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Languedoc Gites Le Petit Castel France
Gite in Languedoc, France
Located in the old village in the very centre of Olonzac, this charming three-story house in a quiet corner off the Hotel de Ville Square has been tastefully decorated in modern style. Featuring exposed stone work over the complete exterior of the house, it is said to be one of the prettiest houses in its area. Having only opened for rental from June 2006, it features all brand new quality furnishings and fittings, all chosen carefully to suit the deco.
For further information and pictures, please visit www.languedocgites.com
From the front door you enter a tiled hallway with the modern kitchen/dining room to the left. The kitchen is excellently equipped with dishwasher, microwave, oven, and a cooker. There is crockery, cutlery and seating ready for 4. To the left of the hallway is a toilet and a large room for storage.
Going up a spiral stairway to the 2nd floor, there is a large double bedroom, bathroom with shower, washing machine and another separate toilet.
Ascending the spiral staircase to the 3rd floor, there is a living room with couch that can be converted to another double bed should more bedding be required. There are additional chairs, satellite television (over 200 english spoken channels) and a Hi-Fi system. Doors lead from here onto a delightful rooftop terrace overlooking the village rooftops. There is a BBQ and table and chairs to seat 4. There is also another bedroom opening up from the living room with a double bed and inbuilt wardrobe.
All rooms have electric heating for the winter months. Linen and towels are supplied at no extra cost. The fixed pricing includes everything and there are no additional charges. ie. Cleaning, electricity etc.
For further information please visit www.languedocgites.com
Local Area DetailsOlonzac, capital of the Minervois, is a thriving town with many restaurants, cafes and bars, patisseries, boulangeries, delicatessens and regional specialty stores. An extensive market is held every Tuesday morning where you can obtain the finest local produce of vegetables, poultry, meats, cheeses and wine.
Parks and tennis courts dot the town, and a magnificent lake, Lac de Jouarress, is only a few minutes away. Here you can fish, swim, windsurf or simply enjoy the relaxation of gentle boating.
The picturesque rolling hills and vineyards provide a wonderful setting for cycling and walking. Relax in the warm Mediterranean Sea and sunbathe on golden sands just 30 minutes away, or discover an adventure in the snow-capped Pyrenees to the south.
Because Spain is only an hour away there is a strong Spanish influence in the local culture. The people are warm and friendly and the food and wine delicious. Caves (wine cellars), where wine tasting is encouraged, are everywhere. Fetes, festivals and markets occur all year round throughout many of the surrounding villages. For the history lover, the area is full of delights. Nearby is the captivating village of Minerve that straddles two deep river gorges. It was the site of a famous siege and the martyrdom of Cathars by the crusaders. The magnificent walled medieval city of Carcassonne is 30 minutes away. You can walk, ride or boat along the 16th century Canal du Midi, tie up to eat at any of the many restaurants that line the banks or work your way through the system of locks along the canal.
Slightly south in the Corbieres are the awe-inspiring castles of Queribus and Peyrepertuse. For splendid cathedrals, excellent markets, shopping and museums there are the bigger towns of Montpellier, Beziers, Toulouse and Narbonne.
Languedoc Roussillon is the "South" of the south of France. The region gets an average of over 300 days of sunshine each year and has more coastline than Provence and the French Riviera to the North East.
For many years Languedoc has been a well kept secret by visitors and residents with the unspoilt countryside, attractive local markets and untouched medieval villages.
Wine growing is the major industry in Languedoc and in the last ten years the quality of the wines has surpassed every other region in France. From being a "wine lake" of indifferent quality, Languedoc can now offer many of the best wines in the world.
This is the holiday that has it all. Get off the tourist track and experience delightful Southern France at its best.
|Location:||Carcassonne, Languedoc, France|
|This Property Sleeps:||4|
|Minimum Price Per Week:||€350 (Currency Converter)|
|Maximum Price Per Week:||€500|
|No additional costs. All linen/towles/cleaning/heating/electricity etc costs are included in the weekly price.|
Property Features * Children are allowed
Accommodation and Facilities Summary
|Accommodation||Size: Compact, Accommodation Type: Self Catering, Changeover Day Sat|
|Suitability||Children Welcome, Family Oriented|
|Outside||Terrace, Parking, Barbecue, Barbecue Area|
|Location||In the Country, Distance to Airport 20-50km, In a Town, Distance to local restaraunts 500m, Distance to convenience store <100m, Distance to beach >5km|
|Local Area||The local town is Lively but not wild, Distance to Local Town Centre 500m, Restaurants, Lively Bars and Pubs|
|Local Activities||Water Sports, Snorkelling, Mountaineering, Roller Skating, Snowboarding, Skiing, Windsurfing, Walking, Swimming, Water Skiing, Tennis, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Golf, Fishing, Cycling|
|Living Room||Fold Out Beds Sleeping 1, Armchairs 1, Sofas 1, Seating for 4 People|
|Laundry||Ironing Board, Iron, Airing Cupboard, Towels Provided, Linen Provided, Washing Machine Provided, Laundry Service Provided|
|Kitchen||Toaster, Grill, Separate dining area, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Oven, Hob, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Microwave, Crockery & Cutlery Provided, High Chair Available|
|Entertainment||Cassette Player, Radio, DVD Player, Video, TV, Hi Fi, Satellite or Cable|
|Dining||Dining room, Seating for 4 People, Dining room table|
|Bedroom||Pull-out Beds 1, Doubles 2|
|Bathroom||Shower Rooms 1, Toilets 2, Bathrooms 1|
|Theme||Away from it all, Luxury, Quiet yet close to local activity|