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5-STAR LUXURY - Elegant and Luxurious Cottage with Pool, Terrace, Garden & Air Con

Weekly Rental:From EUR 1743 to EUR 2093

Property

Cottages / Gites

Sleeps

5

Single/Double

1 / 2

Bathrooms

2

Pets

Not Allowed

Pool

Yes

Le Petit Charme (The Little Charm) is a newly renovated fully-furnished cottage offering guests 5 Star Luxury. It features a heated salt pool, air conditioned interiors, private interior courtyard and exterior garden with covered dining terrace. This It truly stylish and elegant accommodation providing guests with the charm of yesterday and the comforts of today.  Deluxe linen, towels, robes, slippers, Shiatsu massage cushion and toiletries provided along with a complimentary welcome basket of wine, beverages, and snacks and a self-serve aperitif bar.

This  'SPA-LIKE' RETREAT is set in the winegrowing village of Argens Minervois between Carcassonne & Narbonne. This charming 19th Cottage is located minutes on foot to Canal du Midi, cafes, restos & pubs, biking/walking trails, marina, vineyards & olive groves. Many comforts/amenities rarely offered by other rentals: air conditioning, heated pool, deluxe bed/linens/robes/slippers, Shiatsu massage cushion, free wine/aperitifs/spa water/snacks/Nespresso coffees/Twining teas/biscuits & more. FANTASTIC VALUE FOR MONEY.

The Accommodation:

The 875-square foot/80 metre property is a lovingly-restored winegrower's dwelling dating from 1870. A sophisticated mix of upscale contemporary and antique furnishings & decor define the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area that flows onto a private courtyard with dining table and lounge chair surrounding by a variety of flowering plants and miniature orange trees. The tranquil ensuite bedroom, which also opens onto the private courtyard, features a walk-in shower along with a dressing room with armoire and vanity table and separate water closet/toilet. There is a sofa bed in the living room of the cottage in case there is a couple with two children who want separate sleeping areas for the kids.
After a comfortable night's sleep on a quality mattress in an air-conditioned (if desired) room enjoy morning coffee and croissants in the courtyard while listening to enchanting birdsong and bubbling water fountain. From the courtyard, a private back entrance takes you to the shared heated pool, covered dining terrace and lush garden with sunning area. (The pool and garden are shared with the hosts, mid-june through mid-September.  A mature couple with no children, the hosts live in an adjacent building, a converted wine barrel barn.). Paula, the owner, has 15+ years of experiencing designing and operating small luxury holiday rentals in the South of France, Paris, London, San Francisco Bay and Napa Valley, California.

A half-hour drive west from Argens brings you to the walled city of Carcassonne. Another half-hour drive from Carcassonne brings you to Castelnaudary, the birthplace of cassoulet, southern France's famed stick-to-your-ribs pork and sausage casserole. A half-hour drive east from Argens takes you to Narbonne, with its renowned medieval cathedral and a variety of shopping, restaurants and nightlife options. 

In all directions you'll find villages like Minerve, with medieval churches and castle ruins, many of them relics of the bloody wars between the crusading Christians and the local followers of the Cathar religion. One of the loveliest is the secluded Fontfroide Abbey, with guided tours, lovely herbal gardens, a wine-tasting room and a highly rated restaurant. 

For longer day trips, the cottage is a 20-minute drive from the major A9 and A61 autoroutes, which provide direct access to Toulouse (1.5 hrs.), Montpellier (1.5 hrs.), Perpignan (1 hr.) and Collioure (1.5 hrs), the French and Spanish Pyrenees (1.5 hrs) , the Salvadore Dali Museum in Girona, Spain (1.25 hrs) and Barcelona (3 hrs.).

Luxury Linen & Towels, Robes, Slippers, Shiatsu massage cushion and Toiletries Provided along with a complimentary welcome basket of wine, beverages, and snacks and an open aperitif bar.

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Toaster Kettle Dish Washer High Chair Washing Machine Tumble Dryer

Fixtures & Equipment

Hairdryer Iron Central Heating Air Cond Log Fire TV Satellite DVD Player CD Player Internet Access

External Features

Private Pool - Heated Private Garden Mountain Views BBQ Sun Loungers : Yes Suitable for Children

Other Interior Facilities

the property has 2 baths,2 beds, sleeps 5 (there is a sofa bed in one of the living rooms) pets are allowed. The beds are 160 cm.

Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Air Conditioning
Entertainment Centre
Laptop
WIFI
Free International & Local calls
Luxury bedding & toiletries (Luxury bedding, linens, towels and robes and a variety of toiletries provide that ‘spa feeling’)
Library
Fully equipped kitchen
Central Heating
Wood Stove
BBQ

Local Attractions

The charming village of Argens Minervois offers guests a variety of activities:
Walking through vineyards and hillsides
Biking down country roads
Picnicking and hiking around the local lake
Boating on the Midi Canal
Exploring ancient ruins
Playing tennis at the canal-side courts in the village
Riding ‘for hire’ local donkeys
Canal-side dining at the local restaurant
Relaxing with local residents at the village bar
Stargazing thanks to extremely low light pollution

Argens-Minervois, located between the Meditteranean and the Black Mountains, is about 20 kilometers from Narbonne and 40 kilometers from Carcassone in the Minervois wine growing valley. The village is a 20-minutes drive from two major autoroutes, A9 and A61 which provide direct access to Toulouse (1hr. 15 mins.), Montpellier (1hr. 15 mins.), Perpignan and Collioure (1.5 hrs.), and Barcelona (3 hrs.).

A five-minute drive from Argens-Minervois takes guests to the towns of Olonzac and Lezignan-Corbieres. There they can experience real ‘day-to-day’ living among the French at a variety of bistros, restaurants, markets, specialty food stores (boulangeries, patisseries, poisonnieres, etc), supermarkets, shops and service providers.

Besides enjoying the land, LPC guests also can enjoy the sea. The long sandy beaches, marshlands and rocky outcrops of Meditteranean Coast near Narbonne and Gruissan are a 30-minutes drive from the cottage.

Special Rental Conditions

PRICE: 249 Euros per night, plus cleaning fee of 20 euros.
MINIMUM 2 NIGHT STAY.
We only rent from June 15- Sept 30.

Guests have entire cottage: 875-square feet (80 meters) of living space, including: entrance into living/dining/kitchen area. Ensuite bedroom/dressing room/shower/WC closet.
Kitchen and bedroom opens onto private courtyard.
There is a sofa bed in the living room of the cottage in case there is a couple with two children who want separate sleeping areas for the kids.
AIR CONDITiONING / CLIMATIZATION THROUGHOUT COTTAGE.

Shared access to heated pool, terrace, garden and sunning area.
On street parking available across from cottage.

Interaction with guests

Host lives next door and is available in person for assistance.

Other things to note

There is a cat that lives in the host's house and in the garden some of the time.

There is no television but there is high speed internet.

No Pets Allowed.

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Property Exterior

Private Pool (Heated):
Yes
Private Garden:
Yes
Near a Beach:
Yes
Mountain Views:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Sun Loungers:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

The charming village of Argens Minervois offers guests a variety of activities:
Walking through vineyards and hillsides
Biking down country roads
Picnicking and hiking around the local lake
Boating on the Midi Canal
Exploring ancient ruins
Playing tennis at the canal-side courts in the village
Riding ‘for hire’ local donkeys
Canal-side dining at the local restaurant
Relaxing with local residents at the village bar
Stargazing thanks to extremely low light pollution

Argens-Minervois, located between the Meditteranean and the Black Mountains, is about 20 kilometers from Narbonne and 40 kilometers from Carcassone in the Minervois wine growing valley. The village is a 20-minutes drive from two major autoroutes, A9 and A61 which provide direct access to Toulouse (1hr. 15 mins.), Montpellier (1hr. 15 mins.), Perpignan and Collioure (1.5 hrs.), and Barcelona (3 hrs.).

A five-minute drive from Argens-Minervois takes guests to the towns of Olonzac and Lezignan-Corbieres. There they can experience real ‘day-to-day’ living among the French at a variety of bistros, restaurants, markets, specialty food stores (boulangeries, patisseries, poisonnieres, etc), supermarkets, shops and service providers.

Besides enjoying the land, LPC guests also can enjoy the sea. The long sandy beaches, marshlands and rocky outcrops of Meditteranean Coast near Narbonne and Gruissan are a 30-minutes drive from the cottage.

In the area

This Property is situated in Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Nearest Airport: Perpignan (1 hr.)

Nearest Station:

Nearest Ferry:

Nearest Beach: Narbonne and Gruissan are a 30-minutes drive

Nearest Ski Resort:

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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Contact Person: Marjorie Glacet

Mobile: +33 (0)648 000 127

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