Belle Villa de Ginestas - GINE103
Prices from £904 - £2,109
Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Contemporary single storey villa on quiet road, just 5 minutes walk from the centre of the quaint village of Ginestas. Village offers all services, including a Boulangerie, Tabac bar, and restaurants. Lots to do and see in the vicinity, including the marvellous Cité de Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi (both UNESCO world heritage sites). 40 mins to long sandy beaches. Villa offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and separate WC. Friday to Friday changeovers in the summer.
About Belle Villa de Ginestas
Belle Villa de Ginestas is a contemporary single storey villa situated towards the end of a quiet road, just a 5 minute walk from centre of Ginestas.
The beautiful village of Ginestas contains all of the essentials you would be looking for, including a Boulangerie, a Tabac, hair dressers, a bank with ATM, a post office, a pharmacy, and of course, restaurants.
The villa has a bright and airy large (55 sq m) open plan living area with two sets of French doors leading on to a covered terrace and the garden with private and secluded pool.
The living area is furnished in a contemporary, comfortable and practical style with plenty of room for 6 guests. The very well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar is ideal for preparing a quick snack or a gourmet meal. As well as the breakfast bar there is a large dining table easily seating 6.
A door from the living area leads onto an inner hallway off which are the 3 bedrooms and the main bathroom.
The main bedroom has a comfortable super-king size bed and has its own ensuite with shower, washbasin and toilet. Bedroom 2 is flexible as it can be offered as a twin room or with a king size bed. It also has useful washbasin. Bedroom 3 has twin beds. All bedrooms were refurbished in 2016 with new beds, furniture and soft furnishings. A cot can be provided if required.
Bathrooms - The main bathroom has a bath, superb large walk in shower, basin and WC. There is a separate cloakroom with basin and WC and, of course, the ensuite in the main bedroom.
Through the living area French doors there is a shaded seating area for 6 close to the built-in barbecue. A door leads off the terrace area to the pool room where the washing machine and an additional fridge/freezer, (ideal for pool side drinks) are located.
Looking south from the living area or the terrace the pool sparkles and there is an array of colour all year round in the Mediterranean garden. Stretch out on one of the sunbeds and relax and enjoy the sunshine and the gentle chime of the village church bells in the distance.
Facilities and Features
• Exceptionally quiet location but convenient for all amenities
• Walking distance from the Canal du Midi
• Three bedrooms – sleeps 6 (+cot on request)
• Two bathrooms (one en suite) plus cloakroom
• Vast 55sq m living / dining / kitchen area
• Private secluded pool
• Beautiful garden
• BBQ and covered outdoor eating area
- Private Villa
- Private Pool
- Un-overlooked Pool
- 2+ Bedrooms
- 2+ Bathrooms
- Private Parking
- Secure Parking
- Satellite TV
- BBQ Area
- No Pets
- No Smoking
- Child Friendly
- Suitable for reduced mobility
- Easy Walk to Shops
Location and Map
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A visit to Les Trois Petits Cochons in the village is a must with a 3 course meal including wine at only €14.00! La Table du Casino next to the Mairie also serves lunch and dinner. L'oncle Jules, the local wine bar, adds to the choices available.
There is a co-op for the local wine or you could go to one of the caves in the neighbouring villages - there is a wealth of wine choice on the doorstep!
Venturing further afield there are numerous places to visit including the beautiful medieval walled city of Carcassonne, the Cathar village of Minerve, the Canal du Midi and some beautiful sandy beaches.
Information about travel:
Guests normally drive or fly to one of the seven airports that are within easy reach of the villa.
- Beziers and Carcassonne are the nearest airports at about 55 minutes drive each.
- Perpignan and Montpelier are both about an hour away
- Toulouse and Nimes are about one hour 45 minutes drive away and, finally, Girona in Spain is just under two hours drive away.
All the airports are well served with car hire companies.
For those guests driving Ginestas is about a ten or eleven hour drive from Calais. Some guests have an overnight stay and others complete the journey in one day.
Weekly rates and Extra Charges
|rental period||weekly rate|
|25 Jun 2021 - 03 Sep 2021||£2066|
|03 Sep 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£1335|
|29 Oct 2021 - 01 Apr 2022||£904|
|01 Apr 2022 - 30 Jun 2022||£1378|
|01 Jul 2022 - 01 Sep 2022||£2109|
|02 Sep 2022 - 27 Oct 2022||£1378|
|28 Oct 2022 - 30 Mar 2023||£947|
Fees and conditions
- Security Deposit: £250.00
- Tourist tax included.
- Friday changeovers in high season.
- The property must be left clean at departure, if it is not, a deduction from the security deposit will take place.
Arrival and car parking facilities: Level off street parking is available on the villa’s front drive. There is room for 2 vehicles. The front drive consists of a thin layer of gravel on a firm base.
Rear garden: There is a latched gate from the front garden which leads to the rear garden. Access is completely level and on a thin layer of gravel on a firm base. Access to the house from the rear garden is across a patio and through one of the two French doors. There is a small ‘lip’ from the gravel path to the patio of 4cms and the threshold from the patio through the French doors is 5cms. The internal open width of the French doors is 115cms.
There is level access all around the garden and around the pool area. The pool is covered outside of the summer season and the cover extends on to the path way around the pool. From November to mid-April skewers securing the pool cover to the ground could potentially provide a trip hazard and due care and attention should therefore be taken.
Pool Room: The small pool room is situated off the patio and contains the pool pump plus related equipment. The pool room also houses the washing machine and an additional fridge freezer. The room is unsuitable for any mobility device.
Front door: There is a paved area of 1.5m in front of the villa’s front door. The rise from the paved area through the front door is 8cms with a 2cm high threshold. The internal clear width of the front door is 78cms.
Internal lobby: The front door enters into a small lobby. There is a door into the main living area 1.3m from the front door with a clear width of 70cms. The floor is tiled. The light switches are at standard height and to the right of the front door as you enter the villa.
Cloak room: There is a cloakroom immediately to the right as you enter the internal lobby. It has a toilet and wash basin. The internal clear door width of the cloak room is 55cms. The cloak room is not suitable for any form of mobility device. The floor is tiled. The light switch is on the wall of the cloak room at standard height.
Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen: There is a large combined living/dining/kitchen area. All furniture in the living and dining room areas is not fixed and therefore movable. The floor is tiled. The kitchen area units and appliances are all installed at standard heights. There is a hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and American fridge/freezer in the kitchen as well as various small appliances.
Power points are generally at floor level although there are a couple at counter level in the kitchen.
The television has a remote control.
Heating during the winter months is via wall mounted electric heaters the controls of which would be accessible by wheel chair users.
There are 2 sets of French doors from the living/dining/kitchen area leading to the outside covered patio and garden. The internal open door widths are 115cms. The threshold from the doors to the patio is 5cms.
Hallway: There is a door leading from the living/dining/kitchen area to the hallway with an internal clear width of 66cms. The floor is tiled. Light switches are at standard height.
Bedroom 1: The door from the hallway to the main bedroom has an internal clear width of 66cms. The main bedroom has a super king sized bed in a wooden frame. The bed is 60ocms from the floor to top of the mattress. A non-feather all-seasons duvet and cotton bed linen is provided with 4 non-feather pillows. A built in wardrobe, 2 low-level bedside chests of drawers and 2 tall narrow chests of drawers are provided. There are 2 bedside lights connected to floor level power sockets. The floor is tiled. Heating during winter is via a wall mounted electric heater with wheel chair accessible controls. Light switches are at standard height.
Bedroom 1 en-suite: There is a toilet, hand basin and sliding door shower (with step access) in the en-suite. The floor is tiled. The en-suite is not suitable for any sort of mobility device and given the 10cms step access into the shower it is possibly unsuitable for those with limited mobility. The heated towel rail provides adequate heating in the winter. The light switch is on the wall outside the en-suite door and is at standard height. There is an additional pull switch light and shaver point above the mirror over the basin.
Bedroom 2: Bedroom 2 can be made up with either a king sized bed or with twin divan beds which are 58cms from floor to top of the mattress. A king sized duvet or 2 single non-feather all-seasons duvets and cotton bed linen are provided with 2 non-feather pillows per bed. There is a useful basin unit in the bedroom installed at standard height. A built in wardrobe, 2 low-level bedside chests of drawers and a large chest of drawers are provided. The floor is tiled. Heating during winter is via a wall mounted electric heater with wheelchair accessible controls. The light switch is at standard height and there is a shaving strip light (with shaver point) above the mirror by the hand basin. There are two wall mounted lamps for reading which are connected to floor level power sockets.
Bedroom 3: Bedroom 3 has twin divan beds which are 58cms from floor to top of the mattress. 2 single non-feather all-seasons duvets and cotton bed linen are provided with 2 non-feather pillows per bed. There is a built in wardrobe and two low-level chests of drawers. The floor is tiled. The light switch is at standard height. There are 2 bedside lamps which are connected to floor level power sockets. There is an electric wall heater with accessible controls for winter use.
Family bathroom: The family bathroom contains a large level access walk in shower which is 0.9m wide. The controls for the shower are 110cms from the floor. The floor is tiled. There is a large transparent glass panel running the length of the shower area. There is a bath with mixer taps and hand held shower (56cms high), a toilet (42cms high) and wash basin with mixer taps (85cms high).There is a remote controlled wall heater in the bathroom. There is a wall mounted heated towel rail. The light switch is outside the bathroom door and is at standard height.
Hot water and heating controls and fuse box: The villa has a large hot water tank which is programmed to provide hot water at the beginning and end of the day. The control panel is located in a locked area of the garage. Individual wall heater controls can be found on all heating devices throughout the villa. The fuse box is situated in the lobby and is not accessible to someone in a wheelchair.
Additional information: There are no steps in the villa, all floors are tiled and may be slippery in socks, bare feet or when wet.
There are no carpets or rugs to present trip hazards.
Cotton bed linen is provided.
Bath towels, hand towels and pool towels (subject to season) are provided.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the villa or the gardens.
Smoke alarms are fitted in the kitchen and hall way.
A fire extinguisher and fire blanket can be found under the kitchen sink.
No pets of any variety are allowed in the villa or its gardens at any time.
We really appreciated staying in such a well-equipped villa especially provision of washing and dish washer tablets. A very small thing but an excellent addition, and never have we stayed in a villa that even provides port glasses
Our first time in South of France – drove down via Rouen & Limoges. A bit of a test for us all but the villa was a wonderful oasis Everything we could want. Absolutely clean and immaculate (thank you Yvonne), gorgeous welcome pack. Wine quickly opened, pool fabulous. Rob, a delightful man, came to check a few times – full of info and support and a reassuring voice to our limited French experiences.
We have now been travelling for two months in Europe and after 7000kms it was great to put our feet down in one place for a month. We have had a great time and must have visited nearly every medieval village in a 100km radius.
Thank you for such a wonderful, relaxing stay in your beautiful villa – we loved it! We sunbathed, ate, drank and had good fun in the pool – we’ll definitely be back!