Maison des Lavande

Corbieres, Languedoc, South-West France
Guests: 3       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

about the property

Amazing value low-cost budget holiday home in Corbieres region of Languedoc, France. Traditional holiday cottage in a quiet village with a charming interior and short drive to beaches, river bathing, or wine tasting or Carcassonne.

Maison Lavande is a beautiful French artisans' residence in the charming wine-making village of Thezan des Corbieres in the coastal Languedoc region of SW France. A great base from which to explore a fantastic area of beaches, vineyards, river bathing and medieval towns. There are two  remarkable World Heritage Sites within half an hours drive, Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi.

The compact cottage is a former vineyard workers dwelling built in the late 1700's and has been furnished with a mixture of charming French antiques and practical modern furniture. The rooms aren't large, but have been carefully designed and beautifully furnished, and there is a sunny balcony where you can sit and watch village life pass by below. It is also great value - affordably priced to keep it in regular use, and contributing to the local economy.

You'll love the area - a choice of fantastic beaches (44 at the last count!), the Canal du Midi just 20 km away, a river nearby (8km) where you can experience wild swimming and, of course, you will be surrounded by vineyards where you can buy great wine direct from the door. There are also many picturesque historical sites in this area, Roman remains - there is a coliseum in Nimes -  Cathar castles and medieval Abbeys and Chateaux.

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latest review

What a wonderful stay we had at Maison des Lavande, it was everything we'd hoped for and as lovely as depicted if not better! It was in a peaceful location, but still within easy reach of the most spe...

Samantha G, 2 October 2016

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arrival at
16:00
depart by
10:00
guests
3
7 nights from
£412.00 (based on two staying)
7 nights up to
£582.00 (based on two staying)
pets
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double, Single

facilities at Maison des Lavande

internet
wifi broadband available
general
young children welcome
activities
open fire / woodburner
media & technology
television and reception

map - location

travel info

Fly into:

  • Carcassonne -  24 miles
  • Beziers/Agde -  24 miles
  • Perpignan      -  25 miles
  • Toulouse         - 75 miles
  • Montpellier      - 75 miles

Nearest Train Stations :

* Narbonne

* Lezignan-Corbieres

in detail

Ground floor: Kitchen /Dining - Heating via log burner (on ground floor) electric radiators in all rooms for winter months

  • Small kitchen area includes: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, sink, cupboards with ample crockery and cutlery
  • Dining/living area comprises of dining table and chairs, a small sofa and a dresser (with novels. guides etc.) in addition to the antique Godin wood burning stove there is an electric heater.
  • Separate room : Loo and wash basin

1st floor: Living area

  • Two sofas and a delightful sunny balcony with table and chairs (perfect for dining al fresco). 
  • Electric radiator
  • TV/DVD player & a large library of DVDs
  • There is also a separate shower room on this floor with an electric radiator

2nd floor: Bedrooms

  • Double bedroom: Antique double bed and plenty of storage
  • Single bedroom: Though there is an adult size bed in this room - it is really only suitable for a child as the room is very small

Parking is very easy in the village, the village square always has spaces (and you can park under trees to keep the car cool), it's one minutes walk from the house. The 'main' road, within site of the house, also has parking places available. We have never had a problem with any vehicle left in the village. You can drive up the road to the house and unload but not leave your car there long term as the road is very narrow.

 

local area

  • Thezan de Corbieres (Village) has a well stocked Epicerie/ Boulangerie, Estate Agents, Brocante and Tabac. There is a new Cafe/Bar, Village Pizzeria, situated in the village Place, so 2 minutes walk from the cottage. The Cafe serves simple, but very well cooked, food, plus wines and beers. There is also a new bar, Le P'tit Motarde, that offers Tapas and Meal of the Day.
  • Carcassonne - Beautiful medieval city & World Heritage Site -  38 km
  • Canal du Midi - Canal walks/bike rides  or boat trips -21 km  - more info here http://www.canalmidi.com/
  • Nearest Wild Swimming - St Laurent de la Cabrerisse (8 km), Ribaute (16 km) Lagrasse (19 km)
  • Local Bike hire  - Cycle et Cyclo, 59 Avenue Wilson, Lezignan-Corbieres 0033 681 856305
  • No less than 44 beaches to choose from - closest 25 km
  • Narbonne Plage has 5km of beach - 25 km
  • Parachuting (FlyZone) - 15 km away
  • Windsurfing/Kiting/Diving
  • Fontfroide Abbey - Historic site  -11 km
  • Lagrasse -  Historic site - 11km
  • Cathar forts/castles : www.cathatcastles.info
  • Wine tasting tours - www.chateau-hospitalet.com & www.vin4heurestour.fr
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting : eau-rizon.org & domaineleshirondelles.com
  • Hiking/Bird Watching : www.parc-naturel-narbonnaise.fr

 

 

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customer reviews for Maison des Lavande

What a wonderful stay we had at Maison des Lavande, it was everything we'd hoped for and as lovely as depicted if not better! It was in a peaceful location, but still within easy reach of the most spectacular places in Languedoc. Diane was exceptionally helpful and attentive, with lots of useful tips to get the most out of our holiday, she gave us a list of al the markets within the area, helped us out when we had to call her because we were non-plussed in Montpellier and ensured our holiday home was equipped with everything for a comfortable home from home. There was even a bottle of local wine, an abundant bowl of juicy grapes and an inviting fruit tart provided for our arrival! Thank you Diane, we had a terrific time.

- Samantha G,
2 October 2016

Had a lovely time in this quiet village . We had hot weather and the first rain in 3 months apparently . Diane is charming and the house is provided with everything you could need. Including wine, fruit and chocolate flan on arrival . There is a great pizza place in the square

- Jo-anne welsh ,
16 September 2016

We had a marvellous stay in this charming three-storey townhouse in a tiny village. Diane could not have been more helpful or kind – a baguette, cheese and wine was waiting for us when we arrived at midnight. And she offered wonderful tips on what to enjoy in the local area. We'd love to go again, and highly recommend!

- Laura potter ,
7 September 2016

What a lovely little cottage and what a brilliant welcome by Diane. We arrived on a bank holiday and the shops were closed, no problem, the fridge was full with delicious goodies including local wine and and pastries - what a good start to our holiday. The region is outstandingly beautiful and there is plenty to do, river swimming, beaches, walks,and just reading on the day bed. This is a perfect house for 'getting away from it all' and I would recommend a visit. Karen, Chris and Katie

- Karen knepper ,
26 August 2016

What a quirky little hideaway in a friendly little village! There is so much to see and do....highlights for us were river swimming at Ribaute, and day trips to Lagrasse, Narbonne, Carcassone and the African safari park at Sigean. We've had a glorious week in this beautiful part of the world. The Johnson family, July 2016.

- Keri J,
2 August 2016

We loved staying in a traditional village, not at all touristy, and the gite was as cute as a button. Our host Diane couldn't have been more helpful, ensuring we had everything we needed....and more besides! Also offering lots of advice on where to visit both locally and further afield. We hope to be returning in the future and wouldn't hesitate in recommending the gite to anyone - can't fault it.

- Cheryl S,
6 June 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was both charming and convenient and the neighbours very friendly. Diane, our host, was really helpful and all the arrangements worked well. We specially liked the opportunities for river swimming in the area, and went most frequently to St Laurent and Ribaute.

- Tony richardson ,
8 July 2015

"We’ve been coming to France for years but this has got to be the best part, there is something about it that we just love – the fabulous scenery, the history, the beaches and rivers, the restaurants – they all combine to make it a magical region. Your little cottage is the ideal base from which to explore and it’s such a lovely little property, not your usual holiday home at all, so much thought has been put into the decoration and furnishings – it’s a delight. By the way, we have never stayed in such a friendly village either or felt so welcomed by the locals." Peter & Mike, Manchester

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23 November 2014

'We loved the rivers best, it was such a novelty to swim in a river and our son so enjoyed paddling around and using his fishing net. We swam at Lagrasse and Ribaute but our favourite was St Laurent which is only 10 minutes from the house’ Joan & John (Manchester)

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23 November 2014

"The gite is beautifully decorated and has all the comforts you will need for your stay, with a newly added bonus of having WiFi. The village is very quaint, with several shops for essentials if you are caught short. We had a great time and would recommend it to anyone!" Kate & Elliot, Somerset

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23 November 2014

"The house itself is wonderful, very cosy and decorated with antiques but at the same time very comfy. We loved the bakery few steps away, with wonderful baguettes and croissants. We visited the wineries, medieval villages such as Lagrasse, Narbonne and Carcassonne and enjoyed every minute of our stay." Gudrun, Gummi and Tinna (Iceland)

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23 November 2014
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