Max guests: 6

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1


Double: 2

Twin beds: 1


Location: Olonzac

Metro: Narbonne Train station
30 min drive

Street: Grand Rue, Olonzac

Level: Ground, 1st & 2nd floors (with lift)

Nearby: Carcassonne

Prices from

1 guest: 90.00 euro/night

2 guests: 90.00 euro/night

3 guests: 90.00 euro/night

4 guests: 90.00 euro/night

5 guests: 90.00 euro/night

6 guests: 90.00 euro/night

Minimum nights: 4

Max guests: 6

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 Experience the magic of rural French life in the beautiful region of Languedoc in South West France at Maison Carolyn, aka Castel Grand Rue, a holiday home and perfect base for you to live like a local.

Located in the town of Olonzac, the famous southern wine region, market town and capital of the Minervois. Here you can get off the crowded tourist track and enjoy delightful Southern France at its best! Olonzac is also perfectly situated for visits to Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, Pont du Gard and the Mediterranean and ideal for an authentic French country experience without being over-run by tourists. Each Tuesday, right outside your front door is the Olonzac's weekly market with fresh foods and arts and crafts, it is the best market in the region and people from neighbouring villages come each week to the festive and bustling market. It's a treat!

Carolyn is from Australia and she and her husband acquired the home with friends and together they have ensured that the self-contained holiday home is fully equipped with all the conveniences you need to enjoy the perfect holiday in Languedoc.

The house is a traditional three-storey home right in the centre of town. Just step outside your door to be part of the bustle and wonder of rural France, or enjoy the the peace and solitude that only a small French town can offer.

The 3 bedroom gite (the French term for self-catering holiday accommodation) comfortably sleeps six guests in two double rooms and one twin bedded room. The kitchen, dining and living rooms have a Moroccan theme, and a separate laundry has a washing machine and plenty of storage space for bikes and hiking boots.

Castel Grand Rue's kitchen is well-equipped with cooking utensils, crockery, china and modern appliances so you can cook up the freshest of meals made from local produce.

The rooftop terrace - with Weber BBQ - is the perfect place to relax whilst enjoying a drop of the local wine or sampling the delicious local produce.

The house comes fully equipped with all bed linen and towels. Free parking (non-reserved) is available only 15 metres from the house.

For your enjoyment there is a Hi-Fi system and a selection of CDs. Complimentary WiFi access is provided.

The English-speaking caretakers live nearby and are on hand to assist you if required during your stay. 

Note: The master bedroom and bathroom are located on the top floor; the second double room and twin room are located on the second floor. A second toilet and a sitting room are also situated on the second floor. There are 35 steps between the bottom (ground) floor and the top floor.

Tip: A rental car is highly recommended for your visit to Olonzac as the town is not serviced by public transport.  A taxi service is available in the town.

Bookings and cancellations:

  • Booking Service fee paid to Petite B&Bs to secure the home is non-refundable at any time.

  • Balance payment is due 4 weeks prior to arrival- direct to Carolyn who will contact you to arrange this and provide details and instructions.

Cancellations will apply from the date of receipt of the written cancellation advice. The following charges will apply:

  • < 2 months (56 calendar days) to > 1 month (28 calendar days) before arrival – Deposit amount

  • < 28 days or less prior to arrival date – 100% of total cost.




  • General
  • Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Heating
  • Lift or Ground floor
  • Digicode
  • Non-smoking
  • Private Entry
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • With a View
  • Baby friendly
  • Babybed (x1)
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Towels/Linens
  • Iron
  • Bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Ensuite
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Bathtub (with shower)
  • Shower (walk-in)
  • W/C
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries
  • Bedroom
  • Clothes Hanger
  • TWIN Beds
  • Luggage Rack
  • Shelves storage
  • Bedroom Balcony
  • Wardrobe/Closet
  • Minibar
  • Tea/coffee Making
  • Bedroom Desk
  • Bedroom TV
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Use
  • Coffee Machine
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Living
  • Private Lounge
  • Shared Lounge
  • Sofabed
  • Desk
  • Host Languages
  • English Speaking
  • French speaking
  • Spanish speaking
  • Italian speaking
  • Portuguese speaking
  • German speaking
  • Dutch speaking
  • Japanese speaking
  • Korean speaking
  • Chinese speaking
  • Media & Technology
  • Computer/Laptop
  • TV
  • Cable
  • Radio
  • Phone - local calls
  • Free overseas calls
  • Printer
  • General Services
  • Airport transfer - $
  • Breakfast Delivery
  • FREE laundry service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Box
  • FREE Parking on-site
  • Cleaning INCLUDED
  • Cleaning - $
  • 24hr assistance
  • 24hr tea/coffee
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry - $
  • Parking - $
  • Car Hire - $
  • Breakfast INCLUDED
  • Breakfast delivery (1st morning only)
  • Specialty Services
  • Language lessons
  • Friendly conversations (English)
  • Guide/Tour by Car
  • Wine on Arrival
  • Flowers and/or wine at arrival
  • Platters with wine or champagne
  • Home cooked meals
  • Cooking lessons
  • Guided walks
  • Art lessons
  • Gourmet Tour


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About the Neighbourhood


Olonzac village, capital of the Minervois valley, is where the people from the surrounding villages come to socialise and shop. With a wonderful Tuesday market (biggest in the area) winding up the narrow streets to the heart of the ancient village displaying colourful goods and filled with the aromas of fresh foods and spices. The stall owners are a friendly group as are the town's people. The main economic activity here is wine and the town is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Flea markets and antique sales are regular events, there are four restaurants, four cafes/bars, three patisseries, two supermarkets and many other shops selling everything from flowers to newspapers, there is everything here to meet your needs. Professional services include a range of doctors, dentists and banks. There is an archeological museum, tourism office and wine co-operative to visit.  A magnificent lake, Lac de Jouarress, is only a few minutes away. Here you can fish, sunbathe, swim, windsurf, picnic or sail. There is also a restaurant and cafe overlooking the water. The picturesque rolling hills and vineyards provide a wonderful setting for cycling and walking. Relax in the warm Mediterranean Sea and sunbathe on golden sands just 30 minutes away, or discover an adventure in the snow-capped Pyrenees to the south.

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