The deck, providing places to sit in both sun and shade.Chalet in the valet!
Nature all around.
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About this listing

The space

Ancienne Pisciculture is a chalet style house set in 22 acres of beautiful countryside. It is a paradise of nature with views of the mountains and meadows. The river flows the length of the property with various waterfalls fit for light paddling/swimming.
Rowena the property owner runs Ammonite Pottery from her studio on the grounds, where classes can be taken at a cost of 10EUR pp for a 2 hour sesion.
The house is very comfortable and offers open plan living areas and private bedrooms.
A large deck offers views by day and star gazing on clear nights. The price includes Wifi and continental breakfast. A very peaceful location, but an easy drive or a walk to Caunes a beautiful and lively medieval village. This wine region is filled with beautiful vinyards surounding the town. Caunes offers lovely traditional resturants, tapas bars and a quiant village bar. Local shops are situated within the vilage for all necessities. Carcassonne is a 30 minute drive away, with many trousist attractions such as the famous Carcassonne Castle. An exceptional experience.

There are 4 rooms available that can sleep up to 3 people. The rate per room is 45EUR for one person, 55EUR for two and 65EUR for three. If you would like additional rooms please massage me for availability.

Guest access

Beautiful countryside, river to play in!
A friendly open plan living space, including sitting room, dinning room and kitchen, If cooking guests will be asked to contribute to gas.

Interaction with guests

I like to make quests feel welcome. I feel love to make their holiday a success .

Other things to note

We love our animals, who are very friendly.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check Out: 2PM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
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1 night minimum stay

33 Reviews

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Olga User Profile
July 2016
The house is very cozy and situated in a lovely place. Rowena was very kind and friendly with us. We were travaling with our 4 years old daughter and she enjoyed the house and the nature around. Everything was perfect!

Benjamin User Profile
January 2016
Rowena and her partner were very welcoming and accommodating during the course of our brief stay. She also was very kind to pick us up when our transport failed on the way to the booking. The house situated nicely outside of the village. Very clean and comfortable. I'd happily book another stay. Rowena is a credit to airbnb. Many thanks!
Rowena User Profile
Response from Rowena:
Glad you enjoyed yourselves! You looked magnificent in your tartan for Burns night! Stay in touch, say hi to Phil. Did you get your car sorted? All the best Rowena
January 2016

Kevin User Profile
November 2015
It was our first AirBnB experience and we had an absolutely fabulous time. Rowena put us at ease before we'd even arrived by ringing the day before and checking dietary requirements. By the time we'd been in the door 15 minutes it felt like we were among old friends. We stayed two night and the accommodation was perfect for us - cosy and snug when needed, yet with plenty of fresh healthy air all around. We ate with Rowena and some friends all together on the first night and it was an excellent choice. The food and wine copious and tasty and the company intelligent, interesting and great fun. The hills and valleys around are special for sure, as too is the property itself. The village of Caunes-Minervois has just the right mix of provincial charm. For us however it was the people that made it so special. Would we recommend? We simply can't wait to go again! Thanks Rowena and to everyone else who we met. Hope to see you again before too long.
Rowena User Profile
Response from Rowena:
Awwwwww! We loved you too.......xxxx
November 2015

Stephen User Profile
August 2015
The experience was more than I expected. Rowena's smallholding is situated in a beautiful, peaceful valley. She is a very intuitive and warm hostess. The accommodation itself is perfectly good and one feels right at home. I would highly recommend Rowena and her home as a base from which to explore the area in and around Caunes- Minervois.

Veronique User Profile
August 2015
Charming Lady with her kind dogs and cats. My daughter loved the experience in this peaceful place and enjoyed the pottery demobstration as well. Since Rowena's place is unique, we did have difficulties to find the location on the map. Recommend to contact Rowena before arriving that she'll manage to meet you.
Rowena User Profile
Response from Rowena:
Hiya! Where can I send your daughters dairy if she would like me to? Love Rowena
August 2015

Lynda User Profile
August 2015
Very homely and comfortable enjoyed our short stay. Rowena and Maurice were excellent hosts. you must be an animal lover ,we will definitely return .thankyou .

Jez User Profile
August 2015
Beautiful house in a scenic and peaceful location. Rowena was a great host. Friendly, interesting and good fun. Dogs were lovely especially Russell who was incredibly friendly.

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Caunes-Minervois, France · Joined in May 2011
Rowena User Profile

I am a Potter and I teach beginners and host workshops for professional potters. I also help children and adults with special needs through pottery and have seen incredible results in this area.

As an animal lover, I adore living here in the heart of all this natural beauty.

I like music and fun and do appreciate peace as well. We get both here.

Response rate: 94%
Response time: within a day
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