This charming detached holiday villa, in large enclosed grounds is peacefully located close to the centre of a quaint village. The property enjoys excellent views and provides an ideal touring base only 30km from Carcassonne and Mazamet, on the edge of the Haut Languedoc Regional Nature Park.
There are 3 pretty lakes close by which have beaches and are suitable for swimming, as well as excellent walking and cycling and a multitude of day excursions to enjoy, including the fortified medieval city of Carcassonne.
Shop, cafĂ©/bar and restaurant 0.5km.
All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single 1 with en-suite shower, toilet and basin.
Central heating, open fire in lounge, all fuel and power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour TV (UK and French channels), DVD player, cassette/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, private garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: 2 steps to entrance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 24 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 24 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Carcassonne has an entire city that is a castle, in La Cite, the fortified upper city. These massive ramparts atop a hill provide broad views of the lower city below. In Carcassonne, visitors stroll along the cobblestone streets, browsing shops selling Medieval wares, or nibbling on the classic peasant stew cassoullet at various cafes.
The medieval walled city, standing on its hill and capped by pointed towers, is a wonder to behold. Once you have come to terms with the spectacle of its full size and have passed through the huge gates into the city itself, there is much to see. Through its maze of narrow cobbled streets lie an abundance of small shops selling a variety of hand made jewellery, leather goods and artwork. Hither and thither there are plenty of places to eat and drink. These vary from somewhere to grab a quick burger, to rather more romantic restaurants offering a chance to have a quiet, relaxed meal in a pretty courtyard setting.
In 1997, the city of Carcassonne was listed by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) in it's World Heritage List as one of 28 sites in France. UNESCO says, the “Historic town of Carcassonne is an excellent example of a medieval fortified town whose massive defences were constructed on walls dating from Late Antiquity. It is of exceptional importance by virtue of the restoration work carried out in the second half of the 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc, which had a profound influence on subsequent developments in conservation principles and practice”.
Today, the city of Carcassonne is Europe's largest fortified citadel and an extremely popular place to visit. It is possible to pass several pleasant hours wandering the streets of the town exploring the exciting series of towers, turrets and ramparts, with fantastic views and countless photo-opportunities.
Fontiers Cabardes is a charming medieval village in the Aude department in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. It was founded in 1203. The village once had a chateau but only a tower remains now, Pierre-Paul Riquet the creator of the canal du Midi lived there in the 16 hundreds. There is a friendly bar/restaurant 'club 620' with regular music evenings. In the centre there is an open green with a children's play area and in July they hold a jazz festival. It is near the forest of La Loubatieres one of the most beautiful in France with many walks. The village has several sites of historic interest the Church the tower and 3 fountains.