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In the South of France Near the Sea Surrounded by Vineyards

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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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, 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, and a laundry room with washer/dryer/ironing board on the mezzanine level. A completely new, modern kitchen was installed in the fall of 2015. 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 master bedroom suite 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

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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

    ...moreless

  • 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

    ...moreless

  • Full 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Full: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 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
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new, sleek and modern, as of November 2016!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • 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
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter 2016-7
Oct 1 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500
Spring/Summer 2017
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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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 Armissan, France:
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.


Contact us

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

  • A view of the new kitchen.

    A view of the new kitchen.

  • View from the kitchen to the house where the German commandant lived in WWII.

    View from the kitchen to the house where the German commandant lived in WWII.

  • Double bed in the larger loft.

    Double bed in the larger loft.

  • The great room looking up to the loft with two twins beds and a double bed.

    The great room looking up to the loft with two twins beds and a double bed.

  • Another view from the upper terrace

    Another view from the upper terrace

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

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

  • The full bath off the great room and next to the bedroom.

    The full bath off the great room and next to the bedroom.

  • Enjoying the evening. Large,wood burning fireplace

    Enjoying the evening. Large,wood burning fireplace

  • A view from the main terrace.

    A view from the main terrace.

  • A street scene in Armissan

    A street scene in Armissan

  • Entrance gate to the house

    Entrance gate to the house

  • New, modern, well-organized, bright kitchen.

    New, modern, well-organized, bright kitchen.

  • Looking from the kitchen to the loft with a double bed and private terrace.

    Looking from the kitchen to the loft with a double bed and private terrace.

  • Twin beds in the larger loft.

    Twin beds in the larger loft.

  • View from the upper terrace

    View from the upper terrace

  • 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.

  • Renovated bedroom (2013) next to full bath.

    Renovated bedroom (2013) next to full bath.

  • The view from the dining nook which seats seats eight.

    The view from the dining nook which seats seats eight.

  • The spacious main terrace looking towards the master bedroom suite.

    The spacious main terrace looking towards the master bedroom suite.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 22, 2016

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