BELLE BIZE - BEST HOLIDAY RENTAL
LARGE ROOF TERRACE
WIFI INTERNET ACCESS
NATURAL SWIMMING POOL NEXT TO HOUSE
PRETTY VILLAGE WITH RESTAURANTS
35 MINS TO MED
A lovely apartment, tastefully decorated, with superb roof terrace, on same level as kitchen. River outside house perfect for swimming, or sunbathing on the grass embankment. Village has 3 restaurants, a café bar, shops, galleries; is near to Narbonne, Beziers, and 35 minutes to the Mediterranean
Belle Bize - Holiday rental in Bize Minervois
DETAILS OF ACCOMMODATION
This exquisite apartment in the pretty village of Bize Minervois, is situated on the upper floors of a renovated 18th century village house, overlooking a river providing a clean (tested by the local authorities) bathing pool, that is constantly being refreshed as the river flows downstream. The owner of the house lives on the lower and middle floors of the house, and has a separate entrance.
Entrance to the apartment is via a wine cave, where there is a washing machine, that leads into the main hallway and stairs. On the first floor there is a twin bedroom, with (across a shared landing) its own bathroom (shower, basin, bidet), and WC.
Stairs climb to the second (top) floor entering into a kitchen/dining/living area, with large glass windows that look onto a large roof terrace, with views.
The kitchen is equipped with cooker, refrigerator; in the dining area there is a table to seat 4 - with armchairs, bench and sofas in the living area. At the back of the kitchen there are doors leading to the separate WC, as well as the bathroom with shower, and basin.
2 more twin bedrooms lead off the living dining room kitchen, with windows in the eaves and in the ceiling providing good ventilation, as well having plenty of closet space.
Glass doors from the kitchen living dining area, open onto a splendid large roof terrace, perfect for outside dining, with a table to seat 6, various chairs, barbecue, and "lawn furniture" perfect for sun bathing. The terrace is very private, and has views looking down over the river, and out to the surrounding hills and vineyards. Roses grow into one side of the terrace, coming up the outside wall, providing a pretty addition. There is also an old winch that the owner sometimes uses to pull up heavy suitcases up the outside of the house, for those too weak to carry them themselves up the stairs!
There is wifi internet access available.
Terrace -private and perfect for sun bathing
Larger Photo - View from Terrace
Living and dining area
River swimming area outside house
Belle Bize, holiday rental in Bize Minervois
Just off the main road between Beziers and Carcassonne, visitors will immediately see the Oulibo, a cooperative that produces some of the best olives and olive oils in France, as they drive towards Bize Minervois. About 2 kms down the road the small village of Bize, with a clean river flowing through, offers a dazzling array of possibilities for the visitor.
The village boasts 3 restaurants, and a café/bar, as well as 2 grocery stores, a butcher, a post office, 2 hair salons, a very good bakery, a pharmacy, as well as a number of small shops selling art and gifts. At one time the surrounding hills were famous for growing garlic, but now these terraces are overgrown, or put to use as vineyards, or woodland. The river was used as a power source for mills that had as the centerpiece the Logis de Colbert - a factory that produced flags, textiles for Louis XVII. At the center of the walled village is the church that dates back to the 13th century.
THE SURROUNDING AREA
Bize Minervois is part of the Minervois region, that includes the captivating village of Minerve 10kms to the north, that straddles two deep river gorges, and was the site of a famous siege and martyrdom of Cathar Parfaits by Simon de Montford.
Towards the south and east there are the towns of Beziers, and Narbonne, with splendid cathedrals, excellent markets, shops, museums, and much to see. Ten minutes drive further are the seemingly endless sandy beaches of the Mediterranean that run from Cap d'Agde to Gruissan, and further north and south.
To the west in about 40 minutes driving is the Medieval cité of Carcassonne that featured in the Kevin Costner Robin Hood movie, as Nottingham Castle! The Cité is a marvel to see, with magnificent walls, views, shops, restaurants, museums. For castle worshipers - go to the Corbieres and visit the dizzying peaks where Queribus and Peyrepertuse are found. Two castles that defy gravity and provide stunning views over the surrounding hills, valleys towards the Pyrenees and Spain.
Nearer are beautiful abbeys such as Fontfroide, near Narbonne (which also boasts a *Michelin restaurant), and Lagrasse, where there are pottery fairs in the Summer months
Bize Minervois is close to Autoroute exits at Narbonne (20 minutes) at which there is a motorail terminal. International airports are at Toulouse (90 mins), Barcelona (135 mins), Montpellier (90 mins) and Carcassonne (45 mins - to which RyanAir fly daily from Stansted, London). Eurostar, from Waterloo, London connects at Lille or Paris with TGV direct to Narbonne.
Dates to remember for events in 2012 in Bize Minervois:
Fri - Mon February 17 - 20 : Carnival - with procession through the streets of the village
Sunday April 15 : Vide Grenier (Boot sale, flea market)
Sunday March 1 : Vide Grenier (Boot sale, flea market)
Thur July 14 : Bastille Day, fireworks, children's procession
Sun July 22 : Olive Festival - Fete de l'Olivier
Saturday August 4 : Astronomy night - Bize under the stars!
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