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*La maison de chèvrefeuille* taking bookings 2016

from £43 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Very Good 4.5/5

18 reviews

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La petite maison de chèvrefeuille. Pretty cottage full of character on a private little lane.

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Free wifi n Welcome pack of essentials on arrival including fresh french bread and bottle of local wine or Champagne. Honeysuckle Cottage is set on a private gated drive next to Rose Cottage. (Not on a road) Roses, Jasmine,Honeysuckle and Wisteria clambering up the walls, pots of flowers and hanging baskets and very tastefully decorated inside. It has everything you need for a wonderful stay here in southern France and is just 25 mins from Carcassonne Airport. You can pick up your shopping on the way through and enjoy a BBQ (webber gas) or eat out at our local Cafe/bar. Spacious, with pretty little shuttered windows, view of the pyrenees, tiled and wooden floors and beamed ceilings. WIFI /TV/DVD with good films to watch. Bookcase full of interesting books including some novels about the surrounding area to while away the hours maybe whilst sunbathing in the pretty south facing garden. The kitchen area is fitted with all you need for a relaxing holiday including a full gas cooker with hob and oven/ microwave/fridge and loads of storage space and a typical double pot sink with constant hot water. The lounge/dining area area has a sofa bed and two comfy french fireside chairs and coffee tables etc and an old but beautiful french dresser with all your crockery in and a tiled top table with two chairs.The bedroom and bathroom are up a wooden open tread staircase. A very spacious special bedroom with a chandelier in the beamed ceiling over the beautiful KINGSIZE 200x200 bed with crisp linen and a new mattress. Lots of storage space including wardrobes painted in the provencal style a french dressing table with ornate mirror, bedside chests with matching lamps and stunning views including a glimpse of the Pyrenees from the shuttered window. The bathroom by the bedroom is spacious and modern with a large walk in shower, tiled floor with comfy chair, a selection of toiletries and a set of luxury fluffy towels and constant hot water.We have bikes with locks for you to use at no extra charge. You can get to Limoux and then use the train service to Quillan and/or Carcassonne or just potter around the vines on them.If you are thinking of buying a property in the area we can help with that too. We can advice on great villages and even get some properties together for you to look at.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Carcassonne - Plage half hour away +Narbonne Plage
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 25 mins drive, Nearest railway: Limoux 15 mins drive
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Pretty, picturesque south facing cottage on private gated lane with parking, next to our own home.

Tranquil and peaceful surroundings with sunny courtyard and pretty gardens with Lafuma loungers. No through traffic.

Situated on the southern edge of a beautiful wine/sunflower growing village and facing fields of vineyards and hills.

Ideal for walking, bike riding,bird watching,(nightingales/eagles etc etc) exploring the wine tasting or just relaxing, maybe playing boules with the locals or enjoying the tranquil surroundings. If your a landscape painter then you will love it here.

The village has a bakery/bread/cakes with large grocery area, cafe/bar, post office, Art gallery/Crafts, a small school of around 15 children situated in The Mairie, football pitch and playground.

Belveze 5 mins down the road has food shops, great pizzeria, newsagent, bank, post office, hairdressers an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, footie pitch and a beautiful lake to walk round.

The area is seeped in history, so lots to do and see. Small cafe/bar in the village open all year round with a great menu so you can eat out and walk home afterwards or just a short car ride is the hustle and bustle of Limoux with it's pretty square with lots of great restaurants and cafe's to enjoy a good meal or stroll around the many wonderful shops.

Carcassonne is also close by with it's Medieval castle and busy town.

We, the owners live in a completely separate property next door and have a wealth of local knowledge should you need our help and advice on what to see and do but will respect your privacy when you just want to relax and do nothing. We just want you to have the holiday that you intended and we hope that you have a wonderful time in this beautiful part of the world.

Further details outdoors

A small south facing private cottage garden, very pretty with lots of flowers and climbers, and one of the two cherry trees is in the centre for some dappled shade. Table and chairs and a bench for relaxing. There is also a chicken coop and run with our 3 lovely chicks who provide us with eggs every day.

In April/May you can hear the nightingales singing as mating season starts. A little table and chairs, deck chairs, sun loungers are there for you to use and a small pool in the main garden is open from June to September. (shared with owners) This year we have a small jacuzzi in the garden too. If this works we will be getting a bigger and better one.

There are four lovely areas to sit and relax in with lots of flowers and shrubs and trees and of course our veggie garden for you to stroll by. (possible samples for you to try depending on time of year) and of course cherries in June for you to pick.

The covered eating out area by your front door in the courtyard is great for al fresco eating and a great sun trap early evening and when the sun goes down on a clear night it's lovely to sit with your glass of wine and look at the spectacular starry sky. There is a gas BBQ in this area which you are welcome to use anytime.

In the large barn there is a multi gym, exercise bike, darts and also a selection of bikes for you to use at your leisure. We also have tennis rackets should you wish a game at the local courts in Belveze (5 mins down the road). There is also an open air swimming pool by the tennis courts and a beautiful lake to walk around.

Further details

All towels and bed linen are provided including beach towels for the pool/jacuzzi. A free welcome pack of essentials is also provided. We try our best to make your holiday one to remember.

Washing machine is in our home and I will do you a wash when/if needed ( 5 euro's per load ). There is also a dryer situated in the barn ( 5 euro's ) powder and softener included. Apart from using washing machine everything else is included in the weekly rate.

You are also welcome to use our landline phone to ring overseas landline numbers. (no charge we have a free rate)

LEAVING TIME BEFORE 10AM ARRIVING TIME AFTER 4PM PLEASE.

We can also book you a table at the cafe/bar in the village for a first evening meal to save you bothering after your journey here.

We also offer a pick up service to and from the airport and other places for couples who don't want to hire a car for their stay or want a night out without driving. Prices in next box.

WE HAVE DONE TEST RUNS ON MANY PLACES OF INTEREST SO CAN ADVICE AND TELL YOU ROUTES AND PARKING PLACES TO HELP MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Aude is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees mountains in South France, it has an excellent climate with 300 days of sunshine a year and a range of attractions - Carcassonne La cité medieval fortress castle, with winding stairways, beautiful stone arches and numerous passageways inviting you to explore their mystery. The coastline has many beautiful, quiet coves, or busier more touristy areas around Narbonne. There are museums, caves, lakes and rivers, mountains for skiing and walking and many other attractions. Festival de Carcassonne 2012 June - Aug. The Magic of Christmas festival last three weeks in Dec.

Carcassonne - Plage A beautiful man made beach with lake................................. 30 Mins

Limoux: Our nearest town with its lively square and great shops............................. 15 mins

Toulouse: A wonderful historic city well worth a trip................................................ ( 1 hours drive)

Cathar castles: The area is steeped in the history of the Cathars with remarkable fortress castles in the mountains.

Gorge de Galamus: Only 30km away is this breathtaking gorge. Great for driving and hiking.

The Pyrenees: hiking in the summer skiing in the winter............................................ 1 Hour

Narbonne seaside..............................................................................................................1.5 Hours

Argeles beautiful coastal area..........................................................................................just over 2 Hours

Amelie les Bain ..................................................................................................................." " " " "

Great place for bird watching either in our garden or in the local area. Birds of prey/nightingales are but a few.

Wine: we are situated in the heart of the Malepere vineyards, visits and tasting.

The wine harvest starts in late summer with the huge grape machines trundling around a great site to see.

The harvest is a major event and starts end of August/early Sept. The official launch is called "Bon des Vendanges". It takes several weeks to bring in all the grapes. It is a time when the locals celebrate the wealth of the land together and discuss the vintage.

the first new wines can be tasted in the third week of October and once again many festivities take place during this time.

Fantastic area for walking/climbing and bike riding. Please check website for local walks.

WE HAVE DONE TEST RUNS ON MANY PLACES OF INTEREST SO CAN ADVICE AND TELL YOU ROUTES AND PARKING PLACES TO HELP MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU.

Carcassonne

Festival de Carcassonne is on every summer. Over 70 live music and theatre events www.festivaldecarcassonne.fr for info on 2013.

Tel: 0 468 115 915 to book .

TOUR DE FRANCE: Stages pass through our area on Saturday 6th July 2013 ... -

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/tour-de-france/535305/tour-de-france-2013-route-announced-in-paris.html

for more details.

Limoux: the local market town famous for the world's first sparkling wine, Blanquette and its Winter Clown festival, Fecos, which runs from Feb to April. Sports: tennis, swimming, cycling, horse riding, fishing and walking are all available locally.

Rafting, canoeing and hydrospeeding can be booked on the local fast flowing rivers. Canal du Midi: Cycling, walking or cruising on this famous waterway.

Fantastic area for walking and bike riding. Please check website for local walks.

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7 Jul 2015

5/5

"What a beauty"

Well if you are looking for a typical French house to stay in this is the one for you. We have stayed in many different holiday homes throughout france and would rate this one as by far the best. Sue and Paul the owners are so helpfully and friendly that from the time you arrive you feel they have been waiting just for you. From the delightfully welcome pack to the chance to integrate with this lovely family you will feel completely at home. We had a fantastic holiday here and were really sorry to leave but will return as soon as possible

Thank you for the wonderful review. Very much appreciated. It was great meeting you too and we do hope you will be back one day. X

7 Jul 2015

4/5

"Perfect for peace and quiet"

We had a really good relaxing stay in what proved to be a really convenient centre point for the places we wanted to visit. Sue and Paul are easy going and helpful , sharing the produce of their garden and chickens . The pool was very refreshing on a hot day, of which we had many, and I find myself missing the dog pack with their individual peculiarities. Beautiful part of the country, well worth a visit if you have not been, and a nice place to stay. For those that critique such things, there is now a baking tray which we left as intended along with our hats which we did not. C'est la vie !!

Thank you so much for your great review. We loved having you stay in our cottage and the time spent with you especially the wonderful meal you cooked for us all to share. Hope we might see you again. Best wishes Paul n Sue Your hats will be in the post tomorrow. :)

25 Jun 2015

4/5

"Peaceful Break"

We had a wonderful weeks stay at Honeysuckle cottage and Sue and Paul were great hosts. The cottage is on the same site as Sue and Paul's cottage with shared courtyard and gardens. We were able to use all the garden facilities and eat our tea in the sunny courtyard with a bottle of wine. The cottage is extremely well equipped. The little touches were so nice such as a cool box for our use and some scales to weigh luggage before you leave!! Sue and Paul also helped us by printing our boarding cards with Ryanair. One morning we woke to the sound of a nightingale singing, how lovely. The village is so peaceful and the walks out from the cottage into the fields of vines was beautiful. Alaigne was a great spot to then go out and about, great driving distance for beaches, Cathar castles and medieval towns and villages were all easy. We would love to return. Good luck Sue and Paul

Thank you both for your lovely comments. Much appreciated. Do hope you will come back one day. The weather s very hot now. Summer has come early. Take care Regards S n P x

6 Jan 2014

5/5

"Home from home in a delightfull French cottage in the heart of French countryside"

Very warm welcome from Paul and Sue who were always on hand if needed but never intrusive Welcome pack was perfect and the Blanchet a real treat with our Christmas dinner .The cottage had everything we needed and was lovely and cosy even though it was December and no extra charge for the heating The walks from the cottage were delightfull and we were lucky enough to experience sunshine most of the week with an added bonus of going up into the Pyrenees for the sow 3 foot deep Don't forget to have a meal in the local bar run by Lynn and Les lovely meals and company and not forgetting fresh bread daily from the bakery even on Christmas Day We will return hopefully next summer

Hi Both, Thank you so much for your great review. It means so much to us to know you have enjoyed your stay here. We really do try to get things right and for good responses like yours it really is worth all the effort. Hope we do see you again sometime. With warm wishes Sue n Paul

6 Nov 2012

4/5

"Charming Accommodation"

Lovely location and charming cottage. Owners very friendly and helpful. I suspect the surrounding countryside is beautiful in the Summer months.

Thank you for taking the time to review Honeysuckle Cottage and for your kind words. We do hope you will come again, possibly in the summertime next time. With Best Wishes Sue n Paul

8 Jul 2012

4/5

"Peaceful cottage in picturesque, central area with plenty of things to do and places to see."

Honeysuckle Cottage is a very well equipped holiday home owned by a very friendly and helpful English couple. The cottage is perfect for either lazing the time away, going for lovely walks with stunning views in every direction, or driving further afield to enjoy the variety of nearby locations to visit. With markets, historic towns and villages, vineyards and magnificent and varied scenery to offer, this region has it all. The small pool is also a welcome sight at the end of a long hot day. Argeles village is also of historic interest and the local pub provides good home cooked grub and entertainment. All in all we had a splendid stay with nothing at all to complain about.

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that everything went well for you here in France. We hope to see you again sometime.

2 Oct 2011

4/5

"Beautiful countryside, convenient location, friendly helpful owners"

Charming little cottage next door to English owners in a small village with a bakery and cafe/bar. Shared garden with small pool, which was welcome in the unseasonably hot weather. English TV channels and wifi were a welcome bonus. A very good location for sightseeing, close to Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi and a short drive to the rugged scenery and castles of Cathar country. Paul and Sue made us very welcome without intruding, and were extremely helpful. The hightlight of our trip was a drive through the Gorge de Galamus - we had not considered going there until Paul suggested it.

11 Sep 2011

5/5

"A little bit of heaven"

We had the most wonderful week at Honeysuckle cottage. The reason we chose the cottage was because we were keen to have a rural place where we did not need to hire a car to get to and that had bikes available. Honeysuckle ticked all the boxes, and more! Paul and Sue are wonderful hosts, extremely friendly but also gave you space. They included us on a trip to the local restuarant, into Limoges market and to the village celebration. We certainly would love to return to this beautiful part of France.

8 Aug 2011

5/5

"Pretty romantic cottage"

When we arrived at the cottage Paul the owner greeted us warmly with produce from his garden ..The cottage is in a wonderful friendly little village with a pub/restaurent run by a welsh lady who gave us a warm welcome.To sum up our holiday I would say pretty and private cottage, lovely helpful owners and friendly natives in some of the most beautiful countryside.Would definitley reccomend.

So pleased to receive your review on Honeysuckle Cottage and to know you really enjoyed your stay. Thank you Best Wishes Sue n Paul

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