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Village House with Private and Enclosed Mediterranean Garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Olonzac, Nr. Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Beautiful 5 Star Interior Designed House with Large Indoor Swimming

Maison de la Botte has been beautifully decorated throughout by its interior designer owner and is an extremely spacious house in the heart of Olonzac. With a huge living area, kitchen and separate drawing room, the house is designed to easily accommodate 6 - 8 adults in comfort with 4 large bedrooms and 3 luxury bathrooms. The kitchen is 'made to cook' with a large Lacanche cooker and extensive, top of the range cooking equipment. The house is also equipped with satellite TV -1 on the ground floor and 1 in the main bedroom; all other bedrooms have their own terrestrial TV too. Fast internet connection is available for your holiday. In the centre of the property there is a large, Mediterranean, secluded garden with a 12 meter indoor swimming pool (which is available all year round - heating available on request) and, as the entire property is bordered by its own outbuildings, completely private and very secure for children. Sports Hall with table tennis, large plasma TV with Xbox 360 and table football.This classically elegant 19th century period property will seduce you with its secluded walled garden and indoor swimming pool. Located in the wine producing village of Olonzac in the heart of the Languedoc, you'll find a great selection of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby.

Lac de Jouarres lake is only 2km - it's worth a visit for the scenery alone, but you'll also find opportunities for boating, fishing and wind surfing on its shores. The ground floor has a large living and dining room with a fireplace (which sadly is not in use) and is filled with period furniture and an open-plan, fully-equipped kitchen - ideal for enthusiastic chefs who want to wow fellow guests with their culinary gifts (and why not use a few local ingredients too?)

French doors lead from the kitchen to the lovely garden, and a separate drawing room contains two very large, comfortable sofas, two Louis square back chairs and a fireplace. This “maison de maitre” is tastefully restored and decorated and furnished to a very high standard, with many original features remaining and elegant wood paneling.

One minute's walk away is a most delightful big park with 4 professional tennis courts, a large pond with ducks, wild life, a beautiful rose garden, a children play area and swings.

Ideal for those who want to experience rural French village life, but still want a choice of activities.

The large games room, nearby lake and tennis courts means there's always something to do!

The owner is a talented interior designer

The lovely garden patio area with hammocks perfect to relax on sunny days

More Details

jacqueline maggi
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About jacqueline maggi

Welcome to Maison de la botte

We've owned Maisondelabotte since 2006, and have never looked back, we viewed the property for the first time in the December 2005, and was so

surprised to see that the owners were having a barbecue, which

immediately ticked some of the boxes for me, hot summers & mild winters

and the Minervois region is known for its fine wines, what a good place for my mum to retire ! the slower pace of life and the lovely weather.

It was love at first sight, Maisondelabotte with its own gardens,

tucked away in the centre of Olonzac, was built around 350 years and

owes it's majestic form to its previous owner, a very wealthy wine

maker!. A typical Maison De Maitre , the original name of the house is

Maisondelabotte and was named after the street in which it is located (

Rue De La Botte) The street dates from around 1317, and is so named

because it is shaped like a boot. I loved the tranquility and privacy of

the house, once the iron gates are closed, you are in a world of your

own, and most importantly the children are very safe. Maisondelabotte

is 'a home' rather than just a' house' we live here when not rented. The

gardens are stunning.

A step outside into the heart of the village, you'll find bakers,cafes,

parks, tennis club, and the supermarket and good restaurants are just on

your doorstep. Olonzac is an ideal base to explore the surrounding

countryside and mountains of the local area to the beautiful beaches of

the mediterranean sea, Narbonne & Beziers only 30 minutes away. The

recreational lake Jouarres is 3mins away by car, the lake is In a

natural setting, a tranquil place with its beach and its shady pinewood,

at the edge of Canal Du Midi. Just wonderful !

jacqueline maggi purchased this house in 2006

Why jacqueline maggi chose Olonzac

A step outside into the heart of the village, you'll find bakers,cafes,

parks, tennis club, and the supermarket and good restaurants are just on

your doorstep. Olonzac is an ideal base to explore the surrounding

countryside and mountains of the local area to the beautiful beaches of

the mediterranean sea, Narbonne & Beziers only 30 minutes away. The

recreational lake Jouarres is 3mins away by car, the lake is In a

natural setting, a tranquil place with its beach and its shady pinewood,

at the edge of Canal Du Midi. Just wonderful !

Maisondelabotte is simply a great place for a relaxing holiday and

especially good for the children, it has everything on offer either in

its grounds or in its surrounding areas. Children have been known to

spend almost all their holiday by the pool or in the 120 square meters

games room with the play station, Xbox and Wii, table tennis.

The house-keeper or myself would be on hand to assist and advise you

during your holiday to ensure that you enjoy your stay to the full.

The market day is on Tuesdays, and what a market !! the biggest in the area.

What makes this house unique

By offering the best in French village life, Maison de la Botte is tucked away in the centre of Olonzac with glorious gardens, sun terrace, indoor pool and even a games room complete with a billiards table, table tennis, children's toys, Xbox games console and Nintendo Wi.

We also have TVs with satellite programmes from UK and other countries.

You can choose between enjoying the tranquility and privacy of the house or take a step outside into the heart of village life, bakers, cafés, parks, tennis club, restaurants and all situated in the stunning region Minervois.

Why not go and enjoy the hustle and bustle of market day which surrounds Olonzac on Tuesdays.

Please see local sites of interests (website) for more details on recommendations for this area. For reviews please google reviews for Maisondelabotte and there are loads of fantastic reviews and for a video tour of the house just go to YouTube and search maisondelabotte

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maison de la Botte in Olonzac. With 3 generations holidaying together there was something for everyone. Very comfortable house with indoor pool and games rooms. Plenty of interesting places to visit in the area and some useful recommendations available in the house. Claire (the Housekeeper) is an added bonus! Welcoming, informative and discrete too. Highly recommended property.
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Olonzac in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Large en-suite shower room with hand basin. Large elegant bathroom, large bath and period hand basin. Bathroom with very large bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, king-size circular bed and large en-suite shower room with hand basin. Bedroom 2, king-size bed. Bedroom 3, king-size bed. Bedroom 4, super king-size bed with large bathroom suite. 2 baby's cot, 2 high chairs and extra single beds available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There are additional costs for heating when necessary, both the house and/or indoor pool at 100-150 euros per week. Please note that Xmas & Easter prices are 2950 euros per week Outside: Lovely, spacious private Mediterranean courtyard garden with mature plants, flower and trees (fully lit at night) with shaded dining terrace with table and chairs under 2 plane trees, and steps down to a large barbecue area, large glass fronted barn opens from the garden and houses the 8 x 4 metre indoor pool (sliding glass doors can be fully shut, hence safe for young children) on top of the barn and pool is a superb roof terrace with further plants. Table and chairs and great views toward the village church and beyond. Utility Room: Very large Lacanche cooker and extensive top-of-the-range cooking equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed weekly. Maid service on request. Other: Separate drawing room with 2 very large comfortable sofas, 2 Louis square back carver chairs and a working fireplace, making the property perfect for winter breaks.


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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Carcassonne / Beziers /
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Homps / Le Boat
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Narbonne / beziers
Car: recommended


Gruissan, Narbonne Plage and neighbouring resort of St. Piere sur Mer are only 30 mins to 40 mins away. Each beach along the coast has a different flavour to it, and child-friendly and many areas are quite uncrowded. Nearby (30 mins) Carcassonne, the most medieval skyline anywhere, is a must to visit.


FlyBe - operate out of Southampton, Birmingham and Bristol and fly to Perpignan or Toulouse.

Ryan Air -fly from Stansted, East Midlands, Luton and Liverpool to destinations in Nimes, Montpellier, Beziers, Perpignan or Carcassonne.

British Airways - have many low cost flights available from Gatwick and fly into Toulouse and Montpellier.

For those that prefer to drive there are many easy, quiet routes from all the channel ports with superb facilities along the way. Train, TGV.


Narbonne 30 mins. Carcassonne 35 mins. Barcelona 2.5 hours.

Further Details:

Just steps outside the house gates is the traditional village of Olonzac, where you'll find a beautiful park with 3 professional tennis courts, several cafes, bar/restaurants to choose from. Shops including grocery stores, excellent supermarket on the edge of the village.

Lac de Jouarres is only 2 mins away for swimming, boating, fishing and windsurfing, and the Canal du Midi is also 2 mins away. 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 perimeters of the lake in just an hour. The swimming area has been prepared using pebbles and geotextiles to prevent weed growth and the sailing/fishing area are away from the bathing area, in the summer season a range of surf board courses are on offer in the sailing area.

The Canal du Midi runs just past Olonzac and there are lots of places to hire a boat, alternatively, just stroll along the shaded tree-line, tow-path and stop at any one of many water side restaurants for lunch. The village of Minerve is only 15 mins away. Minerve, a miraculous village perched over the meeting of rivers, perched where rivers tunnels through deep gorges, there are wonderful walks that test the soul and one's agility. The river Cessiere tunnels under hill, next to the village, and one can, if the water's not high walk through, to provide the ideal background to grand spectacles of Son et Lumiere in the summer months.

Corbieres, where interesting and serious wine-makers are now well established and you stop at villages like Lagrasse, a really gorgeous village in the fold of a hill, unspoilt, medieval and facing a Benedictine monastery.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Olonzac, Herault

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Peak
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Peak
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
30 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas Season
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £877.4

Booking Notes:
Once a booking has been accepted, we will send you details of the terms and conditions which, provided that it is acceptable to you, you will be required to sign and date and to return to us, together with 25% of the rent plus the booking and security deposit of 1000 euros. The remaining balance of your rent will be payable 6 weeks before the start of your tenancy. We will not change the confirmed price of your holiday due to fluctuations in currency exchange rates. NOTE THAT THE HOUSE SHOULD BE LEFT AS YOU'VE FOUND IT. CLEAN. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE FURNITURE AROUND. THANKS

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrival no earlier than 17.00 and departure no later than 10.00.

Notes on prices:
Please refer to website

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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