Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Accommodation: 5 main bedrooms (all with wash hand basins) - 2 double (1 with shower), 3 twin bedded; bathroom (shower over bath), shower room. A room (2 beds) is available on top floor if requested. Downstairs consists of a large well-equipped kitchen/diner, spacious beamed sitting room/diner, large hall and WC plus a generous games room with its own kitchenette and WC.
Belvèze (5 miles) offers most facilities. Mirepoix is 9 miles and Limoux 13 miles away. The Pyrenees and the Mediterranean sea are about an hour's drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mediterranean - Gruissan 113 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 33 km, Nearest railway: Castelnaudary 32 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
All the rooms are generous in size. The most compelling feature of the house is the feeling of space and light everywhere. It is ideal for larger parties to spread out and relax, either separately or together. There are plenty of books, board games, dvd's and toys for children including duplo/lego and "Happy Street". There is also an electric piano in the sitting room. The games room is very popular with teenagers.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is at the rear of the house and is accessed via french doors in the sitting room and from all the other ground floor rooms. The main garden table and chairs are wrought iron and there are additional tables and chairs around the garden. The BBQ is stored under a covered area near the kitchen. There are plenty of sun loungers around the pool. The views from the garden are of lovely rolling countryside.
A 20% deposit is required to secure the booking
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The area is steeped in history (Cathar castles, Medieval towns, pre-historic caves). The Mediterranean is about an hour's drive away and La Cite of Carcassonne about half an hour away. This is vine-growing country and Limoux is famous for its "blanquette", a sparkling AOC wine made from the Mauzac, Chenin and Chardonnary grapes, using the champagne method. The Canal du Midi (completed in 1680 ) which links the Mediterrerean to the Atlantic runs through the region.
Bellegarde du Razes
The Medieval town of Mirepoix (a Bastide town) is about 10 minutes away by car. Every Monday it hosts a large market where local producers sell their wines, honey, soaps, jewellery and other goods.
La Pène (sometimes appears as "La Peine") is a small hamlet of about 12 houses surrounded by fields - sun flowers in the summer months and a few vineyards. There is a small lake just below the house and lovely walks all around the hamlet.