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Chez LuLu Olonzac France
Gite in Languedoc, France
Delightful, attractive 18th century town house with private roof terrace in the centre of Olonzac - fully renovated with exceptional taste! New kitchen and shower room! Wood-burning stove! Ideal for adult couples, sleeps 2 comfortably, 3 possible ...OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND!
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Newly renovated Spring 2009, this beautiful 3 storey town house is perfectly located right in the centre of Olonzac, the ‘capital’ of the Minervois wine growing region. Within a minute’s walk, you will be able to soak up the atmosphere of this charming town. Whether you wish to mingle with the locals at the market, which is one of the best in the area, go shopping, enjoy a fine meal at one of the many nearby restaurants or simply relax over a cup of coffee or glass of wine, Olonzac has all you could wish for a memorable French holiday!
This one bedroom property has been extensively renovated and decorated with style in mind, whilst retaining its authentic charm. The house has a wonderful light and relaxing feel to it and has been furnished to a standard seen usually in far more expensive properties.
Inside the house you will be greeted by a brand new kitchen and dining area with wood-burning stove on the ground floor. Moving upstairs there is a double bedroom and a shower room on the 1st floor; and on the 2nd floor you will find a sitting room, beyond which you will be able to sit out on the charming private roof terrace and enjoy a glass of wine on a mild French evening.
This small town's bustling centre becomes even more vibrant on Tuesdays as it is market day. If you are looking for something a little more relaxing, then why not take a stroll around pleasant park or the Lac de Jouarres - a beautiful lake ideal spot for reading, fishing, boating, swimming, and wind surfing. Olonzac, only a 45-minute drive from Carcassonne and even less from Narbonne and Beziers, is ideally placed for exploring this lovely region. A 10 minute walk will take you to Homps, where you will find the Canal du Midi, which offers lots of opportunities for walking, cycling or a boat trip as well as relaxing with a drink in one of the many cafes watching the passing boats.
Local Area DetailsOlonzac has all a small town could wish for including bakers butchers a supermarket a bank and a post office as well as several restaurants and cafebars It is a thriving authentic French town and comes all the more to life in the summer months even boasting its own festival in August please ask for the dates. The area around the town offers many opportunities for walking and cycling with many interesting villages and the Canal du Midi is just a short bike ride away In the park in Olonzac there are tennis courts and a boulodrome.
At the Lac du Jouarres a 5minute drive away with its manmade beach you will be able to swim fish or windsurf or simply go for a quiet walk The Mediterranean beaches at Gruissan or Narbonne Plage 30km offer a wide range of water sports including windsurfing sailing and diving Alternatively there is a swimming pool at the large leisure centre in Narbonne Espace Liberte.
Golfers meanwhile can enjoy a round at Beziers and Carcassonne both about a 45minute drive from the house. Staying in the heart of the Minervois region winelovers will find numerous chateaux and domaines offering winetastings.
If beautiful historical buildings are more your interest you should enjoy visits to the ancient city of Minerve a former Cathar stronghold the medieval city of Carcassonne with its 52 turrets. Narbonne with its cathedral archbishops palace and famous indoor market. Beziers and the staircase of 9 locks on the Canal du Midi at Fontseranes the abbeys of Fontfroide and Lagrasse and the Cathar castles.
The Spanish border is only about a 90 minute drive away so a day trip to Spain is possible too.
At the Tuesday market in Olonzac you will see wonderful displays of colourful regional produce herbs spices and wines amongst many other stalls If you are a real market fan then there is another good one at Lezignan Corbieres 15 minutes drive on a Wednesday a big outdoor canalside market at Narbonne on Thursdays and Sundays and a fantastic indoor food market everyday in Les Halles In the summer season theres an evening market fortnightly in the canalside village of Homps just 5minutes drive away.
Restaurants Olonzac has a number of reasonablypriced restaurants all within walking distance and just down the road in Homps there is a further good selection of restaurants with different types of food on offer Supermarket the nearest supermarket is just on the edge of town and theres another one at La Redorte just 10 minutes drive Parking.
There is free parking just in front of the house spaces are not however allocated A damagesecurity deposit of 150 Euros or 150 on arrival This will be refunded to you at the end of your stay less the replacement cost of any breakages or damage All bedroom linen and towels are provided as too are services within the fixed price Change over Day Normally Saturday in June July August and September. It is flexible in other months according to availability.
Smoking and pets are not permitted sorry.
Winter months- The house has electric wall heaters and is warm and cosy in the cooler months Should you wish to use the woodburning stove there is a supplementary charge for the logs payable direct.
|Location:||Carcassonne, Languedoc, France|
|This Property Sleeps:||3|
|Minimum Price Per Week:||£235 (Currency Converter)|
|Maximum Price Per Week:||£396|
|Nearest Airport:||Carcassonne Beziers|
|We accept Sterling Pounds and Euros.
A deposit of 25% is required on booking and full payment is required eight weeks before arrival. Please enquire directly about prices for short breaks or extended stays.|
Property Features * Close to a golf course
* Children are allowed
Accommodation and Facilities Summary
|Theme||Quiet yet close to local activity, Away from it all|
|Accommodation||Changeover Day Flexible, Size: Spacious, Accommodation Type: Self Catering|
|Suitability||Non Smoking Only, No Pets|
|Outside||Terrace, Parking, Barbecue, Barbecue Area|
|Location||In the Country, Distance to Airport 20-50km, In a Town, Distance to local restaraunts <100m, 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, Quiet Bars and Pubs|
|Local Activities||Water Sports, Snorkelling, Windsurfing, Walking, Swimming, Tennis, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Golf, Fishing, Cycling|
|Living Room||Fireplace, Fold Out Beds Sleeping 1, Sofas 1, Seating for 3 People|
|Laundry||Ironing Board, Iron, Clothes Dryer, Towels Provided, Linen Provided, Washing Machine Provided|
|Kitchen||Toaster, Grill, Separate dining area, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Oven, Hob, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Microwave, Crockery & Cutlery Provided|
|Entertainment||Radio, DVD Player, TV, Satellite or Cable|
|Dining||Seating for 4 People, Dining room table|
|Heat/Cooling||Electric Heaters, Ceiling Fans|
|Bathroom||Shower Rooms 1, Toilets 1|