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Gem of a Gîte In Peaceful Sleepy Village In Corbieres Wine Region with pool

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Separate 4 bedroomed /2 bathroomed Gite attached to main house

The attraction of La Gorge Bleue is immediate, entering a main gateway into the beautiful mature and colourful gardens. Enjoy the benefits of a large Maison de Maitre house owned by Julie and Paul Power wth kidney shaped salt swimming pool, set in the peacefulness of a small wine growing village called Cruscades. The 12th century village church is a charming addition to La Place de L'eglise and a few steps away from the main entrance to the Gite.The delightful village of Cruscades has a bakery/grocery/take a way, childrens playground, post office and is surrounded by vineyards, chateaux and several tasting venues. The Gite La Gorge Bleue has been lovingly modernised and has comfortable accommodation whilst retaining its french rustic charm. The interior has light spacious rooms,decorated to luxury standard,making for a truly relaxing holiday.A large barn is available for entertaining, games or exercise .....leading on to a secret garden. A choice of beaches, including Narbonne plage and Gruissan can be located 25 mins away

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mr paul power
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
29 September, 2017

About mr paul power

Paul and Julie Power have taken early retirement from active occupations, Paul as an ex-professional footballer/coach and Julie as aPersonal Trainer. They have decided to enjoy a much more relaxed lifestyle in the Aude region of France. Having owned a holiday home for 10 yearrs in the neighbouring Herault region near Beziers.

they have always been impressed with the area around Narbonne ---The magical feel of this historical area, its beaches and its fabulous Corbieres wines. With 300 days of sunshine, the Aude seemed the perfect place for semi-retirement

mr paul power purchased this house in 2014

Why mr paul power chose Aude

As well as the Corbieres region Paul and Julie were hugely impressed by the Maison de Maitre and its surrounding pool and gardens and those were the reasons that they decided to establish their Gite business in France.

La GorgeBleue enjoys the benefit of its situation in a quiet village amongst the vineyards but at the same time it is within easy access of 4 major airports of the Languedoc.

What makes this house unique

Any guest will be able to enjoy easy cycle rides through the vineyards and along the Canal du Midi or simply bask in the sunshine and peacefulness by the secluded private pool.

Julie and Paul will always be on hand to offer advice and guidance relating to the surrounding area, whether that be about local attractions, local shopping areas or local Chateaux.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mrs C.Race 'l feel like i've just walked into a dream! If l had a house in the Languedoc l would have it just like this'

One of the nicest compliments we have received was from Mr and Mrs Savage "Thanks once again for a really lovely holiday. You were the perfect hosts and put so much effort into whatever you do'

Mrs Kath Smith :"A quick note to say thank you for a fabulous week in Cruscades. You both went to a lot of trouble for us Looking back on the week we certainly packed in loads of activities and got the chance to explore some fantastic places. Your house is really beautiful and sure you will have lots of visitors'
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cruscades in Aude

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The house has central heating and a fire in the lounge. All rooms have fans for comfortable nights sleep in the summer. We are child friendly,with cot and highchair available. Pets not allowed:Owners have a friendly dog .Wheelchairs inaccessible. Non smoking in the Gite. Outside: Beautiful mature gardens .Entrance is through ornate wrought iron gates where the private kidney shaped salt water pool is located .The pool is 7 metres long with the deepest end being 1.8 metres and is situated within a walled courtyard garden, providing extra security and privacy. Owners may use pool between 4-5 pm . There is a large sunbathing area around the pool and it enjoys full sunshine all day long. Sufficient sun loungers and sun shades will be provided Beach towels will also be provided, Patio area for dinning, BBQ, Secret garden with a woodburner for those quiet moments. Barn (20x30 metres) perfect entertainment area , exercise area and area for soirees. Cycles available on request There is plenty of well lit parking right outside the door.


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Gem of a Gîte In Peaceful Sleepy Village In Corbieres Wine Region with pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful setting in an excellent location with delightful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

From the pool to the barn area to the excellent location Julie and Paul's gite was wonderful. We used the location as a base for a family reunion and it was perfect. Thanks for making our daughters' first trip to France so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm, friendly, excellent facilities & location

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay for two families (four adults and four young children). The house was clean, spacious and very well equipped for cooking large meals.

A main priority for us was entertaining four young kids and the pool and barn came into their own in this regard. Many hours were spent swimming or playing football, badminton and table tennis on rotation.

The property was also located a short drive from a number of excellent beaches, including Narbonne, Gruissan and Leucate(our favourite), and a great swimming lake (Homps). The local village, Cruscades was welcoming. Lots of contact with the locals, especially at the boulangerie which churned out a great selection of bread, pastries and pizza. Lezignan Corbieres, 5 mins drive away and a regional hub, was also great, with a big market, good bars/restaurants, and enough wine to last you several years.

Lots of other great things to do within driving/cycling distance. Too many chateaus to mentions, plenty of good hills to cycle (Pyrenees foothills, Black Mountains)

Paul and Julie were genuinely great hosts. Very welcoming, great with the kids and full of local knowledge/info. They cooked a delicious welcome meal for us on the first night, which was such a treat after a long journey. La Gorge Bleue comes thoroughly, highly, recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Lezignan corbieres
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lezignan corbieres
Nearest Ski
102 Miles
Font Romeu
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We have joined together with Wine Tour specialists if you require a Wine tasting holiday. Or if you prefer a spiritual retreat including yoga based hours with meditation .Also Aqua Classes and fitness days can be organised.

We offer set menu meals, involving local Languedocienne food if 48 hours notice is given

Complimentery wine tasting introduction to the area!


The nearest Mediterranean beaches are Narbonne plage and Gruissan which are located 25 mins away . Narbonne has 10 km of beautiful flat sandy beaches with activity areas for children, Lots of restaurants and shops. We have beach chairs and buckets and spades if you wish to use.

Gruissan has it all:Ancient and modern port ,beaches,old town and a long sandy beach for sunbathing and water sports.

Lucate beach ..15 mins further on ..holds the world windsurfing competiton annually


How to get here:

By Air

:Ryanair to Carcassonne or Beziers (30/45 mins drive)

:Ryanair , Flybe and BMI baby flights from Perpignan (1 and quarter hour drive).

: Easyjet or BA to Toulouse and Montpellier(1 and half hour drive)

:By road:

:Allow 2 days to travel from channel ports. The village of Cruscades is off the Carcassonne D113 (green road).The payage from Carcassonne is 5 euros and is far quicker. Car hire recommended.

By train:

:TGV rail link to Beziers, Narbonne and Carcassonne.


The market town of Lezignan-Corbieres is 3km away and has a market every Wednesday morning .Nearby Narbonne with its imposing Cathedral, designer shops and canal de Robine is 14kms away. Cathar Country, including the mystic walled city of Carcassonne is 30kms away.The world heritage site of the Canal du Midi is within cycling distance away (7km)

Abbey de Fontfoide 7kms away,The medieval monastic towns of Lagrasse and Fabrezan are located within 15 kms.

Further Details:

Narbonne has 3 excellent Michelin starred restaurants, olympic-sized open air swimming pool,ten pin bowling ally, ice rink and 18 hole par 3 golf course.

During the summer the local vigneron entertain guests with interesting gastro wine walks and enjoyable wine soirees with music held in the chateau courtyard.

The area lends itself to all types of country walks. More difficult walks in the undulating hills of La Clape or an easy stroll along the Canal du Midi.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cruscades, Languedoc-Roussillon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
2 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to confirm booking,with the balance paid 8 weeks before arrival. We accept payment by international bank transfer or cheque.
The deposit maybe lost if a cancellation is made 60 days prior to the booking being made. a further deposit of £200 must be made but will be refunded in total in the event that there is no damage to the property over the rental period.

Changeover Day:
Preferably Saturday changeover after 4pm . leaving before 10am However we will try to be flexible to accommodate flight times

Notes on prices:
Shorter periods than 7 days can be negotiated. Catering is available at an extra charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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