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, I 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.
|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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24 Jan 2014
Sharon and her partner are the perfect hosts. They are very welcoming and will even pick you up and drop you off at the airport which is just 10 mins drive away. Mistral is CLEAN, MODERN and HOMELY. I… More
Thank you for your kind words, we do try our utmost to help our guests enjoy their stay and always welcome feedback. Luckily it has all been good. All of our visitors comment on how comfy the bed is, which I am over the moon about, as after a day out exploring and seeing the sights, it's important to have a good nights sleep.
We hope we see you again.
1 Aug 2013
We stayed in the apartment for two weeks and it really was a home from home. The location was perfect - a few minutes walk in one direction to Place Carnot and the same in the other direction to the … More
I am so glad that you enjoyed your two weeks here and also the fireworks which are amazing and never let us down. Yes, you do have the benefit of a ring-side seat at the apartment and the added bonus of having the refrigerator close at hand, to keep filling up the champagne :)
I hope that you visit again. Many thanks.
21 May 2013
"Lovely place, great host and stunning views"
Sharon is a great host. A bottle of wine in the fridge, transport to the airport and some great tips on where to get the best bread (it was amazing). The apartment is spacious and clean and she has thought of everything. The views of the Cite and the snow capped Pyrenees were super restful as were the books and DVDs available in the apartment. The lift is a proper wheezy french one was a bit unnerving at first but I got used to it. Thanks Sharon. Hope all goes well for you.
Thank you for the review and for your stay. Yes, the view of the snow capped Pyrennes are stunning aren't they. No better view to wake up to.
I do hope to see you again!
12 May 2013
Looking through all the properties in Carcassonne that offer self-catering accommodation, we were instantly drawn to the Mistral Apartment mainly because of the stunning pictures of the views from the… More
Aw..Thank you so much. I am so pleased that you had a lovely time and loved the apartment. I'm pleased you found the art work interesting. Yes, hands up to painting a couple of the canvases. A little hobby of mine :)
Would love to see you both again. A big thanks for coming!
12 May 2013
"Perfect apartment in gorgeous Carcassonne"
My husband and I stayed at the Mistral apartment in Carcassonne for a week as the first part of our honeymoon. Following our wedding two days before and a very early start leaving for the airport, we … More
I hoped that you would love the apartment & Carcassonne, especially being on your honeymoon and I was thrilled when you told me that you did. I'm so happy that you will be coming back too.Thank you both for coming and I wish you every happiness for the future x
26 Apr 2013
Charmant appartement dans la ville basse, offrant une magnifique vue. Il est bien agencé et bien aménagé, avec un certain charme même s'il est un peu vieillot. On se sent bien plus chez soit … More
Je vous remercie de votre visite.
Nous espérons que vous reviendrez.
21 Mar 2013
"Amazing views, perfect location"
When I was looking at apartments, I couldnt decide whether I wanted to be inside the medieval city or outside. This apartment has the most amazing view of the city from the kitchen, bedroom and living… More
Thank you so much. Yes it is great that you don't have to leave the apartment to get those amazing views of the castle (La Cité) the snowcapped pyrennes, the beautiful stone church or the terracotta rooftops. It really is a view that you simply can't get enough of. Whatever the weather, it is spectacular.
Hope to see you both again.
7 Jan 2013
"our Son loved the apartment too"
Returned as planned for the fireworks had a fabulous time great attention from Sharon and Steve met at the Airport and returned there at the end of our stay .Fireworks were magnificent same with the view we love it all wish we could return more often thanks again for a lovely stay. Dont think our son will let us come on our own again as he really enjoyed his stay too
Thank you for your return visit. I'm so glad you all enjoyed the fireworks. You do get a fabulous uninterrupted view from the apartment. What's even better is, you can open a bottle of local 'champagne' get the nibbles in and you are set for the evening.
We do hope to see you all again!
6 Nov 2012
"A very comfortable apartment in a great location with fantastic views"
The apartment is really well appointed with every thing you could want. The main rooms are large and the bed was very comfortable. All window open out with views over the old part of town and the cast… More
Thank you for your stay and review. Yes, being in such a central location certainly makes holidaying so much easier. We are very lucky that shops, restaurants, boutiques, cycle hire, boat excursions, train station and buses
are no more than a couple of minutes walk away.
2 Oct 2012
"The most perfect location and view in the whole of Carcassonne"
We honestly couldn't quite believe how beautiful the apartment was, every room had everything you need, lovely decor and the best bit was breakfast every morning overlooking the rooftops of the city.
Sharon and her partner were so nice, you really felt how much effort they have made on this beautiful place. They even left us a bottle of regional rose wine in the fridge ( and I don't normally like rose but this one was nice)!
Would most definately recommend.
Laure and Jack
Aw…Thank you for your visit and the great review. Even though I spend a lot of time in the apartment cleaning etc, I am still amazed by the beautiful views of the rooftops, the 'fairytale' castle and the snow capped Pyrennes beyond. If only I could paint. A great haven for an artist!
We would love to see you again!
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