Exclusive and spacious twelve bed farmhouse set in five acres of garden, offering panoramic views of the Pyrenées and surrounding countryside.The private salt water pool includes a large paved terrace with steps up to an open sided barn, for outside dining area barbecue and shade.This tranquil setting is only 10 minutes drive from the medieval city of Mirepoix, and half an hour from the walled city of Carcassonne where there are plenty of activities.Fly drive to Carcassonne or Toulouse. Fantastic location for lakes, mountains, white water rafting, cycling, rambling, climbing, yoga, sight seeing, wine tasting, skiing, jumping out of planes or just relaxing in the sun!
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac de Montbel 14 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse 82 km, Nearest railway: Pamiers 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Aude is the "other south of France". It's one of the departments in Languedoc-Roussillon. Other than the Mediterranean beaches and resorts it's a relatively undiscovered vacation destination.
You'll be hard pressed to find tee shirts and ball caps except in the coastal tourist towns and in La Cite in Carcassonne.
The Aude stretches from the Mediterranean in the east to Castelnaudary in the west, the Montagne Noire in the north and the Pyrénées in the south.
Carcassonne is the capital and the other major centres are Narbonne and Limoux.
With a population of about 310,000 the Aude represents .5% of the population of France and 14.1% of the population of Languedoc.
Les Gascous is on the border of Aude and Ariege, offering a tranquil hill top retreat with stunning views of the Sabarat Mountains and Montse'ger on a clear day.
Mirepoix is in the Ariege department of the Midi-Pyrenees near the border with the Languedoc-Roussillon and between Carcassonne and Foix. It is a beautiful medieval bastide town and Mirepoix should not be missed if you are in this area.
Mirepoix started life on the other side of the River Hers but following a terrible flood in 1209 which wiped out many of the villages in the area the town was rebuilt on the opposite bank. Mirepoix suffered during the Hundred Years War but then became an important textile centre in the 15th century.
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