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6 Bedrooms, Big Pool, Ideal Families, ½ hr airport
6 Bedrooms, Big Pool, Ideal Families, ½ hr airport

Entire home/apt

12 guests

6 bedrooms

7 beds

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A haven of peace and calm, great for families or groups, this air-conditioned house, with large garden and pool, sits on the edge of a small village in the middle of the wine region of Minervois. 30 minutes to the Mediterranean and only one hour from Spain, this makes an ideal centre for relaxing by the pool or exploring the Languedoc Roussillon. You can choose - Adventure or Chill !

The space

This stylish calming and tranquil house, which used to be a ‘Maison Vigneron’, is located on the edge of a ramparted village. With stunning views over the vines and the garrigue, it is the ideal spot to escape and recharge your batteries or, should the urge take you, to use as a base for discovering the hidden charms of this beautiful region of France.
Comfortable and relaxed, the 6 bedrooms all contribute to the restful qualities of this perfect home from home. Each with a spacious bathroom and individually controlled air conditioning, guests have been known to sleep until midday and beyond! You will be accommodated in 5 double rooms and one twin bedded room although 2 additional children's beds can be placed in some of the rooms.
You are invited to make full use of the large landscaped garden with its covered terrace and private swimming pool. Your hosts will welcome you whole heartedly and help you to explore in a manner that best suits you.
It is easy to visit Cathar country, Mediterranean and beaches, La Cite of Carcassonne and the World Heritage site of the Canal du Midi.
24 excellent restaurants within 20 minutes, 100s of vinyards and a wealth of activities such as sunbathing, swimming, diving, horseback riding, canoeing, paragliding, sailing, walking, climbing, white water rafting, visit chateaux/abbey/beach.
In the middle of nowhere but central to everything! You name it, we can point you in the right direction!

Guest access

The house is yours.
Come and make yourself comfortable in the tranquil village. In the area you have so many different activities available that you can make yourself very busy, or nip down to Spain for lunch, up to Nimes for the Pont du Gard or up into the Pyrenees for some hill walking. We can arrange rental of various types of bike, if that takes your fancy.

Interaction with guests

We will meet you on arrival (after 4:00 p.m.) and give you a full tour of the facilities. After that, if you need us or just want to chat, you can give us a quick ring and we will be with you.

Other things to note

Satellite TV is available with BBC, ITV and a variety of multi-language channels.

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The space
Bathrooms: 6.5
Bedrooms: 6
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 119
Security Deposit: 594
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM

We don't have too many rules, we prefer that you feel at home.
Arrival time is 4:00 p.m. and departure before 10:00 a.m.
Sheets and towels provided and we also have pool towels. If you need things for the beach, please bring your own.
No pets nor smoking indoors please.
We go to a lot of effort to make the house clean and tidy for you, but we only have 6 hours before our next guests arrive. We would much appreciate it if you could please tidy the place before you leave.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

18 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful house with an amazing equipment. And, of course, with very friendly and caring Iain & Trish! The pool is huge and, like the entire house and garden, perfectly kept clean. Mailhac is a small village with friendly neighbours. You can get fresh croissants, pain au chocolat, baguettes and some other food in a little store and also good wine from the vigneron next to the house. The location is excellent for trips to the beach, Narbonne, Carcassonne and more.

Clare User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful and well equipped Villa with fabulous heated pool. Great location, walking distance to boulangerie for fresh croissants. Iain and Trish provided us with great advice about restaurants and places to go.

Hazel User Profile
September 2016
Fab villa, in a small village location, our family had a wonderful two weeks, ages ranging from 9 months to 83 years. The villa has everything you need and some. As a word of caution anybody driving from the UK needs a dose of courage driving on the very narrow roads, it was a bit hair-raising at times but on the whole the roads are very quiet, we only experienced as few raised fists when not driving the french way, opps! Didier sells great wine at the winery just outside the gate, everyone loved the Domaine Camberaud Minervoise rose. Many thanks to Iain and Trish for a great holiday.
Iain & Trish User ProfileIain & Trish is a superhost.
Response from Iain & Trish:
Lovely to have you visiting our place and you are welcome to come back any time. (BTW there is a hairdryer available on request.)
September 2016

Angharad User Profile
August 2016
Iain and Trish were great in accommodating our ever changing arrival time and made us feel very welcome. The place has everything you would need for a self-sufficient stay and you could happily stay in the villa without needing to go out (other than for supplies). Carcassone is an easy drive and there is a fun restaurant in Narbonne which Iain recommended to us. Iain also recommended a lovely restaurant on the Canal du Midi for a special dinner. Iain and Trish were thoughtful and even brought a surprise birthday gift, which was a lovely, unexpected touch.
Iain & Trish User ProfileIain & Trish is a superhost.
Response from Iain & Trish:
Angharad, you and your family were a pleasure to host. Many thanks for your visit and we hope to see you again.
August 2016

Nico User Profile
July 2016
We had an amazing time at Iain and Trish's villa. We were welcomed warmly with a nice package of provisions and some instructions about the house and the region. The villa itself is spacious to say the least and the swimming pool was the perfect place to spend the hot summer days. The village itself is tranquil and quiet but there is enough to explore around the region. Mailhac itself offers some nice places to go for winetasting. We would also recommend to visit the fortified town of Carcassonne, which was only about a 45 minute drive from the villa. We would definitely recommend this house for anyone who likes the allure of rural Southern France and doesn't mind to spend some time exploring its wonders.
Iain & Trish User ProfileIain & Trish is a superhost.
Response from Iain & Trish:
Nico, you and your friends will be welcome back at any time. Thanks for the pleasure of your visit. Iain & Trish
July 2016

René User Profile
December 2015
The host canceled this reservation 202 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Clare User Profile
December 2015
The host canceled this reservation 195 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Mailhac, FranceJoined in May 2012
Iain & Trish User ProfileIain & Trish is a superhost.

Two global travellers who have finally settled down in the Languedoc. Iain has been in more than 100 countries and Trish has been with him on many of the longer stays.

Languages: Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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