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SPACIOUS VILLAGE HOUSE WITH ROOF TERRACE IN THE CORBIERES

Fergus Doherty & Lynne Norker

Advertiser since 2004
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Speaks english, french
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SPACIOUS VILLAGE HOUSE WITH ROOF TERRACE IN THE CORBIERES

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Corbieres House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps up to 8 in 5 bedrooms /living rooms with 3 bathrooms.

In a picturesque Corbieres village this restored old house is suitable for up to 8 people. Comprising a kitchen/dining room and five other rooms, which can be used as bedrooms and/or living rooms to suit your needs the house retains its old character with beams and tiled floors, but with three modern bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and a roof terrace. Surrounded by vineyards and beautiful rugged countryside of the Pays Cathar the beaches of Gruissan are just 30 minutes away, as is the medieval town of Carcassone and the Mediterranean city of Narbonne. The village is peaceful and historic yet has a variety of shops, a bar, a bistro, a gourmet restaurant and several caves for wine tasting. Unlike many properties in the area our guests can stroll into the village for a fresh baguette, a drink or a meal! Easy to reach, hard to leave.

About the region: The Corbieres is a famous wine region producing high quality mostly red wines, which can be tasted and bought cheaply at numerous caves. The area is also hilly and rugged in parts with beautiful rivers winding through narrow gorges, great for swimming in rock pools. Corbieres is rich in history, especially from the medieval period when it was home to the Cathars. Many Cathar castles remain along with beautiful abbeys and churches. The coast is about 30 minutes drive to either the busy holiday village, marina and beaches of Gruissan or to quiet beaches on the nearby coast. The Pyrenees are 2 hours drive for mountaineering and skiing and the fashionable city of Montpellier is about 1.5 hours. There are regular markets in Fabrezan and picturesque neighbouring villages and in the nearby town of Lezignan. This area is popular with artists and there are regular artists fairs and exhibitions.

How to get there: The closest airport is Carcasonne (30 minutes), served by RyanAir from London-Stansted and from early 2006 from Nottingham-East Mdlands, Dublin and Liverpool. Toulouse airport is just over an hour away by motorway (A61) and is served by the low cost operators BMIBaby (Nottingham-East Midlands, ) and Flybe (Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paris CDG, Southampton) and EasyJet (London Gatwick, Paris Orly). Perpignan, Montpellier and Nimes airports are served by RyanAir from London-Stansted (and Liverpool and East Midlands for Nimes). Girona airport in Spain is only 1 hr and 45 minutes from Fabrezan and is an easy journey by motorway. Girona (sometimes described as Barcelona (Girona)) is served by many of the low cost operators from a wide variety of UK airports (e.g. Ryanair from Blackpool, Bournmouth, Dublin, East Midlands, Glasgow, London, Liverpool and Shannon). Fabrezan is close to a motorway exit on the A61 (Toulouse to Narbonne) motorway.

Activities: The area is perfect for wine entushiasts as it is in the famous Corbieres region and a few minutes from the equally famous wine region of the Minervois. The village is in the Pays Cathar , with a romantic and rich medieval past well worth exploring. Walks can be taken in the beautiful and unspoilt countryside, including the nearby Corbieres Hills and the Montagne Noire, this area is not inundated with tourists. Fishing and canoe/kayaking can be done in some of the rivers and lakes and the Canal du Midi. There are several fishing lakes in the neighbouring village (trout, carp). Fabrezan has tennis courts and boules, wine caves and a local market. Alternatively, just take it easy in the laid back sun-drenched Mediterranean ambience with a glass of wine and a good book.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Fergus Doherty & Lynne Norker (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
Call Owner
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Speaks english, french

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Spacious village house with roof terrace in the Corbieres
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Spacious village house with roof terrace in the Corbieres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12728
+44 -(0)115 9191530
Corbieres Limoux area
5

Fantastic house in an unbeatable setting

  • 5 of 5
The house was brimming with southern French village character - the village itself was very peaceful and a really good base to explore what is, in my estimation, the nicest part of the country. If you like wine, there are many wineries to visit and the general quality of produce (both in terms of food and wine) will knock most of what England has to offer into a cocked hat! A simple market on Saturday morning in the next town over (Lagrasse, I think) offers trout and salmon that they will fish out and bash over the head for you right there and then - not for the squeamish perhaps, but well worth it as far as eating goes! A few reviewers have maligned Le Grand Café, but in our experience it was actually a lively place with decent, simple food and we found the locals to be very open and accommodating, though I suspect this had much to do with our group comprising a number of fluent French speakers - as Georges Brassens put it, the area is as much in Spain and Italy as in France - I think that sums it up very accurately! Already thinking about returning!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious village house with roof terrace in the Corbieres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12728
+44 -(0)115 9191530
Corbieres Limoux area
Deal, Kent, UK
5

Great holiday base.

  • 5 of 5
Deceptively spacious town house, well equipped and in a nice little town, which was quiet, but with enough facilities. We have rented a few houses over the years and you have to remember this is different from staying in a hotel. What you require is a clean and comfortable base for your exploration of the area. We were not disappointed. We found the house to be clean and well thought out, managing to cram a lot into a small area. The minor inconvenience of going through one bedroom to another was no problem, since we don't tend to walk around naked! There are a couple of nice bars in the town, with free wifi, so we were able to keep up with emails, etc. The "Grand Café" looked quite run down, but the staff were friendly and the wifi worked a treat. There is a boulengerie, but the newsagents sells bread on a Sunday when they are closed. We tried takeaway pizza from the shop in town, which were delicious. Lezignan-Corbieres was nearby, with cheap fuel from Intermarché or Carrefour and a railway station, which we made use of as well. The area is obviously well-known for it's wines and you won't be disappointed, it is available everywhere and you could lose days just visiting domaines and cave cooperatives in any town you wish to visit. Make sure you visit Carcassonne, it is a delight. Even the "Ville Bas" has interest with trips on the Canal du Midi, markets and restaurants. Don't pay for parking. There is plenty of free parking within walking distance of the Cité, rather than pay €1 per hour in the main parks.
Although the owners are not local they are easily contacted by email and can provide any information you require. We had a great time and are planning to return next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. The Grand Cafe may be a bit run down but is friendly and offers food and music. A more upmarket bar in the village is "Muso" in the Rue des Tonneliers which also offers tapas, plenty of different beers and also frequent entertainment. Muso opened recently and is a great feature for a village like Fabrezan. The new boulangerie is also very good with excellent artisan bread. Also, Fabrezan has a fine restaurant but with reasonable prices "Les Calicots", very friendly owners and staff, a great ambience and always welcoming to our guests.
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Spacious village house with roof terrace in the Corbieres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12728
+44 -(0)115 9191530
Corbieres Limoux area
Tring
5

A thoroughly relaxing break in the Corbieres

  • 5 of 5
We arrived late after our journey from Calais and were delighted with what we saw when we arrived in the village. Fabrezan is a charming place with a shop, boulangerie, bars and a delightful restaurant. We drove past the bars where people were sitting outside enjoying their evening and to the house.
The house itself was exactly as described , extremely clean, well equipped and welcoming; we immediately felt at home here.
The neighbours and locals in the village were very friendly. We had never visited this area before and were very impressed with the scenery and with the range of different places to visit and things to see. We particularly enjoyed swimming in the river nearby, visiting local villages such as Minerve, with its spectacular gorge, and La Grasse, the Cathar history and the incredible chateau at Peyrepetuse, the beach at Narbonne Plage and sampling wine at some of the local caves. We also went further afield to Montpelier and Perpignan and to the excellent indoor market in Narbonne
We felt so at home that we eat in most evenings cooking and eating on the terrace (when it wasn't too windy) but also had a fantastic three course meal with excellent wine at a very reasonable price at Les Calicots in the village. We also found time to stroll to the bakery for the croissants and sit and read on the terrace in the sunshine most mornings.
The only slight snag was that it was quite windy especially in the first week and at times we had to abandon the beach due to being sand blasted!
The owner was very helpful and replied to my queries very promptly suggesting some places we could go and barbecue nearby.
I would definitely recommend this to my friends and would return myself...I also found myself perusing the estate agent's window and thinking about taking up residence permanently here!!
We have returned home thoroughly relaxed and having had a great holiday.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Spacious village house with roof terrace in the Corbieres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12728
+44 -(0)115 9191530
Corbieres Limoux area
St-Constant, Québec, Canada
5

IDEALLY LOCATED A LITTLE PARADISE IN THE CORBIERES

  • 5 of 5
This property is exceptionnally clean and well maintained. Bed linens, towels and dishes are in generous supply and of excellent quality. Everything was in good working condition and the three full bathrooms were exceptionnaly clean. We were three couples and were never short of anything even the hot water is abundant. The owners are the most cooperative and helpful you could hope for.They provide you with clear and precise instruction that I invite you to read in full. You will find them very helpful and they will make you feel right at home. Their housekeeper is exceptional and went out of her way to help us with a little inconvenient we suffered. This property is ideally located (a little hard to find at first) and always less than one hour driving from prestigious sites (Narbonne,Perpignan, Queribus,Carcassonne Maury for its wine and Port la Nouvelle for the beach.. Even if we were in the last days of september the weather was in the 30C and the water very good. While the house is fully equipped we decided to try out a few restos and found them all to be of excellent value. Les Calicots is classy, friendly and affordable, the pizzeria excellent and the small resto beside it is worth a visit. Their bisque and bruschetta are excellent and the wine is good and cheap. We also went to the Clos des Souquets and were greeted by the owner who was friendly and made sure we enjoyed our meal. Again excellent food but a little pricier than the other. However eating by the pool was well worth it. I would not want to forget commenting on the nice people in the area, the next door neighbour who made us smile everyday and gave us good recommandation on places to visit or a couple living on the street who reserved a table for us at the Clos des Souquets. There is a small grocery within five minutes walk and it is well supplied and very affordable..
If you are a wine lover uou will find that the region has many wondefull winemaker within short distance from . You will find unbelievable wine at very good price.Enjoy tasting before buying. Finally if you have time go to see the Viaduc the Milau and the Cirque of Navacelles. It will take most of a day but believe me both are must see.. I hope you will enjoy your visit in this house as much as we did and I know that I have recommended the place to friends and relatives and one of them will be booking shortly with them
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Spacious village house with roof terrace in the Corbieres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12728
+44 -(0)115 9191530
Corbieres Limoux area
Poland
5

Marvellous place

  • 5 of 5
Great house, fully furnished and really comfortable. Great area, full of fabulous places. I really recommend renting this property for really unforgetable vacation.
The Owner is very friendly and always ready to assist you with any information needed.
I couldn't find any better place for my holiday!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Spacious village house with roof terrace in the Corbieres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p12728
+44 -(0)115 9191530
Corbieres Limoux area
High Wycombe
5

Excellent value accommodation in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5
A good friend and I took our families (we each have 5yr old girls) to the Corbieres region in Aug 08 and stayed at this surprisingly comfortable and spacious gite. The expectation was for basic accommodation (as with most other gites...) and although it couldn't be described as a luxury villa, we couldn't think of anything that we lacked here.

The place was well maintained and thoroughly clean throughout. The owner communicated really well - preparation for the trip was a breeze with our emailed questions answered promptly. I think the description of the property is accurate if underselling the place a little bit. It's more spacious than the impression the photos give.

What I wouldn't recommend the property for is travelling without a car. We found the place an excellent base to visit Carcassonne to the North, Gruissan (beach) to the East and a plethora of little market towns. Note that each of these locations is between 5km and 10km away from Fabrezan and the town itself, while charming and filled with friendly, welcoming and helpful locals doesn't have features to occupy more than a couple of hours of sightseeing (or just wandering around taking in the atmosphere of a little French village). That said, a couple of the restaurants in the village come highly recommended - Le Calicots and Caveau (good for seafood).

Although this goes down as a 'favourite', the holiday wasn't without a few minor dissapointments - the markets, beach and local river swimming spots were incredibly busy during this time of Summer. Also expect to see dog poo pretty much wherever you visit - it seems to be an accepted evil in this area that dogs relieve themselves pretty much anywhere. If you are prepared then you're in for a pretty magical time. The laid back atmosphere and the Med weather makes for a relaxing but fun break.

Other notes:
- Property has everything you could need including crockery and cutlery for 20 covers, linen and towels etc.
- Bathrooms are bright, modern and clean but they all have showers (no bath). Mind you this was no miss for us!
- Of the four dedicated bedrooms, two are accessed via the other two. Great for childrens' bedrooms as they are close to parents but not for privacy.
- Access to the front door of the property is via very narrow lanes - just barely accommodating a car so plan to park about 30 mtrs away. Narrow lanes do however add to the rustic charm of the village.
- Closest main supermarket ~5km
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Carcassone
Nearest Ferry
890 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Lezignan-Corbieres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A61 (Lezignan-Corbieres)
Nearest Beach
27 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Fabrezan, with its medieval tower and wine caves, is 30 minutes from historic Carcasonne in one direction and the city of Narbonne and the Mediterranean and is surrounded by vineyards, hills and the Orbieu river. It is in the Pays Cathar, in abbeys, castles and other historic monuments. The countryside is rugged and wooded, with river gorges and spectacular medieval monuments. Unlike many villages here Fabrezan has shops and services, you can nip out for a drink, an inexpensive meal or a gourmet feast, there is a local weekly market, more restaurants a short distance away and the small town of Lezignan with everything you would need 10 minutes drive. The beautiful village of Lagrasse with its abbey is close by. A short drive takes you to the Montagne Noire (Black Mountains), the Minervois and the Corbieres Hills. The area is great for culture, wine tasting, history, walking, swimming and other water sports and fishing in the beautiful rivers and lakes or in sea.

Other Activities: Wine-tasting, sightseeing,3 0 mins to golf, sea for water sports, horse-riding and 2 hours to Pyrenees (skiing).

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Corbieres House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£300
 
 
Winter/Spring
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Changeover day is usually Saturday, but we will try to be flexible if possible arriving at 15.00 and leaving before 11.00. Rates include electricity, gas and water. Payment in euros is possible.
Payments preferably by direct bank transfer. Very attractive rates for longer term (i.e. more than two weeks).
A 25% deposit secures a reservation, the balance to be paid at least 4 weeks before the rental period.

Amenities

Amenities

Corbieres House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 132 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , also washbasin
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , also washbasin
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , also washbasin
  • Bathroom on each floor, including the ground floor. There are no baths but showers. There is a washbasin and toilet in every bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , This is next to the terrace.
  • 3 doubles, 1 twin. The have to walk through the front bedroom on each floor to get to the back bedroom. There is a bathroom on each floor
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes: From the front door you come to the kitchen dining room equiped with cooker (gas rings, electric oven), micro-wave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and dining table. At the back is a large room with glass doors to the outside (wheelchair access) which can be used as a living room and contains a sofa and a (comfortable) sofa bed with an adjacent bathroom. NOTE: no aerial for the TV, but a collection DVDs (mostly in English). Please bring your own if not English speaking. Taking the narrow stairs to the first floor there are two large rooms, with a bathroom between them (you have to walk through the first room to get to the back bedroom), the large back room is equipped with a double bed and the front room with a double sofa-bed, so the front room could be used as a bedroom or a living room. The top floor contains a large room at the front with a double bed. Through this room is a bathroom and another small room, adjacent to the terrace, with two single beds

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