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Large house with full size pool table, table tennis, mountain bikes and 2 gardens with terraces

Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 84 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Ideal location for those looking for a quiet or active holiday. Located in a small village the heart of the Cathar region, between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees; a good starting point for mountain bike trails and other outdoor activities available locally.

In addition to a wide range of local sports, the house comes with a large games room, including a full size, slate bed, pool table and table tennis. Bikes are available to hire to explore the local mountain trails.

The house is situated in the pretty village of Rouvenac, surrounded by mountains, vineyards and sunflower fields. It benefits from being in a quiet village with a good restaurant as well as having easy access to shops, restaurants and markets in the small town of Esperaza just 5 minutes' drive away. The nearest large supermarket is just 10 minutes' drive away

White water rafting, canyoning, kayaking, cycling, horse riding, wild swimming, walking, mountain biking, bird watching and skiing are just some of the popular activities available locally. There is a swimming lake just a 15 minute drive away from the house with a sandy beach, small bar and restaurant.

The area is full of historical and cultural interest with lots of pretty medieval villages and magnificent castles. Rennes le Chateau is a medieval village famous for its links with the search for the Holy Grail. It is just 20 minutes away. In just 30 minutes or less, it is possible to visit some of the great Cathar castles that hover dramatically on mountain precipices and admire the stunning views. Artists will find the beautiful architecture and dramatic landscapes inspiring.

There are numerous vineyards offering wine tastings and local markets selling fresh local produce.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Carnet Plage 84 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne Airport 35 km, Nearest railway: Quillan 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

The gite is in the region of the old border between Languedoc and Roussillon (once the old border of Spain and France). The region between the departments of the Aude and the Pyrenees Orientale is known as Cathar country. This is an ideal place for those wishing to follow the Cathar trail, or participate in the water sports on the River Aude and other outdoor activities.


Rouvenac is a quiet, pretty village situated in the foothills between the Mediterranean and the Eastern Pyrenees mountains, in the heart of the Cathar region. The area is full of historical and cultural interest with lots of pretty medieval villages and magnificent Cathar castles such as Puilaurens and Montsegur.

There are a variety of mountain bike trails nearby and access to water sports from the nearby towns of Couiza, Quillan and Axat. There is a swimming lake just 15 minutes drive from the gite, with a sandy beach, bar and restaurant.

The nearest shops and amenities are in the nearby town of Esperaza, just a 5 minute drive away. The Sunday morning market is particularly spectacular, selling all kinds of goods including locally produced food and wine. There is usually a live band playing, enhancing the festive atmosphere.

Rouvenac has an good restaurant and there is a very friendly local cafe in the neighbouring village of Fa, just a few minutes away.

Limoux is just 20 minutes away. It is renowned for its sparkling wine Blanquette that was discovered by chance by Benedictine monks in the 16th century. The process of producing Blanquette is believed to be copied by the makers of Champagne. Limoux is surrounded by vineyards with wine tastings available.

Carcassonne is the nearest large city. It is made up of 2 areas; the fortified medieval city (Cite), with its 52 towers and 2 miles of battlements, and the Ville basse, the old city below. It is the most visited city in the whole of Languedoc.

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