oct 12||16 Dec 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas Season 2012||16 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Winter 2013||5 Jan 13||20 Apr 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||20 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||29 Jun 13||8 Sep 13||£ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||8 Sep 13||20 Oct 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Winter||20 Oct 13||15 Dec 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas Season||15 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 800||-||-||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.
Price is quoted in British £ and payable by bank transfer into Credit Agricole or by PayPal
25% deposit to reserve the property
Balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival
plus £200 damages deposit due 8 weeks prior to departure which will be refunded after your holiday less deductions if damages are incurred
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