House la France
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Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This medieval house situated on the banks of the Orbieu river in beautiful Lagrasse provides not only an ideal base to explore this rich and historic region but also acts as a destination in itself. THE INDEPENDANT RENTAL APARTMENT/GITE has a magnificent terrace which overlooks the iconic medieval stone bridge and the hills across the river. It provides the ideal space to spend your days and evenings. Watch the sun setting over the hills opposite while you have drinks and dinner cooked on the plancha.
The internal courtyard always stays cool and shady, even on the hottest summer days. Step out of the back of the house and go for a paddle in the river or step out of the front door to find yourself in the heart of this special village. Parts of the house date back to medieval days. The cool colours of the ancient stone walls combine with the thoughtful renovation to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere.
The apartment is on the first floor with further steps up to the terrace. If you have any concerns about accessibility due to the mobility of any member in your party please contact us first and we'll talk you through.
Please tell us the ages of any children in your party.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Narbonne, Leucate, La Franchi & many others 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassone 40 km, Nearest railway: Lezignan, Narbonne or Carcassonne. 36 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Recently refurbished to a very high standard, this independent apartment overlooks the river Orbieu yet, step through the cobbled courtyard and be in the heart of Lagrasse, seconds away from all the amenaties and restaurants. The accommodation has a degree of flexibility with double beds or more singles available on request. All the interior accessories are antique or have been custom made for the apartment. Perhaps the most exciting feature of this gite is the top terrace - see below for further details. The smaller kitchen terrace is also a fantastic place to breakfast or dine. The kitchen is well equipped with gas hob, oven, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave and all accessories required to turn out your holiday meals.
All the bedrooms have modern en suite well finished bath or shower rooms, with the largest having a cast iron roll-top bath. The gite has unlimited hot water. We provide all bed linens in fine white Egyptian cotton.
|Further details outdoors|
The riverside top terrace is 90 square meters. It is half covered to provide shade for those wishing to keep out of the sun. It has a characterful old stone sink, a BBQ/Plancha and a cold shower for those of you who might wish for a speedy cooling off on those hot summer days!
There are loungers and a dining table seating eight. The terrace offers stunning views to the hills opposite as well as a spectacular sunset (the sun sets opposite). The kitchen terrace looks onto the internal courtyard and offers an atmospheric location for a morning coffee or evening meal.
There is ample free parking in the village car parks only a 2 minute walk away.
Airport transfers can be arranged as well as a full or partial itinerary for your holiday. We (Nicole and Michael) live on site and will be available to assist you if required - we might even cook you dinner if you're lucky!
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
In the heart of Cathar country the area provides a huge choice of activities. From visits to historic sites such as Carcassone or Peyrepertruse to the beautifully clean mediterranean beaches to wine tasting and local "fetes". This region offers more sunshine than any other part of France. The Aude is perhaps the undiscovered Provence.
Lagrasse is famous for its abbey founded in 799 by Charlamagne. Local attractions are numerous and during the summer months the whole area is alive with fetes and other village events. Out of the summer season the village is a perfect place to spend time exploring the garrigue hills, sampling delicious local produce, cycling, canooing, horse riding or simply relaxing on the terrace overlooking the river.
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3 Nov 2014
We have stayed in the Terrace apartment twice now. It is a wonderful place designed with enormouse care, creativity and attention to detail. Without doubt the best place to stay in Lagrsse. It is so r… More
30 Sep 2014
"A Peaceful Sanctuary with Great Food and Good Company"
After a hectic trip around much of France we needed to unwind and enjoy French rural life at its best. In the beautiful village of Lagrasse we found a designer sanctuary with all the space, peace and quiet we were looking for at the House la France. An incredible location with a huge roof terrace overlooking the winding river, were we ate, drank, laughed and danced the warm days away as life should be.
We enjoyed country walks and sampled many of the excellent restaurants in the lovely village of Lagrasse that also has many small designer artisans making pottery or other quality gifts.
All the local people were friendly and we had great service from the local bakery and pharmacist.
Our thanks to Nicole for all her recommendations and to Michael who arranged for one of our party to see a local doctor.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful apartment and it helped our distant family reconnect in a wonderful way.
18 Sep 2014
"Exquisite gem of a place."
I almost hesitate to submit my glowing review because we would prefer that no one else discover this beautiful apartment. The village is charming, with almost no tourists and unimaginably friendly res… More
4 Jul 2014
"Fabulous apartment in charming location"
Stunning is a much overused adjective these days, but justified when describing this fabulous apartment with its amazing terrace overlooking the river gorge. We stayed six days in Lagrasse - a charmin… More
6 Jun 2014
"Perfect French country retreat!"
We were looking for a place to call home for a week in France and we got everything we had hoped for and so much more in Lagrass at House La France!!! We wanted to find a village where our children c… More
19 Nov 2013
"Fabulous pied a terre to explore from or enjoy local community, with sumptuous rooms and terrace!"
We stayed for a week in Lagrasse and it was so restful to have a homebase to explore the area from. Nicole and Michael were very generous in providing advice regarding local restaurants, hikes, and wi… More
25 Oct 2013
My sister and I stayed here for a week in the fall foliage month of October. I have rented numerous - and beautiful - properties in France over the years (Cote d'Azur, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Paris) … More
10 Sep 2013
Words and photographs cannot accurately portray the beauty,elegance, and sophistication of the interior decor of Nicole's House La France! From the moment we entered the front door,to walking acr… More
7 Sep 2013
"Beautiful place, perfect location"
Elegantly furnished and decorated,very comfortable with a great roof terrace. Lovely views of the old bridge and the river. Right by the Place des Halles, and within a very short walk of a fine swimm… More
13 Aug 2013
"Great location, stylish & substantial apartment."
We regularly take holidays in villas/apartments & House La France was without doubt one of the very best. Lagrasse is beautiful & has everything you need, the apartment is fantastic & terrace stunnin… More
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