Amy & Alf are very friendly helpful hosts, they are always happy to advise on places to visit, where to eat, things to do etc,
The gite is clean, tidy and spacious with a lovely view of the valley and river from the patio, comfortably sleeps six and an open plan kitchen/living room perfect for having those Mediterranean family meals together. The kitchen and bathroom are modern and high quality, overall a perfect combination of 21st century comfort and a quaint old French cottage.
The village of Olonzac and surrounding area has some of the most breathtaking views to to take in on a drive round the mountain roads or on a walk along the river. Perfect for artists or photographers. And ideal for mountain bikers and walkers.
Nearby is Minerve which has some good little restaurants and again amazing views and walks, also here are some caves to explore which definately should not be missed.
It is quite rural so I would suggest a car or mountain bikes to get around.
Carcassone is a medieval town a short drive away which also should not be missed with beautiful architecture in the restored old town, there's plenty of good restaurants and bars. Lots of shops to look around, perfect for a family day out.
We shall definately be visiting again soon. …
Castel Grand Rue
Comfortable, stylish house in a great location
I stayed at Castel Grand Rue for a week with my brother and partner (we were in the area for a family wedding) and we were all absolutely delighted with the house. The owner, Carolyn, was very helpful (via email) from start to finish and the house was comfortable (all the mod cons) and had lots of character. There are narrow stairs curling up through the house and the rooms are all different shapes and sizes. The stairs may be a little challenging for elderly or disabled guests but my brother has difficulty walking and he managed fine as there are handrails. We especially loved the power shower, the terrace and the bed in the main bedroom upstairs - it was so comfy we founf it hard to get up in the morning! There is also a washing machine and line outside (very useful), a coffee machine and free WIFI. The house is situated right in the centre of Olonzac so it's just round the corner from the main square where we enjoyed many beers and coffees on the street as well as some lovely food. I highly recommend this house for a family or group of friends. It is also great value for money. I would stay there again. …
Self-catering holiday home
A nice place to stay for a wek.
We wanted to do some walking in this area and choose the house for its price and closeness to Carcassonne.airport.
The pictures we had seen of the house made it easy to find once we arrived in Felines.The French lady who looks after the house lives right next door and made us very welcome on our arrival.We had a hire car which we parked around the corner next to the church in the village square.
We soon felt at home here and the local shop sells all you could need,plus the kitchen already had quite a few items left by the previous renters.
The garden is just around the corner and we used it every night for sundowners and BBQ's.
The people in the village were pleasant to us and and I was soon saying my Bonjours..
The village was quiet and had none of the parking problems that have worried me on other holidays...All in all a nice holiday and a pleasant house...
Many thanks to Andrew.. …