Les Coquelicots, Carcassonne – Home 106714 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Les Coquelicots, Carcassonne – Home 106714
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 4
- min stay varies
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
The cottage has been fully renovated and updated with all the comforts of modern living, including a dishwasher, washing machine, UK television, wi-fi, etc, and yet retains many of its original features and exposed beams. There is even a wood burning fire in the living room - so nice to come back to after a long walk in the nearby woods on those early spring or autumn visits. Wi-fi is available at no extra charge. The property has a lovely sunny, peaceful garden which is accessed from the first floor, just the spot to unwind with a good book or enjoy a nice chilled glass of wine under the old apple tree.Cuxac Cabardes is a lively, friendly village with a mini supermarket, boulangerie, chemist, etc. It also has its own cafe, bar and restaurants, all within easy walking distance.For those who like horseriding or walking this area is paradise. The area has many miles of walks and bridleways, some of which start quite literally from the front door. Walking maps and suggestions are available
The cottage has been fully renovated and updated with all the comforts of modern living, including a dishwasher, washing machine, UK television, wi-fi, etc, and yet retains many of its original features and exposed beams. There is even a wood burning fire in the living room - so nice to come back to after a long walk in the nearby woods on those early spring or autumn visits. Wi-fi is available at no extra charge. The property has a lovely sunny, peaceful garden which is accessed from the first floor, just the spot to unwind with a good book or enjoy a nice chilled glass of wine under the old apple tree.Cuxac Cabardes is a lively, friendly village with a mini supermarket, boulangerie, chemist, etc. It also has its own cafe, bar and restaurants, all within easy walking distance.For those who like horseriding or walking this area is paradise. The area has many miles of walks and bridleways, some of which start quite literally from the front door. Walking maps and suggestions are available from the bookcase in the cottage. Its vineyards and chateaux, moorlands and mountains, mysteries, myths and legends, make this the most fascinating part of France, and reputedly the sunniest. We are sure you will find the cottage is perfectly placed to explore it all. Discounts are available for bookings of more than two weeks. Please ask at the time of booking.
Location description from owner
The Occitanie region
This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, steeped in history, and bathed in the glorious sunshine of the south of France. There is truly something for everyone here, the wild open moorland of the "garrigue", to the carefully tended vineyards of the Cabardès and the Minervois, and the majestic Montagne Noire - the Black Mountain.
With two World Heritage sites and so much to do, it is difficult to single out specific activities for attention. Steeped in history from the earliest times, the stunning mediaeval Cité de Carcassonne with its turrets and towers, is a sight not to be missed; the Canal du Midi meandering peacefully all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean.
Whatever your interests - golf or walking, horseriding or white water rafting, history or wine tasting, museums or natural history - you will find it here.
Cuxac Cabardès is a pretty village with its own shops and boulangerie, and restaurant/bar, nestling in the foothills of the Montagne Noire. "Les Coquelicots" is peacefully situated overlooking open countryside on the edge of the village, just a pre-breakfast stroll from the boulangerie and other facilities.
There is so much to do and see - the Gouffre de Cabrespine, the deepest chasm in Europe; the Grottes de Limousis, spectacular underground caves with crystals that are found nowhere else on earth; the Cathar castles of Lastours just 15 minutes away by car, horseriding from just outside the village, wonderful walking quite literally from the cottage door, not to mention the two World Heritage sites of La Cité de Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi. Why not cycle along the towpath of the Canal du Midi, or visit the market in Revel, where local produce changes hands. Chickens, ducks and goats, the small farmer who has a glut of tomatoes, cheeses, locally produced honey or goats milk - all are found here.
In early spring the moorland or "garrigue" is covered with wild flowers, the woodlands filled with wild anemones, wild irises, and later the poppies fill the fields; buzzards may be seen hunting overhead, and an abundance of small birds, butterflies, and other wildlife may be spotted in the hedgerows and paths.
In July most years the Tour de France passes close by, and on occasion it has even skirted the edge of the village. Also in July is Bastille Day. The Bastille Day firework display on 14 July is set against the magnificent backdrop of Cité de Carcassonne and is reputed to be one of the finest displays in France. Get a grandstand view, and take a picnic on the banks of the River Aude.
Every August the village hosts the biggest Fete in the area, lasting for several days and finishing with a huge party and firework display. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to join in.
September and October are the seasons of mellow fruitfulness, with the grape harvests and beautiful colours of the vines and the woodlands, clear warm days and cool evenings. Often, later in the Autumn, you may see the most stunning views across Carcassonne to the snowcapped Pyrenées.
.... there is just so much more to this area, a week or two will not be enough to do everything ... you will want to come back... everyone does !
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Mountain Views
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 26 Sep 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Dec 2009. Located in Aude, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £325 to £495.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Sep 2016.
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– based on 20 reviews
- Very Good
“As advertised,quiet peaceful surroundings,well equipped house”
Well equipped home in ideal location,suitable for all groups,local representative very helpful but not intrusive,car required,have already booked for next year
“Just returned from Cuxac-Cabardes”
Picturesque village, lovely french experience. Gite very homely, loved getting into the garden from upstairs hallway. Area hilly, so might not suit older people. Great to be able to walk to local shop and bakery and an English speaking restaurant. Shame no little french restaurants nearby.
Owner's reply: Very pleased you had such a good holiday and delighted you liked the cottage and village so much. There is of course a French run restaurant in the village in the Hotel de la Montagne Noire, and a British owned restaurant, the Hungry Fox also in the village and several other French restaurants in the surrounding villages. However, just 3 miles away is an outstanding little restaurant, a real hidden gem, La Table du Rebombier, just off the road down a little track, and half way between Brousses and Villaret. This offers some of the best food we have ever eaten in France. It isn't expensive, either. However, be aware they don't take credit or debit cards - only cash. It is listed in our Welcome Book - just a pity you missed it.
“Beautiful village, wonderful house and lovely locals”
From the moment we decided to stay in Cuxac at Marilyn's house the signs were good. Marilyn was very attentive in her emails, provided a number of maps and expressed an interest in helping us in any way she could. As we were looking for land she started some local enquiries for us. The village of Cuxac des Cabardes is nestled in wooded countryside and quite honestly I would say it is the most beautiful village I have ever stayed in. It is well serviced by a shop, boulangerie, restaurant, pharmacy etc. In the centre of the village there is a lovely play area, river and swimming pool. This is a seriously organised village that caters well for the locals and, by default, the traveller. Marilyn's house is in a lovely spot, looking out over some semi-submerged allotments and up through the woods (no dark cave of a house experience here). The house was a revelation and is, without doubt, the best equipped rental property I have ever stayed in. If you can't find what you need here then I would question whether you really need it! Marilyn's friend Sue was extremely welcoming and the rental period got off to a great start and just got better. We will be back without a doubt and our friends are already enquiring about a property in Cuxac. Simply stunning (and only 20 mins from Carcassonne)
Owner's reply: How lovely to receive such a fantastic review. I am delighted you had such a great stay at our cottage and we will certainly look forward to welcoming you again.
“Beautiful Cottage - Stunning Location”
My Partner and I had a wonderful stay in this cottage. It is equipped to a very high standard including dishwasher and washing machine which we found very useful. The garden is lovely and a perfect sun trap for a lazy afternoons sunbathing. The village has a lovely bakery and butchers for those much required morning croissants and merguez sausages for the evening BBQ. It was a fantastic base from which we explored as much of the region as we could in the week we were there. Cant recommend it highly enough. We will definitely be returning. Thanks also to the owner Marilyn for excellent and prompt communication throughout the booking process and beyond.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to receive feedback and to know you enjoyed your holiday so much at Les Coquelicots. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.... and I really must try those merguez sausages.. you are not the first to recommend them ! Best wishes Marilyn
We traveled from Wales so took an overnight stop at Reimms & Lyon going down and Orlean & Rouen coming back. Hadn't realised cost of toll roads but if we had not used these the travel would have been more than doubled in time. Cottage is "rustic" beautiful little French village where everyone was extremely friendly. Cottage very clean plenty of linens. Calor gas cooker was certainly a challenge to use bur I cooked most evenings. Had an evening in local pub/restaurant La Dilligence owned by an Irish couple this was excellent.The washing machine and lack of smoke detector would be my only complaint but then again this is France. We drove nearly 3000 miles in all and had a wonderful 2 weeks.
“Lovely home from home authentic french cottage in beautiful location.”
Four of us stayed at this cottage and were very comfortable. It is well set up by its english owners, catering for all practical needs. Everything was spotlessly clean. The kitchen is very well stocked with crockery, cooking utensils and pans. There was always a plentiful supply of hot water and the shower was powerful. We all slept well in the comfortable beds. Outside there is a lovely terrace with table and chairs, which is not overlooked, as around the cottage there are allotments or gardens. As you sit on the peaceful terrace the view is of gardens and lovely woodland. It is great to be able to park the car off the narrow street at a proper space, just a little way down the road. It was easy to wander down to the village to collect fresh bread and the little supermarket is well stocked - the owners are very friendly. It was quite cold in the evenings when we stayed but there were heaters or a wood burner to use which made the lounge cosy. On the hot days one appreciated the coolness of the kitchen and lounge, but could enjoy being bathed in warm sunshine under the shade of an umbrella on the terrace. The journey up from Carcassonne is easy on a quiet country road with lovely views and there are so many places to visit, making the location of the cottage ideal as a touring or walking base. Everything was very efficiently and easily organised. .
Owner's reply: Thank you for your super review. We are delighted that you had such a lovely holiday, and that you were so pleased with our cottage. We too believe that the terrace is a lovely spot to sit and relax. The colours of the irises, wisteria, and especially the poppies after which the cottage is named, are probably at their best at this time of year. We would love to welcome you back – the autumn is a great time of year to come walking.
“New years eve in Carcassonne”
We had a lovely stay at this cottage. There are a lot of interesting things to visit in the surroundings, specially the medieval city and the castle of Carcassonne. One thing that we appreciate was that in the house we found a lot of information about activities and places to visit. To sum up, we enjoyed celebrating new year's eve there.
Owner's reply: Thank you, Christian, for your kind words. We love the area around Carcassonne ourselves, and try to ensure that our guests have sufficient information to help them enjoy discovering the many things to do and places see in this lovely part of France.
“Coquette maison de campagne”
Super petite maison de campagne. On a beaucoup aimé le village, les ballades aux alentours et le centre équestre. La maison est très propre et on y est confortable. Nous reviendrons revoir Sue qui nous a très bien accueillies à Cuxac. Je la recommande pour une semaine au automne. ;-)
Owner's reply: Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire très agréable. Nous sommes enchantés que vous avez été tellement satisfaits de la maison et tellement à l'aise là-bas. Nous espérons vous revoir dans un proche avenir. Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you were so pleased with the cottage and so comfortable there. We do hope to see you again in the near future.
“Home from home”
We spent a week at "les Coquelicots" and enjoyed every minute of it. A really nice cottage that has all the amenities you could possibly need including a great shower,WIFI and English TV. Comfy beds with lots of extra pillows and fans and UK socket adapters. Little bits like that make all the difference. The location is great being at the top of the village and superb for walks. The locals were very friendly and gave us tomatoes and pears from their gardens. A bonus is the disabled parking space just to the side of the cottage and several empty parking slots off the road. There is a superb restaurant on the main road run by an Irish couple.. Not to be missed.. We honestly cannot find anything to complain about with our stay.. If you like to be left alone and do your own thing then this is the cottage for you. 10 out of 10.
Owner's reply: We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday so much, and that you found everything you needed. We are indeed very lucky that our cottage is so peacefully situated, but with shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. As you rightly say, the village and its people are very welcoming without being intrusive. We hope to welcome you again soon.
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