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Pretty courtyard on 2 levels with bbq

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Traditional house located in the stunning riverside market town of Quillan, Aude. The house has free WIFI, UK TV and air conditioning and is an easy 10 minute walk from the centre of the riverside market town, which has an excellent range of restaurants, cafes and shops. There is also a tapas restaurant, cafe and supermarket within a 2 minute walk of the gite.

The house has 2 large bedrooms and a sofa bed, a comfortable lounge, well equipped modern kitchen (with range cooker and american style fridge freezer with ice dispenser) and a spacious courtyard/terrace with bbq and dining area, washing lines, plants. There is air conditioning, ceiling fans, central heating and a fire place.

Quillan is nestled on the banks of the River Aude, in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. There are restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and banks in the small town. You can white water raft, kayak, or hydrospeed through the town and there are various outdoor pursuits available nearby including rock climbing, hiking and the ski resorts are under 1 hours drive away. There are fetes in the town throughout the year, particularly Jun-Sep, along with a fun fair on the weekend of the ancient Criterium bike race. The Tour de France regularly passes through the town and there is a fantastic firework display on the chateau for Bastille Day, a real rival for Carcassonne! There are frequent music fetes, such as world music, jazz and guitar, along with motor vehicle shows, horse shows and flower festivals. Throughout the summer there are 2 weekly markets and an additional night market on a Thursday with live music,

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Leucate 85 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 50 km, Nearest railway: Quillan 1.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The kitchen is well equipped, with a modern range cooker and hob, large American style fridge freezer (with ice and cold water dispenser), coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer and plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils. There is plenty of space to prepare food and the kitchen links directly into the lounge/dining room. There is air conditioning, ceiling fans in the bedrooms and central heating for the winter months.

The lounge has 2 double sofas (1 sofa bed) and a large, extendable dining table. There is WIFI internet, a tv with English channels and a dvd player.

The house has hard flooring throughout and stays very cool in the summer, due to the double glazing and traditional shutters.

The bathroom has a luxury shower with jets and a separate wc

Further details outdoors

There is a large, pretty courtyard/terrace with whitewashed walls and plants. It is on two levels, with the slightly higher area having a large table, chairs and a high quality gas bbq. The stone walls retain the heat in the evenings, perfect for outdoor dining!

There is a small garden adjoining the terrace, with herbs and various plants.

There are washing lines, so that you can dry clothes outside if needed, although there is a washer dryer.

Further details

There is an English speaking caretaker nearby, who will meet you on arrival and can answer any queries you may have.

Smoking is prohibited inside the property but smokers can use the terrace.

Winter lets from only €600 per month all inclusive, please enquire for availability

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

The Languedoc Roussillon region is situated on the south coast of France, next to Provence and bordering the Meditteranean. The Pyrenees Mountains are situated to the West of the Region. The region is world renowned for its wines and beautiful scenery and there are thousands of miles of stunning trails for walkers, horse riders, cyclists.

The Aude (Department 11) is an unspoilt area, located to the West of the region, bordering the Pyrenees Mountains. It is one of the sunniest departments in France, with 300 days of sunshine per year. The climate is Mediterranean, with mild, short winters and hot, dry summers. There are numerous Cathar Chateaux near to Quillan and beautiful towns and villages to explore - not a high rise hotel in sight!

Quillan

Quillan itself is a beautiful town, set on the banks of the River Aude and nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

It has weekly markets (2 in low season and 3 in the summer) and there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops and banks. There is a small cinema, an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts.

Throughout the spring and summer months, there are festivals and events most weekends, with live music and entertainment. In August, Quillan hosts the ancient 'Criterium' Bike Race, which attracts cyclists from all over France.

The River Aude is popular for white water sports, such as rafting, canoeing, kayaking and hydrospeed. You can often see people negotiating the challenging white water through Quillan itself! The town is surrounded by miles of stunning trails for hiking, walking, horse riding and cycling.

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  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:21 Jun 2014

Based in France

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