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River bathing

Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Located in historic Medieval village of Lagrasse in the Aude region, Cottage Flora is a typical old stone village house built on 3 floors. Unpretentious rustic house offering simple comfortable low tech accommodation to friendly holidaymakers in search of authenticity and peace. Ideal family or friends - 3 bedrooms, attic living room and small roof terrace for evening aperitifs.

Close to all amenities, restaurants, an ideal base for exploring this rich and fascinating area. Cathar castles, Canal du Midi and the Cité of Carcassonne are all within easy reach. Mediterranean beaches an hour away.

In Lagrasse itself wonderful river bathing, artisan shops leather work, pottery and much more. Saturday market with local produce and an abundance of wine cellars. A variety of walks, horse riding and cycling possibilities also.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Narbonne plage 50 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne, Béziers, Toulouse or Perpignan, Nearest railway: Closest Lezignan- Corbières or Carcassonne
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Video player
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided
Outdoors BBQ

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Fascinating area offering much variety. Discover the lesser known South of France; historically rich with its awe inspiring Cathar castles in rugged landscape and the Cité of Carcassonne the only surviving Medieval town in Europe. Take a walk along the leafy Canal du Midi or jump on board for an afternoon cruise.

Take in a dégustation of wine at one of the very many cellars and eat a local dish such as cassoulet.

There are many beaches all different in character. Ranging from the popular ones catering for families and children like St Pierre near Narbonne to the more exciting like La Franqui which is the host to the World Wind surfing Championships and also offers Kite surfing and sand yachting

Expect the weather to be hot in summer, though there is often a cooling and welcome breeze also. There is always much on offer in the summer months - festivals and concerts, sometimes with free admission.

Lagrasse

Lagrasse is a buzzing town in summer; (expect less activity in Spring and Autumn.) Local events include a regular music festival and a pottery fair. Every year there are visiting artists and the best way to be informed is a visit to the Tourist Office. Local produce and goodies from the regular Saturday market and leatherwork, pottery and art from the local artists.

Swim in the river with the 11th century abbey de Sainte Marie d'Orbieu as a backdrop, sometimes also the venue for summer concerts and entertainment. There are many walks out into the vineyards and surrounding countryside, or along the river. Horse riding and cycling possibilities also.

A variety of good restaurants offering al fresco dining and drinking. Ideal base for exploring towns, castles, and beaches of the area.

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1 Jun 2013

5/5

"A taste of real France"

Stayed for a week at the end of July. There was six of us, with kids ranging between 10 and 13. The house was as seen in the pictures, only slightly prettier in real life. Right in the middle of th… More

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German

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