This medieval house situated on the banks of the Orbieu river in beautiful Lagrasse provides not only an ideal base to explore this rich and historic region but also acts as a destination in itself. THE INDEPENDANT RENTAL APARTMENT/GITE has a magnificent terrace which overlooks the iconic medieval stone bridge and the hills across the river. It provides the ideal space to spend your days and evenings. Watch the sun setting over the hills opposite while you have drinks and dinner cooked on the plancha.
The internal courtyard always stays cool and shady, even on the hottest summer days. Step out of the back of the house and go for a paddle in the river or step out of the front door to find yourself in the heart of this special village. Parts of the house date back to medieval days. The cool colours of the ancient stone walls combine with the thoughtful renovation to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere.
The apartment is on the first floor with further steps up to the terrace. If you have any concerns about accessibility due to the mobility of any member in your party please contact us first and we'll talk you through.
Please tell us the ages of any children in your party.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Narbonne, Leucate, La Franchi & many others 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassone 40 km, Nearest railway: Lezignan, Narbonne or Carcassonne. 36 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Recently refurbished to a very high standard, this independent apartment overlooks the river Orbieu yet, step through the cobbled courtyard and be in the heart of Lagrasse, seconds away from all the amenaties and restaurants. The accommodation has a degree of flexibility with double beds or more singles available on request. All the interior accessories are antique or have been custom made for the apartment. Perhaps the most exciting feature of this gite is the top terrace - see below for further details. The smaller kitchen terrace is also a fantastic place to breakfast or dine. The kitchen is well equipped with gas hob, oven, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave and all accessories required to turn out your holiday meals.
All the bedrooms have modern en suite well finished bath or shower rooms, with the largest having a cast iron roll-top bath. The gite has unlimited hot water. We provide all bed linens in fine white Egyptian cotton.
|Further details outdoors|
The riverside top terrace is 90 square meters. It is half covered to provide shade for those wishing to keep out of the sun. It has a characterful old stone sink, a BBQ/Plancha and a cold shower for those of you who might wish for a speedy cooling off on those hot summer days!
There are loungers and a dining table seating eight. The terrace offers stunning views to the hills opposite as well as a spectacular sunset (the sun sets opposite). The kitchen terrace looks onto the internal courtyard and offers an atmospheric location for a morning coffee or evening meal.
There is ample free parking in the village car parks only a 2 minute walk away.
Airport transfers can be arranged as well as a full or partial itinerary for your holiday. We (Nicole and Michael) live on site and will be available to assist you if required - we might even cook you dinner if you're lucky!
In the heart of Cathar country the area provides a huge choice of activities. From visits to historic sites such as Carcassone or Peyrepertruse to the beautifully clean mediterranean beaches to wine tasting and local "fetes". This region offers more sunshine than any other part of France. The Aude is perhaps the undiscovered Provence.
Lagrasse is famous for its abbey founded in 799 by Charlamagne. Local attractions are numerous and during the summer months the whole area is alive with fetes and other village events. Out of the summer season the village is a perfect place to spend time exploring the garrigue hills, sampling delicious local produce, cycling, canooing, horse riding or simply relaxing on the terrace overlooking the river.