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LUXURIOUS NEWLY CONVERTED HOUSE - Vivre la Vie

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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
4 nights minimum
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A house sleeping up to 10 people, only a stone throw away from Lagrasse. With a clear river where locals from the surrounding villages come and swim, only 100m away from the front door and suitable for children...wild swimming at its best. Our guests never leave disappointed, as they always leave having loved their holiday in the French countryside. VIVRE LA VIE is a lovely newly converted old barn situated in a beautiful wine village called Ribaute, which is located in the South East of France and only 20 minutes from Carcassonne. The crème de la crème of the property is the 360 degree roof terrace where you can enjoy a BBQ or watch the sun set over the numerous vineyards surrounding the Villa. A PERFECT LOCATION to explore South West France and enjoy all the activities the region has ...A house sleeping up to 10 people, only a stone throw away from Lagrasse. With a clear river where locals from the surrounding villages come and swim, only 100m away from the front door and suitable for children...wild swimming at its best. Our guests never leave disappointed, as they always leave having loved their holiday in the French countryside. VIVRE LA VIE is a lovely newly converted old barn situated in a beautiful wine village called Ribaute, which is located in the South East of France and only 20 minutes from Carcassonne. The crème de la crème of the property is the 360 degree roof terrace where you can enjoy a BBQ or watch the sun set over the numerous vineyards surrounding the Villa. A PERFECT LOCATION to explore South West France and enjoy all the activities the region has to offer like cycling, waking, wine tasting and wild swimming to name just a few activities to keep you busy during your stay at Vivre la Vie. The property is ideal for families who are looking for a holiday that comprises of relaxation and/or activities, as one can enjoy swimming in the river pools, fishing, picnicking along the river banks, walking, cycling, strolling the markets, wine tasting or just sitting back reading a book and listening to the birds singing. VIVRE LA VIE is perfect for a big family, multiple families, a group of friends or smaller parties, as the Villa is located over 3 stories and comprising of 2 double bedrooms with en-suite on the ground floor, 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom and 2 bathroom/shower rooms located on the 1st floor, an open plan entertainment and kitchen/dining area located on the 2nd and the roof terrace with the most amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding vineyards where you can enjoy alfresco dining at its best or just lounge on the lounger. The Villa has been carefully restored and retains its old oak beams, stonewalls, complemented with wood burning fireplace. The entertainment room has satellite TV, dvd, cd, iPOD player, board games and an English library. WIFI is also available throughout the Villa. There are plenty of comfortable sofas and chairs. Adjoining the sitting room is the well-equipped kitchen with a central island unit. The kitchen contains a dish washer, microwave, gas hob and an electric oven, fridges and freezer. The Villa supplies linen and towels but should you need to wash whilst on holiday, it has a washing and drying machine. PRICE QUOTED IS FOR 6 PEOPLE. ADDITIONAL GUESTS ARE £100 PER PERSON PER WEEK. PLEASE NOTE BANK HOLIDAYS AND SUMMER SEASON MAY BE A DIFFERENT PRICE SO PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS. CLEANING FEE FOR THE ENTIRE HOUSE IS £300. ELECTRICITY AND GAS OVER THE WINTER PERIOD MIGHT BE CHARGED. PLEASE LOOK AT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE PROPERTY. TESTIMONIAL AUGUST 2013 Wow - what a fantastic house! What a vision you must have had in converting it as you have - it's a work of art! So rustic-looking but really ultra-modern. So well-equipped and a real home from home. We loved staying there and hope to come again - it was perfect for our needs. High spots were eating our meals (all lovely local produce) on the the roof terrace with fantastic views of the mountains. We loved the river bathing in Ribaute and we loved the walk across the mountains to La Grasse. On the last day we went to the Michelin 3-star restaurant at Fontjoncouse and that was an amazing experience. So thanks very much - we loved it, we have some lovely memories and we look forward to returning to Vivre la Vie. Best wishes, thanks More
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About the Owner
Ashleigh W
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
Interaction with guests
Our manager lives around the corner and meets all our guests upon arrival. He will show guest round the villa, as well as guide them on what is happening over the period the guests are in town. I will also be available to help guide guests prior to arrival as to what activists they can do and Book for during their stay like wine tasting, cycling along the canal midi or exploring the various streams to picnic along.
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Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place ! We stayed on the top floor flat with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.lovely attention to details everywhere. Modern kitchen fully equipped and roof terrace for dining al fresco

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Paolo K
Reviewed November 18, 2016

What a fantastic gem ! We stayed in the 3 bedrooms apartment. Lovely space with a kitchen upstairs with open living room . We stayed off season and the wood burner was really appreciated in the evening . The house is super comfortable and elegant...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank paolok66
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Vivre la Vie. The apartment is tastefully furnished and very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms are a good size, there are 2 bathrooms in the main unit, access to a washer and dryer, and the wifi...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank MapMomma
Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is truly a wonderful getaway. The house is tastefully decorated with attention to detail, and the kitchen is well equipped. The roof terrace provides wonderful panoramic views over the valley, ideal for sun-downers and early morning coffees. With a fresh water river less than...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank EzzieHerts_UK
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Ribaute is a beautiful village in the stunning Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. It is postcard pretty, baking in the sun and surrounded by vineyards. Carcassonne and the castles of the Cathars are only a short drive away and the river Orbieu flows through the town....More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank VivaAvalanche
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Does this vacation rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighborhood
Ribaute is a tranquil wine village situated on the river Orbieu, where locals enjoy numerous activities like cycling amongst the vineyards, listening to the sounds of water rushing over the waterfall, swimming in the swimming hole, picnicking along the river banks and fishing. The area around Ribaute is rich in natural beauty and boasts many beautiful walks like the Ridge Walk, Botanical Walk and Sentier Scupturel to name just a few. Surrounded by the boundless vineyards, one can also take a wine tour of the region and discover some hidden gems. Harvest time is from mid to late September and there are usually harvest and music festivals around this time. A visit to the France would not be the same without strolling through the food markets and Ribaute is in the heart of accessing all t...
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A car is the best but many guests bring their bicycles, as cycling amongst the vineyards is a real treat.
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