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9000 ft2 Maison De Maitre With Superb Pool In Peaceful Village

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Feb-2016
House in Oupia, Minervois, Aude, Languedoc Roussillon, France - Heart Of Minervois - The Best Party/group Holiday Home! Village Shop/Bar And Restaurant In Village

Comfortably sleeps 15 could and has slept 22+ absolutely ideal for large families or groups of friends - substantial maison de maitre in heart of typically quaint minervois hamlet with village store. 4/5 reception rooms 7 bedroom suites and 6 bathroom. Amazing pool and fabulous outdoor kitchen, all set in 200 year old grounds exceeding one acre. Appointed immaculately throughout. I am a property developer from England and we are constantly improving the house - our pool area has held many parties and if you like outdoor living it can't be beaten in the winter the house is cosy due to our fully oil fired central heating and has two enormous open fires fuelled by our massive stack of French oak - superb. We have let many houses over the years and they have the air of rental properties - ours is a home and when it is full it really is a great place to be. Village bar/shop and 'The best lunchtime restaurant around' within 400 yards.

  • Sleeps 24
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi, we are Emma and Nick Humphreys

We have three children aged 11,10 and 7 respectively !! And with having 3 small children our french retreat has everything you could require for a family break. (booster seats, pushchairs, fully equiped playroom, poolsides safety railings, sky tv).

We own an estate and letting agency with multiple offices across the East Midlands and spend a few months a year in Oupia.

We have had our wonderful house in France for 10 years. It is ideal for parties/families and multiple familes

We are happy to reduce the rent for smaller family visitor groups and couples

Please call me for a chat about any aspect

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were looking for a holiday home that could comfortably all 17 of us, and we certainly found it. The house is very well furnished with everything you could possibly need whilst being light and airy. At no point did we feel that we were living in each other’s pockets, in fact quite the opposite.

The pool area and pool kitchen is a great space and that is where we spent most of our time. There are 2 large fridges and a gas BBQ that meant we never really needed to use the kitchen in the house.

Oupia is a quiet hamlet with no traffic but it does have a fabulous restaurant that is great valueThe surrounding area has a number of great restaurants and if you like really good wine and a great price you are able to purchase directly from local vineyards.Nick, the owner, was extremely helpful, providing useful information prior to our holiday and if we needed anything then John was onsite if necessary. I strongly recommend this property to any group wanting a relaxing peaceful break.
Feb 2011
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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Leicestershire
5

Oupia

  • 5 of 5

The most wonderful area of France I have visited and within easy reach of several places of interest. The owner was very informative, most welcoming and generous allowing us to make the most of our holiday.

The property itself is finished to a high specification being very spacious, ideal for large groups and families with all the facilities you could need. The pool and poolside barbecue area is a great addition that we used everyday.

The local restaurants serve fantastic food and the prices are unbelievably cheap. The locals were very friendly and were keen to welcome us into their bars and restaurants. I highly recommend the area and this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your trip. Hope to see you if you venture past next year Nick
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Nottingham
5

Brilliant

  • 5 of 5

'We've been meaning to write to let you know what a wonderful time we've had at your idyllic home. It was perfect for our needs, and we've been recommending it left right and center to all of our friends.Your house/home is just brilliant for groups or families, the pool and outside area are a fantastic space to relax or party in. The local village folk are very welcoming and very friendly! I can thoroughly recommend this property to anyone! Best we have stayed in!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheers Sean I heard from the locals you'd had a good time :-) Best wishes Nick
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Midlands
5

A delightful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time here. The surrounding area and Oupia itself are lovely. Calm and quiet but with plenty to do. The house is wonderful, really full of classic French character and in beautiful condition without being overdone. It's a huge place. We stayed as a family of five, but it could easily accommodate two or three families of our size. The pool area is nice and private, with the outdoor kitchen and TV areas by the pool meaning you can just live outdoors if you want. 10/10 from us, we loved our stay and will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words I'm delighted you had a great time Warm regards Nick
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Location

From the Owner

We bought the house as an escape and as a home from home - which after much effort it now truly is The house is perfectly situated close to airports and is surrrounded by lots of amazing restaurants. We would be more than willing to share our favourites with you. The wine is superb and reasonable. Our friends and staff locally will attend to your every needs. Poolside takes some beating - the outside kitchen has two fridge freezers and a gas barbeque with grill and hotplate as well as 12 seater table An awning offers ample shade whlst the pool area is a real suntrap The countryside is perfect for long walks and jogging. We have a number of near by lakes and fresh water swimming rivers. The canal du midi is another fantastic place to spend some time.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 22 Miles Nearest Barpub : Olonzac at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 22 Miles Nearest Train : Narbonne at 13 Miles Nearest Motorway : Lezignan at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Narbonne Plage at 46 Kilometres

Coast/Beach:

45 minutes to coast at Narbonne best beaches 45 minutes. Superb inland lake (Lac Joaurres) is just 5 miles away - for watersports etc

Travel:

Carcassonne 45 mins Beziers. 45 minutes. Montpellier 1.5 hours. Perpignan 45 minutes. Toulouse 1 hour. Girona 2 hours.

Distances:

Carcassonne 45 minutes. Olonzac 1 mile. Narbonne 35 minutes. Minerve 15 minutes. Canal du Midi 2 miles. Village store 100 yards away for fresh bread every day etc

Further Details:

All facilities such as banks/supermarkets/chemist/doctors/bars! 1 mile away. Village shop 100feet away for fresh bread and supplies

Fish / meat vans arrive through the week

Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

winter central heating £250
Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
£1500 deposit by credit card to me in UK please before you move in

Changeover Day:
Flexible usually Saturday peak season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are flexible IN EACH DIRECTION.
It depends upon actual mix and numbers so call for a natter.
Small groups will recieve a sigmificant discount.

25% deposit on booking balance 12 weeks before arrival

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Facilities

From the Owner

Our house is robust and homely and we have decided to let it as we feel it a waste that such a place should sit empty whilst we are not there You just don't get houses like this in the UK We have stayed in many places over the years but ours is a true home - right down to the 1967 vintage Lambretta in the hall and the satellite English TV and the cross trainer for those missing the gym The cast iron triple locking pool safety fencing ensures a worry free stay Is there a better 'large group' party/family let ?? Maybe I'm biased.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two full bathrooms with tubs PLUS four full shower rooms.

Bedrooms

  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 22+ (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Massive Family bedroom suites with private bathrooms Additional child bedroom area adjoins each of these suites Further separate double and triple bedrooms can be configured to suit your needs. 6 bathrooms over three floors Call for a chat

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Air conditioning to living room and 6 of the bedrooms. Free WIFI Outside: Ample new (2013) plastic wicker sun loungers and tables and chairs. Parasols inflatables etc etc Set of spring loaded cricket stumps and bat ! and very 'homemade' football post.....within the superb 'OUPIA sports pavillion !!" - a 2000 ft2 open roofed ancient barn. We have three children so fully equipped. Bikes scooters etc Utility Room: Washing machine and internal drying area Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided and changed once a week included on two week stays. Further maid sevice (she is awesome) if required - please ask. Other: Surcharge for certain groups and heating allowance may apply so please email or call me

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