French Holiday Homes
CORBIERES - CATHAR COUNTRY Charming new villas on the edge of a typical
4 individual Villas: Each with its own private pool of which 2 of the pools have removeable covered panels which helps retain heat in the pool, summer kitchen with large covered terrace and garden.
Large covered terrace/summer kitchen,
Private walled garden.
18 kms from Narbonne,
30 kms from Mediterranean beaches,
|Property Name||Les Cigalous|
Villa and Pool
Covered Panels on Pool
|Bedroom(s)||3 Bedroom(s) Sleeps 6|
Narbonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
|On our site since||5 June 2002|
A young wine grower and his charming wife have built an ensemble of four villas, each with its own pool, on the edge of a Corbiere village. While there is shared parking, each villa has complete privacy and is not overlooked by its neighbours. This villa is built on one level, is spacious, well equipped and comfortably furnished. Glass doors lead out onto a pool side terrace and to a marvellous Santa Fe style covered terrace/summer kitchen with huge wooden beams that the owner salvaged from an old barn. He is also an artist so all the colours used on the inside and outside capture the warmth of the mediterranian sun - mustard ochres, honey yellows and earthy terracottas contrast beautifully with the blue of the water.
All on ground floor: Kitchen: fully equipped; dish washer, washing machine, fridge freezer, cooker, microwave. The dining /living room is open plan; it gives on to an outside terrace with the (8x4m) swimming pool.
2 bedrooms with a double bed
1 bedroom with 2 single beds
There is a garden of about 600 square metres, an 8x4m kidney shaped private pool with a terrace around it and 4 sun-loungers. Two of the properties have had covered panels installed which helps retain the heat in the pool and makes these ideal for low and mid season. The focal point is the lovely and practical summer kitchen which has a built in BBQ, small fridge, sink, and a fitted table-top. There is an outside table and plenty of shade to dine by the pool.
THE GARDEN AND POOL OF EACH VILLA IS COMPLETELY PRIVATE. THE VILLAS SHARE ONLY THE CAR PARKING AREA AND FOOTPATH BETWEEN THE VILLAS.
These lovely villas are situated in a typical Mediterranean wine-producing village in the Corbieres. The owners have vineyards and the local Cave Cooperative is just around the corner. There is a small grocer's shop in the village and in the nearby village (only 3 kms away) there are village shops, a pharmacy, cafe and public tennis courts.
The landscape around the village is stunningly beautiful ; nearby are the medieval Cathar castles; majestic ruins rising above precipitous summits. The Mediterranean beaches (Gruissan, Narbonne and Leucate plages) are all within 25-40 kms, and the Pyrennees mountains and the Spanish border and are only an hour's drive away (The Salvador Dali museum in Figueras is just over the border).
Abbey de Fontfroide 10 km built by the powerful Bishops of Narbonne with a beautifully restored 11th century cloister.
Narbonne 18 km. Founded around 600 BC by the Romans. It boasts a flamboyant cathedral and Episcopal Palace. Excellent restaurants. One of the most splendid markets.
Bages 22 km. Lovely fishing village on the shores of the Narbonne 'etang'. several very good seafood restaurants. Great windsurfing on the etang in early spring and late autumn. (some speed records have been set here).
Sigean 24 km Wildlife safari park.
Port la Nouvelle 30km. Superb sandy beaches.
Beziers 48 km. Major market town, noted for its bull-fight 'Feria' in August.
Pezenas 65 km. Attractive medieval town.
Montpellier 120 km. Large university town.
Airport (British Airways - Gatwick)
Carcassonne 60 km Largest fortified medieval town. Airport (Ryan Air - Stanstead, Liverpool,Dublin and East MIdlands)
Nimes 150 km Roman temple and arena. Airport (Ryan Air - Luton,Liverpool and East Midlands)
Perpignan 62 km Palace of kings of Mallorca. Airport (Ryan Air - Stanstead Fly be Birmingham and Southampton)
|Map||Click here to see a map of the property's location|
|How to get here||
International airports are at Carcassonne (Ryanair to Stanstead, Dublin,East Midlands and Liverpool)
Montpellier (international flights worldwide. Ryan Air, British Airways.
Perpignan (Ryanair from Stanstead. Flybe Birmingham)
Nimes (Ryanair from Luton,Liverpool and East Midlands)
Toulouse eg.Flybe from Birmingham, Easyjet from Gatwick.
Girona (Spain) Easyjet from Gatwick.
Railway: Narbonne, Carcassonne, and Perpignan have railway stations with nearby car rental
|Early booker discount - book your villa before January 2011 and you get a 10%|
Cigalous villa - SLEEPS 6 - NEAR NARBONNE.
Rental costs are based on the value although we accept payment in £sterling. Rental is Saturday to Saturday. Payment accepted by sterling cheque, bank transfer or credit card (with small supplement)
PRICES PER WEEK Euros. 2009
LOW du 03/01/2009 au 28/03/2009 688
du 18/04/2009 au 30/05/2009 688
du 03/10/2009 au 19/12/2009 688
MIDDLE du 30/05/2009 au 27/06/2009 950
du 29/08/2009 au 03/10/2009 950
HIGH du 27/06/2009 au 11/07/2009 1338
PEAK du 11/07/2009 au 29/08/2009 1625
EASTER du 28/03/2009 au 18/04/2009 1000
XMAS du 19/12/2009 au 26/12/2009 1000
NEW-YEARdu 27/12/2008 au 03/01/2009 1000
Owners Terms & Conditions:
- 30% deposit upon booking and the rest 8 weeks before arrival date.
- Breakages/cleaning deposit = 500 cash
- 50 End-of-stay cleaning charge.
- Cleaning service on request: 10 per hour.
- Linen: Sheets and pillow cases are available at 10 per double, 8 per single bed.
- Towels: 5 per person (one large and one small towel).
- Electricity: upto 50 KWhrs per week is included in rental price.
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