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La Cuve

Languedoc, France

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A lovely villa in the heart of the Languedoc, this extraordinary country residence enhances the ambience and proportions of its ancient origins with stylishly contemporary interior design.

In brief

  • Games room
  • Tennis court and table tennis
  • Magnificent, spacious interiors

About the villa

From the outside, this centuries-old wine ‘cuve’ is still sturdily, albeit beautifully, traditional. So the inside comes as a sublime surprise, right from the double height reception hall, bright white and minimalist, to the sleek steel and clean lines of the kitchen/diner, and the airy living room with huge white sofas, silvery blue fabrics, an old stone fireplace and convivial bar. A fabulous place for get-togethers of family and friends, the house also has a cinema room and an informal TV/games room, its built-in benches piled with cushions.  Bedrooms are stylishly furnished and artfully uncluttered. Six in the main house include the romantic master suite with its in-room bath and en suite shower, while two in the Guest Apartment share a handy kitchenette. Outside are lavender scented gardens, a shaded terrace for lunching and lounging, and a courtyard with al fresco kitchen and 18th century fireplace, perfect for barbecues under the stars. La Cuve also boasts a private tennis court and swimming pool, and is perfectly placed for a feast of outdoor pursuits. It is 12km from restaurants and shops in the villages of Lagrasse and Fabrezan.

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Villa details


Ground floor

  • Double-height reception hall
  • Open plan kitchen with dining area
  • Cinema room
  • Living room and bar
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Pantry

First floor

  • Master double (super king) bedroom with dressing room, sitting area, free-standing bath and walk-in shower room en suite
  • Double (super king) bedroom with bathroom en suite with bath and walk-in shower
  • Double (king) bedroom with bathroom en suite with bath and walk-in shower
  • 2 Double (king) bedrooms, each with shower room en suite
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Informal sitting room/games room

Guest apartment

  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Kitchenette


Children's Facilities

  • A complimentary travel cot
  • A complimentary highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Barbecue
  • Two small fridges


  • Satellite TV throughout
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms
  • iPod docking stations
  • WiFi
  • DVD library

Games and Sports

  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Board games
  • Boules court
  • The area is a Mecca for enthusiasts of golf, horse riding, rafting, canyoning and canoeing, fishing, hiking and rock climbing. Mountain bikes are available for rental nearby and the terrain is ideal for all levels of experience and energy.

Keeping Cool

  • Portable air-conditioning units in all bedrooms in the main house
  • Fans in the bedrooms in the Guest Apartment

Kitchen Essentials

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Two fridges

Private Pool

  • 15m x 8m
  • 1m x 2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Retractable electric hard cover
  • Pool towels
  • Pool heating available

Private Tennis Court

  • Hard surface

Something Special

  • Bathrobes
  • Cinema room

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Hairdryers For All Bedrooms

Service & Staffing


  • House Keeping service 4 hour per day 7 day per week
  • Welcome pack
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week

Available on request at an additional cost

  • Chef service
  • Extra linen changes are available on request for an additional charge
  • Wine tasting
  • Cycle hire
  • Cookery courses
  • Massage Beauty Therapist

Important Information

Please note that the bedrooms in the Guest Apartment is of a more modest standard in comparison to the rest of the house.


The owner of the property you are staying in  will either visit you on arrival or will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents. 


Arrival from 16:00. Departure by 10:00.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.



  • Nearest Shop 3km Montlaur
  • Shops and Restaurants 12km In villages of Lagrasse and Fabrézan
  • The closest market town is Lezignan-Corbières 21km where there is an Intermarché supermarket as well as good butchers, patisseries and green grocers.

Places of interest

  • Lagrasse 12km
  • Carcassonne 27km
  • Narbonne (beaches) 47km
  • Béziers 76km
  • Perpignan 90km
  • Gruissan Beach 45km


  • Carcassonne 26km
  • Béziers 76km
  • Perpignan 90km
  • Toulouse 119km
  • Montpellier 138km
About the area


Average weather

It’s surprisingly less visited than some of the other southern hotspots, but this cypress-sculpted wine country is the pretty French Tuscany that we should all know and love. Some of the wildest beaches sweep its glorious Mediterranean coastline, while its rolling winelands are the biggest in the whole of France. A villa stay in the Languedoc is just the start of an epic journey – stretching from Provence to the Pyrenees, holidays here combine gourmet food and wine with a whole lot of nature, culture and history. Sun-baked Carcassonne is a storybook wonder in the west, while crimson-coloured Roussillon is your gateway to French Catalonia. Tapas bars and paella reign in peach-perfect Perpignan, and there’s plenty of Spanish culture in corrida-loving Béziers, too.



CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.

Car Hire 

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.

Eurotunnel can be pre-booked through CV Villas. Eurotunnel is for clients that wish to drive to France in their own vehicle. We are also happy to book Eurostar trains for clients, although this is not possible for our villas in Corsica.