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Restored Winemakers Homes In Picturesque Hamlet in heart of Minervois wine area - La Petite Maison

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison, which lies at the back of La Maison des Barriques, opens onto a picturesque and secluded square in the heart of the hamlet. This little house (but not so little) has a traditional French feel with many original features and decorated in a contemporary fresh French country style.

The accommodation is on 3 floors with 1 bedroom, with en suite shower room, on the ground floor, kitchen/dining and bedroom 2 , also with en suite shower room, is on the first floor and a light and spacious living area, with sloping ceilings on the second floor. Here a large glazed screen looks out onto a totally private roof terrace perfect for eating out and enjoying the sun.

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About the property

Beautifully restored wine makers homes offering luxury accommodation for 4 people

La Maison des Barriques and La Petite Maison have been created from an old winery. The property has been transformed and lovingly renovated to a high standard, giving fabulous contemporary interiors. Being an Interior Designer every detail has been considered, mixing old with new, to provide warm, spacious and light interiors. Entrance to La Maison des Barriques is via a winding stone staircase onto the terrace which looks out over the village to the vineyards beyond. Paguignan, which nestles in the foothills of the Montagne Noire and just 30km from the Mediterranean, is a quiet hamlet with winding alleyways, an ancient chapel, a small tree lined square and evidence of more prosperous times. Within two minutes walk from the front door you are among the vineyards.This is a land of vineyards, wine and good food, perfumed garrigue, Cathar castles, abbeys, walks, rivers for fishing and swimming and colourful markets with fresh local produce.

Jane Poulson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2018

Available Rentals

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A damage deposit of 150€ or £100 will be required on arrival.

Changeover Day:
La Petite Maison - Sunday
La Maison des Barriques - Saturday
Departure by 10.00am Arrival from 4pm onwards


Accommodation and facilities for La Petite Maisonin Aigues-Vives in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 with ensuite wc/shower - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 with ensuite wc/.shower - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: La Petite Maison There is no TV reception but a TV for playing DVDs and a radio are supplied together with a selection of DVDs, books and tourist information. All areas are heated by convector heaters. No smoking allowed in these houses. Outside: La Petite Maison also has a very private roof terrace with a table, 4 chairs and 2 deck chairs.


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La Petite Maison
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Little haven of tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Its hard to do justice to the way we felt about this place in just a few words. We returned from La Petit Maison with heavy hearts as we had the most perfect week. The house itself has such a warm and welcoming feel to it and was everything we hoped for. Beautifully put together with thought and comfort and lots of little extra which made living there for a week so happy. Jane was so welcoming and her house is spotlessly clean, in a wonderful location and theres just much to do and see in the area. We'll definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful place which just adds to the enjoyment of spending time in the region.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, well equipped, tastefully decorated and a joy to be in. Thanks to a lovely owner and what a friendly, helpful housekeeper as well. We'll hopefully return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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sehr schönes feriendomizil in stillem dorf

  • 5 of 5

Das kleine haus ist wunderschön und gemütlich, die stille des dorfes und die spaziergänge rund um paguignan ermöglichen einen erholsamen urlaub.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Carcassonne and Beziers are both approx.
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Le Cagarol in Aigne pretty on a little square
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Gruissan Plage on the Mediterranean
Car: necessary

LA MAISON DES BARRIQUES & LA PETITE MAISON are the perfect retreats for those wishing to enjoy Mediterranean France, to soak up the atmosphere, to bathe in the sun, to visit the Cathar Castles or to explore the stunning landscape . A paradise for painters, walkers (and strollers) and cyclists. Just 2 minutes from the front door you are among the vineyards or in the garrigue with its intoxicating smell of wild rosemary, thyme and lavender.

THIS IS A LAND OF CONTRASTS between the gentle sandy coast with coastal lagoons, where you must go and see the flamingos, and the more luscious plain of the river Aude where cherries, apricots and olives grow, and where the Canal du Midi meanders serenely .

AIGUES VIVES: 2km from Paguignan or a 10 minute bike ride has a Utile mini market (rather like a Spar), Post Office and two restaurants. A general stores van calls weekly in the village.

CANAL du MIDI: Perfect for walking and cycling and where you can stop off at a canal side cafe or restaurant, particularly at La Someil,

and watch life on the canal, or even take a boat trip along the canal.

HISTORY: A must is to visit some of the many spectacular Cathar castles such as Lastours or Peyrepertuse and abbeys or the Cathar village of Minerve perched on a rock between two gorges ( 15 Minutes from Paguignan ) and Carcassonne with its remarkable Medieval fortress - one of Europe's best preserved walled cities. Roman Narbonne and circulade villages such as Aigne

( 5 minutes ).

MARKETS: Nearly every day you can visit a colourful market with fresh local produce, and much more, within 15kms/10 miles. Very atmospheric.

SWIMMING & BEACHES: Paguignan, which nestles in the foothills of the Montagne Noire is just 45 minutes drive from the Mediterranean with its long golden sandy beaches. There is Wild Swimming in the river at Biz-Minervois just 10 minutes by car. During the summer a large pool is created in the river and further up the river you can swim in some rocky pools with a small shingle area. Fabulous for all ages. Quite special. At the Lac Jouarres there is swimming and sailing and an open grassed area surrounded by trees. A perfect family spot and just a 20 minute drive. There are more wild swimming places further afield all loved by my family and the grandchildren.

RESTAURANTS: There are a number of very good restaurants within 10/15 minutes from Paguignan where you can have amazing French food at very reasonable prices particularly at mid-day Details of all these can be found in the house.


By plane

There are 6 international airports close by. Beziers, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Girona and Toulouse. They are between 1 and 2 hours drive away.

RyanAir fly to Beziers, Carcassonne, Perpignan and Gerona.

Flybe fly to Perpignan and Toulouse.

Easyjet fly to Montpellier and Toulouse.

By train

The TGV goes to Narbonne 25km/17 miles

By car

A car is essential for a holiday in Paguignan