|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Formerly a wine domain the 3 barns have been tastefully and sympathetically renovated to create three private gites which can be rented separately or together. In the heart of wine growing region of the Corbieres this is a great opportunity for wine lovers to hunt out the best wines. Perfect for exploring the Cathar regions and its splendid castles and abbeys it is also a 30 min drive from the Mediterranean beaches, and close to a number of stunning rivers and lakes. Situated in between the beautiful medieval city of Carcassonne and Roman Narbonne, and a 10 min drive from the Canal du Midi. During the summer months there is an abundance of festivals and something to do for everyone in the family. Why not visit the tree top adventure park near Carcassonne. Kayak in the Black Mountains, graze at gastronomic markets!, or just laze around the gorgeous pool. In the winter months the Pyrennees offer fantastic skiing just a couple of hours drive away.Great House hunting base too!
We knew that this was the place that we wanted to live and build a business from as soon as we saw it. We had decided to sell up in the UK and have an adventure and live in a place where the sun shines ... a lot! But it had to be practical as well. As much as the idea of a remote farmhouse in the middle of nowhere is romantic, for me it needed to be close to all the essentials and many of the nice to haves! Living in a rural village means that you can feel part of a small community but be in a bigger city within 20 minutes. Sometimes living here you can forget you are part of the 21st century and just be at one with nature.(Although English TV and broadband goes with out saying!!)
Honor Marks purchased this apartment in 2007
We chose France because of its proximity to the UK, you can drive/train/fly here in minimum time and of course the South for the weather. We chose Ferrals because of its charming rural feel, yet it is minutes from the motorway which means we are truly at the epicentre of all things lovely.
We wanted to be near the beach and I wanted to be near rivers and lakes plus there was plenty of space to put in the swimming pool. It ticked all the boxes that we used to look for as a gite guest - we wanted to live here.
We love it here, as we finally have space and the opportunity to create something beautiful for us and to share with others. We have turned an old dilapidated wine domain into a family home with three luxurious and spacious gites with a pool. The location is brilliant as we have most things at our finger tips; Beaches, rivers, lakes, castles there is something for everyone. Runners, walkers, cyclists or wine lovers - you can have it all within your finger tips. Whilst we are in a small rural wine makers village we are also minutes from supermarkets and many wonderful restaurants. I think Ferrals is unique in that you can have a little bit of everything in a holiday here.
Please contact us for our website which has stacks more information on offer and even has our blog!
We have always had a no pet policy but as we love dogs and have one ourselves we would like to relax our rules a bit. But here's the thing. Still no dogs allowed in the gites or public areas but if she/he is very friendly and gets on with other dogs, your pooch can holiday in our private garden with Bob our dog! Of course you will have access to your pet whenever you like
Please check out Maison de la Roche, Ferrals les Corbieres reviews on Trip Advisor.
We had a great holiday, Relaxed and stimulating- relaxed because of the fabulous gite, uncrowded pool, and warm welcome of the hosts. Stimulating because of the history of the area and dramatic landscape. Thank you Oliver, Zoe and Milan
Thank you for an absolutely fab week. The gite is beautiful and I will be taking some ideas home with me. Thanks also for the recommendations. We loved the river at Ribaute and the lovely restaurants. The scenery has been spectacular. Malcolm, Grace and Hannah
Had a brilliant time, gite wonderful, decoration best taste possible, living quarters brilliant, plus a pool, bbq and advice on restraurants. What a wonderful job Simon and Honor are doing. They deserve every success. Una and Eujene
We arrived as paying guests but hopefully left as friends. Jan and Rob
This is the kind of place I want to live. Owen
We have 3 gites to offer - sleeping 12 - 15 altogether. They can be rented individually or come with familiy and friends and book the whole place to yourselves- Contact me for prices
Special interest holidays:
We are offering specialist weekends off season and will be flexible on arrival days. Currently courses offered are French cooking, French language, wine tasting and vineyard tours. Activities include guided hiking and cycling, we can also organise kayak trips...more will be on offer so watch this space and check our website. We also organise 'at home' wine tastings with a wine expert - improve your knowledge of the wines of the Languedoc Roussillion and have fun at the same time - bookings need to be made in advance.
Alternatively treat yourself to some Holistic treatments, in the comfort of your gite - Hot Stone Therapy, Swedish/Aromatherapy Massages, facials, mani/pedi cures etc
Also for those passionate about wine we can organise tours with a local expert who will collect you from your gite and take you on an amazing day out.
- please contact Honor for more information, prices and availability.
Don't forget also the fab cycling to be had. Your bikes can be safely stored he
The beautiful Mediterranean beaches are only a 30 minute drive and there are many to choose from. Nearby are water parks and sailing and windsurfing is also available. Nearby Gruissan the famous beach village on stilts is also home to the pink Flamingos.
There are some stunning lakes nearby (Carcassonne has its own beach and in the summer months there are some great inflatables to have fun on)
Also for those who like river swimming ,building dams and enjoying cascades we have plenty nearby!
Carcassonne is 30 mins drive, Narbonne (train station) 20 mins drive, Perpignan and Beziers approximately 40 mins drive, Toulouse, Montpelier and Girona ( Spain) are 90 mins drive. Barcelona airport is 2 and 1/2 hours drive and worth a visit too! Hiring a car is recommended as there is so much to see and do.
Less than 5 minute drive to the nearest supermarket and ten minutes to the nearest big town. Carcassonne 30 mins, Narbonne, Canal du Midi, 20 mins. The medieval village of Lagrasse is 20 mins away and there are many many places of interest all within 40 mins of driving or so.
This is a really great base for sightseeing as we are also near the motorway junction (but not too near!!) Useful base for house hunters too!
The village offers a lovely restaurant, a pizzeriea, a boulangerie that is also a cafe, a post office, a newsagent, grocery store, and tennis courts. Just out of the village is a goat farm where you can buy fresh local cheese and also see the goats being milked daily. A five minute drive or 30 minute walk through vines takes you to the nearby village of Fabrezan which has a host of restaurants and bars.
The gites can be rented individually or why not bring friends and family and rent the whole place together...
You will have a extensive list of things to do waiting for you but we are always on hand to offer more localised advice.
If you are house hunting we also offer a finders service and can introduce you to some respectable estate agents
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$375|
25% payable for reservation, the balance 6 weeks before the holiday date. A £300 cash security deposit is also asked in advance and will be refunded to you soon after departure online.
All prices include Wifi, heating, linen and towels
Off season weekenders welcome
Long term lets are also welcome and the gites have been designed to be your home from home
Usually Saturday but sometimes flexible. Arrival after 1500 (can be flexible). Departure before 10H00. Off season we are very flexible on days.
Notes on prices:
We respond to every enquiry within at least an hour where ever possible. If you haven't received a reply from us, please contact us directly - we can always call you back and please include a telephone number when enquiry
Off season we are open for B&B - we offer a continental breakfast which is left in your room the night before so you can enjoy it at your convenience - the benefit of a gite is that you have full use of all the facilites (ie kitchen, lounge etc) £50 per person per night