Self-catering vacation property in Languedoc-Roussillon

Rieux-Minervois

Rieux-Minervois, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Reference11158

Sleeps6

Bedrooms3

Bathrooms3

Loft du Vigneron

Special offer : 20% DISCOUNT
for all remaining 2016 dates. (Flexible arrival and departure dates).

Introduction

Fully renovated, former wine-maker's traditional property situated in the pretty town of Rieux-Minervois, 20 minutes from Carcassonne.

Great location with all amenities within easy walking distance, including restaurants, café bars and shops. Large supermarket 1 minute drive.

All accommodation on the first floor with fully-equipped kitchen, living room with UK TV and Wi-Fi, three bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.

Charming, elevated terrace with dining table and seating area. Steps lead down to the walled courtyard with private pool 11m x 4.5m and sun terrace with loungers.

Pool-side, shaded dining area and WC.

Private, off-road parking.

Carcassonne, 20 minutes, (included in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites) has many attractions with its fairy tale turrets and ramparts and the Minervois itself has a history dating back 2,000 years.

The property is ideally placed between the Canal du Midi, the Montagnes Noires and the Corbières.

Cathar castles, including Les Châteaux de Lastours, and other beautiful medieval villages, such as Minerve and Lagrasse, are all within easy reach of Rieux-Minervois.

For those guests wishing to visit the Mediterranean coast and its beaches the region's coastal towns of Narbonne, Agde and Sète can be easily reached as can the Camargue, the Pyrenees and Catalan Spain.

Cathar sites of interest, especially those at Carcassonne, Béziers and the village of Minerve offer rich cultural experiences and breath-taking scenery.

Details

Steps up to 1st floor accommodation;

Kitchen with fridge freezer, microwave, oven and hob and dishwasher. Washing machine.
Dining table and chairs.

Living room with TV with UK free-view channels and DVD. Wi-Fi internet.
Door to terrace.

Bedroom 1, two singles with ensuite WC, bath / shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, king size double with ensuite WC, bath / shower, two hand basins.
Door to terrace.

Bedroom 3, king size double with ensuite WC, bath, separate shower, two hand basins.
Door to terrace.

Note; two extra divan single beds available on request. Baby equipment available; Soft-side 1.2m cot. Highchair. Nid / Nest by Babymoov. Combi changing / bathing unit. Poolside playpen.


EXTERIOR;

1st floor terrace with views over the garden.
Dining table and chairs. BBQ.

Seating area with sofas and chairs.

Steps down to the garden.

Courtyard with private swimming pool 11m x 4.5m with sun terrace and loungers.

Covered dining terrace with table and chairs and BBQ area. WC.

Private, off-road parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
03/09/2016 01/10/2016 September € 1,750 £ 1,497 $ 1,953
01/10/2016 31/12/2016 October - December € 1,250 £ 1,069 $ 1,395
01/01/2017 29/04/2017 January - April € 1,250 £ 1,069 $ 1,395
29/04/2017 01/07/2017 May & June € 1,850 £ 1,582 $ 2,065
01/07/2017 02/09/2017 July & August € 2,450 £ 2,095 $ 2,734
02/09/2017 30/09/2017 September € 1,850 £ 1,582 $ 2,065
30/09/2017 31/12/2017 October - December € 1,250 £ 1,069 $ 1,395
Refundable Security Bond € 500
Special offer 20% DISCOUNT
for all remaining 2016 dates. (Flexible arrival and departure dates).
  • * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
  • Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
  • Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen, towels and pool towels (not beach towels).
  • Village school nearby; whilst peak season bookings will be in the school holidays there may be holiday clubs. In shoulder periods (term time) there can be some distant noise of children playing.

Location

The property is located in the village of Rieux-Minervois in the heart of the Minervois vineyards. Carcassonne 30 minutes and Mediterranean beaches 60 minutes at Narbonne Plage.

1 minute walk into the village with all shops, restaurants and café bars.

Rieux-Minervois dates back to the 11th century. It is typically French, with a twice weekly market and a relaxed atmosphere.

Rieux lies on one of the pilgrimage routes leading to Santiago de Campostela which explains the very rare 12th century heptagonal church, with its superb columns by the master of Cabestany. The village tourist information office is extremely helpful in providing further information on the wide variety of activities within the area, such as walking, boating, cycling etc.

Carcassonne (included in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites) has many attractions with its fairy tale turrets and ramparts and the Minervois itself has a history dating back 2,000 years.

The property is ideally placed between the Canal du Midi, the Montagnes Noires and the Corbières.

Cathar castles, including Les Châteaux de Lastours, and other beautiful medieval villages, such as Minerve and Lagrasse, are all within easy reach of Rieux-Minervois.

For those guests wishing to visit the Mediterranean coast and its beaches the region's coastal towns of Narbonne, Agde and Sète can be easily reached as can the Camargue, the Pyrenees and Catalan Spain.

Cathar sites of interest, especially those at Carcassonne, Béziers and the village of Minerve offer rich cultural experiences and breath-taking scenery.

The Canal du Midi runs through the whole of the region from Carcassonne towards Castelnaudary. With its tree-lined banks and many eating and drinking places en route, it is an ideal way to spend a relaxing day, either walking or taking a boat trip.

Budget airlines fly to Carcassonne, 30 minutes away.

Reviews

« First things first - Karen, Russell and the girls (Mack & Mabel) are wonderful hosts. Warm, friendly, thoughtful and yet discreet. They love what they’re doing and it shows as nothing is too much trouble. Their enthusiasm for their ventures (current and future) is infectious.

Secondly is the ‘Loft du Vigneron’ - a fabulous property offering everything - and more - that you could hope for. Karen and Russell’s sense of style has been imprinted on it and their attention to detail has left nothing wanting. Every comfort has been considered from the fabulous welcoming pack to ‘The White Company’ range of toiletries. The terrace was our favourite place with the sun streaming through the roof and the warm breeze cooling us down.

Rieux-Minervois is a typical French village and perfectly situated to explore the entire Minervois region from Carcassonne in the west, east to the Mediterranean, and all the lovely historical villages north and south.

In conclusion, we had a fabulous stay in a wonderful property with the perfect hosts - highly recommended without hesitation. Our very best wishes for every success in you new venture. Love from us all. »  Chris, Anne-Marie & Dave and Anne and Kev

« Un Paradis au milieu d’un monde brut! - Alain.

Everything exceeded our expectations. It was wonderful to meet you both. You have done a wonderful job redeveloping the Loft and there is everything one could possibly wish for. We cannot wait to return. Good luck with the next project and a giant thank you! - Tad & Judi.

Fabulous! Amazing! Wonderful! We had a wonderful week! The view from the terrace only enhanced the local wines! We will be waiting to see your next project finished - it will deserve another visit - Sandy.

Magical times! You spoiled us so! Every detail was taken care of for us - even Mack and Mabel were a warming touch for us. I will miss the terrace more than you know, so hope to return soon. I want to hear about your progress for your next project. Thank you - Pigeon. »  Rae party from Pennsylvania, USA and Paris

« Thank you so much for your hospitality this last week. Staying at the Loft du Vigneron is more a 5-star hotel experience than a typical rental property! We loved sitting out on the terrace at all times of the day and there were so many little touches that made staying here such a pleasure.

You are great hosts - discrete yet friendly and so helpful when required. As for activities in the area, we particularly enjoyed Lastours and the Friday night pop-up tapas bar at the Chateau. All the best for your new venture - we’re sure it will be a great success! »  The Burnells, Tunbridge Wells, UK

« “AMAZING! Our stay at the Loft has been our best since we started visiting this area five years ago. Relaxed, very comfortable, well equipped and spacious - it is the perfect place to return to after a day out or even from just around the corner by the pool!

Karen and Russell have been a revelation in the way that they host their property. Right from our wine on arrival to booking a restaurant for us - nothing was a problem or too much trouble for them and the informative e-mails before we arrived were very handy and well-timed.

They are a gem! As is their Loft and as their next venture will be. We just need another week here! »  Marriott family - Canvey Island, UK

« Thank you so much for making our holiday such a comfortable one. This house is so cosy and well-equipped, especially the kitchen! Our boys loved the wooden die and boules.

We have used Pure France for 5 years now and this has been by far the best holiday home!

We particularly appreciated the discrete, yet available presence of the owners and the e-mails were definitely very helpful with information on which places to visit. »  Claeys family - Ashford, Surrey

« There aren’t enough words to describe how much of a great time we have had. The Loft was amazing and we can’t wait to come back in 2017. Karen and Russell are just the perfect hosts.
See you next year. »  Joy & Peter

« We have had a fantastic stay in this fabulous property and wanted to say how much we loved The Loft! It was everything we had expected and more; it is fantastically equipped and we wanted for nothing. Karen & Russell are excellent hosts and we hope to stay here again in the future.

Thank you once again for your hospitality and for the lovely birthday cake and wine. Wishing you a fabulous season and success in your plans for the property and grounds »  Lorna, Duncan, Kenny & Ann

« We can’t wait to return. Russell & Karen are perfect hosts and the Loft is amazing. We can’t imagine how your next project will look, we shall have to come back and see for ourselves.
Languedoc is so beautiful and we have only scratched the surface. The Loft is the perfect place to stay and venture out from, returning to its calm and tranquil environment - just perfect.
One week was certainly not enough and we both hope very much to return soon and we wish you all the best »  Howard & Elizabeth

« If / when we return to continue exploring this lovely area of France, we would hope to be able to stay in 'The Loft’. Russell & Karen have been very welcoming and helpful, but unobtrusive and nothing seems too much trouble. Perfect hosts! Sad to be leaving after only a week. »  Pete & Jan

« We have stayed in some lovely properties in France, but this has to be the very best. We appreciated everything you both so generously provided to make our stay so very comfortable.
Right from the moment we arrived we felt welcome.
We enjoyed our visits to Carcassonne, Narbonne and Minerve, and our boat trip on the Canal du Midi from Capestang and our trip to the Abbeye de Fontfroide. We had a superb meal in Restaurant d’Alibert in Caunes Minervois.
Thank you so much for everything. We have had such a lovely fortnight and will miss this haven of beauty, peace and comfort for quite sometime. We hope to visit again - it sure is tough to leave here. »  Jackie, John, Phil, Jeff and Sarah

« Many thanks for a wonderful stay here in Rieux-Minervois. From your welcoming and informative e-mails prior to our arrival and a most generous arrival meal (due to it being a Sunday!) we were truly made to feel reassured and wholly welcome - thank you.
We enjoyed some lovely days out from the beach in Narbonne to markets in Olonzac and Carcassonne. We particularly enjoyed Minerve for the breathtaking scenery too. Our Son’s favourite haunt was le Lac de Larayere. A week’s stay has gone all too quickly for us and sadly we make our way home to the rain, no doubt!
Once again, many, many thanks to you both for your hospitality here. We eased straight into our holiday due to your kindness with baby equipment. »  Nicola, Paul, Ross & Toby

« Wow, what a huge privilege to be the first entry into what we know will become a book full of compliments, acclaim and thanks to a very special couple who are creating a very special place.
The house and gardens are an amazing reflection of the style and care and attention to detail that Russell and Karen are putting into what we know will become one of Languedoc’s gems. Their un-intrusive but ‘nothing is too much trouble’ nature brings a relaxed and caring environment. The Loft is a lovely haven to relax in and contemplate the beautiful world around you. We look forward to returning and wish you all the very best. »  Julia, Jon & Ben

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