This stunning holiday home in the Aude region of South France comes with a private swimming pool, large garden, 3 double bedrooms and plenty of authentic French charm. The holiday home dates back to the 1770´s, just before the French revolution and was originally two houses. Both houses were connected to the nearby vineyard and the original wine presses are still to be found at the property. This holiday home in South France is located in a small village just 15 minutes from Carcassonne airport and the medieval town of Carcasonne. The market town of Limoux (famed for its Champagne-like fizzy wines - Blanquette de Limoux) is just a 15 minute drive away.
This very spacious holiday home is divided over two floors. Downstairs there is a bright and spacious lounge with comfortable sofas and armchairs and a set of French doors which lead to the large garden. Next to the lounge there is a large dining room which comfortably seats up to 10 people. The well-equipped country kitchen features a dishwasher, microwave, oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, kettle and toaster. There is plenty of storage space and a good range of cooking utensils. The kitchen comes with a large kitchen table which can seat 10 people. Next to the kitchen there is a utility room with iron & ironing board and cleaning equipment. Just off the hallway there is a guest toilet.
Upstairs there are three lovely bedrooms, each extremely spacious. The enormous master bedroom is fitted with king size bed, wardrobes, a sofa, antique fireplace and dressing table. The other two bedrooms both have double beds and lovely views over the garden and pool. All bedrooms contain fans and wooden shutters to keep out the heat of the sun. There is a TV room with two additional beds if required. The TV room is a great escape from the midday sun with comfortable seating, UK television and French doors leading out on to a set of steps which leads down to the pool and terrace. There are two shower rooms on this floor.
Outside: the large garden contains a lawn and mature trees (which provide plenty of shade). The house overlooks the pool and sun terrace. A shallow river runs through the end of the garden.
The prices for this holiday home in South France are weekly and include linen, towels and end of stay cleaning.
This spacious holiday home with private pool in South France provides a very relaxed and peaceful setting in which to explore all that the Languedoc region has to offer. The holiday home is very handy for visiting nearby Carcassonne, and you will also be able to visit a number of nearby Cathar ruins, as well as the beaches of the Languedoc coast (45 mins). The market town of Mirepoix is just a short drive and you should certainly plan to visit here on a Monday when the large market takes over the whole town.
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|High season (July - Aug)||Saturday, 30 June 2018||Friday, 31 August 2018||3,000.00€ Per week|
|Late Summer||Saturday, 01 September 2018||Wednesday, 31 October 2018||2,500.00€ Per week|
|Not available||Thursday, 01 November 2018||Friday, 03 May 2019||999.00€ Per week|
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The local village of Verzeilles contains around 300 inhabitants. You can purchase fresh bread daily, milk, fruit, veg and a variety of things in the local shop which is a five minute away from the house right beside the post office. There are tennis courts and public swimming pool in the village. Just across the road you will also find an Equestrian School with really nice owners. You will also find a number of supermarkets just 15 minutes away (either in the direction of Carcassonne or Limoux). Limoux is a bustling market town and well worth a visit on market days. The town hosts many good restaurants. Limoux has plenty of shops and restaurants, as well as a Doctor, Dentist and Pharmacy. On Saturday night you will even have dancing in the village square and entertainment in the village.
The most obvious local site to visit is the fabulous medieval castle at Carcassonne. You can easily spend a full day wandering the ramparts and the narrow streets of the village inside the walls. Carcassonne is visited by more than 3 million visitors each year and is a designated Unesco world heritage site. Apparently, Carcassonne´s castle provided Walt Disney with the inspiration for the castle in “Sleeping Beauty”. If you happen to be in Carcassonne on the 14th July, then the firework display over the castle is spectacular. It would be a real shame to miss them but be prepared for crowds. You would be advised to take the train into Carcassonne from down the road, as the parking in Carcassonne can be very difficult.
Mirepoix is a small town situated between Carcasonne and Foix. On the large market square you can still admire the half-timbered houses supported on wooden pillars, creating a magnificent covered arcade. The weekly market is held in Mirepoix on a Monday and this is really the best time to visit the town.
There is a great boulangerie in the nearby village of Leuc, with the best bread in the area. There are many local markets featuring delicious local produce as well as pottery and crafts. During the summer all the local villages host a local festival (the one in Verzeilles is in July). The festivals are complete with live music, dancing, food & drink, stalls and entertainment lasting into the small hours. The locals are very welcoming and very pleased if you come along and join in.
Check in after 16.00 on day of arrival. Check out before 10.00 on day of departure.
The nearest airport to this holiday home in South France is located at Carcassonne (just 15 mins drive). Further regional airports can be found at:
Toulouse (1 hour 10 mins)
Beziers (1 hour)
Montpellier (1 hour 15 mins)
Perpignan (1 hour 15 mins)
Down the road from this holiday home in South France there is a small the train station, where you can catch a train to either Limoux or Carcassonne.
The booking terms for this Aude holiday home in South France are as follows:
25% deposit at time of reservation. The balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. A security deposit should be paid on arrival to cover any damage or breakages. This will be returned by the property manager after check out.
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