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Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Town square

Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

This very large 4 bedroom property situated in Quillan, a Pyreneen town 45 minutes drive south of the ancient city of Carcassonne and 1 Hours 15 min to the Mediterranean beeches (Languedoc Region). Accommodated over two levels with large Lounge. Ideal for Groups or Families:


* English Speaking Agent (Dorothy) with full local knowledge and helpful tips & friendly smile!

* Two well appointed kitchen-diners (Gas & Electric cooking appliances)

* Lounge can comfortably accommodate 8 with ample room for evening dining as well

*Wood burning sealed stove with ALL WOOD PROVIDED!

* 2 bath/shower rooms

* Two double and two twin bedrooms


*Town pool 2 minutes walk and train & bus station 5 minutes away (1 Euro fare to Carcassonne & Perpignan!

Minutes from the local Supermarket, Bakery and bring your own bottle Wine Shop!

Local sanded swimming lake with life guard 10 minute drive away having cafe and toilet facilities. (Cathare Castle over looks the lake!) and 15 drive to family activity pool at Axat.


Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Canet Plage Perpignan
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne, Nearest railway: Quillan
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Further details indoors

Large Living Room with log fire burner extendable tabe to seat 8-10 people

Two kitchens with breakfast areas

4 bedrooms, two with double beds & two with 2 singles in each (Total 8 persons accommodated)

Family Bathroom & separate Shower Room (separate hot water heating systems on each floor)

Additional upstairs kitchen accomodates a washing machine

Clothes hanging space on Terrace as well as attic (Use attic space at own risk) and optional portable drying clothes rack available.

Further details outdoors

Large Roof Terrace with use of tables & chairs, parasols, four sunbeds and fantastic views of the town.

270 degree mountain views from terrace.

Privacy screen on terrace.

Further details

English speaking representative available locally for any emergencies (local rate applies)

Several maps of the local and surrounding areas and leaflets of nearby activities available in the apartment

Range of reading books available with a book exchange arrangement in operation

Wood included for the wood burner for winter visitors

Local pool open July and August with adult pool and separate children's pool with ample tree lined shade.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Languedoc-Roussillon Region hugs the Mediterranean's western corner of the Gulf of Lion with the dominant cities of Montpellier in the North, Narbonne in mid region and Perpignan in the South not far from the border with Spain.

Aude is a Department in Languedoc mid region with the ancient city of Carcassonne as it's focal attraction. The River Aude runs through the city before winding it's way from it's source in the Pyrenees mountain range passing through Quillan in the Aude Valley.

The region is full of ancient Cathare Castle ruins amongst beautiful mountain scenery, underground Caves dot the area as well as beautiful lakes and flowing pastures. Languedoc is full of surprises just waiting to be explored!

The region of Languedoc is home to some of the popular wines of the South of France and the wines of the Corbieres close to Quillan is well known. Many local Vinyards surround Quillan which are fun to explore.


Quillan lies in the Aude valley on the river Aude just 45 minutes drive from Carcassonne. The town is surrounded by a "horseshoe" of foothills of the Pyrenees with a fantastic gorge to the south leading through to Perpignan.

It is a beautiful pictureque mountain town with lots of amenities including several restaurants, Bars, shops & Brocante outlets. The ancient church tower dominates the townscape and the ancient narrows streets of the old town adds to the atmosphere.

A 16th centuary Castle hangs over the east bank of the river and is a landmark for the Sentier Cathar walking trail route from the town.

It also has a tiny train station which runs services to Carcassone along the beautiful Aude valley in it's 2 carriage train. Buses also provide connections to Carcassonne & Perpignan.

Quillan has a series of continuous Festivals all through the Summer including Jazz, Folk, Pop, Guitar, Cycling, Choir to name but a few. The local Tourist Office staff are very helpful with all such details!


Starting with the most important aspect of the region: Blanquette, the sparkling wine of the region is rumoured to be the mother of all sparkling wines including champagne, only much less expensive and tastes great! A glass of Blanquette on the Terrace overlooking Quillan is heavenly!

Things To Do include;

Mountain Walking

Rafting on the River Aude & other water sports

Skiing (closest slopes 45 mins away - Puvalador), Les Angles 1 Hr.

River Fishing


Mountain biking (Local Bike hire available)

Road cycling (Tour de France route)

French culinary delights

Experience the Summer Festivals (guitar, folk, jazz, international and local entertainment)

Local weekly Markets & Brocante (Bric-a-Brac)shops

Shopping in the medieval city of Carcassonne, Limoux,

Natural mineral Spa centre (various treatments available) in Renne la Bain

Wine Tasting (numerous venues)

Local swimming lakes, Puivert has a sanded beech with Bar & Food outlet overlooked by a Cathar Castle

Bird Watching

Horse Riding

Mountain Walking & Hiking

Local swimming pool facilities 2 minutes from Apartment (Summer season only, July to Sept.)

Local sanded swimming lake with life guard 10 minute drive away having cafe & toilet facilities.

Places To See include;

Ancient City of Carcassonne

Ancient medieval town of Mirepoix

Cathare Castle Trail visit (historical sites)

Explore the Pyrenees mountain range

Beaches of the Mediterranean

Midi Canal trail (boat trips)

Ancient hilltop towns

Wine growing region of the Corbiers & Minervois

Ancient Cave exploration

Nature Reserves

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Review 1-8 of 8

17 Sep 2013


"Perfect French Experience"

Loved our week in the flat in Quillan. Great location, so close to the award winning bakery, easy to get around and a beautiful area. Even in July it was remarkable how peaceful it was and how relaxin… More

30 Aug 2013


"A treasured holiday nest"

This was our fourth time to return to this beautiful apartment in Quillan. We would come every year, if we could afford it. Why? The apartment's location above a flower shop in the medieval par… More

13 Aug 2013


"Lovely spacious apartment in a great location"

We have just returned from a fantastic 2 weeks in Quillan. Loads of helpful communication with the owner before we left. We were greeted and shown round by the English key holder who also gave us tips and was very pleasant. The apartment was fantastic and suited our family perfectly. Set on 2 floors plus the fantastic roof terrace where we spent many an evening, we all had plenty of space. It really was like a home from home,tastefully decorated with a modern kitchen and all extremely well kitted out. We didn't want for anything! There were also plenty of guides, maps, games etc which all helped make our holiday fabulous.
The location is perfect for exploring the Aude region which is all so beautiful. We visited so many of the lovely towns, castles, rivers, beaches and all were within easy reach of Quillan.
Within the town itself, the apartment was also well situated right in the town centre close to bars, restaurants, the pool etc.
All in all a brilliant holiday and we will definitely be back. Thank you Mike and Brian for letting us stay in your lovely home.

16 Jan 2013


"Comfortable, convenient, clean"

Highly recommended. Very comfortable self-catering accommodation for groups. Pleasant, good-sized rooms. Charming town, convenient for exploring surrounding area. Numerous and varied, interesting sites nearby: Rennes-les-Bains, Alet-les-Bains, Axat, Esperaza market, etc. Cheap, easy train/bus access to Carcassonne. Owner very helpful and informative.

22 Aug 2012


"Perfect location, highly recommended!"

Wow! What a fabulous holiday! The apartment is spacious and ideally situated in the centre of town. The owner was fabulous, communicating with us every step of the way and offering loads of advice about things to do in the area. (The swimming lake at Puivert, just 10-15 minutes away was lovely!) We were given a warm welcome by the key holder and found the apartment clean and modern and the roof terrace has the most spectacular views! We really couldn't have asked for more. A week simply wasn't long enough! My advice- stay for two!!

17 Jul 2012


"Lovely home from home"

We had a fabulous week in Quillan. The appartment is extremely comfortable, with everything you could need and more - a real home from home!! The area is fantastic, with so many places to visit, with lovely walks and amazing castles, as well as beautiful little villages to explore. We really enjoyed spending time out and about and then being able to return to the lovely roof terrace with a cold beer to admire the mountains and watch the swifts over the rooftops!!

10 Jun 2012


"A great place for a getaway!!"

A great place for groups as there are lots of sleeping areas. Spent many a morning and evening up on the terrace having breakfast and drinking the local sparkling wine Blanquete. Lots of room for all our stuff and the town is quite small so if you stay there for a few days you will definitely get to know some of the locals. Will be going back again myself next summer as it is a good jumping off point for a lot of places to visit in the south of France.

8 Jun 2012


"Winter stay - cosy, warm and comfortable."

The owners were able to accommodate an emergency booking & arranged our stay with 1 day's notice. We were met on time by a friendly and very helpful lady. The property was very clean and the heating had been turned on so it was warm as well.

The weather during our stay was very cold - snow most days and temperatures down to minus 12. The apartment was centrally heated and also had a log burner which was the highlight of the stay. Fuel including logs were included in the rate and plentiful so throwing another log on the fire was easy. As we were holed up for most of the week the warmth and comfort of the place really made the holiday.

The apartment was on two floors plus loft and could comfortably sleep 8. As we were only 2 we were able to close off the upper floors and just use the self contained main floor. The rooms were well furnished and spacious with plenty of chairs, tables etc. Comfortable bed, lots of storage, very well equipped kitchen. The living area was nicely decorated and had lots of books, games, maps & tourist info available. Unfortunately due to the snow we weren't able to use the terrace, but know from other properties in Quillan that a terrace is a luxury in the town.

The apartment is right in the centre of the older part of town. All local amenities & attractions are in easy walking distance. Quillan is a very friendly town - the butcher & fishmonger in particular - and in the snow everyone was very cheerful. We have been there in high summer also & at that time of year the cafes, river and streets are beautiful and relaxing. Again, in better weather the surrounding area has plenty to explore such as country walks, mountains & castles.

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Calendar last updated:28 Jan 2015

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