Welcome


Mimarmel is a contemporary single storey villa situated towards the end of a quiet cul-de-sac of 16 similar properties just five minutes walk from the centre of the quaint village of Ginestas.

Once through the front door pass through the lobby, with a cloakroom on the right hand side, into the bright and airy large (55 sq m) open plan living area with two sets of French doors leading on to a covered terrace and the garden.

The living area is furnished in a contemporary, comfortable and practical style with plenty of room for 6 guests. The very well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar is ideal for preparing a quick snack or a gourmet meal. As well as the breakfast bar there is a large dining table easily seating 6.

A door from the living area leads onto an inner hallway off which are the 3 bedrooms and the main bathroom. The main bedroom has a comfortable super-king size bed and has its own ensuite with shower, washbasin and toilet. Bedroom 2 is flexible as it can be offered as a twin room or with a king size bed.  It also has useful washbasin. Bedroom 3 has twin beds. All bedrooms were refurbished in 2016 with new beds, furniture and soft furnishings.

Walking out through the living area French doors there is a shaded seating area for 6 close to the built in barbeque. A door leads off the terrace area to the pool room where the washing machine plus an additional fridge/freezer, (ideal for pool side drinks - and smelly French cheeses!) are located.

Looking south from the living area or the terrace the pool sparkles and there is an array of colour all year round in the Mediterranean garden. Stretch out on one of the sunbeds and relax and enjoy the sunshine and the gentle chime of the village church bells in the distance.

In the evening head out into Ginestas or one of the neighbouring villages for a meal or drinks or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of the evening whilst watching the swallows dipping in and out of the pool.

The village Boulangerie is only 5 minutes walk away where fresh croissants, pains au chocolates and freshly baked baguettes are readily available along with grocery items. Opposite is the Tabac where English newspapers can be purchased.

If you don't fancy cooking at lunchtime then a visit to Les Trois Petits Cochons in the village is a must with a 3 course meal including wine at only €13.90! O'Neill's also serves lunch and dinner. L'oncle Jules, the local wine bar, adds to the choices available.

The village also has a bank with ATM, a post office, a pharmacy and a hairdresser. There is a co-op for the local wine too but we prefer to go to one of the neighbouring villages - there is a wealth of wine choice on the doorstep!

Venturing further afield there are numerous places to visit including the beautiful medieval walled city of Carcassonne, the Cathar village of Minerve, the Canal du Midi and some beautiful sandy beaches. We have a collection of tourist leaflets at the villa and we are always happy to make suggestions based on individual guest's preferences.