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Holidays Lagrasse Riverside house, gite Riverside Apartment
- 2 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 30 km
- Great for children of all ages
- Car advised
- Pets welcome
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
- High chair available
Description from owner
The Riverside gite is on the banks of the river Orbieu with views to Lagrasse's 12th century stone bridge and Abbey. This luxury 2 bedroom apartment has been incorporated into what were the medieval ramparts of the village and is part of a remarkable building of grand proportions which houses 3 beautiful apartments.Its prime position on the village gives the gite a wonderful feeling of being in the countryside, with the sound of the river to lull you to sleep at night whilst the front of the house opens into the heart of the village and 13th century covered market. Lagrasse is listed as one of the Plus Beaux Villages of France and also for its history and artists.You are only a minute's walk from restaurants, the bakery, local 'artisans' with their galleries and the village shops. If you feel the need to leave our riverside garden there are castles to visit, the Mediterranean beckoning and the Canal du midi for a leisurely boat ride. If you want more activity there
The Riverside gite is on the banks of the river Orbieu with views to Lagrasse's 12th century stone bridge and Abbey. This luxury 2 bedroom apartment has been incorporated into what were the medieval ramparts of the village and is part of a remarkable building of grand proportions which houses 3 beautiful apartments.Its prime position on the village gives the gite a wonderful feeling of being in the countryside, with the sound of the river to lull you to sleep at night whilst the front of the house opens into the heart of the village and 13th century covered market. Lagrasse is listed as one of the Plus Beaux Villages of France and also for its history and artists.You are only a minute's walk from restaurants, the bakery, local 'artisans' with their galleries and the village shops. If you feel the need to leave our riverside garden there are castles to visit, the Mediterranean beckoning and the Canal du midi for a leisurely boat ride. If you want more activity there are walks from the doorstep, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, tennis, the abbey to visit and river swimming all in the village.
Location description from owner
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The Languedoc-Roussillon area is situated in southern France and benefits from the Mediterranean climate without the influx of tourists that its more expensive neighbouring regions have experienced. The region provides both a beautiful coastline as well as fascinating inland towns that offer numerous historical sights such as castles, cathedrals and abbeys. The area is known for its plentiful wine and authentic cuisine.Mediterranean beaches are within easy reach and there is windsurfing and sailing on the inland lagoons. The African Reserve a wonderful family day out as is a visit to Spain and the Dali museum.All the spectacular Cathar Castles are within driving distance and for the more adventurous there are two within cycling distance. Bikes can be hired locally and we are happy to suggest itineraries depending on your desires be they spectacular mountain gorges or a leisurely trip along the Canal du Midi. There are many beautiful medieval villages and towns including the dramatic 'cité' of Carcassonne and market day in local Lezignian is well worth a visit.The Fauvist's Collioure is 90 mins away and a must for art lovers and neighbouring Ceret's Museum of Modern Art houses a series of Picasso ceramics.Walkers will enjoy the well marked trails and scents of the 'garrigue'; pine, lavender, rosemary and thyme. The Sculpture Trail is a stimulating walk for all ages. Superb horse riding country for both novice and experienced riders, 2 trekking centres nearby, 2/3 day riding circuits possible with Kate.For winter visitors a day's skiing is only 2hrs away.
Lagrasse is known as one of the prettiest villages in France which is perhaps why it has attracted many artists who open their doors to visitors. The village is surrounded by vineyards and the Corbieres hills and yet is only 40 minutes from Mediterranean beaches and Carcassonne.There are 4 excellent restaurants, a bakery with delicious cakes, a café/bar, shops, a busy delicatessen with ready prepared meals (the owners Jacques and Dolorès used to run a restaurant), tabac, post office, cash dispenser, doctors, chemist, garage and many 'caves' selling their own excellent wine. The 13th century market place (on our doorstep) has a market on Saturday mornings selling organic local produce. There are two shops and several wine producers and if all you want to do is relax there is no need for a car. The vineyards and olive groves of the river valley are an inspiration for artists; and for those wanting more than an amble, the wild hills with their limestone crags, umbrella pines and cypress trees are on the doorstep. In the winter months there are breathtaking views to the snow capped Pyrénées.Lagrasse's Abbey founded in the 8th century, is shared between the commune and the Chanoines monks both of whom welcome visitors. The tennis court, football and boules pitch are open to all and we are happy to lend you racquets and balls. The area is great for walking and mountain biking, river swimming and horse riding, all of which you can do from the doorstep. Bird Life is abundant. Kingfishers can be seen from the open window and nightingales come back to the river bank each year. The river is dammed in the summer and is a popular place to swim. We can suggest itineraries.
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: King Bed Single Bed
Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Staffed property
- Table tennis
- Games room
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- 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
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- Calendar updated:
- 12 Jun 2016
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch
This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Jan 2009. Located in Aude, it has 18 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £463 to £1412.
The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Jun 2016.
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– based on 18 reviews
- Very Good
“Wonderful week of character, wine, good food and good company”
A wonderfully characterful apartment set in a timeless medieval village with a stupendous location, great restaurants in staggering distance and the nicest people. A slower pace with a wonderful garden table under the walnut trees, wine cooling in the river and dinner beckoning in a local restaurant (50 metres away). We all loved the apartment and had a well deserved and relaxing week. A definite one to remember and highly recommended.
“Beautiful gite in a spectacular location”
The owners of the Riverside gites, Kate and Roger are discreetly attentive and very friendly hosts. They are happy to make suggestions for activities in the area and to recommend one of the excellent local restaurants (three within a one minute walk from the gites) The accommodation, part of a remarkable 15th Century village house, has been renovated and restored to a very high standard. Two of the gites (Riverside and Balcony) overlook the pebbly river and ancient stone bridge leading to a 12th Century Abbey. The third gite overlooks a medieval market place and cobble stone street. All are very beautiful and well equipped. Lagrasse is a well preserved medieval village with great restaurants, cafes, patisserie, small gourmet grocers plus artisan ateliers. What was the thing we liked best about our recent stay at the Riverside gite? Everything...but most of all....the peaceful relaxed ambiance of the gite which happens to be in "one of the most beautiful villages in France" !
“Won't be coming back”
There does not seem to be any mention on your website that the second bedroom had no outside window and the only window it had looked out onto the communal staircase. We were all annoyed by the rather officious note in the Instructions about cleaning at the end of a stay, which immediately made us all irritated and started our week off badly. I have never before been asked to do this. I would never leave a holiday let in a filthy state but to be told to clean was in our view unacceptable. To rub salt into the wound the flat was not exactly spotlessly clean when we arrived, the whole apartment had a rather down at heel and grubby feel about it. The separate loo on the landing was frankly dirty and again it was not made clear on the website that this was actually outside the front door of the flat and appeared to be used by others in the house. Having found the flat, we felt responsible for it and were embarrassed when our friends arrived, by what we had invited them too. The 'garden' was pretty scruffy and dog messes are really not pleasant to sit near.
I am sorry that you found your experience here disagreable. Your review came as a surprise because on several occasions, when we crossed paths (Roger, Amelie & myself), we asked if everything was ok & your husband always replied positively. What a shame you didn't make your feelings known at the time as we could have improved things for you. I too find dog mess unacceptable & had I known, I would have picked it up immediately. This is an unusual occurrence as we walk our dog 3 times a day outside the village. The 2nd bedroom window looks out onto a grand airy stairwell full of plants and lit by a huge skylight. In the 15th century this space used to be a cobbled street in between two rows of houses (which accounts for the size of the property). Previous guests have commented that it has a magical authentic feel & they love the space. The view from the sitting room, of the river & hillside can also be seen through french windows which lead from the sitting room into this bedroom. . I had no idea that the 'Cleaning Instruction' would be taken as officious. Guests have the option to pay for cleaning at the end of their stay, or to do it themselves & after several bad experiences I thought it best to be clear what was expected ie fridge,oven etc We do manage a small area of the riverbank close to the house, just below our grassy terrace so you can BBQ or sunbathe but beyond that it is a wild natural habitat where rare birds breed (the Little Ringed Plover for instance). The fact that the garden merges into the riverbank is one of our main selling points but again we will try to make this clearer on our website.
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