Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The house is about 150 years old and has been renovated and decorated in keeping with its age and traditional style and design, to comfortably sleep 8 guests.
It is a perfect retreat from the stresses and strains of busy life. You won't find internet access here, nor is there television or a phone, just peace and quiet for a perfectly relaxing holiday in stunning surroundings.
Ideal for aspiring artists, writers, musicians or people who just want to sit in the sun and read. The owner is an artist and this is evident in the house, from his work which is displayed on the walls to the decorative style of the whole house. A gorgeous place to chill-out and revive your spirit.
Enter through the front door into the lounge which has a comfortable sofa and armchairs, a big open fireplace, coffee table, desk and bookshelves filled with books. Stereo amplifier and speakers for connection to your personal CD and MP3 players.
Down a couple of steps into the kitchen which is very spacious and the owner has left many cookery books here for people who enjoy experimenting with French produce.
This room was originally the adjoining barn, and maintains the wonderful high ceiling and traditional stone walls.
The large pine table under the huge iron chandelier, provides a focus for family dining or entertaining.
The kitchen is well-equipped with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, iron and ironing board.
There is also a comfortable seating area here by the fire for friends and family to keep the cook company while they produce fabulous meals!
Doors lead onto the rear terrace which has exterior furniture and a BBQ.
The main bathroom is on the ground floor with a bath, separate shower unit, wc and basin.
There are 4 bedrooms - the first, a double bedroom is on the ground floor with antique brass and iron double bed, and French doors which lead to the garden with table and seating.
Three further bedrooms are located on the first floor, 1 with double bed and 2 with twin beds. There is also a travel cot if required.
Also on the first floor there is a shower room with wc and basin.
The property is centrally heating and room fans are available for warmer nights.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Further details outdoors|
2 sets of French doors lead you out into 2 terraces, for outside dining or sunbathing.
The house is surrounded by planted gardens and woodland of pine and cypress trees.
There is a barbecue and a range of garden furniture.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
This property is situated on the edge of the quiet hamlet of St Martin, nestled on a bend in the River Orbieu.
It is in the Corbières region of the Languedoc, an area unspoilt by tourism or development in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
It has planted and wooded gardens, ideal for children to play in, and the immediate area is perfect for long walks, offering fine views and total peace and quiet.
The outstanding village of Lagrasse, classified as one of the most beautiful in France, is a 15 minute drive away with its medieval streets, abbey, restaurants, shops, bars and markets selling local produce etc.
Nearest airport is Carcassonne (Ryanair), a 45 minute drive away.
The immediate area is perfect for long walks in the hills of the regional forest, covered in wild herbs with fine views and total peace and quiet.
10 minutes walk from the house there is safe tranquil bathing in the river pools, or there are several Mediterranean beaches to choose from, whether long stretches of sand or family oriented resorts, all within an hours drive.
The ski slopes of the French Pyrenees, and Andora.( 80.0 km)
are relatively close and the nearest airport is a 45 minute drive south from Carcassone (Ryanair and autoroute).
The village Lagrasse with two shops and a good selection of restaurants is 10 km away.
If you fancy a day trip to Spain, the fascinating town of Gerona is only 2 hours drive, as are the Dali Museum in Figueras and Cadaques on the Costa Brava coast. Barcelona is a 3 hour drive.