House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
La Maison du Village forms part of the ramparts of a hilltop circular medieval village. As such it is located at the heart of the community. A typical sleepy french village, Lasserre de Prouille slumbers in the beautiful countryside surrounded by vines interspersed with fields of sunflowers in summer. Like most french villages there is a program of summer fetes when villagers and visitors celebrate with food and music. Visitors are welcome to join in a game of petanque with the locals on friday evenings.
The village is situated within easy range of a diverse selection of activities. 20 mins drive to Carcassonne and its world Heritage sites, a lakeside beach and watersports at Carcassonne Plage, 1.5 hrs to the ski resort at Mont D'Olms, 5 mins drive to the Canal du Midi, 5 mins drive to an outdoor pool in Montreal, 5 minutes drive to local train station to Toulouse, Montpellier or Barcelona, 5 mins drive to the motorway (A61)
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carcassonne Plage 28 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 20 km, Nearest railway: Bram 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting areas and a toilet are located on the ground floor. The kitchen is modern and well equipped (Neff applicances).
There are 3 bedrooms + a mezzanine room containing 2 beds, a family bathroom and a shower room. Laundry facilities are located in the basement which opens onto a private south facing secure courtyard.
Its elevated position, partial stone construction and shutters make the house comfortably cool throughout the summer. Central heating and a log fire provide a cosy and warm environment in colder weather.
The house is stocked with family games, children's art materials, picnic wear, a portable kettle BBQ and beach towels.
An information folder is available with details of local sights, activities and restaurants.
Some or all meals can be provided during your stay. Babysitting service and French lessons also available on request.
|Further details outdoors||
Undercover secure parking is available onsite plus street parking adjacent to the house.
There is outdoor dining furniture on the terrace for leisurely meals or just enjoying the fabulous view and chairs for lounging in the courtyard.
The quiet village streets and a network of surrounding country laneways make a safe environment for leisurely walks & bike riding.
The kitchen can be stocked with basics prior to your arrival and a meal can be prepared, with notice. This is an additional cost item.
Guests will be greeted on site by a local English speaking representative who will be available throughout your stay to deal with queries and provide information about the local area.
Prices are inclusive, there are no hidden extras. 10% reduction for 2nd and subsequent weeks booked.
Public outdoor pool available in Montreal, 5 mins drive away.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The Languedoc Roussillon region hugs a long stretch of the Mediterranean and runs inland to the mountains.
It enjoys generally stable weather with long hot summers and short cool winters.
The regions landscape is varied and impressive and bears the evidence of habitation by man for millions of years. Visit the site of perhaps the first men to settle in Europe from Africa at Tautavel; Cave paintings by ancient man at the Niaux Caves in the Ariege; evidence of Roman settlement at Carcassonne and Narbonne and the more modern and countless medieval castles associated with the Cathars and the persecution of the local people during the Crusades in the Middle Ages.
There are countless beautiful old villages and towns in the region including some which are classified as Les Plus Belle Villages de France such as Camon or have UNESCO World Heritage classification such as Carcassonne and Villefranche de Conflent.
If your interest is just to enjoy some outdoor pursuits there are abundant rivers and lakes for canoeing, swimming, pedal boats and sailing during the summer; a terrific network of quiet country lanes or the walkway along the Canal de Midi for bike riding.
Alternatively why not visit some local wineries or an excellent traditional market. The Languedoc Roussillon region is one of the biggest producers of table wine in France and Lasserre de Prouille grapes go to produce the Malepere wines. There are wine festivals each autumn after the grapes are harvested and the new wines are available for tasting and for sale.
Lasserre de Prouille is situated south west of Carcassonne at the western end of a large triangular valley running inland from the Mediterranean and bordered to the north by the Montagne Noir and to the south by the foothills of the Pyrenees.
The local public outdoor pool is in Montreal (5 kms away), Carcassonne Plage at Lac de la Cavayere (20 mins drive) has a beach with a range of water sports and a life guard in attendance or the closest Mediterranean beach is 45 mins drive. There are water parks of varying sizes located all along the coast, Aquajet at Narbonne and the larger Aqualand parks at Cap D'Agde and Port Leucate.
Visit Carcassonne (23 kms away) with its UNESCO World Heritage listed 'La Cite' and 'Ville Basse', amazing fireworks display for Bastille Day (July 14th) and a diverse program of entertainment throughout the year. Don't miss 'Tournoi de Chevalerie' if you visit in July or August, a re enactment of medieval jousting in an atmospheric setting in the old city ramparts. Children and adults alike will be enthralled, it really is a spectacle.
Take a trip on the UNESCO World Heritage listed Canal de Midi or walk or hire a bike and ride along the tow path.
There are excellent golf courses at Carcassonne (20 Mins), Toulouse (45 mins), Foix (50 mins) and Beziers (1 hr). The climate allows good play at any time of year.
Mirepoix is another must see in the area, located 20kms away, it is a beautifully preserved Bastide town with a market every Monday and a busy programme of music and festivals during the summer.
There are many local markets within 5 to 15 minutes drive. Visit the traditional french market at Revel (32Kms away). John Burton-Race described this market as 'The best french food market in France' in his book & TV show 'French Leave'.
If you visit the region in Jan - March you will be delighted with the spectacle of the Limoux Festival. Limoux (17 kms away) is another bastide town and nearby Rennes Le Chateau features in numerous novels including Dan Browns 'The DaVinci Code' and Kate Mosse's 'Sepulchre'.