House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This spacious three bedroom self-catering holiday home sleeps 6 and is ideal for families, couples or groups looking for a relaxing vacation or planning an activity break in the south of France.
The house is situated in a quiet street near the centre of town. It has three bedrooms, a double, family room and single, plus a lounge/diner, well-equipped separate kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, and bathroom with shower. It also has a lovely sun terrace, and a pretty courtyard garden with a summer kitchen. The house is cosy in winter, with double glazing and electric shutters throughout, and gas heating.
The house is just a couple of minutes' walk from restaurants, bars, shops, and an open air swimming pool. There is plenty of parking, space to store bicycles securely, and easy access to the one-euro trains and buses for Carcassonne and Perpignan. There are swimming lakes and hiking trails nearby.
The garden and terrace are fully enclosed and safe for children.
For larger groups or mobility-impaired guests, there is an additional ground-floor bedsitting room with ensuite bathroom and separate sun-terrace. This can be rented at an additional cost by prior arrangement. Short lets (minimum 3 nights) are available except in July and August, and we offer reduced rates for longer lets.
Quillan is a lovely town on the River Aude, surrounded by mountains. There is a wide range of activities on the river in Summer, including rafting and kayaking. Quillan also hosts an international folklore festival, a jazz weekend, guitar festival - and the Tour de France passes through the area in most years (early July in 2013). If you want to explore the beautiful scenery and long historical heritage of the local area, Quillan is a good base. The town is on the Cathar Way; the medieval castles at Puivert, Montségur, Puylaurens and Queribus are not far away, and the mysterious sites of Rennes-le Chateau and the magic mountain of Bugarach are also close to Quillan. There are markets in Quillan twice and attractive market towns like Espéraza and Mirepoix are within easy reach. The sea near Perpignan is 50 minutes' drive from Quillan, or an easy trip by public transport, and the nearest ski station is 45 minutes drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandy beach at Puivert swimming lake 16 km|
|Will consider||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 52 km, Nearest railway: Quillan|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The Languedoc, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, is one of the sunniest regions of France, with over 200 days of sunshine a year. Popular with hikers, cyclists and watersports enthusiasts, it is close to the mountains for seasonal skiing and to the Mediterranean. With its organic vineyards, Cathar castles, pretty villages, and colourful local markets it offers something for everyone.
Quillan is a pretty town on the River Aude. It has a wide range of restaurants and local shops, 2 supermarkets, and a twice weekly market.
There is an open-air swimming pool which is open over the summer, a gym, theatre, cinema and an active cultural life particularly during the summer - a highlight is the Folk Festival at the end of July - a week long celebration of music from around the world. The Tour de France passes nearby in most years.