Guests welcome in a lovely old house in a small village surrounded by vines in the Minervois region of the south of France. Near the Canal du Midi, Minerve, Carcassonne, Narbonne. Walks and swims in beautiful surrounding countryside, great restaurants, markets, towns and sites to visit. House is 320m2, with original tiles and marble, large sunny bedrooms, sunny terrace, lovely garden, full of romance and charm. Bicycles available for free, and a Peugeot 205 automatic to hire at friendly rates.
In a quiet village surrounded by beautiful countryside. Mediterranean climate, no passing cars, local wines and produce, and an atmosphere outside of time.
On the ground floor are two living rooms and a large kitchen, as well as the garden, terrace, garage and two toilets. On the first floor are three bedrooms each with a private bathroom, and on the second floor two bedrooms, one has a bathroom and the other a washroom, and the library. All the rooms are large, luminous and comfortable, with views onto the village or the garden, and there is an elevator.
Interaction with guests
We will be present, living upstairs, available to help, but out of your way. We propose a table d'hôte, meaning we are delighted to prepare you a three course meal with 24 hours notice. Breakfast, fresh croissants and bread, fruit, juice and tea or coffee is 5 euro or you can have it at the little village store. On the ground floor you will also find a little 'tourism' office, with wifi, free local calls, maps of the region and daytrip suggestions highlighting markets, swim spots, restaurants, towns and sites to visit.
Other things to note
There is plenty of room to put extra beds for children. Two of the rooms have a small adjoining office. Linen, children's mattresses, and bicycles for your use all at no extra charge. There is level pedestrian access to the house through one of the entrances. We have a large blow-up pool for the children.
Je vis entre Melbourne, où je tenais une petite crêperie musicale et mon mari est graphiste, et Sainte-Valière. Je suis de mère française et père australien, mon mari de mère irlandaise et père italien. Notre fille Cleo va avoir bientôt cinq ans. Nous avons la chance d'habiter cette extraordinaire maison à Sainte Valière, qui quand elle n'est pas dévouée au tourisme, fonctionne comme résidence d'artistes internationales. Ce que nous aimons le plus: ballades, pique-niques, baignades en rivière, visiter les villages et les marchés du région, lire, dessiner, et danser.