A comfortable contemporary house in a quiet rural village, convenient for sandy beaches, walking or cycling in the little-known beauty of the high Corbieres or exploring the region by car. Explore the Cathar ruins of the Minervois region, shop for local produce at markets in the surrounding towns or simply enjoy a shady stroll to a waterside restaurant along the picturesque Canal du Midi. Maybe you just want to relax and enjoy a glass of wine and a good book? Then enjoy the large swimming pool, dine al fresco on the large shaded deck, lounge on the veranda or just work on the tan in the Mediterranean garden. For those who just can't be without their email, log in using the free Wi-fi. And if you must keep up with the soaps, there's always the LCD TV with UK free view....but do you really want to be indoors?
Spacious villa with large private pool in rural setting
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jan 2019
About Vince Fullwood
Vince and I have been renting property in France since 2005 first with our house in Roubia and now with Argens. In November 2015 we finally moved permanently to the are and we also purchased Mellow Velos - Paraza which is a cycle rental company on the Canal 2 villages down from Argens.
Vince Fullwood purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Vince Fullwood chose Argens-Minervois
Argens is a lovely working village and the house is situated at the end of the village and the bedroom balcony overlooks vine yards and hills therefore the location is super quiet. The house itself is open plan and spacious and gives you that indoor /outdoor living that helps make a holiday. Our children love coming down with the grandchildren as the house is perfect for families with open spaces for playing and a large deep pool - perfect for teenagers In the evenings we love coming together around the outside table and eating produce bought from the regional markets. As dusk falls and the stars appear you realise that there is no light pollution in the area and the stars become the entertainment.
Pool / Spa
Absolute gem of a villa in a quiet friendly village
The layout of this villa is superb giving sunny aspects morning, noon and evening with exposed or sheltered eating areas
yet complete privacy from neighbours with high hedges surrounding the south facing garden. The level of furnishing is amazingly comprehensive, ( with even implements to extract your selfish if so desired), and was immaculate on our arrival. Yes you could nitpick as some people like to do, air con would be nice, heating to the pool blah blah blah but there is a hot tub not featured in the photos, electric shutters, the upper 'penthouse' bedroom with full en suite and changing room is hardly mentioned. The village is quiet and Canal du Midi, which runs through gives the whole area a tranquil feel too so maybe not for the nightlife, but the main canal side restaurant is excellent. So, would we go back? Indeed! Book with confidence.
Super house, yard and pool. Good location close to cities, Canal du Midi and old towns.highly recomm
Wonderful stay. Attentive and accommodating hosts. House full of light and space and everything provided-eg. Linens, soap, paper towel toilet paper etc. Two good restaurants in town beside Canal du Midi and a small grocery store in town. Close to small town markets and to Narbonne and Beziers, both of interest, wineries, an olive farm where they make olive oil, walled medieval towns etc etc. Highly recommended. Would stay again.
A lovely place to stay
Just back from a week in this lovely villa having spent two weeks last September. Still a great place to relax at the edge of the village. The villa is very well equipped and maintained, clean and airy.
There are two restaurants in the village, La Terrasse du Port and La Guingette and a bar Cafe Le Troubadour.
We can thoroughly recommend La Terrasse du Port on the Canal du Midi port. It’s only about 5 minutes walk from the villa. For a shorter walk there is the Troubadour bar where Gilbert will welcome you.
We had a great time and are looking forward to visiting again next year.
Great villa in a lovely location
This super villa had everything that we needed for a great stay in this lovely area. It was a great base from which to explore this part of France. We had a very warm welcome from Sandra and Vince and our every need was catered for. A most relaxing and comfortable holiday.
Lovely villa in peaceful surroundings
Lovely property on the edge of the village, but easy walking distance to small grocery shop, bar, restaurant and terrace bar/restaurant by the Canal du Midi port. The villa is comfortable and very well-equipped and in a peaceful area.
We had a great time and are looking forward to visiting again.
Fabulous Villa on Canel du Midi
This is a fabulous villa equipped to the highest standard and well located to explore the historic countryside. The villa is as described and much more. It is so comfortable, set in expansive grounds, you will be tempted to stay and enjoy the pool and jacuzzi . Argens is ideally located to visit the great weekly markets at Lezignan and Olonzac which are only a shirt drive away. The main towns such as Narbonne, Carcassone and Beziers., all of which are within a 30 minute drive. Slightly further afield is the city of Montpellier giving access the the famous Carmargue region. The fabulas western Mediterranee Beaches and resorts are located within easy driving distances.distances. A trip along the coast via Perpignan to the Spanish resort of Roses ws well worth the effort. The views are stunning. It has not been possible to find any faults with this villa and our holiday was made even more enjoyable by the kindness and friendliness of the owners - Vince and Sandra. We are returning.
We also offer Hub and Spoke self-guided bike tours using bikes from our bike hire business Mellow Velos. (http://mellowvelos.com/hire/en/bike-hire-paraza/ ) We will provide high quality bikes and circular tours from 15 – 100k for all abilities. For those who do not want to bike we can arrange yoga, and beauty treatments in the privacy of your own home
Additional pricing information
A deposit of 25% must be paid to secure the booking. The remainder of the amount must be paid with 12 weeks of the arrival date. Animals by prior agreement only. Please note that for Spring and Out of Season rentals, the pool may not be open. Please contact the Owner to discuss rates for Out of Season rentals for longer than the minimum period. Out of Season rates exclude electricity charges, which will be charged on a meter