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This was our third holiday in Durban Corbières and it was great to find such a beautiful new house only a few hundred meters from heart of the town. Over looking the village, the house is beautiful with everything you need for a lovely relaxing holiday in the sun. It’s setting is ideal, offering easy access to the local bar/restaurant, supermarket and shops with the countryside, vine yards and forrest walks on the doorstep. Only a short drive (30 - 45 mins) to some beautiful beaches, the cities of Carcassonne and Narbonne, Durban Corbières is the ideal location for a holiday at any time of the year. Ursula, her family and neighbours are lovely people and made us feel very welcome.
This is a really smart conversion of a very old house in the centre of the village. It’s next to two of the three village eating places, one of which doubles as a small grocery. We used all three. They’re very different but all have something to offer. We loved the house which is spacious and well equipped. There is a huge master bathroom and all three bedrooms have lots of storage space. The third floor lounge is large and there is a small open terrace which we used extensively. The cooking facilities are excellent and converted me to induction.
Parking in the village is restricted and you have to park a short walk from the house.
Narbonne is 10-15 minutes away. We used the splendid daily market at Les Halles for most food and there are several accessible hypermarkets. Narbonne is an interesting town with Roman and Medieval sites and the Canal Robine running through the middle and lots of good eating. We’ve been in the area many times and revisited various places by car and train from Narbonne. Bages itself is an old village with lots of lived in charm. The locality pleased us with the wildlife in the Etang and the visually striking walks.
However what we enjoyed most was having family members and friends staying for some of the time, entertaining them and traveling around the area. The house and its location were perfect for this. We all loved the place and were in a consistently self-congratulatory mood at having found it.
It was all helped by the friendly and informative efficiency of Nadia, the owner who could not have been more supportive. All in all it made for as successful a rental as we have had in forty years of holidaying and I’d recommend it unreservedly.