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Traditional French Village Large House/Villa/Vigneron Large Heated Private Pool

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6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
12 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Original 1860 Holiday Vigneron in the heart of the medieval circularde Minervois village of Ginestas. Large private pool and garden, but restaurant, bar and food shop/boulangerie within 5 minutes' walk. The pool stays a constant 24C. Newly landscaped garden too. The village is surrounded by vineyards, 30 minutes' drive to the sea, spectacular beaches and the towns of Narbonne or Carcassonne. Huge national park for trekking/walking within 15 minutes. Newly renovated. Within easy reach of 5 airports, yet a quiet country area. The Canal du Midi and the canal port of La Someil just 5 minutes' drive. Also a convenient 3 minute walk from the Chateau des Puits es Pratx. Everything is traditional French, not flatpack chipboard! Bicycle hire, boat hire or cruises, even 2CV hire!, available by th...Original 1860 Holiday Vigneron in the heart of the medieval circularde Minervois village of Ginestas. Large private pool and garden, but restaurant, bar and food shop/boulangerie within 5 minutes' walk. The pool stays a constant 24C. Newly landscaped garden too. The village is surrounded by vineyards, 30 minutes' drive to the sea, spectacular beaches and the towns of Narbonne or Carcassonne. Huge national park for trekking/walking within 15 minutes. Newly renovated. Within easy reach of 5 airports, yet a quiet country area. The Canal du Midi and the canal port of La Someil just 5 minutes' drive. Also a convenient 3 minute walk from the Chateau des Puits es Pratx. Everything is traditional French, not flatpack chipboard! Bicycle hire, boat hire or cruises, even 2CV hire!, available by the day or week from within 5 minutes' drive. In the heart of an area filled with beautiful villages, chateaux and vineyards open for tasting and small restaurants offering gourmet food for low country prices. Fishing, walking and every other country activity are on offer in this spectacular area. Full wifi, 2 tvs, including English language, and every other facility. The owner has four other holiday homes in Switzerland, Italy and the UK, for rental, all of which are consistently top-rated due to the carefully chosen locations and level of equipment and facilities to the highest standard. One of five places I have listed. Almost 1000 guests a year now stay at my five holiday homes run by me. The average rating of over 250 online reviews is 4.9 stars!More
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About the Owner
Mark F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2007
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I have an obsession about personal service, not just machines with endless tape recordings an options and waiting 20 minutes to be answered! I always make sure that I or my agents are available at the end of my mobile if needed. My motto is 'personal holidays with personal service'.
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

The location was fantastic, the village is lively with the shops you need and bars / restaurants. The house is lovely, large and airy, and the back garden with the pool is completely private and a place you want to spend time. Getting around the...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank daryl p
685traveller, VR Owner at Traditional French Village Large House/Villa/Vigneron Large Heated Private Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

Delighted to hear you had such a good time and you are always welcome back! Mark

Reviewed 25 July 2019

We (a couple) spent a thoroughly enjoyable fortnight in Ginestas staying in Mark’s spacious village house. It was lovely to have accommodation that gave us the full French village experience. The house is incredibly spacious and has been renovated in order to retain the atmosphere...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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685traveller, VR Owner at Traditional French Village Large House/Villa/Vigneron Large Heated Private Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2019

Wow, delighted that you enjoyed it so much and discovered some of the experiences that made us fall in love with the area. The pizza van only appears on Fridays, miraculously it seems to make it there despite looking about 80 years old! Adds to...More

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Date of stay: July 2019
Reviewed 8 October 2018

What a fabulous traditional home. So much space. We had a wonderful holiday. Thanks again...did some say wine tasting!

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Markstevens64
685traveller, VR Owner at Traditional French Village Large House/Villa/Vigneron Large Heated Private Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Glad you enjoyed it so much, I am writing this from the house now, We are very lucky to have it and delighted to share it with others. Mark.

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Had a great stay in this lovely, clean and spacious property. Weather hot, so spent most of the time around the pool, which was perfect for catching up on a bit of exercise and playing ball games ! Plenty of parking. Short walk to the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank ANDREA C
685traveller, VR Owner at Traditional French Village Large House/Villa/Vigneron Large Heated Private Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Glad you enjoyed it. yes, it is a lovely village with all the facilities one could want, which is why we chose it. Mark.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Ginestas is a friendly village set well away from any many roads. It has a strong community of its own with a couple of shops, a café, a bar and a restaurant. the buildings throughout the village are traditional and old. You really are in a French traditional village! There are chateaux, domains and other medieval villages all around. Turn left out of the house and you are literally in a vineyard within 100metres! The historic Canal du Midi is a mile away. Lush countryside with vineyards all around and views across to the Haute Languedoc just a few miles away. On a clear day it is even possible to see the snow-capped Pyrenees in the distance.
How to get there
The nearest train station is Narbonne, around 15km away. As well as a large garage, there is lots of unrestricted parking on the street.
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