The owners of the Riverside gites, Kate and Roger are discreetly attentive and very friendly hosts. They are happy to make suggestions for activities in the area and to recommend one of the excellent … More
“Wonderful week of character, wine, good food and good company”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2013
A wonderfully characterful apartment set in a timeless medieval village with a stupendous location, great restaurants in staggering distance and the nicest people.
A slower pace with a wonderful ga… More
“Won't be coming back”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2013
There does not seem to be any mention on your website that the second bedroom had no outside window and the only window it had looked out onto the communal staircase.
We were all annoyed by the rath… More
I am sorry that you found your experience here disagreable. Your review came as a surprise because on several occasions, when we crossed paths (Roger, Amelie & myself), we asked if everything was ok & your husband always replied positively. What a shame you didn't make your feelings known at the time as we could have improved things for you.
I too find dog mess unacceptable & had I known, I would have picked it up immediately. This is an unusual occurrence as we walk our dog 3 times a day outside the village.
The 2nd bedroom window looks out onto a grand airy stairwell full of plants and lit by a huge skylight. In the 15th century this space used to be a cobbled street in between two rows of houses (which accounts for the size of the property). Previous guests have commented that it has a magical authentic feel & they love the space. The view from the sitting room, of the river & hillside can also be seen through french windows which lead from the sitting room into this bedroom.
I had no idea that the 'Cleaning Instruction' would be taken as officious. Guests have the option to pay for cleaning at the end of their stay, or to do it themselves & after several bad experiences I thought it best to be clear what was expected ie fridge,oven etc
We do manage a small area of the riverbank close to the house, just below our grassy terrace so you can BBQ or sunbathe but beyond that it is a wild natural habitat where rare birds breed (the Little Ringed Plover for instance). The fact that the garden merges into the riverbank is one of our main selling points but again we will try to make this clearer on our website.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 65 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Historic village house with panoramic views across the Corbieres hills from the roof terrace. Fully renovated, with stylish living areas, state-of-the-art kitchen; use of a shaded garden. Enjoy lake and river swimming, walks, Cathar castles, markets and vineyards.Restau …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 40 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Beautiful home, with original art work, in centre of medieval listed village. Outstanding position, with views of the Abbey. Ideal for visiting Cathar castles, the Canal du Midi, and for walking, cycling, and wine touring. Equidistant historic Carcassonne and the beach. …see more
“Great town house with lovely courtyard in perfect village”
Reviewed 30 Jan 2013
We were a group of 9 (5 adults and 4 kids) and have stayed here over the last two New Year periods and really enjoyed it both times. On a practical level the house is spacious and easily accommodated … More
“fabulous house in perfect medieval village”
Reviewed 15 Dec 2012
We were five adults and six teenagers, old friends reuniting from Asia, Africa and the USA. The house - charmingly set around a shady courtyard - was big enough to accommodate us all in comfort and st… More
Great that you and your family enjoyed the house and village!
“What a mezzanine!”
Reviewed 17 May 2012
We stayed in this lovely house and couldn’t recommend it more. It’s well equipped and what makes it really special and stand out from other houses is the beautiful mezzanine floor, which gives th… More
We have recently returned from 1 weeks holiday staying in the Garden Studio in Lagrasse. Firstly, we had such a warm welcome from Guy & Claire (the owners) we felt immediately relaxed and at home. T… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
La porte de l'eau is a newly renovated, detached 3 bedroom village house built beside the battlements of the medieval village walls. Its position gives it spectacular views of the abbey and countryside across the river. Enclosed terrace and garden, suitable for dogs. …see more
“Great view, perfect location.....pictures in ad don't do either justice”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
We had booked this place based on our interest in staying in Lagrasse, and because the price seemed quite reasonable. The pictures on the site were okay, but certainly not compelling. When we arrived… More