Situated on the edge of a pretty Minervois village, close to Minerve, Olonzac, and Narbonne, Paradis Minervois, has a beautiful and stunning view of the surrounding countryside.
There are 2 entrances to the property, offering the potential for 2 families / groups to share the house. The upper level - is accessed, via double gates, where there is a parking area, via the garden and terrace that skirts the swimming pool. The lower level is accessed by a main entrance that opens directly onto the quiet country road on which the house is situated.
Entering via the upper level - one goes up a couple of steps, onto an outside terrace that stretches the width of the house, which is furnished with dining table, parasol, and chairs, suitable for dining outside. The terrace overlooks the swimming pool and has lovely views of the village and surrounding countryside.
From the terrace there is a choice of access either via the "usual entrance" into the kitchen, or via the French windows that open into the living room.
The kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, and dishwasher.
There is also Wifi Internet access available.
From the kitchen you enter into a large living dining area with cathedral ceiling, with - in the living room area - sofa, easy chairs, satellite TV (UK, international channels, radio) and entertainment center with DVD and CD player.
To oneside of the living dining area, a door opens into the master bedroom, with double bed with large ensuite bathroom with WC, separate walk-in shower, bath, bidet and hand basin.
Ensuite bathroom - Master Bedroom
There is also a separate WC with hand basin accessible from the living dining area.
Wooden stairs go down to the lower level, which in fact has its own entrance, as described above. The stairs enter into an entrance hall, with access to a garage (locked for owners use only), where there are 2 additional bedrooms, with a separate bathroom. Both bedrooms have views over the surrounding Minervois countryside - vineyards, hills, garrigue.
Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds, whilst Bedroom 3, has a double bed as well as a single bed.
The large bathroom is fully equipped, with large walk in shower, wash basin, and WC.
There is a baby's cot available.
The terrace overlooks the garden, that surrounds the 8.5 x 4.5 - up to 1.8m depth swimming pool with entry steps into the shallow end of 1 metre in depth for easy access for swimmers. Pool side there are table, chairs, and sun loungers.
There is off street parking.
Villa (its much larger than it looks!) with swimming pool
View into living area from kitchen
Living room with view into kitchen
Stairs to lower level from living room
Entrance hall on lower level with entrance to bathroom
Double bedroom with additional single bed
Near Minerve, in the Minervois
Mediterranean beaches at Gruissan.
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Map showing location of Paradis Minervois, Languedoc rental
Between Beziers, and Bedarieux
THE VILLAGE AND SURROUNDING AREA
The house is in a pretty Minervois village, Aigues Vives - that has all the basic services with patisserie bakery, general food store, a couple of restaurants, and a bar, as well as tennis courts.
Aigues Vives is on the river Cesse that climbs deep into the Hautes Minervois via the notable Cathar village of Minerve, with its deep gorges, where the river goes under a hill creating a natural bridge. A village with numerous paths to take, and wines to imbibe in the area. A number of hidden pools are found on the river as it goes towards the sea; for those seeking more populous places - Bize Minervois offers a natural bathing pool, as well as Mirepeiset.
For lovers of sea bathing, the miles of sandy beaches all along the Languedoc coastline, are exceptional, with such places as Narbonne Plage, just 10 minutes from the cathedral and Roman capital of the region - Narbonne, or go to Gruissan with houses on stilts as made famous in the film Betty Blue, and international wind surfing and other water sports competitions.
History lovers will enjoy visiting the famous Cité de Carcassonne, the medieval walled city that epitomises the romantic medieval castle - for those who like a hike and climb - Queribus and Peyrepertuse Castle sit on mountain tops with dizzying views are the places to go.
For quiet picnics, under the shade of plane trees, Canal du Midi, is a lovely place to walk, or perhaps take a day trip on one the many canal boats that cruise on the canal.
If you are golf fanatic - the area is well blessed with a number of courses, in Carcassonne, Beziers, Cap d'Agde, and Lamalou les Bains.
International airports: Beziers (45 mins), Montpellier (80 mins), Carcassonne (60 mins), Toulouse (100 mins), Gerona (2 hrs) and Barcelona (3 hours). There are railway stations at Beziers (35 mins) and Narbonne (25 mins) with TGV connections to Paris
PARADIS MINERVOIS SLEEPS 7 SWIMMING POOL GARDEN WIFI INTERNET
(25% OFF IN JUNE 2014 - 500 Euros a WEEK!)
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Sleeps 7. Swimming Pool. Minervois village with Restaurant.
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