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Secluded Four Bedroom Villa In Village With Pool Surrounded By Vineyards

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's2
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Fleury, Narbonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Two Minutes From Village Centre And 10km From Beach Over National park.

In a charming medieval village, surrounded by vineyards, on the Massif de la Clape in its own secluded garden with pool but just minutes from the village centre and shops. The house is on one level and can sleep 8 in four bedrooms. With 240 square metres of living space the house is ideal for entertaining, including three living areas. Fleury is in the department of the Aude in Languedoc Rousillon. Fleury was the medieval town of Perinhan and had its own duke. The old ramparts are still visible in the village, and there is a very nice Pizza restaurant there now. Fleury is surrounded by the oldest wine growing area in France, having been producing wine since Roman times. The Massif de la Clape is one of France's oldest national parks and Fleury is the only village on the massif. There is a shuttle bus from the village square (two minutes walk from the house) to St Pierre la Mer 10 kilometres away, where there is a lovely beach of soft sand giving onto the Mediterranean sea. The beach stretches 7 km to the north to Cabines de Fleury where the beach is quiet and another 7 km to the south to Narbonne Plage which is very lively. St Pierre itself is also a lively place to sit on the beach. Between St Pierre and Cabines is a well known naturalist beach area next to the Pissevaches pond. There are a dozen vinyards growing wine on the massif. They are all worth visiting and offer excellent white, red and rose wines. The wine makers tend not to export their wines and so rely on local buyers. This means that they are very welcoming to visitors and are very happy to organise wine tastings without an appointment. There are several wine growers which offer tastings in the village and they are also happy to provide wine 'en vrac'. That is, you bring your own plastic bottles (or buy them at the vineyard) and they are filled for you. The price is about one and a half euro for a litre representing exceptional value. The village is half way between the two cities of Narbonne and Beziers. Both offer good restaurants (some with Michelin stars) and excellent shopping. Narbonne is famous for its Halles which offers several places where you can take the food you have just bought and have it cooked for you, or sample the local dishes, while washing it down with local delicious wine. Carcassonne is about one hour's drive away and is a World Heritage site. It is the largest fortress in Europe and every one should go there at some time in their lives. Between Fleury and Carcassonne is the Corbieres region, famous for its red wines, fortresses and the history of the Cathares. There are six airports within 90 minutes drive. Beziers is 35 minutes away and served by RyanAir. Montpellier is an hour away and served by EasyJet. Perpignan and Carcassonne are also an hour away and served by RyanAir. Toulouse, Nimes and Girona are 90 minutes away. Toulouse is a relatively large airport but very easy to get through and served by Air France and British Airways among others. Beyond Perpignan is the vermillion coast which is a famous part of France. Perpignan is the warmest city in France and is at the eastern edge of the ancient Catalonia, of which Barcelona is the capital and two and half hours drive from Fleury. Between Perpignan and the Spanish border on the vermillion coast are many interesting villages of which Collioure is the most famous, being the St Tropez of the south west of France. The nearest ski resort is Angles which is two and a half hours from Fleury in the Pyrenees. The area between Fleury and Angles is full of hill top villages with fortresses and monasteries, many of which are worth visiting if you are happy to drive up mountains. Also about 90 minutes drive away is the city of Millau now famous for its magnificent bridge over the river Tarn. The bridge is 2.5 kilometres long and has seven massive piers, two of which are taller than the Eifel tower. There is a very good visitors centre which shows how the bridge was built. Other World Heritage sites in the region include the Mont Perdu in the Pyrenees, the Pont du Gard at Nimes and the Canal du Midi. Narbonne has direct TGV access to Paris and you can drive from the north on the A75 motorway, which is the longest free motorway in France, though you have to pay 7 euro to cross the bridge at Millau, but that is well worth the fee.


Owner
John Schlesinger
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About John Schlesinger

The owners are a lawyer and a software engineer. Though one of us is English and the other Irish, we met on neutral territory in New York. After holidaying all over the world we now enjoy our little paradise in the south of France which we are proud to share with others.

We live in London near Kings Cross in a four story Georgian town house, so Fleury gives us a place to live without stairs and the pleasures of a village.

John Schlesinger purchased this villa in 2014

Why John Schlesinger chose Aude

We love the Languedoc with its laid back attitude, friendliness, local wines (La Clape is the local area about to have its own appelation) and traditional French lifestyle. There are relatively few non-French people in the region and it is a holiday destination for many northern French families. We wanted somewhere that was secluded but where you didn't need a car to buy the morning baguette or the evening groceries. Fleury met all our needs. What we couldn't have anticipated was how welcoming everyone has been particularly our lovely neighbours.

Also, one of us is a Tolkien enthusiast and the master bedroom has a circular entrance, just like Bag End in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

What makes this villa unique

The village has two pizza restaurants, both very good, as well as a very nice bar serving food and a more up market restaurant. There is a SPA for groceries, a newsagent and a boulangerie for your morning baguette and croissants. All within five minutes walk of the house. Also five minutes walk away is the wine cooperative where you can get your wine 'en vrac' - that is you can walk there with your plastic bottles and get them filled up with very nice white wine for 1.40 euro a litre.

You do not expect the spacious garden as you come into the property from the road in your car. It is like entering a little secluded oasis. Even more surprising is the modern glass and steel extension on the house.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fleury in Languedoc-Roussillon

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure , Two showers in wet room area
  • Two shower rooms in master bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Further shower room with two showers. Two separate WCs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Two ensuite shower rooms
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Door with electric shutter to patio
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , One bed on ground floor, one on mezzanine
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed , One bed on ground floor one on mezzanine
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed and two en suite shower rooms and two doors to the garden. Further bedroom with queen size bed and door to sun drenched patio. Two bedrooms with mezzanine levels with two double beds each.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house is on one level having been converted from a wine factory in 2006. The original factory building is made of concrete with a red slate tile roof while the extension built in 2006 is made of glass and steel. The floors are either polished concrete (master bedroom, living room and kitchen) or rough pine floor boards. The bedrooms are all in the original building with the master bedroom at the north end and the guest bedrooms on the south end. The central area is the living room with a desk area, skylights and a very high ceiling. The kitchen gives onto a wooden deck on the north side and a sunny patio on the south side, both via sliding glass doors. The three guest bedrooms on the east side have air conditioners. The extension has a large number of sliding glass doors allowing for ventilation as well as fans. The barbecue is on the deck and there are two doors in the master bedroom giving access to the deck. All the bedroom have shutters and these are electric in four bedrooms. Outside: The house is surrounded on the north and west by the garden and to the south by a high stone wall. To the east the wall of the original building gives onto a quiet lane. The garden is very secluded with many trees including a large palm tree. There is an electric gate at the south of the garden giving access by foot or car from the road. There is room for parking up to five cars on the gravel at the south of the garden. A garage is being built for garden tools, the three bicycles at the house and for a car. There is a well in the garden, a watering system running off our own well and a lighting system for the entrance and for illuminating the statue of St Joseph. Utility Room: Utility room in the original wine factory area includes boiler for heating and water, 5kg washing machine, LG 15kg washing machine, dryer and freezer. There are three utility areas, one for the boiler, one for the washers and one for laundry. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Full set of linen and towels included. Cleaning lady comes before and after rentals and can be engaged during a rental on request. Other: Sorry no pets (not even dogs).

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely secluded house in town centre near beaches

  • 5 of 5

I had a lovely stay with friends and would recommend this house which is spacious,comfortable and well equipped.

The accommodation is in 2 wings of a restored old wine press, with living space in between extending though to a modern large extension with great kitchen and area for entertaining. You have the advantage of privacy as the house is all on one level and is surrounded by a large garden, with trees, swimming pool, area for cars and old wall. At the same time it is located in the centre of an quiet old town, so you can walk to the boulangerie, supermarket, local pizzerias and restaurant ( three in all) in a few minutes. It is a relaxing place to stay in and great for entertaining.

Four bikes are available with all accessories, with beaches nearby to the south and wine growing countryside all around.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The property is available for weekly rental during July and August (and for other weeks by special arrangement) for £1800 a week.

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