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Detached Village House With Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House in Tourouzelle, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Quiet Village Location Within 2 Minute Walk Of Local Shop And 45 Minutes Of The Beach

Tourouzelle is a great location to enjoy the Languedoc Roussillon region and all it has to offer. The village is set in the Minervois, and offers easy access to lots of activities, from the beaches, sightseeing, shopping, wine tasting, eating, walking or boating on the Canal du Midi. The house is located in a quiet spot in the heart of Tourouzelle, a characteristic French village 'in the round' and it is a short walk through the centre of the old village, 200m, to the shop and the post office. Home to three excellent wine domains, a wine co-operative and an apple farm, Tourouzelle is ideally suited for all types of holidays. The Canal du Midi is 5 minutes away, passing through the centre of Homps, La Redorte and Argens Minervois, with places to hire a boat. Alternatively, just stroll along the shaded tree-line, tow-path and stop at any one of many water side restaurants for lunch.

Martin Searle
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Martin Searle

Alison and I are both professional people working in London and offer our house in the south of France as an ideal place to stay on your holiday.

It is our intention to retire within the next few years and this will become our prime home in the sun. We have carefully renovated the house and finished it so it can be easily be used by either a large family or a group of friends.

The house is managed locally on a day by day basis through one of our friends who will be on hand when you arrive and able to assist if any issues arise during your stay. We are sure you will enjoy our house as much as we do on our all too infrequent escapes to the sun.

Martin Searle purchased this house in 2010

Why Martin Searle chose Lezignan-Corbieres area

We spent nearly a year looking for our perfect house and finally found our ideal house in Tourouzelle and have spent 8 months having it renovated to a high standard. Tourouzelle is a small village boasting an epicerie (small shop) providing all the immediate necessities including fresh bread. The nearest larger village is Homps situated just 5 minutes drive away on the canal du midi with local restaurants/bars and a large lake providing safe swimming and other water sports. The beaches of Narbonne and Cap D'agde are just 45 minutes away to the east while travelling 45 minutes west finds you at the medieval city of Carcassonne.

What makes this house unique

The 1930's built house comprises a kitchen/diner leading to a secluded shady barn / courtyard leading to the garden will private pool, a large lounge, TV room and downstairs cloakroom. Up the curved stairs brings you to 2 en-suite (wet room) double bedrooms as well as a family bedroom with double bed and bunk beds and still room for a cot. This family bedroom is complimented by a family bathroom with a shower and luxurious corner bath.Some original features have been retained including the art deco fire place and wonderful floor tiles. The kitchen is equipped with electric hob & oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and the usual utensils. The courtyard comfortably accommodates the 8 -10 seat table while the TV room includes wifi and can be used as sleeping for 2.


Tourouzelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
  • Fully equipped en-suite wet rooms to bedroom 1 and 2 - both with rain and directional shower heads, wc and basin. Main family bathroom, with corner bath including hand held shower spray, separate shower including rain and directional heads, basin and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/10 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 & 2 with individual original floor tiles complemented with en-suite wet room and king size (1.6m) double bed, double wardrobe and vanity facility. Bedroom 3 with king size (1.6m) double bed, double wardrobe and dressing table plus bunk beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The house has been fully renovated to a high standard throughout while retaining the original character including individual floor tiles to every room and the curved staircase to the bedrooms. The original windows are fitted with fully operational fly screens and the stylish shutters to be left open as desired. The study boasts a 42" (1m) flat screen TV with English freeview stations, DVD, wifi, and a selection of reading books. There is also a small portable "I" player docking station. Throughout the property there is individual electric heating for the cooler months. Outside: Accessed from the kitchen is a large seclude barn / courtyard with BBQ area and complimented with full size wooden patio table and chairs seating 8 - 10. Ideal for alfresco dining at all times of the day. The courtyard spreads into the courtyard barn providing a small bar area and an opportunity to relax out of the sun or rain (it does happen sometimes). From the courtyard barn is access to the pool and garden providing an additional area to relax and the children to play on the pebble beach. The private naturally heated 9m x 4m swimming pool is complimented by 6 sun loungers and 4 relaxer chairs. To the side of the property is the lengthy drive suitable for parking 5 cars. Utility Room: WC, basin, washing machine, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be thoroughly cleaned before you arrive and there are laundering facilities for you to use during your stay. Bathroom and pool towels and all bed linen are provided.


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Carcassonne or Bezier
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Rive Gauche - Homps
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Narbonne la Plage
Car: necessary


Gruissan, Narbonne Plage and neighbouring resort of St. Piere sur Mer are only 30 mins to 40 mins away. Each beach along the coast has a different flavour to it, and child-friendly and many areas are quite uncrowded. Nearby (30 mins) Carcassonne, the most medieval skyline anywhere, is a must to visit.


FlyBe - operate out of Southampton, Birmingham and Bristol and fly to Carcasonne, Perpignan or Toulouse.

Ryanair -fly from Bouremouth, Luton, Stansted, East Midlands and Liverpool to destinations in Nimes, Montpellier, Beziers, Perpignan or Carcassonne.

British Airways and Easyjet - have many low cost flights available from Gatwick and fly into Toulouse and Montpellier.

Tourouzelle is about 10 hrs from the channel ports by motorway.

TGV - Train is available from Beziers or Narbonne


Narbonne and Carcassonne are both 40 mins drive from Tourouzelle, Bezier is 50 minutes, and Barcelona approximately 2 hrs 30 minutes. The Pyrenees are less than 2 hrs, and you can get to Toulouse in about 1 hr 30 minutes. Closer to home, Homps is 5 minutes, Olonzac less than 10 minutes, and the market town of Lezignan Corbieres, less than 15 minutes away.

Further Details:

To enjoy the water, on it, not necessarily in it, there is canoeing at Puicheric just 15 minutes away and for more adventure there is canyoning or rafting at Termes about 60 minutes and some fantastic scenery on the way.

For those of you wanting a bit more life, you can find this in the traditional village of Olonzac, where you'll find a beautiful park with 3 professional tennis courts, several cafes, bar/restaurants to choose from. Shops including grocery stores, and an excellent supermarket on the edge of the village. Otherwise, Narbonne is 20 minutes away.

Just on the other side of Homps, again only 5 min drive away, the Lac de Jouarres offers picnicking, swimming, fishing, sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. Swimmers are supervised by a lifeguard and you can eat in the lakeside restaurant, open all year round. The beaches of the Med are 30 – 45 min drive, with the developed coastal resorts of Narbonne Plage, Cap’ D’agde, the long natural sandy stretches near Leucate Plage, or lovely village of Bages. If you want to explore medieval France, Carcasonne, with its medieval fortress is only 25 mins away and the Cathar village of Minerve, which overlooks the spectacular gorge formed by the river Cesse, is a 20 minute drive to the north and Lagrasse, 25 minutes to the south. If you feel the need to visit the Pyrenees, you can be in the lower reaches in about 1hr 30 mins, and Barcelona is only 2hrs 30 minutes. Numerous vineyards are within easy reach including the wines of the Minevois and St Chinian.

Local Markets - Olonzac is on a Tuesday, and Lezignan Corbieres, one of the best in the area, is every Wednesday.


Rates & Availability

Tourouzelle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 7
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 9
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% of the rental is required when booking. The balance of the rental is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. In the event of cancellation of a booking within 8 weeks of arrival, the full cost of the reserved accommodation will be charged and will be refunded only in the event that all cancelled accommodation is re-let.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday.

We will try to be flexible particularly outside the July / August period although any request will be considered.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in GBP and we will advise Euro prices at time of booking enquiry. The Euro will be a fixed price from acceptance of the booking.

Payment is accepted in GBP or Euro to our bank accounts. Payment via paypal is accepted for a small additional administration fee, advised as part of enquiry/booking.

Please note, electricity is not included in the rate and will be charged at cost for stays between 03 October 2016 and 29 April 2017.

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.
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