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Apartment & fantastic views – Home 137881 Apartment
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Apartment & fantastic views – Home 137881
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Ask owner if suitable for children
- Car not necessary
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. Chic ' Mistral Apartment ' is an apartment with a difference. Offering the full package of SPECTACULAR views, central location and comfortable spacious living with UK TV, unlimited WI-FI, (and brand new lift). Stunning panoramic views from each large window include, La Cité, the largest fortified castle in Europe, the stunning snow-capped Pyrennes mountains, St. Vincents Church with its beautiful architecture, and the countryside of Carcassonne. Situated in Carcassonne town centre, making it perfect for exploring on foot and buying freshly baked morning croissants. Enjoy a meal with superb local wine in one of the many restaurants, with just a short stroll home again. Car hire NOT necessary. The railway station is 4 mins walk. Board a train for Narbonne, Montpelier, Toulouse, or wherever takes your fancy. Enjoy a boat cruise along the canal du midi (3 mins walk) or stroll across 'Pont Vieux' bridge, dating back to the Middle Ages,
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. Chic ' Mistral Apartment ' is an apartment with a difference. Offering the full package of SPECTACULAR views, central location and comfortable spacious living with UK TV, unlimited WI-FI, (and brand new lift). Stunning panoramic views from each large window include, La Cité, the largest fortified castle in Europe, the stunning snow-capped Pyrennes mountains, St. Vincents Church with its beautiful architecture, and the countryside of Carcassonne. Situated in Carcassonne town centre, making it perfect for exploring on foot and buying freshly baked morning croissants. Enjoy a meal with superb local wine in one of the many restaurants, with just a short stroll home again. Car hire NOT necessary. The railway station is 4 mins walk. Board a train for Narbonne, Montpelier, Toulouse, or wherever takes your fancy. Enjoy a boat cruise along the canal du midi (3 mins walk) or stroll across 'Pont Vieux' bridge, dating back to the Middle Ages, to watch the jousting at the Medieval Cité. ALL amenities, including supermarkets (2 mins) are within a short stroll. Also, no need to worry about transfer, we endeavour to provide a FREE PICK UP SERVICE from Carcassonne airport (10 mins by car) or railway station. Please read our reviews to see what our guests have thought. Nestled in a quiet side street, in the 'Bastide St. Louis', with its mesh of streets. Seconds walk from boutiques, patisseries, restaurants, wine shops, supermarket, and much more. 2 minutes from the famous 'Place Carnot',with its beautiful fountain, where you can sit and watch the world go by with a glass of superb local wine, or stroll around the vibrant food market, where you will find, some of the finest local produce. Hire a bike for a ride along the Canal du Midi in the shade of the plane trees, or soak up the mediterranean sun at the Lac de la Cavayere, Carcassonne's beach. Visit a local vineyard for some wine tasting or explore a historic ruin. A perfect base for exploring. Breaks of 2 nights plus. (Please see sister apartment, Stylish apartment, Prime location, Roof terrace. Property 4755299) (In Place Carnot)
Rental rates include all towels including beach towels, linens (cotton bedding) unlimited heating and hot water. We DO NOT CHARGE FOR CLEANING OR EXTRA BEDDING. We do ask that visitors leave the apartment clean and tidy and do not smoke or bring pets. A £100 non refundable deposit is required upon booking, which will be deducted from the overall balance. Dates cannot be held without deposit. The balance to be paid at least 8 weeks prior to stay. Payment can be made by Paypal or bank transfer (All charges to be met by guest) A breakage deposit of £200 or €200 cash will be required upon immediate arrival in exchange for keys and refunded upon departure, if no claim is made for excessive cleaning, damage or loss. Stays of 2 nights are also available at £70 per night. The owners reserve the right to cancel any booking if the terms of payment are not met. The owners advise all guests to be covered by a holiday insurance policy whenever travelling.
Further details indoors
'Apartment Mistral', is a one bedroom spacious apartment offering breaks of 2 nights plus. With both original and contemporary features, including tomette tiled flooring, cast iron radiators, high ceilings and large original windows, for making the most of those amazing views. The apartment also offers unlimited Free Wi-fi.There is a bright and spacious lounge/diner, with dining for four people. This offers spectacular views of the Medieval Cite, which is lit up at night, the snow capped Pyrennes, St.Stephens church and the surrounding countryside, providing the perfect backdrop from your dining table and each large window. Candles are provided for those romantic evening meals. There is a comfortable sofa bed, with two armchairs. An iPhone/pad docking station. A television with cable offering UK channels. A selection of novels and plenty of local info, for planning great days out. Covering one wall, there is a huge canvas of the Eiffel Tower.The tiled hallway leads to a stylish kitchen with all mod cons, including washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, cooker and fridge freezer, toaster and coffee machine. Tea bags, coffee, sugar, cooking oil, salt n pepper are all provided, to make your stay as easy and enjoyable as possibe, including washing/dishwasher powder, washing up liquid, tea towels and dishcloths.The spacious bedroom has a very comfortable large double bed, with new mattress and memory foam mattress topper, pillows and bedding. A large wardrobe, gives ample hanging and drawer space. There are restored antique bedside tables, with a contemporary twist, alarm clock, and dimmer lamps provide ambient lighting. You even have a view of St. Stephens from your bed for those breakfast in bed mornings. The bathroom has a bath (with support handle) and overhead shower. You will find a hair-dryer, anti-slip mat and soap. For those days out you can find, beach towels, cooler box/ice packs, thermos flask, beach parasol, road atlas and umbrella.
Further details outdoors
Due to the fantastic location of Mistral Apartment, there is no need for car hire. Everything is within an easy stroll. With a multitude of boutiques, restaurants, bistros, antiquity shops, patisseries, butchers and supermarkets, all within minutes walk. However, for those who need parking, there is a secure car park 100 meters. Price is €20.00euros per week(day rates available) Jump aboard the 'Petite train',which stops seconds away from the apartment, which will shuttle you to and from The Medieval Cite, with stunning sights on the way. The railway station is 4 minutes walk for those wanting to explore further afield, such as Toulouse, Narbonne, Montpelier, or maybe, one of the quaint mountain villages. Boat excursions along the Canal du Midi are also a lovely way to pass the time. This again is 2 minutes walk.
Location description from owner
The Occitanie region
Languedoc Roussillon is a remarkable region. With the Mediterranean sea on one side and the Pyrenees to the south, it boasts contrasting culture and history. Intriguing history, that has survived the ages in tradition. The regions castles, fortresses or stunning abbeys, will take you back in time.
The weather in Languedoc has a Mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers and over 300 days of sunshine a year. Temperatures are frequently in the eighties (30c) plus. With an outstandingly diverse coastline, sheltered by mountains. A stunning coastal region offering beautiful beaches and watersports for everyone.
A region bordering Spain, it also benefits from some of the best winter sports in the Pyrennes.
For those wanting a less energetic holiday, there are many other pastimes to enjoy. Cycle along the Canal du Midi or take a walk along one of the many marked trails, ranging from hourly rambles to treks lasting days or weeks. There is horse-riding for all levels and canoeing too.
Food in Languedoc Roussillon is particularly enviable, due to its central location around the basin of the Mediterranean. Gastronomically rich, owing to the generosity of the sun, land and sea.
The Languedoc plain is home to some of Frances greatest fruit and veg growing, with Mediterranean favourites, such as, sun-ripened apricots, plump tomatoes, artichokes, zingy lemons and much more. Natural coastal ' etangs ' provide homes, for flamingoes and marine life. The water rich areas provide the perfect habitat for oysters and mussels. Sete is the biggest fishing port, where you will find the most amazing varieties of fresh fish; baby squid, octopus, red mullet, sea bream and tuna etc. A real seafood lovers dream!
Olive groves provide treasured oils that rarely leave the area due to their high demand. Enjoy a Lucque olive, with a glass of Muscat, as an aperitif. Woodlands, scented with rosemary, tyme and mint, provide a natural habitat for wild boar, which helps provide the Languedoc with its winter diet. A rich dark stew with a glass of scented Corbieres, what could be better?
For cheese lovers, you will not be disappointed. Goat's and sheep's cheese, infused with wild mountain herbs. Roquefort, world famous blue cheese, still made and matured in caves of the Larzac Plateau.
Languedoc, is the word largest wine region and also the most exciting. It consists of a multitude of appellations, including, Corbieres, Fitou, St. Chinian, Muscats du Languedoc, Limoux and Cotes du Roussillon, the list continues and though yields have been significantly reduced, quality is now the name of the game. Established vines of the indigenous grape varieties, such as, Grenache and Cinsault, are grown alongside less traditional Syrah, Merlot and Chardonnay. Whether it be, a chilled glass of Chardonnay, with a brimming bowl of Moules mariniere, or a hearty rustic cassoulet, with a deep red Faugeres, you will find that the Languedoc Roussillon offers you the perfect accompaniement, to whatever the mood, occasion or setting.
Apartment Mistral is located in the historic Baside St Louis area of Carcassonne. With its mesh of streets filled with boutiques, wine shops, cafes restaurants, museums and much more. A few minutes walk from Place Carnot with its vibrant food market. Stock up on fresh olives, locally made sausage and tasty cheeses or simply sit and watch the world go by, in one of the numerous cafes or bistros, sampling some of the gastronomic delights.
The town is served by a free of charge Aglo Bus service. Wave a hand at the driver and he will stop and take you to where you want to go in the town.
Jump aboard the petit train or walk over the historic old bridge Pont Vieux, with its beautiful stone arches, to the medieval Citadel (La Cite), built high on a hill, overlooking Carcassonne, the pyrennes and Black mountains. This UNESCO world heritage site, offers a fascinating glimpse back into history, with its Chateau Comtal and St. Nazaire cathedral. Take a boat, stroll or cycle along the tree lined Canal du Midi(the second world heritage site of Carcassonne) Boat and bike hire available.
For those who want to explore further a field, car hire is available locally through(www.hertz.fr or www.europcar.fr)) Have a day out to a vineyard, castle, ruin, or one of the numerous quaint villages, driving through one of the breathtaking mountain gorges on the way.
Carcassonne also offers numerous Festivals,shows and concerts, with headline bands (www.carcassonne.org) and the truly spectacular fireworks display on Bastille day on July 14th. Bastille day is celebrated like no other in France. La Cite becomes alight with over 1200 charges detonated over the 600 meters, of the Cites facade, making it one of the biggest displays in Europe. With over 700,000 visitors jostling for prime location, Mistral Apartment provides the best seat in the house, with full uninterupted views.
At Christmas, Carcassonne is transformed into a ' Magical Winter Wonderland ', with thousands of pretty fairy lights, and other light displays, illuminating the city. Have a glass of hot mulled wine in Place Carnot, whilst watching the skaters on the ice-rink, or stroll around one of the log cabins selling locally hand-made gifts. A great festive spirit with fun and entertainment, for young and old.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Super King Beds, 1 Sofa Bed
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Lift access
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:14:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
An additional charge of £5 GBP per person per night is charged after the first two people.
Any booking that includes Bastile day (July 14th) must include a minimum 7 day stay. Enjoy the best view in Carcassonne of the Bastile Day fireworks from the windows of Apt Mistral. Hamper included.
About the owner
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Languages spoken: English, French
This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Sep 2010. Located in Aude, it has 73 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 16 Jan 2017.
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– based on 73 reviews
- Very Good
“Lovely Apartment, Exactly as Described”
We have just spent a wonderful two weeks at this lovely apartment, perfectly located to explore the Bastide and the Cite' as welll as the surrounding area. Sharon & Steve have thought of everything you need to have a comfortable & enjoyable stay; great to have a self catering place with a well equipped kitchen. Views from all the windows are stunning and will be one of my lasting memories of the trip. Steve gave us some great tips for places to go and things to see. We particularly enjoyed walking and swimming at Lake Cavayere. Boat trips on the canal de Midi were lovely and relaxing.
We were so pleased that you had a great 2 weeks and that you enjoyed your trips out. Thank you for your visit and we would love to see you again.
“5 star all the way and back”
From the moment Steve collected us at the airport this was a great holiday.Sharon was there to meet us at the beautiful apartment with the glorious views.The apartment was spotless and had everything you could wish for to ensure a perfect week.It is so central to the square,the train station,the canal and all the lovely restaurants.Sharon had left us milk,cake,water and a bottle of local wine.We spent our week cycling and walking along the canal du midi.Evenings spent people watching and reading in Carnet square with the obligatory bottle of wine.A visit to La Cite is a must do .Train to Limoux at cost of one euro is a must.If you are thinking of visiting Carcassonne a stay at this apartment will not disappoint.
Thank you so much for leaving us this great review. It would certainly be our pleasure to see you again!
“Great apartment with superb views over a great city”
We absolutely loved our stay in this apartment. The apartment was spotless and had all modern comforts such as WIFI etc. It has a large bedroom and lounge and smaller but fully equipped kitchen. As advertised the views over the Bastide and of the Cite were breathtaking. The apartment is in a great location - minutes away from the train station, Place Carnot (centre of the Bastide) and Canal du Midi; 10 -15 min walk from the Cite. Sharon and Steve were organised, approachable and very welcoming (a bottle of wine, milk, water and home-baked cake awaited us); We were met at the apartment at the appointed time and when we left, Steve even dropped us off at the airport. Of the three apartments we stayed at during our trip this was definitely the best one; if we come back to Carcasonne we know where we will be staying!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review for us. We were thrilled that you really enjoyed the apartment and the views and were delighted to hear that you would return. Thank you :)
“Lovely place, great host and stunning views”
Sharon is a great host. A bottle of wine in the fridge, transport to the airport and some great tips on where to get the best bread (it was amazing). The apartment is spacious and clean and she has thought of everything. The views of the Cite and the snow capped Pyrenees were super restful as were the books and DVDs available in the apartment. The lift is a proper wheezy french one was a bit unnerving at first but I got used to it. Thanks Sharon. Hope all goes well for you.
Thank you for the review and for your stay. Yes, the view of the snow capped Pyrennes are stunning aren't they. No better view to wake up to. I do hope to see you again!
“our Son loved the apartment too”
Returned as planned for the fireworks had a fabulous time great attention from Sharon and Steve met at the Airport and returned there at the end of our stay .Fireworks were magnificent same with the view we love it all wish we could return more often thanks again for a lovely stay. Dont think our son will let us come on our own again as he really enjoyed his stay too
Thank you for your return visit. I'm so glad you all enjoyed the fireworks. You do get a fabulous uninterrupted view from the apartment. What's even better is, you can open a bottle of local 'champagne' get the nibbles in and you are set for the evening. We do hope to see you all again!
“The most perfect location and view in the whole of Carcassonne”
We honestly couldn't quite believe how beautiful the apartment was, every room had everything you need, lovely decor and the best bit was breakfast every morning overlooking the rooftops of the city. Sharon and her partner were so nice, you really felt how much effort they have made on this beautiful place. They even left us a bottle of regional rose wine in the fridge ( and I don't normally like rose but this one was nice)! Would most definately recommend. Laure and Jack
Aw…Thank you for your visit and the great review. Even though I spend a lot of time in the apartment cleaning etc, I am still amazed by the beautiful views of the rooftops, the 'fairytale' castle and the snow capped Pyrennes beyond. If only I could paint. A great haven for an artist! We would love to see you again!
“Amazing Apartment with Fantastic Views, very central & great facilities”
We came to Carcassonne for a much needed break and found the perfect place in the Mistral Apartment which was a home from home for our 8 day stay. The apartment is perfectly situated in the centre of Carcassone, minutes away from all amenities with the Medieval City a very pleasant 15 minute walk. The apartment has the most amazing views across the roof tops of Carcassone, from any window you can see the Medieval City and in the distance the Pyrenees mountains. The market on Saturday mornings is a must for anyone who intends to eat in at any time with a huge selection of fresh produce available and the apartment is fully equipped with everything necessary to make cooking in as easy as home. We would also recommend a trip to the Medieval City which has numerous restaurants & gift shops (something for everybody). A trip along the Canal du Midi is well worth the time and for €1 there is a trip via train to the picuresque mountain village of Quillan. The jewel in the crown for us was our visits to Lake Caveyere. The lake is approx 15 minutes by bus from the town centre & costs €1 per person each way. The beach & swimming facilities are second to none. Last but not least, we would like to thank Sharon (the apartment owner) for collecting us from the Airport on arrival & dropping us back for our departure. This not only made our holiday easier but made us feel most welcome and Sharon provided a lot of information regarding local places of interest. We would hope to return to Carcassone in the future & would definitely contact Sharon again. Sandra & John. Co Westmeath, Ireland.
I am so glad you really enjoyed the apartment and its views. They do make the perfect 'backdrop' at mealtimes. Yes, we are very lucky to have our own beach. It is a great place to relax,swim and soak up some of our beautiful mediterranean sunshine. We often take a picnic at teatime and swim until the sun goes down, which is a lovely way to wind down at the end of a day. Look forward to seeing you both again. Thank you!
“an ideal city appartment”
The Mistral apartment has everything you need for a stay in a city like Carcassone. Comfortable, quiet, all the basic facilities, walking distance from the rail station, shops and marche's nearby. And a wonderful view of La Cite (old city), esp in the evening when it is illuminated. And good vfm. And a most hospitable owner, who met us at the station, and a pleasant little surprise for us on the table when we arrived. We have come back a second time after an equally enjoyable stay in 2011. Thank you Sharon
Thank you for coming back to Mistral Apartment. It was lovely to see you again. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
“even better than expected”
The apartment was all that we expected and more. The views over the rooftops to the Cite and the Pyrenees were truly stunning from the livingroom, kitchen and bedroom. The apartment is spacious and very comfortable so that we could enjoy a wet day indoors. There is a good selection of books, CDs, DVDs, tourist information, and even an umbrella! The kitchen is thoughtfully supplied with useful items such as olive oil, has both cafetiere and drip machine for coffee, and a French cookery book for inspiration after a visit to the market on Place Carnot nearby. The situation is excellent, with a patisserie for morning croissants, pain au chocolat, bread etc literally round the corner, three supermarkets, railway station, Canal du Midi, bus up to the Cite all within very easy walking distance. It was particularly welcome to be met by Sharon at the airport and brought to the apartment.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our apartment. I am so glad you had a wonderful stay and it lived up to more than your expectations. I enjoyed meeting you both and hope to see you again sometime.
“A delightful apartment with everything to make one's holiday enjoyable.”
We enjoyed a lovely week at Carcassone, made very special through the additional efforts of the host to provide everything needed to ensure a memorable stay. Being met personally on arrival, and assisted with parking and getting to the apartment was a special touch. We were able to relax and recuperate whilst sight-seeing around the area, thanks to the thought and attention to detail that is evident throughout the apartment. Views are spectacular, especially at night, and the central location is wonderful for just walking and exploring this interesting city.
Thank you so much for your kind words and stay. I do appreciate and take on board all feedback, to try and maintain or improve any thing I can, to make my guests stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Hope to see you again.
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