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Holiday Home 'Green Shutters'

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Ideal for Minerve, Carcassonne, Cathar Castles and the Canal du Midi

John Saunders
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About John Saunders

I live and work as an artist in the Minervois working in various events during the tourist season

John Saunders purchased this house in 1995

Why John Saunders chose Cesseras

With a French wife and children we travelled many times to the Minervoius camping at first then staying in gites. I fell in love with this lovely region and eventually came here to life full time. Something I've never regretted!

What makes this house unique

This is a typical French house, inside the old walls of the château that I fell in love with one holiday. The little lane leading to the house was between the ramparts and the château wall and is more or less pedestrianised, there is no circulation of traffic. Don't expect a 'Disney' style château, things are simple here and this house is just one of the many cut into the walls. There are only four houses on the other side of this little street and one (me) on this side. We have tried to keep the ambiance of this old house and so have renovated to provide most conveniences without loosing its charm. If you like modern houses this isn't for you, if you like to experience French charm, quirky, intriguing,old stone walls, old tiled floors, calm, privacy with beautiful countryside starting within just 2 mins walk then this is for you. Don't forget your camera, walking shoes and maybe your binoculars as there are plenty of birds of prey, wild boars etc. around the gorge of the Cesse river behind the village and lots of lovely walks (guides provided and internet links). Getting out and about is what makes this region for me


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cesseras in Hérault

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Broadband Access
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 3 Single Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Naturism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Spring time in Cesseras

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from ten days holiday in this property it was amazing. Everything you would need for your holiday in France. If you enjoy walking or cycling the surrounding area is very good lots of small villages.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. So glad you enjoyed your stay, you certainly had wonderful weather. Thanks for cleaning the gite so well and i hope you had a good journey home.
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This is a charming home providing a very comfortable and convenient place to stay in a lovely area.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is large enough for a family with 3-4 children or perhaps two couples with 2-3 kids between them. One bathroom. Separate loo.

Very well equipped for a comfortable holiday. Good generous living spaces, particularly in the warmer months as the patio would come into its own for shared meals. Kitchen facilities good. Good heating including the wood fired heater. The cottage is very attractive, quirky (in a good way) with plenty of character. It feels welcoming and homely. Very clean.

You do need to park in the street that runs one over from the cottage. This is not a problem but be aware that you may not be able to drop your luggage to the door.

John was very welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable about the region. He was an excellent host.

Cesseras is small but beautiful and full of interesting nooks and laneways. Only one shop but this has most of what you need. One cafe with surprisingly good quality and economical meals - don't be put off by the low key appearance. British pub style but better than anything we actually had in a British pub!!

We used this as a base to visit Minerve and Aigne but there is so much more to see in this area. Great restuarant in Aigne called La Cagarole.

Highly recommend this as a holiday base. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review. I am so pleased you have appreciated the Gîte and the area. I came here 25 years ago and haven't moved, so I know how lovely the region is. This is a wonderful area for walking, my preferred method of discovery. Over the years I have walked and colleted many interesting walks in the area and you will find a selection of these printed and plasticised in a folder in the Gîte. With smartphone and GPS I have now many more ready to be shared with the lucky guest who uses this format, and am in the process of cataloguing and uploading for easy access. A bientôt fans le Minervois and Gîte "Les Volets Verts" at Cesseras
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  • 5 of 5

Saubere, zweckmäßige Ferienwohnung mit einem tollen Vermieter, der jederzeit für seine Gäste da ist.

Schade , dass es im Ort Cesseras nicht mehr das kleine Cafe gibt. Der Besitzer soll wohl krank sein.

Die Nachbarn sind freundlich, nett und sehr hilfsbereit.

Dieses Ferienhaus kann ich uneingeschränkt weiter empfehlen.

Danke John für Deine Hilfe und Unterstützung.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joachim for staying with us. What an adventure you both had from beginning to end. So glad to find out it was Suzanne our neighbour who gave you a lift to start your journey back. Hope to see you again someday in better circumstances cheers John
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Atypique intimiste simple et fonctionnel

  • 5 of 5

Une maison de charme dans un petit village très calme.

Noys avons beaucoup aimé.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt im idyllischen Cesseras und der wunderschönen Umgebung sehr genossen! Leider hat uns die Sonne nicht verwöhnt, so dass wir die Terrasse nur wenig nutzen konnten. Das schöne alte Haus, sauber, mit bequemen Betten und vielen "Hinguckern" hat uns für ein paar Tage mit strömendem Regen entschädigt. Die herrliche Ruhe, freundliche Nachbarn und das wärmende Holzfeuer in der großen Küche hatten dafür einen hohen Erholungswert. Im nahegelegenen Olonzac bekommt man alles, was man braucht, denn in der Vorsaison ist in Cesseras selbst keine Grundversorgung möglich. Außer mit Wein - und dieser ist sehr zu empfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Muy tranquila

  • 4 of 5

Quizás para esta época del año es conveniente calentar la casa primero antes de llegar, ya que el primer dia hacia mucho frio de todo el invierno cerrada.

Los dueños muy amables y todo correcto.

En Cesseras no hay nada, solo un bar que estaba cerrado, el pan y el resto hay que ir a los pueblos de al lado, los dueños tiene un libro de direcciones necesarias, muy útil.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
in the village
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Azillanet 2km or Olonzac 4km
Nearest Ski
140 Kilometres
Formiguères/ les Angles
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Olonzac : 4 Km

Narbonne : 34 Km

Mer : 45 Km

Lac : 5 Km

Rivière : 3 Km


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cesseras, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
post été
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.63
Stay tax £0.49 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

* les tarif hors saison et le début / fin séjour sont négociable sauf "saison été"
* "Saison été" strictement samedi au samedi pour la location
* il y a les taxes de séjour mai au oct seulement - 0,50€ par nuit par adulte +18 ans
* Si vous n'avez pas envie de faire le ménage avant partir il y a un option ménage fin de séjour 40€ de laissez à la remise des clefs
* Il y a un caution remboursable de 200€ de laissez à la remise des clefs
* il faut prendre un rendez-vu avec le propriétaire +33 (0)6 33 55 69 67 pour les clefs (normalement entre 15h et 18h

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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