Villas en Vacances

Villas En Vacances  offer a wonderful selection of holiday accommodation ranging from modest but comfortable apartments to grandiose manor houses and can even offer you a castle! Here we feature a selection of their properties which are ideally situated to join us on a fabulous one day vineyard tours in Languedoc but many more choices can be found at Villas en Vacances own webs site or for prices and availability contact Kate at kate@vinenvacances.com

La Cour Tranquille – Lagrasse

Offering an exceptional stay, this semi-detached property with air-conditioning and outdoor swimming pool is perfect for a stay in the Aude region. Nestled in the medieval village of Lagrasse, this house exudes a particular charm borrowed from history, whilst at the same time offering contemporary and comfortable interiors. The garden and pool make it a real haven of peace. Lagrasse is a famous medieval village with a beautiful abbey that hosts many festivals – a classical music festival in May, folk festival in August and a festival of comics in October. For book lovers, the ‘Banquet des Livres’ takes place three times a year in spring, summer and autumn. The events dedicated to medieval folklore will delight young and old alike! Lovers of good wines can discover the best Corbières wines at the ‘Rendez-vous Vignerons’. The Orbieu River crosses the village and is ideal for swimming. The city of Carcassonne, 51km, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, awaits you for an unforgettable day of sightseeing. The blue waters of the Mediterranean are around 52km away. Shop and restaurant 300m.

  • 4 Bedrooms – Sleeps 8
  • Private Pool
  • On Road Parking

La Maison Des Feuilles – La Redorte

This cosy holiday home, with air-conditioning and a private swimming pool, is located in the heart of the beautiful village of Minervois. Holidaymakers in search of relaxation will appreciate the property’s bright rooms and raised terrace, where meals can be enjoyed al fresco in the warm sun. The Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is only 800 metres from the house and the beautiful marina of La Redorte is just 400 metres away. Discover the village of Homps, the peaceful lake Jouarres and enjoy the nearby lovely beaches and playgrounds. From the port of Homps, enjoy the warmth of the sun and take a scenic stroll down the canal. If you want to dip your feet in the warm sand, the Mediterranean and its sandy beaches are only 37km away. The nearby medieval city of Carcassonne, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, is well worth a visit. The region is popular with both hikers and bikers, and hosts a number of interesting trails around the area. Discover the rich history of the region of Narbonne, 26 km, and enjoy the festival of music and history which takes place over the summer months. After an exciting day of exploring, return home to relax around the pool with a delicious glass of wine. Shop and restaurant 300m.

  • 4 Bedrooms – sleeps 8 Private
  • Parking
  • Private Pool

Port Minervois – Homps

Sample local French life in your terraced villa (refs W12986, W12987 and W12989), situated on a complex at Port Minervois and les Hauts du Lac. Wake up with a refreshing swim in the pool, then walk down to the village shops to pick up fresh buttery croissants, crusty baguettes and juicy local peaches, and eat breakfast in the sun on the dining terrace. Stroll around the shared 12 hectare grounds with shared swimming pool, children’s pool, 2 tennis courts and mini-golf, before a glass of Minervois or Corbière wine with lunch. Guests can also enjoy the shared Jacuzzi and sauna. The Lac de Jouarre, 800m, offers water sports, beach and a café, or a short drive takes you through Narbonne Plage where there are clean golden beaches. Other day trips might include the fortified medieval town of Carcassonne, Béziers with its summer festivals and feria, Pezenas and the Versailles of Languedoc. Shop and restaurant 300m, café/bar 500m, beach 35km.Sample local French life in your terraced villa (refs W12986, W12987 and W12989), situated on a complex at Port Minervois and les Hauts du Lac. Wake up with a refreshing swim in the pool, then walk down to the village shops to pick up fresh buttery croissants, crusty baguettes and juicy local peaches, and eat breakfast in the sun on the dining terrace. Stroll around the shared 12 hectare grounds with shared swimming pool, children’s pool and playground, 2 tennis courts and mini-golf, before a glass of Minervois or Corbière wine with lunch. Guests can also enjoy the shared Jacuzzi. The Lac de Jouarre, 800m, offers water sports, beach and a café, or a short drive takes you through Narbonne Plage where there are clean golden beaches. Other day trips might include the fortified medieval town of Carcassonne, Béziers with its summer festivals and feria, Pezenas and the Versailles of Languedoc. Shop and restaurant 300m, café/bar 500m, beach 35km.

  • 1 Bedroom – sleeps 2-4
  • Shared Pool
  • Shared Jacuzzi & Sauna
  • Parking Onsite

Please note are able to offer accommodation units at Port Minervois to sleep up to 8 guests.

Cottage Charmant – near Carcassonne

This charming semi-detached holiday cottage is set in a beautiful wooded and hilly park, with a private swimming pool that is surrounded by a large terrace, and a spacious interior. The sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are only a 45 minutes’ drive away, so be sure to pack a picnic and relish some fun in the sun. History enthusiasts will love a visit to Carcassonne and its medieval city, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and one of the most visited monuments in Europe. Another great monument is the magnificent Canal du Midi, which promises wonderful river walks from Carcassonne and Castelnaudary. If you are in search of greenery and freshness, Lac du Lampy awaits you 22km away. Discover the scenic landscapes of the region through beautiful walks that take you into the surrounding plains and foothills of the Black Mountain. Also worth a visit is the Cistercian Abbey of Villelongue, 3km away, which hosts numerous classical music concerts during the summer season. Toulouse, is 78km away and is a must for any aviation enthusiasts. The golf course at Carcassonne is the perfect place to practice your swing, or to enjoy a quiet morning game. Shop and restaurant 2km.

  • 4 Bedrooms – Sleeps 8
  • Private Pool
  • On Site Parking for 4 vehicles

Villa Montréal – Montréal nr Carcassonne

A charming timber townhouse with air conditioning nestled within a village with a rich history. Spread over three floors, this self catering property offers warm and intimate rooms close to the Collegiale church built in 1318. The village overlooks the plains of Razés, of Lauragais and Carcassonne, which are between Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc. It has a very rich, community feel with a church, swimming pool and tennis courts to enjoy. The Mediterranean Sea and its sandy beaches are 70km away, the ski slopes of Font-Romeu are less than 130km away and Toulouse, the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées is 80km away. From Montréal, hiking trails will delight fans, including the Way of St Jacques de Compostela. The Malepère circuit is ideal for hiking or mountain biking. In Castelnaudary (25km) you can rent a boat and go down the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This holiday home is ideally positioned for a great holiday in the countryside in a charming and hospitable region. Shop 200m, restaurant 20m.

  • 3 Bedrooms – Sleeps 6

Narbonne Villa

In the heart of Narbonne, but in a peaceful location, you will find this holiday house built in 700m² of private, enclosed gardens planted with trees. It features an attractive, private swimming pool with a wide wooden terrace and an outside shower. The interior is comfortable and well cared for, and includes a multi-channel TV as well as wi-fi. In addition to the main house, there is an outside annexe next to the swimming pool, which is accessed from outside and comprises a bedroom, shower room and toilet. The town of Narbonne is home to an attractive canal, many shops and restaurants while the renowned beaches of Gruissan are just 15km. If you wish to explore further afield, the seaside resort of Valras-Plage (40km) has a vast beach and casino, and is lively all year round. For sports enthusiasts there is a tennis court (1km) and a golf course (35km). Shops and restaurant 2km, beach 15km.

  • 4 Bedrooms Sleeps 8
  • Private Pool

La Foulerie – Bize Minervois

Only a stone’s throw from the River Cesse, in the stunning village of Bize-Minervois, this typical French terraced townhouse with high ceilings, large rooms and air conditioning and a private raised pool in the enclosed garden. The river and village attract thousands of tourists during the long summer months, owing to the lovely beaches and ideal river swimming conditions. Located between Carcassonne, with its world famous medieval fortified city, and the historical sun drenched city of Béziers, already a thriving city when the Romans arrived in 35BC, this holiday property is only 22km from the charming town of Narbonne and provides an excellent touring base. Take a stroll or a bike ride along the shady banks of the Canal du Midi which passes close by, or laze on the endless miles of golden sandy beaches which begin at only 40km. In the evenings, enjoy an al fresco meal by the pool, savouring the peace and quiet with a glass of the local Corbières wine.

  • 4 Bedrooms – Sleeps 8
  • Private Pool
  • On Site Parking

Jasmin – Ginestas

Just half an hour from the coast, this cosy apartment with air conditioning is situated on the edge of the pretty village of Ginestas, surrounded by vineyards of the Minervois Region. Set in the owner’s attractive garden, provides simple, open-plan accommodation with a mezzanine bedroom overlooking the living room, and a private dining terrace outside, as well as use of the owner’s swimming pool in the mornings. Good walking locally and boat trips on the Canal du Midi, just a few minutes away. Nearby, the ancient Cathar citadel of Minerve and the fortified city of Carcassonne, 45km, transport visitors back in time, while the sandy beaches offer relaxation, with sea fishing and sailing at Gruissan, 20km. While the cities of Perpignan, 62km, and Montpellier, 100km are well worth a visit.

  • 1 Bedroom – sleeps 2
  • Shared Pool & Garden

Maison Halia – Félines Minervois

Located in the famous wine region of Minervois, in the quiet village of Félines-Minervois, this lovely stone built, 4 bedroom property offers enough room for all the family. Relax in the cosy living room in front of the open fire, ideal for those cold winter nights. The well-equipped kitchen offers the perfect opportunity to cook up a treat. Outside, make the most of the spacious, enclosed garden complete with private swimming pool. Ideal for lovers of the great outdoors, the local area offers plenty of walking, hiking and cycle paths for you to enjoy. The property is also within a short walk from all of the local amenities. Shop 50m and restaurant 11km.

  • 4 Bedrooms – Sleeps 6-8
  • Private Pool
  • Private Parking

Maison Azinea – Argeliers

Peacefully set on the edge of a village with a good range of amenities, this functional, detached holiday property has a very large private outdoor swimming pool. It makes an excellent base for touring, located between Béziers and the medieval fortified city of Carcassonne. The Canal-du-Midi passes close by and the charming town of Narbonne is only 20km away. Visit the Sigean African Nature Reserve or Lake Jouarres with its beach and shady pine forest. Beach 35km. Shop and restaurant 200m.

  • 3 Bedrooms – Sleeps 6
  • Private Pool, open May – September
  • Private Parking

Le Mas Rolland

Beautifully located in a secluded hilltop hamlet deep in the Languedoc vineyards, this immaculately restored holiday villa is equipped to a very good standard. It boasts secluded private gardens with trees, flowering shrubs and an al fresco dining terrace. The L-shaped swimming pool is surrounded by wooden decking, it has an outdoor shower and magnificent views down the valley. A summer kitchenette with fridge and sink adjoins the pool area. A baker’s van visits the village three times a week, and there is a boulangerie in Gabian, 7km. More shops are found in Roujan, a 10 minute drive, whilst the lovely market town of Pézenas is a 20 minute drive. There is an excellent swimming lake and walking at Vailhan, 15 minutes, or Lac du Salagou with watersports, a 40 minute drive. Riding and bike hire available in Pézenas and golf in Hérépian, 12km. Great walking and hiking in the beautiful Languedoc National Park, 25 minutes’ drive.

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Private Parking

Capendu

Nestled at the foot of Mount Alaric, this beautiful and charming mansion welcomes you into a pretty village typical of the Corbières region. The main street, called a ‘circulade’, follows the circular path of the ancient ramparts, and the steeple of the village church is a historical monument. The holiday house offers spacious rooms decorated in a distinctive style and boasts a large garden with a beautiful swimming pool, perfect for hot summer days. Carcassonne, the magnificent walled medieval city which lies close to the the circuit of Cathar castles, is 13km. The Lac de la Cavayère and its beach are also nearby.

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Private Parking