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Rural Cottage With Private Pool And Beautiful Countryside Views



Updated: 12-Jun-2016
Cottage in La Liviniere, Nr. Saint Chinian, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - It Is In Peaceful Hamlet, 10 Minute Drive To The Local Town La Livinere.

The cottage is situated on the edge of Haut National Park and has beautiful views of the Black mountains to the North and Pyrenees to the south. The area holds a significant historic past and it was a power base of the Cathars who built many towns and fortresses such as Minerve (10min drive) and Carcassonne (40mins). The cottage in a tiny hamlet. It comfortably sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms with ample storage space. It has a kitchen, dining room, lounge, large bathroom and separate toilet on ground floor. Second floor comprises two bedrooms, a landing and bathroom. The third floor two bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We enjoy the outdoor life especially walking, cycling and exploring historic sights. The surrounding area has these activities. We have also made some good friends locally and we do our best to catch up with them when we are there.

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From the Owner

We as a family enjoy the outdoor life. The area is not only steeped in Cathar history but there are many outdoor activities within the area. It is a great place to get away from the stresses of every day life to support this there is no wifi, and telephone. Mobile reception is OK. It is within one hours drive of the nearest airport (Carcassonne) and approximately one hour to the Mediterranean sea.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne - Salvaza at 44 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Liviniere at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carcassonne at 46 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A61 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : la at 8 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mijanres - Pyrenees at 110 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gruisson at 62 Kilometres Car: necessary

The house is surrounded by breath taking views with historic towns nearby. Minerve for example is one of the top ten villages to see in France. It's a great place to explore for the day. The town is perched over the meeting of two rivers and these rivers tunnel through deep gorges.

For excellent dining eat at Michelin rated Restaurant Relais Chantovent, reserve for a table on the new wide terrace with lovely views over the river gorge.

17 grand rue, Minerve. 04 68 91 14 18.

Carcassonne Castle is a great day out. We strongly advised to arrive as soon as it opens to enjoy the 'Cite' before the tourist buses arrive.

Lastours are castle ruins which are fun to explore. The history of the Cathar crusades roughly in the 13 Century is rife in the Languedoc area.

Another great place to explore is Gorge d'Heric. The path at the bottom of the Héric Canyon leads to a landscape featuring rock formations where there are great picnic spots, swimming and just watch the world go by. We were amazed by the track which is concreted and can take a buggy. The last part of the track is harder with a buggy but it's very worthwhile. One can buy a drink if you wish at the top.

These stunning gorges form part of the Massif du Caroux and are highly-prized by hardened rock-climbers. Its 600 equipped routes could have been made with rock climbers in mind. The area is dotted with waterfalls and chasms overlooked by cliffs that can reach 600 metres, and in the height of summer, their naturally cool temperature is very welcoming. Hiking and fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the beauty of these landscapes.

We recommend a beach called St Pierre-sur-Mer. It is a long sandy beach where the locals go to. It is located just north of Narbonne-Plage and will take just over an hour to get there. There is also evening entertainment for teenagers to go to whilst parents can enjoy restaurants close by.

There are countless places to explore including Canal du Midi. We like to go to Homps to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat. Although a small tourist spot, it is very scenic with the Canal running though the town. Bikes can be hired to ride along the canal.

There are many vineyards nearby and we are lucky to have an organic 'Cave' just across the road from the house - Domaine Monts et Morveilles. ENJOY!


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
The 25% deposit applies to bookings 9 weeks prior to holiday period. It is non refundable.
Full payment provided 8 weeks prior to holiday period.

Upon receipt of full payment a CD detailing Places of Interest will be provided.

Changeover Day:
Change over days take place on Saturdays

Notes on prices:
Low Season Mid Season High Season
1 Nov - 28 Feb 1 March - 30 April 1 May - 31 August
1 Sept - 31 Oct

1 Week £495.00 £695.00 £895.00
2 Weeks £950.00 £1,310.00 £1,750.00

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Updated: 12-Jun-2016
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From the Owner

We have a fabulous rural view from our terrace with the Pyreness in the background. Most areas are typically French and its lovely to enjoy their way of life. There are tourists spots nearby Canal du Midi, Homps, Carcassonne Castle.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Large Ground floor Bathroom: contains separate shower and bath, and toilet. Next to this bathroom is a independent toilet ideal assess from BBQ and swimming pool. Second Floor Bathroom: combined shower and bath, and toilet.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Second Floor: Bedroom 1 - Double Bed. Bedroom 2 - Single bed plus bunk bed Third Floor: Bedroom 3 - Double Bed Bedroom 4 - Double Bed


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Children are very welcome but we must stress that the windows on the third floor are low and care needs to be taken Utility Room: The utility room containing the washing machine is accessed from the side of the cottage. Clothes horse is situated on the landing on the second floor. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The towels and linen are provided for the house. The property is cleaned after each clients departure and linen is changed weekly. Can liaise with caretakers regarding changes of linen.

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