This delightful period property sits in a very private location within the heart of the picturesque, traditional village of Olonzac, deep in the heart of the Languedoc vineyards.
4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms, two sitting rooms and a professionally equipped kitchen; the house has been exceptionally furnished and finished with exquisite interior design features. UK satellite TV and internet access also available.
Lovely, spacious, private Mediterranean courtyard garden (fully lit at night) with shaded dining terrace. Large, glass-fronted barn opens from the garden and houses 8m x 4m pool. On top of the barn is a superb roof terrace with further Mediterranean plants, table and chairs and great views.
Full catering and babysitting available upon request.
Its just steps from the house into the traditional village of Olonzac. Several café bar / restaurants to choose from as well as all shops including bakeries and grocery stores. Excellent supermarket on the edge of the village (1 minute).
Lots to do in the area for all ages. Explore the medieval villages and the numerous vineyards, stroll along the tree-lined Canal du Midi or hire a boat. Swimming at nearby Lac de Jouarres.
Glorious Mediterranean beaches just 40 minutes away.
Separate WC and hand basin.
Main living room with fireplace and original floor tiles.
Study with internet access.
Open plan kitchen with living area;
Fully equipped kitchen with professional range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, stone sink, fridge freezer, microwave, large central preparation table and large dining table to seat 10.
Living area with TV and UK satellite channels, DVD and CD player. Fireplace. French windows to garden and courtyard.
Utility room with further washing machine, dishwasher and dryer.
Stairs to 1st floor;
Bedroom 1, double (large circular bed).
Separate bathroom with WC, roll-top bath and hand basin.
Bedroom 2, double.
Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.
Bedroom 3, double.
Bedroom 4, double with ensuite WC, bath and hand basin.
Fully enclosed courtyard with mature plants and flowers and trees.
Shaded dining terrace with table and chairs, BBQ.
Glass-fronted barn with 8m x 4m pool (heating on request).
Barn with Games room; table football, table tennis, kids badminton, flat screen TV with UK free view and X-Box 360.
Large roof terrace with views over the roof tops, table and chairs.
Private, off-road parking for 1 car. Further parking (off-road) directly outside the property.
Calendar 2016 - 2017
|From||To||Weekly rental rates||Euros||Sterling *||US Dollars *|
|27/08/2016||01/10/2016||September||€ 2,750||£ 2,374||$ 3,085|
|01/10/2016||29/10/2016||October||€ 2,215||£ 1,912||$ 2,485|
|24/12/2016||07/01/2017||Christmas & New Year||€ 2,950||£ 2,546||$ 3,310|
|08/04/2017||22/04/2017||Easter||€ 2,950||£ 2,546||$ 3,310|
|22/04/2017||27/05/2017||April & May||€ 2,215||£ 1,912||$ 2,485|
|27/05/2017||01/07/2017||June||€ 2,750||£ 2,374||$ 3,085|
|01/07/2017||02/09/2017||July & August||€ 2,950||£ 2,546||$ 3,310|
|02/09/2017||30/09/2017||September||€ 2,750||£ 2,374||$ 3,085|
|30/09/2017||28/10/2017||October||€ 2,215||£ 1,912||$ 2,485|
|24/12/2017||07/01/2017||Christmas & New Year||€ 2,950||£ 2,546||$ 3,310|
|Refundable Security Bond||€ 650|
- * 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 and towels (not beach towels).
- Pool can be heated for an additional cost - please enquire
The property is located off a small side-street in the heart of the village of Olonzac. Olonzac is 35 minutes from Carcassonne (and airport), 40 minutes from Béziers and Narbonne-Plage (the closest Mediterranean beach). Olonzac is a picturesque, traditional Languedoc village with all amenities including café bar restaurants, all shops and supermarket.
Further shops in Béziers, Narbonne and Carcassonne.
The beautiful Canal du Midi runs just past Olonzac and there are lots of places to hire boats. Alternatively, just stroll along the shaded tow-path and stop at any one of many waterside restaurants for lunch.
The Lac de Jouarres; During the summer season, the lake has lifeguards and there is a restaurant/snack bar with sun-loungers for use in their garden. You can walk the perimeter of the lake in just over an hour. The swimming area has been prepared using pebbles and geotextiles to prevent weed growth. The sailing/fishing areas are away from the bathing area. In the summer season, a range of surf board courses is on offer in the sailing area.
Gruissan, Narbonne-Plage and neighbouring resort of Saint-Pierre-la-Mer have a huge range of beachfront entertainments and waterside activities. Something for all ages. Endless choice of pavement cafés and restaurants. All the glamour and glitz of a Mediterranean resort - plenty of lively or laid-back, quiet bars to choose from in the evening.
Bicycle hire in Gruissan where from the top of the castle Barberousse, you get brilliant views of the village streets laid in concentric rings, the islands, the mountains, the salt pans and the sea spread around you.
The beaches are very child-friendly, and many areas are quite uncrowded.
Narbonne has an interesting gothic cathedral, medieval quarter and Roman remains, some good restaurants and a peaceful past, reflected in a serene town centre.
Nearby (35 minutes) is Carcassonne, the most romantic medieval skyline anywhere.
Corbières, where interesting and serious wine makers are now well established and you can stop at towns like Lagrasse, a really gorgeous place in the fold of a hill, unspoilt, medieval and facing a Benedictine monastery across a river. Everyone swims in a little lagoon looking up at the 12th century bridge.
20 minutes to the Cisterian Abbaye de Fontfroide with lovely rose garden and a good restaurant.
Pézenas (45 minutes) is an almost entirely 16th century town thirty miles East of the house, exquisitely grand for somewhere so small.
Montpellier with its opera, mansions and vibrant city centre, is under an hour away.
The kayaking is wonderful in the Montagnes Noires, pretty Victorian spa towns have wide and slow stretches of the Orb where tinies can bob about, and fast exciting stretches for the others.
For serious 'white water' enthusiasts, there are good rivers in the Pyrénées, also about an hour away. Similarly, Figueires, the Dali Museum and Barcelona are all not far to the South.
Each beach along the coast has a different flavour to it.
Away from the coast, beautiful scenery among the vineyards and Languedoc countryside. Unspoilt, medieval villages to discover, large Safari Park at nearby Sigean.
Budget airlines fly into Montpellier (50 miles), Perpignan (35 miles), Carcassonne (20 miles), Nîmes and Toulouse (both 95 miles) and Barcelona (150 miles). The super-fast train, the TGV goes to Montpellier from Paris in 4 hours. Local connections go on to Narbonne, which is also where the Autorail, (cartrain) arrives direct from the UK, Paris or Lille.
« We had a very relaxing week at the Maison del a botte. Jacqueline is a lovely host and the accomodation and grounds are charming. The facilities are also great and the town is small but offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday. If you time it right you may be lucky enough to be there for one of Jacquelines partys where you can mingle with the locals and enjoy the wine.
Very pleased to have discovered this hidden gem, thanks again, we'll be back. » Hodges family
« I strongly recommend Maison de la Botte, we had a wonderful time over the summer. It's ideally situated in Olonzac town but hidden away at the same time. All the facilities are well maintained and Claire who runs the property was always willing to help. I suggest the walk through the vineyards to Lake Jouarres and the try the Crêpes in the small town square. » Roberts, UK