About the home
This comfortable, well furnished gite is part of a restored farmhouse dating back over 200 years to around the time of the French Revolution. The property offers good quality family accommodation, with one large double bedroom and a twin bedded room. Both bedrooms offer lovely views across the extensive gardens to the wooded valley. The main living room opens out onto its own private terrace.
Situated on the edge of the village it is nonetheless within easy walking distance of the boulangerie and village shops, bar, restaurant, etc.
The gite is a superb base for those who wish to explore the two magnificent World Heritage sites of the Canal du Midi and the fairytale Cite de Carcassonne with its 54 turrets, explore the beautiful countryside of this historic part of France, or simply sit on the terrace in the sun with your glass of wine.
The local area also has many miles of walks, paths and bridleways some starting quite literally from the front door making it an excellent base for both serious walkers and those who prefer a stroll in the woods after dinner.
If a beach is your preference, there are also lovely sandy bathing lakes within half an hour of the gite.
Wander into the peaceful village in the warm sunshine for your croissants from either of the two boulangers, visit the amazing book town of Montolieu, just a few miles away, with its ancient little cottages perched on the edge of the ravine. Taste the local wines at one of the many "Domaines" close by, or perhaps delve into history the Cathars and visit one of the many Cathar castles, some just a few minutes away by car. ... or maybe just relax in the garden in the warm evening sunshine with a good book - the choice is yours. There is so much to do in this region that you will want to come back again and again.
Internet access available. Please ask at the time of booking.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access|
|General:||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The comfortable living room has exposed beams, thick stone walls, and a wood burning stove, so cosy to come home to on those early spring and late autumn breaks.
Both bedrooms have lovely views over the extensive gardens and the wooded valley.
Large, flat and fully enclosed garden, great for families or couples.
English TV available
Further details outdoors:
The large, natural slate terrace is ideal for summer barbeques and may be accessed directly from the living room or the master bedroom, and leads onto the good sized, secluded gardens, filled with lavender and other Mediterranean plants. Shade is provided by the old walnut tree, the perfect spot to while away the summer evenings with a glass of wine or a good book.
For the more active, the area is a walkers paradise with pretty paths into the woods, quite literally directly from the door.
A deposit of £100 per week reserved plus a security deposit of £100 (cheque held on file - not banked) is required at the time of booking. The security deposit is normally returned within two weeks of your return home.
Bedlinen and towels are included in the rental.
Changeover day : Saturday preferred but we will try to be flexible wherever possible.
The gite is available from 4.00pm on the day of arrival, and should be vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure.
For winter bookings, logs for the woodburner are supplied and included in the cost of your rental.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Aude region
This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, steeped in history, and bathed in the glorious sunshine of the south of France. There is truly something for everyone here, the wild open moorland of the "garrigue", to the carefully tended vineyards of the Cabardes and the Minervois, and the majestic Montagne Noire - the Black Mountain.
With two World Heritage sites and so much to do, it is difficult to single out specific activities for attention. Steeped in history from the earliest times, the stunning mediaeval Cité de Carcassonne with its turrets and towers, is a sight not to be missed; the Canal du Midi meandering peacefully all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean.
Whatever your interests - golf or walking, horseriding or white water rafting, history or wine tasting, museums or natural history - you will find it here.
The Carcassonne / Cuxac Cabardes area
Cuxac Cabardès is a pretty village with its own shops and boulangeries, and restaurant/bar, nestling in the foothills of the Montagne Noire. "Les Coquelicots" is peacefully situated overlooking open countryside on the edge of the village, just a pre-breakfast stroll from the boulangerie and other facilities.
There is so much to do and see - the Gouffre de Cabrespine, the deepest chasm in Europe; the Grottes de Limousis, spectacular underground caves with crystals that are found nowhere else on earth; the Cathar castles of Lastours just 15 minutes away by car, horseriding from just outside the village, wonderful walking quite literally from the cottage door, not to mention the two World Heritage sites of La Cité de Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi. Why not cycle along the towpath of the Canal du Midi, or visit the market in Revel, where local produce changes hands. Chickens, ducks and goats, the small farmer who has a glut of tomatoes, cheeses, locally produced honey or goats milk - all are found here.
In early spring the moorland or "garrigue" is covered with wild flowers, the woodlands filled with wild anemones, and later the poppies fill the fields; buzzards may be seen hunting overhead, and an abundance of small birds, butterflies, and other wildlife may be spotted in the hedgerows and paths.
In July most years the Tour de France passes close by, and on occasion it has even skirted the edge of the village. Also in July is Bastille Day. The Bastille Day firework display on 14 July is set against the magnificent backdrop of Cité de Carcassonne and is reputed to be one of the finest displays in France. Get a grandstand view, and take a picnic on the banks of the River Aude.
Every August the village hosts the biggest Fete in the area, lasting for several days and finishing with a huge party and firework display. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to join in.
September and October are the seasons of mellow fruitfulness, with the grape harvests and beautiful colours of the vines and the woodlands, clear warm days and cool evenings. Often, later in the Autumn, you may see the most stunning views across Carcassonne to the snowcapped Pyrennées.
.... there is just so much more to this area, a week or two will not be enough to do everything ... you will want to come back... everyone does !
How to get there
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Direct flights into Carcassonne are available from: London Stansted, Dublin, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool and Bournemouth with Ryanair. Direct flights to Toulouse from: London Gatwick, Bristol and Paris (CDG)with Easyjet and from Manchester with Jet2. Car hire is available from Carcassonne, Toulouse and Montpellier airports with major car rental companies.
Activities near Carcassonne
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
16 Dec 2011
We loved this place…. We were made so very welcome by everybody. Situated close enough to enjoy the facilities of Carcassonne and the Cathar region, but peacefully situated in the quaintest little village, we had the best of both worlds.
We relaxed in the garden under the shade of the walnut tree with a book and a glass of wine - and we did completely relax. We didn't want to leave this comfortable, homely gite with its pretty views, but all good things must come to an end. We shall be back next year !
Thank you,it is a very friendly village. Don't miss visiting the Chateaux de Las Tours, next time you come - can't believe you didn't get time to see it - especially as it is only a few kms! We look forward to seeing you again, and remember, there is a 10% loyalty discount for returning customers to either property.
21 Sep 2011
Set in the picturesque village of Cuxac Cabardes, "Les Libellules" proved to be a comfortable ocean of calm after a hectic day's sightseeing. And there's lots to see and do in the surrounding area! The gite itself is large and well equipped. The patio area and garden are ideal places to relax over a meal and glass, or two, of wine. I've been to the gite twice and it just gets better! If you are visiting the area, "Les Libellules" is a gem of a place to stay.
There certainly is a lot to do in this area, and we like to help our guests to enjoy it all, by providing the right environment for them to relax and chill out. We are very pleased to welcome you back, and trust we shall see more of you in the future !
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2012 Winter||3 Nov 12||23 Mar 13||£ 310||£ 50||£ 50||4 Nights|
|2013 Easter||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|2013 Early Season||6 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 350||£ 55||£ 55||4 Nights|
|2013 Mid Season||25 May 13||13 Jul 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|2013 High Season||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|2013 Mid Season||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|2013 Late Season||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 350||£ 55||£ 55||4 Nights|
|2013 Winter||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 325||£ 50||£ 50||4 Nights|
|2013 Christmas||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 350||£ 60||£ 60||5 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
10% Discount for bookings of more than two weeks.
Rental includes all bed and household linen, any heating required during winter, and normal cleaning after your stay.
£100 Refundable security deposit required against damage, payable at the time of booking. If sent as a separate cheque, this is not banked but merely held on file until the end of your holiday. Your cheque is normally returned within two weeks of the last day of your holiday.Enquire now
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