Apartment Beau Sejour 1
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Close to the Vieux Pont (Old Bridge) that crosses the River Aude and just a 10-minute walk to the fascinating medieval City of Carcassonne, this spacious ground floor apartment of 100 square metres in a large traditional town house is ideal for your holiday in Carcassonne. Ten minutes walk in the opposite direction brings you into the heart of the Bastide St Louis - Carcassonne's 'newer' town commissioned in 1260 AD.
A hire car isn't always necessary here as a free transfer from Carcassonne Airport can usually be arranged for you with prior notice, and subject to availability. However should you want to hire a car, this apartment has one private parking space for one car.
With high ceilings, large windows, spacious rooms, and comfortable furniture you'll find this apartment bright and airy. It's decorated in a typically French style. There's a sitting/dining room with a dining table and chairs, comfortable seating and a television. WiFi internet access is available. There's a modern, well-equipped dining kitchen with all facilities and even a welcome pack on arrival (for stays of 7 7 nights or more).
There are 2 bedrooms; one double and one twin bedded room and a bathroom and a further separate WC.
As this is a ground floor apartment, you have access to a small terrace and garden where you'll find a table and 4 chairs for eating al fresco, and 2 sun-loungers. From the garden, there's a view to the Medieval City looking over the River Aude.
The location of this property allows you to walk freely to both the Medieval city and the Bastide St Louis where you'll find shops, supermarkets, cafe-bars, restaurants, banks etc. Altenatively in summer you can take the little white tourist train between the 2 parts of the city.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Narbonne Plage 55 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 4 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 700 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Living/Dining Room: A high ceilinged room with a large window comfortably furnished with a sofa and 2 armchairs. The satellite televison receives some news channels in English, and French channels. There's a spacious Dining area with a table and chairs for 4 people.
Kitchen: Large and well-equipped with hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher - and a further dining table and 4 chairs. You'll find a small welcome pack on arrival if you are staying for 7 nights or more.
In a utlility area, there's a washing machine, a clothes dryer, an iron and an ironing board.
Bedrooms: There's one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. A cot is available upon request.
Bathroom: With a bath, WC and washbasin. Also a further separate WC.
Other accommodation: There are alternative apartments here both with 3-bedrooms, but which can generally be priced for lower occupancy. Please enquire.
Internet: You can access the internet here via a free WiFi connection and your own laptop.
Telephone: There is no landline telephone - but mobile signals are normally quite good.
Baby Facilities: A cot and a high chair are available upon request. Please reserve in advance if required.
|Further details outdoors|
A pleasant hallway leads to a small garden and terrace with a view towards the Medieval City - ideal outdoor space if you have children. There is a garden table and chairs so you can eat and enjoy a glass of wine outside.
Private parking is available for one car.
Winter Heating: Is included in the rental price.
Electric, Gas and Water: Are all included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning: Is included in the rental price.
Bed and Bathroom Linen: Is included in the rental price.
Taxe de Sejour: In France it is often necessary to pay a 'Taxe de Sejour' at the end of your stay. It is included here in the rental price.
Damage Deposit: The owners do not currently request a damage deposit for this apartment.
Change over day: Flexible according to availability except for the high season months of July and August when Saturday-Saturday bookings are required.
Mini-breaks and long weekend stays: Are accepted subject to availability and a minimum of a 3-night booking. Please enquire for the price for short stays.
Pets: Your small dog may be allowed here with prior permission - please enquire.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
This part of the Languedoc has a sunny Mediterranean climate. It can be hot in summer, but the temperature is often tempered by a breeze. Now the 3rd most visited region in France by British people, the Languedoc offers something for everyone.
Miles of long, sandy beaches, coastal lagoons, vibrant cities such as Beziers, Narbonne and Montpellier, historical sites such as the Canal du Midi, Carcassonne and the Cathar castles, fabulous scenery, great cuisine and vineyards, vineyards, vineyards.
Carcassonne has been the backdrop to a number of films such as 'Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves' and is the setting for 'Labyrinthe' the successful novel by Kate Mosse. The medieval city is indeed a fairytale location with lots to see and do, with festivals in July and August each year, concerts by top stars, and a fabulous firework display on Bastille Day, the 14th July. In December, in the Bastide St Louis, there's a great Christmas market. The Canal du Midi also passes through the town offering the opportunity for walks or a boat trip on this fascinating waterway built in the mid-1600's.
The bastide area of Carcassonne is full of interesting architecture and is rich in history dating from the 13th century. Just relax and have a coffee or a glass of wine in the sun-drenched main square enjoying the French art de vivre.
Activities: You can swim in the public outdoor swimming pool open in the summer months - it's just a short walk away. There's also the 'Lac de la Cavayere', a lake with a beach that's safe for swimming and nature reserve - it takes approximately 10-15 minutes by bus to get there. Strolling or cycling along the Canal du Midi watching the boats pass by is very enjoyable. Carcassonne also has a golf course if you fancy a round of golf.
Sightseeing: Your can certainly spend lots of time in the City itself visiting the Chateau Comtal, the ramparts, the Museums etc. If you are hiring a car, the Mediterranean beaches are less than 1 hour's drive away. They can also be reached by train to Narbonne and then by bus to the coastal resorts. In the region around Carcassonne you can also visit the Cathar castles, Rennes-le-Chateau, the medieval towns of Foix and Mirepoix, the giant caves at Cabrespine and Limousis, the Montagne Noir, and area of outstanding natural beauty, and the fantastic African nature reserve at Sigean.
Market: Carcassonne has a great market, full of colourful, local produce in Place Carnot on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Restaurants: There are many in the city to suit all budgets and tastes. Joie de Vivre can make some recommendations for you.
Supermarket and Shopping: The local supermarket is a 5-minute drive away and, for the ladies, both the bastide area of Carcasonne and the medieval city have some lovely, interesting and individual shops.
Availability Your dates are available
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2 Nov 2012
"Marvelous huge apartment"
A fantastic apartment in a great location, an easy walk to the historic walled town and located close to the river and old bridge.The apartment has everything you could need for a holiday, the owners … More
30 Oct 2012
Booked through Joie de Vivre holidays who were extremely efficient. We were collected from the airport by the very kind Monsieur Miro and taken to his huge, luxurious apartment. Everything was perfect for us including the location, being on the banks of the River Aude, close to Bastide St Louis and the medieval city.
2 Jul 2012
"Fabulous, spacious well appointed and located apartment"
We spent a week in this charming apartment in Carcassone. The welcome, meeting and orientation to the apartment were outstanding. The apartment itself is very spacious, well equiped and located a sh… More
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