Lovely 4 bedroom house with pool in walled courtyard in a charming wine growing village in the Corbières, just 25 mns from the stunning Mediterranean coast. Beautifully renovated to retain its charm, whilst providing you with all the home from home comforts. Enjoy some peace and quiet, stunning scenery and starry nights. Award winning cave in our village so do make sure you sample the wine. Cathar trail goes past our front door so if you like walking or cycling, you're in the right place.
Maison de la Fontaine is 160 years old, and has original tiles in most rooms. It offers the most peaceful setting, is ideal for family holidays, walking and cycling groups. It is available for long term rentals at a discounted monthly price.
It has a separate secluded walled courtyard, which looks out onto the hills, ideal for sunbathing and cooling down in the pool or dining beneath the stars. Maison de la Fontaine is ideally suited to family holidays. The surrounding region is of historical value with its own micro climate, enjoying 300 days of sunshine annually, benefiting from long hot summers and the most amazing star filled sky. Vineyards, ancient monasteries and medieval castles characterise the landscape whilst the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are a short drive away. The village has an award winning Cave Coopérative so a visit is a must to sample some of the best local wine.
There is daily bread delivery at about 11am. Also, various local produce is sold ( meat, cheese, locally grown organic fruit and vegetables and the most amazing peaches you're likely to taste). For all other amenities, Durban Corbieres is 7kms away. It has a small supermarket, a boulangerie, a bar, a restaurant, a pharmacy, a post office, a doctor's surgery and a dentist.Maison de la Fontaine is spacious and cool in summer. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a range gas cooker, a fridge freezer, a washing machine, a dishwasher, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster etc. There is a comfortable dining area for 10 people. There is a selection of books, games, DVDs and a DVD player at your disposal. Three of the bedrooms have double beds and one has two single beds and bunk beds. They have been tastefully furnished with antique furniture and family heirlooms. Two of the bedrooms have en suite facilities, and there is also a family bathroom. All linen is supplied. If you require a cot or high chair please let us know when you book.
Access to the whole house
I still work in the UK but being a teacher, I am able to enjoy long summers in France so if you visit in July or August, I will be delighted to welcome you. If not, my wonderful friend Cornelius Blum, resident artist and bon viveur will look after you. Either way, we will leave you to enjoy your stay but we will be more than happy to give you any recommendations or help you in any way to make your stay enjoyable. If you need maps, recommendations for restaurants etc... don't hesitate to ask.
Maison de la Fontaine is located at the heart of the village but it is still very peaceful. We have made many friends over the years and love to be there to enjoy the easy way of life and the guaranteed sunshine. The village, although small, is vibrant in the summer with many social events such as the annual paella, evening walks, art exhibitions. The Cave Cooperative has an excellent reputation and wine tasting can be enjoyed every day. There is a Tapas bar in the evenings. Make sure you reserve a place as it gets fully booked throughout the summer! If you fancy a walk, you only need to step out of the house and you are in beautiful countryside with wonderful smells of wild rosemary, thyme and lavender. The beaches are a half hour drive away along very peaceful roads, no chance of getting stuck in a traffic jam! I love sitting with a glass of wine late at night admiring the amazing shooting stars.
Please be respectful of our neighbours by keeping the noise down after 11pm, especially if you are in the courtyard.Thanks for your understanding. Have a great holiday!
SVP respectez le sommeil de nos voisins apres 23h. Merci de votre comprehension et bonnes vacances!