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Light, airy detached well equiped villa with pool south facing views



Updated: 17-May-2016
Villa in Rieux Minervois, Nr. Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - 10 mins walk to wine making village with bars/cafes, restaurants and shops wifi & part air con

You will love this light and airy villa. There is an unheated, 7m x 3m swimming pool, two terraces with a BBQ in a garden with palms and olive trees. Wonderful country walks on othe doorstep. An ideal place for a quiet and relaxing holiday or as a base for exploring the regions historical and wine growing areas. It is a 10 minute walk to the village with bars/cafes, 2 restaurants, 2 boulangeries, butcher, banks and supermarket, plus a market 3 days a week. A new aquatic centre with a 25m pool opened in 2014.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

We are a semi retired couple who have always loved France.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a fabulous holiday, and were really impressed with your house. It is such a beautiful area with loads to explore. Most importantly, we felt very relaxed and at home. We felt very spoilt having the pool!"AW from UK
Nov 2012
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From the Owner

We have had holidays all over France for over 20 years and when the opportunity arose we decided to buy in the Minervois. This is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday with countryside and beaches and 300 days of sunshine. There are plenty of historical sites to visit and the people are very friendly.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


It is an hours drive to the Mediterranean beaches. Narbonne Plage is a traditional French sea side resort with a magnificent clean and safe beach with a promenade and a wide range of restaurants and bars. Gruissan is an old fishing village with a modern marina and separate beach. In Carcassonne there is the man made beach at Lac Cavayere which also has a range of activities. A new aquatic centre with a heated indoor and outdoor pools is now open in the village.


Nearest airports; Carcassonne (29km) Beziers (77km) Perpignan (128km) Toulouse (128km.) with direct flights from UK and Ireland. 6/7 hours drive from Santander/Bilbao. 11 hours from Calais and 10 hours from Caen and Roscoff ferry ports.


There are many historical sites nearby; Cite de Carcassonne, Minerve, Cathars castles, Lagrasse, caves and great walks in the montagne noire, an hour to the Mediterranean beaches . For wine tasting there is a village cooperative and chateau and lots of other vineyards around, some can be visited without the need to use a car! Spain is less than 2 hours away. Canoeing on the river Aude is available 15 minutes drive away. Guided boat trips on the Canal du Midi are 20 minutes away.

Further Details:

10 minute walk to village with bars/cafes, 2 restaurants, 2 boulangeries, butcher, banks and supermarket, plus a market 3 days a week. Hypermarkets in Carcassonne 35 mins, Narbonne 45 minutes. There is a boulodrome (boules in the garage) and tennis courts in Rieux and a new aquatic centre.


Rental rates

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4 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
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 £330

Booking Notes:
We will take and hold a provisional booking for 7 days. Booking will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit. Payment by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible according to bookings with departure times being 10.00am and arrival time 4.00pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown for the property are per week in UK pounds, payment in Euros is also possible.£330 deposit on booking 50% of rental 8weeks before arrival with the balance payable 4 weeks before start of holiday. The deposit will be refunded within 2 weeks of your departure subject to satisfactory property inspection.

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From the Owner

Our villa is very convenient for local shops, restaurants and bars and within easy reach of a choice of airports and beaches.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has shower, wc and washbasin. Separate wc with wash basin


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed built in wardrobe and air conditioning Bedroom 2 with double bed and built in wardrobe Bedroom 3 double with storage


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Please contact owner for more details. No smoking in the villa. No pets. Outside: The villa sits within private walled gravel gardens planted with olive trees, palms and shrubs. There is a large south facing terrace partly shaded with loungers, table and chairs for relaxing. There is a separate covered terrace for dining with table and chairs and a BBQ. The unheated pool (7m x 3m) is in full sunshine all day with access up steps. There is off road parking for cars in front of the villa. Utility Room: Washing Machine in garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bathroom towels provided. Property is serviced before your arrival, additional cleaning can be arranged at extra cost.

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