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Honeysuckle Cottage or La petite maison de chèvrefeuille. Charming little cottage full of character

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

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

Free 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.

There is a pc area with internet access 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 parker knoll suite (no sofa bed here) a comfy french fireside chair and coffee tables etc and an old but beautiful french dresser with all your crockery in and a tiled top table and padded ladder backed 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 160x200 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 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, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Children's pool
General TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, 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, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
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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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

27 Aug 2013

5/5

"Wonderful holiday, superb surroundings, excellent hosts and a beautiful cottage."

Thank you to Sue and Paul for a fantastic holiday. The cottage has everything you need with the most comfortable bed; we had the best sleep ever. The outside space has places to sit and eat in the sha… More

Thank you both for your super review. It was a pleasure meeting you and spending a few times chatting too.
Your review has lifted our spirits as most do and we are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves.
Take great care and happy holidays for the future.
SnP

18 Aug 2013

5/5

"Perfect for relaxing and exploring"

We had a fantastic couple of weeks at Honeysuckle Cottage. The cottage is spacious for 2 people and the garden is is great for chilling and cooling off in the pool. There are lots of walks on the door… More

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased you had a great time.
It was lovely meeting you both.
Take care of yourselves.
Maybe see you in the future.
Best Sue n Paul

21 Jul 2013

5/5

""Such a lovely holiday""

We had a lovely weeks holiday here in this cottage in July, It was very hot and the weather was great all week. Sue and Paul the owners were extremely helpful as we are young and weren't able to … More

Thank you Scarlet and Martyn. It was lovely to meet you both and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here.
The previous review was a big let down for us as we do try our best for everyone that comes. Back on track now.
Have a wonderful rest of the summer.
Best wishes
Sue n Paul

30 Jun 2013

2/5

"Not what we expected from the description"

The owners' description implies that the outdoor space is 'private', this is not the case. You need to be comfortable with being in close proximity to the owners who live in the adjoin… More

We are sorry you didn't find your holiday as you expected. That particular week we had family over from UK, three adults who were very quiet and careful not to get in the way. We have 4 garden areas and most were not being used because the weather wasn't that good. We have customers who have been back year after year and love Honeysuckle Cottage and all we have here. That to us says we are getting it right. On holiday lettings we don't say we have a balcony as we haven't got one. I don't know why Trip Advisor says we have. i will look into that. You have obviously not been in a small cottage as ours is big by comparison. When the sun shines it is bright but I think the lack of sun on your holiday really messed your time here up. We cannot guarantee the weather unfortunately but normally the weather in June is very good.

3 Apr 2013

5/5

"Excellent break in the most perfect cottage!"

I stayed in this beautiful cottage in March 13. I organised the break as a surprise for my partner. The cottage is perfect in every way. The English owners Sue and Paul made us feel extremely welco… More

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Much appreciated.
We are looking forward to seeing you again very soon.
Another satisfied couple.
We are delighted.
Sue n Paul

13 Feb 2013

5/5

"A dream holiday hideaway"

Sue and Paul have thought of everything and take great care to prepare this wonderful cottage for their guests. The welcome is second to none - warm, friendly and helpful. The cottage is very French… More

A wonderful couple who have now been to Honeysuckle four times. To us this says it all.
They wont be coming again though as they have just bought a property in the area and will be here permanently in July.
See you soon Andy and Sue.

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

7 Oct 2012

5/5

"Just wonderful, a little gem"

Flying into Carcasonne was so easy. Such a small airport means getting in and out is very quick. We'd hired a car over the internet in advance and picking it up was hassle free. The drive to o… More

Thank you for your wonderful informative review on Honeysuckle Cottage.
We do hope you will come again sometime.
Best Wishes Sue n Paul

15 Jul 2012

5/5

"Lovely cottage in a fascinating area"

Sue and Paul were great next door hosts for whom nothing was too much trouble. The cottage had everything and the welcome wine and other essentials added to the feeling that we were glad to be there a… More

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to get feedback and to know you enjoyed your holiday here in France.
Best Wishes
Sue n Paul

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