La Bastide les Aliberts

Minerve, Hérault
Self-catering


Hilltop paradise with a pool, spa, and a wild-open setting: perfect for hikers, bikers, painters, wine lovers! Large groups welcome

Place

5 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 4 – 8

The
Experience

There’s a wonderful winding road up past vineyards, umbrella pines and rocky cliffs to the 13th-century bastide. Barbara and Wendel are worldly hosts with umpteen languages between them and plenty of local knowledge. Their recent renovation carved five gîtes out of the space and revealed the soft gold stone. Rooms are airy, with high ceilings and views out over the countryside to the tips of the Pyrenees. The décor is contemporary – white walls set off by brocante treasures and art, quality beds, squeaky bathrooms and great kitchens. A separate entrance and terrace big enough to lounge and dine on means you can dip in and out of seclusion as you like, and for large groups there’s a dining room for feasting en masse. The baker arrives with warm croissants daily, and a bottle of good local wine awaits. Grounds include the bio olive grove and vineyard, deep pool with wild countryside backdrop, Jacuzzi perfect for stargazing and a secret path to the magical hammam and sauna spa set inside the oaks. You can organise wine tasting from home, reach beaches in under an hour, and medieval Minerve is moments away.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season.
Closed
November - March.
Meals
Restaurants 10-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €175
Weekly price
from €900
Surcharges
Extra bed, cot and high chair available.
1 Apartment for 4
From €1753 beds2 bedrooms
1 Annexe for 4
From €1753 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 8
From €2656 beds4 bedrooms
1 Annexe for 4
From €1753 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 6
From €2005 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

This is an idyllic place, one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed: wonderful views and sunsets. Wendel and Barbara are perfect hosts and even host a party for guests which creates a very happy community. They are helpful and friendly, and organised some great wine tasting! Although there are a number of gites on the property there is plenty of space to wander around, and admire the vines and olive trees, and the conversions have been well done with each gite having plenty of its own private space. A very special stay - recommended unreservedly!

Nancy-jane, Oxford

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Barbara Schulz

  • Welcome to Les Aliberts !Enjoy the silence, no traffic, no noise, only birds and some tractors especially during the harvesting period. They bring the grapes back home to the cellars in preparation of the wonderful juices of the Minervois.
  • Take a walk in a prestine landscape, wild and romantic gorges, discover the remains of prehistoric monuments, visit the abbeys and some of the most beautiful villages of France full of history. Most suitable also for cyclists, mountainbikers and bikers.
  • Go underground and explore the numerous stalactite caves, Grotte de Limousis, Grotte de Clamouse, Gouffre de Cabrespine and more. And once you surface again return to more recent times and visit the Cathar castles of the 12th century.
  • Need a change from stones, vineyards and mountains? Take a deep breath of sea air at the mediterranean coast, take a swim and enjoy the long sandy beaches around Narbonne or the cliff line further south. All easily doable in a day trip from Les Aliberts.
  • Getting hungry ? La belle France - not only a winelovers paradise but also popular for good food. Luckily we have numerous good restaurants in reasonable driving distance of 3-15 minutes or just walk down to Minerve ... up the hill on your way back.
  • Don't miss to visit the Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne and to enjoy time along the Canal du Midi, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Wish to take a souvenir back home? On Tuesdays local market Olonzac: olive oil, cheese, food, soap, herbs and more.