South of France Maison de Maitre near Narbonne sleeps 14
Possibility of flexible arrival/departure days outside July/August on request.
A spacious stone built Maison de Maitre which dates back to 1870 and has been lovingly and imaginatively restored by its present owners into a wonderful family holiday home. They have kept the original tiled floors and mosaics and have used original arched windows and ironwork balconies reclaimed from a local château.
The holiday villa's rooms are spacious with ochre walls giving a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Many of the walls have been hand painted 'a l'ancienne'. The holiday house has such thick walls that it is quite cool even in the August heat. The 'piece de resistance' are the huge 1st floor ensuite bathrooms which might be mistaken for small living-rooms - comfortable armchairs and original marble fireplaces - very chic.
Situated in the Cathar Region, with lovely rural views over the surrounding Southern France vineyards.
The house is on 3 levels (so may not be suitable for the elderly or the very young as there are quite a few stairs) and has been furnished in traditional French style with lovely antique furniture and some wonderful hand painted murals above the beds. There are 2 family rooms on the 2nd floor which are spacious enough for 4 people.
The owner has carried out an age old tradition of hiding in each bedroom, a small empty bird's nest that has been found whilst harvesting the grapes, as legend has it that this brings good luck!
The owners run an organic 12 hectare wine domaine from a cave next door - so no need to travel far for a wine tasting!
Large family south of France Rental property sleeping 14
The interior of this large traditional French holiday home
Off a long hallway forming the house entrance, is a dining room with piano, large table and chairs and doors leading out to a small terrace.
Traditional kitchen with steps leading down to the laundry room. At the end of the hallway is a small living room with a table, sofa and chairs, windows on to the park and a door giving direct access to the kitchen.
Stairs leading to a large landing with a table and antique beds acting as sofas. It has a distinctly Indian or oriental feel and is ideal as a reading corner or a day bed.
Off the landing are 2 double bedrooms (all double beds can be split into singles), both with windows onto the garden and amazing ensuite bathrooms comprising double sinks, bath, separate wc and salons with antique fireplaces.
More stairs to a small second landing, with another double bedroom that has wonderful beams, antique furniture and sofa bed. Ensuite bathroom with bath, single wash-hand basin and separate wc.
Large 'family room' with a double bed and 2 singles, sofa bed, antique furniture and views of the old 'clock tower'. Ensuite bathroom with corner bath, double sink and separate wc.
Sumary of Bedrooms and Bathrooms
(all double beds can be split into singles)
2 double ensuite bedrooms on the first floor
1 Double ensuite on the second floor
1 Large Family room on the second floor, with double bed, 2 singles and a sofa bed
This vacation property in the South of France has lovely gardens and a private pool
The large private garden of 3000m2 is a delight - it has lots of lawn space and it is planted with Provençal cypress trees, pines and palms giving lots of shade. There is even a small family 'prayer chapel' at the top of the garden - the top section of the garden is elevated and from there you can see the picturesque red terracotta tiled village roofs and the village clock tower.
There are ample tables and chairs, with swings for the children and a ping pong table.
There is a completely enclosed wooden fenced and gated 11m x 5m x 1.7m swimming pool with shallow steps an outdoor shower and plenty of sunloungers.
A South of France holiday rental, full of character
Washing machineDishwasher Tumble dryer Fridge with small freezer Electric Oven Microwave Kettle Coffee Machine Iron/Ironing Board Hairdryer TV, video-recorder, CD, DVD Baby cot & high chair Wi-Fi broadband access Piano Ping-pong table Children's swings Portable BBQ Garden Furniture Private Car-Parking
So much to discover when you are staying at this lovely Holiday rental in the South of France
Discover the Cathar Castles of Aguilar, Quéribus, Peyrepertus, Villerouge-termenés, la Cité médiévale de Carcassonne - the largest fortified city in Europe (given World Historical Monument status by UNESCO), the Romanesque abbeys of Fontfroide and Lagrasse.
Visit the vineyards in a 4 wheel drive vehicle, learn about growing vines and the art of wine making from the knowledgeable owners. See the wine harvest 'Les Vendanges'.
Visit the African Safari Park (Réserve Africaine) at Sigean where there are 3500 animals.
Take a tour on a mountain bike following the marked tracks around Cascastel.
Walk along the 'Sentier Cathare' (Cathar footpath) or along other tracks and footpaths around Cascastel.
Concerts and evenings of wine and music from November to March at the owner's wine Domaine next door.
Good restaurants: 'Le Clos de Cascastel'; 'L'Auberge du Vieux Puits'; 'La table du Pêcheur'; 'La Rotisserie Médiéval'; L'Amandier', 'La Fargo', 'Château de Lastours', 'Le Merle Bleu'; 'Le Corbierou', 'L'Auberge du Vigneron'...
Play boules in the village square.
Horseriding apprx 7 km away.
Hang gliding on Mont Tauch.
Tennis apprx 2 km away.
The ski slopes of Font-Romeu, Pyrénées 2000, Les Angles...are within 1hr.30.
Take a boat trip along the Canal du Midi.
Beaches - 25km Water Sports/Boat Hire - Leucate 42 km.
Abbaye de Fontfroide 8 km built by the powerful Bishops of Narbonne with a beautifully restored 11th century cloister.
Narbonne apprx 50km. Founded around 600 BC by the Romans. It boasts a flamboyant cathedral and Episcopal Palace. Excellent restaurants. One of the most splendid markets.
Bages apprx 50 km. Lovely fishing village on the shores of the Narbonne 'etang'. Several very good seafood restaurants. Great windsurfing on the etang in early spring and late autumn (some speed records have been set here).
Sigean apprx 63 km Wildlife safari park.
Port la Nouvelle apprx 28km. Superb sandy beaches.
Carcassonne apprx 65 km Largest fortified medieval town in Europe.
Beziers. 50 km. Major market town, noted for its bull-fight 'Feria' in August.
Perpignan apprx 53 km. Palace of Kings of Mallorca.
Montpellier apprx 129 km. Large university town.
Nimes apprx 178 km. Roman temple and arena
For more information about this region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide
For information on reaching Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
International airports are at:
Beziers - apprx 20 km from Cap d'Agde. (Ryanair from Bristol, Edinburgh, Luton and Manchester).
Carcassonne - (Ryanair to Stansted, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Cork and Dublin).
Montpellier (International flights worldwide). Easyjet from Gatwick and Luton, Ryanair from Leeds Bradford).
Perpignan - (Ryanair from Stansted, Birmingham Flybe to Southampton).
Nimes - (Ryanair from Luton and Liverpool).
Girona (Spain) - (Ryanair from various UK airports)
Toulouse and Barcelona (Spain) also have international & transatlantic flights.
South of France by Rail: Beziers and Agde have railway stations with nearby car rental. Paris to Beziers is 4,20 hrs by TGV (Train Grande Vitesse).
South of France by Road: 740 km south of Paris (about 6 hours drive non-stop) 1030 km south of Calais (about 9 hours drive non-stop).
Close to this holiday rental property in the South of France you'll find;
All distances are approximate:
Supermarket 6kmPharmacy 6kmBaker 6kmGolf 30kmRiding 7kmTennis courts 2kmCanoe hire 40kmBike hire 30km
Beaches 25kmLake 25km
This is a beautiful 4 bedroom property located in Occitania, France.
This house, in Cascastel-des-Corbières, is a comfortable property sleeping 14 people.
The property has 4 bathrooms.
The house offers superb accommodation, including modern luxuries such as a swimming pool (5.0m x 11.0m, 1.7m in depth) and a gated pool.
You can bask under the French sun in the house’s beautiful garden, making use of its great facilities.
This wonderful house does not allow pets.
The house unfortunately does not currently have disabled access.
If you’re interested in staying in this lovely house for your dream holiday, get in touch with the Travelopo team today!
This property has the following amenities:
Gated pool, swimming pool