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Spacious 11th C. Stone House in Languedoc with Pool.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Sleeps six /seven

: Pool

: 40 ' Flat Screen TV - SKY

: Children welcome

: All linens included

: All utilities included

: Free telephone for local & long distance calls

: ADSL & WIFI included

: Swimming at nearby Lake

: Large Open fire

: Double Garage

Grand Rue is located within the ramparts in the heart of Olonzac, capital of the Minervois, France's famous southern wine region.

Maison en Pierre was probably built in the 11th century but updated structurally and renovated. Our immaculate self catering vacation home is on three-stories and right in the center of town. The area is very private and quiet. Just step outside your door and on a Tuesday, you are in the middle of the weekly market. The pool was added in May 2012.

Olonzac, just a 30-40 minute drive from Carcassonne, is the capital of the Minervois with 6 restaurants (2 within 20 yards), cafes, bars, patisseries, boulangeries, delicatessens, tabac, post office and professional services such as 2 doctors, dentist, banks and much more. A market is held every Tuesday morning right outside the house. There is also a park with children's playing equipment and 3 tennis courts. A magnificent lake, Lac de Jouarres, is only a few minutes away. Here you can fish, sunbathe, swim, windsurf, picnic or sail. There is also a great restaurant and café overlooking the water.

Olonzac is surrounded by hundreds of vineyards with tasting facilities, in fact, 3 are within walking distance. The hills and mountains of the Black Mountains, leading to the Parque Languedoc, are a short distance to the north and are great for walking. For beach lovers, the seashore of Narbonne-Plage and Gruissan are only 35 kilometres away.

Spain and the Pyrenees are approximately an hour away. Fetes, festivals and markets occur all year round throughout many of the surrounding villages. In winter, skiing is available within a 1 hour drive in France or 2 hour drive in Andorra.


Keywords: Ancient Renovated Self Catering Village House for Vacation Rental, Pool, Courtyard, Cafes and Weekly Market in authentic French Village near Carcassonne. Great for walking holidays.

More Details

Peter and Sally
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Peter and Sally

Our passion for travel and France led us to look for a place to call 'home' in the country we love. We longed for a well serviced authentic 'french village' in a region that would give us warmth and much sunshine.

Peter and Sally purchased this house in 2006

Why Peter and Sally chose Olonzac

Our search stopped when we found Maison-en-pierre in Olonzac, we renovated the whole house, a place we love and now spend some time every summer, hugely enjoying both the house, the village and the region. Our previous guests have shared our views.

What makes this house unique

Privacy and quiet and yet right in the centre of the village. A steady stream of repeat visitors attests to the attraction of the house. The pool is wonderful to come back and cool off in. Or spend a lazy day sunbathing and dipping in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you feel the latest reviews only seem to amount to 1 a year, that is because there are regulars who don't repeat reviews. Please scroll down to view other reviews. Peter and Sally
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Olonzac in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Hydrotherapy shower


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Spacious 11th C. Stone House in Languedoc with Pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

You will not be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

If you are in way concerned that the last review of this property was a few years back now - I can assure you that there is no reason to be worried. My family and I also stayed for two very relaxing weeks this July but we had to wait almost two years for the privilege to do this as a number of regulars go back year after year - and I can certainly understand why!! The house is smack bang in the middle of the village but there is very little street noise to disturb your stay. The pool was a delight for relaxing in both in the morning and in the evenings. All the rooms are very tastefully decorated and our sons also appreciated the excellent wi-fi. Food shopping is very easy and we had some excellent take away pizzas from the establishment just round the corner. The house is only a 15 to 20 minute drive to the very pretty town of Minerve where we went a couple of times. Because the house is so comfortable it was hard to motivate ourselves to visit other places as we just fell into the habit of reading and generally relaxing outside in the garden.

As you can see from the calendar the house gets booked up at least a year in advance but if you can wait that long you will not be disappointed!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver Canada

Delightful House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from spending two whole weeks at this very delightful house. The pictures are accurate but in fact, the house is better than the pictures. It is quiet and private and very well and tastefully furnished. It is, also, very well equipped - having come from five weeks on the road, we were not keen to continue eating all our meals in restaurants so we ended up cooking some dinners as well as preparing most of our lunches and breakfasts. The kitchen is not only nice to look at but very well equipped for cooking full meals.

We had our adult daughter join us for a long weekend from London and the bedroom/bathroom set up is ideal for families or two couples with plenty of space, large closets and good sized bathrooms as well. An extra bonus is the fact there is a clothes washer and dryer. A lovely surprise was that the linens and towels were changed half way through our stay.

The village is very quiet except for the Tuesday market which is a wonderful source of fresh food of all kinds. The location also works well for day visits to pretty much all major Langedouc and Roussilon sites including Carcassonne, Narbonne, Perpignan, and a whole variety of little villages, abbeys, castle ruins, beach towns etc. as well, of course, as the Canal du Mid.

There are a couple of very decent restaurants within easy walking distance (the Bel Minervois and O'Portail) and we found an excellent restaurant in a small town just two km's away in Homps.

Our only difficulty is that the garage, while very handy to have, has a rather awkward entry to it made that much more awkward by the way in which cars nearby park. We usually parked on the street and walked in but we had made the mistake of renting a largish car (not large by North American standards) so rent as small a car as you can get by with and this will not be a problem.

The owner was easy to contact and very responsive though in fact we had no difficulties or problems at all. There is a land line for use and good strong WIFI, both very much appreciated.

We have rented houses and townhouses in a variety of jurisdictions over the past 10 years or so and this one was certainly one of the more delightful and well equipped houses.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moraga Ca

Marvelous Minervois Maison

  • 5 of 5

6 Grand Rue is all that it that it is said to be. It has been remodeled & decorated to a high standard. Comfortable & relaxing. It was hard for us to comprehend that portions of the home are 1,000 years old!

Although the weather conspired to deprive us of the courtyard from time to time, we were able to enjoy several al fresco meals. The two hour mid-day meal w/ wine became our norm quite easily. What a splendid space! The pool is unheated & the cool weather didn't allow us the opportunity to use it.

Olonzac is a nice quiet village that lends itself to easy relaxation. The boulangerie is 100 meters away--much to convenient to walk over in the morning to get fresh croissants for breakfast. The farmer's market is literally outside the entrance--we had to walk through a stall to get outside. The selection of foods is is fabulous!

We had a wonderful time exploring the Minervois & drinking many bottles of the local wine. We stumbled across a fine winery named Tourril. The vintner, Mr Martinez, gave us a private tour. Their wines are superb!

When we find ourselves in the Languedoc again, 6 Grand Rue will definitely be on our list of places to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have considered heating the pool, but when it is 20 degrees, we don't want to swim, but when the weather hits 27 and the pool hits 24 degrees, that's when we want to swim so it works out naturally. Our current record pool temperature is just over 28 degrees. The Owners
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Great stay in Olonzac

  • 5 of 5

This house is just as great in person as it is in the photos ! My family loved this house and wanted for nothing. Well equiped, well decorated, comfy beds and Peter was great to work with. Our teenage daughter very much enjoyed the 3rd bedroom on the third floor with the extra sitting room. Was like her little get away. This house was a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing and with the time of year the fireplace was wonderful ! Would love to have been able to enjoy the outside dining area and pool. We would recommend this place to any family or group visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norfolk UK

Fabulous Self Catering Home in Olonzac convenient for Carcasonne.

  • 5 of 5

We found this holiday home to be everything we needed for a relaxing break from the rat race in the UK. Olonzac is a great village with good facilities, we day tripped to Carcasonne easily and also to the south coast. It was a pleasure to come back here each evening and the courtyard is a delight.

We can fully recommend to anyone wanting a clean, lovingly restored, authentic French self catering holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2011
  • Date of Stay: March 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah. As it is also our summer holiday home we couldn't agree more. It is private and quiet and yet right in the centre of the village. Peter and Sally
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Cafe de la Poste
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
La Citadelle
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Many wineries and historical Cathar castles,

Children's Playground


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Olonzac, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
6 Jan 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

A single bed for a 7th person can be put on the mezzanine level for an additional 100 pounds per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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