Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
In a charming location off a lovely square in the 'Petite Ville' (the ancient Spanish Quarter of Limoux), just a few steps from the Piano Museum and a short stroll from the main town, you'll find this most delightful ground floor apartment with a private entrance.
The apartment is part of a lovely house that once was a doctor's residence and in fact the apartment has been created from what was originally the surgery. It has a very pleasant light and bright living/dining area, a very well equipped modern kitchen, a lovely bathroom and a double bedroom. It is newly and stylishly decorated and furnished to a very high standard.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gruissan Plage 50 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 18 km, Nearest railway: Limoux 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors||
Living and dining area: There's a bright, light and attractive living area with a comfortable 3 seater leather sofa and an armchair, lamps, a lovely coffee table and a unit with a flat screen TV receiving both French and UK satellite channels, a DVD player and an iPod docking station. A WiFi connection is available for use with your own laptop.
Dining Area: Next to window a romantic table for 2 with 2 dining chairs.
Kitchen: The kitchen is separate, newly fitted and well-equipped with a 4-ring electric cooker, oven, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge/freezer, cutlery and utensils. The use of the owners' washing machine is possible upon request for a small charge, and an iron and an ironing board are provided.
Bedroom: A charming romantic bedroom with a double bed, quality bed linen and ample storage and hanging space. A hairdryer is provided. The bathroom is accessed via sliding doors.
Additional sleeping accommodation: A travel cot for a baby or a Z-bed for a child under 6 yrs can be provided by prior request.
Bathroom: The lovely bathroom comprises a roll top bath with large shower over, a handbasin and a WC
|Further details outdoors||
Outside: There is no terrace or garden but just around the corner a very pleasant square and the Piano Museum.
Parking is available in the square, the streets nearby or in one of the town's car parks.
The property is in a very pleasant, generally quieter area of the town and yet is just a short walk from the central square where the events for Limoux's Carnival (Fecos) and the Toques and Clochers ceremonies take place.
Carcasonne Airport transfers: Should you not wish to hire a car and subject to availability, the owners can arrange to collect you from and deliver you back to Carcassonne airport. The round trip cost is 60 euros or £ equivalent - please enquire as advance notice is required.
EXTRAS AT THIS APARTMENT: Shopping service for your first evening meal or breakfast. The owners can help you with getting some basic shopping in for your first meal on arrival or your first breakfast. Please enquire. Two mountain bikes may be available for hire at an attractive daily rate - please enquire with the owners. A wide selection of DVD's are also available to hire from the owners.
Suitability note: The apartment is in a generally quieter part of the town. However you may hear some noises associated with the daily life of a small French town - we do not believe they are obtrusive.
Internet: An internet connection is available via WiFi for use with your own laptop.
Telephone: There is no landline telephone here, but mobile phone signals in the area are generally good.
Baby Facilities: A travel cot or a Z-bed are available upon request.
Winter Heating: Is included in the rental price.
Electric and Water: Are all included in the rental price.
End of Stay Cleaning: Is included in the rental price.
Bed and bathroom linen: Are included in the rental price.
Taxe de Sejour: In France it is necessary to pay a Taxe de Sejour at the end of your stay. It has been included here in the rental cost.
Damage Deposit: The owners do not currently ask for a damage deposit but ask you respect their property and be honest about any breakages/damage which may occur during your stay.
Change Over Day: Completely flexible subject to availability. There is a minimum stay of 3 nights, except by special arrangement.
Whilst absolutely ideal for a couple - a travel cot or a Z-bed can be provided for a baby or a small child under 6 years of age.
Short stays: are possible, subject to availability, and a minimum stay of 3 nights. Please enquire for price and availability.
Pets: are not permitted here, sorry.
Smoking: is not permitted in the apartment.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
This part of the Languedoc has a sunny Mediterranean climate tempered a little by this hills and mountains. It can be hot in summer and there's ample amounts of sunshine from early spring to late autumn. Now the 3rd most visited region in France by British people, the Languedoc offers something for everyone.
Miles of long, sandy beaches, coastal lagoons, vibrant cities such as Narbonne and Montpellier, historical sites such as Carcassonne and the Cathar castles, fabulous scenery, great cuisine and vineyards, vineyards, vineyards.
Limoux is an ancient, pretty, market town on the banks of the River Aude, in the department of Aude in Languedoc Roussillon and is about 25 minutes drive from Carcassonne Airport. It has everything you would imagine a southern French market town would have: a lovely main square with a big fountain, an interesting galleried arcade of shops, cafe-bars and restaurants, a Friday market, museums and concerts and events almost all year round.
The Carnival of Limoux, known locally as the 'Fecos de Limoux', is a yearly event. It usually starts in early January and ends in mid April each year. Most of the carnival events are on Saturdays and Sundays and take place in the main square - they are very colourful and interesting with all the participants in bright local costumes. Additionally, there are other events and concerts right through the summer months e.g. Toques et Clochers.
Limoux is famous for Blanquette de Limoux, a delicious sparkling white wine - be sure to visit a winery and try it on your next visit! It's delicious!
Sports Facilities: include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, walking, cycling, kayaking, fishing, and in the winter months Limoux is just over 1 hour's drive from the nearest ski resort.
Sightseeing: you are really in a great location here for visiting Carcassonne and Mirepoix, both fascinating places. In Carcassonne head for the fairytale medieval city, the Carcassonne festival in July and August, and the Christmas market in December.
Mirepoix is one of the most stunning medieval bastide towns we have ever seen and makes for a lovely day out. For lovers of the mountains you can visit the Pyrenees and Andorra to the South and the Black Mountains to the North. For those of you interested in the history of the Cathars, there are several Cathar Castles to visit as well as Rennes-le-Chateau for those of you interested in the Holy Grail stories.
The Mediterranan beaches are approximately a 90 minute drive away.
Markets: In Limoux the market is on a Friday morning. There are other markets in Carcassonne and Mirepoix, as well as others in local villages.
Restaurants : Limoux has many cafe-bars and restaurants just a short walk away (200 metres).
Supermarket: There's a 'boulangerie' just 100 metres from the apartment, a small supermarket in the central square just 200 metres away,and a larger superstore on the edge of town.