This large 4 bedroom Quillan (Languedoc Region) apartment is accommodated over two levels with very large Lounge, two kitchen-diners, two double bedrooms and two twins. Access to spacious roof terrace from upper level.
The rooms are light and airy with natural wooden beams and the lounge has a wood burning fireplace.
Positioned in the center of this quiet town, it is ideally situated for all amenities including several Restaurants and Bars.
Minutes from the local Supermarket Bakery and bring your own bottle Wine Shop!
Local town swimming pools 2 minutes walk .
Local sanded swimming lake with life guard 10 minute drive away having cafe and toilet facilities. (Cathare Castle over looks the lake!)
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Canet Plage Perpignan|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne, Nearest railway: Quillan|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Large Living Room with log fire burner extendable tabe to seat 8-10 people
Two kitchens with breakfast areas
4 bedrooms, two with double beds & two with 2 singles in each (Total 8 persons accommodated)
Family Bathroom & separate Shower Room (separate hot water heating systems on each floor)
Additional upstairs kitchen accomodates a washing machine
Clothes hanging space on Terrace as well as attic (Use attic space at own risk) and optional portable drying clothes rack available.
|Further details outdoors|
Large Roof Terrace with use of tables & chairs, parasols, four sunbeds and fantastic views of the town.
270 degree mountain views from terrace.
Privacy screen on terrace.
English speaking representative available locally for any emergencies (local rate applies)
Several maps of the local and surrounding areas and leaflets of nearby activities available in the apartment
Range of reading books available with a swap arrangement in operation
Wood included for the wood burner for winter visitors
Local pool open July and August with adult pool and separate children's pool with ample tree lined shade.
Languedoc-Roussillon Region hugs the Mediterranean's western corner of the Gulf of Lion with the dominant cities of Montpellier in the North, Narbonne in mid region and Perpignan in the South not far from the border with Spain.
Aude is a Department in Languedoc mid region with the ancient city of Carcassonne as it's focal attraction. The River Aude runs through the city before winding it's way from it's source in the Pyrenees mountain range passing through Quillan in the Aude Valley.
The region is full of ancient Cathare Castle ruins amongst beautiful mountain scenery, underground Caves dot the area as well as beautiful lakes and flowing pastures. Languedoc is full of surprises just waiting to be explored!
The region of Languedoc is home to some of the popular wines of the South of France and the wines of the Corbieres close to Quillan is well known. Many local Vinyards surround Quillan which are fun to explore.
Quillan lies in the Aude valley on the river Aude just 45 minutes drive from Carcassonne. The town is surrounded by a "horseshoe" of foothills of the Pyrenees with a fantastic gorge to the south leading through to Perpignan.
It is a beautiful pictureque mountain town with lots of amenities including several restaurants, Bars, shops & Brocante outlets. The ancient church tower dominates the townscape and the ancient narrows streets of the old town adds to the atmosphere.
A 16th centuary Castle hangs over the east bank of the river and is a landmark for the Sentier Cathar walking trail route from the town.
It also has a tiny train station which runs services to Carcassone along the beautiful Aude valley in it's 2 carriage train. Buses also provide connections to Carcassonne & Perpignan.
Quillan has a series of continuous Festivals all through the Summer including Jazz, Folk, Pop, Guitar, Cycling, Choir to name but a few. The local Tourist Office staff are very helpful with all such details!
THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO SEE!
Starting with the most important aspect of the region: Blanquette, the sparkling wine of the region is rumoured to be the mother of all sparkling wines including champagne, only much less expensive and tastes great! A glass of Blanquette on the Terrace overlooking Quillan is heavenly!
Things To Do include;
Rafting on the River Aude & other water sports
Skiing (closest slopes 45 mins away - Puvalador), Les Angles 1 Hr.
Mountain biking (Local Bike hire available)
Road cycling (Tour de France route)
French culinary delights
Experience the Summer Festivals (guitar, folk, jazz, international and local entertainment)
Local weekly Markets & Brocante (Bric-a-Brac)shops
Shopping in the medieval city of Carcassonne, Limoux,
Natural mineral Spa centre (various treatments available) in Renne la Bain
Wine Tasting (numerous venues)
Local swimming lakes, Puivert has a sanded beech with Bar & Food outlet overlooked by a Cathar Castle
Mountain Walking & Hiking
Local swimming pool facilities 2 minutes from Apartment (Summer season only, July to Sept.)
Local sanded swimming lake with life guard 10 minute drive away having cafe & toilet facilities.
Places To See include;
Ancient City of Carcassonne
Ancient medieval town of Mirepoix
Cathare Castle Trail visit (historical sites)
Explore the Pyrenees mountain range
Beaches of the Mediterranean
Midi Canal trail (boat trips)
Ancient hilltop towns
Wine growing region of the Corbiers & Minervois
Ancient Cave exploration