About the home
Traditional French cottage built over 3 floors, recently renovated to a high specification. An open plan ground floor houses a living, dining and kitchen area. To the rear of the houses is a large garden with a tree house and a decked area for al-fresco dining. NB The lawn has ben recently reseeded hence the lack of green on the garden photo!
The front of the house, which opens on to a secluded, ancient court yard also has a decking area which is suitable for dining.
On the first floor is the master bed room with en-suite. On this floor there is also a separate WC.
The second floor has a large twin room with 2 single beds and a smaller room with a double bed. This floor also has a family bathroom with full - sized bath.
All rooms are heated . Not of interest to anyone during the summer months but for those of you planning a winter holiday a necessity!
The simple house is decorated with many original art pieces.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lake beach at Puivert, 17km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
Further details outdoors:
Large private garden to rear of property with decked dinning area and small garden area at the front of the property again with dining area.
The house is in a small court yard.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Aude region
The Department of the Aude drives a wedge between Ariege to the west and Pyrenees Orientales to the east to claim its corner of the French Pyrenees mountain range at the beautifully scenic Pays de Sault. Situated between the foothills of Ventoux, the Vaucluse Mountains and the Lure Mountain, the Pays de Sault offers an authentic and magnificent natural landscape. Fields of wheat give way to fields of lavender and forests of oak trees.
Sault is one of six French sites protected under the Unesco World Heritage Patrimony. Sault is also one of the major Lavender routes. An ideal point of departure to discover the Ventoux region.
The Pays de Sault is defined as two high plateaus. The 'Petit Plateau' reaches a height of 1934 metres at the Ourtizet peak and the neighbouring 'Grand Plateau' is dominated by the Tabe massif peaks of Saint-Barthélemy (2368m) and Soularac (2348m).
The Espezel area
The village makes an ideal base to explore the region both locally and farther a field. During the summer it is ideal for walkers and cyclists whilst in the winter it's a great base for winter sports, the nearest ski slope just 15 minutes away.
Fishing and horse riding are both available locally.
The village has two great restaurants, the award winning Auberge Du Pays Du Sault and the Hotel Restuarant Grau, which serves excellent food and has a super little bar. As ever in France, children are welcome in these places.
There's a good general shop in the village which opens every day plus a bakery, a butchers and a chemists. If you were to chose not to, you wouldn't need to uses your car during your stay - relying on the local amenities.
A children's play ground in the centre of the village is to be completed June 2011.
There's a lake in nearby Belcaire which during the summer is good for swimming. There are tennis courts here and a really good children's play area.
If you fancy a trip to the coast Canet Plage is less than a two hour drive.
Finally, I must say what a friendly village Esperzel is. It is very quiet and very beautiful.
How to get there
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Within driving distance of Perpignan, Carcassonne, Girona and Barcelona airports which are all serviced by the budgets airlines - Specifically Easy Jet and Ryan Air.
Activities near Espezel
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|The rest of the year||17 Sep 11||1 Mar 12||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season||19 May 12||1 Jul 12||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|high seaso||1 Jul 12||2 Sep 12||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season||2 Sep 12||4 Nov 12||£ 380||-||-||1 Week|
|low season||4 Nov 12||16 Dec 12||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season||16 Dec 12||24 Feb 13||£ 380||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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