- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
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A stone-built , typical southern French village house, in the medieval heart of Caunes-Minervois, one of the loveliest villages in the Languedoc, Three levels, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms , fireplace and hidden courtyard. A home from home, with fresh linen, weekly cleaning, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi .Two world heritage sites, the city of Carcassonne and the wonderful winding Canal du Midi are close by, the Mediterranean is an hour's drive and Spain and the Pyrenees, an hour and half. The region is Cathar Country, with Castles, vineyards, mountains and a fascinating history....Read more
16th Century Southern French Shoemaker's Cottage
Caunes-Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Additional Location Information
Caunes-Minervois is a village of approximately 1000 people, twenty minutes from Carcassonne.
The Shoemaker's Cottage is on a quiet cul de sac facing South in a street of medieval houses. Pop round the corner and up to the mairie where Marlene's shop sells all the things one most likes in France, wine, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese and almost anything else you'd like or need. Marlene, sometimes known as the village radio station, knows about everything and everyone in the village..........
Just opposite her shop and the mairie, is a wonderful little restaurant at the D'Alibert hotel. It has a beautiful renaissance courtyard in which to dine in the evenings under the stars. Frederic is the fifth generation of owners of this beautiful building and restaurant. And now his son has joined him.
The boulangerie is just round the corner from them. They open early for the croissants and bread bought daily by everyone in the village.
Behind the house one can walk directly into the flower filled hills at the base of the Black Mountains. In front of the village, vineyards stretch almost all the way down to the Mediterranean.
Because Le Savetier is on a quiet cul de sac, one can drive up to the house to unload the car and then turn around and park in the abbey parking area just a minute's walk away. This parking is safe and free. We have parked there for over 15 years without a problem.
The village is twenty minutes from Carcassonne; 90 minutes from Toulouse; 3 hours from Barcelona.
Caunes is a tranquil village but there are beautifull places to visit nearby. There are two World Heritage sites; the medieval city, La Cite in Carcassonne - the second most visited tourist destination in France - and the wonderful, winding Canal du Midi with its boats and tow paths for walking along and stopping off at cafes along the way.
There are small but good markets in Caunes three times a week. And there are bigger, bustling markets in nearby towns. There are spectacular castles and ancient ruins. There are probably hundreds of wineries to visit and taste the wines. Walking is beautifully varied from the vineyards to the chestnut forests and Mediterranean garigue. Cycling is excellent, too. We have bikes you can use.
There is a very good golf course within twenty minutes of the village and three others a bit further away.
And the villages all around are wonderful, too.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Tennis courts nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive, Water park nearby, Horse riding nearby, Fishing nearby
Nearest shops, 1 miles
Nearest beach: Narbonne plage, 50 miles
Nearest train station: Carcassonne, 10 miles
Nearest airport: Carcassonne, 10 miles
Car is recommended
Last updated on October 02, 2014
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- Cleaning fee | $63 per stay
- cleaning fee | $63 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
We offer reductions on rates for a month's booking. The only additional fees are for electricity which is charged at local rates and according to how much you use. Summer use is approximately 10 Euros per week.
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Housekeeping Optional
- High chair
- Hair dryer
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 4 Dining chairs
- 4 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 120 square meters