Description from the manager
Description from the manager
This unique dwelling in the Languedoc region was built over one hundred years ago by the great-grandfather of the current owner and was used until recently as a family wine cellar. The property was carefully converted into a home by your hosts. The same family has lived in this village since the 17th century.
The home is filled with interesting furniture, paintings, drawings, photos, and crafts. A terrace covered with antique tiles provides an ideal spot for outdoor meals. It overlooks the pool and gardens and has a great view of the countryside beyond.
The warmth of the village, the charm of the countryside, and the history of this family dwelling ...Read more
About the manager
About the manager
- Response rate: n/a
- Response time: n/a
- Calendar updated: 3 weeks ago
4.6 / 5.0
Les Oliviers Cesseras, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Additional Location Information
Les Oliviers is a good base to explore many historical places, wine cellars, surrounding villages, and visit the near by seashores of the Mediterranean.
Attractions in the area
The village of Minerve, 7km from Les Oliviers, was a strategic Cathars point and an important stopover for the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella in Spain during the Medieval times. It was also the home of Simon de Montfort.
Fontfroide's Abbey, one of the France's most visited Abbeys is located just 25km away.
Carcassonne, the largest and best-kept Medieval Castle in all of Europe, seen in a number of International films, is a definite must for anyone staying in our area. The town of Carcassonne also deserves a visit. The Canal du Midi wanders around the town's edge. The covered market should not be missed while an eighteen-hole golf course awaits the real afficionados.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST GUESTS
I had heard so much about 'Les Oliviers' over the years and was truly excited to have the occasion to visit there last year with my daughter. It certainly measured up to all my expectations, weaving that particular brand of magic that is to be found in the villages of Southern France. Situated on the outskirts of the village of Cesseras, in the Minervois, it is a delightful, spacious, welcoming stone house with extensive views as far as the eye can see - to the Pyrenees. The owners have sympathetically and cleverly ensured that the comfortable, modern amenities accentuate rather than detract from the enormous charm of the property. It is a wonderful place to unwind, musing by the pool or in the hammock under the olive trees, book in one hand - glass of delicious local wine in the other. Mmmmm, it gives me goose-bumps just thinking about it! Wander through the streets of the village, or perhaps venture further afield to historic Minerve or Carcassonne - both fascinating in their very different ways. Whatever your taste there is plenty to excite and please. My daughter and I loved our holiday in this very special place and would like to thank the owners for being prepared to share their beautiful house. Ms. Georgina Irwin London UK
Couldn't have been Better:
This was our 4th visit to Les Oliviers. Our first was in 2002 and the house has improved each time. The owners really work to keep it up. We love Les Oliviers for a laid back vacation in an area which isn't packed with tourists. The Languedoc area can keep you busy for weeks, wine tasting, exploring all the little villages, rides on the Midi Canal, caves to explore, nice beach nearby and on and on. There are many great restaurants in the area, fine dining to the pizza truck that comes into the village on Friday nights. The house itself is beautiful, can accommodate 8 easily. The house is filled with art, family heirlooms, books, Dvd's. The yard and pool area is well kept, a wonderful hammock for a afternoon nap and bicycles to take a ride on into the countryside. The kitchen is well stocked with anything you would need to prepare meals, this includes all the herbs and spices you would want to use. There is also includes a great BBQ grill at your disposal. The beds are comfortable, nice linens. Hfr team is a delight to work with, Bernard has people in the village that can help with anything you might need. You can expect to receive a phone call from Bernard shortly after check in just to make sure all is well. We will be using HFR again in May, staying in one of the many apartments he represents in Paris.
Doris709 from Shoreline, Washington on 2/4/2014 for a stay in 4/1/2013
More About This Location