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.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible