PR489 Prieure De Lagrasse

Montlaur, Languedoc | Sleeps 15
Luxury farmhouse in South of France
farmhouse sout of France luxury
South France luxury farmhouse
Luxury farmhouse in South of France
Luxury farmhouse in South of France
farmhouse sout of France luxury
South France luxury farmhouse
Luxury farmhouse in South of France

Elegant Languedoc villa Corbieres - Prieure de Lagrasse is a country home in the heart of the Corbieres wine-growing region deep in the south of France. Originally a 12th century priory connected to the Abbey of Lagrasse, this impressive property is surrounded by vineyards.

The house has a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. The living rooms are spacious and furnished with antiques in keeping with the historic nature of the building, and all the bedrooms have views over the pool or the garden. But naturally in the summer you are likely to want to spend most of your time outdoors and you will love the setting here: you can stroll around the two-acre park, unwind in the Mediterranean, flower-filled courtyard under the 16th century clock tower, or simply relax under the gazebo overlooking the pool.

This is lovely countryside for walking and rambling, and relatively short strolls will be repaid with some wonderful views. For local shops – bakery, charcuterie/butcher, grocery, pharmacy, tabac and post office – Montlaur is just down the road. Nearby, Lagrasse is considered “one of the most beautiful villages in France” and it’s very pleasant to wander around the narrow mediaeval streets, see the distinctive bridges and visit the Abbey.  You’ll also find shops, restaurants and cafés here. Slightly further on, about 30 minutes from the villa, is the quite breathtaking fortified town of Carcassonne. A UNESCO world heritage site, this must be visited! It would also be a shame to stay in this area without seeing the Canal du Midi: the village of Trèbes is a charming place on the canal, and just over half an hour’s drive will bring you to Homps, another pretty village where you can take a boat ride along a particularly lovely stretch of the waterway (you will find shops, restaurants, and cafés here too). Further afield you have the city of Beziers, which has an attractive historic centre, and Narbonne.

Accommodation

Ground floor:
Formal living room
, French doors to garden.
Drawing room with panelled walls (TV, DVD, Video, stereo).
Dining room for 16.
Kitchen/breakfast room.
Master bedroom suite (2m), ensuite bathroom , WC, (TV, DVD), dressing area and door to double bedroom.
Double bedroom (1.80m), small double sofabed, door to entrance hall.
Double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite bathroom , WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite shower room , WC.
Double bedroom (1.40cm).
Shower room, WC.

First floor:
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite shower room, walk-in shower, WC.
Single bedroom (large 1.20m boat bed).
Single bedroom (0.80m).
Separate shower room, walk-in shower, WC.

Grounds:
Walled 2 acre park with box hedging & trees. Private 10m x 6m swimming pool (depth 2.75m). Courtyard with plumbago, bougainvillea, campis & palms. Rose garden. Table tennis in covered games room. Fixed charcoal barbecue. Ornamental fountain in courtyard (there is no grille to cover it; take extra care with young children).
Please note: the caretakers' property is accessed through, and overlooks part of, the courtyard. They have a dog.
The annual vendange takes place each year in September. The Winery is not far from the house: out of sight, but possibly audible.

Location Information

Montlaur for local shops 1 mile, Lagrasse 9 miles, Carcassonne 15 miles (30 mins), Trèbes 12 miles, Homps 18 miles, Narbonne 29 miles, Beziers 1 hour, Toulouse, Perpignan, Montpellier and Spanish border all just under 1.5 hours. Barcelona 3 hours. Nearest airport at Carcassonne 22 miles (35 mins). Mediterranean beaches 40 mins. Golf, horse riding, walking, cycling, tennis, white water rafting and accrobranching nearby.

Features

Sleeps 14/15
8 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 shower rooms, 6 WCs

PRIVATE 10m x 6m POOL

 

Services

Included: 3 hours maid service mid-week. Telephone for local calls. Wi-Fi internet.

Extras:
Cooking, shopping, babysitting services, winter heating. Stable loft available to hire for dinners/receptions for up to 60 guests.

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Gill
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Nestled in the Corbieres Valley, which I adore!  Every time I drive to this villa I gasp at the beauty of the area.This property is great for a large family get-together and has many original fittings and period pieces of furniture.  The garden is huge, with mature trees and many flowering shrubs.  Directly opposite is the Cave de Troubadours selling (and offering wine tastings of ) the local Corbieres wine.  Good value for a holiday, and very good wine!

 

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