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17 Rue Des Faubourgs

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Nearby Canal du Midi
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
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A delightful 3 bedroomed character house set within its own private courtyard. The property is situated in Villenueve Minervois, an authentic village typical of the region with its shady boulevards, plane trees and two very good restaurants. The property is ideal if you enjoy all things local and a sense of independence; from markets, wine tasting and local delicacies to mountain walks and trips to relatively undiscovered remote villages. However, it will also suit those who require a more focused stay as well-know attractions such as Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi are within a short drive. The property offers a cool haven in the summer and off-season the fantastic wood burning stove and effective central heating system ensures a warm and cosy stay all year round. It provides the perf...A delightful 3 bedroomed character house set within its own private courtyard. The property is situated in Villenueve Minervois, an authentic village typical of the region with its shady boulevards, plane trees and two very good restaurants. The property is ideal if you enjoy all things local and a sense of independence; from markets, wine tasting and local delicacies to mountain walks and trips to relatively undiscovered remote villages. However, it will also suit those who require a more focused stay as well-know attractions such as Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi are within a short drive. The property offers a cool haven in the summer and off-season the fantastic wood burning stove and effective central heating system ensures a warm and cosy stay all year round. It provides the perfect base to enjoy a multitude of activities from walking in the nearby hills and mountains to joining the locals celebrating Bastille Day or visiting the enchanting market in Carcassonne at Christmas time. The spacious and elegant bedrooms, arranged as two doubles and one twin, sleep six comfortably. The very high standard of decoration internally is complemented by the picture postcard setting of the house within its own walled private courtyard and bbq area. A perfect setting any time of year. There are so many places to visit in the area that one week may not be enough! Within the village there are two very good restaurants (one an auberge serving local dishes and the other which is a more suited to fine dining). Other amenities include a boulangerie, butchers and small Spar shop. There is also a chemist and post office. The village is famous for 'la Truffe' and in the winter colourful markets are organised to celebrate (and sell) all things related. You can visit the local museum, Maison de la Truffe (Truffle House) within the village all-year-round. Also dont miss out on a visit to le Moulin (a working windmill) which is a 15 minute stroll from the house. In the surrounding area the numerous areas of historic, scenic and cultural interest are easily reached by car. There are the famous Cathar fortresses of Chateaux de Lastours and Queribus. However, the biggest attraction in the area is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Carcassonne. Carcassonne is the largest walled city in Europe, the fascinating 'La Cite', where at least in the story, the heroic chatelaine defied the siege of Charlemagne. Despite its fairy tale appearance, Carcassonne has all of the conveniences of a modern city. And let's not forget the other UNESCO World Heritage site, the magical Canal du Midi which is only 10 minutes from the property. To cool down in the summer there are lakeside beaches and a forestry acrobatic park at Lac de Lay Cavayere. Both popular with families. If you fancy visiting some of the caves for which the region is well-known, head for the Grotte de Limousis or Cabrespine. For those that don't mind a longer drive there is a wonderful tourist train Rivesaltes to Axat which takes you through dramatic and beautiful mountain scenery. For the more adventurous there are lots of activities such as gorge walking, whitewater rafting and kayaking. The village of Caunes Minervois, famous for its red marble and Benedictine abbey, is less than 15 minutes drive away, where there is a wider selection of shops and dining options. Carcassonne - 11 miles Caunes Minervois - 3 miles Homps - 20 miles Lastours - 6 miles Minerve - 17 miles Narbonne - 35 miles Caves at Limousis - 15 miles Toulouse, Lagrasse, Pyrenees - 1 hour drive Ski resort, Aix Les Thermes - 2 hour drive Carcassonne Airport - 25 minutes Toulouse Airport - 1 hour Beziers - 1 hour Lakeside beaches at Lac De la Cavayere (15 minutes from Carcassonne) and Lake Jouarres (30 minutes from Villeneuve Minervois). Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: NAMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Rolland K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I might not want tiny children in this gite as there are spiral stairs up to the first and second floor, but for adults - three of us - it has been perfect. I can't ever remember being in such a perfectly equipped holiday rental,...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank B J N
Roam553957, VR Owner at 17 Rue Des Faubourgs, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Berendina, thank you for your 5 star review which we very much appreciate. We are delighted you enjoyed the house and your holiday so much and got to sample some of the delights of our local area. Thank you for choosing to stay at our...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

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Date of stay: July 2018
Management response:Responded August 3, 2018

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

The house was exactly as described with everything you would need for a peaceful holiday. the courtyard with BBQ was the perfect spot for a relaxed evening and the two restaurants we visited in the village were both good value for money and were very...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank ValerieR25
Management response:Responded September 10, 2017

Valerie, thank you for your lovely review which is very much appreciated. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at our house and the wonderful Minervois and hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back on another occasion. Kind regards, Rolland &...More

Reviewed July 29, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful extended stay from April to June. We had family and friends coming and going and the house easily accomodated upto 5 adults. The house is fabulous and exceeded our expectations. The bedrooms are spacious and tastefully furnished with...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank jenminton
Management response:Responded July 31, 2017

Dear Jenny, thank you for your wonderful review and thank you for being such excellent guests! You certainly seem to have immersed yourselves in the area and availed of the many aspects of the Minervoire that make it such a special part of France. Despite...More

Reviewed June 26, 2017

Beautiful village location with wonderful walks. The bread shop, butcher's, fruit shop just around the corner. Two lovely restaurants and cafes within walking distance and a great location for visiting Carcassonne, the Canal du midi, the coast and many beautiful castles and caves. The house...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank TRMan2014
Management response:Responded June 28, 2017

Terry, thank you for taking the time to review your stay in the wonderful Minervois. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the house and the area and hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back on another occasion. Rolland & Andrea

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Reviewed October 9, 2016

After so many holidays when either the house or its location was not quite up to scratch it was an absolute joy to open the gate and find this pretty house - a hidden gem in every sense! Inside was lovely; tastefully decorated rooms providing...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank claireharcup
Management response:Responded October 10, 2016

Thank you for your great review. We are really pleased you and your family enjoyed the house and the area so much. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back on another occasion. Rolland & Andrea

Reviewed August 30, 2016

Loved the look of the property when we saw it online and when we arrived it did not disappoint. Tthe accommodation is superb with all you need to make your stay comfortable and stress free. In the heart of the village with easy access to...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Janice C
Management response:Responded September 1, 2016

Delighted you enjoyed the house and the area so much. Even though we have owned the property for some three years it looks like you managed to get far more involved with our local village community than we have - work to be done! We...More

Reviewed May 21, 2016

We had a really lovely stay in this tranquil traditional French village house which is beautifully furnished, well equipped and well maintained. Perfect to sit outside in the pretty courtyard garden enjoying a glass of wine and the bbq or breakfast coffee and the best...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank susanmadden2016
Management response:Responded May 23, 2016

Thank you for your five star review which is very much appreciated. It sound like you enjoyed the house and our 'real' French village to the full! Especially pleased you enjoyed the Vin en Vacances tour - Wendy and her team are so knowledgeable and...More

Reviewed May 20, 2016

Woderful holiday gite, in a very friendly village in the heart of Minervois wine growing region. You only need to take a change of clothing, every thing else is completely provided. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, with a toilet, and bathroom on each...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Kerry D
Reviewed April 4, 2016

We were looking for a small un-touristy village where we could experience the real France, and we weren't disappointed. The house has great character and the bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and well decorated. The little courtyard with barbecue and shady palm tree is a lovely...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Pritchmus
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Private Yard
Safe
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
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About the neighborhood
There are so many places to visit in the area that one week may not be enough! Within the village there are 2 very good restaurants (one an auberge serving local dishes and the other which is a more suited to fine dining). Other amenities include a boulangerie, butchers and small Spar shop. There is also a chemist and post office. The village is famous for 'la Truffe' and in the winter colourful markets are organised to celebrate (and sell) all things related. You can visit the local museum, Maison de la Truffe (Truffle House) within the village all-year-round. Also dont miss out on a visit to le Moulin (a working windmill) which is a 15 minute stroll from the house. The village of Caunes Minervois, famous for its red marble and Benedictine abbey, is less than 15 minutes drive away, wher...
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