Bize-Minervois, south of France

House - Entire home/apt · Avenue de l'Amiral Narbonne, Bize-Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon 11120, France

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Holiday rental in the beautiful village of Bize-Minervois in the Languedoc, Aude region. (Minimum booking of one week)

The village is child-friendly with unique and safe river swimming.

The accommodation is suitable for up to 10 people and is priced according to numbers (please see rates below). Bize-Minervois – situated on the River Cesse – is arguably the prettiest village in the renowned Minervois wine growing area.

Bize is located at the foot of the Black Mountains and is within easy reach of the beaches of the Mediterranean, La Cité at Carcassonne, Narbonne, Beziers and many other areas of interest.

I (Debra) live in a renovated barn at the rear of the property - a totally separate building, and I am available should you require any assistance or have any questions.

More information can be found on my own (email hidden))

Prices – per week
.......................Up to 6 people.......................7 to 10 people
Low season.......................€410.......................€580
Mid season.......................€540.......................€750
High season.......................€620.......................€890

The house is only a 2 minute stroll from the pool at the river and close to all the village facilities.

Ground Floor
Free WiFi internet access.
Entry, hallway
Large well-equipped kitchen/dining room, including dishwasher and washing machine.
Roomy and comfortable lounge room with TV (English-language channels)
Shower room and WC

First Floor
3 double bedrooms
2 extra bedrooms – two single beds in each
Large sitting room with an extensive collection of reading material, including children's books
A balcony with seating leads off the sitting room and overlooks the courtyard.
Main bathroom
Separate toilet

All linen and towels (but not beach towels) are provided.

English spoken (with an Australian accent), and a little French (with an excruciating accent…)

I am a new-comer to AIRBNB so as yet do not have any reivews. However, reviews can be found on my own website ((website hidden)), and I have copied them below:

"Beautiful Bize-Minervois"
Finding accomodation for a larger group can sometimes be difficult however this beautiful traditional house in the small French village of Bize-Minervois proved ideal. There was plenty of room for the 8 of us, all rooms were comfortably furnished & the house was well equipped. Bize itself is simply charming & gives a real feel of traditional French village life. Surrounded by beautiful countryside & vineyards it even has it's own river pool to swim in. Easy commuting distance for nearby towns of Carcassone & Narbone & further afield excursions to Cathar country.
Jane R, Scotland

"A fabulous experience"
Accommodation was great, loads of room for just the two of us.Our host could not do enough to help us with advice on what to see and do! The village is wonderful,there is a river running through it with great swimming,it is close to Narbonne, Carcassonne,Minerve,Spain with loads of stunning scenery all within easy driving distance. The local food and especially the wine are fantastic. You have to try the sausages from the local butcher, best ever.A very positive experience, we'll be back!
C & C, Australia

"An authentic Rural French Experience"
Our Gite owner and host, Debra, allayed any fears we may have had about being non French speaking tourists. From the onset we were treated to an abundance of hospitality more in keeping with a family get together. Indeed, we were guests at one of her social gatherings where we met and were welcomed by locals and her family. The Bize Minervois region represents the best of Rural France. With a Population of under 1,000 we experienced a true "French Countryside" holiday. Local wines, local food and quite stunning scenery surpassed our expectations, and the accommodation (five bedrooms for two of us!)was perfect. A large, beautifully equipped kitchen allowed us to enjoy many days of true domestic bliss in an authentic French village. No negatives, perfect in every sense.
Michael, Australia

"South of France holiday"
We really enjoyed our time in Bize – the gite is absolutely great & had all the facilities we needed. Having a washing machine on hand & good weather to dry clothes makes the Carcassonne Ryan Air flight option far easier to manage! The old house & shutters really kept things cool even when temp was reaching mid 30's. My own favourite was definitly the upstairs sitting room & balcony – perfect for relaxing & holiday reading, both myself & to the children during the odd mid-day siesta or later in the evening. We appreciate we were probably really lucky with the weather but Bize has a lot to offer with the lake & life guard a big bonus, nice walks, restaurants & tennis courts too! Minerve, Aigne, Carcassonne & the beaches of Beziers/Narbonne are all so close by too. We would love to have had more opportunity to visit some of the regions chateaux & vineyards but for us it wasn't really an option with the four children … it's on the To Do list for next time we're in the region.
M&S, Dublin

"Helpful owner & felt like home"
There were only 2 of us,despite the many bedrooms,but the house is cosy & so we didn't feel that we were rattling around! The best 'room' is the balcony overlooking the courtyard ….what the website pictures don't show are the comfortable chairs up there!We spent our free time up there with books (of which there are plenty & a good variety),mugs or wine glasses,once watching the lightning!(which preceded a glorious week weatherwise).Apart from the morning schoolrun,it is quiet & well (email hidden)ere are loads of places to see,even very nearby,without setting off on major journeys,I am sure that if you had any problems,Debra would sort them out immediately,she is very friendly&approachable.The house is very reasonably priced & has everything you need & the beds were very comfortable & everything was clean.Good choice of restaurants, especally for such a small place & the staff are friendly at those too,so this is a good choice for a relaxing break.We still have things we never did after a week of exploring!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 7
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Security Deposit: $285
Cancellation: Strict

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I am an expat Australian who, after living in Scotland for 8 years, moved to the beautiful Languedoc region in the south of France in late 2006.
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