This unspoilt region retains the charm and peace of by-gone years.
Bordering the tiny village, with narrow cobbled streets and surrounded by vineyards. A mere 3 km from Canal du Midi and only half an hour’s drive from the Mediterranean coast.
Well appointed Main House and enchanting Little House guest annexe with kitchen and petit salon. Exceptional design with an eye for detail results in formal dining room, comfortable sitting rooms, meticulous bedrooms with air conditioning and heating. Enthusiastic cooks will enjoy high standards of well equipped kitchens and facilities.
Gardens overflowing with scented plants contain varied dining and seating terraces with views over the property vines and forested hillside. A heated swimming pool (12m x 6m) has pool side dining area.
“We found the house in immaculate condition with everything of the highest quality and spotless. Delia was excellent and her attention to detail was exemplary, she was helpful but also discrete and went about her work in a way that it was hard to notice she was there. Jerome provided excellent meals. The gardens were a blaze of colour and again in immaculate condition. The owners detail for design in the development/redevelopment of this property was outstanding.”
What we think: A really comfortable house set in a small village, so you can walk to get your bread and croissants (best to order in advance) from the little shop. Vineyards and Canal de Midi to see and discover in this interesting corner of France and the most beautifully decorated and comfortable house has a great collection of books to inspire you. Within an hour’s drive you could be eating oysters having passed flocks of flamingos on the Bassin de Thau or inland exploring the historic Cathar Castles and the ancient city of Carcassonne.
This house is for 12 people max. (possible 14 by arrangement / pro rata)
All bedrooms have A/C + heating.
3) Double bedded
House bathroom (bath/shower/basin/WC)
4) Twin bedded (can be made as Double)
5) Twin bedded (can be made as Double) + shower room (shower/basin/WC)
6) Double bedded + shower room (shower/basin/WC)
1) Master Suite: Double bedded + bathroom (bath/shower/basins x2/bidet/WC)
2) Double bedded
House bathroom (primarily for bedroom 2) (bath/shower/basin/bidet/WC)
GUEST HOUSE (Attached to main house but no internal access)
1) Double bedded (small)
Shower room (shower/basin/WC)
2) Double bedded (small)
Family TV room: large flat screen TV (BBC/ITV + Sky (all channels) + Sky Sport) + DVD player
Swimming pool 12m x 6m (with pool heating –functional June to October only – ). Security: retractable hard cover and gated. (pool heating** see important Information)
Mobile barbecue, boules & pool table.
Tennis, golf, river & sea bathing, Canal du Midi cruises and horse riding nearby.
Non-resident housekeeper, gardener. Cooking by arrangement
Cost of let per week in Euro 2019: including air conditioning, pool heating & electric (high season only)
(functional June-October only – pool heating** see important Information)
(Oct 27/Mar 2)
(Mar 2/June 1 & Sept 7/Oct 26)
£5,500 (+ electric + heating)
(June 1/Sept 7)
Christmas & New Year by arrangement
Tennis, golf, river & sea bathing nearby. Canal du Midi cruises, horse riding.
On edge of small village of Montouliers, village shop, post office/ 2x weekly (village tennis court);
3km Argeliers + Canal du Midi. (small village, boucherie, grocer, small Saturday market, restaurant); Market towns Bize Minervois (5km – Tennis courts, restaurant, shops, pharmacy, Wednesday market, Minervois tourist train); Cruzy (6km- Fri market,shops, bank, dinosaur museum, wine cooperative, tennis courts), Capestang (12km).St Chinian (19km) Historic Cathar village of Minerve (18km). Regional centre Narbonne (23km + TGV). 42km to coastal Valras Plage & Meze Bouziques – Bassin de Thau oyster beds & flamingos. Airports at Beziers (43km), Carcasonne (63km), Perpignan (87km), Montpellier (105km) & Toulouse (158km).