This magnificently spacious and airy house, featuring a large, secure courtyard and roof terrace, in the quintessential market town of Olonzac is thoughtfully presented and equipped so as to make your stay in Minervois (Languedoc-Roussillion) thoroughly memorable.With three bedrooms, a large kitchen and open-plan dining area, separate lounge, two showers and WCs, this authentic southern French maison, is an ideal base for spending quiet days and evenings relaxing in the wonderful Mediterranean sun and/or entertaining guests on a grand scale.
Located on the edge of Olonzac, but still only a few minutes walk to the town centre, your privacy and security are assured, without compromising on any of the delights of the country village lifestyle.
Ground floor - The house is accessed through a large, fully enclosed private courtyard (with adjoining single bay garage, shower room & WC) - the front doors opens into a light and airy dining area (the dining table seats 6 easily) and a large, well equipped kitchen, a separate laundry room and a twin bedroom.
First floor - From the attractive staircase which leads to the upstairs bedrooms (one king, one double), bathroom (featuring full length bath and separate shower) and separate WC. Also upstairs is the lounge/TV room with French doors opening onto the tiled roof terrace with outdoor table and chairs.
All bedroom linen and towels are provided, as too are services and a welcome pack.
Other Utilities include: dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer, electric heaters, TV, DVD, CD/stereo.
THE TOWN AND REGION
Olonzac (pronounced (oh-lohn-ZACK) is a picturesque country town nestled against a pastoral backdrop of gently rolling hills and vineyards.
Situated a mere 35 kilometres from sandy beaches of the Mediterranean, and boasting 300 days of sunshine per year, Olonzac is a dream destination for adventurers, historians, gastronomes and sun worshippers alike. Unlike many parts of the southern France, the area remains largely undiscovered by the tourist masses making the local traditions and flavours all the more delightful and rewarding.
Boasting a selection of shops, restaurants and cafe/bars, the town is sufficiently well serviced that you can rest assured you won't need for anything. Tuesday is market day, when the town swells to accommodate a multitude of stalls selling the widest conceivable range of wares, including the freshest local produce- vegetables, meats, poultry, cheeses and wine and craft and general commodities. For an authentic taste of the southern French countryside life, there is no better place to be, so be sure to get there early!
Only a few minutes walk out of town you'll find the Lac de Jouarres - a beautiful lake ideal for fishing, boating, swimming, wind surfing, surfing, or even just a pleasant, relaxing walk in the sun. Alternatively, hire a bicycle from the nearby village of Homps (5 minutes drive/15 minutes walk) - the quiet open roads are ideal for cycling and there can be no better way to take in the delights of the surrounding countryside.
Olonzac is also an ideal starting point for adventures slightly further a field. The historic Citadel of Minerve and the tree-lined Canal du Midi are both only 2 minutes drive away, the magical walled city of Carcassonne only 25 minutes drive.