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Les Volets – Home 65909 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

This pretty cottage is typically French, offering comfortable accommodation on three levels with two bedrooms on the first floor (each with en suite shower room/wc); kitchen and the third bedroom on ground level and large sitting room leading onto terraced garden with BBQ, loungers and garden lights for evening use. The garden enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding mountain scenery. LAKE AT NEARBY PUIVERT - 10KM IS FANTASTIC - IT HAS A SANDY BEACH AND IS BEAUTIFUL FOR BATHING AND RELAXING.

Further details

Due to spiral staircase the cottage is not suitable for elderly/infirm or very young children.

Further details outdoors

On the terrace there is a large BBQ, table, chairs and sun loungers. Up three steps there is a small covered area with table and 4 chairs. There are panoramic views from both the house and garden. We have spent many hours sitting in the garden with a glass of wine looking across the valley. When the sun sets behind the mountain

This pretty cottage is typically French, offering comfortable accommodation on three levels with two bedrooms on the first floor (each with en suite shower room/wc); kitchen and the third bedroom on ground level and large sitting room leading onto terraced garden with BBQ, loungers and garden lights for evening use. The garden enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding mountain scenery. LAKE AT NEARBY PUIVERT - 10KM IS FANTASTIC - IT HAS A SANDY BEACH AND IS BEAUTIFUL FOR BATHING AND RELAXING.

Further details

Due to spiral staircase the cottage is not suitable for elderly/infirm or very young children.

Further details outdoors

On the terrace there is a large BBQ, table, chairs and sun loungers. Up three steps there is a small covered area with table and 4 chairs. There are panoramic views from both the house and garden. We have spent many hours sitting in the garden with a glass of wine looking across the valley. When the sun sets behind the mountain opposite the landscape changes to a wonderful pink colour for a while.On road parking is available opposite the house.

Location description from owner

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

With 300 days of sunshine, the Languedoc-Rousillon offers a year round opportunity to experience the surrounding scenery with its stunning gorges, lakes and vineyards.

The department of Aude boasts a rich historical heritage, with the stunning Cathar castles on many of the hilltops, the mystery of Rennes-les-Chateau and the magnificent medieval city of Carcassonne.

The area is ideal for outdoor pursuits including walking, water sports (white water rafting, turbo boarding, kayaking, canooing within village), cycling (Tour de France often goes through village), fishing, climbing, caving etc. plus skiing in the winter season.

Other places of interest include:

Thermal springs at Rennes-les-Bains & Alet-les-Bain
Thermal pool at Rennes - les- Bain - open all year round.
Perpignan - gateway to Spain, full of history and wonderful for shopping in the old and the new quarters.
Mirepoix - wonderful medievel town with famous market square - the entire perimeter is rimmed by old beams and wooden heads. Each carving is individual.
Gorge de Galamus - amazing limestone gorge worn through the ridge by the river Agly.
Mediterrenean beaches just over 1 hour away. Miles of safe sandy beaches.
Sentier Cathar (walking route through the Pyrenees)
The famous Little Yellow Train - take the open air train through the Fenouillede mountain range or the Tet valley.

Belvianes et Cavirac

Belvianes et Cavirac is a small village (approx 300 people) nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees at the entrance to the Gorges Pierre Lys.

Excellent local restaurant, just five minutes walk away, offering regional food and wine. Another restaurant has recently opened and is only a few minutes walk from the house
Quillan, the local market town (3km away) offers all amenities including outdoor swimming pool, shops, restaurants, boulangerie, boucherie etc. During the summer months there is a weekly night market (Thursday) with live entertainment).

Open air swimming pool at Axat - with water slide (10mins) - stunning scenery all around. Lie on the grass under a tree whilst the children swim in the pool.
Lake at Puivert 10km - spend the day by the sandy beach of this fresh water lake. There is a small cafe/restaurant and again the scenery is beautiful.

Local Events -
30th april -festival de fleurs
7th may - sortie de joyeux feco quillanais
21st may - festival sports nature
2-5th june - artists a suive
11th june - course de cote de col
18th june fete de randonee
25th june- fete de la moto
13th july feu d'artifice (fireworks)
22nd July TOUR DE FRANCE from CARCASSONNE TO FOIX
22nd- 23rd july - Festival de Guitare (acoustic concerts in open air)
26th - 31st july - Festival de Folklore International (8 international dance troups tour the local villages)
5th -7th august - Festival de Jazz
14th august 68th critirium de la ville
Mid august - Grande Fêtes de la Ville (Quillan)
3rd - september - Festival polyphonies haute valee
17th september - journess du patrimonee

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 4 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Shelley F
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
30 Sep 2016
Years listed:
8
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Jul 2008. Located in Aude, it has 22 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £350 to £360.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Sep 2016.

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“Fantastic holiday”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2015

What a beautiful part of France! And whats more having a well equipped cosy home throughout our holiday made it!!...oh and the weather. Shelley was most welcoming, answers all questions and provides the perfect retreat. Near by amenities a short drive, amazing scenery, local restaurant and culture, quaint village atmosphere. We would definitely stay again.!!

Thanks so much for your lovely review - its great to know that guests have had a good time and enjoyed the house and scenery

“wonderful”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2014

fantastic settings, comfortable accommodation everything you need for week apart from your clothes of course. Beautiful views and friendly village folk, would defiantly return. Visiting In October we expected fine days and Cool nights, but in fact it turned out Hot everyday and even managed to sit out and have a BBQ in the October evening very unexpected surprise.

“A good base for exploring The Cathar region.”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2014

We had a great time in The Languedoc using Les Volets as our base. Fabulous weather meant lots of time spent out on the patio in the evenings. The layout of the property is unusual and the spiral staircase is as described in the property details. It's a nice house, but if you are used to having plenty of space you could find it a bit restrictive. Easy access from the airport at Carcassonne and well placed for the Cathar Castles. Plenty of walking in the area too. The local wines really are fantastic, whether it's the reds of Corbieres, Minervois and Fitou, or the sparkling whites of Limoux.

“Lovely, welcoming and very confortable village house in beautiful surroundings.”

Reviewed 11 May 2014

This is a perfect place for a restful holidays in beautiful surroundings, stunning countryside and with the beaches and the mountains within easy reach there is something for everyone. We had a great holidays soaking up the rich history of the area, enjoying good food and tasting 'La Belle France' while staying in a typical french village house. Would defitinely recommend it.

“Great value for money”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2013

Great little house in brilliant location for Pyrenees (close to skiing resorts); Carcasonne (and lots of amazing Cathar chateaus) scattered around), Perpignan, Foix, Mirepoix (fantastic medieval town), Alet les Bains (beautiful) and other gorgeous French locations. Go on the Rouge and Jaune trains, you won't be disappointed, stunning scenery. Good open air pools short drive away and lake swimming (Puivert) within forty mins. Andorra hour and a half (didn't make that trip, but next time!) Gite well equipped, homely and has terrace with lovely views. Too hot to use during day, but lovely in the evenings. Dock with iPod shuffle complete with great music much appreciated! Owner Shelley really helpful and organised beach towels for us, saving our precious Ryanair luggage allowance. English friend of owner available if we had any problems. As stated, this gite is really good value for money, many of the gites we looked at were a lot more. Having two shower rooms was essential for us and not often found in French properties at that price. Recommend you book up!

“Perfect ... would recommend to all our friends”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2013

The house was in a perfect location to visit the Pyrenees to the south, the beaches to the east and the vineyards to the north. The description on the website was completely accurate and there was everything in the house which you would need for an excellent holiday. I would point out that due to the stairs in the house this is not recommended for less mobile or children but otherwise I really cannot fault it and we looked forward to coming 'home' every evening. Thanks to Shelley and her neighbours who provided the fantastic welcome package for a great holiday.

“Great getaway”

Reviewed 28 Dec 2012

My husband and I travelled to les volets with our two children aged 9 and 12 in October half term. We all had a very restful and enjoyable holiday. The owner was extremely helpful with giving us information about the local area and the accommodation itself. We flew to Carcassonne airport and hired a car. The drive to the house took about 50 minutes and the scenery on the way was beautiful. The house was set in a great location with views of the mountains and it was fully equipped with everything including a very useful slow cooker. There were plenty of towels and blankets and the beds were very comfortable especially after a long day exploring. We visited many different places including Carcassonne a medieval walled city, les Angles which is a ski resort and there was snow which the children were very pleased about, a stunning drive down through the vineyards to the beach which was about an hour away and it was very warm for the end of October! We all went into the sea!! If you are looking for a complete getaway with amazing views, comfortable accommodation and optional excursions then we would definitely recommend les Volets.

“beautiful scenery,quiet location,friendly atmoshere.”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2012

It is not suitable for anyone with a mobility disability,would definately recommend car hire as the location is rural.The roads are not too busy,so even if like me you have not driven abroad before,dont be afraid to try.The property is clean and very comfortable and the views reminded me of the Lake District.

“Beautiful views, friendly neighbourhood and well a equipped gite”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2012

I loved the Gite, it was extremely well equipped and in a great location. The surrounding views were magical and moving. eating my breakfast every morning watching the mist slowly roll over the mountain peaks is something I will never forget. It is definitely great value for money and I am planning to return. We also were unfortunate to have had an injury in our party that resulted in a hospital stay, and one of the great things about the Gite was the help we received in our crisis from the (French speaking) English couple who live next door and who are friends of the Gite owners but are right there to help if anything should go wrong. this proved invaluable.

“Tranquillety at the foot of the Pyrénées”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2012

We stayed for a fortnight in this cosy house in a tranquil atmosphere at the fringe of a village. The most valuable asset is the big terrasse with a splendid view to the Pyrénées. It's a good starting point for panoramic tours into the mountains, to medieval villages and towns, to ancient castles and abbeys etc. The Mediterranian beaches and Spain is within reach. All necessities are available in Quillan at a distance of approx. 4 km.

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