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House With Large Sunny Terrace

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bed House in Caunes-Minervois - The House Is Situated In The Pretty Medieval Village Of Caunes Minervois

This 300 year old beamed house with large walled sunny terrace in the pretty cobbled street of Caunes Minervois, is your perfect Holiday location to visit this Historical area and part of unspoilt France waiting your discovery.

Two double bedrooms and offers you a great space for 4 to stay along with a large Kitchen/Diner, lounge and 2 seperate bathrooms.

Large Outside Dining area, Cable TV in the lounge and a large log burner in the Kitchen Diner for those cooler nights.

Fully Gas central Heated.

Minutes from the Restaurants and Bars in the village, 2 Bakeries, ATM, Post Office and Bank.

Carcassonne and the Canal Du Midi 20 minutes away, Beaches and Pyrenees Mountains 1 hr 15 mins away.

Wine Tours, Mountain Biking and Hiking available.

More Details

Owner
Mark CARTER
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2017

About Mark CARTER

Having visited the village for more than 20 years we decided to move here in 2012.

We both have worked in the Customer Service industry for more than 40 plus years between us.

Having travelled the world we like nothing more than getting back to the village with all its charm, peace and quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

In 2103 we opened L'Ancienne Boulangerie Chambre D'Hote in the village.

The keys for the House are collected from here and we are on hand all through your stay to help with any info or quetions that you may have.

Mark CARTER purchased this house in 2010

Why Mark CARTER chose Carcassonne surroundings

This 300 year old beamed house with large walled sunny terrace in the pretty cobbled street of Caunes Minervois.

Cool in the summer and cosy in the winter with its log burner.

Located in an area of beauty with vineyards, sunflowers and sunshine, the Canal du Midi and nearby Carcassonne. This is part of France that still retains its rural feel.

What makes this house unique

The house is located in the old part of the village minutes from the 8th Century Abbey, local bakeries, cafes, restaurants and village shops and enjoys views of the Pyrenees.

The beach is just over an hour away with miles of sand and never crowded in the height of the summer.

The new swimming pool in the next village is perfect for that cooling dip.

All linens , dressing gowns, slippers are provided for all guests.

Location

Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Caunes Minervois
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
24 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Caunes Minervois
Nearest Beach
64 Kilometres
Narbonne
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is Narbonne Plage with an endless expanse of sand that is never crowded in the height of summer.

There are also a number of easily accessible lakes with swimming sites such as the Lac de Jouarres near to Olonzac.

New Swimming pool opened in the next village. (5 mins drive)

Travel:

Toulouse Airport 1hr 25 (125km) with direct flights from Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham & Bristol.

Carcassonne Airport 30mins (24km) with direct flights from Stanstead, East Midlands, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Glasgow, Dublin & Cork.

Bezier Cap D'age Airport 1hr 20 (83km) with direct flights from London Luton, Manchester, Bristol & Edinburgh.

Carcassonne Train Station 30mins (24km) with trains to Paris in under 6hrs.

Barcelona by road 3hrs (300km)

Calais by road 9hrs 30 (1076km)

Distances:

Carcassonne with its walled cite is 20 minutes away, Toulouse is an hour away by car or you can take the train from Carcassonne.

Trains to Paris and Barcellona from Carcassonne.

Minerve and Cathar villages are all within 30 minutes from the house.

The Canal du Midi is 20 minutes from the House, Homps is the nearest village to take a boat trip or hire bikes.

Further Details:

The village has a weekly market, Boulangeries, Pharmacy, Cafes, Restaurants, Post office and Supermarkets. The local cave supplies Minervois wine and with abundant independent winemakers in local villages you are spoilt for choice.

Throughout the Summer Months the Abbey in the village holds various Musical Concerts.

A large weekly market is held in Carcassonne and Olonzac.

House available after 4pm on arrival day.

Departure 10am.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Caunes-Minervois in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • A Bathroom with shower on the second floor with wc. On the ground floor a Large Bathroom with Bath/Shower wc and double sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a Double Bed and views over the village to the Pyrenees. Bedroom 2 with a Double Bed,
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Non Smoking Property. Outside: Large walled sunny terrace. Utility Room: Washing Machine and separate Dryer are located in the Bathroom on the ground floor. Along with an iron & ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linens, towels, dressing gowns, slippers are included in the rental.(A change of linens can be provided at €50.Payable locally) Cleaning Fee £40.00 per rental. The property will be clean on arrival and we ask that it be left in a similar condition upon departure. Please Note arrival time after 4pm. Departure by 10.00am On day of departure please place rubbish on bins at either end of the street.

Reviews

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House With Large Sunny Terrace
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

As described, a comfortable spacious house in a picturesque medieval village, ideally located.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Mark & Sara's lovely home which was beautifully furnished and proved to be an ideal location for exploring the area. The house was spacious and clean and felt like a real home from home! The village itself is beautiful and the Abbaye well worth a visit. There are plenty of activities and sites to visit nearby and some wonderful French markets to explore! We had a really enjoyable holiday in a beautiful area of France.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Caunes. We do agree this is a special part of France that awaits discovery. There is always something happening from fetes, markets and the beautiful countryside and those vineyards stretching form Mountains to coast. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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5

Great lovely large house in a good location to explore

  • 5 of 5

We met Sara at her B&B just 5 minutes’ walk away from No7 where she took us directly to our accommodation for our 14 day summer holiday. Beautiful large house over 3 floors, lovely and clean with a huge private terrace which had the sun all day… perfect for those lazy days. We used the house as a base as we explored the area including Carccassone, Beziers, Narbonne, Pyrenees Mountains, Black Mountains even as far as Pont du Gard. We had a great time using Relax Rentals (in Beziers) to hire bikes as we cycled along Canal du Midi all the way to Sete and caught the train back. We also hired kayaks in Puicheric and paddled downstream for 9km over some lovely rapids along the river Aude. Caunes Minervois has some nice restaurants and a great Boulanger Patissier where we visited nearly every morning for fresh bread and a pastry or 2. If you are looking to explore this area then I would recommend No7. A great relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have Colin & Tracey to stay at N.7 We are so pleased they had a great stay and enjoyed the House and the area for their first visit to this special Part of France we call home. We are glad they liked the village and its independant restaurants and the Boulangerie we hope you will all return soon as there is always more to explore.....
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5

Authentic and rustic house with all mod cons

  • 5 of 5

The 10 day stay enabled us to use propety as a base to explore Carccassone, Canal du Midi and the Black Mountains all nearby. Caunes Minervois had shops and pub, restaurant and large Abbey. The narrow lanes were a delight to explore. The property had all the facilities needed for a rented holiday home and was kept spotless. The terrace area was a nice surprise. The rooms were large and a family of six could be accommodated well. The downside was you have to be agile to negotiate the stairs and the walk up to property from car park, as the road was too narrow to park in. The English owners lived nearby and were friendly and helpful. Would have no hesitation in recommending this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at N.7. It was lovely to meet you both and that you really enjoyed the House and Village. it is always a pleasure to know that guests find the house spotless and large along with the sunny terrace. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and hope that you found this part of unspoilt france so enjoyable.
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5

A character filled house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We were given a warm welcome from Mark & Sara and taken to our house which was stunning, well appointed and spotlessly clean, the terrace a hidden gem a sun trap especially in the mornings.

The village has all you need, a lovely small shop "Marlenes" for everything day to day, the Tapas bar near the Abbey has a sheltered garden for a beer and relaxed food, we also had a lovely evening meal at Hotel D'Albert amazing food with our host Frederick very attentive.

Close by a short drive were the mountains, Vine yards & Canal du Midi, although I would check dates as we had two bank holidays in one week with every thing closed, as it should be, the pace of life is so much more relaxed.

This is a great location for all whether you like walking, site seeing or just relaxing albeit the cobbles streets and various levels in the house may not be suitable for very young children or the infirm

Thank you again to Mark & Sara for allowing us to stay in there lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This is a most unusual and interesting place

  • 4 of 5

The start of our stay was welcomed by our hosts Mark & Sara who could not have been more helpful taking us directly to our accommodation, once there we found a spotlessly clean and well maintained property full of character. The facilities were fabulous although due to the rooms being on various levels, visitors with small children or the elderly & infirm may find the stairs challenging. Apart from this observation I would recommend the house to all as the furnishings were extremely comfortable with the terrace being a real gem. The village was superb with lots of narrow streets but again uneven cobbles and steep climbs may not suit all. The local shop "Marlene's" catered for everything from groceries to local wine, we can also recommend the Tapas bar opposite the Abbey, great for a drink and informal meals. We also had a wonderful meal at Hotel D'Albert again a real treat. The local area has it all from mountains to vineyards,the coast not far away and an infinite amount of history to explore. Our hardest task on arrival was slowing down to the pace we all should have, but very few of us do, two bank holidays in one week I say the French have it right!

Thank you again to Mark & Sara for there kind hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We and our two children really liked it here. Very nice accommodation, clean, spacious, real feel of southern France. Lovely village - quiet, not touristy but nice restaurants. Lots of stuff to do in the region. Owners really nice and helpful. Would strongly recommend for a family holiday - though house probably has too many steps for young children.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Caunes-Minervois, Carcassonne area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
27 May 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£740
for 7 nights
£740
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40
Damage Deposit £300

Changeover Day:
Saturday is change over day but in the spring and Autumn we can always be flexible.
Linens ae provided along with towels for all guests.
Change of linens if required €50 fee. (Paid locally)

Payment of Balance.
Payment must be made in full at least 8 weeks before arrival.
Cancellation.
If you wish to cancel your booking you must do so by sending written confirmation. In the event of a cancellation the following charges will apply -
More than 56 days—Deposit.
56—43 days—50% of total rental.
42—29 days—75% of total rental.
28—0 days—100% of total rental.
Check in.
The keys to the property are collected from the Ancienne Boulangerie Chambre D’Hote on day of arrival.

Arrival time after 4pm.
Departure 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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