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If you are looking for a long term winter let in South France, then this property in the popular market town of Olonzac could be ideal. The property has been lovingly refurbished to a very high standard, with many of the wonderful original features - such as the exposed beams, high ceilings, stunning marble fire place and character stair case - all restored. This character property which also benefits from it`s own private roof terrace. It offers spacious accommodation for a couple or a single person. The house is within walking distance of many restaurants, bars, shops and the Tuesday market in Olonzac.
You enter the 18th century town house directly into a generous open-plan kitchen and living area. The fully-equipped new kitchen has a large fridge-freezer, cooker, microwave, washing machine, and plenty of storage space. There is also a large dining table with seating for six. There is also a guest toilet on this floor.
On the first floor there is a light and airy sitting room with a traditional working fireplace which can be lit for open fires in the cooler months. There are two sofas, one of which can be made into a comfortable double bed. The TV has English-speaking Satellite channels with DVD. Music CDs, DVDs, books and games are also provided.
On the second floor is the spacious master bedroom, with high ceilings, exposed beams, and an elegant bedstead. The beautiful blue mosaic-tiled double shower is the highlight of the generous shower room next door, which also has a WC and basin.
There is an open staircase leading to the small private rooftop terrace with a barbecue. The perfect spot to relax and unwind, this sun trap hideaway offers spectacular views across the rooftops and church spires of Olonzac and, on a clear day, you can see all the way to the Pyrenees. The house is decorated throughout with original artwork from a local artist.
Parking - There is free parking just by the house - spaces are not however allocated.
Prices for this long term let in Olonzac, South France, are monthly and do not include utilities - electric, water and WiFi. The minimum stay is 3 months.
Long winter lets (Oct-May): from €750pcm + bills
Last visited Feb 2019.This long term furnished rental in Olonzac, South France, is conveniently located to explore the Minervois wine region as well as the main sites of the South of France. This tastefully decorated and well-equipped property offers excellent value for money. Bars and restaurants are a one minute walk away and the busy Tuesday market is just around the corner. Located centrally to the Languedoc region this is a good spot if house hunting or enjoying an extended holiday.
This charming house for long winter lets in France is located in the heart of the small town of Olonzac. Olonzac has all a small town could wish for including bakers, butchers, a supermarket, a bank and a post office as well as several restaurants and cafe-bars. It is a thriving, authentic French town and comes all the more to life in the summer months, even boasting its own festival in August. The area around the town offers many opportunities for walking and cycling with many interesting villages and the Canal du Midi is just a short bike ride away. In the park in Olonzac, there are tennis courts and a boulodrome.
A 10 minute walk will take you to Homps, where you will find the Canal du Midi, which offers lots of opportunities for walking, cycling or a boat trip as well as relaxing with a drink in one of the many cafes watching the passing boats. The Mediterranean beaches at Gruissan or Narbonne Plage 30km offer a wide range of water sports including wind-surfing, sailing and diving. Staying in the heart of the Minervois wine region, wine-lovers will find numerous chateaux and ´domaines´ offering wine-tastings.
If beautiful historical buildings are more your interest, you should enjoy visits to the ancient city of Minerve - a former Cathar stronghold, the medieval city of Carcassonne with its 52 turrets, Narbonne with its cathedral, archbishop´s palace and famous indoor market, Beziers and the staircase of 9 locks on the Canal du Midi at Fontseranes, the abbeys of Fontfroide and Lagrasse, and the Cathar castles.
Restaurants - Olonzac has a number of reasonably-priced restaurants all within walking distance, and just down the road in Homps there is a further good selection of restaurants with different types of food on offer. Supermarket - the nearest supermarket is just on the edge of town and there´s another one at La Redorte - just 10 minutes drive.
To be arranged prior to arrival.
To reach this long winter lets property in Olonzac is only 20 minutes by the national highway off the main auto route - A9.
Reaching this Olonzac long winter lets property in France is easy with international airports:
Toulouse (1 & 1/2 hours)
Carcassonne (35 minutes)
Perpignan (1 hour)
Montpellier (1 & 1/4 hours)
Nimes (1 & 1/2 hours)
Barcelona Spain (3 hours)
Booking policies for this Olonzac property for long winter lets are as follows:
One month´s rent required as a deposit, security deposit required. References required.
Smoking and pets are not permitted - sorry.
Winter months - the house has electric heaters and is warm and cosy in the cooler months. Should you wish to use the open fireplace there is a supplementary charge for the logs payment direct.
Lovely village with good amenities, the rental is nicely renovated and well equipped.
Reviewer: S. Donald