The 3 lovely villas and large pool which were all very well suited to our family gathering of 14. Suzanna and Jonathan were very welcoming and helpful with lots of advice and suggestions for our 2 week stay. The local shop next door was ideal for morning bread/croissant runs and despite there being little else in the village, you are close enough to other towns and villages that cafes, markets and shopping spots are easily reachable within a 10-15 min drive. We used the bikes to cycle to the lake and around the vineyards and the local running routes were varied - so nice to be running through vineyards in the early morning. Thank you both for you warm hospitality and for a memorable 2 weeks in Tourouzelle.
Our stay at La Maison des Vignes was a success from the start with Suzanna and Jonathan organizing the gites to accommodate us in a large family group. The pool was large enough to entertain 6 grandchildren and their inflatables with room to spare and they didn't need much else for entertainment! However, there are many interesting visits to be made, to the local wineries, Carcassonne castle, the beach at Leucate or Franqui, the historic villages of Lagrasse and Minerve, seafood restaurants, local markets plus many challenging rides for the cyclists in the family. The area wasn't obviously geared up for the tourist trade which was a nice change and the Minervois/ Corbiere countryside was really beautiful and particularly the wine of the region. The gites were all very well equipped and clean, with everything you might need for a relaxing holiday.
We had the most amazing stay at La Maison des Vignes. We were a large group but it was an incredibly relaxing holiday due to how amazing the gites and pool are and how attentive and helpful Jonathan and Suzanna are. The gites are simply fabulous. Extremely spacious and the best equipped rental accommodation I have every stayed in, with thought having been given by Jonathan and Suzanna to so many little things to make the stay more enjoyable. The pool area is large and meticulously well maintained. It would have been easy to never leave it. Tourazelle and the surrounding areas are gorgeous. France at its best. Jonathan and Suzanna were incredible hosts/ owners and always on hand to help with whatever we needed. It was an incredible holiday. I can't want to go back and would recommend it to anyone. 10 out of 10!!
We stayed here in August 2017 as a family of 6 renting the Lavande Gite. There are 3 Gites on site 2 x 6 bed and 1 x 4 bed. The Lavande is on two floors with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the kitchen level and a twin/double bedroom and separate bathroom upstairs. Note the Lavande and Coquilicot gites have 10 or so steps to get to them. Jonathan and Suzanna were very welcoming and put us at our ease straight away. They generously host a soiree once a week for the guests of the different gites to meet each other and themselves which is lovely. The (heated) pool area is an oasis and the high walls create a sun trap. The village is tranquil but there is a shop and a post office and at least 2 x degustation caves and the locals are friendly with some schoolboy/girl French being required to make yourself understood. Free bike borrowing is provided (there are approx 6 adult sized bikes) and it's lovely to cycle through the vineyards and by the Canal du Midi. Good quality Weber gas BBQs are provided and the meat available from the local Utile near Homps is fabulous. Jonathan and Suzanna provide all the information you need on places to go to/see, things to do & places to eat and will book for you. The Chantovent restuarant in Minerve is a MUST. The area is lovely - there are plenty of local markets & Carcassonne is not far away. You will need a car though. We only scratched the surface of all this place has to offer and were made to feel so welcome that we will be returning in 2018. Thanks again Jonathan & Suzanna.
The gite is extremely well equiped and the owners are spectacular hosts. Heated pool, modern interieur
I honestly don't know where to start because everything about La Maison Des Vignes is perfect.
Usually when the holiday blurb states that the owners live on site I avoid, but on this occasion Jonathan and Suzanna being around made the holiday special. They are both so welcoming and helpful, from giving you tips about places you would like to visit to being honest about local restaurants. I can't praise them enough, they have the balance between being helpful and discrete absolutely spot on.
We stayed in Gite Lavender and it was large enough for our family of five. The outdoor eating area was lovely and the swimming pool is wonderful, we had it to ourselves most of the time.
The location is lovely, right in the middle of the village, which is a friendly welcoming place, there are no restaurants but it's just a short drive to Homps and Olonzac where there's a number of eating places catering for all tastes.
It's a perfect base to explore this area of France as most places including the beaches are within an hours drive and also it's a lovely place to relax in the late afternoon and evening after a busy day exploring.
My 8 year old son has asked me everyday since leaving 'when can we return' and he's never asked me that before, even when we came back from Disney, so it must be perfect!
The gites are exceptional, cited close to the centre of a quiet but charming typically French village. The amenities are great, with a private enclosed pool and pavilion area. We stayed in the larger gate with annex which provided a secluded outdoor area for dining, relaxing and playing boule. The communal area is beautifully maintained. We used the mountain bikes that are available to all staying and took advantage of the owner Jonathons' local knowledge for a pleasant ride in the local countryside. The location is fabulously situated for access to the coast as well as the many quaint villages and towns in the region, including the magnificent medieval town of Carcassonne. The owners Jonathan and Suzanna are lovely. Nothing was too much trouble for them and their welcome party was a fabulous night. We will definitely return and highly recommend La Maison Des Vignes to anyone looking for a fabulous holiday location in France.