We stayed at this great property as a family of four, ( 2 Adults and 2 children 15 & 13) for 2 weeks at the end of July and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Property is positioned on a good size plot and located in an elevated position and surrounded by great mountain views, especially from the first floor bedrooms and solarium/terrace. The private rear garden boasts a good size pool and the surrounding paved terrace area to make the most of the sunshine as well as a grassed area, offering ample space for outdoor games such as frisbee badminton etc. There is also a trampoline provided and a small tree house, although our two were too old for the latter.. The covered terrace off the lounge offers shade from the sun, (if required) and and there is also a retractable canopy to offer shade to the external eating area when required. Also a nice large gas BBQ to make the most of Alfresco dining.
The house is very well equipped and all rooms are of a generous size with comfortable beds. The property is 5 minutes drive from the main Perpignon to Limoux Road and consequently it has excellent links to the surrounding area including Carcassonne, Limoux and the wonderful surrounding Cathar castles/sites. Our favourites being Chateau de Queribus and Chateau de Peyrepertuse, (the latter having an enjoyable bird of prey display when we were there). The property is also close the the town of Quillan, (less than 10 mins drive) where there are numerous eateries and shops and a new man-made lake where we tried our hands at paddleboarding. We also walked into Quillan along the river walk which was nice, although the path is not ideal to traverse once dark. The house is also ideally positioned for more adventurous activities such as whitewater rafting and Canyoning in the Gorges de Galamus.
The owner was very quick to respond to any emails/queries sent before and after our arrival vial and also very helpful with suggesting places to visit. On the odd occasion that the weather prevented us staying outside in the evening the numerous DVDS, Games WIFI and Netflix kept everyone occupied.
This was our 2nd visit to the area, as there is so much to see and do. We found the property a great base to enjoy what is on offer and also to relax after either a day's sightseeing or more energetic activities. Likewise great to just chill by the pool! All in all we loved our stay. …
A perfect getaway in a beautiful part of France
I have just spent a week here in a group of 7 (2 families) and we had the most perfect break. The setting is simply stunning and the house and pool presented very nicely with all the facilities you would expect in a quality letting. Stunning scenery surrounds, and lake swimming, river rafting and beautiful towns and chateaux to explore are all on the doorstep. Weather was warm and breezy, the village extremely quiet, and Quillan just down the road for bakeries etc. We loved every minute and hope to return one day. …