About the property
- House1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Situated on the beautiful Canal du Midi, Mountain View is a charming 13th century village house with a fabulous sun terrace and stunning panoramic views over the Alaric Mountains and Languedoc vineyards.
A beautiful stone spiral staircase leads into the bright, open-plan living and dining area and step through any of the three sets of French doors to the fabulous private south-facing terrace: an ideal spot for sunbathing, relaxing and summertime dining.
The house boasts a large, fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a washing machine, and the lounge has comfy sofas with Sky TV and Wi-Fi Internet.
There are three spacious bedrooms and two full bathrooms accommodating 6 guests comfortably and we include good quality bed linens and towels in all our rental rates.
There is a fabulous bakery and mini-mart in the village, perfect for fresh bread and pastries in the morning and basic food provisions. Within a few minutes’ walk you'll find a friendly terrace bar serving drinks and basic lunches and a nice hotel restaurant serving more gourmet lunches and dinners. A mobile pizza van also stops in the village twice a week.
In the nearby town of Trebes, just an 8 minute drive away, you will find a choice of 5 restaurants and all amenities including 3 supermarkets, chemist, doctors, post office, banks and a tourist info office.
The house is located in the village of Marseillette on the border of the Corbieres and Minervois wine regions, so there are plenty of opportunities to take a guided wine tour or to simply visit local producers to taste and purchase excellent local wines.
Just 15 mins away is the medieval Cité de Carcassonne, a Unesco heritage site and an absolute must-see! 52 towers and two rings of fortified walls surround a bustling town with small, narrow cobbled streets lined with restaurants and boutique shops.
The beautiful Canal du Midi is just a 5 minute stroll from the house. You can take a guided cruise or hire your own boat by the hour, day or week. The tree-lined canal tow paths are great for cycling due to the flat terrain (6 bikes available for hire) or try venturing down the Etang de Marseillette behind the Canal to take a beautiful evening stroll on quiet roads lined with sunflower fields, apple orchards and vineyards.
The area around Languedoc is steeped in history; you can visit hilltop Cathar castles, circular villages, beautiful abbeys, cathedrals and historic market towns or just take a drive through picturesque nearby villages and stop to wander around the different local open-air markets and village fetes. For the DaVinci Code aficionados, consider exploring the exciting mystery of the Rennes le Chateau and the Knights Templars
Mediterranean beaches are about a 40 minute drive but there is also a lovely, safe swimming lake with a sandy beach just 15 minutes away. Climbing, walking and hiking are also all popular activities around the area, as well as canoeing, kayaking and fishing along the river Aude.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Threshold for countryside adventure
Upon arrival, we were met by the gracious hospitality of the owner
(and restorer!) of this property who oriented us to the home and the
vicinity. The house is well-equipped for meal preparation and for
comfortable resting with a wonderful view of the Alaric mountain
range. Though the weather was quite windy during our time, we had
a wonderful stay in this old village which is close to Minerve, Carcassonne,
and the beautiful and varied region of the Corbieres. For those traveling in the "off-season," be aware that many restaurants are closed. A delightful
place embedded in history and the love of contemporaries like the owner who helps share this rich culture.
What a view.
Stayed here as a family of 5 in late October. From the first point of contact with Andrea the communication has been excellent. The house is a charming French abode with the most amazing terrace and views. Originally we wanted to stay in Centre Carcassonne but I am so glad we didn't. This house is perfect for exploring the area and there is so much to do, we visited Mirepoix for the Monday Market, LaGrasse, Narbonne and Carcassonne. The house is centrally located for visiting all of these places. We went to the bolangerie every morning to get our croissants which we were able to eat on the terrace to make the most of the view. The house is so well equipped and Andrea really has thought of everything even down to a decent hairdryer and basket of toiletries. We ate out every lunchtime when exploring the area and then made the most of playing cards, eating bread and cheese and enjoying local wine back at the house in the evenings. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening stroll taking in a circular route by the canal as recommended by Andrea. If you are thinking about booking this house then do so before word gets out how good it is.
Best host we've ever encountered
The house is better equipped than you can imagine. I could quite happily spend the rest of my days on the terrace watching the view. Great stay.
A true home from home. Authentic and charming.
From the moment you see the property it is abundantly clear how much time, effort and thought that Andrea has put into this house. Andrea has thought of and provided everything that you could need. There is no detail that has been overlooked. The house is spotless! The house which has excellent views is located in a small traditional village which is situated on the Canal Du Midi, a minutes walk from the boulangerie and a few minutes walk from the canal.
We really loved our week here. Andrea certainly provides everything you need. Lovely bedrooms and that amazing view from the terrace. Spotlessly clean. A great base for seeing all the sights.
Wonderful retreat -- even with 3 little kids!
We spent a week here in Andrea's property with our three children (ages 8, 6, and 4). It was the perfect place for us to vacation with plenty of space to spread out. The pictures reflected exactly what we found -- a clean, well-stocked hideaway for our family. The only potential difficulty we found was that Marseillette is a pretty small village...perfect in our case as we were looking to escape, but food does require a little forethought. We would (and have already!) recommend this to friends and family. It would be a great deal even at a much higher price, but Andrea has done a good job of keeping the place affordable.
Mountain View is situated just few minutes stroll from the tranquil Canal Du Midi in the charming village of Marseillette. This great central location allows you to explore Toulouse, Beziers, Narbonne, Perpignan and Limoux, all within an hour drive, making it the perfect holiday base for exploring the stunning region of Languedoc!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
High season rates are inclusive of utility bills. In the cooler months if heating is required, wood is provided at cost price and a reading of the electricity meter is taken before and after the rental and charged at a set rate. Monthly prices are for a 1 month stay. Outside high season, we offer further discounts for longer stays. Optional cleaning fee £80, no charge if house is left clean.