Villa les Hauts is a luxury cut stone property built in the traditional style, on a small exclusive prize-winning development overlooking the old village of Durban Corbieres in the Languedoc region of Southern France.
Durban itself has a food store (which includes the all important bakery for those morning croissants), a bank, a bar/restaurant and a petrol station .The region is renown for its great wine, castles, beaches, beautiful scenery, great walks and cycle rides.
We offer flexible change over days (not including Mid July - End of August) to enable visitors to make the most of mid-week flight deals. Upon arrival at the villa guests are met by our good friend Jeanne who is English but speaks fluent French. She has worked with our family for many years and will help with any queries you have, and can also book a restaurant for your first night.
The accommodation consists of two double and one twin bedroom, one en suite shower/WC and a further bathroom and WC, living/dining room and kitchen, private heated swimming pool, sun deck, barbecue and terraces for relaxing outdoor dining. The house is furnished very comfortably to a high standard by a professional interior designer. There is Satellite TV Freesat, DVD player and DVD library.In the kitchen there is a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher, micro wave oven and conventional electric oven and hob.
Outside seating for 6 in a sheltered terrace, with a landscaped garden with additional seating areas and views of the medieval Cathar Castle of Durban Corbieres. Teak deck with swimming pool.
Special features: Electric heating in each room. Handicap accessible. Swimming pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Nearest beach||Le Franqui 20 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 60 km, Nearest railway: Narbonne 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Mediterranean Climate with warm dry summers. The ancient Cite of Carcassonne is only a 55 mins away and the Cathar route is on the doorstep. Narbonne with its famous covered market Les Halles - open everyday from 7am - 2.00pm including Sundays - is only 25 minutes away. The Canal du Midi passes through Narbonne and there are a number of good restaurants in both Narbonne and Carcassonne. There is also a Michelin starred restaurant just 4 kilometres away and most of the local villages & vineyards also have fantastic tours and restaurants all within a few kilometres drive from the villa.
Details of local attractions and restaurants are described in a manual kept in the house along with local maps and a guide book.The wine growing regions of Corbieres and Fitou are on the doorstep .
There is an organic wine grower within walking distance of the house.
The beaches of Leucate and La Franqui are only about 25 mins away and the ski resort of Les Angles is only two hours away in the Pyrenees.
The Spanish Border just south of Perpignan is about one and a half hours away by motorway. There is good motorway access to both north and south as well as west so Toulouse in only an hour and a half away.
To the north there is Sete on the coast where the Canal du Midi reaches the sea. There are superb seafood restaurants alongside the canal.The villages near to Durban such as Cascastel, Tuchan and Paziols all have restaurants. In Lagrasse there is an abbey as well as a couple of restaurants and of course local wine to taste.
Durban Corbieres is in the well known languedoc wine region of France and is set in a hilly area with beautiful views and marked walking routes . In Durban Corbieres there is a Cathar Castle on the hill in the old part of the village.
The small river runs through the middle of the village - separating the old from the new. There are several local wine and honey producers from whom you can buy local produce. The region does have a Spanish influence both in language and cuisine. There are festivals in Durban and the surrounding villages in August and before Christmas.
Younger visitors - there is a wild life park at Sigean (20 mins) and aqua sports on the Mediterranean coast ( Le Franqui beach 25 mins)
For the adventurous there is water skiing, wakeboarding and other water sports at a number of the coastal resorts, or Skiing , white water rafting, canyoning etc in the Pyrenees as well as many thermal spas.
Cycling is very popular here also - due to the lovely winding roads through the vineyards and hills.