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.
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