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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Perfectly located in the centre of Caunes Minervois- A Charming two bedroom town house, decorated in authentic French style. With light and airy open plan downstairs living, kitchen and dining, French doors to sun soaked private terrace with table and chairs for dining. Up the stone spiral stairs is access to 1st double bedroom another sun terrace and family shower room and 2 floor with 2nd bedroom and 2 x single beds. Situated in the heart of a picture perfect traditional French village,world famous for it marble which is in ST Pauls London. with a selection of restaurants and wine bars at your doorstep ( this was a stop off for Rick stein on his French odyssey tour). The medieval village of Caunes is situated in the heart of the sun soaked wine-growing area of Minervois. The village is nested among picturesque hills which are a walkers and photographers paradise. Thanks to a very active marie and local associations there is always something happening in Caunes from sculptor festivals, Bread festival, cherry festival, classical music evenings in the grounds of the abbey, jazz concerts to evenings in the market square where the local wine producers come for you to sample their wares with local specialties and cheese. with just a 10 minute walk from your door you are in the open countryside. 25 minuet drive from Carcassonne, airport and medieval cite castle.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 15 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 18 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, 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
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Aude is a magical region of France with diverse countryside. It is the biggest wine producing region of France, and valleys are covered with vines. hillsides show the history of the Cathars with Castles, abbeys and medieval churches. Carcassonne, La Cite is a fortified medieval town and castle and along with the canal de midi are world heritage sites. Their is something for everyone with Lazy villages, fetes, walks, caves/grotto's, cycling, lake swimming, and Mediterranean sea just 45 mins always with oyster, mussel and salt farms, and miles of sand or logons to the west.

In the surrounding area, historic, scenic and cultural sites abound. There are many nearby areas of historic (and even prehistoric) interest, easily reached by car. There are the famous Cathare fortresses, Chateaux de Lastours and Queribus. Follow your fancy or one of the guide books available for your use at either l'Ancienne Boulangerie Nearby Carcassonne is the largest walled city in Europe, the fascinating 'La Cité', where, at least in story, the heroic chatelaine defied the siege of Charlemagne. Despite its fairy tale appearance, Carcassonne has all the conveniences of a modern city with shops of every kind, supermarkets, cinemas and an abundance of fine restaurants.

Caunes-Minervois

Caunes-Minervois is a medieval village of steep, twisting, narrow streets and sand-colored stone buildings surrounding the great 8th Century Abbey that lies at its heart. It nestles among the vineyards at the foot of the Montagne Noire, the southernmost area of the Massif Centrale.

A walk through the village reveals many Renaissance facades. Vestiges of even older buildings can be seen, including parts of the medieval fortifications. Two ancient public laundries, fed by the local streams, are still in use.

Although the village is small, with no more than 1400 inhabitants, it boasts two restaurants, two bistros, a pharmacy, two doctors' offices, and a lawyer.

There are also two grocery stores, two bakeries, a butcher, a gas station, two hairdressers, a post office and a general store Below the imposing fortifications is Ville Basse, the "low town." Here the open market offers wonderful seasonal produce, fruits, vegetables, flowers, regional cheeses, smoked fresh meats and the delicious locally bred duck. Regional busses make the short trip from Carcassonne to Caunes-Minervois several times each day.

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Languages spoken
  • French
  • English

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