|Minimum Stay||3 - 14 nights|
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Access to our smaller gite is through a private entrance door and stairway to the rear of the open barn area. The stairwell opens onto a landing that leads to a spacious lounge, dining and kitchen area at the front of the property. Exposed timber roof beams and original wooden flooring add to the character of this living space that looks out across the vineyard to the Canal. There is a comfortable seating area with luxury sofa-bed, English satellite TV, DVD, CD player and free wifi, a dining table and fully equipped kitchen with oven, induction hob, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer & dishwasher.
The large bedroom has a king-sized oak bed with Ergoflex mattress, bedside tables, a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The original timber floors, high ceilings and roof beams add character and interest.
The bathroom has a walk-in shower, sink and toilet.
Outside there is a patio with BBQ, table and chairs.
The gites are adjacent to a small vineyard that stretches to the Canal du Midi near to the picturesque village of Homps. This is a quintessentially French location in the sunny Languedoc region, within a short drive of the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean near Narbonne and the spectacular Cité of Carcassonne. The property dates back to the 1850's and the renovation has retained the traditional character of the stone barn with oak windows, doors and the original timber roof beams, combined with modern facilities to make your stay comfortable. The excellent location allows guests to abandon the car and ramble for 15mins along the Canal to Homps to enjoy the scenery & numerous restaurants or, in the opposite direction to Olonzac to experience the colourful local market, bars, restaurants, tennis courts and park. Venture further afield on cycles or in the car to explore the numerous vinyards and Cathar castles.
We require a 25% deposit at the time of booking. The final payment is due 8 weeks before arrival. We also require a £100 returnable damage deposit.
The gite will be available from 4pm on the day of arrival, and must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.
Changeover days in July and August are usually Saturday to Saturday. Please enquire if you require a different changeover day. Other months are flexible.
Notes on prices:
All prices are in GB sterling.
We returned for our third visit to Wendy and John's gites, why - because of the location , and the fact that you cannot fault the quality of the properties. If like us you have a two - centre holiday, make sure this is your final stop or you could be disappointed with your second choice. You have spotlessly clean accommodation, comfortable beds with fresh, quality linen, easy-access showers , and as much kitchen equipment as in your own home. Wendy and John have thought of everything, from mesh screens over all opening windows, games, books and bikes to borrow, guide books and maps to show you the area, even head -torches to light your way home along the Canal du Midi from a pleasant evening meal in nearby Homps. With a pleasant garden and salt water pool to cool down in after walking the vineyards and nearby hills, or simply after a gentle stroll around the morning market in Olonzac buying local produce, there is so much to enjoy at these gites.
Die Anlage um das Gites Minervois ist ein kleines, feines Paradies. Das Apartment ist bis in viele kleine Details sehr gut ausgestattet. Fahrräder und eine Tischtennisplatte stehen zur Verfügung. Ein exzellenter Pool macht das Leben angenehm. Am nahen Canal du Midi lässt es sich gut Laufen und Radfahren. Restaurants sind zu Fuß oder mit dem Rad schnell erreichbar. Herausragend ist die Gastfreundschaft von Wendy und ihrem Mann, denen wirklich daran gelegen ist, dass die Gäste einen erholsamen Aufenthalt genießen. Wir können das Gites Minervois ohne jede Einschränkung sehr empfehlen - und kommen gerne wieder.
Gîte Minervois has all that we needed for a week in the sun. It’s modern and very well equipped. The pool is ideal for a lazy day in the sun or for simply cooling off after an active day. Wendy is the perfect host - friendly, welcoming and helpful and able to offer local advice if needed.
The gîte is perfect for exploring the local area. A few minutes on foot to the Canal-du-Midi and 15-20 minute’s stroll to either Homps (on the canal with several cafes/restaurants) or Olonzac (shops, supermarket, cafés, tennis courts and the Tuesday market). Also within easy reach by car of Narbonne, Carcassonne, (a visit to the 12th century Cité is a must) Minerve and some pretty coastal destinations. Numerous little chateaux are within reach for tasting the local Minervois or Corbière wines.
Overall a great base from which to discover this pretty corner of France.
We stayed here for 3 months over the winter period and it was just perfect. The Gite itself is beautifully furnished and equipped to a high standard; we had everything we needed. The location is spot- on; walking distance to both Olonzac and Homps, and further afield there are just so many pretty and interesting places to visit that are just a short drive away. There are 2 supermarkets close by and Olonzac has a vibrant and authentic market, even in the winter! Wendy and John are always eager to help and a great source of local information.
We have no hesitation in giving this 5 stars!
We stayed for a week at the end of September. The gites are in a beautiful location, very peaceful but an easy walk into the two neighbouring villages, Homps and Olonzac. We went into Homps most evenings as there is a good selection of restaurants to choose from to enjoy the French way of life.
The gite was a lovely old building, beautifully restored by the owners. It was immaculate and the bed was very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and all the appliances and equipment were in an excellent condition. The pool is a great addition and Wendy has created a lovely garden where we enjoyed our breakfast. I would highly recommend this gite and would love to return someday soon.
Gite Minervois was ideally located for exploring the local area; within easy walking distance of the Canal-du-midi and some interesting local towns/villages and also within easy reach of Carcassone, Minerve, Narbonne and some picturesque coastal locations by car. It was also handy for exploring a variety of historical Cathar fortresses and there were plenty of chateaus around for tasting the local wines..
The Gite itself had all that we needed for a comfortable stay, being modern, well appointed and fully equipped. The pool was also very handy for those lazy days in the sun or cooling off after a long hike or cycle ride. Wendy our host was very welcoming, friendly and helpful, able to offer local advice if needed.
Altogether we found this a great place for a relaxing holiday in the sun.