Martinets Gite - OLON101
Prices from £303 - £478
Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 1
Newly renovated gite, ideally located in the centre of the market town Olonzac, the 'capital' of the Minervois wine-growing region. FREE WiFi Internet access available
About Martinets Gite
This 18th century, three storey town house is ideally situated in the centre of the busy town of Olonzac, the delightful capital of Langeudoc’s Minervois region, and provides very comfortable and spacious self-catering accommodation (60m2) which is perfect for a couple or up to three people.
The house is full of character and benefits from a number of stunning original features which have been sympathetically restored. It was thoroughly renovated and refurbished in 2007, providing all the modern comforts one expects whilst complimenting the property’s original charm.
You enter the property directly into a generous open-plan kitchen and living area which has a large dining table with seating for four. The fully-equipped new kitchen has a large fridge-freezer, cooker, microwave, washing machine, and plenty of storage space. There is also a WC on this floor.
The property’s dramatic centrepiece is a spectacular original staircase with ornate banisters. You will also see many other period details throughout the house, including exposed beams and original shutters.
On the first floor is a light and airy sitting room with a traditional working fireplace which can be lit for open fires in the cooler months. There are two sofas, one of which can be made into a comfortable double bed. The TV has English-speaking Satellite channels including BBCs 1 and 2 and BBC News 24, plus a DVD player. Music CDs, DVDs, books and games are also provided.
On the next floor is the spacious master bedroom, with high ceilings, exposed beams, and an elegant metal-framed bedstead. The beautiful blue mosaic-tiled double shower is the highlight of the generous shower room next door, which also has a WC and basin.
All rooms have electric heating for the winter months, and logs can be provided for the open fire for a small charge.
There is no garden with this property however from the second floor there is an open staircase leading to the small private rooftop terrace with a barbecue.
The perfect spot to relax and unwind, this sun trap hideaway offers spectacular views across the rooftops and church spires of Olonzac and, on a clear day, you can see all the way to the Pyrenees.
There is an abundance of swifts, swallows and house martins to watch in spring and summer.
There is free parking just one minute’s walk away.
Easy parking only 15 metres from house(no reserved places)
Facilities and Features
First floor sitting room and on the second floor there is one bedroom and bathroom with double shower, wc and basin.
Roof terrace of 4m2, accessible from the second floor via open staircase.
- Street Parking
- Satellite TV
- Child Friendly
- Easy Walk to Shops
- Golf Nearby
- Watersports Nearby
Location and Map
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This small town's bustling centre becomes even more vibrant on Tuesdays as it is market day. If you are looking for something a little more relaxing, then why not take a stroll around pleasant park or the Lac de Jouarres - a beautiful lake ideal spot for reading, fishing, boating, swimming, and wind surfing.
Olonzac, only a 45-minute drive from Carcassonne and even less from Narbonne and Beziers, is ideally placed for exploring this lovely region.
A 10 minute walk will take you to Homps, where you will find the Canal du Midi, which offers lots of opportunities for walking, cycling or a boat trip as well as relaxing with a drink in one of the many cafes watching the passing boats.
Weekly rates and Extra Charges
|rental period||weekly rate|
|31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019||£417|
|28 Sep 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£381|
|02 Nov 2019 - 13 Dec 2019||£303|
|14 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020||£381|
|28 Mar 2020 - 29 May 2020||£381|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£417|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£478|
|29 Aug 2020 - 25 Sep 2020||£417|
|26 Sep 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£381|
|31 Oct 2020 - 11 Dec 2020||£303|
|12 Dec 2020 - 08 Jan 2021||£381|
Fees and conditions
- Security Deposit: £150.00
- Linen and towels included and price.
- Also welcome pack of locally produced wine on arrival.
Complimentary wine, coffee, tea and milk on arrival.
Security Deposit £150.00 or 150 Euros
FREE WiFi Internet access available
Not suitable for children or the elderly.
Visited by one of our team - highly recommended.
OLON101 - PREVIOUS GUESTS' COMMENTS:"Lucy -our contact - was most helpful and professional." - John (2012)VISITORS BOOK COMMENTS2011 SeptemberWe are enjoying it here very much. We think that ‘Les Martinets’ is the best equipped gite we have stayed in over the years.We have found lots of walks near and far and some good restaurants. All together a fine place to be.2011 AugustWe have had a wonderful time in the Languedoc and particularly enjoyed our stay at ‘Les Martinets’ which we found to be very comfortable and relaxing. Olonzac is a great base for exploring the area – our favourite places were Minerve, and Homps where we discovered a wonderful restaurant, 'En Bonne Compagnie'.2011 FebruaryA lovely restful week! The house is lovely – the weather was cool so we lit the log fire in the evening and just snuggled up! Loved the market – fabulous fresh meat and vegetables and a lovely friendly couple selling fresh coffee, flavoured “infusions” and cocoa’s. Recommend a drive to the coast and definitely over the mountains - breathtaking scenery and views.2010 OctoberA great couple of weeks in Olonzac. House was all we hoped for, very comfortable. Great shower and liked the roof terrace - very nice sitting up there with a glass of wine in the evening. Olonzac is a lively place for its size and has all the facilities you need for a holiday. The ‘Bel’ restaurant is very good – (Great Sunday lunch!) as is the Auberge de St. Martin at Beaufort.2010 SeptWonderful base for exploring the delights of the area. Great house with everything you could wish for.2010 AugustWe had a fantastic holiday. The house was perfect, very well equipped and great position to explore the local area! We especially loved the Tuesday morning market and filled the fridge with delicious goodies! – Bon Vacances!