This used to be our main residence while living in France. As such, it's set up for all year-round life. Set in the beautiful Languedoc, La Liviniere is famous for its world renowned wines. Close to the Canal de Midi, 5 minutes drive from the fantastic Lac Jouarres, and about 50mins from Mediterranean beaches, there's loads to do in the environs. Walking in the varied routes around the village is recommended, and cycling/walking along the Canal de Midi is almost compulsory. Carcassonne, Toulouse, Narbonne, Montpellier, Bezier and Perpignan provide great opportunities for excursions.
The village has a boulangerie, general store and great restaurant... and, of course, there's plenty of opportunity for wine tasting and purchase of wines.
There's a large en-suite, air-con attic conversion. The first floor includes one single room, two doubles, of which one is en-suite. The huge landing/reading room includes a pull-out bed, should it be required (so technically, could sleep 9, but probably not recommended). Also a family bathroom with washing machine.
Ground floor includes large kitchen with dining, a large lounge (also with dining) and a pantry with separate toilet/basin. The beautiful view into the vineyards and large french-doors to the terrace undoubtedly proves therapeutic.
Fitted kitchen, American fridge/freezer, one open fire (lounge) and one upright log-burner (kitchen). Electric radiators all round. Outdoor space includes built-in bar-b-q; table and chairs and a very useful parasol! One push-bike provided (you can hire more locally), swing ball and boules for your entertainment. Being at the end of a cul-de-sac, quiet privacy is pretty much guaranteed. Neighbouring houses are holiday homes, so if the owners are there, it'll only add to the fun!
Numerous airports serve the local area including Carcassonne (30mins), Perpignan (1hr20mins), Beziers (1hr), Toulouse (1hr30mins), Montpellier (1hr30). Barcelona/Girona is about 2hrs30 - and may provide an excuse for a min-break in itself!
To make the most of this part of the world, a car is pretty much obligatory. Unless, of course, you'd like to make the most of the tranquillity.