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Behind the Green Gate

Region: Occitanie
Department: Aude
Dept No: 11
Location: Minervois, 30 mins from Carcassonne
Situation: Village
Property Type: Converted Stone Barn (66 m²)
Ref. No: 1652
Rent per month: From 550€ to 800€ pcm Inclusive of some extras
Long letting period: Available year round for long lets
Min. rental period: 1 month
Bedrooms: 1 Double bedroom. 1 Twin bedroom.
Sleeps: 4

Open plan kitchen/diner/lounge

Open plan kitchen/diner/lounge

Pet friendly courtyard

Pet friendly courtyard

Description of Property:   Tucked away in the heart of old Laure-Minervois village, hidden behind the sunny stone walls of its very private courtyard, you will find this lovely and fully equipped two bedroomed house.

Entering through the green gate at the end of an impasse you step into the walled courtyard, at the far end of which is the house itself. The kitchen, dining and lounge areas are all on the ground floor. An open tread staircase leads up to the first floor where you will find a landing, the two bedrooms and a bathroom with toilet, sink and shower.

A great base for discovering all this beautiful region has to offer, whether exploring medieval cities such as Carcassonne and Minerve; walking in the garrigue; cycling along the Canal du Midi or sampling the local wines and olives.

Laure-Minervois itself has a small grocery/newspaper store, a butcher/delicatessen, a hairdresser, a pharmacy and wine producers within easy walking distance of the house.

Cosy lounge area

Cosy lounge area

Double bedroom

Double bedroom

Outside Amenities:  In the courtyard there is a table, parasol and 4 outside dining chairs, together with an outside sofa and two low-lounging chairs. Barbeque. Outside utility/washing machine area.

Twin bedroom

Twin bedroom

Twin bedroom

Twin bedroom

Surrounding Area:  The Minervois is such a beautiful area with a strong Mediterranean influence, evident in its long dry summers; it's scenery of pine and cypress trees and numerous vineyards; its culture, gastronomy and quaint old villages.

The area's most famous attractions are the UNESCO world heritage sights of the medieval walled city of Carcassonne, and the Canal du Midi, not to mention the old town of Minerve (30km) from which the area takes its name and steeped in Cathar history. You can walk in the garrigue, cycle along the Canal du Midi towpaths, discover the many brocantes, taste wine or even olive oils.

For swimmers, there is the Lac de Jouarres at Azille (18km) with beach and restaurant ; closer to Laure-Minervois you have "Les Bains de Minerve" - indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and hammam - at Peyriac-Minervois (6km).

Further afield Narbonne (50km) has a strong Roman history, and its nearby beaches are easily accessible.

This useful link has a mine of information about the area, including Laure-Minervois itself: http://www.grand-carcassonne-tourisme.fr/fr/decouvrir/villages/laure-minervois.php

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Heating system: Electric heating.
Services / Facilities: Mains water. Mains drainage. Electricity. Telephone. WiFi Broadband Internet Access. Television. DVD.
Kitchen Facilities: Conventional oven. Microwave. Fridge. Freezer. Combined Fridge/Freezer. Dishwasher. Washing Machine.
Additional Info: Children welcome. At renters responsibility - please contact owner first.
No smokers. Smoking in the courtyard is accepted.
Pets may be allowed by prior agreement. The fully enclosed courtyard makes this property exceptionally pet-friendly.
The property is in a pedestrian impasse. There is ample free public parking either by the church or in the surrounding roads and within a 2 - 3 minute walk. It's possible to pause the car at the end of the impasse for ease of dropping off luggage, shopping etc.
Bicycles can be securely stored in the courtyard.

Distance to Nearest (in kms):

Village/Town: In Laure-Minervois
Supermarket: Rieux-Minervois 8 kms, Trèbes 10 kms
Shops: As above plus, Carcassonne 20kms
Airport: Carcassonne 23 kms, Beziers 84 kms
Train Station: Carcassonne 20 kms
Bus Station: Laure-Minervois - buses to Carcassonne
Port: N/A

Pricing Info:  October - April 550 euros/month
May, June and September 650 euros/month
July and August 800 euros/month
Electricity not included. Water, local property taxes and broadband/wifi included.
One month's advance rent secures the booking. A 400 euro returnable security deposit is payable upon arrival. Copy of ID/proof of address required.

Availability: This property is available year round for longer lets.

This property is available for weekly summer holiday rentals.

Please contact the advertiser to confirm availability.

For further information and to book please contact:
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Name: Sarah Aldrich
Telephone: +33 (0)6 05 43 98 51
Languages spoken: English, French
Time to contact: 9 am - 6 pm

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