Reference no. 1171
Le Vieux Chai South of France gite in the Languedoc with saltwater heated pool and spa.
Ground floor independent Gite with stunning views and close to Lagrasse.
The property is aimed at couples and those seeking peace and quiet with quality accommodation, furnishings and equipment. Though as stated the property can accommodate four people.
2 - 4
The well-equipped kitchen contains an oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, dishes and utensils.
The dining area has a table and chairs to seat six persons.
The lounge area is comfortably furnished with sofas, coffee table, Satellite / cable TV, DVD player, a video library and books. Patio doors leading to furnished patio area.
A log burning stove and background heating makes it suitable for off-season lets.
The main bedroom is light airy with a double bed. This room opens directly onto the garden.
Bedroom 2 has a sofa / futon that converts into a double bed if needed.
Bathroom with corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
Separate toilet with wash hand basin.
Patio area with table, chairs, parasol and gas barbecue.
Guests are invited to share the superb in-ground pool, [11m x 5.5m], which enjoys the sun for the whole day.
It is also thermostatically heated [28 degrees], which benefits those wishing to take holidays outside the normal spring / summer seasons.
The water treatment is by the latest saline methods, which leaves the skin feeling so much nicer and avoids all the unpleasant effects of standard chlorination. It is of constant 1.5 metre depth and has Roman steps for ease of access. The pool also offers magnificent views across the surrounding countryside.
A high-walled courtyard contains a separate spring and small stream, an original wine press and collecting vessels. In this secluded and private spot guests will also have the private use of our heated [36 degrees] hydrotherapy spa.
Views from the house and gardens extend across the vineyards and valley to the distant hills, chateaux and mountains.
All of the grounds are available for use. Within the pine forest is a shaded arbor for picnics or meals.
The gite has its own independent road access which assures guests’ privacy.
Lezignan (10 miles) has two good supermarkets and a weekly market.
The nearest major towns are Narbonne and the fairytale city of Carcassonne.
Perpignan is about 45 minutes away, and the Spanish border and cross-border shopping facilities are 60 minutes away.
If you should need it, river swimming is available at nearby Ribaute and other places.
Golf course at Carcassonne - 18 hole ‘Golf de Carcassonne’.
There are plentiful fishing, horse riding, walking and cycling facilities.
From December through to March there are regular truffle markets in nearby Talairan.
This is an intensive wine-growing region with formally documented Routes des Vins. Chateaux and Domaines abound for the tastings and purchases of your choice.
It is also Cathar country, steeped in rich and often violent history. Many of the old Cathar strongholds such as Peyrepeteuse, and Queribus remain. Set along the Routes des Cathares, they are within easy driving distance. and are well worth visiting.
A little further afield, but easy for a day visit is Rennes le Chateau, which features in the recent docu-novel ‘The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail’.
Or you could just drive into the ever changing scenery of the nearby mountains and hillsides. They are riddled with gorges and other interesting geography, and the roads remain unpopulated.
The very popular medieval city of Lagrasse, with its monk-inhabited abbey is also nearby.
April and May
July and August
other dates not normally available
Bed linen and towels are provided.
We offer discounts for 'couples'.
There are absolutely NO additional charges
and 'end of stay, cleaning is included.
The accommodation is not suitable for children or pets
and is non-smoking.
For availability and booking enquiries please contact:
Paule and Michael Hall
Tel: (Fr) 00 33 4 68 49 66 17
Mobile: (Fr) 00 33 6 19 42 06 40
[contact owners direct by email]
Please quote reference 1171 hhf when making enquiries.