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Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Tastefully restored 400 year old village house in the pretty wine making village of Tuchan set amongst mountains, castles,vineyards and lavendar fields.
Located in the oldest part of the village,, steps away from all amenities you could possibly need. This traditional french village location is an ideal base to explore the many attractions of South West France - Tuchan is on the 'route de vins' nestled amongst a chain of pretty wine making villages. The landscapes in this area are breathtaking and some of the most beautiful in France.
Tuchan has a large wine cave and education centre. The village has many walking and cycling treks and has rock climbing, paragliding and horseriding very close by.
In the village there are 2 lovely swimming pools which you can use.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torreilles plage 38 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perpignan 36 km, Nearest railway: Estagel 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The Gite has been sympathetically renovated retaining is original character , with wooden beams,stone floors and original wooden doors. This spacious gite is ideal for two families wanting to share.
Ground floor - Entrance hall,with utility area( washing machine and tumble dryer) leading to double bedroom with door out to private paved courtyard and morning room with table and chairs, Large shower room and separate washroom/ toilet.
1st floor - Large fully equipped kitchen with dining table leading to spacious living room with a gas stove, 2 sofas and large sofabed. Door out to a private furnished terrace (Seats 8) with steps down to a private courtyard.
2nd floor - Large double bedroom, ( with plenty of room for 3rd person to sleep), step up to the dressing room area and en suite. Door through to twin bedroom
Stand up fans,hairdryer and heaters in bedrooms. Gas stove available ( gas extra cost - 15 euros a canister)
There are a selection of DVDs, CDs,books, local area guides, indoor and outdoor games available for your entertainment.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is situated off the road within a gated courtyard.
At the back of the house there is a private wooden decked terrrace with wooden dining furniture (seats 8), stairs lead down to private paved courtyard with mature palm tree and shaded morning room with table and chairs.
There is ample parking near the gates of the courtyard.
One outdoor pool in the village is a public pool with views overlooking the mountains and vineyards. There is a small charge for entry and is open during the summer months only.
The other pool is at Pierre camping a short walk away. This has a restaurant , small zoo, boules and volleyball. The owner welcomes people who stay in the village. This pool typically opens mid May to Mid September .
There is a beautiful gorge in Tautavel ( 7 miles away) where there is river swimming and lovely spots for picnics.
Change over days are flexible.
Please note that 9th bed is a foldaway bed suitable for a child under 11 ( extra £25)
A travelcot and portable highchair is available for small infants ( extra £15)
A gas heater is available and gas can be purchased from the local shop at 18 euros a canister or pre paid for and delivered at 25 euros
About this location
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
From breathtaking views of snow capped mountain ranges in winter to lavendar fields and vineyards in summer. This area is totally unspoilt with ancient castles, abbeys,natural springs, gorges and pretty rivers.
With over 300 days of Mediterrenean sunshine Tuchan's excellent location makes it ideal place to holiday all year round. Nearby Perpignan, Carcassonne, Narbonne, Montpellier and Nimes are beautiful large cities/towns offering lots of culture, historical buildings, great cuisine and shopping.
The area has numerous excellent sandy beaches within 45 mins drive. The quaint seaside town of Collioure and the beautiful white sands of canet Plage are 45 - 55mins drive and are well worth a visit.
Perpignan the closest large town is 40 mins drive. With a pretty river running through the centre, lined with cafe bars its a great place for the gentlemen to sit and have a beer whilst the ladies shop in the wide range of shops.
The Pyrenees are only just over an hours drive. Here you will find lots of outdoor activities including mountain biking, whitewater rafting,sailing and thermal spa's.
The enchanting town of Carcassonne is an hours drive with its fortified village full of cafes,shops and street entertainment. Carcassonne has a music festival in July with many famous UK artists.
Narbonne about 45 mins away is a lovely French town with lots to do including a beach and great activity centre called L'espace de liberty which has an Olympic size pool, slides, ice rink, bowling alley, bar and great self service buffet.
The Spanish border is about 50 minutes away and Barcelona 2.5 hours away.
Andorra is a 2.5 hours scenic drive taking you to the haven of duty free shops and popular ski resorts of soldeu and pas de las casa
From June - September Tuchan has quite a few festivals in the village square. These include food and wine festivals where the whole town eat in the square and the villagers sell local produce. Dog shows and circus's occasionally visit Tuchan.
There are a number of nearby villages which have local weekly markets and most weeks small markets visit Tuchan.
Tuchan not a particularly large village but has everything you could possibly need ;
- Grocery shop (open 7 days a week)
- Restaurants ( within 10 mins walk) -
- 2 Village outdoor pool (high season only)
- Medical centre and pharmacy
- Bank and Cash point
- Post office
- Tourist information
- Newly renovated cinema
- Petrol station ( outskirts)
- Weekly outdoor markets visit the village square.
- Wine caves and visitors centre
- River swimming area
- Quad biking through the vineyards
- Boules Park
- Volley ball and children's play area in the village square
- Camp site - Lapierre( 10mins walk with lovely pool, volleyball. good restaurant and bar, twice weekly entertainment in high season)- The owner is very friendly and happy for local villagers to use his facilities -open Mid May - Mid Sept
The locals in Tuchan are very friendly and hospitable.
Tuchan is well know for its wine (Fitou being one) and there are many activities throughout the year to celebrate this. If you are a wine connoisseur this is the village to base yourself , right in the heart of wine country with the large newly refurbished Mont Tauch wine cave and education centre only 5 mins walk away.
Some very good traditional local restaurants and cafes within walking distance.
Nearby there is Rock climbing, walking and cycling treks,fishing, quad bikes.paragliding and horseriding.
Local attractions include Tautavel ( prehistoric man museum), Chateau d'aguillar, white water rafting (Axat), Many wine caves, African Reserve, Little Yellow train through the breathtaking Pyreeness mountains and ski -ing within 1hr 40mins.
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1 Sep 2013
"comfortable village home"
Lovely home in beautiful surrounding countryside. Amazing rivers to swim in. Fantastic beaches 50 minute drive away. All amenities on your doorstep.
15 Aug 2013
"Lovely family house in lovely village in great location to explore surrounding areas"
We stayed for a week at this Gite in Tuchan and can recommend it wholeheartedly as both a property and a location. Property has all amenities that you could need (washing machine, microwave, dvd play… More
31 Jul 2013
"Beautiful family house - home from home and a great base for the Aude region"
Our family of four (mum, dad and two boys aged 9 & 12) had a truly fantastic holiday. Jackie and Andrew have refurbished this town house sympathetically and there are lots of lovely little touches. The bedroom and bathroom in the "cave" were brilliant as they were considerably cooler in the very hot weather we experienced. The spacious bedrooms and living area meant grown-ups and kids could take a break from each other when needed, and the patio area complete with candles and fairy lights was ideal for entertaining friends who were staying nearby. The complimentary bottle of wine and extensive guide to things to see and do in the area were much appreciated. Mosquito nets and lavender in every room really kept the mozzies at bay. The easy proximity to two local pools (the municipal pool and the pool at the La Peirière campsite) as well as numerous local beauty spots for river swimming kept the boys happy. Thank you for a lovely experience!
7 May 2013
"A great base to stay to explore the region at any time of year"
We have now stayed in the Warburtons house in Tuchan several times , it is a great place to stay to explore the region at any time of year; staying in the wintertime ,you can ski and explore the local… More
19 Jul 2012
"Quiet, traditional and great value property in centre of village"
This property is great value, an in a lovely, traditional and very quiet French village. Only a few steps away from the bakery, and it's not much further to the butchers, supermarket or one of s… More
31 Aug 2011
"A four hundred year old Gite immaculately renovated"
Ideal location if you want to stay in a traditional French village close to Carcassone environs. The village offers all amenities, and the Gite is within meters of these, such as supermarket, bakery and butcher. There is excellent wine tasting within walking distance. The locals are friendly and accommodating. If you like walking or cycling it is a paradise, the landscape is rugged and stunning.
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