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Old Carpenter's Workshop


Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

Ready for cycling

Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Beautifully restored house, oak beamed throughout with ground floor kitchen/dining room and cloakroom/ second WC, middle floor with 3 twin bedrooms and bathroom and top floor sitting room with views of Pyrenees.

Sunny secluded south facing courtyard garden with built-in barbecue, table for alfresco dining and sun-loungers.

Pretty working village produces local Fitou wine as well as the sweet wines of Maury and Muscat from the Mont Tauch cave cooperative, now re-opened to include a visitor experience. All essential shops, bar/café, bank with cash machine, pharmacy, tabac, PO, restaurants (two all year) and swimming pool (summer) and tennis courts in the village.

Spectacular countryside. Corbières hills with gorges and hill-top Cathar castles. Within easy driving distance of the coast , the Pyrenees, Perpignan and Carcassonne. Great rambling, cycling and horse-riding country.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Le Bacares 40 km
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perpignan 35 km, Nearest railway: Perpignan 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Further details indoors

Ground Floor:-

Kitchen/Diner equipped with built-in oven, gas hob, large combination microwave/oven.

Well equipped for cooking, eating and drinking.

*Sink, dishwasher & refrigerator.

*Terracotta tiled floor with tiled dining table and work-surfaces.

*Electric wall heater.

*French window onto courtyard.

Cloakroom, WC and washbasin, folding table and chairs.

Under stairs storage housing washing machine and beach play toys, cool box, shopping caddy etc.

First Floor:-

*3 double bedrooms all with twin beds. Chest of drawers in all bedrooms and ceiling fans in two back bedrooms, TV/video and DVD player and table fan in front bedroom, cot available on request.

*Tiled bathroom, bath fitted with shower, washbasin & WC.

Grenier (top floor):-

Bright double aspect sitting room with bed/settee (possibility to take two extra guests), rattan sofa and two armchairs, central cooling fan and free standing fan, three electric heaters. TV Sky freesat/video/DVD and a large library of videos, DVDs and books, computer corner with internet and b&w printer, Views over the vineyards to the Pyrenees (Mount Canigou).

Further details outdoors


Sunny paved courtyard garden, south facing and totally secluded with planted borders. Dining table, chairs and parasol, sun-loungers, built-in barbecue, outside light.

Further details

English speaking representative available on hand for queries/emergencies.

One ladies and one gents mountain bike is provided for guests.

Like most village centre houses the property fronts onto the road and this has only short term parking available. Ample parking is available just around the corner facing the gendarmerie.

For further local information and links please view "www.old-carpenters-workshop"

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

The Languedoc-Roussillon region comprises five departments and the house is in Aude close to the border with Pyrenees-Orientale the two southernmost departments.

The region is is one of the sunniest in France and along its 150 mile coastline are miles of sandy beaches backed by a hinterland rising up to the foothlls of the Pyrenees in the south. As well as the major towns of Montpellier, Nimes, Perpignan and Carcassonne, all of which are full of character, there is plenty of wild countryside.


You can visit the local hill-top Cathar castle, Chateau d'Aguilar, and even more interesting to visit are Queribus (just past Cucugnan) and Peyrepertuse. The fortified town of Carcassonne is close enough for a day out; visit Lagrasse on the way out/back (medieval town centre and Abbey). Fontfroide Abbey and the cities of Narbonne and Perpignan are worth a visit.

The local gorges on the way to Cucugnan and especially the Gorges de Galamus (park and visit the Hermitage) north of St Paul de Fenouillet are spectacular. South towards Estagel are good views of the Pyrenees, especially in the winter. The highest peak is Pic de Canigou (the peak which can be seen from the top floor of the house on a clear day). You can drive to the Pyrenees in 2 hours to visit the fortified town of Villefranche de Conflent and ride on the 'Little Yellow Train';

The nearest beaches are less than one hour away. The most direct route to the beaches is the mountain road that goes through to Bacares or alternatively drive to Perpignan and to Canet or further south to the picturesque village of Collioure.

There is a safari park in Sigean and Tautavel has a museum for the 'Oldest Man in Europe' (the bones of Tautavel Man found nearby are estimated to be 450,000 years old).

In the winter the ski resorts (Font Romeu, Les Angles) are close enough for a day's skiing.

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Review 1-4 of 4

28 Sep 2014


"Great place, great location"

Love this place. Been here many times now both with the new owners and previous. As another review states it's not some luxury villa with pool but it's a great French house. Plenty of room,… More

30 Jan 2014


"Room for all of us and wonderful hosts!"

We traveled to the region with our two children, including our daughter who loves to ride horses. John and Linda were staying in their wonderful home the week before we arrived. They met us and direct… More

9 Jun 2013


"Amazing place to keep going back to.... and I do!"

Linda and John are very caring of their guests and ensure everything is in place. This is not only about a bottle of wine, enough to create a late dinner, beautifully clean and fresh linen and rooms,… More

29 Aug 2012


"Lovely, welcoming property in a beautiful part of France."

Would highly recommend this property - very comfortable and better equipped than our home in England!!. Stayed with family (wife and 3 children aged 11, 13 and 15) and really loved the peace and tranquility of the area, although there is lots to do within a short drive or hiking / cycling from the doorstep. No need to go to the beach as there are so many natural swimming holes locally which are much quieter.
Enough facilities in the village and the locals are all very friendly.

Review 1-4 of 4

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  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:26 Sep 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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