Beautiful Valley Guesthouse

House - Private room · Pottery, Route de Citou, Caunes-Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon 11160, France

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 session.
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 vineyards surrounding the town. Caunes offers lovely traditional restaurants, tapas bars and a quaint village bar. Local shops are situated within the village for all necessities. Carcassonne is a 30 minute drive away, with many tourist 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.

Continental breakfast will be served at your convenience. Additional evening meal can be purchased at 15EUR per adult (10EUR per child, under 5's eat free) including a jug of wine. Wifi is available at no extra cost. Plenty of parking also available free of charge.

Additional services:

30 euros taxi service for Carcassonne airport or train station
10 euros a day for use of kitchen for cooking
5euros a wash for washing machine.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $426 /week
Monthly Price: $782 /month
Cleaning Fee: $14
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Set amongst the rolling hills of France, in a beautiful valley, is Pottery, the home of Rowena who is a fabulous hostess. There is a river in the grounds where you can swim, paddle or bathe if you so wish. Her grounds are spacious and her dogs and cats, who are very friendly, have run of the grounds.

    Rowena offered us a glass of wine upon arrival making us feel very much at home. She introduced us to fellow travellers staying with her and her pottery studio as she is a potter now.

    Our room was light and airy with our own bathroom opposite. As she is such a relaxed hostess, she has an open house policy so you can come and go as you wish.

    Breakfast the next day was of ample supply of coffee and tea, cereal, croissants and bread with butter and array of jams.

    Access to the property is tight down a gravel path but this should not put anyone off from staying in this beautiful location.

    August 2013
  • This is a wild and wonderful place. You must like dogs, and you must not like either manicured gardens or easy paved drives. The house (open, almost ranch-style, full of art and obviously loved) sits in its own little valley with a fast-flowing stream. We spent the afternoon exploring and sitting by the waterfall, accompanied and looked after by Rowena's dogs Russell and Tika. We ate at the house in the evening and were joined by some of Rowena's local friends with whom we had much in common.
    It was a lovely experience.

    August 2013
  • It is a lovely setting and accomodattion. We appreciated the relaxed atmosphere and the travel suggestions that Rowena provided.

    July 2013
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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.
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