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In the South of France Near the Sea Surrounded by Vineyards

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Armissan from the surrounding hills

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Last updated: 10/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Aude house description

Armissan is a wine growing village 15 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea, about an hour from Montpellier, 30 minutes from the medieval city of Carcassonne and less than three hours from Barcelona, Spain. The near-by city of Narbonne is on the Canal de la Robine and has regular train service to Paris, Avignon, Barcelona and other cities throughout the region.
Your residence was an old stone barn. The ground level is a large garage with plenty of indoor parking. The upstairs living quarters offer a spacious great room with a huge fireplace and a dining area, a compact kitchen with all you need, four bedrooms (one completely recreated with a new in-suite bathroom and French doors to the large terrace), and two of which are lofts, one which opens to the private upper terrace, a full bath plus a separate water closet and a new tiled shower/sink, new dishwasher, and a laundry room with washer/dryer/ironing board on the mezzanine level. Two terraces overlook the vineyards and foothills in the distance. (There is no phone but there is wi-fi access throughout the house as well as good cell phone coverage.)

The house is a few steps away from the town center of Armissan with its ancient church. The butcher and the baker are just out the front gate. Narbonne is 15 minutes away with an historic Gothic cathedral, a Roman road, excellent shops and one of the best markets in France (open every day of the year from 7 until just after noon) featuring fresh seafood, meats, cheese and produce. There are many fine restaurants in Narbonne and within easy driving distance from Armissan.

Accommodations consist of four French (that is, small double beds), one each in the bedroom by the main bath, the new bedroom off the main terrace and in the loft bedrooms one of which also has two twin beds. The house is not handicapped accessible because of stairs to the living quarters and stairs to the sleeping lofts. It's not fancy but we think it's wonderful!

We placed the house in charity auctions for about ten years and had numerous repeat visitors. One family will return this year for the second time, another for their third! You can stay busy every day visiting historical points of interest or relax in the serenity of the village. Some of the best vineyards in the Languedoc are minutes away. Life at 18 rue du Terrain des Sports is not like life in a French village. It IS life in a French village!


Keywords: Mediterranean, wine, Narbonne, Languedoc, Languedoc-Roussillon, Carcassonne, le Clape, south of France, Gruisson, village

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                My grandchildren (ages 9 and 6) love the house and the village!...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 1: 1 double

                Master bedroom and bath. French doors open to terrace....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

                Loft...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                Loft...moreless

              • Double Beds (4) French double beds so somewhat smaller than in the US., Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Full 1: toilet, shower

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              • Full 2: toilet, shower

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              • Full: toilet, shower

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              • One separate full bath with tub/shower/bidet. One full bath with shower en suite with the master bedroom. One new tiled shower and sink next to a separate toilet....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Large terrace with gas and charcoal grills, lounges and a table that seats eight overlooking the vineyards and countryside....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Forests
                  • Museums
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Village

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Fireplace
                      • Garage:

                        Most of the ground floor is a large parking area with indoor/sheltered access to the interior....moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Hot water heat, so always plenty of hot water for other purposes....moreless

                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone:

                        No land line but cellular service is fine....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Strong signal throughout the house although the speed is only average....moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Very large fireplace in the great room....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher:

                        New as of summer 2012....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Compact but quite functional. Canister propane gas stove/oven....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator:

                        New as of summer 2012...moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        Private upper terrace off the north loft....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large terrace with gas and charcoal grills, lounges and a table that seats eight overlooking the vineyards and countryside....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Wood Deck
                       

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                      spring to fall
                      Apr 1 - Oct 1, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,800
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,200

                      Additional information about rental rates

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                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      $1200-$1800/wk US Dollars

                      US Dollars;

                      Weekly rates vary from $1200 in winter months to $1800 in spring,;

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                      Dates Available: Year round


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                      Last updated: 10/21/2014
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                      Location

                      163 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Barcelona; also Toulouse and Montpellier
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Narbonne gare
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Narbonne Plage

                      Car: Necessary

                      Minutes from the A-9 and Narbonne; less than three hours from Barcelona.

                      Boule field just out the door adjacent to the tennis courts.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: My family and I love France. My son attended the American University of Paris and my daughter participated in a student exchange program in Paris. She and her husband spent their honeymoon in Armissan and we look forward to visiting this special place every year.

                      Why the Owner Chose Aude:
                      Armissan is in the sunniest region of France, near the Mediterranean and in the heart of Cathar country. You can stay busy every day visiting historical sites and fine restaurants or simply relax in an extraordinarily peaceful setting. The village feels remote but is less than 5-10 minutes from the A9 toll road which runs from Spain on the west to Italy on the east.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Armissan from the surrounding hills

                        Armissan from the surrounding hills

                      • Entrance to the ground level parking

                        Entrance to the ground level parking

                      • Fireplace in the great room

                        Fireplace in the great room

                      • The kitchen with window overlooking the village

                        The kitchen with window overlooking the village

                      • Hallway to new bedroom.  Closets on left; separate WC, 2-sink bath/shower.

                        Hallway to new bedroom. Closets on left; separate WC, 2-sink bath/shower.

                      • Winter view of French doors to terrace from en-suite master bedroom.

                        Winter view of French doors to terrace from en-suite master bedroom.

                      • Full bath; there is also a separate WC, separate shower/sink (plus en-suite).

                        Full bath; there is also a separate WC, separate shower/sink (plus en-suite).

                      • Another view from the upper terrace

                        Another view from the upper terrace

                      • Fun on the nearby Mediterranean beach!

                        Fun on the nearby Mediterranean beach!

                      • View from the lower terrace

                        View from the lower terrace

                      • Entrance gate to the house

                        Entrance gate to the house

                      • The great room leading to the terrace.

                        The great room leading to the terrace.

                      • Enjoying the evening. Large,wood burning fireplace

                        Enjoying the evening. Large,wood burning fireplace

                      • View from the kitchen window

                        View from the kitchen window

                      • Renovated bedroom (2013) next to full bath.

                        Renovated bedroom (2013) next to full bath.

                      • New bedroom.  French doors to terrace on right.  PrivateWC/shower steps away.

                        New bedroom. French doors to terrace on right. PrivateWC/shower steps away.

                      • View from the upper terrace

                        View from the upper terrace

                      • A street scene in Armissan

                        A street scene in Armissan

                      • Shopping in the wonderful Narbonne market

                        Shopping in the wonderful Narbonne market

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

                      $1,200 - $1,800 per week (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/21/2014
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