House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This spacious 3-bedroom self-catering holiday home sleeps 6 and is ideal for families, couples or groups looking for a relaxing vacation or activity/skiing break in the south of France.

The house is in a quiet street near the centre of town. It has two double bedrooms and one room with comfortable bunk beds, plus a lounge/diner, well-equipped separate kitchen with washing machine, and bathroom with shower. It also has a sun terrace and a pretty courtyard garden with a brick-built barbecue. The garden and terrace are fully enclosed and safe for children and well-behaved pets.

The house is just a couple of minutes' walk from restaurants, bars and shops, and there is an open-air swimming pool (in season) two minutes' walk away. There is plenty of parking, space to store bicycles securely, and easy access to the one-euro trains and buses for Carcassonne and Perpignan. There are swimming lakes and hiking trails, and spectacular Cathar castles nearby. The nearest ski station is 35 km away.

For larger groups or mobility-impaired guests, there is an additional ground-floor bedsitting room with ensuite bathroom and separate sun-terrace. This can be rented at an additional cost by prior arrangement. Short lets (minimum 3 nights) are available, and we offer reduced rates for long lets.

Quillan is a lovely town on the River Aude, surrounded by mountains. There is a wide range of activities on the river in Summer, including rafting and kayaking, and nearby there is horse trekking, rock climbing, wine tasting, high ropes, many hiking routes of all lengths and difficulties - enough to keep the whole family busy!

Quillan also hosts a jazz weekend and guitar festival - and the Tour de France passes through the area in most years. If you want to explore the beautiful scenery and long historical heritage of the local area, Quillan is a good base. The town is on the Cathar Way; the medieval castles at Puivert, Monts├ęgur, Puylaurens and Queribus are not far away. There are markets in Quillan twice a week offering local produce, crafts, and wines. The sea near Perpignan is 90 minutes' drive from Quillan, or an easy trip by public transport, and the nearest ski station is around 30 minutes' drive.

The house comes with a welcome grocery pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, jam, butter, orange juice, cereal, wine, oil, shampoo, shower gel, and washing up liquid. Also detergent and fabric softener for the washing machine.

Free on street parking is available at the front of the house, and off road paring is 20 metres down the street.

Smoking is permitted in the garden and on the terrace, and ashtrays are provided.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sandy beach at Puivert swimming lake 16 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 52 km, Nearest railway: Quillan
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

The Languedoc, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, is one of the sunniest regions of France, with over 200 days of sunshine a year. Popular with hikers, cyclists and watersports enthusiasts, it is close to the mountains for seasonal skiing and to the Mediterranean. With its organic vineyards, Cathar castles, pretty villages, and colourful local markets it offers something for everyone.

Quillan

Quillan is a pretty town on the River Aude. It has a wide range of restaurants and local shops, 2 supermarkets, and a twice weekly market.

There is an open-air swimming pool which is open over the summer, a gym, theatre, cinema and an active cultural life particularly during the summer - a highlight is the Folk Festival at the end of July - a week long celebration of music from around the world. The Tour de France passes nearby in most years.