About this listing
Guest House located in the Village of Mailhac, near Narbonne. Open all year, no minimum stay, can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. Children are welcome.
Per night .... 60 Euro for a single person, 70 Euro for two in a room, 85 Euro for three in a room. Breakfast included. Discounts available depending upon nights and rooms required.
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.
WIFI is available (free). During the winter we have central heating and a wood burning fire.
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 which we use ourselves and are happy to recommend. 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 22.50 Euro per adult, and 10 Euro for under 10's. 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.
Guests have use of the lounge, garden/terrace, pool and their bedrooms. The kitchen is not available.
Interaction with guests
We live here as well, in a separate appartment, so are available for advice and help.
Other things to note
Free parking is available in the village.
Very few. There are one or two things concerning safety you need to be aware of, otherwise come and go as you please. You're in holiday!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
Caroline & I took an opportunity to move to France more than 10 years, have enjoyed our time here immensely and do not have any plans to move back to the UK. Our efforts to learn French and integrate into village life have been rewarded with the friends and opportunities. We are also able to share our house, its location and fine weather with our family and friends from our former lives.