Heart of Carcassonne
£61 / night£425 / week
About the home
Your French 'home-away-from-home' is situated within the historic Bastide area of Carcassonne. Inside the converted 200 year old building, you will find a haven of comfortable quiet living space, with a modern interior and bright spacous rooms. This town-centre apartment has the unusual added benefit of a private outdoor courtyard garden.
Step outside the front door and find yourself surrounded by a vibrant French town full of history, culture and friendly people. Everything you need is close by, but this is also a great location from which to explore the wider area. A short walk across the river Aude you find the impressive medieval Citadel (Walled City) which is one of France’s most famous national monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
"We had a wonderful time in France. Your apartment is lovely, attractive and comfortable. The whole area in and around Carcassonne is lovely as well, and the weather was really kind. I’m sure that we will be back to see the many areas which we missed. Thank you for your help in making things so easy for us after our arrival at the airport. Airport to your door in about 10 minutes, it couldn’t have been easier. " Martyn, Lincolnshire, UK.
"We just wanted to let you know what a fantastic time we had whilst we were there. We had a great time wandering around Carcassonne and it proved to be a great base for exploring and we did a few day trips. The flat was great, and it was wonderful to have somewhere with a back garden. It was a great holiday for us, and we have very happy memories of Carcassonne. It was lovely to come "home" to a flat, rather than a hotel room." Libby and Ian, New South Wales, Australia.
"We had a great time in Carcassone the apartment was lovely. It is in a perfect location and the great thing is it was spotless which is something that I love to see. The weather was good while we were over and if any friends intend to travel i will put them in touch with you." Frances, Co.Kerry, Ireland.
"We had a fantastic time, the apartment was perfect and we have left feedback in the book but I wanted to let you know how great it was. We will recommend it to friends and family and we will be back. We are even thinking of a boating holiday on the Canal du Midi!" Tracey, Birmingham, UK.
"The holiday was great, thanks! And so was the apartment. I really appreciate the effort you went to make it a nice place to stay. It was lovely being able to have meals out on the terrace, or just to sit out there and read. And the inside was very comfortable and clean. The apartment was also amazing quiet given how well-situated it is. I especially want to say thanks for the visitors' pack. It was a great introduction to the area and amenities, and it was very useful to read where the other visitors enjoyed visiting." Richard, Derbyshire, UK.
"This apartment worked out really well for us with a two year old child, we had all the facilities we needed and it was very spacious and just great to have an outside area to eat and relax in. The location of the apartment is also really good, a few minutes walk to Place Carnot with all it's cafes and the supermarket and the market. Also the carpark nearby was very handy for our hire car and very cheap. The owner of the apartment was a pleasure to deal with and having a local contact in Carcassonne was great." Catherine, Dublin, Ireland.
"...thank you both for helping us enjoy our trip. The apartment was a welcome refuge with every facility we could need. Location is excellent for reaching every part of the bastide and walkig down/up to the citadel. Claire made us very welcome and dealt easily with our queries. We managed to see a lot in the area, with Carcassonne Citadel and the Canal the highlights, and particularly enjoyed Castelnaudary and Beziers. We definitely want to visit the area again, and hope we may once again stay at your flat." Ranee and John, Buckinghamshire, UK.
"We had a lovely holiday in carcassonne and loved the town and your apartment. It was so convenient for trains and buses and the square for meals out and the market. The apartment was lovely and clean and the courtyard was lovely for a drink. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and your friend Claire very welcoming."Ann and Seamus, Cork, Ireland.
"We had a fantastic week exploring Carcassonne and Toulouse, cycling along the canal, enjoying the fabulous markets, food and wines of the area and generally enjoying every minute of it. We just wish we had stayed longer! The apartment was lovely. A hidden gem in the heart of the town, perfect to come back to after a day of exploring. Thanks again, we will definitely be recommending you to our friends and hope to revisit ourselves in the future." Alison and Steve, Yorkshire, UK.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Narbonne, 40km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Apartment comprises a double bedroom, lounge, large bathroom with bath and shower, compact kitchen leading into spacious dining area and double doors to rear garden. All rooms have double glazed windows and electric heaters. Tiled floors keep the interior cool and a large palm tree in the garden provides shade for sitting outside. An assortment of books and games are available to borrow plus an ipod compatible music system (plug and play) and a radio. Other facilities listed here but I have tried to ensure you have everything you need for your holiday including a personally written guide to the local area and a big collection of brochures, maps and useful contacts.
Further details outdoors:
The 40sq metre secluded garden includes a large red brick paved area with outdoor seating (chairs, table and a bench) perfect for eating outside or sunbathing. A large palm tree provides shade for sitting outside in the heat of the day, and the shelter of surrounding buildings provides privacy and a surprisingly quiet spot to relax in. Due to the peaceful residental area we ask that guests keep noise to a reasonable level.
Smokers are asked to smoke in the back courtyard, but not inside the apartment please. A new highchair and travel cot are available in the property. Week long stays are ideal and allow visitors to enjoy the Saturday market in Carcassonne, but where no weekly bookings have been made, shorter or longer stays will be considered. Please contact us if you have questions not covered here.
See Guest Book for Visitor Comments.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Aude region
Whether you’re looking for historic buildings, vineyards, beaches, a winter ski/snowboarding resort, or just a peaceful mountain villages you’ll find it all in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. For riding, cycling and walking tours Europe has few better destinations than Languedoc-Roussillon. The varied landscapes and accessibility to the mountains make it one of Europe’s favourite locations for hiking, mountain biking, pony trekking and horse trail riding. As a base for exploring the region you can easily reach some of the larger French cities such as Toulouse or cross the border into Andorra or the wonderful city of Barcelona. Discover cities full of art, culture and fantastic cuisine, whose inheritance stretches back several centuries.
The Carcassonne area
Carcassonne is ideally situated to explore the diverse attractions nearby. It is only a short train or car journey to the bustling city of Toulouse, an hour from the coast, and approx. 2 hours drive to Barcelona. Surrounded by mountains, the Pyrenees and Black mountains are easily reachable for winter sports. The Canal du Midi and mountain/lake Leisure Park provide easy access to the beautiful surrounding countryside. Visit www.carcassonne.org for more local information.
How to get there
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Fly with Ryanair to Carcassonne direct from a number of UK, Ireland and European airports. The connection is a 5-10 minute bus or taxi ride in Carcassonne (approx €10 taxi fare) so your holiday can begin immediately. Go to www.Ryanair.com
Cacassonne can also be reached easily by train or car. Cars can be hired at the airport or SNCF station for good daily or weekly rates. However, a car is not essential for a holiday in Carcassonne as there is so much to see and do on your doorstep.
Activities near Carcassonne
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
31 Oct 2012
A very comfortable and quiet apartment with a useful sitting out area.
The pack of provisions provided on our arrival was most welcome as we arrived in the late evening.
There is a small supermarket nearby which is open every day from which a good selection of supplies can be obtained.
We came by train and found a car to be unnecessary.
12 Oct 2012
My stay in 'The Heart of Carcassonne' apt. was very enjoyable. Loved the apt – location, character and so full of light. It was so homely, secure and peaceful at night. I had plenty of hot water 'on tap' everyday and all I needed in the apt eg shopping bag, books, dvds and store cupboard ingredients! The back courtyard offers a nice area to do some very relaxing lounging around and had sun shining from lunchtime so was perfect for a few hours sunbathing.! I must also mention the lovely gesture of the welcome food and drink that was waiting for me -wine/oj/bread & cheese,it was a lovey touch. Just a few mins walk to supermarket, the square for coffee or food and the old town is a nice 10 min walk.
10 Jun 2012
We loved staying in this spacious, sunny, and well-laid out apartment. The outdoor terrace/ courtyard was particularly appealing. We felt quite at home--picked the ripe strawberries and hung our... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
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|Spring 2010||1 Mar 10||2 May 10||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2010||2 May 10||2 Oct 10||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn 2010||2 Oct 10||1 Dec 10||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||1 Dec 10||1 Mar 11||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring 2011||1 Mar 11||2 May 11||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2011||2 May 11||1 Nov 11||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||1 Nov 11||1 Mar 12||£ 400||£ 75||£ 75||4 Nights|
|Spring 2012||1 Mar 12||2 May 12||£ 425||£ 70||£ 70||4 Nights|
|Summer 2012||2 May 12||31 Oct 12||£ 450||£ 75||£ 75||4 Nights|
|1 Dec 12||1 Mar 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Mar 13||2 May 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|2 May 13||31 Oct 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Each full week booking comes with a free welcome pack of food and drink items. The rental rate is the same for 2 or 4 people plus children and this price includes all costs for cleaning and laundry (sheets and towels) and utilities such as electricity. A refundable security deposit is required, but will be refunded assuming no damage.
Bookings of 1 week are preferred but changeover day is flexible - booking early means you are more likely to get the days you want. Discounts for 2 or more weeks are available. Shorter bookings will be considered subject to availability (4 nights min).Enquire now
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