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Charming, newly renovated village house in Caunes-Minervois

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3-bedroom, two-bathroom 'Maison de Village' with courtyard garden.

The house is on a cobbled pedestrian street in the heart of this historic village, right near the historic 12th century abbey. A car can be parked just nearby and Rue du Château is lovely and quiet in spite of its proximity to the centre of the village with its restaurants and the Mairie. It is on four floors - the lower ground with a utility room. The raised ground floor is a very large open-plan kitchen/dining/living room which opens via French Doors at the rear to its own courtyard garden complete with wood-burning pizza oven built into one of the walls. The first floor has a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and another double bedroom and family bathroom. The top floor is a large loft bedroom. The whole house has just been completely renovated to a very high standard and combines luxury with the 500-year old tradition of this lovely stone house. The kitchen has a 900mm wide range cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen is very well eqipped and contains all the things you need to create lovely French food during your stay.

Quality linen and towels are provided, the beds are comfortable and there is a good selection of pillows..

The large flat screen TV is connected to Orange and has approximately 300 channels. We have Satellite capability if you bring your own Sky Card.

The stereo/FM radio has an ipod dock as well as the ability to play music or radio from your Smart phone by Bluetooth.

We have free Wifi.

What to do: There is lots to do in Caunes itself and the wider region, which lends itself to visiting historic castles and churches as well as to cycling, walking or wine-tasting at all the local vineyards, many of which are engaged in a drive to go upmarket and so there are some really fine wines to be checked out across the Minervois. The landscape is scattered with beautiful historic villages such as Minerve and Mas-Cabardes. There is also a huge swimming/sailing lake nearby which is great fun. Most of all this is a restful holiday destination in one of France's oldest and most beautiful regions, with Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi very close by. If you fancy days out at the seaside, Mediterranean beaches are less than an hour away by car.

More Details

Gary and Shelley Wilson
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, A little French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Caunes-Minervois in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Both are brand new and done in a contemporary style with glass washbasins and slate floors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom: Shelving unit/cloths rail, 2 bedside tables/reading lamps, shutters and light cotton curtains for light control. Hairdryer. Bedroom two: Small wardrobe unit/shelves, 2 bedside tables, a bedside lamp, linen blockout drape and sheer curtain, a skylight with a block out blind and a large antique mirror. Loft Bedroom: A bedside table and reading lamp between the single beds, cloths rail, mirror and a opening skylight with blockout blind.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming, newly renovated village house in Caunes-Minervois
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

A charming and well-located home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent five night at the end of April in this house in Caunes Minervois and enjoyed it so much. Caunes is a small, quiet, medieval village, and this house is on one of the many cobblestone streets in the center of the village. From the street there are a few steps to climb either to get down to the laundry room (washer, no dryer but with laundry rack upstairs), or up to the main level where the kitchen, living room and patio are). The kitchen is great, the living room is cozy (fireplace), and the patio is lovely! There are two bedrooms with double beds and two bathrooms on the next floor (one with a shower, one with a tub), and an attic bedroom with 2 twin beds and skylight. It was a wonderful retreat for us at the end of days of travels through the area.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tres Bon

  • 4 of 5

We found this property to be delightful and chic. It is well appointed, clean and roomy and was very comfortable for our group - 5 of us. It is situated in a lovely quaint French village which is well positioned for visiting scenic attractions in the surrounding area. The village has all the necessary services-a small supermarket, a choice of restaurants, an ATM and a fruit & vegie market on certain days. While there is no car parking at the house, there is suitable parking a short walk away. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home From Home

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I booked this charming stone village house for 5 nights. The location is very central in the village and yet on a quiet side street so you have the best of both worlds. The house is well stocked with everything you will need for a short break in the kitchen and Nicola (manager) is local and very helpful. The property is decorated to a high standard, with lots of mod cons while maintaining a old, country feel. The courtyard garden is small but perfect for 2-4 people to enjoy a glass of wine or an alfresco lunch, it is a little sun trap and because of the location, very quiet.

We enjoyed Caunes, it has a range of eateries suiting all budgets, plus local shops. Nearby there are many other villages to explore and the locals are friendly.

We really appreciated the welcome bottle of local wine and the owners are great communicators, so the booking experience is pleasant and easy.

We would absolutely return. Book with confidence, this place is an excellent choice!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picture book perfect and beautifully renovated!

  • 5 of 5

Our 7 week stay at 4 Rue De Chateau was amazing. We could not have asked for more; in either the property or its location. We could not believe we had landed in such a picture book quaint village. From churchbells in the morning to the tooting croissant horn, we loved every inch of it.

The quaint and beautiful, sympathetically renovated, stone 3 storey home is an absolute delight. Equipped with all the mod cons and a fabulous kitchen to cook up the plentiful foods sourced from the region. We frequented Chez Marlene, the weekly market and the Viva store on the other side of Caunes. We adventured further afield to Carcassone Pont Rouge to the mega Carrefoure supermarket - an experience in itself.

The outdoor courtyard and old stone fireplace is a cozy place to sit and take in the terroir of Caunes. We cooked many bbq's and pizzas in the wood oven.

The indoor wood stove warms up the house from top to bottom and the cozy lounge chairs are a perfect place to sit back and reminisce about our adventures. The decor is stunning and is reminiscent of the area. I

It was our first time in Languedoc and we were stunned by the gorgeous scenery and providores. We spent many hours walking the tracks up behind Caunes, exploring the trails that criss-cross the beautiful forests. We followed many of the well known tracks taking us on unexpected adventures. On days we didn't walk we drove to many of the sights in the regions, including chateaus and ancient burial grounds.

We spent quite a few evenings at the bar soaking up the friendly, local hospitality. We tried many of the restaurants, but our favourite was L'Oustal a Citou in Citou. You must try it. We highly recommend taking a wine tour of the region with Wendy from Vins et Vacance to explore the Minervois wines. She is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the area. We were relative newcomers to the wines and were blown away by the quality and price.

We based ourselves in Rue De Chateau and it was easty travelling to Spain's West Coast and the East Coast of France. For our wedding anniversary we had pre-booked one of the world's best restaurant's Mugaritz in San Sebastian. This was an unbelievable experience and one of the highlights of our trip.

We became very attached to our Caunes "home" and walking out the door for the last time was definitely a wrench. We hope to be back if Gary and Shelley will have us. Thank you Gary and Shelley for your wonderful hospitality!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

After arriving in the charming village Caunes Minervois we had a lovely surprise When we arrived in this lovely home such tasteful Interior and everything you would need. The village is medieval with so much history and beautiful countryside. Neighbouring Carcassone and many other interesting villages We wish we could have stayed longer. Hopefully we can come back. Definately recommend this holiday home .

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house in the centre of a lovely French villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Gary and Shelley's wonderful house in Caunes-Minervois! It was great to experience French village life! The house is exactly as it is presented in photos and very clean and tidy. There were some great recommendations provided of restaurants and activities and we would definitely recommend staying here to anyone who wants a true French experience.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cafe de la Fontaine
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Hotel d'Alibert
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Caunes-Minervois is one of the prettiest and most sought after villages in the region around Carcassonne (15 km) away. It has a glorious historic abbey dating back to the 12th century and several renowned restaurants and cafes, one of which has been featured in by celebrity chef Rick Stein on TV. The village nestles just below hills full of red marble from which it earned its living for centuries. Caunes is a short car ride from the historic city of Carcassonne and only a few kilometres from the famous Canal du Midi which offers boat rides and cycling tours. Caunes is not far from tourist sites such as Minerve and is in the heart of historic Cathar country with its medieval castles and churches. There are also the endless vineyards of the Minervois and, a little further south, the Corbieres. The Mediterranean sea is less than an hour away by car but there is a sailing and swimming lake just a few kilometres away. This village is lively all summer with various festivals and events.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Caunes-Minervois, Carcassonne area

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £262.22
Cleaning and Laundry £78.67
Stay tax £0.70 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

There is an additional charge of 90 Euro for cleaning and laundry. This is to be paid in cash to our agent at the house.
Half the rent is payable at the time of booking and the balance a month before you arrive. If the booking is within a month, the full amount is payable at the time of booking. We use Paypal and will send you invoices for payment.

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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