La maison d'anneli
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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7
BOOK NOW for Bastille day celebration on 14 July in Carcassonne, one of the best firework displays in the country and Festival de Carcassonne from 19 June to 2 August.
Whether you are a family, friends or a couple wanting to take time out or in need of adventure, our maison is perfect for exploring this beautiful part of France. With easy access to all amenities, historical Carcassonne, wineries, beautiful walking country, swimming lakes, beaches, mountains, golf courses, historical sites and fantastic roads for motor biking; there is something for everyone. If you decide to stay in and cook a delicious meal, get fresh ingredients from one of the many markets, accompanied with a sumptuous bottle of wine from the local winery, and eat alfresco in the beautiful courtyard. With large rooms, wood floors and exposed beams throughout, and its original staircase, the house has been sympathetically decorated with the all the comforts of a modern home.
Our house is your home away from home; with fully equipped kitchen, iPod player, WiFi, sat TV and much more.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Cavayère 9.4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 11 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 8.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
• Sleeps 6 + 1 child in cot.
• First floor room has a king size bed, a small baby room with cot and changing table, and an ensuite bathroom.
• Second floor room has two single beds (which can be put together to make one king size) + a bed sofa that
sleeps two and an ensuite bathroom
• Flat screen TV, Sat TV and iPod docking station.
• Board games, DVDs and books.
• Fully equipped kitchen with everything you need for cooking including oyster knife and forks, coffee maker and electric hand blender.
• Children’s cutlery and place settings.
• Changing table, baby bath and stairgate.
• Separate laundry and downstairs toilet.
• Large baths for long soaks.
• Make-up mirrors in each ensuite.
• In addition to central heating there are gas stoves to keep you warm and cosy.
• Freestanding fans and ceiling fan to keep you cool.
• Please note you need to bring your own beach towels.
|Further details outdoors|
• Across from the courtyard you will find a secure barn where you can park a couple of motorbikes and bicycles.
• You can drive your car straight up to the front door to unload and then there is ample street parking around the
• The courtyard has a gas barbecue with wooden garden furniture and with seating for 6 adults.
• Retractable clothes line in the courtyard.
• We provide you with a few things to get you started; tea, coffee, coffee filters, sugar, UHT milk, dish washing liquid, dishwasher tablets, salt, black pepper, balsamic vinegar, garbage bags and olive oil. There are also hand wash in all the bathrooms.
• A bottle of local wine upon arrival.
• Check-in after 4pm and check-out 10am.
• English and French-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
• We also speak Swedish.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
With its Mediterranean climate, mountains, lakes, long open stretches of sandy beaches, fairytale villages, vineyards, golf, fishing, skiing, canoeing, good food & wine, markets, lots of history and friendly laid back atmosphere, Languedoc has something to offer for everyone. It is the new Provence, but without the crowds. And whilst you are here, why not take a relaxing drive into Spain, after all it is only a day trip away. Languedoc is the biggest wine region in the world with vineyards as far as the eye can see so spend some time sampling the local wines.
Conques-sur-Orbiel is located just outside Carcassonne - 10 minutes drive. The village has a post office, cashpoint, food store (with cheese and meat counter), newsagent, a bakery, public swimming pool & tennis court, a pizzeria, a restaurant and a cafe all within walking distance. A large supermarket is only five minutes drive and the village gets once a week visits from the dairy farmer, butcher and fish monger. There is also a stream for fishing.
To see and do
Visit the medieval citadel of Carcassonne. Explore Cathar castles - Chateau de Peyreperteuse perhaps the most impressive. Visit one of the many lovely historical villages - Minerve, Mirepoix, Rennes-le-Château. Take a trip to Collioure - an old beautiful fishing port with a castle, art galleries, shops and good restaurants.
For everything from food to jewellery, visit one of the many local markets - Carcassonne, Limoux, Narbonne, Mirepoix. The are many good restaurants in the area. For a reasonable priced meal, we can recommend La Courtine located at 4 Place Marcou, La Cité, Carcassonne and for something special Domaine Gayda 11300 Brugairolles and A la Prise d'Alzeau near Lacombe.
Swim in the thermal swimming pool at Rennes-les-Bain or head off to Lake Cavayere or Lac du Montagne. Bring a picnic, rent a canoe and gently paddle on Canal-du-Midi. Build sand castles at one of the many beautiful beaches in the area.
For the children and the young at heart - Go gokarting, visit Australia Park, Meze Dinosaur Park and Réserve Africaine de Sigean - one of Europe's largest wild animal parks.
Play golf at nearby course in Carcassonne, explore Canal du Midi by renting a bike, strolling along its banks, by taking a guided boat trip or why not go fishing. If you like walking and hiking, there are many lovely tracks in the area. In winter, go for a day trip to the nearby ski slopes.
There are a number of events throughout the year in Carcassonne: May - Jazz week. 19 June to 3 Aug - Festival of the Cité and Festival of the Bastide - opera, dance, theatre and music events. The Cité set ablaze – Fireworks on the night of 14 July. August - Spanish Week. December - the Magic of Christmas.
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7 Jun 2014
"A beautiful property"
I would like to thank the owners for allowing guests to stay at their property.It is beautifully equipped and if you are keen in cooking whilst there the kitchen is equipped to a standard well above most holiday property rentals.Also a picnic bag and ice packs which we put to good use.
Book and you will not be disappointed.
9 Sep 2013
"Beautiful house in a lovely French village"
Carina, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. She sent us lots of information via email, and gave us some really good ideas of things to do in the region. There were also plenty of guides in the house, which proved very helpful.
The house was very clean and ideal for us as it has all the amenities for a baby/toddler. The house is on 3 levels, with a bedroom with en-suite bathroom on each floor - again ideal for us as we were spending a week with my husband and in-laws! It has some outside space (great for a toddler) and a bbq that we used every evening.
It's located in a lovely small village with great little shops - we enjoyed our daily trips to the boulangerie, butcher and Proxi! People there were very friendly.
The region is beautiful and there is lots to do - lakes, beaches, vineyards, Carcassonne, beautiful villages etc.
We would definitely recommend the house.
14 Aug 2013
"Beautiful home in a perfect location"
La maison d'anneli is a beautiful and well equipped property situated in a lovely, quaint village and it couldn't be more perfect! I recently spent a blissful two weeks there with family and when we weren't sightseeing and enjoying the sunshine at the local lake we had a perfect time relaxing and enjoying lovely food and wine in the courtyard at the maison.
The interior of the property is really lovely with huge, light and airy bedrooms with en-suites which made our stay even more comfortable. The courtyard lovely and sunny throughout the day and the grapevine, plants and flowers made it even prettier.
The owners, Carina and James, provided so much information on things to do and see in the area and I was really impressed with the efficiency of communication throughout. Would definitely like to return in the future!
5 Aug 2013
"Perfect way to spend a fortnight!"
Maison d'Annelli is beautifully equipped and positioned in the centre of the village. Everything is within walking distance and the locals are very friendly.
This our second year and we will return!
I am so glad that you and your family once again enjoyed your stay. It is pleasure having you as our guests. We hope that you can come again. Kindest regards, Carina
16 Jul 2013
"Great location and friendly village"
Conques sur Orbile is a lovely village with very friendly residents. The location is good for travelling around. The house was very nice with beautiful bedrooms and the courtyard was a much added bonu… More
Thanks for your kind words. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the house and the area. Our aim was to set up the house as a home away from home and provide useful information to ensure a stress free holiday. We hope to see you again.
All the best,
19 May 2013
"Jolie maison bien située pour rayonner autour de Carcassonne"
Nous (un couple + un adolescent) avons séjourné 4 jours dans la maison d'Annelie située dans le charmant village de Conques sur Orbiel. La maison spacieuse est joliment décorée et parfaitem… More
13 Apr 2013
"Lovely house in quiet village"
We had a great stay at la maison. The house is nice, perfect for a small family for a week. Very handy to have a dishwasher and washing machine. The bedrooms in the house in particular are lovely. Unfortunately the weather we had wasn't great and by the time the sun came out late in the afternoon the courtyard was in the shade, later in the year it would be lovely to sit out there. The village has several bakeries for the morning croissants and a well stocked local shop. The local pizza shop was pretty handy too. The house is within easy reach of lots of lovely old villages, ruins etc which were nice to visit - and obviously carcassonne!
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am pleased your family had a lovely stay. Shame about the weather; this means you just have to come again, as it is glorious when the sun is out.
All the best,
22 Mar 2013
"Lovely Maison in a fabulous location."
We found this gem last minute and it was just perfect; we loved the French village and the ease of access to vineyards, castles, beaches and mountains. The maison is just perfect; it is absolutely the best equipped property that I have been in and it is really beautiful. It was early Spring when we were here but I can imagine in summer it would be even more perfect to be able to sit in the courtyard one evening. Carina is an amazing hostess; attention to detail is impeccable; lots of great recommendations. We will definitely visit again.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you had a lovely stay in our house and hope you have a chance to experience the area in summer time or early autumn. Many thanks, Carina
13 Sep 2012
"Great house, great location"
Carina and James are excellent hosts, they provided lots of information about the house and the area and were extremely helpful. The house was great, ideal for couples or a family. The nearby restaurant was very good and in walking distance if you don't want to cook. The location was perfect, away from the city centre but close enough to beaches, mountain lakes and Carcassonne centre. A car is definitely required.
24 Aug 2012
"Great little French hideaway in the middle of wine country"
We stayed at the Maison d'Annelli for two weeks in July/August 2012 and another couple visited us over the middle weekend. We found the house to be exactly as described and ideal for our purposes, which were to have a base while we drove around the Aude and surrounding Départements exploring the local domaines and medieval towns and villages.
The facilities in the house were perfect for us, not least because we could watch the London Olympics on Sky and had fully functioning Wi-fi. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners even when we had to have some additional bedding delivered when our visitors arrived.
The location was ideal also, being situated in the middle of the Cabardes, Corbieres and Minervois wine growing regions, close to Carcassonne, Montpellier, Castres and Albi. We were able to get to our favourite French beach resort of Collioure within 90 minutes.
The village was great, friendly locals and a very good boulangerie and epicerie.
In short, highly recommended.
We are pleased that you had a nice stay at our house and thank you for taking the time to write a review. All the best, Carina
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