La Fleurie
Private pool and walled garden

La Fleurie

3 Bedrooms

Sleeps 6

  5.0  

  23 reviews

Fantastic family holiday! (Copy of review on Home Away)

Keith and Lucy | 19/08/2017 |
My husband, son (age 13) and daughter (age 8) and I have just spent 2 fantastic weeks at La Fleurie and we would highly recommend this accommodation and area for a family holiday! The Gite, location and activities went beyond our expectations and is certainly the best holiday we have had in France! The spacious Gite is tastefully decorated and has a 400 year old stone wall and high ceiling which definitely gives it a 'wow' factor! It is clean, well equipped and each bedroom has an ensuite which is ideal after a day at the lake or beach. Outside there is a good size swimming pool (which Roger our host discreetly maintained on a daily basis), plenty of loungers and a garden table and chairs, all contained within a beautiful walled garden making it very private. Pool towels were provided too along with parasols and a cool box for a day at the lake or beach. Our hosts Roger and Jane were very welcoming and extremely accommodating, booking activities for us and offering advice on restaurants and days out and accurate weather forecasts! On our arrival a welcome pack for our evening meal and breakfast (including wine and beer!) was provided and greatly appreciated after a long journey. Mirepeisset is a quiet and very quaint village with a lovely little shop/bakery only a 5 minute walk away where we bought our daily croissants and baguettes! For a bigger food shop a supermarket is only a 5 min drive away. We made the most of having our car and everywhere we visited was between 5-45 minutes away. Our days out that we would recommend include visiting Narbonne to see the tallest/smallest cathedral followed by a walk by the canal and finishing the day off with a delicious cake at the 'Delice Cake' cafe is a must! Kayaking, lake swimming and pedalo boating at stunning Roquebrun! The drive to Roquebrun is spectacular too! We really enjoyed an Olive oil tour and tasting at L'Oulibo which included a treasure hunt for the children to keep them interested. We also visited Fonserannes Locks at Bezier and Bezier town with its floating umbrellas and spotty streets on show in the summertime. We also highly recommend the soft sand beaches and clear seas of Gruissan Plage and La Franqui Plage. Jouarres lake was also very good and fairly quiet with a floating Aquapark for the children. In the evening we ate twice at a lovely local restaurant in Mirepeisset called La Garenne and also visited the Marina at Gruissan to eat in restaurants overlooking the boats.

Lovely house full of character with excellent private pool and good location (Copy of review on Trip Advisor)

J & E | 22/07/2017 |
We spent a fortnight here in July 2017 with our teenage children and had a great holiday. The house is very well done out with loads of character and the private pool area was fantastic to cool off during the day and for late night star-gazing swims. The house was spotless and the pool very well-maintained. Roger and Jane were great hosts, unobtrusively on hand whenever we needed anything and gave us great tips for trips out. The house is well placed for days out and we visited castles,abbeys,caves, beaches, "plus beaux villages" and went canoeing and walking, although days lazing by the pool were a pleasure as well. It's a short walk to a well stocked village shop to get morning bread and croissants with a supermarket 10 minutes drive away. There are restaurants within walking distance- in the village and in neighbouring Le Somail. And if you like running there are a couple of different routes to run down to the Canal du Midi and then several options to keep going. La Fleurie ticked all our boxes and is a really good place for a holiday.

Wonderful stay (Copy of review on Trip Advisor)

Clare | 08/07/2017 |
We stayed in Le Fitou last year and came back for more - this time in La Fleurie. It is a wonderful place to relax and cut off. There is a nice walled patio and pool area with plants and vine all around just for this property. Great for outside dining. This one has three bedrooms, two twins and a double, and each has a bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge diner is airy with the vaulted double height ceiling. The hamlet is lovely with an epicerie which sells very decent patisserie every morning only a short pleasant stroll away. There is a river and park and you can bathe in the river. Vineyards all around and a pleasant stroll or cycle will see you in neighbouring villages like Le Somail or Ginestas. Loads of great villages nearby. Mountain, sea or vineyard. There are shops and supermarkets nearby as well as the local farm markets etc. The hosts couldn't be better, very welcoming and entertaining as well as discrete and considerate of privacy etc. We are not people who return to the same place to holiday. Or so we thought. We are already planning next year as we come away feeling recharged and refreshed.

Best welcome ever (Copy of review on Chez Nous)

May | 01/07/2017 |
Best welcome ever, I had read many reviews before we arrived none of which were exaggerated. The Gite was outstanding and is kept to a very high standard. We all had a great holiday, our hosts were discreetly on hand to help us get to know the area, they were very informative with local knowledge! Highly recommended!! AAA!

Highly recommended (Copy of review on Trip Advisor)

Keith and Dianne | 10/06/2017 |
Just arrived home from a brilliant fortnight staying at La Fleurie and boy what a great time we had. The accomadation was first class, we were well catered for, welcome food pack on arrival, house was airy and very comfortable, ensuites in each room is fantastic. The garden is completely private and the pool was a godsend as we did encounter a French heatwave. Jane and Roger were on hand if we needed anything and had great knowledge about the area. Lots of nice walks locally and along the canals which nearby. The village is ideally located to the Canal du Midi if you want to book at short canal trip, the beaches around the area are lovely and clean most suitable for children. Narbonne is worth a visit, great market, and most condensed cathedral I have ever visited. Roger will recommend great places to eat and they didn't disappoint, L'O a la Bouche at Le Somail well worth a visit. Again I cannot recommend La Fleurie highly enough.

Home from home in beautiful Languedoc (copy of review on Home Away)

Sally and David | 18/05/2017 |
This was our second visit to La Fleurie and it did not disappoint on our return. The villa is comfortable and well appointed and the outside area with private pool provides a perfect retreat for outdoor dining and relaxing. Hosts Roger and Jane provide a warm welcome and are on hand to suggest outings, restaurants and local walks. Highly recommended.

A Real Gem! (Copy of review on Home Away)

Jackie and Ian | 22/04/2017 |
La Fleurie is undoubtedly one of the best places we have stayed in and we have travelled around France for years! This is an area rich in experience, colour and culture, do not miss out on the village of Minerve, our favourite. We are a senior married couple plus our working cocker! We love the ease of driving around this area, only the occasional car, a joy! Nothing worse than visiting somewhere and ending up in a traffic jam. The Gite guide gives a list of restaurants so follow that. We tried a few and all are good. Our favourite was L'O à la Bouche at Le Somail (an hour’s lovely walk along the Canal du Midi – 25 minutes through the vineyards or a 5 minute drive from La Fleurie). Sit outside next to the canal. La Fleurie is one of two “gites" at Winemaker’s House and is totally detached from the main house, which is occupied by the owners Roger and Jane (and Lupin the dog). You can see La Fleurie layout on the website. It is well fitted out and tastefully decorated. The kitchen had everything we could wish for including a lovely welcome packet to tide us over, beers and wine included. A good Intermarche is 7 minutes by car away for general provisions and fuel. There is a small “supermarket” in the village that has fresh bread and a host of other stuff. We only used the downstairs bedroom/bathroom. Bed was good and firm and shower was great. Two of our most important requirements. Wifi is strong and TV is “Freeview”. There is a small but well stocked library. But the real gem of La Fleurie is the walled garden that contains the pool and surrounding terrace. It is totally secluded and is a sun trap. French law requires the ability to “screen off” the pool to protect unattended children. It is easily put away out of sight in normal circumstance. Parking is in a gated courtyard so your car is also safe! Roger and Jane are excellent hosts. There when you need them and always willing to help and advise. Jane is an enthusiastic walker and knows the area well. I am sure a bribe of some sort will convince her to show you one of her favourite walks accompanied by Lupin. We needed to get a vet for our dog’s tapeworm tablet (we took Drontal) and a health check for his pet passport. We used Dr David Halloy at Clinique Vétérinaire la Mayrale, 20 minutes by car just before Narbonne. Note! Booking an appointment is best done over the phone not by email. If anyone requires further information on Pet Passports, Roger can pass on to you my contacts.

Wish we could've stayed longer (copy of review on Home Away)

Sara | 18/04/2017 |
We spent 3 nights at La Fleurie and loved it. The house was spacious, with three lovely ensuite bedrooms and a nicely equipped kitchen. Our hosts, Roger and Jane, provided us with a little welcome pack of food for our first dinner and breakfast which as greatly appreciated. Roger also took the time to make recommendations for places to visit, activities and local restaurants. The little village of Mirepeisset is quiet and we loved walking to get fresh croissants each morning at the little shop. The area is so full of things to do and places to visit that we could've easily spent two weeks. We would highly recommend the property and hope to return again. Our stay was perfect

Fantastische Wochen in Mirepeisset (copy of review on Home Away)

Irene | 22/10/2016 |
Wir, 4 Erwachsene und 2 Hunde haben zwei tolle Wochen im Ferienhaus der Familie Hollings verbracht. Die Vermieter haben uns sehr nett empfangen und nach unserer 12 stündigen Fahrt war ein gefüllter Kühlschrank sehr hilfreich. Vielen Dank nochmals auf diesem Weg. Alles entsprach unseren Vorstellungen, sauber und gepflegt. Im kleinen Ort Mirepeisset gibt es einen "Tante Emma Laden", die größeren Einkaufsläden sind nicht weit entfernt. Wir haben bei viel Sonnenschein und angenehmen Temperaturen die Gegend bei Fahrradtouren und Besichtigungen genossen. Natürlich durfte die ein oder andere Weinprobe nicht fehlen. Für nächstes Jahr haben wir schon wieder gebucht.

Hospitality Par Excellence. 3 Golf courses within 45 minutes (copy or review on Trip Advisor)

Nick | 09/10/2016 |
With 4 of us arriving for a week of golf and from 4 different directions it was simply outstanding to find, on arrival, at La Fleurie our hosts (Roger and Jane Hollings) had filled the kitchen/ with:- bread, butter, milk, juices, tea, coffee, sugar, jam, Nutella (in joke) and everything needed including wines and beers to prevent us having to immediately go shopping. Probably other things too just suffice it to say the welcome pack was beyond expectations. The Gite is large and totally comfortable and is as described. Lovely private pool and courtyard area (top quality pool side and patio furniture with barbecue as well) and space outside in the gated area to park your car/cars off the road. About 45 minutes in either direction to reach the golf courses of Beziers and Carcassonne (both accepting the Golfy card for a 25% green fee discount; check it out. Sadly there are no UK courses currently that accept the card but a year's sub can be regained after 4 rounds of golf at participating courses). Roger and Jane provide full information in the Gite on local restaurants (these are excellent value too), markets, and loads of tourist attractions. The village itself is small but has a grocers shop/bakery and a couple of walking to restaurants. There are supermarkets (we used the big Lidl) within a 10 minute drive so you have splendid isolation (if required) yet access to all that you need. The only downside for us was that on Thursday we had winds of 40k an hour and torrential rain. Can't blame our hosts for that though. Thoroughly recommend La Fleurie.

Delightful (copy of review from Chez Nous)

Anderson | 21/09/2016 |
We spent a week in la Fleurie towards the end of September and were delighted with the house which was beautifully presented and had everything we could possibly need. We were able to make good use of the lovely pool and appreciated how attentive Roger was in keeping it sparkling clean each day. Mirepeisset is a lovely quiet and friendly little village and the surrounding area is a delight to explore. Many thanks Roger and Jane for your hospitality and helpful advice.

Relaxed Tranquility (copy of review on Trip Advisor)

John M | 03/09/2016 |
After staying for a week last year we returned for two weeks this year, my wife having had a very serious health problem in the meantime. As last year Roger and Jane were the perfect hosts, nothing was a problem and we had a very relaxed and fun time. We visited, Sete, Collioure, Port Vendres, Gruissan and the Black Mountains, to Minerve, Roquebrun, plus many restaurants all with great food, especially for oysters and langoustines ! Since being at La Fleurie last year the upstairs bedrooms now benefit from new windows which make them much lighter.

Wonderful house and fantastic hosts (copy of review on Trip Advisor)

Margaret | 27/08/2016 |
We spent a great week here late September and were delighted with the house which was extremely spacious and well equipped with everything we could need. We were able to make good use of the pool and garden area which was beautifully presented. Mirepeisset is a lovely, peaceful village in an area with lots to explore. Roger and Jane were wonderful hosts who were able to give us lots of helpful advice on the area. We would love to return.

Calme, confortable et reposant (Copy of review on Home Away)

Olivier | 13/08/2016 |
Il s'agissait de notre deuxième séjour dans cette propriété. Les nouveaux propriétaires sont accueillants, la maison est bien entretenue et très confortable pour une famille de 5 personnes. La literie est bonne, gage d'un bon repos. Enfin la région est très agréable. Petit bourg à proximité, les commerces sont à moins de 5 minutes en voiture. Un excellent séjour. Nous recommandons cette location de vacance.

Comfortable stay in a beautiful French village (copy of review on Trip Advisor)

Helen | 23/07/2016 |
We enjoyed a fabulous 2 weeks at La Fleurie. Jane and Roger were perfect hosts, making our stay comfortable and with plenty of good suggestions for what to and see in the local area. The pool was appreciated very much in the high temperatures during our stay and the garden was beautifully relaxing. The area provided a wide range of opportunities for cycling, canoeing, castles, beaches and of course, wine tasting. Would definitely recommend this gite.

Idyllic rural France (copy of review on Home Away)

Una | 25/06/2016 |
We had a lovely week staying in La Fleurie.It is situated in the heart of the the small traditional village, only a short stroll to the local shop or restaurant. The gite is very spacious and extremely well equipped, there is even a cool box for picnics. It was spotlessly clean with tasteful decor/furnishings.The outdoor area is a real treat-we loved having our meals al fresco in the beautifully tended garden. The village is well situated for exploring the Languedoc area - Les Halles market in Narbonne is worth a visit and there is a plethora of gorgeous villages to discover. It is also a fairly short drive to Mediterranean beaches. Roger and Jane were welcoming hosts who generously shared information and recommendations on places to visit and dine in the area. We would highly recommend this property to anyone thinking of visiting this varied region of France

Delightful Stay (Copy of review on Home away)

Richard | 18/06/2016 |
We stayed at La Fleurie at the best possible time. The weather has been great and so is this wonderful Gite. The accomodation is to a very high standard. There are three en suite bedrooms and the living area spacious. The place is immaculate with modern furnishings and good beds. Very important when there is so much to see and do! The kitchen is well equipped and the garden and pool compact but delightful. Best of all our hosts Roger and Jane could not be more helpful arranging trips to local restaurants kayaking a cruise down the canal and a trip to a vineyard I would have no hesitation recommending this place. Have a great holiday. We did!

Wonderful accomodation and fabulous hosts

Jan | 13/05/2016 |
Arrived at La fleurie on a damp cool Friday afternoon but after receiving a huge welcome from Jane and Roger it immediately brightened the day. La Fleurie certainly lived up to expectations. Its bright airy spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished. The kitchen is very well equipped and welcome food pack provided all we needed for dinner and breakfast the following day. The garden of La Fleurie is secluded and pretty with sunloungers, bbq and patio table and chairs and its own pool. Couldnt have wished for better accomodation. The village of Mirepeisset is a great base for exploring this beautiful area of France. La Taverne serves great food and you can buy everything you need in the local shop run by Lydia. Fresh croissants and bread for breakfast is a must! Larger supermarket is about a 10 min drive away. A walk along the Canal Du Midi to Le Somail is well worth the trip. Le Somail is beautiful with great restaurants and the most amazing bookshop. A wonderful stay and can't wait to make a return visit

Excellent on all counts!

| 07/04/2016 |
We have just returned from a delightful week at La Fleurie. This is a modern comfortable gite tastefully renovated from an old barn with a nicely secluded garden and pool. Owners, Roger and Jane were on hand and were most helpful and welcoming with suggestions for excursions and dining out. Our welcome pack of groceries was generous and saved a dash to the shops on the first night which was very helpful. Wifi was also fast and reliable. This is a lovely house in a beautiful village and highly recommended.

An extremely pleasant and effortless stay

| 15/10/2015 |
Located about an hour from Carcassone Airport in a hire car and set in the charming village of Mirepeisset, La Fleurie is a newly renovated and spacious 3 bedroom gite. Our hosts, Roger and Jane Hollings provided us with a food and beverage welcome pack and were on hand to help and advise with practicalities and things to do and see. We were also given a detailed guide to both of these aspects of our stay. Though the weather was a bit chilly for a couple of days it soon warmed up, enabling us to divide our time between sitting around our own wall-garden private pool and self-catering in the well-equipped kitchen as well as visiting places of interest (of which there are many in the region). We also ate some very good meals out so all bases were covered!

Tre Tre Bon !

| 30/09/2015 |
Roger and Jane are very helpful and knowledgeable without being obtrusive, the Gite was beautifully clean and linen beds and towels of a very high quality. There is WiFi and a good selection of UK TV channels to watch if you have time ! The pool and pool area was spotless and the sun lounger mattresses were very generous. The village has a small but very interesting bread / convenience shop and La Taverne restaurant is great for steaks and duck cooked to order on an open fire. A must visit is Minerve, beautiful setting in the "Mountain Noir" while you are there, book a table on the terrace at Relais Chantovent for fantastic gourmet food ! We only had a week, there is so much to see, we've booked here for two weeks next year !

Fabulous Villa in a Beatiful Location!!

Katherine D. | 10/09/2015 |
We Stayed in La Fleurie for 2 weeks in August! Had a wonderful relaxing holiday! The Villa was a great base for exploring the beautiful area, Well equipped and immaculate!! The Pool was an added bonus after a hot day exploring!! The owners and Lupin the dog were brilliant hosts and knowledgable of the area!! Lovely village location with a cute shop and a couple of restaurants all walking distance! Would highly recommend and hope to stay again as soon as possible!! Fantastic

Relaxing Gite in a lovely region of France

Peter G. | 08/09/2015 |
Roger and Jane were fantastic hosts and nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel very much at home and had lots of great local tips The Gite is a converted barn but does not feel like one and has been very tastefully developed and decorated and has two identical upstairs bedrooms and one downstairs bed room all three of which have ensuites . It is clean, tidy and spacious and great for a family with excellent indoor /outdoor flow, a very functional kitchen and a nice outdoor area to relax , eat outdoors and enjoy the pool. Parking is right on the property outside the front door. The Boulangerie is a short 5 min stroll and supermarkets a 5-6 min drive . It is in a very quiet village but with many great towns and villages in the vicinity. We found more to do than we could fit in a week.

Constructed from the Old Barn, LA FLEURIE provides two-story, 3 bedroom accommodation comfortably sleeping 6, furnished to a high standard.

It has shuttered French doors opening from the Courtyard into a spacious and stunning Salon, rising to the roof, featuring the Barn's 400 year-old stone wall. There are stairs on the side of the living area leading up to a gallery walkway, which leads to and separates the two upstairs bedrooms. Both bedrooms are twin beds with en suite shower, wc, & basin, with velux windows in the old tiled roof and recently installed large windows giving a view over the cour.

Off to one side of the living area on the ground floor is the double Master Bedroom with shuttered window and en suite shower/bath, wc, and basin.

The central living area is equipped with comfortable furniture and cable TV showing free to view UK channels. Full Wi-Fi is also provided.

On one side of the living room is the dining area with table and chairs.

A few paces leads you to the fully equipped kitchen (washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, oven & hob, toaster, coffee machine etc.), with shuttered windows and French doors  leading onto your private patio and pool area.

The pool is 4 meters x 8 meters (13 feet x 26 feet), and is set in an enclosed landscaped courtyard (with a regulation safety fence available). There are tables and chairs, a BBQ, comfortable sun beds with and parasols. There are also pool toys and floats.

In order to ensure your privacy, pool and garden maintenance will be done by pre-arrangement with our guests.

La Fleurie is tiled throughout and guests can park in the gated cour. 

Linen and towels are included (and special beach towels can also be provided)