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Enchanting Village Home: Dipping Pool, Gourmet Kitchen, 3 Terr

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Dipping pool and view from kitchen terrace


Last updated: 09/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Maison des Remparts, is located on the old fortified village wall that once encircled Caunes-Minervois. This 150-year-old village house has been tastefully renovated and filled with antiques.

The house was renovated by French artisans using local materials, with antique tiles, doors, and fixtures throughout, but with modern central heating and plumbing. Antiques decorate every room, and there are exposed wooden beams in the ceilings.

Beds have duvets and French linens. The well equipped gourmet kitchen has an antique vigneron (winemaker) table,
and leads outside to the kitchen terrace with a dipping pool or to the adjacent dining room.

There are three terrces for outdoor living and dining. In June 2004 we installed a dipping pool cum fountain. The lion head came from an antique market in Béziers and the border tiles were handmade by a local potter in Caunes. Bring your laptop and stay in touch with friends and family. We have an ADSL Broadband wireless gateway to make connection to the Internet and your e-mail easier and faster than ever.

Fully equipped central heat and ceiling fans, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, music sound system with CD's, satellite TV with DVD Player and DVD's (code one and two ), telephone with answering machine, ADSL high speed internet hookup with computer printer, barbeque, fine french linens and towels provided with house, two hair dryers.

This is not the typical house rental. It is our second home and has many amenities.

Three bedrooms (sleeps five comfortably): one queen bed; two twins that can be made into a queen bed and one twin bed. Three bathrooms plus water closet (two full bathrooms with showers, one bathroom with tub and sink only, one water closet with toilet and sink).

Professional gourmet kitchen. Dining room with seating for eight to ten and also outdoor dining tables. Sitting room "snug" with fireplace. Three terraces with views of village gardens, vines and the rooftops and a peek of the 12th century abbey.

We chose a village house because we wanted to become a part of the French village life. Rather than staying in a fancy tourist resort, become a part of a village for a week or more. Buy your daily baguette at one of the two bakeries, shop at the village truck market twice a week, have a drink at one of the two cafes or dine at the Hotel D'Alibert in Caunes.

Near Caunes there are many day adventures such as wine tasting, walking tours, cave visits, half day barge tours, horseback riding, visits to historic sites, but experiencing village life may be the most memorable.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Because of the dipping pool and location we feel that children under the age of 8 years old are not appropriate....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private Dipping Pool,


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Lots of CD's of all kinds...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    With wood provided...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    A small shallow dipping pool...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 27 - Oct 24, 2015
7 night min stay

Oct 25 - Apr 16, 2016
7 night min stay


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit €200
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 09/20/2015
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Car: Recommended

Wine tasting is available in the area. This property is in the heart of the Languedoc wine country, surrounded by vineyards. The area is known for its red wine, which is usually blend of Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre and Syrah grapes.


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  • Dipping pool and view from kitchen terrace

    Dipping pool and view from kitchen terrace

  • Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen

  • Bedroom Terrace

    Bedroom Terrace

  • Snug with fireplace and TV

    Snug with fireplace and TV

  • Large bedroom on first floor

    Large bedroom on first floor

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Caunes Minervois #46058

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