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This spacious Duplex 2 Bedroom Apartment known as the Vine Apartment is perfect for singles, couples or even families. The apartment has been tastefully designed to ensure that you are comfortable with air-conditioning included.
There is a one spacious master bedroom with en-suite with walk in wardrobe on the first floor, & a twin bedroom with two single beds & wardrobe on the second floor. The kitchen has been fully equipped, including microwave, kettle, large fridge freezer and is open plan. The living room features a 2 & 3 seaer sofa & for entertainment there is a large widescreen Flat panel TV with SAT TV (English & French). For your dining experiences you can take advantage of a 6 seater long dining table in the dining area, or you can enjoy the large round table with adjustable parasol seating 4-6 people on the large private garden terrace. The terrace also features a large Plancha BBQ.
This is a charming 200 year old stone Barn conversion which has been restored with all the comforts afforded to modern living, whilst creating a welcoming home from home feeling and retaining much of its French country charm with stone feature walls, wooden beams and rafters.
The two properties, known as the Vine Apartment & the Ivy Apartment has undergone a major re-decoration in 2015. These luxury properties are situated in a lively rural area in the village of Ventenac en Minervois, which is itself, a small unspoiled village on the edge of the Canal du Midi and set within the Minervois Vineyards.
The beautiful village of Ventenac en Minervois boasts a beautiful Château & a Wine Cave, which includes a Wine museum. The Wine Château also features a shop for tasting and purchasing your local wine. The village also features 2 good restaurants with large outside dining areas, both of which specialises in BBQ delights cooked over the Vineyards vine pruning wood to add a unique flavour to your chicken, fish, pork or other foods. Both restaurants share panoramic views and are located on the edge of the Canal du Midi, giving you a pleasant dining experience, whilst watching the canal boats and pleasure barges go by.
The Canal du Midi is a beautiful tree lined canal with tow paths that afford some great walks and cycle rides. There is a small bakery located in the village, with a good selection of larger shops and supermarkets only 5 minutes away. Ventenac-en-Minervois, is ideally located and in close proximity to the sea and mountains, so you can easily fully explore this unspoilt region of the South of France. The beautiful beaches and the Mediterranean sea are just a short 35 minute drive away or why not spend your time touring some of the many wine domains of the region and tasting the excellent local wines.
We are a family of 4 and have always loved the South of France. So we set off in the beginning of 2007 and to our delight we managed to find this charming stone barn conversion on the Canal du Midi. The village has all the amenities that you need such as a local shop, 2 superb Restaurants & a lovely Wine Château.
Carol purchased this apartment in 2007
The Ivy Apartment is perfect for singles or couples, and is fully air-conditioned. The Ivy is well equipped with all the essentials you may need. The apartment features SAT TV (English & French), a large fridge freezer, microwave oven, Gas Cooker, toaster, Coffee machine, kettle, and all the kitchen utensils you may need. Most importantly, when it comes to a good nights sleep, you will be delighted to know that the mattresses have been carefully selected to help guarantee the perfect nights sleep.
The location of the property is perfect for exploring & taking advantage of the outside activities. The beauty about the Aude is that you are right in the heart of the Minervois region, which of course is well known for its Wine.The great thing about this lively village is that it is situated on the Canal du Midi, which itself is a World Heritage site. A well known fact about France, is the great road infrastructure, so a day out at the beach only requires a 35 minute drive. If however, you love skiing or trekking, the Montagnes Noire (Black Mountains), is only a 20 minute journey away.
We make sure that you have plenty of information, brochures and leaflets so that you can plan your perfect holiday.
Our goal & objectives, is to provide our customers with all the comforts, which is why the Ivy Apartment is so well equipped. The Plancha BBQ, for example, is a great way to enjoy an outside dining experience, while you relax from your adventurous outings. Among other things, we pride ourselves in the network of supports we have available, offering you a huge range of outdoor activities, for example, bike hire (delivered to your door), barge cruises along the Canal du Midi, etc. OUR aim, is to make YOUR holiday experience one to remember!
Our prices are all inclusive so there are no extra costs to consider.
Changeover day is Saturday.
Arrival time is any time after 15.30hrs, however, if the property is ready for occupation prior to this time we will SMS txt to advise you.
Departure is always by 10.00am
Notes on prices:
We offer the Bank Transfer, however please bear in mind to check with your Bank regarding transfer fees from GBP to EUR accounts. Please contact owner for further details.
We had a splendid two weeks staying in the Vine apartment, an ideal size for a family and perfect for us with two separate bathrooms as we had a teenager with us who liked his own space!
The apartment is furnished to a very high standard and was very clean. We loved the outdoor terrace and used the plancha bbq a number of times. We also visited the two restaurants a number of times during our stay.
We brought bikes with us and there was plenty of space to store them, the apartment was ideally located for cycling along the canal. We visited Melo Velo bike hire in Paraza and would certainly hire from them next time we visit.
The apartment is well situated to coast or Carcassone or Minerve. There is so much to see and do here! We can't wait to return,
We had a wonderful couple of weeks exploring Languedoc. The cottage was superb, very comfortable and had everything we needed and more. The Air Con was very welcome as we were blessed with fabulous weather. The BBQ was also a great asset. Great scenery and surroundings and plenty of beautiful places to explore. We'll definitely come again. Thanks
Appartement très propre et bien équipé, une belle terrasse avec BBQ, lieu calme au coeur d'un petit village typique de la région, propriétaire sympathique, château à deux pas où l'on peut faire des dégustations du vin de la région, à proximité du Canal du Midi et du très joli village de Somail (patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco), location de bicyclettes à proximité de même que 2 bons restaurants à 5 minutes à pied.
The apartment had everything to make the holiday very enjoyable, the surrounding countryside was full of picturesque villages and excellent restaurants. The owners were very helpful and friendly.Would recommend these apartments for a great holiday
it was everthing as described. Well kept, clean and tidy. Owner close at hand for any queries. Would recommend it. Not for young families.
Well sited in village. 5 mins walk to two excellent restaurants and bakers.
Picture on web site is inaccurate. It shows courtyard and terrace which is not with the Vine Appartment. That actually is occupied by the owners in the adjacent property.
The apartment was very nice and in a quiet location. If you're looking for a beach holiday, this apartment is not for you - quite a long daily drive. Carol and Mike were over attentive, quite intrusive really. Upon arriving back home, we were informed that the majority of our deposit would be withheld for fabricated reasons - be very wary. Take photos of the apartment as you leave or ask Carol to inspect it and confirm your deposit will be returned. Sour taste..