The House stands high over the outskirts of the village, with a view westwards to the Corbières hills. A short walk in the other direction leads to the centre of the village and the salt-water lagoons of the nature reserve. It sleeps six and has a private pool.
Peyriac de Mer is a popular destination for walkers, photographers and artists alike, for its beautiful scenery, its special quality of light and its bird-life. Boardwalks lead across the old saltpans beside the village and there are walking and biking trails through the pinewoods and around the lagoons where flamingos and migrating birds can be seen.
A sloping driveway leads up to the main entrance on the first floor. On this level is one double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and toilet. There is a modern kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, vitro-ceramic hob and oven; a large dining area and open-plan living room, which leads onto a spacious terrace with table and chairs and a view over the hills. A twin bedroom with en suite shower and toilet is joined to the eastern end of the house and has its own separate entrance.
There is another entrance to the house on the ground floor, which can also be reached by a stairway down from the first floor. Here there is a double bedroom, a shower room and a separate bathroom with washbasin, toilet and washing machine.
Pool & Garden
Outside there is a large pool area with a barbecue, a shady dining area with patio furniture and sun-beds. The pool is 8m x 4m x 1.5m and has an automatic pool-sweep. Behind the house on quite a steep hill is a pinewood, where you can often see red squirrels. From the top you can see the Pyrenees Mountains!
We regret we don’t think it is suitable for children under six, and we don’t take pets.
The village has a grocery, bakery, butcher, chemist, bar/café and three restaurants. There are also tennis courts, a doctor’s surgery, a physiotherapist and a nurse. A hypermarket is a ten-minute drive away and it is 12 kilometres to the centre of the town of Narbonne.
July/Aug June/Sept Other Weeks
£1,300 £1,100 £950
Linen hire is included in the price. There are no hidden extras, but we do expect the property to be left clean and tidy, and an extra charge may be levied if this is not the case.
If you wish to book, we shall send you a Booking Form, along with our Booking Terms & Conditions to sign and return to us with your deposit of 25% of the total rental price.
If you can bear to drag yourself away from the pool, Port La Nouvelle is the closest beach (14kms). You can also buy fresh fish direct from the fishermen here in the mornings. Other unspoilt and safe-swimming beaches with vast swathes of sand are at Gruissan and Narbonne Plage. All have shops and restaurants serving seafood and more simple children’s fare.
The Nature Reserve
You are already right in it and it continues right to the coast. There are spectacular walks and biking trails around the saltwater lagoons and through pinewoods scented with wild rosemary and thyme. The park is a birdwatchers’ paradise for migrating birds throughout the year and flamingos between Mid-August and May. Much of the park is accessible by car, or you can simply set off on foot from the house.
Les Halles, the covered market, is one of the most atmospheric in France. A favourite place of ours. It is open every day but best on a Thursday or Monday when the street market is also in full swing.
There are museums, cathedrals and art galleries, all worth a visit.
Corbières Wine Tasting
You don’t even need to get in your car, there are several cellars right in the village, sixteen in all in just one postcode! But a drive up into the Corbières hills is recommended for an even bigger dégustation.
The mediaeval walled city of Carcassonne is only 45 minutes away and should be visited at least once in your life.
Sigean Safari Park
Five minutes by car, you can drive through part of this park, take your picnic lunch and stroll through the rest of it. All the usual African animals.
Spread about the rolling, wild Corbières hillsides, perched on cliffs are the ruins of Cathar castles, which date from the days of persecution. Look at them, photograph them or climb up to them to admire the view.
Canal du Midi
This World Heritage listed site is less than half an hour’s drive away with its locks, quaint lock-keepers’ houses and shady walks along the towpath under the plane trees. Spend an hour watching the seven staircase locks in Beziers, or enjoy a walk along the towpath in the pretty canal-side villages of Le Somail or Paraza, for example.
Only 45 minutes away and not much further to the town of Figueras and the astounding Dali Museum, which should not be missed.
And there is so much more!
Our own favourites:
Le Portanel at Bages.
Le Café de Beaux Arts at Bages (in summer you can dine on the terrace).
La Bergerie de Lastours, Portel des Corbières.
There is also the only Michelin-rated restaurant in the department of the Aude, the Auberge des Vieux Puits at Fonjoncousse.
In Peyriac itself I can recommend the food in all three restaurants. The Café du Centre serves simple inexpensive fresh food. At le Chateau des Salins, the owner barbecues fresh fish of the day and the Auberge La Garrigue has excellent food and local wines.
You will find the hypermarché Géant excellent for grocery shopping and much else, a five-minute drive away just before Narbonne. All others shops you will find in Narbonne itself, a ten-minute drive and easy to get around. Just head for Centre Ville.
Tarif par la nuit
3 Salle de bain, 3 Chambre, 1 Salle de séjour, 3 WC
1 Lit pour bébé, Linge de lit, 1 Lit grand deux places, 4 Lit simple
Mixeur, Cafetière, Ustensiles de cuisine, Lave-vaisselle, Grill, Cuisinière, Four, Réfrigérateur, Grille-pain
Lecteur DVD, Haut débit Internet, Chaîne Hi-Fi, TV (satellite)
Non chauffé Piscine extérieure
Fer et table à repasser, Machine à laver
Ventilateurs de plafond
Privé Balcon, Barbecue à gaz, Privé Jardin
Animaux non autorisés, Interdit de fumer, Ne convient pas aux personnes âgées ou infirmes, Inaccessible en fauteuil roulant