Maison de la Roche
Maison de la Roche is a family owned nest of 3 luxury and spacious self-contained gites centered on a courtyard with access to the Secret Garden and a shared pool. The pool is heated from April to October and there is also a trampoline, swing, the pre-requisite set of boules and a fully stocked playroom with buckets and spades and even a kitchen for the little ones! There is also a book exchange shelf for pool side reading.
Each gite has two very comfortable bedrooms (one double and one twin) gorgeous bathrooms and large open planned sitting rooms with well equipped kitchens in delightfully furnished settings. Wi-Fi is available in all gites as well as digital television and Blue Ray DVD players. (There are plenty of DVDs for loan). All towels including beach towels are provided as well as the all-essential picnic hampers and rugs. If there is anything missing you only have to ask your host. The information pack contains a wealth of information with so many things to do you will want to return again and again just to cross everything off the list! Throughout the year there are always events and festivals and your hosts will let you know what not to miss.
There are plenty of shady areas to lounge and BBQs are available to all the gites. There are also washing machine facilities. The gites are all hidden behind big wooden gates offering secure off street parking.
The village, situated in the heart of the Corbieres, is a quiet wine maker’s village but hosts a smart restaurant, tapas bar, grocery store, hairdresser, tabac and fabulous boulangerie all within a few minutes’ walk.
The area is surrounded by beautiful villages with numerous restaurants; two huge supermarkets are just 5 minutes’ drive away and you are just 20 minutes from the stunning Canal du Midi.
For those wishing to have a day off from cycling, as well as the pool, there are nearby rivers with cascades and lakes and the Mediterranean beaches are only 30 mins drive away. Located in between the stunning Medieval city of Carcassonne and the noble Roman city of Narbonne there are many sights to see all within easy driving and cycling distance. The Cathar castles of Perypeteuse and Queribus are just two of the stunning historic sights.
The Tour de France always forms part of their tour around this region making it a very obvious and popular destination for cyclists. There is plenty of variety with flat, hilly, on and off road experiences on offer.
Maison de la Roche can also offer extra services to make your trip that little bit more special whether it is a wine and tapas tasting in the comfort of your own gite with a local expert or a holistic or beauty treatment to massage those muscles after a day’s hard cycling!
Bike hire: local bike hire is available via a local company – Mellow Velo. For more information please visit http://www.mellowvelos.com/. We are happy to negotiate suitable machines on your behalf if you wish.
27 September – 27 June 2015 = £570
27 June – 4 July 2015 = £775
4 July – 29 August 2015 = £1400
Secret Garden Cottage
27 September – 27 June 2015 = £630
27 June – 4 July 2015 = £825
4 July – 29 August 2015 = £1575
All prices are inclusive of heating, water, linen and towels (bath and beach.) A supplement of 60 Euros will be charged for any extra beds required.
Off season weekenders (or midweekers) are welcome as are Long Term lets and in fact the gites have been designed especially to be that home from home for people who might want to ‘try out’ living in the South of France or are house hunting. For those looking for B&B, our prices are £55 per person per night – which includes a breakfast hamper.
All three gites have plenty of space for privacy but they are very conducive to be rented together too. The Upper Gites share a landing and a stairgate can be put up so that toddlers can run freely from one gite to the other. But each gite has its own front door for when it’s time out!
Bookings and deposits
25% payable for reservation, the balance 6 weeks before the holiday date.
A 300 Euro/£300 deposit is also payable in advance, which is refunded soon after your departure online.
Usually Saturday but sometimes flexible off season. Arrival after 15h00 (can be flexible). Departure before 10h00.