Maison du Beaupre, Aigne, Villa with pool for holidays

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  Built for a wealthy wine maker over 100 years ago on the edge of the village of Aigne, la Maison du Beaupré is spacious and very comfortably furnished, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Relax by the 18mt swimming pool and enjoy the luxury accommodation of this tastefully renovated house, which sleeps up to eight in four bedrooms.


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La Maison du Beaupré is built on three levels, with the living accommodation on the first and second floors. Access to the house is by a gate from the street level, from where stone steps lead to the front of the house via a series of terraces, or from the drive which leads to the parking area (shaded from midday) at the back of the pool house. The house has been totally renovated and modernised in 2003 and offers comfortable and spacious accommodation. As much as possible the original features of the house have been retained, such as the original tile floors with their beautiful patterns, and the exposed roof beams in the salon. Full central heating provides comfort during the cooler months and all bedrooms are equipped with fans for the summer. A telephone is available in the hall on the first floor and in the salon on the second floor.

Terrace   Terrace and view

The terrace in front of the house is ideal for the winter months as it benefits from full sun, being south/east facing. The terrace by the pool is perfect for summer al fresco meals.

Entrance hall

Step through the old front door into the hallway, which has retained its original diamond pattern inlaid floor, with a large star motif at its centre. Doors lead off the hall to three bedrooms and the stairs at the end lead to the second floor.

Salon from kitchen  Salon towards mezzanine

Salon towards kitchen  Salon from entrance door
The salon

On the second floor is the heart of the house: the large and spacious salon and the kitchen. The salon is stylishly furnished with sofas and easy chairs, arranged around the wood burning fire place with marble surround. The dining table in the dining area of the salon seats eight, and an antique 18th century French "armoire" holds all the glassware. From the salon stairs lead to a mezzanine, which has a day bed for relaxing, and a desk (and telephone point) for those who need to work. A stereo system with CD, cassette and radio and a Television and DVD player provide entertainment. ADSL (broadband) internet access with WiFi capabilities available.


The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave oven, electric stove and oven, larder fridge, coffee maker, kettle and toaster. The pale wood units are topped by a pink granite work surface, which harmonises beautifully with the original patterned tile floor.

Swimming pool and pool house  Pool towards house

Pool & garden
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A few paces from the terrace in front of the house and across a lawn is the swimming pool and the old "pigeonnier", which now houses the summer kitchen and the pool operating room. The swimming pool is 18mts long, 3.5mts wide and 1.4mts deep, making it ideal for those who wish to swim lengths as well as just splashing about. Set against the rocks by the side of the pool is a shower with a mosaic base and thermostatically controlled hot & cold water. A WC and wash hand basin is located in the pool operating room.

Summer kitchen in pool house    Pool terrace

Pool & terrace   Pool and terrace

The terrace in front of the "pigeonnier" overlooks the pool and is ideal for dining in the evening. The kitchen in the "pigeonnier" is fully fitted and equipped with gas cooker, electric oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric coffee maker, kettle and toaster. Beautiful handmade tiles decorate the splash back and work surface and the kitchen is of course well supplied with all glassware, crockery and cookware. A BBQ along with large dining table & chairs, sun umbrellas and sun loungers complete the furnishing of the pool side area.

garden   garden
garden with view towards upper terrace and pool house

Bedroom 1 is to the left of the hall and is stylishly furnished with a double bed (1.6m) and antique wardrobe from Brittany. The room overlooks the terrace at the front of the house, and catches the morning sun. This bedroom has it's own en-suite bathroom, with bathtub, WC, wash hand basin and built in "coiffeuse". The bath has an overhead shower and shower-screen.

Bedroom 1  Bedroom 1

Bathroom 1
Bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 2 on the right of the hall also overlooks the terrace at front of the house, and is furnished with two single beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 is reached via a short corridor, from where you have access to the utility room. The utility room is equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board and vacuum cleaner, and an additional fridge/freezer for extra storage. Bedroom 3 contains two single beds, a wardrobe and a secretaire. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share the second bathroom on the ground floor, which has a bathtub, shower cabin, wash hand basin and a built in "coiffeuse" (vanity unit). There is also a separate WC.

Bedroom 2  Bedroom 3

Bathroom 2
Bedrooms 2 and 3 and bathroom 2

Bedroom 4 is on the second floor. Its decor has an Indian focus with a carved wooden headboard and delicate embroidered curtains. It comprises a double bed (1.6m), built in wardrobes, dressing table and the window overlooks the terrace at the front of the house and the rooftops of the village. This room has its own bathroom, with bathtub, shower cabin and vanity unit, heated towel rail and separate WC.

Bedroom 4  Bedroom 4

Bathroom 3
Bedroom 4 and bathroom 3

More about Aigne

The village of Aigne centres around the old mediaeval nucleus, also called the "circulade" because of it's circular shape. It has become a magnet for artists, and is now home to painters and sculptors, who regularly open their studios and galleries to the public. The village is also home to Lo Cagarol, an excellent restaurant in the village square. A small grocery store and post office provide daily essential within the village, and a number of wineries in the village allow you to sample and buy the local Minervois wines. The municipal tennis court is just across the road from La Maison du Beaupré. Aigne is located close to Minerve, the former Cathar stronghold, which is spectacularly situated on an rocky outcrop between the Cesse and Brian rivers. More restaurants and shops can be found in nearby Olonzac, where a weekly market is held on Tuesdays. Narbonne and Beziers are both a half hours drive away, and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are only a little further.

International airports are located at Carcassonne (53km), Perpignan (90km), Montpellier (113km), Nimes (164km), Toulouse (137km) and Barcelona (290km).
MAISON DU BEAUPRÉ, sleeps eight
Rental rates are set in Euros (€)
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  Weekly rental rates From To € Euro  
  July & August 29.07.2023 26.08.2023 2995  
  • The rental rates include all utilities, except during the winter period, when electricity will be charged according to consumption.
  • Linens, bedding and bath towels are included in the rental.
  • Cot and high chair can be provided.
  • Refundable security deposit of €300.00 payable with the balance of the rental.
  • No smoking or pets please.

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