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Trausse-Minervois is the prettiest village in the Minervois wine region of Southern France. This pretty house to rent long term in the Aude department, is located close to the medieval city of Carcassonne and the Cathar villages of Minerve and Caunes-Minervois. The house has recently been refurbished and comes with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen. The house can be rented from €700 pcm for 6-12 month rentals.
This house is located in the centre of the village and is over 250 years old. The house is laid out over 3 floors and contains the original red Tomette floor tiles and lots of character features.
Ground floor: you enter into the open plan dining room and kitchen. The dining room is to your left and features a marble dining table, 4 chairs and comfortable seating. To the left you will find the kitchen. The Owners have preserved the original kitchen, which has largely remained unchanged for the last 50 years. The kitchen has been upgraded with a slimline dishwasher, washing machine and large fridge-freezer. There is also a kitchen table, open fireplace and small antique buffet.
First floor: a set of stairs leads up to the first floor where you will find a double bedroom, bathroom and the lounge. The bedroom is quite spacious and features two fitted cupboards and vintage fireplace. The bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. The lounge comes with a flat screen TV, WiFi connection, sofa, easy chair and small table and chairs.
Second floor: there are two further bedrooms, a dressing room and a bathroom. Bedroom 2 comes with a double bed, chest of drawers and a hanging space. Bedroom 3 is a spacious bedroom and comes with twin beds. There is a small dressing room, which can also be used for storage or as a home office. The family bathroom is equipped with a bath, overhead shower attachment, toilet and wash basin.
Outside: the house is located on the corner of a small pedestrian street and there is a bench in front of the house where you can sit out and watch the World go by and chat to passing neighbours. Parking is located just 20m away in the local square.
This lovely house in Trausse-Minervois, Aude is available for long term rentals all year around. The monthly rental price will depend on the length of your stay and the season. Utility bills and communal taxes are charged in addition to the monthly rent.
Long term rentals (12 months): from €700 pcm + bills
Last visited: March 2019. This is the perfect house if your are on a house-buying trip to Southern France, or you are just looking to spend some time in the sun. The house benefits from electric radiators and a wood pellet stove for the winter period. Inside the house is spacious and provides for comfortable living. Just within a few minutes you can be out in the open countryside. Carcassonne airport is close-by (20 mins) and you also have some lovely local villages in this popular wine region.
Trausse-Minervois is an active village with a population of around 600 people. The village was once part of the province controlled by the Count Trencavel, a leader of the Cathar movement in Southern France. The Count came to an unfortunate end, after Simon de Montfort brought the Albigensian Crusade to the region crush the Cathar movement (under the orders of the French King and the Pope in Rome). Today there still remains the remnants of the old chateau (Tour Trencavel) and the nearby chapel of Saint Roch.
The village has a number of streets named after local heroes, such as the leaders of the Wine Growers revolt in 1907, which spread like wildfire across the Languedoc region. You will also find rue du Maquis, named in homage to the local resistance fighters during the German occupation.
Trausse has attracted a number international inhabitants from Sweden, Australia, Portugal, Ireland, America and the UK; and visitors always comment on how friendly and welcoming the village is.
In the village there is a weekly market, an excellent local restaurant, a shop and a hairdresser. Everywhere you go, you will see vineyards and wine-making activities. The next village along is called Caunes-Minervois, and features and excellent restaurant. The local town of Olonzac features an excellent market (Tuesdays), which takes over the whole of the centre of the town. You will also find some excellent vineyards in the surrounding area, one of which produces a wine which was voted the best wine in the World (in 2011).
Trausse is located on the edge of the Haut Languedoc Regional Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
To be arranged prior to arrival.
Trausse is located on the D115 which runs from the town of Olonzac to Caunes-Minervois. Carcassonne is 25 mins drive from Trausse and the A61 motorway can be reached in 30 mins. Toulouse is 1 hour 15 mins away and the Mediterranean coast is 50 mins drive.
The local airport at Carcassonne features regular flights to Ireland (Cork and Dublin) and the UK (East Midlands, Edinburgh, Stansted and Manchester). Other local airports include:
Toulouse (1 hour 10 mins)
Beziers (1 hour)
Perpignan (1 hour)
Montpellier (1 hour 15 mins)
There is a train station in Carcassonne with regional train services to Toulouse and Narbonne (where you can catch the TGV train services).
The booking terms for this Trausse-Minervois hous to rent in Aude, France; are as follows:
One month deposit to be paid at time of reservation. Rent to be paid in advance at the start of each month. There is a monthly provision of €160 towards the utility bills (electicity, water, internet and communal taxes).
Stayed in the winter time and the heating was much appreciated.
Reviewer: Mr D
Date: Oct - Feb 2020.