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A 4 bed house for long term winter rentals in France, located in the rural village of Massac in the Aude department. This area of Southern France is commonly known as the Corbieres, on account of the local mountains. It is also an important site for Cathar ruins, including the nearby Chateau Peyrepertuse, which is built into an imposing cliff-top. The house provides comfortable accommodation for a long term rental over the winter period and has 120m2 of living space, plus a large wooden terrace, swimming pool and stunning views over the nearby hills. The house is available for long term winter rentals between September to May each year from €750 pcm + bills.
This lovely house in the Corbieres hills is laid out over 2 floors and is situated in a quite and peaceful location. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 of which have en suite bathrooms
On the ground floor you will find the large living room (50m2) xhich comes with comfortable sofas and armchairs for relaxing. Two sets of French windows allow light to flood into the lounge. There is a large flat screen TV with decoder for French TV / international channels (streaming). There is also a large wood burning stove, which keeps the house lovely and toasty during the winter months. There is a dining area with table and chairs for 10 people.
The living room provides access to the spacious kitchen. This is equipped with a large stainless steel gas stove, an American fridge and freezer, 2 ovens, microwave and dishwasher.
On the first floor there are the 3 double bedrooms and 1 small bedroom. Bedroom 1 is 15m2 in size and contains a king-size double bed (200 x 180 cm). The en suite bathroom contains a toilet, wash basin and shower. Bedroom 2 is also 15m2 in size and contains twin beds (200 x 90cm), which can also be joined together to form a double bed. The en suite bathroom contains a toilet, wash basin and shower. Bedroom 3 contains twin beds (200 x 90xm). Bedroom 4 is a small bedroom with bunkbeds and is ideal for children. All bedrooms come with electric wall radiators.
Outside: there is a large wooden deck which provides space for outdoor eating around the swimming pool (open June to September). The terrace provides lovely views over the surrounding hills and enjoys sunshine for much of the day.
The long term rental prices over the winter period exclude the utility bills. There is a monthly provision of €125 pcm towards the electricity, water and internet. Firewood is to be supplied separately. Minimum stay is 3 months. Price may be higher for shorter rental periods.
Long term rentals (Winter - Sept to May): from €750 pcm + bills
If you are looking to unwind and enjoy a relaxing few months in rural France, then this house in Massac, Aude provides very comfortable accommodation. The house is remote, but this brings the benefit of a peaceful location with excellent walking and cycling routes. Southern France enjoys a mild winter climate, with beautiful sunny days under a powder blue sky. It is ideal for a winter break.
The village of Massac, Aude, is a small wine producing village in the heart of the Corbieres wine region. Some of the most exciting wines in Europe come from this area and many wineries do tours and let you really get a feel for the process of wine making.
The surrounding area is is commonly known as "Cathar Country" on account of the number of Cathar ruins in the area, including the nearby Chateau Peyrepertuse, which is built into an imposing cliff-top. The Cathars, a peaceful religious movement against the teachings of the established Church, were all but wiped out during a Crusade against them in the early 13th Century. They left behind a number of defensive castles, mainly built in hill top locations.
There are also lovely fresh water lakes and rivers for swimming and excellent cycle routes and walking trails in all directions.
In the nearby village of Tuchan there are several stores, bars and restaurants. The village has frequent markets and there is a public swimming pool that opens between June and August.
In the nearby Corbieres village of Fontjoncouse, there is one of the best restaurants in the South of France. The Auberge de Vieux Puits is run by Gilles Gujon and despite having 3 Michelin stars, is unpretentious and mainly lets the food do the talking.
To be arranged prior to arrival.
Massac is located in the Southern France department of Aude, 60 kms South-West of Narbonne and 65kms North-West of Perpignan. The popular town of Carcassonne is 1 hour 15 mins to the North.
The nearest airport is Perpignan Airport, 57 km from the Massaac. Other local airports include:
Carcassonne airport (1 hour)
Beziers airport (1 hour 10 mins)
Toulouse airport (1 hour 45 mins)
The booking policies for this house in Massac, Aude for long term winter rentals in France; are as follows
Available to rent from mid-September through to May each year. Minimum stay 3 months. One month deposit to be paid at time of reservation. Rent to be paid on the 1st day of each month. €125 monthly provision towards the utility bills in addition to the monthly rent.
Do you want to really get away from it all ?! Just without all those others? But with today's luxury? Then rent this beautiful home in Massac, Aude, in the Hautes Corbieres of southern France, the land of the Cathars.
Date: May 2020
A quiet and comfortable house to rent long term in the South of France.
Reviewer: Iain L.
Date: Oct 2019