This duplex apartment has been refurbished to a high standard and has all new furniture and a new fitted kitchen. It has everything you could need so as soon as you arrive you can relax and enjoy your well earned holiday. The apartment has three double bedrooms. There is a shower room with toilet and hand basin on the first floor and a second shower room with wash basin on the second floor. The main first floor has a new fitted kitchen with all appliances and a lounge dining area that can accommodate six people with ease. We have TV (all free channels including BBC & ITV) with DVD player, radio channels etc. There is also a collection of DVD's available for your entertainment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Narbonne 60 km|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 40 km, Nearest railway: Esperaza 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
There is ample public parking spaces available within metres of the property.
The apartment is accessed through a private and secluded garden. The garden area has an in ground pool, decked area for soaking up the ‘rays’ and a barbeque area. Sun loungers and table and chairs for dining al fresco are also provided. The pool is heated by the sun so though normally in use May to October this may vary. The apartment is accessed by stairs from the garden area which lead onto the first floor balcony which also has a barbeque area and table and chairs.
The river Aude is metres away from the property. It is a categorie 1 river and offers superb fishing for trout and grayling, as well as the usual coarse fish.
This area averages about 300 days of sunshine a year and summer can last from May to November.
This is Cathare Country so we have many splendid chateaux to visit, Montsegur and Queribus to name a few.
Visit Rennes-le-Chateau, the mysterious and infamous village featured in The Da Vinci code only about 15 minutes away but can be seen from the house. Rennes-les-Baines is a thermal spa town as mentioned in The Sepulchre by Kate Moss.
This is also wine country, you can visit many of the local "caves" and sample the red, white and rose produced in this area or even try the famous Blanquette, the first sparkling wine produced in France, even older than champagne!
The foothills of the Pyrenees are nearby with their many walking trails graded into various levels, to suite all standards of fitness.
The beaches of Narbonne and Perpignan are only about an hour and a half away enabling you to swim in the mediteranean or simply sample the numerous sea food dishes offered as "plat de jour"
In the winter months skiing is nearby, the pistes at Camurac (38km), Mizanes-Donezan (38km), Ax-Les-Thermes (49km), offer varying degrees of difficulty from novice to expert.
Esperaza is a quiet village with the river Aude running through it. You can easily walk into the village with its 2 mini markets, bakers ,butchers, post office and chemists. There are also bars, restaurants and a train station. On Sundays the village comes alive with it's Sunday market, well known in the area. Here you can get all your local produce and try the local cheeses, honey and wine.
In Esperaza we have a dinosaur museum, and a hat museum. There are several Pyreneean walks in this area.
20 minutes away are the thermal spas of Alet-les-Baines and Rennes-les-Baines. The spas date back to Roman times. We are also centrally located to visit the Cathar castles such as Montsegur and Queribus.
We are 40 minutes from Carcassonne where you can visit the medieval city, take a boat on the Canal du Midi or have a round of golf.
Through July to September all the local villages have their fetes, with music & dancing. There are many evening markets. In July there is a folklore festival, this has groups from all over the world showing their traditional dance and music. It culminates with a grand firework display. The Tour De France often comes past or close to this area and in Quillan they have an annual cycle race in August round the village attended by some of the top riders.
Esperaza is an ideal base to discover all there is to see in the Aude region.