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MAISONDELABOTTE Elegant 19th century period house,with heated indoor pool.

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Indoor Pool ( heated )
Water Activities at Lake Jouarres
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
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DUE TO THE GLOBAL COVID 19 PANDEMIC, WE HAVE DECIDED TO OFFER A REDUCED PRICE FOR OUR GUESTS FOR THE SEASON...! This classically elegant 19th century period property was formerly a wine domaine but will now seduce you with its secluded walled garden and indoor swimming pool. Located in the wine producing village of Olonzac in the heart of the Languedoc, you'll find a great selection of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby plus - naturally - the opportunity to taste some of the local wines. Perhaps the most amazing thing about this lovely house is that despite being situated right in the centre of a thriving village, the house and garden are completely secluded and tranquil; almost no noise penetrates into the garden and you are totally un-overlooked. This lovely property is ideal for those ...DUE TO THE GLOBAL COVID 19 PANDEMIC, WE HAVE DECIDED TO OFFER A REDUCED PRICE FOR OUR GUESTS FOR THE SEASON...! This classically elegant 19th century period property was formerly a wine domaine but will now seduce you with its secluded walled garden and indoor swimming pool. Located in the wine producing village of Olonzac in the heart of the Languedoc, you'll find a great selection of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby plus - naturally - the opportunity to taste some of the local wines. Perhaps the most amazing thing about this lovely house is that despite being situated right in the centre of a thriving village, the house and garden are completely secluded and tranquil; almost no noise penetrates into the garden and you are totally un-overlooked. This lovely property is ideal for those who want to experience rural French village life, but still want a choice of activities. It is situated in the centre of Olonzac but is remarkably private and secluded. In the summer, the garden is a bower of flowers that buzz with the hum of bees. Stretch out and relax in the wonderful hammock, or take a refreshing afternoon tea beneath the wisteria pergola. Upstairs is a terrace almost completely covered with fragrant jasmine and which makes another delightful spot to sit and enjoy the tranquillity of the location. The garden is ideal for children, with high walls and gates providing a great deal of privacy for the large Mediterranean courtyard and outbuildings. The landscaped garden has mature plants, flowers and trees, in particular two magnificent plane trees which offer lovely shade for eating outdoors near the large barbecue area - which looks absolutely stunning when it's lit up at night. Lockable, sliding glass doors lead from the garden to the indoor pool and on top of the barn you'll find a superb roof terrace with views over the village. Step out of the house gates and you'll be in the village! Just a mile away is the Lac de Jouarres - it's worth a visit for the scenery alone, but you'll also find opportunities for windsurfing, kayaking, boating, fishing and other watersports fromits shores. This is also the nearest beach for swimming. For sea swimming, the Mediterranean is about 40 minutes away where Narbonne Plage greets you with endless vistas of golden sand to play or relax upon. Guests are welcomed by Claire the house-keeper with a lovely hamper of local produce.We are looking forward to making your stay at Maisondelabotte a very memorable one. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 0239064269073CMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Small well trained dogs are allowed, please note that Olonzac is suitable for walking your dog, the vineyards are just 2 minutes away, dogs are not allowed to pee etc on the grass inside the house.There is a beautiful park just outside the house with Swings,climbing frames etc and wildlife, so much fun for toddlers. NO SMOOKING IS ALLOWED INSIDE THE HOUSE, there are ashtrays in the garden.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Jacqueline & Leo M
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Total privacy with an interior courtyard and upper terrace. The house is clean with lots of storage space for clothes. More room than you could possibly need unless you are a big gang and plan to hang here rather than spend your days sightseeing. Property...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank hitherandJuan
GrandTour544446, VR Owner at MAISONDELABOTTE Elegant 19th century period house,with heated indoor pool., responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hello, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to review our property, I am glad to hear that your stay at Maisondelabotte, and the discovery and adventures of the Minervois region was enjoyable. I hope you enjoyed your visit to...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

What a absolutley amazing property. Like living a dream. The area of Olonzac is so quiet like time has stood still with just a couple of lovely restaurants. To stay at the house is like being in a film. The stunning rooms and gardens and...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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GrandTour544446, VR Owner at MAISONDELABOTTE Elegant 19th century period house,with heated indoor pool., responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thank you so much Mrs Skinner, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay as I put my heart and soul into making our place comfortable for our guests to have a lovely holiday, hospitality is not only a business for us, it's a passion,...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2018

This property is a grand old lady, gracious, beautifully restored and lovingly cared for. We stayed in the property for 2 weeks to celebrate family birthdays. The home is exactly as the photos portray and lived up to all our expectations. There are many surrounding...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Maisondelabotte, VR Owner at MAISONDELABOTTE Elegant 19th century period house,with heated indoor pool., responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you so much for your feed back, how very kind of you !! please do come back one day, it'll be good to see you, Claire sends her love to everybody, yes she is so funny !! there's never a bad day with her...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maison de la Botte in Olonzac. With 3 generations holidaying together there was something for everyone. Very comfortable house with indoor pool and games rooms. Plenty of interesting places to visit in the area and some useful recommendations available in...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Charlie O
Management response:Responded 22 June 2017

Hello Charlie O and family, Thank you so much for your kind words, greetings from Claire and we are hoping to see you again very soon, maybe for a longer holiday. Warmest Regards from Claire and Jacqui

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Our dreams of a wonderful French holiday came true when we were lucky to find Maison de la Botte in Olonzac! This beautiful home exceeded our expectations and as an Australian family on an adventurous holiday to the South of France, we felt completely at...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank kahoiles
Management response:Responded 13 June 2017

Hello to the whole family, Thank you so much for your kind words, Claire, Leo and I are so happy you love our home, please do come back soon, it was a pleasure having the whole family, I was told the children were so well...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Indoor Pool
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
A Winter Sun Getaway
Additional amenities & feature info
SINGLE BEDS CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST, WE PROVIDE EVERYTHING FOR BABIES, COTS, HIGH CHAIRS, TOYS ETC. BICYCLES CAN BE DELIEVERED TO THE HOUSE BY THE RENTAL COMPANY. THERE IS AN XBOX 360, AND A Wii CONSOLE, & PLAYSTATION, ,ALTHOUGH WE HAVE SUITABLE GAMES FOR THE LITTLE ONES , PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GAMES FOR THE PLAYSTATION THERE ARE SOME GYM EQUIPMENTS IN THE GAMES ROOM WHICH IS 28 METERS BY 9 METERS, LOADS OF ROOM FOR THE LITTLE ONES.
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About the neighbourhood
Olonzac is a commune in the Herault department in the Occcitanie region. It is known as the 'capital of the Minervois' Coast/Beach: Gruissan, Narbonne Plage and neighbouring resort of St. Piere sur Mer are only 30 mins to 40 mins away. Each beach along the coast has a different flavour to it, and child-friendly and many areas are quite uncrowded. Nearby (30 mins) Carcassonne, the most medieval skyline anywhere, is a must to visit .Travel: Distances: Narbonne 30 mins. Carcassonne 35 mins. Barcelona 2.5 hours The Canal du Midi runs through the village of Homps, only two miles away, where you can stroll along the banks in the shade of the trees, or take a boat trip and relax on the water at a pace that lets the world go by!
Getting around
Super markets are within walking distance, but for a much bigger super-market, this is 3 minutes by car from the house, Just a mile away is the Lac de Jouarres - it's worth a visit for the scenery alone, but you'll also find opportunities for windsurfing, kayaking, boating, fishing and other watersports fromits shores. This is also the nearest beach for swimming. For sea swimming, the Mediterranean is about 40 minutes away where Narbonne Plage greets you with endless vistas of golden sand to play or relax upon.
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