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Chateau | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Beautifully proportioned Maison de Maître set in own grounds in the heart of a medieval village. Three double bedrooms and one twin room plus two large bathrooms on the first floor, and three further double bedrooms and bathroom ( and huge play area) on the second floor. Ground floor has a large central hall off which are the drawing room, music room, family / TV room with wide screen TV and video/DVD library, study with internet access, and huge kitchen/dining room (we supply all the basic cooking ingredients together with washing powder, washing up liquid etc),with pantry and laundry rooms. There is also a downstairs WC.
The house is elegantly furnished with antiques and paintings but, having six children ourselves, is child and family friendly. High ceilings throughout emphasise the space and light and keep the house cool in the Summer. Property has off street parking if required, gardens and lawns to front and rear, swimming pool with safety cover, BBQ area, terrace play area for children, and a huge trampoline (used at guests own risk and discretion). The property is enclosed by high walls and is not overlooked by other properties making a discreet and private location. During July and August the Château and Cottage are either let together as one unit or the cottage is let individually to a maximum of five people.
There is also a herb garden, two free-range chickens and a small vegetable garden for your use - ideal for children to start 'helping' with the cooking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Narbonne Plage 45 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Salvaza Airport 20 km, Nearest railway: Garre de Carcassonne 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
About this location
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Inundated with rich history, the Aude has long been a place of interrest for the gourmet, the historian, and traveller alike. Restaurants teeming with local specialities such as Foie-Gras, Cassoulet, wild mushrooms and of course the selection of cheeses that are complimented by a wide array of regional wines are found hidden away in the villages and towns dotted around the area.
The history of the Aude is an historian's dream where religion, royalty and the local people have clashed over centuries leaving a unique culture and landscape filled with castles, walled towns, churches and towering cathedrals speckled about just waiting to be discovered.
The Etaing de Marseillette is one of France's hidden secrets. This beautiful area lies next to the Canal du Midi and was once an inland lake. Today it is the site of a rich farming tradition with apple orchards, plums figs, and cherries, even rice and,of course, vineyards. Surrounded by the wild, garrigue countryside, the air is full of the scent of thyme and rosemary in the Summer. It is a paradise for nature lovers, cyclists and walkers, and is especially suited for children as the lanes around the Etaing are flat and virtually car-free. For those interested in wine there are many exciting wineries to discover close by (one just over the wall!).
We are a short drive from the dramatic Black Mountains, the Pyrenees and the Ariege, 40 minutes from Narbonne Plage and, if you feel like country-hopping, an hour and a quarter from Spain and Andorra.
Perpignan and its Catalan influence is one hour away as are Toulouse and Montpellier. The notorious Cathar town of Bezier is even closer. If you have ever read Labyrinth by Kate Moss, this is the region where the story is set and the castles and villages mentioned are as evocative as she makes them seem.
We have six Michelin starred restaurants in the Carcassonne area and their bargain lunchtime menus are definitely worth a visit with or without children. A host of new, innovative village bistrots are also appearing which makes eating out more exciting than the usual steak hache/frites.
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