Quillan Holiday Apartment
About the home
This large 4 bedroom apartment is accommodated over two levels with two double bedrooms and two twins. The rooms are light and airy with natural wooden beams and the lounge has a wood burning fireplace.
Positioned in the centre of this quiet town, it is ideally situated for all amenities including several restaurants and bars.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Canet Plage Perpignan|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
Large Living Room with log fire burner
Kitchens with breakfast area
4 bedrooms, two with double beds & two with 2 singles in each (Total 8 persons accommodated)
Family Bathroom & separate Shower Room
Additional upstairs kitchen with washing machine
Further details outdoors:
Large Roof Terrace with table & chairs, parasol & four sunbeds and fantastic views of the town and surrounding hills
English speaking representative available locally for any emergencies.
Several maps of the local and surrounding areas and leaflets of nearby activities available in the apartment
Wood included for the fireplace for winter visitors
Local pool open July and August
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Aude 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.
The Quillan area
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!
THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO SEE!
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;
Rafting on the River Aude & other water sports
Skiing (closest slopes 45 mins away - Puvalador), Les Angles 1 Hr.
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
Mountain Walking & Hiking
Local swimming pool facilities 2 minutes from Apartment (Summer season only, July to Sept.)
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
How to get there
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Flights and Car hire
Flights from London Gatwick to Toulouse (1hr 45 min transfer)
Flights from London Stansted to Carcassonne (45 mins transfer)
Flights from UK airports to Perpignan (1hr transfer)
(all transfers via car hire)
Ferry and Car Connections
Newhaven – Dieppe (9.5 hrs transfer from Dieppe)
Public Transport Connections
Eurostar connections via Montpellier connecting to Carcassonne
Local Trains and Buses also available from Toulouse and Carcassonne
Activities near Quillan
16 Jan 2013
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
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
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!!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||24 Jan 13||1 May 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 May 13||1 Oct 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||1 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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