Cottage Ginestas - GINE102

Prices from £643 - £813

Guests: 2   Bedrooms: 1

Cottage Ginestas is a very pretty, self-contained gite offering magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, a plunge pool, a peaceful setting and is close to all amenities of the local village, including a boulangerie, various restaurants, a bank, a pharmacy and more. The property has internet, one bedroom, one bathroom and sleeps a total of 2 people. This gite is not suitable for children and toddlers. MINIMUM STAY 4 NIGHTS.

About Cottage Ginestas

This charming Gîte is located in the sunniest region of France, the Aude valley. It boasts a prime position just 25 minutes away from the Mediterranean beaches, Pyrenees, and Central Massif. Only 45 minutes from Carcassonne, it is nestled in the welcoming village of Ginestas. Set in a peaceful elevated spot, the property offers breathtaking views of the village, vineyards, and the majestic Montagne Noire.

No children under the age of 12 permitted in the plunge pool.

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Facilities and Features

  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Easy walk to shops (<15 mins)
  • Un-overlooked pool
  • Private pool
  • Private parking
  • Golf nearby
  • Watersports nearby
  • Secure parking
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • No pets allowed
  • Spacious garden

Layout

Bedroom - Spacious room with Double Bed (not old french mattress) with a beamed ceiling leading to modern bathroom. Walk-in wardrobe with more than enough space for half a dozen Ryanair travellers. There is a double USB charging point close to the bed as well as a double English socket, so no need to bring an adaptor. Remote control ceiling fan to keep you cool at night.

Bathroom - Features a large walk-in shower, basin and toilet which has been completely modernised. Good view as well!

Kitchen - The kitchen is well-equipped with ceramic hob, fridge (with small freezer box), microwave and grill. Breakfast bar and ample work surfaces.

Living area with settee, coffee table and reading lamp leading out through bi-fold doors onto the patio area. Internet access.

TV and WiFi Fibre internet.

External covered area for chairs, sun-loungers, BBQ equipment etc.

Patio - is a 16 sq. M decking which features a 6ft diameter wine barrel plunge pool overlooking the Aude valley with views of the Montagne Noire and beyond. Adjacent are numerous olive trees. Lie back on the sun loungers or cool off in the plunge pool and drink a glass of local Rosé (€10 for 5 Litres!!!) or two!

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
Towels and linen are included and changed weekly. There is no maid service but we provide cleaning equipment for your convenience. There is also a launderette at the nearby supermarket.

Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.

Plunge Pool - Cool off in the plunge pool, designed to resemble a large wine barrel. From the pool you have excellent views overlooking the village of Ginestas and its clock tower, to the Montagne Noir and foothills of the Cevennes in the distance and to our small olive grove.

Barbeque - Outdoor charcoal barbeque for cooking local delicacies e.g. duck breasts or perhaps a range of local seafood.

Ample parking to the rear of the Gite.

Green
The Gite is all-electric and the main house has an array of photovoltaic cells generating electricity. We generate a lot more than we use each year.

Olive Trees
The Gite has a number of olive trees close by that are actively used in producing our own olives for eating and oil.

Location and Map

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A leisurely stroll through the vineyards will lead you to the tranquil Canal du Midi. The village itself features a delightful boulangerie and epicerie, as well as three inviting bars / restaurants, a bank, and a pharmacy. Indulge in the exquisite local Rouge and Rosé wines, a true delight for the palate. Within a short five-minute drive, you'll find two well-stocked supermarkets, and within just 20 minutes lies the vibrant city of Narbonne. There, you can explore its picturesque canal, magnificent cathedral, and indulge in the sensational seven-day indoor food market, offering an abundance of culinary delights.

The area surrounding the Gîte offers a wealth of facilities and activities. Whether you're interested in immersing yourself in culture, engaging in sports, embarking on hikes, canoeing, enjoying the beach, or indulging in the local cuisine and beverages, you'll find an array of options at your fingertips. The Gîte has additional information for you or you can just ask.

Local airports – Carcassonne and Beziers airports are approximately 45 minutes from the gite and are well-served by budget airlines. You can also choose to fly to Montpellier or Perpignan. Car hire is available at all airports.

Places of interest
Canal du Midi – The Canal du Midi is about 1km away from the gite and is a pleasant gentle walk towards the very beautiful little village of Le Somail, where you will find a couple of restaurants and bars and a wonderful bookshop. The Canal can also lead you to Ventenac, with its pretty port and its elegant Cave and restaurants. You can also rent a boat in various locations and spend your day bobbing along the canal with a picnic.

Coast/Beach – The Mediterranean beaches are within 25 minutes drive, there are a huge variety to choose from, including Valras, Portiragnes, Serignan, Vias, Vendres, Agde, Sete and more.

Les Halles in Narbonne – The Narbonne food hall is an essential visit for anyone who loves food. The hall is a large indoor market, which is open every day and sells practically everything that you imagine. Have lunch there, or head a little bit further to Gruissan for a seafood lunch.

Olonzac market – This market is every Tuesday morning and the food comes highly recommended, all locally produced.

Cabezac – Visit Cabezac if you’re looking to enjoy some oysters. On Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5.30pm onwards, the roadside café and filling agent provides a location for a local oyster grower to sell his oysters and mussles.

Minerve – A Cathar stronghold that was beseiged by Simon de Montfort. It is rated as one of France’s most beautiful villages. Take a picnic to enjoy by the underground river, or dine in one of the restaurants within the cobble-stoned perched village.

La Cité – This Medieval city is situated in Carcassonne and is the most popular tourist attraction in the region.

Fontfroide – The Abbey de Fontfroide is tucked away in a valley and makes an excellent afternoon out.

L’Oulibou – You will notice that the gite is surrounded by several productive olive trees. All of the olives at this gite are processed at L’Oulibou, which is a gem to visit. It is situated in Cabezac and you can join a tour and learn about how olives are grown and processed, as well as walk around the shop. This Olive Mill is award winning and a big local attraction.

Walking – There are numerous marked walks locally around Ginestas, but most villages have these walks and the recommended ones are in Bize Minervois, Moussan and Peyriac.

Weekly rates and Extra Charges

Prices

rental period weekly rate
30 May 2024 28 Jun 2024 £732
29 Jun 2024 29 Jul 2024 £760
30 Jul 2024 28 Sep 2024 £813
29 Sep 2024 29 Oct 2024 £760
29 Mar 2025 28 May 2025 £643
29 May 2025 27 Jun 2025 £732
28 Jun 2025 28 Jul 2025 £760
29 Jul 2025 27 Sep 2025 £813
28 Sep 2025 28 Oct 2025 £760
Arrival after 4pm, Departure by 10am. Times may be flexible out of high season.

Extras

Item Cost Per Optional/ Mandatory Payment Due
Cycles on you break you fix basis £0 Per Booking Optional On Arrival

Fees and conditions

  • Security Deposit: £85
  • Minimum stay of 4 nights.
  • Tourist tax extra. €0.88 per person/night
  • Linen, bath towels and pool towels supplied.
  • Two adults with infant pre-toddler only allowed.
  • Parking for two vehicles.
  • Departures at 09.30, and arrivals at 16.00 - an earlier time is negotiable.
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Further Information

The owner, David, lives for approximately 8 months of the year in the well segregated house adjacent to this Gîte.
The gite was originally an annexe to the house and consisted of just a small bathroom and bedroom. It has since been extended to form a Gîte so that there is now a living area of approx 30 sq. metres as well as a patio of 16 sq. metres with a plunge pool. This was accomplished in 2013. Loving this area so much that it seemed a shame for the then annexe to be unoccupied when it could be appreciated by others. Much care has been taken over the decoration and furnishings to ensure that guests will have a relaxing holiday and come to love the region as much as they do.

This area was chosen as it benefits from lots of sunshine, has easy access from the UK and is better value than Provence. The gite is on the outskirts of the little village of Ginestas which makes everything really convenient. Everywhere you want to go is just a short drive away.

The views are stunning, looking over olive trees. It really is a great holiday location and, of course, the wine is excellent! And, an added bonus - practically no mosquitoes!

Having been here for sixteen years the owner has accumulated a wide knowledge of the area and look forward to passing some of it on to you. Guests are pre-supplied with a very comprehensive document on where to find places, suggestions, restaurants, drives, beaches etc.

Gïte information
Clean linen and clean towels are provided. Beach towels are also provided.
Smoking – Smoking is not permitted inside or outside in such a way that smoke enters the accommodation.
Barbecue provided
Sun-loungers provided
Plunge Pool available
Privacy – The Gïte is a separate building to the main house and is self contained. The owners live next door.
This property is not suitable for wheelchair access as it includes steps.

Towels and linen are included and changed weekly. There is also a launderette at the nearby supermarket.

owner profile

The owners, David and Liz, live for approximately 6 months of the year in the house adjacent to this gite. The gite was originally an annexe to the house and consisted of just a small bathroom and bedroom. They have since extended the annexe to form a gite so that there is now a living area of approx 30 sq. metres as well as a patio of 16 sq. metres with a plunge pool. They accomplished this in 2013. They love this area so much that it seemed a shame for the then annexe to be unoccupied when it could be appreciated by others. Much care has been taken over the decoration and furnishings to ensure that guests will have a relaxing holiday and come to love the region as much as they do.
David and Liz chose this area as it benefits from lots of sunshine, has easy access from the UK and is a lot cheaper than Provence. The gite is on the outskirts of the little village of Ginestas which makes everything really convenient. Everywhere you want to go is just a short drive away.
The views are stunning, looking over olive trees. It really is a great holiday location and, of course, the wine is excellent! And, an added bonus - no mosquitoes!

Having been here for seven years the owners have accumulated a wide knowledge of the area and look forward to passing some of it on to you.

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