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Charming Village House Steps from Medieval Abbey

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Last updated: 12/29/2013

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  • Pets considered:No
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Caunes Minervois house description

Caunes Minervois is situated in the vineyards of the Aude Valley at the base of the Montaigne Noir, an hour from the sea. Caunes is 20 Kilometers from Carcassonne (a medieval walled city). Caunes was once a walled medieval village that has managed to maintain its historic architectural beauty without becoming touristy. Its 7th century abbey is near to the house in the center of the village. The village has all of the amenities (grocery stores, prize winning butcher, deli, bakeries, pharmacy, cafe bars and restaurants). Buses connect the village to Carcassonne which has a colorful market 3 times a week.

The house is three-stories tall and has a facade dating from the 17th century. The house is traditional in design (thick walls, high beamed ceilings, and shuttered windows). It has a large modern kitchen with a fireplace and French doors leading out to the courtyard, a large living room (with 2 French doors facing the courtyard), the tiled master bathroom has a shower, bidet, toilet, and sink. It also has a sliding glass door which goes out to large covered balcony (which faces the abbey). The second bathroom has a bathtub, stylish vanity/lavabo, and toilet. There is also a WC (half bath) on the ground floor. The 3 bedrooms have a choice of beds -- queen, double, and 2 twin beds. The courtyard has a table with an umbrella (seating for 6) and a barbecue. The house is simply decorated with antiques of the region and art work from trips abroad.

Customer Comments:
"We had a wonderful time. We really appreciated the tasteful way your house is decorated, and it is so immense!"

"Everything was great! Thanks so much for the use of the house and all the help you provided before we arrived. Everything was as you said..... Our children went up to the little store each morning to pick up the milk and croissants while the folks slept-in."

"We'd love to come back some time, for a longer stay."

Keywords: Village Terrace House

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Garden courtyard with patio furnishings, Big covered balcony, house manager in village....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Extra table in living room seating 4 and table on terrace seating 6 people ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large and spacious...moreless

  • Parking:

    Free parking lots in village near house...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Year round rates .. $550-800/week or 425-600 Euros/week
Reduction in rates available for longer stays depending on time of year.
Price includes service of house manager, linens, towels, & fully-equipped
Kitchen (for preparing gourmet meals, using local produce & products).

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

Municipal pool, Antique shopping, Winery and castle visits

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1997

About: Bruce is an attorney and Tara is a health policy advisor. We have a passion for travel especially to our favorite village in France. We love French food as you can see from our picture.

Why Caunes Minervois:
We feel in love with Caunes Minervois on our very first visit to France. It was a more sleepy village then, but over the years it has managed to keep the magic despite being "discovered" by others aside from ourselves. We love the wine of the Minervois, the wonderful hiking, the easy drive to the beach, and the history. But most of all we love the friendly people of Caunes.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our house is large and has an easy feel to it. I like sitting at the cafe table on the balcony drinking coffee or wine and watching the birds fly around the abbey tower. Its fun to have a bakery nearby for morning treats and fresh baguettes.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The terrace outside of the kitchen

    The terrace outside of the kitchen

  • View of abbey from upstairs balcony

    View of abbey from upstairs balcony

  • Kitchen - Enjoy your France Holiday in this Lovely Home

    Kitchen - Enjoy your France Holiday in this Lovely Home

  • View of kitchen and door to terrace

    View of kitchen and door to terrace

VRBO #904

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This listing was first published here in 1998.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Manager
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 12/29/2013
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(360) 352 1261 (Washington, USA)

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Charming Village House Steps from Medieval Abbey

Caunes Minervois #904

3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 6

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