House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Fairytale setting and gorgeous house with lovely open atmosphere which mirrors the mediterranean surroundings. Area rich in delicious markets and local vineyards, famous restaurant Auberge De Vieux Puits, recently awarded 3 Michelin stars, 4kms for gastronomes.
Cathar castles, abbeys, archaeological sites, birds, bees, flowers and fauna all around. Delightful terraced gardens for use in both summer and winter for outdoor living and eating.
Bright conservatory area perfect for reading and painting any season. Walk for kilometres into rosemary and thyme scented garrigue. Local fetes in surrounding villages throughout the year. Bring your blackberry if you must.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La franqui 40 km|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne/Perpignan 60 km, Nearest railway: Narbonne 28 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Very pretty and comfortable sitting area with sofas, and light and bright conservatory area in the front. Easy to use kitchen leading out to the beautiful pool with a glorious view. Most bedrooms on the ground floor, and one en suite off the mezzanine upstairs for additional privacy. The two single beds are bunkbeds.
|Further details outdoors||
Pool is 10m x 5m steps one end, metal ladder the other.
Beautiful views from terraced Mediterranean garden.
Children are welcome if swimmers.
Pool is equipped with an alarm. Most of the house is on one level (except for master bedroom upstairs) but please note for those of reduced mobility there are a couple of steps in the house.
English speaking representative on hand to answer any queries.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Area rich in history and fine wines, and famous, now 3 michelin starred restaurant up the road - Auberge de Vieux Puits. Amazing sea food in restaurants at beaches close-by, and oysters at Leucate.
The Languedoc is a great area to visit at any time of the year, but teeming with musical fetes in the summer. Perfect climate in the summer for pool/beach holiday and also great for a winter break with skiing not far away. The quality of the light is particularly stunning in this glorious countryside. Weather out of season can be refreshingly dramatic.
Carcassonne with it's famous fortified inner city is close by, and you are in the heart of Cathar chateau country. Lagrasse ("one of the most beautiful villages in France") with abbey built by Charlemagne and Cistercian abbey of Fontfroide are both worth visiting.
Plenty to see and do all around, including safari park at Sigean, water park at Cap D'Agde, dinosaur museum at Esperaza. Canal du Midi close by. Loads of local festivals throughout the summer which are a delight.
Wine tasting galore of fine Corbieres and Minervois at the wine-makers domaines.