This large family house in the Aude countryside is available for long term rentals between November and April. Located between the historic market towns of Mirepoix and Limoux and 30 minutes from the UNESCO medieval city of Carcassonne, the house comes with 5 bedrooms, a private pool and is set in 12 acres. The house has breathtaking views of the the local countryside and the Pyrenees mountains. The property is just one hour from the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean and 1 hour to the ski slopes in the Pyrenees. There is a nearby village (Alaigne) just a few minutes drive, which also features a shop and popular pizza bar.
This charming 5 bedroom house in the Aude department has been carefully renovated. The property also features a large barn/annexe with guest accommodation, large fenced garden and There are no near neighbors, so your privacy is ensured and you can fully enjouy the peace and tranquility of the area.
You enter the property on the ground floor, where the large entrance hall leads you into a beautiful kitchen with glass doors opening onto a large wooden terrace. There is a large living room with wood burning stove, comfortable sofas and large flat screen TV. There is a huge dining room that is located in the former wine cellar of the farmhouse. The dining room has a wood burning stove and a bay window opening onto a terrace.The ground floor also features a laundry room, a utility room and a sitting room (also with a bay window and stove).
Wooden stairs lead up to the first floor. Here you will find 4 double bedrooms. The Master bedroom features a large double bed, en-suite bathroom and dressing room. The bedroom has views of the Pyrenees. Bedroom 2 comes with a double bed and nice views out over the countryside. Bedroom 3 is another double bedroom with nice views. Bedroom 4 is fitted with twin beds. There is a family bathroom and separate WC on this floor.
Next to the house there is a huge barn with a summer kitchen and storage area on the ground floor and a large bedroom, living room and bathroom on the first floor. This is perfect if you have family and friends staying.
Outside: Swimming pool 8m x4m. Large sun terrace with sunloungers. 12 acres of garden, mainly laid to lawn.
This this 5 bed house in Aude, France, is available for monthly long term rentals between 1 November 2018 and 30 April 2019. The monthly rental prices do not include utility bills. There is a €250 monthly provision to be paid towards the electricity, water, internet and communal taxes. Minimum stay is 3 months.
6 month long term rentals (Nov to April): from €1250 pcm + bills
3 month long term rentals (Nov to April): from €1500 pcm + bills
This large family house in Aude is the perfect place to enjoy a long stay in rural France. The house is fully equipped with everything you could need during a long term rental. The nearby market town of Mirepoix is a beautiful place, with a stunning medieval market square and some excellent restaurants. Carcassonne airport is just 30 mins drive and you also have Carcassonne castle on your doorstep, the second most visited site in France out side of Paris
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The Aude department boasts two UNESCO World heritage sites, the fortified city of Carcassonne and the 235km long Canal du Midi. You can enjoy a relaxing day hiring a canal barge and floating down the canal. The Aude was also an important historical location for Catharism, a dissident religion that spread rapidly in the region in the 13th century. The Cathars fought against in the Albigensian Crusade in 1209 and its followers were all but eradicated in the 14th century. But the ruins of many Cathar castles still remain to day, in what is dubbed "Cathar Country". The medieval castles at Peyrepertuse, Quéribus and Villerouge can still be visited today. For the lore adventurous, the 200km Cathar Trail is highly recommended. It runs from the Mediterranean all the way to the Pyrénées and you can discover a number of medieval castles dotted along the way.
The Aude department also has some fine sandy beaches at Narbonne-Plage, La Palme and Port La Nouvelle, where people of all ages gather to top up their tans. The Languedoc is one of the sunniest areas in France. The coastline around Narbonne is one of the best windsurfing spots in the world and more recently, has also developed a number of kite surfing centres.
Carcassonne is a wonderful town to visit throughout the year. During the summer, the fireworks over the castle on Bastille day are not to be missed. Also, Carcassonne Festival during July, brings together over 100 performances, including opera, dance, theatre and rock bands.
Carcassonne also holds a large weekly market every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at Place Carnot in the town centre. Castelnaudary has a food market on Monday morning and the market at Lézignan-Corbières takes place in the centre of the commune on Wednesday mornings. One of the best local markets however, is held on Mondays in the nearby medieval town of Mirepoix. The ornate market square is a bustling site and the market takes in much of the town.
Check in after 16.00 on day of arrival. Check out before 10.00 on day of departure.
The village of Alaigne is located 30 minutes south of Carcassonne. It is located midway between the market towns of Mirepoix and Limoux, just off the D602 road.
The nearest airport to this Aude house in South France is located at Carcassonne (30 mins). Other local airports include:
Toulouse (1 hour 15 mins)
Beziers (1 hour 20 mins)
There is a local train station in the town of Limoux, with services up to Carcassonne. At Carcassonne, you can take regional trains to Toulouse and Narbonne, where you can connect to the TGV network.
The booking terms for this 5 bed Aude house for long term rentals in France, are as follows:
25% deposit to be paid at time of reservation. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival. €500 security deposit to be paid before entry.
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