Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Bright, spacious villa with three bedrooms, large open plan dining/sitting room, well equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower and bath, and separate second toilet. Sleeps six comfortably. Ample seating and dining areas.
Large satellite TV and free, unlimited internet access. Patios to front and back for those long Summer evening barbecues. Lovely private pool, outdoor furniture, barbecue, sun-loungers. Trebes is a pretty and interesting village beautifully located on the banks of the Canal de Midi and the Aude River, surrounded by the vineyards of the Languedoc. It has all shops and amenities and a bustling marina with outdoor bar and restaurants where the canal boats come and go. An ideal place to watch the world go by and meet the locals. Only ten minutes drive takes you to the spectacular bridges, ramparts and winding streets of the Cité of Carcassone, a world heritage site.
The whole family will enjoy this wonderful place, packed with interesting historical buildings, cafés and restaurants and unusual shops. Nearby the very attractive, lower town of Carcassonne is not to be missed, with its narrow pedestrianised streets and central square which hosts a colourful market. perfect for people watching over a coffee and croissant. For those energetic days, Trebes has a magnificent golf course. Lac de la Cavayere, also only a few minutes drive away, has water and outdoor activities for all the family.
The canal paths are ideal for cycling, with bicycle hire available in Trebe. Sandy beaches, the Pyrenees mountains, hilltop villages and castles, pretty canal-side villages, world famous caves, vineyards and wine-tasting, and the beautiful cities of Narbonne and Toulouse are all within an easy drive. And of course, there is no shortage of excellent French cuisine. Plenty for all ages and interests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Narbonne Plage 58 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne (Salvaza) 12 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The house is managed locally by a couple who speak English and French .
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Situated in the heart of the wine growing region of the Languedoc, Trebes is built on the famous and historic Canal de Midi. It is a popular stopping off point for canal boats. The village is a bustling place in Summer, with locals and visitors mingling in the shops and cafés. Most activity in Trebes takes place along the marina on the canal bank where the canal boats pull in. Here you will find restaurants, a bar, and all the amenities you need for your stay. Always a lively place at lunch time and in the evenings as the canal boats come and go. Away from the canal, the quieter old streets are typical of a French country village. Don’t miss the old church of Saint-Etienne with its unusual carvings. The tourist office organises walking tours of the village and the church. From Trebes you can cycle along the picturesque and safe canal paths in either direction.
The spectacular, beautifully restored medieval streets and ramparts of the Cité are a huge attraction for this part of France. Lively both day and night during the Summer and holidays, the Cité is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is packed with interesting cafés, restaurants and shops. Adults and children alike can enjoy hours of variety here.
In July, on or near Bastille Day, the Cité hosts the biggest firework display in France. Shows, exhibitions and concerts take place throughout the year. In Summer there are concerts and recitals as part of an international music festival. For children, there are regular costumed displays of jousting held in the arena on the ramparts. Shops and cafés are family friendly. Crepes and ice cream stalls provide an alternative for a quick snack as you wander through the streets and squares.
Don’t miss the “real” Carcassonne, (Carcassonne Bastide). A lovely town, with a lively centre, especially on Saturday mornings when a market takes place in Place Carnot. Here you will also find several cafés, bars and shops, along the narrow pedestrianised streets.
Lac Cavayere (10mins drive from Trebes) is known locally as “Carcassonne Plage.” It is a large lake surrounded by woodland, with pathways, picnic areas, beach and water and outdoor activities. ideal for children and teens. Also nearby is Le Parc Australien, which has Australian animals, exhibits and crafts. Great for kids.
For golfers, an excellent 18 hole, top quality golf course is only 10 minutes drive away.The club also has an excellent restaurant, with a great view over the First Tee….famous for it’d steep uphill drive.
The beaches of the Narbonne area, and the ski slopes of the Pyrenees are all within a couple of hours drive.