from £22 / night help Price for guests, Nights
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
House / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 35 km
- Great for children of all ages
- Car essential
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
Description from owner
A truly delightful 3 bedroom house in the charming village of Greffeil. Nestled in the hills south of Carcassonne, the village offers many attractions - there are numerous marked walking trails, cycling - on and off-road* and running opportunities. If you would prefer to take advantage of the sun and relax then grab your towel and head down to the crystal clear, refreshingly cool river. Carcassonne Cite is a must see - head there late afternoon as the temperature cools slightly, the crowds dwindle and it is lit up. Nearby villages include St Hilaire with its Abbey whilst Limoux offers many good dining opportunities around its bustling square. Enjoy daily delivered fresh bread and croissants - the 'toot toot' of the bread van is an integral part of village life. There are many local vineyards offering tasting and the chance to buy direct from the owners. A prefect family based holiday for young and old alike - there really is something for everyone in this delightful area. Further
A truly delightful 3 bedroom house in the charming village of Greffeil. Nestled in the hills south of Carcassonne, the village offers many attractions - there are numerous marked walking trails, cycling - on and off-road* and running opportunities. If you would prefer to take advantage of the sun and relax then grab your towel and head down to the crystal clear, refreshingly cool river. Carcassonne Cite is a must see - head there late afternoon as the temperature cools slightly, the crowds dwindle and it is lit up. Nearby villages include St Hilaire with its Abbey whilst Limoux offers many good dining opportunities around its bustling square. Enjoy daily delivered fresh bread and croissants - the 'toot toot' of the bread van is an integral part of village life. There are many local vineyards offering tasting and the chance to buy direct from the owners. A prefect family based holiday for young and old alike - there really is something for everyone in this delightful area. Further afield, there are canoeing, rafting, canyoning, zip wire courses, mountain bike trails (Pyrenees) and of course, a strong historical past captured in the dramatic and varied chateaux around the region. ( *There are 3 adult bikes available and a baby seat. Please note that there aren't any cycle helmets.)
Welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar on arrival.Beds made up.
Further details indoors
The house was built in 1862 and lies at the edge of the village. It has recently been refurbished with contemporary colours, furniture and wooden flooring upstairs. It has 3 bedrooms - the master bedroom with double bed, a twin bedded room and a small room with bunk beds. A cot is available. There is also a shower room with toilet on the first floor. Downstairs, the house has a more Mediterranean feel to it with tiled floors and white walls. A log burner is perfect for those breaks between autumn and Spring. A modern, fully fitted kitchen, large farmhouse table for 6, plus a high chair and a small seating area with a TV/DVD player, a small selection of adult and children's DVDs, and a bookcase of English books, form the open plan living space. This room leads directly on to the terrace. At the rear of the room, is a small 'cave' which houses a washing machine. There is a washing line that can be used on the terrace. The kitchen is well stocked with a good range of cooking utensils, crockery and glassware. There are plastic plates, cups and cutlery for young children. There is a full size oven with grill, 4 ring electric hob and a fridge with a small freezer compartment. Due to the abundance of local markets, we tend to stock up with fresh produce every few days. There is also a good range of toys, games, puzzles and books for younger children.
Further details outdoors
The terrace has a dining table. 6 chairs, parasol, BBQ and tools and 2 sun loungers. As it is fenced in,it is a safe area for young children to play - our son loves to watch the tractors and wave hello to the villagers. There is also a cool box, picnic set, 2 picnic chairs and a parasol that you may use. There is a small private, fenced garden too. The village has about 80 houses, a, daily bread van, a weekly market (Monday 6-8om) and weekly visits from butcher and greengrocer. The locals are very friendly and you may be there when they have their annual 'grillade' - a very entertaining evening!
Location description from owner
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The dramatic landscape of this beautiful region will slowly unfold to show you its secrets. From dramatic gorges, level one rapids and chateaus perched impossibly on rocky outcrops, you will discover a rich and fascinating history. The Cathar chateauxs are not to be missed - from Montsegur to the mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau and to the magical Cite at Carcassonne. The Languedoc-Roussillon region has a mild, sunny climate - perfect for your holiday but also for wine production. It is the largest wine growing region in France and there are plenty of delightful wines to try. Your day trips can encompass all that the history and landscape of this area has to offer - from miles of golden Meditteranean beaches to the highest points in the Pyreness for hiking or sunny winter skiing.
Greffeil nestles in the hills of the Corbieres forest and is the starting point for a number of marked walking routes. It is also perfect for exploring on bike but be prepared for some steep hills to ascend. A gentler way to enjoy a bike ride is to select a section of the Canal du Midi - the plane trees offer welcome shade from the summer sunshine. Greffeil has a small listed church (history available in the house)daily visits from the 'bread' van and a wonderful river with crystal clear rock pools perfect to cool off in. Just outside of Carcassonne is a great swimming lake with a small beach - perfect for young children, mini golf, peddaloes and for the daring - the O2 aerial adventure park. Limoux is the nearest town and it is a livley and colourful place. It has a weekly market, a good range of cafes and restaurants and is perhaps most famous for its sparkling wine Blanquette de Limoux and its colourful carnival which runs from January - March. The Cite at Carcassonne is a must see but remember to pay an evening visit to see it illuminated and children will just adore the large merry-go-round at the entrance. There are weekly festivals and carnivals on throughout the year and an plenty of wildlife parks, historical monuments and shopping close by.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Bunk Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 Shower room
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 24 Jul 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This House has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Nov 2007. Located in Aude, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £155 to £480.
The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Jul 2016.
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– based on 4 reviews
- Very Good
We have taken holidays in & around Carcassonne since 1995, this is by far the best property we have rented. It has a good , well equipped kitchen, good beds & fantastic views from the terrace. Plenty of room for at least four but warm & cosy & easy to keep clean. We will return. Property & location not suitable for people with serious disabilities, care would need to be taken with the very young although the terrace is child proof & safe.
Delighted that you enjoyed our house as much - we look forward to welcoming you back. The views from the terrace are certainly wonderful - both by day and stargazing on an evening.
“Excellent long weekend”
We only stayed for a long weekend unfortunately and wish it could have been longer. The house was extremely well equipped - had everything we needed to make our break not only very enjoyable but extremely simple. We arrived very late on Friday but the owners had arranged for there to be some provisions available on arrival. Everywhere was very clean and the supplied details and instructions were very accurate. The location is perfect - tranquil and beautiful. Everyone was very friendly and the nearest small town of St Hilaire had everything we needed in terms of groceries, a bar and so on. The Abbey there is also worth visiting (but closed between 12 and 2). We would recommend anyone to stay at Corbieres without hesitation and its nearness to the stunning Carcassonne alone makes it worth the trip - but there is so much more in the area. We will definitely be returning.
Dear Gary, I am really pleased that you enjoyed your long weekend at our house. The area is just as beautiful in the autumn and there is just as much to see and do. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best wishes, Suzanne
“An Easy Holiday with 3 young Boys”
It is the first time we have been abroad with all 3 boys and we can honestly say it's just like being at home with all the facilities you have in the gites. We liked the lake at Carcassonne, especially in the morning as it was less busy - we will definitely be back and recommend it to all our friends. Leigh & Jonathon Wright, Oliver (7), Elliot (4), Leo (2) Selby, North Yorkshire
Dear Leigh, I am delighted that you all had such a wonderful holiday and I know that you found the facilities at the house and in the local area, a great help to keep 3 boys entertained. Stress free family holidays are so important. Suzanne
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