Gite / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This lovely 4 bedroom house with pool is in the heart of a charming unspoilt village in the Corbières, just 25 mns from the stunning Mediterranean coast.. It has been beautifully renovated to retain its charm, whilst providing you with all the home from home comforts. It is 160 years old, and has original tiles in most rooms. It offers the most peaceful setting, is ideal for family holidays, walking and cycling groups. It is available for long term rentals

It has a separate secluded walled courtyard, which looks out onto the hills, ideal for sunbathing and cooling down in the pool or dining beneath the stars. Maison de la Fontaine is ideally suited to family holidays. The surrounding region is of historical value with its own micro climate, enjoying 300 days of sunshine annually, benefiting from long hot summers and the most amazing star filled sky. Vineyards, ancient monasteries and medieval castles characterise the landscape whilst the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are a short drive away. The village has an award winning Cave Coopérative so a visit is a must to sample some of the best local wine.

The property is located in the village of Embres et Castelmaure, which is reputed for its wine. There is daily bread delivery at about 11am. Also, various local produce is sold ( meat, cheese, locally grown organic fruit and vegetables and the most amazing peaches you're likely to taste)

.For all other amenities, Durban Corbieres is 7kms away. It has a small supermarket, a boulangerie, a bar, a restaurant, a pharmacy, a post office, a doctor's surgery and a dentist.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 1 toilet only
Nearest beach Leucate 20 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: 5 airports within a max 90mns journey: Carcassonne, Perpignan, Beziers, Montpellier, Toulouse and Gi 45 km, Nearest railway: La Franqui- Leucate 23 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Maison de la Fontaine is spacious and cool in summer. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a range gas cooker, a fridge freezer, a washing machine, a dishwasher, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster etc. There is a comfortable dining area for 10 people. There is a selection of books, games, DVDs,a DVD player at your disposal. Three of the bedrooms have double beds and one has two single beds and bunk beds. They have been tastefully furnished with antique furniture. Two of the bedrooms have en suite facilities, and there is also a family bathroom. All linen is supplied. If you require a cot or high chair please let us know when you book.

Further details outdoors

The pool, which is for your own personal use, can entertain children and adults alike, and is ideal for taking advantage of the sunny climate. There is an outdoor kitchen area with a cooker, a barbecue and a pizza oven- just perfect for al fresco wining and dining . The outdoor table and chairs seats 10 comfortably and overlooks the beautiful Corbieres hills..

Further details

Check out time by 10am and check in time after 3pm, for short-turn around.We ask for a security deposit of £200 per stay. Depending on availability prices for weekend, mid-week and special occasion celebratory holiday stays can be arranged.The property should be left in a clean and tidy condition.

The Occitanie region

The 3rd most visited region in France by British people, with glorious sunshine throughout the year, the Languedoc Roussillon offers something for everyone. Sandy beaches, coastal lagoons, vibrant cities such as Narbonne, Montpellier and Perpignan, historical sites such as Carcassonne and the Cathar castles, fabulous scenery, local terroir produce and vineyards.

Languedoc-Roussillon is the region where the Corbieres mountains stretch between the beautiful towns of Perpignan in the south, Carcassonne in the west, Narbonne in the north and the Mediterranean to the east. Nestled between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees, with Spain only a 2 hour drive away, there is plenty to explore for all tastes whilst enjoying the tranquillity of village life. An area steeped in history where the Cathars reigned, with stunning castles perched on limestone crags, medieval towns and villages where you can sample some excellent wines and local produce.

Embres Et Castelmaure

This area of unspoilt natural beauty is ideal for walking and mountain biking and also offers beautiful rivers, gorges and the Canal du Midi. 25 minutes drive away, you will find stunning beaches, with excellent facilities for swimming, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving and windsurfing. The Aqualand water park in Port Leucate is sure to delight children. Sigean has a wonderful nature reserve, guaranteeing a great day out.

If you are seeking peace and tranquillity, whilst being on the doorstep to local markets, festivals, as well as unspoilt beaches, our house in Embres et Castelmaure will enchant you. A great base for exploring the area, whether you are a walker, a cyclist or just want to enjoy the idyllic Mediterranean beaches.

Sports Facilities:
The immediate area is perfect for walking, road cycling and mountain-biking, in fact the 'Cathar Way' a popular long distance footpath crosses through Embres et Castelmaure. There are also tennis courts and a municipal swimming pool 7kms away in Durban. All types of water sports are available at the Mediterranean coast with Leucate beaches renowned for wind-surfing and kite-surfing. Local horse riding facilities are easily accessible.

In the village there's a small market once a week selling fresh fruit and vegetables and other local produce. There is also a vibrant market every Saturday in the coastal resort of Port la Nouvelle. Nearby Narbonne has an excellent indoor food market in Les Halles, open every day of the week until lunchtime, and an outdoor market on a Thursday and a Sunday morning.

There is an Intermarché in Sigean as well as various other food retailers.

There is an excellent bar and a restaurant in Villeneuve des Corbières (5 mns drive away) with a 3 course set menu for 12 euros as well as in Durban Corbieres and a Michelin star restaurant in Fontjoncouse, the Auberge du Vieux Puits. We will be pleased to provide you with some restaurant recommendations.