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18th Century Artisans Cottage Lovingly Restored Located In A Wine Making Village

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 3

Listed in the Sunday Times 20 best gites in France for 2018. Maison des Fleurs is a two bedroomed cottage with a sunny balcony where you can eat your morning croissant and watch village life go by. The cottage was formerly a vineyard workers house and is now beautifully renovated and furnished with an eclectic mix of French antiques and practical modern furniture having a well equipped kitchen. The house offers all the amenities necessary for a relaxing holiday at any time of the year - it has fans for the summer and, for the cooler winter evenings, radiators in all rooms plus a Godin wood burning stove in the kitchen/dining room. The cottage has wi fi.

Thezan des Corbieres is still a wine making village and vineyards surround the property offering enticing walks and bike rides. The village has all the amenities necessary, Boulangerie/Epicerie, Tabac/Post Office,Cafe/Bar and a Pizzeria/Bar and Brocante, it is only 15 minutes from the market town of Lezignan-Corbieres and 20 minutes from the larger town of Narbonne. Many airports serve this region, a testament to its popularity, Carcassonne and Beziers are the closest being about half an hour away, but Toulouse, Montpellier and Perpignan are also quite close being less than 2 hours drive.

Situated in the heart of historic Cathar country this area is a dream for those interested in history. Ancient abbeys such as Fontfroide (10 minutes drive) and World Heritage Sites like Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi are only half an hour away and, in Narbonne, you will find interesting evidence of the presence of the Romans when Narbonne was the centre of Roman Gaul. If, however, you just want to relax, there are also 44 beautiful beaches from which to choose, some only 16 miles distant. Just ten minutes away at St Laurent de la Cabrerisse is a fabulous river where locals and tourists swim and relax in the summer. For further information visit our website.

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Maison des Fleurs
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

Why Maison des Fleurs chose Thézan-des-Corbières

Listed in the Sunday Times 20 best gites in France for 2018.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Best French Villas & Gites to book in 2018

...sits at the heart of village life in Thezan des Corbieres, serving up southern France in all its glorious, sunlit simplicity. Antique bedsteads, window box geraniums and fresh baguettes from round the corner are all part of the scene here, So, too, is the magnificent array of beaches and ancient monuments. The nearest airport is Carcassonne, 33 miles away,
Jan 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Thézan-des-Corbières in Aude

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , This room has a toilet and sink
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , This room has a shower and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • We recommend this cottage for 3 people maximum as the facilities are really only suitable for that number. There is a double bedroom and a single bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Wi Fi is provided. The cottage is spring cleaned prior to each visit and this is included in the rental price.


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18th Century Artisans Cottage Lovingly Restored Located In A Wine Making Village
average rating of 4.571429 based on 16 reviews

A charming cottage in a sleepy town

  • 4 of 5

Diane was more than welcoming, even stocking the house with food and wine for our first night. The house is charmingly furnished and well-equipped. This is not a good choice for someone with mobility issues, as the stairs are steep and the toilet is on the first floor and bedrooms on the third, but was OK for us. Our neighbors were welcoming, but the town is very small, with few amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to these American guests for their review; we appreciate a rural French village, and French culture, is very different for them. Thezan des Corbieres has many more amenities than most French villages, but it is true, it doesn’t have a Starbucks (!) – though it does have 2 cafes where freshly ground French coffee is available. The village has a Pizzeria/Café plus a new Restaurant/Bar, it also has a Tabac/Post Office and a Grocers shop that doubles as a Boulangerie, a Brocante (Antique shop), an Estate Agents and a little market once a week. The village is beautiful, ideally situated and the people are very friendly. Worth noting Americans call the ground floor the first floor – this cottage has a toilet on the ground floor then there is a middle floor and a top floor, it’s a small house, there are few steps on the stairs.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! It is beautifully renovated and decorated and it is very comfortable. The toilet is on the first floor and the bedrooms are on the third floor, but that wasn't a problem for us. Also we did not miss the TV and there was always plenty of parking available around the corner. Diane was a very welcoming host, and she went out of her way to help us and make us feel comfortable. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy & John were a pleasure to meet. We are so pleased they loved the house and the region and look forward to welcoming them back soon.
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Fantastische Gastgeberin

  • 5 of 5

Diane ist eine fantastische Gastgeberin. Zum Empfang gab es Tomaten und Obst, im Kühlschrank fanden wir eine Tarte Framboise vor, und wir wurden sogar mit ganz frischer, selbstgemachter Aprikosenmarmelade verwöhnt - Hmmm!

Das kleine Häuschen wurde sehr ursprünglich renoviert und von ihr mit sehr viel Liebe und Bedacht gestaltet. Überall finden sich Zeugnisse der lokalen Vergangenheit, die sie zudem in hervorragender Weise in ihrer Gästeinformation zusammengefasst hat. Hierin befinden sich auch zahlreiche hilfreiche Tipps - insbesondere zu erwähnen die herrliche Badestelle in St. Laurent.

Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen - vielen Dank Diane. Wegen des unebenen Treppenaufgangs über drei Stockwerke sollte man allerdings fit sein.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claudia and Alphonse, you made it easy to be a good host as you were perfect guests - it was so lovely to see your enjoyment of the region and to share in your experiences. I hope you both come back soon.
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Schnuckeliges Häuschen in wunderschöner Landschaft

  • 4 of 5

Nettes Häuschen mit guter Ausgangsposition für Ausflüge. Mehrere sehr schöne Bademöglichkeiten in der Nähe.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Peut faire mieux

  • 4 of 5

Gite pour 2 adultes et un enfant mais pas pour trois

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Rundum verwöhnt!

  • 5 of 5

Das schön renovierte Häuschen erinnert ein bisschen an ein Museum, wer einen Hang für Antiquitäten hat, wird es ebenso bezaubernd finden. Für 2-3 Personen ist es vollkommen ausreichend. Wir fühlten uns durch die Vermieter sehr gut betreut. Im Kühlschrank standen erste Aufmerksamkeiten, die Vermieter informierten uns über Ausflugstipps in die Umgebung. In der Nähe eröffnete ein netter Imbiss, vor dem sich abends der Ort traf. Fazit: sehr empfehlenswert.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday, come back soon.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Thezan des Corbieres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Lezignan - Corbieres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Lezignan - Corbieres
Nearest Restaurant
Thezan des Corbieres
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Monts d'Olmes
Nearest Beach
33 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage
Car: necessary

Thezan des Corbieres is a medieval village nestled in the midst of vineyards. This lively little village has all the amenities you could want plus, within only 10 minutes drive, a fabulous river which is used by locals and tourists alike for swimming. Located in the heart of the historic Corbieres it is possible to visit Cathar Fortresses/Castles, Roman Ruins and Medieval Abbeys all in one day. Two World Heritage Sites - Canal du Midi and La Cite, Carcassonne are within half an hours drive - this is a history lovers paradise. Apart from the famous sites such as Lagrasse and Fontfroide Abbeys there are many little medieval villages all of which hold fetes and markets throughout the year. 44 beaches are nearby, the closest just half an hours drive away - every watersport imaginable is available at the beaches. If you prefer 'wild swimming' the nearest beautiful river is just 4 miles away, two other similar rivers are within half an hours drive. For an insight into the area and to see our favourite places visit www.maison-fleurs.com


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Dogs are allowed with pleasure but please let us now prior to arriving
No charge for linen or cleaning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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