The Downstairs Sitting room
The Upstairs sitting room
About La Redorte
The village of La Redorte has everything you need within walking distance from our house - Les Glycines.
The village has two butchers, an excellet boulangerie,one bank - with outside cash point, a beauty salon, hairdressers, a very good Intermarche supermarket, petrol station, bar and tabac/newsagents with English newspapers. There is also a Doctor and Dentist in the village.
Les Glycines is within walking distance of The Rivaselle restaurant which is on the beautiful Canal du Midi ,and close to the Tourist office, but a little further along the Canal or within a few mins drive to the next village is Homps which is also on the Canal Du Midi and offers a freat selection of restaurants either side of the port.
La Redorte is set in the middle of the renowned vineyards of the Minervois and also offers wonderful walks along the Canal Du Midi which intersects the village ,as does the river L'Argent Double which runs past the house.
There is a bus and taxi service in the village ,and Carcassone is about twenty minutes away with Narbonne and the sandy beaches of the Med about 40 minutes away.
The house is just on the edge of the village and within waliking distance of all amenities,there is a large garden with barbecue facilities and terrace to offer everyone the peace and enjoyment of this old Vigneron's house,originally a meeting house for people who crossed the bridge to work in the Vineyards onthe other side of the river.
Boats can be hired from Somail and there are boat trips from Homps.
Water sports and swimming can also be found at the Lac de Jouarres,ten minutes from Les Glycines.
A short drive from Homps is Olonzac where you will find a superb market on Tuesday morning selling fresh regional produce, homemade Salamis, Paellas, roast chickens, cloths, bags, shoes and much more and all very good quality another - 'Not to be missed' For those of you who like to be around water, whether for fishing, bathing or water sports - visit the Lac du Jouares just out of Hompes. At Bize a little further on is the olive factory - L'Oulibo where the regions olives and olive products can be purchased together with olive soaps, olive wood products, olive trees etc.
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT
Minerve (about 20 mins by car) - a beautiful quaint 'old town' set on a hilside with the most wonderful views and great places to eat. The famous medieval walled cite of Carcassone with it's gift/artesan shops, clothes, art and so very much more is only about 20 mins and Beziers with its '9 Locks' on the Canal du Midi - a spectacle to behold! And in the other direction is Narbonne - more cosmopolitan than Carcassone and of course not too much further is the well known town of Montpellier ....if you can fit it all in!!!
LOCAL SWIMMING AND BEACHES – Les Glycines La Redorte
The closest Swimming Pool is at Peyriac which is on the way to Minervois (5-10 Mins by car) (turn right on the main road from the property) This is a large open air pool with small toddlers pool attached and costs in the region of 3-5 Euros.
Lac de Jouarres – 5-10 mins by car (turn left on main road from property towards Olonzac) This is a large freshwater lake with man made beach and swimming, with restaurant, bar and in the evenings sometimes there are bands playing on the bandstand. There is also another restaurant nearby which is family run – towards Periac past the old supermarket.
Narbonne Plage – A clean sandy beach with excellent swimming with restaurants and shops all close at hand – (45 mins by car) and Gruissan Plage (Nr Narbonne)
Bache - a lovery old traditional fishing village nr Narbonne
Narbonne Swimming Pool – drive towards Narbonne but take signs towards Perpignan motorway but before getting onto the motorway, look for MacDonald’s and the swimming pool is opposite. This is quite upmarket withy restaurants and bars. It is a really big swimming pool complex, with 2 pools, a water slide etc indoors and outdoors there are two further pools, toboggans etc price per child about Euros 6. This is about 35 mins drive.
Ceret - Nr the Spanish Border about an hour and 15 mins drive but well worth the effort - get there in time for 11am to experience the 'special opening dances'!!
Fully restored 18th Century detached traditional house set amidst vineyards close to the Canal du Midi and within walking distance of shops and restaurants.
ACCOMMODATION: Ground floor & 1st floor
Ground floor: Sitting/dining room with fireplace. Combi TV, video, DVD and separate CD player.
Kitchen with oven/grill, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, toaster and kettle.
Enclosed terrace leading to
Shower room with hand basin, WC and washing machine. Double bedroom leading to garden/Tv.
First floor: 1 double bedroom with Tv, and 1 twin bedded room. Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and hand basin. Master bedroom /sejour with views across garden ,double bed for two people Tv/DVD
The gardens here are both peaceful and beautiful. Completely private and quiet (the odd tractor passes down the lane!!) with an above ground plunge pool (5X5 LM) ,and large classic swimming pool (9x4 lm), childrens swing area and an outdoor table tennis table. Barbecue /terrace area for 6 people. There are three adult bicycles at the property which can be hired - well worth it for the nearby ride along the Canal du Midi etc!! Sun loungers for the pool are standard.
There is also an enclosed terrace area near the barbecue area ,giving two enclosed terraces to the property.
Linen and towels provided
2016/17 RENTAL PRICE – per week
From £500- £1400 EUROS 700-1600
Weekends and midweek breaks available out of season
Christmas breaks also available
Please enquire for Bank Holiday & Half-term prices