About this listing
Our basic rate for 2 people sharing a room is 70 Euros per night. Add 10 Euros for a third person in the same room (Rooms 1 & 2) or deduct 10 Euros if single. Breakfast is included.
L'Ancienne Vigneronne is a 200 year old former wine growers house which has been fully renovated. It is situated in the Minervois region of the Languedoc, a beautiful rural setting.
The house sleeps up to 10, is open all year, has no minimum stay and offers a swimming pool in a secluded courtyard. There is a lounge with TV, WIFI available (free), central heating and wood burning fire in winter.
The four spacious bedrooms consist of two family rooms (double & single beds and 3 single beds) and 2 double rooms (double beds) and vary in size from 15-24 sq meters. All have their their own bathrooms of 6 sq meters.
There are no cooking facilities available but complimentary tea/coffee is available on request. There are good restaurants within 15 minutes drive, or alternatively eat with us. We cook evening meals to order catering for all tastes with freshly bought produce, local wine and coffee included.
A typical menu is 3 courses with wine and coffee included is 21 Euro. A lighter 'menu terroir' with cold meats, cheese and seasonal fruit can also be provided.
Mailhac has a bar, village shop, post office, school, swimming pool and a number of wine producers where wine can be tasted. The countryside is quiet, but we are not too far from historic cities, beaches, mountains and rivers.
The region is great for walking, bird watching, cycling (really nice road and off-road bikes can be hired locally), fishing, paragliding, golf and more! We keep a selection of tourist guides, maps and information about the region and enjoy sharing our local knowledge.
The Canal du Midi passes through the region and guided boat trips are an option. There is safe bathing and a cafe just 15 minutes drive to the Lac du Jouarre near Olonzac, and the Mediteranean is 45 minutes drive to Gruissan.
Tuesdays mornings in Olonzac is a must if you want to experience a typical French market, as well as an opportunity sit, drink a beer or coffee and watch the world go by.
The nearest city of Narbonne (30 minutes drive) has a pleasant Mediteranean feel when strolling about its quiet streets. The Canal de Robine flows quietly through the city centre, there is Roman archeology available to investigate and it offers a wider range of shops than you can find in small villages and towns.
The fortress city at Carcassonne is a World Heritage site and was used by Walt Disney as the model for his castle. Each July there's a large arts festival with top names appearing, and not forgetting a huge (free) firework display on July 14th ... Bastille Day.
Further afield are Montpellier and Perpignan (each about an hours drive) both pleasant cities to visit, the Pyrenees can be reached in 2 hours whilst into Spain it's a 2 hour drive to Gerona and 3 to Barcelona.
Caroline & Trevor
Our guests have use of the lounge, garden, pool and their bedroom. The kitchen is not available.
Very few. There are one or two things you need to be aware of, otherwise come and go as you please. You're in holiday!
We had a wonderful two nights stay. Ours host Trever and Caroline were very welcoming and helpful. Their place is immaculate and the outdoor space is a wonderful place for dinning and relaxing. Their foods and wine were exceptional. Thank you again Trevor and Caroline.
La casa era perfecta, las camas muy cómodas, todo estaba muy limpio y el desayuno fue excelente. Tienen una peqeña piscina en un jardín muy bonito.
La casa está situada en un pequeño pueblo cerca de Narbonne, y no es difícil de encontrar. Es un sitio tranquilo donde disfrutar de unos días de vacaciones. Hay buenos restaurantes cerca, de hecho Caroline nos recomendó uno que nos encantó, y además nos hizo la reserva!
Trevor y Caroline son muy agradables, nos hubiese gustado quedarnos unos días más.
Accueil courtois, excellent rapport qualité/prix pour un stop sur la route des vacances
We had a very pleasant stay at L' ancienne vigneron . Altough we arrived fairly late in the evening, Trevor was waiting for us and was very helpfull .After unpacking and putting the kids to bed, we enjoyed a drink in the garden .
The rooms and bathrooms are very clean and lovely decorated.
The breakfast the next morning was super with home-made marmelade and fresh fruit.
We would recommend this B&B certainly .
Thank you Trevor and Caroline for having us.
Raf and Sofie
Une jolie maison dans un village au calme. Nous avons bien apprécié notre séjour, un bain dans la piscine et la disponibilité totale de Caroline et Trevor après notre journée de vélo.
Un bon petit déjeuner sous la pergola.
Thank you Trevor and Caroline for making us feel very welcome in your lovely home and garden. We enjoyed your company and the meal you prepared for us was so delicious. Also, thank you for your help with our cycling route to our next destination, which took us through some wonderful scenery.
Pour ma première expérience Airbnb, quelle réussite ! Caroline et Trevor sont d'une grande douceur, qui se ressent dans toute la maison. Les espaces sont grands (chambres mais aussi salon et cuisine), confortables et chaleureux (l'hygiène y est irréprochable !). La terrasse est magnifique avec un jardin bourdonnant de plaisir ! Sans compter la piscine, pleine de surprise avec ses bancs et ses jets de massage.
Un (trop) court séjour reposant et agréable sur tous les plans !
Chrystel et Nathan