Apartment & fantastic views
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. Chic ' Mistral Apartment ' is an apartment with a difference. Offering the full package of SPECTACULAR views, central location and comfortable spacious living. Stunning panoramic views from each large window include, La Cité, the largest fortified castle in Europe, the stunning snow-capped Pyrennes mountains, St. Vincents Church, with its beautiful architecture, and the surrounding countryside of Carcassonne. Situated in Carcassonne town centre, making it perfect for exploring on foot and freshly baked morning croissants. Enjoy a meal with superb local wines, in one of the many restaurants, with just a short stroll home again. Car hire NOT necessary. The railway station is 4 mins walk. Board a train for Narbonne, Montpelier, Toulouse, or wherever takes your fancy. Enjoy a boat cruise along the canal du midi (3 mins walk) or stroll across 'Pont Vieux' stone bridge, dating back to the Middle Ages, to watch the jousting at the Medieval Cité. ALL amenities, including supermarkets (2 mins) are within a short stroll. Also, no need to worry about transfer, we endeavour to provide a FREE PICK UP SERVICE from Carcassonne airport (10 mins by car) or railway station. Please read my reviews to see what my guests have thought.
Nestled in a quiet side street, in the 'Bastide St. Louis', with its mesh of streets, seconds walk, from boutiques, patisseries, restaurants, wine shops,supermarket, and much more. 2 minutes from the famous 'Place Carnot',with its beautiful fountain, where you can sit and watch the world go by with a glass of superb local wine, or stroll around the vibrant food market, where you will find, some of the finest local produce. Hire a bike for a ride along the Canal du Midi in the shade of the plane trees, or soak up the mediterranean sun at the Lac de la Cavayere, Carcassonnes beach. Visit a local vineyard for some wine tasting or explore a historic ruin. A perfect base for exploring. Breaks of 2 nights plus. (Please see sister apartment, Stylish apartment, Prime location, Roof terrace. Property 4755299)
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||15 minutes|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: 10 minutes, Nearest railway: 5 minutes|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, 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|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
'Apartment Mistral', is a one bedroom spacious apartment offering breaks of 2 nights plus. With both original and contemporary features, including tomette tiled flooring, cast iron radiators, high ceilings and large original windows, for making the most of those amazing views. The apartment also offers Unlimited Free Wi-fi.
There is a bright and spacious lounge/diner, with dining for four people. This offers spectacular views of the Medieval Cite, which is lit up at night, the snow capped Pyrennes, St.Stephens church and the surrounding countryside, providing the perfect backdrop from your dining table and each large window. Candles are provided for those romantic evening meals. There is a comfortable sofa bed, with two armchairs. A cd/radio (with collection of cds to suit all tastes. Television with dvd player and a choice of dvd's( comedy, chick flicks, horror and children's. A selection of novels and plenty of local info, for planning great days out. Covering one wall, there is a huge canvas of the Eiffel Tower.
The tiled hallway leads to a stylish kitchen with all mod cons, including washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, cooker and fridge freezer, toaster and coffee machine. Tea bags, coffee, sugar, cooking oil, salt n pepper are all provided, to make your stay as easy and enjoyable as possibe, including washing/dishwasher powder, washing up liquid, tea towels and dishcloths.
The spacious bedroom has a very comfortable large double bed, with new mattress and memory foam mattress topper, pillows and bedding. A large wardrobe, gives ample hanging and drawer space. There are restored antique bedside tables, with a contemporary twist, an ipod/iphone docking station to play your own sounds, alarm clock, and dimmer lamps provide ambient lighting. You even have a view of St.Stephens from your bed, for those breakfast in bed mornings.
The bathroom has a bath (with support handle) and overhead shower. You will find a hair-dryer, anti-slip mat and soap. Scented candles set the scene!!!!!
For those days out you can find, beach towels, cooler box/ice packs, thermos flask, beach parasol, road atlas and umbrella.
|Further details outdoors|
Due to the fantastic location, of ' Apartment Mistral', there is no need for car hire. Everything is within an easy stroll. With a multitude of boutiques, restaurants, bistros, antiquity shops, patisseries, butchers and supermarket, all within minutes walk. However, for those who need parking, there is a secure car park 2 minutes walk. Prices are very reasonable, approximately €20.00euros per week(day rates available) Jump aboard The 'Petite train',which stops seconds away from the apartment, it will shuttle you, to and from The Medieval Cite, with stunning sights on the way. The railway station is 4 minutes walk, for those wanting to explore, further afield, such as Toulouse, Narbonne, Montpelier, or maybe, one of the quaint mountain villages.
Boat excursions along the Canal du Midi, are also a lovely way, to pass the time, this again is 2 minutes walk.
Rental rates include all towels for apartment, as well as beach towels, linens and cotton bedding, unlimited heating and hot water. WE DO NOT CHARGE FOR CLEANING OR EXTRA BEDDING. We would like to ask though, that visitors leave the apartment as they find it, clean and tidy.
A £100 non refundable deposit is required upon booking. Dates cannot be held without deposit. The balance to be paid at least 8 weeks prior to stay. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer or cheque (All charges to be met by guest)
A breakage deposit of £150 or €150 cash, will be required upon immediate arrival in exchange for keys and refunded upon departure, if no claim is made for excessive cleaning or damage.
Stays of 2 nights are also available at £70 per night.
The owners reserve the right to cancel a booking if payment conditions are not met.
The owners do not accept liability for accident to persons whilst in the apartment and do advise taking out holiday insurance before travel.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Languedoc Roussillon is a remarkable region. With the Mediterranean sea on one side and the Pyrenees to the south, it boasts contrasting culture and history. Intriguing history, that has survived the ages in tradition. The regions castles, fortresses or stunning abbeys, will take you back in time.
The weather in Languedoc has a Mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers and over 300 days of sunshine a year. Temperatures are frequently in the eighties (30c) plus. With an outstandingly diverse coastline, sheltered by mountains. A stunning coastal region offering beautiful beaches and watersports for everyone.
A region bordering Spain, it also benefits from some of the best winter sports in the Pyrennes.
For those wanting a less energetic holiday, there are many other pastimes to enjoy. Cycle along the Canal du Midi or take a walk along one of the many marked trails, ranging from hourly rambles to treks lasting days or weeks. There is horse-riding for all levels and canoeing too.
Food in Languedoc Roussillon is particularly enviable, due to its central location around the basin of the Mediterranean. Gastronomically rich, owing to the generosity of the sun, land and sea.
The Languedoc plain is home to some of Frances greatest fruit and veg growing, with Mediterranean favourites, such as, sun-ripened apricots, plump tomatoes, artichokes, zingy lemons and much more. Natural coastal ' etangs ' provide homes, for flamingoes and marine life. The water rich areas provide the perfect habitat for oysters and mussels. Sete is the biggest fishing port, where you will find the most amazing varieties of fresh fish; baby squid, octopus, red mullet, sea bream and tuna etc. A real seafood lovers dream!
Olive groves provide treasured oils that rarely leave the area due to their high demand. Enjoy a Lucque olive, with a glass of Muscat, as an aperitif. Woodlands, scented with rosemary, tyme and mint, provide a natural habitat for wild boar, which helps provide the Languedoc with its winter diet. A rich dark stew with a glass of scented Corbieres, what could be better?
For cheese lovers, you will not be disappointed. Goat's and sheep's cheese, infused with wild mountain herbs. Roquefort, world famous blue cheese, still made and matured in caves of the Larzac Plateau.
Languedoc, is the word largest wine region and also the most exciting. It consists of a multitude of appellations, including, Corbieres, Fitou, St. Chinian, Muscats du Languedoc, Limoux and Cotes du Roussillon, the list continues and though yields have been significantly reduced, quality is now the name of the game. Established vines of the indigenous grape varieties, such as, Grenache and Cinsault, are grown alongside less traditional Syrah, Merlot and Chardonnay. Whether it be, a chilled glass of Chardonnay, with a brimming bowl of Moules mariniere, or a hearty rustic cassoulet, with a deep red Faugeres, you will find that the Languedoc Roussillon offers you the perfect accompaniement, to whatever the mood, occasion or setting.
Apartment Mistral is located in the historic Baside St Louis area of Carcassonne. With its mesh of streets filled with boutiques, wine shops, cafes restaurants, museums and much more. A few minutes walk from Place Carnot with its vibrant food market. Stock up on fresh olives, locally made sausage and tasty cheeses or simply sit and watch the world go by, in one of the numerous cafes or bistros, sampling some of the gastronomic delights.
The town is served by a free of charge Aglo Bus service. Wave a hand at the driver and he will stop and take you to where you want to go in the town.
Jump aboard the petit train or walk over the historic old bridge Pont Vieux, with its beautiful stone arches, to the medieval Citadel (La Cite), built high on a hill, overlooking Carcassonne, the pyrennes and Black mountains. This UNESCO world heritage site, offers a fascinating glimpse back into history, with its Chateau Comtal and St. Nazaire cathedral. Take a boat, stroll or cycle along the tree lined Canal du Midi(the second world heritage site of Carcassonne) Boat and bike hire available.
For those who want to explore further a field, car hire is available locally through(www.hertz.fr or www.europcar.fr)) Have a day out to a vineyard, castle, ruin, or one of the numerous quaint villages, driving through one of the breathtaking mountain gorges on the way.
Carcassonne also offers numerous Festivals,shows and concerts, with headline bands (www.carcassonne.org) and the truly spectacular fireworks display on Bastille day on July 14th. Bastille day is celebrated like no other in France. La Cite becomes alight with over 1200 charges detonated over the 600 meters, of the Cites facade, making it one of the biggest displays in Europe. With over 700,000 visitors jostling for prime location, Mistral Apartment provides the best seat in the house, with full uninterupted views.
At Christmas, Carcassonne is transformed into a ' Magical Winter Wonderland ', with thousands of pretty fairy lights, and other light displays, illuminating the city. Have a glass of hot mulled wine in Place Carnot, whilst watching the skaters on the ice-rink, or stroll around one of the log cabins selling locally hand-made gifts. A great festive spirit with fun and entertainment, for young and old.
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8 Sep 2014
The apartment has a central location which makes it ideal for exploring the city and all it has to offer as well as easy access to the railway station[short walk]. The apartment itself has the most am… More
Thank you so much for taking the time todo a review. We are so pleased that you had a relaxing stay.
27 Aug 2014
We had a lovelyweek in this apartment with a wonderful view.It was very central for bars,restaurants and thevrailway as well as shops.Sharon was very helpful and kind.The cite was lovely as were lo… More
Thank you for your visit and review.
10 Aug 2014
Spent another fantastic holiday in the wonderful city of Carcassonne. Apartment Mistral is fabulous, well appointed, neat and chic with stunning views across the rooftops of the city to 'Le Cite&… More
Really pleased that you enjoyed the views and had a great holiday. Thank you for coming and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
9 Aug 2014
"Great location for seeing Carcassonne"
Stayed a month in Mistral Apt. and found the apartment to be just great for touring around the area. We had a car and had to park in a parking garage but that wasn't too expensive. It is really … More
Thank you Carol & Cyril for staying a month. It really was a pleasure meeting you both. We wish you both every happiness.
31 Jul 2014
I cannot rate this apartment high enough, everything was amazing about our stay.Sharon picked me and my partner up from the airport and welcomed us with such warmth and hospitality. The apartment was … More
Well it was a pleasure seeing you both again and we were so glad that you had a great time again.
27 Jun 2014
"exceptional apartment in superb location"
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week in Carcassonne. The apartment is ideally located for access to all Carcassonne has to offer. The bed was very comfortable and I slept soundly! This isn… More
We are so pleased that you slept well and enjoyed the apartment & Carcassonne. We hope that you will return.
16 Jun 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay in Carcassonne. We felt really at home in the flat and Sharon had thought of everything. It was a joy waking up each morning to the superb view and then popping down… More
Aw..Thank you so much for your amazing review. It really makes my day when I know that our guests go home happy. Hope to see you again.
29 Apr 2014
"Perfect place to stay in Carcassonne"
The views from the Mistral Apartment are spectacular. Everything about the place is lovely. Comfy bed, compact yet very functional kitchen, a cosy sitting room/dinning room and a good size bathroom w… More
It was lovely meeting you both and thank you so much for staying at Mistral.
27 Apr 2014
Thanks Sharon and Steve for your lovely apartment , for anybody thinking of renting this apartment , don't think about it just do it ! This apartment is lovely , it is on the top floor and has s… More
Your kind words are very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you next year. Glad you found the bed comfy! It makes all difference getting a good nights sleep!
19 Apr 2014
"A lovely place to relax"
Our week in Carcassonne was wonderful, and Sharon and Steve's Mistral apartment made it all the better. Much, much better than a hotel room, or a B&B, we were able to escape the heat and relax du… More
Thank you so much for your visit. We have really tried to make it feel 'homely' and am glad that that is how guests find it. Hope to see you again :)
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