Week Commencing 5 October still available - enjoy the colours of le vendange and local wine tasting.
WINE LOVERS - Situated amongst vineyards. Come and enjoy the ever changing colours of the vineyards. It is still really lovely in September and October - experience le vendange. Numerous local vineyards to visit, tutored visits available.
Why did we fall in love with our little bit of the Languedoc ?
We wanted to get back to the rural France we all seek. An area where you can park the car anywhere, be known and remembered in local bars and restaurants and above all to find a place to really relax in .
We bought in October 2011 .We have decorated our lovely cottage throughout and equipped it to make it feel like
Light and airy, with stunning views to front and back over the rolling vineyards of the Domaine de Fournery. Buy
the wine made from the vines you overlook in the nearby Cave de Razes. Many local vineyards offer tutored tastings.
Free Wi fi to keep everyone happy - especially the youngsters !
Probably its greatest feature are the terraces to the front and back of the house , where you can barbecue , drink and relax !
Spectacular sunsets from the rear terrace.
2 bicycles available .Explore the local villages on quiet lanes.
Boules and badminton.
Safe lawned area for children to play.
Buy a baguette in Alaigne at new epicerie/boulangerie.- 5 minutes away. Another store at Belvezes - 7 minutes away. Large supermarkets at Limoux - 10 minutes away.
We really hope you will come and see the Domaine De Fournery.
Plenty of pools to swim in nearby !
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The kitchen is immaculate , with every utensil you could need to self cater.
The sitting room overlooks the rear terrace, with a spectacular view over the vineyards to the hilltop village of Routier.
For young children - we have a travel cot. Stair gates at top and bottom of stairs.
Free wi fi .
New for 2014 extra WC and sink in back double bedroom.
|Further details outdoors|
Delightful terrace to the front of the property for morning sun. Table and chairs. Sun loungers.
The rear terrace gets the afternoon sun. Table and chairs. Barbecue.
Lovely front lawn for that evening game of badminton or boules !
Day of arrival from 3pm.
Departure by 10.00am.
Welcome Pack- if you are arriving late - we can arrange for the basics to be there for you wine, butter,bread,milk etc - payable on arrival.
We have a very helpful local couple, Paul and Sue, who look after the house for us - they are always happy to give any local guidance .
The Languedoc is renowned for the quality and range of its food and drink. It is quite simply a gourmet's paradise.
Famous dishes include Cassoulet from Castelnaudry, en route to Toulouse. Confit of duck. Pate de foie gras served with Cevennes onion marmalade is a delicious dish.
In Limoux, you must sample the local sparkling wines - Cremant and Blanquette de Limoux. Limoux is also famous for nougat.
Local circulade villages - just as they were hundreds of years ago.
As you drive through the rolling countryside, covered with vineyards and sunflowers, the ever changing colours provide a delight for the senses - whatever the time of year.
This area represents the real rural France.
The delighful town of Limoux is under ten minutes away.This is where we do our shopping. It has every facility you could require. In winter, it is famous for its Carnaval - a long standing Languedoc tradition going back hundreds of years - it takes place at weekends during January to March. Typical town square lined by bars and restaurants.You can idle away many a happy hour here !
La Cite at Carcassonne is well worth a visit. Many Cathar castles in the area - the inspiration for Kate Mosse's novels.
Rennes le Chateau is only about 30 minutes away - a really pretty village and the inspiration behind the Da Vinci Code.
Les Galloises - our local bar . Only 5 mins by car - great atmosphere in the bar or on the sunny terrace.
Great golf course at Carcassonne.
Water Sports .....
A few miles away at Alet les Bains, you can swim in a warm Roman spa pool.
Local swimming pool 7 minutes away in Belvezes.
Lovely pool only 25 minutes away at Rennes le Bain
A beautiful natural lake with beach facilities about 40 minutes away.
On the river at Alet les Bains, there is a full kayak/canoe facility on the river Aude - hire the equipment there.
At Carcassonne Plage, there is a wonderful swimming lake - 30 minutes away.
The nearest sea resort is Gruissan at about 1 hour.
1 1/4 hours - and an easy trip is the delightful sandy beach of Leucat plage.
Andorra and Spain are within easy reach . You can be skiing in 1 1/2 hours.
Bicycle hire at Limoux and Bram.
Explore the delightful Canal du Midi - only half an hour away.Great for cycling and walking. In season there are some really pretty eating places along the canal.