Apartment / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Family friendly spacious 4 bedroom Apartment in Languedoc Region (Quillan), a picturesque Pyreneen town!

Historic Carcassonne 45 minutes drive away with Canal du Midi flowing through!

1 Hours 15 min to the Mediterranean beeches and the ancient city of Perpignan.

Fantastic Sun terrace, ideal for morning & evening dining.

**IDEAL FOR GROUPS & FAMILIES

**FLEXIBLE DATES & LONG WEEKEND OPTIONS!

** ENGLISH SPEAKING LOCAL AGENT (Dorothy with full local knowledge and helpful tips & friendly smile!)

**TWO WELL APPOINTED KITCHEN-DINERS (Gas & Electric cooking appliances)

* LARGE LOUNGE, GAMES,BOOKS, MUSIC CD'S, TAPES & LOCAL MAPS PROVIDED

**WOOD BURNING SEALED STOVE WITH ALL WOOD PROVIDED!

** 2 BATHROOM/SHOWER ROOMS

** ALL LINEN & TOWELS PROVIDED!

OTHER AMENITIES;

*Town pool 2 minutes walk and train & bus station 5 minutes away (1 Euro fare to Carcassonne & Perpignan!

Minutes from the local Supermarket, Bakery and bring your own bottle Wine Shop!

Local sanded swimming lake with life guard 10 minute drive away having cafe and toilet facilities. (Cathare Castle over looks the lake!) and 15 drive to family activity pool at Axat.

A GREAT BASE FOR A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE!

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Canet Plage Perpignan
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
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

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, 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 Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8
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.

Further details

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 book exchange 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.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

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

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;

Mountain Walking

Rafting on the River Aude & other water sports

Skiing (closest slopes 45 mins away - Puvalador), Les Angles 1 Hr.

River Fishing

Gliding

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

Bird Watching

Horse Riding

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

Nature Reserves