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La Rocaille - Gite with stunning Minervois views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, single storey gite in rural location with private garden & 8x4m pool

Situated in an idyllic location La Rocaille is a single storey gite with stunning panoramic views. 5 minutes drive to the nearest village, with all basic amenities including boulangerie, bar, small shop & restaurant. Situated close to Canal-du-Midi (World Heritage Site) providing opportunities for cycling and boat trips. Also nearby is Lac-de-Jourres with its facilities for watersports, picnics & swimming. Mediterranean beaches are a 50 minutes drive away. The Gorge-de-la-Cesse is within walking distance and Carcassonne, Minerve, Olonzac & Narbonne are all within easy reach. Sorry no smoking or pets.

Equipped to a high standard; large open-plan kitchen/dining room/living room (with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, DVD, radio/CD player, open fire) opening onto sunny patio. Two bedrooms (1 king-size, 1 twin) & double sofabed in sitting room. Shower room and separate WC. Large private garden with swimming pool, BBQ, outside furniture.

Linen and towels provided.

NEW FOR 2010

Large 8.5 x 4m pool with surrounding sunbathing/patio area

More Details

Owner
Andrew Edwards
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2017

Amenities

Siran House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - shower
    Toilet - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Twin - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a single storey gite and so would suit those who have difficulties with stairs, but it does have a step up onto the patio.

Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

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La Rocaille - Gite with stunning Minervois views
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
5

perfect destination to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed property, blissfully quiet, off the beaten track but close to amenities and well placed for lots of places to visit and things to do, should you want to drag yourself away from the good sized pool and the spectacular view towards the Pyrenees. Very comfortable, one of the best holiday homes in France we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at La Rocaille! We have tried to make La Rocaille everything that we like in a holiday home so are very happy that our guests also enjoy our home, scenery and tranquillity as much as we do.
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4

Good property, but watch out for hidden charges!

  • 4 of 5

This is a good quality property with superb views. Perfect for a summer getaway with the pool making it ideal for families. The property is modestly furnished but perfectly comfortable.

My only negative (and this is against all else being positive) is that we rented the property for 3 weeks. No cleaning included during this time, which was fine, but we were then charged extra cleaning when we left.

On our arrival, the shower was not particularly clean and chose to view the multiple cobwebs as adding rustic charm! Within a few hours, we noticed an odd smell in the kitchen which we discovered was a decomposing lizard in the back of one of the cupboards. We took this in good spirit, but became somewhat irritated after our departure to be charged extra cleaning! We had cleaned the kitchen surfaces, swept out the floors, stripped the beds and folded sheets neatly and packed up all towels neatly. To avoid such charges, do a thorough clean - not my idea of a good end to a holiday when that is supposed to be included in the price.

The above said, the area is stunning and the property is ideally located for exploring the medieval towns and villages of the area as well as the Canal Du Midi. Quite isolated and so not suitable if you want to walk to a local bar or restaurant in the evening.

If your children are under 5 - my view is that the property would not be suitable due to the mountain location and the quite steep drop at the front of the property. Older children will love the pool.

Hope this review is of help and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you liked La Rocaille & had a lovely holiday. We aim to please all of our guests and are disappointed that you were irritated by the extra cleaning charge. We do offer end of stay cleaning in with our rental price but (as clearly stated in our terms & conditions) we ask that our guests leave the gite in a reasonably clean & tidy condition on their departure. This is because there is only a limited time slot between one set of guests leaving and the next group arriving so we have to be able to guarantee that the cleaning is able to be comlpeted within that time frame. We don't deduct money from the securty deposit lightly and have only ever done so on 2 occasions in the whole time that we have been renting La Rocaille. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback for us - we appreciate it all.
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Siran
Nearest Ferry
560 Kilometres
Bilbao
Nearest Motorway
21 Kilometres
A61
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Siran
Car: necessary

There are plenty of places to visit within easy reach of La Rocaille.

- Lac de Jouarres (15 min drive) a picturesque lake surrounded by trees with facilities for wind surfing, kayaking & swimming and a cafe.

- The medieval walled city of Carcassonne (45 mins)

- Narbonne (45 mins) ideal for shopping - look for the covered food market every morning.

- Mediterranean beaches -around ¾ hour away with wide golden sands.

- Minerve –spectacular drive along the side of a gorge and well worth a visit.

- Canoeing on the river Orb is good fun – take a picnic and spend as long as you like paddling downstream.

- Wine tasting - There are numerous places nearby for you to sample & buy the local wine.

- Canal du Midi is accessible at many places along its length, with opportunities for walks, boat trips and cycling.

- Other places within reach include Aqualand (a water theme park), Sigean safari park, Montpellier, Toulouse, Nimes & Sete.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $400.37

The rental rate includes linen and towels (excluding beach towels) and also includes end of stay cleaning.
A refundable security deposit of £300 is also required.

25% of the total rental amount to confirm the booking
The rest of the rental amount plus the refundable security deposit 8 weeks before the rental period starts

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.