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Excellent 5/5 5 reviews

Fabulous Sun Terrace

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Situated on the beautiful Canal du Midi, Mountain View is a charming 13th century village house with a fabulous sun terrace and stunning panoramic views over the Alaric Mountains and Languedoc vineyards.

As you enter the house a beautiful stone spiral staircase leads into the bright, open-plan living and dining area, with 3 sets of French doors opening onto the fabulous private south-facing terrace: an ideal spot for sunbathing, relaxing and summertime dining.

The house boasts a large, fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a washing machine, and the lounge has comfy sofas with Sat TV and Wi-Fi Internet.

There are three spacious bedrooms and two full bathrooms accommodating 6 visitors comfortably and we include good quality bed linens and towels in all our rental rates. Discounts are available for couples.

There is a fabulous bakery and mini-mart in the village, perfect for hot bread and pastries in the morning and basic food provisions. Within a few minutes' walk you'll find a friendly terrace bar and a nice hotel restaurant. A mobile pizza van also stops in the village twice a week.

In the nearby town of Trebes, just an 8 minute drive away, you will find a choice of 5 restaurants and all amenities including 3 supermarkets, chemist, doctors, post office, banks and a tourist information office.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Carcassonne plage swimming lake 12 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 18 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 16 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

Carcassonne

Local Information:

The house is located on the border of the Corbieres and Minervois wine regions, so there are plenty of opportunities to take a guided wine tour or to simply visit local producers to taste and purchase excellent local wines.

Just 15 mins away is the medieval Cité de Carcassonne, a Unesco heritage site and an absolute must-see! 52 towers and two rings of fortified walls surround a bustling town with small, narrow cobbled streets lined with restaurants and boutique shops.

The beautiful Canal du Midi is just a 5 minute stroll from the house. You can take a guided cruise or hire your own boat by the hour or day. The tree-lined canal tow paths are great for cycling due to the flat terrain (6 bikes are available) or try venturing down the Etang de Marseillette behind the Canal to take a beautiful evening stroll on quiet roads lined with sunflower fields, apple orchards and vineyards!

The area around Languedoc is steeped in history; you can visit hilltop Cathar castles, circular villages, beautiful abbeys, cathedrals, and historic market towns or just take a drive through picturesque nearby villages and stop to wander around the different local open-air markets and village fetes. For the DaVinci Code aficionados, consider exploring the exciting mystery of the Rennes le Chateau and the Knights Templars

Mediterranean beaches are about a 40 minute drive but there is also a lovely, safe swimming lake with a sandy beach just 15 minutes away. Climbing, walking and hiking are also all popular activities around the area, as well as canoeing, kayaking and fishing along the river Aude.

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Review 1-5 of 5

23 May 2014

5/5

"Beautiful property with amazing views"

The service was first class from beginning to end. Andrea emailed us detailed driving instructions from the airport to the property, including tips on how to beat the crowds at the hire car check-in a… More

14 Jan 2014

5/5

"Perfect getaway"

Attention to detail above and beyond expectation. Andrea seemed to have thought of everything we would need. Fresh bread, cakes and Croissants were available from the Boulangerie (Bakers), a two minut… More

15 Oct 2013

5/5

"Fabulous Fall Visit"

Mountainview is a wonderful place to spend a vacation. The house is beautiful, spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable. We felt at home from the moment we arrived. Andrea is a superb host who made us feel welcome into her house. Her attention to detail made all the difference. We enjoyed our breakfasts and dinners out on the terrace enjoying the amazing views and spent our days cycling around the area. The location is excellent for walking, cycling, wine visits and day trips to places like Carcassonne.

27 Jul 2013

5/5

"An excellent property in a great location on the Canal du Midi."

We have stayed in many self catering properties in the 12 years we have holidaying in France with our bicycles and Andrea's home has been one the most comfortable ever.
3 large double bedrooms with loads of storage, all sorts of toiletries (even down to nail polish remover), a kitchen better equipped than mine at home and the most stunning view across the countryside to the village of Capendu

Most places FEEL like a holiday home, but with lovely places to visit and explore close by, it was always a pleasure to come HOME and have a BBQ on the terrace or cook a meal in the lovely kitchen.
UK TV for those that don't like to miss their favourite programmes, bicycles if you want to explore the Canal du Midi, ample parking space, quiet location.........a place to get away from it all. And finally but not least, Andrea is an excellent person to rent from, she gave us a great welcome and provided us with excellent information to help us with our visit to the area.
We are planning to stay there again soon.

22 Jul 2013

5/5

"Mountain View does not disappoint!"

Highly recommend this wonderful property equipped with everything you could possibly need built into the old fort in Marseillete. Spectacular vistas from the sun terrace across the rooftops where one can enjoy breakfast watching the sun come up, barbeques at sunset and everything in between. Beautiful bike rides along the Canal du Midi a short distance away. Local amenities just around the corner. Plenty of good priced wine to sample from the local vineyards and home grown produce in the village. Nearest supermarkets an easy drive away. Ideal tranquil base from which to explore the countryside, Carcassone, the beaches of the Med or simply relax. No shortage of things to do as borne out by the generous information packs supplied by Andrea.

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