The house, built of stone prior to 1670, has been renovated and updated. It has 3 bedrooms, comfortable dining/kitchen and living rooms, and a small private outdoor patio. It is in a beautiful village just where the Montagne Noire begins as you go north from Carcassonne. It is an ideal location to make day trips to many tourist points of interest,such as Cathar castles, caves, the Canal du Midi, and the old Cite of Carcassonne. There are also many outdoor activities like hiking, bicycling, boating, and horseback riding. Sandy beaches on the Mediterranean are about an hours' drive!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 20 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The house is in the heart of the village, quiet and private with access from streets in the front and back. All three bedrooms upstairs have windows. The bathroom upstairs has a new tile floor and shower. There is another WC downstairs. From the kitchen one goes out the back, through the cave to a small outdoor patio.
|Further details outdoors|
There is plenty of parking available near the church which is just a few doors down, or further on near the river and the school. There is a public indoor swimming pool in the village, but it isn't open all the time
Please see our website for more information and pictures. Our manager in the village speaks English and French.
Many people first learn of the area by hearing about or seeing pictures of the old city of Carcassonne. This fairy tale-like citadel perched above the Aude River was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. It is a must-see for any visitor to the area.
The Aude River Valley is home to extensive wine grape cultivation. Bordered by the Montagne Noire to the north, the Pyrenees to the south and the Mediterranean Sea on the east, the valley has a warm sunny climate for the better part of the traveling season. The area has many opportunities for enjoying nature; vast caves, salt marshes, and biking through the vineyards. The wines of the region are highly regarded but are not expensive
The Canal du Midi, built in the 1600’s, was a mammoth engineering project in its day. It is possible to cruise by boat from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, or to take day trips walking or bicycling along the ancient towpaths.
The history of the Cathars makes a significant impression on the area to this day. Castles perched on rocky outcrops throughout the area preserve the fascinating history of the first crusades .
The variety of fresh foods, wines, cheeses and meats available at weekly markets in the area, as well as several excellent restaurants, are very enjoyable as well!