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House in Bize Minervois with direct access to freshwater river beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 279 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

This is the house that is on the tourist brochure for Bize Minervois!

This stunning period property lies in the heart of the village, backing onto the river. Offering beautiful views both over the Cesse and a small village square, the house is ideally located for those wishing to enjoy village life.

Sunday changeover day, unless agreed beforehand. You will save money on the flights!

The property has been respectfully restored to a high quality, and offers:

3 bedrooms, offering accommodation for up to 6 people (2 double rooms and 1 twin room)

3 bathrooms (2 x shower, 1 x bath)

2 private, south-facing terraces

2 small, individual balconies

Direct access to the river beach of the Cesse

A fully equipped kitchen

A living area

We welcome dogs, but it is an old french property and the stairs are not access friendly for people with mobility issues or older dogs

Bize Minervois is a small, but well-equipped village in the Minervois wine-growing region.

It has a small but well-stocked food shop, 3 restaurants (all within 2 minutes walk from the house), a library, a small cinema and a post office.

In the near vicinity to Bize, there are many ‘caveaux’, which sell a selection of local wines and are happy for you to ‘try before you buy’.

More Details

Karl Legg
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2018

About Karl Legg

We have owned this property for nearly two years, and use it as often as possible, but share it with other people when we can't. We currently live in Suffolk, and have three children all at university.

Karl Legg purchased this house in 2016

Why Karl Legg chose Bize-Minervois

The property has bags of character, but has been well renovated, and each bedroom has access to its own bathroom. Bize is a real village, and has a local shop, as well as three restaurants within two minutes walk. It also hosts the local olive festival, and various other events through the year.

What makes this house unique

This is the only house you can stay in that has direct access to the river beach. The south facing terraces mean you can always find a warm place to sit and people or dog watch as others enjoy the river.


Bize-Minervois House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 279 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd floor double bedroom ensuite - toilet , shower
    Top floor - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1st floor bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd floor bedroom with balcony and ensuite - 1 double
    2nd floor twin room - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • pond
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming


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House in Bize Minervois with direct access to freshwater river beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect house and location

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfectly equipped for a relaxing stay in Bize. The house is directly across the street from an excellent restaurant with lunch and dinner, less than a minute walk from a bakery and a grocery store, and provides direct access to the swimming area. The only downside to the house is there is no air conditioning (very common in this area) and no parking directly by the house (not a big problem since there is parking less than a minutes walk away). There is also WiFi, fully equipped kitchen, and several fans to stay cool. The three balcony's plus the waterside area provide plenty of space to relax. Plus, the beds and bedding were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Südfranzösischer Traum

  • 5 of 5

Bize-Minervois ist ein Ort wie aus dem Bilderbuch und das Häuschen in zentraler Lage ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet - ein südfranzösischer Traum! Die Unterkunft bietet wirklich alles, was man braucht: vom zweiten Kühlschrank (den man als vierköpfige Familie bei der Juli-Hitze als Getränkekühlschrank gut gebrauchen kann) über Spül- und Waschmaschine, reichlich Geschirr, Strandutensilien bis hin zum Kinderspielzeug. Jede Etage hat ihren eigenen Freisitz, zu jedem der drei Schlafzimmer gehört ein eigenes kleines Bad, und der direkte Zugang zur Badestelle am Fluss ist unschlagbar. Unser 11-jähriger Sohn konnte jederzeit nach Lust und Laune auch ohne uns ins Wasser (nachmittags gibt es eine Badeaufsicht). Die Nächte waren wie fast überall in diesem Sommer natürlich sehr warm, aber trotz der zentralen Lage kann man bei offenem Fenster schlafen - nachts herrscht relative Ruhe (außer natürlich am 14. Juli und wenn Frankreich Weltmeister wird - da muss man dann eben mitfeiern ;-)).

Vom Ort aus kann man schöne Spaziergänge unternehmen (es gibt verschiedene ausgeschilderte Rundwege) und natürlich Ausflüge nach Carcassone, Minverve oder ans Meer machen. Ein Besuch im unmittelbar gegenüber liegenden Café du Midi ist unbedingt empfehlenswert!

Die Betreuung vor Ort ist gut, während unseres Aufenthalts gab es einen kleinen Wasserschaden, der sofort am nächsten Tag behoben wurde.

Wie die Fotos ja auch zeigen, sind die Treppen recht steil, die Unterkunft eignet sich also nicht für Personen mit Gehbehinderung oder Kleinkinder. Ansonsten absolut empfehlenswert!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Cafe de la Promenade
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Cafe du Midi
Nearest Ski
170 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage
Car: necessary

The house is on the riverside of a lively French village, surrounded by vineyards and with the Canal du Midi only 5km away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $234.99

CHANGEOVER DATES ARE SUNDAYS, UNLESS AGREED BEFOREHAND. In our experience flights are less expensive on a Sunday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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